Broadcast News Archive for November, 2010
09/11/2010 PAG Offers Wide-Angle Lens Converters From 16x9 Inc
The manufacturer of batteries, chargers and camera lighting systems, PAG, is also the UK distributor for 16x9 Inc. The US company provides high-quality lens converters, designed specifically for use

09/11/2010 Skillset Salutes Outgoing Chair Clive Jones
Skillset's longest serving chair, Clive Jones, CBE, is bowing out following its December Board meeting after eight years at the helm. Clive has presided over an exceptional period in Skillset's histo

08/11/2010 Blackmagic Design Updates Mini Converter Software With Closed Captioning And Canon 5D Support
Blackmagic Design has announced a major new update for its Mini Converter UpDownCross and Mini Converter HDMI to SDI. The new Mini Converter software update includes the addition of closed captioning

08/11/2010 Bryant Broadcast Release New Catalogue
The Bryant Broadcast Catalogue came into existence in 1980 and in the ensuing 30 years has become one of the most used catalogues on the broadcast market. However, not wishing to rest on their laurel

08/11/2010 BTV Post Rank High In The National Facilities League
Post-production facility BTV Post has risen eleven places in recent nationwide league table conducted by Televisual magazine. In their annual Facilities 50 report, BTV Post ranked at No. 24 nationall

08/11/2010 D-Tools Show Off New Online Data Library
D-Tools, a leading provider of system integration software, has announced the release of a new Online Data Library on the D-Tools website. This resource for custom integrators and users of D-Tools S

08/11/2010 France Télévision Deploys Disaster Recovery Solution With Thomson
Thomson Video Networks has announced that France Télévisions has installed a disaster recovery solution using Thomson's Sapphire broadcast servers and ProConsultant Informatique Louise broadcast manag

08/11/2010 Hotcam Makes X Factor Studio Rig Widely Available
Broadcast equipment hire company HotCam is making the custom studio rig that it devised for Talkback Thames and the X Factor available to other television producers. The Mobile Broadcast System (MBS)

08/11/2010 Tron: Legacy To Close Dubai International Film Festival
Tron: Legacy, a 3D high-tech adventure set in a digital universe and boasting some of the most spectacular visuals in recent cinema, will be the closing gala film of the Dubai International Film Fest

08/11/2010 XL Video Keeps Time With The Doctor
XL Video is energising video equipment and crew - including projection, cameras, PPU, media server and a spectacular LED TARDIS - which is being used on the current Doctor Who Live "The Monsters Are C

05/11/2010 BBC Journalists On 48-Hour Strike
More than 4,000 BBC journalists have begun a 48-hour strike in a row over pension plan changes. Members of the National Union of Journalists had voted in favour of the strike action after rejecting t

05/11/2010 BBC World Service Cuts Sparks Jobs Fear
The funding cuts at BBC World Service will jeopardise more than 300 jobs, the Director of BBC Global News has warned. Speaking to MPs earlier this week, Peter Horrocks said that the jobs were at risk

05/11/2010 Camera Corps Q-Ball And Goal-Cam Capture The Field In Warsaw
Multiproduction, one of Polands's busiest outside broadcast companies, has invested in three Camera Corps Q-Ball robotic camera systems and two Goal-Cams. All five camera cut their teeth on September

05/11/2010 Haivision Acquires CoolSign
Haivision, a leading provider of end-to-end H.264 IP video solutions, has announced that it has acquired the assets of CS Software Holdings, including the CoolSign product technology. CoolSign, a vet

05/11/2010 Oxygen DCT Adds New Products To GlueBox Range
The GlueBox Mini Series system of compact interfaces, converters and distribution products have received a high definition boost with seven new user developed products. Oxygen DCT has developed this

05/11/2010 Quantel Appoints New Director Of Sales EMEA
Quantel has announced the appointment of Mike Grieve to the position of Director of Sales, EMEA. Mike joins Quantel from Filmlight, where he was Sales Director. The appointment is part of an aggress

05/11/2010 RNE Spain Orders 15 NTP Technology Audio Routing Systems
Spanish state broadcaster Radio Nacional de Espana has ordered 15 NTP 625 digital audio routing systems for installation across its regional studios. The order follows the recent installation of an 1

05/11/2010 The Foundry Release MARI On Windows
Leading visual effects software company, The Foundry, have released their brand new creative 3D texture painting technology MARI on Windows. MARI was originally developed at Weta Digital to handle th

05/11/2010 Two New Appointments For EVS
EVS Broadcast Equipment has appointed Maximillien d'Oreye as its Business Development Manager and Quentin Grutman as its new EMEA General Sales Manager. They will both work at EVS Headquarters in Lie

04/11/2010 'Earn While You Learn' On New Skillset Scheme
Skillset is giving 60 trainee-level film crew a unique opportunity to gain experience on major UK film productions through the new Film Craft and Technical Trainee Placement Scheme. The Skillset-fund

04/11/2010 Adjudication Need 'Beyond Dispute'
An increasing number of production companies and broadcasters are using the services of professional independent adjudicators to ensure that they are beyond criticism at all times. After a rash of hi

04/11/2010 GTMP Works On 'Revolutionary' Exhibit
GTMP commissioned the building of a custom 3D stereo rig for Bolton Museum's exhibition 'Revolutionary Town', which opened last month. The film explores the origins of the textile industry and the st

04/11/2010 Latens And GoBackTV Enable Advanced IPTV Services
A leading provider of software security solutions for Pay-TV across all networks, Latens and GoBackTV, a supplier of digital video headend and edge solutions, have announced details of their partnersh

04/11/2010 LipSync Celebrates UK Award Wins And Nominations
LipSync Post has been associated with several films that have recently won awards or nominations at major British film events. LipSync's audio team, led by Paul Cotterell, celebrated a deserved win a

04/11/2010 OASYS Appoints The VAR Network To Expand Dealer Network
OASYS, a leading developer of IT-based automated playout solutions, has announced that it has appointed The VAR Network to develop and manage its European dealer network. OASYS has built relationship