Broadcast News Archive for September, 2007
28/09/2007 CABLEready Acquires Domestic And International Distribution Rights For 'TimeTalks' Interview Series
CABLEready, the international television program distribution and development company, has acquired exclusive domestic and international distribution rights from The New York Times for its signature '

28/09/2007 Class On Demand Announces Training For Thomson Grass Valley Edius 4.5 Editing System
Class on Demand, a provider of professional educational products for creative markets, has announced self-paced, professional training for the Thomson Grass Valley Edius 4.5 editing system. The new C

28/09/2007 Harris To Supply Production And Playout Facilities For Italy's Class CNBC
Harris Corporation has received an order spanning its HD product portfolio from Mediacontech, a leading services provider that is supplying the production and playout facilities for Class CNBC, the fi

28/09/2007 IFB Funded Doc 'Red Mist' To Air On Setanta Sports
'Red Mist', the 60-minute documentary which looks at Ireland's chaotic preparations for the 2002 World Cup finals is to air on Setanta Sports on 30 September at 9.30pm. Written and directed by Eamon

28/09/2007 Impossible Pictures Makes Three Key Appointments
Following the appointment of Managing Director Jonathan Drake in December, 'Impossible Pictures' has made three further key appointments to support its continuing growth. Liesel Evans has been appoin

28/09/2007 NBDtv To Showcase HD Classical Opera Performances At MIPCOM
Leading independent distributor NBDtv, a subsidiary of DCD Media, will arrive at MIPCOM 2007 with a range of programming featuring unique and spectacular classical opera performances, recorded in high

28/09/2007 Skillset Talent To Showcase Work For Film Industry
The UK’s top emerging film talent will be showcasing their work at the National Film Theatre next week. The filmmakers – from the Skillset national network of Screen Academies – will be on hand to ta

28/09/2007 Winners Of The Conch Awards Announced
UK Screen Association has announced the winners of its annual audio awards, The Conch. Following the sell-out ceremony, which took place at The Mayfair Hotel in London 27 October, Gaynor Davenport, C

27/09/2007 Chellomedia And Liberty Global Announce Joint Venture To Launch Pre-School TV Channel
Chellomedia and HIT Entertainment have announced a joint venture to launch an international pre-school TV channel. At the same time, Chellomedia has separately acquired JimJam, the leading preschool

27/09/2007 Four Debut Films Nominated For European Discovery 2007
Nominations were determined by a committee comprised of FIPRESCI (The International Federation of Film Critics) members Jacob Neiiendam (Denmark), Marco Lombardi (Italy) and Dana Linssen (the Netherla

27/09/2007 GMTV Fined £2 Million Over Phone-In Competitions
GMTV has been fined £2 million by media regulator Ofcom for failings with its phone-in quizzes. Ofcom said that the fine, the largest ever for a broadcaster, was imposed because GMTV had allowed view

27/09/2007 Links Broadcast Deploy High Definition SNG
Links Broadcast is expanding its SNG fleet with the deployment of a High Definition Satellite News Gathering vehicle. The HD SNG carries a fully redundant configuration with 8PSK, DVB-S2 and extensiv

27/09/2007 RTÉ Chooses Tiscali's IP Transit Service For It's Online Service
Tiscali International Network (TINet), a carrier dedicated exclusively to wholesale IP-MPLS, has announced that the Irish broadcaster RTÉ (Radio Telefis Éireann) has chosen its IP Transit service to d

27/09/2007 UK Screen Announces Partnership With JAMES
At its annual Conch Sound Awards, UK Screen (formerly UK Post) will announce a partnership with JAMES (Joint Audio Media Educational Service) which will help to take forward its initiatives for audio

27/09/2007 VGI Entertainment Appointed Exclusive Worldwide Television Distributors Of 'Orsum Island'
VGI Entertainment have been appointed exclusive international television distributors for Adventures on Orsum Island, a 26 x 30’ motion capture action adventure series. VGI will be launching the seri

27/09/2007 Yes Chooses Pebble Beachs' Neptune Automation System
Yes, one of the largest Israeli satellite TV broadcasters, has chosen Pebble Beach’s Neptune automation system as part of its move to a tapeless workflow. Yes transmits 160 video channels, 50 of whic

26/09/2007 CloseVU Awarded Broadcast Engineering IBC 2007 Pick Hit Award
CloseVU, a company focused on new technology for content production on mobile and handheld devices, has been awarded the Broadcast Engineering IBC 2007 Pick Hit Award for its brand new CloseVU Live Pr

26/09/2007 ERTU Invests In Three Ross Synergy 2 SD Production Switchers
Ross Video has announced Egyptian Radio & Television Union (ERTU) has invested in three Ross Synergy 2 Standard Definition (SD) Production Switchers to upgrade three mobile trucks. In late June 2

26/09/2007 FremantleMedia Enterprises Sells Drama And Documentary Programming To FOXTEL
David Ellender, CEO, FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME), has announced the sale of a substantial package of drama and documentary programming to Australia’s leading subscription television provider, FOX

26/09/2007 HMC Interative Complete Takeover By Twofour
HMC Interactive have completed a takeover by one of the UK's leading broadcast and technology companies - Twofour. The acquisition of the innovative multimedia software company has created a strong co

26/09/2007 Irish Female Filmmakers Work To Be Celebrated In Paris
The Women in Film & Television (WFTV) France is to host the first film festival of Irish women's work in the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris on September 29. The day long festival, which will be o

26/09/2007 Joint Honours For SysMedia And Autoscript With IABM Award
IBC saw SysMedia and Autoscript jointly honoured with an IABM Award for Excellence 2007. The announcement was made at the Association’s annual gala ceremony during the show. The IABM awarded the priz

26/09/2007 Off The Fence Opens Office In Singapore
Ellen Windemuth, Managing Director at Off the Fence, a leading independent production and distribution company, has announced the opening of a dedicated Off the Fence office in Singapore, led by Tony

26/09/2007 Rupert Howell Appointed Managing Director Of ITV Brand And Commerical
ITV has announced the appointment of Rupert Howell as Managing Director, ITV Brand and Commercial. Howell will have responsibility for development of the ITV brand in all its forms and ITV’s commercia

25/09/2007 Crystal Vision Release Safire HD 2 Chroma Keyer
Safire HD 2 is Crystal Vision’s new High Definition chroma keyer which offers more features than ever before at a reduced price. Crystal Vision chroma keyers are used by broadcasters and sports graph