Broadcast News Archive for June, 2004
17/06/2004 Indigenous Northern Irish film set for general release
‘Freeze Frame’, the first feature film from Northern Ireland born duo Michael Casey (producer) and John Simpson (director), goes on general release on Friday June 18. Co-funded by the NIFTC and shot

17/06/2004 Northern Ireland's production talent brings five to Belfast
Dan Chambers, the new director of programmes at five, is in Belfast this Friday, along with four commissioning editors, to brief independent production companies in Northern Ireland on what sort of pr

17/06/2004 SGL announces partnership with CIS Technology
Software Generation Ltd (SGL), a leading provider of video storage management software, has announced the further expansion of its partnership initiative in Asia via the formation of an alliance with

17/06/2004 Sonic introduces Dolby Digital AC-3 Encoder for MIPS processors
Sonic Solutions has introduced the Sonic Dolby Digital AC-3 Encoder for MIPS Technologies’ new Consumer Audio Platform. The first software component designed specifically for microprocessors based o

17/06/2004 This Scotland 2004 relaunched for fourth season
Scottish Television, Grampian Television and Scottish Screen have launched the fourth year of the award winning and highly successful documentary production scheme, This Scotland. For 2004, This Scot

16/06/2004 Allegorithmic announces MaP|TIME Video Filter Designer for Adobe After Effects and Discreet Combustion
Allegorithmic, a young award-winning company specialising in complex media modelling technology, has announced MaP|TIME, a brand new plug-in for Adobe After Effects and Discreet combustion. MaP|TIME

16/06/2004 Avid enhances Alienbrain Studio 7 with Windows Integration Framework
Avid Technology has announced the availability of a new software development kit (SDK) for Alienbrain Studio 7, the company's award-winning digital asset management software for entertainment and comp

16/06/2004 BBC 'disappointed' by Bectu ballot treat on BBC Technology sale
The BBC has expressed "disappointment" that Bectu is threatening industrial action over the sale of BBC Technology. Yesterday, the union had claimed that the remaining bidders Accenture and Siemens h

16/06/2004 Korean National Assembly transmits Parliament live with Pro-Bel
Pro-Bel has been selected by Korean Government broadcaster the Korean National Assembly to assist with the master control for its live transmission of the Korean Parliament in session. The National A

16/06/2004 Nestlé collaboration for Ark VFX
Ark VFX and BE Animation have collaborated to produce an animated commercial for Nestlé’s Chocapic cereal. Ark was commissioned by London based BE Animation to produce 3D and 2D painted backgrounds f

16/06/2004 New UK high-end exhibition announced
VCM, the company behind the popular UK event Video Forum, has announced the launch of Broadcasting Technology 2005, a new exhibition for the UK aimed at high-end broadcast and production professionals

16/06/2004 Olympic Games title sequence to be produced by sixfootsix
A recently launched UK-based design production agency, sixfootsix, has been commissioned by the IOC (International Olympic Committee) and the AOB (Athens Olympic Broadcasting) to produce the opening t

16/06/2004 RTÉ Authority Chairman announces ‘a year of major progress’
RTÉ’s Annual Report 2003, recently submitted to the Irish government, has indicated that the financial situation of the national broadcaster is improving. RTÉ Authority Chairman, Patrick J. Wright, s

16/06/2004 SGL announces partnership with Konan Technology
Software Generation Ltd (SGL), a leading provider of video storage management software, has announced a technology development partnership with digital asset management specialist Konan Technology. B

15/06/2004 BAL launches new multiviewer
BAL Broadcast is to unveil PRISM, its new 16 input, multi-standard output multiviewer, at IBC 2004. PRISM has been designed to enhance all the features of the well-known BAL421 quad-split display uni

15/06/2004 BEAMSUITE to premiere on smoke 6 at Cannes Lions Advertising Festival
Discreet has announced that BEAM.TV’s BEAMSUITE will be premiered on its award-winning smoke 6 editing and finishing system at stand 24.01 at the Cannes Lions Advertising Festival on June 20-26. BEA

15/06/2004 Bectu claim BBC Technology bidders handed 'jobs hit list'
According to Bectu, both companies left in the race to buy BBC Technology have been shown a secret plan for redundancies. Code-named 'Project Leo', the plan was drawn up last year by managers in BBC

15/06/2004 Bowmore Scottish Screen Award winners 2004 announced
The winners of this year’s Bowmore Scottish Screen Awards – as voted for by the readers of Sunday Times Scotland – have been announced. The film ‘American Cousins’ dominates, with Shirley Henderson

15/06/2004 Channel 4 and BSkyB sign new agreements
Channel 4 and BSkyB have entered into new agreements to ensure that all Channel 4's channels will continue to be available across the Sky digital platform until at least the end of 2007. Sky will al

15/06/2004 Hadlow named as Controller of BBC Four
BBC Director of Television Jana Bennett has announced the appointment of Janice Hadlow as the new Controller of BBC Four. Currently Head of Specialist Factual at Channel 4 Television, Hadlow takes ov

15/06/2004 NBC chooses ScheduALL Software for Athens Olympics
NBC Olympics has selected ScheduALL as the supplier of broadcast resource management software for NBC’s coverage of the 2004 Olympics in Athens. The software will be used to oversee broadcast event i

15/06/2004 Omneon expands Asia/Pacific presence
Omneon Video Networks has extended its presence in the Asia/Pacific market with the opening of new regional offices in Singapore and Hong Kong and the creation of new sales and service positions to pr

14/06/2004 Atlanta's VTA equips for HD with Quantel
Atlanta based VTA has purchased a Quantel iQ system, to be operated by Emmy Award winner John Mandato. “I love the iQ’s editing capabilities,” said Mandato. "I can do whatever I want and that is wha

14/06/2004 Curious Software releases Curious gFx Pro v2.5
Curious Software has released version 2.5 of Curious gFx Pro and gFx Pro+, its powerful raster paint, rotoscoping and retouch software packages. The Curious gFx Pro range is receiving plaudits from

14/06/2004 Davenport takes helm at UK Post
Gaynor Davenport has been appointed the first ever Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of UK Post - the new association representing the film and broadcast postproduction and effects industry. Davenport wa