Broadcast News Archive for July, 2004
14/07/2004 TSI Post continues creative drive with new editor
Leading Soho postproduction facility TSI has added to its highly creative team by appointing Martin Waller as Compositing Editor. Waller joins TSI after completing work on the upcoming feature film ‘

13/07/2004 A.C. Lighting appoints new Audio Sales Manager
A.C. Lighting has announced a staff promotion at the company’s northern sales office in Leeds. Peter Butler has been promoted to Audio Sales Manager in a newly created position that reflects the expo

13/07/2004 BBC Governors demand quality programming
Quality programming and efficiency must be the central priorities of BBC managers, a new style Annual Report and Accounts published today by the corporation’s Board of Governors has concluded. In the

13/07/2004 DVD anti-piracy campaign puts crime gangs in the frame
Links between DVD piracy and organised crime have been highlighted with the publication of new evidence, compiled by the Industry Trust for IP Awareness Limited, presented at the recent launch of a co

13/07/2004 Rushes appoint leading VFX Designer and Digital Matte Artist
Rushes has announced the appointment of Charles Darby as VFX Designer and Digital Matte Artist. Recognised as one of the five best Matte Artists in the world, Darby joins Rushes after founding Digita

13/07/2004 SGL storage selected by Rotana TV
The world’s largest Arabic music production company and Arabic music channel, Lebanon-based Rotana TV, has selected Software Generation Ltd (SGL) to provide digital storage as Rotana moves to a tape-f

09/07/2004 Gloucestershire Media Group records successful launch
More than 200 people attended the official launch of the Gloucestershire Media Group (GMG) last Wednesday at Cheltenham Film Studios. Guests, from corporate, public and education sectors along with

09/07/2004 Influx of film productions injects £23.5m into Scottish economy
The value of film and television production coming into Scotland from outside continues to rise, according to figures issued today by Scottish Screen. During 2003 an estimated £23.5 million pounds

09/07/2004 Major expansion announced at Broadcast Technology
Broadcast Technology Ltd has announced a major expansion in its OEM support activity, offering a broad range of products and resources for third-party manufacturers. Announcing the OEM programme, Br

09/07/2004 New north England branch to advance cultural diversity
Today sees the launch of Cultural Diversity Network (CDN) North, a northern branch to further its work to improve diversity in British television. The network brings together the major broadcasting c

09/07/2004 Zandar Technologies selected for Olympics coverage
Having played their part at the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Commonwealth Games in Manchester, World Athletics Championships in Paris and Euro 2004 Soccer in Lisbon, Zandar MultiViewer systems w

08/07/2004 APTN Library adds WWF's 'unique footage' to archive
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the global conservation organisation, has agreed to make APTN Library the commercial representative for its "unique video archive". More than 1,500 hours of footage wi

08/07/2004 New distribution deal to 'expand' Digital Projection's market position
Digital Projection Limited (DPL) and Lang Audiovision of Germany have announced an agreement that sees Lang Audiovision exclusively selling, promoting and distributing the 8000 lumen and above DLP lar

08/07/2004 Pact backs 'thorough and constructive' Graf review
The independent's trade association Pact has welcomed Philip Graf's "thorough and constructive" review of BBC Online. Pact said it was "particularly pleased" about Graf's recommendation that the BBC

08/07/2004 Skin Media appoints new producer
London-based production company Skin Media Ltd has appointed Mathew White in the role of producer. Skin is a boutique outfit supplying design and on-screen marketing services to the broadcast industr

08/07/2004 Sky News places first order for Ikegami's new Editcam
Having introduced the new Editcam 3 the DNS 33W at NAB last April, Ikegami Electronics have received their first order for a complete kit from Sky News. The new equipment will be deployed in the Sky

07/07/2004 Chyron secures major order with Bayerische Rundfunk
Chyron Corporation has announced that Munich-based Bayerische Rundfunk (BR) has placed a major order with the company for 25 Duet LEX graphics systems and 50 Avid plug-ins of the company’s Lyric softw

07/07/2004 Duncan Kenworthy is new Bafta chairman
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) has announced that Duncan Kenworthy OBE has become its new Chairman, succeeding outgoing Chair Michael Attwell after his two year tenure. Mr K

07/07/2004 SoundStation hiring range boosted by new Fostex digital recorders
SoundStation, the company that specialises in post-production sound equipment dry hire for film and TV productions, has invested in another five Fostex DV40 digital recorders. Twickenham-based Sound

07/07/2004 Voice of the Listener & Viewer's anniversary appeal launched
The Voice of the Listener & Viewer’s (VLV) 21st Anniversary Appeal has been launched by Lord Puttnam at London’s British Academy today. The appeal will feature a number of fundraising events that wi

07/07/2004 XL Video helps theatre gain a 'Measure' of success
XL Video has continued its relationship with innovative theatre with their contribution to The National Theatre's production of 'Measure For Measure'. The Shakespeare play, a collaboration between Th

06/07/2004 50 new bursaries to bridge skills development gap announced by Film London
A £40,000 bursary fund has been announced by Film London in response to the findings from an exhaustive research project to examine independent training provision within the film and television sector

06/07/2004 SISLink win contract to supply ITV news uplinks
SISLink, Europe’s largest independent uplink services provider, has begun negotiations with ITV over a five-year contract to supply uplinks for their entire regional news network. Under the biggest e

06/07/2004 Subvision creates hot new promo for Mirima
Burning forests, flaming flowers and skyscrapers erupting from the ground are just some of the effects created by Subvision for the music video of Bristol band Mirima. The promo, directed by Subvisio

06/07/2004 TimeBank produces film on refugee mentoring scheme
TimeBank, the national volunteering charity, has produced a short film to promote and highlight the benefits of their successful refugee mentoring project, Time Together. The scheme matches UK citiz