Broadcast News Archive for June, 2011
27/06/2011 Broadcast Networks To Showcase Sony's Media Backbone HDXChange At IBC 2011
Systems Integration specialist Broadcast Networks will showcase its latest 'go anywhere' live production vehicle at IBC 2011. Featuring Sony's Media Backbone HDXChange server, the custom-built Land

27/06/2011 Film Policy Review Opens
The Film Policy Review panel has opened a detailed independent survey to collect views on where film policy needs to be changed, to better support the UK film sector. Chaired by former Culture Secre

27/06/2011 IMG's New Studio Relies On Support From Vinten
IMG Media, a division of global sports, fashion and media company IMG Worldwide, has selected Vinten products for use in its new London-based high-definition studio. The latest IMG Media facility, wh

27/06/2011 One Big Weekend Debuts Sennheiser's Latest Channel 38 Equipment
The 2011 festival season kicked off for Sennheiser UK with a huge amount of equipment and the company's technical support team heading to Carlisle for the BBC's One Big Weekend. With the two days he

27/06/2011 Second Sennheiser Seminar Series Is A Sure Fire Success
In 2010, Sennheiser UK hosted its first Seminar Roadshow in Edinburgh, which addressed a wide range of audio issues and product demonstrations. So successful was the event that this year it was prese

27/06/2011 Thinkbox TV Shortlists Carling World Cup Live Ads Played Out By Pixel Power
Pixel Power, the leading supplier of broadcast graphics systems, has announced that the live Carling ads aired during last year's Fifa World Cup, which proved so successful during last year's tourname

27/06/2011 Tyrell CCT Delivers Integrated Workflow Solutions For Game Of Thrones
Tyrell CCT has announced that the company has provided complete post production workflow solutions to leading Irish facilities Yellow Moon and Screen Scene for the sensational HBO series Game of Thron

24/06/2011 Allen & Heath iLive Mix For Maguire
UK singing sensation, Clare Maguire, recently completed a tour of the UK carrying a dual Allen & Heath iLive digital mixing system to manage FOH and monitors. Partly rented from PA company, SRD Group

24/06/2011 Arturia Appoints Source As New UK & Ireland Distributor
Source Distribution has announced its appointment as the new distributor for Arturia Musical Instruments, covering the territories of the UK & Ireland. Effective immediately, Source will supply all A

24/06/2011 Certification for Vista Digital Consoles Offered
Harman's Studer will launch the Studer Broadcast Academy during July as a new programme to provide broadcast engineers with training and technical certification for its world-class line of Vista digit

24/06/2011 Comedy Circus Set For BBC Four
BBC Four has announced that it has commissioned a new one-off, 90-minute comedy drama, Holy Flying Circus, for transmission this Autumn. It is the first production to come out of Hillbilly Television

24/06/2011 Curtain-up For Galway Film Festival
The Galway Film Fleadh is set to roll out a stellar selection of the best in new Irish cinema, feature documentaries, world cinema and short films. Between the 5th and 10th of July film-lovers will d

24/06/2011 Latest ARRI ALEXA PLUS Cameras Arrive At Decode
London 3D specialist rental/sales house Decode has taken delivery of two new ARRI ALEXA PLUS complete high end camera systems. Company MD, Film and TV Director Samuel Martin explained: "As part of ou

24/06/2011 Matchlight Secures Six Hours Of New BBC Specialist Factual Commissions
Matchlight has secured six hours worth of new specialist factual commissions for BBC TWO and BBC FOUR. Glasgow-based independent producer Matchlight, a joint venture with DCD Media, has announced thr

24/06/2011 Pact Boosted As New Comms Act Looms
The UK trade association that represents and promotes the commercial interests of independent feature film, television, digital, children's and animation media companies, Pact, has announced additiona

23/06/2011 BBC Union Accept 2% Increase
Members of the broadcast trade union BECTU employed at the BBC have voted to accept this year's pay offer by a two thirds majority. The consultative ballot on the BBC pay offer closed at noon on Tue

23/06/2011 BBC World Service Wins Extra Funding
The BBC Trust has welcomed the Foreign Secretary's announcement that an additional £2.2m per year will be provided to the BBC World Service over the next three years. Separately, the BBC Trust has ap

23/06/2011 Content TV Signs World Heritage of China
Content Television (formerly known as Fireworks International), a division of Content Media Corporation, has concluded a deal with China Stories Inc. securing the worldwide distribution rights, exclud

23/06/2011 Czech TV Selects Vinten Radamec
Vinten Radamec, a Vitec Group brand, has won an order to supply Czech TV with its high quality broadcast virtual reality equipment. The agreement will see three Quattro SE encoded manual pedestals i

23/06/2011 PlayBox Technology Hits 10,000
PlayBox Technology has reached the milestone of 10,000 playout and branding systems delivered into over 120 countries. These operate in configurations ranging from single channel-in-a-box servers to

23/06/2011 Riedel Artist And RockNet Shine At Tony Awards
To provide a comprehensive system for distributing of the audio signals and establishing a comms infrastructure at this year’s Tony Awards the production companies Firehouse Productions and Audio Inte

23/06/2011 SGO Appoints Mojo Media As Mistika Reseller In Antipodes
SGO has announced the appointment of Mojo Media Solutions as its official reseller in Australia and New Zealand for Mistika on-set and post production solutions. Founded by Stuart Monksfield, Mojo M

23/06/2011 Trump Golf Course Documentary Picks Up Festival Award
A Scottish-made documentary about American business tycoon Donald Trump's controversial golf course project in Aberdeenshire has won an award at a prestigious film festival. Anthony Baxter and Richar

22/06/2011 Avid Awarded Large Broadcast Services Contract For Major Sporting Event In London
Avid has announced that it has been awarded a significant contract to supply production and distribution kit and expertise to contribute to the broadcast of a major sporting event in London next year.

22/06/2011 BBC's Formula One 'Heading For Pits'
With programming costing a huge £1 per viewer, the BBC may be forced to drop its Formula One (F1) motor racing coverage. The BBC must make savings and the £60m a year F1 costs - or £3m for each race