Broadcast News Archive for March, 2008
18/03/2008 Telewizja Polska Selects Pro-Bel's Cygnus For HD OB Truck
Telewizja Polska (TVP - Polish state television), using systems integrator BFE and Pro-Bel regional partners Studiotech Poland and Netorium, has completed the first stage of what will be a 20 camera O

14/03/2008 'Eden' Takes Place At Prestigious Tribeca Film Fest
'Eden', the latest film collaboration between director Declan Recks, producer David Collins and award winning playwright Eugene O'Brien has been selected to screen in competition at the prestigious Tr

14/03/2008 'Seomra a Sé' Airs On TG4
‘Seomra a Sé’, a new series of four live half hour dramas broadcast from Solas Studios, Co. Galway, begins airing on Thursday 13 March at 9.30pm on TG4. The series begins with ‘An Fear a Stáitse’, wri

14/03/2008 British Animation Awards Honour Creative Talent
The British animation industry’s most talented and creative figures have been honoured as they scooped gongs at the 2008 British Animation Awards (BAA). The ceremony, hosted by Joe Pasquale, was hel

14/03/2008 Electric Sky Ranks High In Industry Survey
Brighton indie, Electric Sky Productions has made it into UK business and production magazine, Broadcast’s annual industry survey of top 100 indies. The company has been ranked 13th in the regional

14/03/2008 Flying TV's Soaring Success With 'Bird's Eye Britain'
‘Bird’s Eye Britain’, a series within BBC 1’s ‘One Show’ used Flying TV to capture a panoramic look at Britain. The series produced by ICON Films is presented by Neil Oliver and will air on Monday 18

14/03/2008 KidsCo To Broadcast In Asia
KidsCo, the joint venture channel owned by media companies NBC Universal, DIC Entertainment (DIC) and Corus Entertainment Inc.'s Nelvana Enterprises, goes on air in the Philippines, South Korea, Singa

14/03/2008 OB NV Orders Leader Instruments
Outside Broadcast NV has ordered six Leader LV7700 multi-standard SDI rasterising test instruments for installation in its new OB 14 HD vehicle. OB 14 is the fleet's largest addition to date, a 2.5 m

14/03/2008 Oxygen DCT Distribution Products Available
Oxygen DCT has announced the immediate availability of its new 3Gb/s router and distribution products. The first router, a 16 x 16 ships in mid March to BAFTA ( British Academy of Film and Television

14/03/2008 Ross Video And Sencore Secure Partnership
Ross Video and Sencore have officially announced their partnership to expand the openGear terminal equipment platform. The openGear terminal equipment platform is based on an open-architecture, 2RU

14/03/2008 Sony Speeds Away With 2waytraffic 'Millionaire' Gameshow
Sony has acquired 2waytraffic, the Dutch company that owns the rights to popular TV gameshow 'Who wants to be a Millionaire?' in a deal worth £137.5 million. The Dutch indie which specialises in offe

13/03/2008 'Last Man Standing' Returns To BBC Three
‘Last Man Standing’, a test of strength, stamina and skill is back on BBC Three. In the series athletes from Britain and the US embark on a 10-part global journey that will take them Suri stick fight

13/03/2008 Agora Starts Shooting Stars
Principal photography will begin on 17 March, on Academy Award-winner Alejandro Amenábar’s high-budget historical epic, Agora set in Roman Egypt, 4th century AD. Oscar-winning British actress Rachel

13/03/2008 Audio-Technica Distribute AD-Systems Speakers
Audio-Technica has taken on the exclusive distribution of speaker systems manufactured by AD-Systems in Germany. "We have been looking to expand our product range over the last 18 months, to offer ou

13/03/2008 Final Harry Potter Movie 'Split In Two'
The final Harry Potter novel is to be made into two separate films, according to reports. A report in the 'Los Angeles Times' said that 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' - the seventh and final

13/03/2008 Forgotten 'Anne Frank' Story Commissioned By BBC One
Darlow Smithson Productions, an IMG Media Company, has been commissioned by BBC One to produce 'Rutka’s Diary', a 1x40minute documentary telling the extraordinary tale of a 14 year old Polish girl, Ru

13/03/2008 Frontniche To Supply Quads For Telegenic HD OB Truck
Telegenic have again chosen Frontniche to supply Vutrix 23” HD Integrated quads for their latest Triple expanding HD OB. This is the second HD OB that Telegenic have chosen the Vutrix monitors (T8 bei

13/03/2008 Irish 'Be Kind Rewind' Film Comp Winner Announced
The winner of the Irish Be Kind Rewind 'sweded' film competition has been announced as Conor Steenson with his version of the award winning Irish film 'Once'. His short film can be viewed on YouTub

13/03/2008 ITN Source Appoints Meadows Sales Director
ITN Source has appointed Neil Meadows as Sales Director to drive its business in broadcast, education and entertainment markets. Meadows joins from Chellomedia, the content and technology division of

13/03/2008 Lights Out Film Fest Calls For Contributors
The Lights out Film festival is to set up a panel of filmmakers, cast and crew who would be interested in working with young people. the festival will take place from July 12 – 18 at the Irish Film In

13/03/2008 TV One Adds Matrix Routing Switcher To Product Line
TV One has added the 1T-MX-3344 Matrix Routing Switcher to its expanding TV One-task product line. The 1T-MX-3344 is an extremely wide bandwidth, high performance unit that provides four inputs and

12/03/2008 'Bionic Woman' Gets Off To Strong Start On ITV2
ITV2 enjoyed an audience of over two million last night for the launch of US action series ‘Bionic Woman’ starring former Eastender Michelle Ryan. However, despite these record viewing figures for th

12/03/2008 'Criminal Justice' Served At MIP-TV
Portman Film & Television, part of the Digital Rights Group (DRG) will unveil the brand new BBC drama series Criminal Justice to international broadcasters at MIP-TV in April. A high end, 5 x 1 hour

12/03/2008 Beatwax On Tour To Promote 'Meet The Spartans'
To celebrate the theatrical release of the the comedy ‘Meet The Spartans’ on Friday 21 March, Beatwax - the ideas agency that’s part of The Picture Production Company Group (PPC) - have created a nati

12/03/2008 Fremantle Media 'Save A Life' With Action Concept Drama
Action is the name of the game as FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) gets a firm grip on adrenalin charged new drama serial '112 – Saving a Life'. 112 has been created by German production company Act