Broadcast News Archive for July, 2004
30/07/2004 Audio-Technica to exhibit broadcast microphone and wireless microphone portfolio at IBC
Audio-Technica’s shotgun microphones, to be showcased at IBC 2004, set the benchmark for broadcast sound applications, whether for relaying trackside audio for major international sporting events, cam

30/07/2004 Boost for London film industry as LDA acquires studios
The London Development Agency is poised to acquire one of the UK's major television and film studios as part of its drive to support and develop London's creative industries. The studios will be mana

30/07/2004 ITV urged to re-think Manchester cuts
Unions are waiting to hear if ITV will accept their counter-proposal to 59 job cuts at Manchester facilities house 3sixtymedia. In a bid to avoid compulsory redundancies, Bectu and Amicus have offer

30/07/2004 NaturalMotion expands sales channel with worldwide reseller appointments
NaturalMotion, an innovative British developer of dynamic motion synthesis technology, has announced the appointment of a worldwide reseller network. This expansion follows the success of its flagsh

30/07/2004 New BBC Governors appointed
Downing Street today announced that Anthony Salz has been appointed Vice-Chairman of the BBC and Richard Tait has been appointed a Governor of the BBC. Downing Street also announced that Dermot Glees

30/07/2004 Postique adds five new Quantel eQs
The Quantel eQ has been the tool of choice for Michigan-based Postique for nearly two years – so much so that the company has added five new systems and retired four Editboxes and its Henry Infinity o

30/07/2004 Programme announced for Scotland’s first international film festival for children and young people
‘Discovery’, Scotland’s first international film festival for children and young people, is to run from September 4-19 2004. This unique event will showcase the very best of national and internation

30/07/2004 Rushes Soho Shorts Festival 2004 kicks off
The sixth Rushes Soho Shorts Festival, which will run from July 31 to August 6, launches tomorrow. Over 2500 short films, music videos, title sequences and idents were entered into this year’s festi

29/07/2004 Bradford Animation Festival 2004 programme nears completion
The Bradford Animation Festival (BAF) is the UK’s largest and longest-running animation festival. Host to masterclasses, seminars, extensive screening programmes and special events with some of the

29/07/2004 Media100 announces Version 10 software
Media 100, a unit of Optibase and a leading provider of advanced media systems, has announced new Version 10 software, planned for its initial release of Media 100 HD. Based on direct user feedback f

29/07/2004 New BBC DSNG vehicle joins British hopefuls in Cyprus
Cambridge based integration specialist Megahertz Broadcast Systems has delivered the latest addition to the BBC News fleet of DSNG vehicles, DSNG vehicle 10. The vehicle is based on a 7.5 ton LWB Mer

29/07/2004 OX28 Media move to bigger premises
OX28 Media are now operating from the Thames Business Advice Centre in Station Lane, Witney, offering services such as CDROM, DVD & VHS duplication and full colour printing & packaging to accompany al

29/07/2004 Pebble Beach announce new products for IBC
Pebble Beach Systems will launch Copy Manager, a new tape copying tool designed to simplify tape copying and duplication, at IBC 2004. At this show the company will also demonstrate new enhancements

29/07/2004 Philips’ ASTRO decoders now 100% Malaysian-made
Malaysia’s reputation as one of the world’s leading electronics and high technology components manufacturers has been given a further boost with the sealing of an agreement that will see Philips’ ASTR

29/07/2004 Ross Video to supply video switchers for new Meridian studios
Ross Video and Gee Broadcast Systems - the UK distributor for Ross – have announced a major order for three Ross Synergy 3 vision mixers, as part of the fitting out of the relocated Meridian TV studio

29/07/2004 Sky News improves efficiency with Miranda DVC-100 interfaces
Miranda Technologies has announced that Sky News, the UK's leading 24-hour news channel, has ordered 10 DVC-100 camera-mounted digital video serialiser and DV encoder interfaces to enhance electronic

28/07/2004 Film London’s digital film fund announces slate of new projects
Eight talented directors have been awarded a share of £68,000 of production funding and skills development with the London’s leading digital short film scheme, Pulse. The rules of Pulse are simple;

28/07/2004 Hollywood confirms Quantel's DI market dominance
Highlighting iQ's world leadership in digital intermediate, there's a good chance that anyone who goes to the movies this summer will see features on the silver screen that have been touched somewhere

28/07/2004 Metro Broadcast provides live commercial HD broadcast from Alexandra Palace
Metro Broadcast, BowTie TV and ntl have achieved a UK first by transmitting a live, commercial, 4:2:2 MPEG-encoded High Definition transmission in Dolby 5.1 surround sound from Alexandra Palace, the b

28/07/2004 Scottish films to star at EIFF
Scottish Screen has announced that 27 productions, supported by Scottish Screen Lottery funding, will have their world, international or UK premieres at this year's Edinburgh International Film Festiv

28/07/2004 partners with Digigram for EtherSound Control
Software provider and Digigram, a leader in innovative digital audio network solutions, have announced the formation of a strategic partnership around EtherSound, Digigram's patent-pendin

28/07/2004 UK cinemas revolutionised with digital subtitling equipment
Over 100 cinemas in the UK now offer subtitled screenings of the latest blockbuster films, thanks to the most up-to-date digital subtitling equipment. This increase in subtitled screenings marks a r

28/07/2004 Unions accept BBC's 2.9% pay rise
Members of Bectu, NUJ, and Amicus have voted in postal ballots to accept this year's pay offer from the BBC. The 2.9% increase, which applies to staff in the BBC, and BBC Broadcast Ltd, won support

28/07/2004 ZDF covers Olympics with Quartz routers
World leaders in routing and master control Quartz Electronics recently provided a router system for the Special Events department at German TV Network, ZDF (Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen), to cover a h

27/07/2004 Digigram certified to ISO 9001 : 2000 quality standard
Digigram, a leader in innovative digital audio network solutions, has received ISO 9001 : 2000 certification from BVQI, France. The certification, for Digigram's headquarters in Montbonnot, France, r