RRsat intensifies focus on North American market

Posted on Sep 29, 2010 in AIB news archive

RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd., a leading provider of comprehensive content management and global distribution services to the television and radio broadcasting industries, has announced that it has expanded the responsibilities of Eric Larsen, recently hired as Senior Director of Sales for RRsat America, to include the development of strong business relationships with major US media organizations and to increase exposure and...

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BBG Chairman says "America's voice must be credible and must be heard"

Posted on Sep 29, 2010 in AIB news archive

Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) Chairman Walter Isaacson tonight announced a new direction for U.S. international broadcasting that “seizes on the latest media tools and technology to stay one step ahead of those who seek to repress free information around the world.” As Chairman of the BBG, Isaacson oversees RFE, VOA, Radio Free Asia, Radio/TV Marti, Radio Sawa, and Alhurra TV, which have a combined weekly audience of more...

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Al Jazeera Children's Channel launches new grid as it lights its 5th candle

Posted on Sep 27, 2010 in AIB news archive

Al Jazeera Children’s Channel (JCC) launched its new grid meeting the back-to-school season and crowning JCC’s 5-year anniversary with an array of premieres that will enforce the diversity and positioning of the different slots. JCC’s grid reflects its maturing programming strategy and features many in-house productions along with international co-productions and acquisitions. These exciting new programs that include Saladin (a new 3D-animated...

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euronews ahead of competition

Posted on Sep 27, 2010 in AIB news archive

euronews is the only media offering multi-lingual services on TV, mobile and on all main digital platforms. The formula is a success. Once again euronews confirms its leading position among the international news TV channels in Europe. For the sixth consecutive survey release, euronews ranks number 1 in weekly reach. EMS-C-EMS study, released on September 27th, measures the media consumption of 46.4 million upmarket viewers in Western and...

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VOA Korean Service broadcaster wins Gold World Trophy

Posted on Sep 27, 2010 in AIB news archive

VOA Korean Service broadcaster Young-Ran Jeon was awarded the Gold World Trophy for National/International Affairs at the New York Festivals International Radio Programming & Promotion Awards Ceremony today for her report on North Korean migrant workers in Vladivostok, Russia. VOA’s Korean Service broadcast Jeon’s report, “My Nation’s Command, My Only Dream: The Story of North Korean Migrant Workers,” as a...

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Radio Netherlands Worldwide wins three awards at New York Festivals

Posted on Sep 27, 2010 in AIB news archive

Radio Netherlands Worldwide was among the winners with three English-language programmes at the prestigious New York International Television and Radio Festivals 2010. The radio documentary ‘The Lonely Funeral’ was crowned with a gold medal. The radio programme ‘The State We’re In’ won two awards, a silver medal for ‘Babah’s Day In Court’ and a bronze medal for ‘Otto and Lucy’. The festival received entries from over 30 countries. The awards...

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Voting has started

Posted on Sep 24, 2010 in AIBs entries, General, The 2010 AIBs

It seems as though we have been waiting a long time for voting to start in the People’s Choice category, “Best Coverage of Climate Change”. We launched the 2010 AIBs, international media excellence awards, on 12th April 2010 and were excited to announce our two new categories – one for “Best Children’s Factual Programme/Series” and the other the People’s Choice. The People’s Choice is a...

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S4Ms VPMS at Public Broadcaster Suedwestrundfunk

Posted on Sep 23, 2010 in AIB news archive

After an EU-wide RFP German public broadcaster Suedwestrundfunk (SWR) chose Cologne based company Wellen+Nöthen as general contractor for the project „tapeless production“ in Stuttgart. S4M – Solutions for Media provides its Video Production Management System (VPMS) as central Media Asset Management System for the public broadcaster. SWR’s new building in Stuttgart will provide modern production technology for TV, Radio and the Internet...

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Second Al Jazeera Cameraman Arrested by ISAF in Afghanistan

Posted on Sep 23, 2010 in AIB news archive

Al Jazeera Network calls on ISAF for the immediate release of two of its cameramen arrested over the last 72 hours. Al Jazeera views this escalation as an attempt by ISAF leadership to suppress its comprehensive coverage of the Afghan war. The latest arrest of Al Jazeera channel cameraman, Mr. Mohamed Nader, occurred in Kandahar at 4am (Afghanistan time) September 22nd. An account by his wife states that she was woken when ISAF troops raided...

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BBG appoints Director of Office of Cuba Broadcasting

Posted on Sep 23, 2010 in AIB news archive

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) appointed of Carlos A. Garcia-Perez as the director of the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB). The OCB is the entity that supervises Radio and Television Martí’s Spanish-language broadcasts of news and information to Cuba. “As we observe potential changes in the political and economic landscape in Cuba, it becomes even more important that Radio and TV Marti present a trusted source of...

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