Broadcast News Archive for December, 2008
11/12/2008 Disney Rebooks 'Imagination Movers'
The Disney Channel has ordered a second season of its hit music-filled Playhouse Disney series "Imagination Movers," starring New Orleans' favourite alternative rock band for preschoolers. The annou

11/12/2008 Fremantle Celebrates Foxtel Deal
FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) has announced the sale of 405 hours of programming to Australia's leading subscription television provider, Foxtel. During the last two months, Foxtel has selected a

11/12/2008 Hollywood Gets Fresh Enticements To Ireland
Ireland is set to become a more competitive international location for film and TV production. New changes will raise the profile of Ireland as an international film and television location and entic

11/12/2008 Media House Expands Into Live Action Advertising
An award winning mixed media and animation house, h1ng, has expanded with the opening of th2ng, a new dedicated live action production company concentrating on advertising. th2ng will be headed by lo

11/12/2008 Noise Industries Partner Releases Decimal Counter FxPack For Final Cut
Noise Industries, developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast markets, announced that development partner Idustrial Revolution has released the Decimal Counter FxPack plug-

11/12/2008 NTP Acquires Digital Audio Denmark
A leading manufacturer of high quality analogue-to-digital and digital-to-analogue converters has been acquired by NTP Technology A/S (NTP). Digital Audio Denmark (DAD), becomes a wholly-owned busine

11/12/2008 Strong Slate For Lottery At Sundance
Three new British films backed by the Lottery through the UK Film Council have been selected to screen at the Sundance Film Festival (15-25 January 2009), the leading showcase in the US for independen

10/12/2008 ABC Australia Ties Up With Multi-Genre Programming Deal With Granada International, Australia
Granada International Australia, part of ITV Global Entertainment, has sold an extensive package of drama series to Australia's national broadcaster ABC Australia, as well as more than 80 hours of fac

10/12/2008 ARRI Germany Invests In Additional Film Master And Film Cutter
Digital Vision, the premier supplier of picture enhancement systems for film and television post-production, is pleased to announce that ARRI Film & TV Services GmbH, has invested in a fourth Digital

10/12/2008 DiBcom And CANAL+ Group Partner To Offer The First DTT HD Decoder In A USB Key Device
DiBcom, a leading provider of Mobile TV solutions, is pleased to announce its involvement in the design of the CANAL+ KEY, the first USB key-sized Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) HD decoder in th

10/12/2008 Eyeheight At BVE2009
Four additions to the Eyeheight range of HD, SD and multi-definition systems will be introduced to the UK broadcast and post-production market on Stand I-46 at BVE2009, Earls Court 2, London, February

10/12/2008 Polecam Studio Shoot In Hollywood
Polecam operator John Gillan has completed a multi-week shoot in Hollywood for a competition-style reality television show produced by Pie Town Productions for broadcast in 2009 on Home & Garden Telev

10/12/2008 San Francisco State University Adds Abaltat Muse To Their Digital Video Intensive Program
Abaltat, a developer of innovative audio workflow solutions for postproduction and broadcast markets, has announced that San Francisco University (SFSU) has begun to teach the new Abaltat Muse audio s

10/12/2008 Screen Academy Scotland Recruits For PG Cert In Screenwriting
Recruits are being sought for the Screen Academy Scotland's Postgraduate Certificate in Screenwriting. The Postgraduate Certificate in Screenwriting is an eight-month blended learning course delivere

10/12/2008 Windfall Delivers Christmas Lectures For Five
Windfall Films is producing 'The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures' for Five for the third consecutive year. The five-part series, presented by Professor Chris Bishop, Chief Research Scientist at

09/12/2008 Alchemist Ph.C - HD Enables Omnimago To Deliver Pristine SD And HD Content To Broadcasters Worldwide
Snell & Wilcox has announced that Omnimago HmbH, a leading German provider of professional A/V and post-production services, is using the Alchemist Ph.C - HD motion compensated frame-rate standards co

09/12/2008 Bagpuss Creator Oliver Postgate Dies
Bagpuss creator Oliver Postgate has died at the age of 83. Mr Postgate's partner, Naomi Linnell, confirmed he died at a nursing home in Broadstairs, Kent on Monday. His other creations include The C

09/12/2008 Digital Anarchy Releases ToonIt! Photo Cartooning Software For Photographs & Still Images
Digital Anarchy Releases ToonIt! Photo Cartooning Software For Photographs & Still Images Digital Anarchy, a leading provider of cost-effective software for Adobe and Apple products, has announced th

09/12/2008 Hats Off To Rycote's New Mini Windjammers
Though you could be forgiven for thinking that windshield specialist Rycote has moved into branded headgear, this month sees the company add five further miniature windshields to their range of Mini W

09/12/2008 Jon Amiel's Latest Feature Film 'Creation' Supports Direct Access Talent
British director Jon Amiel ('The Core', 'Entrapment') is supporting Directors Guild Trust Direct Access Candidate Sarah Grohnert by providing her with the opportunity to observe him at work on his lat

09/12/2008 MEDIAPRO Chooses EVS Technology
EVS, a leader in instant tapeless solutions for live and near-live productions, has been chosen by MEDIAPRO for the production and playout of GOLTV, its new HD sports channel. MEDIAPRO provides a who

09/12/2008 MHz Expands Management With Appointment Of Robert Stopford As Sales Director
Megahertz (MHz), the UK-based independent systems integrator, has appointed Robert Stopford as its Sales Director. Stopford will be responsible for growing MHz's international business with a particu

09/12/2008 Vaddio Appoints New European Partners ProdyTel Distribution And Videnda Distribution
Vaddio, the leading manufacturer and OEM distributor of speciality PTZ cameras and high-end camera control systems used in the broadcasting, audio/visual and videoconferencing industries, has appointe

09/12/2008 VMI Welcomes Its 5,000th Attendee To HD Seminars
Established in 1979, VMI have rapidly become one of London's most established HD camera rental companies, specialising in documentaries, dramas and international co-productions. Over the past four ye

08/12/2008 Audio Network Reaches Australia
Audio Network, a leading music producer and supplier, has opened a new office in Sydney, servicing Australia and New Zealand. Audio Network Australia's Managing Director Linda Tizard said: "The oppor