Broadcast News Archive for July, 2004
06/07/2004 TSL wins order from Al Jazeera
UK-based independent broadcast systems integrator and manufacturer TSL is supplying a comprehensive UMD and Tally System to Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera. The contract is being handled by Thoms

05/07/2004 Canon Broadcast Service Team helps keep Euro 2004 on camera
Thanks to the presence of the Canon Broadcast Service Team, all Canon lenses were kept in top working condition prior to and during Euro 2004. With an office in Porto and one in Lisbon, the team wer

05/07/2004 dB Broadcast to introduce new family of monitoring and switching modules
dB Broadcast will feature a new family of custom-configurable ASI transport stream (TS) switching and monitoring modules (B080 series) at this year's IBC. Some of the modules have an ASI TS 2x2 swit

05/07/2004 Frontniche supply monitors to Intelsat
Frontniche have supplied Intelsat with six HDSDI 40" TFT monitors. The 40" TFTs are the only monitors with 1.5Gbit input and 8ms refresh which eliminates 'smear' and fast motion artifacts. Intelsa

05/07/2004 Government publishes BBC Online review
Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell has given the BBC just under four months to redefine the remit for its online services, following the publication today of the findings of a major independent review. T

05/07/2004 Indian companies choose Scopus cable head-end systems
Scopus Network Technologies has secured two new contract wins in India's cable television market. Scopus has been selected by Pacenet, a cable broadcaster from Mumbai, to deploy complete head-end and

05/07/2004 Softel to launch new interactive TV initiative at IBC
IBC 2004 will see the formal launch by Softel of the ‘MediaSphere Partners Programme’ - a new initiative to support the fast-growing interactive television application developer community. The MediaS

05/07/2004 Stewart Till named UK Film Council Chair
Stewart Till will be the new chairman of the UK Film Council, Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell has announced. Mr Till, who is currently deputy chair of the UKFC, as well as Chief Executive of United In

05/07/2004 The Sixth Rushes Soho Shorts Festival details announced
Following the phenomenal success of the fifth Rushes Soho Shorts Festival, Soho Shorts 2004 will be a high spot of London’s film calendar, with Bill Nighy as official spokesperson. There will be fre

02/07/2004 AKM launches high performance multi-reference Class-D amplifier modulator
AKM has introduced a new Class-D two channel modulator, generating a remarkable 110dB signal-to-noise ratio and industry-leading sound reproduction. The AK4730 marks AKM’s first entry into the high-

02/07/2004 Digital audio to Ethernet adapter enables networking in pro-audio applications
Axia audio has introduced a new product-the AES/EBU Node-into its growing range of networked professional audio products. The AES/EBU node packs eight stereo AES3 inputs and eight stereo AES3 output

02/07/2004 eQ in a whirl at Wimbledon with Tornado
Quantel has confrimed that one of its recent eQ customers, camera and grip rental facility ARRI Media, is supporting BBC Sport at Wimbledon with its innovative digital high-speed capture and playback

02/07/2004 IBC European debut for Antics Pre-Viz
Kelseus has announced that it will be presenting Antics Pre-Viz, its unique pre-visualisation product, to a European audience for the first time this September at IBC in Amsterdam. Aimed at the pre-v

02/07/2004 New from Miranda at IBC 2004
This year's IBC exhibition will see Miranda further extending its range of Densité interfaces with advanced control over IP and strengthening its master control and branding range with the PresStation

02/07/2004 NIFTC to run Irish Language Broadcasting Fund
Secretary of State, Paul Murphy has announced that the Irish Language Broadcasting Fund is to be administered by the Northern Ireland Film and Television Commission (NIFTC). The news comes after the

02/07/2004 Sky News choose Ikegami
Ikegami introduced the new Editcam 3 the DNS-33W at NAB in April 2004, and have now received their first order for a complete kit from Sky News. The equipment will be deployed in the Sky News Bureau

02/07/2004 TSR scores with VertigoXmedia's Producer Xmedia Suite
Télévision Suisse Romande (TSR), based in Geneva, Switzerland, upgraded its broadcast graphics capabilities in time for live coverage of the Euro 2004 soccer championships with VertigoXmedia's Produce

01/07/2004 Abit to showcase automated digital video effects at IBC2004
Abit is to showcase its revolutionary new automated digital video (DV) effects at IBC2004 and announce major customer successes. The broadcast automation leader is making a dramatic return to the Am

01/07/2004 Avid to work with first European HD channel to drive HDTV
Euro1080, the first HDTV channel in Europe, has purchased an Avid DS Nitris system, three Avid Media Composer Adrenaline systems and an Avid Unity LANshare EX shared storage solution to produce its in

01/07/2004 BDL-Autoscript announce plans for IBC 2004
At IBC 2004, BDL-Autoscript, will show a new unique wireless scroll control designed for the ‘wandering’ presenter. The device includes story select buttons and a GPI facility to control other devic

01/07/2004 Globalstor and Breece Hill to demonstrate scalable disc-to-disc-to-tape solution
Globalstor Data Corporation, a leading distributor of network storage solutions, and Breece Hill LLC, a manufacturer of tape autoloaders, libraries and integrated information storage appliances, has a

01/07/2004 ITV union members petition Tony Blair
Bectu and NUJ union reps fighting cuts in ITV Midlands have delivered a 20,000 signature petition to 10 Downing Street. Supported by four MPs from constituencies affected by a plan to close ITV's st

01/07/2004 Megahertz delivers vehicle BBC Bangor
Megahertz Broadcast Systems has successfully delivered a new Type C Radio Vehicle to BBC Bangor, just three months after being awarded the contract for its design and integration. Based on an LWB Mer

01/07/2004 Ofcom consults on proposed review of financial terms for channel 3 licences
Ofcom has announced a consultation into a proposed valuation methodology for the reviews of financial terms for Channel 3 (ITV) licences. The new approach is aimed at determining a fair value for eac

01/07/2004 Reflecmedia to release Mattenee at IBC 2004
Chroma key specialist Reflecmedia mark its 3rd anniversary at IBC with the release of ‘Mattenee’ – a new range of software plug-ins designed for use with their studio and portable Chromatte solutions.