Broadcast News Archive for January, 2004
21/01/2004 The Machine Room complete HD work on ‘Suzie Gold’
The Machine Room has completed HD transfer, grading and titles re-mastering for the forthcoming British movie, ‘Suzie Gold’. Starring Summer Phoenix, Rebecca Front and Leo Gregory, and a cameo by Rac

21/01/2004 VertigoXmedia launches new Election Graphics System
VertigoXmedia, a leading developer of broadcast graphics automation solutions, has announced the launch of a new turnkey election package, the Xmedia Election Graphics System. The comprehensive pack

21/01/2004 Welsh film lecturer focuses on RAF fighter pilots
Chris Morris, a lecturer at the International Film School Wales (IFSW), has completed filming a television series about novice fighter pilots in training as the Iraq war unfolded. Morris, Programme L

20/01/2004 BBC Costume + Wigs scoops high profile film work
BBC Costume + Wigs have secured business with a number of high profile designers working on major films. Recent work include costumes for ‘Girl With a Pearl Earring’, which tells the story behind the

20/01/2004 Corinthian Television names Sony as technology partner
Corinthian Television has chosen Sony as its technology partner for its transmission facility and forthcoming projects in Chiswick Park. "We chose Sony because the systems integrations division has

20/01/2004 Denmark celebrates 2004 with BBC Prime
BBC Prime, the British entertainment channel, experienced a viewership surge across Denmark as the nation crossed into New Year 2004. In figures released today, viewership on BBC Prime on New Year's

20/01/2004 Fineline fund Plant Room Steadicam purchase
The Plant Room will travel to Brazil in summer 2004 to shoot ‘The Making of the Pirelli Calendar, 2005’ with new equipment funded by Fineline Media Finance. A leading provider of equipment and crew

20/01/2004 JVC announces plans for Video Forum 2004
JVC Professional Europe will demonstrate the latest in digital image technology at this year's Video Forum 2004. Showcasing Professional DV and HD camcorders, Professional DV VTRs as well as high re

20/01/2004 Ofcom sets out process for publication of complaints bulletins
Ofcom has announced that it is to publish weekly complaints bulletins. The reports will be available on Ofcom's website each Tuesday and will alternate between advertising and programme complaints fi

20/01/2004 Projected Image Digital launches new D-Tek products
Digital media server and content specialists Projected Image Digital has launched two important new products from D-Tek Industries – the D-Switch and the D-Switch Pro. Both products are designed to a

20/01/2004 SignaSys release reprint of ‘TV on Wheels: the Story of Remote Television Production’
SignaSys is to release a limited run, special edition reprint of Jim Boston's co-authored ‘TV on Wheels: the Story of Remote Television Production’. The first book of its kind on the television indus

20/01/2004 Statistics reveal 2003 is busiest year in Liverpool Film Office’s history
New figures show that Liverpool's film and television industry broke all records in 2003. Statistics from the city council's Film Office reveal it organised the equivalent of 612 days of filming dur

20/01/2004 Tandberg Television and ScheduALL integrate management systems
Tandberg Television, a leading supplier of open solutions for digital broadcasting and broadband, is enhancing its advanced Telco system management solution, Cortex, with ScheduALL - the widely used p

19/01/2004 'Cold Mountain' is the frontrunner in 2004 BAFTA nominations
Anthony Minghella’s American Civil War epic, ‘Cold Mountain’ and Peter Jackson’s final installment in ‘The Lord Of The Rings’ trilogy, ‘The Return Of The King’ lead the list of nominations for the 200

19/01/2004 Digidesign to receive Oscar for Pro Tools System
Avid Technology has announced that its audio division, Digidesign, will receive an Academy Award of Merit (Oscar statuette) from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The statuette, which

19/01/2004 Eyeheight launches new periScope in-vision audio display
periScope , the latest addition to the Eyeheight range of broadcast and post-production equipment, is a rugged dual in-vision audio level display for use with embedded or AES digital audio. Left and

19/01/2004 Imago France appointed Optibase distributor
Optibase, the video streaming developer, has appointed the Paris-based subsidiary of specialist video communications distributor Imago as the company's sole distributor in France, Belgium and Luxembou

19/01/2004 InnovaSON SY80 chosen for all new ‘Top of the Pops’
When the BBC decided to revamp Top of the Pops it committed itself to live broadcast and live performances the new InnovaSON Sy80 digital console was chosen to handle the highly demanding job of mixin

19/01/2004 Japan’s NHK installs two SSL XL9000K series consoles
Japan’s national broadcaster NHK has installed two Solid State Logic XL9000K SuperAnalogue consoles in its concert hall in Tokyo. NHK Hall is located next to the broadcaster’s main headquarters and i

19/01/2004 Ofcom to review the regulation of Electronic Programme Guides
Ofcom has published a consultation The Regulation of Electronic Programme Guide on the regulation of Electronic Programme Guides (EPGs). The consultation seeks views on a proposed EPG code, as well a

19/01/2004 Studio Rec purchases two eQs for commercials production
Studio Rec Co. Ltd, one of the leading facilities houses in Northern Japan, has chosen two Quantel eQ Resolution Co-existent HD editing systems to be the fulcrum of its highly successful commercials p

16/01/2004 Bright start for Plymouth Media-Partnership
Plymouth Media-Partnership (PM-P), the organisation set up to promote the digital and creative content industries in Plymouth and the surrounding area, has attracted 120 members in the first two month

16/01/2004 Framestore CFC impress ‘Cold Mountain’ director Minghella
One of this year’s most widely anticipated releases, ‘Cold Mountain’, written for the screen and directed by Anthony Minghella, was digitally mastergraded by Framestore CFC. Minghella decided to come

16/01/2004 Media 100 release 844/x Version 3
Media 100 has announced the release of Version 3.0 software for 844/X. The largest software expansion of 844/X since its inception in 2002, Version 3.0 advances 844/X with many new real-time, multi-

16/01/2004 Optibase receives favourable award in arbitration with Merrill Lynch
Optibase has announced that a New York Stock Exchange-appointed arbitration panel has awarded the company $1.79 million, on a February 2002 claim related to an investment dispute with Merrill Lynch.