Broadcast News Archive for March, 2005
24/03/2005 Double Negative adopts unified grading with Baselight system
One of the latest companies to invest in FilmLight's Baselight grading and finishing system is premier London visual effects facility, Double Negative. Installed to centralise the grading of vfx shot

24/03/2005 ITV to be hit by industrial action over pay dispute
Staff at ITV sites across the country are to take industrial action over pay after Easter. In a postal ballot which closed yesterday, March 23, staff in ITV centres in Manchester, Leeds, London, Norw

24/03/2005 ND SatCom improves handling of SkyWAN installations
ND SatCom, a leading global supplier of satellite-based broadband VSAT, broadcast and military communication network solutions, has introduced "quick install" at Via Satellite's global SATELLITE 2005

24/03/2005 Nigel Booth joins IPV as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Cambridge-based Internet Pro Video Ltd (IPV) has announced the appointment of Nigel Booth as its Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Booth's key mandate will be to look after its sales a

24/03/2005 Pristine Systems to partner with Axia Audio for end-to-end solution
Axia Audio, the networked studio audio division of Telos Systems, has joined with Pristine Systems (, makers of the CDS32

24/03/2005 Quantel veteran appointed to lead London post production sales
Quantel have appointed Geoff Mills to promote sales of itsindustry-leading range of postproduction systems in the London area. Mills is already well known to many Quantel customers around the world,

24/03/2005 Video Technics to introduce third generation of NewsFlow at NAB
The third generation of NewsFlow, Video Technics’ proven all-digital tapeless newsroom solution, is being released at NAB 2005. The NewsFlow solutions, which promise significant enhancements, will be

23/03/2005 Acterna to offer Interra Systems H.264 Analyser
Acterna, the leader in test and management solutions for consumer and business broadband communications, has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Interra Systems, a leading provider of

23/03/2005 ADI UK provide Outside Broadcast facilities to the Greenquarter
ADI UK has provided Outside Broadcast facilities for the official opening of the Greenquarter development in central Manchester. Leeds-based Ripe Designs contracted ADI UK to provide camera coverage

23/03/2005 Avid Technology acquires Pinnacle Systems in cash and stock deal
Avid Technology has announced the acquisition of Pinnacle Systems for an estimated $482 million. Avid has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Pinnacle in a cash and stock transaction. Unde

23/03/2005 Custom Consoles expand production facilities
Responding to increased demand for its expanded range of studio furniture, Custom Consoles has announced a major extension to its Leighton Buzzard headquarters. Five hundred square metres of ground-l

23/03/2005 Harris Corporation to showcase Atlas Analogue at NAB 2005
Harris Corporation's Broadcast Communications Division (BCD) will showcase its flexibility across the television industry's leading analogue and digital transmission standards at NAB 2005 with an expa

23/03/2005 Irish film scoops top awards at the Sofia International Film Festival
Lenny Abrahamson's Adam & Paul recently scooped the prestigious Best Film Prize (Stella Artois Grand Prix) and the International Film Critics Federation Prize (FIPRESCI award) at the 9th Sofia Interna

23/03/2005 Nexsan to acquire second generation ILM software
Nexsan Technologies, the pioneer of enterprise ATA/SATA based storage systems, has announced the signing of an agreement to acquire privately held Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) software provi

23/03/2005 Quantel extends server range with the launch of Picturebox sQ
Quantel has unveiled Picturebox sQ – a brand new addition to the world-leading sQ server range that provides an integrated approach to the creation, playout and management of graphics. According to Q

22/03/2005 Merging Technologies to take HD video to new heights
Following the rapid success of their standard VCube, the hard disk based video player/recorder system, Merging Technologies will be showing their new VCube HD-2K system at NAB 2005. Capable of uncom

22/03/2005 NIFTC hosts world premiere of 'Mickybo & Me'
The NIFTC is to host the Northern Ireland Gala Charity Premiere of feature film 'Mickybo & Me' on March 22 in Belfast, in association with United International Pictures. Written and directed by Terry

22/03/2005 Nucoda announce huge success of Film Master courses
Nucoda, a product line of Digital Vision, has announced the huge success of two Film Master Training Courses that took place recently in London and Los Angeles. Film Master, an award-winning resoluti

22/03/2005 NUJ condemns BBC cuts proposals
The NUJ has called on BBC Director General Mark Thompson to halt plans to axe thousands of jobs and cut programme-making budgets in the wake of the launch of the Government's Green Paper on the future

22/03/2005 Omneon Spectrum systems chosen for Croatian broadcaster
Omneon Video Networks has announced that Broadcasting Center Europe (BCE), an RTL Group company, has installed two Omneon Spectrum media server systems within a new playout facility for RTL Televizija

22/03/2005 Scopus announces digital content distribution solution for syndication
Scopus Network Technologies, a leading supplier of digital television networking to the broadcast and cable industries, has announced the commercial availability of its end-to-end solution for syndica

22/03/2005 SSL’s Xlogic 5.1 Compressor gets thumbs up
Two of the UK’s premier 5.1 surround sound producers, Julie Gardner and Simon Heyworth, have given Solid State Logic’s XLogic SuperAnalogue 5.1 Compressor a major vote of confidence by installing the

22/03/2005 TSL expands capabilities with new premises move
TSL, a leading international independent broadcast systems integrator and manufacturer, is ushering in a new era and preparing for an exciting future with the announcement that April will see it move

21/03/2005 BBC announces 2000 job cuts across content and output divisions
2,050 jobs are to go at the BBC's content and output divisions, Director-General Mark Thompson announced today. The cuts follow the 1,730 job cuts in the BBC's Professional Service divisions announce

21/03/2005 ESPN STAR Sports Expands with QMC Master Control
At the core of the recent major expansion at ESPN STAR Sports in Singapore is a new multi-channel master control system from Quartz. The new system includes twelve channels of QMC, each with an inte