Broadcast News Archive for January, 2004
30/01/2004 2003 Technical Colloquium hailed as success
The 2003 Technical Colloquium, hosted by the Royal Television Society Thames Valley Centre, has been hailed as a success by both delegates and speakers. The topic, ‘A Revolution in Programme Producti

30/01/2004 Directors Guild of Great Britain announce annual awards
The Directors Guild of Great Britain is to inaugurate its first Annual Awards for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Film and British Television with a gala ceremony at the Curzon Mayfair in Londo

30/01/2004 Discreet ships fire 6 and smoke 6 worldwide
Discreet has announced that its non-linear editing and finishing systems, fire 6 and smoke 6, are shipping worldwide. Discreet’s editing systems are shaping a new generation of powerful data-centric

30/01/2004 DVB World 2004 returns to Dublin in March
In March 2004 DVB World is to again be held in Dublin. Alongside the keynote address by Ulrich Reimers, Chair of DVB's Technical Module, one of the main draws is a special presentation by TV Globo's

30/01/2004 Dyke scores line in Hutton mud
Former BBC Director-General Greg Dyke has said that he was shocked that the Hutton Report was "so black and white" and has claimed that the report's conclusions were "quite clearly wrong". In an outs

30/01/2004 New talent boosts Framestore CFC
Framestore CFC has announced growth of over 30% in 2003. During the period over 100 new recruits joined, from all parts of the world, boosting the company's work across film, television and advertisi

30/01/2004 Optibase introduces high definition PCI decoders
Optibase has announced the introduction of a new product family of High Definition (HD) PCI decoders, VideoPlex HD. The extension of Optibase's line of video playback solutions to encompass HD is a

30/01/2004 ORF choose PMC surround monitoring
PMC has announced the installation of a AML1 active surround system by Austrian Broadcast Corporation (ORF) in its control room facility in the world famous Musikverein concert hall in Vienna. This

30/01/2004 The Hive completes ITV News promotion
Soho effects and animation studio The Hive has created a high-profile promotion for ITV, showing the exceptional heritage of the station’s news service over the last 50 years, and which also informs v

29/01/2004 APT & PRODYS announce reciprocal deal
Spanish audio and video compression specialist PRODYS has agreed to license Belfast based APT’s groundbreaking audio compression algorithm apt-X for use in its BACO Audio Compression Engine Module.

29/01/2004 ATG selected for BBC Broadcast central storage and archive project
ATG Broadcast, one of Europe's leading systems integrators, has been selected by BBC Broadcast as systems integrator for the Central Storage and Archive system to be installed in Broadcast Centre. I

29/01/2004 Aurora introduces new compact converters and distribution amplifiers
Aurora Video Systems has announced the launch of the first products in the company's new Diversity family of compact digital video converters and distribution amplifiers (DAs) for high-quality signal

29/01/2004 BBC Director-General Greg Dyke quits
The fallout from the Hutton Inquiry has continued today with the resignation of the BBC's director general Greg Dyke. Mr Dyke told the waiting media scrum outside Broadcasting House this afternoon th

29/01/2004 Cardiff facility purchases Avid DS Nitris
Mwnci, Cardiff’s leading postproduction company, has purchased an Avid DS Nitris system, four Avid Media Composer Adrenaline systems and an Avid Unity MediaNetwork system with six terabytes of storage

29/01/2004 Davies resigns, but expresses concern over Hutton
In the aftermath of The Hutton Report, which roundly condemned BBC editorial procedures and the corporation's governance, the BBC Chairman of Governors Gavyn Davies has resigned. Mr Davies accepted t

29/01/2004 DNF Controls to release new VTR Control Module
DNF Controls is to launch its new VTR Control Module for its Flex Control Network line of integrated machine control building blocks at NAB 2004. Flex Control Network offers flexible, reliable, modu

29/01/2004 GenArts releases Sapphire Plug-ins for Adobe After Effects compatibles
GenArts has announced the immediate availability of its industry-renowned Sapphire Plug-ins for a growing number of Adobe After Effects plug-in compatible products. This new release brings the superi

29/01/2004 Miranda launches PresStation HD/SD multi-channel master control switcher panel
Miranda Technologies has announced the launch of PresStation, an ultra-compact, fully featured, and highly affordable multi-channel HD/SD master control switcher panel. PresStation operates with Mira

29/01/2004 RTS award-winner to set up animation film company
A Bristol man is planning to set up an animation film company, after winning an award from the Royal Television Society for a film he made while studying at the International Film School Wales (IFSW).

28/01/2004 Ark VFX launches new website
A new website for Sheffield based Ark VFX has just been launched, designed to promote the company’s considerable portfolio of artwork and imagery. Since its launch last year, the company has been w

28/01/2004 Bad day for BBC as Hutton catalogues 'defects'
Lord Hutton's report into the Kelly affair has today delivered a damning indictment of the BBC's "defective" editorial systems, management policies, and self-regulation. Worse still for the corporati

28/01/2004 BBC Chairman of Governors resigns
BREAKING NEWS: The BBC has reported that its Chairman of Governors Gavyn Davies is to resign following blistering criticism of the corporation's procedures and management in today’s Hutton Report. Mr

28/01/2004 BBC News and PA announce trial distribution arrangement
BBC News and The Press Association (PA) recently announced the start of a trial service to deliver raw BBC News material to broadcasters outside the UK on the day of transmission. The Press Associat

28/01/2004 BBC Technology delivers playout infrastructure control to Broadcast Centre
BBC Technology has announced that its Colledia Control system will be used to monitor and control the playout infrastructure at the BBC's new Broadcast Centre. Opened in October 2003, the Broadcast C

28/01/2004 Channel 4 IdeasFactory Scotland invites production tenders
Channel 4 IdeasFactory Scotland is seeking a Glasgow production company for a new television comedy initiative. This project will form a major part of IdeasFactory Scotland, the Channel 4 initiative