Broadcast News Archive for September, 2009
30/09/2009 Hell's Kitchen USA 'Heats Up'
ITV Studios Global Entertainment has announced further international TV sales of Hell's Kitchen USA. The show is fronted by Gordon Ramsay and produced by ITV Studios for FOX in the USA. Hell's Kitch

30/09/2009 NI Screen 'Casting' For Major Role
The search is underway to fill an important movie role in Northern Ireland. However, unlike parts in the major film productions made in the Province, this job is behind the scenes - helping to encour

30/09/2009 Prime Focus Launches View-D
One of the world's largest visual entertainment services groups, Prime Focus, has announced the launch of View-D. This is a proprietary 2D-to-3D conversion process that allows filmmakers to efficient

30/09/2009 Screen Appoints Netherlands Distributor
Screen Subtitling Systems has seen an adjustment in its European distribution network, with Diginet now expanding its sales territory to cover the Netherlands as well as its traditional home country o

30/09/2009 Sound Devices Celebrates Eleventh Anniversary
Sound Devices celebrates its eleventh year as one of the industry's leading manufacturers of portable audio mixers, digital recorders and related audio equipment for production sound. Founded by Jon

30/09/2009 Techex Introduce Virtual Classroom Network
Sheffield is to benefit from a newly installed video network that runs between four of the city's study centres. HaiVision Network Video has announced that its hai1000 series network video systems ar

30/09/2009 Telestream Announce Video-Based Training
Class on Demand, a provider of professional educational products for creative markets, has announced a new training initiative with Telestream. Episode Encoder and Episode Encoder Pro customers will

30/09/2009 Volicon Develops Global Broadcasting Customers
Volicon has hired Michael Asebrook as Senior Marketing Product Manager, in a move that will enable the company to expand into new vertical areas in the broadcast industry, as well as build its traditi

30/09/2009 ZDF Invests In Multiple SADiE Workstations
German public broadcaster ZDF has bought seven SADiE PCM-H8 studio workstations for its in-house trailer production department. The new units, which ZDF purchased to replace existing PCM8 systems and

29/09/2009 Broadcast Solution's Disc Player For OB Truck
Leading German systems integrator Broadcast Solutions GmbH has included an HHB UDP-89 Professional Universal DVD/CD player in a new HD outside broadcast truck commissioned by national broadcaster ZDF.

29/09/2009 Dubbing Mixer Honoured By UK Screen
A dubbing mixer at a London post facility LipSync, Paul Cotterell, has been honoured by the UK Screen Association's Sound Awards - The Conch 2009. The annual award ceremony, now entering its fifth ye

29/09/2009 E-Motion Chooses Quantel For Stereo3D Post
The Genoa-based production and post-production company, E-Motion, has purchased a Stereo3D-equipped Quantel Pablo 4K colour correction system. The Pablo sits at the heart of its new stereoscopic 3D p

29/09/2009 Hiltron Reports Upturn At IBC 2009
One of Europe's leading providers of satellite and microwave communication equipment and systems, Hiltron Communications, reports a substantial upturn in broadcast business at IBC 2009. Michael Schie

29/09/2009 LipSync Projects Screened At London Film Festival
Production and post-production group LipSync has announced that two of its recent projects will feature prominently at the Times BFI London Film Festival, which runs from October 14-29. The festival

29/09/2009 Omneon Spectrum Systems Boosts BBC Persian TV
A leading provider of media server and active storage systems, Omneon, has announced that Omneon Spectrum media servers are being used for ingest and playout for BBC Persian TV, a new service launched

29/09/2009 QSC Develops Cinemec XL 3D Cinema
There's been a further development at the CineMec complex in Holland - already a state-of-the-art Cineplex which doubles as a conference centre. Housed in a contemporary building with striking archi

29/09/2009 RFO Develops NETIA Installation
NETIA has announced that RFO is installing the company's Manreo media asset management (MAM) solution. It will simplify file and archive management of content at Réseau France Outre-mer (French Overs

29/09/2009 Snell Appoints Global Sales Director
Snell has announced the appointment of Paul Gullet as the company's Global Sales Director, a role in which he will lead continued strategic growth of the company's sales activities and develop valuabl

29/09/2009 Virgin Media TV Gets ScheduALL Resource Management
ScheduALL has announced that Virgin Media Television, a provider of innovative programming and cutting-edge broadband content, has been upgraded to ScheduALL Enterprise Resource Management (ERM) softw

28/09/2009 Autodesk Expands Options For Mac Users
Autodesk, a leader in 2D and 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, and Parallels, a worldwide leader in virtualisation and automation software, announced that they have signed an agreemen

28/09/2009 Camera Corps' Robotic Camera Scores At IBC
A leading provider of robotic camera technology for studio and location television production, Camera Corps, has reported a very positive response to its ultra-compact Q-Ball system at IBC 2009. Came

28/09/2009 Digital Vision's Film Master Solution Successful
Digital Vision has announced that Hong Kong's Post Production Office has ordered a Film Master solution. The Film Master will be central to the grading and finishing process for all its motion pictu

28/09/2009 ITV Boss's Pay Deal Refused
After a £30m salary demand by former Sky boss, Tony Ball, stymied negotiations for him to join ITV as its new chief executive, the broadcaster's board is looking elsewhere. They are reported to have

28/09/2009 Lewis Heads Into 120 Territories
ITV Studios Global Entertainment has announced international sales agreements for the primetime crime thriller Lewis with Germany's ZDF, Australia's Seven, Latin America's Pramer, Holland's KRO, Belgi

28/09/2009 North East Film Makers Given Chance To Shine
North East writers, directors and producers are being given the opportunity to show their flare and creativity through an annual short film scheme, Stingers. £80,000 will be invested in six short fil