Broadcast News Archive for May, 2008
13/05/2008 Speedyfunk TV Equips Trucks For HD With Advent's DVE5000
Speedyfunk TV, a live broadcast production company based in Munich and Vienna, has purchased two HD-ready DVE 5000 satellite transmission systems from UK manufacturer Advent Communications. These are

13/05/2008 The Foundry's Ocula Plug-Ins Remove Headaches From 3D-Stereo
Leading visual effects software developer The Foundry has announced the development of Ocula, a unique collection of plug-ins providing a powerful armoury of tools that solve common problems with 3D s

12/05/2008 BBC Films Announce Agreement With Pact On Deal Term Changes For Producers
The BBC has announced some key changes to the deal terms offered to UK film producers, a move that has been warmly welcomed by UK trade association Pact. The changes are intended to support one of th

12/05/2008 FlyingTV Marks Fourth Anniversary
FlyingTV has marked its fourth anniversary of its first aerial filming task. The first task followed a call from BBC News to provide aerial shots of a failed bullion robbery scene at Heathrow Airport

12/05/2008 Foyle Film Festival 2008 Launches
Derry's Foyle Film Festival is set to take place between November 21 and 29. Now in its 21st year, the Foyle Film Festival is the flagship project of the multi-media Nerve Centre. From its earliest

12/05/2008 Gee Broadcast Add Support for Sony XDCAM
Following the introduction of the XDCAM Ex format by Sony, Gee Broadcast, suppliers of video servers and systems storage solutions, have implemented support for the new format to their Geevs Server an

12/05/2008 Gefen Offers 'Easy Way' Of Extending Hi-Def Displays
When high definition video displays, touch screens and computer monitors need to be extended away from their source or mounted in a remote location, the HDMI RS-232 CAT-5 Extender from Gefen - a suppl

12/05/2008 IDX Launch HD Wireless Camera System
IDX, a designer and manufacturer of batteries, chargers, power supplies and accessories for the broadcast and professional video industry, has launched the new CAM-Wave HD, designed to wirelessly tran

12/05/2008 Ortus Media Appoint Jago Michell
Ortus Media, a trading name of IDX Technology Europe and distributor of broadcast and video equipment, has appointed Jago Michell to the position of UK Sales Representative. His primary focus will be

12/05/2008 Romanian Radio Covers Nato Summit With Studer On-Air Desks
The Romanian Radio Broadcasting Corporation has, over the last ten years, been one of the biggest customers for Studer's series of OnAir digital audio mixing consoles. Recently they have purchased two

12/05/2008 SIS Outside Broadcasts Invests In Link Wireless Camera Systems
SIS Outside Broadcasts Ltd, formerly BBC Outside Broadcasts, is placing a significant order for L1500 wireless camera systems from Link Research. The systems are to be used in many different producti

12/05/2008 Sony Wins Two TIPA Awards For Digital Imagery Products
Sony digital imaging innovation has been recognised by the judges of this year's TIPA (Technical Image Press Association) Awards. The editorial panel of Europe's most prestigious photo industry award

09/05/2008 BECTU Challenges BBC Over Freelance Invoicing
The broadcast union BECTU is challenging an attempt by the BBC to change the way freelance workers present their invoices. A number of BECTU freelance members with well-established personal rates hav

09/05/2008 Borix FX Offers Free Upgrade
A leading developer of integrated effects technology for video and film, Boris FX, has announced that Final Effects Complete 5.0.1 for FxPlug (FEC 5 FxPlug) and Final Effects Complete 5.0.1 for AE (FE

09/05/2008 Famatech Tackles Video Transfer Delays
A new version of a software package now sees increased speed due to intellectual networking algorithms and the transfer of video without any delays. Famatech, a market leader in remote control softw

09/05/2008 Merlin Finds A Home On NBC
FremantleMedia Enterprises has announced a landmark deal with leading US broadcaster NBC, which has acquired the prestigious new family drama series 'Merlin' for its winter primetime line-up. 'Merli

09/05/2008 Neeson To Partner Nesbitt In New NI Drama?
Small-screen star, James Nesbitt is to return to his home turf in Northern Ireland to begin filming a new drama - and he looks set to be joined by international movie star and fellow countryman, Liam

09/05/2008 NI Screen Seeks 'Dynamic Leader'
A "dynamic leader" is being sought for the position of Chair to the Northern Ireland Screen Commission. NI Executive Culture Minister Edwin Poots has announced that he is seeking a top candidate for

09/05/2008 NYU Video Digitized
A company that develops and manufactures the world's only systems designed to cost effectively digitize medium to large size videotape archives, Samma Systems has just played a significant dual role i

09/05/2008 Ofcom Hits ITV With Record Fine
Ofcom have fined ITV £5.67 million for breaching codes of conduct in relation to viewer phone-ins. The record fine follows an investigation by the regulator into the broadcaster's most popular shows.

09/05/2008 Rainbow Of Films At Festival
London's Rainbow Film Society is about to present its 9th film festival. Taking place at Rich Mix Cultural Foundation, Genesis Cinema, the Brady Arts Centre and Museum in the Docklands, the Rainbow F

08/05/2008 Comm-Tec To Distribute Doremi Technologies
Doremi Technologies has signed a major new European partnership with Germany-based COMM-TEC. This means that COMM-TEC will distribute Doremi products over a large part of Europe. The COMM-TEC/Doremi

08/05/2008 CURE Selects 3ple-Media's Mercury
Philippines-based 3G mobile operator, CURE, has selected the award-winning Mercury multimedia platform, from 3ple-Media. CURE (Connectivity Unlimited Resource Enterprise Inc) is scheduled to launch

08/05/2008 Dalai Lama Documentary To Be Screened For UK Parliament
'The Unwinking Gaze', the film chronicling the inside story of the Dalai Lama's struggle for Tibet has been screened at the Houses of Parliament, prior to its UK theatrical and international TV releas

08/05/2008 EditShare Awards Altered Images UK VAR Of The Year
Altered Images has been recognised as the UK's Value Added Reseller (VAR) for 2007 by EditShare, the leading provider of Shared Storage workflow solutions. Altered Images, which celebrates its tenth