Broadcast News Archive for August, 2004
26/08/2004 Ascent Media Network Services opts for Nimbra transport system
Net Insight have announced that Ascent Media Network Services (AMNS) is utilising Net Insight's Nimbra platform over Broadwing Communications' Media Services Network to provide AMNS' customers real-ti

26/08/2004 BBC exceeds independent production quota
The BBC achieved an independent production quota of 28.8% in 2003/2004, a figure Ofcom confirmed recently in its Communications Market Review report. The BBC claims that the figure of 28.8% indicates

26/08/2004 DVC announces CineRAM 422 for Single-Link HD-SDI Digital Cinematography
Digitalvideo Computing (DVC), the European Distributor for Baytech Cinema has announced the availability of Baytech's CineRAM 422 recorder in Europe. CineRAM 422 allows Varicam and other single-link

26/08/2004 Key festival selections for IFB-backed films
Bord Scannán na hÉireann, The Irish Film Board, (BSÉ/IFB) has announced that two films attracting backing from the Board, Pete Travis’s 'Omagh' and Lenny Abrahamson’s 'Adam & Paul' have won selection

26/08/2004 Modulus Video expands operation in Europe, the Middle East and Africa
Modulus Video has responded to "vigorous global interest" in its broadcast quality MPEG-4 AVC video compression systems for high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) television, by expanding i

26/08/2004 OmniBus Systems reports revenue rise in first half-year
OmniBus Systems have reported a dramatic increase in revenue for the first half of 2004, up 50% over the same period in 2003, with contracted sales orders for the period up 127%. The company also ann

26/08/2004 Reef Television ties up first BBC Two commission
Reef Television has announced its first major commission for BBC Two Daytime with a new take on the antiques format 'Sun, Sea and Bargain Spotting'. The show, hosted by charismatic antiques expert Ch

25/08/2004 CCL software offers breakthrough in cross-platform support
Colem Communications (CCL), specialists in the supply of control solutions for satellite communications, can now offer support across all standard off-the-shelf automation platforms, it has emerged.

25/08/2004 Expanding Evolutions nets top dubbing mixer and audio gear
To cope with company expansion and a growing demand for its audio services, Evolutions has announced new appointments and the acquisition of new technology. Robin Saunders, the vastly experienced fou

25/08/2004 Freehand named as new Discreet Systems Reseller
Discreet has appointed Freehand, the specialist graphics and video system supplier, as a new Discreet Systems Reseller for smoke and flint running on Linux OS. Freehand will concentrate on the Linux

25/08/2004 IMD digital delivery takes off with Telestream
London-based IMD has deployed Telestream FlipFactory and ClipMail products as key elements in a digital video delivery service being offered to UK broadcasters, it has been announced. Building on it

25/08/2004 Max Wright revealed as new member of Skin Media line-up
London-based production company Skin Media Ltd has announced the appointment of Max Wright as Copy Writer/Director. Max joins Skin with a wealth of experience from Bruce Dunlop Associates where he sp

25/08/2004 Nominees for Irish film and TV awards unveiled
The Irish Film and Television Awards 2004, in association with eircom, has announced the six nominees for the Siemens mobile Television Personality of the Year Award – one of five awards that will be

25/08/2004 RTL choose Omneon Spectrum for Munich playout facility
Omneon Video Networks has announced that the Cologne Broadcasting Center (CBC) has installed an Omneon Spectrum media server system in its new Munich broadcast facility. The system will provide play

24/08/2004 ‘Mini Masterpieces’ comes to Wales
Sgrîn Cymru Wales is calling budding Welsh filmmakers to come forward to represent Wales in the national Mini Masterpieces Competition. Mini Masterpieces is a special scheme that has been developed t

24/08/2004 Film distribution fund proves a winner at the box office
New figures released by the UK Film Council have revealed that a £1 million a year initiative, designed to give cinema-goers across the UK a greater choice of films, has helped give around two million

24/08/2004 JVC’s new plug-and-play digital presenter produces outstanding XGA images
Ideal for schools, training centres, lecture halls, courtrooms, scientific presentations and product demonstrations, the JVC AV-P960 digital presenter consists of a high resolution camera on a moveabl

24/08/2004 LED colour mixing from Artistic Licence
Artistic Licence has announced the re-launch of its LED based digital lighting range in the United States, at the ET-LDI show in Las Vegas from October 22 - 24. Artistic Licence offers a wide range o

24/08/2004 London's first ICON console installed at Scrub
London's first Digidesign ICON D-Control console has been installed at Scrub, HHB's specialist postproduction division based in Soho. The console will be used for private demonstrations and training

24/08/2004 Macromedia Flex gains momentum powering strategic Internet applications
Macromedia has announced the rapid adoption of Macromedia Flex and the availability of Macromedia Flex Builder, a new integrated development environment (IDE) designed to streamline Flex application d

24/08/2004 ND SatCom equips Dogan Media Group with SNG fleet for Turkey
ND SatCom, a leading global supplier of satellite-based broadband VSAT, broadcast and military communication network solutions, has been awarded a multi million Euro contract to equip the Turkish Doga

24/08/2004 St. Anne’s posts ‘My Life as a Popat’ for CiTV
St. Anne’s has recently completed the full post package on new children’s series, ‘My Life as a Popat’ for Feelgood Fiction. This has included off-line and on-line edit; grade; sound and VFX. ‘My Li

23/08/2004 AKM launches AK4396 192 kHz audio D/A converter
Asahi Kasei Microsystems (AKM), a leading supplier of audio ICs for professional and consumer markets, has launched the AK4396, a true 192kHz 24-bit 2-channel D/A converter for premium DVD/SACD player

23/08/2004 BBC One commissions second series of Twofour’s ‘Accidents Can Happen’
Following the success of the pilot series of ‘Accidents Can Happen’ on BBC One, Controller of Daytime Alison Sharman has commissioned Twofour Productions to make a further 20 one hour programmes. Acc

23/08/2004 Chroma launch new LED block
Chroma-Q have added the first in a new line of high output LED products to their range of lighting fixtures and accessories. The Chroma-Q Color Block DB4 is a block of 4 DMX-controlled colour mixing