Broadcast News Archive for December, 2010
21/12/2010 BBC Correspondent Brian Hanrahan Dies
One of the BBC's best known correspondents has lost his battle with cancer. Brian Hanrahan, 61, was noted for his coverage of the Falklands War. He famously counted the returning Harrier jets to ensu

21/12/2010 BECTU Studies Freelance 'Co-Operative'
A report into the suitability of the co-operative model for freelances working in media and entertainment has been published by the broadcast union BECTU and Co-operatives UK. The report covers work

21/12/2010 Burke Joins BBC Executive Board
The BBC has confirmed the appointment of Simon Burke as a Non-executive Director of the BBC Executive Board. Mr Burke will join the board from 1 January 2011. He replaces David Robbie, whose term ca

21/12/2010 Display Screens Get 5 Star Treatment
The UK's leading flightcase manufacturer, 5 Star, has designed and manufactured a bespoke flightcase for Paragon Projection, to house their new fleet of Christie Micro Tiles. Paragon Projection, in H

21/12/2010 Flying Monsters Soar In Festive 3D
Atlantic Productions has announced the broadcast premiere of David Attenborough's groundbreaking film Flying Monsters 3D, which will air on Christmas Day 2010, at 6pm on SKY 3D. The one hour film air

21/12/2010 LM 26 Scoops Producción Professional Award
Around 500 pro-audio and broadcast professionals recently assembled at the IFEMA trade show in Madrid, Spain, for the 8th annual Producción Audio and Producción Professional awards ceremony. These re

21/12/2010 Portland Trail Blazers Upgrade To C100
The Portland Trail Blazers basketball organization has upgraded its primary broadcast control room with a 32-fader, 96-channel Solid State Logic C100 Digital Broadcast console with Alpha-Link Live I/O

21/12/2010 Vector 3's NTM Roll-Out at IT Broadcast
A leading developer of IT-based graphics and playout automation solutions for the master control room, Vector 3, has attended the IT Broadcast Workflow conference in London. The conference is a relat

20/12/2010 Cinegy Launches Cinegy Air 9.0 With Cinegy Type
Cinegy has released the next major version of their award-winning broadcast automation and playout server solution Cinegy Air. Released this month, Cinegy Air 9.0 offers new features and improvements

20/12/2010 Corrie Studios Plan Outlined For MediaCityUK
A specialist consultancy, design, engineering and management services company, Arcadis UK has announced it is to begin cost management and quantity surveying services for ITV's new production facility

20/12/2010 Cutting Edge Australia Buys Camera Corps System
Camera Corps, a leader in broadcast-quality remote cameras and tracking systems, has announced the delivery of 25 Q-Ball HD/SD pan and tilt minicams to Australian broadcast service-provider Cutting Ed

20/12/2010 Playbox Technology Reports Growth
A leading international 'channel-in-a-box' manufacturer, PlayBox Technology, has reported a year of strong growth. Building on established core technology, continued R&D and commercial partnerships

20/12/2010 PSI Lights BBC NI Spectacular
A leading UK-based firm, Production Services Ireland (PSI), supplied lighting, video including screens and media servers, trussing and rigging to BBC Northern Ireland for the 2010 Belfast Children In

20/12/2010 Pure Digital 'Bridges To Post Production'
Digital cinematographers can now bridge the gap between shooting and post production, thanks to the launch of a new company, Pure Digital Services, which offers full digital motion picture lab and sto

20/12/2010 Television Cameramen Focus On BVE 2011
The Guild of Television Cameramen (GTC) returns to Broadcast Video Expo at Earls Court, London, 15-17 February. Exhibiting on Stand I-66, the GTC will be represented by Exhibitions Manager, Dudley D

20/12/2010 TV Product Placement Rules Published
Product placement will be allowed on UK TV programmes for the first time, the broadcast regulator Ofcom has confirmed. From 28 February 2011, paid-for references for products and services will be pe

17/12/2010 DH-Reincarnation Plug-In For Final Cut Released
Digital Heaven, a leading third party developer for Apple Pro Apps, has announced the release of DH-Reincarnation 2.0, a major upgrade to the plug-in for Final Cut Express and Final Cut Pro that bring

17/12/2010 GTC To Track Aerial Camera Systems
The Guild of Televison Camermen (GTC) is 'Keeping Ahead of the Game' with a New Year workshop planned on innovative aerial camera work such as SMARTheads, rail and vehicle-mounted Cineflex and Gyron s

17/12/2010 Irish Film, TV And Animation Perform Well
The Audiovisual Federation - the Irish Business and Employers Confederation (IBEC) group, that represents the feature film, television and animation sectors, has launched its 2010 review of film and

17/12/2010 New BBC Three Controller Announced
Zai Bennett, the director of ITV's digital channels and acquisitions, has been named the new controller of BBC Three. The 36-year-old replaces the outgoing Danny Cohen, who was appointed the new cont

17/12/2010 NI Broadcast Firm Announces New Premises
Visual Impact Belfast has moved to a new purpose built facility in the heart of the Northern Ireland capital. Conveniently located in the Ormeau Business Park at the Gasworks on the Ormeau Road, Visu

17/12/2010 NI Film Industry Gets £5m Budget Boost
The regional screen agency for NI whose aim is to develop a sustainable screen industry and culture, Northern Ireland Screen, has received a Stormont fillip. To help in its mission is to promote the

17/12/2010 Scotland's BBC Trust Member Appointed
Bill Matthews has been appointed the BBC Trust Member for Scotland, Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced. The BBC Trust is the governing body of the BBC, responsible for representing the inter

17/12/2010 Sophie Dahl On BBC Two's Mrs Beeton
Best-selling author and food writer Sophie Dahl returns to BBC Two to tell the compelling story of Mrs Beeton, one of the most famous food writers in British cooking. Sophie Dahl On Mrs Beeton will

16/12/2010 BBC Marks Decade Of Afghanistan War
All things military are coming to the small screen soon with the announcement by Danny Cohen, Controller of BBC One and BBC Three, of new programmes, Would You Join The Army? and a major anniversary s