Broadcast News Archive for January, 2004
06/01/2004 Discreet introduce combustion 3 for the Mac
Discreet have introduced combustion 3 for the Mac, the latest version of their award-winning visual effects and 3D compositing desktop software. Designed to deliver industry-leading features combusti

06/01/2004 Eyeheight announce 'impact' channel ident system
Eyeheight have released 'impact', a new ultra-compact, ultra-low-cost logo generator. The system enables television channel branding idents to be created rapidly, reliably and cost-efficiently. Desig

06/01/2004 HBO Latin America streamline workflow with DNF Controls solution
DNF Controls have delivered a customised control solution to HBO Latin America. The new system streamlines the facility's process for backing up program content by simultaneously creating tape dubs

06/01/2004 New cinema to open at University College Dublin
The Film Studies department of University College Dublin (UCD) have announced that the O'Kane Centre for Film Studies, a state-of-the-art 38-seat cinema, is to be officially opened on Friday January 9

06/01/2004 PS Creative nominated for three British Animation Awards
Animation and graphics production company PS Creative have three projects nominated for the British Animation Awards 2004. 'Spectrum' and 'Snowflake Kaleidoscope', mixed-media stings commissioned by

06/01/2004 Rushes post new Offspring 'Hit That' promo
Rushes have completed post on the promo for 'Hit That', a new release from the band Offspring. The promo opens with the main character, a teenage boy, who has finally had enough of the devastation ca

06/01/2004 ScheduALL launch innovative Edge postproduction software
ScheduALL have announced the release of their new Edge Software, a powerful yet cost effective solution for scheduling and resource management of small broadcast operations and postproduction faciliti

06/01/2004 Sutlers Stores supply costumes for 'Cold Mountain'
The Sutlers Stores, suppliers of replica military and civilian clothing from 1700 –1950, have recently completed a large contract to supply costumes and props for the Anthony Minghella film 'Cold Moun

05/01/2004 8E Media upgrade to Pinnacle Liquid Edition
8E Media, the Wolverhampton-based multimedia production house, have upgraded to a new Pinnacle Liquid Edition video editing system. 8E Media, which specialise in multimedia communication, digital vid

05/01/2004 Animated Gems scheme to support Welsh production sector
Sgrîn Cymru Wales have announced the launch of a new scheme, Animated Gems, which will offer animators the chance to produce short films to be screened on S4C and distributed alongside the live action

05/01/2004 BBC Scotland submit plans for new headquarters
BBC Scotland have submitted a planning application to Glasgow City Council for their site at Pacific Quay on the south bank of the Clyde. The project will create the first purpose built BBC digital h

05/01/2004 National Museum of Photography, Film & Television appoint new Head
Colin Philpott, the Head of BBC Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, is to become Head of the National Museum of Photography, Film & Television in Bradford in Spring 2004. He will take over from Amanda Nevill

05/01/2004 Oscar winner Walter Murch selects Seagate for 'Cold Mountain'
Oscar-winning picture and sound editor Walter Murch opted for a Rorke Data Storage Area Network (SAN) loaded with 1.2 terabytes of Seagate disc drives for postproduction editing of the Anthony Minghel

05/01/2004 Senior management reshuffle announced at SMG
SMG Television, owners of ITV franchises Scottish Television and Grampian Television, are set to expand their collaboration with international programme producers with the appointment of Sandy Ross (c

05/01/2004 SoundToys commence shipping PhaseMistress
SoundToys Inc. (formerly Wave Mechanics), a leading developer of high-end digital signal processing (DSP) tools for the music, film and broadcast industries, have announced that their new analogue mod

05/01/2004 South African Broadcasting Corporation choose Pinnacle
Pinnacle Systems have announced that the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), the public broadcaster for the Republic of South Africa, are to implement Pinnacle's Vortex solution at the corp

05/01/2004 The Mill implement ScheduALL Resource Management software
ScheduALL have announced that The Mill, one of London's premier postproduction facilities, have completed the first phase of implementation of the ScheduALL software system. Concentrating on the sch

05/01/2004 Union recommends new Granada pay deal
Bectu negotiators have urged union members across Granada's ITV empire to accept a new pay offer. In a bid to avert industrial action, Granada have increased their basic pay rise, and added more shar