Broadcast News Archive for May, 2004
31/05/2004 Classic Sound leads the way with a new investment
Classic Sound has recently invested in a new Genex 9048 DSD recorder, the first to be purchased in the UK. Classic Sound took delivery of an 8-track machine, via distribution company HHB, at the end

31/05/2004 Community Channel signs contract with BBC Broadcast
BBC Broadcast, one of the commercial arms of the BBC, has won a two year playout contract in a competitive pitch for the Community Channel, the only UK-wide TV channel dedicated to inspiring people to

31/05/2004 Discreet’s systems used to create ‘The Day After Tomorrow’ effects
Discreet has announced that some of the most stunning, seamless computer-generated effects for the new climate-change-themed blockbuster, ‘The Day After Tomorrow’, by Director Roland Emmerich, were cr

31/05/2004 First4media appoints new Managing Director
First4media, Europe’s largest supplier of professional recordable media to the broadcast, postproduction and music industry, has announced the appointment of Nigel Morris as Managing Director, with ef

31/05/2004 Munro Acoustics designs a new studio for Massive Attack
Robert Del Naja, one of the three founding members of Massive Attack, has joined forces with the band’s producer and collaborator Neil Davidge to set up a recording studio in Bristol. The studio, wh

31/05/2004 Pact launches campaign for animation rights fund
Pact has launched a campaign to preserve the future of the UK's animation industry, by offering a viable model for the creation of an Animation Rights Fund to re-vitalise the sector. The industry, wh

31/05/2004 Robe launches ColorSpot 575 AT
Robe’s new ColorSpot 575 AT brings the excellent features and design of the Robe's latest ColorSpot 1200 AT into a smaller fixture for those applications where space is a premium. The ColorSpot 575

31/05/2004 The Shammasian Brothers join Godman
Godman has announced that Ludwig and Paul Shammasian have joined the stable of commercials directors, which already includes ‘Albert’, Barney Cokeliss, Tim Kirkby, Type2error and Ben Sedley. Ludwig a

28/05/2004 Autumn adaptation masterclass at Galway Film Centre
FÁS Screen Training Ireland and the Galway Film Centre are to hold an adaptation masterclass in the autumn tutored by Robert Towne. A producer, director, and script consultant, Towne is the Oscar-win

28/05/2004 Cinesite (Europe) wins visual effects deals for slate of blockbusters
Cinesite (Europe) have announced that they have been awarded major visual effects and model contracts for a large slate of blockbusters scheduled for release in late 2004 through to late 2005. The fi

28/05/2004 Framestore treat D&AD Awards to neon white Vegas animations
Framestore CFC Design were recently asked to create the introductory 30-second animated title sequence and four two-second idents bumpers for this year's D&AD Awards ceremony and dinner, held in Londo

28/05/2004 Harris appoints head of new Europe Broadcast Systems
Harris Corporation have announced the appointment of David G. Stephenson as VP for Europe Broadcast Systems. Headquartered at the company's operation in Huntingdon, UK, Harris say that the Europe Bro

28/05/2004 OmniBus G3 wins award at Cable & Satellite International/Mediacast
Omnibus System' groundbreaking G3 technology was recently named as 'best broadcast automation/asset management solution' at the Cable & Satellite International/Mediacast awards in London. A joint ven

28/05/2004 Rushes post seven launch commercials for Riyadbank
Post work on seven commercials for the launch of new branding for Saudi Arabia's biggest bank, Riyadbank has been completed at Rushes. With new services and interior design of the bank branches, they

28/05/2004 Twofour sells two factual series to Sky Travel
Plymouth-based television production company, Twofour, has sold 13 half-hours of factual programming to British Sky Broadcasting. The two series, 'Park Life', six half-hours which go behind the scene

28/05/2004 UTV report good start to year
NI broadcaster and media company Ulster Television (UTV) has warned of an uncertain future in the sector. Delivering his comments at the AGM, UTV Chairman John McGuckian said: "Overall, the current y

27/05/2004 BBC appoints Head of Programme Legal Advice
The BBC has appointed Valerie Nazareth, currently a senior lawyer in the BBC's Programme Legal Advice department, as Head of Programme Legal Advice. She will succeed Glenn Del Medico when he retires

27/05/2004 BDL-Autoscript to launch wireless scroll control device at Broadcast Asia 2004
A unique wireless scroll control device designed for the ‘wandering’ presenter is to be launched by BDL-Autoscript at Broadcast Asia 2004. The discreet hand-held unit includes story select buttons an

27/05/2004 BNP political broadcast prompts protests
Rallies are being organised in three UK cities against a political broadcast by the far-right British National Party. Protests are planned in London, Cardiff, and Manchester on Friday May 28, when a

27/05/2004 Leader announces LT448 multi-format pattern generator
Leader's new LT448 intelligent multi-format generator carries all the right patterns, formats and outputs needed in the development, routine service and detailed repair of CRT monitors, LCDs, plasma p

27/05/2004 Red Giant Software releases Magic Bullet Editors with support for Adobe Premiere Pro
Red Giant Software has announced the availability of Magic Bullet Editors, a plug-in for Adobe Premiere Pro that enables moviemakers to add film treatments right on the timeline. Magic Bullet Editor

27/05/2004 The Horror Channel increases broadcast hours following encouraging ratings
The Horror Channel is to bring its daily start time forward to 2pm from Monday May 31 following independent BARB ratings revealing 3.45 million viewers tuned in during the channel’s opening 16 days.

27/05/2004 The Mill continues to sweep VFX awards
The Mill has added to its impressive collection of top awards at this year’s D&AD awards. Sony Playstation ‘Mountain’ picked up four pencils, including the award’s only Special Effects pencil, won by

27/05/2004 Toshiba chooses Sonic Technology for entire line of PCs
Sonic Solutions, a leading supplier of DVD/CD creation software for professional, industrial and consumer applications, has announced that Toshiba has chosen to bundle Sonic RecordNow! with its entire

26/05/2004 ‘The Mighty Celt’ begins filming in Northern Ireland
Principal photography has begun in and around Belfast on ‘The Mighty Celt’, a story about a 14-year-old boy who adopts an awkward greyhound his boss has no time for, and trains it to become a champion