Broadcast News Archive for January, 2008
31/01/2008 BBC Sells 'Ozzie' Drama Down Under
The BBC has signed a deal to sell its Australia-based drama series ‘Out of the Blue’ to antipodean broadcaster Network Ten. BBC 1 commissioned the 130 episode series, set in Manley, Sydney, from loca

31/01/2008 Gee Broadcast Serves Up Video Over IP & Lip Sync Analysis At Broadcast LIVE & VideoForum
On show this year at Broadcast LIVE & VideoForum are the Geevs MR family of flexible Servers for Post Production, Production and Transmission working in conjunction with the Lightworks Alacrity and So

31/01/2008 Otherworldly Tale 'Pan's Labryrinth' Wins BBC Four World Cinema Award 2008
Pan's Labyrinth (Laberinto del fauno, El), a gothic fairy tale set against a background of post war repression in Spain, has been named the winner of the BBC Four World Cinema Award 2008. Mexican dir

31/01/2008 Richard Attenborough Film Awards Winners Announced
Cinema Days, the trade event for UK regional film journalists, has announced the results of the Richard Attenborough Film Awards 2008. The main winners in this, the first year of these awards, voted f

31/01/2008 Students Get 'QSmart' With Autocue
Autocue, a leading provider of newsroom automation and teleprompting solutions, has announced that the University for Creative Arts at Farnham ('uCreative') has installed Autocue’s 'QSmart' newsroom c

31/01/2008 Technicolor London Relocates To Famous Pinewood Studios
As part of its European entertainment industry growth strategy, Thomson has announced that it is relocating Technicolor London Ltd. to better serve its customers. Thomson’s Technicolor Theatrical S

31/01/2008 Trantec Expands Racked ‘N’ Ready Range
Due to the popularity of their S4 Racked ‘n’ Ready wireless microphone system, Trantec has now applied the same concept to their S5 range. This unique turnkey approach packs everything you need into

31/01/2008 XL Video Goes Green With ISO14001 Status
XL Video UK has been awarded the prestigious ISO14001 status, recognising its environmental management system. MD Lee Spencer said: “Being awarded the ISO 14001 accreditation is a great achievement f

30/01/2008 Artistic Licence Launches DMX-Fix
Artistic Licence has announced the launch of DMX-Fix. Recent advances in DMX512 and RDM (Remote Device Management) provide a wealth of benefits to the industry. Unfortunately these developments in te

30/01/2008 BBC News Chooses Signiant's Digital Media Distribution Management Suite
Signiant has announced that BBC News has chosen Signiant’s Digital Media Distribution Management Suite (DMDMS) to enhance its digital content distribution strategy as the corporation moves further tow

30/01/2008 Bollywood Portal Makes Debut At Max Stardust Awards the largest portal for South Asian film and entertainment content, celebrated its launch among the crème of the Indian

30/01/2008 Hamlet Demonstrate Efficient Programme To Video Transition
Hamlet, a leading international specialist in precision test, measurement, monitoring and quality control equipment, is using the UK’s new long awaited unified broadcast exhibition to demonstrate how

30/01/2008 Oxygen DCT To Launch DM-3105 LCD At Broadcast Live & Video Forum
LCD specialists Oxygen DCT are launching the world’s smallest LCD at BL&VF. The DM-3105 is a high brightness, high contrast 5” colour LCD which gives stunning pictures, especially in native HDTV mode.

30/01/2008 Root6 Restructures Service And Recruits Staff
Responding to the migration of broadcasters and post houses to file-based working, a leading UK creative technology reseller root6 has announced the restructuring of its service and support operations

30/01/2008 SAE Institute To Open Technology School
SAE Institute, a leader in providing degree-standard audio, film and multimedia education, and are set to open the "world’s biggest technology school" alongside the very best seats of learning in the

30/01/2008 TV One Announce Becker As EMEA Sales Manager
TV One has announced the appointment of Frithjof Becker as the new EMEA Sales Manager. Becker will manage TV One’s expanding distribution channel and reseller network for the Europe, Middle East and

29/01/2008 'Man On Wire' Strikes It Lucky Twice At Sundance
Man on Wire, a feature documentary film by British filmmaker James Marsh and supported by the Lottery through the UK Film Council's New Cinema Fund has won two prizes at Sundance, the leading internat

29/01/2008 Envy Turns Competition Green At Broadcast Awards 2008
Envy Post Production has won 'Best Post House' at the Broadcast Awards 2008 which took place at Park Lane's Grosvenor House on January 23. The awards recognise excellence and innovation in programme

29/01/2008 Green Inc Celebrates Staff Success
Green Inc Film and Television, one of Northern Ireland’s biggest independent production company is celebrating two company firsts. Head of Format Development Chris Jones is one of only ten producers

29/01/2008 HD Studio Systems From JVC
JVC's ProHD puts flexibility and affordability to the fore; whether setting up a new HD studio or upgrading one from SD, a comprehensive set of studio remote control equipment and other studio accesso

29/01/2008 KRK Systems Announce Release Of Protection Grills
KRK Systems has announced the release of rugged protection grills for VXT4 and VXT6 reference monitors. The attractive, yet rugged metal grills are designed to protect KRK Systems’ VXT Series monitor

29/01/2008 NI Doc Reaches For The Stars At Big Sky Fest
Carol Moore's 50 minute documentary 'The Father, The Dearer (funded by NESTA, Northern Ireland Screen and Community Relations Council) has been selected for screening at the Big Sky Documentary Film F

29/01/2008 Shane Richie To Host Sky One Gameshow
Sky One has announced Shane Richie as the host of new gameshow sensation 'Don’t Forget The Lyrics'. Richie, soon to be seen in the new series of Skins, will present the 12-part series where contestan

29/01/2008 Source Distribution Appoints Chas Levin
Pro audio distributor Source Distribution has announced the appointment of Chas Levin as Technical Support Specialist. Based at the new Source HQ in North West London, Levin will provide technical su

28/01/2008 Arqiva To Extend UK Contract With Fitzgerald Shurey Tarbuck
Arqiva has announced it is extending its UK contract with Fitzgerald Shurey Tarbuck to deliver in-store TV to Toni & Guy salons in Europe. Arqiva already provides a fully managed service for over 27