Broadcast News Archive for December, 2009
08/12/2009 Stars Line Up For TOTP Specials
A host of top stars including Robbie Williams, Dizzee Rascal and JLS are set to appear in this year's Top Of The Pops Christmas and New Year specials. BBC Radio 1's Fearne Cotton (pictured) and Reggi

08/12/2009 TechnoTrend's First IP Digital Receiver
A German-based digital technology company, have launched their first Pure-IP-Product with the digital receiver TT-micro IP830. TechnoTrend Goerler GmbH have introduced a product shaped for the futur

08/12/2009 Wohler Names Belgian Diginet Distributor
A leader in providing in-rack audio, video, and data monitoring and captioning solutions for the broadcast industry has announced an exciting merge in the market for 2010. Systems integrator Diginet

07/12/2009 Emmerdale Moves To HD
A review that recommended a considerable upgrade for studio facilities producing a major ITV 'soap' has led to a £5 million refurbishment being announced for the Emmerdale production centre. Aimed at

07/12/2009 Freesat Gets Beta MHEG Interaction Channel
The International MHEG Promotion Alliance, (IMPALA), has welcomed the news of the beta release of the world's first deployment of hybrid broadcast broadband MHEG Interaction Channel (MHEG-IC) by UK fr

07/12/2009 ITN 'Sources' New Top Names
One of the world's leading news and multimedia content companies has now appointed their most senior staff to ITN Source and ITN Consulting and to New Ventures. ITN is most noted for creating, aggreg

07/12/2009 Jünger Improves Lumiere TV Sound
Multi-channel broadcaster Lumiere TV has invested in Jünger Audio's Level Magic technology to ensure that all of its transmitted channels maintain the same audio level and loudness. Launched in 1993

07/12/2009 Lexicon Ships PCM Reverb Plug-In
After favorable reviews at its AES introduction in October, Lexicon has begun shipping the new PCM Native Reverb Plug-In Bundle. The newest addition to Lexicon’s legendary processing family provide

07/12/2009 MWA Nova Announces Restructure
A longstanding Berlin-based company renowned for precision engineering in the film and audio industries, has announced a major sales and marketing restructure. Adapting to market conditions, MWA Nova

07/12/2009 Small Island Steps Up A Gear
A major dramatisation of Andrea Levy's bestselling novel has made a dent in the ratings for BBC1. Small Island gave Jeremy Clarkson's Top Gear a good run for its money in the race to the top slot, d

07/12/2009 Sony Equips The London Studio
Following the launch of Sony's new HDC R-Series system cameras, The London Studios has announced the purchase of 18 HDC-1500R and HDC-1000R cameras, alongside a selection of Vision Mixers, LCD monitor

04/12/2009 Autodesk Tools Help Destroy Universe In 2012
Roland Emmerich films are synonymous with superlative visual effects — The Day After Tomorrow, Independence Day and now 2012. Hundreds of artists created close to 1,500 visual effects shots using digi

04/12/2009 Dealers 'Commit Millions' On Sony Camcorders
Just one month after the European launch of Sony's PMW-350 and EX1R camcorders, Sony Professional has revealed that its specialist dealer network in the UK has already made a multi-million pound commi

04/12/2009 Digital Vision's Stereoscopic Toolset Grades Streetdance
Digital Vision has broken new ground in Europe by announcing that its stereoscopic toolset is being used to grade the UK’s first 3D feature film StreetDance. German post production facility, Post Re

04/12/2009 Elettronica Industriale Upgrades Master Control Suite With Harris
Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, has announced that Elettronica Industriale has upgraded its master control suite with Harris Platinum, the world

04/12/2009 MTV Upgrades With Christie
When MTV Networks International set out a three year programme for a technology upgrade at its Camden Town HQ, Senior Systems Engineer Rob Cranfield knew that the front end monitoring would represent

04/12/2009 Prime Focus Opens New 5.1 Sound Studio
Prime Focus has completed the installation of a state-of-the-art 5.1 sound studio. The new suite is the fourth at its 58 Old Compton Street facility, and has been installed alongside a high-specific

04/12/2009 Sky News To Deliver HD News With Grass Valley
BSkyB’s Sky News is building a state-of-the-art high-definition production control room, based around a new Grass Valley Kayenne Video Production Center and two Grass Valley K2 Summit Production Clien

04/12/2009 Sony Strengthens Leadership In 3D
Sony announced its global commitment to 3D with the arrival of new professional cameras and other production tools to enable 3D live production at the recent Power of Images event in London. By deliv

03/12/2009 3D Camera Rigs Marketed By Offhollywood
A digital cinema company, Offhollywood, will be the first east coast US company to market with the latest Technica 3D camera rigs. These will offer advanced 3D functionality and electronics, easy con

03/12/2009 Animation In Focus At Redboard
A new proprietary software-based storyboarding and pre-production management system, Redboard, has been purchased by Lupus Films and The Picture Production Company (PPC). This is to aid in the produc

03/12/2009 BBC 'Ageism' Resurfaces
The BBC is again under the microscope for alleged ageism after a news presenter claimed that she has been forced to move to Beijing. Susan Osman, 51, told The Times this was to escape the corporation

03/12/2009 Digital Switchover For Cumbria
The final phase of the switchover to digital television has just taken place in Cumbria, England. The process started a month ago in the south of the county and now, all viewers will need a televisi

03/12/2009 Disney To Triple TV Animations
The Walt Disney Company has announced plans to boost TV animation from its London base. The global movie and programme maker's EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) division is to triple its inve

03/12/2009 Espial Launch Evo Platform
A leader in the delivery of digital TV software, Espial, has announced the newest release of the Evo TV Service Platform. Espial IPTV middleware is designed to serve millions of subscribers with a m