Broadcast News Archive for November, 2004
22/11/2004 Aven Dawson opts for JVC JY-HD10 High Definition camcorder
Aven Dawson of HQBlue, a progressive director and producer who has enjoyed a distinguished career, has entered into the High Definition (HD) world with JVC's JY-HD10 high definition camcorder. Daws

22/11/2004 British documentary 'Touching the Void' in the running for an Oscar
Lottery funded film 'Touching the Void' is in the running for Best Documentary at next year’s Oscars. The film was co-financed by the UK Film Council's New Cinema Fund. The film has made the shortli

22/11/2004 Convera strikes agreement with CIA funded group on distributed indexing
Convera has announced an agreement with In-Q-Tel to expedite the development of a distributed indexing capability. In-Q-Tel, a private venture group funded by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), s

22/11/2004 Digital Vision appoints new Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer
Digital Vision has appointed Lars Taflin as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Robert Ekstrom as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Lars Taflin, the majority shareholder of Digital Vision

22/11/2004 Infinite Frameworks goes High Definition with Discreet systems
Singapore-based postproduction house Infinite Frameworks has purchased a Discreet smoke editing/finishing system and is upgrading to the latest version of Discreet’s high-end visual effects system, in

22/11/2004 Jefferson Pilot Sports selects ScheduALL mobile production and operations management solution
Jefferson Pilot Sports has selected ScheduALL to supply an integrated software solution to manage its mobile sports production resources and broadcast distribution. ScheduALL will be used to assist J

22/11/2004 Omneon Video Networks announces support for Unicode Standard
Omneon Video Networks has announced that its Omneon Spectrum media server system now offers support for the Unicode Standard, a system that allows Omneon system software to be character-set flexible a

22/11/2004 Retevision chooses Zandar FusionPro MultiViewers for broadcast facility
Retevision, Spain’s national carrier for commercial television, recently completed a large project for a new state of the art control room, installing Zandar FusionPro MultiViewers at the core of its

22/11/2004 VFGadgets introduces 'Hang N Shoot' mini DV camera car mount system
VFGadgets has announced the launch of its 'Hang N Shoot' mini DV camera car mount system developed by FTS (Film & Television Services) in Israel. This new car mount system is extremely user friendly

19/11/2004 Belfast's Cinemagic Festival to open with preview screening of 'Millions'
Film director Danny Boyle will be jetting into Belfast, to attend the preview screening of his latest film ‘Millions’ which will be open the Laganside Cinemagic World Screen Festival for Young People

19/11/2004 Kitroom Monkey swings on up to new location in Ealing Film Studios' village
After a successful two years based in Greenford, Kitroom Monkey Limited is upping sticks and moving operations into Ealing Film Studios. Kitroom Monkey (KRM) is forging a name for itself as a serious

19/11/2004 Mill place digital nature in the mix for O2 'Panoramic' campaign
Following on from Ivan Bird’s earlier brand campaign for O2, 'Panoramic' continues to mix all things digital with nature. Demonstrating the new X-Range’s multiple capabilities – internet, games, vide

19/11/2004 SAE Institute select SSL AWS 900 consoles for worldwide deployment
Australian-based SAE Institute, an internationally renowned training organisation, has confirmed the purchase of ten Solid State Logic AWS 900 consoles. These consoles will be used to establish a net

19/11/2004 Sky Channel Australia standardises with JVC monitors
Sky Channel have purchased and installed over 50 JVC professional TM-A101G 10" (25cm) and TM-H1950CGE 19" (48cm) monitors in the master control room, presentation suite and control rooms at their Fren

19/11/2004 TL Audio not all rock ‘n’ roll as Classic amps used to refurbish famous recital hall
Following the £3 million refurbishment of London’s famous Wigmore Hall, TL Audio has been selected to supply Classic pre-amps and equalisers for the prestigious venue. World renowned as one of the gr

19/11/2004 UK broadcasters deliver live US election results backed by Vizrt graphics
UK broadcasters deliver live US election results backed by Vizrt graphics As reflected in this year’s US Presidential coverage and election broadcasts throughout the world, Vizrt’s real-time 3D graph

19/11/2004 Vizrt graphics solutions used for HD live productions in Japan
Following Japan’s requirement that broadcasters in three of its major cities (Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya) begin transmitting HD signals last year, the country has emerged as an HD production powerhouse.

18/11/2004 Aardman Animation use new tricks for BBC Digital campaign
Aardman Animations in association with advertising agency DFGW has premiered new techniques in the BBC’s latest campaign to promote access to its six extra digital channels. Commissioned by BBC Digit

18/11/2004 Alias MotionBuilder 6 available to customers on maintenance
Alias has announced that Alias MotionBuilder 6, the foremost 3D character performance and animation system, is now available to customers on maintenance. Alias MotionBuilder 6 software will be availa

18/11/2004 BBC refutes digital campaign 'frustration' over Top Up TV
The BBC has issued a statement in response to reports that Top Up TV Chairman David Chance had claimed many Freeview purchasers were frustrated when they realised their choice of set top box could not

18/11/2004 Channel 4 chooses JVC for future-proof DVD distribution
Channel 4 has invested in 18 JVC BD-X200E DVD recorders for use in the Channel 4 press office and postproduction. Designed to meet the current and future requirements of professional DVD creators and

18/11/2004 Clutch of Gold and Silver Promax Awards for blue's clients
Full-service post production facility, blue, has been recognised for its part in 11 Gold and 10 Silver awards winners spanning 17 categories at this year’s Promax UK 2004. Held in London earlier this

18/11/2004 Last call for Siemens CINE 'Excellence in Technology Innovation' award entries
Siemens Business Services Media (formerly BBC Technology) and CINE, one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious film and video organisations, have announced the Spring 2005 competition for Excelle

18/11/2004 Live Aid DVD premieres at European cinemas in DTS Surround Sound
DTS have announced that last week’s premiere event celebrating the newly released Live Aid DVD featured DTS surround sound at many of the cinemas participating in the screenings. Marking the launch o

18/11/2004 Riedel emerges as winner at Presidential debates
Entrusted with the communications of all Presidential debates since 1988, Laurence Estrin of Best Audio chose Riedel Communications’ all digital Artist S fibre based network for intercom applications