Broadcast News Archive for October, 2004
29/10/2004 Cinesite Europe invest in second Northlight film scanner
FilmLight, a world-leading pioneer of digital film technology, have installed a second Northlight film scanner to Cinesite. The new machine represents a significant expansion in Cinesite’s scanning c

29/10/2004 Heads up on upcoming motion control demonstration
Mark Roberts Motion Control are to hold a showcase event on Thursday November 4, at Dukes Island Studios, where there will be a demonstration of the Ulti-Head. The event, in London, is open to all ca

29/10/2004 Innovative Inbox technology available for hire
An all-new portable solution for professional digital film video assist playback, the Inbox1000 is now available for hire from London-based digital design company, Inbox Solutions. Inbox1000 is a PC

29/10/2004 ITV3 commissions movie preview series from APTN
ITV3 have confirmed the commissioning of a brand new movie preview series, to be co-produced by Associated Press Television News Entertainment (APTN) and MercuryMedia. Called 'Film File', the series

29/10/2004 Open Labs unveil OMX64 digital audio workstation at AES
Open Labs, the leading designer and developer of music workstations, have launched what is claimed to be the industry’s most powerful digital audio workstation (DAW) at AES. According to Open Labs th

29/10/2004 Scientific-Atlanta adds Techex to European Distributor Network
Scientific-Atlanta has expanded its presence in the UK marketplace with the addition of Techex as their latest distributor for content distribution and contribution products. Focusing on solutions fo

29/10/2004 The Mill goes to the 'Edge' of the Earth for Landrover
‘Edge’ is the stylish story of an epic journey spanning East to West, metropolis to countryside, desert to Arctic. Passing all manner of life in his quest to reach his destination, the Landrover driv

29/10/2004 Toby Abbott joins One as Head of Production
Post facility One have announced the appointment of Toby Abbott as Head of Production. Toby joins One from Blue, where he has spent the last six years as Head of Production. Prior to this, he worked

28/10/2004 AJA KONA 2 technology chosen by Fox Sports
AJA Video Systems’ KONA 2 technology and powerful new Quicktime drivers have been used on the US television coverage of the Division Playoffs, the American League Championship Series games, and the Wo

28/10/2004 FX Rentals supplies gear for UMS 2004
FX Rentals has once again provided sound systems for the Urban Music Seminar, held at London's Royal Festival Hall. "FX Rentals and Urban Music Seminar have built up a relationship over the past seve

28/10/2004 Lifemode Interactive sign major distribution deal with Freehand
Lifemode Interactive have signed a major deal with one of the UK’s leading 3D graphics distributors, Freehand, to distribute LifeStudio:HEAD 2.6 box versions. Freehand’s Sales Manager, Gary Chalk, sa

28/10/2004 Lottery 'dividend' as British Indie Film Awards nominations announced
An impressive 17 nominations in 11 categories for the British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) have proved that UK Film Council investments are paying dividends for new film talent. Three of the five n

28/10/2004 OpTex offer special deal on lens servicing
Lens experts OpTex, renowned for their design and manufacture of high quality optics, are currently offering a special deal on all lens servicing. A complete service comprises a full strip down, mech

28/10/2004 Pro-Bel M6 installation continues French success
Pro-Bel, the premier manufacturer and supplier of routing, signal processing, master control and automation technologies, has announced the completion of a Sirius router installation for Metropole Tel

28/10/2004 Rowan Atkinson to speak at screening of new Amnesty International film
A special screening of a BBC Arena documentary is being held at the Prince Charles Cinema in London on December 2 by Amnesty International to mark the 25th anniversary of The Secret Policeman’s Ball,

28/10/2004 TK one opens transfer and grading facility in Soho
TK one, a new company located in the heart of Soho, is able to offer Telecine mastering and POGLE tape to tape grading, Aspect Ratio Conversion, Standards Conversion, tape transfers, frame grabs, M-pe

27/10/2004 $200m film agreement could boost UK industry
Platinum Studios, an entertainment company that controls the world's largest independent library of comic book characters, and Gold Circle Films, a leading independent entertainment company, have ente

27/10/2004 AZCAR awarded consulting contract for Sky Network Television of New Zealand
Stephen Pumple, President & CEO of AZCAR Technologies Incorporated, has announced that the company has been selected as the consultants to Sky Network Television Ltd in Auckland, NZ, for a broadcast c

27/10/2004 Channel Television appoints new Director of Sales
Channel Television has appointed Don Miller as Director of Sales. Miller is well known in local business circles having held senior management positions in several leading companies including the Jer

27/10/2004 High & Wild organise spectacular ‘The Day After Tomorrow’ DVD launch
A leading UK adventure company is helping boost tourism to one of Europe's remotest areas, after organising and implementing an ‘Arctic Survival’ event to launch the DVD of ‘The Day After Tomorrow’.

27/10/2004 Irish Film and Television Awards to take place this weekend
The Irish Film and Television Awards are to take place this coming weekend in Dublin. The highlight of the evening promises to be a Lifetime Achievement Award for Maureen O’Hara. Joining O’Hara is Pi

27/10/2004 More NI kids programmes needed by BBC
More resources should be made available by the BBC to Northern Ireland production companies to make children’s programmes, a University of Ulster academic has urged. Professor Máire Messenger Davies,

27/10/2004 QuVIS displays complete wavelet-based digital cinema solution
QuVIS is showcasing its newest wavelet based server technology with the QuVIS Cinema Player and newly introduced QuShow, a complete content management solution, at ShowEast 2004. Innovations include

27/10/2004 UK Post tour to encourage regional membership
Postproduction trade body UK Post is to embark on a nationwide road show starting in one of the UK’s most creative cities, Manchester. The recently inaugurated association is travelling around the UK

26/10/2004 APTN Library partners with Chinese National Broadcaster
News footage from CCTV, the national broadcaster of China, is to be represented by the APTN Library. It is the latest in a string of partnerships for APTN Library, with leading footage sources rangin