Broadcast News Archive for March, 2012
14/03/2012 C4 Poach CBBC Controller
Channel 4 has turned to CBBC controller Damian Kavanagh to be its new head of features and factual formats responsible for Big Fat Gypsy Wedding and shows starring Jamie Oliver, Gordon Ramsay and Mar

14/03/2012 Chyron And Ventuz Announce Partnership
A team dedicated to broadcast graphics and high-end live 3D presentation graphics have attempted to raise the bar for interactive on-air graphics. Chyron and German software developer Ventuz Technolo

14/03/2012 Disney Film To Premier At EIFF
Scotland-set animated film, Brave, is to have its European premiere on the closing night of the Edinburgh International Film Festival(EIFF). The Disney Pixar film, which is set in mythical Scotland a

14/03/2012 Ericsson Buy Technicolor For £15m
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

14/03/2012 Film4 And NFM On The Hunt For New Talent
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

14/03/2012 Harris To Show Videotek Test And Measurement Advances At NAB
Harris has announced new additions to its Videotek test and measurement portfolio. The new products—which will be displayed at the 2012 NAB Show (Booth N2502) in Las Vegas—solve a host of signal

14/03/2012 Linear Acoustic Announces 'UpTrade' Program
Linear Acoustic has introduced an "UpTrade" program, which allows customers to trade in their existing legacy equipment for credit to be used toward the purchase of a similar product from the current

14/03/2012 Polecam Reach New Heights
This month Regional Film and Video caught up with, Steffan Hewitt, Polecam's Managing Director. We had our chat just as the company reached new heights: extending their reach to eight meters at BVE w

14/03/2012 Sennheiser Celebrate 10 Years At The Brits
As the O2 opened its doors to the BRIT Awards for the second year, Sennheiser UK celebrated its 10th anniversary of providing support to one of the most iconic British music events. "Sennheiser has

14/03/2012 VH1 Invites You To The Wedding Of Evelyn Lozada And Chad Ochocinco
VH1 has signed "Basketball Wife" Evelyn Lozada and her fiance, NFL superstar Chad Ochocinco for a new series showcasing their upcoming wedding, including all the scheduling, details and drama that lea

13/03/2012 Broadcast Video Expo Reviewed
Over 16,000 industry professionals flocked through the doors of Earl’s Court 2 in London to attend BVE2012. Your intrepid editor was one of the thousands geared up and ready to check out what exhibito

13/03/2012 Harris Unveils Extended Flexiva Range At NAB
At the 2012 NAB Show, Harris Broadcast Communications will demonstrate how radio broadcasters can maximize transmission efficiency across all power levels — most notably for high-power HD Radio, FM an

13/03/2012 New Training Programme Launched
A new training programme aimed at directors and producers working in film and TV has been unveiled. The Preditor Programme is an intensive five-day training course to give producers, directors, APs a

13/03/2012 Ofcom Continue To Investigate BSkyB
Communications regulator, Ofcom, is continuing to investigate whether one of the UK’s largest broadcasters is fit continue in its role. Ofcom has set up a team - Project Apple - to assess whether BSk

13/03/2012 Preco Roll Out Tieline Genie
Preco have announced a new addition to the Tieline range of broadcast audio codecs: The Tieline Genie. The Tieline Genie is a six channel IP codec designed for IP-based studio-to-studio and studio-to

13/03/2012 Raycom Signs F1 Deal With Gearhouse Broadcast
With the new F1 season approaching wireless audio specialists Raycom have announced the completion of a major deal to supply Wisycom radio microphone systems to Gearhouse Broadcast for their contract

13/03/2012 Tektronix Expands Waveform Monitor Line
Tektronix, manufacturer of broadcast video test, monitoring and analysis solutions, have announced the availability of the portable WFM2200 waveform monitor, the latest addition to the company’s indus

13/03/2012 UK Dominates FOCAL International Awards
BAFTA-winning documentary, Senna, has topped the ballot with three nods as the nominations for the 9th FOCAL International Awards are unveiled. The UK has great presence on the shortlist for this yea

13/03/2012 Vitec GTC Awards 2012 Nominees Announced
The Guild of Television Cameramen (GTC) has announced the shortlist for the Vitec GTC Awards 2012. The awards will be presented at the IET Austin Court conference centre in Birmingham on the evening

13/03/2012 VSI To Show Latest Innovations At NAB
Visionary Solutions (VSI) are getting ready for the upcoming NAB show and are set to exhibit the latest advancements in its portfolio of IPTV and Internet encoding products. The company will demons

13/03/2012 Wohler Expands EMEA Operations With New Technical Service Center
Wohler Technologies has revealed that they have set up a new UK-based support center and office in a bid to strengthen its regional presence. The UK-based Broadcast Service Center (BSC) will act as t

12/03/2012 ATG Broadcast Reports Successful CABSAT 2012
ATG Broadcast, a broadcast systems integrator, has reported a positive and successful CABSAT 2012. Held in Dubai Tuesday 28 February through Thursday 1 March, the show attracted more than 750 exhibi

12/03/2012 British Actor Becomes Freeman In London
Oscar -winning actor Colin Firth has been awarded Freedom of the City of London for his services to acting. The British movie star accepted the honour at the Guildhall by reading the Declaration of a

12/03/2012 Canon Release New HD Camera
Camera manufacturer, Canon, have expanded their family with the release of a new HD camera, which they claim is the ideal choice for the broadcasting sector and sets the new 'premium standard'. Inde

12/03/2012 Law Firm Make Moves To Tackle Piracy
A UK media law firm has launched a new branch to their company which it hopes will help tackle piracy. The law firm,Wiggin, is launching a new content protection partnership, Incopro. Led by partner