Broadcast News Archive for March, 2010
04/03/2010 Lady Filmmakers Set For Women's Day
The BBC and Bristol City Council have backed iFeatures digital feature film scheme to redress the 'male/female' balance by attracting a 50/50 gender split in the filmmaking teams. Ahead of Internatio

04/03/2010 NHK International Upgrades To Fairlight CC-1
Television post production facility NHK International has undergone a comprehensive upgrade and replaced its Fairlight MFX equipment with the company’s latest CC-1 technology. The facility, which i

04/03/2010 Pharos Showcases Integrated Mediator
For NAB 2010, a leading company in traditional broadcast and new media operations will be demonstrating the latest version of their widely adopted Mediator broadcast workflow management platform. Lea

04/03/2010 Trust Publishes BBC's 'Re-Shaping' Strategy
The BBC Trust has published a proposed strategy for the BBC inviting views from the public and industry on the future direction for the corporation. The proposals have been drawn up by the BBC Execut

04/03/2010 Union Makes Case For Studios And Post
Union meetings are continuing on behalf of the 401 staff employed by Studios and Post-Production, the wholly owned BBC subsidiary, whose future is currently uncertain. A meeting with Zarin Patel, Chi

04/03/2010 Zipline's Rhod Gilbert Series hits BBC2
Caerphilly based Zipline Creative is celebrating after news that their BBC Wales TV Series, Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience has been acquired by BBC 2 for prime-time network broadcast. 
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03/03/2010 Anton Bauer Marks Anniversary On TV
A premier provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries, has been selected to appear on World's Greatest!... Anto

03/03/2010 Artificial Eye and Sky Release Third Film
Artificial Eye Film Company and Sky Box office will simultaneously release Life During Wartime, the latest film by acclaimed Director, Todd Solondz. Boasting an all star cast, it includes Allison Jan

03/03/2010 Avid 'Captures' Winter Games
The real winners at the Winter Games in Vancover were the broadcasters. Top broadcasters and production teams from ARD, Eurosport, NBC, Pow! Pix and ZDF, among others, relied on industry-leading audi

03/03/2010 Cadac Expands Across Production Sectors
A UK heritage mixing console manufacturer are continuing to expand across all areas of sound production with the ongoing diversification of its product portfolio and core technologies. Cadac special

03/03/2010 Digital Rapids Expands Award-Winning Encoders
Digital Rapids has unveiled a powerful new version of Stream software for StreamZ, StreamZH and DRC-Stream encoding and live streaming systems. New features in Stream version 3.2 include advanced en

03/03/2010 FOCAL Announces Footage Awards Nominations
The trade body representing the world's footage archives, professional footage researchers, consultants and facility houses has announced the shortlisted final nominations for the 2010 FOCAL Internati

03/03/2010 Grass Valley Simplify 3D Control
With Grass Valley cameras being the leading choice for studios and outside broadcast trucks worldwide, NAB2010 sees two major new innovations to further increase their flexibility. First, a unique fib

03/03/2010 Kavaleer Win Two For Hasan
One of Ireland's most prolific and well respected providers of animated content, have collected two prizes at the annual Digital Media Awards for the short film Hasan Everywhere. Kavaleer Production

02/03/2010 BBC's Thompson 'Putting Quality First'
Mark Thompson, Director General of the BBC has announced a major shake-up at the corporation in regards to "putting quality first". The upgrade will see an extra £600m being invested into programme-

02/03/2010 Big Bang Post Invests In Digital Vision
Digital Vision's conform and editing solution for tapeless workflows – Nucoda Data Conform with DVO toolset - has now been bought by Bristol facility Big Bang Post. The hired system has been a key e

02/03/2010 Iraqi Network Chooses Pixel Power For HD
A designer and manufacturer of broadcast graphics systems, has announced that the Iraqi Media Network (IMN) is deploying Pixel Power Clarity 5000 broadcast graphics technology for its newly built, HD

02/03/2010 Newscam Picks Riedel For SNG Van
The Swiss SNG provider NewsCam has expanded its four camera HD SNG vehicle with a Riedel Artist digital matrix intercom. Tele Comm Sportservice, Riedel's partner in Switzerland, was responsible for

02/03/2010 Northern Ireland Dramas Get RTS Nomination
One of Britain's leading forums for television and related media, The Royal Television Society (RTS), has announced the shortlist for the Programme Awards 2009. The awards celebrate all genres of tel

02/03/2010 Quantel Wins Contract For News Editing
The BBC has awarded a leading developer of innovative, high performance content creation and delivery systems a framework contract as supplier for video editing systems for its news output. The cont

02/03/2010 RadiantGrid Adds Softel Swift Subtitle
A developer of transcoding, transformation and new media automation service platforms, has announced that it is now adding subtitle processing to the company's transcoding platform. It is taking pla

02/03/2010 Second Season Of Wallander For BBC4
BBC4 has acquired the new second series of Swedish Wallander, the captivating detective drama based on new original stories by best-selling author Henning Mankell. Currently in production, the 13 x

01/03/2010 BBC Accused Of Bowing To Political Pressure
This week The Times stated that the BBC is planning major cuts to services and has given rise to the claim that the BBC is bowing to pressure from politicians and competitors. In response, BECTU has

01/03/2010 BBC Cymru Wales Doubles Radio Drama
It has been announced that BBC Cymru Wales will double the amount of network radio drama it produces in the next two years, confirming its growing status as a centre of excellence for drama. Building

01/03/2010 Digital Cinema Silence 'Speaks Volumes': BECTU
The UK's media and entertainment trade union has signalled that it will now seek meaningful talks with Odeon and Cineworld management to address the impact of digital projection on staff. The move f