Broadcast News Archive for February, 2011
18/02/2011 Cel-Soft Launches Automatic Depth-Chart Generator For Cel-Scope3D Stereoscopic Analyser At BVE
A major new addition to the Cel-Scope3D stereoscopic analyser was introduced by Cel-Soft on Stand L20 at BVE 2011. A new automatic logging option generates a printable report of depth budget and dept

18/02/2011 Gekko Technology Restructures Distribution
Gekko Technology has announced the restructuring if its distribution in the UK and Northern Europe. To enable the next phase in the company's growth, all resellers within the territory will be manag

18/02/2011 On Sight Uses SGO's Mistika For Flying Monsters In 3D With David Attenborough
SGO Mistika, the most powerful stereoscopic 3D toolset in the industry, was used for all the stereo 3D , 2D; and its first evert 3D IMAX by London's On Sight, for the post production of the breathtaki

18/02/2011 Polecam Announces Major Expansion To Its Product Range
Major additions to the Polecam product range made their first British exhibition at BVE. Polecam introduced to UK broadcasters and programme-makers the GoalCam and StadiumCam sports OB system, the 3D

18/02/2011 Tektronix Joins The 3D Revolution At Broadcast Video Expo In London
Tektronix, a leader in broadcast test, monitoring and analysis solutions, showcased a range of video and audio test solutions at BVE this year, from its award-winning waveform monitors and rasterizers

18/02/2011 World Cup Victory As Sport 'Remains Free'
European Union countries can keep all World Cup and European Championship games on free-to-air television. The news comes after a high court challenge by FIFA and UEFA failed. The football governing

18/02/2011 WTS Group Brings Live HD To Nigeria's National Broadcaster
Media and broadcast solution provider WTS has announced that it has completed a multi-million deal to upgrade Nigeria's National Television Authority (NTA) to HD. Nigeria's goal is to improve the sco

17/02/2011 Episodes' Sales Goes Worldwide
The latest 'episode' in a long-running suceess story for Hat Trick International has seen its celebrated comedy drama, Episodes, now sold to 186 countries worldwide. Series one of the primetime show

17/02/2011 Gas Death Mums Make Warning Movie
The mothers of two teenagers in Northern Ireland who died from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning last summer have made a film with the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents NI to raise awareness

17/02/2011 Greens Want Ireland's TV Licence Scrapped
Television licensing in the Irish Republic could be in for a major change if the eco-friendly Green Party form part of the new Dáil. They said this week they would change the television licence fee s

17/02/2011 ITV Announce Major Asian Deal
ITV Studios has announced a new collaboration with leading Asian-based production company Active TV, which will see the two companies producing together under the ITV Studios Asia banner. The compani

17/02/2011 JVC Professional Unveils GY-HM750 ProHD Camcorder
JVC Professional Europe recently launched the GY-HM750 ProHD compact shoulder-mount camcorder. Ideal for ENG news, sports, documentaries, events and other location shoots, it offers the industry's fa

17/02/2011 Panasonic AG-AF101 Brings Cinematic Look And Feel To BVE
Panasonic's AG-AF101, the first professional micro 4/3" video camcorder optimised for high-definition video recording, was shown at BVE 2011. Targeted at the video and film production communities, th

17/02/2011 Pilat Media Powering Mobile TV Service for iPhone
A leading supplier of business management software to the media industry, Pilat Media Global, has announced that Yes Satellite Services has launched its new YesMobile delivery service for Apple iPhone

17/02/2011 Primera Announces Speed Enhancements To Its Blu-ray Disc Publishers
Primera Technology, a leading manufacturer of CD/DVD and Blu-ray Disc Publishers:blu-ray recordable drives have been upgraded from 8x to 12x burn speedsNew high-speed eSATA interface

16/02/2011 'Coronation Street' Removal Get The Go-Ahead
ITV One's famous Coronation Street is on the move with news that Trafford Council's Planning Committee has approved plans to relocate the set to a site adjacent to the Imperial War Museum North at Man

16/02/2011 BBC Current Affairs Culls Over 30 Jobs
The BBC has announced the loss of over 30 jobs in its TV Current Affairs department. The move is part of a 'restructure' with affected positions in the department to include reporting roles as well a

16/02/2011 BBC Slams Yemeni Assault On Reporters
The BBC has this week announced that it is protesting against the deliberate assault of a journalist and cameraman near the University of Sanaa in Yemen. Abdullah Gorab, BBC Arabic's correspondent in

16/02/2011 International Debut For Irish-made Broken Tail
The Irish documentary Broken Tail is being broadcast on prime time BBC and PBS television this week, featuring in the world's most prestigious natural history TV strands in the UK and US. Two years i

16/02/2011 NAB Show In Focus At
A synchronized companion App, the latest advance for's flagship Interactivity Suite (IS) will be on display at the forthcoming 2011 NAB Show. Companion app buzz is growing with this new emer

16/02/2011 Prestigious Multi-platform Training Lab Offered
Media graduates across the UK and European are being urged to apply for an intensive cross-platform ideas lab that hopes to develop the next generation of multi-platform content creators. Hosted in W

16/02/2011 Product Placement Gets Own Logo
The broadcast regulator, Ofcom has this week launched the logo that TV channels must use to signal to viewers when a UK-produced programme contains product placement. They said that the logo - a simp

16/02/2011 STV Goes Live With Edinburgh Websites
Scotland's STV has launched three new local websites dedicated to Edinburgh as it continues to expand its online network for cities, towns and communities across Scotland. The move is an extension of

15/02/2011 Axe Looms Over BBC Factual Teams
The broadcast union, BECTU, has accused BBC Vision of a failure to manage its programme-making operation wisely as plans are announced to cut staff in Birmingham and Bristol. Birmingham Factual faces

15/02/2011 BBC Expands London Apprentice Scheme
Building on the successful launch last year, the BBC 2012 - London Apprenticeship Scheme will this year have new partners - ITV, Talkback Thames, Tiger Aspect, Endemol and Maverick supported by PACT a