Broadcast News Archive for February, 2008
20/02/2008 Laptop Designed To 'Self Destruct'
A British company has developed an intelligent security technology that can block access and even destroy data if a laptop is moved from its designated space. Backstopp, from technology company, Virt

20/02/2008 Powerful Tektronix Compressed Video Monitor Launched
Tektronix, one of the leading, worldwide providers of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, have announced the new MTM400A MPEG Transport Stream Monitor. With the MTM400A, broadcasters an

19/02/2008 Arqiva Supports GTV In Africa
Arqiva has announced it has successfully supported GTV in their plans to roll out in multiple markets in Africa. GTV, Africa’s new digital pay-TV platform, is designed to make premium international an

19/02/2008 Blu-ray Stings Competition As Toshiba Bow Out
Toshiba will soon cease production of its high definition DVDs signaling the end of the ongoing battle with Sony-backed rival Blu-ray. Warner Brothers has become the latest Hollywood studio to suppor

19/02/2008 Futureheads Pay Tribute To A-Ha Video Classic
Golden Square has just completed post-production on the latest Futureheads video, 'The Beginning of the Twist', the new single from the Sunderland rockers. The video is a nod to the innovative Take O

19/02/2008 ITN Source Appointment To Boost Business Stateside
ITN Source has announced the appointment of Ian CheeWah as Managing Director for its North American business. In his new role, CheeWah will be responsible for driving growth opportunities in America,

19/02/2008 New Figures Reveal Big Spenders In Marketing
BSkyB’s advertising spending has increased by more than 30% year on year to as much as £160m in 2007, new figures have revealed. The significant spend hike can be attributed to BSkyB’s expensive feud

19/02/2008 PPC Launches Commercial Arm
The biggest film marketing agency outside Hollywood, the Picture Production Company Group (PPC) has launched a new commercial venture to help develop and exploit in-house and third-party properties of

19/02/2008 Royal Wins At Irish Film & Television Awards
‘The Tudors’, ‘Kings’ and ‘Garage’ were the big winners at the Irish Film & Television Awards which took place in Dublin’s Gaiety Theatre on Sunday . Blue blood drama The Tudors which focuses on the

19/02/2008 Small Cinema - Big Stars
There's to be a quirky launch for Northern Ireland-born Kenneth Branagh’s latest movie - it will premiere at La Charrette – a 23-seat cinema located in an old railway carriage. Ironically though, ‘Al

19/02/2008 Tees Valley Signs Up To Filming Partnership
The Tees Valley has moved a step closer to securing more film production for the region as all five local authorities from the area sign up to a pioneering filming partnership. Redcar and Cleveland C

19/02/2008 Warm Welcome For 'Cold Feet' In Poland
Granada International has licensed the format rights to the multi-award winning drama series 'Cold Feet' to one of Poland’s top commercial broadcasters TVN. The deal sees TVN acquiring the entire UK

18/02/2008 'There Will Be Success' For Epic Tale
‘There Will Be Blood’ received a timely boost ahead of the Oscars picking up two awards from the Berlin Film Festival while successfully broadening out to cinemas nationwide in the UK. Paul Thomas An

18/02/2008 Blu-Ray Edges Towards Victory As Toshiba Reviews HD DVD Format
Toshiba looks set to abandon its high definition DVD format HD DVD in response to the defection of major US film studios to Blu-ray. While no decision has yet to be taken, the electronics firm said i

18/02/2008 ITV Departure For Godfrey
Jim Godfrey, ITV’s director of corporate affairs is leaving the broadcaster to set up his own PR agency. Godfrey’s new agency will specialise in political campaigns and branding and will have ITV as

18/02/2008 MRG Supports European Copyright Proposal
The European Commissioner Charlie McCreevy is proposing to extend copyright for sound recordings from 50 to 95 years, in a move welcomed by the Music Producers Guild (UK). The MPG is now lobbying to

18/02/2008 Nexus Solution For 'Save The Children'
Nexus Productions’ director Simon Robson has created two films for Save the Children that clearly and powerfully communicate the charity’s message that simple solutions save lives. Collaborating with

18/02/2008 Pro-Bel Makes Music With Pro-Bel
MTV Ukraine, the recently launched regional licensee of the MTV brand based in Kiev, has made a significant investment in technology from Pro-Bel to create a powerful and reliable international produc

18/02/2008 Sports Sounds Good With Harman Pro
Harman Pro UK, distributor for AKG microphones in the UK and Ireland, recently supplied British broadcast equipment provider and rental company VME with 20 AKG C77 WR lavalier (lapel) microphones for

18/02/2008 TechniSat Digital GmbH Licences Redkey MHEG Engine
Strategy & Technology Client Systems Ltd (S&T Client Systems), specialists in interactive TV playout systems and MHEG middleware, has announced that TechniSat Digital GmbH, a leading German receiver e

18/02/2008 XL Video Puts Lexus In The Fast Lane
XL Video supplied 150 square metres of Martin LC40 screen as a large format, big pixel LED solution for the opening of the new Lexus Cars showroom in Muscat, Oman. XL was working for production compa

15/02/2008 Autodesk Launch New Version Of 3ds Max Software
At its annual world press day event, Autodesk has announced two new versions of its Autodesk 3ds Max modelling, animation and rendering software. The company launched Autodesk 3ds Max 2009 software

15/02/2008 Creative Talent Romano Appointed At JWT
JWT London's Chief Executive Officer, Alison Burns, and Russell Ramsey, the Executive Creative Director, have announced the appointment of Fernanda Romano as a Creative Director. Russell Ramsay said

15/02/2008 Dyke Appointed Chair Of British Film Institute
Greg Dyke has been appointed Chair of the British Film Institute. He will take over from Anthony Minghella, the director of ‘The English Patient’ and ‘Cold Mountain’, whose influence helped launch the

15/02/2008 Hot Docs Call For Submissions
The 9th Annual Toronto Documentary Forum will take place on April 23 - 24, 2008 as part of the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival on April 17 - 27. The Toronto Documentary Forum (T