Broadcast News Archive for November, 2003
26/11/2003 NXN alienbrain Studio now supports Kaydara's FBX format
NXN Software have integrated support for Kaydara's universal FBX file interchange format into their flagship asset management product, NXN alienbrain Studio. The integration provides versioning, wor

26/11/2003 Ofcom and the ITC announce appointment of independent ITV Adjudicator
Ofcom and the ITC have announced the appointment of David Connolly as the independent Adjudicator, responsible for ruling on disputes between the advertising community and the merged Carlton and Grana

26/11/2003 Philips' Platform4 ME Video Player compatible with Windows Mobile
Philips have announced that their Platform4 Micro Edition (ME) video encoding and playback software solution is available for use in Microsoft Windows Mobile-based Smartphone and Pocket PC devices. T

26/11/2003 Rushes complete Billy Mack Christmas post
Rushes have completed post on a new spot for a song taken from the new Richard Curtis movie, 'Love Actually'. Billy Mack performs with a Robert Palmer-esque girl-backing band, dressed in skimpy Santa

26/11/2003 TSL construct playout system for Orbit
Television Systems Limited (TSL), UK-based independent broadcast systems integrator and manufacturer, have completed the construction of a new playout system for Rome-based multi-channel operator Orbi

25/11/2003 'TV broadcasting should not be left to the market,' says Dyke
Broadcasting is too important to be left purely to the market, according to BBC Director-General Greg Dyke. Speaking in New York as he received an International Emmy Directorate award for outstanding

25/11/2003 Discreet announce new versions of inferno, flame and flint
Discreet have announced new versions of their compositing and visual effects systems, inferno 5.5, flame 8.5 and flint 8.5. These new versions debuted recently at Inter BEE in Chiba City, Japan. Disc

25/11/2003 EAST initiative expand Softimage|XSI training opportunities
Softimage and the Environmental and Spatial Technology (EAST) initiative have announced the expansion of their training opportunities with new training centres in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and Chicago,

25/11/2003 HP and SAVVIS announce digital content distribution agreement
HP and SAVVIS Communications have announced a significant agreement that provides the first comprehensive media services platform to companies that create and distribute digital content. The two com

25/11/2003 Irish documentary scoops major awards in London
The Irish Film Board (Bord Scannán na hÉireann) backed documentary 'Chavez-Inside The Coup', produced by Power Pictures, was named ‘Best International Documentary’ and ‘Best Newcomer’ at the Grierson

25/11/2003 MPC get Tango Strange Soda 'taste buddies' going
Ulf Johansson of Smith and Jones has directed the new Tango Strange Soda 'Taste Buddies' UK campaign for Clemmow Hornby Inge, London. 'Taste Buds' and 'Trainers', 2 x 30 second commercials and 1 x 10

25/11/2003 Network Electronics win large NATO order
Norwegian system installation group YIT are to deliver a large complement of Network Electronics’ VikinX multimedia routers to NATO. Wiggo Evensen, Network Electronics’ managing director of sales an

25/11/2003 Panasonic release new plasma display models
Panasonic have announced the immediate availability of three new professional plasma displays, the 50" TH-50PHD6UY, 42" TH-42PHD6UY and 37" TH-37PWD6UY, which join the recently announced 42" TH-42PWD6

25/11/2003 SMPTE presents James A. Leitch Award digital pioneer
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) have presented this year's James A. Leitch Gold Medal Award to John Lowry, a pioneer in computer-based image processing for film restorat

25/11/2003 Ubisoft and Sonopress sign exclusive DVD agreement
Ubisoft, one of the world's top video game publishers, and Sonopress, a leader in multimedia duplication, have signed an agreement on collaboration in the production of Xbox DVDs. The agreement cove

24/11/2003 AJA Video Systems announce new products at InterBEE
AJA Video Systems have announced two new products in the Io family, Io LD and Io LA. Both Io LD and Io LA support the highest quality 10-bit uncompressed video available - on both digital and analog

24/11/2003 Calrec supply RTE sports studio
Irish Broadcaster RTE have purchased a 38 channel Sigma 100 digital console from Calrec for their main sports studio in Dublin. RTE will install the console into Studio 6 at Television Centre as part

24/11/2003 Discreet systems to support HDCAM-SR devices
Discreet are to work with Sony to deliver next generation HDTV production capabilities based on Sony’s new high-quality 4:4:4 RGB digital media devices. These devices include the HDCAM-SR videotape r

24/11/2003 Five launch 'audio description' on digital satellite
Five are to mark the International Day of Disabled Persons on December 3 2003 by becoming the first UK public service broadcaster to offer audio description services on digital satellite television.

24/11/2003 George Eastman House choose da Vinci
Da Vinci Systems have announced that the New York State based George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film have added da Vinci's revival film restoration system to their new digit

24/11/2003 Joint report shows audiences want multi-layered broadcasting regulation
Audiences want television and radio content to be regulated, but they can imagine a future in which a 'multi-layered' approach to regulating channels might be possible, according to research published

24/11/2003 Polar Graphics announce Medea VideoRaid pricing
Polar Graphics have announced availability and pricing for Medéa's VideoRaid RT3 and VideoRaid RT3X disk arrays. These latest additions to Medéa's award winning line of VideoRaid disk arrays combine

24/11/2003 Rhythm & Hues opt for Softimage|Behavior
Procedural animation system Softimage|Behavior is now being used by Oscar award winning Rhythm & Hues, the character animation and visual effects studio 'Dr. Seuss’ Cat in the Hat', 'X-Men 2', 'Darede

24/11/2003 Rushes post After Eight Orange spot
Rushes have completed post for an After Eight Orange spot, consisting of six vignettes showing a series of 'British classics' changed in colour to a bright shade of orange. These scenarios involve a

24/11/2003 Three 'First Writes' productions completed
Edinburgh Mediabase have recently finished the three film from First Writes, a screenwriting competition for 11-16 year olds, run by Scottish Screen and First Light. The prize for the three winners o