Broadcast News Archive for July, 2008
23/07/2008 'The Singing Bee' Spreads Its Wings With Zeal Entertainment
International hit format 'The Singing Bee' continues to be a success, with new production deals and second seasons commissioned worldwide, it has been announced by Andrea Jackson, Managing Director at

23/07/2008 Enhancement To IPV Curator Tapeless Workflow System To Showcase At IBC2008
IPV, a leading independent supplier of low bit-rate, frame-accurate video technology to the broadcast and professional video sectors, will for the first time showcase the latest version of its Curator

23/07/2008 Finish Post Work On 'House Of Saddam'
Finish Post have recently worked on the House of Saddam for Red Bee Media, creating a 40 second promo for BBC1's new four-part mini series. 'House of Saddam focuses on the lives of Saddam's closest f

23/07/2008 FremantleMedia Enterprises Appoints VP Sales Entertainment EMEA
FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) has announced the appointment of Richard Tulk-Hart to the London-based role of Vice President Sales, Home Entertainment, EMEA, reporting to Pete Kalhan, Senior Vice Pr

23/07/2008 Gannett Broadcasting Adopts Chyron's Axis Graphics Platform For All TV Stations
Chyron and Gannett Broadcasting has announced that Gannett Broadcasting has made a multi-year commitment to Chyron's AXIS web-based content creation services across all Gannett owned TV stations. Th

23/07/2008 Panther Exhibiting New Tripod Operation For TRIXY Remote Head At IBC
After introducing the TRIXY Remote Head last year, film equipment developers Panther have launched a new tripod operation for the remote system that provides a comfortable control independently of the

23/07/2008 PID Test Drives DL3
Projected Image Digital (PID) will stage two showcase events to highlight the new High End DL-3 Digital Light Engine ahead of PLASA 2008. This follows on from the successful PID/High End 'Digital Lig

23/07/2008 Prompter People Europe Announces IBC Launches
Prompter People Europe are to announce two new product ranges and the opening of a new office at IBC 2008. The products are the new ProLine Teleprompter Series and a new range of LED Lighting. The

23/07/2008 Rushes Create Mythical Centaur For Banif Rebrand
Post production company Rushes has created a dramatic commercial for the re-brand of Portuguese bank Banif. Rushes' Richie White, Lead Flame Artist on the project, commented: "The guys from Minisitér

23/07/2008 TSL Middle East Gets New Boss
An independent broadcast systems integration company, TSL, that's helping to develop the technical and operational foundations for leading broadcasters worldwide, has announced a new appointment. Col

22/07/2008 Electric Mastering Records Young Knives Single On Vinyl
Internationally renowned mastering engineer Guy Davie, who recently joined Electronic Mastering in west London after 18 years with The Exchange, has completed an unusual project for Warner Bros signin

22/07/2008 Film London's 'Microwave' Scheme Calls For Applications
Film London's micro-budget film-making scheme, Microwave, has opened for the next round of applications. Microwave challenges filmmakers to shoot a full-length feature film for a budget not exceeding

22/07/2008 Hawk-Woods To Launch Camera Adaptor For Sony PMW EX1 At IBC
Hawk-Woods have announced that they are to launch a camera adaptor for the Sony PMW EX1 camera at IBC2008. The DV-EXA is a multifunctional camera battery adaptor, which is specifically designed for t

22/07/2008 Hireworks Supplies Editing Technology For 'Mamma Mia!' And 'Harley Street'
Hireworks, the Pinewood-based film and TV dry hire editing company launched in 2007, has announced that it has provided key postproduction technology for new movie 'Mamma Mia!', which was released ear

22/07/2008 NI Sesame Street Goes National
A Northern Ireland produced version of the world-class kids' programme Sesame Street has gone on national UK-wide television. Sesame Tree, the NI produced programme was broadcast on BBC Two - beginn

22/07/2008 On2 Technologies Partners With CCTV For Olympics Coverage
On2 Technologies Inc, a leading provider of video compression technologies, has announced that China's nationwide broadcasting network, CCTV, will use On2 Flix(R) Engine to encode and publish video co

22/07/2008 OTF Signs First Look Output Deal With Canadian Broadcaster
Independent production and distribution company Off the Fence has secured a five-year first look output deal with Canada's all-HD broadcaster High Fidelity HDTV. High Fidelity owns and operates four

22/07/2008 Panther To Unveil New Twister Dolly At IBC2008
Film equipment developers Panther presented the first prototype of the new doorway dolly Twister in 2007 and, at this year's IBC, they will show the Twister dolly in series-production status. Importa

22/07/2008 Rushes Celebrate Emmy Nomination For Human Body
Post production company Rushes have been nominated in the 'Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series' category of the Emmys for their work on 'Human Body: Pushing the Limits'. Rushes' CG Superv

22/07/2008 Setanta Sports Choose O21 Television For SPL Coverage
Setanta Sports has announced that it has agreed terms with outside broadcast facilities provider, O21 Television, for coverage of the Scottish Premier League. The contract, which commences on August

21/07/2008 'Corrie' Heads To Finland
ITV's long-running drama serial 'Coronation Street' is heading to Finland, following the renewal of a multi-year, combined genre output deal with YLE, Finland's public broadcaster, by leading content

21/07/2008 Alphabet Kidz Wins New Voice Commission for 'Peppa Pig'
A well known agency, Alphabet Kidz, has won the commission for the new voice of 'Peppa Pig' for one of its talented child artists. Harley Bird will provide the voice of 'Peppa Pig' in the third serie

21/07/2008 Flynn And Flynn Create Supermodel Idents
Flynn and their postproduction facility Flynn Post were the creative production company of choice for agency Noodle for the forthcoming 'Make Me A Supermodel' sponsorship idents. The idents created

21/07/2008 Ianiro UK Launches New Fluorescent Lights
Lighting and grip company Ianiro UK has introduced a new range of fluorescent lights that are lightweight and robust, making them ideal for both the moving image and photographic studio markets. The

21/07/2008 MainConcept Releases New Video Converter For Mac/Intel
A leading provider of video and audio codecs as well as software development kits to the broadcast, film and consumer electronic markets, MainConcept GmbH - a wholly-owned subsidiary of DivX Inc - has