Broadcast News Archive for April, 2012
30/04/2012 Fraud Warning
Izzard izzfraudPretend publisher Phillip Izzard, self importantly proclaimed founder, publisher and owner of scam ezine magazine Inbroadcast and Le Sommet Media was named and shamed today.

30/04/2012 Grass Valley Add 'IT Expert' To Their Team
Reflecting the growing importance of IT in the broadcast world, Grass Valley has brought in a leading IT solutions expert to add to its European capabilities. Arnaud de Lagabbe brings experience in c

30/04/2012 HARMAN’s Studer Announces Free Studer Broadcast Academy Certification
HARMAN’s Studer is continuing its free Studer Broadcast Academy certification events with two new dates at the HARMAN International campus in Northridge, California. The sessions will include Vista

30/04/2012 Internet Copyright Enforcement No Closer
Major film and television studios have lost a landmark case over illegal video downloads in Australia. The High Court upheld a previous ruling that internet service provider (ISP) iiNet did not autho

30/04/2012 Litepanels Debut Sola ENG LED Fresnel Lighting
Litepanels debuted the Sola ENG LED Fresnel lighting kit in an FAA Carry-on size case at the NAB Convention in Las Vegas on April 16-19, 2012. "Our new Sola ENG Flight Kit is ideal for news and other

30/04/2012 Prompter People Unveil New Teleprompter
Prompter People have unveiled a new 24" Widescreen Teleprompter at NAB 2012. This through-the-glass teleprompter packs a 24 inch full HD, 1080p LCD monitor with HDMI, DVI and VGA inputs. With plenty

30/04/2012 Quantel revolutionQ Wins IABM Game-Changer Award
Quantel have announced that its new software architecture, revolutionQ, has been recognized with an IABM Game-Changer Award. Presented at the NAB Show, the new award from the IABM (International Ass

30/04/2012 Stuart Murphy Promoted To Director Of Sky Entertainment Channels
Sky has today announced that Stuart Murphy, currently Director of Sky 1 HD, and Director of Commissioning, will be promoted with immediate effect to Director, Sky Entertainment Channels. Alongside

30/04/2012 UK TV Viewers Slow To Embrace 3D TV
A few years ago 3D TV was being billed as a possible saviour for recession hit manufacturers looking to boost sales but now excitement seems to have fizzled out. Two years ago, 3D was the major buzz

30/04/2012 Vinten Launch New Vision Blue5
Vinten has launched its brand new Vision blue5 pan and tilt head and tripod system for the first time at this year’s NAB2012 event. The new Vision blue5 has the same superb functionality as the extre

27/04/2012 Hit Drama Series Fuels Location Tourism
A recent surge in demand for breaks to the filming location of a period television drama has been reported by travel companies. Sales for Downton Abbey coach tours are believed to have snowballed in

27/04/2012 ITV Signs Audience Deals In US, France And The Netherlands
ITV Studios has signed three new deals for brand new format The Audience, following its MIPTV debut. Developed by indie The Garden, The Audience is an innovative new format in which an individual at

27/04/2012 Jim Gray To Step Down As Editor Of Channel 4 News
Jim Gray, the Editor of Channel 4 News, has announced that he will step down from the role after 14 years. Gray explained: "I've enjoyed nearly a decade and a half of what I truly believe is the best

27/04/2012 Penn Elcom Launches CaseDesigner Software
Flightcase and speaker cabinet solutions specialist Penn Elcom has developed a software programme - ‘CaseDesigner’ - instigating a new fully-flexible era in the world of flightcase construction. The

27/04/2012 Qube Cinema Brings 120 fps 3D To CinemaCon
CinemaCon, Qube Cinema has demonstrated dual-projector 120 fps stereoscopic 3D playback during the Filmmaker’s Lunch with a panel that included Ang Lee and Martin Scorsese. The demonstration used two

27/04/2012 S + H Technical Support Supplies Starcloth For Olivier Awards
Devon, UK based drapes, starcloth, LED and visual effects specialists S+H Technical Support has provided a massive 238 metre wide by 9 metre drop of their ShowLED RGB Chameleon Starcloth, which was us

27/04/2012 Square Box Systems Scoops Queen’s Award for Enterprise
UK Software company Square Box Systems has been awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation Category for CatDV, its media asset management and workflow tool for use in video post-producti

27/04/2012 Tim Hammond Joins DCD Media As MD Of UK Production
DCD Media, the independent TV production and distribution group, has appointed former Gallowgate MD Tim Hammond to the newly created position of MD, UK Production, based at the company’s London office

26/04/2012 Autoscript Launches The Enhanced Prompting Information Centre
Autoscript, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, has launched the Enhanced Prompting Information Centre (EPIC - patent pending). The all-in-one prompter display and on-air talent monitor va

26/04/2012 Canford Adds Roland Brand At PLASA Focus
Canford has added Roland to its ever expanding range of brands it distributes and will be showing a selection of Roland products at PLASA Focus alongside other top brands such as Tascam, Denon and EMO

26/04/2012 Christie Launch SKA-3D Digital Cinema Processor
Christie has announced the launch of the new Christie SKA-3D digital cinema processor, a powerful product innovation that delivers flawless audio performance and 2D/3D image playback from virtually an

26/04/2012 HHB Helps Broadcasters Transition To File-Based Workflow
The trend of broadcasters making the transition to a file-based workflow has been a long and considered process, one that Simon Brett, UK Director of Operations and Technical Facilities for the Nation

26/04/2012 Quantel Previews RevolutionQ At NAB
At NAB 2012, Quantel unveiled revolutionQ, a new software architecture that heralds a real revolution in broadcast production. Using low cost COTS (Commercial Off The Shelf) storage allows customers

26/04/2012 Riedel Becomes Certified Manufacturer Of Neutrik Optical Cables
Riedel Communications, provider of real-time network solutions for video, audio, data and communications, has expanded its portfolio as a solutions provider by becoming a certified manufacturer of Neu

26/04/2012 Sachtler SOOM Supports Burn Feature Documentary
Filmmakers Tom Putnam and Brenna Sanchez have chosen the highly adaptable SOOM XL tripod system by Sachtler, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, for their feature documentary Burn. The pr