Broadcast News Archive for March, 2005
10/03/2005 HaiVision releases hai200 Series IP video solutions
HaiVision Systems has announced the release and immediate availability of the hai200 Series, a new range of compact and versatile IP video products for the encoding, management, and decoding of audio/

10/03/2005 Key BBC factual commissioning appointments announced
Three new commissioners for factual programmes across the BBC's four television channels have been appointed, paving the way for a new, fairer one-stop shop commissioning system for in-house and indep

10/03/2005 Kudos to produce major new primetime drama for BBC One
Leading indie drama producer Kudos Film and Television (Spooks, Hustle) is to reunite the award-winning team behind 'Hustle' for a new BBC One primetime commission from BBC Wales Head of Drama Julie G

10/03/2005 Optibase enables commercial IPTV services in China
Optibase, a leading provider of advanced digital video solutions, has announced that the company’s MPEG MovieMaker 400 encoders are enabling TV over IP to home streaming services in the Tangshan metro

10/03/2005 VTR completes post on new Natalie Imbruglia promo
Full-service facility VTR has carried out postproduction on 'Shiver', the latest promo from Natalie Imbruglia’s latest album 'Counting Down The Days'. Produced by Benedict Cooper for FM Rocks, the vi

09/03/2005 Broadcast Traffic Systems launch new products at CabSat
Broadcast Traffic Systems (BTS), a leading supplier of traffic software solutions to the broadcast industry, is to introduce a range of new products at CabSat in Dubai. BTS will be showcasing Enterp

09/03/2005 FX & Total Audio co-host Pyramix event at Shepperton
London hire specialist FX Rentals has hosted an evening at Shepperton Studios, in conjunction with UK audio distributor Total Audio Solutions, to showcase the Pyramix Virtual Studio digital audio work

09/03/2005 ITV profits rocket despite dwindling audience share
ITV plc has reported a 57% rise in profits at the end of the first full year since it was spawned from the merger of Granada and Carlton - pre-tax profits for the group were £340 million. ITV 1, the

09/03/2005 Nice Shoes steps up advertising workflow with Discreet
New York-based postproduction house Nice Shoes has advanced its advertising workflow with new and upgraded Discreet processing, visual effects and editing solutions. Nice Shoes adopted these solutio

09/03/2005 Ross integrates OverDrive v2.0 with Avid iNEWS
Ross Video has announced the integration of the OverDrive v2.0 production control system with the Avid iNEWS newsroom computer system. The integration streamlines workflow and gives a more consisten

09/03/2005 Sport Italia adds Extreme branded block
Extreme Entertainment, a leading distributor of action sports programming, has added Sport Italia to its expanding list of Extreme Sports Channel ‘branded block’ clients. Sport Italia is a new terres

09/03/2005 Telecinco opts for Zandar MultiViewers
To help meet the challenges of multi-camera monitoring, Estudios Picasso, the production arm of Telecinco, Spain's leading national commercial television broadcaster, has adopted Zandar MultiViewers f

09/03/2005 The Foundry announces first OpenFX project
Leading visual effects developer The Foundry has announced the completion of the first OpenFX project. An open API for visual effects software, OpenFX has been used in conjunction with FilmLight’s B

08/03/2005 BBC drafts editorial blueprint project for the future
BBC Director-General Mark Thompson has launched an extensive cross-media, audience-focused project entitled 'Creative Futures', aimed at producing an editorial blueprint for BBC programmes, content an

08/03/2005 Broadcast Production Show to feature interactive acquisition demo area
EMAP Media, the organiser of The Broadcast Production Show 2005, has announced a new interactive acquisition demo area provided by global broadcast industry sales, rental and project solutions company

08/03/2005 Dolby ScreenTalk installed in cinemas across Iceland
Laboratories and Sound Associates have announced the sale of 35 Dolby ScreenTalk units to Icelandic cinemas, meaning that every mainstream cinema in the country can easily and cost-effectively screen

08/03/2005 Gee Broadcast to represent DNF Controls Products in UK
DNF Controls has announced that Basingstoke-based Gee Broadcast Systems Ltd., a distributor of broadcast solutions and manufacturer of the Geevs Broadcast Video Server, will handle sales to the broadc

08/03/2005 Godman and Devilfish create 'Resident Evil' idents for Sci Fi
Devilfish and Godman have created the latest sponsorship idents for the Sci Fi channel, including opening credits and break bumpers. The series of 3 x 15 second and 3 x 5 second spots will associate

08/03/2005 Merging Technologies take HD video to NAB
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 uncomp

08/03/2005 Mi Broadcast supply Riedel Artist Intercom to BBC Resources
BBC Resources Outside Broadcasts have chosen Riedel Artist M Intercom for their latest Outside Broadcast Vehicle, Unit 12. The system comprised a 104 port Digital Intercom Matrix with dual power supp

08/03/2005 TVC Multimèdia supplies Automatic TV to Canal SUR Miami
TVC Multimèdia has installed the latest version of its interactive TV platform, Automatic TV, at Canal SUR Miami, its first ever sale in the United States. Automatic TV is quickly becoming an intern

07/03/2005 BBC/Comic Relief pop promo finished at AHC
AHC Post have completed post on the BBC’s Comic Relief pop promo. The project, featuring Peter Kay miming to Tony Christie’s 'Amarillo', was filmed in high definition, directed by David Mallett and

07/03/2005 Bill Reinhart joins VertigoXmedia sales team
VertigoXmedia, a leading provider of broadcast graphics software and media servers, has hired broadcast industry sales veteran Bill Reinhart as Director of Broadcast Business Development. Responsible

07/03/2005 Inscriber Infocaster takes centre stage in ITN's Channel 4 news studio
Gee Broadcast Systems, UK distributor of TV graphics products from Inscriber, has announces that Inscriber's Infocaster digital signage system has been chosen by ITN to power three 50" plasma displays

07/03/2005 MVI Post selects da Vinci's 2K Plus
Da Vinci Systems has announced that MVI Post, a digital post-production facility located just outside Washington, DC, has recently completed its transition to high definition with upgrades that includ