Broadcast News Archive for January, 2012
17/01/2012 BBC Birmingham Staff To Strike
BBC staff in Birmingham will strike for 24 hours this week in protest at management plans to move almost all network production for radio and TV away from the city. BECTU, the trade union for media a

17/01/2012 Chyron To Present 'Cloud 2.0' At BVE
It has been announced that a one-day event at the upcoming Broadcast Video Expo(BVE) will examine today’s cloud-based technologies. Chyron have revealed that Paul Glasgow, vice president of EMEA sale

17/01/2012 Litepanels At BVE And Cabsat 2012
In February, Litepanels, a Vitec Group brand, will showcase its range of pioneering LED lighting at two important exhibitions: BVE in London, February 14–16, booth i30, and Cabsat in Dubai, February 2

17/01/2012 Responses Emerge To UK Film Policy Review
Responses to the UK film policy, published yesterday, have been pouring in from many key players in the industry. The introduction of a British film week, film screenings and a push on anti-piracy ar

17/01/2012 Sherlock Set To Return
It has been revealed that popular TV drama Sherlock will return for a third season despite claims that there was no guarantee that they would be bring him back. Ahead of series two, co-creator Steven

17/01/2012 UK Broadcasters 'Don't Support Homegrown Film'
Two UK broadcasters have spoke out after a policy review criticised their support of the UK film industry. BSkyB and ITV have been urged to make more of an investment in the sector following a policy

17/01/2012 Win A DK Meter
Deadline day for 4RFV’s 'Big Competition' is coming around fast with only days left before submission closes. DK-Technologies is offering 4RFV readers a unique opportunity to get to grips with audio

17/01/2012 Wohler Reveal BVE Focus
Wohler Technologies, like many other industry players, are preparing for the next installment of the Broadcast Video Expo. Giving us a run down of what to expect is Terry Allford, Wohler's Business D

16/01/2012 'Hollywood Won't Support Black Films', Says Director
A director has said that it took him nearly 20 years to get his latest film made because it is an all black movie. Director George Lucas, speaking on The Daily Show, said that he had to self-fund the

16/01/2012 'Piracy' Student Loses Extradition Case
A judge has ruled that a Sheffield student can be extradited to the US to face allegations of copyright infringement after he set up the popular online streaming service – TVShack. Richard O'Dwyer se

16/01/2012 Britain Shines At Golden Globes
The 2012 Golden Globes proved to be a good night for British television after Downton Abbey, Kate Winslet and Idris Elba bagged awards. Titanic star Kate Winslet and former Wire star Idris Elba took

16/01/2012 British Film Policy Published
The introduction of a British film week, film screenings and a push on anti-piracy are among the proposals outlined in a review of the UK film industry completed by former Labour minister Lord Smith.

16/01/2012 BVE Reveal Free Broadcast Seminars
This time next month visitors and exhibitors alike will flock to the Broadcast Video Expo (BVE) and organisers have gave us a little taster of what expect from their free seminar programme. The BVE 2

16/01/2012 Eventide Ship Audio Solutions To UK
Eventide has announced the 2016 Stereo Room and Omnipressor plug-ins are available now to the UK market. 2016 Stereo Room and Omnipressor are available through authorized Eventide software dealers,

16/01/2012 Jungle Group Invest In Flame
The Jungle Group, one of the UK’s leading post production facilities, have announced its investment in two Flame systems and 12 Fairlight mixing consoles, as part of a studio refurbishment programme a

16/01/2012 Marquis To Show 'Project Parking' To UK At BVE
Marquis Broadcast, specialist in content workflows and media integration software, has announced it will demonstrate 'Project Parking', its new Avid archiving solution, for the first time in the UK, a

16/01/2012 Pixel Power Preview BVE 2012
Pixel Power is set to showcase its integrated playout technology ChannelMaster for the first time to a UK audience at the upcoming Broadcast Video Expo (BVE). ChannelMaster is a fully integrated play

16/01/2012 Samsung Unveil New 'Smart' TV
A new 'smart' internet-connected television with the ability to have its hardware upgraded every year, has been unveiled. Samsung have revealed their new TV model, which boosts an expansion slot allo

13/01/2012 BFI Short Filmmaking Scheme Announced
Brighton-based digital culture agency Lighthouse has been selected as the management company for Film Fund Shorts 2012, the BFI's new one-year shorts scheme for UK film talent. The appointment comes

13/01/2012 Brits Set For Success At The Golden Globes
The 69th Golden Globe Awards take place this Sunday in California and a wealth of British talent and London-shot productions will be up for a host of awards. A much anticipated event that always gene

13/01/2012 Film London Takes Producers Across The Globe
With a cohort of exciting strategic partnerships, Film London's Production Finance Market (PFM), produced by the Inward Investment and Business Development team, continues to strengthen its internatio

13/01/2012 Jünger Audio Support Germany's Audio Compliance
It has been announced that German public and commercial TV broadcasters are harmonising on the R128 Loudness recommendation for their audio levels. The recent announcement by the EBU has come as no s

13/01/2012 LOVEFiLM Build BBC And ITV Content
Lovefilm has secured the rights to a number of popular UK TV series through two separate agreements with BBC Worldwide and ITV. The subscription video on demand package from BBC Worldwide includes so

13/01/2012 Microsoft's Subscription TV Dream Abandoned
Microsoft has put its talks with media companies about an online subscription service for TV shows and movies on hold, according to a report from Reuters. Microsoft reportedly pulled back after decid

13/01/2012 New Sound Solution Revealed
A new sound solution is to be launched into the industry in a bid to eliminate irritating noise and allow 'front of house' use of essential equipment. AV solution provider Mode-AL has developed the "