Broadcast News Archive for July, 2004
27/07/2004 DNF Controls launches Analyst Series
DNF Controls has introduced the Analyst RS422/RS232 Tester, the first offering in its new ‘the Analyst’ test equipment product series. The Analyst RS422/RS232 Tester allows users to quickly and easi

27/07/2004 Emerging film directors challenged to create pocket-sized films
Pocket Shorts, a new initiative supported by NESTA (the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts), the organisation that supports UK creativity and innovation, has called for filmmakers

27/07/2004 Film Council's Development Fund deadline extended
The UK Film Council's Development Fund has extended the deadline for all applications, which must now be received at the UK Film Council’s offices by 5pm on Thursday September 30 2004. This has been e

27/07/2004 FilmLight announces new appointments
FilmLight, pioneers of digital film technology, has announced the appointment of a new Sales Manager and new Product Specialist. The new staff will be based in FilmLight’s London office and join the

27/07/2004 Leader to introduce LV5750 ultra-compact multi-standard SDI monitor at IBC
Leader's new LV5750 multi-standard SDI monitor is the world's first no-compromise ultra-compact broadcast signal analyser. Being introduced to the European market at IBC 2004 in September, it offers

27/07/2004 Neil Jordan feature ‘Breakfast On Pluto’ to receive NIFTC funding
Irish director Neil Jordan’s new feature, ‘Breakfast On Pluto’, is to receive an undisclosed amount of funding from the Northern Ireland Film & Television Council (NIFTC). Produced by Alan Moloney of

27/07/2004 The Pixel Farm release PFTRack V2.0
The Pixel Farm has announced the next release of its much lauded PFTrack. PFTrack V2.0, the fourth major release of The Pixel Farm’s advanced tracking environment, takes the software to new levels o

26/07/2004 Alias announces Maya ‘MasterClasses’
Alias has announced the full line up of games and film industry presenters for its 2004 Maya ‘MasterClasses’, taking place August 9 – 12 during SIGGRAPH in Los Angeles. The 2004 Maya MasterClasses se

26/07/2004 BBC announces 4% disabled staff target
The BBC has set a target for 4% of BBC staff to be disabled people by the end of 2007. Currently just under 800 BBC staff, or 2.7%, have declared a disability. 10.1% of the population has a disabil

26/07/2004 Channel Dynamics introduce TviX multimedia jukebox
Channel Dynamics, the specialist distributor of PC and Mac enhancement products, has just introduced a new product that can play DivX movies or mp3 files and display digital pictures on a television w

26/07/2004 Farm Communication and Framestore CFC complete smart spots
Farm Communications have created a set of four spots for ‘smart forfour’ cars, the brand's new four-door car range, that are decribed as witty, beautiful and smart. Each of the spots highlights a di

26/07/2004 Hi Tech features control solutions at IBC2004
Through active partnering programmes with manufacturers, Hi Tech Systems continues to develop new features and panels to ensure that all the latest servers, DDRs and VTRs can provide top performance.

26/07/2004 MGB Facilities upgrade to HD
A major investment in High Definition by Leeds based MGB Facilities means that local producers and television crews working in the area have ready access to the latest in Sony HDCAM equipment and post

26/07/2004 RTÉ awards new daytime show contract
RTÉ has announced the award of one of two key daytime contracts to produce live daytime programming for RTÉ One this Autumn. Green Inc. Film and Television Ltd has been awarded the contract to produ

26/07/2004 Skillset’s Inside Pictures calls for applicants
Skillset’s Inside Pictures, the film business training programme now funded by the Skillset Film Skills Fund, is accepting applications from today, July 26. Comprising three intensive one-week modul

23/07/2004 Chyron supply Duet LEX to German World Cup stadium
Germany’s Stuttgart Daimler Stadium has ordered a Duet LEX graphics system from Chyron, in preparation for the World Cup in 2006. Selected by the planning and operations companies Mevis TV and Wirew

23/07/2004 Eyeheight introduces HDTV legaliser
Scheduled for introduction at IBC 2004 in Amsterdam, Eyeheight's new legalEyesHD is a compact HD-SDI video legaliser designed for use in mobile production vehicles, postproduction facilities and broad

23/07/2004 Grass Valley cameras from Thomson chosen for Tour de France 2004
Thomson has announced that its Grass Valley standard-definition digital cameras are being used throughout France to cover the world’s most famous bicycle race – the Tour de France. France Television

23/07/2004 Network Electronics announce ambitious IBC plans
At IBC 2004 Network Electronics will officially introduce numerous VikinX routers to the European market, along with new and upgraded control panels and router management software. A compact single

23/07/2004 Pepper install Edifis Finaliser system
Hot on the heels of reporting strong profits in its first year of trading since the management buy-out led by Patrick Holzen and Shane Warden, leading London post house Pepper has installed Finaliser,

23/07/2004 Ravensbourne students win IABM Student Bursaries for IBC 2004
The International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers (IABM) has announced that two Ravensbourne College students, Rebecca Parkinson and Steve Randall, are this year's UK recipients of the IABM

23/07/2004 SSL C100 sets new standards for Far Eastern broadcasters
The popularity of Solid State Logic’s C100 digital production console continues to grow in the Far East with news that Korean broadcasters MBC and KBS have both placed orders for the console. State b

23/07/2004 University of Ulster hosts international media conference
Filmmakers and broadcasters from all over the world are heading for Coleraine in Northern Ireland next week as an international conference on film, television and media: cultures and policy gets under

22/07/2004 BBC Broadcast wins Channel Four access services contract
BBC Broadcast, one of the commercial arms of the BBC, has won a five-year deal with Channel Four to provide all their access services, including subtitling, audio description and signing, following an

22/07/2004 BBC's Richard Sambrook takes up new post
Richard Sambrook, the man who headed BBC news when Andrew Gilligan broadcast his now notorious report claiming the government probably knew its '45-minute claim' over Iraq's WMDs was wrong, has moved