Broadcast News Archive for November, 2004
15/11/2004 Extension solution from Gefen supports latest HDTV interfaces
Gefen has announced the launch of the ex-tend-it HDMI-1000 HD extension solution, which sends high definition video up to 300’ from the source to the HDTV. Equipped with HDMI (high definition multime

15/11/2004 Landmark Films to produce ‘Limo Fever’ for Sky One
Landmark Films, an Oxford-based television production company, has been commissioned to produce ‘Limo Fever’, a 6x60’ series for Sky One. The commission follows this summer’s 10-part ‘Beauty School’

15/11/2004 Location shooting for 'Isolation' begins in Dublin
‘Isolation’, a new film featuring Irish actor John Lynch, has begun filming on location around Dublin today (November 15). The Element Films/The Bureau production, also known as ‘The Calf’, is writte

15/11/2004 Mill completes post on latest Nike commercial
The Mill has completed extensive post on ‘Hot Dog’, the latest commercial for Nike’s ‘Shox 2:45’ trainers. The commercial is unusual in that instead of starring a top athlete or footballer, a slightl

15/11/2004 Optibase demonstrate at latest TIRAMISU event
Optibase, together with leading European technology companies, research institutes and universities, has been selected to demonstrate at a TIRAMISU Consortium event running from November 15-17 at the

15/11/2004 PESA kit used for US Presidential Debate coverage
PESA Switching Systems equipment was used for coverage of all three US Presidential Debates between Senator John F. Kerry and President George W. Bush, as well as for the Vice Presidential Debate betw

12/11/2004 Chris Horton Films signs innovative new director
Chris Horton Films has added director Kolé Onile-ere to its increasingly eclectic roster. Onile-ere began his career as director of music, drama and dance, but with his habit of weaving elements of f

12/11/2004 Clear Cut hosted productions receive Grierson Awards
Two Grierson Awards, which outstanding documentary filmmaking, have been given to productions hosted at Clear Cut Pictures. ‘Dunkirk: The Soldiers Story’, directed by the BBC’s Peter Gordon and edite

12/11/2004 Dayang introduces new professional server system
Dayang's new launched VIPS system (Video Ingest Playout Server) is designed to increase the efficiency of small-to-medium-size television stations. VIPS combines computer server technology with tradi

12/11/2004 Details of Indie Awards 2005 announced
Pact have announced that the 13th Indie Awards are to return to the Ex-Saatchi Gallery in St. John's Wood on Thursday March 10 2005. The initial entry form will be sent out to Pact members soon, who

12/11/2004 E\T\C UK illuminates Shell Centre for Poppy Day 2004
E\T\C UK yesterday (November 11) covered the Shell Centre on London’s South Bank with giant projected poppies, in honour of Remembrance Day 2004. E\T\C was working for media and production company Th

12/11/2004 Editing professionals invited to launch of Lightworks Touch v2.0
To mark the release of Lightworks Touch v2.0, editing professionals are invited to a launch party at in London’s Goldcrest Post on Thursday November 18. Touch v2.0 is latest software from Lightworks’

12/11/2004 Frantic Films to use NVIDIA Gelato for feature film productions
NVIDIA Corporation, specialists in graphics and digital media processors, have announced that Frantic Films, one of North America's most dynamic and creative resources for stunning visual effects and

12/11/2004 John Yorke to lead strengthened and regions-focused BBC Drama Department
Former BBC Head of Drama Series John Yorke is to return to the corporation as Controller of Continuing Drama Series and Head of Independent Drama, with a brief to further production in the North of En

12/11/2004 PMC release world’s first digitally powered monitors
First shown at this year's AES exhibition in Berlin, the PMC DB1S-A and TB2S-A are the world's first digitally powered professional monitors. The two new models are based on the award winning DB1 and

12/11/2004 Smart AV and Klotz Digital announce VADIS interface alliance
Smart AV has announced a joint sales and marketing agreement with Klotz Digital, a German manufacturer of audio/media platform technology. The agreement will allow Klotz Digital to seamlessly integr

11/11/2004 Deadline approaches for Skillset Welsh language consultation
Public consultation on Skillset’s draft Welsh Language Scheme, which outlines the organisation’s plans to promote the language in broadcasting, is to end on Thursday November 25. The scheme is being

11/11/2004 Denham Productions announces Eden Project commisions
Denham Productions, the South West’s longest-established independent production company, has been commissioned by BBC Two to make two 60’ specials on The Eden Project, the famous education and researc

11/11/2004 DTS acquires QDesign Corporation and establishes DTS Canada ULC
Digital Theatre Systems (DTS) has completed the acquisition of QDesign Corporation, a Canadian audio delivery technology company, and formally renamed it DTS Canada ULC. Based in Vancouver and alrea

11/11/2004 Florida broadcaster purchases On-Air automation solutions
On-Air Systems, leading developers of broadcast automation solutions, has announced that Orange TV in Florida, has purchased two On-Air Central end-to-end broadcast automation systems for installation

11/11/2004 Mitcorp acquires Boxer Scotland
Mitcorp UK Ltd has announced its acquisition of Boxer Scotland. Intended to build upon the services Mitcorp already offers to Scottish companies, the acquisition will see all elements of Boxer Scotla

11/11/2004 Multinational co-production completes shooting in Ireland
‘Short Order’, an Irish/German/UK co-production has recently completed a successful three week shoot at Ardmore Studios, Dublin. Written and directed by Anthony Byrne, who also directed the award win

11/11/2004 New simulation solution available from Macromedia
Macromedia has announced the immediate availability of Macromedia Captivate, a new software solution that enables anyone to easily record onscreen activity and create software demonstrations and inter

11/11/2004 Ofcom publishes review of broadcasting transmission market
Ofcom has published a public consultation on its proposals for the UK’s broadcasting transmission services market, which would see the market essentially divided between ntl and Crown Castle, but with

11/11/2004 Unions begin petition supporting BBC independence
Bectu and the NUJ are circulating a petition to support the BBC against what the unions describe as the “current background of political and commercial pressure.” In the wake of Lord Hutton’s highly