Broadcast News Archive for February, 2008
27/02/2008 Film Project Is Shortlisted For National Award
A ground-breaking project that uses film and television to raise aspirations, boost confidence and open the door to employment has been shortlisted for a national award. Nunny TV, funded by Neighbour

27/02/2008 Portman Picks Up Rights To Ozzie And Kiwi Drama's
Portman Film & Television, part of the Digital Rights Group (DRG) has picked up the international distribution rights to a range of brand new drama titles from top networks in Australia and New Zealan

27/02/2008 Top Post House Employs Fresh Talent
Evolutions, one of Soho's largest independent post production facility, has announced that the appointment of four new members of staff. All joining from the now closed Resolution, they are dubbing

27/02/2008 Training Opportunities Should Not Undermine Existing Jobs: BECTU
BECTU, the independent union for those working in broadcasting, film, theatre, entertainment, leisure, interactive media and allied areas, has warned that 5,000 new training opportunities in the cultu

26/02/2008 'Moving Wallpaper' Rolls Out Second Series
ITV 'behind-the-scenes' comedy ‘Moving Wallpaper’ will return to the small screen for a second series - though a decision has not yet been made on its linked soap ‘Echo Beach’. The shows, both writte

26/02/2008 Autocue Prompts Sales In India
Autocue, a leading provider of newsroom automation and teleprompting solutions, has announced the sale of 11 new prompting systems to Doordarshan in India. The deal completed through locally based d

26/02/2008 Blunkett 'Banged Up' For Channel Five
David Blunkett will confront juvenile crime in a new series Channel Five is billing as a “bold social experiment”. Made by Indie producer Shine North, ‘Banged Up’ will place the former home secretary

26/02/2008 Chellomedia Undergoes Renewal
UK systems integrator Broadcast Networks has completed the renewal of Chellomedia’s vital Network Operations Centre. The DMC currently distributes around 80 channels including a pan-European feed of

26/02/2008 Digicable Goes Interactive With MHEG-5 Technology
Strategy & Technology Limited (S&T), a leading specialist in interactive TV playout systems and MHEG-5 middleware, has announced that Digicable Network (India) Private Limited, a multi-system cable op

26/02/2008 Home Grown Films Funding Boost
Northern Ireland Screen has announced a tranche of funding for indigenous film production from home-grown talent, through the Northern Ireland Screen Fund supported by Invest NI. The agency will sup

26/02/2008 Netflix Increases Blu-Ray Stock
Netflix, a world leading online movie rental service, are to increase Blu-Ray stock. The company’s decision to drop support for the HD-DVD format - just after film producer and distributor heavyweigh

26/02/2008 Oscar Winning Documentary Screened
There's another chance to see an Academy Award winning programme this weekend. 'Taxi To The Dark Side' took the accolade of Best Feature Documentary Award at the 2008 Awards. The harrowing documenta

26/02/2008 Swisscom Deliver UEFA Contract With Media Links
Media Links has announced that Swisscom has selected the MD6000 high performance video transport system in order to satisfy the precise and exacting video requirements of its contract with UEFA for th

26/02/2008 Zeal Entertainment Snaps Up Shockwaves NME Awards
Format and events programming distributor Zeal Entertainment, part of the Digital Rights Group (DRG), has secured the rights to distribute a package of shows based on the landmark music event The Shoc

25/02/2008 Bell Announced Commissioning Editor For BBC Specialist and Indie
George Entwistle, Controller, Knowledge Commissioning, has announced the appointment of Mark Bell as the new Commissioning Editor, Specialist Factual, Independents – part of his BBC Knowledge Commissi

25/02/2008 Channel 4 Appoint Mykura Head Of Documentaries
Channel 4 has promoted Hamish Mykura to a position as Head of Documentaries from his current role in charge of specialist factual output. He replaces Angus MacQueen who stepped down last month to ret

25/02/2008 Framestore CFC Bears A Roaring Success At Oscars
Framestore CFC's visual effects work was honoured at the 80th Annual Academy Awards, which took place at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.
The award for Visual Effects went to the Golden

25/02/2008 Great BRIT's Get Best Coverage Ever
International distributor of the flagship music awards event show, The BRIT Awards 2008, FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) has been celebrating their success in the show’s transmission to more countrie

25/02/2008 Intelsat And SISLink Announce Alliance
Intelsat, Ltd., a provider of commercial satellite services and SISLink, a provider of satellite uplink services in Europe, have jointly announced that they have formed a strategic alliance to launch

25/02/2008 Irish Eyes Smile At Oscars
Irish luck prevailed at the 80th Academy Awards with Wicklow-based Daniel Day Lewis scooping the best actor award and Frames lead singer Glen Hansard sharing the best original song. Dark comedy ‘No C

25/02/2008 Neptuny Makes Shortlist At IPTV World Series Awards
Neptuny, a technology leader in providing IT data correlation solutions to large-scale data centre operators and IPTV service providers, has announced that it is a finalist in the Best Interactive TV/

25/02/2008 Passion Story Retold For BBC One
As Easter approaches, a new TV treatment of Jesus' final days has been produced. Written by Frank Deasy, directed by Michael Offer and produced by Nigel Stafford-Clark, 'The Passion' is a fresh, comp

25/02/2008 Picture Production Company Launches Rushmore
The Picture Production Company Group (PPC) has launched a new creative agency, Rushmore, in response to growing demand for commercials and sponsorship idents. Rushmore is based at PPC’s Poland Street

25/02/2008 The Foundry Launch Nuke 5
Visual effects software developer The Foundry has announced the next major release of its powerful compositing application, Nuke. Nuke 5 features a brand new user interface, the addition of Python f

22/02/2008 BBC Gather Top Dogs For Conference
The BBC will gather 150 managers for a three-day conference in the Hyatt Regency Birmingham for a series of discussions about the corporation’s business plan. Speakers from Sony and O2 are also due t