Broadcast News Archive for March, 2012
22/03/2012 £6m Pledged To Restore One Of UK's Oldest Cinemas
The cinema which hosted the UK's first moving image is to be restored and re-opened, according to recent reports. Regent Street Cinema, which has also been a photographic studio, X-rated cinema and e

22/03/2012 Ericsson Acquire Technicolor's Broadcast Division
Ericsson has acquired the broadcast services division of French media company Technicolor for €19 million( £15.9m) and a potential earn-out of up to €9(£7.5m) million. The French company was called T

22/03/2012 FFV Reveals 'Straight-To-Avid' Editing Workflows
In a move that will deliver new efficiencies for the rapidly growing base of Avid customers, Fast Forward Video (FFV) have announced native Avid DNxHD support for its multiformat, straight-to-edit dig

22/03/2012 Game Sales Beat Video Sales For First Time
For the first time ever video games have raked in more money than DVDs and Blue-rays for the UK entertainment industry. According to the Electronic Retailers Association (ERA) video game sales accoun

22/03/2012 Hat Trick Sign First Output Deal With KEO Films
Hat Trick International (HTI) has signed its first output deal with KEO films which sees the wholly independent distributor exclusively representing KEO’s factual portfolio from MIPTV 2012 onwards.

22/03/2012 Holborn Post Deliver Affordable Post-Production
Established in late 2011, Holborn Post is a London based post-production facility specialising in online and offline editing and audio recording/design. It is an affordable, comfortable, post-produc

22/03/2012 IP&TV Industry Awards Winners Announced
Last night a host of global industry leaders were recognised as the best in their field at the IP&TV Industry Awards Ceremony. This year Telstra, Alcatel-Lucent, Huawei and BT Vision have been count

22/03/2012 Playbox To Launch New Products At NAB
PlayBox Technology is launching new products and presenting the latest developments of its world-leading Channel-in-a-Box technology at NAB 2012. Adding to the power of this well-established and glo

22/03/2012 Sky To Unveil Internet TV Service
Sky have recently revealed more details about their new internet TV service, known now as NowTV. According to the broadcaster the new service will allow non Sky customers access to content on a pay-a

22/03/2012 Tax Breaks Extended To Animation And TV
A new tax scheme is to be introduced in a bid to keep UK TV and animation talent from moving abroad where production is cheaper. Chancellor George Osborne announced the film-style tax break as part o

21/03/2012 BBC iPlayer Now Available On Xbox360
BBC's iplayer will now be available via Microsoft's Xbox 360 after years of negotiating it has been revealed. The deal took three years to be agreed after Microsoft initially tried to limit it to its

21/03/2012 BSI To Showcase Dual Stream Mini Transmitter
Broadcast Sports Inc (BSI), a leading provider of wireless broadcast technology and communications services, is getting set to give attendees at NAB an in-depth look at their Dual Stream Mini Transmit

21/03/2012 Directors Cut Upgrade Post Production Facilities
Central London post production house, Directors Cut, has upgraded and expanded facilities to become one of the most up-to-date and complete Avid workflow post production houses of its size. This is

21/03/2012 Film4 And NFM Launch New Talent Programme
Northern Film & Media have teamed up with Film4 and Skillset to offer the most talented North East writers and directors the opportunity to see their ideas realised on the silver screen. The programm

21/03/2012 Final Cut Pro X Steps Up
Apple’s so called game changing editing software Final Cut Pro X was nowhere to be seen at this years BVE apart from one stand and the Post Production Room, but boy did it generate some in interest.

21/03/2012 I-Pix To Launch Two New i-Line Products
UK LED manufacturer, i-Pix, is set to launch two new i-Line range products at Prolight+Sound in Frankfurt - a 600 mm / 2' six cell unit and a 1200 mm / 4' twelve cell. These can be seen on the stand

21/03/2012 John Carter To Cost Disney £126m
The latest Walt Disney movie, John Carter, is set to become one of the biggest flops in cinema history with reports that the studio is set to lose around $200m (£126m) as a result of the film. The fi

21/03/2012 Lord Puttnam Calls For Copyright Enforcement
The head of the body which represents film distributors in the UK has demanded that internet search engines remove access to pirate sites which cost the industry hundred of millions of pounds each yea

21/03/2012 MediaCityUK To Receive Royal Visit
The team at MediaCityUK are making the final arrangements for when Her Majesty The Queen will visit and officially open the facility. The Peel Group development, which is now home to BBC and ITV as w

21/03/2012 Miranda Technology Reveal Board Actions
Miranda Technologies Inc have provided an update regarding various initiatives with which its board of directors and management have been involved over the last year. In 2011, the Corporation’s direc

20/03/2012 BBC Boss, Mark Thompson, Resigns
BBC boss Mark Thompson has confirmed his resignation as director- general after eight years in the position. Mr Thompson told BBC staff this morning that he would serve the remainder of this term but

20/03/2012 BFI Appoint Film Fund Director
The British Film Institute has appointed Ben Roberts – current CEO of film sales and financing company Protagonist Pictures – as the new director of the BFI Film Fund. Roberts will be responsible for

20/03/2012 British Horror Flick Rakes In £20m At UK Box Office
UK horror film, The Woman in Black, is continuing to impress at the UK box office by surpassing the £20m mark. The adaptation of Susan Hill's ghost story has placed itself in the lead as this year's

20/03/2012 HHB Celebrate The Purcell School's 50th
HHB Communications have helped celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Purcell School with the donation of a PreSonus StudioLive 16.0.2 mixer. HHB has been actively involved in supporting The Purcell S

20/03/2012 IPV Showcase Workflow Solutions At NAB
IPV have revealed that are set to launch new software that aims to boost productivity in live and fast turnaround production environments. The new tools, including extensions to the established Curat