Broadcast News Archive for March, 2004
26/03/2004 Colour Confidence signs distribution deal with Pantone
Colour Confidence, the colour management division of TypeMaker, has signed a distribution deal with colour matching giant Pantone. Pantone is one of the world's leading authorities on colour and thi

26/03/2004 InPhase Technologies to demonstrate blue laser holographic media at NAB 2004
InPhase Technologies, the leader in holographic data storage media and systems, will demonstrate at NAB 2004 the first blue laser holographic media which enables greater amounts of information to be s

26/03/2004 National Skills Day for media industries announced
Skillset have joined with Broadcast to organise the first National Skills Day for the media industries, to be held on Wednesday May 18 2005. Billed as “a major new event to raise awareness of the im

26/03/2004 Sundance Digital announces three NewsLink sales
Sundance Digital has announced three recent NewsLink systems sales, to be installed at WSMV, the Meredith-owned NBC affiliate in Nashville, KWTX, Gray Television's CBS outlet in Waco and WSB, Cox Broa

26/03/2004 Sutlers Stores celebrates new US contract win
Following on from supplying Hollywood blockbuster ‘Cold Mountain’ with costumes and props, Sutlers Stores has won a contract with American channel PBS (Public Broadcast Service) for a four-part mini-s

26/03/2004 Tessa Jowell opens new £250,000 edit suite at Yorkshire Television
Yorkshire Television’s (YTV) new £250,000 edit suite was officially opened by Secretary of State for Culture, Media & Sport, Tessa Jowell, on Tuesday March 23. This important regional investment is

26/03/2004 The Machine Room wins BBC Archives contract
The Machine Room has won a prestigious £1 million BBC Archives contract to restore and transfer over 3.5 million feet of old 16mm news and current affairs footage. BBC Archives has over 14 years wor

26/03/2004 UK's first purpose-built media helicopter takes off
Broadcaster Mike Smith's company Flying TV Ltd is to take delivery of its exclusive ‘media helicopter’ next month. Custom built by Robinson Helicopters in California, the R44 ENG is the world's only

26/03/2004 to introduce Red Eye wide-angle lens adaptor at NAB is to launch its Red Eye ‘non-zoom through’ wide-angle adapter, designed to work with a broad range of DV and professional Betacam lenses, at NAB booth C3950. Developed by the Canadian

25/03/2004 Al Jazeera expands with Courtyard’s SportsDog
Al Jazeera, the Qatar-based Arabic satellite and cable television station, has taken delivery of two SportsDog graphics generators from Courtyard Electronics. These are to add both dynamic and stati

25/03/2004 Avid Europe appoints new Product Manager
Avid Technology Europe has announced a key appointment to its European product management team. Owen Walker, formerly of Lightworks, takes the role of European Product Manager, Editing Solutions, an

25/03/2004 BBC Broadcast helps rebrand BBC America
BBC Broadcast has been commissioned to refresh the on-air channel identity of BBC America, which will air from April 1. BBC America has a strong audience share and has just scored a massive hit in th

25/03/2004 Framestore CFC complete Goodyear spot
Following their highly successful work on Goodyear's 'Halfpipe' spot last year, Framestore CFC have postproduced another witty and slightly surreal spot for Goodyear's new Hydragrip tyre. 'Water Dodg

25/03/2004 Leading German broadcaster chooses Quantel’s integrated news system
WDR (Westdeutscher Rundfunk), the largest member of Germany’s ARD public network, has ordered a generationQ integrated news production system from Quantel for the production of its daily ‘Morgenmagazi

25/03/2004 New development director joins Cheerful Scout
Production company Cheerful Scout has appointed Peter Wrigglesworth as its Development Director. Wrigglesworth was formerly CEO at em:seven. He joins the company to focus on the development of Cheerf

25/03/2004 Sonic introduces double layer DVD creation technology
Sonic Solutions has expanded its HyperMux DVD formatting technology to include advanced algorithms specifically designed to support the new DVD+R Double Layer (DL) recording format. Sonic’s new Hype

25/03/2004 Sundance Digital and Telemetrics collaborate on camera automation
Sundance Digital, in partnership with Telemetrics, is taking newsroom automation to a higher level by making camera control available as part of Sundance Digital’s NewsLink v2.0, the second generation

25/03/2004 The Horror Channel names cult figure as Head of Programming
The Horror Channel has appointed renowned cult horror writer, producer and director Jonathan Sothcott as Head of Programming. Hailed as ‘Britain’s leading cult writer’ by In Print magazine, Sothcott

25/03/2004 Three NI TV firms to benefit from training initiative
The Research Centre for Television & Interactivity has named the seven independent television production companies to take part in its new business skills training initiative, 'Raising the Bar'. Crea

24/03/2004 Avid to showcase content creation tools at GDC 2004
Avid Technology is to exhibit at the 2004 Game Developers Conference (GDC), to be held in San Jose in California from March 24-26. Avid will showcase both Softimage nonlinear 3-D animation content cr

24/03/2004 BBC Broadcast Centre integration continues apace with TSL
Television Systems Limited (TSL), UK-based independent broadcast systems integrator and manufacturer, has confirmed that progress at the new BBC Broadcast Centre is continuing apace with the installat

24/03/2004 Broadcast Technology introduces DTDA 3000
Broadcast Technology has announced a new addition to its rapidly expanding 3000 series of modular digital television equipment. Combining DVB-ASI transport stream monitoring, switching and distributi

24/03/2004 Dolby announces development of digital cinema presentation system
Dolby Laboratories has announced the development of a dedicated digital cinema presentation system. The system, presented to the motion picture industry at ShoWest 2004 in Las Vegas on March 22, is b

24/03/2004 Ideasfactory to launch in Northern Ireland
Ideasfactory Northern Ireland, a Channel 4 (4Learning) initiative to assist young people (16-34 year olds) in creative industries is to launch on Tuesday 30 March at the Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast.

24/03/2004 IgniterX video capture and editing card chosen by Wieck
Aurora Video Systems has announced that Texas-based Wieck Media Services is using the Aurora IgniterX to capture and digitise video product announcements for delivery, via the Internet, to news outlet