Broadcast News Archive for August, 2011
22/08/2011 Irish Frameworks Projects Announced
Bord Scannán na hÉireann/ the Irish Film Board has announced that the latest round of successful Frameworks teams have been selected. This is the 16th year of the Frameworks short film scheme, which

22/08/2011 Liam Joins BBC Comedy Show Line-up
Co Antrim's Liam Neeson and actress Helena Bonham Carter are to join the cast of the BBC Two comedy, Life's Too Short. The show is a fake documentary from the creators of The Office and Extras, made

22/08/2011 Matrox Celebrates 35th Anniversary
Following the 1976 introduction of Matrox's first product Video RAM, a specialised video display device for first-generation microcomputers, co-founders Branko Matic and Lorne Trottier launched a grou

22/08/2011 SIS LIVE Innovates At IBC
Outside broadcast and satellite uplink specialist, SIS LIVE will be presenting some exciting new developments to their product range at the 2011 IBC exhibition in Amsterdam. These enhancements see u

22/08/2011 STV Launches App For Android
Following the success of the STV News iPhone app, the Scottish broadcaster has launched an app for Android handsets, the first of its kind in Scotland, providing users with instant access to the lates

22/08/2011 Version 4.0 ContentWise Recommendation System For IBC
ContentWise, a division of Moviri, has announced that it will debut version 4.0 of its content recommendation system at IBC2011. ContentWise version 4.0 introduces enhancements and new features in thr

19/08/2011 Anton/Bauer 'Put To The Test' In Kenya
A brand of The Vitec Group, recently went along for a wild ride in Kenya for the production of a 3D pilot based around elephants. Innovative 3D production company, Inition, used Anton/Bauer’s CINE V

19/08/2011 Atomos Announces Complete Integration With Final Cut Pro X
The maker of portable devices for recording to the Apple ProRes codec, is excited to announce integration of its Ninja and soon-to-be-released Samurai field recorders with Final Cut Pro X. Both the

19/08/2011 Casualty Shoots Final Scenes In Bristol
As Casualty shoots its final scenes in Bristol, the regional screen agency South West Screen have sent their thanks to BBC drama for the contribution it has made to the region’s industry. Mehjabeen P

19/08/2011 Dublin's TV3 Goes HD
A new studio capable of being used for high definition television is to be added to TV3 existing facility in Ballymount, Dublin. The 500sq m studio will cost between €4 million and €5 million and wi

19/08/2011 Equity Lobby BBC Over Short Story Cut-backs
Equity has come together with the Society of Authors and the Writers' Guild of Great Britain to campaign against short story cuts on BBC Radio 4. In a letter to BBC Trust Chair Lord Pattern the three

19/08/2011 Peli Cases For Total Equipment Protection
The Peli range of protective cases, for cameras and broadcast gear, has been developed over 30 years and the company can now boast of more than 60 sizes of cases, offering the widest choice to the cus

19/08/2011 Sky's Pay-TV Films 'Restrict Competition'
The Competition Commission has provisionally ruled that Sky's control over pay-TV movie rights in the UK is restricting competition. Sky has held exclusive rights to the movies of six major Hollywood

19/08/2011 Union Backs NI Media Over Riot Tapes
The broadcast union, BECTU is throwing its weight behind an appeal to the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) to adopt a more 'responsible approach' to applications for access to media footage.

18/08/2011 DTL 2600 Range Still Going Strong
In a world of 3G HD SDI requirements, the 2600 range of products is an established range of mainly analogue video and audio modules but also has the added bonus of the SDI monitoring distribution ampl

18/08/2011 EMEA Gateway Expand Product Portfolio At IBC 2011
A leading specialist in the provision of sales and marketing channels across Europe, Middle East and Africa, will be returning to IBC this year. EMEA Gateway will be exhibiting a range of products f

18/08/2011 Polecam Starter Pack To Make IBC Debut In Amsterdam
The new entry-level Polecam Starter Pack makes its IBC debut on stand 10.C49 at the Amsterdam RAI Centre, next month. Created in response to demand for a simple yet effective crane for D-SLR cameras,

18/08/2011 Roll To Record Wins Two Year Contract For Big Brother
A multi-million pound deal sees a robotic camera specialist return to the Big Brother house this year. Roll To Record, a leader in HD and SD robotic camera systems and semi-permanent studio installat

18/08/2011 UK Media Playing 'Catch-Up' To Tech-Savvy 'DIY' Broadcasters
The recent round of rioting and violence that blighted the country provided further evidence, if more was needed, of the way technology is changing the nature of broadcasting and journalism, writes Ha

18/08/2011 Ulster Animator Wins Disney Contract
A University of Ulster graduate has scooped first prize in a prestigious Walt Disney-backed cartoon competition, which attracted hundreds of entries from across the world. Jonathan McKee wowed judg

18/08/2011 VideoIPath Team Up With Nevion At IBC Exhibit
Nevion will demonstrate its powerful VideoIPath system incorporating new Ventura hardware at this year's IBC show. VideoIPath is a fully integrated system, providing IP video transport for contribut

17/08/2011 Aspen Media Director Takes To The Mountains
The Director at Aspen Media, a UK distributor for broadcast audio products, is in training for a trek up Kilimanjaro in September. Kilimanjaro is an inactive stratovolcano in north-eastern Tanzania

17/08/2011 Belfast Boosts Digital Media Sector
There are regional moves underway to back those working in the digital TV, film and music genres. The creative industry in Belfast is to benefit from the city council's latest targeted business devel

17/08/2011 Bright Space Technologies Supplies Camera System For British Swimmers' Training
Trade distributor to the AV and broadcast industry, Bright Space Technologies, has announced that it has supplied a Telemetrics Fast track camera system to help train British swimmers at Loughborough

17/08/2011 Digital Rapids Elevates With Transcode Manager 2.0
Digital Rapids is treating attendees of the IBC 2011 exhibition to a look at the next generation of the company’s automated, high-volume media processing solution, as the upcoming 2.0 version of the D