Broadcast News Archive for December, 2011
20/12/2011 Vaddio Training Programme For 2012
A specialist regional training programme is to be launched in January. The Vaddio Training Programmer - which is now to Include Online, On-site and Regional Courses - will be offered beginning Janua

19/12/2011 BBC Alba Scores Dalglish Tribute
BBC Alba's exclusive ‘King Kenny - Sgeulachd Dalglish’ tribute documentary is to look back at the life and achievements of one of the most outstanding sportsmen Scotland has ever produced and also rev

19/12/2011 BBC Reveals Virgin Media TiVo Deal
Virgin Media and the BBC have announced a new deal that will bring next-generation BBC TV services to the Virgin Media TiVo Service in 2012, continuing the successful partnership which saw BBC iPlayer

19/12/2011 Canford Opens in Dubai
One of Europe’s largest suppliers and manufacturers of broadcast infrastructure and interconnection equipment, Canford, is opening a Dubai sales office. The company specialises in the provision of s

19/12/2011 Ed Sayers To Open London Short Film Festival
Top directing talent Ed Sayers, who recently signed to leading production company Independent, is to open the New Shorts film selection entitled 'Fucked Up Love' at the London Short Film Festival that

19/12/2011 Latest BBC Trustee Named
The Government has announced that Suzanna Taverne has been appointed to the BBC Trust with effect from 01 January 2012. Suzanna Taverne has worked at a senior level in financial, media and cultural o

19/12/2011 Ofcom Names New Alba Chair
A fluent Gaelic speaker, Maggie Cunningham has been appointed by the broadcast regulator, Ofcom as the new Chairman of MG ALBA, the body responsible for funding Gaelic programming. She will take up th

19/12/2011 PA Mics Boost Colourscape Festivals
Microphones provided by UK distributor Sound Network, for the Colourscape music festivals on Clapham Common, London, and in Turku, Finland, during its European Capital of Culture celebrations this yea

19/12/2011 Poirot Wows Japanese Market For ITV Studios
ITV Studios Global Entertainment, ITV’s international distribution business, has shipped the latest series of its primetime dramas Agatha Christie’s Poirot and Agatha Christie’s Marple to NHK Japan it

19/12/2011 PPU Cases For Central Presentations Are '5 Star'
Leading European flightcase manufacturer 5 Star has supplied well over 1000 cases to West Midlands based AV rental specialists Central Presentations Ltd (CPL) in the last seven years, which have range

19/12/2011 Screen Treat For Hitchcock Fans
The BFI is to bring the master of movie suspense to audiences on a truly Olympian scale, with gala events of rarely seen early films and a major season at BFI Southbank. As part of the London 2012 F

16/12/2011 Autocue Reveal BVE Focus
Autocue has given Regional Film and Video the run down on what to expect from them at BVE London in 2012- with an emphasis on their new production and newsroom workflow solution. The company will sho

16/12/2011 Broadcast Industry Previews CABSAT 2012
With CABSAT just around the corner exhibitors are starting to reveal what we should expect from them at the 2012 event. On Stand S2-B31 the Vislink group will feature products from its leading brands

16/12/2011 BVE To Host IOV
After months of talks with EMAP and its event management team behind the Broadcast Video Expo (BVE), the Institute of Videography (IOV) has agreed a deal that will see it take a much larger role at bo

16/12/2011 Creative England Takes On South West Screen Contracts
Bristol-based regional screen agency South West Screen has announced the full transfer of all of its projects and activities into the new agency Creative England. Creative England opened in October t

16/12/2011 Golden Globe Nominations Announced
This year’s Golden Globe nominations have threw up no surprises as nominations were handed out to The Artist, The Help and The Descendants. Silent film homage The Artist leads the field at the 2012 G

16/12/2011 ITV Invests In EMC Storage
A UK broadcaster has struck up a deal with EMC as part of its business transformation project and move to file-based workflow. According to a recent statement from the EMC Corporation ITV has made

16/12/2011 New Date For BVA Awards
The British Video Association (BVA) have announced that the date for the annual BVA awards has been changed to allow all industry sectors to attend. It is understood that the 2012 award ceremony wi

16/12/2011 Stereolabs Launch Live 3D Camera System
Stereolabs has unveiled a new 3D-multi-camera management system. The firm, which provides advanced Stereo3D solutions for the broadcast and movie industry, announced the release of Pure Commander, t

16/12/2011 Viditech Invest In RTS/ Telex Equipment
Dutch broadcast facilities provider Viditech has equipped the latest addition to its outside broadcast fleet, OBV5, with products from RTS/TELEX. Among the devices featured are a Cronus 32 matrix, KP

16/12/2011 Yamaha To Launch 01V96i In 2012
Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems has announced the launch of the 01V96i Digital Mixer, due to be released in early 2012. The new 01V96i offers a 16-track USB 2.0 interface for multi-track recording vi

15/12/2011 Sky 3D Announce Attenborough Collaboration
It has been announced that Sky has signed a deal with Sir David Attenborough for a fourth 3D collaboration. Following the BAFTA award winning Flying Monsters 3D and Bachelor King 3D, to be screened o

15/12/2011 BBC And ITV Score UEFA Deal
The BBC and ITV have bagged a deal which will see them exclusively transmitting 31 football matches in 2012. The two have been appointed by UEFA as the official broadcasters of UEFA EURO 2012 in the

15/12/2011 BVE Welcomes Visitors
It has been announced that visitor registration is now open for an exhibition which focuses on production, post and content delivery. Visitors can now sign up for the Broadcast Video Expo (BVE) and T

15/12/2011 New Q-Ball To Make UK Debut
A UK-based camera system provider is set to debut its latest weatherproof remote controlled camera to a UK audience at the Broadcast Video Expo (BVE) in 2012. Camera Corps Ltd, who provide robotic ca