Broadcast News Archive for December, 2011
13/12/2011 Teradek Introduces Mobile ENG Streaming Solution
Pitted as a 'game changer' new equipment has been released which enables on-location video transmission over mobile phone networks by combining multiple 3G dongles for fast, reliable upload speeds. T

12/12/2011 13m Watch XFactor Amidst Claims Of 'Underpaid' Staff
It has been announced that 13 million viewers watched ITV's Xfactor final last night, down four million viewers since last year – leaving ratings at 2007 lows. This news comes at time when BECTU, the

12/12/2011 Apollo Sound Space Gets The Dolby Difference
It has been announced that a new project aimed at upgrading the sound experience for cinema goers across the UK has been completed. Apollo Cimema's employed the help of Dolby Laboratories in a bid to

12/12/2011 Bedlam Productions Bags International Commission
Bedlam Productions, creators of the Academy-award winning film The King’s Speech are to produce a new feature length drama documentary about the Titanic. Titanic: Case Closed has been commissioned by

12/12/2011 Edgar-Jones Set To Join Sky
The former Creative Director of Channel 4’s Big Brother is to jump ship and join Sky as their Head of Entertainment. Phil Edgar Jones who is perhaps best known for production credits such as The Big

12/12/2011 Film London Appoints New Board Members
Four new faces will join a UK film and media agency bringing with them government and industry knowledge. Sir Robin Young, Sally Caplan, Kevin Price and Liz Meek will join Film London’s board,Chaired

12/12/2011 Gefen Roll Out New ToolBox
A digital connectivity solutions provider has announced that it will roll out a new toolbox, which will allow users to set up a remote workstation. Gefen announced that its Gefen ToolBox USB 2.0 LR

12/12/2011 Giggle Group Unveil VFX Tricks
A documentary has gone behind the scenes of BBC medical drama, Casualty, which ended the year with a bang and a spectacular fire at their emergency department this weekend. The Casualty team celebrat

12/12/2011 Pro Motion Capture 'Shipwrecked' Action
Pro Motion has been put the test after being marooned over 12,000 miles from home on a remote and tropical island for the filming of the latest season of Shipwrecked. Deep in the crystal blue wate

12/12/2011 Ridley Inspired DIY Film Unveiled
One writer has taken on the arduous task of creating a 'DIY' feature film with zero budget which has saw the cast becoming the crew, filming taking place between part time jobs and reminding the indus

12/12/2011 Teens Miss Internet More Than TV
New research has revealed that teenagers would miss their mobile phones and the Internet more than TV- In turn adding weight to claims that these trends could be behind the boom of Internet enabled de

09/12/2011 Alexa Shot Short Film Awarded
A short film, which won the European Film Academy Short Film award, has not just increased recognition for the director but also for camera specialists Arri. The Wholly Family,is an Italian-language

09/12/2011 Avid Update Interplay Toolset
Avid has introduced a new version of its enterprise media management solution, called Interplay Media Asset Manager (MAM) 4. The audio and video solutions manufacturer claim that the new updates to I

09/12/2011 Broadcasting Airwaves To Be Freed-up
The Government has published details of the progress made to free up what is called 'publicly-held spectrum'. This is the medium used for satellite television broadcasts and wireless communications a

09/12/2011 EIS Boost For UK Film 'Closer'
A boost to the UK film industry is edging even closer through the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) but one stumbling block remains. Some barriers, which threatened to prevent film production from b

09/12/2011 Junger Audio Ticket Giveaway
A manufacturer of digital audio solutions is set to give away two tickets to a conference which will tackle issues currently faced by audio professionals in the broadcast industry. Audio standards i

09/12/2011 Keo Film Get 'Manners'
Keo Films have expanded their group appointing the Chair of Pact and Director of Manned Media as a non- executive director. Debbie Manners, who is also co-director of Fizzbomb Creative Ignition, will

09/12/2011 New Document Camera Hits The Shelves
A new document camera system, which promises to magnify, add dimension and high definition to original objects, documents or drawings is set to roll out today. Vaddio’s new CeilingVIEW HD-18 DocCam d

09/12/2011 Paul Hagar Dies, Aged 83
A post-production executive who worked on titles such as The Godfather, Reds and Chinatown has died. Paul Haggar, a postproduction legend who worked at Paramount Pictures for 54 years, died suddenly

09/12/2011 Reidel Appoint New CFO
A developer of digital audio systems has today revealed that they will expand their team with the appointment of a new Chief Financial Officer. Riedel Communications, experienced in developing digita

09/12/2011 Sky Atlantic Commissions UK Shows
In its biggest investment in the UK content to date, Sky Atlantic, has announced three new commissions including a show from Oscar nominated documentary–maker Morgan Spurlock. Spurlock will join th

09/12/2011 UK Don't Support EBU Hybrid TV Deal
More than 20 European Broadcast Union (EBU) Members have agreed to collaborate to unlock the full potential of Hybrid TV for a European rollout of the technology in 2012 but as yet no UK members have

08/12/2011 Film London Grants To Promote Culture
A UK-based film agency have announced that they will supply funding to numerous projects in a bid portray under-represented audiences in cinema at a time when the UK is calling for a more 'authentic'

08/12/2011 Mifits Duo To Host Masterclass For Young Filmmakers
The creators behind two of the most talked about television dramas in recent years are to deliver a filmmaking masterclass at the University of Ulster. Writer/directors Alex Garcia and Wayne Yip, the

08/12/2011 New Features Add 'Control' and 'Accuracy' To Lightspace CMS
UK-based digital film consultancy, Light Illusion, have released a set of new features for their colour management system with the offer of more 'control' and 'accuracy'. The release will see the upg