Broadcast News Archive for April, 2002
09/04/2002 VideoPump product launch for Optibase
Optibase Ltd have unveiled VideoPump HD 811, the addition to the company's family of Serial Digital Video to PCI Interfaces that capture and playback uncompressed High Definition and Standard Definiti

09/04/2002 Vinten targets NAB for product launch
Vinten will be releasing and demonstrating many of their new additions to their popular product ranges at this year's NAB, booth L10637. The Bury-based company's new manual product supports include

08/04/2002 Award-winning media artist snapped up by Ultimatte
Ultimatte Corporation have revealed hat Zbigniew Rybczynski has joined Ultimatte as the Senior Developer for Ultimatte's next generation of matte extraction and compositing algorithms. Zbig is consi

08/04/2002 Bluefish 444 introduces Wildblue AV solution
Bluefish 444 have introduced the Wildblue AV solution for editors and will preview the product at NAB booth L15352. Wildblue AV supports the QuickTime native file format to ensure cross-platform and

08/04/2002 Digital Voodoo introduces HD Fury
Digital Voodoo, at NAB booth L15352, have unveiled the HD Fury – a high-definition capture and playback card featuring one HD SDI input, one HD SDI Output and eight channels of AES/EBU Digital Audio a

08/04/2002 e-mediavision telestrator launched for NAB have flagged NAB for the release of their touch telestrator screen system - 'The Point'. The innovative solution, which allows operators to 'draw' onto a TV picture in real-time, wil

08/04/2002 Equator Technologies and Microsoft team up for NAB
At NAB booth L9507, Equator Technologies will show off Microsoft Windows Media Video encoding and decoding solutions – including support for next generation of Windows Media, will be available on Equa

08/04/2002 Folsom's Seamless Switcher at NAB booth L4824
Folsom Research Inc have announced the launch the ScreenPro Seamless Switcher and will have a complete system on display and demonstrated at NAB booth L4824. The switcher allows users of HD ShowStat

08/04/2002 Pixel Power integration solution for broadcast equipment
Pixel Power, at NAB booth L19577, have employed multiple enhancements and options to streamline the automation and playout of broadcast graphics using its established range of Clarity, Collage and Gra

05/04/2002 ITV Digital administrators accused of 'conflict of interest'
The Nationwide League have made a request to have a second administrator appointed for ITV Digital, citing present administrator Deloitte & Touche as unworthy due to a 'conflict of interest'. The mov

05/04/2002 KirchGruppe on verge of insolvency
The German media group owned by Leo Kirch, Kirch GMB, was on the brink of insolvency on Friday April 5 as rescue talks in Los Angeles and Munich failed to produce an escape route for the debt-laden co

05/04/2002 NAB product launch for Datavision
Datavision are launching two new products for the professional and broadcast market - the Pan & Tilt Head, Remote Camera Controller and the Edje MPEG2 Playout System. Both products offer cost-effe

05/04/2002 NAB seminar on future of audience measurement
The Television Management Conference at NAB2002 will include a session devoted to audience measurement issues on Tuesday April 9. 'The Future of Research Measurement' will offer attendees an inside

05/04/2002 OFT give BSkyB extra time over anti-competition charges
BSkyB have been given an extension by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) to allow the corporation further time to respond to charges that it has acted in an anti-competitive manner. The company origina

05/04/2002 Pinnacle Systems reveals line-up for NAB
After profitable growth quarter boosting the company revenues to over $70 million in cash, Pinnacle Systems is headed for NAB – booth L10621. Pinnacle Systems' FXDeko II, Thunder, DVEXcel and CinéWav

05/04/2002 SCRI report reveals sales rebound from slump
According to a new series of reports being issued by market research firm SCRI International, 2001 saw a decline in sales in nearly all categories of products for the video, film, and broadcast market

05/04/2002 Wales Screen Commission appoints new co-ordinator
Wales Screen Commission (WSC) have appointed Mike Wallwork as their new co-ordinator, tasked with promoting Wales as an attractive film location. Mr Wallwork, who set up the Mid-Wales Film Commission

04/04/2002 AKM Music announces SFX CD release
AKM Music, the UK’s leading producer of superior quality Copyright Free Music, have announced the release of the first in a series of professional sound effect CDs. The CD series offers superb broadc

04/04/2002 Edifis announces Assembler option for Sting recorder
Edifis ahve released Assembler - an auto-conforming and assemble-editing option for the Sting uncompressed dual-channel disk recorder. Cost-efficient and quick, Assembler allows edit-decision list-ba

04/04/2002 Gearhouse employs DTL Technology solution
Gearhouse Broadcast, the broadcast equipment hire and projects company, have signed a deal worth over £150,000 with manufacturer DTL Broadcast for the provision of audio and video distribution amplifi

04/04/2002 Incite to demonstrate product family at NAB 2002
Incite Multimedia, an industry leader in editing software and network editing solutions, will be introducing four versions of its editing software solutions - Incite Editor, Incite Editor MAX, Incite

04/04/2002 ITK and 5D join forces for NAB demonstrations
Media solutions developer 5D at booth S3908 and telecine manufacturer ITK (logo, picture) at booth L6053, who entered into a technology alliance last year, are further integrating their technologies a

04/04/2002 League chiefs to talk with ITV Digital administrators
ITV Digital's administrators Deloitte & Touche have called for a meeting with league chiefs after the Nationwide League's chairman said that he was "committed to entering positive discussions". Chair

04/04/2002 Procam opt for Angenieux lenses
London-based crew and equipment hire company Procam Television have added Angenieux lenses to their expanding equipment portfolio. Company directors John Brennan (pictured, left) and Cal Barton test

04/04/2002 SysMedia return to NAB
SysMedia Limited will be exhibiting for the second year at NAB 2002, stand L10470. A market leader in analogue and digital teletext technology, SysMedia also develop and market subtitling systems (s