Broadcast News Archive for December, 2004
06/12/2004 Quasson to expand following Datalink takeover
Broadcast electronics manufacturer Quasson, which supplies products for Autocue among others, has been taken over. The firm is now part of the Datalink Group, based in Loughborough, which manufacture

06/12/2004 RTÉ Television wins highest proportion of autumn audience in three years
RTÉ Television won a higher percentage of the available Irish television audience in peak-time this September and October than in either of the previous two years. New home-produced series such as t

06/12/2004 SSL’s AWS 900 analogue workstation makes German debut
Producer and engineer Patrik Majer has become the first person in Germany to invest in a Solid State Logic AWS 900 analogue workstation, which he has installed in his studio in Berlin. “The AWS 900 i

06/12/2004 Universal Pictures adopts next generation DVD format
Universal Pictures has adopted the high definition DVD disc format (HD DVD), with select titles available to consumers in 2005. In addition to numerous consumer benefits, it is expected that the HD

06/12/2004 US National Board of Review of Motion Pictures honours 'Conspiracy of Silence'
The US National Board of Review of Motion Pictures has honoured British filmmaker John Deery and his debut film 'Conspiracy of Silence', which joins the company of 'Fahrenheit 9/11' and 'The Passion o

03/12/2004 ‘Prime Time Investigates’ scoops Irish Law Society media award
RTÉ's 'Bad Medicine', a one-hour 'Prime Time Investigates' report on the scandal of medical negligence in Ireland, has been named Overall Winner of the Law Society’s Justice Media Awards competition.

03/12/2004 BBC Two commissions second series of 'Map Man'
Tern Television has been commissioned by BBC Two to make a second series of the successful series 'Map Man'. The recommission follows Tern Television’s double success at the Scottish BAFTAs, where t

03/12/2004 Blue completes post on Five’s 'Judgement Day'
Full-service broadcast postproduction facility blue has completed the online and audio postproduction for Five’s latest series, 'Judgement Day: Images of Heaven and Hell'. The first half-hour episode

03/12/2004 Inscriber Inca Station 'redefines master control branding systems'
Inscriber, a leading global provider of broadcast solutions, has announced the worldwide release of Inca Station, an innovative channel branding system that offers more sophisticated on-air graphics c

03/12/2004 Lumiere TV Cyprus choose Quartz to upgrade digital broadcast facility
Quartz has announced that Lumiere TV (LTV), the leading Cypriot Pay-TV broadcaster, has ordered a three-channel QMC master control system and new Xenon router for the digital upgrade of its broadcast

03/12/2004 New CAT5-5000 HD from Gefen released
Connectivity solutions provider Gefen has announced the release of its CAT5-5000 HD, a KVM extender capable of spanning distances up to 150 feet. The CAT5-5000 HD utilises a new chip technology capa

03/12/2004 New Leeds postproduction facility invests in Discreet smoke
Discreet has won an order for its smoke editing and finishing system from new postproduction company, VTR North Ltd. Located in the centre of Leeds, the facility is set to open its doors in January 2

03/12/2004 ntl to sell broadcast division for £1.27 billion
Broadcast infrastructure giant ntl has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its broadcast business for £1.27 billion. The agreement has been reached with a consortium led by Macquarie Communic

02/12/2004 FilmLight ships Baselight Four and Baselight Eight colour grading systems
FilmLight, pioneers of digital film technology, is now shipping its next generation of its Baselight colour grading systems, Baselight Four and Baselight Eight. Announced at IBC 2004, the new system

02/12/2004 Framestore CFC complete work on 'Enduring Love'
The digital mastergrade for 'Enduring Love', a new British drama starring Daniel Craig, Samantha Morton and Rhys Ifans, has been completed at Framestore CFC. Based on Ian McEwan's novel and written f

02/12/2004 Imago and SedaO offer 90-day trial on Image Flyer
Imago, the UK’s leading video communications distributor has joined forces with SedaO to offer resellers a 90-day trial of the company’s new easy-to-use digital signage solution, Image Flyer. Part of

02/12/2004 NewYorkDVD to provide DVD authoring and strategic project development to Masterdisk
Masterdisk Corporation, one of the world’s leading audio, video, and multimedia mastering facilities, has established a strategic partnership with NewYorkDVD, a specialist DVD development, design and

02/12/2004 Pharos Mediator chosen for BT Mediahive
BT Broadcast Services (BTBS) has completed successful trials of the Pharos Mediator media management system as a key element of the BT Mediahive digital content management platform. BT Mediahive off

02/12/2004 RHS and BBC sign new four year deal
The Royal Horticultural Society and the BBC have signed a new four-year contract which includes the exclusive rights to broadcast the four major RHS flower shows on BBC Television until 2008. As par

02/12/2004 Students enjoy 'reel' taste of movie-making
Imagination and creativity were at the fore when A level students from all over south Wales recently visited the University of Wales, Newport for taster sessions in film-making and computer game anima

02/12/2004 Top graphics artist names Curious gFx as his software of choice
Special effects artist Greg Shimp, whose credits include all three 'Matrix' movies, has become a firm advocate of Curious Software’s new 16-bit paint and roto tool, Curious gFx Pro+, thanks to its abi

01/12/2004 Energis extends BBC relationship for another decade through Siemens
Energis has won a contract to supply Siemens Business Services with telecommunications services, as part of Siemens' £2bn technology services contract with the BBC. The agreement with Siemens sees E

01/12/2004 Inscriber releases new version of InfoCaster
Inscriber, the leading provider of broadcast and digital signage solutions, has announced the release of InfoCaster Version 1.3 for the creation, display and management of digital signage networks.

01/12/2004 NetEx joins VERITAS Enabled Programme
NetEx, the worldwide leader in high performance data transport solutions, has joined the VERITAS Enabled Programme and has completed interoperability testing of NetEx HyperIP for use with VERITAS Volu

01/12/2004 New apprenticeship scheme for film camera grips launched
A new film industry apprenticeship scheme has been launched by Film & Television Freelance Training (FT2) to train four film camera grips on an 18-month pilot training programme. The scheme is funde