Broadcast News Archive for September, 2004
06/09/2004 TV One acquires Vine Micros
TV One has announced the acquisition of 100% of the outstanding shares of Vine Micros Limited, located in Margate, Kent. The transaction was closed on August 29. David K. Barnes, CEO of TV One, sai

03/09/2004 Ascent Media purchases 13 universal conversion Ukon platforms
Snell & Wilcox has announced that its Ukon universal conversion platform is being used by Ascent Media Group in Burbank, as part of a virtual telecine environment to dramatically reduce the time requi

03/09/2004 Audio-Technica exhibits market leading microphone portfolio at IBC
Audio-Technica’s shotgun microphones set the benchmark for broadcast sound applications, whether for relaying trackside audio for major international sporting events, camera mounted action filming, ne

03/09/2004 CBBC unveils classic drama and new series for 2005
CBBC is to bring an all-star cast to the screen next year with an adaptation of ‘Kidnapped’, Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale. Iain Glenn stars as Alan Breck and James Pearson as Davie Balfour i

03/09/2004 Evolutions posts new hospital-based comedy Channel 4
Evolutions, one of the UK’s leading broadcast post companies, has worked with Talkback Productions on a new series named ‘Green Wing’. The hospital-based comedy consists of nine 50-minute episodes a

03/09/2004 Irish Film Board announces launch of ‘Film Dublin’
Irish Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism, John O'Donoghue, has launched Film Dublin, a Bord Scannán na hÉireann/Irish Film Board (BSÉ/IFB) organised partnership which brings together key stakeholder

03/09/2004 Massive performance boost for Vizrt real-time 3d rendering provided by NVIDIA
Vizrt, the world’s leading producer of real-time 3D graphics systems for television, has teamed up with the NVIDIA Corporation to provide increased value and speed for real-time HD graphics production

03/09/2004 NIFTC launch new funding schemes
The Northern Ireland Film Television Commission (NIFTC) has launched two new funds aimed at promoting cinema production and interaction in the province. Around £30,000 has been allocated to the Cinem

03/09/2004 Riedel Communications’ intercom technology scores high marks at Olympics
Following a full year of planning and preparation, Riedel Communications supplied approximately a dozen organisations and equipped approximately 40 locations with 50 tons of communications equipment d

02/09/2004 Miller launches Solo VJ tripod
Following the outstanding success of the Solo DV telescoping carbon tripod, Miller has now launched its 100mm ENG big brother – the Solo VJ. Designed for 10 - 40lb camcorders, Solo VJ boasts an amaz

02/09/2004 Network Electronics appoints new CSMO
Hans Hasselbach has been appointed Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at Network Electronics ASA, effective immediately. Prior to his appointment, Hasselbach served as Network Electronics’ sales mana

02/09/2004 New HDMI switchers from Gefen unveiled
Two new high definition video switchers from Gefen offer greater flexibility and support for a wide selection of high definition video displays and sources, by accommodating both HDMI (high definition

02/09/2004 New opportunities for budding Scottish writers
Hot on the heels of yet another vibrant Edinburgh TV Festival and a hugely successful inaugural Writers Factory Screenwriting course, SMG TV Productions and the Writers Factory Screenwriting Programme

02/09/2004 Quality music from RSM
Music from the RSM library is written specifically for use in film, television, advertising, radio and new media. The company currently has over 1000 quality tracks available for use covering every

02/09/2004 Sencore releases ACP6500 software
Sencore Electronics has announced the launch of its new Auto Calpro 6500 software, which automates the calibration sequence for video displays. The ACP6500, in conjunction with the VP400 & CP5000 se

02/09/2004 VertigoXmedia announces new version of Xmedia Server
VertigoXmedia, a leading developer of broadcast graphics automation solutions, has announced a new version of Xmedia Server, the core application in the company's MOS-compliant, centralised asset mana

02/09/2004 ViewCast's IVN expands content distribution
ViewCast Corporation has announced that at IBC 2004 the company will showcase the use of its Interactive Video Network (IVN), in conjunction with its Niagara Streaming Systems, to deliver content beyo

01/09/2004 ABS boosts capacity to 30 channels
Advanced Broadcast Services (ABS), the UK’s leader in the provision of low-cost, full-service playout, transmission and broadcast facilities, has increased its broadcast capacity by a further 15 chann

01/09/2004 Axia introduces new audio routing controller
Axia Audio has announced the release of its Router Selector Node, a unique new router control device built specifically for the Axia IP-Audio networking system. Like traditional router control panel

01/09/2004 Cinea enters pact with BAFTA for secure screener distribution plan
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has agreed to deploy Cinea’s secure DVD players to its film voting members for the 2004–2005 awards season. This move will help to ensure anti

01/09/2004 Imagine Graphics develops new Pixel Perfect graphics card for digital signage
Imagine Graphics Ltd, specialists in computer display technology and digital video systems, has announced the launch of their new Pixel Perfect PC graphics card with hardware screen rotation specific

01/09/2004 Lightworks NLE short courses 'back on the menu' at the NFTS
Lightworks has announced that courses based on its Touch non-linear editing systems are to resume at the Short Course Unit of the National Film and Television School this Autumn. Deanne Edwards, Dire

01/09/2004 Projecta introduces ideal viewing solution for home cinema
Projecta, a world leader in development, manufacture and sales of professional and home cinema projection screens, is introducing a new type of screen fabric. The new high contrast diffuse reflectiv

01/09/2004 Sonic AuthorScript used in Kodak EasyShare Software 4.0
Sonic AuthorScript, the world’s leading CD and DVD formatting and burning engine, will be used in Kodak EasyShare Software 4.0. Kodak’s popular digital photography software provides millions of cons

01/09/2004 TSI TX strikes production agreement with The Move Channel
TSI TX, the leading London-based broadcast services company, has announced a major production and channel management agreement with The Move Channel, the UK's first digital TV channel dedicated to all