Broadcast News Archive for October, 2008
31/10/2008 Brighton TV Secures High Definition Location Recording
Facilities house Brighton TV is celebrating after completing a contract to facilitate the recording of Glyndebourne's production of Englebert Humperdinck's 'Hänsel und Gretel'. The facilities house p

31/10/2008 Front Porch Digital Acquires SAMMA Systems
Front Porch Digital, a leader in content storage management (CSM) for the broadcast, media and entertainment industries, has announced that it has acquired New York-based SAMMA Systems, a leader in th

31/10/2008 JMR To Showcase BlueStor PeSAN Storage Arrays And Desktop SAS/SATA RAID Products At 2008 DV Expo
JMR Electronics, a leading technology provider of scalable storage systems for video and data intensive applications, will showcase their new line of BlueStor PeSAN RAID storage solutions at the 2008

31/10/2008 Jonas Odell Brings Arthur Bell Back To Life
Jonas Odelll has created six spots for Bell's Whisky, designed to tickle your funny bone while the whisky warms your cockles. This series of charming and witty idents, the first campaign for the bran

31/10/2008 Kentish Town Studios Wins A Bigger Challenge Jackpot
The popular cross-platform gaming brand Challenge Jackpot has chosen London-based Kentish Town studios to house its expanding operations. October saw an extension of Challenge Jackpot's live broadca

31/10/2008 LipSync Post Appoints MacCuish As Managing Director
LipSync Post has announced that Alasdair MacCuish has been promoted to the position of Managing Director, after five years as Head of Digital Film at the company. Jon Diamond, Managing Director of th

31/10/2008 NAT Delivers Russia's Premier Broadcasting Exhibition And Conference
The National Association of TV and Radio Broaadcasters of Russia (NAT), has announced its 12th International Congress and Convention to take place in Moscow (November 18 and 20 2008, Exhibition Centre

31/10/2008 Scandinavia Dips Into C4i Catalogue
Leading distributor C4i, part of the Digital Rights Group, has concluded a raft of deals following its attendance at MIPCOM, which will see more than 35 hours of comedy, drama and documentary programm

31/10/2008 Sky1 Wins Exclusive Rights To 'Britney: For The Record'
Sky1 has announced that it has secured the exclusive UK broadcast rights to screen the Britney Spears special, 'Britney: For The Record'. The deal between Sky1 and international distributor Fremantl

31/10/2008 XL Video's First HD Tour With Queen & Paul Rogers
XL Video UK is supplying video equipment production and crew for the Queen & Paul Rogers tour. The tour is project managed for XL by Phil Mercer, who commented: "This is the first tour for us that ha

30/10/2008 Brand Quits Radio 2 As Prank Call Row Continues
Russell Brand has resigned from his Radio 2 job as a row continues over prank calls made to 'Fawlty Towers' actor Andrew Sachs on the show. Jonathan Ross, who was a guest on Brand's show and was invo

30/10/2008 Eighteen BIFA Nominations For BBC Co-Productions
The BBC has received an impressive 18 nominations for its co-productions from the British Independent Film Awards. Leading the way for BBC Films were Eran Creevy's debut feature 'Shifty' with five no

30/10/2008 Eyeheight Reports Healthy French Broadcast Market At SIEL & SATIS 2008
An innovator in the design of multi-format broadcast equipment, Eyeheight, has reported a healthy and successful SIEL & SATIS 2008 exhibition, held at the Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles, from October

30/10/2008 Film Tax Relief Supporting UK Film Industry
New figures showing the success of the UK Government's film tax relief were published this week by Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Stephen Timms. The figures, which are the first to be published

30/10/2008 Generator Post Purchases iQ DI System With Stereo3D Option
Generator Post Purchases iQ DI System With Stereo3D Option Helsinki-based Generator Post, Finland's largest full-service post production house, has purchased a Quantel iQ2K DI system to power the com

30/10/2008 Pebble Beach Systems Wins Automation Contract From Sveriges Television
Swedish state broadcaster Sveriges Television (SVT) has selected Pebble Beach Systems, a leader in automation and media management, to automate the playback of its linear TV channels from its headquar

30/10/2008 Petrol Bags Ready For Sony PMW-EX3
Petrol, a leading producer of professional carrying bags and accessories for portable cameras, lighting, audio, support and other production equipment, offers three ways to protect and transport the P

30/10/2008 SIS LIVE At Great Leighs
SIS LIVE, a leading supplier of television programming and data services to the UK and Ireland betting industry, will be providing three new services for Great Leighs racecourse. From November 1 200

30/10/2008 TV5MONDE USA To Air Live US Presidential Election Coverage From NYC
America's only 24/7 French language channel, TV5MONDE USA, will air live coverage of the US Presidential election from New York City, for the first time in the channel's history. Coverage of the 2008

30/10/2008 UK Screen's Onion Sessions Reveal The World Of Editing
UK Screen, the trade body that represents UK service companies to the film and television screen industries, has announced that the second event in the popular Onion Sessions series will examine The W

29/10/2008 'Buddy' On Tour With Trantec Wireless
After a 13-year run in the West End, the show 'Buddy' continues to play to full houses throughout its current UK tour. This musical is a biography of Buddy Holly, from his struggling teenage days in

29/10/2008 BBC Suspends Brand And Ross Over Phone Stunt
TV presenters Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand have been suspended and all their shows on the BBC taken off air, as the row over the pair's prank calls to 'Fawlty Towers' actor Andrew Sachs intensifies

29/10/2008 Digital Rapids' TouchStream Appliance Grabs Three Coveted Awards
Digital Rapids - a leading developer of solutions for bringing television, video and movie content to the latest generation of viewing devices - has announced that the company's new TouchStream video

29/10/2008 Doremi's GHX-10 Universal Cross Converter Wins Satisfecit Award
Doremi Technologies' new GHX-10 Cross Converter has received a SatisFecit Award for Most Innovative Product in the post-production category at the 2008 SATIS Exhibition for image and sound technologie

29/10/2008 Eagle Rock Entertainment And Fremantlemedia Enterprises Ink Home Entertainment Music DVD Distribution Deal At MIPCOM
Eagle Rock Entertainment and FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) has announced the signing of an output deal by which FME will release all new music DVD titles from Eagle Vision (one of Eagle Rock's Home