Broadcast News Archive for March, 2010
22/03/2010 Internet Dramas Go To Public Vote
An innovative Internet-based drama series on the Irish TV station RTÉ is going to a public vote today. Voting closes at 3pm on Monday 22 March when the series with the least number of votes will be d

22/03/2010 New LED Manufacturing Operation Is launched
The Founders and Owners of high profile Czech Republic based lighting manufacturer Robe lighting, Josef Valchar (pictured) and Ladislav Petrek, have invested in a new LED screen manufacturing startup

22/03/2010 Novel Entertainment MD Vice Chair Of Pact
The Managing Director of Novel Entertainment, has been announced as the new Vice Chair of the Pact Council, following Hat Trick Productions’ Debbie Manners’ recent move to chair. Mike Watts has been

22/03/2010 Nucoda Film Master Forms Heart Of Clear Cut Pictures’ Grading Suite
I Shouldn’t be Alive, a 10 x 60 minute series from Darlow Smithson Productions for Animal Planet, is the first project to be graded by Clear Cut Pictures using Digital Vision’s Nucoda Film Master. T

22/03/2010 Pregnancy Fatal For TV Career?
A career in television proves to be short-term for women intending to raise a family, according to a survey on Women in TV, the industry’s online network for freelancers working in TV, film and commer

19/03/2010 Common Sense Child Review Welcomed
The trade body for independent producers, has welcomed the 'common sense' approach shown in the report by Sarah Thane just published regarding a review of the system of regulating child performances.

19/03/2010 DTG Test Suites Freeview Pre-testing Offered
A leading company providing independent, specialised conformance products and services for DVB-based markets, has become the first test facility to receive a licence to offer the full Digital TV Group

19/03/2010 Pact Opposes Budget Cuts At BBC
The BBC should not be cutting its investment in digital media, said the trade body for independent producers, at a recent meeting with senior BBC Executives. The meeting, held at the BBC, was called

19/03/2010 RTÉ Radio Reveals Commissioning Open Day
The Irish broadcaster, RTÉ Radio is to host an open day to mark the start of the first formal commissioning round for independent radio productions across its primary services. The event will mark t

19/03/2010 Skills Gaps Warning On Creative Media
Major research launched by Skillset has revealed skills gaps and shortages in the rapidly changing media landscape. It is predicted that the creative industries will grow at twice the rate of the res

19/03/2010 Sky 1 Hit 'Pineapple Dance Studios'
A UK based global entertainment company has acquired the worldwide distribution rights to the hit factual reality series Pineapple Dance Studios. Produced by Pulse Films, the 13 x 1 hour series is a s

19/03/2010 Technicolor Launches 3D Broadcast Services
An entertainment innovator has announced that it has launched the first independent broadcast services platform ready to broadcast 3D channels out of its Chiswick facility in London. Technicolor has

19/03/2010 TNS MediaMarket Becomes Kantar Media
One of the world's largest insight, information and consultancy networks, has announced that the media assets of TNS, KMR Group and BMRB Media will combine to form Kantar Media. Its Dublin and Belfa

19/03/2010 TSL To Design QVC Italy HD Studio
A developer of technical and operational foundations for broadcasters worldwide have announced an agreement to design and install a highly sophisticated broadcast system for the launch of QVC's retail

19/03/2010 White Mark Installs Three Sound Studios At Windmill Lane
The largest and longest established integrated film and television post production company in Ireland, has completed its move to a new home right in the heart of Dublin’s creative district. Windmill

18/03/2010 Ancient Times Powers Movie Epics
It seems there has never been a better time to make a movie set in the ancient era. According to industry sources two high-profile Ninth Legion films, Neil Marshall’s action movie Centurion and anoth

18/03/2010 Cameras Get Auto Voice Control
The release of CamDirector, a new module that brings direct camera control and automated video switching to Netia's Radio-Assist 8 suite of digital audio automation software has been revealed. CamDir

18/03/2010 Farnham Castle On Air
An English castle has added another programme to its growing list of TV and film productions located there. The BBC's One Show shot a short film at Farnham Castle - which went on air on 17th March -

18/03/2010 HSL Partners Kinesys On Tech Training
A leading UK lighting rental company HSL and automation specialist, Kinesys recently collaborated to stage a two-day Technical Training Workshop on Kinesys' systems at HSL's HQ in Blackburn, UK. Desi

18/03/2010 NAB To Highlight Miranda Switching
Miranda Technologies is launching two low cost, high performance master control switching and channel branding systems at NAB. These are called Imagestore-Modular+ and Imagestore-Modular. Imagestore

18/03/2010 Riedel 'Wins' Vancover Games Project
The German-based manufacturer and rental service provider of intercom, radio, video and audio solutions, Riedel has been celebrating its success. The firm recently supplied the entire complement of r

18/03/2010 RTE's Talent Show Lit By Vari*Lite
A top lighting rental company Production Services Ireland (PSI) has made its first investment in Vari*Lite moving lights with the purchase of 12 VL2500 Spots. These were specified by LD John Gallaghe

18/03/2010 Snowplough-Cam Test For Streambox
Snow over The US city of Detroit lead to a unusual opportunity to test a novel use for the Streambox Live IP-based video system. When recent heavy snowstorms affected citizens in WDIV-TV's metropolit

18/03/2010 Studiotech HD Monitor Launch At NAB
April's NAB Show in Las Vegas will mark the north American debut of Penta's Studiotech's HD2line Pro Series broadcast LCD monitors. It will also see the launch of a reseller network to represent the

18/03/2010 Vizada Partnership Extends Video Output
Streambox has announced that it has formed a partnership with Vizada, the independent provider of mobile satellite communications services, to extend the Streambox Live IP-based video contribution ser