Broadcast News Archive for March, 2005
15/03/2005 City of Austin upgrades City Hall facilities with Sundance Digital
The City of Austin is planning a move to a brand new City Hall and also undertaking a complete overhaul of its television production, audio/visual, and information technology facilities, including a 4

15/03/2005 Digigram appoints Decibel as Swiss distributor
Digigram has announced the appointment of Decibel as its new Swiss distributor. Decibel will guarantee sales, consulting, and support for Digigram's networked audio devices including EtherSound produ

15/03/2005 Goldcrest ensures new financial software helps keep films to budget
Goldcrest Post Production Facilities, based in Soho, London, has announced an overhaul in its financial accounting system. The company is well known throughout the film industry and has been involve

15/03/2005 Major South African broadcaster chooses Harris Corporation for expansion
Midi TV, which owns ETV, South Africa’s only privately owned free-to-air terrestrial television channel, has turned to Harris Corporation for a new automation system at its Johannesburg studio complex

15/03/2005 MPC posts commercial for international 'Womankind' charity
'Be There', a harrowing commercial for woman's charity 'Womankind', has been completed by Director Nicolai Fuglsig of MJZ. Postproduction and 3D animation were carried out at MPC. The 60-second sp

15/03/2005 Murphy joins FID as Head of Acquisitions & Development
Shane Murphy, formerly of Granada International, has joined the executive team at Fremantle International Distribution (FID), the distribution arm of global production outfit FremantleMedia, as Head o

14/03/2005 Alias announces availability of free FBX Software Development Kit (SDK)
Alias has announced that the software development kit (SDK) for FBX is now available free on the Alias website. Alias FBX is a platform-independent 3D authoring and interchange format that provides a

14/03/2005 Channel 4 News purchases five Inscriber InfoCaster systems
Inscriber, a subsidiary of Leitch Technology Corporation and a leading provider of SD/HD solutions for professional digital video, has announced that ITN has purchased five Inscriber InfoCaster system

14/03/2005 IB3 selects Miranda master control, branding, and monitoring systems
Miranda Technologies has announced that IB3, a Mallorca-based TV station in the Balearic Islands, is working with Spanish systems integrator Telefónica Servicios Audiovisuales (TSA) and Miranda dealer

14/03/2005 Midnight Transfer brings innovation to DI process with 'DI from Day One'
Top London film dailies house Midnight Transfer announced today the launch of its brand new Digital Intermediate service. Combining the company's expert knowledge of the film market gained over many

14/03/2005 Roxio unveils Easy Media Creator 7.5
Roxio, a division of Sonic Solutions, the leader in digital media software, has unveiled Easy Media Creator 7.5. The latest version of Roxio's award-winning digital media software combines technolog

14/03/2005 Rushes' Rocket create Joyrider Films identity
Rocket, Rushes new media department, have designed and developed the logo, DVD showreel, website and print requirements for new the commercial production outfit Joyrider Films, <A HREF= '

14/03/2005 Soho’s root6 promises simplified support options
Soho’s root6 has simplified its range of support offerings, defining three levels of service for broadcasters and postproduction facilities. Platinum Support is designed for large-scale, shared stora

14/03/2005 St Anne’s and One complete post on BBC’s ‘Supervolcano’
St Anne’s and One have recently completed the postproduction on ‘Supervolcano’, a 2 x 1 hour factual drama detailing the possible consequences of a super-volcanic eruption at Yellow Stone National Par

11/03/2005 ADS Tech turns latest version of Instant DVD into a complete solution
Well-known for advancing the standard for USB hardware MPEG encoder devices, ADS Tech has announced the release of Instant DVD 3.0, the latest version of its award-winning USB 2/MPEG2 video production

11/03/2005 BBC announces job losses to concentrate on making programmes
The BBC has announced that 1,730 jobs are to go as part of plans to reinvest more money in programmes. A statement issued today revealed that 980 jobs will close, some through staff turnover and othe

11/03/2005 Framestore spots honoured at 2005 BTA Awards
The 2005 BTA Awards, held on March 10 in London's Grosvenor House, saw a bumper crop of prizes going to spots worked on by Framestore CFC. The company's postproduction work - both VFX and Telecine -

11/03/2005 Merging Technologies appoints head of West Coast operation
Swiss-based Merging Technologies, which supplies the Pyramix DAW and VCube HD video recorder systems, has appointed Kaspar Hugentobler to head a new Los Angeles operation to support the rapidly growin

11/03/2005 Rushes Soho Shorts Film Festival calls for entries
Considered one of the UK’s premier short film festivals and a highly anticipated landmark in the British cultural calendar, The Rushes Soho Shorts Film Festival is now seeking entries for the 2005 com

11/03/2005 Smart AV ships first of new generation Elite Series smart consoles
Smart AV has commenced delivery of its groundbreaking Elite Series ergonomically advanced mixing console control surfaces with shipments to the United States, Germany, Japan and Southeast Asia. The c

11/03/2005 Tobis introduces HD to Portugal with da Vinci's 2K Plus
da Vinci Systems has announced that with the purchase of the first 2K Plus image enhancement system in Portugal, Lisbon-based Tobis Portuguesa Company now features the city's foremost high-definition

11/03/2005 Union anger at BBC's biggest ever redundancy plan
Industry union Bectu has claimed that BBC chief Mark Thompson used a video taped message to announce the Corporation's biggest-ever jobs cull. Staff in the BBC's 3,200-strong professional services d

10/03/2005 CNBC Arabiya expands graphics capabilities with Chyron
Chyron Corporation has announced that CNBC Arabiya, the Middle East business television channel, has installed two Chyron Aprisa SSX multi-channel still store units. The systems were supplied by Chyr

10/03/2005 Dubai TV selects Pro-Bel for master control backbone
Pro-Bel, manufacturer and supplier of routing, signal processing, master control and automation, has announced that Dubai TV has installed a Pro-Bel Freeway 32x32 router and expansion to an existing P

10/03/2005 Guarantees demanded in BBC sell-off
Bectu has tabled demands for protection of staff in BBC Broadcast Ltd, a wholly-owned BBC subsidiary threatened with privatisation. Included in the list are guarantees that conditions of service, jo