Broadcast News Archive for December, 2011
08/12/2011 Ofcom Accused Of 'Intellectual Terrorism'
A political analyst has accused broadcast regulatory body, Ofcom, of 'intellectual terrorism'. This statement comes only weeks after Ofcom issued a £100k fine to Press TV for breaching broadcasting r

08/12/2011 Previs Making Ground In Moviemaking
The art of previsualisation (previs), which is catching on in feature film, TV and commercials is set to speed up productions, save money and put creativity back in the heart of filmmaking. According

08/12/2011 STV Choose Ross Video Automation Solutions
A UK based broadcaster has invested in video equipment from Ross Video in a bid to increase its news output. STV will increase its Scottish regional news output using Ross Video’s OverDrive Automate

08/12/2011 Terrestrial TV 'Ratings Falling'
Ratings for the main terrestrial broadcasters have continued to decline, according to recently released statistics. Ratings figures for 2011 to the end of November show that BBC and ITV have lost pea

08/12/2011 UltraViolet Set For Boxing Day Debut
Technology which bridges single pieces of content to a variety of devices is set to launch in the UK after being successfully deployed in America. The UK is set to become the second terriorty to roll

08/12/2011 Upmixer Hat Trick:TMV Order Three UPM-1s
A specialist in microphone systems has secured a deal with an Irish outside broadcast facility leading to their equipment being used during the Heineken Cup. Television Mobile (TVM), based in county

08/12/2011 Verizon To Compete In Connected TV Industry
A tele-communications firm plan to launch a standalone service allowing customers to stream movies and television shows over the Web – entering them in competition with OTT players. According to a re

07/12/2011 3D Entertainment Industry Looking Positive
Endless reports about the downturn of 3D cinema have emerged with claims from mainstream media that 3D cinema is over but the last few months have saw a reverse in this downturn and hopes emerge that

07/12/2011 Blackmagic Acquire Teranex
Creator of video editing products, Blackmagic Design, has bought over a manufacturer of video processing products expanding their product range. Blackmagic announced today its acquisition of Teranex

07/12/2011 Christmas To Boost Video Entertainment Sales
It has been a tough year for all UK retailers and video entertainment is not immune but there are hopes that this year’s Pre- Christmas releases will do better than last with this week kicking off th

07/12/2011 Connected TV Industry Forum Speakers Revealed
The keynote speakers for a forum, which will provide insight into the IP and connected TV industry, have been announced. IP&TV World Forum, a connected entertainment event, is set for 2012 following

07/12/2011 DiGiCo To Debut SD11B At BVE 2012
A British digital console manufacturer will make it first appearance at BVE London where it will show its new broadcast specific SD7B, SD10B and SD11B. DiGiCo will be located at Stand C2 at London’s

07/12/2011 Is There An Alternative To Delivering Quality First?
A new report focused on the BBC’s Delivering Quality First (DQF) proposal has questioned whether there is an alternative to the proposal that emerged out of the harshness of the 2010 licence fee sett

07/12/2011 Polar Bear Shoot With The Sachtler Video 20 S1
A well-known cinematographer has turned the Vitec Group for camera support during a polar bear study. When cinematographer David Linstrom signed on to shoot a segment of National Geographic Wild-Amer

07/12/2011 Roland's Free V-1600HD Ugrade Released
Developer of audio and video products, Roland Systems, has announced the availability of a system upgrade for one of their most popular products. Roland Systems Group has said a system update for the

07/12/2011 SGO Widen European Presence
In a move to broaden its global presence in Europe, SGO is pleased have announced the appointment of Linka Broadcasting Group as official Mistika Reseller for the Turkey market. Director of SGO Globa

07/12/2011 WTS Group Opens C2S Nigeria
Global technology solutions provider WTS Group has announced plans to open a new office in Lagos, Nigeria, under the company’s systems integration brand, C2S. C2S Nigeria will introduce WTS’s full ra

06/12/2011 Barfly 400D and 200D Unveiled
A lighting distributor for the industry has announced the release of new high output soft lighting equipment for cinematography. Kino Flo Lighting Systems' has unveiled the new BarFly 200D & 400D dim

06/12/2011 Deadline For Focal International Awards , Extended
The deadline for an international award which celebrates and recognises researchers, technicians, producers and the best use of archive footage material in a variety of genres, has been extended. Fo

06/12/2011 Harman’s Studer Vista 5 M2 Makes French Debut
The 35,000-capacity Hippodrome de Paris-Vincennes, which over the years has been as well known for hosting rock concerts as for its main purpose of horse racing, has recently upgraded its production i

06/12/2011 HotCam Survives Extreme Frontiers
A broadcast equipment hire company has saw some of its cameras put to the ultimate test during a travel adventure, which saw it travelling underground and coming face to face with killer whales. HotC

06/12/2011 Sky Chooses Remora From Preco
A UK broadcast distributor has announced that Sky News Radio has taken a leap of faith in them, by updating with their audio mixing console. Preco revealed that Sky News Radio has invested in a Logit

06/12/2011 Thorne Makes Its Mark in Asia With Content Televsion
An entertainment media company has secured a significant deal in Asia for one of its star-studded crime thrillers. Content Television, a division of Content Media Corporation, has signed on the dotte

06/12/2011 Tinopolis And Blackmagic Team Up For Rugby World Cup
One of the UK’s largest independent media groups, the group behind broadcasting the 2011 Rugby World Cup, has revealed how they got programming from New Zealand to Wales and then to our television scr

06/12/2011 TMD And Eurotek Provide 'FAST' Solution For RTÉ
A UK-based media and content management solutions provider along with a design and integration company have secured a major contract with and an Irish-based broadcaster. TransMedia Dynamics (TMD), w