Broadcast News Archive for November, 2004
08/11/2004 ITN wins RTS Award with Vizrt virtual set technology
Vizrt supplied virtual studio technology for ITN’s ‘Theatre of News’ studio design, which has helped ITN to win the prestigious RTS Technical Innovation Awards 2004. Keith Cass, Director of Technolog

08/11/2004 Ofcom moves to ease regional fears
Communications regulator Ofcom has denied that that its proposals to relax ITV's regional obligations are a "done deal." Speaking at a conference on the future of regional television in Manchester o

08/11/2004 Pioneer secures two HDTV commissions from the US
UK-based Pioneer Productions has secured new HD commissions from two major US networks. ‘Amazon Adventures’ for The History Channel and ‘Extreme Homes of Europe’ for HGTV (Home & Garden Television) a

08/11/2004 Scientific-Atlanta licenses Sonic AuthorScript CE
Sonic Solutions has entered into a multi-year agreement with Scientific-Atlanta, a leading supplier of digital interactive set-top boxes for the cable industry, to license AuthorScript CE, Sonic’s eng

08/11/2004 Telecast's Viper II and CopperHead Systems installed in US university facility
Telecast Fibre Systems’ fibre linking and transmission systems are being installed in an upgrade of Brigham Young University's Marriott Centre, designed to establish a complete fibre infrastructure fo

08/11/2004 Thomson acquires Corinthian Television
Thomson has announced a major step forward in the expansion of its broadcast services activity with the acquisition of a 70% stake in Corinthian Television Facilities in London. Corinthian is one of

05/11/2004 blue boosts HD offering with new Avid DS Nitris system
Full-service postproduction facility blue has expanded its HD facilities with a new Avid DS Nitris finishing system. The purchase is in direct response to a growing demand for HD work across blue’s

05/11/2004 Digital Vision introduces next generation Valhall system
Digital Vision has introduced the latest generation of its Valhall Colour Grade system. Valhall is a comprehensive colour correction system for tape and disk-based image processing applications. The

05/11/2004 ITV expands Pharos Audio Server system
ITV has chosen an expanded Pharos Audio Server system as the core of new voiceover recording facilities at the Southern Transmission Centre on London's South Bank. The new resource enables voiceover

05/11/2004 LightBreak flexible gobos introduced by South London Filter
South London Filter has introduced an extensive range of flexible lighting gobos from LightBreak, available in three sizes. The LightBreak range brings texture to lighting. These durable, portable p

05/11/2004 Lightworks 'goes Dutch' with Geevs
Lightworks has announced that a combined order for a Lightworks Touch editing system with a Geevs XT500 server has been provided to Netherlands-based production company The Van. The Van is a small bu

05/11/2004 London Film Festival recognises new talent and closes on record sales
Over the past 16 days and nights filmmakers, journalists, industry professionals and the general public have flocked to London to attend Europe's largest and most prestigious public film festival, The

05/11/2004 Plymouth Media-Partnership reveals robust autumn calendar
The Plymouth Media-Partnership (PM-P) has announced a strong programme of events for autumn. At ITV West Country on Wednesday November 17 a panel of speakers will debate ‘The Future of Regional Progr

05/11/2004 root6 to host HDCAM seminar in Soho
On Thursday November 11 root6 are to host a seminar on ‘Managing HDCAM in Postproduction.’ Held in conjunction with Sony and Tektronix, the event will examine the quality, storage and bandwidth adva

05/11/2004 Scottish Screen selects New Found Films for 2005
Two talented teams of Scottish filmmakers have been selected, from among a huge range of entries, to produce features under the New Found Films scheme run jointly by Scottish Screen, Scottish Televisi

05/11/2004 TSL names former Thomson man as new CEO
TSL, one of Europe's leading independent broadcast systems integrators and manufacturers, has announced the appointment of David Phillips as CEO. Reporting to Managing Director David MacGregor, Phil

04/11/2004 Aurora Video Systems announces continuation of upgrade programme through 2005
Aurora Video Systems is to continue its upgrade programme, first introduced in November 2003, through the end of 2005. This programme allows registered owners of any older Aurora hardware products t

04/11/2004 Dedolight launch DLH200D Daylight Source unit
The new Dedolight 200W Daylight Source is a compact, versatile and robust light that offers a new level of control and punch. The DLH200D comprises of two very different light heads, a focusable lig

04/11/2004 Dielectric’s FLEXLine range chosen by TQS
Dielectric Communications has announced that the company’s FLEXLine flexible dielectric coaxial cable products are finding widespread acceptance by users in both broadcast and telecommunications marke

04/11/2004 Globalstor’s announces new HD video server
Globalstor Data has announced the imminent release of the ExtremeStor-HD, a low-cost, high-performance fault-tolerant hi-definition video storage server. The ExtremeStor-HD incorporates 24, 250GB ho

04/11/2004 Harris Corporation completes Encoda Systems acquisition
Harris Corporation has completed the previously announced acquisition of Encoda Systems Holdings. Encoda is a leading global supplier of end-to-end broadcast enterprise software and services solutio

04/11/2004 Mill help to imprison Kylie within spherical neon light cage
Kylie Minogue’s latest video sees the pop queen suspended in a neon spherical cage. Several light cages were built on a rig to look as though they were suspended in their own black universes, with K

04/11/2004 New HDTV converters from Snell & Wilcox
To complement the launch of its new HDTV modular products, at SATIS 2004 in Paris Snell & Wilcox is introducing a line of cost-effective, broadcaster-friendly conversion tools for the DTV transition.

04/11/2004 Pro-Bel provides new links for The Hospital
Pro-Bel, manufacturer and supplier of routing, signal processing, master control and automation equipment, has announced that The Hospital, based in London's Covent Garden, has purchased two Axis rout

04/11/2004 SeaChange uses DNF Controls system for new MediaClient demos
DNF Controls has announced that its four-channel 3040P-L Playlist Playout Controller is being used by SeaChange International to provide jog/shuttle/playback control of the new SeaChange MediaClient S