Broadcast News Archive for December, 2004
14/12/2004 Hong Kong Cyber Port routes dual references with Pro-Bel Freeway
Pro-Bel has announced that Hong Kong Cyber Port has installed two Pro-Bel Freeway routers. The installation was carried out by Pro-Bel's partner in Hong Kong, PCD Broadcast Engineering Ltd, with str

14/12/2004 Imago brings Polycom & Samsung together for bundle deal
Imago, the UK’s leading video communications distributor, is encouraging resellers to get behind the burgeoning growth of videoconferencing in the mainstream market by offering a bundle deal on popula

14/12/2004 ITN Archive links with Fox News
ITN, the news producer and distributor, and Fox News, the most watched cable news channel in the United States, have announced a partnership which will create the biggest news stock footage service in

14/12/2004 ITV jumps gun with job cuts in Wales, says Bectu
Bectu negotiators have accused ITV of pre-empting Ofcom decisions with a plan to cut jobs in Wales. ITV has announced proposals for 15 redundancies in a number of areas, including transmission, admi

14/12/2004 Pharos reports continuing trend towards specialised television channels
Pharos Communications has reported a successful 2004 with broadcasting continuing a trend towards channels targeted at small demographics. This development mirrors changes in the magazine publishing

14/12/2004 Stanley Productions goes HD with Alchemist Platinum Ph.C
With the purchase of a Snell & Wilcox Alchemist Platinum Ph.C, London's Stanley Productions has added what owner Stanley Aarons calls "top of the market" standards conversion to the vast range of serv

14/12/2004 complete over 10,000 edits on ITV reality shows
UK based has just returned from Australia, having helped cut out over 10,000 censorship edits for both ITV1’s ‘I’m a Celebrity, Get me out of here!’ and ITV2’s ‘I’m a Celebrity, Get me ou

13/12/2004 'Big Brother' producer takes Smart Advice
Bristol based health and safety company Smart Advice has cause for celebration with news that they have secured a contract with Endemol UK, producers of 'Big Brother'. Smart Advice was appointed as p

13/12/2004 Broadcast Production Show 2005 boasts new features
Two new features have been announced for the The Broadcast Production Show, which takes place from June 1-3 2005 at its new home Earls Court 2. To encompass the rise in interactive and branded telev

13/12/2004 Dielectric to supply digital television combiner to CBC/Radio-Canada
Dielectric Communications has been chosen by CBC/Radio-Canada to build a high-power television channel combining system for installation at the CN Tower in Toronto. Dielectric is partnering with Roh

13/12/2004 Free version of Allegorithmic's groundbreaking texture modelling plug-in now available
Allegorithmic, an award-winning company specialising in the development of innovative tools for motion graphics and visual effects, has announced a free version of MaP|ZONE, the ultimate complex textu

13/12/2004 Hebden Sound announce first sale of HS3000 series mic
Hebden Sound has announced the sale of six of its new HS3000 series microphones to Stage Electrics, one of Europe's leading suppliers of technical equipment to the entertainment, leisure and presentat

13/12/2004 Optibase MGW 5100 enables IP/TV in Ireland
Industria, Ireland’s leading broadband solution provider has Optibase's MGW 5100 IP platform in a video head-end solution for Dublin based Magnet Networks. The video head-end solution, which will ena

13/12/2004 Reflecmedia and Ultimatte launch new keying solution at DV Expo West
Chroma key specialist Reflecmedia has entered into partnership with Ultimatte Corporation of Chatsworth, California, to launch a new hardware keying solution for the Digital Video market. These two

13/12/2004 Sonic DVD applications now shipping on new PCs from China’s top vendor
The Lenovo Group Limited, the number-one ranked PC vendor in China and Asia Pacific, has selected Sonic’s award-winning MyDVD as the DVD and VCD creation software for its Tianjiao line of home persona

10/12/2004 ATG order sQ system for turnkey SSVC digital contract
Leading systems integrator ATG Broadcast has ordered a multi-server sQ Production and Transmission system from Quantel to form the backbone of the turnkey digital production and transmission facility

10/12/2004 GearBox invests in eight Mackie Big Knobs
Pro-audio hire specialist GearBox (Sound and Vision) Ltd has invested in eight Mackie Big Knob units, which are being supplied to customers that hire out Final Cut Pro HD video editing systems from th

10/12/2004 NY1 expands OmniBus Automation to encompass regional bureaus
OmniBus Systems has announced that NY1, a 24-hour Time Warner Cable news channel covering New York City, has expanded its Columbus automation system to accommodate locally originated news programming

10/12/2004 Satcom select Scopus E-1720 DSNG Encoder
Satcom GmbH, one of the leading providers of DSNG services in Europe, has selected Scopus Network Technologies’ CODICO® E-1720 DSNG Encoder for its easyLINK service. Launched in November 2004 through

10/12/2004 Sonic Solutions support DVD-R Dual Layer recording
Sonic Solutions has announced that it will support the forthcoming DVD-R Dual Layer recording standard across its complete line of consumer and professional applications as well as in its industry-sta

10/12/2004 Telegenic adds HD Editing with Leitch VelocityHD
Leitch has announced that Telegenic, a leading OB company in Europe, has purchased VelocityHD HD/SD. The non-linear editing system will be used in its T8 mobile production facility, one of the first

10/12/2004 Thomson buys MPC for £53 million
Industry giant Thomson has acquired The Moving Picture Company (MPC) from ITV for £52.7 million (€76 million). The Moving Picture Company, which is located in the Soho district of London and employs

10/12/2004 Young Liverpool moviemakers win top filmmakers award
Young Liverpool filmmakers have fought off 800 entrants to win a top international award for their Jimmy McGovern-inspired movie. Students from Croxteth Community Comprehensive fought off competition

09/12/2004 AJA XENA HD card helps ResearchChannel reach video conferencing landmark
The AJA XENA HD card has been used by ResearchChannel in a demonstration of two-way, uncompressed 1080i video conferencing between three locations: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (in Intel's booth at SC04),

09/12/2004 Corinthian expands with Hi Tech control
Hi Tech Systems has delivered multiple server controllers to London-based Corinthian for use in playout, studio and quality control areas. Over two-and-a-half years 10 actiV Filer and two CartBox se