Broadcast News Archive for October, 2004
21/10/2004 DoubleBand Films working on new production for RTE
Northern Ireland production company DoubleBand Films is currently producing a major one-hour documentary on Irish republican figurehead Joe Cahill for RTE's ‘Hidden History strand’. Up until his dea

21/10/2004 First Turner HD channel deploys Pro-Bel automation
Pro-Bel, manufacturer and supplier of routing, automation, master control and signal processing technologies, has announced that Turner Entertainment Networks has purchased and installed a Pro-Bel aut

21/10/2004 Megahertz wins Al Jazeera Sports Channel contract
Megahertz Broadcast Systems, in conjunction with its partner company, Mideast Data Ltd, Doha, has won a major contract to build three turnkey Master Control areas and satellite upgrades for the Al Jaz

21/10/2004 New UK Film Council Deputy Chair and board members announced
Four film producers, whose credits include ‘Bright Young Things’, ‘Chicken Run’ and ‘Elizabeth’, have been appointed as new board directors to the UK Film Council, Arts Minister Estelle Morris has ann

21/10/2004 Oscar-winning director praises Northern Ireland film industry
Oscar-winning director Neil Jordan has praised Northern Ireland as an excellent location for international film production. The Sligo-born film maker, who won a Best Original Screenplay Oscar for his

21/10/2004 SSL’s C100 digital production console makes Swedish debut
Solid State Logic has announced the sale of a C100 digital production console to the Malmo Opera and Music Theatre, the first time the desk has been chosen for a theatre application. Over recent mont

20/10/2004 James Nesbitt to host IFTA 2004
The Irish Film and Television Awards, in association with eircom, have announced that acclaimed actor James Nesbitt will once again host the Irish Film and Television Awards Ceremony. Nesbitt delight

20/10/2004 Media 100 appoint new Director of Product Marketing
Media 100, a unit of Optibase, has announced that digital non-linear editing pioneer and long-time Avid product designer Steve Bayes has joined the company as Director of Product Marketing. Bayes wi

20/10/2004 Network Electronics VikinX joins AMX Inconcert Programme
Network Electronics’ comprehensive VikinX router range has further extended its reach through membership in the AMX Corporation Inconcert Programme. The Inconcert Programme pairs AMX with the world’

20/10/2004 Pro-Bel supplies gear for Austrian football coverage
Pro-Bel, the premier manufacturer and supplier of routing, signal processing, master control and automation, has announced that its Austrian dealer, AMEC Medientechnik Vertriebs GMBH, has scored a con

20/10/2004 Research finds indie television producers invest £31.5 million in training
The independent television production industry spent £31.5m on training in 2003, according to research undertaken by Spectrum Strategy and commissioned by Pact and the Independent Production Training

20/10/2004 root6 organise digital intermediate roadshow for Bristol & Manchester
root6 has organised a roadshow to highlight the latest affordable building blocks for digital intermediate and HD workflow. Visitors will be able to evaluate solutions from DVS (Clipster real-time 2

20/10/2004 Skillset online consultation with interactive media industry launched
Skillset has launched the largest online consultation with the interactive media industry ever staged. Over the next two months people working in the sector are being asked to contribute to an inter

20/10/2004 Sundance, Quartz and Pinnacle chosen for first Maori television channel
Maori language and culture are being revitalised in their native New Zealand thanks to a new television channel, Maori Television. Founded under the Maori Television Service Act 2003, the station cl

19/10/2004 CMAS selects HaiVision's hai500 codec
The Canadian CMAS (Center for Minimal Access Surgery) has selected HaiVision's hai500 MPEG-2 encoder/decoder to provide video transmission for the NEEMO 7 space analogue mission. During this mission

19/10/2004 Discreet announces range of activities to further success in China
Discreet, a division of Autodesk, has announced plans to double its Chinese business over the next two years. As part of Autodesk’s strategic focus on this growing market, Discreet is contributing t

19/10/2004 Gefen offers less expensive DVI-only solutions
To accommodate the revolution taking place in technology based on DVI and HDMI standards, and to more clearly differentiate products designed for HDTV environments (using DVI and HDMI) versus computer

19/10/2004 NIFTC and IFB to sponsor Best New Talent Award at Irish Film and Television Awards
The Irish Film and Television Awards 2004, in association with eircom, has announced sponsorship of the Best New Talent award by the Northern Ireland Film and Television Commission and the Irish Film

19/10/2004 Pinnacle Systems launches new ThunderMX server
Pinnacle Systems has introduced its new ThunderMX live production server. A fully-featured still store with an available powerful clip support option, ThunderMX brings a much needed increase in prod

19/10/2004 Serious Magic launches award-winning visual communicator for UK market
Following its distribution agreement with Imago in September, Serious Magic has announced the availability of its award-winning Visual Communicator line of software in the UK. Ideal for businesses,

19/10/2004 Sheffield International Documentary Festival announces 2004 programme
The Sheffield International Documentary Festival has confirmed its 2004 festival programme. The programme brings together over 75 films from around the world and a host of international guest filmma

19/10/2004 XL Video supplies ‘Miss Saigon’ national tour
XL Video is supplying video projection to the new UK touring production of Cameron Macintosh’s hit musical ‘Miss Saigon’, directed by Mitchell Lemsky. XL is once again working with video designer Sve

18/10/2004 ‘Touching the Void’ nominated for Grierson Awards
Thirty-six documentaries have been nominated for the Grierson 2004 British Documentary Awards, including Kevin Macdonald's ‘Touching the Void’, co-funded by the UK Film Council's New Cinema Fund. Nin

18/10/2004 Index Stock Shots upgrades widescreen web gallery
Index Stock Shots, an independently owned stock footage house, has upgraded its web site with a host of new moving imagery designed to showcase its collection, all shot on 35mm film and much of it tra

18/10/2004 London Film Festival nomination success for BBC Films
Pawel Pawlikowski's hot new film ‘My Summer Of Love’, fresh from a triumphant Toronto showing and a substantial US distribution deal, will headline BBC Films' presence at the upcoming Times BFI 48th L