Broadcast News Archive for March, 2008
31/03/2008 Conservatives Announce Plans To Split Licence Fee Cash
The Conservatives have laid out new proposals for the licence fee proceeds to be "top-sliced". The proposals would mean that a proportion of the licence fee could be given to other broadcasters, inst

31/03/2008 Cranford Returns To BBC One For Two-Part Xmas Special
Dame Judi Dench, Imelda Staunton, Francesca Annis, Julia McKenzie and Jim Carter are to return in the award-winning BBC One drama 'Cranford' in a two-part special for Christmas 2009. Fresh from four

31/03/2008 EVS Expands Operations Into Canada
EVS Broadcast Equipment has announced the opening of a new office in Montréal to deal with increasing demand for EVS services in Canada. Fred Garroy, General Manager of EVS Americas, said: "Canadian

31/03/2008 Iain Ambler Joins Projectiondesign
Iain Ambler has been appointed as Regional Sales Manager for the UK and Ireland at projectiondesign. In his new role, Iain Ambler is directly responsible for maintaining and strengthening sales and m

31/03/2008 Jampro Adds UHF Broadband Slot Antenna To Prostar
Jampro Antennas, a leading maker of antennas, combiners, filters and RF components used in radio and television broadcasting, will further expand its renowned Prostar Series with the new JA/MS-BB Broa

31/03/2008 Ross Video Releases SoftMetal v2.0 At NAB 2008
Ross Video have announced that they will release version 2.0 of their SoftMetal Video Servers at NAB 2008 (Stand SU6010). New features in v2.0 will include Media Manager Application for easy viewing

31/03/2008 Scott Berkey Appointed CEO Of SIMULIA
Dassault Systemes, a leading provider of 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, has announced the appointment of Scott Berkey as CEO of SIMULIA, Dassault Systemes' brand for realistic si

31/03/2008 Spacey Attacks BBC Talent Shows
Actor Kevin Spacey has criticised the BBC over talent shows such as 'Any Dream Will Do' and 'I'd Do Anything', claiming that the shows are "unfair". Speaking in an interview with the BBC, the double

31/03/2008 Velocix Selected By MediaCorp For Live Broadcast Streaming
Velocix, provider of the leading Digital Asset Delivery Network, has announced that it is working with MediaCorp, the National Broadcaster of Singapore, to provide viewers with live, on-line bi-weekly

31/03/2008 Zeal Entertainment Sets Green Challenge For MIP-TV
Format and events programming distributor Zeal Entertainment, part of the Digital Rights Group (DRG), have announced that they will offer the brand new environmentally friendly format 'The Power Play'

28/03/2008 Chyron Scores With Catch 47
Chryon has announced that Catch 47, a regional 24/7 sports broadcaster owned by Bright House Cable Network, has installed a Channel Box HD/SD-switchable channel branding and automated promo system. T

28/03/2008 Digital Rapids' Solutions To Aid NBC's Online Olympics Coverage
Digital Rapids has been selected to provide media encoding, transcoding and streaming systems to NBC for the network's internet coverage of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Digital Rapids' DRC-Stre

28/03/2008 Irish Short Selected For Tribeca Film Festival
The award-winning Irish short film 'New Boy' has been selected for screening at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival, which will take place between April 23 and May 4. Directed by Steph Green and produ

28/03/2008 NTT Electronics Unveils AVC IP Encoder
NTT Electronics will exhibit its HVT9100 professional transcoder at the NAB Show (Stand SU10220) that enables real-time conversion of MPEG-2 video to VC/H.264 with low latency and maintains outstandin

28/03/2008 Retirement Living TV Announces Distribution Deal With Verizon FiOS
Retirement Living TV (RLTV), the first network dedicated to the over-55s, has announced that Verizon FiOS will fully distribute RLTV programming 24 hours a day, seven days a week beginning this week o

28/03/2008 RTBF Chooses Dalet Enterprise Edition
Dalet Digital Media Systems have announced that Radio Télévision Belge Francophone (RTBF) has chosen Dalet Enterprise Edition as its Digital Asset Management platform so as to optimize the digitizatio

28/03/2008 Second Series For 'Ashes To Ashes'
The Eighties revival looks set to continue as BBC One has confirmed that retro detective series 'Ashes to Ashes' is to return for a second series. The BBC said that the hit drama, made by Kudos Film

28/03/2008 Tieline To Demonstrate QoS Performance Engine Technology at NAB
Leading audio codec manufacturer Tieline Technology will demonstrate its new QoS (Quality of Service) Performance Engine Technology over IP for its G3 range of audio codecs - which provides greater co

28/03/2008 TV One Launch New Distribution Amplifiers
TV One have announced the launch of the latest additions to their task line of professional distribution amplifiers - the 1T-DA-472 and 1T-DA-474. The amplifiers distribute two and four RGB/YPbPr sig

28/03/2008 Xytech Systems Announces Support For Apple Computers
Xytech Systems Corporation, a leading provider of business software for automating and streamlining media operations, including workflow, resource scheduling, library management and digital workflow,

27/03/2008 'Private Practise' Gets Spin Doctor Treatment
Virgin Media’s Living Channel has acquired the exclusive UK rights to US medical drama spin-off 'Private Practise'. The show follows former star of Grey’s Anatomy Addison Forbes, played by Kate Walsh

27/03/2008 BBC Keeps It In The 'Family'
‘My Family’ which takes a comedic look at everyday family life will stay on air until at least 2009 as the BBC has ordered another two series. The series, which stars Robert Lindsay and Zoë Wanamaker

27/03/2008 Edinburgh Film Fest Gets Cash Injection
The UK Film Council has announced £1.88 million Lottery funding for the Edinburgh International Film Festival over the next three years. It's the single biggest investment by the UK Film Council in a

27/03/2008 Lambert Sets Up Studio In Soho
Stephen Lambert has set up a new independent TV production company. A former RDF Media chief creative officer Lambert, who hit the headlines over the controversial ‘A Year With The Queen’, will launc

27/03/2008 New Category Announced For The Conch Awards
UK Screen Association has announced a new commercial category for The Conch Awards 2008. Commercial Facility of the Year is a new award introduced for 2008, which will compliment the Commercial of the