Broadcast News Archive for January, 2009
23/01/2009 High Flyers Win Award
A high-flying aerial camera company, FlyingTV, has been recognsied for its part in the team that won Best Sports Programme at January's Broadcast Awards in London. The 2008 Grand National at Aintree

23/01/2009 Lightworks Software Expands
Lightworks is releasing Software Version 1.3 for Alacrity and Softworks featuring Native Editing for many formats. True Native Editing expands the On Line capability of Lightworks' great editing tools

23/01/2009 MHz Launches Joint Partnership Agreement With Feltech
Megahertz (MHz), an international independent systems integrator, has launched a joint partnership agreement with Feltech, one of the leading UK-based digital broadcast and Audio Video Information Tec

23/01/2009 Regional News Output Will Be Slashed, Says Ofcom
As anticipated, a huge drop in the required level of regional news broadcasting is being proposed by the final Public Service Broadcasting review document, just produced by the regulator. Ofcom gave

23/01/2009 Sony Signs Up D&P
Sony has appointed a leading supplier of professional broadcast and production equipment, D&P Multimedia, as a specialist dealer in Ireland targeting the corporate, videographer and affordable HD prod

23/01/2009 The MPG Honours Brian Eno With Its Joe Meek Award For Innovation In Production
The Music Producers Guild (UK) has announced that Brian Eno will be the first recipient of its Joe Meek Award for Innovation in Production. The Award will be one of 14 presented at the Music Producer

22/01/2009 C4 Promises Programming From Outside London
A top broadcaster is to 'buck the trend' and make provision for returning series from Scotland, Wales and the English regions. The broadcaster has promised to hold "a number" of slots for the UK nati

22/01/2009 First Live HD Production For Fountain Studios
Sky 1's 'Noel's HQ', produced by Twofour Broadcast, is set to become the first live HD production to take advantage of Fountain Studios' recent £1.5m HD refit. Filming of the five part series, which

22/01/2009 HD H.264 MAKO-HD From HaiVision Is Now Available In Germany
HaiVision Systems, a leading vendor of high-performance H.264 HD and SD video codecs, has announced a new partnership with DVC Digitalvideo Computing through which DVC will represent the full line of

22/01/2009 Nexus Sign Directing Duo FX & Mat
Nexus Productions has announced that they have signed the brilliant young French directing duo, FX & Mat. FX & Mat are attracting international acclaim with their amazing and diverse animations. From

22/01/2009 Prime Focus Posts CC2C
One of India's leading integrated end-to-end post production and visual effects services company, Prime Focus, has delivered the post production and visual effects for the highly anticipated movie, Ch

22/01/2009 Quasar Goes Green With LED
Portaprompt, manufacturers of prompting equipment since 1976, are showcasing again this year at the Broadcast Video Expo. Launching this year at BVE is the new range of Quasar high bright low weight

22/01/2009 Viewers' View On Ofcom Mostly Positive
The organisation that represents citizen and consumer interests in broadcasting, and speaks for listeners and viewers on the full range of broadcasting issues, has welcomed Ofcom's January proposals o

22/01/2009 Warner Losses Forces US Job Cuts
The global recession is even affecting the 'big hitters' with news just revealed that Warner Bros Entertainment movie studio is about to trim back by eliminating nearly 800 jobs. Although the move al

21/01/2009 BBC Closes Hunt For Director Of Sport
Enforced cut backs across the board in credit-crunch Britain - and in the TV and media world in particular - hasn't slowed the hunt to find a new boss for BBC Sport. The search got underway in Januar

21/01/2009 BECTU Website Gets Major Upgrade
The independent trade union for those working in broadcasting, film, theatre, entertainment, leisure, interactive media and allied areas, BECTU is going high tech. It is launching a new website this

21/01/2009 Four To Merge?
Channel 4 may face being merged into a new, bigger broadcaster under plans drawn up for the Government's groundbreaking Digital Britain review. Channel 4 - which already no longer employs its own pla

21/01/2009 French Government Introduces Tax Credit To Attract Filmmakers
The French government is to introduce a tax credit to encourage filmmakers from around the world to make films in France. Productions shot in France will now get back 20% of the production costs of t

21/01/2009 LipSync Post Creates Magical VFX For 'The Secret Of Moonacre'
LipSync Post has completed the DI and 70 VFX shots for the forthcoming feature film 'The Secret of Moonacre'. Directed by Gabor Csupo ('Bridge to Terabithia'), the film tells the story of a 13-year-o

21/01/2009 Rumblefish Showcases The Latest In DI At Day-Long Seminar For Professionals
Rumblefish, one of Europe's leading pre- and post-production companies will sponsor a day-long educational seminar for industry professionals on DI (digital intermediate) production on January 30 at t

21/01/2009 Screen Appoints Distributor for Spain
The largest supplier of captioning and subtitling systems in the world, Screen Subtitling Systems, has agreed new Spanish representation. The company - which provides a range of products to cater for

21/01/2009 Sony Showcases The Breadth And Depth Of Its HD Production Line-Up At BVE
Ahead of Broadcast Video Expo 2009, Sony has provided a preview of its unrivalled range of HD solutions that will be on display at the show. Visitors to Sony's stand (H20) will discover a vast array

20/01/2009 BBC One To Revive Reggie Perrin
BBC One has announced that it will revive the classic British sitcom 'The Fall And Rise Of Reginald Perrin'. Martin Clunes will take on the title role of Reggie Perrin and lead an impressive cast, in

20/01/2009 Hiltron At CABSAT 2009
Hiltron Communications, one of the world's leading satellite system design and integration companies, will be exhibiting on Stand Z-27 at CABSAT 2009 in Dubai, between March 3 and 5. Based near Stutt

20/01/2009 HRA Signs Digital Image And Animation Collective 'Once Were Farmers'
Hibbert Ralph Animation has signed multi award-winning digital animation and design collective, Once Were Farmers, for worldwide commercials representation. Led by Rory Lowe and Will Adams, Once Were