Broadcast News Archive for January, 2005
31/01/2005 Altered Images installation helps speed DV editing at 'Long Way Round'
Altered Images, the Shepperton-based broadcast systems reseller, was selected to supply and install Avid editing equipment at Long Way Round, the production company specially formed to produce the ser

31/01/2005 Bectu open 2005 pay negations with BBC Resources
Bectu, opening negotiations with BBC Resouces, the Corporation's commercial television facilities subsidiary, have turned down a two-year pay deal. Bectu said that at the first negotiating meeting in

31/01/2005 China’s Hebei Broadcasting Bureau Launches DTV with Scopus systems
Scopus Network Technologies, a leading supplier of digital television video networking to the broadcasting industry, has announced that Hebei Broadcasting Bureau, Hebei Province’s government broadcast

31/01/2005 Ideal World picks NTL Broadcast’s new IP streaming product
NTL Broadcast has announced a new IP streaming service designed to maximise audiences and revenues for digital television channels from broadband Internet users, and that shopping channel Ideal World

31/01/2005 Racing International selects Inca RTX
Inscriber, a subsidiary of Leitch Technology and a leading global provider of broadcast solutions, has announced that Racing International has purchased an Inca RTX powered solution to automate and di

31/01/2005 Ross Synergy MD/MD-X now available
The Ross Synergy MD/MD-X line of multi-definition production switchers is now shipping. The MD/MD-X line offers an expanded feature set from the standard definition Synergy series, plus the ability

31/01/2005 TMR takes Dalai Lama digital
TMR Digital, part of the VTR Media Services Group, has embarked on a two-year project that will see it digitise and build a vast video archive of original Tibetan culture, including teachings of the D

31/01/2005 Ulead receives DVD-Video verification
Ulead Systems, a leader in digital imaging, video, and DVD software, has announced that its DVD technology has passed the DVD FLLC verification process and been awarded the DVD-Video logo. The DVD Lo

28/01/2005 Canopus showcase EDIUS HDV editing solutions at Video Forum 2005
Canopus unveiled their brand-new EDIUS-based HDV editing solutions powered by EDIUS Pro 3 software at Video Forum 2005. Canopus also launched ProCoder Station, a networkable video transcoding solutio

28/01/2005 CyberLink license InterActual Player engine for PowerDVD
InterActual, a subsidiary of Sonic Solutions and the leading supplier of web-enabled bonus content technology for Hollywood DVD titles, has announced that CyberLink, provider of integrated solutions f

28/01/2005 Freelance 'long hours' petition gets union backing
Members of Bectu's freelance sections have been urged to contribute to an online petition about excessive working hours. Any freelancer working in television is invited to register feelings about the

28/01/2005 Harris completes $85m Romanian broadcast communications system
Harris Corporation has announced completion of the $85 million first phase of a comprehensive programme to upgrade and expand the nationwide broadcast infrastructure of S.N. Radiocomunicatii S.A., Rom

28/01/2005 Minister praises award-winning 'Getting Involved' short film
A Government-funded DVD aimed at getting parents more involved in their children's education has won a prestigious award at The New York Festivals International Film and Video Awards. The 'Getting I

28/01/2005 South West Screen appoints Laughton as new chairperson
South West Screen has announced that Roger Laughton, the former head of Bournemouth Media School, is to be the Regional Screen Agency’s Chairperson. Laughton has had a distinguished career at both t

28/01/2005 Sundance Digital names Director of Sales for Latin America & Caribbean
Paulo Andrés Martínez-Cleves, a highly respected and accomplished industry veteran with solid ties to Latin America’s broadcast community, has joined Sundance Digital as Director of Sales for Latin Am

28/01/2005 Zandar complete MultiViewer installations in Spanish OB trucks
Zandar Technologies, the leading innovator and pioneer in MultiViewer systems, is helping bring sporting events to homes across Spain with the installation of MX MultiViewers in the new outside broadc

27/01/2005 'Film on the Web' conference for Bradford Film Festival
The National Museum of Photography, Film & Television is to host its first 'Film on the Web' conference at the 11th Bradford Film Festival on March 7-8 2005. With the theme of Connecting People with

27/01/2005 Northern Ireland makes its mark in the Oscar nominations
Northern Irish writer/director Terry George has been nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for his feature 'Hotel Rwanda'. Recently nominated for original screenplay in the 57th Annual

27/01/2005 root6 to sell TerraBlock networking
root6 has signed with Massachusetts-based Facilis Technology to sell the manufacturer’s TerraBlock range of Storage Area Networking in the UK. TerraBlock capacities range from 3TB to more than 7TB an

27/01/2005 Second Quantel iQ set to treble volume at MotionFX
As part of its continuing expansion into pioneering digital film production, MotionFX has invested in a second Quantel iQ system. The London-based film and video specialist is combining the Digital

27/01/2005 Stephen Harding joins Broadcast Technology
Broadcast Technology has announced the appointment of Stephen Harding as Customer Service Manager, to be based at the company's Andover headquarters and reporting to Managing Director Nick Jennings.

27/01/2005 TMR helps bring Mitchell and Kenyon archive to life
TMR, part of the VTR Media Services Group, has completed telecine and picture grading on rare archive footage dating from the early 1900s. The collection of original film negatives was discovered in

27/01/2005 UK film production spending totals £800 million in 2004
Film production spending in the UK totalled more than £800 million last year, with 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire' and 'Pride and Prejudice' helping to make 2004 the second best year ever for fi

27/01/2005 Welsh success on prestigious Celtic awards shortlist
More than 20 Welsh production companies have made the shortlist for the Celtic Film and TV Festival awards, announced recently The 17 awards, which celebrate the best moving image production in Wales

26/01/2005 Betanews mobile truck installed with Miranda multi-image display processors
Miranda Technologies has announced that Italian mobile broadcast company Betanews has installed five Kaleido K2 multi-image display processors in its new Esterna 10 high-definition mobile truck. The