Broadcast News Archive for July, 2010
27/07/2010 Axe Falls On UK Film Council
The UK Film Council is to be abolished as part of cost-cutting measures announced by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced the decision as part o

27/07/2010 Camera Corps Makes TV History At 'The Q-Ball Proms'
The 2010 season of BBC Proms in London seen a major advance in television production techniques. Twelve Camera Corps Q-Ball high-definition robotic camera heads were used on stage to televise the Ju

27/07/2010 Children's Video Sector Sees Healthy Growth
New data shows that Dads are becoming more influential in choosing and buying DVD and Blu-ray titles for their children than ever before. 'Pester power' when out shopping, or at the checkout, may be

27/07/2010 Mary Anne Hobbs To Leave Radio One
After 14 years, BBC Radio 1 Presenter Mary Anne Hobbs is stepping down from her weekly leftfield dance and dubstep show. Mary-Anne has accepted a new job to teach and mentor students at the Universit

27/07/2010 Matt Turner Joins Rushes
A London based post production facility is delighted to announce the appointment of Matt Turner as Director of Telecine. In his new role leading the grading dept at Rushes, Turner will work closely w

27/07/2010 Ofcom Investigates STV
The independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries, this week published a Finding in relation to Scottish Television (STV) programme sponsorship by the Scottish G

27/07/2010 Pact Focus On UK Film Future
The trade body for UK independent film producers said the unexpected and clearly difficult decision by the DCMS to abolish the UK Film Council is a blow to the body's employees, but is understandable

26/07/2010 BBC To Launch iPlayer Mobile Apps
The BBC have been given the go ahead from the BBC Trust to launch a range of mobile applications for iPlayer News and Sport. The BBC planned to launch News and Sports mobile apps in February, ahead o

26/07/2010 BVA Announce 30th Anniversary General Meeting
The British Video Association (BVA) have announced its 30th Annual General Meeting and Reception taking place at BAFTA on 2nd November. The event will be a celebration of the history of the home ente

26/07/2010 Indie TV Production Sector Working Harder During Recession
UK independent television producers have managed to weather the continual decline in broadcasters' production budgets by increasing exports and efficiency, said an independent trade body, following th

26/07/2010 New Pilot Scheme To Open Up Digital Cinema In North Yorkshire
A newly-formed consortium has been awarded Lottery funding by the UK Film Council to bring the latest in digital cinema to venues across rural North Yorkshire. The North Yorkshire Rural Cinema Pilot

26/07/2010 NI's Green Make BBC's One Show Shorts
London independent televsion firm, CTVC and Belfast-based Green Inc have scored their first joint commission: nine short films for BBC1's The One Show. The films are the first fruit of the indies' fo

26/07/2010 Perform Takes Sports Broadcasting To New Heights With Avid
A specialist in broadcasting and commercialising sports content for digital media, has made a substantial investment in Avid solutions. Perform have employed Avid for the ingest, creation, management

26/07/2010 StageClix 'Pack' Digital Wireless System Launched
A manufacturer and distributor of professional audio products used in recording, project and broadcast studios have introduced the next product in the stageClix family. MTR have launched the stageCli

26/07/2010 Titanic To Rise Again In H&W
The iconic Titanic is to come home for its centenary with news that an £18m television drama about the ill-fated luxury liner has been commissioned to mark the anniversary of its sinking. A replica s

23/07/2010 BBC Unions Prepare For Strike Ballots
Unions at the BBC have confirmed to management that they will be conducting ballots for strike action over pay and pensions. BECTU, the largest union in the BBC, will be issuing formal notice to the

23/07/2010 Director-General Of RTÉ Steps Down
Following a meeting yesterday the Board of RTÉ announced that it will shortly begin the process to appoint a new Director-General of RTÉ. The Board has accepted the decision of the Director-General,

23/07/2010 Ireland's Broadband 'Third Most Expensive'
A survey published today has shown that the Republic of Ireland's broadband is the third most expensive amongst the 28 countries belonging to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

23/07/2010 Panasonic Celebrate Countdown To London 2012
With two years until the London 2012 Olympic Games, the official worldwide olympic partner in the audio and visual equipment category will host a one day event called 'Get Ready for London 2012.' Th

23/07/2010 Review Offers Hope For Regional News
The Chief Executive of ITV, Adam Crozier has ordered a review of the channel's national and regional news departments. The review - part of Crozier's 12-week Strategy - is being led by Michael Jermey

23/07/2010 Tate Movie Truck Hits the Road
An interactive website and national roadshow of the Tate Movie Project has now been launched. Children from across the country are now invited to take part in creating the Tate Movie, a first of its

23/07/2010 Virgin To 'Pause And Resume'
Virgin Media are currently in talks to launch a first time triple-screen 'pause and resume' service. The new service would allow viewers to watch a show on television before transferring to a PC or m

22/07/2010 Abit Helps NRK Make Transition To HD
Following on from the project to broadcast the Winter Olympics in HD on the NRK1 channel, NRK, the Norwegian government owned radio and television public broadcaster, has contracted Abit to upgrade it

22/07/2010 Dischromatics Launch Variable Data Printing
One of Sony DADC's UK partners has just launched full Variable Data Printing (VDP, also known as variable information printing -VIP or VI) to its portfolio of products and digital printing options.

22/07/2010 FremantleMedia Off To The Races With Drama Strategy
The commercial and brand extension arm of FremantleMedia, has optioned the rights to produce and distribute The Drivers, a series based on the high-octane 24 hour motor race in Le Mans in the 1950’s/1