Broadcast News Archive for February, 2012
27/02/2012 Marquis and Cache-A Collaborate
Marquis Broadcast, specialist in content workflows and media integration software, has announced it has collaborated with archive appliance specialist Cache-A Corporation, to create a complete archive

27/02/2012 Matrox Expands Convert DVI Plus HD-SDI Scan Converter Features
Matrox, a video products group, have announced important new features for Matrox Convert DVI Plus HD-SDI scan converters. Matrox Convert DVI products are ideal for creating broadcast video from comp

27/02/2012 Oscars: Disappointment For UK Talent?
This year’s Academy Awards had a particularly 'French' accent as, perhaps unsurprisingly; silent movie The Artist came out the big winner while the night amounted to one of the worst Oscar nights for

27/02/2012 Plans Announced For Film Academy
Plans for a new academy to train the next generation of UK film makers have been unveiled. Education Secretary Michael Gove is to fund a new film academy for young people to inspire and train the nex

27/02/2012 Sony Reveal Success Of 3D Focus
Sony Professional is celebrating a landmark year for 3D as its PMW-TD300 3D shouldercam dominates trials from major broadcasters. Sony has revealed that the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow has becomes the la

24/02/2012 APRS Increase TAP Grants To £1,400
The APRS has announced an increased TAP grant towards the cost of any UK company wishing to exhibit at AES Budapest in April (subject to eligibility) of £1,400. The deadline for applications is Thurs

24/02/2012 BBC Studios And Post Name New CEO
The BBC has announced the appointment of Anna Mallett as the new Chief Executive Officer of BBC Studios and Post Production Limited. Anna will report to John Tate, Chairman BBC Studios and Post Pro

24/02/2012 BPG Nominations Announced
BBC2 is leading the race for top honours at the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards (BPG) with other ITV1, BBC 1 and Channel 4 shows following close. ITV1’s Appropriate Adult, BBC1’s Great Expectations a

24/02/2012 DCD Media Appoints New CEO And Chairman
DCD Media, the independent TV production and distribution group has appointed a new CEO and Executive Chairman. The Company today announced the appointment of Sammy Nourmand as CEO and the elevation

24/02/2012 Emotion Systems Reveal Focus For NAB 2012
At NAB 2012 workflow experts Emotion Systems will feature "eFF" (Emotion File Finish) a cost-effective software application that automatically analyses and fixes audio loudness violations in file-base

24/02/2012 Industry Heavyweights Confirmed For Inside Pictures Talent Programme
The industry is gearing up for this year’s Inside Pictures Talent Programme which aims to help develop cutting edge industry business knowledge. Fifteen budding film executives will receive mentoring

24/02/2012 SGL Flashnet To Provide Archive Support
Software Generation Ltd (SGL), a leading provider of content archive and storage management software for media and entertainment, has announced a major installation for Middle East Broadcasting Center

24/02/2012 Sky One Order Brand New British Comedy
Sky 1 HD has announced a full series order of brand new comedy, Chickens. Produced by Big Talk Productions (Rev., Him&Her, Friday Night Dinner) and written by and starring Simon Bird, Jonny Sweet an

24/02/2012 TV Industry Debates Future Of Television
zeebox has lead a discussion with the UK TV industry on the advent of social or ’augmented’ TV and on the implications of the second-screen for broadcasters and production companies alike. This uniqu

23/02/2012 Bafta To Host Debate On Film Policy
Bafta is to host an industry debate on film policy review with Screen International Editor Mike Goodridge hosting the event. Widely applauded by industry and press alike, the DCMS' Film Policy Rev

23/02/2012 British Actress Appointed CBE
A British actress has been made a CBE by the Queen two years after portraying the Queen Mother on film. Helena Bonham Carter played the Queen’s mother in Oscar-winning film The King’s Speech. The 45

23/02/2012 Canford Unveil HD Video Cable & Wireless Viewfinder
Canford unveiled a slate of new products to the UK at the recent Broadcast Video Expo in London. A new extended performance version of their 3G HD- SDI video cable range was rolled out. While the Gig

23/02/2012 Dixons To Launch Streaming Service
Electronic retailer, Dixons, are getting set to roll out a new streaming video service. The new service will be launched under the brand name KnowHow movies and it will be in competition with Netflix

23/02/2012 New Board Members Appointed To NI Screen
The appointment of eight new Board Members to NI Screen has been announced. Following open competition, Michael Catto, Adeline Dinsmore, Jennifer Johnston, Michael Kuhn, Fiona MacMillan, Aódán Mac Pó

23/02/2012 Oscar Statuettes Under The Hammer
Fifteen Oscar statuettes are to be auctioned off online only two days after this year’s Academy Awards. Despite the ban imposed to prevent the resale of these coveted awards a loophole has allowed th

23/02/2012 Polecam’s Starter Pack On Show
The team from Polecam in the UK are offering visitors to stand S3-8 Sheikh Saeed 3 Hall at CABSAT the chance to check out the Polecam Starter Pack – the first time it will appear at a show in the Midd

23/02/2012 Ross Video Launches BlackStorm Video Servers
An affordable production player with file based workflow support has been unveiled as Ross Video announce the launch of their new line of BlackStorm Video Servers. The BlackStorm 102P Playout Serve

23/02/2012 Wise Buddah Signs On With BBC Radio 5 live 'Drive'
Leading radio indie Wise Buddah and the Manchester based charity have been commissioned to co-produce a series of live inserts about youth unemployment for BBC Radio 5 live’s 'Drive

22/02/2012 £180m To Fund TV Interference Solutions
The UK government has committed £180 million to fund solutions to TV interference caused by 4G. Mobile operators bidding to acquire spectrum will have to pay into the multi- million pound fund . Com

22/02/2012 Autocue Reveal NAB Focus
At NAB 2012 teleprompter, newsroom and video server specialists Autocue will feature an exciting new range of accessories for its "Master Series" teleprompters. These will include a 22-inch talent fe