Broadcast News Archive for November, 2011
30/11/2011 Broadcast Unions Come To 'Short-Term' Agreement With BBC
The broadcasting unions, BECTU, the NUJ and Unite have confirmed that a new agreement with the BBC over the conduct of talks on its cuts plan Delivering Quality First meets their short-term demands.

30/11/2011 BVA Awards To Return In 2012
The British Video Association (BVA) has confirmed that the BVA Awards will return to the Old Billingsgate venue next year with a "Best of British" theme on Thursday 26th April 2012. Lavinia Carey, Di

30/11/2011 Framestore Expands Commercial Production Dept
Framestore’s busy commercials production department is expanding, taking on two new producers: Bumble Davis (formerly head of production at Golden Square) and James Alexander (hailing from Envy). Da

30/11/2011 Ingenious Ventures Launches Fund For Creative Industries
Ingenious Ventures, part of UK based investment and advisory group Ingenious has announced the launch of its new Media Opportunities Fund (the Fund), an approved EIS fund that will invest in dynamic

30/11/2011 MediaCityUK Keeps On Growing
It has been announced that now over fifty media and creative businesses have made their home within the MediaCityUK office buildings, The Greenhouse and The Pie Factory, referred to collectively as th

30/11/2011 New London-shot Drama To Debut
Next week the BBC will premiere new drama Postcode. Aimed at a young audience and written by double BAFTA-winner Tony Marchant (The Mark of Cain, Holding On), Postcode follows a group of young people

30/11/2011 New Study Calls For More Accurate Portrayal Of Minority Groups In Film
A major new study into film has revealed that the majority of the UK population believes more needs to be done to create an authentic portrayal of the country's diverse audiences that includes older w

30/11/2011 Sky Puts SGL Software To The Test
Software Generation Ltd (SGL), a leading provider of content archive and storage management software for media and entertainment, has announced that Sky Italia has developed a custom file-based workfl

30/11/2011 Tim Carroll Announced As keynote Speak At Loudness Summitt
Tim Carroll, president and founder of Linear Acoustic, a key player in television audio control from production to transmission, will address broadcasters at The Loudness Summit in a presentation titl

30/11/2011 UK Film Minister Arrives in Hollywood
Film Minister Ed Vaizey has arrived in LA to promote the UK to the US film industry with the hope of boosting inward investment. Joined by Adrian Wootton, Chief Executive of Film London and the Briti

29/11/2011 'We Need To Talk About Kevin', Say LipSync Post
It's a dark, challenging and sometimes disturbing film, but Lynne Ramsey's 'We Need to Talk about Kevin' has just been awarded the prestigious Best Film Award at the 2011 London Film Festival and LipS

29/11/2011 2012 Olympic National Anthems Mixed Using The Genelec 8240
It's possible that you haven't even heard of Recording Engineer Jake Jackson; but you'd have to be living under a rock if you hadn't heard of the projects he's worked on. He is the score recording a

29/11/2011 Call To Visit Connected Home Academy 2012
Delegates are being urged to visit Connected Home Academy at Broadcast Video Expo 2012 - Earls Court 2, 14 - 16 February 2012, London. The Business Leaders series encompasses six short courses that a

29/11/2011 Canon Announce C300 Demo
Earlier in the month Canon announced their new camera, the C300 and now they have organised a demonstration of the new camera during their open day. The open day which is due to take place on Decembe

29/11/2011 Director Ken Russell Dies
The enigmatic and Oscar-nominated British film-maker Ken Russell has died at the age of 84 after suffering a number of strokes. The controversial director became known for films such as Women In Love

29/11/2011 Entertainment One And Impossible Pictures Sign Partnership Deal
Independent studio Entertainment One (eOne) has announced that it will co-develop a slate of projects with Impossible Pictures (Impossible), one of the UK’s top independent production companies. The c

29/11/2011 ITV Secure Warner Bro's Movie Package
The UK’s ITV has brought the rights to a number of blockbuster movies from Warner Brothers including the right-to-air premier of the sixth Harry Potter movie. The purchases include the sixth Harry Po

29/11/2011 Riedel Communications Open Moscow Office
Riedel Communications, a manufacturer of cutting edge real-time networks for video audio and communications, is to expand its worldwide service and sales offices with the opening of a new office. As

29/11/2011 Storm Broadcast Provides Brainstorm's Aston 7 To Nemeton TV
Brainstorm Multimedia's UK reseller,Storm Broadcast, has supplied Brainstorm's Aston 7 Real Time 3D Character Generator to Nemeton Television, the independent television production company based in Wa

29/11/2011 Yamaha To Launch 01V96i In 2012
Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems has announced the launch of the 01V96i Digital Mixer with the new mixer to be made available in early 2012. The new 01V96i offers a 16-track USB 2.0 interface for mult

28/11/2011 AP Selects Custom Consoles Media Wall Monitor-scape For HD Media Hub
World leading news agency, the Associated Press (AP) has chosen a large Custom Consoles 'monitor-scape' video display support system and Module-R desks for a new high-definition master control room at

28/11/2011 APRS Sound Fellowship Awards Lunch Successful
RØDE and Genelec - in conjunction with their UK distributor Source Distribution - were recently platinum sponsors of the 2011 APRS Sound Fellowship Awards Lunch. Hosted by Sir George and Lady Judy Ma

28/11/2011 BBC's F1 Deal With Sky Explained
The BBC's Formula One (F1) coverage will be back once again in 2012, bringing to life all the key action for viewers as the season unfolds - but in partnership with Sky. Sky and the BBC have made key

28/11/2011 Fever Media Opens MediaCityUK Offices
A well-known production Company Fever Media, which specialises in making factual entertainment, factual formats, entertainment and quiz shows - has opened an office in The Greenhouse, MediaCityUK. Fe

28/11/2011 Harman's Studer Adds Broadcast Training
Harman's Studer has announced additional free half-day Studer Broadcast Academy introductory training sessions on its Vista and OnAir digital consoles. The sessions will be held at the Soundcraft St