Broadcast News Archive for August, 2010
12/08/2010 Vinten Nominated For IABM Design Award
A specialist in camera support technology for broadcast professionals has been shortlisted as one of the 'Top ten most innovative in design' by the IABM judging panel. Vinten's new Vector 750i, which

12/08/2010 VTR's Digital Journey Begins...
A new venture has now begun for Leeds based production Company VTR Digital. VTR Digital - Set Your World In Motion has just been launched at the company's Leeds studios. They offer motion graphics,

12/08/2010 Welsh In Toronto Film Festival Line-up
Welsh filmmakers will be taking to the red carpet at the 35th Toronto International Film Festival running from 9th – 19th September. Submarine, funded by the Film Agency for Wales, has been selected

11/08/2010 Anti-terrorist Hotline Ad Banned
An advertising watchdog has banned a radio advert, in its current form, encouraging listeners to report suspected terrorists. The advert, promoting the anti-terrorist hotline, highlights "suspiciou

11/08/2010 BSkyB Challenge Skype Over Name
It has emerged that BSkyB are to take legal action against online phone and video phone service Skype, due to similarities in name and branding. BSkyB claim to have ownership over the rights to the

11/08/2010 Debmar-Mercury Acquires 'Kitchen' Distribution Rights
Debmar-Mercury has teamed up once again with producer ITV Studios to acquire domestic distribution rights to a hit U.S. series. Hell's Kitchen will return to Fox for its two-hour eighth season premie

11/08/2010 Ellis Appointed As MD of Telecom Express
A provider of interactive services to the UK media market, has named Rob Ellis as its new Managing Director. Following on from the successful merger of Telecom Express with Eckoh Plc’s client IVR div

11/08/2010 Jay-Z Spoof Removed From YouTube
A parody of Jay-Z's 'New York state of mind' has been taken off YouTube due to a copyright reasons. EMI Publishing removed the clip and commenting: "When a song is created based wholly on any of our

11/08/2010 Micro Video Patchbays From Switchcraft Launched
Connector specialist Switchcraft has launched a brand new series of HDTV rated video patchbays that provide 96 patch points in a 1RU 19-inch patch panel and 192 patch points in 1.5RU or 2RU panels. B

11/08/2010 The Foundry Introduces Two New Tools For Adobe
An innovator of visual effects and image processing technologies have now introduced CameraTracker and Kronos 5.0. The Foundry's new camera tracker analyses source sequences to extract the original c

11/08/2010 Wilderness Films Acquires Large Inventory
An international broadcast and television entity has built up an impressive inventory of new model HD lenses for rental at its operations throughout Asia. Wilderness Films India Ltd (WFIL) recently a

10/08/2010 'Free To Air Sports' Face Gov Review
The Republic of Ireland's Minister for Communications has appointed an panel of consultants to review whether the current list of 'free to air' sports events should remain available only to freely air

10/08/2010 3D Broadcast Lands At Pinewood Studios
August 2010 has seen the arrival of 3D Broadcast Limited at Pinewood Studios. Founded by the well-established partnership of Martin Joannou and Paul Raeburn, 3D Broadcast supply all the video equipm

10/08/2010 Gekko Nominated As Design Awards Candidate 2010
Gekko Technology's 'kleer colour' has been nominated as 'IABM Design Awards 2010 Candidate'. (Pictured: Model lit with Gekko Kleer colour based fixture showing high-quality colour rendering) As a sin

10/08/2010 Global Lighting Brand Takes Space At MediaCityUK
An international lighting facilities company, have opened an office within The Pie Factory at MediaCityUK on Salford Quays. Panalux, who have a network of offices across the world including the Czech

10/08/2010 Ofcom To Review Local Media Ownership
The independent regulator and authority for the UK communications industries has been approached to consider relaxing regional media ownership rules. Ofcom have suggested liberalising rules so the on

10/08/2010 Play Out And Power Focus For IDX At IBC
A premier manufacturer and supplier to the international broadcast and professional video industry, will be showcasing the new range of PlayMagic play out servers and Ambrado HD/SD video image process

10/08/2010 PSI Lights Up West Belfast Festival
Belfast based Production Services Ireland (PSI) have supplied lighting for the two main venues for Ireland's biggest community festival. The work at the West Belfast Festival followed on from PSI's w

10/08/2010 Thompson Set To Scrap Pension Top-Ups
BBC Director General, Mark Thompson, has set out plans today to scrap top executives pension top-up payments, totalling over £1m per year, in time for the next financial year. The move will see his £

09/08/2010 'High Noon' Over Film Council
There's a 'shoot-out' looming over the future of the UK body that funds movie making. The iconic tough-guy star Clint Eastwood is squaring up to Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt whose stinging rebuke ov

09/08/2010 Bridge Technologies Releases Version 4.5 Of VideoBRIDGE
Bridge Technologies has released version 4.5 of the VideoBRIDGE monitoring and analysis software for cable, terrestrial and satellite media delivery operations. The new 4.5 software release adds a ra

09/08/2010 Let's Dance Get Toes Tapping Around The World
FremantleMedia has secured a raft of international format deals for Whizz Kid Entertainment's celebrity led series Let's Dance. Let's Dance, originally commissioned by BBC ONE in the UK, sees well-kn

09/08/2010 New Appointment For FremantleMedia
The commercial and brand extension arm of FremantleMedia, has appointed Emmanuelle Namiech SVP, Content & Development for EMEA and Asia-Pacific. Based in London with FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME)

09/08/2010 Opera House Zurich Installs Riedel Technology
The opera house in Zurich decided to install a new communications system from Riedel Communications. Riedel, one of the leading manufacturers of fiber, intercom, audio and radio technology, delivered

09/08/2010 Polecam Theia Ultra-Wide-Angle Lens 'Within Reach' At IBC
Polecam has announced its appointment as official broadcast industry distributor of the Theia MY125M ultra-wide-angle effects lens, a stellar performer in Toshiba's Space Chair Project and the mid-sum