Broadcast News Archive for January, 2004
16/01/2004 Sanyo launch HD LCD projector
Sanyo has announced the launch of its PLV-HD10 High Definition (HD) LCD projector. With a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, the PLV-HD10 dramatically reduces the cost of true HD projection, wh

16/01/2004 SoundToys launch SoundBlender VS multi-effect plug-in for Roland V-Studio platform
SoundToys has announced the release of SoundBlender VS, a new version of the widely acclaimed SoundBlender multi-effects plug-in, specifically designed for the Roland V-Studio platform. This announce

16/01/2004 VTR complete ‘Wacky Races’ commercial for Vauxhall Corsa
Commercials and digital film post production house VTR has completed intensive visual effects work on ‘Wacky Races’, DLKW’s new commercial for the Vauxhall Corsa. Directed by Jason Smith of Brave Fil

16/01/2004 Xytech Systems & Dax Solutions announce strategic partnership
Xytech Systems, the workflow systems management developer, has teamed with DAX Solutions, the digital asset management solution provider, to offer an integrated solution to the entertainment and commu

15/01/2004 ATI Technologies licenses Sonic AuthorScript
ATI Technologies, a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative 3D graphics and digital media silicon solutions, has licensed Sonic’s AuthorScript, which ATI has embedded into its award-winning

15/01/2004 Channel 9 opt for LinkXP wireless camera systems
Australian network Channel 9 has bought another four LinkXP wireless camera systems from Link Research, each with an encoder/modulator option built-in for satellite newsgathering and Flyaways. The Li

15/01/2004 Dutch broadcaster purchases multiple Inscriber Inca AutoCG systems
NOS, the national broadcaster of The Netherlands, has purchased six Inca AutoCG systems to be used for newscasts. The Inca AutoCG systems are a recent addition to NOS' new studios, and will provide n

15/01/2004 Fujinon's new broadcast quality lens now available from Psyer-SGI
Pyser-SGI has added the new Fujinon A18x7.6BERM/BERD 2/3” format broadcast quality ENG lens to its product line. Designed using Fujinon's exclusive GO-Technology, the A18x7.6 provides significantly

15/01/2004 Minister delivers BBC Charter Review update
Speaking at this week’s Oxford Media Convention 2004, held at Oxford University, Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell discussed progress of the public consultation into the BBC’s Charter Review. She reveal

15/01/2004 OmniBus Systems announces $12.5m cash boost
OmniBus Systems have announced that its majority shareholder Palamon Capital Partners has made a new capital injection of $12.5m. The funding is intended to retire debt and support further technolog

15/01/2004 Pact announces Ofcom roadshow to tour UK
Pact executives, key council members and representatives from the Producers Rights Agency (PRA) will be on the road across the UK next month to explain what Ofcom’s new Codes of Practice mean for the

15/01/2004 Ross Video launches ‘Monster’ analogue switcher trade-in programme
Ross Video have announced the launch of an unprecedented trade in programme, for a limited time, offering customers an opportunity to trade in older analogue switchers for up to US $10,000 in credit a

15/01/2004 Stan Winston to be President of the Imagina Awards 2004 jury
Stan Winston, director, producer, and founder of visual effects powerhouse Digital Domain, is to be the President of the Imagina Awards 2004 jury. The Imagina Awards are given for the best graphic w

15/01/2004 The Machine Room complete HD work on ‘Girl With a Pearl Earring’
The Machine Room has completed HD transfer, grading and titles for the forthcoming feature film ‘Girl With a Pearl Earring’. The Olivia Hetreed screenplay is an adaptation of Tracy Chevalier’s 1999 be

14/01/2004 APTN name new Managing Director
Associated Press Television News (APTN) has appointed Nigel Baker as its new Managing Director. Baker was previously Director of Content for APTN. In his new role, he will report to Ian Ritchie, Vice

14/01/2004 BBC Charter Review to consult nation’s youth
Children and young people throughout the UK are to be asked their views on the BBC as part of a major review of its future, Media Secretary Tessa Jowell has announced. She spelt out how the public co

14/01/2004 BBC World’s ‘Dynamic Junctions’ project completed
Pro-Bel and Chyron have completed the design and installation of software and hardware for BBC World's newly launched ‘Dynamic Junctions’, which have revolutionised the content between the channel's p

14/01/2004 Corinthian Television to close St John’s Wood Studios premises
Corinthian Television is to cease operations at its St John's Wood Studios premises, in order to focus on building its business from Chiswick Park. "It was a hard decision for us to leave St John's W

14/01/2004 Framestore CFC complete CG ant spots for the Post Office
Framestore CFC has supervised, animated and composited a series of spots for the Post Office, featuring a CG 3D ant. 'Ant in Australia' and 'Ice Cream Van', the first two spots, began running concurr

14/01/2004 Harris awarded $96m Iraqi Media Network contract
Harris Corporation has been awarded a $96 million one-year contract by the US Defense Contracting Command-Washington (DCC-W), on behalf of the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) currently governing

14/01/2004 Huge Systems introduce new SD support products
Huge Systems, a leading storage solutions provider to the non-linear editing and content creation markets, is expanding their MediaVault family of products with two new product lines, the MediaVault-U

14/01/2004 Ross Video appoints European Sales chief
Ross Video has announced the promotion of Sharon Quigley to head up its newly expanded European Sales Group. With 14 years of industry experience, Quigley has held key sales and marketing positions w

14/01/2004 Sonic Solutions debuts AuthorScript 5.5 for PC
Sonic Solutions have debuted Sonic AuthorScript 5.5, the latest version of its engine for the creation and burning of DVD, video CD and CD audio discs on PCs and consumer electronics (CE) devices. De

14/01/2004 The Classic Car Agency help out The Doghouse
The Classic Car Agency, dedicated providers of specialist automobiles for the film, television, advertising and promotions industries, has been appointed to source a suitable car for the launch of The

13/01/2004 A.F. Associates to design and build HD facility
A.F. Associates, Inc. (AFA), an Ascent Media Network Services company, has been contracted by Herring Broadcasting to design and build facilities to produce and originate ‘Wealth TV’, a high definitio