Broadcast News Archive for August, 2004
05/08/2004 Victor Martinez scores with on-air football campaign for ITV Sport
London based Designer/Director Victor Martinez has been commissioned by Paul Macnamara at ITV Sport to produce the on-air creative for a new ITV football programme, which is to replace The Premiership

04/08/2004 'The Rocket Post' sweeps board at Stony Brook Film Festival
British film 'The Rocket Post' has won the Festival Grand Prize at the 2004 Stony Brook Film Festival. The Grand Prize is awarded to the film which receives the highest marks from both the festival

04/08/2004 Chyron announces Cool TV partnership
Chyron Corporation has reached an agreement with Global Interactive Solutions' Cool TV to offer interactive television services to North American broadcasters and advertisers using mobile phone text m

04/08/2004 Chyron recruits new Strategic Marketing Vice President
Chyron Corporation has announced the appointment of Kevin Prince to the newly created position of Vice President of Strategic Marketing. Prince, who will be based at the company's Melville, NY, loca

04/08/2004 dB Broadcast to build new survey vehicles for the BBC
dB Broadcast, one of the UK's largest independent broadcast systems integrators, has won the contract to build two new transmission survey vehicles for BBC Strategy & Distribution. The specialist ve

04/08/2004 Discreet announces 3ds max 7 launch
Discreet has announced 3ds max 7 - the newest version of its acclaimed 3D modelling, animation, and rendering software. 3ds max 7 will be shown publicly for the first time at the international Siggra

04/08/2004 Information TV upgraded thanks to Ascent Media
The newly launched Information TV channel has been upgraded from the 'Specialist' category to Sky Digital Channel 588, under the 'News and Documentaries' category. Information TV is hosted at Stephen

04/08/2004 Pro-Bel appoints new UK account manager
Pro-Bel has announced that Ben Miles has been appointed as its UK Account Manager. Miles joined Pro-Bel in July this year and is working across key UK accounts selling the entire product range. He ha

04/08/2004 SGL partner with Autocue to deliver integrated newsroom storage solution
Software Generation Ltd (SGL), a leading provider of video storage management software, has announced a partnership with Autocue, a chief supplier of integrated broadcast and newsroom systems. The SG

03/08/2004 Adstream and Quickcut to merge
Adstream and Quickcut, two of the world's most technologically advanced advertising services companies, have announced that they are to merge. Adstream and Quickcut are the world's leading providers

03/08/2004 Gefen to showcase new AV connectivity solutions at IBC
At IBC Gefen is to launch newly engineered products that cater to digital video and, most recently, high definition television (HDTV) displays. These include a 2:8 HDTV Distribution Amplifier that c

03/08/2004 Investment continues at Dischromatics Ltd
Dischromatics has announced the continuation of its recent investment plan. New conference facilities have been installed at the company’s Abercarn base, and two new websites are soon to be unveiled,

03/08/2004 Major boost for indies as BBC agrees Terms of Trade with Pact
New Terms of Trade for commissioning television programmes from independent producers have been agreed between the BBC and Pact, giving indies greater control and ownership over their productions than

03/08/2004 NaturalMotion launches endorphin 1.6
NaturalMotion Ltd, British developer of dynamic motion synthesis technology, is to launch version 1.6 of its highly-acclaimed 3D animation software endorphin at Siggraph 2004, running from August 8-12

03/08/2004 Red Giant to support Discreet combustion 3
Red Giant Software have announced that its Knoll Light Factory 2 and Primatte Keyer will support Discreet combustion 3 desktop compositing software. Previously only available as After Effects plug-i

03/08/2004 Rosco schedules free stage lighting workshops
Rosco has scheduled two free Professional Development Workshops at venues in Liverpool and Manchester. The workshops, designed for lighting and scenic professionals, teachers and technicians, regular

03/08/2004 Telstra selects Scopus for Athens Olympics
Australia's telecommunications giant Telstra will be utilising Scopus Network Technologies digital video transmission equipment to broadcast coverage of this summer's Olympic Games from Athens. The

02/08/2004 Alias’ Maya at the core of ‘Spider-Man 2’ effects
Alias’ Maya software was the core 3D special effects software utilised in realising the advanced visual effects for the record breaking summer blockbuster, ‘Spider-Man 2’. Not only does the film mar

02/08/2004 Evolutions boosts creative talent
Independent broadcast post house Evolutions has further strengthened its creative department by recruiting two senior operators from TSI. Owen Tyler joins as Senior Editor/Compositor and Mark McKenn

02/08/2004 Kelseus appoints new Sales Director
Kelseus, pioneer of intelligent 3D animation, has announced the appointment of Al DiNoble as Director, Sales and Marketing. Responsible for USA, Canada and South American territories, DiNoble joins

02/08/2004 Martin Poultney joins Ascent Media from Technicolor
Ascent Media has announced that Martin Poultney is joining the company from Technicolor to help setup a new restoration, archiving and mastering team. Hw will work alongside Ray King, Supervising Col

02/08/2004 Milagro Post expands with Quantel
Michigan-based Milagro Post has increased its original QEdit Pro order, placed a little more than a year ago, by three. The company has also added another eQ with Version2 software to their existing

02/08/2004 Pebble Beach automation installed at Deutsche Welle TV
Pebble Beach Systems has installed a multi-channel Neptune automation system at Deutsche Welle Television (DW-TV) in Berlin. This forms part of the DW-TV’s move towards tapeless news production and

02/08/2004 RTÉ documentary wins major international film award
‘Imagining Ulysses’, a feature-length documentary film commissioned by RTÉ Television and screened on June 16 to mark the Centenary of Bloomsday, has won the top prize at the prestigious Chicago Inter

02/08/2004 Television Set acquires P3 Post
The Television Set group has expanded by acquiring popular Soho edit facility P3 Post. The majority of P3 staff will move to the group’s seven-storey Newman Street premises, where the P3 operation w