Broadcast News Archive for August, 2004
23/08/2004 IBC debut for multi format digital and analogue audio router from Deltron Emcon
Deltron Emcon has announced the IBC launch of a highly innovative new audio routing switcher which “sets new standards for flexibility and versatility on audio switching”. The eMediamax AAR32 is a m

23/08/2004 ORF chooses Viz|Trio for complete CG replacement
Vizrt has announced that ORF, Austria’s public service broadcaster, has signed a contract valued at approximately $2.8 million (US) to replace its existing 82 character generators with approximately 6

23/08/2004 Panasonic broadcast equipment in wide use at Olympics
Broadcast to more than 3.9 billion people, the 2004 Athens Olympic Games is one of the world's most watched sporting events, and Panasonic is playing a key role in bringing the Games to television vie

23/08/2004 Record breaking six million viewers use BBC's interactive Olympic service
A record breaking six million plus viewers have pressed the red button to use the BBC's interactive Olympic services. The figures, which have yet to be consolidated, show that 6.13 million people hav

23/08/2004 Sony DADC nCD now available from Dischromatics
Dischromatics has announced that it is now able to supply its customers with Sony DADC’s exciting new creation, the nCD. Although the nCD concept has only been in existence for a short while, it is a

20/08/2004 dB Broadcast launches ASI TS 2x2 switch and monitor module
dB Broadcast, one of the UK's largest independent systems houses, has introduced another version of its B080 range of user-configurable ASI transport stream (TS) monitor modules with integral 2x2 swit

20/08/2004 elQuip announces ‘BIG’ Award for IBC 2004
elQuip, Master Distributor Europe for Leader, is to celebrate Leader Electronics Corporation's half-century this year with a competition open to all IBC 2004 visitors. The elQuip Broadcast Industry

20/08/2004 KBS Korea selects Chyron HyperX for Athens Games
Chyron Corporation has announced that major Korean broadcaster, KBS is installing seven HyperX SD character generators, Chyron's Award-Winning CG platform. The installation is being carried out by C

20/08/2004 PESA routes OB truck and studio systems to Athens
PESA Switching Systems, a leading provider of analogue and digital video and audio equipment, has announced that a number of its routing switcher systems are in action at the 2004 Summer Games in Athe

20/08/2004 Pioneer chooses Sonic for DVR-A08XL high-speed double layer DVD writer
Europe has chosen to bundle five of Sonic Solution’s top software solutions for digital media with its new 4X Double Layer DVR-A08XL DVD writers. The collaboration allows Pioneer Europe to provide i

20/08/2004 Scottish Screen to hold retrospective for unique filmmaker
A major retrospective of the work of Margaret Tait will be presented at this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival. The retrospective is the result of a two-year collaboration between Scottish

20/08/2004 Telecast provide official Euro 2004 broadcast feeds
Telecast Fiber Systems’ Viper, Adder, and DiamondBack video and audio multiplexers were successfully deployed by London-based Gearhouse Broadcast to facilitate broadcast of the 2004 European Football

20/08/2004 This Scotland documentary competes for Saltire Grierson Award
‘And So Goodbye’, a half hour documentary made for Scottish Screen, Scottish TV and Grampian TV, directed by Jim Hickey and produced by Robin Mitchell, has been selected to screen at the Edinburgh Int

19/08/2004 Avid DS Nitris chosen for high-profile HD postproduction
Avid Technology have announced that editorial teams for some of the summer’s most high-profile studio and independent films – including ‘Fahrenheit 9/11’, ‘Collateral’, ‘Riding Giants’, and ‘Alexander

19/08/2004 BBC Post launches at the Birmingham Mailbox
BBC Post Production, Birmingham, is set to complete its move from Pebble Mill and launch its new facility in the Mailbox complex on September 6 2004. Set in a contemporary space in the heart of Birmi

19/08/2004 CBC chooses Chyron for Olympic Games
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is using the Chyron DUET and Aprisa VCS for the coverage of the 2004 Olympic games in Athens. First debuting at the Sydney games in 2000, and then at Salt Lake

19/08/2004 JVC reveals trio of HD plasma display monitors
JVC has added two 42-inch models, the GD-V422PCE and GM-V42E, and one 50-inch model, the GM-X50, to its existing plasma display monitor range. Bob Harris, Sales Manager of Presentation Products, sai

19/08/2004 New Found Land scheme brings more talent to the screen
Scottish Television, Grampian Television and Scottish Screen are to launch the fourth year of the award winning and highly successful production scheme New Found Land at this year’s Edinburgh Internat

19/08/2004 New tools for Shake from The Foundry
The Foundry has announced the release and immediate availability of an updated version of Keylight 2.0 and Tinder 2.0, both of which support floating-point images. Keylight 2.0 contains various impr

19/08/2004 Public television takes to Titan
Sundance Digital’s Titan multi-channel automation solution will soon be installed at two more public television stations. The leading provider of television automation systems has received orders fr

19/08/2004 Vizrt graphics bring Dubai TV to air
Vizrt’s real-time 3D graphics system was chosen by Dubai Media Incorporated (DMI) for the new look of Dubai TV, which went on air earlier this month from its brand new studio in Media City, Dubai. A

18/08/2004 ABS announce IBC plans
Advanced Broadcast Services (ABS), a European leader in the provision of low-cost, full-service playout, transmission and broadcast facilities, will be at IBC to discuss the playout requirements of up

18/08/2004 ATG Broadcast awarded VT dubbing suite contract
ATG Broadcast, one of Europe's leading broadcast system integrators, has commenced the modernisation of two video dubbing suites for BBC Post Production. The contract encompasses VT17 and VT18 on th

18/08/2004 Courtyard re-defines the SPG
At IBC 2004 Courtyard Electronics is introducing a new-generation master sync pulse and test signal generator. The CY490 is an entirely new design that provides all the features needed to meet the m

18/08/2004 Denmark’s TV2 installs Curious World Maps in Copenhagen
Denmark’s main commercial television station, TV2, has bought Curious Software’s Curious World Maps for its Copenhagen offices. TV2 initially installed the software at its Odense facility where for t