Broadcast News Archive for March, 2008
12/03/2008 Maniac Films Shortlisted For Media Innovation Awards
North Devon based Maniac Films Ltd has been shortlisted for two projects at this years Media Innovation Awards. The Awards, now in their second year, celebrate the innovative use of screen based media

12/03/2008 Megahertz Awarded BBC OB Vehicle Contract
Independent UK systems integrator Megahertz Broadcast Systems has won a tender to build two high-definition turnkey trailer vehicles for BBC Outside Broadcasts, part of BBC Resources Ltd. The contract

12/03/2008 Nexus Plant Idents For 'Seeds Of Change'
Nexus Productions have created a set of humorous idents for the organic food company ‘Seeds of Change’ highlighting their range of preservative and additive-free sauces, soups, pasta and cereal bars.

12/03/2008 Rushes Complete 'The Rushes' Promo
Rushes have completed post on the soon to be released ‘Corners’ from aptly named band ‘The Rushes’. Alongside the title track, the EP includes ‘To The Surface’, 'That You Waiting For’ and ‘Get The Fe

12/03/2008 Skillset Support Workshops At Lesbian And Gay Film Fest
For the first time, London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival's (LLGFF), with support from Skillset, is offering a programme of three talent development workshops for 20 selected LGBT filmmakers seeking to

12/03/2008 SysMedia Supply Subtitling Solution For RTV Gelderland
SysMedia has supplied and installed a comprehensive subtitling solution for Dutch broadcaster RTV Gelderland. The order, which has been overseen by the company’s regional partner, Progress Media, incl

11/03/2008 'The Pearce Sisters' Win Prix UIP Tampere
'The Pearce Sisters' - a tale of love, loneliness, guts, gore, nudity, violence, smoking and cups of tea - has been announced as the winner of Prix UIP Tampere. The international jury described the f

11/03/2008 APRS Appoints Malcom Atkin Chairman
The Association of Professional Recording Services APRS has appointed Malcolm Atkin to the post of Chairman, replacing the outgoing Chairman David Hamilton-Smith who is retiring after three years of s

11/03/2008 Avid Woman Shortlisted For Technology Award
Avid Technology, Inc. has announced that Beatriz Alonso-Martinez, one of Avid Europe's Professional Services Consultant, is one of four shortlisted candidates for the Best Use of Technology within the

11/03/2008 BBC College Of Comedy Opens For Laughs
Britain's top comedy writers are backing a new BBC College Of Comedy. The scheme (launching on Wednesday 12 March) will take six writers and train them over a year by attaching them to sitcoms and ske

11/03/2008 Camera Corps Rows With 'OxBridge' For Boat Race
Camera Corps heads north from its base at Shepperton Studios to the River Thames during the last week of March to prepare for broadcast coverage of the 2008 Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race. On behalf o

11/03/2008 LipSync Post Completes 'Good' Work
LipSync Post has completed DI, VFX, audio post and deliverables on the forthcoming feature film 'Good'.

 Set in 1930s Germany during the rise of national socialism, the film is based on

11/03/2008 Muppets Mania In Belfast To Promote 'Sesame Tree'
A new media project aimed at encouraging Northern Ireland children to explore and appreciate the world around them, and promoting respect and understanding, will debut on BBC Two Northern Ireland tele

11/03/2008 Picturehouse at FACT To Showcase Digital 3D
Picturehouse at FACT is to become the first cinema in Liverpool, the 2008 Capital of Culture, to show the latest and best in digital 3D presentations from Hollywood and the record industry. As part of

11/03/2008 Prism Sound Success In South Korea
Echo Korea Instruments, Prism Sound’s South Korean distributor, has recently supplied dScope Series III audio analyzers to a number of key consumer electronics and automotive companies. Prism Sound’

11/03/2008 Receiver Manufacturers Embrace S&T Redkey Technology
Strategy & Technology Client Systems Ltd (S&T Client Systems), specialists in interactive TV playout systems and MHEG middleware, has announced that four leading Asia-based receiver manufacturers have

10/03/2008 'Allo 'Allo' Bought By Germans
The iconic Second World War sitcom 'Allo 'Allo' has been sold to the Germans. The hit show - which was set in Nazi-occupied France and poked fun at the Gestapo - will be broadcast to German audiences

10/03/2008 Arqiva 'First Past The Post' With Paddy Power's Real-time Audio And Data
A company that provides much of the infrastructure behind television, radio and wireless communications in the UK and now has a growing presence in Ireland, mainland Europe and the USA, Arqiva, is to

10/03/2008 Confident Canine Stars For VW
A 3D canine is the star of a new TV commercial that has been created by DDB London. Directed by Noam Murro, VW Polo Dog is a 30 second spot that started airing recently in the UK with post production

10/03/2008 Granada Boss Steps Down
Leading TV company, Granada International has announced that their Managing Director, Nadine Nohr, has decided to step down. Ms Nohr, who was appointed Chair of international development charity Ever

10/03/2008 No BBC/Trade Union Agreement On Facilities
Union leaders at BECTU have assured their members that no overall agreement has yet been reached over a sale of the BBC’s TV facilities subsidiary. However, members in the Outside Broadcast business

10/03/2008 Rushes Celebrates '28 Weeks Later' Accolade
Zombie chiller “28 Weeks Later” has picked up the Best Horror Award at the star-studded Sony Ericsson Empire Awards, held at The Grosvenor House Hotel, London. Rushes’ Film & TV joined in the celebra

10/03/2008 S&T’S Redkey Technology Wins New Markets
A specialist interactive TV playout systems and MHEG middleware company, Strategy & Technology Client Systems Ltd (S&T Client Systems), has announced that four leading Asia-based receiver manufacturer

10/03/2008 SIS Announced Successful Bidder For BBC OB
The BBC has announced its selection of SIS as preferred bidder for the Outside Broadcasts division of commercial subsidiary, BBC Resources Ltd, subject to contract. SIS has been selected following a

10/03/2008 Software Adds 5.1 Channels, ‘Vintage’ Dynamics And VST Plug-in Capability Live Features For Vista 5 SR
There's been a major development of Version 4.0 software for the Studer Vista series of digital consoles to now include not only 5.1 input source management and channel panning, but also a new alterna