Broadcast News Archive for April, 2003
14/04/2003 Amstrad announce Sky+ manufacturing deal
Amstrad have announced the signing of an agreement with Sky to manufacture boxes for the Sky+ service. Amstrad anticipate that the boxes will be available to the public towards the end of 2003. Comm

14/04/2003 Dantz Development expand in Europe
Dantz Development Corporation, a leading provider of backup and restore software for small and midsize businesses (SMB), have announced the establishment of the European headquarters for Dantz Develop

14/04/2003 IDP win ITV prize for best interactive television developer
After six years of research and development and the widespread adoption of their RegieLine technology, IDP have now received international recognition for their contribution to developing interactive

14/04/2003 Kinoton supply ClipRecorderHD RAID to CineByte
Kinoton GmbH have announced that CineByte GmbH, a Potsdam-Babelsberg based company, have purchased a ClipRecorderHD system. CineByte are a supplier of many different digital film services. Their fiel

14/04/2003 Mill CG artist wins animation award
Mill New York’s CG artist Aron Hjartarson has won the Best Animator award at this year’s First Boards Awards, held recently in LA. Hjartarson was judged on CG projects such as 'Mike’s Hard Lemonade'

14/04/2003 Slim, flexible, low powered LCD monitors shown at NAB 2003
Gefen's new line of dual-purpose TV/PC LCD monitors sport an ultra-thin design and are designed to enable full or partial screen television viewing while working on a personal computer. The monitors

14/04/2003 Sony begin e-VTR deliveries
Sony have shipped their first BKMW-E2000 to Swiss TV production centre tpc. The company will use the kits to add e-VTR functionality to a number of MPEG IMX VTRs, to further integrate AV and IT-base

14/04/2003 Sundance Digital offer digital asset management at NAB 2003
Sundance Digital have entered the digital asset management arena with a solution designed to overcome barriers that inhibit widespread access to, and use of valuable creative content. The Dallas are

11/04/2003 Digital Rapids introduce Stream 500p
Digital Rapids have released the Stream 500p, a new portable solution for laptops that allows professional quality video capture, encoding, and streaming at remote locations. The Stream 500p is an ex

11/04/2003 Evoke Productions & Rosco brand BBC World Music Awards
For the second year running evoke productions were approached to creatively brand the BBC Radio 3 Awards for World Music. Using a combination of custom lighting, projection and effects evoke transfor

11/04/2003 Film London appoint Wootton as first chief executive
Adrian Wootton will be the first chief executive of Film London, the new body charged with representing and developing the film and media industry in the UK's capitol. He is currently the acting dire

11/04/2003 Global Society for Asset Management debuts at NAB
GSAM, the Global Society for Asset Management, has made its official debut at NAB 2003 with a roster of founding members that include the leaders of the digital asset management industry, including As

11/04/2003 KATA announce partnership with Bogen
KATA, a world leader in the design, development and manufacturing of high quality, protective solutions and carrying systems for broadcast and video equipment, have teamed up with Bogen Photo Corp to

11/04/2003 Ofcom appoints Olympic athlete to broadcasting regulator
Jonathan Edwards, the Olympic triple jump gold medallist and presenter of the BBC's Songs of Praise, is joining a panel unveiled by Ofcom this week to regulate taste and decency in broadcasting. Mr E

11/04/2003 Omneon Video Networks appoint marketing VP
Omneon Video Networks have announced a key appointment to their management team by naming Geoff Stedman as Vice President of Marketing. Stedman will have responsibility for all marketing functions, i

11/04/2003 Sony makes 'Dreams' come true in Europe
Following the huge success of last year's US-based Dreams Project, Young & Rubicam Advertising and Sony Electronics are to present 'Dreams 2003:Joy' in Europe. The project involved leading commercial

11/04/2003 Sony showcase new half mix-effect software
The new Sony half mix effect (M/E) software, launched officially at this year's NAB, adds an additional 0.5 M/E bank to any 1, 2 or 3 M/E DVS-9000 production switcher. The DVS-9000 is now available i

10/04/2003 APT and Sonifex provide solution for the AA
Belfast-based codec manufacturer APT recently won a substantial order from Sonifex to supply 70 ICD128 PCBs, which have been used by the company to fulfil a major contract for the Automobile Associati

10/04/2003 BBC & Quantel work on tapeless post solution
BBC Post Production have announced that they have partnered with Quantel to introduce a digital server based solution that will be phased in to service BBC Post Production’s customers, including BBC S

10/04/2003 Curious Software develops gFx Pro for Mac OS X
Curious Software has announced the launch at NAB 2003 of its Curious gFx range of software for Apple's Mac OS X. gFx is a powerful integrated paint, rotoscoping and compositing system, available in v

10/04/2003 CustomFlix integrate Sonic OpenDVD Technology
CustomFlix, an innovator in on-demand video and DVD publishing, have incorporated Sonic AuthorScript and OpenDVD technology into their online DVD publishing solution, allowing customers to easily upda

10/04/2003 DK Audio unveil new products at NAB
DK Audio will be unveiling a number of new products at the NAB 2003 exhibition in Las Vegas. Among these will be the MSD600M++, an enhanced version of DK-Audio’s popular MSD600M surround meter that f

10/04/2003 JVC demo hand-held professional HD camcorder
At NAB 2003, JVC Professional Products are demonstrating the JY-HD10U, the world's first professional hand-held camcorder with full HD recording capabilities. The single CCD (1.18 million pixel, 16:9

10/04/2003 Link Research launch enhanced L1000 compact encoders
currently exhibiting at NAB, Link Research have launched a Low Bit Rate on its L1000 range of encoders. This extends the standard minimum bit rate of 2.5 Mb/s down to 500 kb/s. Until now the L1000 wa

10/04/2003 Pinnacle Systems alter EditionExperience schedule
Pinnacle Systems has announced they are making changes to the EditionExperience roadshows. The free morning introductory sessions have been extended to two hours so that they run from 11 – 1, the aft