Broadcast News Archive for March, 2005
31/03/2005 Advanced Broadcast Services takes on multi-lingual shopping channel
Advanced Broadcast Services has won the contract for the playout of TVINS, the first pan-Nordic shopping channel. TVINS broadcasts 24/7 to Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden on the Canal Digital Pl

31/03/2005 BT delivers first element of ITV's MPLS system to Meridian
BT, one of the leading providers of IT and networking services, has trumpeted another broadcasting industry first; delivering an integrated broadcast video, voice and data Multi Protocol Label Switchi

31/03/2005 Dayang announces D3-Edit 5000 video editor
A highly versatile addition to Dayang's D3-Edit product range, the new D3-Edit 5000 video editor allows multi-format sources to be edited on a single timeline. Dayang's proprietary RedBridge graphics

31/03/2005 Dorothy Prior chosen to lead new BBC production drive
Dorothy Prior, Controller of CBBC, is to take up a new role spearheading the drive to deliver more effective production and resource management across the BBC, and offering audiences increased value f

31/03/2005 International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers appoints CEO
The International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers (IABM), the trade association that represents vendors in the broadcast and electronic media industry, have announced the appointment of Roge

31/03/2005 Off the Fence sells raft of titles into France and Spain
Leading independent production and distribution companies, Off the Fence, has announced it has sold a raft of titles into France and Spain. Major French broadcaster, France 5 has just confirmed a ren

31/03/2005 SGL announce International Character Set support in FlashNet
Software Generation Ltd (SGL), a leading provider of video storage management software, has announced that the next-generation of SGL FlashNet provides support for International Character Set of world

31/03/2005 Sundance Digital moves to larger premises
Sundance Digital, a leading provider of cost-effective, high-performance broadcast automation solutions for master control and the newsroom has outgrown its space for the third time in five years has

30/03/2005 Boxer Systems completes Teachers’ TV editing facility
Boxer Systems has announced the successful completion of a new collaborative editing facility for Teachers' TV, the professional development channel for those in the education community, which launche

30/03/2005 DGP bolster design team
DGP, the Soho based DVD and postproduction facility, has announced the recruitment of Amanda Robinson as Senior Design Producer. Robinson will manage a team five designers and the Smoke HD suite. R

30/03/2005 Gefen release DVI Booster for HD displays
Gefen has announced the release of its DVI Booster, a small unit that corrects video signal degradation that occurs over stretches of DVI copper cables used to extend a display away from its high defi

30/03/2005 London's 10th Planet selects Snell & Wilcox Alchemist Ph.C
10th Planet Digital Media, whose DVD authoring credits include the 2004 Music Vision Awards for Best Music DVD, has purchased a Snell & Wilcox Alchemist Ph.C for standards and aspect ratio conversion

30/03/2005 Ross to market Codan routers worldwide
Ross Video and Codan Broadcast have announced an agreement giving Ross Video rights to market Codan Broadcast’s extensive line of routing products worldwide. “We are very pleased with our new relatio

30/03/2005 Scrub supplies Digidesign ICON to Soundworks
A 32-fader Dcontrol console will form the centrepiece of a new studio currently being built at Wales' only full service, high-end audio facility. An additional 16 Fader Dcontrol console has already b

30/03/2005 Thomson rebrands Broadcast & Media Solutions Division as Grass Valley
Thomson has announced that it is changing the name of its Broadcast & Media Solutions business activity to Grass Valley. Known for creating the Grass Valley broadcast and film production products use

30/03/2005 UK film industry looks to share expertise with Bollywood
Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell has kicked off negotiations that promise to make it easier for the UK film industry to share expertise with Bollywood - the largest film industry in the world. Ms Jowel

25/03/2005 Autodesk re-brands Discreet as Autodesk Media and Entertainment
Autodesk has announced that Discreet has been rebranded as Autodesk Media and Entertainment division. The division will remain dedicated to providing innovative products and services for the film, vi

25/03/2005 BBC Resources pay offer accepted
Bectu members in BBC Resources have voted in a ballot to accept a 3.5% pay offer. In the ballot covering staff in the BBC's television facilities subsidiary, 80% of members responding voted to accept

25/03/2005 Chrosziel release HDV Mattebox
OpTex, UK distributor for Chrosziel, has announced the release and immediate availability of a new mattebox designed for the Sony HVR-Z1E and Sony HDR-FX1 HDV camcorders. The Chrosziel HDV mattebox

25/03/2005 Fujinon captures final Star Wars action
When Lucasfilm Ltd's Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith comes to cinemas this year, audiences will see the first Star Wars movie shot using Fujinon E Series digital cinema-style lenses, which

25/03/2005 Interkabel chooses Irdeto Access for digital cable content security
Irdeto Access, a world leader in content security and a subsidiary of multinational media group Naspers, has signed a contract with Interkabel to provide conditional access for IN.DI, the latest digit

25/03/2005 Peter Fincham appointed as new Controller of BBC One
Jana Bennett, BBC Director of Television, has announced the appointment of Peter Fincham, outgoing Chief Executive Officer of talkbackTHAMES, as the new Controller of BBC One. Mr Fincham will become

25/03/2005 TMR Digital scores with 'Footballers’ Wives'
TMR Digital, part of the VTR Media Services group, has landed the contract to design, encode and author the DVD for the third series of hit ITV1 drama 'Footballers’ Wives'. The three-disc set, charti

25/03/2005 WTVO’s multicasting plans include Sundance Digital
WTVO, a Nexstar operated station located in Rockford, will replace its aging automation system with a Sundance Digital FastBreak Automation suite in preparation for multicasting. The ABC affiliate w

24/03/2005 Aquarium adds depth with acquisition of Soho neighbour Mosaic Pictures
Aquarium, the BAFTA nominated audio post facility in Wardour Street, is acquiring Mosaic Pictures, one of Soho’s longest established and most respected editing houses. Ben Baird, founder of Aquarium