Broadcast News Archive for January, 2004
13/01/2004 BBFC announce major public consultation
Three years after the publication of the latest film and video classification guidelines, the BBFC is going back to the public to ask 'are we still getting it right?' Robin Duval, Director of the BBF

13/01/2004 MEDIA Antenna Scotland celebrates tenth anniversary
MEDIA Antenna Scotland, the office of the European Union’s MEDIA initiative, is celebrating its tenth anniversary. During its ten years of operation MEDIA Antenna Scotland has attracted funds of nea

13/01/2004 PDL launches new web site with downloadable design solutions for studios
Projects Department Ltd have recently completed a major overhaul of their website, In addition to the usual information regarding their services offered, past projects an

13/01/2004 Pinnacle Systems announces free WaveLab Essential with Liquid Edition
From January 15 until April 15, those who buy a full version of Pinnacle Systems Liquid Edition or Liquid Edition Pro will receive a copy of Steinberg’s WaveLab Essential digital audio editor, worth £

13/01/2004 Ross Video appoints Gee Broadcast UK distributor
Gee Broadcast Systems has been appointed as the Ross Video Distributor for the UK. Keith Gee, MD of Gee Broadcast, said: “ We are particularly pleased at this agreement with Ross Video. We have admi

13/01/2004 Rushes complete Alan Whicker commercials
Rushes have completed post work on a new series of Travelocity commercials, starring travel show legend Alan Whicker. Rushes Bill McNamara said: "This series of commercials was shot over four days in

13/01/2004 Size and scale of UK film industry to be measured
The biggest ever survey of the UK film industry workforce is to commence this month. A representative sample of several thousand film workers, ranging from set crafts to producers, will be questione

13/01/2004 Sonic announce Wyse Technology partnership
Sonic Solutions has entered into a marketing agreement with Wyse Technology, the domain experts in server-centric computing (SCC), to integrate AuthorScript, Sonic’s DVD recording and playback technol

13/01/2004 The Pixel Farm and Reflecmedia join forces
The Pixel Farm has announced a partnership with award-winning chroma key specialist Reflecmedia. The exciting collaboration between the UK-based companies is set to have a radical impact on working

12/01/2004 Fineline launches range of broadcast insurance products
Fineline Media Finance, provider of finance to the broadcast industry, has launched a range of insurance products specially designed to meet the needs of those working in the broadcast industry. Gare

12/01/2004 InPhase Technologies appoints Mike Gustafson to board of directors
InPhase Technologies, the leader in holographic data storage systems and media, have announced that Mike Gustafson, senior vice president of worldwide marketing at McDATA Corporation, has been appoint

12/01/2004 Munro Acoustics create mastering room for URM Audio
Studio design company Munro Acoustics has transformed a 19th century coach house in Suffolk into an editing and mastering facility. The new studio now forms the main production headquarters of URM A

12/01/2004 Record 'double-take' of £1.17bn for UK film industry
Several top-drawer big-budget films including the latest Harry Potter, a Bridgit Jones follow-up and a remake of 'Alfie' helped the UK film production industry towards a record year. Figures produced

12/01/2004 SignaSys CTO Mark Brown to speak at NAB 2004
SignaSys CTO Mark Brown is scheduled to present a paper at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) 58th Annual Broadcast Engineering Conference. Brown's presentation falls during the Televisio

12/01/2004 SMG and Scottish Screen announce New Found Films 2005
Scottish Television, Grampian Televsion and Scottish Screen are seeking applications for two new features to be shot under the internationally acclaimed and award-winning digital New Found Films schem

12/01/2004 Sonic Solutions enhance TiVo Series2 with DVD option
Sonic Solutions, the leader in DVD creation software, has teamed with TiVo, creator of television services for digital video recorders (DVRs), to allow TiVo Series2 subscribers with Home Media Option

12/01/2004 The Pixel Farm release PFMatch matchmoving application
The Pixel Farm, a new company focused on innovation in the field of high-end digital post-production, has announced the release of their new low cost match moving application, PFMatch. Originating f

12/01/2004 Xytech Systems and Voyager Telecommunications announce partnership
Xytech Systems Corporation, a leading provider of workflow and media asset management software, has announced a strategic partnership with ATMS (Automated Traffic Management System) developer Voyager

09/01/2004 DV Keyboard wins Videomaker 'Product of the Year' Award
Bella Corporation’s DV Keyboard has won Magazines prestigious ‘Product of the Year Award’ in the Best Post-Production Accessory category. Bella produces both the DV Keyboard and Professional Series

09/01/2004 FX Rentals proves itself ‘Lord of the Rentals’
FX Rentals played a large part in the scoring process of the final instalment of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, ‘The Return of the King’. The West London-based hire specialist supplied transportable

09/01/2004 announce upgraded PitchBoards Themes with Final Draft AV compatibility
KeynotePro has announced the immediate availability of its updated PitchBoards Themes, which now include full compatibility with Keynote presentations exported from Final Draft AV, the acclaimed dual-

09/01/2004 NI Head of Drama to leave BBC at end of month
Robert Cooper, Head of Drama at BBC Northern Ireland, is to leave the corporation at the end of January. Cooper is to establish and run an independent production company. Over the past 15 years Co

09/01/2004 Ofcom approve codes of practice for independent producers
Ofcom has approved new codes of practice drawn up by public service broadcasters for commissioning programmes from independent producers. A requirement of the Communications Act, the codes developed

09/01/2004 Prime Television complete new comedy show for BBC
Prime Television, the suppliers of cutting-edge minicam equipment, has announced a major collaboration with the BBC in making their new comedy/reality game show, ‘The Sack Race’. The first show of the

09/01/2004 Quartz add new features to QMC master control switchers
Quartz has added a wide range of new capabilities to the fast growing QMC range of master control switchers, as part of the latest software releases. These include audio ‘sidecar’ controls, enhanced