Broadcast News Archive for April, 2004
23/04/2004 TSL to build content management system for Playboy TV UK
TSL, one of Europe's leading independent broadcast systems integrators, are to provide a new fully integrated acquisition, playout and post production facility for Playboy TV UK. Playboy TV UK distri

22/04/2004 Avid and Sony collaborate on XDCAM support
Avid and Sony have announced a collaborative development relationship designed to provide comprehensive interoperability between Sony’s XDCAM Professional Disc camcorders and decks and Avid’s award-wi

22/04/2004 Channel 4 chief rules out top BBC job
Channel 4 Chief Executive, Mark Thompson, the front runner to become the BBC’s next director-general, has quashed rumours that he will take the job, claiming that he would turn down any approach by th

22/04/2004 Distributor Dazzle is ‘Serious' about shorts films
Dazzle will be screening a number of short films at the ‘Serious About Shorts 2004’ Season, which will take place tonight (April 22) at the Curzon Soho in London. The London-based short film distribu

22/04/2004 Estate management features in second of new series of ‘Obair La’
The land is very much in focus in the second programme in the new series of ‘Obair La', when the television cameras follow Lewisman Iain M. MacIver as he juggles his hectic working day as an estate ma

22/04/2004 Matrox announce Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5 support
Matrox Video Products Group have announced that Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5 drivers for the Matrox RT.X100 and RT.X10 Series real-time video editing platforms are now in beta testing. It is expected that

22/04/2004 OmniBus Systems to provide management system for NOB
OmniBus Systems have announced that they are to provide Dutch broadcast facilitator NOB, with a comprehensive management system, as part of an extensive, multi-million-Euro digital upgrade at its Hilv

22/04/2004 Pro-Bel announces expansion of US operations
Pro-Bel have announced the expansion of US operations including a significant increase in its sales and support structure. Pro-Bel, a premier manufacturer and supplier of routing, signal processing,

22/04/2004 RTE and Renault Ireland renew 'The Late Late Show' sponsor deal
RTÉ have announced that the sponsorship agreement between 'The Late Late Show' and Renault Ireland has been renewed for a further year, up until May 2005. This is the fourth consecutive year that Ren

22/04/2004 Silicon Graphics demonstrate latest digital solutions at NAB
Silicon Graphics have been showcasing a new range of IT infrastructures and interoperability at NAB 2004, which will help broadcasters and post-productions houses make the move to IT with all digital

22/04/2004 The Machine Room restores AFT classics for DVD release
The Machine Room has restored the masters for the 14-feature collection of 1970s contemporary dramas developed by The American Film Theatre. Distributed by 3DD Entertainment, the titles - including c

21/04/2004 APT showcase new systems at NAB 2004
Audio data compression specialist APT, best known for its groundbreaking Standard and Enhanced apt-X algorithm, is focusing attention on multi-channel, multi-interface codecs from its expanding WorldN

21/04/2004 Canon introduces two new HD lenses at NAB
Recognising the rapid expansion of HD camera system options from multiple manufacturers, Canon has unveiled two new HD studio lenses, the DIGISUPER 22xs and DIGISUPER 23xs. The introduction of the DI

21/04/2004 Discreet to support XML format for Apple Final Cut Pro
Discreet have announced that it will support Apple’s Final Cut Pro .XML interchange format in upcoming versions of Discreet’s editing and visual effects systems. This integration will greatly improve

21/04/2004 DK-Audio adds master volume control to MSD range
Danish metering specialist DK-Audio has introduced the PTO660M, a new addition to its successful MSD600M range of audio meters. The eight track PTO660M combines DK-Audio’s proprietary JellyFish surro

21/04/2004 IMP appoints ZGC Inc to US distribution team
IMP Electronics has appointed ZGC Inc as part of its US distribution team. ZGC, based in New Jersey, is a well established film and television production reseller. ZGC will be selling the unique ran

21/04/2004 Ofcom unveils results of first phase of PSB Review
Television viewers believe there is a lack of original and innovative programming on the main terrestrial channels, and value quality, impartial news coverage and children’s programming. These were j

21/04/2004 Quartz expands master control range
Quartz has announced the addition of new models and features in their fast growing range of master control products here at NAB. QMC-HD, the high definition master control switcher can now process 16

21/04/2004 Ross Video introduce Multi-Definition GearLite at NAB 2004
Ross Video has announced new additions to its highly successful GearLite product line. These products are part of the company’s commitment to the rapidly growing interest in Multi-Definition products

21/04/2004 RTI launch upgraded recycling system for Betacam tapes
Research Technology International (RTI) have announced that the TapeChek Pro Line 4100 DLS, which features automatic sensing of all sizes and types of Betacam tapes, will meet the needs of Betacam SP,

21/04/2004 Snell & Wilcox announce the launch of new version of Alchemist Ph.C
Snell & Wilcox have announce the launch of its sixth generation version of Alchemist Ph.C, a phase correlation-based motion-compensated converter that occupies just three rack units (RU) and carries a

20/04/2004 Adobe unveil major upgrade to Premiere Pro
Adobe Systems have announced a major upgrade to its award-winning video editing software, Adobe Premiere Pro. Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5 includes powerful new tools that encompass the entire post-producti

20/04/2004 Custom Consoles to furnish Channel 4 Presentation Suite
Channel 4 Television has ordered a Custom Consoles control room desk and a monitor wall surround for its re-equipped Channel 4 Presentation Suite. The contract follows the completion, last autumn, of

20/04/2004 Discreet announce 'accelerating momentum' in worldwide purchasing
Discreet have announced accelerating momentum amongst broadcasters and post-production facilities around the world, purchasing Discreet systems to deliver on their standard-definition (SD) and high-de

20/04/2004 Government announce £12m Irish film and TV fund
A £12 million fund aimed at supporting Irish language film and television production in Northern Ireland has been launched by the government today. The initiative will see the establishment of a £12