Broadcast News Archive for July, 2010
30/07/2010 Avid Unveils ISIS 5000
Avid have now unveiled a new, easy-to-use, real-time, open shared storage solution that brings the power of best-in-class shared storage to local and regional broadcasters and post production faciliti

30/07/2010 Bang Channels and Bang Media Fined
The independent regulator and competition authority has fined television licensees Bang Channels Limited and Bang Media (London) Limited. The fine of £157,250 is issued for extremely serious, and rep

30/07/2010 dB Broadcast Launches Hawkeye DVB-T2 At IBC
A UK independent system integrator and product manufacturer will introduce a DVB-T2 receiver module at IBC 2010. dB Broadcast's Hawkeye B104 series module has been designed for continuous off air ter

30/07/2010 Hackenbacker Get To Work On ITV's Downton Abbey
An award-winning post production facility is currently handling all of the audio post for ITV's major new costume drama series, Downton Abbey, which is scheduled to air on ITV1 in Autumn 2010. Hacken

30/07/2010 Loss Of Film Council 'Deplorable': Neeson
Just a day after the acclaimed film-maker Mike Leigh condemned "shocking" government plans to scrap the UK Film Council - the body which supports the British movie industry - Co Antrim actor Liam Nees

30/07/2010 New Cultural Agreement Gives A Boost
A step change in cultural co-operation between India and the UK has been made this week. A new cultural agreement was signed by the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport Jeremy H

30/07/2010 Sony Kicks Off IBC Technology And Creativity Showcase
Sony Professional are promising an eye-opening experience at this years IBC show in Amsterdam. Their Creatology Tour, the follow-up to the Power of Image events programme, will showcase the creative

30/07/2010 Visions HD Trucks Bring Cricket Into Focus
The largest independent Outside Broadcast facilities company in the UK, has upgraded its two in-line SD trucks to offer full HD capabilities, boosting Visions' HD fleet to a total of 13 vehicles. NE

29/07/2010 Adverts 'Must Sell' Rule Scrapped
The independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries has scrapped rules about the way television advertising is sold. The move, to be brought into place from 1st

29/07/2010 BBC's 'Misleading' Coverage Improved
The BBC Trust have found that "significant improvements" have been made to devolved nations news coverage once described as "misleading" and "confusing", but concerns still remain. The latest report,

29/07/2010 Clear-Com Names Tyrell Its Newest Distributor
A global name in mission-critical voice communication systems, is continuing to expand its reach into Ireland with the appointment of Tyrell CCT as its distributor for the region. The leading creativ

29/07/2010 Ecosse Serves Up Raw For RTÉ
RTÉ Television has commissioned Ecosse Films to produce a third series of a hit Irish drama series, Raw. Series three of Raw, set in a busy Dublin restaurant, will feature an award-winning cast, inc

29/07/2010 Film Council Loss 'Deplorable': Neeson
Just a day after the acclaimed film-maker Mike Leigh condemned "shocking" government plans to scrap the UK Film Council - the body which supports the British movie industry - Co Antrim actor Liam Nees

29/07/2010 Sky Set To Launch 3D TV
Sky are gearing up to take the next step in 3D. The broadcasters are now planning the launch of the Sky 3D television channel on 1st October this year. Focusing on sport and movies, the launch wil

29/07/2010 Union Condemns Axing Of UK Film Council
Union film production reps have met this week to discuss the Government's decision to axe the UK Film Council. BECTU, which counts thousands of workers in film production, distribution and exhibition

29/07/2010 WRN Creates Media Village In Vauxhall
An international broadcast services company are launching a new Vauxhall-based media village. The village aims to bring together a host of like-minded broadcast companies, creating a culture for inc

28/07/2010 'Life, Above All' For Pictorion And Mistika

SGO and Pictorion das werk Berlin GmbH have completed all DI post production work for their Dreamer Joint Venture filmproduktion. The high profile film project titled 'Life, Above All', was co

28/07/2010 Ballymena Firm Builds Film Archive
A Co Antrim building firm was celebrating contracts worth almost £18m this month with the work including a major project in Birmingham constructing a storage facility for the British Film Institute.

28/07/2010 Free Media Composer 5 Workshops At VET
A leader in delivering Avid Certified Training, will be running free Media Composer 5 workshops at its facility in Hoxton Square, London, this Friday. These workshops will give participants the oppo

28/07/2010 NI Screen Returns £22m To Economy
As cameras start to roll in Belfast on HBO's Game of Thrones, a TV series which is said to be one of the largest ever to shoot in Europe, Northern Ireland Screen have released its latest annual report

28/07/2010 Opera House Seeks Staffing Cutbacks
Cost cutting has reached the arts world with Belfast's iconic Grand Opera House now having to look at cost savings. The Opera House Trust that manages the Victorian theatre in central Belfast has app

28/07/2010 Phabrix Scores A Goal!
Even though England did not bring home the trophy from the 2010 FIFA World Cup, a British based company scored with television broadcast engineers and technicians at Cape Town Stadium.

28/07/2010 Plaudits For Panasonic's Latest Camera
Following the launch of the highly anticipated Panasonic AG-HPX370/371 camera recorders, it was clear the company were seeking to raise the bar for industry experts in order to help them achieve new l

28/07/2010 Virgin Rapped Over HD Offer
The TV watchdog has ruled that Virgin Media misled consumers with its high-definition offer ahead of the football World Cup. The television campaign promised customers a one-off set-up charge, at a c

27/07/2010 Anger As BBC Executives Pensions Topped-up
The BBC's largest union has expressed concern after Press revelations that 50 senior managers, including the Director General, are receiving over a £1million a year in pension top-up payments. BECTU h