Broadcast News Archive for August, 2010
09/08/2010 Premier Media Group Moves To File-Based Delivery With Signiant
Signiant has supplied and installed a content supply chain management solution for Premier Media Group (PMG), Australia's leading sports producer and broadcaster. The Signiant solution is designed to

09/08/2010 Virgin To Sell UKTV Stake
It has been reported that Virgin Media has put its 50% stake in UKTV up for sale. The digital broadcasting venture between Virgin Media and BBC Worldwide launched in 1997, currently operates 10 linea

06/08/2010 Aspera Software Available Via EMC Select Program
Aspera, creators of next-generation software technologies that move the world's digital assets at maximum speed, has announced that its core transfer client, server and management software product lin

06/08/2010 Harris To Present IBC Technical Paper
An international communications and information technology company, Harris, has announced that John Mailhot, Director of Product Architecture, Infrastructure and Networking for Harris Broadcast Commun

06/08/2010 On-Line Animal Agency Goes Live
The world's first online animal agency for performing pets went live this week as TV producers launch a global search for talented animals. The new project went public for the first time when indepen

06/08/2010 Paterson Joins BBC Radio Wales
Red Dragon FM programme director Colin Paterson is to move to BBC Radio Wales, the broadcaster has announced. The 31-year-old, who is originally from Glasgow, will join Radio Wales as an executive pr

06/08/2010 Prime Focus Announces New Appointments
The Prime Focus Commercials division has announced the appointments of renowned industry individuals Kristy May Currie to the role of Executive Producer and Dave 'Skippy' Clifton to Senior Flame Opera

06/08/2010 RaceTech Chooses MHz For HD OB Trucks
International independent systems integrator Megahertz (MHz) has received an order from Racecourse Technical Services, the innovative racecourse services provider, for three new High-Definition (HD) O

06/08/2010 Trinity College Drama School At 'Next Stage'
A planned new academy for the dramatic arts, to train actors, directors and designers in Dublin has moved a stage closer. After plans were approved in April, the work has now gone to the tendering st

06/08/2010 TV Podmoskovie Serves The Moscow Area With Ross XPression
Russian television channel TV Podmoskovie chose Ross Video's XPression Character Generator and Graphics Systems to provide live, vivid graphics on demand. TV Podmoskovie attended an XPression demonst

05/08/2010 Actors Take Lead Over Film Council
The demise of the UK Film Council has led to a new role for more than 50 leading actors and actresses. They have joined forces to hit out at Government plans to scrap the agency. In a letter to The

05/08/2010 Competition Probe Over Sky's Pay-TV Movies
BSkyB is facing a probe by the Competition Commission over concerns raised about the sale and distribution of subscription premium Pay TV movies. Medis regulator Ofcom had been investigating the dist

05/08/2010 Not To Scale Are Future Friendly With Proctor And Gamble
Not to Scale's directors UBIK have created 6 x 10'' environmentally friendly commercials for Proctor and Gamble, encouraging us to use products with less waste and packaging, saving energy and water.

05/08/2010 Premier Media Group Looks To Multi-Resolution Future With Quantel
Australian sports broadcaster Premier Media Group (PMG) has purchased a Quantel Enterprise sQ system to provide a platform to help it continue to meet the new challenges of the fast-evolving, multi-re

05/08/2010 Robe DigitalSpots Get Lucky With Mark Knopfler
Mark Knopfler has incorporated video into his performance for the first time on his Get Lucky tour, projected courtesy of 4 Robe DigitalSpot 7000DTs. The DigitalSpots were specified by lighting desig

05/08/2010 The Foundry Release MARI 1.0
Leading visual effects software company, The Foundry, have released MARI 1.0 - the first release of their brand new creative 3D texture painting technology. MARI was originally developed at Weta Digi

05/08/2010 TrafficBox By PlayBox To Launch At IBC 2010
PlayBox Technology has signed an agreement with Step2e to offer a cost-effective and fully integrated traffic and playout system for television broadcast applications. Named TrafficBox, the new produ

05/08/2010 XL Video's Hot Hat Trick At Glastonbury 2010
XL Video supplied video packages for the three Pyramid Stage headline acts at Glastonbury 2010 - Gorillaz, Muse and Stevie Wonder, account handled by XL director Des Fallon. Glastonbury is the UK's h

04/08/2010 Abbey Road Studios Invests In NTP Converters
One of the world's longest-established and most highly respected recording companies, Abbey Road Studios, has taken delivery of four NTP DAD AX24 eight-channel ultra-high analogue-to-digital/digital-t

04/08/2010 BBC Homosexual Web Complaint Rejected
A complaint about a headline on the BBC News website which asked 'Should homosexuals face execution?' has been rejected by the BBC Trust. The headline had been posted on a moderated talkboard discuss

04/08/2010 Chyron Announces New Top Executive
Chyron has announced the appointment of Susan Brazer as Chief Commercial Officer. Effective immediately, Ms Brazer will have global responsibility for Chyron's commercial strategy and all product ser

04/08/2010 Fireworks And Genesis Sell Heartland In US
Fireworks International has teamed with Genesis International Television & Film to sell Heartland, a weekly top-rated family drama based on a series of books, on stations covering more than 94% of the

04/08/2010 IBC TV 'Breaks The News' With EVS Solutions
IBC Television News has decided to renew its collaboration with EVS as official provider of the news production workflow for the upcoming IBC exhibition and conference which will be held in Amsterdam

04/08/2010 Prop Makers To Battle Toy Shops
A business that specialises in designing and manufacturing products for film and TV, Cod Steaks, has been working on its first foray into the world of toy design and their new product Armouron is abou

04/08/2010 Softel ScheduleSmart Subtitle Makes Debut
Softel will present the ScheduleSmart automated subtitle control centre at IBC 2010. ScheduleSmart uses information from the broadcast event schedule to determine how and when subtitle data will be b