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BBC tech projects in spotlight

The government has backed a proposal for the BBC to adopt a Technology Advisory Board (TAB) and called on the broadcaster to undertake a detailed review and cost-benefit analysis of all its R&D activity.


Narduzzo Too offers remote viewing service

Narduzzo Too is offering clients the chance to remotely view grading sessions after purchasing technology from Streambox.


Goldcrest claims London’s largest audio dubbing suite

It took two years to build and required the kind of structural engineering ingenuity normally seen in Channel 4’s Grand Designs, but Soho’s Goldcrest Post Production has successfully opened what it considers to be the biggest audio dubbing suite in central London.

Timeline TV UHD truck

Timeline's UHD truck deployed for Europa League final

Timeline Television will provide outside broadcast (OB) services in Ultra HD (UHD) for BT Sport at the Europa League Final between Liverpool and Sevilla in Basel, Switzerland this evening - the first time the Europa League Final has been broadcast in UHD.

CTV Airbox

CTV launches HD flypack service

CTV Outside Broadcast has launched a new HD flypack service called Airbox that is being made available with the same technical and production support as a full-blown OB.


Post bosses and creatives to speak at Media Production Show

Co-chair of The Farm Group Nicky Sargent and Goldcrest managing director Patrick Malone will kick off the discussions in the Post Production Theatre at the Media Production Show.

Brown Bear Audio

Brown Bear launches cloud-based audio offering

Brighton-based facility Brown Bear Audio has launched a cloud-based audio post service.

Dolores McGinley

Molinare recruits VFX creative director

Molinare has hired Dolores McGinley to lead its VFX department in the newly created role of creative director.

DTG Summit 2016

C4 tech chief: digital distribution too complex

A lack of standardisation has made delivering content to online audiences a frustrating experience that is “hard work” and “expensive”, according to Channel 4 chief technology officer Orpheus Warr.

Call The Midwife

Take 2 lighting arm fetches £420k

Take 2 Film Holdings’ (Take 2) lighting business has been sold by administrator KPMG to On Set Lighting for £420,000.

Artem Eefer

Spotlight on craft and facilities at Media Production Show

The Media Production Show will draw together a host of craft-focussed companies, with exhibitors from the worlds of special effects, post production, studios and aerial photography set to reveal new products and services at the show. 

Blackmagic Ursa Mini

Media Production Show camera and lens line-up revealed

The range of cameras, lenses and lighting gear that will be on display at the Media Production Show has been revealed, with attendees of the exhibition able to get hands-on with kit from the likes of Blackmagic Design, Panasonic, Red and Canon.

Shoot Blue

Shoot Blue moves to Acton

Kit hire firm Shoot Blue has moved to Acton, West London after the building that housed its Finchley HQ was sold to a residential property developer.

The Foundry releases free version of Mari software

The Foundry is to launch a free version of its texture painting software Mari.

Canon ME200S

Canon's latest cameras on display at Media Production Show

Canon has teamed up with hire firm Shooting Partners to demonstrate how its equipment has been used on leading productions including The Voice and Hunted at next month’s Media Production Show.



Nev's Indian Call Centre

Full post-production on a six-part series following The Call Centre’s Nev Wilshire as he attempts to open a business in India.

Mathias Coinchon

Coinchon exits EBU for CTO role at RTS

Mathias Coinchon has been appointed chief technology officer at Swiss public broadcaster RTS. 


Object-based broadcasting

Interactivity in live sport and music broadcasting could be the next game-changing technology upgrade, says Adrian Pennington



Playing the long game

Telcos must adjust their pricing to allow TV to take advantage of remote production, says Kevin Fitzgerald

Sef Tuma

Dealing with digital Darwinism

Creating a modern IT platform is essential for the survival of traditional media firms, says Sef Tuma.

IBC 2015

IBC 2015: the IABM verdict

IBC showed that the future of UHD and IT-based technology is intertwined, says the IABM’s John Ive


INDEX: cameras and lenses

Whether it’s digital or the nostalgia of film, Arri’s range of cameras dominates drama production in the UK

Digital Edition

Broadcast TECH

Digital edition: Broadcast TECH

The March/April issue takes a look at how BFBS delivers TV to troops around the world and UK Screen’s Neil Hatton charts the rise and fall of tape

MORE Digital editions

Last Whites of the East End, BBC1

We warmed up many of our contributors over a pint - but we had to out ourselves as lightweights, says Kelly Close


Love, Nina, BBC1

Our fictionalised take on Nina Stibbe’s book tries to shine a light on the every day with wit, heart and visual flourish, says Jamie Laurenson


Hetty Feather, CBBC

Convincing children that ‘old stuff ’ is worth watching is one thing; curbing contemporary slang on set is quite another, discovered David Collier