Facilities sector news in briefs from Broadcast dated 1 May 2009 including Soho Editors, Light, The DMC and Halo Post.

Soho Editors group managing director David Brady will step down from his job this week after eight years. Brady will now spend time concentrating on his duties as chairman for Skillset's 2012 Creative Media Digital Apprenticeship Programme,as well as new opportunities
in the digital media industries. Brian Cantwell, current managing director of Soho Editors Training, will take on the role of group managing director.

Light, the broadcast graphic design firm, has added a Canon EOS 5D Mark II digital SLR camera to the facilities at its central London studio. The camera, which produces HD video and stills, will be used to produce broadcast promos. According to creative director Ant James, the new piece of kit will allow the company to offer film-like image quality on broadcast budgets.

Halo Post Production has made six support staff roles
redundant. Managing director John Rogerson said the decision was made for financial reasons. “We were overstaffed in some areas. It's sad to see good people leave, but it is just simple economics. We have closed this year's books, which saw a 300% growth on the year before and we had over-recruited during our busiest periods.” Previously, Halo employed 26 people.

Former TSI Transmission managing director Mike Severyn has joined The Digital Media Centre in Amsterdam as head of broadcast operations. Severyn will manage the playout and the network operations centre. He has previously worked as a consultant worked with Red Bee Media, Ascent Media and Complete Video.