Broadcast News Archive for September, 2004
27/09/2004 Canon releases over 90 consumer products
Canon, leader in photographic and imaging technology, will release over 90 new consumer products this year, averaging the release of one new consumer product every four days. Of these, nineteen are

27/09/2004 Framestore CFC complete work on ‘Layer Cake’
New British thriller ‘Layer Cake’ opens in the UK on October 1. Based on JJ Connelly's London crime novel, Layer Cake marks the directorial debut of Matthew Vaughn, who has already established himse

27/09/2004 France 3 streamlines workflow with Thomson
Thomson has announced that France 3, a major French broadcaster located in Brittany, has upgraded its news production facilities with fully networked Grass Valley brand digital news production solutio

27/09/2004 MultiChoice Africa upgrades digital DTH system with Scopus
Scopus Network Technologies, a leading supplier of digital compression technology to the broadcasting industry, has reported that Multichoice Africa has once again selected its digital broadcast platf

27/09/2004 Softimage behind CG imagery on ‘Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow’
Avid Technology have announced that five leading Softimage customers – Hybride, Pixel Liberation Front, R!OT, Rising Sun Pictures and Stan Winston Digital – used SOFTIMAGE|XSI digital content creation

27/09/2004 UK Showcase starts content roll-out
Participants in the forthcoming ‘UK Showcase’ forum in Hollywood include an impressive array from the UK legal and finance sectors. UK Showcase – an informal celebration of the longstanding and succe

24/09/2004 ‘Nothing Comes Close’ shot on JVC’s HD camcorder
‘Nothing Comes Close’ is a movie created and produced by Impact Image using JVC’s JY-HD10 high definition camcorder. Directed and edited by Doug Fidler and produced by Bob Hayes and Paul Flandinette

24/09/2004 Avid ships latest versions of DNA products
Avid Technology has announced the worldwide availability of new versions of its Avid DNA products – the Avid DS Nitris 7.5, Media Composer Adrenaline 1.5, NewsCutter Adrenaline FX 5.5, Avid Xpress Pro

24/09/2004 Clips & Footage launches new website
Stock footage library, Clips & Footage, has announced the launch of its new online searchable website at For the first time clients will have round-the-clock access to all c

24/09/2004 Macrovision signs DVD copy protection agreement with Lions Gate
Macrovision Corporation has announced that Lions Gate Home Entertainment, a division of Lions Gate Entertainment, has signed a multi-year agreement that extends their use of Macrovision’s technology t

24/09/2004 Miller Tripods 50th birthday giveaway launched
To celebrate its 50th birthday, Miller, the worlds oldest fluid action tripod manufacturer, is giving away 50 DS5 (2.5kg) and 50 DS10 Switchable (2.5-5Kg) systems at 35% discount from the UK list pric

24/09/2004 Pinnacle digital news solutions chosen for new installations throughout Europe
Pinnacle Systems has received new orders for its Vortex news solutions from several European broadcasters. The orders, totalling in excess of $4 million, include Vortex networked news systems destin

24/09/2004 Pro-Bel integrates Pixel Power clarity with Morpheus automation
Pixel Power and Pro-Bel have announced the expansion of the Morpheus partner programme by offering full support for the Pixel Power Clarity range of graphics technologies within the revolutionary auto

24/09/2004 Proximity opts for Dantz Retrospect
Switching to Retrospect backup software from Dantz has helped leading marketing communications agency Proximity to simplify operations, allocate resources more flexibly and manage its critical disaste

23/09/2004 Alias and HP sponsor Watershed’s SE3D showcase
Alias has partnered with HP to support Watershed’s SE3D, a new and unique showcase that will encourage UK 3D animation talent to push the boundaries of contemporary animation through the use of cuttin

23/09/2004 Axia Audio announce Prophet Systems partnership
Axia Audio has announced a partnership with Prophet Systems Innovations, makers of the world-renowned NexGen Digital Broadcasting automation system. As part of the partnership agreement, Prophet will

23/09/2004 BBC Broadcast completes CBeebies graphics package
BBC Broadcast has designed a new title sequence and graphics package for ‘Boogie Beebies’, a new CBeebies programme that aims to encourage children to get out of their seats and dance to specially com

23/09/2004 Commonwealth Film Festival calls for entries
The Commonwealth Film Festival is calling for new features, shorts and documentaries from across the 71 nations of the Commonwealth, to be showcased at the event in Manchester, England, between April

23/09/2004 Geevs and Sony XDCAM make the 'perfect partnership'
Gee Broadcast Systems announces the latest enhancement to its Geevs Video Server family, which is now fully integrated for capture from Sony's revolutionary XDCAM Professional Disc-based tapeless vide

23/09/2004 Lion Scotland scoops Emmy for ‘Hiroshima’
Lion Television, one of the UK’s leading independent production companies, has won an Emmy Award for ‘Hiroshima’; an episode from its acclaimed dramatic history documentary series, ‘Days That Shook Th

23/09/2004 OpTex appointed European Distributor of KissLite LED ringlight system
The Kisslite 3200K white LED ringlight is the first available low CCT and high CRI, warm white solid-state onboard light source. Lightweight and portable, the ringlight system opens the door signific

23/09/2004 Pro-Bel promotes Sandra Squire to Regional Business Manager, Asia
Pro-Bel, the premier manufacturer and supplier of routing, signal processing, master control, automation and TFT display technology, has announced the promotion of Sandra Squire to the position of Reg

22/09/2004 Avid Studio Tools now available
Avid Technology has announced the worldwide availability of Avid Studio Tools, a fully integrated software package designed exclusively for customers using Media Composer Adrenaline, NewsCutter Adrena

22/09/2004 Iain Smith to Chair Skillset Film Skills Strategy Committee
Iain Smith, Producer of 'Alexander' and 'Cold Mountain', has taken over as Chair of the Skillset Film Skills Strategy Committee. The committee is in charge of guiding the delivery of ‘A Bigger Futur

22/09/2004 ITN Archive launches new stills service
ITN Archive is to launch a brand new cut-price concept in sourcing still images. The new service is branded ITN Archive/Stills and will comprise a vast collection of more than 12 million previously u