Broadcast News Archive for April, 2004
05/04/2004 Documentary alive and well in 2003
Factual entertainment and reality programmes may have taken much of the limelight, but the traditional Documentary was alive and well on terrestrial television in 2003, according to research carried o

05/04/2004 Film Council’s First Light initiative releases latest round of funding
Almost 900 young people from across the UK will get the opportunity to make digital short films about subjects including Cornish pasty warfare, ninjas with a secret motive and a medieval witch transpo

05/04/2004 Pepper mixes HD with Eyeheight
London-based postproduction facility Pepper has chosen a dual-format Eyeheight vista SD/HD vision mixer for installation in its new high-definition Spirit Datacine suite. Bright Hammond, Pepper chief

05/04/2004 Pop Logic to be showcased at NAB
Broadcast Logic, a solutions provider for the broadcast industry, is to unveil Pop Logic, the first automated broadcast promotions display solution, at NAB. A technology unique to the industry, Pop

05/04/2004 Sgrîn announces new chairman
Elis Owen, Controller of ITV Wales and Director of Programmes has been appointed chairman of Sgrîn Cymru Wales. Mr Owen takes the place of Dr Geraint Stanley Jones CBE, chairman of Sgrîn since 1999.

05/04/2004 SignaSys names Director of Sales
SignaSys has announced the appointment of Jeff Wolter as Director of Sales. Wolter accepts his new role after nearly two years with SignaSys as Western Region Systems Sales Manager. Wolter's career

05/04/2004 Students’ film scoops Celtic Festival award
An award-winning film by two graduates of the International Film School Wales (IFSW) has scooped the prize for best short film at the Celtic Film and Television Awards. It is the second year running

05/04/2004 Sun Microsystems appoints new chief
Sun Microsystems has announced, effective immediately, that Jonathan Schwartz, 38, has been promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer. Schwartz will report to Scott McNealy, chairman and chie

02/04/2004 Byford defends BBC independence and standards
Mark Byford, Acting Director-General, BBC, has committed himself to defending the BBC's independence, which he described as "non-negotiable". He also used the Gladstone Lecture at the Foreign Press A

02/04/2004 da Vinci to introduce revival upgrade at NAB
da Vinci Systems is to launch the next generation of its revival film restoration system at NAB 2004. This fourth version of revival will feature a number of enhancements, including upgrades to the a

02/04/2004 Dubbing mixer Colin Martin joins St. Anne’s Post sound department
St. Anne’s Post has announced that award-winning dubbing mixer Colin Martin is joining St. Anne’s Post sound department, to work alongside industry renowned sound specialists David Old and Kevin Brazi

02/04/2004 Michael Grade named as new BBC chairman
Michael Grade, the former head of Channel 4, will be the next BBC chairman, Downing Street has confirmed. Mr Grade, who was a BBC executive in the mid-80s, will head up the corporation's board of gov

02/04/2004 Music production company launches in the Midlands
Husband and wife team Mark and Louise Cook recently relocated from West London to form a new initiative in production music. Based in the Midlands, Carmen Music is a complete music production facilit

02/04/2004 RTÉ opens studio for north east Ireland
As part of its ongoing commitment to its audience and to the regions, Irish state broadcaster RTÉ has announced the opening of a north eastern studio in Dundalk, County Louth. This brings the total n

02/04/2004 Telecast Fiber Systems ships DiamondBack II video multiplexer
Telecast Fiber Systems has begun shipping its new DiamondBack II fibre optic video multiplexer, which will be on display at NAB booth SU9824. Representatives from Telecast will host demonstrations of

02/04/2004 Trilogy provides infrastructure facilities for CNBC Arabiya
Trilogy Broadcast has announced an order from CNBC Arabiya for a Trilogy Orator talk back system and Mentor sync pulse generators (SPG's). Orator digital intercom uses a high-speed TDM architecture t

01/04/2004 Core Networks announce CoreRhythm release
Core Networks, a leader in operations support system (OSS) solutions for the cable television/broadband industry, has announced the release of CoreRhythm, a new firmware management system designed to

01/04/2004 DNF Controls to launch new sports controllers at NAB 2004
DNF Controls is to launch two new affordable sports controllers at NAB. The fast and easy-to-use DMAT-O-21 with two record and one playback channel and DMAT-O-22 controller with two record and two p

01/04/2004 Inscriber’s Inca RTX now shipping
Inscriber has announced that Inca RTX, its custom broadcast application solution, is now shipping worldwide. Inca RTX is the next generation of the powerful RTX product - used worldwide by broadcast

01/04/2004 MRMC announces Flair robotic camera control upgrade
Two major enhancements to the Flair robotic camera control system will be introduced at NAB 2004 by Mark Roberts Motion Control. Motion Control is becoming increasingly integrated into the world of c

01/04/2004 Ofcom report to urge action on digital television switchover
Government and industry cannot rely on market forces alone to deliver near-universal switchover from analogue to digital broadcasting in television, Ofcom Chief Executive Stephen Carter has warned. I

01/04/2004 Oklahoma broadcaster opts for Curious World Maps
Creating high-impact maps to illustrate breaking local and national news stories used to be a time consuming process for broadcaster KOKI FOX23. But thanks to a recent investment in Curious Software’

01/04/2004 Sinclair chooses Miranda HD upconversion and channel branding systems
Sinclair Broadcast Group, one of the United States' largest and most diversified broadcasting companies, has selected Miranda as a key provider of upconversion and channel branding equipment. The Mi

01/04/2004 Trans Media to showcase production tools at NAB 2004
Trans Media is to demonstrate new collaborative production tools at NAB Booth SL2475. The company's flagship Coloborata 2.1 product offers shared workflow, simplified email-like functions for sharin