Broadcast News Archive for November, 2011
23/11/2011 BBC 'Thrilled' As It Meets Its Nemesis
Written and created by the award-winning American television writer and producer Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files, Strike Back), the BBC thriller, Nemesis is an original eight-part suspense thriller set in

23/11/2011 Calls For Inquiry Over RTE 'Defamation' Of Priest
A Labour Minister has announced an inquiry into RTÉ's Prime Time programme after it allegedly defamed a priest by wrongfully accusing him of abuse. Minister for Communications, Pat Rabbitte said the

23/11/2011 Conmio Brings MTV3's Online TV To Mobiles
A provider of mobile services, Conmio, and MTV Media - Finland's popular TV broadcaster - have announced that Conmio will bring MTV's online TV service Katsomo to a new range of mobile devices. Katso

23/11/2011 CrewNorth Directory Launched At BVE North
A specialised freelance directory for members of the independent trade union for broadcasting, film and allied sector, BECTU, has been launched. CrewNorth was initially distributed in Manchester at t

23/11/2011 Film London 'Gets Into Its Stride' For Olympics
Film London, the film and media agency, has announced measures which aim to ensure productions continue to choose London in 2012. Next summer the capital will be hosting the London 2012 Olympic and

23/11/2011 Lightweight Foton Adds Professional Light
New to the Ianiro UK range of lighting equipment is the Foton, a small, lightweight and versatile variable-beam unit. It is powerful, inexpensive and waterproof. Manufactured by PRG, the Foton is a h

23/11/2011 Perez Hilton To Front ITV2 Series
ITV2 has commissioned STV Productions to produce a four-part series with Perez Hilton. In Perez Hilton Super Fan the celebrity blogger and television star will gain intimate access to four global su

23/11/2011 STV's Top Team Strengthened
Television production in Scotland is due for change as STV Productions reveals changes within its top team. STV Productions has announced the appointment of Gary Chippington as Head of Entertainment,

23/11/2011 Thompson Rethinks BBC Local Radio Cutbacks
While it had been feared that BBC radio programming was likely to be cut back, with some aspects syndicated between stations instead, the top executive at the BBC has now indicated a possible U-turn.

23/11/2011 TVLogic LCD Monitor Offers Comprehensive Package
The TVLogic LVM-247W multi-format 24-inch HD LCD monitor is now available from exclusive UK/Ireland distributor Pyser-SGI Limited. It is the new LVM-247W, wide-angle 24 inch 10 bit native full HD res

22/11/2011 Autocue 'Motion Pro' Provides Camera Comfort
Autocue has introduced Motion Pro a professional, handheld camera stabiliser designed and manufactured in-house by Autocue. Respected London-based DP, Director and Filmmaker Philip Bloom said: "Autoc

22/11/2011 BBC Newsnight Recruits Stratton For Politics
The prestigious BBC Newsnight programme has announced Allegra Stratton will be joining the programme as Political Editor. Currently the Guardian's political correspondent, Allegra is no stranger to t

22/11/2011 Boris Continuum Complete 8 AVX Released
Boris Continuum Complete 8 AVX has been released and according to the specification it boasts many comprehensive features. It is understood that the equipment has been re-engineered for 64-bit Windo

22/11/2011 BVE Hailed As "Great Success"
The inaugural BVE North event has been hailed as a "great success" by organisers, exhibitors and visitors alike, with over 2400 attendees over the two day show. There was standing room only at many

22/11/2011 Contempt Of Court Proceedings Begin Against Sky News
The Attorney General is to launch contempt of court proceedings against Sky News for allegedly breaking an injunction over a kidnapped British couple that were being held in Somalia. The gagging ord

22/11/2011 Half Of UK Watch TV On The Go, Says Survey
The trend of viewing "live" and on demand programming on devices such as smartphones and tablets is accelerating so says a new survey. According to QuickPlay Media, video service management specialis

22/11/2011 Itfc Install SysMedia’s WinCAPS Qu4ntum
Itfc, a division of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group and supplier of digital media and media access services, has installed SysMedia’s WinCAPS Qu4ntum subtitling software and Link Electronics’ HD S

22/11/2011 Praise Paid To RTS/TELEX After 'Jacko' Tribute
Bristol-based TV production company Lambic and Dutch facilities company UNITED joined forces and with the help of equipment from RTS/TELEX recorded a concert attended by nearly half a million people.

22/11/2011 SeeSense Announces New Meuser HD Lens For Toshiba HD Camera
SeeSense has announced the addition of the new Meuser Optik 3.5mm (69° FOV) 1/3” prism compatible HD lens to their armoury of compatible lenses for the Toshiba IK-HD1 camera system. The new improved

22/11/2011 Viewers Voices To Be Heard In Belfast
Local media has an important role in the structure of the overall sector with the 'Value of localism - what's the case for local media?' being explored in Northern Ireland this week. A Voice of the

21/11/2011 'Celebrity' Antipodes Trip For Camera Corps
Camera Corps has fielded nearly 80 cameras plus controllers, remotely-activated heads and protective covers for the latest series of the popular reality-television programme I'm a Celebrity...Get Me O

21/11/2011 BBC2 Gaelic Focuses On Plantation of Ulster
A new three-part, Irish Language Broadcast Fund series has just started on BBC Two Northern Ireland. Plandáil focuses on the 17th century Plantation of Ulster from the perspective of the lowland, Sc

21/11/2011 BECTU Meets Welsh Assembly Over Media Outlook
A broadcast union representative, David Donovan, BECTU's National Officer for Wales gave evidence last week to the country's Assembly Task and Finish Group on the Future Outlook for the Media in Wales

21/11/2011 Edius Leads In HD and 3D Format
Grass Valley has announced a new Edius release (6.06) that supports even more formats natively, including 1080 50P. In a parallel announcement, Grass Valley will be releasing a 3D preview edition of

21/11/2011 Kaufman Names Red TX As Its Preferred Audio Supplier
Broadcast sound specialist Red TX has been named as the preferred audio supplier for all broadcast projects undertaken by production company, Kaufman Ltd. Founded in 2009, Kaufman Ltd is headed by Mi