Broadcast News Archive for April, 2005
18/04/2005 Bionic Media adds new editing talent
Bionic Media the editorial and audio post house founded by editors Steve Beal and Todd Feuer, has added C. Scott Gorman and Andrew Malenda to its roster of editorial talent. The company has also made

18/04/2005 CNN chooses Building4Media production automation system
Building4Media is currently installing a non-linear news ingest, desktop editing, transcoding and production automation system at CNN's Washington DC bureau. The system also includes equipment-pool

18/04/2005 Holographic data storage leader demonstrates 200 gigabits per square inch density
InPhase Technologies, the leader in holographic data storage, has successfully demonstrated a data density of 200 gigabits per square inch, significantly higher than any other optical format. InPhase

18/04/2005 Omneon offers trade-up programme for Pinnacle servers
Omneon Video Networks is now offering trade-in credits to existing users of Pinnacle MediaStreams when they purchase new Omneon Spectrum servers. This new programme allows customers to trade up to t

18/04/2005 Quantel launches QColor Excel
Quantel has announced the launch of QColor Excel - a highly innovative new facility for intuitive colour correction with iQ, the world’s leading DI system. As its name suggests, QColor Excel is desi

18/04/2005 Qwerty's Michael Kuhn to deliver Pact Film Lecture
Michael Kuhn, Chairman of Qwerty Films, is to share his views on the state of the British film industry in Pact's inaugural Film Lecture, to take place in London on Monday May 9 and sponsored by the B

15/04/2005 Acterna unveils DTTV broadcast interface update
Acterna, the leader in test and management solutions for consumer and business broadband communications, has announced that its DTS product line now includes interfaces for both the COFDM and 8VSB mod

15/04/2005 Datavision work with Bryco to release new products at NAB 2005
Datavision has chosen this year’s NAB to launch the latest edition to the already highly successful Bryco range of media storage rack products. Datavision have been selling the Bryco range of product

15/04/2005 Dayang appoints European Sales & Marketing Director
Dayang International has announced the appointment of Maurice de Jonghe as Director of Sales & Marketing, Europe. Maurice de Jonghe has more than 25 years experience in the broadcast industry, suppor

15/04/2005 Irish Film Board and Arts Council launch new documentary production fund
The Irish Arts Council and Bord Scannan na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (BSÉ/IFB) have called for proposals for a new production fund, 'Documenting the Arts'. Complementing existing documentary and

15/04/2005 New pay offer halts ITV strike action
Strike action scheduled for this weekend at ITV has been suspended while Bectu members vote on a revised pay package. The improved offer was presented to Bectu and Amicus on Monday April 11 after a

15/04/2005 Snell & Wilcox announces key US sales and marketing appointments
Snell & Wilcox has strengthened its presence in the Northeast United States and eastern Canada with the appointment of industry veteran James Noonan as Northeast regional Sales Manager and Gregory Sid

15/04/2005 Vector system used on Royal marriage blessing
Compulite has announced that its Vector control system was recently used in Windsor Castle for the wedding blessing for The Prince of Wales and Camilla Parker Bowles. Lighting director Bernie Davis u

15/04/2005 Wohler hires new Chief Operating Officer
Wohler Technologies has named David Johnson as its new Chief Operating Officer. A San Francisco native, Mr Johnson has held senior management positions with several high-technology companies includi

14/04/2005 AJA Video announces powerful new features for KONA 2
AJA Video has announced the immediate availability of new software (version 1.1) for KONA 2. New features include 10-bit hardware upconversion to convert SD video to HD, providing complete capture-t

14/04/2005 Channel 4 chooses Pixel Power Clarity
Pixel Power has announced that Channel 4 has recently purchased its10th Clarity system, for use in graphics creation and graphics playout. As a result of the successful implementation of the initial

14/04/2005 Creative Archive Licence scheme launched
Media & arts organisations, universities and libraries have today been urged to join an innovative new scheme designed to give the public access to footage and sound from some of the largest film, tel

14/04/2005 Get SMART at NAB 2005 with Realviz
Realviz, a leader in image processing software development, has chosen NAB 2005 as the setting for the introduction of 'SMART' (Scalable Matching Architecture for Tracking), a powerful new automatic t

14/04/2005 NBD TV announces worldwide Rat Pack DVD deal
NBD TV, one of the UK's leading independent television distributors, has sold a one hour film of the hit London West End stage show 'The Ratpack - Live From Las Vegas' to PBS for transmission in the U

14/04/2005 SMPTE form Working Group to design comprehensive data dictionary
Sundance Digital, in cooperation with nine other well-established firms involved in broadcast automation, traffic, digital delivery and program management systems, founded an ad hoc committee last yea

14/04/2005 TV One names Iberian distributor
TV One, formerly known as Vine Micros, has announced Techex as their chosen distributor for the Iberian Peninsula. Regarded as one of the premier suppliers of video processing equipment to the AV and

14/04/2005 Wohler Technologies to release professional broadcast HD test signal generator at NAB
New at this year’s NAB, Wohler will introduce a uniquely designed full broadcast quality HD test signal generator suitable for most HD standards and several other user-friendly features. The Penpal-

13/04/2005 BBC Broadcast Ltd bidders revealed as sale process reaches next stage
The BBC has launched today the next stage of the sale process for its commercial subsidiary, BBC Broadcast Ltd. The sale, which is subject to the final approval of the BBC Governors and Executive Boa

13/04/2005 Blue completes post on new BBC Two documentary
Full-service facility blue has completed postproduction for 'The Confession', part of BBC Two’s forthcoming series 'Compulsion', which gives an insight into what drives ordinary people to the edge and

13/04/2005 Cod Steaks sponsors the award ceremony at the Animated Encounters Festival 2005
Cod Steaks has focused its model making and construction skills for the last two years to create all the sets for the forthcoming new Wallace & Gromit feature, ‘The Curse of the Were-Rabbit’, to be pr