Broadcast News Archive for February, 2012
10/02/2012 Marshall Electronics Offer Multi Functional 2D and 3D Signal Monitoring
We find ourselves in a constantly evolving industry with an ever increasing variety of video sources and devices that require monitoring. Many rental companies are inquiring for equipment with multi-f

10/02/2012 Oasys Appoint Fraser Jardine To Oversee Global Sales
Oasys, the pioneering developer of IT-based automated playout solutions, has announced the appointment of a new Vice President of Global Sales. As the company extends its global operations, Fraser

10/02/2012 Outrageous Marriage Proposals Captured On Film
Asking the one you love to marry is one of the most nerve wracking events in a person's life. To add to the pressure, getting down on one knee just doesn't seem to cut it anymore. These days many B

10/02/2012 Will YouTube Invest £10m In UK Content?
YouTube is set to invest up to £10m in UK content, reports suggest. According to reports in Broadcast and Music Week the video- sharing web giant may launch up to 20 UK Channels in a bid to expand i

10/02/2012 Wohler Roll Out OpenGear HDCC Series
Wohler Technologies has announced the availability of its openGear HDCC Series captioning/subtitling solution in two versions. The first is a full-featured model that provides all the capabilities o

09/02/2012 AC-ET At BVE South Show
A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) Ltd. will be featuring new broadcast lighting innovations at the BVE trade show next week. AC-ET’s stand will be exhibiting the leading brands from, Chroma-Q,

09/02/2012 Billy Connolly Joins The Hobbit Cast
It has been revealed that comedian Billy Connolly is to join the cast of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit. The Scottish actor and comedian will travel to middle-earth to play the part of Dain Ironfoot, a d

09/02/2012 Bob Massie Moves To Head September Films UK
DCD Media-owned September Films, the UK and US based producer of reality television, entertainment and formats has appointed former ITV, 19 and IMG entertainment boss Bob Massie as its Head of Enterta

09/02/2012 Companies Use BVE As Launch Pad For New Products
Many companies, from diverse sectors across the broadcast and content creation industries, have chosen BVE and TPS 2012 as the ideal launch-pad for their new products and services. The leading manuf

09/02/2012 King's Speech Voted Favourite Bafta Winner
The nation has voted last year’s Bafta winner, British indie The King’s Speech, their favourite film in the history of the awards. According to a poll carried out by Apollo Cinemas ahead of Sunday’s

09/02/2012 Lovefilm Boss Quits
The boss of an internet movie rental firm has jumped ship to help out the struggling retailer, Mothercare. Lovefilm Chief Executive, Simon Calver, has confirmed that he be leaving the helm of Amazon-

09/02/2012 NFM And C4 To Deliver Film Talent Programme
A new programme has been launched to help artists receive work after securing Arts Council funding. The Artist’s Cut will see Northern Film & Media partner with Channel 4 to programme a series of dev

09/02/2012 Preco To Launch New Cooltouch RX702HD At BVE
Preco has chosen BVE 2012 for the UK introduction of a major addition to the Cooltouch range of video monitors. Designed for use wherever space is at a premium, the RX-702HD incorporates dual 7 inch

09/02/2012 RTS Announce Shortlist For TV Journalism Awards
An awards ceremony is set to acknowledge those who work in the UK broadcast industry. The Royal Television Society (RTS), Britain’s leading forum for television and related media, has announced the s

09/02/2012 Using A Disc Publisher Rather Than Outsourcing
Typically, the field of applications a videographer can cover is wide. Videographers can be part of large-scale productions but also manage smaller, event scale productions, such as commercials, docum

08/02/2012 ARRI Enlarge ALEXA Family
ARRI has further enlarged the ALEXA family with the new ALEXA Studio camera, featuring an optical viewfinder and 4:3 sensor, and the modular ALEXA M, with a separate camera head. Functionality also e

08/02/2012 BBC Launches New Intake Programme For Production Talent
The BBC is on the hunt for creative folk with a zest for storytelling to join its Production Talent Pool. The new intake programme will provide the main entry point to the BBC for media hopefuls with

08/02/2012 Call Made For Subtitling Standard
A call has been made for a subtitling standard for file-based HD content as a new specification for subtitling is published. The European Broadcast Union (EBU) is inviting comments from developers an

08/02/2012 FCP X: Professional Solutions Seminars At BVE
A set of training seminars are to be rolled out in a bid to help industry professionals make the leap to filebased workflows. Soho Editors Training will be running a series of seminars at BVE that wi

08/02/2012 HHB To Make Product Debuts
Broadcast audio technology specialists HHB Communications will be highlighting a comprehensive range of professional audio loudness tools during the BVE London show next week. As new loudness standar

08/02/2012 Octica Supports New Canon EOS C300
With the first deliveries of the New CANON EOS C300 imminent premier Broadcast, Film & Video equipment distributor Octica is ready to support Canon’s new camera with a range of professional accessorie

08/02/2012 Polecam Reveal BVE Focus
The Polecam team are offering visitors to their stand B10 at BVE in February the chance to be in seventh heaven – and try out a Polecam rig in its full 8-metre long glory for the first time at a show.

08/02/2012 Two Producers Sued
Two Hollywood producers have been sued today following claims that they did not credit the work of a third producer on an upcoming Tom Cruise movie. According to The Hollywood reporter Don Granger, G

08/02/2012 UK Animation Talent Recognised
What a time for British animation? This Award season has saw a wealth of British talent recognised as a call is made to protect UK animation talent. Bristol-based Aardman Studio’s Authur Christmas, S

08/02/2012 UTV Expands Its Local Radio Network
UTV Media has acquired three local radio licences held by MNAB for Telford, Shropshire and Kidderminster to add to its GB radio division which comprises national station talkSPORT and 13 local station