Broadcast News Archive for July, 2011
29/07/2011 Ireland Seeks To Double Audiovisual Sector
A new report aims to 'unlock the full potential of the Irish audiovisual economy'. It also seeks to create 5,000 jobs and double turnover to €1bn in the sector, according to the Irish Minister for Ar

29/07/2011 Less Is More As Radio Station Penalised
The official regulator, Ofcom has shortened the licence period for the radio station More FM (formerly Total Star) Somerset owned by More FM Ltd (formerly One Gold Radio Ltd) by one year. It said thi

29/07/2011 Mirifice Granted Media Device Monitoring Patent
Specialist software firm, Mirifice Ltd has been granted a UK patent for the key technology used in its MiriMon quality of experience monitoring solution. It measures TV service delivery parameters o

29/07/2011 Sky Sports To Share Formula 1 With BBC
BBC TV and Sky Sports have been jointly awarded the live rights to Formula 1 between 2012 and 2018. Just last month it was reported that, with programming costing a huge £1 per viewer, the BBC might

29/07/2011 Sony Delivers Scandinavia's First 3D OB Truck
Sony Professional has finished building Scandinavia's first 3D-ready OB truck for the TV2-owned production company, OB-Team. The truck, which is the first of its kind in Scandinavia, includes 20,000

29/07/2011 Technicolor Expands Digital Cinema Distribution
Technicolor has announced an agreement with Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp to acquire the assets of Cinedigm specific to physical and electronic distribution of digital cinema content to movie theatres.

29/07/2011 Teletest To Show 'World's Brightest LCD Monitor' At IBC
The Cyclops-HD - Teletest's brightest LCD monitor - is being launched at this year's IBC. At 1,500nits, Managing Director Nick Rose claims the screen is five times brighter than almost any other LCD

28/07/2011 'Best Of British' TV For Europe With The BBC iPlayer
BBC Worldwide, the BBC's commercial arm, is now offering audiences across Europe the first-ever opportunity to delve into a digital mix of classic and contemporary British TV programming with the laun

28/07/2011 AIR Entertainment Appoints Senior Marketing Manager
AIR Entertainment Group, which comprises of the AIR and Strongroom brands, has appointed Darren Haynes as Senior Marketing Manager. Haynes said: "It's an exciting time to join the AIR Entertainment G

28/07/2011 Gefen Launches DVI KVM ELR Extender
Digital connectivity solutions provider Gefen has announced that its DVI KVM ELR Extender (EXT-DVIKVM-ELR) is now shipping. Based on HDBaseT technology, Gefen's ELR technology enables high resolution

28/07/2011 LipSync Hires Leading DI Editor/Compositor
LipSync Post, a leading full-service post-production facility, has appointed Connan McStay as Senior Editor and Compositor. Connan joins LipSync after six years at Molinare. Connan brings over 18 y

28/07/2011 NewTek Live From The Eiffel Tower
3D Storm (NewTek Europe), Distributor of NewTek products in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, was at the heart of the French National Day on July 14, for the streaming live of the traditional and ma

28/07/2011 Panasonic Installs Two Giant Outdoor Screens In Trafalgar Square
The 'One Year To Go' to the London 2012 Olympic Games celebrations commenced yesterday with live images from the Olympic Park being displayed in London's famous Trafalgar Square on two 33.6 square met

28/07/2011 Rhodri Talfan Davies Appointed Director, BBC Cymru Wales
The BBC has appointed Rhodri Talfan Davies as Director, BBC Cymru Wales, The appointment concludes an extensive recruitment search that followed Menna Richards' departure from the post in February 20

28/07/2011 Viewers To Pay For ITV Player
ITV has announced plans to charge viewers for using its ITV Player from January next year. The announcement was made by the broadcaster's Chief Executive Adam Crozier as he revealed the company's fir

27/07/2011 Aardman Chooses CelAction For Tate Movie Project
CelAction has announced the completion of The Itch Of The Golden Nit by Aardman Animations and Tate. This half-hour film was created using ideas and drawings from literally thousands of children aged

27/07/2011 Harmonic Storage System Provides The London Studios With Missing Link In Tapeless Workflow
Harmonic has announced that The London Studios has installed an Omneon MediaGrid storage system to enable a tapeless flow of media from its studios into post-production. The HD video clips recorded

27/07/2011 Jünger Audio Expands *AP Family Of Audio Processors For IBC 2011
Audio loudness and dynamics specialist Jünger Audio is using the IBC platform to launch two powerful new additions to its range of LEVEL MAGIC processors. These new units form part of an expanding fa

27/07/2011 KNME, New Mexico PBS Upgrades Production Operations With SSL
KNME, New Mexico PBS, located in Albuquerque, recently began a facility-wide upgrade to all-HD production with the audio component centred on a Solid State Logic C10 HD Compact Broadcast Console. The

27/07/2011 Matrox Releases Lion Drivers Across Entire Line Of I/O And H.264 Encoding Products
Matrox Video Products Group has announced the immediate availability of Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) drivers for the Matrox MXO2 and Matrox MXO2 MAX families of I/O devices as well as the Matrox MXO monitorin

27/07/2011 Paul Buccieri Appointed Managing Director ITV Studios International
Paul Buccieri has been appointed as Managing Director, ITV Studios International. ITV's Chief Executive Adam Crozier made the announcement at the company's interim results presentation. In the newly

27/07/2011 Swedish Gladiators Take The Plunge With Polecam FishFace
Contestants in the Autumn 2011 season of Gladiators on TV4 Sweden came head-to-head with Polecam when production commenced at the Loefbergs Lila arena in Karlstad. Tommie Rekstaf of Pink Elephant, on

27/07/2011 Versatile RockNet Studer Networks & TETRA Integration At The Gymnaestrada 2011
The organiser of this year's Gymnaestrada in Lausanne installed a comprehensive audio and communications infrastructure, which consisted of a RockNet digital audio network and communications infrastru

26/07/2011 Blackmagic Design Releases Public Beta Of DaVinci Resolve 8.0.1
Blackmagic Design has announced the release of a public beta of DaVinci Resolve 8.0.1 with support for Mac OS X Lion and with a new 3-way colour corrector. Included in DaVinci Resolve 8.0.1 is suppor

26/07/2011 Commercials Composer And Musical Director Stuart Wood Joins Air Management
Air Management, part of the Air Entertainment Group, has announced that commercials composer and music director Stuart Wood has joined its management roster. Stuart has 14 years experience in commerc