Broadcast News Archive for October, 2011
10/10/2011 Soda Pictures Acquires Strawberry Fields
Film London has announced that Strawberry Fields, the latest film produced through its successful micro-budget film-making scheme Microwave, will be distributed in the UK by Soda Pictures. The film,

10/10/2011 Top Ratings For The Slap Following Big Buzz At MIPCOM 2011
International distributor DCD Rights has reported that the eagerly anticipated 8-part drama The Slap, based on the award winning novel by Christos Tsiolkas, has achieved top ratings and critical accla

07/10/2011 Banijay Sells 'Date My Car' Concept To China
Banijay International has signed a deal with China’s first online TV portal, QIYI , to produce its branded entertainment format Date My Car. The agreement will see the portal produce twenty half-hou

07/10/2011 BBFC Awards '18′ Classification To Re-cut Human Centipede Film
The DVD of The Human Centipede II (Full sequence) has been passed with an ‘18’ classification following 32 cuts made across eight separate sequences. The cuts total two minutes 37 seconds and addres

07/10/2011 Cisco And Olympic Medal-Winner Added To IP Expo Keynotes Line-Up
With only a fortnight until the doors at Earls Court 2 open on the UK's largest enterprise IT event, IP Expo, event organiser Imago Techmedia proudly announced that two more industry champions have be

07/10/2011 Emilie Autumn Puts DPA 4088 Headworn Mic Through Its Paces
Theatrical performer and musician Emilie Autumn, backed by her all-female band the Bloody Crumpets (pictured), doesn’t stint on the entertainment. Apart from singing, violin-playing and vaudevillian c

07/10/2011 Film Agency For Wales Appoint Interim Chief Executive
The Film Agency for Wales has appointed Suzanne Alizart as the Agency’s interim Chief Executive, covering Pauline Burt’s maternity leave. An accomplished Senior Manager and Executive Producer, Ms Ali

07/10/2011 L’Immagine Ritrovata Refines Restoration Pipeline With Phoenix
An Italian state-of-the-art film restoration and conservation laboratory, part of the Cineteca di Bologna facility, has installed three Phoenix Refine systems to enable full implementation of its digi

07/10/2011 Quail TV Signs Foxtel And TV3 To Pitcairn Mini-Series
Leading Australian production house Quail Television has secured two significant new co-production partners for its docudrama / dramatic telefeature Pitcairn: Paradise Lost, currently in development.

07/10/2011 Union Will Oppose Compulsory Redundancies At STV
BECTU are to seek a guarantee on no compulsory redundancies at STV in response to the reorganisation of news output announced on Thursday. STV confirmed that its trial news service for Edinburgh has

06/10/2011 Avid Showcases Sports Broadcasting Solutions At Sportel 2011
Avid are gearing up to present its range of industry-leading solutions at Sportel Monaco. The solutions enable sports organisations and broadcasters to create, manage, distribute and monetise compell

06/10/2011 BBC Proposals Will Destroy Quality, Says BECTU
Strike action could affect the BBC before Christmas unless the BBC changes its approach to negotiation, BECTU warned today. The independent trade union, for those working in broadcasting, said the BB

06/10/2011 Film London’s Support of Artist Film-makers Continues
Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network (FLAMIN) today announced they are investing up to £360,000 in the capital’s artist film-makers over the next three years. FLAMIN Productions, which commissi

06/10/2011 IDX For Hire At Visual Impact Bristol
The hire department of Visual Impact Bristol, specialising in dry hire of broadcast, film and post production equipment, are planning to upgrade their V-Mount battery and charger system hire fleet to

06/10/2011 ITV Studios Concludes Raft Of Entertainment Format Deals Across Europe
ITV Studios Global Entertainment has announced a number of sales of ITV Studios’ formats across Europe. ITV's top performing formats which have been picked up for local production in new territories

06/10/2011 NBC Expands Usage of LiveU’s Video Uplink Solutions
A specialist in portable video-over-cellular solutions, has announced that NBC is expanding usage of its LU60 live video transmission system deploying increased numbers of LiveU units to cover the 201

06/10/2011 ODG Promotes Riome To MD
A SeaChange company has announced the appointment of Stephen Riome as Managing Director. In his new role, Riome will take on the responsibility for day-to-day operations and profitability of all aspec

06/10/2011 TV Twin's Wedding Draws In Viewers
The record-breaking new season of Tia & Tamera has concluded on The Style Network. The series takes viewers inside the lives of the twin sisters and best friends, as Tia Mowry Hardrict becomes a firs

06/10/2011 USP Content Opens Office At MediacityUK
A multi-platform production company has established its northern office within The Greenhouse, MediaCityUK. Founded in 1990, USP Content is one of the biggest independent radio content suppliers to t

05/10/2011 Content West Heads East With NHK
MIPCOM has announced a division of Content Media Corporation has shipped its spectacular natural history series Wild Wales to NHK Japan. Content Television supplied the series as part of a raft of i

05/10/2011 Films At BFI Film Fest Get The Lipsync Treatment
LipSync Productions, an investment and equity services company, and LipSync Post, a leading post-production facility, have provided investment and post services to eight films lined up for the 55th BF

05/10/2011 NEP Cymru Changing The Face Of Live Surfing Coverage
An innovative television facilities company is introducing a new way of providing live broadcast coverage of surfing at of one of its world's major championships. The Quiksilver Pro France 2011 is e

05/10/2011 Nordisk Film TV Commissioned To Produce The Voice Of... In Norway
A Banijay Group company has secured a significant commission for the hit talent search show The Voice of... in Norway, which sees the company now in production on a total of four local versions spanni

05/10/2011 Red Hot Chili Peppers Fired Up For The EMAs
The Red Hot Chili Peppers are set to spice up the 2011 MTV EMAs in Belfast. Fresh off the release of their latest chart-topping album I'm With You, these legendary funk rockers from California are gu

05/10/2011 Scheirman Joins Harman Professional
Harman Professional has announced the appointment of David Scheirman to the Harman Professional staff as Director, Knowledge Resources. In this position, Scheirman has responsibility for establishing