Broadcast News Archive for February, 2011
28/02/2011 AJA Ships Ki Pro Mini Portable Flash Disk Recorder
AJA Video Systems is now shipping Ki Pro Mini, the smaller, lighter version of its breakthrough portable tapeless recorder that captures to the Apple ProRes 422 codec directly from camera. With its m

28/02/2011 BBC Urdu Scores As Cricket Goes Mobile
Mobile phone users across Pakistan can now listen to Cricket World Cup bulletins on BBC Urdu. By dialling a short-code, (447474) throughout the tournament, cricket fans in Pakistan can hear five dail

28/02/2011 Big Wins For The Brits As King's Speech Reigns At The Oscars
British film The King's Speech reigned at this year's Oscars, winning four awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor. The film's star, Colin Firth, whose portrayal of King George V

28/02/2011 Consent Given For RTÉ Digital TV Services
There are to be five, new broadcast channels in Ireland with the Irish Republic's Government announcing this month its decision in relation to new television services for its 'Free to Air' Digital Ter

28/02/2011 Dublin Film Critics Circle Announce Winners
Four movies have picked up awards at the Dublin Film Critics Circle (DFCC). The awards took place at the weekend during the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival. Snap, As If I Am Not There, Me

28/02/2011 Fiesta Time For Academy Class
The digital media training provider, Academy Class, has announced the launch of its first Production Fiesta. The event is to be held on 5-6 May and will provide production professionals with an overv

28/02/2011 Leader In LED Display Announces Distributor
A leader in LED Display Technology, Lighthouse Technologies Limited, has announced that Singapore-based TubeFlexL (Asia) will be its exclusive distributor for Southeast Asia. The appointment follows

28/02/2011 Polecam Highlights Affordable 3D Systems
A leading innovator of compact mobile systems for digital film and television content creation, Polecam, reported high interest in affordable 3D production among visitors to Broadcast Video Expo. "A

25/02/2011 AKA Makes The News
One of the UK's largest independent Systems Integrators, dB Broadcast, has awarded AKA Design the contract to supply nearly 100 technical desks for the BBC's new Broadcasting House in London. AKA is

25/02/2011 Barco And Cinemark Initiate Commercial 4K DLP Deployments
Digital cinema pioneer Barco has begun shipments of its newly released DLP Cinema 4K projectors to Cinemark's theatres, starting with Cinemark's West Plano, Texas theatre. This shipment of native 4K

25/02/2011 Hackenbacker Assists Mike Figgis With A Groundbreaking Opera Project
Film director Mike Figgis, the man behind films such as the Oscar-winning Leaving Las Vegas, has brought his visionary directorial style to the world of opera, thanks to a unique collaboration with EN

25/02/2011 Panasonic Announces New RRPs For P2 Cards
Panasonic has announced new reduced RRPs for its entire line-up of high-capacity, high-speed P2 cards. From this February, the company's E-Series of 64GB, 32GB and 16GB P2 cards will be available wit

25/02/2011 Playout247 Opens State Of The Art Live TV Studio Facility
Broadcast playout company, Playout247, has announced the completion of two flagship connected TV studios. These provide state of the art equipment and live playout facilities to satellite and interne

25/02/2011 PSI Runs More Rigging Awareness Training
Production Services Ireland has run its latest round of 3 x 2-day Rigging Awareness Training courses, which were completely sold out. The courses were held at PSI's Belfast HQ, where an area of the w

25/02/2011 The Pie Factory, MediaCityUK Celebrates Four Years
The Pie Factory is celebrating four successful years as MediaCityUK's thriving production base since its transformation from a derelict pie-making factory in 2007. Since opening, The Pie Factory has

25/02/2011 XL Video Supplies The Brit Awards
XL Video celebrated its tenth consecutive years as the production video supplier - incorporating LED screens, projection systems, PPU, cameras and co-ordination of the show playback content - for the

24/02/2011 Bittree Patchbay Systems Enable Dazzling New Centre-Hung Video Scoreboard At STAPLES Centre
Bittree, a provider of professional audio and video patching components, has announced that its patchbay systems were chosen to enable operation of the new, state-of-the-art Panasonic video scoreboard

24/02/2011 DIA Group's Equipment Hire And Crewing Firms Relocate HQs To East London
Broadcast equipment hire firm Alias Smith and Singh and media recruitment specialists The Crewing Company will move their corporate headquarters to Hackney Wick in East London next month. From March

24/02/2011 HotCam Chosen As Camera And Lighting Supplier For Groundbreaking New PBS Show
Broadcast equipment rental company HotCam is supplying camera and lighting kit for PBS' groundbreaking America Revealed series. Produced by Lion Television and based on the BBC's award-winning Britai

24/02/2011 JVC Unveils First Consumer Camcorder With Full HD 3D
JVC is expanding its lineup of HD Everio camcorders with the addition of the GS-TD1 - the world's first consumer camcorder to offer full-fledged 3D recording in Full HD thanks to a twin-lens structure

24/02/2011 Light Illusion Selects SGO's Mistika's For Annapurna Studios
SGO has announced that specialist digital film consultancy, Light Illusion has installed India's first ever Mistika 4K DI & finishing system with an 83TB SAN at a newly launched digital film facility

24/02/2011 Parallels To Leverage Scality RING Technology
Cloud storage pioneer Scality has announced an OEM partnership that will see Scality RING provide the underlying Cloud Storage technology in Parallels' newly announced Parallels Automation for Cloud I

24/02/2011 Strong Interest In Gekko LED Lighting Reported At BVE 2011
Gekko Technology has reported an outstandingly successful Broadcast Video Expo 2011. Figures issued by the organisers stated that the event attracted over 15,500 visitors and 240 exhibiting companie

24/02/2011 Tamil-Language Captain TV Launches On Omneon Media Server And Storage Platform
Harmonic has announced that Captain TV, a 24-hour news and entertainment TV channel based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, has installed an Omneon media storage and processing platform to support its fi

23/02/2011 Aframe Deal Provides Freelance Talent At The Crewing Company
Crew hire and media recruitment specialist The Crewing Company (TCC) has bought 200 licences for Aframe, the web-based collaborative video platform. The purchase will allow TCC's roster of freelance