Broadcast News Archive for April, 2003
23/04/2003 2002 a year of 'outstanding growth' for OmniBus
2002 was yet another impressive year of growth according to leading provider of broadcast technology automation solutions, OmniBus Systems (OmniBus). Highlights for the company included record sales

23/04/2003 BBC Technology’s Colledia wins 'Pick of Show' award
BBC Technology returned from NAB 2003 with an award from DigitalTV-Television Broadcast magazine for their flagship Colledia product portfolio. The award is given to companies that demonstrated outs

23/04/2003 Blink TV supply theatre sized video package
Video specialists Blink TV launched a new theatre-sized visual package on the recent Liberty X tour. Well known for their work at arena, stadium and festival level, this is a new, highly flexible Bl

23/04/2003 DTS appoint Director of Operations, DTS Japan
Digital Theater Systems (DTS) have named Nao Ohtake as Director of Operations, DTS Japan. Based in Tokyo and bringing more than 30 years of experience in the consumer electronics industry, Mr. Ohtak

23/04/2003 Edifis to display Lucifer at The Production Show
At this year's Production Show Edifis will exhibit examples from their wide range of industry-leading disk-based systems for broadcast, film and post-production applications. Recent additions includ

23/04/2003 Hearst-Argyle Television choose A.F. Associates
Hearst-Argyle Television, owner of one of the largest US television station groups, have signed an agreement with A.F. Associates (AFA) for consultation services regarding all aspects of their Kansas

23/04/2003 Macrovision announces contract with General Dynamics Interactive
Macrovision Corporation have signed a multi-year contract with General Dynamics Interactive to copy protect Video-On-Demand (VOD) programmes distributed to hotels throughout the world. General Dynam

23/04/2003 Maxtor announce Intel compatible SATA drives
Maxtor Corporation's new Serial ATA (SATA) hard drives have completed compatibility testing with Intel’s 875P chipset for the Pentium 4 processor. Tests were done in both Intel and Maxtor labs. OEMs

23/04/2003 NBC Olympics return to Snell & Wilcox
NBC Olympics are to expand their use of Snell & Wilcox motion-compensated standards converters in their coverage of both the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece and the 2006 Winter Olympics in Tori

23/04/2003 Stagetec launch Reseller Advantage Programme
Stagetec have launched their Reseller Advantage Programme, an innovative reseller model designed to "proactively expand the company’s reseller sales base". Stagetec are the exclusive UK importer and

18/04/2003 Around the world on Custom Consoles M-Desk
Hyperactive Broadcast Ltd, one of Europe's leading broadcast hire companies, have purchased three Custom Consoles M-Desk workstations for use on a new film production of Jules Verne's classic 'Around

18/04/2003 Aspex launch Linedancer
Aspex Technology, a semiconductor company delivering high-performance, programmable imaging processors, officially launched their Linedancer product into the broadcast market at this year’s NAB. Asp

18/04/2003 BECTU voice ITV merger concerns
BECTU have expressed concern over the impact on ITV regional production of a Granada and Carlton merger in their submission to the UK Competition Commission inquiry into the proposed merger between IT

18/04/2003 JVC's release new Professional DV editing recorder
Available now is the latest in JVC's line up of Professional DV recorders, the model BR-DV6000E. The key benefit is the recorder's dual capacity mechanism, enabling it to accept both full size DV ca

18/04/2003 OpTex launch 'revolutionary' extension viewfinder
Following the launch by Sony of the HDVF-C30W 2.7" high definition colour viewfinder for the HDW-F900 and HDW-F750, OpTex have introduced their new extension viewfinder for this unit. Constructed us

18/04/2003 Pharos automate promo effects
Pharos Communications are working with BBC Technology to automate the structure and playout of promotional credits on BBC One and Two. The system makes the task of generating promotional credits bet

18/04/2003 Scottish young filmmakers' talent shining brightly
According to figures issued by First Light, the Film Council's Lottery initiative for 'inspiring young film', Scotland comes out on top for numbers of projects produced under the scheme and money awar

18/04/2003 Sonic8 launch into pro-audio distribution
UK pro-audio distribution company Sonic8 are now shipping products from the installation, live, broadcast and recording sectors. Sonic's MD Stephen Helm, who has twelve years' experience in product d

18/04/2003 SoundField and Soundelux form partnership
Surround sound mic manufacturer and distributor, SoundField, have taken on worldwide distribution, excluding the USA, of the critically acclaimed Soundelux range of valve and FET microphones. Hand bu

18/04/2003 US Telcos embrace APT technology
Codec manufacturer APT and Pulse Communications (Pulsecom) have now delivered over 150 PCAU (Programme Channel Access Units) to customers in the US. One order alone was for 80 units, indicating the e

17/04/2003 AKM Music announce library update
AKM Music have released a royalty free collection of 23 tracks covering music from the past to the present, designed for documentary, historical accounts, landscape and drama productions. With the cu

17/04/2003 Audio Network bring talent to The Production Show
Audio Network Plc, the revolutionary music and sound effects company, have announced that they will be introducing world famous percussionist Evelyn Glennie to the production industry at The Productio

17/04/2003 Bella’s EZ Keyboard Professional Series honoured at NAB
Bella Corporation’s EZ Keyboard Professional Series of digital video editing keyboards received the prestigious Broadcast Engineering Pick Hit award of NAB 2003. The Broadcast Engineering Pick Hit aw

17/04/2003 Drake win prestigious award at NAB 2003
Drake Electronics have been awarded the prestigious '2003 Mario Award' at this year’s NAB. The Mario Awards, presented by TV Technology magazine, are chosen by renowned TV Technology columnist Mario

17/04/2003 Eyeheight DI-2/DX-2 RS-422-based SDI data link
Latest additions to the Eyeheight range of broadcast and post-production equipment, the DI-2 user data inserter and DX-2 data extractor, provide a bridge for the conveyance of RS-422 data in an SDI si