Broadcast News Archive for September, 2004
30/09/2004 £1.8 million fund breathes life into east London film
East London’s film and television sector is set to flourish under a new scheme from Film London and its partners to boost the businesses and freelancers working in London’s leading creative industry.

30/09/2004 Films At 59 chooses Pyramix Audio Workstations
Bristol based post-production company Films At 59 has taken to Pyramix Audio Workstations in a big way since installing their first systems. The company now has seven systems in use across two diffe

30/09/2004 Flame/Inferno artist Philippe Aubry joins Rushes
Rushes has announced that Philippe Aubry, the talented Flame/Inferno Artist, has joined its ranks. The leading London post-production facility already boasts an exceptional line-up of special effect

30/09/2004 Pharos reports buoyant IBC 2004
Pharos Communications new Pilot Ria was the focus of attention at IBC 2004. The “de-facto industry standard” for broadcast control, Pharos Pilot eliminates the clutter and expense of hard-wired pane

30/09/2004 Pixel Power launches new low cost single channel character generator
Pixel Power has announced the European introduction and immediate availability of Clarity 100, a new compact 1RU character generator. The Clarity 100 is ideal for master control graphics insertion, p

30/09/2004 SSL’s new C100 digital production consoles make Italian debut
As part of its progression from analogue to digital technology, television broadcast production and postproduction specialist Videotime has become the first company in Italy to invest in Solid State L

30/09/2004 Union recognition at ITV Southern Transmission Centre
BECTU members at ITV's Southern Transmission Centre, formerly part of London News Network, have won collective bargaining rights. Management voluntarily agreed to recognise BECTU, after the governme

29/09/2004 Gearhouse Broadcast on the road with XDCAM
Gearhouse Broadcast are now on the road with Avid, as part of their bus tour travelling the length of the country. The purpose of the tour is to showcase the XDCAM range of products available for sa

29/09/2004 Gefen introduce cable-only Apple HD cinema display extension solution
Two new extension solutions from Gefen make extending Apple’s new 20 and 23 inch HD Cinema Displays an easy affair. Three cables are bundled together and capped on each end by three connectors: DVI,

29/09/2004 Globalstor hires established leader in postproduction to expand market sales
Globalstor Data has announced the appointment of Sam Holtz as Sales Manager for Globalstor’s eFilm, Cinema and Video divisions. Holtz will be responsible for the company's global efforts to grow Glo

29/09/2004 Pharos Communications at SBES 2004
Pharos Communications is to demonstrate major enhancements to the industry-leading Pharos Audio Server at SBES 2004. These include remote ingest, offering full networking and media-management for vo

29/09/2004 Pixel Power Clarity used on ‘Brassed Off Britain’
Pixel Power has announced that the popular BBC interactive television show, ‘Brassed Off Britain’, utilised Pixel Power's Clarity system for the graphics in its first season debut. The BBC producers

29/09/2004 Reidel to supply Danish national broadcaster
Riedel Communications has signed a contract to supply intercom equipment to Danmarks Radio (DR), the national broadcaster of Denmark. DR is in the process of building new premises called DR BYEN, wh

29/09/2004 Sundance Digital names Gencom Technology Master Distributor
Robert C. Johnson, president of Sundance Digital, the award-winning provider of high-performance broadcast automation software solutions, has named Gencom Technology as their Master Distributor for Au

29/09/2004 TV Werk chooses eQ for HD commercials production
Munich based postproduction house, TV Werk Mediengruppe, has chosen a Quantel eQ multi-resolution editing/effects/grading/mastering system to sit at the heart of its new HD commercials production oper

28/09/2004 ‘A Luna Blue’ and ‘Tommyvideo UK’ animated backgrounds now available from @ Voytek
More than 400 innovative and stunning animated backgrounds are now available in the UK exclusively from @ Voytek. From earth, clouds and water to abstract, noise and music animations, there is a gre

28/09/2004 bestpixels to enter international stock footage market
bestpixels multimedia studio, a brand new German business, offers highly affordable motion graphics for multimedia productions such as film, video or DVD authoring. Marco Neumann, owner of bestpixels

28/09/2004 BSW now selling Axia Audio gear
Broadcast Supply Worldwide, the highly-successful Washington-based audio equipment supplier, is the latest in the growing corps of Axia Audio representatives. The Axia IP-Audio studio products allow

28/09/2004 Estelle Morris supports subtitled cinema screenings
Speaking at a subtitled screening of the new blockbuster ‘Wimbledon’, Film Minister Estelle Morris said: “It is essential that so many cinemas can, and do, regularly screen films with subtitles. I wou

28/09/2004 Filming begins on new comedy feature
Filming has begun on ‘Confetti’, a new feature co-financed by BBC Films, Wasted Talent and Screen West Midlands. Directed by Debbie Isitt, Confetti brings together an impressive ensemble of top UK c

28/09/2004 ITN becomes first UK customer to select Xenon range from Quartz
Quartz has announced that ITN has become the first UK customer to place an order for Xenon, ordering two units to add to their existing Quartz routers. The current system was installed last year at I

28/09/2004 Morgan Spurlock confirmed for 2004 ‘Channel 4 Interview’
The Sheffield International Documentary Festival has confirmed Morgan Spurlock as the subject of this year’s ‘Channel 4 Interview’. The writer and director of ‘Super Size Me’, the fourth most succes

28/09/2004 Sonic introduces AuthorScript Music SDK for online music providers and audio software developers
Sonic Solutions, the world leader in DVD and CD creation software, has announced the release of its AuthorScript Music SDK. Specifically tuned to satisfy the demands of the booming online music serv

27/09/2004 BBC Post London creates characters for new CBBC drama ‘Shoebox Zoo’
Paul Kavanagh from BBC Post Production’s 3D animation and digital team has designed CGI animated characters for the new CBBC Scotland family drama series ‘Shoebox Zoo’. A UK - Canada Co-Production b

27/09/2004 Brescia Teletutto chooses Eyeheight playout
Northern-Italy regional television station Brescia Teletutto has purchased two Eyeheight playout modular master control systems. Located midway between Venice and Milan, Brescia Teletutto serves two