Broadcast News Archive for March, 2004
08/03/2004 Drawmer and Mercenary reunite on new product
Drawmer have announced an all-new product to emerge from the company’s ongoing collaboration with Mercenary Audio - the 1968 Mercenary Edition. The 1968 Mercenary Edition is a 1U Tube/FET stereo bus

08/03/2004 Fineline appoints new Managing Director
Fineline Media Finance, the leading provider of finance to the broadcast industry, today announce that Phil Davies has been appointed Managing Director, replacing Peter Savage who has left the company

08/03/2004 Leeds University opts for Pinnacle Liquid Edition
Pinnacle Systems has announced that The University of Leeds has purchased a further 10 copies of Liquid Edition for use in its The Institute of Communications Studies. This brings the total number of

08/03/2004 installs Pharos Playtime
One of Britain's most successful interactive television broadcasters,, has chosen the Pharos Playtime presentation control system for its innovative public-auction channel, Si

08/03/2004 Vistek announce NAB lineup
This year’s NAB will be Vistek's definitive launch into the world of High Definition. An entire range of HD products, all fully interchangeable and compatible with the existing SD line, will make the

05/03/2004 BBC WiScape signs distribution deal with Visual Impact
BBC WiScape, a business unit of BBC Vecta and a specialist provider of wireless broadcast products, has announced the signing of a distribution contract with Visual Impact. The deal with Visual Impac

05/03/2004 Media 100's 844/x V3 on display at Eurotek
Eurotek Ireland are showcasing the latest release of Media 100's award winning multi-layering real-time 10 bit edit system, 844/X. Version 3 of the system began shipping earlier this week and visitor

05/03/2004 Pinnacle Systems ships low cost Deko550
Pinnacle Systems have begun shipping Deko550, the company's new cost-effective, full-featured, entry-level character generator for live and automated broadcast operations. France 3, the largest publi

05/03/2004 Pro-Bel appoint McGowan as Non-Executive Chairman
Pro-Bel has confirmed the appointment of John McGowan as Non-Executive Chairman of the company. McGowan was involved in the company's acquisition by its UK management team in November last year from

05/03/2004 Rushes complete two emotive T Mobile spots
Rushes have completed two emotive T Mobile spots for ad agency Saatchi & Saatchi. The commercial, directed by Jom Threlfall, follows different characters as they experience important moments in their

05/03/2004 Ulead announces DVD Workshop 2
Ulead Systems have announced the launch of DVD Workshop 2, the next version of the professional DVD authoring software. With its initial launch, DVD Workshop offered DVD authoring software to provide

05/03/2004 Welsh screenwriters invited to write for their breakfast
Sgrîn Cymru Wales is calling on budding new talents in Wales to help improve their skills and further their careers by attending a series of free working breakfast meetings. The 'Script Breakfast', i

04/03/2004 A.F. Associates appoints Senior Vice President, Sales
A.F. Associates President Tom Canavan has announced that Chris Summey has joined the AFA executive team as Senior Vice President, Sales. This position was recently created to support extensive growt

04/03/2004 Adrenalin @ Rushes complete new Beta Band promo
John Maclean and Robin Jones from Beta Band have directed their own video promo, which depicts the history of warfare from the early cavemen, to the nuclear age of today. Rushes Matt Jackson said: "

04/03/2004 Box TV complete Gunpowder Plot drama
Northern Ireland production company Box TV have completed ‘Gunpowder, Treason and Plot’, a new Jimmy McGovern drama. Award-winning writer McGovern and film director Gillies MacKinnon bring the story

04/03/2004 Campaign to save Nottingham studios garners support
More than five thousand people have signed a petition to try and save jobs at ITV in Nottingham. A campaign headed by the NUJ is calling for Central News to be produced and presented in the region.

04/03/2004 Eurotek announce new appointments
Dublin equipment supplier Eurotek Ireland Ltd have announced that Kate Elkins joined their Account Management team on March 1. Elkins is a qualified Broadcast Engineer, and has much experience of br

04/03/2004 PESA release new Clikcontrol software
PESA Switching Systems, provider of analogue and digital video and audio equipment, has announced the launch of PESA Clikcontrol network router control software. Designed to help broadcasters manage

04/03/2004 SISLink to launch uPod uplink at NAB
Uniquely designed to meet clients requirements, uPod is a self-contained automatic uplink designed to provide broadcasters with an alternative to a full SNG/OB vehicle. SISLink will demonstrate this

04/03/2004 Sonic MyDVD named ‘Product of the Year’
Sonic Solutions MyDVD Studio Deluxe, the industry’s leading DVD creation software, has received Videomaker Magazine’s 2003 Product of the Year Award for Best Introductory DVD Authoring Software. The

03/03/2004 Academy Awards subtitled live in Spanish with CPC software
CPC CaptionMaker software was used to provide live, real-time Spanish language subtitling of the Academy Awards broadcast. Real-time Spanish language subtitles allowed the vast Spanish speaking audie

03/03/2004 AP appoints Head of New Media for International Business
Alex Keighley has been appointed Head of New Media for AP International, the division of the Associated Press charged with expanding AP business outside of the United States. In this new role, Keigh

03/03/2004 Gearhouse completes million dollar purchase of Canon lenses
Following a successful year which included the opening of an office in the US, Gearhouse Broadcast has made further investments in HD technology. As part of its ongoing global HD strategy they have i

03/03/2004 Macromedia launches RoboDemo 5
Macromedia has announced the immediate availability of Macromedia RoboDemo 5 in Europe. RoboDemo enables the user to easily create interactive, Flash-based software simulations without any Flash or

03/03/2004 Major website enhancement for JVC Professional Europe
JVC Professionals UK website,, has been overhauled and upgraded. The upgraded website, which went live this morning, displays a reorganised content page set designed to make the webs