Broadcast News Archive for May, 2004
18/05/2004 Birmingham producer to pitch film at Cannes
Natasha Carlish, a BAFTA-winning producer from Birmingham, has been selected by Screen West Midlands to pitch her film, ‘Keep On Running’, in front of an international audience at this year’s Cannes F

18/05/2004 Dolby Laboratories founder honoured at Cannes
Ray Dolby, the founder and Chairman of Dolby Laboratories, has received the prestigious ‘Medaille du Festival de Cannes’ in recognition for the company’s ongoing support and provision of technical exp

18/05/2004 Imagine Graphics add two HD PC decoder cards to range
Imagine Graphics, specialists in computer display technology and digital video systems, have announced the addition of two new premium high definition (HD) enabled PC decoder cards to its roster. The

18/05/2004 Leitch HD/SD solution purchased by Gearhouse Broadcast for EURO 2004
Leitch Technology have announced that they will provide Gearhouse Broadcast with a combined standard and high-definition solution to support its processing and distribution requirements for UEFA EURO

18/05/2004 Snell & Wilcox and TransMedia Dynamics announce partnership
Snell & Wilcox and TransMedia Dynamics (TMD) have announced a new partnership, which combines two separate products to create a powerful and standards-compliant ingest and management solution for digi

18/05/2004 TSL announce ‘intelligent’ mains rack distribution
Television Systems Limited (TSL), UK-based independent broadcast systems integrator and manufacturer, have announced the development of new ‘intelligent’ mains distribution units that take rack intell

18/05/2004 ViewCast announce release of Niagara SchedulStream
ViewCast, a leading global provider of high-quality video communications for businesses and media enterprises, have announced the release of Niagara SchedulStream. The company’s new application contr

17/05/2004 DTL Broadcast announce launch of new D&A cards
DTL Broadcast, the video and audio interface specialist, have announced the launch of a series of new cards for the D&A range of modular digital and analogue conversion and distribution products. In

17/05/2004 Extreme Sports Channel announces new distribution deal
Extreme Sports Channel have announced a new distribution agreement with Portuguese cable and satellite operator, TV Cabo. This latest major platform deal opens up a new country for Extreme, making 53

17/05/2004 FrameForge storyboard software demonstrated at Cannes
Innoventive Software are currently displaying their revolutionary previsualization and storyboarding software, FrameForge 3D Studio at Cannes. FrameForge 3D Studio is on show at Movie Soft’s Booth 19

17/05/2004 Gearhouse Broadcast announces new contract with EBS 2004
Gearhouse Broadcast, equipment rental, sales and projects solutions specialists, have signed a contract with host broadcaster EBS 2004 for the supply of the ten Technical Operation Centres and respect

17/05/2004 Grade takes on challenge of BBC Chairman
Former Channel 4 boss Michael Grade stepped into the office of the BBC Chairman in the corporation's media centre this morning with two issues at the top of his to-do list. The first is to recommence

17/05/2004 Hi Tech Systems presentation at the Broadcast Production Show
Hi Tech Systems is presenting a repeat of their recent NAB demonstration at the Broadcast Production Show at the London Olympia between May 18 to 20. The demonstration will offer those who were unabl

17/05/2004 QuVIS launches new server products at Broadcast Production Show
QuVIS has announced the introduction of new server technology to the European community, highlighting three new lines of video servers that support the playback of 2K and 4K data, plus today’s HD form

17/05/2004 UK Film Council funding looks to open doors to commercial success
The UK Film Council will invest up to £7.5 million in development slates in a bid to direct scripts towards commercial success through international distribution and sales partnerships. The Developme

14/05/2004 Digigram launches LCM220v2 stereo sound card
Digigram, the market-leading manufacturer of sound cards for high-end pro audio applications, have launched the LCM220v2 sound card with 2/2 balanced analogue I/Os, which replaces the popular LCM220.

14/05/2004 Imago named top Polycom distributor
Imago Group plc has been named as 'Number One Polycom EMEA Distributor - Northern Region' for the second consecutive year. The award was announced at Polycom's Global Partner Conference in Orlando,

14/05/2004 Mark Roberts Milo and Cyclops systems used on medical productions
Two major medical productions in Britain and the USA have been completed using Mark Roberts Milo and Cyclops motion control systems. The Visual Effects Company, based in London, used its Mark Roberts

14/05/2004 Megahertz win GlobeCast build contract
Megahertz Broadcast Systems has recently been awarded the contract for the design and build of a multipurpose Digital Satellite News Gathering (DSNG) vehicle by the world’s largest satellite service p

14/05/2004 Roly Keating named new Controller of BBC Two
BBC Director of Television Jana Bennett has announced the appointment of Roly Keating as the new Controller of BBC Two. Keating, currently the Controller of BBC Four, will take up his new role in Jun

14/05/2004 Scottish TV announces move to Pacific Quay
Scottish Television is to move from its Cowcaddens site in central Glasgow to a purpose-built media centre on the banks of the River Clyde at Pacific Quay. In the deal signed today with Pacific Quay

14/05/2004 St. Anne’s Post grades BBC’s ‘World Weddings’
St. Anne’s Post has recently completed post on ‘World Weddings’ for the BBC, a series of five factual programmes looking at marriage in countries such as Iran, Romania, South Africa, India, Russia and

14/05/2004 Vue Cinemas DTS-CSS cinema subtitling systems
Vue Cinemas (formerly Warner Village Cinemas) has announced a major order for DTS-CSS cinema subtitling systems to provide captioning and audio description functionality. The 22 DTS-CSS units being

13/05/2004 ‘The Constant Gardener’ begins filming
Focus Features' ‘The Constant Gardener’, director Fernando Meirelles' first feature since his Academy Award nomination for directing ‘City of God’, begins principal photography this week. Two-time A

13/05/2004 Broadcast RF supply Formula One 2004
Broadcast RF has supplied a major facilities company with pit lane and paddock RF cameras for the Formula One Grand Prix Season 2004. Broadcast RF facilitated all services involved with the RF microw