Broadcast News Archive for May, 2004
13/05/2004 Discovery Television Center - Miami selects Omneon Spectrum
Discovery Television Center - Miami has purchased a 54-channel mirrored Omneon Spectrum media server system for storage and playout of Discovery Latin America/Iberia programme feeds for distribution t

13/05/2004 Rushes’ Vittorio Giannini promoted
Rushes has announced that Vittorio Giannini has been promoted to Senior Producer/New Business Executive with immediate effect. Giannini, previously of The Mill and Rushes’ dedicated Telecine Producer

13/05/2004 SABC opts for Chyron systems
Chyron has announced a significant order from the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) for six Duet LEXs, which will provide the main transmission for all three of SABC's television stations.

13/05/2004 SGL to demonstrate storage archive solution at Broadcast Production Show
Software Generation Ltd (SGL) will be demonstrating its highly successful storage archive solution, SGL FlashNet at the Broadcast Production Show on the TMD Ltd (TransMedia Dynamics Ltd) stand, number

13/05/2004 SMG settles differences with ITV over digital rights
Following the recent sale of The Scottish Media Group's (SMG) 25% GMTV stake held to ITV plc, the two companies have reached an agreement on the use of the ITV brand name and the use by ITV plc of SMG

13/05/2004 The Machine Room restore 75 year-old World Cup footage
The Machine Room has brought to life previously undiscovered 16mm archive footage dating back to football’s first ever World Cup in 1930. The new colourised footage of the 1930 final between Uruguay

12/05/2004 Belfast to host 'Media Education' conference
Nearly one hundred delegates from 23 countries are converging on Belfast tomorrow to share their media teaching expertise. The 'Media Education In Europe' international conference, which is taking pl

12/05/2004 BSkyB report massive profit hike
BSkyB have reported a record operating profit of £438 million – a massive 76% increase on the previous year’s quarterly figures. Net operating cash inflow increased by 131% to £518 million, while pro

12/05/2004 Expanded UK Film Centre promotes UK industry at Cannes
The UK Film Centre, which promotes the UK film industry in the international marketplace, will be providing an expanded range of business services in its second year of operation at the world’s bigges

12/05/2004 Head of Regional Programmes for BBC South West appointed
John Lilley has been announced as the BBC's new Head of Regional & Local Programmes for the South West of England and the Channel Islands. He was previously Managing Editor of BBC Radio Devon from 19

12/05/2004 InterActual DVD-ROM use soars
InterActual, a subsidiary of Sonic Solutions and the leading provider of ROM and bonus feature capabilities for DVD, have announced that worldwide use of its DVD player technology exceeded 22 million

12/05/2004 Scottish Screen hosts ‘Scotland Day’ in Cannes
Scottish Screen has organised a special Scotland Day at the Cannes International Film Festival for Tuesday 18 May. Frank McAveety, Scottish Parliament Minister for Culture and Sport, will be in atte

12/05/2004 TSL expands audio monitoring range with new DIN scale release
Television Systems Limited (TSL), UK-based independent broadcast systems integrator and manufacturer, has announced the availability of DIN scale monitoring on its highly successful AMU2-GB2D (digital

12/05/2004 TV2 Norway selects Pro-Bel for central router expansion
Pro-Bel, the premier manufacturer and supplier of routing, signal processing, master control and automation equipment, has announced that TV2 in Norway has further expanded its use of the company's te

11/05/2004 Channel 4 to screen NI based indie film
Channel 4 is to screen a new feature-length drama, ‘Sarah Moves On’, by Derry-based Westway Films, on Tuesday, May 18 at 10.30 am. Sarah Moves On is a sequel to ‘Sarah and the Whammi’ which had extra

11/05/2004 Chyron introduces Calavitis as new Greek business partner
Chyron has announced a partnership agreement with Greek broadcast dealer and systems integrator Calavitis S.A. This announcement will see Calavitis S.A. offer the entire Chyron product line of broad

11/05/2004 dB Broadcast launches ASI TS 2x2 switch and monitor
dB Broadcast, the Cambridgeshire-based independent systems house, has introduced a user-configurable ASI transport stream (TS) 2x2 switch and monitor on one module, the Hawkeye B082S. The Hawkeye B0

11/05/2004 Eyeheight names DDG as American master reseller
Eyeheight has appointed the Digital Design Group (DDG) as its master reseller for Canada, the USA and South America. Based in Santa Clara, California, DDG was founded in 2002 by Frank Alioto (Presid

11/05/2004 Fujinon strengthens presence in mobile production market
Fujinon has completed three large-scale high definition lens sales recently. Following sales announcements at NAB to mobile heavyweights Trio Video and F&F Productions, Fujinon has announced that MI

11/05/2004 German operator to deploy BigBand Networks’ BMR
BigBand Networks has announced that ish, the second largest German cable operator, has deployed BigBand Grooming on the BMR (Broadband Multimedia-Service Router) for offering its digital television pr

11/05/2004 Macromedia delivers Breeze solution accelerators
Macromedia has announced the immediate availability of solution accelerators for Macromedia Breeze that enable enterprise developers to fully leverage Breeze as an integral part of their existing IT i

11/05/2004 Tony Lennon re-elected Bectu President
Bectu President Tony Lennon has been re-elected in a ballot of members. The result of the both the President and NEC (National Executive Committee) ballots were announced on May 8 at this year's Bec

10/05/2004 BBC internal inquiry exonerates executives
A BBC internal inquiry has exonerated news executives of mismanagement and laid blame for the dossier debacle, which resulted in the resignations of Chairman Gavyn Davies and Director General Greg Dyk

10/05/2004 Curious gFx Pro v2.0 now beta-testing
Hard on the heels of the February launch of v1.5, version 2.0 of Curious gFx Pro is now in beta testing. Some of the key new features of Curious gFx Pro and gFx Pro+ are: A comprehensive new brush ed

10/05/2004 ENTV moves to IDX Endura
IDX Technology Europe has received a large order for ENTV, the national broadcaster in Algeria. The order, placed with Studiotech, one of IDX's Belgian distributors, is for Endura batteries, charger