Broadcast News Archive for December, 2008
16/12/2008 Mammoth To Get Berlin Festival Screening
Memfis Film has just announced that Lukas Moodysson's Mammoth has been selected for main competition (official selection) at the Berlin International Filmfestival 2009. "An invitation for competition

16/12/2008 Miranda Is President's Choice For ABC
Miranda Technologies has announced that ABC News played out its stunning graphics for this year's historic US Presidential Elections, from ABC's Times Square and 66th Street News Centers, using Mirand

16/12/2008 Phoenix Datacom Bridges The Industry
Bridge Technologies has announced that Phoenix Datacom has become a reseller of the VideoBRIDGE series of IP Probes for IPTV monitoring. Phoenix Datacom will supply VideoBRIDGE's award-winning techn

16/12/2008 Professional Media Technology Confidence Is Falling, Says Report
Confidence amongst senior executives in the supply side of the broadcast and media technology sector has declined markedly according to an IABM Industry Trends Survey. The survey, undertaken in conjun

16/12/2008 Soundtrack Award Backed By Classic FM
Classic FM, one of the UK's most popular commercial radio stations, is to sponsor a new award honouring the best soundtrack of the last 12 months as part of the Richard Attenborough Film Awards (RAFAs

16/12/2008 Televisa In Cash Boost For La Sexta
Mexican TV group Televisa is injecting an extra €52 million into the Spanish commercial network La Sexta, in which it has a 40% share, taking its total investment of more than €265 million by the end

15/12/2008 Ailing Channel 4 Boss Bags Bonus
There's controversy this week with news that Channel 4's Chief Executive is in line to receive a bonus of almost £500,000 despite being in charge of the station as it is said to be on the verge of fin

15/12/2008 BBC Spend, Spend, Spends On Infrastructure
The BBC is said to be shrugging off the world recession by spending more than £800 million on new headquarters in central London of glass and Portland stone. Greg Dyke, the former Director-General wh

15/12/2008 BBC Staff Changes Revealed
BBC Fiction has announced two changes to the structure of BBC Films management team. Jane Wright, currently Commercial Affairs and General Manager for BBC Films, is moving fully into an editorial rol

15/12/2008 Broadcast Video Platform For eMerging
AV sales and service company eMerging are focusing on broadcast and post-production workflow at Broadcast Video Expo, the AV, broadcast, post and new media exhibition taking place at Earl's Court, Lon

15/12/2008 Credit Where Credit's Due, Says TV Star Branagh
Shakespearean actor, Kenneth Branagh, has been complaining about the BBC not giving appropriate time for TV programme credits. Currently starring as a Swedish detective in the much-praised BBC1 drama

15/12/2008 Gearhouse Proves To Be Real 'Winner' Of Miss World 2008
While Miss Russia Kseniya Sukhinova, was crowned as Miss World 2008, the show itself has been hailed as one of the best, most visually exciting and seamlessly produced ever. A Johannesburg-based pro

15/12/2008 I-Pix Makes The Colour Of Money
Over 50 I-Pix BB4s and BB7s were used to great effect for lighting the ITV's new prime time games show, 'The Colour of Money', presented by Chris Tarrant. The lighting was designed by Tom Kinane and

15/12/2008 Ireland's Independent TV To Get €15.5m Boost
With the Irish Broadcasting Bill concluding its Committee Stage last week, the Communications Minister Eamon Ryan has announced that he will increase funding for the state's Sound and Vision programme

15/12/2008 Top Cinematographers Award For Miller
The British Society of Cinematographers has this month honoured Stan Miller of Rosco with the Bert Easy Technical Award for his contribution to Lighting Technology, at the BSC Operators Night at Elstr

12/12/2008 ATG Broadcast Celebrates 15 Years Of Success In Broadcast Systems Integration
Leading systems integrator ATG Broadcast is celebrating its 15th anniversary with the production of a brochure outlining some of the many contracts won since the company's formation in 1993. The 12-

12/12/2008 Avid Improves Graphics Workflow With PostDeko For Editors
Avid Technology has unveiled PostDeko for Editors, a new AVX2 plug-in that delivers a full Deko motion graphics creation environment within Avid Media Composer NewsCutter and Symphony software. Design

12/12/2008 BTX's EXPAND-ON Cable Sleeving Applicator Named Technology InAVation Awards 2009 Finalist
BTX has announced that its patent-pending EXPAND-ON sleeving applicator has been named a finalist in the 2009 Technology InAVation Awards in the category of Most InAVative AV Accessory for commercial

12/12/2008 Catalyst Colours The Money
Three dual output Catalyst G5 HD digital media servers formed a fast flexible control hub driving all the digital lightsources and video surfaces on the set of the new ITV prime time games show, 'The

12/12/2008 Five Golden Globe Nominations For BBC Films' 'Revolutionary Road' And 'The Duchess'
Sam Mendes' 'Revolutionary Road' and Saul Dibb's 'The Duchess', two co-productions from BBC Films, the feature film-making arm of the BBC, have received five Golden Globe nominations today, with Arman

12/12/2008 Lighthouse High Contrast Display To Appear At ISE 2009
Leading LED screen manufacturer, Lighthouse Technologies, will be showcasing its state-of-the-art products at ISE at Stand 11K43. This year, the star of the show will be the highly acclaimed RG-B, bl

12/12/2008 Media Distributors Unveils New Remote Post-Production Solution For Turnkey On-Location Video Editing
Media Distributors, a leading provider of services, systems and products for professional audio and video production has announced that its Rental Station division has unveiled a new on-location post-

12/12/2008 Wohler's VMDA-SUM8 Enhances Audio Monitoring In Game Creek Video's Newest HD Production Unit
Wohler Technologies has announced that mobile production company Game Creek Video has installed VMDA-SUM8 analog/digital summing audio monitors in the company's new Liberty HD two-truck mobile televis

11/12/2008 BECTU Slams Ofcom Approach To PSB
The UK broadcast trade union, BECTU. has challenged Ofcom to develop a "strong and coherent regulatory idealogy" to meet its obligations to UK broadcasting. The union's formal response to Phase Two o

11/12/2008 Cartoon Highlight For Irish Film Festival
An Irish animated feature from Cartoon Saloon has been announced as one of the highlights of a major film festival early in the New Year. The Secret of Kells - which is due for nationwide release on