Broadcast News Archive for April, 2010
14/04/2010 Prime Focus Sponsors The London Independent Film Festival 2010
One of the world’s largest visual entertainment services groups, is the gold sponsor for the London Independent Film Festival for the third year in a row. The London Independent Film Festival (LIFF),

14/04/2010 Softel To Streamline Closed Caption Workflow For Avid
A key player in television and video technologies have announced that it is working to streamline closed caption workflow throughout the editing process on Avid video editing workstations. Softel and

14/04/2010 Suitcase TV Goes 3D
With 3DTV expanding into home-entertainment, Suitcase TV has taken their current range into the 3D realm. They have now transformed their existing products to cater to the demands of 3DTV for broadca

13/04/2010 A New Eco-Hero For The PlayStation Generation
History is littered with examples of brands trying to reinvent themselves to appeal to a new generation, but for one of literature’s most successful franchises, all that’s required is a return to its

13/04/2010 Autoscript 'Put Their Tools To The Test'
A leading teleprompting company and Vitec Group brand, will present a range of high performance prompting solutions at NAB 2010. Demonstrations will include high brightness LED TFT flat screens, and t

13/04/2010 Hamlet Takes A Stand On 3D
As well as its range of high-precision hardware and software test and measurement equipment, Hamlet is using part of its display at NAB 2010 to show the latest in next generation 3D monitoring tools t

13/04/2010 Hasbro Studios Taps Prominent Executive To Lead Global Expansion
A Los Angeles-based production division has tapped a prominent International Programming and Distribution Executive to lead its international expansion. President of Hasbro Studios - Stephen J. Davi

13/04/2010 Litepanels Lights The Road To The White House
It’s been a long road, but finally, independent filmmaker Keith O’Derek’s two-year journey capturing Barack Obama: Road to the White House, is finished. "When I began this project, my friends were s

13/04/2010 Matrox Announces Integrated Toolkit
A technology and market leader in the field of HD and SD digital video hardware and software video products group has announced support for Adobe Creative Suite 5 Production Premium software with Matr

13/04/2010 Pioneers Of Flexible IT Solutions Lead The Way
OASYS, Video Technics and Comprompter have joined forces at NAB 2010 to demonstrate rock-solid IT-based broadcast workflow solutions, based on over 50 years of experience in the field. Building on t

13/04/2010 PM Backs BBC 6's Retention
Gordon Brown has joined the call to save threatened BBC radio station 6 Music. The digital station is facing closure as part of a shake-up of the corporation, which will divert an extra £600 million

13/04/2010 Rail Safety Film Scoops Gold Award
A dramatic Network Rail film which aims to improve safety for its people working with on-track plant machinery has won a Gold Award by The International Visual Communications Association (IVCA). The

13/04/2010 Ross Video Launches 'World First'
In a surprise announcement, Ross Video has launched a claimed world's first, a 5 MLE production switcher control panel. It is being showcased at NAB 2010, where the Ross Vision Series control panels

12/04/2010 Anystream Use NAB To Announce Innovation
This week's NAB show is to showcase a new packaging and distribution system. The leading provider of automated multi-platform media publishing solutions, Anystream, has announced the launch of Anystr

12/04/2010 Argosy Supplies Presteigne At World Cup
A leading international supplier of HD broadcast, cables and studio infrastructure products, Argosy, has announced that it is supplying a range of its infrastructure products to Presteigne Charter at

12/04/2010 Blu Ray Focus On WWII
The last world war is about to come to life again as FremantleMedia is preparing to release its famous WWII series in Blu-ray DVD format. After 37 years, The World at War, the documentary series prod

12/04/2010 British Film Gets Major Boost
The UK Film Council has launched a new £15m film fund to champion British filmmakers. As part of its three-year plan, launched at the beginning of April, the agency also formally opened applications

12/04/2010 Leica Lenses Deliver For Band Pro
Band Pro has introduced Leica Summilux-C lenses as a groundbreaking new line of PL mount primes designed to deliver ultra-high optical performance for film and digital capture. The product of more th

12/04/2010 Telearbura Goes HD With VRCAM
Aruba broadcaster Telearuba is slated to launch HD broadcasts this month. In order to facilitate the station's local talk shows, game shows and sports coverage in HD, Telearuba installed the FOR-A VR

12/04/2010 Top Executives Focus On Technology At NAB
Leading executives from Adobe, CNN and ESPN will be featured in a NAB Show Super Session today in Las Vegas. It will be focused on new realities in the media business, specifically how technology is

12/04/2010 UTV Back Celtic Media Celebrations
A major showcase of Celtic-themed media has been given a boost. The Celtic Media Festival - which celebrated its 30th anniversary in Caernarfon, Wales last year - is to be aided by both Wales Live an

09/04/2010 Atlantic 'Short' Wins Festival Nominations
The Irish short film Atlantic, written and directed by Conor Ferguson (The Wednesdays), has continued its international success, picking up two nominations for the California Independent Film Festival

09/04/2010 BBC Strategy Gets Unions' Attention
The BBC's Strategy Review was on the agenda this week as senior representatives from the Federation of Entertainment Unions met with the BBC's Director General (DG), Mark Thompson. The DG emphasised

09/04/2010 BECTU Welcomes Illegal Downloads Legislation
'Piracy' of movies and illegal music downloads are now more difficult. The UK's Digital Economy Bill made it to the statute books in mid April following talks in Parliament and cooperation between th

09/04/2010 Cherrybomb Gets UK Distribution
A regional-made movie, Cherrybomb, which tells the story of two best friends locked in fierce rivalry for the same girl as she seductively encourages a ruthless competition for her heart, has achieved