Broadcast News Archive for August, 2004
13/08/2004 Projected Image Digital at Plasa 2004
Projected Image Digital (PID), a ‘one-stop’ solutions-based company providing digital media server hardware and software, digital content, training and programming services is showcasing several excit

13/08/2004 Sir David Frost signs new deal with BBC News
The BBC has commissioned Sir David Frost to host a new series of interviews, entitled ‘The Frost Interview’. The landmark interviews, in line with Sir David's 40-year career as one of the world's fo

13/08/2004 Thomson Grass Valley dominates in Athens
Grass Valley products and services from Thomson are playing a major role in capturing and producing the live and pre-edited television broadcast coverage of this year’s Centennial Olympic Games in Ath

12/08/2004 Avid unveils new asset library module
Avid Technology has introduced a new digital asset library module for its Alienbrain VFX asset management system. The Internet-based module offers unprecedented archiving and retrieval functionality

12/08/2004 BBC television regions get Curious
BBC television viewers are currently broadcasting map graphics courtesy of Curious World Maps. A number of BBC regional television stations have acquired the software, which allows graphics departmen

12/08/2004 H-K Cyberport chooses Snell & Wilcox Alchemist Platinum
Hong Kong's Digital Media Centre (DMC) has taken the next step towards becoming Asia's hub for digital content creation, with its purchase of Alchemist Platinum, the Snell & Wilcox high-end, phase cor

12/08/2004 High Point launch in-house Production Division
London-based independent distribution company High Point Films & Television has announced the launch of an in-house Production Division. Led by award-winning producer Carl Simons, previously Head of

12/08/2004 MacroSystem and MainConcept announce strategic cooperation
MacroSystem Digital Video AG, specialists in standalone video editing systems, has integrated a software codec from video codec developer MainConcept in its new top-of-the-line video editing system, C

12/08/2004 Ofcom publishes Communications Market report
Ofcom has published The Communications Market 2004, a report on key trends within the radio, television and telecommunications sectors in 2003-4. The Communications Market report will be published an

12/08/2004 Pro-Bel wins BBC Mailbox contract
BBC Birmingham has selected four Pro-Bel Sirius routers for installation at its new hi-tech Birmingham facility, BBC Mailbox. BBC Mailbox, the largest mixed-use development in Europe, replaces the B

12/08/2004 Record entries for Bristol’s Brief Encounters
Brief Encounters, the Bristol Short Film Festival, has received a record number of entries, with pre-selection juries currently considering through over 1,400 international films submitted from 48 cou

11/08/2004 Alias to acquire Kaydara
Alias has signed an agreement to acquire Kaydara, a leading developer of real-time 3D character animation and motion editing solutions in the entertainment industry. “Kaydara has quickly become the r

11/08/2004 Alienbrain Studio 7 plug-in for Maya 6 now available
Avid Technology has announced the availability of an upgraded plug-in that provides smooth integration between the company's award-winning digital asset management software, Alienbrain Studio 7, and A

11/08/2004 Chyron wins Primetime Emmy Engineering Award
Chyron Corporation has won the Philo T. Farnsworth Corporate Achievement Emmy for the invention and development of the character generator. The award will be given during the Primetime Creative Arts

11/08/2004 Fast Forward Video builds Australian presence
Fast Forward Video has announced that Australia's G.D.B. International, a Canberra-based firm specialising in providing multimedia and video solutions to consumer/broadcast markets, has signed on as a

11/08/2004 Imagineer Systems announces monet and mokey for Mac OS X
Imagineer Systems have announced the immediate availability of its two post-production products on Mac OS X. Both monet and mokey 3.12 for Mac OS X will begin shipping in September. “We are delight

11/08/2004 Kodak and Stereomedia demonstrate 3D stereo imaging at Siggraph
Kodak and Stereomedia Productions, a leading producer of 3D stereo content, are conducting demonstrations of 3D stereo imagery on the show floor at Siggraph 2004 in Los Angeles. The Kodak 3D Stereo D

11/08/2004 RTÉ announces revamp of Network 2
RTÉ Television is to revamp its second public service broadcasting channel, RTÉ Network 2. The revamping process will cover the channel name, look, presentation, content and schedule of the channel.

11/08/2004 The Mill complete Barclays’ Premiership spot
The Mill have helped Barclays publicise its sponsorship of the Premiership with a 60 second spot, ‘Managers’, that follows the build-up to a Newcastle United match. The swarm of ‘Toon Army’ fans all

10/08/2004 Courtyard launch new baseband solution
Courtyard Electronics, renowned for its highly practical approach to TV equipment design, has introduced a compact, lightweight integrated solution that embraces all requirements for baseband signal p

10/08/2004 Cutting edge visual FX at Hot Knife Digital Media
Hot Knife Digital Media, located close to Nottingham City Centre, is well known within the broadcast advertising sector for its work in 3D animation, visualisation and multimedia using cutting edge te

10/08/2004 HD Festival to be held in Edinburgh
Sweet Entertainments Ltd are to present a Festival of High Definition from August 26-30, in both the luxury surroundings of Edinburgh's four-star Radisson SAS Hotel and the Royal Museums of Scotland.

10/08/2004 House of Commons for hire from Stockyard
Stockyard Ltd have recently acquired from Granada Television the replica set of the Commons Chamber at the Houses of Parliament. The set has been used on numerous film and television productions, cor

10/08/2004 IDX to launch two new chargers at IBC
IDX Technology is launching two four-channel V-Mount chargers at IBC 2004. Both are of moulded polycarbonate construction making them light and robust. To meet demand for the fast turnaround of mult

10/08/2004 Independent producer awarded NESTA fellowship
Independent producer Keith Griffiths has received a £67,778 fellowship from NESTA (the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts) – the organisation that backs UK innovators. Griffiths