Broadcast News Archive for June, 2004
09/06/2004 Michael Grade named Bafta Vice President
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced that Michael Grade, the newly named BBC Chairman, has been appointed as its new Vice-President. He succeeds Lord Puttnam CBE, who stands

09/06/2004 Richmond purchases linear solid-state Nagra portables
Nagra-Kudelski has delivered the first two production models of its new Nagra ARES-BB solid-state, stereo desktop/over-shoulder recorder to London-based Richmond Film Services. The units – with seria

09/06/2004 RTV Nord Holland chooses Eyeheight playout
Dutch broadcaster RTV Nord Holland has chosen Eyeheight's 'playout' modular master control switching system for installation at its studios in Amsterdam. The playout system was purchased via Broadcas

09/06/2004 Water TV Channel launches on World Ocean Day
H2o TV, a dynamic and unique Water Television Channel, was recently launched via a dedicated website on June 8 2004, World Ocean Day. The channel is the world's first to focus purely on water. All of

08/06/2004 BBC Technology's London Media Gateway claims international award
BBC Technology has been recognised at the Cable and Satellite International/Mediacast Product of the Year Awards 2004, with its London Media Gateway (LMG) service placed in the top three of the 'best

08/06/2004 Brenda Smith named Group Managing Director of Ascent Media UK
Brenda Smith has been appointed Group Managing Director of Ascent Media Group United Kingdom. In her new role, Ms. Smith will be responsible for leading the management and staff (1200+ employees) of

08/06/2004 Kremlin TV choose Drake Intercom
Drake Electronics has secured a contract with Kremlin TV to install a brand new PiCo system in the network’s Moscow studio. Currently Drake users, Kremlin TV will replace their existing Drake Microco

08/06/2004 Quantel eQ heads into India
Tarusha Media Services, one of the leading postproduction companies in India, has purchased a Quantel eQ editing/effects/grading and mastering system for its Mumbai-based facility. This makes it the

08/06/2004 QuVIS to showcase 3D and HD technology at InfoComm 2004
QuVIS is to display the latest in digital video technology at 2004 InfoComm in the Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, from June 9 - 11. QuVIS will highlight large screen display technology for

08/06/2004 Sonic launches DVDit 5
Sonic Solutions has unveiled DVDit 5, the next evolution of its award-winning DVD creation software. DVDit 5 is a powerful DVD authoring application featuring a completely redesigned user interface,

08/06/2004 Tod Grimwade to join Twofour Productions
ITV1 Westcountry’s Tod Grimwade is joining the broadcast management team of leading independent television company Twofour Productions as senior executive producer. Grimwade has worked for more than

08/06/2004 Todd-AO Creative Services to transmit live stunt for Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network is launching ‘Skatoony Truckatoony’, a brand-new, half-hour, live animated show produced entirely in-house. Animated in Flash and Lightwave for the 3D sequences, the show is produced

07/06/2004 BBC cameraman killed and reporter injured in Saudi shooting
A BBC cameraman has been killed and the corporation's senior security correspondent is in critical condition following a drive-by shooting in the Saudi capital Riyadh yesterday. Cameraman Simon Cumbe

07/06/2004 BBC divisions team up for Euro 2004 titles
BBC Broadcast, BBC Post Production and BBC Sport have collaborated to produce the title sequence for the BBC’s Euro 2004 coverage. The piece depicts leading European players such as Henry, Owen and D

07/06/2004 GE Commercial Finance funds Datalink Electronics' Quasson acquisition
GE Commercial Finance Ltd. (GECF Ltd.) has provided funding for a transaction through which Loughborough electronics manufacturer, Datalink Electronics Ltd, successfully acquired Andover-based Quasson

07/06/2004 Macromedia Breeze expands global reach
Macromedia has announced that Macromedia Breeze has expanded its global reach through localised versions of the solution and the expansion of its worldwide hosting facilities. With the full Macromed

07/06/2004 Nexsan provides storage behind the pixels of digital movie magic
The InfiniSAN ATAboy2 from Nexsan Technologies is providing the backbone for storing vast amounts of data generated by the Moving Picture Company (MPC) for the digital effects used in a variety of fil

07/06/2004 Rushes promote Hannaford to Head of Visual Effects
Rushes Postproduction has announced that Paul Hannaford has been promoted to Head of Visual Effects with immediate effect. Prior to joining Rushes in 1994 as Senior Editor, before being promoted to S

07/06/2004 Sonic’s AuthorScript DVD Technology licensed for Sony VAIO PCs
Sonic Solutions have announced that computer home electronics giant Sony has licensed Sonic’s AuthorScript to power its Click to DVD software included in new models of Sony VAIO desktop computers. So

07/06/2004 TVB order five Quantel gQ for Hong Kong
Hong Kong-based TVB (Television Broadcasts Limited) has ordered five Quantel gQs for its graphics department based in a brand-new facility in Hong Kong. TVB is the largest producer of Chinese languag

04/06/2004 APTN Direct receives industry award
International video agency APTN has scooped a top industry award for delivering breaking world news to broadcasters in an innovative way. The agency's new product, APTN Direct - launched ahead of th

04/06/2004 BBC footage featured in ‘The Day After Tomorrow’
BBC Library Sales has licensed a wide range of natural disaster footage for use in 20th Century Fox's blockbuster movie ‘The Day After Tomorrow’, directed by Roland Emmerich (Independence Day). The

04/06/2004 Digital television uptake continues to grow, says Ofcom
Ofcom has published the latest research data on the digital television market in the UK. The research follows Ofcom's report to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on the progress tow

04/06/2004 Dr Chris Masters appointed SMG Chairman
The Board of SMG plc (SMG) has announced that Dr Chris Masters CBE is to be appointed Non-Executive Chairman of SMG immediately following the company’s Annual and Extraordinary General Meetings. Form

04/06/2004 Optibase completes acquisition of Media 100 assets
Optibase has, following a favourable judgment from the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts, completed the purchase of substantially all of the assets of Media 100 Inc. for