Broadcast News Archive for September, 2009
16/09/2009 Tektronix Delivers New Network Monitoring Solutions
A leading worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring equipment, Tektronix, has announced the new VQNet Video Service Assurance Manager and IPM400A network probe, designed to help cable, te

15/09/2009 Autocue Launches Completely New Starter Series Prompter Packages
Following the successful launch of the new 10" and 17" Starter Series prompter packages at NAB 2009 and the subsequent sales around the world, Autocue has added five new products to the series at IBC

15/09/2009 Blackmagic Design Buys DaVinci
Blackmagic Design announced the purchase of all assets of DaVinci Systems at IBC 2009. This purchase means Blackmagic Design will now offer DaVinci Resolve DI color correction systems and DaVinci Re

15/09/2009 FOR-A Salutes The Met: Live In HD
FOR-A, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, has applauded New York City’s Metropolitan Opera, which won the IBC’s highest award, the I

15/09/2009 IBC Debut For The Lens That's Take Broadcast HD By Storm!
Canon's top-selling HJ14ex4.3B starred at IBC 2009. HD is expanding unstoppably – and now the shot choice and operating ease of the HD cameraman expand, too: with the Canon HJ14ex4.3 lens. It offer

15/09/2009 JVC updates DT-V Multi-Format HD LCD Monitor Range
JVC Professional Europe Ltd. has announced that it has expanded its DT-V series of HD multi-format LCD monitors with two new models, the DT-V17G1 and DT-V24G1. The displays, which are ideal for criti

15/09/2009 K-Tek Introduces K-CAM Camera Pole For Sony HXR-MC1
The new K-Tek K-CAM Camera Pole is designed especially to give shooters more creative options when working with mini HD cameras like the Sony HXR-MC1. With the K-CAM, the user simply mounts the camera

15/09/2009 Panasonic Increases P2HD Leadership In Europe
At IBC 2009 in Amsterdam, Panasonic Broadcast and IT Systems (PBITS) Europe highlighted the growing adoption of its P2HD technology by European broadcasters. In 2009, a number of high-profile broadca

15/09/2009 SGO Announces Sale Of A Mistika Post Production System To On Sight
SGO UK has announced that On Sight, London's HD and stereoscopic specialists, have purchased a Mistika system for stereoscopic 3D production in this rapidly growing market area. Geoff Mills, Director

15/09/2009 The Next Generation Of ARRI Digital Cameras
ARRI announced a new range of 35mm-format digital cameras at IBC 2009 - codenamed Alexa - that will redefine the limits of digital motion capture. Based around a newly developed CMOS sensor with uns

15/09/2009 TSL Announces Major Workflow And MAM Contract With Television New Zealand
Broadcast facility systems integration leader TSL has announced that it has signed a major agreement with Television New Zealand (TVNZ) to design, procure and install a new file-based workflow and med

14/09/2009 Arqiva Adds To Tandberg MPEG-2 Platform
Tandberg Television has announced that Arqiva has deployed revolutionary new MPEG-2 video compression to update its UK digital terrestrial (DTT) transmission infrastructure. Tandberg Television was a

14/09/2009 Digital Changes Expose 'Critical' Skills Gap
The massive impact of digital technology on the publishing world has exposed "critical" skills gaps, a report has revealed. The report by Skillset, the industry body supporting skills, education and

14/09/2009 Kids Charity Launches Online Tour Of Hospice
A children's charity has discovered an innovative way to use architectural 3D building modelling technology, an essential tool of the property industry, on the internet to improve its services. CHASE

14/09/2009 Lloyd-Webber Seeks New 'Dorothy'
Following the success of How Do you Solve A Problem Like Maria?, I'd Do Anything and Any Dream Will Do, the BBC has announced the commission of The Wizard of Oz, which will search for a girl and a dog

14/09/2009 Mercer Appointed MD Of XL Video LA Office
A new Managing Director has been appointed to XL Video's busy Los Angeles office. Phil Mercer takes up the role after five years on the project management team at XL Video UK. Mercer is looking forw

14/09/2009 NFTS Animation Course Handed Skillset Accreditation
The National Film and Television School (NFTS) has been awarded a Skillset accreditation for its MA in Animation Direction following significant praise from industry assessors. Skillset, the Sector S

14/09/2009 Public 'Opposed To Sharing Of Licence Fee'
The British public are opposed to the licence fee being shared by the BBC with its rival commercial broadcasters, the BBC Trust Chairman has announced. Sir Michael Lyons announced the findings of the

14/09/2009 Unions Launch Campaign Against Licence Fee 'Top-Slicing'
A joint union campaign against the possible 'top-slicing' of the licence fee. With fringe meetings in place at the Labour and Liberal Democrat party conferences, BECTU said that it would be a "key pl

11/09/2009 Anton/Bauer Debuts Tandem 150 Modular Power System At IBC 2009
Anton/Bauer, a brand of The Vitec Group, and a premier provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries, are debuting

11/09/2009 Bradley Engineering Takes To The Waves With Elipticam At IBC 2009
Bradley Engineering, the foremost manufacturer of fully integrated, unique, remote camera solutions, has unveiled Elipticam, a HD remote camera for competitive yacht racing at IBC. Fitted to the yach

11/09/2009 Canon Lenses Record The Swimming Records
The World Swimming Championships 2009 in Rome were shot mostly on Canon OB lenses. The World Swimming Championship 2009 in Rome was a record-breaking triumph. 175 participating countries. 2500 athlet

11/09/2009 Christie Entero World's First SXGA And WUXGA LED Videowall Display At IBC
Christie, a global leader in visual solutions for business, entertainment and industry, are presenting at IBC 2009 the world's first LED-based SXGA+ and WUXGA resolution projection display system, pur

11/09/2009 Germany Gets FOR-A Business Development Manager
FOR-A is expanding its operations in Europe with the appointment of Klaus Graumann as Business Development Manager in Germany, reporting to FOR-A UK. Well-known in the broadcast industry, Graumann c

11/09/2009 North Wales Youngsters Benefit From Innovative Cyfle Training
Four sixth formers from the Caernarfon area are reaping the benefits of a Cyfle writing course designed for professional freelancers. The four budding writers, from Ysgol Brynrefail and Ysgol Dyffry