Broadcast News Archive for May, 2005
20/05/2005 FX Rentals encompasses DJ Festival
FX Rentals provided some sound equipment for London's first Encompass DJ festival, which took place around the bars of Shoreditch and Hoxton. The three-day event featured around 100 international ele

20/05/2005 Holophone to exhibit at AES Barcelona
Holophone, a division of Rising Sun Productions, is to exhibit at the upcoming AES Conference in Barcelona from May 28-31. Holophone will showcase its two new professional products, which debuted las

20/05/2005 Khronos expands membership
The Khronos Group has announced that Aplix Corporation, Barco, Beatnik, BitFlash, Broadcom, Emuzed, Fraunhofer IIS, MTIS, Packetvideo, Philips Software, Siemens Communications and Skyworks Inc. have b

20/05/2005 Open Labs offers free seven-day try-it-before-you-buy-it programme
Open Labs, the leading designer and developer of computer-based music production solutions, has launched a free, no-obligation, seven-day, try-it-before-you-buy-it programme for the company’s award-wi

20/05/2005 Twofour Productions appoints new Director of Broadcast
Twofour Productions has appointed Melanie Leach as its new Director of Broadcast. Leach, who has been Director of Broadcast Development for the past three years, will take up her new position with i

20/05/2005 UK emerging as key producer of pirate DVDs
New seizure figures released by the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT) indicate that the UK is becoming a key player in the production of pirate DVDs. Large quantities of blank DVDRs (recorda

19/05/2005 Assimilate debuts new features for SCRATCH at Broadcast Production Show
Assimilate Inc has announced the UK debut of SCRATCH, its powerhouse data-centric workflow solution for film postproduction, at The Broadcast Production Show, Stand E39, from June 1-3. Assimilate wil

19/05/2005 Broadband extreme sports channel re-launched
Narrowstep's, the world’s first broadband extreme sports channel, is being re-launched with a completely new and sophisticated look for Summer 2005. After 18 months of development of the

19/05/2005 Finish complete post on BA commercial
Soho facility Finish has completed postproduction on the latest commercial for British Airways’ website at The commercial, which first aired

19/05/2005 Kuwait Television prepares for a high definition future
Megahertz Broadcast Systems has completed the design and integration of a new High Definition outside broadcast vehicle for Kuwait Television (KTV), making this the first HD OB in the Middle East. Th

19/05/2005 Link Research forms a base in Singapore to expand its distributor network in Asia
Link Research is expanding in the Asia Pacific region and will provide sales and customer support from Singapore from May 2005. The company is appointing Sue Gilks as General Manager- Asia to head it

19/05/2005 Sinclair continues master control and branding system upgrades with Miranda
Miranda Technologies has announced that Sinclair Broadcast Group, one of the United States' largest and most diversified broadcasting companies, has selected Miranda's channel branding equipment for a

19/05/2005 Skillset publish groundbreaking skills agreement
Skillset has published its Sector Skills Agreement (SSA) for the film, television and interactive media industries in England. The agreement sets out wide-ranging collaborative solutions to skills is

19/05/2005 Terrorvision return to stage & screen with Audio-Technica
Four years after calling it a day – after 14 years and five top selling albums – Terrorvision regrouped last month for a week-long sell-out tour, and a live video shoot. Long serving FOH engineer Wal

18/05/2005 Advanced Broadcast Services invests in Sony PetaSite with Pharos automation
Advanced Broadcast Services, one of Britain's leading full-service providers of playout, transmission and broadcast resources, has chosen a Sony PetaSite data library as the basis of an expanded play-

18/05/2005 Dayang appoints South East Asia Sales Manager
Dayang has announced the appointment of Sebastian Ang as Regional Sales Manager for South East Asia. Based in Singapore, he reports to Dayang International CEO Karlton Burn. Sebastian Ang began his

18/05/2005 Last chance for free entry to the UK's No.1 show
With just two weeks to go to The Broadcast Production Show 2005, time is running out to register for free entry. Register by Friday 27th May for your FREE ticket at <A HREF= 'http://www.broadcastprod

18/05/2005 New AKM DAC released
Asahi Kasei Microsystems (AKM), a leading supplier of audio ICs for professional and consumer markets, has introduced the AK4368, a low power stereo DAC with built-in 3D enhancement, high output headp

18/05/2005 New Grass Valley Turbo iDDR supports playout, recording, content management and HD
Making the recording, playout, and management of professional audio/video (ProAV) content easy, affordable, and integrated, Thomson has announced the Grass Valley brand Turbo iDDR (intelligent digital

18/05/2005 Projected Image Digital supplies massive O2 retail project
West-London based digital media solutions specialists Projected Image Digital, has supplied, installed and commissioned a series of bespoke Element Labs VersaTUBE LED display systems for telecoms gian

18/05/2005 RTV Noord-Holland integrates Omneon Spectrum server system
RTV Noord-Holland, one of the 13 Dutch regional independent broadcast stations, has installed an Omneon Spectrum media server system into its all-digital facility just outside Amsterdam. The station

18/05/2005 Sanctuary Mobiles records Cream concerts for future DVD release
Veteran rock group Cream's four appearances at the Royal Albert Hall have been captured for posterity by Sanctuary Mobiles. The historic event, which saw the original supergroup of Eric Clapton, Gin

17/05/2005 Aardman Animations, Twofour and Endemol West share skills
Three top production companies from the South West are teaming up with staff from South West Screen and Skillset for a skills day later this month. They are coming together to take part in a range o

17/05/2005 BBC camera brings viewers closer to 'stalls' action
BBC Outside Broadcasts Special Cameras' team has developed a new 'Starting Stalls Camera' to enhance horse racing coverage. It is the first time in the UK a camera has been mounted on the moving part

17/05/2005 Chair to take 'Ffresh' approach to Student Moving Images Festival of Wales
Ffresh, The Student Moving Images Festival of Wales, has put out a call for entries for the 2006 awards, and has also announced the appointment of a new chair, who will lead the Festival into the next