Broadcast News Archive for November, 2004
18/11/2004 The Pixel Farm announce digital film play and conform system: PFPlay version 1.0
The Pixel Farm has announced a cost effective digital film production review and conform system designed for OS X and Linux. Hailed as a first, PFPlay V1.0 is an advanced, resolution independent, sof

17/11/2004 DVD of Gaelic shorts to be distributed to Irish schools
'Gearrscannáin', a DVD of Irish language shorts has been launched at a special screening for 100 schoolchildren at the Irish Film Institute. The DVD contains nine short Irish films and an accompanyi

17/11/2004 Imago to distribute Samsung monitors
Imago has been appointed by Samsung Electronics to distribute its extensive range of large screen plasma and LCD monitors. The Samsung products will further strengthen Imago’s line-up of displays su

17/11/2004 Leader LV5700 waveform monitors installed in PrimeVision OB unit
Three Leader LV5700 multi-standard HD/SD waveform monitors have been purchased by Copenhagen-based PrimeVision and installed in its '', one of the world's largest HD mobile production trucks.

17/11/2004 Marvel and Antefilms Productions to produce Fantastic Four animated series
Acclaimed French animation specialist Antefilms Productions is to produce a new animated television series based on Marvel's 'The Fantastic Four'. Antefilms will produce 26 thirty-minute 2D/3D anima

17/11/2004 NIFTC launch new programme for small film and television companies
A new scheme, The Film & Television Creative Entrepreneurship Programme, has been launched for small companies based in Belfast and working in the film and television industry. The programme, which i

17/11/2004 Ray Dolby honoured by Royal Academy of Engineering
Ray Dolby, founder and Chairman of Dolby Laboratories, has formally accepted an honorary Fellowship to the Royal Academy of Engineering. The Academy, which aims to foster new engineers and supply th

17/11/2004 RTÉ Television appoints Commissioning Editor for Sport
RTÉ Television has named Ryle Nugent as its new Commissioning Editor for Sport. Currently Executive Editor for Rugby, Nugent has 10 years experience in television sports broadcasting for RTÉ. Glen K

17/11/2004 Scrub installs UK's first Digidesign ICON at Resolution
Resolution, the D'Arblay Street Facility known for its work on location based series such as 'Big Brother', 'Fame Academy', 'Wife Swap' and 'Top Gear', is making use of the UK's first Digidesign ICON

17/11/2004 SysMedia wins major German teletext contract
SysMedia has announced that German national broadcaster ARD, along with its regional counterpart for Berlin and Brandenburg, Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (RBB), has ordered a Plasma Magenta teletext pr

17/11/2004 TASCAM releases new FW-1082 Audio/MIDI Interface and Control Surface
TASCAM has announced the release of its new FW-1082 Audio/MIDI Interface and Control Surface, which not only provides extensive audio and MIDI I/Os to small studios but also offers a control surface w

16/11/2004 ATG awarded major British Forces Broadcasting contract
ATG Broadcast, one of Europe's leading systems integrators, has won a contract to digitise the entire production and transmission of television services for British Forces Broadcasting Services (BFBS)

16/11/2004 Bectu members vote to retain political fund
Almost three out of four Bectu members have voted to keep the union's political fund. In the postal ballot, required every ten years by law, 74.9% of members participating voted in favour of retaini

16/11/2004 Bournemouth University animation centre chooses endorphin for animation courses
The National Centre for Computer Animation at Bournemouth University, one of the world's leading animation schools, has deployed multiple licenses of NaturalMotion Ltd’s endorphin across its animation

16/11/2004 Colourist Ross Baker joins St. Anne’s Post
St. Anne’s Post has announced that Colourist Ross Baker has agreed to join the facility's Telecine Department to work with Vince Narduzzo and his team of colourists. “It has always been a plan of min

16/11/2004 Cox Television to convert 15 TV stations to DVCPRO P2
Panasonic has announced that Cox Television of Atlanta in the US is to convert the newsgathering operations of its 15 television stations to the DVCPRO P2 solid-state memory recording system. The sa

16/11/2004 Innovation and style at MacExpo 2004
MacExpo 2004 is to take place at the Business Design Centre in Islington from Thursday November 18 to Saturday November 20 2004, offering visitors the opportunity to view the latest in digital hardwar

16/11/2004 Macrovision introduces RipGuard DVD rip control solution
Macrovision, leading supplier of content protection and digital rights management technologies, has announced the availability of its new RipGuard DVD rip control solution, designed to combat video pi

16/11/2004 Network Electronics help upgrade Korea Telecom's Satellite Operations division
Korea Telecom (KT) has installed a fully-redundant Network Electronics flashlink fibre optic transport platform in its Satellite Operations division, located in Kwan-Jin Gu, Seoul. flashlink, widely

16/11/2004 Smart AV names Japanese distributor
Smart AV has appointed DSP Japan Ltd, a specialist distributor of pro audio equipment to the postproduction, music, broadcast, and film industries, as a distributor for the company’s new Elite Series

16/11/2004 Todd-AO Creative Services acquires new 16mm/35mm film processor
Todd-AO Creative Services has acquired a new 16mm/35mm Photomec film processor for its colour negative processing facility in Camden, London. With the addition of this new machine, Todd-AO Creative

15/11/2004 AFA relocates west coast operation to larger facility
A.F. Associates, (AFA), part of Ascent Media Network Services, has moved its US west coast operation and approximately 90 employees to a larger 32,300 sq. ft. facility in San Jose, California. This

15/11/2004 Archive specialist TMR boosts restoration facilities with MTI digital restoration suite
Archive specialist TMR (The Machine Room) has invested in a digital restoration suite from MTI, a major boost to its already comprehensive restoration facilities. The purchase allows the company to

15/11/2004 Belfast to welcome Oscar-winner Tim Robbins
This December Oscar-winning actor Tim Robbins (Mystic River, The Shawshank Redemption) will visit Northern Ireland to complete shooting on his latest feature, ‘The Secret Life Of Words’. The shoot w

15/11/2004 CinemaNet Europe documentary network launched
Docspace Chairperson Amy Hardie has described CinemaNet Europe, the recently launched pan-European documentary network, as "The most exciting venture to hit the world of documentaries since Grierson w