Broadcast News Archive for March, 2008
07/03/2008 'Once' Stars Sign Music Deal
Stars from multi award winning 'Once', Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, have signed a worldwide music publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Music, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group. The

07/03/2008 'The Big Pitch' Wins Viral Filmmaking Competition
Anthony James of Panik Attak Productions has won the Members Prize in the Movie Mogul Fund viral filmmaking competition for his entry, ‘The Big Pitch’. The film won by just 3 members votes in a very

07/03/2008 BBC Scotland Brings History To Life
Scotland's history will be brought to life in a new multi-platform project by BBC Scotland. Spearheading the project is a new landmark 10-part television series, 'A History Of Scotland', which will s

07/03/2008 Concrete And Axis Launch 3D Capable Post Suite
Concrete and Axis, stereoscopic 3D specialists have announced that Europe's first stereoscopic 3D capable post production suite has officially launched this week at Concrete in Soho's Dean Street and

07/03/2008 JCAtv Supports Sports Relief With Digital Media Distribution
Following the tapeless management of a number of high profile broadcast channel launches, JCAtv continues to support content access and distribution through its Digital postal jCAVE, this time for Spo

07/03/2008 No Agreement Reached On BBC Resources Sale
BECTU has assured members that no agreement has been reached over a sale of the BBC's TV facilities subsidiary. Members in the Outside Broadcast business unit, based in Langley Bucks, learned today t

07/03/2008 Nordisk Film Appointed Distributor For SVT
A leading Scandinavian distributor, Nordisk Film TV World has been appointed the official distributor of all Swedish public broadcaster SVT's formats. The agreement will more than double the size of

07/03/2008 TV One-Task DVI Routing Switcher Available
The TV One-task 1T-SX-524 DVI Switcher is a compact, high performance product designed to meet the most demanding requirements for the switching of DVI signals with HDCP copy protection. The 1T-SX-524

07/03/2008 Unkle Rock With Sony XDCam Ex
Brixton Academy, the award winning live music venue in East London played host to British Trip Hop group Unkle on 1 March. Production company Eleven Twenty Two used 5 Sony XDCam Ex camcorders to film

06/03/2008 Arts Centre Staff Appeal For Support
Staff at the Midlands Arts Centre (mac) in Birmingham are appealing for support for their petition to retain their jobs. Staff at the venue face redundancy next month when the centre closes for a £13

06/03/2008 Derry Young Filmmakers Win Best Horror At Mini Oscars
Young filmmakers from Derry won a mini Oscar at the First Light Movies Awards in a ceremony at Leicester Square on 4 March. Hysteria, produced by The Nerve Centre in Derry won the Best Horror Categor

06/03/2008 Film School Staff Secure 4.8% Rise
Staff at the London International Film School have been awarded an annual pay increase of 4.8% following union negotiations. Branch Secretary Chrissy Bright said: "This 4.8% pay award demonstrates th

06/03/2008 FremantleMedia Plays It Cool
FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) has announced that its Home Entertainment division has entered into a deal with digital entertainment download store Coolroom. The agreement means that titles from FME

06/03/2008 IDX Adds USB Connectivity To MC-8i Charger
The MC-8i 8-channel intelligent charger is already an established solution for broadcasters and rental companies who want both fast charging and to save space in vans and trucks. The new USB ports now

06/03/2008 Kelly Wins Jerwood Moving Image Award
The Jerwood Charitable Foundation has recently announced the winners of the inaugural Jerwood Moving Image Awards. Johnny Kelly, represented by Nexus Productions, was one of three winners for his film

06/03/2008 Large Comeback To ITV
Mike Large will make a comeback to ITV as head of media relations after less than a year at PR company Hill & Knowlton. The former ITV head of programme publicity will rejoin the broadcaster as part

06/03/2008 Notions Of Beauty Challenged In BBC Three Doc
BBC Three has commissioned Britain's first television modelling competition for disabled women. Britain's Missing Top Model (working title) is a ground-breaking new BBC Three series in which eight wo

06/03/2008 Screen South Films On Showcase In Texas
South East Talent will be out in force at the forthcoming South By South West Festival taking place from 7-15 March. Based in Austin, Texas, South by South West is one of the world's leading Music and

06/03/2008 TV Everywhere Provide Internet TV Consultancy
A consultancy aimed at advising companies involved in video marketing, internet TV and IPTV service has been established. The company has been set up by Web Channels and Narrowstep founder, Iolo Jone

05/03/2008 'Run' Too Much For Epilepsy Sufferers
Gnarls Barkley's new promo has been banned from US TV after failing the Harding test – a guideline established to prevent TV images from triggering epileptic seizures. The video which features Justin

05/03/2008 Earthly Role For Projectiondesign In Feature Film
A cineo30 1080 DLP eCinema projector from Norway's projectiondesign has been used on the quality control in the post production process for the ground-breaking feature film 'Earth', which will be laun

05/03/2008 Envivio Shortlisted For IPTV World Series Awards
A leading technology provider of IP video convergence encoding solutions from mobile to HD, Envivio Inc., has announced that it has been shortlisted for two prestigious IPTV World Series Best Technolo

05/03/2008 Global's Golden Bid For GCap
Global Radio has raised the bar on its planned takeover of the UK's largest broadcaster GCap by offering £371 million. The offer has been endorsed by Standard Life, which holds 7.5 per cent of GCap a

05/03/2008 ITV Report Loss In Profits
ITV has reported a 17% decrease in profits from last year due to a combination of digital investment and the premium-rate phone-in scandal. The broadcaster posted revenues of £2.08 billion in 2007, d

05/03/2008 Ross Video And Sierra Video Announce Partnership
Ross Video and Sierra Video have officially announced their partnership to expand the openGear terminal equipment platform. Sierra Video is a leading provider of high-quality video and audio equipment