Broadcast News Archive for May, 2010
17/05/2010 Jeremy Hunt Appointed Culture Secretary
Jeremy Hunt MP has been appointed Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport. Mr Hunt was elected as MP for South West Surrey in May 2005. He was formerly Shadow Culture Secretary (200

17/05/2010 Microwave Partnership Give The Greenlight
BBC Films and Film London have announced they will extend their partnership on the successful micro-budget feature film-making scheme. Film London Microwave, the groundbreaking training scheme respo

17/05/2010 Robin Hood Production Boosts Wales
The positive impact of movie productions being filmed in Wales has been hailed a success by ministers. Robin Hood - which opened across the UK in mid April - was shot on location in Pembrokeshire, fo

17/05/2010 Script Smart Website Goes Live
A new web service for screenwriters, providing industry advice, links and tips has now been launched. Script Smart is a one-stop-shop for priceless information on all aspects of the craft and busines

17/05/2010 TV Advertising Shows Recovery Signs
According to the latest forecasts from Informa Telecoms & Media, global net TV advertising is expected to climb 3.7% in 2010 to US$116 billion, after an extremely difficult year in 2009. Increased c

17/05/2010 TV Sets To Be 'A Thing Of The Past?'
New research from YouGov's Media Consulting team has revealed a significant increase in the number of young people watching television online. The rapidly growing habit of watching television online,

14/05/2010 Award-Winner Peacefire Set For IFI
There's to be an exclusive chance to see a gritty, moving and bitterly funny account of one young man's experience of 'crime and punishment' on a housing estate in 1990s Northern Ireland. Peacefire,

14/05/2010 DRG 'Afghan Star' Roast Beef Deal
A Sundance multi-award winning factual producer has announced it has agreed to a significant first-look and development deal with DRG, the leading international and independent TV distributor. The an

14/05/2010 Hat Trick For Newport's Film School
For the third year in a row, the prestigious Royal Television Society National Award for Best UK Student Documentary has been won by Welsh students. The winners are from the multi-award winning Docum

14/05/2010 In 1 To Make Longest Cocktail Party
Liam Gallagher's newly formed film Production Company In 1 Productions has confirmed that they will develop and produce a feature film about the rollercoaster ride that was The Beatles’ Apple Corps.

14/05/2010 Irish Online Magazine Launched
A London and Dublin-based multi-platform producer, CR Entertainment, is launching an Irish online magazine series, Beat Generation. It is said to be leading the way in marrying digital content with t

14/05/2010 ITV Gets Ruling On Competition
The Competition Commission has made a ruling that will allow ITV to continue to take the lion's share of advertising revenues - but to continue to be scrutinised. It said this week that the broadcast

14/05/2010 On Sight's 3D Centre Opens

The technology behind 3D is again in focus this week as Ivan Dunleavy, Chief Executive of Pinewood Shepperton, formally opened On Sight's 3D Centre. It will showcase the latest in 3D equipment, work

14/05/2010 UK Indies Pavilion Most Successful Yet
UK independent TV producers attending the recent MIPTV under the UK Indies Pavilion recorded one of their most successful markets ever, according to figures released by the trade body for independent

13/05/2010 Cinesite Winners Inspired
A London based film visual effects house have announced that Chris Mulcaster and Alex Betancourt have both won places on its Inspire Programme. Launched in January and headed by Cinesite, the annual

13/05/2010 Creative Scotland Announces Boost
Andrew Dixon, Chief Executive Designate of Creative Scotland, has announced that music, dance, literature and drama are among six creative disciplines to benefit from £500,000 funding this year for th

13/05/2010 Giggle Group Rush To Casualty's Aid
When technical whizzkids at Gloucester-based Giggle Group broadcast and animation production company (pictured) said they can clear up a heavy snowfall with a wave of their 'magic wand' - some people

13/05/2010 IDX Appoints Holland
A manufacturer and distributor of professional power products for the broadcast, film and professional video market, is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Holland as Sales Manager for the

13/05/2010 Lonely Place To Die Shoots In Scotland
A Lonely Place to Die marks the return of Director Julian Gilbey with a taught thriller starring Golden Globe nominee Melissa George, star of 30 Days of Night, Triangle and Grey's Anatomy. Ed Spelee

13/05/2010 SIS Live Supplies Election Uplinks
Europe's largest outside broadcast (OB) and uplink supplier, provided 70 satellite uplink vehicles to the main UK broadcasters for their coverage of the UK General Election 2010 coverage. SIS Live u

13/05/2010 VFX Training Bursaries Available For TV
The industry body which supports skills and training for people in UK creative areas is teaming up with Escape Studios to offer new bursaries to TV professionals looking to broaden their visual effect

13/05/2010 Wohler Offers Junger's Magic
A dynamics processing specialist is bringing its Level Magic automated audio level control technology to broadcast, cable and satellite customers through a unique integration with Wohler Technologies'

12/05/2010 Anton/Bauer Dionic 90 Pushed To The Extreme
From riding an ATV through the rough country surrounding the source of the Nile in Uganda, Africa, to snowmobiling around an active volcano in central Iceland, these extremely harsh shooting condition

12/05/2010 Cannes Leverages Akamai HD Network
A specialist in powering video, dynamic transactions and enterprise applications online, has announced that online video coverage of the 63rd Cannes International Film Festival will be delivered on th

12/05/2010 Eyeheight Triumph For London Marathon
Europe's largest outside broadcast and uplink service provider, chose Eyeheight HD/SD colour correctors as part of the equipment infrastructure used in its coverage of the 30th London Marathon last mo