Broadcast News Archive for January, 2008
23/01/2008 Geevs MR Family On Show At Broadcast Live & Video Forum
On show this year at Broadcast Live Video Forum are the Geevs MR family of flexible Servers for Post Production, Production and Transmission working in conjunction with the Lightworks Alacrity and Sof

23/01/2008 Granada Brings Nat Geo-Genius To India
Granada International, part of ITV, has brokered a deal to bring a local version of the National Geographic hit quiz format Nat Geo-Genius to India. The innovative deal sees an Indian version of Nat

23/01/2008 Irish Film 'Once' Gets Oscar Nomination
The Irish film 'Once' has received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song Award. Directed and written by John Carney, the nomination is for the song, 'Falling Slowly'. Once stars Glen Hansard a

23/01/2008 Landmark Indie 'Earth' Tops Japanese Box Office
BBC Worldwide and Greenlight Media's 'Earth' has taken the number one spot at the Japanese Box Office on its opening weekend, beating Will Smith's 'I am Legend'. Despite being in almost half the numb

23/01/2008 Modern Fairytale 'Penelope' Launches In UK
Target Media, Posterscope and Ten Nine have launched integrated campaign for the blockbuster film Penelope, distributed by Momentum films across the UK this week. The campaign comprises TV, Press, Rad

23/01/2008 Red Bee Media Rebrands BBC Three Channel To Unveil New Identity And Multiplatform Presence
Red Bee Media has created a new brand identity for BBC Three, positioning the channel as a multiplatform entertainment hub for the young. Charlie Mawer, Executive Creative Director at Red Bee Media s

22/01/2008 Abit To Supply Service Contract For NRK
Norwegian national broadcaster, NRK has confirmed that playout automation specialist, Abit Ltd, will again supply the service contract for maintaining its automation systems installed at its main faci

22/01/2008 dB Broadcast Appoints Bens Miles
Leading UK independent system integrator and manufacturer dB Broadcast has appointed Ben Miles as Business Development Manager. Miles, who has over 10 years experience in the broadcast industry, was p

22/01/2008 DVS Look To CLIPSTER, ProntoXway, and Cine4K At ISE
At this year's ISE from January 29 to 31, DVS Digital Video Systems AG will demonstrate its leadership in presentation technology with a display of products for a wide range of applications. Visitors

22/01/2008 FotoKem Adds Quantel’s Stereoscopic 3D Technology To DI Workflow
FotoKem, one of the most respected names in feature film post production, has become the first DI facility in Hollywood to acquire a Quantel Pablo 4K with the new Stereoscopic 3D option. It is FotoKem

22/01/2008 IFTN Announces Sony Bravia TV Personality of the Year Award Nominees
The organisers of the fifth Annual Irish Film & Television Awards have announced the eight nominees for the Sony Bravia TV Personality of the Year Award, one of three People’s Choice categories that a

22/01/2008 Network Electronics Supplies High-Performance Video Transport Solutions to MTV North
Network Electronics has supplied MTV with routing solutions for the play-out of six channels from Amsterdam, The Netherlands. MTV has successfully deployed the system, which consists of a powerful Vi

22/01/2008 Rf Central's RFX-PMR-II Portable Digital Receiver Packs A Punch
RF Central, a leading digital microwave technology provider, is offering the new RFX-PMR-II portable digital receiver, in both SD and full HD configuration. The rugged unit offers exceptional perform

22/01/2008 VTR Acquires Machine Effects For £2m
VTR has acquired Machine Effects Limited, the visual effects company founded by John Lockwood and Steve Street, for £2m. The acquisition strengthens VTR’s offer in the UK visual effects market and un

21/01/2008 Ascent Media Announces Senior Appointments
Ascent Media has announced two senior additions to its Networks Services sales and business development team in London. Simon Lummis joins Ascent Media as Director of Sales and Paul Dubery takes on th

21/01/2008 ATG Broadcast Continues Expansion With Two Additions To Its Team
Following on from the recent appointment of Erik Olafsen as Project Engineer, ATG Broadcast has announced two new additions to the team based at its headquarters in Letchworth. Hertfordshire. Jonatha

21/01/2008 BBC To Retell Tragic Tale Of 'Tess of D’Urbervilles'
The BBC has announced that tragic tale ‘Tess of d’Urbervilles’ will be the latest costume drama to follow on from ‘Cranford’, ‘Sense and Sensibility’ and R

21/01/2008 Camera Corps Appoints Polecam As Worldwide Master Distributor
Camera Corps, one of Europe's leading specialists in remote camera control, has announced a distribution partnership with Polecam. The agreement assigns full international distribution rights for Came

21/01/2008 FME Announces Deal For Highly Successful 'Live From Abbey Road'
FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) has announced a multi-year representation deal for the hugely successful Live From Abbey Road. Following sales to 145 territories, the international hit show is now

21/01/2008 Quantel Announce Appointment Of Roland Brown
Quantel has announced the appointment of Roland Brown as a Non-Executive Director to the company. Recently Director of Engineering at The Moving Picture Company, Brown will utilise his phenomenal indu

21/01/2008 TV One CORIOflex Nominated For Award At EMEA 2008
TV One’s CORIOflex system has been recognised for its innovation and originality and has been nominated for the 'Most InAVative Video processing or distribution product for Commercial Use' award at th

21/01/2008 Zeal Entertainment Expands International Sales Team With Key Appointments
Format distributor Zeal Entertainment, part of the Digital Rights Group (DRG), has made a number of appointments as it continues to expand its international sales team. Paul Benson joins as Internati

18/01/2008 Audio-Technica To Introduce Headworn Mic At NAMM
Audio-Technica is introducing the PRO 92cW subminiature omnidirectional condenser headworn microphone at Winter NAMM show in Anaheim CA. Building on the popularity of the widely acclaimed AT892, the

18/01/2008 AV Toolbox Releases HDMI Scaler
The new AVT-3900 HDMI Scaler from the AV Toolbox range is a high bandwidth, professional quality product that accepts HDMI signals, DVI signals (via DVI to HDMI cable), PC generated RGB signals (up to

18/01/2008 Broadcast Networks Provides Technical Services For Genesis Networks
System integration specialist Broadcast Networks is helping network provider Genesis Networks to deliver new services to its customers by providing general technical services at key locations around E