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Milk opens Cardiff VFX facility

London VFX house Milk is opening a second studio in Cardiff to support its expanding roster of TV and feature film projects.

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DPP sets out fee-paying plans

The Digital Production Partnership (DPP) has laid out its plans for becoming a fee-paying organisation and invited more broadcasters, indies, post-production facilities and manufacturers to become members.

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Prime Focus' UK post division to become Blue 2.0

Prime Focus has sold its UK broadcast post production business to new company Blue 2.0.

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Maycock takes on Quantel marketing role

Neil Maycock has been appointed to the role of vice president of marketing at Quantel and Snell.

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EVS reveals winners of C-Cast app competition

EVS has selected the first winners of its C-Cast APPlied Challenge, including Burst, an app which allows media firms to source and broadcast user generated content.

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Envy pushes into ads and branded content

Envy has recruited former Framestore client services director Jane White to head up its new advertising and entertainment venture.

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Vitec Videocom reorganises business units

Vitec Videocom has restructured its management team and split the division into three business units.

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Avid to target “untapped” $2bn independent sector

Avid will turn its attention to the “untapped” independent creative sector with the launch of more subscription-based and free versions of its software applications.

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Arri unveils Alexa XT replacement

Arri has unveiled the Alexa SXT, a camera which builds on the firm’s Alexa device and offers ProRes 4K recording.

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Stargate opens UK site at Ealing

LA-based TV visual effects facility Stargate Studios has opened an outpost at Ealing Studios to tap into the UK tax relief for high-end drama and export its unique brand of virtual location production.

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Media asset management

As the costs come down, production companies are increasingly investing in archive and MAM systems of their own. Adrian Pennington asks the experts about the options

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Why are Avid and Adobe collaborating?

The integration of third-party products into an Avid workflow is the main premise of the firm’s MediaCentral Platform, says Avid’s Kevin Usher.

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Who'd Be A Billionaire?, Sky Living

The super-rich aren’t very forthcoming about their lives, but their staff provided a fascinating insight into their world, says Remy Blumenfeld

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Drama kit: the most popular cameras and grading systems

Survey shows the kit used to shoot and post the 30 highest-rating dramas of the second half of 2014

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World's End

Provide picture and audio post for the 36 x 15-minute drama in which children from different backgrounds find themselves in a remote castle.

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Kew on a Plate

Audio post Clear Cut Pictures

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Raised by Wolves

Picture post-production on 6 x 30-minute Caitlin and Caroline Moran-penned comedy series - a modern-day reimagining, set on a council estate, of the brilliant chaos of the Morans’ own childhood.

Broadcast TECH

Broadcast TECH

Digital edition: Broadcast TECH

The latest issue contains a breakdown of the kit used to shoot and post some of the highest rating dramas of 2014 and features about BT Sport and Sky’s UHD tests, the importance of CDNs and an outside broadcast technology Q&A.