Broadcast News Archive for September, 2004
22/09/2004 Louise Berridge steps down as Executive Producer of 'EastEnders'
Louise Berridge has decided to step down as Executive Producer of ‘EastEnders’, the BBC has announced. Mal Young, BBC Controller of Continuing Drama Series, paid tribute to Berridge. He said: "This

22/09/2004 New Director of Marketing joins Wohler
Frank Rocco has joined Wohler Technologies as Director of Marketing. His initial projects include major marketing initiatives to promote wider recognition of Wohler Technologies’ outstanding new ach

22/09/2004 New team to lead bfi announced
Amanda Nevill, bfi Director, has revealed her new Executive Team, which now balances successful, leading figures from the world of film and moving image culture with senior private sector executives w

22/09/2004 Sanctuary’s analogue mobile recording facilities chosen for RHCP in Hyde Park
Following on from their stunning analogue recording of the Red Hot Chili Peppers at Slane Castle last year, Sanctuary Mobiles was again at hand to record the band’s three nights in Hyde Park, played o

22/09/2004 Smallest-ever studio box lens from Canon stars at IBC
The Canon stand at IBC, centred around HD lenses, aroused a lot of interest at IBC 2004. The new range of HD primes, and the anamorphic converter - which makes video CinemaScope a real option - attra

21/09/2004 BBC Motion Gallery announces The Screen sponsorship
BBC Motion Gallery, the footage licensing business of BBC Worldwide, is undertaking corporate sponsorship of The Screen, the new media networking and conference forum. The Screen launched earlier th

21/09/2004 British film industry boosted by 'generous' new tax relief
The British film industry has been given a boost today following the announcement of a "permanent, more generous tax relief" for small productions. The new tax relief, to be unveiled at a No.11 Down

21/09/2004 FX Group restructures technical department
As part of an ongoing drive to improve the services offered to its customers, the FX Group has restructured its technical department, with several key promotions from within the company. The reorgan

21/09/2004 Karlton Burn joins Dayang International as CEO
Dayang Technology Development Inc has appointed Karlton Burn as Chief Executive Officer of its newly-formed export division, Dayang International Ltd. He brings 20 years of experience in broadcast i

21/09/2004 Pixel Power announces Clarity character generator version 7
Pixel Power has announced the imminent availability of Clarity Version 7 software which offers significant feature enhancements for the Clarity character generator family. The new real time 3D capabi

21/09/2004 PLASA ‘Code of Ethics’ hailed as great success
The growth of the international marketplace, and a significant rise in digital communications, has made the protection of product ideas and designs an increasingly important issue. This year, for th

21/09/2004 Sonic licenses AuthorScript to Adobe
Adobe Systems Incorporated has licensed Sonic AuthorScript, the world’s leading CD and DVD formatting and burning engine, for use within its new Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 software for Windows. By

21/09/2004 Vizrt software now integrates with Omneon Spectrum media server
Vizrt has announced the integration of its graphics software products with the Omneon Spectrum media server, providing an end-to-end workflow solution for the creation and playout of live graphics.

20/09/2004 £2.2 million for Liverpool film and TV industry
North West Vision, the film and television agency for North West England, has made its first awards from the Merseyside TV and Film Development Fund (MFTDF) Objective One Fund. Five Merseyside-based

20/09/2004 25th Cork International Youth Film, Video and Art Festival approaches launch
The 25th Annual Cork International Youth Film, Video and Art Festival will be launched at a reception in Jury’s Hotel, Western Road, Cork on Wednesday September 22 at 7pm. The festival, organised by

20/09/2004 BBC takes control with JLCooper
BBC ‘Newsnight’ has taken delivery of three JLCooper MCS3S Media Control Stations for connection to its Avid non-linear systems-to-control source VTs. The requirement was identified during an ergonom

20/09/2004 Irish Shorts to hit big screen as part of Bulmers Comedy Festival
UGC Cinemas in conjunction with MCD, The Irish Film Board and Network Ireland Television, has announced details of ‘Canned Laughter’, a season of Irish comedy short films, now running until September

20/09/2004 New opportunity for Scottish visual artists launched
A £50,000 fund for Scottish visual artists working in film and video has been created by a partnership between the Scottish Arts Council and Scottish Screen. The new fund aims to support innovative

20/09/2004 Pact launch intellectual property ‘rights strategy’
Pact has launched a 'rights strategy' to drive the exploitation and protection of on-screen intellectual property rights in the UK. The strategy has been created in response to the changing business

20/09/2004 PLASA success for Compulite
Compulite, along with its UK distributor Stagetec Distribution, had its most successful PLASA show ever with the stand packed with visitors from the beginning until half an hour after the show finishe

20/09/2004 VMI invests in JVC DLA-HD2K for new HD Cinema viewing facility
JVC has announced the sale of its first DLA-HD2K high definition D-ILA projector to post-house VMI High Definition and Broadcast Facilities. “Over the past few months, VMI have been expanding their

17/09/2004 Assimilate launches first all-real-time 2k DI workflow solution at IBC
Assimilate has launched its debut product Scratch, the first, integrated, real-time, 2k digital intermediate (DI) workflow solution. Running on high-performance commodity workstations, Scratch is a

17/09/2004 Brian Larter joins BDL-Autoscript
Teleprompting specialist Brian Larter has joined BDL-Autoscript as its Sales Director, following 17 years with Autocue. Chris Lambert, Managing Director at BDL-Autoscript, said: "We are delighted th

17/09/2004 Framestore CFC complete latest Post Office spot
'Twins' is the latest ant-based spot that Framestore CFC have animated for the Publicis Post Office campaign. The 40-second spot debuted on terrestrial television on September 1. This is the fifth

17/09/2004 HaiVision unveils new hai500 software
HaiVision Systems has announced the immediate availability of enhanced IP functionality and software for its flagship hai500 series multi-stream encoder/decoder systems. The latest haiOS v6 operatin