Broadcast News Archive for July, 2004
19/07/2004 BBC announces reform of complaints procedures
An emphasis on greater transparency, objectivity and accountability underpins newly announced and radical reforms in the way the BBC will deal with complaints. New streamlined procedures will make i

19/07/2004 Dolby equips for digital cinema presentations
Dolby Laboratories has equipped its major screening facilities worldwide with state of the art digital cinema projectors. The Los Angeles, San Francisco and UK-based cinemas are all now equipped wit

19/07/2004 eQ in a whirl at Wimbledon with Tornado
Quantel has confirmed that one of its recent eQ customers, camera and grip rental facility ARRI Media, supported BBC Sport at Wimbledon with its innovative digital high-speed capture and playback syst

19/07/2004 Ffresh Festival announces record number of entries
The organisers of Ffresh, the moving image festival for Welsh students, have announced that the total number of entries for the 2004 Festival has risen 55% on last year. As the 275 entries for the 1

19/07/2004 IABM awards Tom McGann training bursary to ABU
The International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers (IABM) has announced that the Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) has been selected as the recipient of the 2004 Tom McGann Training Bursa

19/07/2004 Megahertz provides final control with two new centres for etv
Systems integration specialists Megahertz Broadcast Systems has recently completed the design and integration of two Final Control Centres (FCC) for etv's Johannesburg operation. The two FCCs, identi

19/07/2004 NetEx releases next-generation software accelerator
NetEx, specialist in high performance data transport solutions, has launched HyperIP R5, a next-generation software accelerator that enables unprecedented high-speed data movement over cost-effective

19/07/2004 Red produce 1.2 million crowd for Tennents
Red Post Production has completed VFX work on a new Tennents Lager 90 second cinema commercial. Dubbed the 'Big Gig', the spot follows groups of people as they head toward an impromptu concert headl

19/07/2004 Sundance find success at Broadcast Asia
Sundance Digital’s presence at the recent Broadcast Asia 2004 exposition in Singapore underscored the company’s commitment to the Asian market. Steve Krant, Sundance’s Vice President of Sales and Ma

19/07/2004 UK film industry worth a billion dollars in 2003
The top 10 UK films at the international box office scooped more than a billion dollars between them last year, according to a UK Film Council report published today. The 2003 annual report, compiled

16/07/2004 APTN Library footage features in US summer blockbuster
One of the biggest audience reactions in surprise US box office hit 'Fahrenheit 9/11' has come from news images sourced from the APTN Library. The shots in question were selected from hundreds of ho

16/07/2004 Custom Consoles desks chosen for BBC White City
Custom Consoles has supplied bespoke studio furniture for the Central Communications Area at BBC Television Centre, White City. The order was for two curved control desks, 8m and 12m wide respective

16/07/2004 INA purchases second SSL MT Plus console
The Paris-based Institut National de l'Audiovisuel (INA) has recently acquired its second Solid State Logic MT Plus digital audio console. Established in 1975 with the aim of preserving France’s nati

16/07/2004 Miller to celebrate 50th birthday at IBC
50 years of film and television support, over 35 of those in UK and Europe, are being celebrated by Miller Camera Support on Stand 11.321 at IBC 2004 in Amsterdam. Displaying a new range of Arrow flu

16/07/2004 Rupert Gavin to leave BBC Worldwide
BBC Director-General Mark Thompson has announced that Rupert Gavin is to stand down from his role as CEO of its commercial subsidiary BBC Worldwide. Mr Thompson said: "Rupert has taken Worldwide to r

16/07/2004 Sgrîn announces Screen Gems shortlist
Sgrîn Cymru Wales has announced its shortlist (available at the 15 competitors who will go thought to the next stage of the Screen Gems initiative, its flagship three-minute short f

15/07/2004 'Simpler, less intrusive' Ofcom code stresses freedom of expression
Ofcom has published its proposed new programme and sponsorship code for broadcasters. The draft code will replace the codes inherited from Ofcom's broadcast regulator predecessors, the Broadcasting

15/07/2004 Broadcast Technology announces Showman 1000 multistandard TV receiver/demodulator
Broadcast Technology has released its new Showman 1000 series of multistandard analogue television receiver/demodulators, which can be used with PAL, SECAM and NTSC television standards around world.

15/07/2004 Caracol TV upgrades with Sundance Digital
Bogota-based Caracol TV took advantage of its recent move to new master control facilities by upgrading its aging control system to a FastBreak Automation configuration from Sundance Digital. The pr

15/07/2004 Optibase names General Manager of Media 100 unit
Optibase has named Amir Goren as general manager of its recently aquired Media 100 unit. Goren will be based in the former Media 100’s facilities in Marlboro, Massachusetts, and will be responsible

15/07/2004 Vistek announce plans for IBC 2004
High Definition will be very visible on the Vistek stand at this year's IBC. After a successful launch at NAB, Vistek will be demonstrating production versions of their HD products, which are alread

14/07/2004 34,000 VPoint TV videos delivered to Nottingham council tenants
Nottingham based business video production company VPoint TV has produced a video for Nottingham City Council, ‘It’s Your Home, It’s Your Future’, and 34,000 copies have been delivered to council tena

14/07/2004 F&F Productions Selects AJA for new HD broadcast production trucks
AJA Video Systems has announced that F&F Productions of Clearwater, Florida, has taken delivery of over 250 AJA units to be installed in two new all-HD broadcast production trucks it is building for F

14/07/2004 OmniBus Systems to showcase new G3 product range at IBC 2004
Omnibus Systems, a leading provider of broadcast automation and asset management solutions, will demonstrate a suite of new products based on its award-winning G3 technology at IBC2004 Stand 8.548.

14/07/2004 Skillset launches online consultation with interactive media industry
Skillset has launched the largest online consultation with the interactive media industry ever staged. Over the next two months people working in the sector are being asked to contribute to an inter