Broadcast News Archive for December, 2004
09/12/2004 SGL FlashNet joins leading manufacturers in major turnkey digital project
Software Generation Ltd, a leading provider of video storage management software, has been selected by ATG Broadcast to provide SGL FlashNet as part of a major contract from Services Sound & Vision Co

09/12/2004 Sonic opens Hollywood office
Sonic Solutions has announced the opening of a new facility in Burbank, California, at the heart of the movie industry. The office has been established in response to the growing demand for Sonic DVD

09/12/2004 Soundtrack composer nominated for top award
Film and television music composer Phil Lawrence has been nominated for one of the most prestigious classical music prizes in the country. The British Academy of Composers, in conjunction with BBC R

09/12/2004 Telecast transceivers provide flexible broadcast backbone for KOMU-TV
KOMU-TV8, an NBC affiliate owned by the University of Missouri, has purchased Telecast's CopperHead, DiamondBack, and Adder video and audio transceivers to build a new campus-wide broadcast system for

09/12/2004 Top South African postproduction facilities invest in Discreet systems
Discreet has won orders for its flame real-time visual effects design and compositing system and smoke editing and finishing system from two of South Africa’s major post-production houses. The syste

09/12/2004 Ubisoft licenses Alias MotionBuilder 6
Alias has announced that Ubisoft, one of the world’s leading game developers, has purchased several licenses of Alias MotionBuilder 6 Pro, the foremost 3D character performance and animation software.

08/12/2004 Aurora Video Systems releases new IgniterX driver
Aurora Video has announced a new driver release for its IgniterX and IgniterX Lite video capture and editing cards. Aurora has introduced a series of enhancements intended to enable more versatile p

08/12/2004 Czech Television selects Omneon Spectrum for Brno studio
Czech Television has invested in an Omneon Spectrum media server system for its regional studio in Brno. The new server system, installed by Czech systems integrator Visual Connection, is part of an

08/12/2004 DK-Technologies acquires Dag2000
Audio and video metering manufacturer DK-Technologies has acquired Dag2000, a Danish company best known for its production of digital bargraph and stereo peak programme meters for the broadcast market

08/12/2004 Finnish broadcaster selects SGL FlashNet for digital upgrade project
Software Generation Ltd (SGL), a leading provider of digital video storage/archive management software, has been selected by Finnish broadcaster MTV Oy to provide SGL FlashNet as part of a major digit

08/12/2004 FOR-A appoints new senior management for UK operations
FOR-A, a leading manufacturer of systems for the security, broadcast and professional video industries, has announced the appointment of Jackson Kitahara and Haruyuki Tomihara as Managing Director and

08/12/2004 Omneon appoints Vice President of EMEA Sales
Omneon Video Networks has announced the appointment of industry veteran Greg Hoskin as Vice President of EMEA sales. To meet the increasing demand for Omneon server solutions within this market, Omn

08/12/2004 SSL's XLogic compressor used on mix for 'Ocean’s Twelve' soundtrack
Mix engineer Hugo Nicolson relied on Solid State Logic’s XLogic Multichannel Compressor to enhance the surround mix for the new Warner Bros. Pictures release 'Ocean’s Twelve'. Purchased from Guitar

08/12/2004 Unions pledge to fight 'savage' cuts proposed by BBC Director-General
The three unions representing BBC staff have launched a campaign against the "savage" redundancies and budget cuts which were announced by Director-General Mark Thomson yesterday. At a crisis meeting

07/12/2004 Casema selects BigBand Networks for digital cable infrastructure
BigBand Networks, a leading provider of network platforms for video, voice and data services, has been selected by Casema for an end-to-end digital cable infrastructure deployment. This multi-vendor

07/12/2004 Famous Parisian stadium selects Chyron for upgrade of sports production facility
The Palais Omnisports de Paris Bercy (POPB), a famous covered sports and entertainment stadium in Paris, has installed a Chyron Duet LEX as part of a major upgrade to its master control room. Based o

07/12/2004 Irish screen professionals receive prestigious UCLA certification
Irish screen professionals have received a prestigious endorsement from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Presiding over the presentations, Tony Killeen, Irish Minister of State at th

07/12/2004 ITN Archive releases 2004 collection
ITN Archive has announced the release of its 2004 Collection. Comprising four 90-minute tapes, the collection covers world news from ITN and Reuters up to November 2004 (including the US election and

07/12/2004 New twofourtv Sales Director named
Mike Alderton has joined twofourtv, a leading online business communications company, as Sales Director. Based in twofourtv's London Office, Alderton is also taking on the role of Country Manager for

07/12/2004 Studio l'Equipe chooses Snell & Wilcox
Studio l'Equipe, a video and audio post-production firm based in Brussels, is using the Snell & Wilcox Archangel Ph.C Real-Time Motion-Compensated Video Archive Processor and Ukon Universal Conversion

07/12/2004 Tern Television wins three new commissions
Award-winning Scotland-based indie Tern Television has won commissions for Discovery Home & Leisure and UK Style, as well as a new commission for BBC Scotland. 'Scrubbers', a 15x30’ production for U

07/12/2004 Thompson unveils plans to transform the BBC
The BBC's Director-General Mark Thompson has today outlined a new vision for programmes and content focused on 'excellence', plus radical plans for transforming the BBC into a simpler, more agile and

06/12/2004 Channel Five trusts BBC Broadcast with level one disaster recovery
BBC Broadcast has signed a five year contract to provide Five with level one disaster recovery. From January 2005, the Broadcast Centre will be the first port of call in the event of a disaster, and

06/12/2004 Discreet introduces 'Cloth Extension' for 3ds max 7
Discreet has announced that its 3ds max 7 software Subscription members will receive their first value-added extension of this release cycle. Entitled 'Cloth Extension', this 3D modelling addition de

06/12/2004 Mike Leigh named first non-US recipient of New York's Gotham Award
Mike Leigh has been named the first ever non-US recipient of a Lifetime Achievement award at New York's annual Gotham Awards. Previous winners of the Lifetime Achievement include Robert De Niro, Mer