Broadcast News Archive for August, 2004
18/08/2004 Hebden Sound introduces new HS3000 Series
Hebden Sound, the UK producer of high quality, hand built microphones has introduced to the professional audio market a brand new series of studio condenser microphones, the HS3000 series. The HS3000

18/08/2004 Investment and management changes announced at da Vinci
Acterna has announced that its president and CEO, John Peeler, has been named acting CEO of subsidiary da Vinci Systems, replacing Michael Arbuthnot, who has decided to leave the company to pursue new

18/08/2004 New battery and powering options for HHB Portadisc released
HHB have released a new rechargeable battery pack and intelligent charger for Portadisc, the company’s dependable, high-performance MD recorder. The MDPBP is a robust NiMH battery pack that powers th

18/08/2004 Zandar ships 1000th DX Series MultiViewer
Zandar has announced that by IBC 2004 over 1000 DX Series units will have been shipped, making it the world's best selling MultiViewer product series. With a backdrop of two years of quiet markets,

17/08/2004 NBC chooses integrated Avid workflow
NBC has chosen an integrated digital workflow made up of more than 35 Avid systems for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. This massive deployment of Avid systems allows NBC to edit, share, and store

17/08/2004 New Producer at Framestore CFC
Framestore CFC's thriving Film Department has appointed a new Senior Producer. Sandra Scott joins the company from Industrial Light and Magic, where she produced VFX work for projects such as ‘The M

17/08/2004 New systems available now from Macromedia
Macromedia has announced the immediate availability of the Macromedia Web Publishing System, Macromedia Contribute 3 and Macromedia FlashPaper 2. The Web Publishing System (WPS) enables tens, hundre

17/08/2004 NI cinema lovers in for Cinemobile treat
Northern Ireland cinema lovers are in for a treat next month when the National Lottery, in conjunction with the Northern Ireland Film and Television Commission (NIFTC), brings Ireland’s only touring c

17/08/2004 Omneon to launch Spectrum HD at IBC 2004
Continuing to deliver on an HD roadmap laid out at NAB 2004, Omneon will unveil at IBC 2004 a new HD media server configuration, the Omneon Spectrum HD. This new server delivers integrated native pl

17/08/2004 Swiss broadcaster TSR covers Olympics with VertigoXmedia's Producer Xmedia Suite
Télévision Suisse Romande (TSR), based in Geneva, Switzerland, is building on its successful Euro 2004 coverage with plans to use VertigoXmedia's Producer Xmedia Suite of advanced graphics automation

17/08/2004 Televisa opts for EVS technology for Olympics
Televisa, Mexico's top broadcaster, has expanded its video server infrastructure in preparation for the 2004 Summer Olympic Games with EVS Broadcast Equipment. Televisa will put in service 2 LSM-XT s

17/08/2004 The Mill improves workflow with Discreet
The Mill, one of the world’s leading postproduction companies and a long-standing Discreet customer, is centralising its workflow on Discreet systems. The company has placed one of the largest order

16/08/2004 EVS video servers expand Mexican TV Olympic coverage
EVS Broadcast Equipment has announced that Televisa, Mexico's top broadcaster, has recently expanded its video server infrastructure for coverage of the 2004 Summer Olympic Games. Televisa has put in

16/08/2004 Industry figures welcome UK 3D graphics event
Industry leaders have welcomed the announcement of a major new event for the 3D graphics community, which will take place in the fourth quarter of 2004. The CGI festival will cover both the North and

16/08/2004 Pact secure 'outward mission' funding for Dicon
Producers organisation Pact has announced the securing of UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) / Sesa funding for animation companies wanting to attend Dicon in South Korea, which takes place 1-5 November 2

16/08/2004 Prontonet IP Dual Audio Codec launched in the UK
Audio & Design have announced the launch of the new Prontonet IP dual audio codec from Prodys in the UK. This new product completes the Prodys audio codec family. Building on the features provided in

16/08/2004 RTBF chooses Leader LV5700A HD analyser
Belgian public service broadcaster RTBF has chosen Leader's LV5700A multistandard digital HD/SD waveform analyser and vectorscope to assist preparations for high definition television production. A w

16/08/2004 Studio execs to opt for 'attention-grabbing' active posters
Studio execs and ad agencies can break the mould by not only grabbing movie and TV viewers' attention more effectively but also by generating much needed word-of-mouth marketing with visually active p

16/08/2004 UK cinemas offered £13m digital screen network scheme
Cinemas across the UK are being given the chance to lead the world by taking part in a National Lottery funded scheme to increase the breadth and range of films available to UK audiences, the UK Film

16/08/2004 ViewCast to preview top solutions at IBC 2004
Adding to their existing product line-up IBC 2004 Viewcast will include several new developments. ViewCast IVN provides intelligent, IP-controlled video switching and distribution for digita

13/08/2004 Avid to acquire M-Audio
Avid Technology has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Midiman, Inc., doing business as M-Audio – a leading provider of digital audio and MIDI solutions for electronic musicians and audio

13/08/2004 Curious Software releases Curious World Maps v5.5
Curious Software has announced the release of Version 5.5 of its industry-standard map creation software, Curious World Maps. Significantly, this release includes brand new up-to-date built-in map d

13/08/2004 DTS appoints European Business Development Manager
DTS has hired music and audio technology industry veteran Rodney Orpheus as Business Development Manager, DTS Entertainment, Europe. A part of DTS’ Consumer/Pro Audio Division, DTS Entertainment (DT

13/08/2004 HaiVision expands facilities in Montreal
Montreal based HaiVision Systems has announced the expansion of its Montreal operations and the opening of its new corporate headquarters, completing the transition initiated through its acquisition o

13/08/2004 Imagica releases Imager XE – Advanced film scanner
Imagica has announced that the newest film scanner in its product line, the Imager XE - Advanced, is now shipping. The new Imager XE - Advanced is two times the production speed of the current Imager