Broadcast News Archive for October, 2004
18/10/2004 Macromedia Flex version 1.5 released
Macromedia has announced Macromedia Flex 1.5, the newest version of Flex, a presentation server and application framework that enables enterprise development teams to put more effective interfaces on

18/10/2004 MPC recreates the faces of WWII leaders
Tiger Aspect has completed production on the forthcoming documentary drama ‘Virtual History - The Secret Plot to Kill Hitler’ for the Discovery Channel, airing on October 24. This groundbreaking doc

18/10/2004 Namibian Broadcasting Corporation goes digital with On-Air
On-Air Systems, leading developer of broadcast automation solutions, has announced that the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC), Namibia’s national broadcasting company, has purchased an On-Air Ce

18/10/2004 NTL to sponsor new industry event
NTL, the UK's leading provider of broadcast services, has signed up as a major sponsor at i-deliver expo 2005, the new event that will showcase solutions and services for the distribution of rich medi

18/10/2004 Review “spells end” for regional ITV, says Bectu
Bectu is warning that the Ofcom review of public service broadcasting could mean the end of commercial television in the regions. A report published by Ofcom, the telecoms and broadcasting regulator

15/10/2004 AKM launch wide sampling rate 6-channel DIR
AKM, a leading supplier of audio ICs for professional and consumer markets, has introduced the AK4113, a great value 192 kHz digital audio interface receiver (DIR) with a wide sampling rate. The six-

15/10/2004 Ascent Media orders Digital Vision's latest concealer
Digital Vision, the leader in image processing for postproduction, has announced that Ascent Media is the first customer for Digital Vision's latest generation Dirt and Scratch Concealer with Motion E

15/10/2004 New AJA product enables continent spanning HD video conferencing
AJA’s XENA HD card has been used in the first demonstration of uncompressed 1080i video conferencing between two remote locations 1,700 miles apart during the Internet2 Fall Member Meeting. A XENA H

15/10/2004 NIFTC expresses concern at change to Irish Language Broadcast Fund
The Northern Ireland Film and Television Commission is extremely concerned at the inclusion within the government’s draft budget of an effective reduction in the Irish Language Broadcast Fund. Wherea

15/10/2004 Outpost Digital appoints ex-Rushes producer Jonathan Davies
Newly-launched facility Outpost Digital UK has appointed Jonathan Davies as director of production. Davies joins the team after a four-year stint at Rushes where he set up its music video department

15/10/2004 Pixel Power Clarity chosen for GMTV
Pixel Power has announced that GMTV, Europe’s biggest breakfast TV station, is utilising three Clarity systems with internal video clip and DVE options for its graphics needs. Clarity is a family of

15/10/2004 Proximity Corporation name Root6 UK reseller
Proximity Corporation, a world leader in the development of Media Asset Management (MAM) solutions, has appointed root6 as reseller for the UK. “root6 brings incredible value to the table," said Jos

15/10/2004 UK co-production begins shooting in Australia
Australian/UK co-production ‘The Proposition’ commenced principal photography on location in Winton, Queensland, on October 11 2004. A powerfully gripping story that tells of two brothers in conflic

14/10/2004 ATG chosen for dual-site ITV central installation
ATG Broadcast, one of Europe's leading broadcast system integrators, has commenced a major new project for ITV Central. The contract will see the installation of two new studios in Birmingham and a

14/10/2004 BBC3 and BBC4 provide 'poor value for money'
In a stinging review of the BBC's new digital channels, BBC3 and BBC4 have been found to be "providing poor value for money" to the licence fee payer, as well as doing little to connect the BBC with v

14/10/2004 Discreet ships version 7 of 3ds max software
Discreet has begun shipping the latest version of its award-winning professional 3D modelling, animation and rendering software package, 3ds max 7. This major release delivers significant advancemen

14/10/2004 Lifemode Interactive exhibits at CGI Festival 2004
Lifemode Interactive, the facial animation and lip-synching software developers, will be participating at the CGI Festival 2004 in Leeds and London. The first event being held in Leeds, West Yorkshi

14/10/2004 Miranda launches new Imagestore Intuition
At SATIS 2004 Miranda Technologies will be highlighting its new Imagestore Intuition channel branding graphics generator option for the Imagestore 2/2u branding processor. The Imagestore Intuition al

14/10/2004 Sonifex to show new products at SBES 2004
Sonifex are to show a range of new products on stand 6 at the SBES 2004 exhibition in Birmingham. The S2 is a new, small format, modular digital I/O analogue radio broadcast mixer which uses the late

14/10/2004 The Mill turns back time for McCains’ 25th Anniversary
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the oven chip, TBWA “fortuitously stumbled upon some un-used footage from 1979 of Valerie Singleton hailing the longevity of the humble oven chip". At the end of

14/10/2004 XL Video supplies projection and playback equipment to ‘Woman in White’
XL Video is supplying all projection and playback equipment to the new Andrew Lloyd Webber production, ‘Woman in White’, showing at the Palace Theatre in London’s West End. XL’s Malcolm Mellows worke

13/10/2004 Barco Digital Cinema positions key executives for global expansion
Following its recently announced senior sales appointments in North America, Barco Digital Cinema has announced three further international appointments. In preparation for the breakthrough in the g

13/10/2004 Bectu members urged to vote ‘yes’ for Political Fund
Bectu is urging its members to vote ‘yes’ in a ballot to continue the union's Political Fund. Electoral Reform Services are distributing Political Fund review ballot papers to Bectu members in Brita

13/10/2004 da Vinci chooses Aspex Linedancer
Aspex Semiconductor, a UK-based fabless semiconductor company developing leading-edge ‘extreme processors’, has announced that da Vinci Systems has implemented Aspex’s Linedancer in its PowerPlant acc

13/10/2004 Former BBC Technology executive to head up sales at AMNSE
Ascent Media Network Services Europe (AMNSE) has appointed Mark Beard as Vice President, Sales. Beard, former Sales Manager for media communications at BBC Technology, will report directly to AMNSE