Broadcast News Archive for March, 2004
03/03/2004 Ofcom appoints Advisory Committee for Wales
Ofcom has announced the members of its Advisory Committee for Wales. Rhodri Williams, Ofcom Director, Wales, said: "The creation of the Advisory Committee means that Wales will have its say on a ran

03/03/2004 Optibase moves to buy Media 100 assets
Optibase has announced the negotiation of a debtor-in possession loan for Media 100 and the sale to Optibase of substantially all of the assets of Media 100 in a pre-packaged bankruptcy proceeding, un

03/03/2004 Pinnacle Systems appoints new Chairman & CEO
Pinnacle Systems has announced that, effective immediately, Patti S. Hart has joined the company as its Chairman and CEO. Hart is replacing Chuck Vaughan, who had served as interim president and CEO

02/03/2004 BBC Technology provides consulting services to Hong Kong network
BBC Technology has announced a contract to provide consulting services to Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK), Hong Kong's public service broadcaster. Under the terms of the agreement, BBC Technology w

02/03/2004 Gefen launch new FireWire Extender
Gefen has announced the release of its ex-tend-it FireWire Extender, a new addition to its ex-tend-it Professional Series product line. FireWire is a popular interface used on Apple computers and ele

02/03/2004 Macromedia RoboHelp X5 adds Microsoft Word 2003 support
Macromedia’s RoboHelp X5 has added support for Microsoft Word 2003, allowing users to choose Word 2003 as their authoring environment, import Word 2003 documents into help projects and generate printe

02/03/2004 New guidelines for Welsh filmmakers announced
New guidelines have been drawn up in a bid to ensure that as many Welsh films as possible reach the big screen. Following a revision of the criteria for Lottery production and development awards for

02/03/2004 One Post appoints new 3D animators
3D Animators Duncan McWilliam and Michiel de Kraker are to join One Post’s CGI team. Duncan McWilliam joins from The Hive, where he has worked as an animator on projects such as the Harry Potter grap

02/03/2004 Quantel release Version2 for generationQ
Quantel has unveiled Version2 of generationQ – a platform-wide upgrade for all generationQ systems that adds many new tools and capabilities and promises to take teamworking and connectivity to a new

02/03/2004 Scottish Screen to co-host media careers day
On Wednesday March 3, Scottish Screen is to co-host the “biggest media careers event Central Scotland has ever seen.” Hundreds of media industry hopefuls are expected to descend on the University of

02/03/2004 TV2 Norway selects IDX Endura
TV2 Norway has chosen battery systems from the IDX Technology Endura range to power its ENG cameras at the station's headquarters at Bergen. This is their first IDX equipment and marks a significant

01/03/2004 ATG Broadcast announces SAM-E audio monitor
ATG Broadcast announces a range of audio monitoring units for desktop or rack-based installation. The new SAM-E series features eight stereo inputs, digital carrier auto-sensing and amplified stereo

01/03/2004 Belfast company investigates Shergar disappearance
A Channel 4 documentary, produced by Belfast company Mint Productions, is to investigate the disappearance of Shergar, the most famous racehorse of his day. The film, ‘Who Kidnapped Shergar?’, reveal

01/03/2004 IOV Convention moves to Stoneleigh Park, Coventry
Following the fire which devastated the main exhibition halls at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham last September, the Institute of Videography has relocated its Annual Convention and Trade

01/03/2004 ITN Archive opens new Paris office
ITN Archive has today opened a new office in Paris, designed to better serve clients in France, Spain and Italy. In the last few years ITN Archive has opened a number of new offices around the world

01/03/2004 New production unit focuses on Welsh roots
AntenaDocs, a newly formed production unit, has completed its first commissioned series, a profile of Winifred Wagner and her connections with Wales, opera and her devotion to Hitler. This series, ‘A

01/03/2004 Polar to launch revolutionary presentation product
Polar Graphics, recently appointed European distributors for iSkia from iMatte, is to hold a launch and series of demonstrations of the product on Wednesday March 3. The event, to be held at a Centra

01/03/2004 PoweRent supply Phantom project
Power generator supplier PoweRent has won a contract to supply power for ‘The Phantom of the Opera’, currently being filmed at Pinewood Studios. PoweRent are supplying a super silent 1000kva generat

01/03/2004 Thomson to acquire video division of ParkerVision
Thomson has announced an agreement to acquire the video division of ParkerVision, a pioneer of live television production automation systems. By acquiring this division, Thomson is providing an oppo