Broadcast News Archive for March, 2012
07/03/2012 Careers In VFX Encouraged
VFX is the fastest growing component of the UK's burgeoning film industry: however the UK is not producing enough VFX talent to fuel this growth. Two short films to help address the skills shortage i

07/03/2012 Case Study:Pro Motion And Playing It Straight
Produced by Lion Television and set over eight one hour episodes, the new series of Playing It Straight for E4 is the reality game show that "throws down the ultimate gaydar gauntlet, with money at st

07/03/2012 Facilis TerraBlock 5.5 Available
The Facilis TerraBlock 5.5 Shared Storage Solution with the Facilis Shared File System for Linux is now available. New features such as integrated server spanning and mirroring, Adobe Premiere Pro C

07/03/2012 Goodbye Broadcast Video Expo, Hello CeBIT
The Broadcast Video Expo (BVE) was a huge success for Primera Technology and its Disc Publishers. "As in every year BVE was crowded. Well-informed visitors stopped by our stand to see our latest Dis

07/03/2012 Is 3D Cinema Losing Its Appeal?
Is 3D cinema losing its appeal? Has the experimental period ended with cinema-goers deciding that 3D is just a fad? According to a report in The Guardian the 3D fad is fading, with the number of fil

07/03/2012 Procam Move Into The Mobile Production Market
Broadcast hire company Procam Television is now able to offer clients fully mobile production facilities after taking delivery of its first multi-purpose production vehicle, which was built by leading

07/03/2012 Soho Editors Reveal Training Line-Up
A post-production consultancy and training agency have revealed their line up of training sessions for the next few months. Soho Editors have revealed a five-day course in July which they claim will

07/03/2012 TVN Upgrade To HD/3D Production And Riedel Mediornet
TVN, a leading TV production provider has upgraded its OB truck for HD and 3D productions. As part of the change, the connections for set and remote operation of the 20 camera truck were switched to R

07/03/2012 Wohler To Debut New Audio Monitor At NAB
Wohler Technologies have announced the release of the AMP1-16M dual-input SDI audio monitor, engineered to enable high-performance monitoring of embedded audio in 3G/HD or SD-SDI streams. The compac

06/03/2012 BBC Staff Reject Pay Rise
The NUJ, Bectu and Unite have rejected the BBC’s offer of a 1% pay rise. The BBC insists the proposal is "realistic in the tough economic climate", ensures a minimum increase of £400 for the lowest p

06/03/2012 DK Technologies Unveil New Meter At NAB
DK-Technologies will be using the NAB 2012 platform to unveil a new version of its Award-winning ITU, EBU R128 and ATSC-compliant DK Meter. The DK3 Compact Audio Loudness Meter (CALM) features a 3G H

06/03/2012 Industry Fights To Save Twickenham Studios
The British film industry will lose an illustrious member later this year when production ceases at one of the UK’s oldest film businesses and it seems the industry is not ready to let go. Twickenham

06/03/2012 London Ready For Film-Makers During Olympics
A UK film and media agency has launched an online initiative in a bid to make sure that unrelated film production continues during the Olympics and the Paralympic Games. Film London has announced tha

06/03/2012 Marquis Broadcast: Keeping Track Of Media
By Chris Steele, Product Manager, Marquis Broadcast The implementation of file based workflow promised less footage. Digital cameras that could be turned on and off more quickly, or record con

06/03/2012 Media Law Firm Set 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

06/03/2012 Pinewood Reports Pre-Tax Loss
Pinewood Studios have reported a loss of £3.9m in 2011 despite recording a 24% rise in revenues. Indeed Pinewood Shepperton have claimed a loss before tax of £3.9 million for 2011 compared to a profi

06/03/2012 Sonifex Set To Show Off New Innovations
Sonifex are showing a range of new innovations on booth C2739 at this year’s NAB Show. Managing Director, Marcus Brooke said: "We’re excited to be premiering our new Pro Audio Streamers at the NAB sh

06/03/2012 TPS 'A Vital Part Of BVE'
The Production Show may originally have been seen as a ‘bolt on extra’ of the Broadcast and Video Expo but increasingly its becoming a vital part of the event in its own right. Reviewing the latest k

06/03/2012 UTV Media Announces Acquisition Of Simply Zesty
A successful media company in the UK and Ireland incorporating Radio, Television, New Media and Publishing has revealed that they have bought a social media agency with the hope of further expanding t

05/03/2012 Industry Players Unite to Promote New Adaptive Streaming Standard
A diverse group of technology leaders today announced the creation of the DASH Promoters Group, a new organization dedicated to driving the broad adoption of MPEG's DASH (dynamic adaptive streaming ov

05/03/2012 Mistika- Related Projects Receive Awards
SGO have revealed that four outstanding Mistika-related projects have received awards from the International 3D Society this week in Hollywood. The Mistika-related projects include: The Animated 3D

05/03/2012 Raycom Sign Major Wisycom Deal With Sky News
Following extensive trials and appraisals Sky News are to re-equip all of their ENG cameras with Wisycom radio microphone systems supplied by Raycom. Sky will be taking almost 200 channels worth of

05/03/2012 Rushes Complete Work For New BBC Series
Rushes Postproduction have revealed that they recently completed title sequence and post VFX work on the new BBC series of Dirk Gently - the first episode of which goes out tonight. Created by one of

05/03/2012 SSL Appoints New Distribution Partner
Solid State Logic (SSL) has announced that it has appointed Sennheiser Middle East (SeME), a division of Sennheiser UK, to be a manufacturer's representative in the Middle East for SSL console product

05/03/2012 The Woman In Black Is Most Successful UK Horror Film
Hammer’s hit film The Woman in Black has broken records becoming the UK’s highest grossing British horror film since records began 20 years ago. According to a release on Hammer’s website the horror