Broadcast News Archive for January, 2008
28/01/2008 BBC Trust Approve Gaelic Digital Service
The BBC Trust’s decision to approve proposals for a Gaelic Digital Service has been welcomed by Gaelic Media Service (GMS) and BBC Scotland. GMS and BBC Scotland will now begin the process of impleme

28/01/2008 Escape Studios, Autodesk and AMD Join Forces For Escape Awards
To celebrate the cream of the UK’s computer graphics community, Escape Studios has partnered with Autodesk and AMD to host 2008’s inaugural Escape Awards. The awards will be held at the Tate Modern in

28/01/2008 HDTV Solutions From Gefen TV
Gefen is manufacturing a new line of add-on HDTV solutions called Gefen TV. This line is based on Gefen’s professional series solutions, but packaged differently. Their streamlined, user-friendly encl

28/01/2008 Martin Professional To Be Main Sponsor Of Showlight 2009
Showlight 2009 has announced that Martin Professional is to be the main sponsor for the event, which is being held in Glasgow, 16-19 May 2009. Organised by lighting professionals for lighting profess

28/01/2008 Sony Award Gearhouse Broadcast HD Dealership Status
Gearhouse Broadcast has announced it has been awarded High Definition Specialist Dealer status by Sony. The new contract establishes Gearhouse Broadcast as an official High Definition Sony Reseller

28/01/2008 Taj TV Invest In Ross Switcher
Ross Video has announced that Taj TV Ltd., a leading sports television concern as well as a major facilities provider in Asia and the Middle East, has invested in a Synergy 3 Standard-Definition Produ

28/01/2008 The Times BFI 52nd London Film Festival To Take Place In October
Festival Artistic Director Sandra Hebron has announced that The Times BFI 52nd London Film Festival will take place from Wednesday 15 October to Thursday 30 October 2008. This highly regarded and ant

25/01/2008 BBC Announces Second Series Of 'Lark Rise To Candleford'
The BBC has announced a second series of the long-running Sunday night drama Lark Rise To Candleford. The series stars Julia Sawalha, Olivia Hallinan, Dawn French, Brendan Coyle, Olivia Grant, Mark H

25/01/2008 Channel 4 Launches First HD Service
Channel 4 has successfully launched its first HD service – C4 HD – with core technology supplied by Pro-Bel. Channel 4 is a long-term customer of the company and this is the extension of an ongoing bu

25/01/2008 Concrete And Axis Films Collaborate For G4 Front Man's Music Video
Concrete, Soho-based high-end post production company and HD camera rental house, Axis Films have jointly collaborated to create footage for the first music video for X-Factor G4 front man, Jonathan A

25/01/2008 Irishman's Delight At Oscar Nomination
Peter J Devlin has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Achievement in Sound for his work on 'Transformers' along side Kevin O'Connell and Greg Russell. Originally from Northern Ireland, he

25/01/2008 Kamera And SNTV Sign Distribution Agreement
Kamera, the Stockholm based web and mobile TV specialists, have signed an agreement with SNTV, a leading television sports news agency, to produce and distribute its content to new media customers wor

25/01/2008 Kodak 'Picture Perfect' At The Oscars
For the 80th consecutive year, the Oscar for Best Picture will go to a movie produced on Kodak film. The feature films nominated in 2008 for an Academy Award for Best Picture are Atonement, Juno, Mi

25/01/2008 Prism Sound Supplies Software To Business Line Cellular Systems
Prism Sound has supplied a dScope Series III audio analyzer and VISIO adapter to Business Line Cellular Systems, a division of NXP Semiconductors. The company is using the unit to test the audio perf

25/01/2008 Video Source Announce Expansion Plans
Video Source, a leading supplier to the post production and broadcast markets, has announced plans to open a new office in central London. Ian Franklin, Managing Director of Video Source, emphasized

24/01/2008 ATG Broadcast Completes Installation Of Ingest Suite For BBC Post
ATG Broadcast has completed the installation of an ingest suite for the BBC Post Production, division of BBC Resources Ltd. Located adjacent to the Entertainment Editing Village on the fourth floor of

24/01/2008 Blackmagic Design Appoint Simon Westland
Blackmagic Design has announced the appointment of Simon Westland as Sales Manager for EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), effective immediately. Blackmagic Design manufactures the world's highes

24/01/2008 Chello Zone Appoint Wayne Dunsford General Manager Of JimJam
International broadcaster and distributor of thematic channels, Chello Zone, a subsidiary of Chellomedia, has announced the appointment of Wayne Dunsford as General Manager of the recently launched gl

24/01/2008 DK-Technologies Appoints Allyn As Main Italian Distributor
DK-Technologies has appointed Allyn as its main distributor in Italy, with responsibility for its entire range of high-end audio and video products. Allyn distributes high quality, reliable products

24/01/2008 FremantleMedia Enterprises Sells 300 Hours Of Programming To Latino Channels
FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) has announced the sale of approximately 300 hours of programming to Latin America since 1 January 2008. In a sweep of Latin American schedules, FME is delivering fir

24/01/2008 Macqueen To Go It Alone With Channel 4 Departure
Channel 4 head of documentaries, Angus Macqueen is set to leave the broadcaster to pursue his own filmmaking projects. The filmmaker whose credits include The Last Peasant and 'The Death of Yugoslavi

24/01/2008 Oxygen DCT Launches Portable Uncompressed HDTV Silicon Recorder/Player
This tiny product is a breakthrough in solid state silicon memory recording of uncompressed HDTV signals, including DUAL LINK (4:4:4). Solid-state memory overcomes the limitations of tape (VTR) and

24/01/2008 Tern Signs First Look Deal With BBC WorldWide
Tern Television has extended its relationship with BBC Worldwide by securing a three year first look deal. The deal follows a successful year for Tern, with strong sales of its key programmes, in par

23/01/2008 Atonement Leads For Oscar Success
British film Atonement has scored seven Oscar nominations, including Best Picture. 13-year-old star, Irish schoolgirl Saoirse Ronan, is in the running for the title of Best Supporting Actress. But t

23/01/2008 Framestore CFC Starts New Year With A Bang
The traditional crop of New Year award nominations has recently been announced, including those for the Academy Awards, the BAFTAs, the Visual Effects Society awards and Imagina. Framestore CFC appear