Broadcast News Archive for March, 2004
16/03/2004 MPC installs two Truelight systems
The Moving Picture Company (MPC) has installed two FilmLight Truelight colour calibration systems for use with its Quantel IQ colour grading suites. MPC originally evaluated one Truelight system on

16/03/2004 New computer component extenders from Gefen
Gefen has announced the availability of three small-size extension modules that connect computer devices at long distances, using interface formats such as PS/2, RS-232 and stereo audio, effectively s

16/03/2004 TC Soho appoints new Bookings Manager
TC Soho, a specialist dubbing, standards conversion and DVD facility, has announced the appointment of Noreen Bishop as Bookings Manager. Bishop was previously employed by Oasis Television as the ma

16/03/2004 to launch new portable Warrendolly at NAB has announced they will be launching a new rugged, portable and affordable dolly system called the Warrendolly at their Booth at NAB (C3950) Las Vegas, April 19-21, 2004. The compact do

15/03/2004 Ascent Media Group acquires the London Playout Centre
The Ascent Media Group has completed the acquisition of the London Playout Centre (LPC) from FremantleMedia. As a result of this transaction, LPC, located at 1 Stephen Street, London W1, will begin o

15/03/2004 dB Broadcast wins Indian parliament contract
UK broadcast equipment company dB Broadcast has won a prestigious contract for the design, engineering, testing and commissioning of the entire television and video recording facilities in the new, ha

15/03/2004 Machinima drama to be made for broadcast television
A revolutionary animated film named 'Rogue Farm' is to be made using Machinima technology. Machinima comes out of games technology to provide a powerful new way to produce animation at 40% or less o

15/03/2004 New ‘post-cam’ debuts at BBC rugby coverage
BBC Sport is set to use an innovative remote 360 degree tracking camera housed around a rugby post to enhance its coverage of Six Nations Rugby match between England and Wales on March 20 and the Scot

15/03/2004 Polar appointed as Huge Systems exclusive distributor for UK and Ireland
Polar Graphics has signed an agreement with Huge Systems for the exclusive distribution rights of Huge’s products in the UK and Ireland. Huge Systems, located in Agoura Hills, California, designs an

15/03/2004 Ross Video to launch 10 new multi-definition switcher models at NAB 2004
Ross Video has announced the launch of 10 new multi-definition switcher models to be introduced at NAB 2004. Models range from the compact and powerful Synergy 100 MD single ME production switcher to

15/03/2004 UTV performance outshines ITV peers
Ulster Television plc, the ITV franchise holder in Northern Ireland, has announced its preliminary results for the year to 31 December 2003. While group operating profit before goodwill amortisation

15/03/2004 VDS release generationQ plug-ins
VDS, a leading developer of broadcast automation software, content design applications and plug-in products, has announced the release of three new plug-in bundles for Synapse on Quantel's generationQ

12/03/2004 Absolute Post launches with Discreet flame and burn
Dave Smith, formerly creative director at The Mill and owner of the new postproduction facility Absolute Post has purchased two Discreet flame 8.5 visual effects systems running on SGI’s high-performa

12/03/2004 Artistic Licence at Pro Light + Sound
Artistic Licence is showcasing Four-Play, its real-time record and playback lighting controller, at the Pro Light + Sound Exhibition in Frankfurt from March 31 – April 3. Four-Play supports 2048 chan

12/03/2004 Bullseye score commission from Sky One
Sky One have commissioned London based producer and distributor Bullseye Television to produce a brand new documentary series, ‘Aggro’. Bullseye will deliver a 6 x 60” series about violence for the

12/03/2004 Curious Software helps TSR bring the Swiss mountains to life
The decision to invest in Curious World Maps Software has enabled Swiss broadcaster TSR, (Télévision de la Suisse Romande) to create a stunning range of map graphics for its regular weather forecasts.

12/03/2004 Maxtor and ALPS establish long-term supply and technology agreement
Maxtor Corporation and ALPS Electric have entered into a long-term strategic supply and technology agreement. The agreement encompasses terms for technology collaboration as well as business commitme

12/03/2004 Telecast's CopperHead Cine selected by Bexel and Wexler
Telecast Fiber Systems’ newly redesigned CopperHead Cine camera-mounted fibre optic transceiver is already in use by broadcast rental equipment providers Bexel Systems and Wexler Video for the product

12/03/2004 Thomson appoints Mitcorp to support expansion
Thomson has appointed Mitcorp as an official UK distributor for its Grass Valley brand broadcast and professional audio video products. Mitcorp will incorporate Grass Valley products into its system

11/03/2004 Avid UK strengthens technical support team
Avid Technology Europe has announced two new appointments at its UK operation, a move designed to strengthen the company’s technical support service. Woody Lidstone and Jody Neckles both join the co

11/03/2004 BBC Technology to provide consulting services to new Caribbean broadcast network
BBC Technology has been selected to deliver a five-year business plan to the New National Broadcast Network of Trinidad and Tobago (New NBN). The National Broadcast Network is being reformed to resp

11/03/2004 Curious World Maps now incorporates colour matched satellite imagery
Curious Software has announced the signing of an agreement with PlanetObserver to provide superb colour-matched satellite imagery for use with Curious World Maps. This initiative will allow users of

11/03/2004 Medialease appoints new Operations Director
Finance company Medialease has announced the appointment of Matt Vaughan as Operations Director. Paul Robson, Founder of Medialease, said: " I am delighted to have Matt on board, his knowledge and me

11/03/2004 NXN to launch alienbrain Studio 7
Avid’s recent acquisition NXN Software, the leading supplier of asset management solutions for the digital entertainment and computer graphics industries, has announced alienbrain Studio 7, the next-g

11/03/2004 Postworks’ iQ used on Oscar winner ‘Fog of War’
New York-based Postworks played a major role in the film ‘Fog of War – 11 Lessons From the Life of Robert S. McNamara’, which won the Best Documentary category at this year’s 76th Annual Academy Award