Broadcast News Archive for March, 2008
05/03/2008 RTÉ Radio In Move To Improve Northern Reception
RTÉ Radio is to change one of its Radio 1 FM frequencies in order to improve reception in the greater Belfast area and parts of the border region. The move follows criticism from some Northern listen

05/03/2008 Taj TV Installs Chyron Telestrator
Chyron Corporation has announced that major international sports broadcaster Taj TV, headquartered in Dubai, has installed a CodiStrator live telestrator for its broadcasts of The Football Channel, wh

05/03/2008 Web of Success For Spidercam
The Rigging Partnership Ltd (TRP) flew into Twickenham last month for their first Rugby job in the UK with their new UK-based Spidercam system for the Six Nations Championships for the BBC. With a h

04/03/2008 'City In Motion' Invites Entries
The City of London Festival is inviting entries for its student short film competition, City in Motion. The short film competition returns with an awards screening of some of the UK's most creative st

04/03/2008 Audio Networks Strikes A Chord In US
Audio Network, a market leading music service, has made a number of key deals with US based companies. Six new North American clients have signed up with the innovative music supplier which signific

04/03/2008 Coco-Cola 'Videogame' UK Debut
The multi award-winning Coca-Cola 'Videogame' commercial directed by Nexus Productions' Smith & Foulkes that puts a striking new slant on the violent world of computer games is making its UK TV debut

04/03/2008 EVS Equips OB Vehicle For Abu Dhabi Media Company
Abu Dhabi Media Company (ADMC), a premier provider of broadcast services in the city of Abu Dhabi, has entrusted EVS with equipping their first High Definition Outside Broadcast Van, as well as with t

04/03/2008 LG Electronics Keeps Focus On Ireland
LG Electronics (LGE), a leader in consumer electronics and mobile communications, has announced the official opening of its new Dublin office, based in Greenogue Industrial Estate. The new office, fu

04/03/2008 Lights, Camera, Action For Poole
Borough of Poole is hoping to harness the power of the internet to make the town a top destination for film-makers who are looking to produce their next movie. An online web directory - <A HREF= 'htt

04/03/2008 Middle East Office For TSL
TSL has announced that it will soon be opening the doors to a new office in Dubai. The new facility is planned to be based in Studio City. Following in the footsteps of the famous Media City, Studio C

04/03/2008 National Archives Choose Digital Vision
Digital Vision, a premier supplier of picture enhancement systems for film and television post-production, announced that the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has selected its

04/03/2008 Portman Film & Television Distribute Original Comedy
Portman Film & Television, part of the Digital Rights Group (DRG) has announced a sales agency agreement with Allan McKeown Presents for two brand new comedies. 'State of the Union' (5 x 30') Tracey

04/03/2008 RTÉ Warned To 'Stop Chasing Ratings'
Minister for Communications Eamon Ryan has warned RTÉ that it must broadcast more public service content at primetime. The Irish broadcaster could lose some of its licence fee if it continues to broa

03/03/2008 Autodesk Lustre Extension 2 Improves Performance
Extension 2 for the Autodesk Lustre 2007 software (Linux operating system) digital colour grading system is now available exclusively to Lustre Autodesk Subscription customers. With this extension, Li

03/03/2008 BBC Arabic Television Launch
BBC Arabic Television – the BBC's news and information channel in the Arabic language – is to launch on Tuesday 11 March. Initially broadcast for 12 hours a day, the television channel is part of th

03/03/2008 Cave Launches 'Loft Mastering'
Producer Mike Cave has expanded his private studio operation with the launch of Loft Mastering, a professional independent mastering facility that is already attracting projects from major artists and

03/03/2008 Derby Playhouse Faces Further Blow
This week the Derby Playhouse has been dealt a further blow to its chances of survival. On 25 February a meeting of creditors organised by the administrators, Tenon Recovery, voted to place the theat

03/03/2008 EVS Integrates With Avid
EVS Broadcast Equipment announced that their XT[2] production server is the first server on the market to fully and natively support Avid's DNxHD codec. This follows the recent news from Avid Technol

03/03/2008 Films @ 59 Purchase Second Film Master
Digital Vision has announced that leading Bristol-based post facility Films @ 59 has finalised the purchase of its second Film Master colour grading system. “A second Film Master gives us flexibility

03/03/2008 Foxx Takes On Knockout Role
Jamie Foxx will play iconic boxing champion Mike Tyson in a new movie documenting his life. Tyson, who will produce the film, said: "Jamie Fox and I will be working together. He will play me in the

03/03/2008 Hincks Given Top Role At Endemol
Tim Hincks has been promoted to chief executive of Endemol UK after a successful stint as UK chief creative officer. Hincks has overseen the group’s output which includes ITV1 ‘Golden Balls’, BBC1’s

03/03/2008 MPs Called To Back ITV Regional News
BECTU officials are to brief the union’s parliamentary group on the current threat to ITV regional news on 26 March. BECTU is campaigning, together with fellow trade unionists in the NUJ, in a bid to

03/03/2008 Sony Launches Digital F35
Sony Europe has revealed the design of its newest member of the professional CineAlta range, the F35 digital cinematography camera, which will launch globally towards the end of 2008. Adding to the