Broadcast News Archive for May, 2008
30/05/2008 Birmingham Acting School Showreel Gets Professional Finish
Birmingham School of Acting (BSA) has again benefited from professional help to produce the 2008 Graduate Showreel. Eight Eyed Sea Bass (EESB) has again worked alongside the prestigious school, and a

30/05/2008 Commercial Brand Manager Appointment Announced
Gustavo Antonioni will join the recently merged Granada Ventures and Granada International in the newly created role of Commercial Brand Director. The move was announced recently by Peter Iacono, Pre

30/05/2008 Cooper Joins Foundry
A visual effects software developer, The Foundry, has appointed Lucy Cooper as its new Marketing Manager. Ms Cooper, who will be predominantly based at The Foundry's headquarters in Soho, London, wi

30/05/2008 FX Rentals Buys Drumhire
FX Rentals has acquired the total assets of Drumhire, the specialist high-end drum rental company. Well established in the audio industry, Drumhire is noted for supplying a prestige drum rental serv

30/05/2008 H24 TV Makes The News With Panasonic
A Rome-based content and facilities provider H24 TV Agency has adopted Panasonic's P2 solid-state tapeless format for newsgathering operations from its 15 bureaux throughout Italy. H24 will deploy P

30/05/2008 Open Mike's TV Ding Dong For Alan Carr Announced
A comedy indie company, Open Mike Productions, has been commissioned by Channel 4 to produce a second series of Alan Carr's Celebrity Ding Dong (6x45') - a loud, tongue-in-cheek show that pits members

30/05/2008 Season Of Irish Screen Launched On RTÉ
RTÉ has announced the launch of an Irish film season. Entitled Ireland On Screen, it aims to celebrate Irish film culture and home grown talent. The season consisting of 13 Irish films - eight of wh

30/05/2008 SNS Celebrates Ellipse Success
Studio Network Solutions (SNS), a provider of post production SAN systems for the media and entertainment storage market, has announced that its Ellipse Enterprise HBA has been certified for use with

30/05/2008 US Media Communications Students Return To Olympics
A US college is sending media students to the Olympics in China. As it has for every Olympics since 1984, Asbury College, in Wilmore, Kentucky, will send a professionally trained contingent of studen

29/05/2008 'Fry-Up' For BBC Four
DCD Media-owned West Park Pictures and Prospect Cymru Wales is to produce a series of authored essays from Stephen Fry for BBC Four called More Fry in America. After travelling over 20,000 miles acro

29/05/2008 Aaj Tak Goes Sky High
India's largest privately-owned news channel, Aaj Tak, has signed Advanced Broadcast Services (ABS) to provide television playout services via the Sky satellite multiplex. This latest contract makes

29/05/2008 Abit Launches Control System
Playout automation specialist, Abit, has announced it has introduced a new facility to control the electronic delivery of content and material as an enhancement to its automation system installed at m

29/05/2008 Channels Lead TV Phone-ins Crackdown
TV phone-ins should be 'safer' for viewers to use from now on. Channel 4 and Channel Five have announced their collaboration on a programme-makers' 'handbook' they said is designed to stamp out the T

29/05/2008 Fleetwood Film's Open House Announced
A leading film facility, Fleetwood Films Studios, is opening its doors to the industry during June to mark the launch of their new studio which has infinity cove and green screen capabilities. As an

29/05/2008 Marks Joins QuStream
QuStream Corporation has announced the appointment of Joel Marks as the company's new Northeast Area Sales Manager, reporting to Robert Hivner, Vice President, US Sales – Eastern Region. Operating o

29/05/2008 O'Connor Joins FremantleMedia
FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) has appointed Daryl O'Connor as Senior Vice President of its recently launched Home Entertainment label in Australia. Daryl's key remit will be to maximize the grow

29/05/2008 PlayBox Expanding At InfoComm
The Digital signage company, PlayBox Technology is expanding with new modules and features launched at InfoComm 2008. PlayBox DS, well known for its simplicity and high flexibility of content creati

29/05/2008 Velocix Boosts Spain TV
Velocix, provider of one of the world's leading digital asset delivery networks, has announced that Telecinco, Spain's top TV station, is utilizing the company's digital delivery services for their re

28/05/2008 Canal 7 Chooses Miranda
Miranda Technologies - which develops, manufactures and markets high-performance hardware and software for the television broadcast industry - has announced that Argentina's Canal 7 has installed a K

28/05/2008 Luxury Motor Homes Supplier Targets Broadcasters
A luxury vehicle supplier - MotorhomesUK - has targeted the world of broadcasting in a big way. They are providing a completely individual service to the broadcasting industry by providing luxury mot

28/05/2008 Mark Altekruse Joins Abaltat As Director Of Sales And Marketing
Abaltat, a creator of computer applications for the audiovisual industry, has announced the appointment of Mark Altekruse to the position of Director of Sales and Marketing for Abaltat worldwide. In

28/05/2008 Neeson Working On NI Troubles Drama For BBC
International movie star, Liam Neeson, (pictured) is back on home turf as he begins filming of a major new drama about the NI Troubles. The Ballymena-born star is back in the Province working on the

28/05/2008 Nordisk Targets DISCOP Expo With Programmes
A Scandinavian distributor - which is active in developing, producing and distributing 'moving images' throughout the Nordic region, Nordisk Film TV World has announced that it will attend the forthco

28/05/2008 Romania's ProTV Invests In Autoscript
Autoscript, one of the top teleprompting companies has concluded a significant sale of its systems to Pro TV, Romania's leading commercial broadcaster. The contract, completed by UK-based Eastern Eur

28/05/2008 Switchers Switched On At 3sixtymedia
The ITV Productions/BBC Resources joint venture based in Manchester, 3sixtymedia, has installed four Snell & Wilcox Kahuna SD/HD multiformat production switchers at their Manchester Studios, standardi