Broadcast News Archive for January, 2012
20/01/2012 Ridley Scott And YouTube Launch Online Film Festival
YouTube has announced that it will launch an online film festival, which will see ten finalists sent to the Venice Film Festival. English filmmaker Sir Ridley Scott has joined forces with the video s

20/01/2012 Snell Get Ready For BVE
Snell, like many other industry players, are getting ready to show a wealth of equipment at the upcoming BVE event. The digital media technology company are set to show solutions for live production,

20/01/2012 Wireless Home Video Devices Become A 'Must-Have'
Wi-Fi has become the next "must- have" feature on entertainment devices: according to recent research it is no longer "a nice extra" but a function that consumers expect. It is understood that almost

19/01/2012 ARRI Gets 17th Academy Award Of Merit
A manufacturer of motion picture cameras and lighting equipment is to be rewarded with their 17th Academy Award of Merit this time to honor one of their film recorders. ARRI has announced that the Ac

19/01/2012 Call Made For Action On UK Film Policy
A report on 'The Future of British Film’ has inspired warnings that a “huge job” is at hand to deliver the proposals and call for proof that it can be put into action. According to an article by Scre

19/01/2012 Ecstasy At Glasgow Film's Festival Debut
A film adaptation based on a book written by the author of Trainspotting is set for its UK debut during the Glasgow Film Festival in February. Scottish author Irvine Welsh's book Ecstasy was the main

19/01/2012 HHB To Reveal 'Audio Loudness' Solutions At BVE
Broadcast audio technology specialists HHB Communications will be highlighting a comprehensive range of professional audio loudness tools during the BVE London show. As new loudness standards gain tr

19/01/2012 Kodak File For Bankruptcy Protection
Kodak, the company that invented the hand-held camera and helped bring back some of the first pictures from the moon, has filed for bankruptcy protection. The US-based company has made the move in a

19/01/2012 New HD Video Cable From Canford At BVE
Canford to unveil new sizes in their installation cable range at the upcoming BVE event adding them to an already long list of exhibitors set to showcase new equipment to the UK during the show. The

19/01/2012 Rental Provides Access To High-Speed Camera Technology
Instrumentation specialist Ashtead Technology has added the i-SPEED 3 camera to its rental fleet of testing and monitoring instruments. By offering the device for hire, Ashtead is making the technol

19/01/2012 Samsung Set To Invest £27bn In Expansion
Samsung have announced that they plan to invest a record amount of £27bn this year to expand its various businesses. It is understood the tech-titan will invest in the upgrade of its factories and eq

19/01/2012 SGO To Sponsor BVE 3D Theatre
SGO has announced that, once again, it is a key sponsor of the 3D Revolution Theatre at BVE at London's Earls Court from 14 – 16 February. With the reputation as the most powerful DI and Stereo 3D p

19/01/2012 UK Must Support Copyright Law
A call to support UK copyright laws has been made in a bid to protect investment funds and the value of the video entertainment industry. The British Video Association has said: “It is imperative tha

18/01/2012 Artist Complaints Exaggerated
It has been reported that cinema goers in the UK launched a string of complaints when they discovered Oscar favourite, The Artist, was a silent movie: But Is this exaggerated? The Artist is being ti

18/01/2012 Aspen Media Unveil 4MinX Location Recorder At BVE
Visitors to Aspen Media’s stand D50 at BVE will see the 4MinX, the long awaited multitrack location recorder and mixer from Paris based AETA. 4MinX is a sturdy, portable digital recorder that records

18/01/2012 Autocue To Showcase Workflow Solutions
Autocue has given Regional Film and Video the run down on what to expect from them at BVE London in 2012- with an emphasis on their new production and newsroom workflow solution. The company will sho

18/01/2012 Downton Abbey Movie Rumoured
Gossip around the water cooler is that ITV’s British drama, Downton Abbey, could be Hollywood bound. The show won a major TV award at Golden Globes at the weekend and according to a report in The Su

18/01/2012 Instinctive Films To Set Up UK Base
A Berlin-based company is getting set to launch a UK office and promises a wealth of British films in 2012, it has been reported. According to Screen Daily Instinctive Films will open an office in Lo

18/01/2012 ITV Reveal New Reality Show
A UK broadcaster has commissioned a new 'X-Factor' style show that will see journalists battle it out for a contract. TwoFour, a TV producer, digital agency and technology provider rolled into one, h

18/01/2012 Pro Audio Launch New Racking System
Professional audio and AV suppliers and racking specialists Pro Audio Stash (PAS) have launched a new racking system. The R8010 19-inch Slide-and-Rotate racking system has been designed to provide ul

18/01/2012 Studio Expands DI Capabilities With Mistika
SGO have announced that Annapurna Studios has expanded its DI operation with the acquisition of a second Mistika system at its Hyderabad-based location to expand and future-proof the facility. The n

18/01/2012 TSL Reveals BVE Focus
Celebrating its 25th anniversary and a string of projects in the UK, Middle East and beyond TSL are getting set to head to the Broadcast Video Expo (BVE) in February. Exhibiting on stand H26 the comp

18/01/2012 War Horse Nominated For A BAFTA
Framestore’s feature film visual effects have once again received attention from BAFTA in the form of a ‘Special Visual Effects’ nomination, this time for work on Spielberg’s War Horse. This BAFTA n

17/01/2012 AC-ET Showcase Next Gen Technologies
A.C. Entertainment Technologies has been showing off its portfolio of LED, lighting and video control technologies from leading manufacturers during a workshop. The company recently hosted a workshop

17/01/2012 BAFTA 2012 Shortlist Unveiled
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) have announced the nominations for this year’s BAFTA awards only days after the Golden Globes. Scottish film-maker Lynne Ramsay and actress Til