Broadcast News Archive for January, 2009
15/01/2009 Astream Provides 'Best Streaming'
Astream has been the winner of the Best Streaming Award from the Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) for an unprecedented two years in a row. Judges included senior analysts from: Forrester

15/01/2009 Brett Joins Avid To Lead UK Sales Team
Avid has appointed Simon Brett as Senior Sales Manager for UK and Ireland. Reporting to the Northern Region Director, Simon will be responsible for all UK and Ireland professional video and audio pr

15/01/2009 Cast Sought For Irish Tourism Film Shorts
An-Ireland wide tourism promotional agency has launched its own 'search for a star'. Comedy TV actors Tim McGarry and Ali Ford, (Da and Dympna from 'Give my Head Peace'), launched the search (picture

15/01/2009 Doremi Cinema To Equip Odeon/UCI's Digital Cinema Expansion
Doremi Cinema has been selected by Odeon/UCI, Europe's largest cinema operator, to supply the next phase of its Digital Cinema expansion with DCP-2000 servers enabling 3D playback. In response to the

15/01/2009 Fibrenetix And Polar Graphics Sign UK & Ireland Partner And Distribution Agreement
Fibrenetix Storage has signed up Polar Graphics as its new Distributor for the United Kingdom & Ireland. Polar Graphics will distribute the full range of Fibrenetix products to the professional cont

15/01/2009 Hawk-Woods Launch EX3 Adaptor
Hawk-Woods have just announced a new battery adaptor for Sony's popular PMW-EX3 camera. Following in the steps of their EX1 version, this multifunctional solution has been specifically designed for u

15/01/2009 Hunger Gets Bafta Nomination
NI-based Steve McQueen's film 'Hunger', starring Michael Fassbender as IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands, is back in the full focus today with its nomination in the Outstanding British Film category of t

15/01/2009 Lesotho TV Builds Cost-Efficient Tapeless Workflow On Omneon MediaDesk Media Server And MediaTools Suite
Omneon, a leading provider of scalable media server and active storage systems, has announced that Lesotho TV, the country's public broadcaster, based in the capital city of Maseru, is using an Omneon

15/01/2009 Tern TV Bolsters Team To Venture Into New Factual Formats
Independent production company Tern Television has announced three new appointments in a move that will see the indie push into further formatted factual series and high-end specialist factual. The i

15/01/2009 ZOO Digital Squeezes Additional Profitability Out Of Every Project With ScheduALL
ZOO Digital Group, an international digital media producer serving the film, entertainment and game development industries, has a powerful new ally in its efforts to operate at maximum profitability:

14/01/2009 ARRI True Blue Fixtures Awarded Top Honours In Product Design
ARRI's newest lighting products, the True Blue line of studio and Tungsten fixtures have garnered the International Forum (IF) Design Award - one of the most prestigious design honours in the world.

14/01/2009 Blackmagic Design Announces DeckLink Studio
Blackmagic Design has announced the launch of DeckLink Studio, a new model capture card, specifically designed as a replacement for standard definition cards, but with increased analog connectivity fo

14/01/2009 Canon Introduces The Widest Angle Broadcast HD Lens Ever
With HD now emerging as the 'new standard' in broadcasting, Canon has moved to increase the shot choice and operating ease of the cameraman with the HJ14ex4.3 lens. It offers the widest angle in the

14/01/2009 Countdown Set For A New Tenure
Set builders, Stage One, has helped to usher in a new era of the cult show, 'Countdown', by providing a fresh modern set to accompany the new series, which launched on January 12, hosted by two new pr

14/01/2009 Digital Praxis 3D LUT Builder Provides Calibration For All
Specialist digital film consultancy, Digital Praxis, also provides a range of software tools for Digital Cinematography and Digital Intermediate operations, with its Sony CineAlta Gamma Curves having

14/01/2009 Digital Praxis To Help Build New Chennai, India, DI Operation
Specialist digital film consultancy, Digital Praxis, has been hired by Chennai (Madras)-based film lab 'Gemini', a division of Gemini Industries & Imaging Pvt Ltd (Anand Cine Service, Gemini Film circ

14/01/2009 Eyeheight Announces UD-2 Broadcast Up/Down Converter
The latest addition to the Eyeheight range of modular broadcast equipment, the UD-2 is a high quality up/down converter with three-field temporal processing and 3:2-pulldown frame-rate conversion. Li

14/01/2009 FremantleMedia Enterprises Appoints Roadshow Entertainment In Australia And New Zealand
FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME), the brand extension arm of FremantleMedia, has announced a new partnership with Roadshow Entertainment, the Australian market leading independent DVD distributor. Ro

14/01/2009 Nordisk Film TV World Launches Innovative New Formats At NATPE 2009
Top Scandinavian distributor, Nordisk Film TV World will debut a line up of innovative new formats at NATPE later this month, International Director Karoline Spodsberg has announced. 'Construction Ni

14/01/2009 Prime Focus London Post Tango In Hollywood
Visual effects, CGI, DI and telecine specialist Prime Focus London has posted a glamourous new spot for Macleans toothpaste in which two well-heeled strangers dance an impromptu tango on a street at n

13/01/2009 Al-Arabiya Installs Solid State Logic C200 HD Audio Console
A leading manufacturer of analogue and digital audio consoles, Solid State Logic (SSL), has announced the installation of its C200 HD digital production console at Al-Arabiya, the 24-hour news channel

13/01/2009 Dan Foley Joins Prism Sound's US Sales Team
The growing success of Prism Sound products in the US has led the company to strengthen its sales team by appointing Dan Foley to the position of Telephony Solution Strategist and Sales Representative

13/01/2009 DivX And Cabot Communications Announce Technology Agreement
DivX, a digital media company, has announced an agreement with Cabot Communications, the specialist digital TV software supplier. The agreement will enable Cabot technology partners to include DivX su

13/01/2009 Films @ 59 Links Film Master And Avid Unity ISIS 2.0 Systems For Enhanced RED Workflow
Digital Vision, a leading supplier of picture enhancement systems for film and television post-production, has revealed that Bristol, UK-based post house Films @ 59 has implemented an uncompressed tap

13/01/2009 Interactive Group Chooses Quantel - Twice
The Interactive Group, one of Italy's leading post production companies, has purchased two eQ systems from Quantel. Elena Chiesa, Interactive Roma's Art Director, said: "When time is of the essence a