Broadcast News Archive for February, 2004
20/02/2004 Learning on Screen 2004 details announced
The annual Learning on Screen Conference and Awards in 2004 are this year to be organised by the British Universities Film & Video Council (BUFVC) and the Society for Screen-Based Learning (SSBL). Th

20/02/2004 Matrox extend RT.X100 Xtreme Pro compatiblity with Canopus and Pinnacle DV codecs
Matrox has announced the immediate availability of an update for the Matrox RT.X100 Xtreme Pro driver set, providing file format compatibility with selected Pinnacle and Canopus products. After insta

20/02/2004 Rushes completes Czech 'Oskar' commercial
Rushes have completed new commercial for Oskar, the newest and fastest growing mobile operator in the Czech Republic. The commercial, directed by David Slade, follows three characters as they run at

20/02/2004 Skillset funding available for freelance courses
Skillset has secured ESF funding via the London Central Learning and Skills Council for its Focus on Freelancers scheme, giving 40 London–based freelancers the opportunity to receive a 'training needs

20/02/2004 Tartan Video adds DTS Digital Surround to all DVD releases
Tartan Video is to add DTS Digital Surround as a core component of its DVD releases. With its wide catalogue of global and classic cinema, it plans to release more than 40 DVD titles with DTS during

19/02/2004 BBC Learning unveils vision for the future
Liz Cleaver, Controller of BBC Learning & Interactive, hasunveiled her vision for the future of learning at the BBC. The division will be at the heart of the Corporation's plans to connect with audie

19/02/2004 Bectu members accept Granada pay deal
Bectu members across Granada have voted by a majority of 4-1 to accept a revised pay offer. The follows a ballot of Granada union members on an increased offer following a threat of industrial actio

19/02/2004 Chairman appointed of body to champion postproduction sector
Mike Luckwell has been appointed Chairman of a new, and as yet unnamed, association charged with representing and supporting the development of the UK’s postproduction sector, both at home and interna

19/02/2004 Channel 4 development deal for Belfast television company
Belfast-based DoubleBand Films is to benefit from a £260,000 company development deal, funded by Channel 4 and the NIFTC Company Development Fund, a joint venture between Invest Northern Ireland and t

19/02/2004 Digigram sells remaining shares in Audemat-Aztec
Digigram, specialist in digital audio network solutions, has sold its 40% share in Audemat-Aztec to the remaining shareholders of Audemat-Aztec. "This move will help us to concentrate on what we do b

19/02/2004 Gefen release DVI 4X4 Matrix Switch
Gefen has announced the release of its ex-tend-it 4x4 DVI Matrix Switch, an addition to the ex-tend-it Professional Series that combines multiple, cross-platform DVI video sources with multiple DVI di

19/02/2004 Macrovision renews copy protection agreement with Columbia House
Macrovision Corporation has announced that The Columbia House Company, the largest direct marketer of home entertainment products, has renewed an agreement to use Macrovision’s technology to protect D

19/02/2004 Pharos expands Multichannel Audio Server
A major new development of the Pharos Multichannel Audio Server (Pharos-MAS) is to make its first exhibition appearance at NAB 2004. The new system incorporates automated remote ingest, offering ful

19/02/2004 Popwire ships Compression Engine 1.5 OS X
Popwire Technology has begun shipping Compression Engine 1.5 OS X, a high performance server based media coding system for broadcasting companies, media houses, ISP’s and mobile operators who deal wit

19/02/2004 XL Video supply The Brit Awards
XL Video played a crucial role in the success of this week’s Brit Awards. Working for MJK Productions, XL Video supplied 160 square metres of Unitek V9 LED screen onstage, used to form an upstage dom

18/02/2004 Dantz signs up more UK ‘Premier Partners’
Dantz Development Corporation has announced the continued growth of its European Partner Programme. Over the past 12 months Albion Computers, Knibbs Computer Services, Save9 Limited and System Suppo

18/02/2004 Finalists announced for the British Animation Awards 2004
The British animation industry's most eagerly anticipated event, British Animation Awards, has revealed the list of finalists. Winners will be announced at the glittering British Animation Awards Ce

18/02/2004 Global movie industry dives into 'Deep Blue' with new distribution deals
BBC Worldwide and Greenlight Media have signed a deal with Optimum Releasing, one of the UK's leading independent film distributors of international films, which sees Optimum acquire distribution righ

18/02/2004 Innoventive releases Windows/Mac version of FrameForge 3D Studio
Innoventive Software has announced immediate availability of their dual-OS CD Windows/Macintosh version of FrameForge 3D Studio. FrameForge 3D Studio is the first 3D previsualisation storyboard soft

18/02/2004 Macromedia Flash embedded on Samsung set top boxes
Macromedia and Samsung Electronics, the largest electronics firm in Korea and the world's fourth largest consumer electronics manufacturer, have announced a strategic partnership to embed Macromedia F

18/02/2004 NXN Software expands in Asian market
NXN Software, recently acquired by Avid Technology, has announced continued market momentum in Asia for NXN alienbrain Studio. New NXN customers in 2003 included well-known game developers NCSoft, H

18/02/2004 Pinnacle Systems unveil major Liquid upgrades
Pinnacle Systems has introduced Pinnacle Liquid 5.6, an extensive upgrade to the Liquid blue, Liquid chrome and Liquid silver video editing systems. With numerous exceptional enhancements for DVD au

18/02/2004 Pro8mm add new camera to available range
Specialising in small format film products and services for over 25years, Pro8mm has added a new Super 16 camera to its expanding line of 16mm products and services. This complements Pro16mm film and

18/02/2004 QuVIS to launch new postproduction and digital cinema servers at NAB 2004
At NAB 2004, QuVIS is to launch a new range of video servers that support the playback of 2K and 4K data in addition to HD formats. The new introductions address the increasing needs of the postprod

18/02/2004 Sky staff call for union action, claim Bectu
A Bectu survey, conducted to help the union identify campaigning issues for 2004, has revealed that Sky staff are calling for action on workplace stress, bullying and harassment. The survey found th