Broadcast News Archive for October, 2010
29/10/2010 BECTU 'Settles BBC Pensions Dispute'
While the journalists in the NUJ have rejected a BBC proposal on revised pensions, the UK's broadcast union BECTU has backed a decision by members to accept what they said is an improved pensions offe

29/10/2010 GefenPRO Supports High Resolution Computers
Digital connectivity solutions provider Gefen has announced the availability of its 10x4 DVI DL Matrix, a new addition to the recently introduced GefenPRO product line. GefenPRO offers integrators and

29/10/2010 Ilive Debuts At Kent Festival
An outdoor, musical theatre, military band, traditional choral, opera and a headline performance by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra event that also included the marching band of the Brigade of Gurkha

29/10/2010 NETIA Adds Russia's Vidau Systems To Network
A leading provider of software solutions, NETIA, has announced that Vidau Systems will join the company's worldwide dealer network as a distributor of NETIA products and solutions across the Russian a

29/10/2010 Pensions Dispute Sparks Fresh BBC Strikes
BBC journalists are set to strike in a dispute over the corporation's pension scheme. Seventy per cent of the National Union of Journalists members rejected the BBC's latest pension proposals and mem

29/10/2010 Pete Earle Joins Artistic Licence Integration
Artistic Licence Integration has announced that Pete Earle is to join the company in December 2010. Pete's main focus will be to develop the international project portfolio; he will also influence p

29/10/2010 Regional TV Production Remains 'Too Low'
An extremely modest rise in TV production from one the regions has failed to allay criticism from the UK trade association that represents independent feature film and television companies. Pact said

29/10/2010 The Debt To Open UK Jewish Film Festival
The Debt, starring Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren and Sam Worthington, is to kick off the 14th annual UK Jewish Film Festival (UKJFF). The film is just one of sixty-six to be shown at cinemas acr

28/10/2010 Arts Council Urged To Minimise Cuts
Broadcast union, BECTU is pressing the Arts Council 'not to slice the cake too thinly' as it considers how best to implement the government's demand for a 30% budget cut. The Arts Council confirmed t

28/10/2010 BBC Radio Tunes Into RAJAR Boost
The BBC's Radio Ulster remains the number one listened to radio station in Northern Ireland. It has returned an average weekly audience of 507,000 listeners tuning each week, according to the latest

28/10/2010 CR Producers Win Award At MIPCOM
CR Entertainment's producers Nuno Bernardo & Triona Campbell recently won Best International Multi-platform Format Award for their thriller Final Punishment at MIPCOM 2010. Shot on location in Brazil

28/10/2010 EVS Broadcasts First 3D Ryder Cup
One of the world's most prestigious golfing events has been broadcast to the world, thanks to Telegenic who provided two 3D-HD OB vans, T18 and T19, along with the facilities to accommodate the equipm

28/10/2010 Rapper's Directorial Debut Goes Into Production
Film London and BBC Films have announced the start of principal photography on ill Manors, a film by Ben Drew - better known as rapper Plan B - which he will write and direct. This is the sixth film

28/10/2010 Tannoy Speakers Boost Russian Church
A digitally steerable column array loudspeaker system from Tannoy's QFlex range has been installed to great effect in one of Russia's most recent new-build churches. It is in the village of Usovo, on

28/10/2010 TV Production Beyond London 'Drops 16%'
The level of network television produced outside London's 'M25 zone' is showed a sharp drop of 16% in 2008 compared with 2007, according to Pact's 3rd annual Production Trend Report released today. T

28/10/2010 TV Viewers To Vote For Lottery Projects
Community groups around Britain have been chosen to take part in a nationwide TV competition to win lottery cash. The People's Millions 2010, which takes place at the end of November (22-25), will se

27/10/2010 AKA Events Completes Focusrite Stand At BPM 2010
This year sees AKA Events combine its design and construction teams with new client Focusrite for their stand at this last month's BPM in Birmingham. AKA was asked to design a stand that was relaxed,

27/10/2010 BECTU Criticises Ofcom's Proposed Job Cuts
BECTU has said that it will help its members resist compulsory redundancies, following the announcement by media regulator Ofcom that it wants to axe 170 posts. The industry regulator has been tasked

27/10/2010 EVS Tapeless 'Takes Gold' As HD Games Hub
EVS Instant Tapeless Technology was selected by Doordarshan Prasar Bharati Corporation (the host broadcaster) for operations involving recording, instant replay and editing, media storage and exchange

27/10/2010 FremantleMedia Acquires US Rights For Comedy
FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) has announced it has acquired the home entertainment rights for the six-episode scripted comedy series, The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, in the US and

27/10/2010 Sonnet Signs Deal With DVS Egypt
A US-based firm that supplies storage systems for professional users of computer systems in the film, video, and broadcast industries, Sonnet Technologies has announced that it has signed a distributi

27/10/2010 UK Indies MIPCOM Pavilion Nets £18m
UK independent TV producers attending the international market MIPCOM earlier this month under the UK Indies Pavilion netted record revenues, according to figures released by trade body for independen

27/10/2010 Virgin Media Partners NBC For On-Demand Video
Virgin Media has announced a deal with NBC Universal International Television Distribution for the video-on-demand rights in the UK to a broad selection of NBC Universal series. Under the terms of th

27/10/2010 Westlife To Enliven BBC Children In Need
The BBC Children in Need gig at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast next month will feature Irish-bred former 'boy band' Westlife as well as The Script. Both pop groups will be flying into Belfast to perfor

26/10/2010 BBC Extension Boosted By Marshall-Tufflex
A huge, 12-storey extension to the BBC's iconic Broadcasting House in London has just seen the completion of the second phase of an extensive redevelopment project. It will feature a bespoke power-di