Broadcast News Archive for October, 2009
06/10/2009 MediaCity Chooses Riedel Artist Intercom
The new development for the creative and digital sector, MediaCityUK in Salford has ordered a comprehensive intercom solution from Riedel Communications. In the first phase of the project, the German

06/10/2009 Metrovision Chooses Toon Boom
Emmy Award-winning animation software solutions provider Toon Boom Animation has announced that Metrovision, the leading post-production studio in Argentina, has chosen the Toon Boom pipeline to start

06/10/2009 Mock The Week 'Reshuffled'
The top-rated satirical comedy show, Mock the Week, which was back on screens over the summer for its seventh series (Thursday nights on BBC2), is to lose a stalwart panellist. Mock the Week will ret

06/10/2009 PLASA And ESTA Announce Merger
PLASA (headquartered in the UK) and ESTA (headquartered in North America), two of the leading bodies worldwide for those working in the live events, entertainment and communications industries, have s

06/10/2009 Rushes Grade Omer Fast's Nostalgia
Nostalgia, a new three-part film installation by artist Omer Fast opens at the South London Gallery on October 7 2009. Graded at Rushes by colourist Denny Cooper, the film recently won Fast the 2009

06/10/2009 Southern Star Partners On Live Action Series
Southern Star Singapore, Southern Star Entertainment (Australia) and Nord Deutscher Rundfunk (Germany) have launched their US$9 million international co-production of A gURLs wURLd. This is a childre

06/10/2009 Zig Zag Wins Financing From Future Films
International film finance and production company Future Films is expanding into the financing of TV production with a new and unique arrangement to produce content with innovative London-based TV pro

05/10/2009 AKG Performs With the C414 Microphone Series
A top company, AKG has announced the release of the C 414 XLS and the C 414 XL II, one of the most famous recording, live sound and broadcasting microphones since 1971. The legendary C 414 needs no i

05/10/2009 Al Jazeera Launches Mobile Phone Streaming
Al Jazeera, the Middle East's global 24-hour news and current affairs television network, has launched a mobile application, which gives access to the channel's Arabic and English programmes live and

05/10/2009 BSkyB Aims For Customer-Friendly Focus
A satellite channel is to carry out a £1.5m 'rebrand' in an effort to position itself with a warmer and more customer-friendly persona. On foot of news that BSkyB's Brand Marketing Director Andy Bren

05/10/2009 E/T/C Creates New 'Europa' For Festival Of Light
There's news of German successes for a UK company. E/T/C London's Ross Ashton was invited to create a video projection art work on the amazing Germania statue located in the Niederwald Landscape Park

05/10/2009 Fountain Television Lit-Up By Sonifex Signs
Fountain Television has installed a new range of SignalLED illuminated RGB LED lighting. The studio - which began in 1985 and has the biggest purpose-built TV studio in the UK and has acquired produc

05/10/2009 Fox Celebrates Simpsons 20th Anniversary With MIPCOM
MIPCOM, in partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, will celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Simpsons, the longest-running primetime TV series in history, at this year's Octob

05/10/2009 Gearhouse Broadcast Delivers The X Factor Audio Solution
For the sixth year running, broadcast solutions provider Gearhouse Broadcast return to provide the audio systems for The X Factor, ITV's largest music talent show. Gearhouse Broadcast has been awarde

05/10/2009 Grass Valley K2 Solo Server Wins 2009 Pick Hit Award
At the recent IBC 2009 exhibition in Amsterdam, the Grass Valley K2 Solo portable multi-format standard and high-definition capable (SD/HD) server was recognised with an IBC Pick Hit Award as one of t

05/10/2009 MDA And Screenwest Develop Cross-Media
Screenwest, Western Australia's screen funding and development agency and the Media Development Authority (MDA) have revealed a successful initiative. MDA - which champions the Singapore media indust

05/10/2009's Community TV Picks Up STAR Award
A broadcast company, has announced that Community TV, its 'end-to-end' solution, has been given a top accolade. It simplifies and lowers the cost of high quality broadcast and is now a Super

02/10/2009 'Cherrybomb' Distributor Hunt Intensifies
The search for a distributor for a gritty coming-of-age independent film starring the Harry Potter actor Rupert Grint has stepped up a pace. Cherrybomb - which was made in Newtownabbey, near Belfast

02/10/2009 Beatles Remastering Project Boosts Prism Sound
Prism Sound converters and SADiE mastering equipment played a vital role in Abbey Road's marathon four-year project to digitally remaster the entire original Beatles catalogue. The project, which inv

02/10/2009 Digital Heaven Releases Disksomnia 2.0
One of the leading creators of software for Apple's Pro Apps, Digital Heaven, has announced the release of Disksomnia 2.0 - a new version of the popular free disk utility for Final Cut Pro and Final C

02/10/2009 Digital Rights Group Strikes Kudos Deal
Leading London-based content distributor Digital Rights Group (DRG) has announced its first collaboration with Kudos Film and Television, securing international distribution rights to Lip Service, the

02/10/2009 Directors Strengthen Northern Film Team
Two new directors have been appointed to help Northern Film & Media deliver for the region's commercial creative industries across film, TV, games, innovation and music. Agnes Wilkie takes up the rol

02/10/2009 Eyeheight 'PlayoutHD' Playout System In Production
Launched at IBC 2009 and now in production, Eyeheight;s 'playoutHD' is a multi-definition version of the company's established and highly successful 'playout compact' SDI presentation switcher. Offer

02/10/2009 IDX Power Panasonic's AVCCAM Range
Panasonic Broadcast and IDX have partnered in manufacturing a high capacity Li-ion battery for the AG-HMC151 and AG-HMC71 professional camcorders. The new 37Wh SSL-VBG50 battery employs secured commu

02/10/2009 Mikko Martikainen Joins Finish
Finish have announced that Mikko Martikainen has joined their 3D team. Mikko began his career as a graphic designer and programmer in his native Finland. In 2003, he moved to London and joined Glassw