Broadcast News Archive for July, 2004
22/07/2004 Corin Hardy directs new Keane promo
Award-winning director Corin Hardy of White House Pictures has directed a stunning animated promo for Keane’s third single ‘Bedshaped’. The promo, which explores the theme of fading memories and rel

22/07/2004 Encoda Systems acquires Arkemedia Techologies
Encoda Systems has acquired Arkemedia Technologies, a UK based digital asset management (DAM) solution provider specifically focused on the media industry. The acquisition expands Encoda’s leadership

22/07/2004 ITV commission major drama slate from SMG TV Productions
Nick Elliot, Controller of Drama, ITV1 has commissioned SMG TV Productions to produce 12 hours of drama for ITV1’s 2004/5 schedule. ‘Missing’ (2 x 90mins) reunites the BAFTA-award-winning writer Jimm

22/07/2004 London facility helps recreate disasters for new Sky One docu-drama
Evolutions, one of the UK’s leading broadcast post companies, has worked with Scream Films on ‘Terror Alert- could you survive?’, a new docu-drama fronted by ex-SAS man Chris Ryan. The six hour-long

22/07/2004 New appointment leads growth and further expansion at Altered Images
Tim Cunningham, formerly of Tyrell, is joining top Avid Premier reseller Altered Images as an Area Sales Manager. This new appointment improves the depth of sales and technical consultancy offered t

22/07/2004 Pakistan Television chooses new Kroma CRT monitor
State broadcaster Pakistan Television has recently submitted an order for a Kroma BM6010, the brand new 10-inch CRT monitor with analogue and digital video inputs. Specially designed for source moni

22/07/2004 Penpal-HD to be launched at IBC 2004
At IBC 2004 Electronic Visuals (EV) is to release Penpal-HD, the follow-up to its hugely successful Penpal-SDI. Battery operated, Penpal-HD’s petite package houses 30 broadcast quality test patterns,

21/07/2004 Arroyo appoints new President & CEO
Arroyo Video Solutions has announced the appointment of top cable industry executive Kim D. Kelly as its President & CEO. Founding CEO of Arroyo, Paul Sherer, will become executive vice president of

21/07/2004 ATG Broadcast doubles premises size
ATG Broadcast, one of Europe's leading broadcast system integrators, is expanding into larger two-storey premises near its existing location in Letchworth, Hertfordshire. The new 1,150 square metre

21/07/2004 DITG expands with Pharos Playtime
The Digital Interactive TV Group (DITG) has ordered its second Pharos Playtime presentation playout system. Based at Wapping in London's Docklands, DITG produces its own programme content and provid

21/07/2004 EC announces billion Euro proposal for new MEDIA programme
The European Commission recently published ambitious proposals for MEDIA 2007, the audiovisual support programme proposed to succeed MEDIA Plus. The proposed budget for MEDIA 2007 is €1,055,000,000

21/07/2004 First4media makes key appointment
First4media, Europe’s largest supplier of professional recordable media to the broadcast, postproduction and music industry, has announced the appointment of Julie Davis to the position of National Ac

21/07/2004 Fusion to reveal revolutionary Pay-TV services at IBC 2004
At this year’s IBC, Fusion Digital Technology Ltd is to demonstrate to Pay-TV operators how to create additional revenue streams through its supplementary product range, including an innovative portab

21/07/2004 MillTv chosen for ‘Dr Who’ visual effects
MillTv, the longform arm of Europe’s only Oscar-winning visual effects company, The Mill, has been confirmed by the BBC as the contractor for visual effects on the 2005 series of ‘Dr Who’. MillTv wi

21/07/2004 NBC selects Snell & Wilcox for Athens Games
NBC Olympics will rely exclusively on Snell & Wilcox Alchemist Platinum Ph.C and Mach1 platforms for SD standards conversion in its broadcasts of the Athens Olympic Games, taking place August 13-29.

20/07/2004 'High quality' BBC should be more independent, says public
The BBC is still held in high esteem by the British public and the corporation should be less accountable to government, according to a report published today by Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell. The '

20/07/2004 Creative Industries Forum on Intellectual Property launched
A Government-led initiative to help the UK's creative industries has been launched by Arts Minister Estelle Morris and Science and Innovation Minister Lord Sainsbury. The new Creative Industries Foru

20/07/2004 Galaxy build pay-TV platform with Miranda
Miranda Technologies has announced that Hong Kong-based Galaxy Satellite Broadcasting (GSB) Limited has built its new exTV pay-television platform with a multichannel playout control and monitoring en

20/07/2004 Gefen launch new compact HDTV Repeater
Gefen have launched a quick and easy HD extension system that eliminates the traditional sender and receiver methodology, opting instead for a single unit solution that sits between two cables. The e

20/07/2004 Irish Film Board launch new Regional Support Fund
Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB) has launched a new Regional Support Fund, to encourage Irish filmmakers to shoot features and large drama productions in all parts of the country.

20/07/2004 Megahertz to showcase Olympian vehicle at IBC
Cambridge based Megahertz Broadcast Systems is to showcase a brand new advanced links vehicle built for BBC Resources at IBC 2004. The vehicle, which will join Megahertz on the stand directly from th

20/07/2004 Multimedia Direct named UK EditShare reseller
Multimedia Direct (MMD), a leading digital video reseller, has become the sole UK representative for EditShare, an award-winning system for networked media file storage and collaborative video editing

20/07/2004 New DI company to launch at IBC
IBC 2004 will be the launch pad for Assimilate, Inc., a new company with a highly experienced management team and a “spirit for revolution” in Digital Intermediate (DI) technology and pipeline solutio

20/07/2004 Polecam dive into Athens Olympics
Six Polecam rigs will be at the 2004 Olympics in Athens to cover a wide range of sports, primarily aquatics, including swimming, diving, synchronized swimming and water polo, but also to include the t

20/07/2004 Value of BBC Wales programmes up 85% in three years
The value of BBC Wales programmes made for national networks rose again in 2003-2004 to £16.04m. Such has been BBC Wales' success in securing network commissions that income has risen 85% - from £8.