Broadcast News Archive for September, 2007
17/09/2007 Screen Companies Get £165,000 From Skillset
Scottish film, television and interactive media production companies have been given more than £167,000 in grants in the last three months with a further £332,000 to be distributed in the next six mon

17/09/2007 Sony's Latest Addition To HDCAM SR Line-Up
Sony has also further strengthened its HDCAM SR VTR range. As HD-based programme origination has become more commonplace, demand has steadily escalated for increased levels of quality criteria: even

17/09/2007 Two Emmy Wins For Tudors Irish Crew
Two members of the Irish Film industry recently picked up Emmys for their work on the television series 'The Tudors' in LA. Joan Bergin, who has worked on other productions such as In The Name of The

17/09/2007 Unions Sign Deal With ITV Westcountry
Bectu and the NUJ have signed a recognition deal with Plymouth-based ITV Westcountry. Westcountry was the only one of the ITV Regions where the unions did not have recognition and the development is

17/09/2007 Wales Creative IP Fund Invests In Factual Documentary Productions
The £7 million Wales Creative IP Fund has invested in factual productions for the first time, backing a documentary about a US death row in-mate, executive produced by actor Colin Firth, and a six par

14/09/2007 'Fire' To Screen At The Noble Sage Art Gallery As Part Of 'She India'
September takes The Noble Sage Art Gallery closer to the feminine Indian sphere. The gallery’s new exhibition, ‘She India’ will be complemented with the screening of modern classic, ‘Fire’ (1996) by D

14/09/2007 Ascent Media Unveils Plans For London Based Media Centre
Ascent Media has unveiled plans for its new state-of-the-art Media Centre to be built in its central London facility. The Media Centre will provide ingest, transcode, archive, and delivery services as

14/09/2007 DB Broadcast Wins Major Contract From Siemens IT Solutions And Services
Leading UK independent system integrator dB Broadcast has won a major contract from Siemens IT Solutions and Services to supply the BBC with on-going coding and multiplexing services. To enable the pr

14/09/2007 FremantleMedia Enterprises Presents 'Murder'
FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) has announced the launch of 'Murder', a brand new, entertainment series that will make its international debut in Cannes at MIPCOM this year. The 10 x 1 hour series,

14/09/2007 Ipso Facto Films To Be Honoured At 'European Oscars'
Established Newcastle film production company Ipso Facto Films has are to be honoured in what is widely regarded as the most prestigious pan-European movie awards of the industry. The European Film

14/09/2007 ITN Appointed Producer Of Setanta Sports News
ITN has been appointed producer of Setanta Sports News, a vibrant and distinctive new 24-hour sports news channel jointly owned by Setanta Sports and Virgin Media. The channel will be available init

14/09/2007 Sony's Flagship F23 Camera Offers Cinematographic Versatility
Sony's F23 digital cinematography camera, the newest member of the CineAlta range of digital 24P systems is being embraced by leading film-makers for its technical flexibility, high picture quality, a

14/09/2007 Thomson Unveils Grass Valley HD LDK 8000 SportCam
At IBC 2007, Thomson announced the addition of Super SloMo functionality to its entire Grass Valley standard HD camera family. The LDK 8000 SportCam has already been pre-ordered by a major customer f

13/09/2007 Chyron LEX2 Graphics System Destined For Russian Academy Of Sciences
Chyron announced that The Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), a civil, self-governed, non-commercial organisation has ordered an LEX2 graphics system as part of an extensive technology upgrade. This a

13/09/2007 Focus Enhancements Demonstrate ProxSys HD Video On Demand System At IBC 2007
Focus Enhancements, a worldwide leader in media management and Ultra Wideband (UWB) wireless technology, announced that it plans to demonstrate a innovative and exciting HD Video on Demand (VOD) Syste

13/09/2007 HBO Protects Content With The Thomson Shield
Home Box Office (HBO) will implement a comprehensive Thomson Shield watermarking system from Thomson to protect its pre-released screener content against piracy within its file-based infrastructure.

13/09/2007 Irish Film Selected For Foreign Language Oscar
An Irish language film about the plight of Irish migrant workers in England has been selected for submission for the Best Foreign Language Film category at next year's Academy Awards. The €2.2 millio

13/09/2007 Matrox Demonstrates RT.X2 3.0 at IBC 2007
Matrox has announced that software release 3.0 for the Matrox RT.X2 real-time editing platform will be demonstrated at IBC 2007. The Matrox RT.X2 3.0 release provides support for Adobe Creative Suite

13/09/2007 Pilat Media Previews First Personalised TV Advertising Solution for Broadcasters and Telcos
Pilat Media, the leading specialist provider of broadcast management systems, has unveiled the industry's first personalised advertising system. The company is demonstrating the automatic insertion o

13/09/2007 Vinten's Pro-6hdv Pan And Tilt System Solution For Events
Camera support systems and accessories manufacturer Vinten showcased a range of innovative yet practical products at IBC 2007. Among them was the Vinten Pro-6HDV Pan and Tilt Head. In the Protouch ra

13/09/2007 XL's New 'Trix' For Mercury Music Priz
XL Video supplied 254 panels of Barco MiTrix video screen and Catalyst media server control for the set of the highly acclaimed 2007 Nationwide Mercury Music Prize Awards, staged at London's Grosvenor

12/09/2007 Autodesk Announces 2008 Launches For Latest Version High-End Visual Effects and Finishing Systems
Autodesk has unveiled the 2008 releases of the Autodesk Inferno, Autodesk Flame and Autodesk Flint visual effects systems, as well as the Autodesk Fire and Autodesk Smoke editing/finishing systems at

12/09/2007 Autoscript To Launch GoPrompt-8 High Brightness Prompter
Autoscript debuted the GoPrompt-8 high brightness prompter at IBC. The GP-8 will complement the already award winning Go-Prompt range of prompters now used worldwide. The Go-Prompt 8 is a High Brig

12/09/2007 ITN wins IBC Content Delivery Award for NeMeSys
ITN's technology team has been awarded with the prestigious Content Delivery award at this year's IBC Innovation Awards for developing the New Media System (NeMeSys). The IBC Innovation Awards celebr

12/09/2007 ND SatCom Strikes SNG Deal at IBC 2007
ND SatCom concluded an SNG deal at the IBC trade show in Amsterdam. VTS, a German system integrator for audio and video technology, ordered two satellite uplinks for Satellite News Gathering (SNG) ve