Broadcast News Archive for May, 2004
26/05/2004 Cobra Beer launches new association with UK cinema industry
The Film Distributors’ Association (FDA), the trade body for UK theatrical film distributors, has announced a tie-up with the specialist Indian beer Cobra, which is to sponsor the new Media Centre at

26/05/2004 Marvel enters burgeoning Made-for-DVD market segment
Marvel Enterprises and Lions Gate Entertainment, an independent filmed entertainment studio, have announced that they have entered into an agreement to develop, produce and distribute original animate

26/05/2004 Mitcorp announce June dates for Scottish Broadcast and AV Show
Following their recent success at the Broadcast Production Show, Mitcorp UK Ltd has announced dates for the Scottish Broadcast and AV Exhibition. The exhibition takes place in Edinburgh’s Marriott Ho

26/05/2004 New film effects house opens in London
London’s motion picture visual effects community has a brand new player – Machine. The company, established by John Lockwood and Steve Street, two heads of department at Cinesite (Europe) Ltd, will fo

26/05/2004 Philips free-to-air set-top boxes among Product of the Year Awards at Mediacast 2004
Philips has announced that its DTR 1000 and DTR 1500 digital terrestrial set-top boxes have been awarded third place for a prestigious Product of the Year Award 2004 in the UK. The award category is

26/05/2004 ProSiebenSat.1 Produktion invest in generationQ technology
Berlin-based ProSiebenSat.1 Produktion has placed a major order for a Quantel broadcast server system to equip its 24-hour rolling news channel, N24. The company belongs to the ProSiebenSat.1 Media

26/05/2004 VTR complete work on BBC’s ‘Deep Blue’
Soho commercials and digital film post house VTR has completed landmark postproduction on ‘Deep Blue’, the 35mm feature-length ocean documentary now on theatrical release in cinemas worldwide. The wo

25/05/2004 ADLIB complete Villa Marina refit
ADLIB Audio and Harman Pro UK have collaborated closely to design, supply and install a JBL VerTec line array system at the Isle of Man’s new flagship multi-purpose venue – the Villa Marina. From the

25/05/2004 Axon’s Board of Directors introduces new member
Axon Digital Design has named Harry Kanters, a 44 year-old senior broadcast expert, as Commercial Director. In this capacity, Kanters will join the company’s Board of Directors and manage the Marketi

25/05/2004 Bectu calls on Ofcom to act on ITV Midlands
Bectu has called on Ofcom to prevent "an accident waiting to happen" in ITV's Midlands region. At a recent meeting with the broadcasting regulator union officials questioned the ability of ITV to de

25/05/2004 Cross-platform first for Unilever and SMG
SMG and Unilever have announced a landmark £1m+ cross-platform media deal that will see the FMCG giant advertising its products across all of SMG's media, including Scottish Television and Grampian Te

25/05/2004 Mark Roberts Motion Control at Cine Gear Expo 2004
Mark Roberts Motion Control will be exhibiting at Cine Gear Expo 2004 on the Universal Studios backlot in Hollywood from Friday June 11-12. An outdoor event, Cine Gear Expo is one of the most popula

25/05/2004 MPC leads effects effort for ‘Troy’
MPC has worked as lead facility creating 425 VFX shots for this summer’s Hollywood release ‘Troy’, featuring Brad Pitt, Orlando Bloom, Eric Bana and directed by Wolfgang Petersen for Warner Brothers.

25/05/2004 RTÉ Head of Television Sport resigns
RTÉ Television has accepted the resignation of its Head of Sport, Niall Cogley, to take effect immediately. Cogley leaves the organisation after many years to accept a newly created position with Se

25/05/2004 Stagetec Distributions supply studio trio
Stagetec Distribution has supplied a number of new Compulite Spark 4D and SparkTOP systems to television studios around the country. The Hospital Studio, which opened in Summer 2003, is part of a tel

24/05/2004 Alchemy Mastering purchases DK-Audio meters
Following its move to the 29th floor of London’s Centre Point, audio post production specialist Alchemy Mastering has announced that it has bought four DK-Audio MSD600M++ meters to monitor stereo and

24/05/2004 Digital Projection International launch new projector
Digital Projection International (DPI), an Emmy Award-winning manufacturer of high-performance projection systems, have announced the launch of the HIGHlite 12000Dsx+ ‘Professional Series’ projector.

24/05/2004 Mark Thompson confirmed as new BBC Director General
The BBC Board of Governors has announced the appointment of Channel 4 Chief Executive Mark Thompson to the post of Director-General. The decision was unanimous. In considering the requirements of th

24/05/2004 More honours at The Mill
Soho facility The Mill continue to win awards around the world for ground breaking work in animation and visual effects. Andrew Proctor last week picked up Broadcast’s Young Talent Award for best you

24/05/2004 One buys new SGI Tezro workstation
Postproduction facility One has announced the acquisition of a new Flame system based on SGI’s next generation Tezro workstation. The purchase supports One’s commitment to expanding HD and 2K servic

24/05/2004 Sonic Solutions announces deal with Microsoft
Sonic Solutions have announced that Microsoft has licensed Sonic AuthorScript, the world’s leading CD and DVD formatting and burning engine, for incorporation into certain future versions of Microsoft

24/05/2004 VertigoXmedia launches Xpresenter at InfoComm 2004
VertigoXmedia, a leading provider of content automation and graphics solutions for AV and broadcast applications, have announced it will debut Xpresenter, an affordable and easy-to-use system for prod

24/05/2004 Visions orders Waveform Monitors from DK-Audio
Visions, the UK's largest independent outside broadcast facilities company, has ordered six PT5664 digital and analogue component/composite waveform monitors from Danish manufacturer, DK-Audio. The

21/05/2004 Canopus debuts ProCoder Station at the Broadcast Production Show
Canopus showed ProCoder Station, a network-based encoding solution built on the company’s powerful ProCoder video encoding software, for the first time in the UK at the Broadcast Production Show. Pr

21/05/2004 Gee Broadcast launch new touch screen controller
Gee Broadcast has made the Geevs Broadcast Video Server even easier to manage with the launch of the Geevs Tac-Tile touch screen controller. Through its TFT LCD display,Geevs Tac-Tile provides a comp