Broadcast News Archive for April, 2004
30/04/2004 BAL Broadcast launch BALRAK range
BAL Broadcast has introduced its new BALRAK range, a suite of 8x8 routers for video and audio in both digital and analogue varieties. The BALRAK routers are intended for smaller installations or isla

30/04/2004 BBC requests Ofcom consent for Derby broadcast
The BBC has applied for Ofcom consent to broadcast exclusive live coverage of the Derby on BBC1 in June 2004. This is a Group A Listed Event which means that the rights to broadcast live coverage mus

30/04/2004 Faraday launch three-in-one filters
Faraday has introduced a new range of low pass, phase (group delay) equalised low pass filters for use in triple channel systems where pcb space is at a premium. One 20 pin 0.3" dual in line package

30/04/2004 Focal International Awards unveiled
On May 11 Trevor Phillips, Chair of the CRE, will be presenting the FOCAL International Awards 2004 at the London Television Centre. Ever since FOCAL International was founded, nearly 20 years ago, t

30/04/2004 Link Research wins the Queens Award for Enterprise
Link Research has won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation Category, for its MPEG low-delay encoder technology. The MPEG low-delay encoder technology is used in Link’s digital wireless ca

30/04/2004 Quantel announce eQ HD-RGB option
Announced at NAB was a brand new option for Quantel's eQ editing/effects/grading/mastering system - full HD-RGB handling alongside its existing HD-YUV capability. The release of the HD-RGB option coi

30/04/2004 Remote cameras move up to SDI at Broadcast Project Research
Broadcast Project Research and Bradley Engineering have announced a collaborative project that will soon make digital remote camera positions a practical possibility for any production team. Combinin

30/04/2004 Union dispute with ntl: goes back to ACAS
A dispute over new terms and conditions at transmission company ntl: is being referred back to government conciliator ACAS. Bectu met the company's management again on Wednesday April 28, in the las

30/04/2004 Vinten launch Vector 9 system
With all the functionality of the original Vector but with increased robustness and tilt range, the New Vectors are designed for the new millennium offering yet more performance enhancements in a smal

29/04/2004 Apple unveils Final Cut Pro HD
Apple have unveiled Final Cut Pro HD, the latest version of Apple's Emmy award-winning editing software, now with the real-time performance of high-quality native DVCPRO HD in addition to real-time su

29/04/2004 Avid licenses Sonic DVD technology for editing products
Sonic Solutions and Avid Technology announced recently that they have entered into a multi-year licensing and co-development agreement to integrate Sonic’s industry-leading DVD technology across Avid

29/04/2004 BBC promises more arts, current affairs and documentaries in peak time
The BBC has launched its Statements of Programme Policy for 2004/2005 with a commitment to more arts, current affairs and documentaries in peak time. Since the Board of Governors approved a new strat

29/04/2004 Bristol recognition ballot extended
Voting has been extended in a Bectu ballot on union recognition among freelancers at BBC Bristol's Natural History Unit. Scheduled to close on Tuesday April 27, the ballot of Bectu members who regul

29/04/2004 New tv-bay industry website launched
A new website,, has been launched to provide dedicated web space for users of broadcast, film and video gear. The site is aimed at anyone wishing to sell products or services in areas

29/04/2004 Panasonic debuts DVCPRO P2 Series AJ-SPX800 camcorder
At NAB 2004, Panasonic showcased its next-generation DVCPRO P2 series AJ-SPX800 camcorder, offering the extensive benefits of solid-state memory recording and IT domain integration, elevating news acq

29/04/2004 Pro-Bel reveals Broadcast Production Show highlights
At the Broadcast Production Show, Pro-Bel, manufacturer and supplier of routing, signal processing, master control and automation equipment, will highlight a wide range of its products that benefit fr

29/04/2004 SADiE launches PCM-H64 large scale multi-track DAW
SADiE has announced the launch of the PCM-H64, a new large scale multi-track DAW for post and music applications. Building on years of experience designing high quality audio workstations, the PCM-H

28/04/2004 Bordeaux Women’s Film Festival calls for entries
The 6th edition of Bordeaux International Festival of Women in Cinema is due to be held from September 27th to October 3rd in Bordeaux, France. The festival presents over 50 screenings with internati

28/04/2004 Bow Tie commission second HD truck and make new senior appointment
Continuing a programme of growth and expansion, Bow Tie Television has announced a new senior appointment and the commissioning of a new High Definition OB vehicle. Duncan Smith will be joining Bow

28/04/2004 Curious Software wins Queen’s Award
Curious Software has won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2004 in the Innovation category. The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the UK’s top business accolades recognising outstanding achievement by U

28/04/2004 Fast Forward Video makes covert debut at NAB 2004
Fast Forward Video (FFV), a recognised innovator of digital video recorder (DVR) technology for professional broadcast, industrial video, presentation, and military applications, debuted its new ultra

28/04/2004 Film industry welcomes co-production treaty increase
The main film industry bodies have broadly welcomed a move by Films Minister Estelle Morris to tighten up the terms of film treaties with four countries. The move, effective from July 1, increases th

28/04/2004 Framestore CFC complete ‘The Day Today’ DVD design
The first ever DVD of Chris Morris’ 'The Day Today' shows appeared in UK shops on April 26 2004. Released to coincide with the 10th Anniversary of the series' first broadcast in February 1994, the tw

28/04/2004 Scottish film 'Dear Frankie' sent to Cannes
'Dear Frankie' produced by Caroline Wood for Scorpio Films, directed by Shona Auerbach and starring Gerry Butler, Emily Mortimer and Sharon Small, has been selected to compete in the Un Certain Regard

28/04/2004 Sonic introduces major product advances at NAB 2004
Sonic Solutions, the leader in DVD technology, has announced four important additions to its line of professional DVD creation systems. The four additions – SD-series Encoder 3.0, Sonic eDVD3, DVD P