Broadcast News Archive for April, 2002
12/04/2002 Framestore's cutting edge effects for 'Blade 2'
UK cinema-goers across will have been enjoying Framestore CFC's work on the film 'Blade 2'. The blockbuster film features over 180 of Framestore CFC's effects shots, including 90 computer generated

12/04/2002 League rejects "derisory" offer from ITV Digital
A renewed £60 million offer from ITV Digital administrators Deloitte & Touche to Nationwide League chiefs to conclude their contract has been dismissed as "derisory". The offer is a £10 million incr

12/04/2002 Northern Ireland producer's 'Chasing Time' success
Leading Northern Ireland independent producer, Brian Waddell Productions Ltd (BWPL), have been commissioned by National Geographic Channels International in Washington to produce a global travel chall

11/04/2002 Extreme alliance with Digidesign for NAB
Extreme Music have teamed up with audio production company Digidesign to make Extreme’s entire music library accessible via -which features an innovative suite of Internet-enabled audio

11/04/2002 Fears as government proposes UHF TV spectrum change
Raycom have reacted quickly to quosh fears that the Department of Trade and Industry are preparing to auction off the UHF TV spectrum. The department's plans have been criticised by industry insiders

11/04/2002 Incite Editor launched at Matrox's NAB stand
Matrox Video Products Group and Incite will showcase the Incite Editor line of products for Matrox DigiSuite MAX at NAB 2002 in booth S4427. The Incite software has been designed from the ground up

11/04/2002 InterTrust releases Video Architecture for Sun platform
InterTrust Technologies Corporation, a leading provider of patented computing and Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology, have announced the release the InterTrust Video Architecture (IVA) for the

11/04/2002 JVC's digital dailies solution for filmmakes
JVC Professional Products technology could change the way directors and producers make the films following their digital production of film dailies. In a joint project that began in November of last

11/04/2002 Market debut for SteamForge at NAB
Digital Rapids Corp have announced the release of StreamForge, a new line of turnkey streaming media encoding and batch encoding servers. StreamForge media encoding servers are the first products to

11/04/2002 Pinnacle unveils new software solution
Pinnacle Systems have announced the release of Impression DVD-Pro 2.2 – the latest version of its professional DVD authoring software. In addition to offering more high-end features many other auth

11/04/2002 Sonic Solutions reveals expanded product line
Sonic Solutions, a market leader in DVD creation solutions, have revealed key additions to their professional line of DVD production systems at NAB – booth S7233. It is hoped that the new products wi

10/04/2002 DREAM start for Fairlight console
Following up on the AES New York launch of the Fairlight DREAM series of digital audio editing and recording technologies, the company have unveiled its new Fairlight DREAM Console. The DREAM Consol

10/04/2002 Equator and ImageCom team up for software solution launch
Equator Technologies Inc and ImageCom have announced the availability of the ImageCom H.263 and H.263+ software video codec for the Equator BSP family of high-performance Broadband Signal Processor ch

10/04/2002 Extreme Music and mSoft unite for NAB
Extreme Music and mSoft have united to fully subsidise the cost of loading Extreme’s entire library onto mSoft’s 'serversound'. The move marks a bold move within production music delivery and enhanc

10/04/2002 HHB upgrades media range
Coinciding with NAB conference, HHB Professional Recording Media have announced a complete performance upgrade right across their media range. The move will be heralded by new packaging design, plus

10/04/2002 IBM expands digital rights management technology
IBM have announced new software to enable customers to digitally protect and secure copyrighted and digital content for content management, distribution and e-commerce applications. The Electronic M

10/04/2002 JVC narrows gap between professional and consumer range
At NAB 2002, JVC has been focusing on a diverse range of core market segments, drawing a fine line between the professional and consumer divisions. In the professional division, JVC is offering new

10/04/2002 Snell & Wilcox revamps switcher range for NAB
Snell & Wilcox (S&W) have produced new dimensions to its existing range of technology for the broadcast, television and film industries in the build up to NAB 2002. S&W have added features to its en

10/04/2002 Sonic introduces DVD-Audio Centre LE
Sonic Solutions have introduced the DVD-Audio Creator LE – a highly-affordable DVD-Audio authoring system with advanced features. Incorporating core technology from fellow DVD-Audio pioneer Matsushi

09/04/2002 Artesia's contract boost before NAB conference
Showcasing at NAB booth S6241, are Artesia Technologies, a market leader in enterprise digital asset management who have just revealed that they have expanded their European interests following the aw

09/04/2002 IBM digitalises BBC Local Radio production
BBC Local Radio and IBM have announced that IBM Global Services have completed the first phase of BBC Local Radio’s nationwide digital production and broadcast roll out. As part of IBM’s Digital Med

09/04/2002 Kingston inmedia set for NAB success
Kingston inmedia, the satellite-centric broadband solutions provider of Kingston Communications, will be demonstrating its collocated video distribution and data manipulation and storage solutions in

09/04/2002 Low-cost news production package from Avid
Avid Technology Inc have announced the release of a low-cost non-linear news production package consisting of a complete digital non-linear news production and play-to-air system for small and mid-siz

09/04/2002 NTL successfully trial mobile digital TV
NTL Broadcast have successfully completed UK tests of mobile digital terrestrial television (DTT) whereby moving vehicles can receive high-quality video, audio and data using existing frequency spectr

09/04/2002 Quantel iQ at the heart of new digital facility
Pinewood based Digi-Guys have ordered an iQ media platform from Quantel as the centre-piece of their new digital media facility in the heart of the UK’s film industry. With their roots in CGI, comput