Broadcast News Archive for September, 2003
25/09/2003 East England’s filming assets to be showcased in new guide
The East of England’s charms as a filming location, demonstrated by 'Sylvia', 'Saving Private Ryan' and 'The Hours', are to be showcased in a unique Production Guide dedicated to the region that will

25/09/2003 Incite Editor 3.1 released
Multimedia Corporation have announced the release of Incite Editor 3.1. The new version delivers a host of new workflow enhancements and features, building on the revolutionary power of Incite Edito

25/09/2003 McMillan improve communications at CACFOA
McMillan Presentations, a leading supplier of specialised video, broadcast and communication products and services, have completed the installation of a major videoconferencing system at the Chief and

25/09/2003 Pinnacle Systems delivers Cinéwave 4 for new Power Mac G5
Pinnacle Systems have announced the immediate availability of a new version of CinéWave 4, the powerful hardware and software combination for Apple's Final Cut Pro 4, which provides full support for A

25/09/2003 SADiE adopt AAF interchange format
SADiE has announced the imminent release of software integrating the Advanced Authoring Format (AAF) file interchange standard for multimedia. AAF support will be available as an option on the compa

25/09/2003 Sony DMX-R100 chosen for BBC music OB
Sony UK has announced the installation of a Sony DMX-R100 digital console into the BBC’s recently refurbished C+ Outside Broadcast vehicle. The installation also includes the SIU-100T System Interfac

25/09/2003 Successful production solution for NRK's 'FBI' and 'Puls'
The two successful productions, FBI and Puls, have had their season premier with a new production solution delivered by Mediateket. The main objective for the project was work flow, based on an IT so

24/09/2003 Al-Jazeera adopt Pinnacle character generators and clip servers
Al-Jazeera, the Qatar based broadcaster, has ordered additional live production tools from Pinnacle to support its new documentary channel which is due for launch in early 2004. The decision is part

24/09/2003 BBC Broadcast appoint Head of TV Production
BBC Broadcast have appointed Laura Gould as Head of TV Production. Gould will be in charge of the TV production department, which produces promotions and trails for both the BBC and other broadcaster

24/09/2003 Digigram and The Venetian hook up to create 'musica bella'
The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas has chosen Digigram Audio Manager and NCX Networked Audio Terminals to distribute background music over the existing Ethernet network throughout the casin

24/09/2003 LNN choose Quartz for centralised ITV regions playout project
Quartz have announced that London News Network has completed a large project centralising ITV playout at its facility in central London. The new installation, built around a twelve Channel QMC master

24/09/2003 Popwire Technology ship Compression Master 2.1
Popwire have begun shipping their new Compression Master 2.1, an unrivalled Mac OS X-based encoder supporting ISMA and 3GPP specifications, now with optimised performance, extended format support and

24/09/2003 Scopus launch E-1200 professional MPEG-2 DVB encoder
Scopus Network Technologies have announced the introduction of a new professional MPEG-2, DVB encoder, the E-1200. Scopus’ new E-1200 advanced MPEG-2, DVB Encoder is designed to meet the high-end mar

24/09/2003 Scopus open UK & Scandinavian office
Scopus Network Technologies have announced the opening of a UK and Scandinavia office. The new office will focus on servicing Scopus’ UK and Scandinavian customers. Scopus’ new office will further co

24/09/2003 Sonic release RecordNow! 6
Sonic Solutions have released the newest version of its award-winning RecordNow! line of disc burning software. RecordNow! 6 allows users to easily burn music, photos and video to CD, as well as cre

23/09/2003 Audio Network feature at MipCom
Several high profile productions showcasing at MipCom 2003 are to feature music content from Audio Network, the revolutionary new music service for the broadcast industry. Titles using the Audio Netw

23/09/2003 Grampian appoint new board member
Grampian Television have appointed a key member of staff at the University of Abertay Dundee to their Regional Board of Directors. Jackie McKenzie, who is the Graduate Enterprise Manager with Embreon

23/09/2003 HTV West receive international awards
Five television programmes from HTV West in Bristol have won awards at this year’s Columbus International Film and Video Festival in the USA. The festival is the longest running of its kind in the US

23/09/2003 Macromedia announce MAX 2003 conference
Macromedia has announced the debut of its MAX Conference, which combines the best of the company's popular DevCon and UCON events. The event will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, from November 18-21.

23/09/2003 Omneon Video Networks to supply media servers for BBC Broadcast
Omneon Video Networks, the leading provider in cost-effective and flexible networked media servers, today announced that its Media Server Systems have been selected for use in the Broadcast Centre, th

23/09/2003 Riyadh Television selects Omneon Media Server
Omneon Video Networks has been selected by Modern Media Systems of Saudi Arabia to provide networked media servers for a major upgrade to the Ministry of Information’s Riyadh Television Studios. As p

23/09/2003 SGL announce two new appointments
Software Generation Ltd (SGL) have appointed Paul Shonfeld as EMEA Sales Manager and Phil Bettison as Broadcast Technical Consultant, in response to market demands for their digital archiving software

23/09/2003 Tony Ball to step down as BSkyB Chief Executive
BSkyB Chief Executive Tony Ball has announced that he will not renew his service contract with the company. Ball will continue as Chief Executive until a successor is appointed, which is likely to be

22/09/2003 APA recognise top British commercials
The Advertising Producers Association (APA) have announced the year's top commercials at their annual celebratory evening, held at the Victoria and Albert Museum on September 18. The selected commerc

22/09/2003 Bowie brings global Reality to 5.1 live
The ever-innovative David Bowie scored another world first on September 8 when he broadcast a live concert from London that was simul-cast with 5.1 sound via satellite to cinemas and theatres across E