Broadcast News Archive for November, 2010
30/11/2010 ACCESS And Vestel Power ASTRA's New HbbTV Service For Germany's DTH Households
ACCESS, a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile, beyond-PC and digital TV markets, and Vestel Electronics, a leading OEM and ODM in the consumer electronics and digital produ

30/11/2010 BBC Defends 'Fifa's Dirty Secrets' Investigation
The BBC has defended a Panorama documentary which alleges that three Fifa officials accepted bribes during the 1990s. The documentary alleges that Nicolas Leoz, Issa Hayatou and Ricardo Teixeira took

30/11/2010 Irish Documentary 'The Pipe' Wins Again
A new Irish documentary The Pipe has won more festival accolades, just days ahead of its nationwide release date. Director Risteard O Domhnaill and Producer Rachel Lysaght travelled to Amsterdam for

30/11/2010 MSG Media Installs SSL C100 HDS Console In New Studio Space
MSG Media has based its entire HD audio strategy on three Solid State Logic C100 Digital Broadcast Consoles to service the audio needs of its massive new studio complex. As part of this initiative, M

30/11/2010 Nynex Chooses Newtec FlexACM Technology
Leading VSAT system integrator Nynex has installed Newtec's FlexACM technology to provide new coverage for the Middle East and Central Asia region. Nynex's new services are a replacement for costly a

30/11/2010 RTÉ Set For €350M Redevelopment
A major 10-year multi-million Euro redevelopment for Irish state broadcaster, RTÉ is to proceed, despite the recession and the perilous state of the Irish Republic's finances. A planning application

30/11/2010 Southbank Centre Invests In Multiple Soundcraft Vi1 Consoles
London's Southbank Centre is adopting a more flexible approach to digital sound mixing through its three flagship venues, the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room, thanks to the

30/11/2010 Thomson Video Networks Boosts Video Quality For Hong Kong's TVB J2
Thomson Video Networks has announced that Hong Kong-based Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB) has upgraded its J2 channel SD encoders to Thomson VIBE EM2000s for enhanced picture quality. Broadcastin

29/11/2010 BBC Meets Unions At ACAS Over Pensions
Broadcast union BECTU is to take part in a crucial meeting with BBC representatives at ACAS tomorrow. They have agreed to meet joint union officials at ACAS on Tuesday 30 November in a bid to clarify

29/11/2010 Big Bang As Ofcom Revokes Licences
Ofcom has revoked four TV broadcast licences owned by Bang Channels Limited and Bang Media (London) Limited following serious and repeated breaches of the Broadcasting Code. The licensees provided th

29/11/2010 BP 'Comes Clean' As World TV Films Oil Spill
One of the more unusual subjects to make it to a feature length movie has been outlined. Oil giant, BP is commissioning a film about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, but the British-owned company has

29/11/2010 Derry Undertone Backs Nottingham Youth
Young people in Nottingham are being given new opportunities to make music and benefit from a range of youth services at a newly equipped music rehearsal space. It was formally opened by the UK's Cre

29/11/2010 Everything Shines For Renegade At Battersea
London-based design house Renegade produced and supplied all the technical design and equipment - lighting, video and visuals, set and scenic elements plus sound - for the SHINE 2010 Benefit Dinner, s

29/11/2010 Film And TV Great Nielsen Exits Stage
Leslie Nielsen, the veteran Canadian actor whose bumbling made him one of Hollywood's funniest leading men in comedy, has died of pneumonia complications while battling a staph infection at 84. The i

29/11/2010 NI Film Festival Is Twenty Years Old
A regional film festival that provides an opportunity for young people to get hands on-experience in film making and understand how films are animated, directed, classified and promoted has been haile

29/11/2010 UK Industry 'Pays' Inbound Film Deals
An increase in National Lottery funds and an emphasis on funding from within the UK movie industry itself are to jointly bankroll the British Film Institute (BFI) as it assumes the former internationa

26/11/2010 Audiences Appreciation Gives BBC 'Best Year'
BBC Television is set to deliver the best year of any major UK broadcaster, following strong performances across its channels throughout 2010. Analysis has revealed that the AI (audience appreciation

26/11/2010 In the Arctic with Litepanel
The Berlin filmmakers Sabine Streckhardt and Lutz Neumann have filmed a documentary in Spitsbergen for the TV program 360°-GEO Reportage on Arte, a Franco-German TV network where they used the MiniPlu

26/11/2010 New Animation Studio Amazing Spectacles Completes Its First Job
Amazing Spectacles, the new animation studio backed by Prime Focus, has completed its first job: the winter TV campaign for firelight and ignition brand Zip. The campaign was created by agency WFCA a

26/11/2010 NTM Launches Fourth Channel Using Vector Multiplay For Playout Automation
The Swedish media group NTM has successfully added a fourth television channel to its offering and seamlessly completed the upgrade of its systems to use Vector Multiplay. The company is a repeat cus

26/11/2010 PLM Powers For European TV Dance Show
Lab.gruppen's acclaimed PLM (Powered Loudspeaker Management) range have been deployed for the live studio broadcast finals of the hit TV show So You Think You Can Dance? in Holland and Belgium. A nu

26/11/2010 SIS And MediaCityUK Join Forces On BBC
SIS and Peel Media, owners of MediaCityUK, have announces a major new joint venture to deliver an enhanced range of production and technical services to the BBC when it moves to the new site next year

26/11/2010 Sony Strengthens Super 35mm Digital Production Line-Up With New Camcorder
Representing a breakthrough for filmmakers in terms of features, performance and price, Sony Professional is adding to its line-up of Super 35mm digital motion picture camera technologies. The family

26/11/2010 Studer Vista Series Digital Consoles Favoured
Studer's Vista 9 and Vista 8 digital mixing consoles have quickly become a favourite of broadcast engineers, thanks to features like their easy to use Vistonics touchscreen interface, fast, flexible o

25/11/2010 'Groundhog Day' For BBC Impartiality
A deal on the BBC licence fee - described by commentators as agreed too hastily - has forced the corporation back onto the defensive. Just a few months after the BBC was on the rack over its editoria