Broadcast News Archive for April, 2004
27/04/2004 ‘London Voodoo’ to premiere at Commonwealth Film Festival
The independent British psychological horror film - 'London Voodoo' – is to have its UK & European premiere in Manchester as part of the Commonwealth Film Festival. The film will be shown on Thursday

27/04/2004 AKM Music release Solo Piano CD
AKM Music have announced the release of their latest audio CD, AKO5O Solo Piano. The CD contains 15 tracks of beautiful, enchanting solo piano pieces, expertly performed by the composer, Dan Graham,

27/04/2004 BBC publishes first report on digital TV switchover
The BBC has published its first report on the proposed switchover to digital television. The report, ‘Progress Towards Achieving Digital Switchover’, submitted to Secretary of State for Culture, Medi

27/04/2004 BBC Technology delivers Colledia Control to regional broadcast centres
BBC Technology, provider of products and services to global media-driven organisations, have announced that its Colledia Control software product will be used to monitor and control all signal routing

27/04/2004 Fentura purchase Vector control system
London Based event lighting specialist Fentura has purchased a Compulite Vector Blue control system from Stagetec Distribution. The console was delivered on time direct to production rehearsals for t

27/04/2004 Maverick Media and Velocity Advertising launch ivory trade film
Maverick Media and Velocity Advertising have announced that they have completed work on a hard-hitting new viral film that highlights the horrors of the ivory trade, for the International Fund for Ani

27/04/2004 MediaDev announce Contracts for Creatives event
Herefordshire's media development initiative, MediaDev, is holding an evening event for the creative sector. Contracts For Creatives will be held on Thursday 29 April at 7.30pm in the Bridge Room at

27/04/2004 Rushes post London Capital Radio spot for Vaughan slot
'Maybe' timed to coincide with Johnny Vaughan stepping into Chris Tarrant's breakfast show on Capital Radio, is a 'good old London town' commercial that hits the spot, say Rushes. In a typical London

26/04/2004 BBC Technology integrates Finalcut Pro Hd into Colledia
BBC Technology has announced the integration of Apple's Emmy-award winning Final Cut Pro HD editing software into its production workflow solution, Colledia. Part of the company’s product strategy to

26/04/2004 Eurotek announce Dublin date for Discreet Showcase event
Eurotek have announced that Discreet, a market leader in broadcast visual effects and finishing systems, will visit Dublin on May 12 to hold a one day seminar showing their full range of post producti

26/04/2004 Inscriber CG Capabilities Integrated in Quantel's generationQ V2
Inscriber, a leading provider of broadcast solutions has announced that its character generator capabilities are being used to provide the graphics engine in Quantel's generationQ, version2. Inscribe

26/04/2004 Molinare’s Avid Adrenaline gets Hamlet
Leading London post house Molinare has included Adept signal monitoring units from Hamlet in each of nine new Avid edit suites built recently. The Adept provides on-screen video and audio quality mon

26/04/2004 New appointments announced at DTL Broadcast
DTL Broadcast has recently announced the appointment of John Parker as Regional Manager EAME and Samir Mansuri and Nurez Damani as development engineers. All three appointments are the result of conti

26/04/2004 Pinnacle Systems launches Deko3000
Pinnacle Systems has introduced Deko3000, the company's new flagship real-time character generator. Featuring Pinnacle's innovative Inflexion engine for real-time 3D playback, Deko3000 maintains com

26/04/2004 The Orphanage announces free plug-ins for Adobe After Effects
The Orphanage, whose recent visual effects efforts include Revolution Studios' ‘Hellboy’ and Fox's ‘The Day After Tomorrow’, has announced the release of a key piece of its visual effects technology.

26/04/2004 TSL introduces SLS-1P audio monitor to US market
Television Systems Limited (TSL), UK-based independent broadcast systems integrator and manufacturer, continues to enhance its innovative audio monitoring product range with the launch of the SLS-1P i

23/04/2004 Adobe After Effects 6.5 delivers powerful enhancements
Adobe have announced Adobe After Effects 6.5, a new version of its award-winning motion graphics and visual effects software. Significant new features, including Animation Presets, an advanced clone

23/04/2004 Canon extends advanced e-IFxs/HDxs technology
Since its introduction, e-IFxs/e-HDxs technology has gained widespread acceptance from camera operators as an innovative digital tool capable of complementing their most simple to advanced production

23/04/2004 Discreet collaborate with Kodak colour display matching
Discreet and Kodak have announced a distribution deal that will see Kodak Display Manager distributed with Discreet Systems. Kodak’s advanced colour management system for calibration and profiling of

23/04/2004 Film London unveil blueprint to boost film-friendly Capital
London’s new film and media agency, Film London, has unveiled a variety of measures aimed at making the Capital more film-friendly. BAFTA winning actor Bill Nighy joined Mayor of London Ken Livingsto

23/04/2004 Pact calls on BBC to increase independent commissions
Pact has called on the BBC to reduce its in-house production quota in favour of a greater focus on the diversity which could be gained by making use of independent content. Coming as part of Pact's s

23/04/2004 Pro-Bel announce launch of Morpheus at NAB
Pro-Bel has today announced the full launch of Morpheus, a revolutionary, fourth-generation automation system. With Morpheus, Pro-Bel has taken automated playout back to the drawing board and designe

23/04/2004 Quantel generationQ and Sony XDCAM provide synergy
Quantel is demonstrating its generationQ interface with XDCAM on the Sony booth at NAB this year. With a number of broadcasters worldwide already committed to generationQ news systems teamed with XDC

23/04/2004 Services Sound and Vision Corporation sets course for quality with Hamlet
As part of a project to launch a new television service for the Royal Navy, the transmission division of Services Sound and Vision Corporation (SSVC), has turned to Hamlet for quality control of the B

23/04/2004 TDK showcases high-capacity data storage media solutions at NAB 2004
At NAB 2004, TDK is showcasing its versatile lineup of high-capacity data cartridge products, including its new 36GB DAT 72 cartridge and a complete line of LTO Ultrium cartridges. TDK data cartridge