Broadcast News Archive for December, 2011
06/12/2011 UK Turf War For Internet TV?
The amount of US households with internet-enabled TV devices, including Smart TVs, connected Blu-Ray players, game consoles, and streaming media players is growing steadily, so says a report by Advanc

06/12/2011 Webcast Discusses Effective Loudness Management
It has been announced that a live webcast will be aired on December 13 with the aim to educate those in the industry about effective loudness management. Promoter, Broadcast Engineering, raise the qu

05/12/2011 Alphabet Kidz Celebrate BAFTA
Children’s Acting Agency Alphabet Kidz is celebrating with one of their artists who recently won a BAFTA- this is the first for the agency. Harley Bird was presented with the award for her role as th

05/12/2011 AmberFin and ATG Expand UK Channel Partnership
AmberFin and ATG Broadcast have announced the expansion of their UK channel partnership agreement to encompass the Middle East region. ATG Broadcast, which has been AmberFin’s channel partner in the

05/12/2011 BBC Gives Panasonic's HPX250 The Nod
Panasonic’s newest camera has been received positively by the industry with the BBC approving the equipment for HD production. Panasonic’s AG-HPX250 P2 camcorder is now BBC approved for HD production

05/12/2011 BIFA Winners Unveiled
British film, Tyrannosaur, has cleaned up at the British Independent Film Awards picking up three trophies. There was a spectacular turn out from the very best in British talent for the 14th Moët Bri

05/12/2011 Creative England Open Two New Funds
Ceative England has opened two new schemes of Lottery funding, delegated from the BFI, to support the development of filmmaking talent in the English regions. The Development Fund and Film Networks

05/12/2011 Kinect Voice Control Teams Up With Xbox
New software will see viewers be able to command their televisions with spoken phrases such as ‘play’ and ‘pause’. Indeed a free update to the Xbox 360 games console will bring new catch-up TV servic

05/12/2011 New Approach To Anti-Piracy Announced
A new approach to anti-piracy communications for UK audiences has been announced The Film Distributors’ Association (FDA) and the National Film and Television School (NFTS) has joined forces and com

05/12/2011 Sennheiser UK To Show Monitors and Microphones At BVE
Following intense interest at BVE North, Sennheiser UK is set to take a comprehensive range of equipment to BVE London, being held from 14-16 February at London’s Earls Court 2. This includes Sennh

05/12/2011 TMD Supports BXF For Transparent System Integration
A company focused on designing and delivering media and content management solutions has announced its support for broadcast exchange format (BFX) as an open standard for interconnection with traffic

05/12/2011 UK Film Makers Find The Secret Of Happiness
In the midst of all the international financial gloom, a two-minute comedy film based on a school photography session for six year-olds and set in a British school, is raising spirits internationally.

02/12/2011 BBC Worldwide COO Receives Barclay's Award
BBC Worldwide’s Sarah Cooper has received the Barclay's Corporate Business Award at the prestigious Women in Film and TV (WFTV) Awards. Ms Cooper is the Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Execu

02/12/2011 BECTU Orgainise Lobby Of Parliament Over BBC Cuts
The broadcast media and entertainment union (BECTU) is organising a lobby of parliament about the proposed cuts facing the BBC. Union members are being asked to speak to their MPs about the damage th

02/12/2011 Coming Soon:Hardware Accelerated Software From Playbox
Playbox Technology has recently announced in their latest news letter that we should be on the look out for their new Hardware Accelerated Software. PlayBox Technology (PBT) is once again riding the

02/12/2011 GefenPRO ELR Extenders with POL Now Shipping
Digital connectivity solutions provider Gefen has announced that two new breakthrough products are currently shipping. The GefenPRO ELR (Extra Long Range) Extenders for HDMI with POL I and II both o

02/12/2011 Ikegami Appoint Specialist Dealers For New Low Cost Camera
Ikegami Electronics (UK) has announced that they have appointed BPS (Broadcast Production Services),TNP Broadcast and WTS/C2S Systems as specialist dealers for sales and distribution of their new rang

02/12/2011 ITV Studios And BAFTA Winners To Establish Scripted Production Company
ITV Studios and BAFTA award-winning commissioners Camilla Campbell and Robert Wulff-Cochrane have announced they are to establish a new joint venture scripted production company. Noho Film and TV wi

02/12/2011 Miller Camera Support Expand With New Head Of Sales And Marketing
Manufacturer, Miller Camera Support, has appointed Robert Jarmyn to head up its group sales and marketing operations covering both domestic and international markets. While Robert is a newcomer to t

02/12/2011 Panasonic To Demo New Broadcast Kit In UK
Audio visual company, Panasonic, is set to unveil a hot new Panasonic Broadcast Kit at two December road show dates- this will be the first time the kit has been demonstrated in the UK. The company w

02/12/2011 Search On For IBC2012 Innovation Awards
The search is now on for the IBC2012 Innovation Awards with broadcast and media companies, and their technology partners being invited to submit collaborative projects that they think match up to the

02/12/2011 Studio AKA Nominated For Oscar
UK- based studio, Studio AKA, has been nominated for an Oscar, for its animated short: A Morning Stroll. Directed by Grant Orchard and produced by Sue Goffe, the animated film shows what happens when

01/12/2011 BBC Worldwide Launches iPlayer App In Canada
BBC Worldwide (BBCWW) has launched the international version of its video-on-demand service, the iPlayer, in Canada, via a subscription iPad app, which features titles from the British broadcaster’s l

01/12/2011 Broadcast Industry Get Set For CABSAT 2012
On Stand S2-B31 at CABSAT 2012 the Vislink group will feature products from its leading brands of ADVENT, GIGAWAVE, LINK, MRC and PMR. With a range of SATCOM, microwave, wireless camera, encoding and

01/12/2011 Catoni MAXIMA Hailed As Success
Introduced to the UK market in September this year through newly appointed distributor Octica Professional Ltd the new Cartoni MAXIMA Fluid Action head has been an instant success with the first two b