Broadcast News Archive for May, 2011
12/05/2011 Harmonic Central Storage To Support Live Sports Production At New Salford Quays Site
Harmonic has announced that its Omneon MediaGrid active storage system is being integrated by BBC Sport into a new file-based production system designed to enable instant highlights creation and fast-

12/05/2011 Harris Corporation Awarded Contract To Transition Granite Broadcasting To OSi-Traffic Software
Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded a multi-year contract by Granite Broadcasting to transition eight markets and 17 channels from

12/05/2011 New Skillset Apprentice Scheme Launched
Ten new media apprentices will get the chance to contribute to the BBC's Olympic output next year thanks to a new initiative launched recently by Skillset. BBC Scotland, John Wheatley College in Glas

12/05/2011 projectiondesign Acquires US Distributor
Norway's projectiondesign has announced that they have successfully concluded negotiations on acquiring long-standing partner and distributor projectiondesign LLC, the exclusive distributor of project

12/05/2011 Scrub Supplies ITV Studios' First ICON Console
HHB's post-focused Soho outpost Scrub has supplied ITV Studios with its first Avid ICON console - a 16-fader D-Control - along with a Pro Tools HD system and Media Composer Video Satellite. The new e

11/05/2011 Gefen Announces New 1080p Scaler
Gefen has an ideal solution when integrating audio/video systems using displays with different native resolutions. The Gefen ToolBox HD 1080p Scaler will automatically scale up or down any high defi

11/05/2011 Hackenbacker Wins A British Academy Television Craft Award For Best Sound Fiction 2011
Hackenbacker Audio Post Production has announced that it has won the 2011 British Academy Television Craft Awards in the Best Sound Fiction category. The London-based facility won the award for its w

11/05/2011 Harman's Soundcraft Si Series Gains More Inputs And Options
Launched just two years ago and already the winner of ten industry awards, Harman's Soundcraft Si Series has received an upgrade, which provides more inputs on the Si1 and Si2 versions plus additional

11/05/2011 Irish Presenter Joins Summer Radio 2
BBC Radio 2 has announced that Irish television and radio presenter Ryan Tubridy will make his presenting debut on the station, from July 23. Tubridy will kick off his eight-week stint on the network

11/05/2011 Major Indies Invoke Production Wizard Magic
Screen industries' online workflow service Production Wizard has been adopted by Darlow Smithson, RDF Television and Zig Zag Productions to keep in touch with their extended workforce and company supp

11/05/2011 Red Giant Software Releases Magic Bullet Grinder 1.5 For Video Transcoding
Red Giant Software has announced Magic Bullet Grinder 1.5, the newest version of the fastest, smartest way to transcode DSLR footage. Grinder is a standalone solution that converts Canon video to edi

11/05/2011 Rhode Island's WJAR Upgrades Grass Valley Ignite System To HD Operation
WJAR, the NBC affiliate serving Providence, R.I./New Bedford M.A. markets and owned by Media General, has upgraded its standard-definition Grass Valley Ignite scalable automated production system to f

11/05/2011 XL Video Invests In More Award-winning Pixled F-11 Screen
XL Video UK has just purchased another 250 square metres of Pixled F-11 screen, which will be used on the upcoming Take That tour. This latest version is also 3D ready, allowing greater versatility

11/05/2011 Zappware Brings iDTV To Smartphones, Tablets And PCs At ANGA Cable Show
Zappware, a leading developer of off-the-shelf and custom designed interactive digital television (iDTV) solutions, has announced it will introduce its newly developed, second-screen application, Twin

10/05/2011 Blitz-CineStar Chooses Barco
Digital cinema pioneer Barco has announced that Blitz-CineStar, Croatia's leading cinema operator, has selected Barco as exclusive digital cinema projector partner. Within the space of a year, the cin

10/05/2011 Hiltron Announces Broadcast Asia Preview
Hiltron GmbH, a leading distributor, integrator and manufacturer in the dominion of satellite communications and related fields, will promote its full range of products and services at Broadcast Asia

10/05/2011 Orbital's Sound Fundamentals Training Week Strikes Ten
Orbital Sound, a leading sound and communication systems specialist for the theatre, event and broadcast markets, ran its 10th annual Sound Fundamentals Training Course for theatre sound technicians l

10/05/2011 Pixel Power Announces Three New Appointments
Pixel Power, a leading supplier of broadcast graphics systems, has announced that it has made three key appointments, has announced that it has made three key appointments: Roger Sewell joins the comp

10/05/2011 Polecam Starter Pack And GoalCam/Stadium Debut In Singapore
Polecam heads to Singapore next month for Broadcast Asia 2011 at the Suntec Convention Centre. Exhibiting with Singapore distributor H. Warta on stand 4K4-05, Polecam will be represented during the J

10/05/2011 RTW Names TC Intelligence As Newest Distributor
RTW, a leading manufacturer and distributor of professional audio metering and control devices, has announced TC Intelligence (China) Limited (TCI) as its newest dealer. TCI will be the company's exc

10/05/2011 Signiant Media Exchange Facilitates Transfer Of Video Assets For Japan's Mainichi Broadcasting System
Signiant, a leading developer of content supply chain management solutions, has announced that its Media Exchange (MX) content sharing solution is at the core of a turnkey digital content transfer ser

10/05/2011 Twofour54 Gives Positive Interim Assessment Of RTS/TELEX Installation
The first RTS/TELEX systems were installed in the studio complex of media giant twofour54 in 2009, with an extensive upgrade following in the spring of 2010. Almost a year since the lavish and compl

09/05/2011 ACE Prague Installs Artist Intercom
The Czech broadcast provider ACE Prague installed a versatile Artist infrastructure from Riedel Communications in its eight HD camera OB truck, the ACE 08 HD. Riedel, one of the leading manufacturers

09/05/2011 beActive Says Yes I Can To Setanta Sports
Transmedia Production Company, beActive has announced it has been commissioned by Setanta Sports to produce Yes I Can, an inspirational series which follows four disabled people as they undertake ext

09/05/2011 Century Intro Announce New Lens Add-ons
Schneider has added several new items to their line of Century Pro Series HD lens add-ons. These top-quality professional lens accessories are designed to help go wider, reach further, and move in c