Broadcast News Archive for December, 2004
17/12/2004 Datalink appoints new Electronic and Control Systems Design Engineer
Datalink Electronics has hired a new engineer for its Consultancy and Design Department. Arash Ghadar-Ghadr, from Iran, is the Loughborough-based firm’s new Electronic and Control Systems Design Engi

17/12/2004 LOUD Technologies establishes sales and distribution office in China
LOUD Technologies, in cooperation with Amoi Electronics, recently opened a new distribution and sales office headquartered in Shanghai, China. This office will manage the distribution of Mackie, EAW

17/12/2004 M-Net selects Pinnacle for complete integrated sports production workflow
As it targets advanced streamlined workflows for its world-leading sports production, M-Net is to use Pinnacle Systems' flagship integrated system, Vortex. The leading South African commercial broad

17/12/2004 Matrox reveal Video Forum plans
At Video Forum 2005 the Matrox stand will be showcasing the newly launched Axio platform for HD and SD editing. The Matrox Axio family of realtime HD and SD editing platforms is designed to give you

17/12/2004 ntl awarded top marks by Teachers’ TV
ntl’s Broadcast division has won a three-and-a-half year contract to provide a channel package to Teachers’ TV, the new digital channel for the education community. When the channel launches in earl

17/12/2004 PESA Switching Systems acquired by QuStream
PESA Switching Systems, a leading provider of analogue and digital video and audio equipment, has been acquired by the private equity group QuStream Corporation, which intends to support the continued

17/12/2004 Rupert Gavin appointed Chairman of Screenstage
Rupert Gavin has been appointed the new Chairman of ScreenStage, the ITV plc/Ambassador Theatre Group joint venture. ScreenStage was established as a production and development company, with a free a

17/12/2004 The Pixel Farm launch PFHoe DV tracking application
The Pixel Farm, a company focused on innovation in the field of high-end digital postproduction, has announced the release of PFHoe. This latest tool is an extremely cost effective DV tracking appli

16/12/2004 Dolby announces more than 500 successful Digital Cinema screenings
Dolby has made significant accomplishments this year in digital cinema, having successfully completed more than 500 Dolby Digital Cinema presentations at multiple commercial theaters in the Bay Area.

16/12/2004 Eyeheight announces enigma data transcoder
Eyeheight's newly launched data transcoder, enigma, enables a wide range of metadata and machine-control information to be transported through an SDI channel. enigma has many applications, including

16/12/2004 GEP Chooses Snell & Wilcox Ukon
Full-service postproduction company Global Entertainment Partners (GEP) has integrated a Snell & Wilcox Ukon universal conversion platform into its Sherman Oaks, California, high-definition facility,

16/12/2004 IBIS increases staffing levels to service growing client base
In response to a growing customer base, IBIS has appointed Neil Flarry as Project Manager. Flarry brings a wealth of experience from his background in both IT and broadcasting, having been involved i

16/12/2004 New Ulead HD Plug-in to be showcased at Video Forum 2005
Ulead Systems, a leader in video, imaging, and DVD software development, has announced the availability of the Ulead HD Plug-in 2.0. This second version of the Ulead HD Plug-in is now equipped to ha

16/12/2004 Outpost Digital gives 'The Streets' video the flame treatment
State-of-the-art HD post-production facility Outpost Digital UK has completed visual effects work on the music promo for The Streets’ latest single, 'Could Well Be In'. Directed by Andy Soup and prod

16/12/2004 Photron USA joins Discreet’s sparks Sales Programme
Discreet has announced that sparks programme manufacturer Photron USA, the exclusive sales and distribution arm of IMAGICA Corp., has been accepted into the Discreet sparks Sales Programme. Photron U

16/12/2004 Quasson achieves quality manufacturing standard
Quasson, the broadcast production electronics manufacturer, has won recognition for its quality systems with the awarding of ISO 9001 2000 accreditation. Quasson, which was recently acquired by Datal

15/12/2004 Bandit supplies kit for Busted tour
Bandit Lites UK is supplying lighting equipment to Production North for the current Busted arena tour. It’s the first time Bandit has serviced the Busted contract, which is being handled by Lester C

15/12/2004 Channel 3 broadcasters accept digital switchover commitment
Last month communications regulator Ofcom offered the current Channel 3 licensees the option to accept digital replacement licences, all of which have now been taken up. The DRLs contain various obl

15/12/2004 Chris Denham wins RTS Lifetime Achievement Award
Chris Denham, founder of south west television production company Denham Productions, has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the South West RTS Awards. Denham began his career as junior re

15/12/2004 Pixel Power appoints National Sales Manager
Pixel Power has named James C. Lien as its National Sales Manager for the United States. Mr. Lien has over 20 years of sales, sales management, product management and engineering experience in sellin

15/12/2004 Realviz announces new pricing for MatchMover Pro
Realviz, a leader in image processing software development, has announced the introduction of a new pricing structure for their acclaimed tracking software, MatchMover Pro. MatchMover Pro, now avail

15/12/2004 Satirical CBS animation proves popular with sports fans
CBS Sports has broken new ground in broadcast animation with a cutting-edge, satirical series of animation segments on its weekly pro football ‘NFL Today’ pre-game show, which airs each Sunday. ‘Outs

15/12/2004 Second set adoption leads digital television growth: Ofcom
Ofcom has published its Digital Television Update for the third quarter of 2004. The report examines the latest subscriber figures provided by the main platform operators. The update shows that incr

15/12/2004 The Hive brings festive touch to ITV idents
The Hive, part of full-service broadcast postproduction facility VTR, has created ITV1’s new Christmas packaging, on air since December 11. Based on a very detailed storyboard from ITV’s Mark Gouldie

14/12/2004 FX Rentals continues working relationship with Oscar-winning Howard Shore
FX Rentals has completed work with Academy Award-winning composer Howard Shore, putting together a package of audio-visual equipment for Shore and Abbey Road Mobiles for the scoring of the new Martin