Broadcast News Archive for July, 2008
11/07/2008 Neptuny Says Easy Content Discovery Critical To IPTV Take-Up
Neptuny, a leading provider of optimization solutions for telecommunications operators and IPTV providers, has said that ease of sign-up and content discovery have become critical factors in the take-

11/07/2008 Suitcase TV Announce IBC Preview
Suitcase TV, a leading provider of monitoring and logging products for the media industry, are showcasing a unique blend of innovative, flexible and cost-effective products at IBC 2008 - Stand 2.C10.

11/07/2008 TVE Spain Invests In Autoscript For Flagship News Production
Autoscript, a leading teleprompting company, and a Vitec Group brand, has furnished Spain's national public broadcaster TVE with a significant number of prompting systems for a major upgrade to its ne

10/07/2008 2008 PLASA AGM Attracts Record Turnout
Amid the continuing growth in membership and a broadening range of initiatives, this year's PLASA AGM and lunch on June 3 saw a record turnout for the third year in succession. Over 170 members and g

10/07/2008 Arqiva To Support Launch Of 'Military History'
Arqiva has announced it is supporting the launch of 'Military History' – the latest channel from well-known broadcaster The History Channel – onto the UK Sky direct-to-home platform from 28 July. Th

10/07/2008 Autocue Led By Customer And Proven Technology At IBC 2008
Autocue, a leading provider of newsroom automation and teleprompting solutions, will unveil prompting software developments at IBC in response to growing demand from Mac and Vista users, and Asian and

10/07/2008 Brazilian Network Invests In Ross Video
TV Bandeirantes continues to invest in Ross Video purchasing two Vision 2 Multi-Definition Production Switchers. The Vision 2 switchers will be used to broadcast the 2008 Pekin Olympics in Beijing. H

10/07/2008 Iraq Drama Films In NI
Occupation, a powerful new three-part drama serial by Peter Bowker, which traces the lives of three British soldiers from the invasion of Basra in March 2003 to the present is about to begin productio

10/07/2008 New Appointment For Harris Corporation's Broadcast Communications Business
Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, has named Alain Pecot Regional Director of Southern Europe for Harris Broadcast Communications, effective from A

10/07/2008 New Mother And Baby Internet TV Concept To Launch In July
A new web-site - - representing 'real life' pregnancy and birth experiences online, with material shot to broadcast standard, is about to be 'born'. Launching in July 2008, www.mybirth

10/07/2008 Polsat Wins With Orad's MVP Package
Orad Hi-Tec Systems Limited - a leading provider of virtual sets, on-air graphics systems, and sports production and enhancement solutions for the global broadcast market - has announced that Polsat,

10/07/2008 TV One Introduces New Analog/Digital Video Format Converters
TV One-task's newest pair of professional format converters tackles analog to digital and digital to analog conversion with the greatest of ease. The 1T-FC-524 converts analog RGBHV or Component YPbP

10/07/2008 YouTube Sensation Bryony Matthewman Commissioned By BBC Three
BBC Three has commissioned Hat Trick Productions to tell the story of YouTube sensation Bryony Matthewman's attempts to pull together a user-generated zombie movie. Bryony Makes A Zombie Movie is an

09/07/2008 Analog/Digital Video Format Converters On Offer
New analog/digital video format converters are now available from TV One. The pair of professional converters tackle analog to digital and digital to analog conversion with the greatest of ease. Th

09/07/2008 Aviom Mixing Success For BiCostal
A leading recording facility, BiCoastal - located in Westchester County NY - just north of New York City, has been enjoying success recently with a top brand of personal mixer, Aviom. The studio has

09/07/2008 BECTU Slams BBC Bosses' Bonus
A top broadcast union boss has criticised BBC executives who opted to take their annual bonuses in a year when some 2,000 staff are losing their jobs. BECTU General Secretary Gerry Morrissey said: "D

09/07/2008 Entrants Sought For Scottish Gaelic Film Competition
Scottish Gaelic language film is to get a boost with news that FilmG, the Gaelic-language short film competition, is now seeking entries. The competition is now looking for "fresh and exciting faces,

09/07/2008 Irish Film Funding Changed
The Irish Film Board (IFB) has introduced new funding limits on certain sector of its work. From July, this will impact on IFB development funding and certain types of IFB production funding. Fundin

09/07/2008 MD-MAX Launched
Media Links, a leading provider of high-definition video transport solutions, have announced the international launch of MD-MAX. MD-MAX is a central hub for integrated transport and switching, able t

09/07/2008 New York's Tax Incentive 'Stealing' Hollywood Business
A senior executive who helped pioneer the provision of a special tax break programme for film production in New York has spoken of its apparent success in stealing productions away from the big west c

09/07/2008 Thomson Signs Purchase Agreement With Comcast For Digital-to-Analog Adapters
Thomson, a leading provider of video solutions, has announced that it has entered into a purchase agreement with Comcast, a leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and ser

08/07/2008 Abit To Show New Linux Based Automation System At IBC
Playout automation specialist Abit Ltd have announced that they will show the new operating system for its automation system for the first time at IBC this year at Stand 8.B20c. The updated central c

08/07/2008 Cameras Roll On 'Cherrybomb'
Principal photography has begun in Belfast on coming-of-age drama 'Cherrybomb', which stars Rupert Grint, Kimberley Nixon and Robert Sheehan and is the joint debut of co-directors Glen Leyburn and Lis

08/07/2008 Concrete Post Produces New David Jordan Pop Promo
Concrete, one of the leading high-end postproduction facilities based in London's Soho and the first to host Europe's first 3D Stereoscopic DI Suite, has just recently worked on the latest David Jorda

08/07/2008 Falklands Islands Cinema Goes Digital
In June 2008, the Falkland Islands became the world's first 100% 'digital only' territory. The island's only cinema, the Phoenix, is managed by SSVC Forces Cinemas (Services Sound and Vision Corpora