Broadcast News Archive for May, 2004
10/05/2004 Impromp2u first to hire brand new pioneer 50" plasma
To coincide with the worldwide launch of Pioneer's fourth-generation 50" plasma display, Impromp2u, the trade hire services arm of Imago Group plc, is to be the first to offer the ground-breaking scre

10/05/2004 Innovative Softmicro offers 'creative digital solutions'
Softmicro, a multimedia, animation and digital solutions company, is to make its first appearance at the Broadcast Production Show on May 18-20 in Olympia, London. Softmicro, which brings a stimulati

10/05/2004 MTV Networks chooses MSA
MTV Networks (MTVN) is engaging Management Science Associates (MSA) and its international arm MSA Focus to implement their industry-leading sales, traffic and billing systems. After an extensive eva

10/05/2004 ND SatCom AG names Siegfried Schlabschi as CFO
ND SatCom, a leading global supplier of satellite based broadband, broadcast and military communication network solutions, has appointed Siegfried Schlabschi as its new Chief Financial Officer. ND Sa

10/05/2004 SMG to sell GMTV stake to ITV for £31m
The Scottish Media Group (SMG), owner of the Scottish Television and Grampian Television ITV franchises, has agreed the sale of its 25% share in GMTV to ITV plc for £31 million. The sale is subject t

07/05/2004 BBC One launches new look junctions
BBC Broadcast has created a new look for BBC One’s channel junctions, first aired on Saturday May 1. The purpose of the redesign was to create an innovative design system that could work in conjuncti

07/05/2004 DTS, Genelec, Soundfield and Steinberg to present surround music production seminars at AES Berlin
A series of seminars at the AES Convention, Messe Berlin, are being presented by DTS, Genelec, Soundfield and Steinberg, with special guest appearances by award-winning mix engineer Nathaniel Kunkel w

07/05/2004 Dutch A/D converter targets high-end recording and mastering
Grimm Audio, a newly formed collaboration between four of the Netherlands’ best known audio engineers, has launched an eight channel 1-bit A/D converter aimed squarely at the audiophile end of the mar

07/05/2004 Encoda Systems wins landmark deal to supply RTÉ
Encoda Systems, leading global provider of end-to-end broadcast solutions, has won a major contract to supply its sophisticated air-time sales solution, Landmark, to Irish State Broadcaster RTÉ. Land

07/05/2004 Fast Forward Video wins NAB AIM and AIM Editors' Choice Awards
Fast Forward Video, a world-leading provider of digital video recorder (DVR) technology, is the recipient of the coveted National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Award for Innovation in Media (AIM)

07/05/2004 Leitch connects Bahrain to global broadcasters for first F1 Race
Bahrain Radio & Television Corporation (BRTC) selected Leitch as the primary supplier of router and interface products for its new facilities that were constructed for the first Gulf Air Bahrain Formu

07/05/2004 Lightworks acquired by Gee Broadcast
Gee Broadcast Systems Ltd has completed the purchase of the Lightworks business and its assets. A new company, Lightworks UK Ltd. - a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gee Broadcast - will now develop, sel

07/05/2004 Pinewood Shepperton share offer promises £46m
The share launch by UK film studio complex Pinewood Shepperton on the London Stock Exchange today was expected to net £46.2 million, but the oversubscribed share offer promises to net the company much

07/05/2004 PMC launch digitally powered monitor range and professional ‘reference’ digital power amps
PMC has announced that it is introducing a range of digital self-powered monitors and newly developed reference digital power amplifiers at this year’s AES convention in Berlin. The PMC DB1-A and TB2

07/05/2004 SoundField mic used for Elvis DVD
The SoundField ST250 Microphone System has been used in the re-mixing of ‘Elvis 30 #1 Hits’ for both stereo CD and 5.1 surround DVD. The task of mixing all of these tracks fell into the hands of prod

06/05/2004 BBC Technology buyers shortlist revealed
The BBC has announced today that a third stage shortlist of bidders has been selected for the final round in the procurement process for sale of BBC Technology and the new technology services agreemen

06/05/2004 Cinema Ireland at the Festival of Irish Arts and Culture in China
Cinema Ireland, a season of Irish feature and short films selected in association with the Irish Film Institute, is to be screened at the end of May in Beijing and in June as part of the Shanghai Inte

06/05/2004 Dantz's European channel expansion continues
Dantz Development Corporation has announced a partnership with Dutch distributor SNE. The addition of SNE strengthens Dantz's European channel growth by expanding the distribution of Retrospect thro

06/05/2004 Imagine Graphics presents two new digital video players
Imagine Graphics has sourced two new digital video players for the European market, the Firefly MZ, the latest addition to the award-winning Firefly product range from US manufacturer Visual Circuits

06/05/2004 Indies told to scale plans to suit competitive marketplace
Peter Bazalgette, Janey Walker and John McVay joined independent filmmakers recently to discuss future business growth in an increasingly competitive sector. The panel and networking event was held b

06/05/2004 Pinnacle’s Vortex delivers end-to-end tapeless workflow to NY1
Pinnacle Systems has said that its Vortex networked news systems, which supports Panasonic P2 media, will enable Time Warner Cable's NY1 to become one of the first news operation that is completely ta

06/05/2004 Red Giant Software's Magic Bullet Movie Looks selected for Sony bundle
Sony Pictures Digital Networks has selected Red Giant Software’s Magic Bullet Movie Looks for bundling with its powerful new versions of Sony Vegas 5 software and Vegas+DVD Production Suite. The bun

06/05/2004 Rushes Soho Shorts Festival makes final call for entries
Following the phenomenal success of the fifth Rushes Soho Shorts Festival, final entries are now being sought for the 2004 competition (Saturday July 31 - Friday August 6, 2004), closing date tomorrow

05/05/2004 BBC Technology wins ‘Helpdesk of the Year 2004’
BBC Technology, provider of products and services to the BBC and other global media-driven organisations, has been awarded the Help Desk Institute (HDI) 'Help Desk Support Excellence Team Award 2004'.

05/05/2004 Custom Consoles appointed Ergotron distributor
Ergotron Inc has appointed Custom Consoles as a UK reseller for its entire product family. Based in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Ergotron manufactures a variety of flat-screen monitor mounts and workstati