Broadcast News Archive for February, 2005
28/02/2005 Discreet congratulates Oscar winners for Visual Effects and Animated Short Film
Discreet has congratulated post-production facilities Sony Pictures Imageworks, Zoic Studios, Radium and Ring of Fire on winning the Academy Awards for Achievement in Visual Effects for 'Spider-Man 2'

28/02/2005 FOCAL awards honour archive footage triumphs
International productions have dominated the final selections for the moving image industry’s annual awards, as members now take their turn to decide on the ultimate winners. The FOCAL International

28/02/2005 Foundation for Art and Creative Technology name new director
The Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT) have appointed a new Director to continue and develop the work of the organisation's founder and Chief Executive Eddie Berg, who will leave the or

28/02/2005 Major Oscars grabbed by 'Million Dollar Baby'
Clint Eastwood's boxing drama, 'Million Dollar Baby' won four of the main Oscars at last night's 77th Academy Awards. The movie won 'Best Picture', Clint Eastwood picked up the Oscar for 'Best Direct

28/02/2005 NASCAR season brought to screen with AJA Video's Kona 2
AJA has announced that Kona 2 is helping to bring NASCAR car racing to television viewers. Beginning with the recent Daytona 500 and following on the heels of the professional football, basketball, a

28/02/2005 Treaties promise to open overseas door for UK film industry
Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell today opened the door to a whole new world for the UK's film industry by inviting South Africa, China, India, Jamaica and Morocco to share their expertise and talent for

28/02/2005 UK filmmaker wins Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film
British filmmaker Andrea Arnold's 'Wasp' has won the Academy Award for Best Short Film, Live Action category. Shot in Dartford and starring Nathalie Press (My Summer of Love) Wasp tells the story of

28/02/2005 Universal Music choose Quartz for new video archiving and duplication facility
The world's largest record company, Universal Music, has installed a Quartz Topaz router in the build of its new London-based Video Archiving and Duplication centre. As part of the company's digitisa

25/02/2005 Gray Television Group purchases five Inscriber graphic systems
Inscriber, a subsidiary of Leitch Technology and a leading global provider of broadcast solutions, have announced that the Gray Television Group's WCAV (CBS), WVAW (ABC), and WAHU (FOX), located in Ch

25/02/2005 Mike Rhine joins da Vinci as Vice President of Finance
Da Vinci Systems have announced that Mike Rhine has been named as Vice President of Finance. Previously with parent company Acterna, Inc. for five years, Rhine will be responsible for da Vinci's fina

25/02/2005 Panasonic HD studio and production equipment bought for tpt PSB channel
Panasonic HD studio and production equipment purchased by Twin Cities Twin Cities Public Television has invested in Panasonic high definition equipment with the purchase of two AK-HC931 720p studio c

25/02/2005 Rode introduces duo of NTG shotgun microphones
Exclusive UK distributor HHB Communications has announced the availability of two new Rode condenser shotgun microphones, the NTG-1 and NTG-2. Designed and manufactured in Australia, both models come

25/02/2005 Sky Media to hold off on late copy surcharges for Adstream users
Sky Media, the advertising sales division of BSkyB, will continue to waive late copy charges into 2005 for a limited period, when advertisers and agencies deliver commercials via Adstream's digital on

25/02/2005 SMPTE to hold popular Digital Cinema Summit at NAB
SMPTE will again host and produce its popular and informative Digital Cinema Saturday Session at NAB this year. The SMPTE session will cover the Science, Engineering, Testing, Standards, Economic, Re

25/02/2005 TSA monitor playout with Miranda's Kaleido-K2 multi-image display processors
Miranda Technologies have announced that Spain's Telefónica Servicios Audiovisuales (TSA) has installed four Miranda Kaleido-K2 multi-image display processors for monitoring up to 100 SDI/PAL signals

25/02/2005 TTL video orders Custom Consoles' Module-R desk system
Bedfordshire-based Custom Consoles has delivered the first in its new range of Module-R technical furniture to TTL Video. A four-seat inline desk was chosen as part of the new TV and Radio studio com

24/02/2005 BBC joins forces with UK Film Council to showcase best of British short film
The BBC, in partnership with the UK Film Council, has launched the Film Network, a pilot website designed to showcase the best of British independent short film which might not be seen anywhere else a

24/02/2005 Discreet introduces 3ds max 7.5
Discreet has announced 3ds max 7.5 software, an upgrade exclusively for its 3ds max subscription customers that will deliver a broad range of sought-after new features and capabilities. The Discreet

24/02/2005 Freelance working time survey recommended by Bectu
A survey of freelance television working hours is to be carried out on February 25 2005, and Bectu has recommended all relevant members participate. The survey consists of two anonymous polls: How m

24/02/2005 Miranda unveils camera-mounted DV-to-SDI interface
Miranda Technologies has announced the launch of the new DV-Bridge Cam, a lightweight and high-quality DV-to-SDI converter for low-cost newsgathering with DV cameras. This compact interface can be m

24/02/2005 Sonic appoints New Media AV as UK distributor
Sonic Solutions has announced the appointment of New Media AV as the UK distributor for Sonic’s professional DVD authoring software applications, including Sonic eDVD, ReelDVD, and DVD Producer. New

24/02/2005 Three BBC Scotland programmes selected to compete in the Rose d'Or Festival 2005
Three top BBC Scotland programmes – 'Still Game', 'The Karen Dunbar Show' and 'Restoration' - have been selected to compete in the international and prestigious Rose d'Or Festival in Lucerne, Switzerl

24/02/2005 ViewCast ships new four-channel Osprey-440
ViewCast Corporation has announced the release of the Osprey-440 audio and video capture card. The Osprey-440 leverages the capabilities of the industry-leading Osprey video capture cards and enhance

24/02/2005 Wohler hires new Chief Operating Officer
Wohler Technologies has announced the appointment David Johnson as Chief Operating Officer. A San Francisco native, Johnson has held senior management positions with several high-technology companie

23/02/2005 APTN Library reveals new collection of Vietnam War footage
APTN Library has revealed a collection of Vietnam War footage, unseen for decades, that reveals new and unfamiliar aspects to this controversial and bloodstained chapter of Twentieth Century history.