Broadcast News Archive for February, 2004
10/02/2004 McGraw-Hill opt for €2.6m Grass Valley DNPS upgrade
Thomson has received a €2.6m order from the McGraw-Hill Broadcasting Company to upgrade the news departments of its four ABC-affiliated television stations with Grass Valley brand Digital News Product

10/02/2004 Top tutor to hold scriptwriting genre seminar in Brighton
A rare opportunity to study with a top UCLA Screenwriting Tutor and Hollywood-based Script Consultant Laurie Hutzler is on offer during a two-day seminar in Brighton. The seminar held over the 14th a

10/02/2004 TSL win systems integration contract for VTR Beirut
Maidenhead-based Television Systems Limited (TSL), an independent broadcast systems integrator and manufacturer, has announced a significant contract from VTR Beirut. The contract is for a high-end p

10/02/2004 Tyrell Ireland emphasise 'business as usual'
Following the announcement yesterday that Tyrell Corporation UK has closed its doors, Tyrell Ireland have issued a statement emphasising that it is business as usual. In a statement the owners and ma

09/02/2004 BBC announce shortlist of technology bidders
The BBC has announced the second stage shortlist of bidders. These bidders have been selected to the next round in the procurement process for the new technology services contract for the Corporation

09/02/2004 Canopus announce exclusive Video Forum show offers
Canopus Europe have returned to Video Forum for the fourth year to show the latest in desktop processing tools for video professionals and enthusiasts. For the first time in the UK, Canopus will be s

09/02/2004 show Holo Screen POINT at Video Forum
At Video Forum 2004, e-mediavision are showing their POINT touch screen system and its Broadcast Toolkit range of switching, monitoring and conversion products. New for Video Forum is a Holo Screen t

09/02/2004 Framestore CFC hooks firm success with three Imagina awards
Two commercials with digital special effects and post production by Framestore CFC won three of the ten Jury prizes given at this year's Imagina awards, held on February 4th in Monaco. Johnnie Walker

09/02/2004 Gearhouse Broadcast announce Video Forum camcorder competition
Gearhouse Broadcast sales team have announced a competition to win a camcorder and a website auction as part of their attendance at this year's Video Forum. As well as showcasing some of their Sony D

09/02/2004 SBS install pair of SSL C100 Digital Consoles
Oxford-based Solid State Logic has supplied independent TV and radio broadcaster SBS (Seoul Broadcasting Systems) with a pair of SSL C100 digital broadcast consoles for two new studios. The identical

09/02/2004 The Machine Room invests in Teranex HD video enhancement technology
London post facility The Machine Room has invested in the latest HD video restoration and enhancement technology for Teranex. The imageRestore system from Teranex is a complete HD-ready image restora

09/02/2004 Tyrell announce closure blaming 'shift in market'
Tyrell Corporation Ltd, equipment and services provider to the UK television and film postproduction and broadcast market, has announced that it will cease accepting new business with effect from Frid

06/02/2004 BBC Governors agree corporation’s short-term direction
The BBC's Board of Governors met at Broadcasting House in London on February 5 to review their future programme of business. Mark Byford, Acting Director-General, reported to the Board on his and the

06/02/2004 Gefen release new ex-tend-it SDI to DVI Adapter
Gefen has announced the released of its new ex-tend-it SDI to DVI Adapter. The new adapter enables high definition serial digital video transmitted through SDI to be converted to DVI (digital visual

06/02/2004 Imagica announces 10K CCD option for new scanner
Imagica Corporation, a leader in digital film scanners, has announced the addition of a 10 K CCD option, the highest resolution in today's market, to the newest film scanner in its product line, the I

06/02/2004 Lottery backed UK/Spanish co-production nears completion
The UK Film Council have announced that the first ever Lottery backed Spanish language feature film production between Spain and the UK is close to completion. ‘Only Human’ (Seres Queridos) is a high

06/02/2004 Macrovision signs VOD Copy Protection Agreement with LodgeNet Entertainment
Macrovision Corporation has announced that LodgeNet Entertainment Corporation has signed a multi-year agreement to use Macrovision’s technology to copy protect movies released by Hollywood studios for

06/02/2004 Mill complete work on ‘Sea of Souls’
Mill TV contributed to three out of six episodes of BBC Scotland’s ‘Sea of Souls, the primetime drama concerning Glasgow University’s paranormal investigations unit, otherwise know as ‘Psycorps’. “Th

06/02/2004 MPC cooks up a storm with Schwartz
Trevor Robinson of Quiet Storm has directed and produced the new commercial for Schwartz ‘real paste’ sauces, with postproduction and the development of a 3D computer animated character by MPC. The 3

06/02/2004 Sgrin sets sights on Berlin Film Festival
Sgrîn Cymru Wales has been invited to take part in the prestigious industry events at the Berlin Film Festival, to be held from February 5-15. Judith Higginbottom, Head of Production at the Welsh Med

05/02/2004 BBC Post Production commence work on first HD drama
BBC Post Production has commenced work on its first high definition drama, ‘Every Time You Look At Me’, which is being produced in collaboration with BBC Drama. The production team were keen to expl

05/02/2004 BBC Showcase to bring record number of buyers to Brighton
BBC Showcase, the world’s largest television programme market hosted by a single broadcaster, will this year play host to a record 480 of the world’s top TV programme buying executives. This number

05/02/2004 Black Diamond strike post deal with Matchroom Sports
Black Diamond Films, UK based producer and distributor of live action and lifestyle programming, has reached an agreement with Matchroom Sports, a leading producer of a unique range of sports events f

05/02/2004 BSkyB Chief Financial Officer to leave post
BSkyB has announced that its Chief Financial Officer, Martin Stewart, is to leave the company to pursue other interests. Stewart joined BSkyB as Group Financial Controller in 1996 and became CFO in M

05/02/2004 Digi-Box appointed master UK distributor by Gefen
Gefen has appointed as the master UK distributor for its ex-tend-it product line. A US-based manufacturer of unique extension, distribution and switching solutions for computer and ele