Broadcast News Archive for January, 2009
20/01/2009 Sponsors 'American Idol'
ITV Commercial has announced that, the UK site for Monster, a leading global online career and recruitment resource, is to sponsor the next series of 'American Idol'. 'American Idol' r

20/01/2009 OFT Recommends Relaxation Of CRR
The Office of Fair Trading has reached a preliminary view to recommend to the Competition Commission that it relaxes ITV1's Contract Rights Renewal (CRR) Undertakings. The CRR was introduced in 2003,

20/01/2009 PlayBox Technology Delivers Remote Broadcasting For Fox
PlayBox Technology has supplied a two-channel redundant remote delivery and broadcasting solution to Fox International Channels. Christened 'FoxBox', this groundbreaking turnkey project enables Fox t

20/01/2009 Thousands Of Hours Of ITV Shows On Demand on Virgin Media
ITV and Virgin Media recently announced a deal to make some of the nation's favourite television shows available on demand to Virgin Media's digital TV subscribers with ITV Player, ITV's on demand cat

20/01/2009 UK Debut For Pro-Bel's Morpheus ICE
Pro-Bel is unveiling its revolutionary Morpheus ICE (Integrated Content Engine) for the first time in the UK at Broadcast Video Expo, between February 17 - 19 at Earls Court. Launched at NAB in Las V

19/01/2009 'Sesame Tree' Receives International CINE Award
'Sesame Tree', Northern Ireland's version of 'Sesame Street', has been awarded a prestigious CINE Golden Eagle Award for one of its episodes, 'The Share Necessities'. The international awards body CI

19/01/2009 Argosy Introduces New LCD HD Video Monitors At BVE 2009
Following extensive evaluation, Argosy, a leading international supplier of HD broadcast, cables and studio infrastructure products, has added a new LCD HD Video Monitor range to complement its broad

19/01/2009 Artistic Licence Re-Designs Cata-Lynx
Artistic Licence has launched a redeveloped version of its popular Cata-Lynx DMX512 to Art-Net converter. Simon Hobday, Artistic Licence Technical Director, said: "The original Artistic Licence Cata-

19/01/2009 Digital Praxis Sony CVP Gamma Curves Set Standard For Digital Cinematography
Specialist digital film consultancy, Digital Praxis, has been providing bespoke Gamma Curves for Sony's range of CineAlta digital cinematography cameras for some years, and these curves have become th

19/01/2009 Five Commissions Series On Helicopter Warfare
Five has commissioned Windfall Films to produce 'Helicopter Warfare', it has been announced. 'Helicopter Warfare' features daring helicopter missions and extraordinary personal bravery in treacherous

19/01/2009 HDMI Matrix On The Road With THX Calibration Workshop By Lion A/V
The intensive three-day THX Certified Video Systems Workshop conducted by Lion A/V is an ongoing educational opportunity held approximately six to eight times a year at major cities throughout the US.

19/01/2009 HHB UDP-89 Professional Universal DVD/CD Player Now Shipping
Developed to fulfil the requirement for a compact, industrial-strength, universal DVD/CD player, HHB's groundbreaking UDP-89 is now shipping. And the production model builds on the already comprehens

19/01/2009 High Point Discovers 'Eden'
Carey Fitzgerald's London-based High Point Films, the theatrical division of High Point Media Group, has plucked world rights outside Ireland and North America for critically acclaimed 'Eden', produce

19/01/2009 Oxygen DCT Announce New Additions To Its Systemz Glue Range
Designed for broadcast systems, the Isolatz, Splitz and Relayz are vital glue products, providing low cost HD isolation, distribution and switching functionality. These simple, high quality devices

19/01/2009 Prompter People Europe To Launch LED And Dimmable Fluorescent Lighting At BVE
Prompter People Europe, specialists in the provision of high performance, low cost prompters and lighting will launch the FloLight range of dimmable fluorescent lighting and the new on-camera MicroBea

16/01/2009 BigBand Enhances Industry Leading Broadcast Video Platform
BigBand Networks, a leader in digital video networking, has announced enhancements to its widely deployed Broadband Multimedia-Service Router (BMR) software. New features include unified broadcast se

16/01/2009 Finish Post Completes Hitachi Spot For Knucklehead And CDP
Finish Post have completed work on a Hitachi spot for Knucklehead and CDP. This thoughtful and thought-provoking spot for Hitachi is a journey on tip-toe to peel at the world and how it uses Hitachi

16/01/2009 Irish Teen Short For Sundance
The famous Sundance Film Festival in Utah later this month will feature a short film by a Northern Ireland filmmaker. The Co Down man's teen drama is to be screened at Robert Redford's famous USA eve

16/01/2009 Lucy Ainsworth-Taylor Joins Machine As Executive Producer
Film visual effects facility Machine has appointed Lucy Ainsworth-Taylor as Executive Producer. With over 20 years of experience in production and post-production, Lucy will head up sales and busines

16/01/2009 Ross Video Appoints Jan Mills As Director of Marketing Communications
Ross Video has announced the appointment of Jan Mills as Director of Marketing Communications. Jan enters his new position after 31 years with Ross, spending the last decade as Media Marketing Manage

16/01/2009 SABC Chooses OmniBus Colossus For Flagship Channels
A provider of automation and media content management solutions, OmniBus Systems, has announced that SABC (South African Broadcasting Corporation), has chosen OmniBus' Colossus as the automation syste

16/01/2009 Technology And Engineering Emmy Award Presented To XOrbit
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) presented XOrbit and Scripps Networks with a Technology and Engineering Emmy Award at its 60th annual awards ceremony last week, held in Las

16/01/2009 TF1 France Adds Twin Solid State Logic C100 HD-S Production Consoles
Solid State Logic (SSL) has announced the sale of two C100 HD-S digital broadcast consoles, together with a full-scale SSL "MORSE" system to TF1, France's largest private television broadcaster. The

16/01/2009 Twentieth Century Fox Transitions To Avid HD Workflow
Avid Technology has announced that Twentieth Century Fox has invested in several new Avid HD editing solutions for its production transition to HD. Twentieth Century Fox purchased 22 Media Composer N

16/01/2009 Vaddio Showcases New Products At ISE 2009
A leading manufacturer and OEM distributor of speciality PTZ cameras and high-end camera control systems used in the broadcasting, audiovisual and videoconferencing industries, Vaddio, has announced t