Broadcast News Archive for December, 2003
12/12/2003 Pro-Bel supply Romanian public broadcaster
Pro-Bel have supplied the Romanian Television Corporation (SRTV) with two Freeway routers, a 16x16 serial digital video router and a 32 x 32 analogue composite video and stereo analogue audio router.

12/12/2003 St. Anne’s complete ‘The Lion in Winter’ HD postproduction
St. Anne’s Post have completed the HD postproduction on 'The Lion in Winter' for Hallmark Entertainment. The Lion in Winter is an HD film made for television starring Patrick Stewart (Moby Dick, King

12/12/2003 VTR appoint Sturgess to new post of Facility Director
Commercials and digital film postproduction facility VTR have appointed former advertising producer Kate Sturgess to the newly-created senior management post of Facility Director. Sturgess joins VTR

11/12/2003 Aurora launches low-cost PipePro SDI Card
Aurora Video Systems have announced the release of their new PipePro SDI video capture and editing card, a high-performance yet extremely cost-effective addition to the Aurora Pipe product family. T

11/12/2003 BBC Deputy D-G appointed to lead complaints overhaul
BBC Director-General Greg Dyke has announced the appointment of Mark Byford as Deputy Director-General, effective from the beginning of the New Year. As the first Deputy Director-General to be appoin

11/12/2003 Carlton and Granada announce further merger details
ITV franchise holders Granada and Carlton have released details of share allocation in advance of their upcoming merger. Under the terms of the merger, Granada Shareholders will receive one ITV ordin

11/12/2003 Gefen launch new HDTV extender
Gefen, manufacturer of supplemental solutions for HDTV (high definition television), have announced the release of ex-tend-it DVI-1000 HD, a new addition to their HDTV ex-tend-it line. The new DVI-10

11/12/2003 Granada and ITN agree archive deal
Granada International and ITN have agreed, in principle, to a deal for ITN to manage and market Granada's footage archive. It is believed to be the UK's biggest ever archive representation deal, and

11/12/2003 Halin BV choose Leader LV5700 HD analyser
Halin BV, one of Holland's largest independent electronic equipment manufacturers, have chosen Leader's LV5700 digital waveform monitor to align a range of HD broadcast production equipment. Dirk Wi

11/12/2003 Khronos Group launch free download of OpenML Beta SDK
The Khronos Group have announced the first beta release of their Software Development Kit (SDK) for OpenML 1.0, available for download free-of-charge. The OpenML API standard provides software and ha

11/12/2003 Media 100 release HD support product
Media 100 have announced the release of Media 100 HD, featuring 10-bit uncompressed resolution-independent native HD and SD editing and priced at just over £5000. The real-time processing to support

11/12/2003 Panasonic unveil high-performance DVCPRO studio editing VTR
Panasonic have announced the availability of the AJ-SD755, a high-performing DVCPRO studio editing VTR that offers users precise jog/shuttle control and an IEEE 1394 digital interface to facilitate co

11/12/2003 Scottish films enjoy success in first year of new scheme
'Afterlife' and 'Blinded', two features developed and produced under New Found Films, an evolution of the New Found Land half-hour drama scheme, have found that the scheme provides rich rewards for bo

10/12/2003 Artangel choose XL Video for film tour screenings
XL Video have been working with Artangel, one of the UK’s most innovative mixed media arts and performance organisations, on their recent Kranky Klaus/BB/Spook House film tour. This saw the screenin

10/12/2003 Commonwealth Film Festival 2004 calls for submissions
The Commonwealth Film Festival have called for submissions of new features, shorts and documentaries from across the 72 countries of the Commonwealth, to be showcased at the festival in Manchester bet

10/12/2003 Core Networks and P-Cube partner to provide integrated platform
Core Networks, a leader in operations support system (OSS) solutions for the cable television/broadband industry, and P-Cube Inc., the originator of programmable IP Service Control Platforms, have ent

10/12/2003 LSBU choose root6 for networked editing installation
The new nine-storey Keyworth Centre on the Southwark campus of London’s South Bank University (LSBU), scheduled for official opening in December 2003, houses a range of digital media production facili

10/12/2003 Modern VideoFilm purchase two NorthLight scanners
Modern VideoFilm, a leading Los Angeles postproduction facility, have purchased two Northlight film scanners from UK company FilmLight. The Northlight scanners will be housed in a newly-built suite a

10/12/2003 Nagra unveil linear recorder developments
Swiss audio manufacturer Nagra-Kudelski have announced the launch of their new Ares-PII handheld, Ares-BB desktop/over-shoulder and rackmountable Nagra V-PP linear PCM digital recorders. The Ares-PII

10/12/2003 RDF Media achieve fast track listing
In the recently published Sunday Times Fast Track 100 list of the fastest growing companies in the UK, RDF Media, producers of Channel 4's hugely successful 'Wife Swap', featured for the third year ru

10/12/2003 Sales duo strengthen Imago team
Imago, the UK based video communications distributor, have strengthened their sales team with two new appointments in their Thatcham and Manchester offices. In Manchester Keith Law joins Imago as In

10/12/2003 SoundToys announce UltraTools 2.4
SoundToys, developers of digital signal processing (DSP) tools for the music, film and broadcast industries, have announced that the latest version of the UltraTools bundle (version 2.4) has been upda

10/12/2003 Thomson announce completion of multi-million euro Nigeria deal
Thomson have announced the completion of a multi-million euro order from the Comité d’Organisation des Jeux Africain (COJA) in Nigeria. The contract is for the COJA International Broadcasting Centre

09/12/2003 Automatic Duck simplify import of Avid timelines and effects to Final Cut Pro
Automatic Duck, a software company providing workflow solutions to digital media artists, have announced the release of Automatic Duck Pro Import FCP 1.0, a plug-in for the recently released Final Cut

09/12/2003 Channel Dynamics introduce new Aurora Pipe
Channel Dynamics have announced the release of the new Aurora Pipe video capture and editing card designed specifically to take advantage of Apple's RT Extreme capabilities, while utilising all of Fin