Broadcast News Archive for February, 2005
23/02/2005 Canal Plus Spain deploys Chyron digital telestration tool
Canal Plus Spain has purchased Chyron's state-of-the-art digital telestration tool, CODI Strator. The installation was carried out by Chyron's Spanish partner Clearcom S.L. Canal Plus Spain is using

23/02/2005 Fast Forward Video to launch new portable FieldPro DVR
Fast Forward Video (FFV), a recognised innovator of digital video recorder (DVR) technology for broadcast, industrial video, presentation, and military applications, has announced the launch of its po

23/02/2005 Lost punk footage found in Bafta award winner’s attic
Rare documentary footage of one of Manchester’s legendary punk bands has been found after nearly 30 years and preserved before it became unplayable and lost forever. Novice filmmaker John Crumpton, w

23/02/2005 OmniBus automation to streamline 24-hour news delivery
OmniBus Systems, the award-winning provider of comprehensive automation and asset management solutions to the broadcast industry, has been chosen by Bay News 9 of Tampa, Florida, a 24-hour news channe

23/02/2005 South African film wins Golden Bear in Berlin
Mark Dornford-May's feature debut 'U-Carmen eKhayelitsha' has been awarded the Golden Bear for Best Film at the 2005 Berlin International Film Festival. The first South African film to be selected fo

23/02/2005 TMD chosen by Ascent Media Network to supply media workflow system for five
TMD Ltd has won a major contract to supply and implement its Mediaflex Media Asset Management and Workflow system for Ascent Media Network Services Europe (AMNSE); the system will be used to handle al

23/02/2005 Vinten to release Vector 60 at NAB
At NAB 2005 Vinten is to showcase a new addition to the award winning Vector range, Vector 60. With all the functionality of the original award winning Vector range, the new Vector 60 has been desig

22/02/2005 da Vinci debuts upgrades to 2K Plus with new 2K Elite Series
da Vinci Systems has announced the release of a new series of upgrades for its Emmy Award-winning 2K image enhancement system. Available for new and existing 2K Plus users, options in the new 2K Elit

22/02/2005 Digital Media Centre first to use Adstream in Europe
The Digital Media Centre (DMC), a premier digital media facilities dedicated to multi-lingual broadcasting, has become the first broadcaster to use Adstream in Europe for its end-to-end digital commer

22/02/2005 Engenius Prompting announce new Z-Prompter
Engenius Prompting has announced its latest product, the new low cost Z-Prompter, designed for the new breed of small camcorders. The Z-Prompter's compact all-in-one design mounts the prompter with t

22/02/2005 Fridthjof Film chooses Panasonic’s HD Varicam camera system
One of the leading postproduction companies in Denmark, Fridthjof Film A/S, has ordered Panasonic’s HD Varicam camera system. This is the first Varicam supplied to the Danish market and according to

22/02/2005 Omneon receives 2004 Frost & Sullivan Award
Omneon Video Networks has received the 2004 Frost & Sullivan Award for Market Penetration, included as part of Frost & Sullivan's recently released analysis, 'World Video Server Market'. This award

22/02/2005 Penny Young appointed Head of Accountability at BBC Nations and Regions
Penny Young has been appointed Head of Accountability, BBC Nations and Regions. Young will be reporting to Director of Governance, Nicholas Kroll. In this new post, Young will help the Governors in

22/02/2005 PG Tips celebrates 75 years with Aardman
Aardman Animation have completed a new commercial as a celebration for 75 years of PG Tips, and included a series of vignettes of the last three quarters of a century. Five different decades were cho

22/02/2005 Red Giant Software releases Magic Bullet Suite 2.0
Red Giant Software has announced the availability of Magic Bullet Suite version 2.0. Comprised of 18 After Effects plug-ins, the new software application delivers a complete production pipeline for p

21/02/2005 Alias announces new Maya 6.5 Platinum and Silver membership features
Alias has released the full details of its updated Maya Platinum and Silver Membership Services Programmes. Originally launched at SIGGRAPH 2004, the Membership Services Programmes replace the previ

21/02/2005 Costa Nikols joins Gee Broadcast Systems
Gee Broadcast Systems Ltd, owner of Lightworks and manufacturer of the Geevs XT range of broadcast video servers, has announced that Costa Nikols is to join the company at the beginning of March. Nik

21/02/2005 Forbidden Technologies expands FORscene sales force
Video streaming specialist Forbidden Technologies has announced the appointment of Ashley Winfield as New Business Manager. An experienced and established face in the video editing and post producti

21/02/2005 ITN Archive announces launch of music footage catalogue
ITN Archive is to launch its extensive collection of music footage on Thursday February 24 at the Marquee Club in London’s Leicester Square. Featuring performances from the earliest days of sound on

21/02/2005 NaturalMotion launches endorphin 2.0
NaturalMotion Ltd., the innovative British developer of Dynamic Motion Synthesis technology, has announced that it will be launching version 2.0 of endorphin, its award-winning 3D animation software,

21/02/2005 OmniBus' OPUS to debut at NAB 2005
OmniBus' OPUS suite of content management products is to make its debut at NAB 2005. Building on the company’s leadership in media asset management and its award-winning G3 architecture, OPUS deliver

21/02/2005 Polar appointed Huge Systems Western European distributor
Polar Graphics have announced an agreement with Huge Systems to become the Western European distributor of Huge Systems products. Polar has been Huge Systems' exclusive distributor for UK and Ireland

21/02/2005 Ross Video nominated for OCRI Technology Company of the Year shortlist
The Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation (OCRI) has announced that Ross Video has been selected as one of three finalists for 'Technology Company of the Year' at the 2005 OCRI Awards. The offic

18/02/2005 'Birds Eye View' women's film festival to be held in March
The Birds Eye View Film Festival - the first major UK Women's Film Festival – is to open on International Women's day, March 8 at the NFT. Presented by Jerry Hall and with a varied programme includi

18/02/2005 Autoscript announce plans for NAB 2005
At NAB 2005, Autoscript (formerly BDL-Autoscript), is to demonstrate its range of innovative teleprompting products. On display will be Autoscript's unique wireless scroll control designed for the '