Broadcast News Archive for March, 2004
24/03/2004 Innovative television venture for Birmingham launched
Birmingham based postproduction company Definitely Red have secured European funding to provide the infrastructure and technical staff for a new creative, community and advertising venture that will s

24/03/2004 Leader awarded major Egyptian broadcast order
Twenty-two Leader digital test instruments, eleven 5851V PAL vectorscopes and eleven 5861V waveform monitors, have been supplied to Egypt's state broadcaster, the Egyptian Radio & Television Union (ER

24/03/2004 MillTv creates graphic reptile effects for BBC
MillTv has provided the effects for three one-hour BBC programmes detailing the behaviour and science behind a wide range of reptiles. The team from MillTv created many graphics showing reptiles in a

24/03/2004 Pyser-SGI receives Fujinon order from BBC Outside Broadcasts
Exclusive UK/Ireland distributor Pyser-SGI Limited has received an order for five Fujinon XA72x9.3BESM high definition telephoto lenses, plus accessories, from BBC Outside Broadcasts. The lenses comp

23/03/2004 Casema selects Core Networks for broadband network management
Core Networks, a specialist in operations support system (OSS) solutions for the cable television/broadband industry, has announced that Casema has expanded its use of Core Networks' OSS suite by depl

23/03/2004 Corsham and Madhouse in talks to co-produce ‘Natural Born Kittens’
Corsham Entertainment has agreed in principal that Japanese anime production company Madhouse will co-produce Corsham’s 26 half hour teen plus comedy anime series ‘Natural Born Kittens’. Corsham Ent

23/03/2004 DK Audio strengthens US team
Danish manufacturer DK-Audio has boosted its sales team in the US with the appointment of David Hubble as Area Sales and Support Manager. Hubble, who will be based in Oklahoma, began his broadcast ca

23/03/2004 Fast Forward Video names new Executive VP
Fast Forward Video (FFV) has announced the appointment of Rob Taylor to the position of Executive Vice President. Taylor brings more than 23 years of experience in the electronics industry to this n

23/03/2004 Leading director launches new film initiative
One of the most influential figures in world cinema was in Belfast yesterday to launch a ground breaking new initiative, aimed at giving young people a deeper appreciation of the fast moving world of

23/03/2004 Ofcom appoints first members of Advisory Committee for NI
Ofcom has announced the appointment of the first group of members to its Advisory Committee for Northern Ireland, following an initial round of interviews. The appointees are Brian Collins, Professor

23/03/2004 Optibase agreement to acquire Media 100 assets
Optibase and Media 100 have agreed a definitive loan to provide up to $1 million of secured debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing, and an asset purchase agreement which, subject to court approval, call

23/03/2004 Pharos audio server chosen for Broadcast Centre
A newly installed Pharos Audio Server system forms the central audio storage resource for the Playout facilities at the Broadcast Centre in White City, London, home of BBC Broadcast. Superseding tra

23/03/2004 Unions lobby MPs over ITV job cuts
Bectu and the NUJ are organising a lobby of Parliament to protest at more than 500 redundancies in ITV. The lobby runs from 4pm to 6pm today (March 23) in Committee Room 16 in the House of Commons, a

23/03/2004 WDR chooses Eyeheight vista vision mixers
German state broadcaster WDR has chosen Eyeheight vista vision mixers for installation at its headquarters in Cologne. Five vistas are now operational, configurable for parallel or cascaded applicat

22/03/2004 BBC Broadcast begins migrating channels to the Broadcast Centre
BBC Broadcast, one of the commercial arms of the BBC, has announced the beginning of the migration of all its channels and interactive streams from Television Centre to the purpose-built Broadcast Cen

22/03/2004 CCLab secure award winning Heineken ‘Thirst’ tour
CCLab, the London based creative music and visual production agency has announced a recent agreement with Heineken to design and produce all visual and audio creative material for its pioneering music

22/03/2004 High Wire brings holidays to life with Curious World Maps
High Wire, one of Ireland’s leading television postproduction companies, has chosen Curious Software’s Curious World Maps for work on the Irish travel show 'No Frontiers'. The programme, broadcast on

22/03/2004 Hillside appoints new Head of Operations
Hillside Studios, the North London based studio and facilities house, has announced the appointment of Peter Ball as Operations Manager. Ball brings over 30 years of experience to the studios and rel

22/03/2004 Holophone to release new Pro mic at NAB
Holophone, a division of Rising Sun Productions, is to launch its first commercial product, The Holophone H2-PRO Surround Sound Microphone, next month at NAB. The H2-PRO Surround Sound Microphone imp

22/03/2004 Icon installs SSL XL 9000 K Series Superanalogue Console in all-new Fox facility
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, slate

22/03/2004 PANORAMAdtv launch new range of compact rack-mounted LCD video monitors
PANORAMAdtv the video division of Wohler, has announced the introduction of the RM Series of rack-mounted LCD video monitors. The RM series offers two composite video inputs as standard per screen,

22/03/2004 Quartz scores with Turkish football channel
Turkish football club Fenerbahce has installed a Quartz router system at the Fenerbahce Sukru Saracoglu Stadium for its new 24-hour-a-day TV Channel, FBTV (Fenerbahce Television). The established fo

22/03/2004 Sony selects Ciprico's DiMeda
Ciprico, the leading provider of storage solutions that simplify and accelerate digital media workflows, has announced that its high-performance Network Attached Storage (NAS) product, DiMeda1700, has

22/03/2004 VDS announces real-time SD/HD paint support for Bluefish444 uncompressed video cards
VDS, a leading developer of broadcast automation software, content design applications and plug-in products, has announced that its leading broadcast paint system Twister now supports SD/HD real-time

19/03/2004 BBC launches ‘Home Movie’ scheme
BBC Director of Television Jana Bennett has announced the launch of ‘Home Movie’ (working title), the BBC's biggest and most inclusive public participation event ever staged, which will give everyone