Broadcast News Archive for September, 2004
14/09/2004 Pantene to sponsor Best International Actress Award at IFTAs
Pantene is to sponsor The Irish Film And Television Awards Best International Actress Award 2004. This year's winner will be announced at the awards ceremony, which takes place on October 30 2004.

14/09/2004 TSL chosen for Meridian upgrade and move
TSL, a leading international broadcast systems integrator and manufacturer, has been selected by ITV for the design and installation of its new production centre in Southampton, including studios, edi

14/09/2004 VTR Media Services provides a full package for ‘Vera Drake’
VTR Media Services has provided complete picture postproduction for the Venice International Film Festival winner, ‘Vera Drake’. The newly restructured VTR Media Services group supplied a one-stop p

13/09/2004 30,000 attendees so far at IBC 2004
As IBC 2004 approaches its halfway point, the show has already attracted 30,000 attendees - and the organisers have last year's final attendance figures of 36,395 in their sights. The 11 exhibition

13/09/2004 Avid wins ITV newsroom contract
Avid Technology has won a five-year contract to supply integrated newsroom solutions to the ITV plc network across England and Wales. The first newsroom system to be supplied under the agreement is

13/09/2004 Compulite Vector Green launched at PLASA
The long-awaited Compulite Vector Green console has been launched at PLASA, and an order was immediately placed with Stagetec Distribution at the show by Fentura Productions. Tim Matthews from Fentur

13/09/2004 Dischromatics to expand services using new IT systems
Following on from recent developments at their Abercarn office, the Directors at Dischromatics have continued their commitment to internal investment in 2004. The installation of a complete new netwo

13/09/2004 MillTv help create ‘Dirty War’ for BBC Films
‘Dirty War’ is the dreaded story of every Londoner’s nightmare: a dirty bomb goes off in central London with devastating consequences. MillTv created effects of devastation using both 2D & 3D. “It’s

13/09/2004 Quantel selects SGL FlashNet for IBC 2004 news workflow demonstration
Software Generation Ltd (SGL), a leading provider of video archiving management solutions, has been chosen by Quantel to form part of its end-to-end sQ system workflow demonstration at Quantel's stand

13/09/2004 The Machine Room chooses Sonic Scenarist for major facility upgrade
The Machine Room, a leading postproduction and media creation facility based in Soho, London, has recently upgraded and expanded its DVD production capabilities with the addition of multiple Sonic Sce

13/09/2004 World’s largest digital cinema network reveals technology choice
European DocuZone (EDZ), the world’s largest digital cinema network, has opted for servers from GDC Technology and digital projectors from Panasonic. Over 180 independent cinemas across Europe will

10/09/2004 BBC Broadcast to provide audio description and visual signing to five
BBC Broadcast, one of the commercial arms of the BBC, has won a four and a half year audio description and visual signing contract with terrestrial channel five after a competitive pitch. BBC Broadc

10/09/2004 BBC Technology showcases products and services at IBC
BBC Technology is showcasing Colledia products, media communications, internet solutions and consulting services at this year's IBC conference. As part of BBC Technology's product strategy to work w

10/09/2004 Omneon launches Spectrum HD media server
Omneon Video Networks has announced the introduction of the Omneon Spectrum HD, the latest configuration of the company's industry-leading scalable media server. The Omneon Spectrum HD provides inte

10/09/2004 Optibase releases high-end MPEG-2 encoding platform
Optibase has announced that MPEG MovieMaker 200S, its high-end MPEG-2 and MPEG-1 encoding board, has been released with support for the Power Mac G4, G5 and Mac OS X. MPEG MovieMaker 200S enhances t

10/09/2004 Philips launches new design FTA terrestrial set-top boxes
Philips is introducing a new family of free-to-air digital terrestrial set-top boxes in Europe, offering viewers an attractive combination of high-quality reception, innovative features, attractive st

10/09/2004 Sky One commissions Twofour Productions to follow the launch of ‘easyCruise’
Twofour Productions has won its first major commission from Sky One, to make a series which will go behind the scenes of the development and launch of easyGroup's latest venture, easyCruise. Filming

10/09/2004 SysMedia licenses JAME Author
SysMedia has announced that it has licensed JAME Author from the Fraunhofer Institute for Media Communication IMK for sale on a global basis. This strategic step enables SysMedia to broaden its offe

10/09/2004 VDS develops sophisticated scoreboard bug system
VDS, a leading developer of broadcast automation software, content design applications and plug-in products, has provided the YES Network with a sophisticated scoreboard bug system for their coverage

09/09/2004 Bafta winner becomes film fellow at Brookes
Award-winning filmmaker Pawel Pawlikowski is to become a Creative Arts Fellow at Oxford Brookes University, following a major grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Board. Pawlikowski will spen

09/09/2004 Chyron selected by world-renowned broadcasters for Olympic Games 2004
Chyron Corporation joined the cream of the World's athletic community in Athens at this summer's Olympic Games, providing a whole host of major players within the sports broadcasting arena with a wide

09/09/2004 da Vinci 2K Plus pairs with Thomson's new Spirit 4K DataCine
Da Vinci Systems has announced that its industry-leading 2K Plus colour correction system provides support for Thomson's new Grass Valley brand Spirit 4K DataCine, which handles image resolutions up t

09/09/2004 Media 100 to expand 844/X feature set
Media 100, a unit of Optibase and a leading provider of advanced media systems, has announced that it is developing new features and tool sets for its flagship 844/X system. 844/X is a real-time edi

09/09/2004 Military Expansion Pack added to FrameForge 3D Storyboard
Innoventive Software has announced the immediate availability of the ‘Military Expansion Pack’ for FrameForge 3D Storyboard Software. This optional object library adds 125+ fully articulated objects

09/09/2004 Pinnacle Systems launches Liquid Edition version 6
Pinnacle Systems, a leader in digital video solutions, has introduced Pinnacle Liquid Edition version 6, the newest version of Pinnacle's advanced video editing software for professionals and enthusia