Broadcast News Archive for June, 2010
04/06/2010 XpanD's 3D Technology On Display
A top international company's 3D products are to be re-focused next week with a second attempt to showcase products for the media. While XpanD's earlier efforts to bring an exclusive 3D technology de

03/06/2010 'Little Ships' Tells Heroic Tale
A piece of wartime history is to be examined tonight as the BBC takes to the sea in Little Ships. It is on BBC2 on Thursday, 3 June at 9.30pm and will be shown again on Saturday, 5 June at 7.25pm on

03/06/2010 Alfacam Equip World Cup HD OB Trucks
An international TV broadcast and OB truck provider has equipped five HD OB trucks that will be used for the FIFA Football World Cup 2010. Alfacam supplied a comprehensive MediorNet installation from

03/06/2010 BBC Classroom Kicks Off World Cup
The BBC's digital classroom, 21st Century Classroom (21CC), is to give young people from across the country the chance to work on broadcasting the World Cup. The unit is teaming up with BBC Sport and

03/06/2010 BBC Technical Skills In Focus
Regional TV and radio technicians have been 'broadcasting' their own professionalism. The Northern Ireland Employment and Learning Minister Sir Reg Empey has this week been getting first hand experie

03/06/2010 Broadcast Battle For World Cup
Soccer fever looms across broadcasting this week as the TV channels gear-up to compete themselves - but in this case it is for one of the biggest sporting audiences in the world. ITV will cover 32 ga

03/06/2010 Corrie Shelved Over Cumbria Tragedy
Real tragedy on the streets of Cumbria last night forced the postponement of a shooting-related episode of a favourite TV soap opera. An episode of Coronation Street featuring a fatal gunfight was po

03/06/2010 Nike 'Writes The Future' With Pro Tools
A well-known UK post facility, Grand Central Studios, has installed a new Pro Tools/ICON system supplied by Scrub, the Soho-based division of HHB Communications. Among the first jobs to be undertaken

03/06/2010 Pinewood Partners Panasonic
James Bond's film studio 'home' has just been given a fillip as a 'showcase' for the latest in broadcast technology. Panasonic AVSE has recently opened the Broadcast Experience Centre at the famous P

02/06/2010 Bespoke Media MA Degree On Way
A 'Blue Peter' style bespoke degree is being introduced for the creative sector. The revolutionary 'Build Your Own' MA programme is being run through Skillset Media Academies which is said to be tran

02/06/2010 Final Blank Gun Warning Issued
Time is fast running out to hand in a 'blank' firing handgun. The Metropolitan Police Film Unit has issued guidance on the recent Home Office decision to reclassify the popular Olympic .380 BBM revol

02/06/2010 Freelance Film Entries Closing
Media and entertainment union, BECTU is calling 'last orders' for its annual Freelancers' Fair. It is now taking last minute bookings - and final entries for a five-minute short film competition. T

02/06/2010 IDX 'In Reserve' At World Cup
A well-known manufacturer of broadcast power products is kicking-off its own 'soccer tournament camp' at the World Cup. IDX Technology - the manufacturer and supplier of battery systems and wireless

02/06/2010 Kenyan Pilot For BAFTA 3D Masters
Three-D film is coming to the world of wildlife programming. Inition have teamed up with world-renowned wildlife filmmakers Deeble & Stone to shoot a pilot for their forthcoming 3D theatrical Distant

02/06/2010 Kodak Application Adds Depth-of-Field
A computer application is set to make things easier for camera operators. Kodak has introduced a new depth of field calculator and contact application, downloadable free from the iTunes App Store.

02/06/2010 Rushes Shorts Are 'Coming Attraction'
A London Post house has announced the official selection for its 2010 festival, Rushes Soho Shorts. This year's non-profit event will take place from 21st to 30th July and will see the acclaimed fest

02/06/2010 TSL Monitor For Telegenic 3D OB
Outside Broadcast (OB) trucks - known as the workhorses of the industry - require the most powerful technology that will fit within the confines of mobile broadcast facilities. Now, TSL Professional

01/06/2010 Abortion Advert Sparks Complaints
There have been a relatively small number of official complaints on last month's advertisement on TV for abortion services. The first UK TV commercial offering advice on abortion services has generat

01/06/2010 Blackmagic Showcase DaVinci Resolve
Dates and locations for Blackmagic Design's upcoming DaVinci Resolve European Road Show have been announced. These will include June events in Berlin, Munich, Paris and London. At each event, attend

01/06/2010 Eastenders Tackles HD
A top BBC 'soap' is joining the HD revolution and pushing the boundaries of technology. BBC Studios and Post Production (BBC S&PP), the BBC's commercial facilities arm, is taking EastEnders into high

01/06/2010 Endemol Expands US Operation
A greater presence on cable TV is the target for Endemol which has just opened a new office on the US east coast. The production and distribution business aims to boost its programming on cable telev

01/06/2010 Irish Film Projects For US Festival
Four Irish projects have been officially selected to screen at the AFI/Silver Docs Film Festival which takes place in Maryland, US from 21st-27th June. They include the feature documentary His & Hers

01/06/2010 Loss-Making Channel Five 'For Sale?'
Five may be about to be sold-off in a move that may help to consolidate the British television industry. RTL is understood to have appointed JP Morgan to prepare a tender process for the loss-making

01/06/2010 Tannoy Loudspeaker 'Full Performance'
There's a new ceiling-fitted loudspeaker on offer from Tannoy. The CMS 1201DC is a powerful state-of-the-art large format in-ceiling loudspeaker device conceived, designed and built to complement Tan

01/06/2010 Viewers Still Tuning To Black & White
Thousands of viewers are still using black and white television sets. That's even though it is now 40 years since TV sports coverage changed forever - as Mexico 1970 became the first World Cup broadc