Broadcast News Archive for February, 2004
24/02/2004 Emap music channels powered by Omneon
Emap Performance Television has opted for an Omneon Spectrum media server system to store media for broadcast and playout. The server system from Omneon was installed in Emap's highly automated faci

24/02/2004 Eyeheight introduces typeCast line identifier
Eyeheight has introduced its new typecast SDI line identifier, featuring a wide range of applications in television master control and monitoring. It enables up to 64 characters of line identificati

24/02/2004 Invitation to tender for Channel 4 ‘Entente Cordiale’ slot issued
Channel 4, Scottish Screen and the Scottish Executive have joined forces in an initiative designed to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Entente Cordiale between Britain and France. To mark this

24/02/2004 Kaos British Short Film Competition attracts NFTS support
Kaos Films Limited has announced that the third annual British Short Screenplay Competition (BSSC) is to be run in association with the UK's premier film school, the National Film and Television Schoo

24/02/2004 Munro Acoustics complete blue upgrade
Operating from within the competitive arena of London’s West End, postproduction facility blue has recently renovated one of the main sound studios at its Old Compton Street premises. Studio acousti

24/02/2004 Orange 'Small is Beautiful' awards shortlist BEAM.TV
The prestigious Orange 'Small is Beautiful' awards, designed to recognise the success of small businesses, has short-listed BEAM.TV for 'Best Use of Innovation and Technology'. In order to impress t

24/02/2004 Summers Content win learn direct commission
Sumners Content, the Manchester-based television and video production facility, has beaten stiff opposition to win a UFI/learndirect contract to produce the latest promotional video for its ‘Skills fo

24/02/2004 The Hive animate Tyrannosaurus Rex for ‘Horizon’
Soho effects and animation studio The Hive has meticulously animated Tyrannosaurus rex in X-ray form for a forthcoming episode of BBC2’s Horizon, which shows how new research is casting the fearsome d

24/02/2004 Tory-commissioned report recommends removal of BBC Charter
Far-reaching change, including the abolition of the licence fee and the removal of the BBC's Royal Charter, has been proposed in a report commissioned by the Conservative Party. Chaired by former tel

24/02/2004 VertigoXmedia announce new system for NAB
VertigoXmedia, developer of broadcast graphics automation solutions, has announced that it will launch its new Xmedia MultiChannel Control System at NAB2004. The new control system is a complete sol

23/02/2004 BBC Broadcast appoint interactive Account Director for design
Neil Gilbert has joined BBC Broadcast as Account Director in its interactive design team. He will be focusing on the expansion of new business development in interactive television advertisements, w

23/02/2004 Bectu to hold strike ballot for ntl employees
Bectu members working in transmission for television, radio and the emergency services are to vote on industrial action. The 550 members are employed in the broadcast division of telecoms and transm

23/02/2004 Digital media server technology used for ‘Jet Set’
Television lighting designers/directors Mark Kenyon and Will Charles are pioneering new visual horizons in the world of broadcast television with the use of digital media servers. The pair have recen

23/02/2004 Network Electronics open office on mainland China
Network Electronics ASA celebrated the Chinese New Year by opening its first office on mainland China. The office is located in Jiaxing, just outside of Shanhai, in the Zhejiang province. Network El

23/02/2004 OmniBus appoint Director of Channels and Partnerships
OmniBus Systems has announced the appointment of Tim Mendoza as Director of Channels and Partnerships, a position based in Denver and reporting directly to OmniBus CEO Mike Oldham. Mendoza will be ta

23/02/2004 Pact submit transitional arrangement proposals on taxation rule changes
Following the Inland Revenue’s changes to the rules covering losses through partnerships, Pact, together with the UK Film Council and BSAC, have met with Inland Revenue officials and made the case for

23/02/2004 Pinnacle release new networked editing solution
Pinnacle Systems has introduced Liquid Editing for Workgroups, a complete, low-cost networked editing solution utilising Pinnacle's Palladium Store 100 (PS100). Liquid Editing for Workgroups makes t

23/02/2004 Prime Television supply new Sky reality show
Prime Television, UK-based supplier of minicam equipment, has announced its involvement with Brighter Pictures in the making of ‘There's Something About Miriam’ for Sky One. This new format reality d

23/02/2004 Survey finds media industry dominated by young childless graduates
The majority of people working in television, radio and interactive media in the UK are graduates, most are under 35 and few have dependents. Skillset’s Workforce Survey has found that 66% of the aud

23/02/2004 The Mill complete life-size Ford Fiesta pinball spot
Director Antoine Bardou-Jacquet has completed a high-profile car spot with The Mill, ‘Pinball’, for the Ford Fiesta. In order to create a natural look, the team insisted on using a real car and a rea

20/02/2004 Aultguish Inn seeks to cater for location filming
The recently purchased Aultguish Inn, located in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, is seeking to attract production companies looking for remote yet spectacular scenery. Located among Scotland’s h

20/02/2004 Core Networks and Jungo unveil fruits of partnership
Core Networks, specialist in cable OSS solutions, and Jungo Software Technologies, provider of residential/SOHO gateway software, have announced the launch of their CableHome 1.1-based integrated netw

20/02/2004 Emil Berliner Studios upgrades mastering studio with PMC monitors
Emil Berliner Studios, the renowned German based studio group historically associated with the creator of the gramophone and the famous yellow classical label, has selected a PMC system for its advanc

20/02/2004 Fox Television to install six SSL C200 Digital Production Consoles
Fox Television has purchased six 32-fader, 96 in-line channel Solid State Logic C200 Digital Production Consoles to serve their on-air promotion and sports departments. The first four consoles will b

20/02/2004 Leader LV5700A chosen by Thomson Broadcast
Leader's LV5700A multi-standard HD/SD waveform monitor has been chosen for use at Thomson Broadcast & Media Solutions' HD camera production plant in Breda. The LV5700A will be used to align LDK 6000