Technology and facilities news in brief from Broadcast magazine dated 6 November featuring BBC Studios and Post, Aimimage, Th1ng, Sky and Bright Space.

BBC to host Shine show

BBC Studios and Post Production has won the contract to provide studio facilities for the new children’s quiz show, What Do Kids Know?. The Shine TV series, which is being produced for Watch, will be recorded at TV
Centre in studio 8 (pictured).

Keane joins Aimimage

Camera hire and crewing company Aimimage has appointed Roland Keane as its features, drama and promos manager. In his new role, Keane will provide support for a range of film and HD formats from 35mm to 4k. He most recently worked for Visual Impact.

Things team up with IMC

Th1ng and Th2ng have formed a partnership with a Middle Eastern firm to make their production talent services available in the UAE, Qatar and Oman. The deal, with IMC, gives the companies an office presence in Abu Dhabi,
Dubai, Doha and Muscat.

Bright Space wins deal

Bright Space Technologies has been appointed exclusive UK distributor for Analog Way’s PC to HD/SD scan converters. Tetra-VIO and Broad Scan allow workstation, PC or Mac graphic images to be converted into video
or HDTV and into NTSC or PAL.

Sky extends OpenTV

BSkyB has extended a partnership with OpenTV for the provision of advanced software in its set-top boxes
on its digital satellite platform. Under the new deal, Sky will continue to license OpenTV’s technology and also work on a proof of concept for the deployment of Core 3 software.