Broadcast News Archive for January, 2005
18/01/2005 Movietone updates online newsreel archive
British Movietonews Limited has selected TMR Digital to rejuvenate its massive online newsreel archive. As part of the project TMR Digital has restored and digitised over 45,000 clips ranging from t

18/01/2005 Opitbase supplies solutions for Palestinian election
Optibase, a leading provider of video streaming solutions, has announced that the Palestinian Telecommunication Company (Paltel) selected its MGW 2000 streaming platform to deliver live news from nume

18/01/2005 PMC establishes US subsidiary in California
PMC Ltd, the UK based professional monitor and audiophile speaker manufacturer, has established a wholly owned subsidiary in the USA. Headquartered in Orange County, California, PMC USA LLC assumes r

18/01/2005 Research shows minority ethnic led production companies face hurdles
Minority ethnic led (MEL) independent production companies face particular barriers to success in the film and television sector, according to new research conducted by the Institute for Employment St

18/01/2005 Storage and IT veteran joins Exanet as CEO
Exanet, a leading provider of high-performance, prize-winning, clustered NAS grid storage solutions, has announced that storage and IT veteran Rami Schwartz has joined the company as CEO. “With ExaSt

18/01/2005 Strong Scottish television and film Bafta presence hailed
Scottish Television, Grampian Television and Scottish Screen have hailed the strong Scottish presence in this year's Orange Bafta film nominations list, announced on January 17. Andrea Gibb, writer o

18/01/2005 XL Video supply kit and expertise for REM tour
XL Video’s live music division kicked off what promises to be another very busy year supplying full video production to REM’s European tour – the first time that REM has ever carried touring video. T

17/01/2005 Christmas sales surge puts Freeview in a million new homes
Record Christmas sales have propelled the number of households with Freeview to over five million, taking the BBC's extra channels and services into at least one million more homes, initial sales figu

17/01/2005 FID cooks up global interest in 'Jamie Oliver’s School Dinners'
Jamie Oliver will be promoting healthy eating habits to school children around the world following a deal reached with Fremantle International Distribution (FID). The distribution arm of FremantleMe

17/01/2005 High-performance Digital Intermediate solution available from Globalstor
Globalstor Data, a leading provider of high speed, scaleable mass storage solutions, has announced the introduction of the new FibreStor-DI. Designed specifically for the high performance digital vi

17/01/2005 Highflying student hits the big time in '25 words or Less' Lottery scheme
A highflying medical student who finds his career threatened by his flatmate is one of three feature film ideas to be awarded £10,000 through the UK Film Council Development Fund’s ‘25 Words or Less’

17/01/2005 Omneon Video Networks announce release of new MigrateTool
Omneon Video Networks has announced the release of its new MigrateTool software, which enables conversion of legacy video server formats to the open QuickTime format used by Omneon systems. MigrateTo

17/01/2005 Rorke Data targets cross-platform video and broadcast resellers
Rorke Data has announced that the Galaxy-HDX (SATA-II) RAID and SAN systems, based on the company’s new high performance, fourth-generation RAID engine, are now shipping. Aggressively targeted at App

17/01/2005 Roxio's Popcorn named 'Best of Show' at Macworld
Roxio and producer of the best-selling digital media software in the world, has been awarded 'Best of Show' at Macworld for Popcorn, the newest addition to its Mac consumer software line. The win for

17/01/2005 Union urges boycott of BBC's Manchester survey ahead of London move
Bectu members affected by the BBC's move out of London have been advised not to complete management questionnaires. Despite a warning that unions would not cooperate with the survey, BBC managers ha

14/01/2005 Inmedia Communications acquires Cable and Satellite Transmissions Limited
Inmedia Communications Limited (Inmedia) has acquired Cable and Satellite Transmissions Limited (CAST) from Barnes Trust Television Limited. This significant deal, which includes staff, equipment, pr

14/01/2005 Kingston University orders ATG streaming system
ATG Broadcast, one of Europe's leading systems integrators, has supplied a complete mobile audio/video LAN, WAN and internet streaming pod to Kingston University. Fully self-contained, it includes tw

14/01/2005 Macromedia announces seminar details for VideoForum 2005
Macromedia is to deliver the first seminar of VideoForum 2005 at Earls Court on Tuesday January 25. The session entitled 'Rich Media and effective delivery - The role of Flash in digital communicatio

14/01/2005 Rushes complete six sets of Dove idents for ‘Lorraine Kelly Today’
Rushes have completed work on a series of idents for a groundbreaking campaign for toiletries brand Dove, featuring six real women of varying ages, shapes and sizes. Each woman represents a different

14/01/2005 Showtime Arabia order Screen Subtitling Systems character generators
Screen Subtitling Systems have supplied Showtime Arabia with 23 units of their new G3500 dedicated subtitle character generators. The systems will support the 21 channels of burnt in Arabic subtitles

14/01/2005 Sonic deal brings digital media networking to the home
Sonic Solutions has announced partnerships with DivXNetworks, Digital 5, and TiVo to bring comprehensive support for digital content networking to the home. Working with the leading technology provid

14/01/2005 The Mill complete 'Jack Knife' Freelander commercial
The Mill have completed work on 'Jack Knife', a new commercial for Landrover which uses a hectic New York traffic jam to illustrate the branding power of Landrover’s Freelander. Chaos fills the stree

14/01/2005 Total Audio Solutions install Pyramix systems at 2nd Sense Broadcast
Total Audio Solutions has installed two new multi-track Pyramix systems at 2nd Sense Broadcast. The Pyramix systems will allow the Borehamwood company, which has built up a strong reputation for prov

13/01/2005 DSM launch F970 compatible battery for HD cameras
DSM's F970 compatible battery is 50Wh (6.9Ah) and can power all the latest range of HD cameras, including the HVRZ1E and HDRFX1 as well as DSR PD 170 and VX 2100 cameras. Apart from being high capac

13/01/2005 Film London reports record growth in location filming in capital
London film and media production is booming, according to Film London statistics, which show a 10% increase in location filming in the capital last year. The figures demonstrate that London has succ