Broadcast News Archive for February, 2004
27/02/2004 Chyron Partners with Proximity to deliver complete workflow solution
Chyron Corporation and Proximity Corporation have announced an agreement that will tailor Proximity's Emmy Award winning Xenostore software for use with Chyron's Duet CG systems that use Lyric content

27/02/2004 Discreet clients nominated for Best Visual Effects Oscar for ninth consecutive year
All three feature films nominated for the 76th Annual Academy Awards Best Visual Effects Oscar used Discreet’s technology to create their top-notch visual effects, marking the ninth year in a row that

27/02/2004 Dreyer Media becomes apt-X licensee
The growing popularity of the APT’s apt-X algorithm has led Germany’s Dreyer Media to sign a licensing deal with the company, enabling it to incorporate apt-X into its range of record/playback radio a

27/02/2004 Four new members join UK Film Council board
Films Minister Estelle Morris has announced the appointment of four new members to the UK Film Council. The appointments of Gurinder Chadha, Mark Devereux, Heather Rabbatts and Colin Brown are for a

27/02/2004 Hampshire college Channel adopts Windows XP Media Center
South Downs College, the largest College of Further Education in Hampshire, has developed its own media channel for on site broadcasts using Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition. Students, staff

27/02/2004 Megahertz wins BBC News contract
Cambridge based Megahertz Broadcast Systems has announced that it has successfully won the contract to design and integrate a new Digital Satellite Newsgathering Vehicle for BBC News. This new contra

27/02/2004 Patrick Morel appointed Pro-Bel Sales Director
Pro-Bel has announced that Patrick Morel has been promoted to the position of Sales Director within the company. Working out of both the Pro-Bel Paris office and the Reading UK headquarters, Morel is

27/02/2004 Pinnacle Systems streamlines graphics at new CNBC studios
Pinnacle Systems has announced that its Deko networked character generators have been deployed throughout CNBC's new studio facilities in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, USA, serving as the backbone for on air

26/02/2004 Comcast SportsNet purchases SSL C100 Digital Broadcast Console
Comcast SportsNet, owner of the broadcast rights for the Philadelphia 76ers (NBA), Philadelphia Flyers (NHL) and Philadelphia Phillies (Major League Baseball), has purchased a Solid State Logic C100 D

26/02/2004 Film skills masterclass to be held in Newport, Wales
Simon Relph CBE is to hold a masterclass in Newport, Wales, on the money-raising and management skills required to make feature films. An independent producer since 1981, Relph has made a number of h

26/02/2004 ITV axes up to 400 jobs as Central TV studio closes
Almost 200 staff at Central TV studios in Nottingham face the dole and 200 more jobs are under threat at the nearby Birmingham studio operation as Carlton move to trim back the merged operation with G

26/02/2004 Leitch introduces new 2x4 model of award-winning VelocityQ NLE
Leitch has announced the launch of its VelocityQ 2x4, a new lower-cost model of the award-winning VelocityQ multi-stream non-linear editing system. Like the existing model of VelocityQ (now also kno

26/02/2004 Media 100 ships 844/X Version 3
Media 100 has announced first customer shipment of the ‘Visual Effects’ release-new Version 3 software for 844/X. This upgrade is the largest software expansion of 844/X since its inception in 2002 a

26/02/2004 Munro equip Henry Wood Hall control room
UK studio design consultancy Munro Acoustics has completed the acoustic refurbishment of the main control room at the Henry Wood Hall, London. The project involved replacing acoustic tiles that were

26/02/2004 Sheffield International Documentary Festival appoints Deputy Director
The Sheffield International Documentary Festival has announced the appointment of Jo Wingate as Deputy Director. Originally from Sheffield, Wingate joins the festival team with an impressive track re

26/02/2004 UIP to screen six China Film productions
United International Pictures, in association with the China Film Group, is to host a series of free screenings of six recent Chinese films on April 6 and 7 at the Odeon Covent Garden. The two-day e

26/02/2004 Young Scottish filmmakers take major award
A group of young filmmakers from West Hailes in Edinburgh, all members of the youth group Young People Speak Out, have taken the award for Best Horror Short Film at the First Light Awards in London.

25/02/2004 BBC statement on Broadcasting Policy Group report
The BBC has issued a statement cautiously welcoming the publication yesterday of a Conservative Party commissioned report into the future of the BBC. BBC statement reads: "The BBC welcomes all contri

25/02/2004 Broadcast Solutions chooses DK-Audio’s PTV range
Systems integrator Broadcast Solutions has installed a range of DK-Audio equipment into two of the most sophisticated Outside Broadcast vehicles currently in operation in Russia. Russian broadcaster

25/02/2004 Harris enhances automation system at German playout centre
German broadcaster Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg’s (RBB) has installed a Harris Media Browser and a Global Media Transfer system (GMT) at its main transmission facility. RBB has also upgraded its Harr

25/02/2004 Ken MacQuarrie appointed Controller of BBC Scotland
Ken MacQuarrie has been appointed to succeed John McCormick as Controller of BBC Scotland. Taking over at the beginning of April, 51-year-old MacQuarrie has been BBC Scotland's Head of Programmes sin

25/02/2004 Macromedia Contribute now used by more than 150,000 Customers
Macromedia has announced that more than 150,000 customers are now using Macromedia Contribute, making it the fastest growing new product in the company's history. Macromedia Contribute 2 is billed as

25/02/2004 New studio to open in Brighton
The Brighton Film School is to launch a professional studio, to be operated by its students. The Brighton & Hove Film Studios will allow the film school to provide an interface between its students a

25/02/2004 OmniBus complete digital workflow project for WDR
Integrated journalist/production desktop tools and media management, ingest and playout automation solutions from OmniBus Systems are at the heart of a groundbreaking new digital workflow project at G

25/02/2004 Pepper Post expands with £1m HD investment
Pepper Post Production has furthered its investment in HD and data by purchasing a Spirit Datacine with a Da Vinci 2k Plus grading system. Pepper was the first facility in London to equip its resolu