Broadcast News Archive for January, 2005
26/01/2005 Cameras set to roll around the nation as 'CobraVision' launches
For the first time in British television advertising history, a competition is being launched giving members of the British public the opportunity to have their own short film shown on national televi

26/01/2005 FACT to continue the fight against piracy
Film piracy may have reached an all-time high last year, but those fighting the illegal copying of DVDs are warning that they will not be resting on their laurels in 2005. Almost three million pirate

26/01/2005 Google launches broadcast programme content search service
Google Inc. has announced the launch of Google Video, a new service that enables users to search the content of television programmes from leading content providers such as PBS, the NBA, Fox News, and

26/01/2005 Half HP chooses SSL digital technology on re-fit of main studio
Tokyo-based Half HP Studio has installed a Solid State Logic C200 Digital Production Console as part of a re-fit of its main audio facility, Stage 1. Mr Nobuhira Hirano, Half HP Studio’s Chief Engine

26/01/2005 Holophone H2-PRO surround sound microphone selected for Super Bowl HDTV broadcast
Holophone, a division of Rising Sun Productions, has announced that two of its new Holophone H2-PRO surround sound microphones have been selected to capture live 5.1 Surround Sound from the field for

26/01/2005 Mill uses Tornado high-speed camera for whirlwind BBC 'Six Nations' trailer
The Mill's Rob Sanders has "transformed the fury of the rugby pitch into sheer beauty" for the BBC’s ‘Six Nations’ trailer, using a Tornado hi-speed HD camera. A DCP in telecine was skipped in favour

26/01/2005 One announces senior staff appointments
One has announced that Senior Producer Alison Wendt and Senior Visual Effects Artist Martin Goodwin have joined the facility from blue. Wendt joined blue in December 2002 as Senior Producer, building

25/01/2005 Broadcast specialist blue completes audio post for C4 idents
Full-service postproduction facility blue has completed full sound design and music composition for Channel 4’s newly redesigned idents. The project follows on from ongoing audio work for Channel 4’s

25/01/2005 Da Vinci Systems names new VP of Engineering
Da Vinci Systems has announced the appointment of David Johnson as Vice President of Engineering. Responsible for all of the company's engineering and technical operations, Johnson brings extensive

25/01/2005 Look Around You and Tim Kirkby back on BBC 2 and back to the future
Taking inspiration from the golden era of late Seventies and early Eighties television, and in particular BBC's Tomorrow's World, the new comedy series Look Around You looks at the very latest develop

25/01/2005 New BBC technology enables better analysis of rugby matches
BBC Broadcast’s new simulated sports field system for BBC Sport, 'Piero', is the first technology of its kind to enable viewers to see ‘play’ from angles that can not be captured by conventional camer

25/01/2005 Pioneer Productions charts tsunami disaster for Channel 4
Leading science producer Pioneer Productions has been commissioned by Simon Dickson, Commissioning Editor for Education at Channel 4, to document the causes and consequences of the recent tsunami in t

25/01/2005 S-Net Systems selects Espial Escape for IPTV set-top box
Canadian provider of set-top box and mobile handset software Espial Escape has announced that Korean-based S-NET Systems has selected Espial to deliver advanced capabilities for its Internet Protocol

25/01/2005 Scottish Screen commissions review of cinema exhibition strategy
Scottish Screen has announced that consultant team Inglis Todd Westbrook have been commissioned to review the support Scottish Screen provides to cinema exhibition in Scotland, to ensure that investme

25/01/2005 Sonic and Avtrex create integrated DVD recording and DVR solution
Sonic Solutions has signed a strategic agreement where Avtrex will include Sonic’s AuthorScript CE CD/DVD burning and playback engine with its DVR software, to provide a complete DVD/DVR solution for

24/01/2005 BSkyB purchase 12 Inscriber Inca RTX systems
Inscriber, a subsidiary of Leitch Technology Corporation and a leading global provider of broadcast solutions, has announced that British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB) has purchased 12 Inscriber Inca RTX s

24/01/2005 Doremi announces D-Cinema 3D & 48fps single-box replays
Doremi Technologies is now offering capabilities for D-Cinema replays to provide enhanced viewing experiences. Additions to the 2K-capable Doremi V1-HD server complement new features of the latest TI

24/01/2005 Forecast Consoles introduces ultra-affordable GC1 console
Forecast Consoles, manufacturer of technical furniture for all aspects of the broadcast industry, has introduced a pre-engineered console that marries elegance and affordability. The newly redesigned

24/01/2005 Harris launches Software Systems business unit for broadcast markets
Harris Corporation have announced the formation of a new Software Systems business unit within its Broadcast Communications Division. The new business unit, headed up by former Encoda Systems CEO Joh

24/01/2005 IDX to unveil expanded Endura line-up at Video Forum 2005
At Video Forum, IDX Technology is to unveil an expanded ENDURA range of Lithium-ion battery, charger and ancillary products for broadcast professionals. The new E-10 battery offers a 20% increase in

24/01/2005 MainConcept updates MPEG Pro plug-in for Adobe Premiere Pro
MainConcept, a leader in codecs and other video technology, has released version 1.0.5 of its MPEG Pro editing plug-in for Adobe Premiere Pro. The new update adds support for Sony’s revolutionary HDR

24/01/2005 Mill NY creates human bees and ants for Nextel
Nextel’s campaign, devised by TBWA Chiat Day in New York, shows how their expertise in communications can improve the work day by imbuing us with the "military efficiency" of nature’s workers - bees a

24/01/2005 Telegenic adds HD editing with Leitch's VelocityHD
Telegenic, a leading outside broadcasting company, has purchased Leitch's revolutionary VelocityHD HD/SD non-linear editing system for its T8 mobile production facility, one of the first high-definiti

24/01/2005 TV Eye to revise advertising arrangements on competition concern
TV Eye has provisionally agreed to amend certain arrangements governing the sale of advertising airtime after the OFT raised concerns over competition. Owned by ITV, GMTV, Channel 4 and Channel 5, TV

21/01/2005 Broadcast specialist completes post on MTV’s 'Top Buzzer'
Full-service postproduction facility blue has completed the post for 'Top Buzzer', a new comedy drama series written for MTV by Johnny Vaughan and Ed Allen. The series, which was produced by World’s