Broadcast News Archive for December, 2009
11/12/2009 Quantel Pablo Aids Modern VideoFilm On Avatar
A US West Coast facility, Modern VideoFilm is nearing completion of all the finishing work for James Cameron's forthcoming Stereo3D film Avatar. Every frame of the film as well as all the trailers an

11/12/2009 Quantel Supports Silicon Imaging SI-2K Camera
A developer of high performance content creation and delivery systems across post, broadcast and DI has announced a new development. The V4.1 Rev7 software for Pablo, iQ and eQ includes native suppor

11/12/2009 Radio-Canada Acadie Takes To Air With Studer Vista 5
In the first use of a Studer Vista 5 console in a CBC/Radio-Canada facility, Radio-Canada Acadie with main studios located in Moncton, New Brunswick recently purchased a Vista 5 for its television stu

11/12/2009 RAS Audio Use SADiE On Prank Patrol
A Cambridge-based UK manufacturer of audio interfaces, test and measurement equipment and logging systems, has highlighted the power and flexibility of the SADiE PCM8 for television audio production.

11/12/2009 Snell Coverter Aids Climate Change Conference
The United Nations Climate Change Conference (cop15), hosted between December 7 -18 in Copenhagen by the Danish Foreign Ministry, is being broadcast to countries across the world in high quality, tha

10/12/2009 'Below The Radar' Partners Oscar-Winner
An award-winning Belfast-based production company has announced a partnership agreement with Academy Award-winning US director Alex Gibney. The two-year cross-Atlantic partnership will enable 'Below

10/12/2009 2TB Hard Drives Boost Tech Storage
A leader in hybrid I/O storage design and development has announced full support on the latest Hitachi Ultrastar 2TB 7200RPM hard disks (HDDs) to enhance the performance of its storage systems and pop

10/12/2009 Fixed But Fair: BECTU Launch FTC Charter
Key principles have now been set out in response to the recent survey which revealed that the BBC's management of fixed term contracts can be poor. In response, BECTU now plans to strengthen its sup

10/12/2009 ITV Studios Sign Ruby TV Deal
A leading international TV distribution, home-entertainment, merchandising and licensing business has confirmed a significant development and distribution deal with independent UK drama producer Ruby

10/12/2009 Sky News 'Back To Their Grass Valley Roots'
The world's second largest broadcast and professional solutions supplier, is to be employed to build a state-of-the-art, high-definition production control room for BSkyB's Sky News. Grass Valley wi

10/12/2009 STN Boosts Xchannel IT-Based Servers
A leading innovator in high-performance hardware and software markets for the television broadcast industry has announced that Satellite Telecommunications Network (STN), satellite television provider

10/12/2009 UTV Now Reaches for The North East
As announced recently, one of the UK's leading regional television news provider has teamed up with Welsh news publisher NWN Media to apply for the Government's recently announced Independently Funded

10/12/2009 Women 'Feeling The Pinch' As TV Jobs Cut
According to a recently released census detailing job cuts in the television industry, woman have been the hit the worst. Compared to the industry average of just 10% fewer workers than three years

09/12/2009 BBC 'Devaluing' With DVD
The BBC have made a controversial move by releasing the third and final series of Gavin & Stacey on DVD just in time for Christmas. The series written by James Corden and Ruth Jones and, starring Jo

09/12/2009 BBC 'Need To Fix It'
A survey has revealed that the BBC's management of fixed term contracts can be poor. The survey showed that reasoning offered by BBC management when it came to ending a fixed term contract (FTC), can

09/12/2009 Blackmagic Design Updates Videohub Software
A leading company specialising in video editing products, color correctors and film restoration software for the feature film and broadcast industries, has announced a major new update for all its Vid

09/12/2009 Calibre Target Multi-Imaging At ISE 2010
A specialist manufacturer of image processing technology has now addressed modern multi-image display. Combining the power of Reon video processing from IDT with state-of-the-art HQV algorithims and

09/12/2009 Economic X Factor Makes Headlines
The outgoing Chairman of ITV has reported that it is a strong possibility that regional news could be phased out in favour of programmes such as X-Factor, I'm a Celebrity, Doc Martin and Coronation St

09/12/2009 Government May 'Sell Off BBC'
The BBC has been listed among 19 key properties which could be disposed of on the Government's 'cut list'. The Asset Portfolio, released this week, indicated that along with the Student Loans Portfo

09/12/2009 Mexican Audiovisual Heritage Preserved
A global provider of flexible 'turnkey' solutions for quality-controlled digitising, management and archiving has announced how state-of-the-art technology can be used to secure and preserve sound and

08/12/2009 AJA Tapeless Post MTVu Woodie Awards
A manufacturer of professional video interface and conversion solutions, has announced that the post-production team for mtvU's Woodie Awards employed ten AJA Ki Pro portable digital disk recorders.

08/12/2009 Fairlight's Xynergi Lights Latin Grammys
Australian-based company Fairlight - who design and manufacture media production systems powered by the company's groundbreaking CC-1 FPGA digital processing engine - were the company of choice at thi

08/12/2009 Pictorvision Captures 'Clash of the Titans'
A high-flying specialist pilot has just completed his second project for director Louis Leterrier, and his first with Pictorvision's new state-of-the-art Eclipse helicopter camera mount system. Fred

08/12/2009 PIKS Picked For Sony
One of Europe's leading television engineering companies, has been awarded the coveted status of London's only Sony Authorised Service Centre. PIKS, operating since 1992, were selected in recognition

08/12/2009 Sony Announces 3D FIFA World Cup
The World Cup is being filmed and transmitted in stunning 3D - a major global first for broadcasting. The Sony Corporation and FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) have announced