Broadcast News Archive for July, 2013
04/07/2013 Channel 4 To Broadcast Ramadan Call
UK broadcaster Channel 4 has announced a self-proclaimed "provocative" decision to broadcast the Muslim call to prayer live each morning throughout Ramadan. The call to prayer will be preceded by a s

04/07/2013 Cobham To Showcase IP Encoder At SMPTE
RF provider Cobham has announced it will be at this year's SMPTE Australia 2013 to showcase its latest IP-based HD encoding technology. Cobham's Broadcast Systems Director Stuart Brown said: "Austral

04/07/2013 DPA Still Big On The London Scene
DPA Microphones new d:facto™ Vocal Microphone continues to prove a popular choice, as the company highlights its growing presence around London music venues. "Since its launch in 2012, this eagerly a

04/07/2013 Film London Invests £135k In New Projects
Film London is investing £135,000 of production funding through its Artists' Moving Image Network (FLAMIN) in four new projects from London-based artists. Mark Leckey, Simon Martin, Gail Pickering an

04/07/2013 Marquis Broadcast Announces Latest X2Pro
Marquis Broadcast has announced the latest version of X2Pro, its conversion application for delivering Final Cut Pro X projects to Avid Pro Tools for audio finishing, will now support REDCODE RAW (R3D

04/07/2013 New Appointment Follows Franklin Rae Acquisition
Broadcasting and content industry PR agency Franklin Rae has been acquired by Tessa Laws, founder of media law firm newlawslegal. Sadie Groom, Managing Director of Bubble & Squeak and Silver Lining C

04/07/2013 Photonbeard To Introduce 'Square One' At IBC
UK lighting solutions providers Photonbeard are to introduce "Square One" to the international marketplace at IBC 2013. Square One is a one-foot (30cm) square fluorescent lighting panel marketed on i

04/07/2013 Riedel Facilitates 'Return Of Colmcille'
Riedel Communications has been pushing its contribution to one of the most anticipated events in Derry-Londonderry; this year's UK City of Culture. Production House, a leading Irish supplier of profe

03/07/2013 Banijay International Supplies Over 200 Hours Content
Banijay International has reported strong sales from its portfolio of finished programmes, following news that over 200 hours of content have been picked up by international broadcasters. New deals i

03/07/2013 BCD Audio Launches New Product Range
UK designer and manufacturer of broadcast products BCD Audio has expanded its product range to coincide with the opening of its new web shop. BCD Audio managing director Mike Law said: "We were asked

03/07/2013 Britannia Row Welcomes First Students
Britannia Row Productions has launched its education division with the opening of its Training Centre in Wandsworth, London on 1 July. The first intake of trainees for Britannia's 'Live Sound Technol

03/07/2013 Harris Appoints VP For Middle East, Africa
Harris Broadcast has appointed Alain Pecot as vice president for the Middle East and Africa. Mr Pecot has 20 years of experience in the international broadcast market. Having worked for Sony and Tho

03/07/2013 JVC Streams 1,400 ft Tightrope Walk
JVC has claimed it saved a substantial amount in costs for ABC affiliate WWSB during the filming of Nik Wallend's 1,400-foot-long tightrope walk across the Little Colorado River Gorge near the Grand C

03/07/2013 Leader Announces Image Inspection System
Leader Instruments has revealed a new addition to its product range, the FS8681 video camera image inspection and evaluation system. Designed for use in conjunction with a standard PC, the FS8681 all

03/07/2013 LiveU Reveals IBC Portfolio
LiveU, provider of portable live video-over-cellular solutions, is to demonstrate its range of bonded 3G/4G uplink solutions at this year's IBC show in Amsterdam. The portfolio includes various solut

03/07/2013 Panasonic Ignites Glastonbury Arcadia Spectacular
'Immersive Ltd' and 'Video Illusions Ltd' were the AV providers behind the video aspects of the Arcadia Spectacular performed before thousands on Glastonbury 2013’s Arcadia stage. Known as the 'Arcad

03/07/2013 Playbox Appoints Business Development Manager
PlayBox Technology has recruited Alan Bunting as Business Development Manager (Channels). He joins the company from Ross Video where he was Regional Sales Manager for Western Europe. With over 30 ye

03/07/2013 Sachtler Captures Rise And Fall Of Shooting Gallery
Recently, director/producers Whitney Ransick and Bob Gosse, along with DP/producer Gil Gilbert and his co-DP Derek Wiesehahn, chronicled the rise and fall of the iconic production group The Shooting G

02/07/2013 Calrec Selected For Wimbledon OB
British OB provider NEP Visions is using a network of Calrec digital consoles to provide HD and 3D coverage at this year's Wimbledon Tennis Championships. NEP Visions has a 56f Apollo in its Atlantic

02/07/2013 Chinese Network Upgrades With TSL
China's Guangzhou Broadcast Network (GZBN) plans to install 23 of TSL's PAM2-3G16 Audio Monitoring units as part of a facility-wide upgrade from SD to HD. The network provides programming via satelli

02/07/2013 MRMC Expands Polycam Tracking Systems
UK-based robotics manufacturer Mark Roberts Motion Control has expanded its range of Polycam tracking systems to include Solo, Velocity and Auto. Polycam is a software controlled robotic system that

02/07/2013 NUGEN Appoints New Chief Technology Officer
NUGEN Audio has announced the promotion of Charles Blessing to the role of chief technology officer (CTO). Mr Blessing will take on all strategic and operational responsibility for the technology of t

02/07/2013 Polecam Appoints Symbiosis As Master Distributor
Polecam Systems has announced it has appointed Symbiosis as Master Distributor for its products in the UK, Europe and Africa. Graeme Chapman, Polecam Managing Director said: "The appointment of Symbi

02/07/2013 Riedel Artist Intercom Installed At Qatar TV
Qatar TV (QTV) has installed an extensive Riedel intercom system across its new 5,000-square-meter broadcast facility. Riedel Artist digital matrix intercom, Acrobat digital wireless intercom, Perfor

02/07/2013 Snell Upgrades Poland's TVN24 Studio
Snell has announced a new contract with Poland's TVN24 to upgrade its news studio video switcher systems with two Kahuna 360 multi-format SD/HD production switchers. "Snell's Kahuna is the only mixer