Broadcast News Archive for November, 2004
30/11/2004 BBC to host conference to examine authenticity of British drama
On Monday December 6, the UK's leading television drama professionals will come together at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) in London to tackle one of the key issues in broadca

30/11/2004 Bob Ludwig chooses SSL Xlogic compressors
Gateway Mastering Studios recently took delivery of two Solid State Logic XLogic compressors from Professional Audio Design (PAD). The XLogic Multichannel Compressor will reside in the room primaril

30/11/2004 Custom Consoles announces Module-R technical furniture
Custom Consoles has announced the launch of Module-R, a major new addition to its range of technical furniture. Module-R enables robust, efficient and attractive desk systems to be configured for su

30/11/2004 Director Jan Gleie joins Godman
Godman has announced that director Jan Gleie has joined the company to work on UK projects. Godman’s roster of commercials directors also includes ‘Albert’, Barney Cokeliss, Ben Gregor, Ben Sedley a

30/11/2004 Mix engineer Dan Frampton invests in a Mackie Big Knob
Top mix engineer Dan Frampton has recently purchased a Mackie Big Knob for his project studio in Essex, which he is using in place of a traditional mixing console to bring essential control room funct

30/11/2004 MRMC introduces the new MicroDriver
Mark Roberts Motion Control (MRMC) has announced the release of the MicroDriver, a miniature PWM Brushed DC motor amplifier, designed specifically to dramatically reduce equipment size and cost. The

30/11/2004 Sales companies to get UK Film Council support at international film markets
The UK Film Council has introduced a £70,000 International Festival Sales Support (IFSS) scheme, to run until 31 March 2005, to help boost the promotional opportunities for UK films at important inter

30/11/2004 Slovenian Pop TV selects Pro-Bel technology for integrated news production studio
Pro-Bel has announced that Pop TV in Slovenia has selected a Sirius router plus ICON signal processing technology, as part of a major facility upgrade. The sale has been handled by Pro-Bel's Sloveni

29/11/2004 'Entertainment NOW' launched by 3 and APTN
Associated Press Television News (APTN) has signed a deal with video mobile network 3 to provide celebrity entertainment videos to the fastest growing mobile audience in the UK. The new service, call

29/11/2004 'Top of the Pops' to move to BBC Two
BBC Television's flagship pop music programme, 'Top of the Pops', is to move to BBC Two from spring 2005 and take on a new, extended format, Roly Keating, Controller of BBC Two has announced. Combini

29/11/2004 dB Broadcast refurbishes BBC Resources studio TC10
dB Broadcast has completed a major refurbishment of BBC Resources's studio TC10 at BBC Television Centre in west London. The timescale was very short. Normally a project of this size would take abou

29/11/2004 DTS appoints Senior Vice President, Cinema
DTS (Digital Theatre Systems) have announced the appointment of Don Bird as Senior Vice President, Cinema. Previously Vice President, Marketing at DTS, Bird will oversee all business activities for t

29/11/2004 FusionPro at the heart of TSI’s new multi channel transmission facilities
When London based broadcast services specialist TSI TX wanted to re-build their transmission facilities with a new master control room to handle new channels and to cover live sporting events such as

29/11/2004 Kelseus changes name to Antics Technologies
Real-time 3D applications developer Kelseus has changed its name, with immediate effect, to Antics Technologies Ltd. Commenting on the change, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Mark Burton, said:

29/11/2004 Smart Media Solutions’ CoSMOS chosen by Soho Studios Group
Smart Media Solutions, a leading provider of production, automation, media and asset management systems for the radio broadcast and postproduction industries, has just completed the installation of it

29/11/2004 TV Galicia selects Chyron for digital newsroom installation
Television de Galicia (TVG) has installed three Chyron Duet LEX character generators running Lyric compositing software with a MOS interface for its ENPS digital newsroom. The installation was carri

26/11/2004 Analogue to SDI with embedded audio made simple by DTL
First used at the Athens Olympics and since ordered by broadcasters such as the BBC, BSkyB and CBS News, DTL's new MiniBlox provides a cost-effective solution to a host of problems at broadcast qualit

26/11/2004 Ascent Media confirms £300,000 investment in new screening room at Soho Images
Ascent Media has announced the launch of the UK’s first digital screening theatre with 2K digital on screen grading facilities at Soho Images film laboratory, 8 - 14 Meard Street, London W1. “Soho Im

26/11/2004 BAL extends life of monitors & VCR’s
BAL Broadcast has made available a suite of Balboxes that are specifically designed to extend the usefulness of analogue component monitors and VCRs such as BETA SP. The suite consists of six Balboxe

26/11/2004 EditShare Version 2.0 now shipping via MMD
Multimedia Direct (MMD) has just announced the arrival in the UK of EditShare Version 2.0, the newly launched shared storage, editing and administration software manufactured by US-based EditShare.

26/11/2004 Landmark Films announces new appointment
Fast-growing Oxford-based television production company Landmark Films has made a new appointment to its production and development team. Jennifer Beamish, who, until recently was working as develop

26/11/2004 Riedel ex-Olympic kit on offer At Mi
Riedel Communications, known for pioneering advanced intercom technology in the broadcast industry, supplied a dozen organisations and equipped 40 locations with 50 tons of communications equipment du

26/11/2004 Thomson opens Camera Design and Manufacture Centre of Excellence in The Netherlands
Extending a nearly 40-year legacy of award-winning broadcast and professional acquisition technology innovation, Thomson has formally opened its Camera Design and Manufacture Centre of Excellence in B

26/11/2004 TV One to release CORIO updates at ISE 2005
TV One is to make its debut appearance at the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) Exhibition in the Amsterdam RAI, to be held from January 26-28, 2005. Occupying stand 2318, the company will be launching

25/11/2004 AKA ProEdit desk wins Avid approval
AKA Design has reported strong interest in their recently launched ProEdit desk. Following the launch, AKA’s Managing Director, Guy Wilson, said: “We have been delighted by the response to the ProEdi