Broadcast News Archive for March, 2004
19/03/2004 Creative Learning Centre to launch in Belfast
Studio ON, a new Northern Ireland Creative Learning Centre, is to be launched in Belfast at 2pm on Monday March 22, 2004. A first for Northern Ireland and the UK, Studio ON is an accessible and inter

19/03/2004 Digital Vision launch new ‘Motion’ titles
On April 22 2004 Digital Vision is to launch nine new titles into its ‘Motion Collection’, adding to an impressive footage library of 78 titles. The new titles will offer more variety and choice by i

19/03/2004 Free Range Television goes fully digital
Free Range Television (FRT), the long-standing Westcountry based production and facilities company, has recently re-equipped with the latest DV-CAM equipment, including the Sony DSR-570 camcorder and

19/03/2004 Imago launches try-buy scheme for Polycom VSX7000
Imago is launching a scheme that will enable resellers to offer Polycom's entry-level video conferencing system on a 'try before you buy' basis to customers. The 'Try-Buy Scheme' focuses on Polycom'

19/03/2004 Lester Cobrin joins Bandit Lites UK
Lester Cobrin has joined Mark Powell and the team at Bandit Lites UK as Business Development Manager, bringing 12 years industry experience working on a huge variety of live tours, shows, events and s

19/03/2004 Major performance and stability boosts for Macromedia Dreamweaver and Studio released
Macromedia has announced the immediate availability of an update for Dreamweaver MX 2004, which offers substantial performance and stability improvements over the prior shipping version. With this up

19/03/2004 Ofcom appoints Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Older and Disabled People
Ofcom has announced the appointment of Mike Whitlam as the Chairman of its Advisory Committee on Older and Disabled People. The Advisory Committee is the body set up under the Communications Act 2003

19/03/2004 Pinnacle Systems unveils trio of USB 2 video hardware products
Pinnacle Systems has announced three new computer video hardware products for consumers, designed to take full advantage of the Universal Serial Bus 2.0 standard. Dazzle DVC 90, Studio MovieBox Delux

19/03/2004 RAI opts for IDX Endura power systems
RAI, the Italian state broadcaster, has modernised many of its batteries, chargers and camera mounts with equipment from IDX Technology’s Endura range, supplied by Video Progetti. This is to allow t

18/03/2004 Blue Tuna rolls out live broadband streaming solution
London-based digital media agency Blue Tuna has launched a new end-to-end live webcasting solution, XStream Live, which allows events to be streamed live from any location via satellite. The service

18/03/2004 Chancellor’s film tax relief rules broadly welcomed
Chancellor Gordon Brown’s decision to offset the closing of a tax loophole widely used by filmmakers with extended tax relief has been generally well received by industry bodies. The new relief will

18/03/2004 Frithiof purchases two iQs with QColor in-context grading
Stockholm based digital film facility Frithiof has purchased two iQ digital intermediate systems from Quantel. Both incorporate the QColor in-context grading package. Frithiof is Sweden’s longest est

18/03/2004 Jowell ‘bangs drum for Britain' in Bollywood
Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell is this week leading a trade delegation to encourage the Indian film industry – the biggest in the world – to make more movies in the UK and use British film talent both

18/03/2004 Mediascape seeks to fill McMillan void in Scotland
Supplying audiovisual equipment and turnkey boardroom/training room solutions from Edinburgh and Glasgow, Mediascape Ltd. was set up recently by four former McMillan employees. Shona Simpson (Directo

18/03/2004 Microsoft Media Centre extends to televisions throughout Europe
Microsoft has announced that Windows Media Centre Extender Technology will be available in Europe in the first half of 2005. The software will power a new generation of products that will extend the

18/03/2004 Mike Smith joins Alias Smith & Singh full-time
Mike Smith, former technical operations manager at Metro Broadcast in London, has left the company to concentrate full-time on Alias Smith & Singh Broadcast Hire. Smith spent more than three years a

18/03/2004 Scotland’s first international film festival for children announced
Dundee Contemporary Arts and Macrobert Stirling have announced the creation of Discovery, Scotland’s first international film festival for children and young people. Running from September 5-19 2004,

18/03/2004 Sgrîn goes on the road
Opportunities open to the media industry in Wales are to be highlighted at a series of roadshows this Spring. From March 22 Sgrîn Cymru Wales is visiting venues across the country to enhance what sup

18/03/2004 Two new directors sign to Park Village
Park Village Productions has added two new directors to its team, award winning Scandinavian director Johan Brisinger and Jim Hayton formerly of Channel 4. After many years of successful directing fo

16/03/2004 Adrenalin @ Rushes complete post on new Travis single
Adrenalin @ Rushes have completed post on the promo for Travis’ new single ‘Love Will Come Through’, the third single from their latest album ‘12 Memories’. Set on a perfect winter day, with snow on

16/03/2004 Avid Technology releases iNEWS version 2
Avid Technology has announced the immediate availability of version 2.0 of the Avid iNEWS system – an industry-leading newsroom management solution that provides journalists with all the tools necessa

16/03/2004 Bectu announce NEC elections 2004
Elections are to be held soon for Bectu's President and two Divisions on the union’s NEC. Two candidates have been nominated by union branches - Tudor Gates and Tony Lennon. Ballots will also be t

16/03/2004 Brian Cox to address film student festival in Dundee
Brian Cox, the renowned Scottish actor, will be the guest of honour at Scottish Students on Screen at Dundee Contemporary Arts on Friday, where he will meet the award nominees and address the students

16/03/2004 Framestore CFC complete Halifax spot
Halifax has a spectacular new spot currently airing which announces their Regular Savings Account interest rate of 6% via a big musical version of 'Sailing'. The 60-second spot (plus 40-second cut-do

16/03/2004 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