Broadcast News Archive for October, 2003
28/10/2003 Brown Bag Films choose Media 100 844/X
Academy Award nominee Brown Bag Films have installed an 844/X from Media 100 and completed their first project on the real-time, online vertical editing system. With an international client base, Bro

28/10/2003 Clear Cut Pictures get a shot of Adrenaline
Clear Cut Pictures have purchased seven Avid Media Composer Adrenaline systems and an Avid Unity LANshare storage and network system. The equipment, purchased directly from Avid, will also be suppor

28/10/2003 Freehand appointed InfonetTV reseller by Matrox
Freehand have been appointed as a direct reseller for InfonetTV, the integrated information delivery system. Matrox, the developer of the system, want to encourage customers who will benefit from Fr

28/10/2003 Scopus Network Technologies open Singapore office
Scopus Network Technologies, a leading supplier of digital compression technology to the broadcasting industry, have announced the opening of an office in Singapore. The Singapore office will be Scop

28/10/2003 SignaSys CTO to speak at SMPTE
SignaSys have announced that CTO Mark Brown is scheduled to present a paper at the Society of Motion Picture Television Engineers (SMPTE) annual national Technical Conference. Brown's presentation f

28/10/2003 This Scotland documentary chosen to compete for new European media prize
'Then and Now', a This Scotland documentary made under the scheme promoted by Scottish Screen, Scottish TV and Grampian TV, has been nominated for a new award at the ARD Media Prize 2003 in Berlin.

28/10/2003 Tyrell announce comprehensive training facility
Tyrell have opened a dedicated training and skills centre at their Soho office, offering operational and technical courses in Discreet, 2D, 3D and video/audio editing products. The training facility

27/10/2003 APT’s WorldNet Tokyo makes Broadway debut
Headroom Digital, a full service audio facility with a blue-chip client list, have recently invested in a WorldNet Tokyo codec from Belfast-based data compression specialists APT (Audio Processing Tec

27/10/2003 Calibre's PremierViewPro fits the bill for Visimax
VisComm Solutions Limited, the large screen display company part of the MacDonald Humfrey (Automation) Group, has selected PremierViewPro, a new image scaler from Calibre UK, as the scaling device for

27/10/2003 Directors' organisations issue joint rights declaration
An international meeting of directors' organisations has issued a joint rights declaration. At the meeting, held in Dublin, Ireland, the seven organisations also agreed to form a new affiliate organ

27/10/2003 Entec launch new video division
Entec Sound & Light have launched a new Visual/Video division with the purchase of a RADlite digital media server from Projected Image Digital. This goes into immediate use on the upcoming Jools Hol

27/10/2003 Macromedia to Acquire eHelp
Macromedia have entered a definitive merger agreement to acquire San Diego-based eHelp Corporation, the market leader in help authoring. eHelp's flagship offerings include RoboHelp, the industry-sta

27/10/2003 PMC active monitoring for Swoon Factory
Vienna based music production and mastering studios Swoon Factory have installed PMC MB2S-XBD-A active monitoring in their main control room. The studio, which handles recording, production and CD m

27/10/2003 RTX delivers SD and HD graphics for live sports broadcasts
Rogers Sportsnet and Sportsnet HD are using Inscriber’s RTX to broadcast real-time sports graphics. Rogers Sportsnet and Sportsnet HD are using RTX and RTX HD respectively, in conjunction with Bannis

27/10/2003 Seagate to sponsor Foyle Film Festival
One of Ireland’s most exciting annual celebrations of the art of cinema, the Foyle Film Festival, is going from strength to strength this year with the support of a new main sponsor – Seagate Technolo

24/10/2003 124 achieve record timeshift with Edifis Sting
124 Facilities, a company within 4Ventures, the commercial arm of Channel 4 Television, purchased an Edifis Sting dual-channel disk recorder for a highly unusual application. Installed in Channel 4'

24/10/2003 Framestore CFC launch New York office
Award winning visual effects, animation and post production house Framestore CFC are to open a New York office devoted to their advertising clients. Framestore CFC Board member and advertising head,

24/10/2003 India's top news channel based on Omnibus expertise
OmniBus Systems supplied equipment and expertise to Sahara TV's 24-hour news channel, which went on to become the number one in India. The channel, launched in February this year and principally con

24/10/2003 Maxtor report strong third quarter results
Maxtor Corporation have announced their financial results for the third quarter ended September 27, 2003. Revenue for the quarter was $1.066 billion. The company reported net income on a GAAP basis

24/10/2003 MRMC introduce Ulti-Head motion control system
Mark Roberts Motion Control have launched Ulti-Head, a new high-stability pan/tilt remote head for motion control. Designed for use in the studio or on location, it combines rugged construction with

24/10/2003 NNovia launch FireSwitch
NNovia, manufacturer of professional Digital Video Recorders (DVRs) and other complimentary DV products, have announced that they are shipping FireSwitch, a frame accurate, 4x1 DV switcher that allows

24/10/2003 S4C choose Pro-Bel MCS
Welsh broadcaster S4C have purchased a full Master Control System from Pro-Bel to further expand its presentation capabilities. S4C, based in Cardiff, have invested in two TX420 Presentation Switche

24/10/2003 Sonic open operation in Shanghai, China
Sonic Solutions have expanded their global operations with the addition of a new development facility in Shanghai, China. The new site, established in response to the growing demand for the company’

23/10/2003 Fast Forward Video strengthen European presence
Fast Forward Video (FFV), specialists in digital video recorder (DVR) technology for professional broadcast, presentation, industrial, and military applications, have finalised a distributor agreement

23/10/2003 Gearhouse Broadcast adopt Thomson Grass Valley WorldCam
Thomson, the worldwide leader in video and film technologies, products and services, have announced that Gearhouse Broadcast, a worldwide leader in broadcast rental and sales solutions, has purchased