Broadcast News Archive for February, 2004
05/02/2004 MPC creates evocative commercials for Orange mobile
MPC have completed post on a series of Mother London-produced commercials promoting the services of the Orange mobile telephone network. The campaign comprises six spots: ‘Gendarme’, ‘David’, ‘Patri

05/02/2004 New community TV station to launch in Belfast
A new TV station for Belfast, launching on Monday February 9, aims to enable community groups and individuals in the city to be seen and heard through making and broadcasting programmes that directly

05/02/2004 Staff stage nationwide protest defending BBC independence
Thousands of BBC staff have taken to the streets in cities across the UK to protest at the findings of The Hutton Report and the BBC resignation flurry that followed its publication. BBC Offices in C

05/02/2004 Young Scottish filmmakers nominated for First Light Film Awards
Young filmmakers from Edinburgh and Lanarkshire have been nominated for this month’s 2004 First Light Film Awards, which celebrate the best short films made by young people from across the UK. Edinbu

04/02/2004 ATG Broadcast upgrades BT Centre auditorium
ATG Broadcast has completed a major upgrade of the corporate presentation facilities at BT Centre, the London headquarters of British Telecommunications plc. The enhancements provide closer integrat

04/02/2004 High demand for Ark VFX showreel
Since the launch of its new website, art resource company and visual effects house Ark VFX has been inundated with requests for its showreel <A HREF= '

04/02/2004 Macromedia announces RoboInfo 5.0
Macromedia has announced the immediate availability of Macromedia RoboInfo 5.0. RoboInfo enables organisations to easily and cost-effectively publish and manage policies and procedures online. Once t

04/02/2004 More BBC protests on Hutton scheduled
Bectu and the NUJ have called for staff throughout the BBC to join a post-Hutton protest this week. The unions are asking staff to assemble outside BBC buildings from noon on Thursday February 5 unti

04/02/2004 MPC make large Furnace purchase
The Foundry has announced a large sale of Furnace licenses to prominent Soho based post-production facility The Moving Picture Company. MPC, already a Furnace customer, has purchased another 22 remot

04/02/2004 RTE react favourably to ComReg
ComReg, the Irish communications regulator has publishes its findings of a review of the wholesale broadcasting transmission market in Ireland. The purpose of the review was to assess the level of e

04/02/2004 Scopus DVB platforms chosen by T-Systems
Scopus Network Technologies is supplying German business services provider T-Systems, a Deutsche Telekom subsidiary, with DVB head-end platforms for digital TV and radio transmissions over satellite a

04/02/2004 Sonic to acquire InterActual Technologies
Sonic Solutions has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire InterActual Technologies, the leading provider of solutions for integrating DVD content with the Internet and additional on-disc bonu

03/02/2004 BBC Post Production scores at New York Festival
BBC Post Production has snapped up two Gold awards at the New York Festival for Best Art Direction and Best Digital Effects for ‘Secret Weapons’. The 3D and digital effects team created the computer

03/02/2004 BBC Technology secures Press Association as latest media communications customer
BBC Technology has announced a three-year deal with The Press Association (PA), which joins the growing number of broadcast organisations, including Globecast, BBC News, EBU, Sky, TVNZ and MTV, to use

03/02/2004 Bectu condemns BBC 'cull' following Hutton Report
Bectu has called for a halt to the wave of BBC resignations that followed the Hutton Report. Regretting the departure of Director-General Greg Dyke, who resigned a day after publication of the report

03/02/2004 Doremi and JL Cooper partner for key/fill solution
A partnership between Doremi Technologies and JL Cooper has produced a powerful server and control combination. This places the considerable power of the Doremi MCS multi-channel server directly int

03/02/2004 Inscriber offer Adobe After Effects plug-in
Inscriber is now offering a plug-in for use with Adobe After Effects. The Inscriber After Effects plug-in allows broadcasters and postproduction experts to easily create Inscriber animations (.VIA fi

03/02/2004 Lighting and sound Lighting Logic specialists launched
Mick Cocker and Matt Miles have launched Lighting Logic Ltd, a lighting and sound sales, design and installation company. Based at Maidstone Studios in Kent, Lighting Logic Ltd already has several pr

03/02/2004 Macromedia announces RoboHelp X5
Macromedia has announced the immediate availability of RoboHelp X5, the latest version of the industry standard help authoring tool used by developers and technical writers to create professional help

03/02/2004 Maplin removes circumvention devices in co-operation with Macrovision
Macrovision Corporation the leading provider of digital rights management and copy protection technologies, has announced that Maplin Electronics Limited has declared that it will fully comply with th

02/02/2004 Barco launches innovative flat display for graphics professionals
Colour Confidence, the colour management division of TypeMaker, and the UK and Eire distributor of Barco monitors, has announced the launch of the next generation of colour accurate displays for graph

02/02/2004 bfi launches ‘vision consultation’
The British Film Institute (bfi) is launching a wide-ranging consultation of its new outline vision document, ‘A Good Time for Action!’ The vision is the result of six months' discussion and investi

02/02/2004 Boxer Scotland appointed Approved Sony Dealer
Boxer Scotland, part of the Boxer group of companies, has been appointed an Approved Sony Dealer for Visual Communications Technology. This new dealer appointment creates a direct link between Boxer

02/02/2004 CNBC Arabiya chooses Quartz
CNBC Arabiya has completed installation of a Quartz QMC master control solution for programme playout at the TV Company's new Middle East regional facility in the prestigious Dubai Media City. Leadi

02/02/2004 CTS scores ‘The Return of the King’
CTS Studios played a key role in the creation of the orchestral score for New Line Cinema's ‘The Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King’, the third film in the hugely successful The Lord of the Ri