Broadcast News Archive for September, 2011
22/09/2011 WeddingWire 'Weds Animoto'
A wedding technology company, WeddingWire and Animoto, an online video creation company, have partnered to create The ProMotion Builder for wedding businesses. The ProMotion Builder provides Weddin

21/09/2011 BBC Homepage Showcases 'More Of Online'
The BBC has launched a beta version of an improved homepage, which will surface a richer selection of its output on the web than ever before. From today, users of BBC Online will be able to access th

21/09/2011 BECTU Backs Minimum Wage Enforcement
There has been a call to aid enforcement of the national minimum wage (NMW) so that job advertisements in broadcasting and the performing arts comply with the law. The proposal comes in BECTU's contr

21/09/2011 Digital TV Switchover 'Hits Halfway Mark'
The TV switchover hits a milestone today with more than half of UK homes having completed the move to digital-only TV. Homes across the country are switching from analogue to digital TV making Freevi

21/09/2011 Jewish News Channel Goes Live
The world's first Jewish news network will begin broadcasts today as Jewish News 1 (JN1) - billed as an alternative to the world's leading news networks - goes on air. Aiming to serve as the Jewish v

21/09/2011 My Little Pony Rides Into Latin America
Hugely popular kids' programming brands are being launched throughout Latin America. Hasbro Studios, the Los Angeles-based production and distribution division of Hasbro, Inc has announced a deal wi

20/09/2011 'Mirror, Mirror On The Wall' Really A TV
Unicam AV has announced Mirror Images from Ad Notam, a leading manufacturers of LCD & LED mirror TV technology. Factory calibrated for integration behind glass, Mirror Images is the only true invisib

20/09/2011 BBC Sports Personality 2011 Heads North
This year's BBC Sports Personality of the Year will broadcast live from the studios of MediaCityUK, Salford Quays, the new home of BBC Sport on Thursday 22 December. Celebrating another sporting year

20/09/2011 BECTU Defies Met Demands Over Sources
The broadcast union BECTU has expressed its support for the Guardian newspaper and the journalists' union, the NUJ as they work to "defend journalists' rights in the face of an attack by the Metropoli

20/09/2011 DeVito Scouts Ireland For New Movie
Danny DeVito is set to direct his next feature film The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle in Ireland in 2012. The producers of the project have also announced that the film will star Morgan Freema

20/09/2011 Empowered Relationships TV Launches
Sacred Love has launched Empowered Relationships TV, an online channel designed to bring to its audience fun, inspiring and insightful programming about love, relationships, romance, passion and intim

20/09/2011 Jennifer Lopez Unleashes Man Frenzy In Music Video
What woman wouldn't want hoards of attractive men falling at her feet? Jennifer Lopez has that and some more with men literally fighting for her affections in the music video for her new single, Papi.

20/09/2011 Netflix Announces Split In Movie Renting Services
The American provider of on-demand internet streaming media in the United States, Canada, and Latin America and flat rate DVD-by-mail in the United States, Netflix Inc., has announced plans to split i

19/09/2011 24-7 Drama Purchase Arri Alexa Studio's At IBC
As part of 24-7 Drama's major investment strategy, following their move from Teddington to new premises in Acton, the rental specialist have placed a substantial order with Arri GB for their Alexa Stu

19/09/2011 Avid Releases Eucontrol 2.6.1 Software
Avid has announced the release of Eucontrol Software Package Version 2.6.1 for its Artist Series, MC Pro, and System 5-MC controllers. Eucontrol 2.6.1 is a significant software and firmware update, of

19/09/2011 Canon Launch Widest Angle Long Zoom HD Field Lens
The new Digisuper 95 (XJ95x8.6B) is Canon's latest addition, offering a new generation super-telefoto lens that provides a range of imaging possibilities that conventional field lenses cannot match. C

19/09/2011 Craft Freelances Invited To Network At MediaCityUK
Experienced freelances based in the North and working in camera, sound, lighting, scenic construction and post-production are invited to a networking event at MediaCityUK on Wednesday 5 October, 6- 9p

19/09/2011 History Commissions Alaska To Produce New Factual Entertainment Series
History, one of the flagship channels of leading factual entertainment broadcaster AETN UK, has commissioned No country for old men (8x60’), a brand new series from the production company Alaska. In

19/09/2011 Lady Gaga Leads 2011 MTV EMA Nominations
MTV today announced the nominees for the '2011 MTV EMA' with Lady Gaga leading the pack with six nods, and Katy Perry and Bruno Mars following closely behind with four nominations. British songstres

19/09/2011 Regulators And Politicians Urged

 To Reclassify Films Depicting Smoking
According to leading tobacco control experts, smoking in films remains a "major and persistent driver" of smoking uptake among kids and young people, which all the responsible parties - film makers, r

19/09/2011 TMD And Pixel Power Partner To Provide Complete Management And Playout Chain
The highly regarded creator of media management solutions and a supplier of broadcast graphics systems announced at IBC a partnership to bring together the combined powers of the new ChannelMaster tec

16/09/2011 Alias Hire Wins Olympic Support Deal
One of the UK’s premier broadcast technology hire companies have announced the winning of their first Olympic deal. Alias Hire will be working alongside Sennheiser UK, and will locate its audio suppo

16/09/2011 First Gaelic & English Chart Show Announced
The first ever bilingual Scottish charts show on commercial radio to be broadcast in both English and Gaelic will go live this weekend, as a result of a collaboration between MG ALBA, the Gaelic Media

16/09/2011 Jünger and Merging Technologies Merge Technologies
Jünger Audio and Merging Technologies have signed a technology partnership that will see Jünger Audio’s groundbreaking Level Magic Loudness control solution incorporated into Merging’s new MXFix batch

16/09/2011 Litepanels Croma Debuts At IBC
A Vitec Group brand announced the premier of the Croma LED light this week at the IBC equipment exhibition in Amsterdam. Ideal for use on-camera or off, the new sleekly designed fixture provides Lit