Broadcast News Archive for November, 2011
09/11/2011 BBC On Demand For Paid TV Providers
The BBC iPlayer could become available via pay-TV provider Sky for the first time following a call to loosen rules around the broadcaster’s catch up programming. The BBC Trust today published revised

09/11/2011 Blackmagic Showcase Products At BVE
In the countdown to the inaugural BVE North it has been announced that BlackMagic Design's product range will be on show. Now fully supporting Media Composer 6, BlackMagic has the largest range of

09/11/2011 C5 Drops News Magazine Show
Channel 5 is dropping its early evening entertainment news magazine show OK! TV as part of the move to switch its news contract from Sky News back to ITN, it has been revealed. The spin off from Rich

09/11/2011 D Tools Renew Panamax/Furman Partnership
Manufacturer of system integration software, D Tools, has announced they have renewed their contract with provider of power management products Panamax/Furman. D-Tools, a leader in system integration

09/11/2011 EVS Announce 2012 Olympic Contract
EVS, a leading manufacturer of live broadcast and media production systems, has announced a major deal with the Host Broadcaster of next year´s major sporting event in London- the 2012 Olympics. The

09/11/2011 First UK Demo Of Mistika Comes To BVE
Developer of high end solutions for post production, SGO, has announced that their reseller Pixelution is due to host the first ever UK demonstration of the latest Mistika version 6.5 at BVE North. P

09/11/2011 IBS To Change Their Name
The Institute of Broadcast Sound (IBS), who represent professionals working in the field of audio for broadcast, is to rename itself The Institute of Professional Sound. The change will take effect f

09/11/2011 ITV Enter Talks With NetFlix
ITV is reported to be in advanced discussions with Netflix about an output deal for video streaming service’s UK and Ireland launch. The deal would give Netflix access to ITV’s archive of shows as i

09/11/2011 VAT Changes To Push Up DVD Prices
A sales tax loophole, which allows consumers to buy millions of cheap CDs and DVDs from the Channel Islands, has been closed. Chancellor George Osborne has decided on a change to the VAT regime in a

09/11/2011 Who Will Win The Second Screen Battle?
Second screen applications which help TV lovers manage their viewing habbits on a second screen, namely tablets such as the ipad, are going head to head. With the launch of Zeebox in the UK and GetGl

08/11/2011 AJA Release New KONA LHe Plus
AJA's new KONA LHe Plus, announced at IBC, is now available to purchase, it has been revealed. Referring to the KONA LHe Plus the company claim that the new equipment will offer more powerful video

08/11/2011 BSkyB Launch Movie App
BSkyB has launched a free Sky Movies app for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. The app provides up-to-date information about Sky Movies, Sky Movies Box Office and the latest cinema releases. Each page of

08/11/2011 C4 To Air Michael Jackson Trial Documentary
Channel 4 is set to air a documentary about the relationship of Dr Conrad Murray with pop sensation Michael Jackson. The broadcast date the documentary will hit the screens has yet to be confirmed bu

08/11/2011 HHB And Avid Host UK Debut Of Pro Tools
Two companies who specialise in serving the post production industry have joined forces to debut Avid's Pro Tools equipment which they peg as a "a gigantic leap in sound and speed". HHB and Scrub, it

08/11/2011 Katabatic Digital Appoints New Exec. Producer
Following last week's news about the KataData iPhone storage and runtime calculator app fresh news has emerged for the company about Seth Tabor joining Katabatic Digital. Tabor will spearhead client

08/11/2011 MediaCityUK Welcome Game Company
Yippee! Entertainment opens its offices today in The Greenhouse, MediaCityUK making it the first video game company to set up in Salford’s world-class media hub. The Game company is headed up by Mik

08/11/2011 Northern Upstart Bag £75k Investment
Northern Upstart has won £75,000 funding from screen agency Northern Film & Media. Northern Upstart - the award-winning Newcastle based indie run by Grumpy Old Women creator Judith Holder and ex-ITV

08/11/2011 Ofcom Warn Consumers Of 'App Scam'
Criminals are trying to cash-in on the smartphone boom by tricking consumers into downloading infected apps, experts warned today. The rogue apps enable the fraudsters to hijack the phones and run up

08/11/2011 Red Bee Media Explore TV Audiences Of Tomorrow
Media Management company Red Bee Media is set to reveal the results of its research into changing viewer attitudes and behaviours to TV and video. Red Bee Media, one of the world’s leading media mana

08/11/2011 Red Box Media Attracts 170m US Viewers
Belfast-based Red Box Media has produced a live show and inserts for the band Irish Rovers attracting over 170 million viewers in the US and Canada for the production. The programme produced for the

08/11/2011 Welsh Film Industry Benefits From £2.6m Investment
Figures released today show an investment of £2.6 million in Welsh film talent as the Film Agency for Wales seeks to further strengthen infrastructure for the film industry in Wales. Released by the

07/11/2011 'Film Nation: Shorts' On Look Out For Talent
Film Oxford is offering young people the opportunity to take part in free workshops and seminars with the hope they can help bright new talent develop their skills. The opportunity titled 'Film Natio

07/11/2011 All Mobile Video Purchase Riedel Artist Intercom
A provider of video and audio solutions have shown faith in Riedel Communications by installing Riedel equipment in their camera HD OB truck. All Mobile Video, Inc., one of the premier providers of e

07/11/2011 Avid Launch Three New Product Versions
Manufacturer of digital audio and video technology, Avid, has announced new versions of its flagship video editing systems. The company have revealed that they are ready to roll out Media Composer v

07/11/2011 BVE North Deals From AKM Music
AKM Music, the UK’s leading producer of Royalty Free music for the broadcast industry have announced some special deals on their whole library sets at BVE NORTH in Manchester Nov 16-17th. For the fir