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Born This Way

A+E overhauls operations in move to west London

The operations department at A+E Networks UK has been given a major overhaul as part of the broadcaster’s relocation to Hammersmith in west London.

Provision Leeds

ProVision trims Leeds operation and moves Manchester base

ITV Studios is making changes at its equipment hire company ProVision that will see it relocate its Manchester base and reduce its presence in Leeds, possibly resulting in the loss of nine jobs.

Vicky Boyens

Azimuth appoints Boyens as head of post production

Former Molinare sales executive Vicky Boyens has been appointed head of post production at Azimuth Post.

SyncBac Pro

Timecode ships SyncBac Pro for GoPro cameras

Timecode Systems is now shipping its SyncBac Pro accessory for GoPro cameras.

NFTS studio

IET backs NFTS Production Technology course

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has pledged its support to the National Film and Television School’s (NFTS) new Production Technology MA.

Yellowmoon upgrades to Avid S6 and Pro Tools

Belfast-based post-production house Yellowmoon has upgraded its main Dolby dubbing theatre with the addition of an Avid S6 control surface and Pro Tools version 12.5 software.


UTV to relocate to facility with HD news studio

UTV has announced plans to leave its current home in Havelock House in Belfast and relocate to a new purposebuilt facility that will include HD news studios.


Leader Electronics names BSC as service partner

Leader Electronics has appointed Broadcast Service Centre (BSC) in Wokingham as its Accredited Service Partner for Europe.


WTS Broadcast finalises deal to sell Ikegami gear

Broadcast equipment supplier and systems integrator WTS Broadcast has firmed up its sales and distribution agreement with Ikegami.


Twitter to release version of Periscope for pro users

Twitter has launched a version of its Periscope streaming service that enables the use of external cameras, hardware encoders and steaming software for live social media broadcasts.

Ireland's Ardmore Studios put up for sale

Ireland’s Ardmore Studios has been put up for sale, the facility’s board of directors announced today.

Martin Anderson

Anderson takes chairman role at hire firm Presteigne

Former Visions managing director Martin Anderson has been appointed chairman of Presteigne Broadcast Hire.

Forscene app

Forscene iOS review app unveiled

Forbidden has launched an iOS app for reviewing and approving content edited with its Forscene web-based editing platform.

Space Project expansion

Space Project gets go-ahead for £14m expansion

The Space Project is set to double in size after planning permission was granted for a £14m expansion of the Manchester TV and film production studios.

Autodesk Flame

Flying Colour Company adds Flame suite

Visual effects firm The Flying Colour Company (TFCC) has installed an additional Autodesk Flame suite in its Carnaby Street facility.


Hooten and the Lady

Hooten & the Lady

Picture post on the 8 x 60-minute drama series following the American adventurer Hooten

Calrec Summa HD Protek

HD Protek opts for Summa

Turkish OB company HD Protek has installed a Calrec Summa audio console as part of an upgrade to its HDP 04 outside broadcast (OB) unit.

The Farm Newman Street grading

Building for the future

A new 90-suite, 33,000 sq ft facility on Newman Street will be the hub for all of post group The Farm’s UHD and HDR work.


John Maxwell Hobbs

The changing role of the broadcast engineer

Broadcast engineers are no longer just boffins who configure kit, says John Maxwell Hobbs.

IBC 2015

IBC in review: kit, collaborations and the need for quality VR

IBC 2016: The rate of change in so many aspects of our industry is mind-boggling, says Duncan Payne

RTE The Collectors

Going mobile is a good call

Shooting a primetime documentary with an iPhone was a technical milestone for RTÉ, writes Jean Devlin


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 Sep Oct

Digital edition: Broadcast TECH

In the Sep/Oct issue: a bumper IBC preview, The Foundry’s Alex Mahon on her vision for the software firm, inside the Farm’s new UHD facility, a guide to HbbTV and the rise of televised e-gaming

MORE Digital editions


Crazyhead, E4 & Netflix

Outrageous switches of tone are a key part of this contemporary supernatural story, but were hard to pull off, says Julian Murphy

SAS: Who Dares Wins, Channel 4

We were warned that shooting in the jungle would be brutal, but with 40°C heat and 95% humidity, the reality was even worse, says Sophie Leonard

Black Mirror, Netflix

Black Mirror, Netflix

From different episode lengths to unusual aspect ratios, Black Mirror’s move from C4 to Netflix has given the production and post teams freedom to experiment. Robin Parker reports