Broadcast News Archive for September, 2004
17/09/2004 Leading Norwegian commercial broadcaster chooses Quantel for major news upgrade
TV2, Norway’s largest commercial broadcaster, has ordered a major Quantel sQ news and sports production system for its flagship Digital Newsroom Project (DNR). The DNR comprises two equal subsystems

17/09/2004 Macromedia Flash Player 7 for Solaris now available
Macromedia has announced the immediate availability of Macromedia Flash Player 7 for Solaris. This new version of Macromedia Flash Player offers improved performance and security, and new capabiliti

17/09/2004 Matrox releases Axio Realtime multi-stream SD and HD editing platforms
Matrox Video Products Group has released its new Axio family of realtime HD and SD editing platforms, designed to give users the highest finishing quality coupled with the most comprehensive realtime

17/09/2004 The Viral Awards launch with support from the APA
The world’s first awards show dedicated to ‘viral’ and ‘buzz’ advertising is launching this month in London. With an impressive international jury chaired by Steve Henry, and with wide support from

16/09/2004 FOR-A showcases HD/SD migration path at IBC 2004
FOR-A, a leading manufacturer of digital SD and HD systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, showcased its new HD/SD switchable product line-up at IBC 2004. This range of solution

16/09/2004 Geevs extends reach with Geevs XT
Gee Broadcast has announced the launch of Geevs XT, adding new functionality and future-proofing to the popular Geevs family of Broadcast Video Servers. Managing Director Keith Gee explained: "Geevs

16/09/2004 NTI Dragon Burn now supports leading image & audio file formats
In addition to fine-tuning the DVD Video burning capabilities of Dragon Burn, NTI has now added Mac Panther compatibility and support for virtually all of the leading image and audio file formats. Wi

16/09/2004 Pinnacle announces MediaCenter launch
Pinnacle Systems has launched Pinnacle MediaCenter, a combined hardware and software solution that lets PC owners transform their existing PCs into digital entertainment centres affordably. Pinnacle

16/09/2004 SGL FlashNet maximises tape & DVD usage with defrag module
Software Generation Ltd (SGL), a leading provider of video storage management software, has added a defragmentation module to its comprehensive SGL FlashNet Archive Management Suite, allowing broadcas

16/09/2004 Telecast introduces new BBX field audio acquisition system at IBC
Telecast Fiber Systems introduced its new BBX field audio acquisition system at IBC 2004 in Amsterdam. Currently undergoing field testing, the BBX ‘Baker Box’ will facilitate high-quality audio acqu

16/09/2004 TSL signs major Asian contract
TSL, leading international broadcast systems integrator and manufacturer, has announced that it has signed a major contract with Singapore based ESPN STAR Sports, for the complete rebuilding and upgra

16/09/2004 Virtual bears are no picnic at Blackpool Illuminations 125th anniversary
There's a new look to an old favourite this year at Blackpool Illuminations - the ever popular ‘Teddy Bears' Picnic’ has been brought into the digital age by Manchester based facility Colin Ralph Grap

15/09/2004 Belfast prepares for National Lottery film screenings
Belfast will be joining in the National Lottery’s 10th birthday celebrations this Sunday by launching a week of free cinema screenings throughout the province. The Cinemobile, Ireland’s unique mobile

15/09/2004 CAIW deploys BigBand BMR for IP television
BigBand Networks has announced that CAIW has deployed the BigBand BMR (Broadband Multimedia-Service Router) for IP television services. The Dutch operator is using the BMR platform to make its digit

15/09/2004 CTVOB installs TSL'S TallyMan in largest OB unit
TSL, a leading international broadcast systems integrator and manufacturer, has confirmed that UK-based OB company CTVOB has purchased and installed a TSL TallyMan system for its largest OB unit, OB 4

15/09/2004 HaiVision expands US and European sales force
HaiVision Systems has appointed new sales personnel in the United States and Europe - and announced a strategic focus on US Federal markets. These efforts will enable HaiVision to expand its product

15/09/2004 Reuters purchases Avid newsroom systems US & European operations
Reuters, the international multimedia news agency, has purchased and installed Avid newsroom systems for three of its bureaux: London, Washington and New York. The new equipment, based around the re

15/09/2004 SGL partners 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

15/09/2004 Sonic now shipping eDVD 3 'web linking' solution
Sonic Solutions has announced the shipment of its highly anticipated eDVD 3 software, a new application for extending a DVD’s interactivity with computer bonus features that play back on a Macintosh o

15/09/2004 Tartan Smalls to launch at Dundee’s Discovery
Scottish Screen and CBBC Scotland are to launch the third series of Tartan Smalls at Discovery, Scotland’s International Film Festival for Children and Young People, to be held at Dundee Contemporary

14/09/2004 APTN Library and Arkemedia to create world's largest digital commercial library
APTN Library has selected Arkemedia for a major digitisation and e-commerce project. When completed, the system aims to become the world's largest digital commercial library, with thousands of hours

14/09/2004 CGI Festival speakers announced
The CGI Festival has announced details of the first speakers presenting at the Festival later this year in Leeds and London. They are: Craig Hayes, Tippett Studios; Andrew Chapman, Framestore CFC; A

14/09/2004 Magnetic Media to represent Axia in Poland
Axia Audio has welcomed another new member to its family of distributors, Magnetic Media, which now distributes Axia to broadcasters in Poland. "Axia is a very innovative product," said Piotr Kuback

14/09/2004 More than 200 Avid digital broadcast conversions completed
Avid Technology has announced that Quincy Newspapers (QNI), of Quincy, Illinois, will standardise nine of its 10 news-generating stations on Avid end-to-end nonlinear news production solutions in the

14/09/2004 Multikabel introduces 10 Mbps Internet access on BigBand Cuda
BigBand Networks, a leading provider of network platforms for video, voice and data services, has announced that Multikabel is introducing 10 megabit-per-second downstream/2 megabit-per-second upstrea