Broadcast News Archive for April, 2003
28/04/2003 Philips and LogicaCMG team up to deliver mobile multimedia
Royal Philips Electronics and LogicaCMG, global leader in messaging solutions, have announced an agreement to jointly supply multimedia messaging technology to mobile operators. The OEM umbrella agr

28/04/2003 Polycom reseller scheme continues growth
The Polycom reseller authorisation scheme, organised by distributor Imago, is now firmly underway with 15 dealers currently signed up and more to be added over the next few weeks. The resellers are b

28/04/2003 Satellite imagery adds detail to BR's Curious Maps
Curious Software have supplied German broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) with an extensive selection of detailed satellite data, which the station are using to bring added realism to their map grap

28/04/2003 The Machine Room expand DVD authoring department
The Machine Room have appointed Saira Bhatti as DVD Producer to their expanding DVD Authoring department. Bhatti joins with DVD production experience from The Other Side and will be responsible for

28/04/2003 Vietnamese broadcaster chooses Harris DVB-T transmitter
Ho Chi Minh City Television (HTV), a Vietnamese provincial TV station, have purchased a Harris DVB-T transmitter for a trial digital transmission project. Key features of Harris's DTV640/750T DVB-T t

25/04/2003 'Blurred' images cleared by BBC Library Sales
The video for 'Out of Time', Blur's current Top 10 hit, is composed entirely from Gulf conflict footage from the BBC's 'Correspondent: Warship'. Following a deal brokered by BBC Library Sales, Silver

25/04/2003 Boxer Systems install fibre channel network for MPC
Boxer Systems have installed a RIO controller from Chaparral into Soho's Moving Picture Company (MPC). As part of a new Digital Lab based around Quantel IQ technology, the Lab is capable of working

25/04/2003 Curious Software fix it for KNXV
US broadcaster KNXV recently took delivery of Curious World Maps complete with the latest 3D upgrade. KNXV's graphic artist Ryan O'Connell installed the software on one of the latest Apple Mac syste

25/04/2003 DTS demonstrate 96/24 surround sound for DVB at AES
At the recent 114th AES Convention in Amsterdam DTS demonstrated the reality of 96/24 multi-channel broadcast sound, with live transmission by Swedish Radio of their DTS Digital Surround 5.1 DVB signa

25/04/2003 Eyeheight report highly successful NAB 2003
Eyeheight have reported an enthusiastic response from NAB 2003 visitors to their expanded product range. The company's booth, the largest to date, enjoyed high traffic levels throughout the exhibiti

25/04/2003 Film Council's development fund backs new projects
Screendaily have reported that 'Onegin' director Martha Fiennes is to tackle terrorist-themed psychological thriller 'Revolving Door' after securing development support from the Film Council. The pro

25/04/2003 Free workshops to be held at The Production Show
The Production Show have announced that over 100 free workshops will run throughout the three day show from May 20-22 2003, at the National Hall, Olympia. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet,

25/04/2003 ITV 'victims' look to Chrysalis
Three former senior ITV executives, all widely considered to have been victims of ITV's recent woes, most notably the ITV Digital fiasco have reportedly launched a £48 million pound bid for the Chrysa

25/04/2003 Native American documentary shot with Panasonic
'The World of American Indian Dance', a one-hour documentary produced by Four Directions Entertainment, has been shot with Panasonic AJ-HDC27 VariCam HD Cinema cameras. The World of American Indian D

25/04/2003 Northern Ireland film industry receives £10m boost
The Northern Ireland film industry is to receive almost £10 million in extra funding, which, according to Ian Pearson, the NIO Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Investment, transform the province int

24/04/2003 Avid automate creation of closed captioning and subtitling
Avid Technology have announced the industry's first workflow for automating the creation of closed captioning and subtitling using MetaSync, Avid's patent-pending technology. The Avid MetaSync techn

24/04/2003 BBC Ventures Group release Digital Radio Camera
BBC Ventures Group have announced that their Digital Radio Camera is now commercially available to other broadcasters for the first time. The unit has revolutionised BBC outside broadcast coverage.

24/04/2003 Harris provide automation system to prestigious European broadcast college
Nuremberg based srt (Schule für Rundfunktechnik), a leading state-of-the-art training centre for professional radio and TV broadcast and production in Europe, have bought a Harris ADC-100 automation s

24/04/2003 OmniBus to develop playout automation software for BBC broadcast
BBC Broadcast have confirmed ambitious plans for their new London based headquarters, The Broadcast Centre, which will be the "most advanced" of its type in the world. It will retain leading broadca

24/04/2003 Rushes nominated for CAD awards
The CADS are back for 2003 and not only are Adrenalin @ Rushes sponsoring the 'Promo Producer of the Year Award', but Rushes have been shortlisted in the Best Visual Effects and Best Telecine categori

24/04/2003 Scottish politicians briefed on Sky
Councillors and MPs from across Fife are meeting today to hear about a BSkyB threat to local jobs. During a recent ballot on union recognition, management at company call centres in Livingston and F

24/04/2003 TerraSonde release new portable digital audio analyser
TerraSonde showcased their latest product, the Digital Audio Toolbox, at NAB 2003. As broadcasters are faced with the increasing complexity of the digital audio world, the need for affordable and po

24/04/2003 Thomson receive industry recognition for innovation
Thomson arrived at NAB 2003 with more than 15 new products, and left with six awards for innovation. The Grass Valley brand M-Series iVDR intelligent video digital recorder, C2IP camera control syst

24/04/2003 TL Audio and Audiolog join forces in Portugal
Audiolog have been newly appointed as the exclusive distributor for TL Audio products in Portugal. The Lisbon based company was formed in 2002, and in a short time have assembled an impressive portf

24/04/2003 TSL release tally and UMD configuration program
Television Systems Limited (TSL), UK-based independent broadcast systems integrator and manufacturer, have announced the release of their groundbreaking TallyMan system. TallyMan is a new tally and