Broadcast News Archive for August, 2007
10/08/2007 New FxPacks For Apple Final Cut Studio 2
Noise Industries, developer of visual effects tools for the postproduction and broadcast markets, have announced that Noise Industries partners CoreMelt and SUGARfx have launched brand new “FxFactory

10/08/2007 Que Pasa Creates Multi-Platform Experience For V Festival
Mobile media company Que Pasa is set to revolutionise the festival experience this summer, with a unique cross-platform content offering. Virgin Mobile has enlisted Que Pasa to create V Festival con

10/08/2007 Ross Vision Switchers Selected For HD Production Studio
Ross Video has revealed that VTM Belgium has chosen the newly launched Vision Production Switchers for their HD facility. VTM will be the first Mainland Europe broadcaster to invest in Vision. VTM

10/08/2007 Upcoming ITV Three-Parter Shot On Super16
Kodak has announced details of "Torn", a new three-part psychological drama from TX TV, due to be screened on the ITV network as part of the autumn schedule. Written by Chris Lang and directed by Sa

09/08/2007 Ascent Media Appoints Digital Solutions Business Development Manager
Ascent Media Group has announced that Roger Harlow has joined the company as Business Development Manager. Harlow will primarily focus on the development of new business opportunities for the digital

09/08/2007 Autodesk Introduces New Animation Academy Curriculum
Autodesk, Inc. has released the 2008 version of its popular Animation Academy for Autodesk 3ds Max and Autodesk Maya software products. Autodesk Animation Academy is a visual communication programme

09/08/2007 Croatian Broadcaster Chooses Chyron For Newsroom Integration
Chyron Corporation has revealed that it has been selected by Croatia’s national broadcaster, HRT, to provide an LEX graphics system as part of a newsroom upgrade project. The installation was carried

09/08/2007 Focusrite Unveil New Eight Channel Microphone Pre-amplifier
This August sees the unveiling of Focusrite’s new ISA 828 eight channel microphone pre-amplifier. The ISA 828 features eight original ISA transformer-based pre amps in a single robust 2U chassis, and

09/08/2007 Ken Loach To Premiere Latest Film On Channel 4
Channel 4 has announced that acclaimed British director Ken Loach’s new drama, "It's A Free World..." will be broadcast in late September. The feature is the latest collaboration from the Palme d’Or

09/08/2007 Orad Makes Progress Into North American Sports Broadcasting Market
Orad Hi-Tec Systems Limited, a world leading provider of graphics systems to sports broadcasters, has announced that its combined sales of sport solutions to multiple North American broadcasters inclu

09/08/2007 Rushes Post New Anti-Drink Drive Campaign
Rushes has posted on a recent new £3 million anti-drink drive campaign, directed by HLA director John Hardwick. The new initiative focuses on the social consequences of being caught drink driving, ra

09/08/2007 XL Video Has Designs On The Scissor Sisters
XL Video recently supplied projection, Catalyst digital media servers, a 4-camera PPU and crew for the Scissor Sisters recent arena shows. The main challenge for the projection was that the images we

08/08/2007 Arqiva Appoints Thomson As Supplier Of Digital Transmitters For The BBC
Arqiva, the independent broadcast transmission provider in the UK, has appointed Thomson as its supplier for high power digital television transmitters for the BBC. Arqiva has won a contract from the

08/08/2007 BBC Trust Consider Proposal For Gaelic Digital Service
The BBC Trust have met to consider the proposal for the new Gaelic Digital Service, which is to be established and run in partnership by Seirbheis nam Meadhanan Gàidhlig (Gaelic Media Service) and BBC

08/08/2007 Digital 3 And 4 Signs With Arqiva For New High-Power TV Network
Arqiva has been awarded a contract estimated to be worth up to £1 billion by Digital 3 and 4 Ltd to design, build and operate a new high power national digital terrestrial TV network until 2034. The n

08/08/2007 Digital Departures Announce Filmmaking Finalists
Six Northwest movie making teams have been named as finalists in the prestigious Digital Departures micro budget filmmaking scheme – and are now just one step away from securing funding of £250,000 to

08/08/2007 Gefen To Premier Matrix Switchers At IBC 2007
Gefen will premier three of its newest matrix switchers at IBC, each one providing a simple method of integrating the various digital video systems in use today. 4x4 HDMI CAT-5 Matrix A swit

08/08/2007 Historical Medical Films To Be Made Freely Available On The Web
Over 400 films are to be digitised and made freely available online for the first time, due to a new collaboration between the Wellcome Library and JISC Collections. The material consists of over 100

08/08/2007 Livewire Digital To Capture 'Volvo Ocean Race'
Livewire Digital, a leading provider of integrated data, voice and video broadcast services, has been appointed by the Volvo Ocean Race organisers to provide a new on-board High Definition (HD) broadc

08/08/2007 Urban Thriller Gets Cooking Under Microwave Scheme
Film London has announced the start of principal photography on 'Shifty', the second film to go into production under its micro-budget feature film fund, Microwave. Filming began on on 6 August on loc

07/08/2007 'Gay Police' To Film At Dublin's GAZE Festival
Notasuch Film’s latest short doc ‘Gay Police’ will screen at Dublin’s GAZE Festival. An insight into the work of the gay police officer, how they are treated by colleagues, perceived by the general p

07/08/2007 BBC Post Production Invests In Non-Linear Equipment To Support Tapeless Workflows
BBC Post Production, part of BBC Resources Ltd, has invested in new non-linear equipment to support its customers in BBC Sport as they move towards a tapeless workflow in a fast-turnaround environment

07/08/2007 Bollywood Mania Unleashed Once More In August
Indian cinema’s A-list superstar, Akshay Kumar, makes a welcome return to the big screen in his latest offering, 'Heyy Babyy', releasing in cinemas internationally on 24 August 2007 through integrated

07/08/2007 FremantleMedia Enterprises Launch
David Ellender, CEO, FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME), has announced the launch of, a pioneering direct-to-consumer web portal that will become the digital home for FME’s extensiv

07/08/2007 Omnitek To Exhibit Latest Version Of Award Winning Products
Innovative test and measurement manufacturer OmniTek will be showing the latest version of its award-winning TQ, XR and LAB products on booth 6.300 at IBC 2007. The new versions of the OmniTek TQ a