Broadcast News Archive for January, 2004
23/01/2004 AP International appoint Deputy International Editor
AP International have named Barry Renfrew as its Deputy International Editor. In his new role, Renfrew will report to Ian Ritchie, Vice President-Global Business and Managing Director of AP Internat

23/01/2004 DVI Gear seeks European distributors
DVI Gear, the world's largest manufacturer of DVI, HDMI and HDTV connectors since 1999, is to exhibit at the ISE show in Geneva next month, seeking European distributors. The inaugural Integrated Sy

23/01/2004 European production and broadcast quotas to be reviewed
Work has started on a review of the impact of the quotas that require television channels throughout Europe to fill more than half their schedules with European productions. This policy was designed

23/01/2004 FilmLight technology used on ‘Cold Mountain’
FilmLight’s digital intermediate products Northlight, Baselight and Truelight were all used at Framestore CFC on the Grammy-nominated feature ‘Cold Mountain’. The film was scanned in 2003 on the Nor

23/01/2004 Irish Arts Council create Film Specialist role
The Irish Arts Council (An Chomhairle Ealaíon) has announced the appointment of Jane Doolan to the new part-time consulting role of Film Specialist. As a member of the arts policy team, reporting to

23/01/2004 Maxtor Corporation reports strong financial results
Maxtor Corporation has announced its financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 27, 2003. Revenue for the quarter was $1.171 billion. The Company reported net income on a GAAP basis of

23/01/2004 Midlands filmmakers' work receives television debut
Four novice filmmakers are to have their work screened on television in January February. Three of the filmmakers, from Birmingham, Herefordshire and Wolverhampton, will see their 10 minutes factual

23/01/2004 SYPHA launches new Pro Camera Guide edition
SYPHA, specialist in professional A/V equipment guides, has launched a new edition of its online guide for professional digital video cameras. The completely updated Pro Digital Camera Guide provide

23/01/2004 Unitel to use Quantel eQ and QColour to extend HD film work
Multi-award winning Philippines production company Unitel has finished commissioning an eQ and QColor so that it can take full advantage of shooting in High Definition. The Manila-based company is us

22/01/2004 Avid Xpress Pro and Media Composer Adrenaline to support Windows Media 9 Series
Avid Technology has announced plans to support Microsoft’s Windows Media 9 Series in future versions of the Avid Xpress Pro and Media Composer Adrenaline products. Similar to the export option for W

22/01/2004 CTBF appoint new Director of Development
The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund have appointed Gayle Gover as Director of Development. Gover, previously with the Essex Air Ambulance, has almost 20 years experience in a Business Developm

22/01/2004 EMAP Media announce rebranded 2004 Production Show
EMAP Media has unveiled a name change for The Production Show and the details of Broadcast Week. The 2004 event will be called The Broadcast Production Show and will take place from May 18-20 2004 at

22/01/2004 Generator Post chooses Quantel’s HD-capable eQ system
Finland’s leading postproduction house, Generator Post, has purchased a Quantel eQ HD editing system to bolster its feature film and commercials editing capabilities. Generator Post was established i

22/01/2004 JWT project powered by WAM!NET
J. Walter Thompson (JWT), the largest advertising agency in the US and the fourth largest in the world, is to globally launch Thompson Image Factory (TIF), a customised asset management system powered

22/01/2004 MEDIApro to upgrade OB vehicle for HD
MEDIApro is to refurbish one of its OB trucks to make it HD capable. Eumóvil (a member of the MEDIApro group located near Madrid) OB-2 is being transformed to work with up to 12 HD cameras and will b

22/01/2004 Pharos supplies new scheduling system for BBC World Service
Pharos Communications has won the contract to build a new automated scheduling system for BBC World Service. Routing control will be based at the international broadcaster's London HQ in Bush House.

22/01/2004 Sound Images opt for APT’s WorldNet Tokyo
US-based audio specialist Sound Images recently invested in a WorldNet Tokyo ISDN codec from Belfast-based manufacturer APT. Sound Images is a company with an enviable client list pulled from across

22/01/2004 Young filmmaker makes big screen debut thanks to First Writes
A short film created by an 11-year-old has made its big screen debut alongside two other winning films from the young people’s screenwriting competition First Writes. The films were premiered to a pa

21/01/2004 Custom Consoles expands M-Desk range
Custom Consoles has announced two new additions to its M-Desk range of studio furniture, Media Desk and Wave Desk. Designed for use in video edit suites, Media Desk is a 1,750 mm width dual-level des

21/01/2004 Gefen launch Extreme HDTV cables
Extreme HDTV cables from Gefen support long and short distance HDTV resolutions by combining fibre optics and DDC signals into a single cable with DVI connectors. As video and control signals are co

21/01/2004 Multi Media Replication to offer ‘DVD on Demand’
Multi Media Replication is to announce its new ‘DVD on Demand’ service at Video Forum, to be held in Wembley, from February 10-12 2004. DVD on Demand gives the customer the power to choose what they

21/01/2004 Ofcom appoints Director for England
Ofcom has appointed Simon Crine as its Director for England, effective from February 26. Crine will be part of the UK External Relations team with special responsibility for representing Ofcom to sta

21/01/2004 Philips' multimedia software speeds up BBC news
Philips has announced a breakthrough in television news broadcasting by the BBC, enabled by software specially developed by the Philips Software business group. By using mobile phones equipped with

21/01/2004 Pure Television seeks production partners for horrific gameshow
‘Terrortower!’, billed as “the scariest gameshow on earth”, is now in development at Preston based television indie Pure Television. The 60-minute pilot is a tester for a new television adventure ga

21/01/2004 Tartan Shorts winners announced
From a hero with a hair deficiency to a feuding family and a search for sensual utopia, a trio of imaginative stories have been selected to be made under 2004’s Tartan Shorts short film scheme. A jo