Broadcast News Archive for February, 2004
17/02/2004 Broadcast Technology to debut new conditional-access decoder
Broadcast Technology's DTCA 3000 digital television conditional-access transport stream descrambler is to make its first US exhibition appearance at NAB 2004 in April. The DTCA 3000 is designed to de

17/02/2004 DGA publish public service broadcasting proposals
DGA Consulting has posted a discussion document on public service broadcasting on its website and is inviting comments. The document proposes that intervention in broadcast content needs a firm theor

17/02/2004 DTS and LTC partner to provide digital subtitling and access technology for France and Belgium
DTS has reached a distribution and services agreement with France-based LTC to provide subtitling, captioning and audio description capabilities to exhibitors in France and Belgium. In connection wit

17/02/2004 Hi Tech controls TVE archive transfers
Hi Tech Systems has supplied 15 HT884c Cue Controller panels to TVE Madrid via its Spanish reseller. These are for use in the transfer of material of long-term value that is currently stored on B-for

17/02/2004 Hollywood postproduction company invests in DPI projector
Digital Projection International (DPI), an Emmy Award-winning manufacturer of high-performance projection systems, has announced the launch and first delivery of its iS15-2K, the world’s first DLP Cin

17/02/2004 Maxtor SAS hard drive achieves 3Gb/s data transfer milestone
Maxtor Corporation has announced verification of full-speed, 3Gb/s, operation between an LSI Logic Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) controller and an in-form-factor prototype Maxtor SAS disk drive with dual

17/02/2004 Quantel iQ used on award winning Spanish feature
‘El Cid, The Legend’, has been awarded a Goya (the Spanish equivalent of an Oscar) for best animated feature film during the annual awards ceremony held by Spain’s Academy of Cinematographic Arts and

17/02/2004 SSL appoint exclusive UK XLogic distributor
Solid State Logic has appointed KMR Audio as exclusive UK distributor for its recently introduced XLogic range of rack-mounted outboard equipment. London-based KMR Audio was chosen for its knowledge

17/02/2004 Success for BBC films at the Baftas
Two BBC Films productions won major honours at Monday night's British Academy Film Awards. Emily Young, director and writer of ‘Kiss Of Life’, won the prestigious Carl Foreman Award, while Michael Wi

17/02/2004 UK film production finance hit by shock changes in tax rules
Bectu is in talks with film producers about the impact of a shock change in tax rules. The change, which plugs an equity loophole widely used by filmmakers and made by the Inland Revenue "with immedi

16/02/2004 Bafta showcase for increasing ethnic minority media talent
Winners from the Skillset Millennium Awards, designed to improve diversity in the media, showcased their talents to an audience of high profile industry figures at Bafta last week. The showcase was h

16/02/2004 Berlin Film Festival award for Solanas
This year, the jury of the 54th Berlin International Film Festival awarded an Honorary Golden Bear to world-renowned Argentinean filmmaker Fernando Solanas to celebrate more than three decades of achi

16/02/2004 FX Music Control launches dedicated Apple helpline
FX Music Control, part of the FX Group, has launched a dedicated Apple support phone line, ‘Talk to a’. The company has also been appointed a direct Apple dealer and has been recognised as a

16/02/2004 IFSW students’ film nominated for CFTV award
An award-winning film by two graduates of the International Film School Wales (IFSW) has been nominated in the best short film award category at a second major film festival. The film, 'Shadi in the

16/02/2004 JVC announce complete DVD publishing suite
The new BD-X200E from JVC is a Professional DVD publishing suite that provides the fastest complete professional DVD authoring solution available. The professional DVD recorder creates original DVD m

16/02/2004 Macromedia Director MX 2004 now available
Macromedia has announced the immediate availability of Macromedia Director MX 2004, the latest version of its multimedia authoring tool. Macromedia Director MX 2004 adds support for JavaScript, Macr

16/02/2004 Network Electronics expands US management team
Network Electronics ASA have strengthened its rapidly growing US operation with the appointment of two industry veterans to its management team in Salt Lake City, Utah. Mitchell T. Hayden has been a

16/02/2004 Offline Central extends facility in Belfast
Belfast's post production sector has a new player in the shape of Offline Central. Based in the University area of the city the company was originally set up by Gerard Brady in June 2003. Now the fac

16/02/2004 Popwire announce release of Compression Master 2.2 encoder
Popwire announces the release of Compression Master 2.2 MacOS X-based media content encoder. Popwire claim the state-of-the-art desktop encoder is perfect for broadcasting companies, media houses, IS

16/02/2004 World’s most watched broadcaster buys Quantel eQ
The production unit of China Central Television (CCTV) in Beijing, the China Teleplay Production Center (CTPC), has recently acquired a Quantel eQ, citing both the reputation of Quantel and the afford

13/02/2004 Fujinon’s cine zoom lenses chosen for ‘Star Wars: Episode III’
Fujinon’s new Cine Super E series zoom lenses have been chosen for ‘Star Wars: Episode III’, currently being shot in Sydney. The HAe3x5 and HAe10x10 will be used for all principal and effects photogr

13/02/2004 Green Bay open studios and announce film development fund
As Wales’s First Minister, Rhodri Morgan, made the first digital edit at the opening of Green Bay’s Talbot Studios in Cardiff yesterday, the company announced the launch of a new feature film developm

13/02/2004 Hawk-Woods V-Lok MRCs power ahead in Wembley
Hawk-Woods’ V-Lok Multi-Resource Chargers proved extremely popular at Video Forum. The VL-MR range of lightweight chargers offers universal mains input charging, in-car 12V DC input charging and a 13

13/02/2004 JVC showcase KY-F560 general-purpose studio camera
JVC Professional Europe displayed its KY-F560 lightweight (900g) camera at Video Forum. This compact camera incorporates widescreen capability and three ½” progressive scan CCD chips, providing 440,0

13/02/2004 Murraypro release 'self-righting' compact LCD monitor
Murraypro, the innovative electronic design and manufacturing specialists, has released its latest compact LCD monitor, Uni-Vu, at Video Forum. Featuring an impressive X/Y axis image auto-correct fun