Broadcast News Archive for May, 2004
05/05/2004 DPI unveils new 2K X 1K resolution staging projector
Digital Projection International (DPI), an Emmy Award-winning manufacturer of high-performance projection systems, has unveiled its new 2048 x 1080 pixel, 3-chip DLP Lightning 35HD projector to a sele

05/05/2004 New Director Of Film announced at Pact
John McVay, chief executive of Pact, has announced the appointment of Tim Willis as Director of Film, replacing Ronnie Planalp, who is moving back to New York with her family. Willis will have overal

05/05/2004 NUJ organise lobby of Parliament over BBC independence
Keeping the BBC free from commercial and political interference the NUJ’s top priority for the next two years, says the union’s new President, Jim Corrigall, who works for the BBC World Service. Acc

05/05/2004 Pepper complete postproduction on ‘The Honeymooners’
Leading broadcast, film and commercials facilities house Pepper have completed the postproduction on the feature film ‘The Honeymooners’ from Verve Pictures. Pepper was chosen for the project to carr

05/05/2004 Peter Sellers biopic heads BBC Films' Cannes push
Stephen Hopkins' ‘Life And Death Of Peter Sellers’, an HBO Films/BBC Films co-production produced by Company Pictures, heads up the BBC Films push at this year's Cannes Film Festival, having been sele

05/05/2004 Prominent Irish directors in production on BSÉ/IFB Short Shorts
Kieron J Walsh, Peter Sheridan and Stephen Burke are just some of the prominent directors currently in various stages of production on this year’s Bord Scannán na hÉireann/Irish Film Board (BSÉ/IFB) S

05/05/2004 Robe launches ColorSpot 250 AT
Robe’s latest product release, the ColorSpot 250 AT, builds on their highly successful ColorSpot 250 XT, one of their most popular moving head models. ColorSpot 250 ‘Advanced Technology’ is the Colo

05/05/2004 Texas Tech selects Telecast gear
Telecast Fiber Systems has announced that Texas Tech Athletics recently doubled the amount of Telecast equipment that it utilises for live video productions of sporting events held at Texas Tech Unive

04/05/2004 BBC Broadcast Technology Assistant Trainee Scheme announced
BBC News is on the look out for people with a passion for technology to apply for this year’s Broadcast Technology Assistant Trainee Scheme. The scheme, now in its fourth year, is recruiting five peo

04/05/2004 Bectu claim freelance victory at BBC
Freelancers in the BBC's Natural History Unit have won the right for Bectu to bargain on their pay and conditions. In a postal ballot run under new labour laws governing compulsory union recognition

04/05/2004 BSkyB selects Pinnacle Systems’ Deko
Pinnacle Systems has announced that British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB), the UK's leading provider of digital television, has deployed DekoCast character generators at its main UK studio facility in Isle

04/05/2004 Eyeheight legalEyes chosen for JVC SNG fleet
Eyeheight legalEyes video legalisers have been chosen for installation into a new fleet of eight satellite newsgathering trucks. Built for JVC Professional Europe Ltd by Leeds-based OB system specia

04/05/2004 Fentura choose Compulite Vector
London Based event lighting specialists Fentura have purchased a Compulite Vector Blue control system from Stagetec Distribution. The console was delivered on time direct to production rehearsals for

04/05/2004 Gefen announce new CAT-5 cable technology
A revolutionary new method of high definition video extension from Gefen transmits audio and video data up to 150-feet over CAT-5 cable. Never before could CAT-5 cables carry the large amounts of da

04/05/2004 Harris wins second Playboy TV contract
Playboy TV UK has chosen Harris Corporation Broadcast Communications Division's ADC-100 system for its digital facility upgrade outside of London, following its success at Playboy TV's headquarters in

04/05/2004 Jowell appoints duo to review BBC digital services
Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell has appointed Patrick Barwise and Tim Gardam to conduct individual reviews on the BBC's new digital television and radio services. Patrick Barwise, Professor of Managem

04/05/2004 Leitch Technology to acquire Videotek
Leitch Technology Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Videotek, Inc. A privately held video equipment company, Videotek specialises in test and measurement products. The c

04/05/2004 New commissions announced at BWPL
Under its Head of Programmes, Jannine Waddell, who recently left the BBC in London to join the family firm, Northern Ireland based Brian Waddell Productions Limited (BWPL) is going through one of the