Broadcast News Archive for December, 2008
19/12/2008 Bebo Showcases Unsigned Acts
Social networking website, Bebo plans to join forces with RDF Digital, part of the RDF Media Group, to produce a 26x6' weekly magazine show tentatively titled, 'B-Box', designed to highlight the best

19/12/2008 Competition Seeks Best Of Boosts Fx
Noise Industries, developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast markets, has just announced the launch of the FxFactory Awards 2008 contest. Designed to showcase the best i

19/12/2008 Da Vinci Appoints Industry Veteran Russ Chelsey To Director Of Worldwide Strategic Accounts
da Vinci Systems, a subsidiary of JDS Uniphase Corporation, has announced that Russ Chesley, a 30-year entertainment industry veteran, has joined da Vinci as director of worldwide strategic accounts.

19/12/2008 Defense Media Agency Renews Training Program With Class On Demand
Class on Demand, a provider of professional educational products for creative markets, has announced that it has extended its training program agreement with the American Forces Radio and Television S

19/12/2008 Despereaux's Tail Is Told
A new animated feature movie opens this weekend. The Tale of Despereaux hits the screens in the US and UK on 19th December. Directed by Sam Fell, Gary Ross and Robert Stevenhagen, and produced by Ro

19/12/2008 October Films Rude Tube
October Films has received a new commission from Channel 4 to produce a one-hour, New Year special of Rude Tube. The move follows the success of Rude Tube 2008 and the 6 x 30 series produced for E4 i

19/12/2008 VIA Boosts HD
An innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, VIA Technologies, has announced a powerful new three-chip silicon platform that brings HD performance to ultra compact systems for a far richer

18/12/2008 Compix Joins DNF Controls
Compix Media, a developer of professional-quality character generators (CGs) for the broadcast industry, has announced that it has teamed with DNF Controls to provide an integrated solution for comple

18/12/2008 McAleese Gets Hollywood Buzz
It was all glitz and glamour at the movies this week as Irish President Mary McAleese paid a visit to Hollywood. She met up with representatives of both the Irish and American entertainment and film

18/12/2008 MSG Media Chooses Solid State Logic C100 HD Console As Audio Upgrade Solution
With an eye towards a major facility upgrade involving two separate buildings, MSG Media has installed a Solid State Logic C100 HD Digital Console as the centrepiece of their audio strategy. The C100

18/12/2008 Pixel Expands US Facilities
UK-based Pixel Power has just announced a major expansion of its operations in the United States. Established in Cambridge, UK, the company has a wholly owned subsidiary office in the USA, and a ded

18/12/2008 Princeton University Broadcast Centre Graduates To Echolab Overture1 MD Switcher
Echolab, a leading provider of professional video switchers and broadcast tools, has announced that the Princeton University Broadcast Centre has deployed the company's Overture1 MD (multi-definition)

18/12/2008 Sanken Partners With Zaxcom For New COS-11D Lavalier Microphone Designed For Digital And Analog/Digital Transmitters
Zaxcom has announced that Sanken, manufacturer of the industrywide standard in ultra-miniature lavalier microphones, has introduced the new COS-11D microphone, optimised for use with Zaxcom's wireless

18/12/2008 Software-Based Live TV System On Offer
A complete studio system for real live TV is being promoted by a Herts-based firm. Boxer's VidiGo Live is billed as a fully software based system for producing live television. Boxer said that the

18/12/2008 Vaddio Lab Success Celebrated
A manufacturer and OEM distributor of camera control systems, Vaddio, has supplied Video Systems of the Carolinas with a complete HD/SD video solution for North Carolina State University's Physics Edu

17/12/2008 Acorn Links-Up With Shed Media In British TV Deal
UK-based Shed Media PLC has sealed a major, comprehensive home video rights deal with Acorn Media Group, a leading independent video and DVD distributor specialising in high quality British television

17/12/2008 Celebrity Footage Catalogue Acquired
FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) has announced a deal which will see FremantleMedia Archives acquire a host of premium red carpet content from LA-based CelebrityFootage. The deal transfers exclusive r

17/12/2008 DTL Enlarges MiniBlox Distribution Amplifier Range
Another addition to the DTL Broadcast MiniBlox range has just been announced by the company. This is an auto sensing 3G, HD & SD SDI re-clocking distribution amplifier. It is amongst the first 3G cap

17/12/2008 Fibre Transport In Battery-Powered Applications Examined
A provider of fibre optics for the transport of video and audio for broadcast and pro A/V applications, MultiDyne Video & Fibre Optic Systems, is addressing the need for fibre transport in application

17/12/2008 Film Distributors Reach £1m Mark In National Film School Sponsorship
The Film Distributors' Association (FDA) and the National Film & Television School (NFTS) have jointly announced that FDA's sponsorship of the school has crossed the £1 million mark in this, its 17th

17/12/2008 IndiePix Partners Dogwoof
An Internet-based distributor of Independent Films, IndiePix, has announced a strategic partnership with Dogwoof, the UK film distributor specialising in Independent Films and world cinema. As part of

17/12/2008 NETIA Equips Algerian Radio Station
A provider of software solutions for managing and broadcasting television and radio content, and a major player in the digital broadcast arena, NETIA has announced that Algerian Radio (ENRS) is equipp

17/12/2008 TOA Sounds Out ISE 2009
A company that develops, manufacturers and markets premier audio and security products across mainland Europe, TOA, is to exhibit at the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) show for the first time in 2009

16/12/2008 Gaelic Channel 'Going To The Dogs'
The new Gaelic channel, BBC Alba, has announced that it is broadcasting coverage of the International Sheepdog trials. Highlights from the trials, the Blue Riband event in the calendar of sheepdog tr

16/12/2008 Lighthouse Prepares For ISE
A leading LED technology developer, manufacturer and global supplier of state-of-the-art LED modular video panels, Lighthouse Technologies, is once again showing its state-of-the-art products at Integ