Broadcast News Archive for August, 2004
31/08/2004 A little ‘Light Relief’ from Rosco Supergel
This September sees the introduction of a new colour to the Supergel Range of lighting filters from Rosco. Light Relief Yellow 313 has been designed by Rick Fisher on behalf of the Light Relief Chari

31/08/2004 Acterna launches comprehensive test and measurement interface
Acterna, the world's largest provider of communications test solutions for telecommunications and cable network operators, has announced that its DTS 200 and DTS 330 remote test solutions for MPEG-2 t

31/08/2004 Dantz expands GovEd pricing to global partner network
Dantz Development Corporation, a leader in backup and restore software, is now offering government and education (GovEd) pricing for its award-winning Retrospect line of backup and restore software to

31/08/2004 dB broadcast builds MTV's new Leicester Square studio
dB Broadcast, one of the UK's largest independent systems integrators, has built the spectacular new studio at number 1 Leicester Square for MTV Networks UK & Ireland. This is the only major studio

31/08/2004 Ensequence lands $18 million capital infusion
Ensequence Inc., the leading provider of interactive TV (iTV) software suites used to create, test, and air iTV shows and commercials, has completed an $18 million funding round. The capital enables

31/08/2004 Pacific Television Center opens new UK facility
Pacific Television Center, a Los Angeles-based independent transmission and production facility, has announced the opening of their new digital insert studio and master control room in London. Pacif

31/08/2004 Videotek celebrates 30th anniversary at IBC 2004
Videotek, a division of Leitch Technology Corporation and a leader in innovative test and measurement technology, is to celebrate its 30th anniversary of service and commitment to the television indus

31/08/2004 Wharfedale introduces its first dynamic mic
Wharfedale Pro has produced its first dynamic microphone, the DM2.0, available in a three-pack display. The DM2.0 is a hand-held dynamic microphone, featuring a super-cardioid pattern to minimize fee

30/08/2004 Asset protection strategy limits storm damage at VDO
Based in Clearwater, Florida, broadcast and cable design and on-air graphics firm, VDO, which creates the visual identity of dozens of leading local TV news shows around the country, had a sound strat

30/08/2004 BBC unveils plans for new media campus at Alexandra Palace
A plan to redevelop Alexandra Palace as a campus for the broadcast industry and the public was unveiled today. Under the proposed plans, the building will be developed to offer education, training, h

30/08/2004 Documentary and the International Marketplace initiative launched
Media Service NI has announced the launch of the Documentary and the International Marketplace initiative aimed at introducing the local documentary sector to the major players in the international ma

30/08/2004 Green Inc secure daytime slot on RTE
Green Inc have secured a daytime slot for a series commissioned by Clare Duignan, Director of Programmes, and Mary Curtis, Assistant Director of Programmes at RTE. The series will be managed by the n

30/08/2004 MOG Solutions release metafile duo at IBC 2004
MOG Solutions’ will present two innovative products at IBC2004 on Stand No. 3.324 that will enable accelerated development and migration to the next generation of IT-based multimedia content applicati

30/08/2004 PESA's CAT PAWS offer affordable A/V distribution on existing networks
PESA Switching Systems has introduced its new CAT PAWS twisted pair RGBHV transmitter and receiver. Able to drive an SXGA signal over CAT-5 cable as far as 450 feet (135 meters) with perfect reproduc

30/08/2004 Pharos interfaces audio servers to OmniBus Systems' G3 platform
OmniBus Systems have announced that Pharos Communications has become the first third-party vendor to interface products to the OmniBus G3 platform. Pharos audio servers are now G3 compatible, meaning

30/08/2004 Screen Training Ireland hold distribution seminar
As part of Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board's continuing focus on sales and distribution for Irish content, BSE/IFB head of marketing Moira Horgan spoke at a Screen Training Ireland (STI)

27/08/2004 BBC Post Production Custom Consoles System 2 motorised workstations
Custom Consoles has won a broadcast contract involving the supply of edit suite furniture to BBC Post Production in Bristol. System 2 motorised workstations with monitor shelves are being installed,

27/08/2004 Four Eyeheight irisLites mix top league sports with TWI
TWI, one of the world's largest producers of sports programming, has installed four Eyeheight irisLite vision mixers at its mediahouse facility in Chiswick, west London. TWI is the television arm of

27/08/2004 Gefen's splitter and distribution amplifier augment HD visuals
When one high definition video display is insufficient, Gefen’s ex-tend-it HDMI Splitter outputs two video signals from a single video input. An effective solution for supplying two displays with HD

27/08/2004 Leitch Technology announces reduction in losses in Q1 results
Leitch Technology has announced its financial results for the first quarter ended July 31, 2004. Revenue for the first quarter was $55.2 million, representing a 47% increase from $37.5 million during

27/08/2004 Merging Technologies and Dayang to introduce new NLE system at IBC 2004
Dayang Technology Development, in collaboration with Merging Technologies, will use this year’s IBC Exhibition to unveil for the first time in Europe its very latest NLE video workstation, the D3-Edit

27/08/2004 Pharos adds dual ingest to Mediator
Simultaneous ingest of incoming video to transmission-quality MPEG-2 and browse-quality MPEG-1 will be demonstrated by Pharos Communications at IBC 2004. An enhancement to the Pharos Mediator media

27/08/2004 Skin Media completes creative line up
Leading production company Skin Media Ltd has announced the appointment of Max Wright as Copy Writer/Director. Wright joins Skin with a wealth of experience from Bruce Dunlop Associates where he spen

27/08/2004 Thomson delivers first Grass Valley Spirit 4K to Framestore CFC
Thomson, a world leading provider of integrated solutions to the entertainment and media industries, has sold the first Grass Valley Spirit 4K high-performance film scanner in the United Kingdom to Fr

26/08/2004 Anton/Bauer place Dionic 160 on general release
After a year of limited production for major broadcasters exclusively, Anton/Bauer is offering the high performance Dionic 160 battery to the general market. Anton/Bauer claim the Dionic 160 is not o