Broadcast News Archive for January, 2005
10/01/2005 Macrovision launches content protection solution enhancement
Macrovision, the global market leader in content protection and digital rights management (DRM) technologies, has evolved its SafeDisc software protection technology for use in CDS, the world's most w

10/01/2005 Miranda Technologies joins Pro-Bel's Morpheus Partner Programme
Pro-Bel, manufacturer and supplier of routing, signal processing, master control and automation technologies, has announced that Miranda Technologies is the latest company to join its Morpheus Partner

10/01/2005 Roxio to support DivX 6 video technology
Roxio, a division of Sonic Solutions and producer of the best-selling digital media software in the world, and DivXNetworks Inc., the company that created the revolutionary, patent-pending DivX video

10/01/2005 RPS launches new account based website
Film industry supplier RPS Data Products has launched its all new website,, which provides instant pricing an

10/01/2005 Sonic launches TiVo service-enabled DVD creation solution for PC
Sonic Solutions has launched MyDVD Studio 6.1, the world’s first line of TiVo service-enabled DVD creation solutions for the PC. Shipping this month, the new version of Sonic’s award-winning MyDVD s

07/01/2005 AKM introduces enhanced 24-bit CODEC
Asahi Kasei Microsystems (AKM), a leading supplier of audio ICs for professional and consumer markets, has introduced the AK4620A, a 24-bit, 2-channel A/D and D/A converter with exceptional performanc

07/01/2005 Asia Television (ATV) purchases Inscriber branding systems
Hong Kong based Asia Television Limited (ATV) has purchased two Inscriber Inca Station systems for branding its new 24-hour news channel. “Asia Television is pleased to be launching its new 24-hour n

07/01/2005 BBC Four World Cinema Award shortlist announced
BBC Four has announced the shortlist for its World Cinema Award 2005, chosen by the UK's leading critics, film school heads and exhibitors. The nominated films are: 'Bad Education' (Pedro Almodovar/P

07/01/2005 Euroson launches new digital mobile unit with Snell & Wilcox
Euroson, a French company providing rental, sales, and consulting services for the European broadcast and production industry, has purchased a range of equipment from Snell & Wilcox that integrates in

07/01/2005 Filmakademie chooses NaturalMotion endorphin
UK developer of dynamic motion synthesis technology, NaturalMotion Ltd, has announced that leading German animation school Filmakademie will use multiple licenses of endorphin across its animation an

07/01/2005 Network Electronics opens new China office
Network Electronics’ considerable success in the growing Chinese broadcast market has resulted in the Norwegian manufacturer to open its second office in China in less than two years. Oddbjørn Berge

07/01/2005 PID supply Catalyst Xpress to Lite Alternative
Following its appointment as exclusive UK dealer for the award wining Catalyst XPress, Projected Image Digital (PID) has supplied the software package to leading UK lighting rental company Lite Altern

07/01/2005 Sonic announces CinePlayer HD launch
Sonic Solutions has launched its new high-definition media player for next-generation optical and content formats, CinePlayer HD. Combining comprehensive support for VCD and DVD formats with advance

06/01/2005 APTN leads the pack in news exclusives throughout 2004
Associated Press Television News (APTN), the international video arm of The Associated Press, outpaced its agency competition by providing almost 600 more exclusive news stories to the European Broadc

06/01/2005 Dreamtek announce Adobe Masterclass
On February 10 2005 Dreamtek are to hold a Masterclass on Adobe Premiere and After Effects at the Congress Centre, Tottenham Court Road, London. The Masterclass will be led by top trainer Angie Taylo

06/01/2005 Granada International continues to see Red
Following on from the worldwide sales success achieved with the multi-award winning Red Production Company's 'Bob & Rose' and 'The Second Coming', Granada International has now signed up to distribute

06/01/2005 Input Group wins UNHCR commissions
The Input Group has won a competitive tendering process to produce a series of short films for the UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency. The films will be used to showcase the work of the UNHCR a

06/01/2005 Mi Broadcast to showcase CopperHead Cine at TV Tech 2005
Mi Broadcast Ltd, UK distributor for Telecast Fiber Systems, will be showing the new CopperHead Cine camera control system for HD Camcorders at TV Tech 2005 at London's Earls Court, January 25-27. Co

06/01/2005 OmniBus appoints John Cunningham to lead R&D initiatives in content management
OmniBus Systems has announced the appointment of veteran software developer and manager John Cunningham to the position of Executive Vice President of Development. In his new role Cunningham will man

06/01/2005 Union schedules talks on Ntl: pensions
Bectu has set up a series of meetings to discuss staff pensions and other rights after communications company Ntl: is sold. At the meetings, which are due to take place throughout January, Bectu hop

06/01/2005 Welsh animators secure €440,000 broadcasting grant
Welsh animation company Siriol Productions has secured a MEDIA Plus television broadcasting grant of €440,000 for its children’s animation series 'Holly’s Helpline'. The award will allow a 26 x 10 mi

05/01/2005 Copy-protected CD-Rs now available from Dischromatics
Dischromatics is now able to supply copy-protected CD-Rs, thanks to a breakthrough development by Sony DADC. Once again, Dischromatics customers can benefit from the UK company’s close relationship t

05/01/2005 David Barnby appointed General Manager of Pinnacle Systems EMEA
Pinnacle Systems has named David Barnby General Manager for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. Barnby, a veteran sales and marketing executive with solid industry credentials, will rei

05/01/2005 Inmedia chooses Pharos Almanac process control
Inmedia, one of Britain's leading independent transmission playout service providers, has chosen a Pharos Almanac broadcast process control system as the basis of its automated MCR router control syst

05/01/2005 New Scottish Screen CEO appointed
Scottish Screen has announced the appointment of Ken Hay as its new Chief Executive. Announcing the appointment Ray Macfarlane, Chair of Scottish Screen, said: "I am delighted that Ken will be join