Broadcast News Archive for June, 2004
22/06/2004 Dolby celebrates worldwide success of cinema products
Dolby Laboratories is celebrating the success of its current range of cinema products at Cinema Expo 2004. Over 15,000 units of the company’s flagship audio processor, the CP650, have been purchased,

22/06/2004 Film London Executive Task Force sets agenda for the capital
London’s new Film London Executive Task Force, chaired by Lord Puttnam, convened for the first time recently. The Film London Executive Task Force is comprised of key stakeholders from the industry

22/06/2004 Pro-Bel announces Morpheus Partner Seminars
Pro-Bel is to hold two free Morpheus Partner Seminars to help educate key sectors of the broadcasting industry about on its revolutionary fourth generation automation system. With Morpheus, Pro-Bel h

22/06/2004 Radical shake up as Thompson takes control at BBC
The BBC's new Director-General Mark Thompson arrived for his first day at the corporation’s helm today with a clear message to staff of the need for real, radical change over the next few years. Outl

22/06/2004 Scotland’s film archive receives lottery grant
Scratchy black and white film showing Queen Victoria at Balmoral in 1896, is just one of the Scottish Screen Archive gems that will be restored and made available to the public thanks to a grant of £6

22/06/2004 Wide ranging financial review central to Thompson’s strategy
On the first day of his tenure as BBC Director General, Mark Thompson has appointed Finance Director John Smith to lead a review of all the BBC's commercial businesses, involving external stakeholders

21/06/2004 Australian Caption Centre chooses Snell & Wilcox technology
The Australian Caption Centre is to restore more than 50 classic titles per month, bring irreplaceable music footage to DVD, and provide film archive restoration capabilities to a variety of film prod

21/06/2004 BBC Entertainment to boost regional production
“No matter how new or small the regional production company - it's the idea that matters.” That is the message Jane Lush, Controller Entertainment Commissioning, sent out today as she launched a £10

21/06/2004 DGA research recommends end of BBC licence fee
According to research conducted by David Graham & Associates Consulting (DGA), regulators and policy makers have not yet understood how difficult it will be for free or licence-fee funded channels to

21/06/2004 Frontier Post orders six ATG Broadcast SAM-E audio monitoring units
Soho-based post-production house, Frontier Post, has ordered six ATG Broadcast SAM audio monitoring units as part of a £500,000 expansion project. Four SAM-E and two half-rack-width SAM-E-T units wi

21/06/2004 to enhance media finger printing and slash costs at IBC2004 is to launch advanced upgrades of its ContentProbe hardware and software at IBC2004, starting at the same price as existing versions. The automated content monitoring and verificat

21/06/2004 Matrox announces new ‘trade up to Xtreme Pro’ programme
Matrox Video Products Group has announced a new program whereby owners of qualifying products can trade up to Matrox RT.X100 Xtreme Pro Suite or Matrox RT.X100 Xtreme Pro Collection at a special price

21/06/2004 NVIDIA appoints Reality Computing as first European reseller for Gelato
NVIDIA Corporation has appointed Reality Computing as the first of its European resellers to bring NVIDIA’s GPU-accelerated movie renderer, Gelato, to the UK and Irish markets. Reality Computing will

21/06/2004 Sesame Workshop Library to be digitally preserved with Hitachi and Nexsan
Nexsan Technologies and Hitachi Global Storage Technologies are to provide Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organisation behind ‘Sesame Street’, with a data storage solution as part of Sesam

18/06/2004 Evolutions appoints Simon Kanjee Managing Director
Independent post house Evolutions has made two high-level appointments. The company has installed ex-TSI Managing Director Simon Kanjee as its new Managing Director, and ex-TSI editor Nick King as a

18/06/2004 First major order for Lightworks under new ownership
Lightworks has announced its first major order since the company's acquisition by Gee Broadcast Systems Ltd in May. Leading dry hire facilities house Coach House Studios has placed an order for ten L

18/06/2004 Macromedia demos future of instant enterprise communications
Macromedia has recently previewed Macromedia Breeze integration with instant messaging at the IMlogic IM Linkage Industry Roundtable. Breeze leverages the ubiquity of Macromedia Flash Player to deliv

18/06/2004 Overwhelming response to Lighting Logic Open Day
Attendance expectations were surpassed at a recent Lighting Logic open day, where close to 120 people passed through the portals of the Maidstone-based lighting and sound supply and installation compa

18/06/2004 Pinnacle and Sony host MXF seminar for leading UK broadcasters
Pinnacle Systems and Sony hosted their latest MXF (Material eXchange Format) in Action seminar on June 8 2004 for more than 80 key UK broadcasters, including the BBC, Channel 4, ITV and five. The Lon

18/06/2004 Skylife HD premium movie channel selects Pro-Bel systems
Pro-Bel has been selected by Korean playout facility Skylife to provide the backbone for its 24/7 direct-to-home HD satellite channel. The Pro-Bel equipment, which includes an HD TX Series master con

18/06/2004 Unions move to call ballots on BBC pay offer
An industrial action ballot is planned for BBC-employed Bectu and NUJ members as both unions reject a 2.7% pay offer. The ballot of Bectu and NUJ members, which could start within two weeks, comes af

18/06/2004 Waterfall Studios hosting ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ on BBC3
Broadcast Facilities House and Media Group Waterfall Studios are currently playing host to BBC Entertainment’s new celebrity dance extravaganza, ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, broadcasting live from their S

17/06/2004 ‘Midas’ initiative to develop digital media corridor for East Border region of Ireland
The 'Midas' initiative, designed to support the development of a ‘digital corridor’ in the Irish East Border region, has been launched at a ceremony in the Dundalk Institute of Technology by the Irish

17/06/2004 Bectu and NUJ fight to save Midlands ITV
Bectu and NUJ branches in ITV Central have published a report calling for network production to be retained in the Midlands region. The research-based document covers the history of Independent Telev

17/06/2004 DTS wins key lawsuit protecting company trademarks
DTS (Digital Theater Systems) has announced that on May 3, 2004, the United States District Court for the Central District of California granted partial summary judgment in favour of DTS, finding Mint