Broadcast News Archive for November, 2004
11/11/2004 WWE upgrades to HD with Snell & Wilcox
Snell & Wilcox has announced that its standards converters have been selected by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in order to facilitate the media and entertainment company's move toward HD broadca

10/11/2004 Enhance Technology expands into video storage market
Enhance Technology, a leading supplier of storage systems to the IT industry, is expanding into the professional audio and video markets with the introduction of the new UltraStor SA product line. T

10/11/2004 Finnish broadcaster chooses Eyeheight irisLite
Two Eyeheight irisLite eight-input/four-output vision mixers have been chosen for studio-based and OB production by YLE, Finland's state broadcaster. Selected for their exceptional ease of operation

10/11/2004 Holophone appoints international dealers for H2-PRO Surround Sound Microphone
Holophone has announced the appointment of international dealers for its now-shipping H2-PRO Surround Sound Microphone. The dealers are: HHB for the UK; AmberTechnology for Australia and New Zealand;

10/11/2004 Matek announces appointment of new Sales Manager
Reseller and system integrator Matek Business Media has announced the recent appointment of Ben Leaver as Sales Manager, Media Systems. Leaver joins Matek from Northamber Distribution, one of the lar

10/11/2004 Pact advises of approaching deadline for 2005 Council election
Producers’ organisation Pact has announced that its current governing Council, elected annually by members, is due to retire in December. Accordingly, a new Council must be elected and this year ther

10/11/2004 Pharos automates UKTV programme credits at BBC Broadcast
Pharos Playtime automation at BBC Broadcast's playout facilities is now controlling end-credit playout at all of UKTV's channels. The new installation enables BBC Broadcast's Playout and Media Servi

10/11/2004 SGL partners with Salam Technical Services for Middle East projects
Software Generation Ltd (SGL) has announced a partnership with one of the principal systems integrators for broadcast and postproduction facilities in the Middle East, Salam Technical Services. Offer

10/11/2004 ShowstoppersFX release ‘Editing Essentials’ for videographers
ShowstoppersFX, already well known for its range of animated backgrounds and titles for wedding and event videographers, has announced the introduction of Editing Essentials. Available on Data DVD a

10/11/2004 SysMedia brings WinCAPS live subtitling to Portuguese polytechnic
SysMedia, a leading specialist in subtitling solutions, content management and production systems for interactive television and teletext, has secured a contract with the Portuguese polytechnic ESTG L

10/11/2004 Three regional indies to benefit from BBC production fund
Three independent production companies, Twofour Productions (Plymouth), Pier Productions (Brighton) and Multi Media Arts (Manchester), are to benefit from the BBC's £100,000 ‘You Don't Need To Live In

09/11/2004 APTN provide global US election coverage
On last week’s US Election Day, news organisations across the United States and around the world relied on The Associated Press (AP) and Associated Press Television News (APTN) for up-to-the-minute br

09/11/2004 BBC to implement 'radical change' to governance, says Chairman
In his keynote address to the CBI Annual Conference in Birmingham yesterday (November 8), BBC Chairman Michael Grade has revealed a programme of radical changes to the corporation's governance systems

09/11/2004 Campaign highlights DVD piracy and organised crime link in Northern Ireland
The links between DVD piracy and organised crime have been highlighted at the launch of Northern Ireland's biggest ever DVD piracy consumer awareness campaign. The campaign is part of a national pre-

09/11/2004 Matek reveals appointment of Technical Sales Manager
Matek Business Media, resellers and system integrators for the broadcast, postproduction and forensic industries, has announced the recent appointment of Paul Hannan as Technical Sales Manager. Hann

09/11/2004 New Producer joins Rushes Postproduction
Josh King has joined Rushes Postproduction as a fulltime Producer. Sonia Ralton, Rushes’ Head of Production, said: "Rushes prides itself on growing through young, creative talent who love the industr

09/11/2004 Outpost invests £100,000 in HD equipment
In response to customer demands, Pinewood-based Outpost Facilities have invested over £100,000 in new HD equipment. To compliment its existing editing and dubbing facilities, Outpost has purchased H

09/11/2004 RTÉ & BBC Northern Ireland call for new drama series proposals
RTÉ and BBC Northern Ireland are calling for screenwriters to write an original idea for a contemporary and renewable series so that both broadcasters examine the possibilities and practicalities of s

09/11/2004 Streaming Media West announces impressive attendance
More than 1400 business executives, streaming media professionals, and members of the press gathered in Santa Clara, California, from October 26-28 to participate in the Streaming Media West Conferenc

09/11/2004 XL Video completes huge projection event for Muybridge Festival
XL Video has continued its involvement with innovative site-specific video projection projects at the recent Muybridge Festival in Kingston-Upon-Thames, Surrey. XL supplied equipment and crew to HFM

09/11/2004 Z-Link enables BBC coverage of Boscastle floods
On Monday August 16 2004 residents in the north Cornwall village of Boscastle clambered to safety as flash floods devastated the area. BBC news was there to cover the disastrous scene of cars floati

08/11/2004 BBC World Service Trust review reveals year of expansion
Last year (2003-2004) was a year of remarkable expansion and increased global impact for BBC World Service Trust, which undertook five times as much work in developing countries as when it was founded

08/11/2004 GearBox upgrades ‘Soho-X-Suite’
London based professional audio/video equipment sales and rental company GearBox has relocated and expanded its ‘Soho-X-Suite’ demonstration studio. Located just around the corner from the new Apple

08/11/2004 Godman duo direct Heinz sponsorship spots
Heinz Tomato Ketchup began a six-month sponsorship of ITV’s ‘Emmerdale’ on November 3, following the highly successful six-month Heinz Salad Cream sponsorship. Both campaigns were directed by Godman

08/11/2004 Irish producers make pre-budget submission to government
In its pre-budget submission to Irish Minister for Finance Brian Cowan, Screen Producers Ireland (SPI) has called on the Irish government to introduce a number of measures to help promote the independ