Broadcast News Archive for August, 2005
26/08/2005 Bandit on top for fashion show
Bandit Lites has once again demonstrated the dynamics and scope of its operation when supplying lighting production and crew for LD Jonny Gaskell’s spectacular visual design at the Top Shop Fashion Sh

26/08/2005 DGP ships first UMD project for Universal Pictures UK
DGP, the Soho based DVD and post production facility has landed another first, this time shipping the first PAL originated UMD project for Universal Pictures UK. Universal Pictures UK and DGP have en

26/08/2005 DNF Controls addresses customer needs with new ST304-EDIT-T
DNF Controls have announced a new high-quality, low-cost combination slow motion controller and two-machine cuts editor designed for fast-moving demanding sports broadcast environments. By expanding

26/08/2005 Stanley Productions invest in HDCAM SR
Leading dubbing house and equipment dealer Stanley Productions, has invested in HDCAM SR dubbing facilities to cater to increasing demand for the top-end high definition format. Stanley Productions,

26/08/2005 Visual Impact demonstrates multilingual skills at IBC
The Visual Impact Group, (IBC Booths 11.724 and 9.233) Europe's premier supplier of professional broadcast equipment, will be demonstrating its international strengths at IBC 2005. Technical experts

26/08/2005 YES Network use HD solution from Leitch
Leitch Technology Corporation, a leading provider of HD solutions for professional digital video, announced the YES Network (

25/08/2005 Chinese epic realised with Autodesk digital film pipeline
Autodesk has announced that ‘Seven Swords’, a new epic Chinese feature film by Director Tsui Hark, was realised with six of Autodesk’s media and entertainment solutions. Based on Liang Yu-Shen’s cla

25/08/2005 DirecTV selects Leitch's multi-format on-screen test instruments
Leitch Technology Corporation has announced that DirecTV has selected its VideotekR VTM-450E HD/SD multi-format on-screen test instruments and VSG-204D serial digital sync generators as integral compo

25/08/2005 Grass Valley debuts new K2 media server & media client system
Blending the latest advancements in IT technologies with its deep experience in video and audio processing, management and storage, Thomson has announced the latest addition to its Emmy Award-winning

25/08/2005 Greg Willis joins Ascent as Senior Vice President, Sales
Greg Willis, a 22-year veteran of the cable, broadcast and broadband industries, has joined Ascent Media Systems & Technology Services as Senior Vice President, Sales. In this position, he will over

25/08/2005 Innovision introduces TerraScope camera transport
Innovision Optics has launched the Swenson TerraScope Mount. Created for work with the Innovision Probe and similar lenses, this versatile new rolling camera platform lets operators track from a nea

25/08/2005 JVC and FilmLight showcase a digital film grading system
A JVC DLA-HD2K projector has been installed in a digital film grading and workflow demonstration suite at the London premises of FilmLight, a world-leading pioneer of digital film technology. The s

25/08/2005 New projects build on OmniBus' commitment to Malaysian Market
Omnibus Systems has consolidated its position at the heart of the Malaysian broadcast marketplace with new installations of its world-leading newsroom, content management, and playout solutions at com

25/08/2005 Telecast unveils new SG5070 fibre optic HD/SDI multiformat signal generator
The new SG5070 SDI-HD/SDI video signal generator, introduced by Telecast Fiber Systems, provides broadcasters with a convenient and affordable alternative for testing fibre and copper transmission pat

24/08/2005 APTN Library signs deal with Thai broadcaster
ITV Thailand has signed a representation deal with APTN Library, which will see hundreds of news stories available for licensing through APTN. The deal allows APTN to provide and license ITV footage

24/08/2005 Bentley Walker selects Inmedia with iDirect for Hub Services
Leveraging its iDirect hub services, Inmedia is to act as a host network operator for Bentley Walker, one of the industry’s most successful operators of two-way VSAT broadband services. Bentley Walk

24/08/2005 Capital FX complete DI on ‘Asylum’
Capital FX London have completed the DI work on the feature film ‘Ayslum’ directed by David Mackenzie for Paramount Pictures. Using new state of the art equipment including Arriscan Digital Grading T

24/08/2005 Flying TV add new COFDM airborne system from Link Research
Link Research have sold an airborne XP system to Flying TV, the UK's only ready-to-go TV helicopter. G-PIXX is equipped with Link's latest 5W COFDM Amplifier and rack-mounted TX unit which enables an

24/08/2005 Internet pirate forced to repay £30,000
A pirate DVD trader from Bolton has been ordered to pay back £30,000 of his fortune after pleading guilty to selling counterfeit DVDs on the Internet. Tahir Mahmood, 27, of Rochdale, profited from se

24/08/2005 New Mattebox and Sunshade Systems for JVC GY-HD100
16x9 Inc. has introduced the Chrosziel HDV Mattebox Kit and 4x4 Clamp-on Sunshade System custom designed for use with the JVC GY-HD100 camcorder. Chrosziel’s new HDV Mattebox Kit for 4x4/4x5.650 fil

24/08/2005 Pocket Shorts film scheme launches in Scotland
Scottish Screen, Scottish Enterprise and NESTA have launched a pioneering funding scheme for making short films for mobile phones. Pocket Shorts Scotland gives new filmmakers the opportunity to cr

24/08/2005 Root6 Technology grows global reseller network
Root6 Technology has announced the appointment of three new resellers for its ContentAgent-XR scalable media encoding platform. Business TV in Munich, Aarmadillo in Los Angeles and Shaf Broadcast, he

23/08/2005 ‘Skeletons In Their Closet’ to make its debut
Birmingham based Production Company, Definitely Red, has just put the finishing touches to a harrowing film, which documents the lives of four Japanese Prisoners of War. The film, eight years in the

23/08/2005 Alticast at IBC: innovative PVR extension for MHP
Alticast, a leader in MHP middleware worldwide, will unveil its latest technology making it possible to record and play back interactive applications along with audio/video data at IBC in Amsterdam th

23/08/2005 Aspex sets the pace at IBC 2005
Aspex Semiconductor, a UK-based semiconductor company developing leading-edge software programmable extreme processors, will launch a new open standard Application Programming Interface (API), OpenRL,