Broadcast News Archive for April, 2005
08/04/2005 Gefen unveils HD SDI connectivity and conversion solutions for AV and broadcast sectors
New HD serial data interface (HD SDI) equipment on display at NAB from Gefen include a 4x2 HD SDI Switcher, 1:4 HD SDI Splitter, HD SDI to DVI Converter, HD SDI to DVI Conversion Box and a HD SDI Sign

08/04/2005 ITV strike hits production centres
ITV productions were hit by a strike this morning after negotiations broke down when unions refused to accept a 3.3% pay deal. The action will affect soap operas 'Coronation Street' and 'Emmerdale',

08/04/2005 TTV chooses SysMedia technology
SysMedia, a leading specialist in subtitling solutions and content management and production systems for interactive TV and teletext, has announced that its Plasma Magenta interactive TV content manag

08/04/2005 TV Set turns to ContentAgent digital media delivery system
Soho’s TV Set is the latest postproduction facility to install ContentAgent, the versatile platform for the capture, playback, encoding and delivery of digital media from root6 Technology. Previously

07/04/2005 Antena3 TV purchases four eQ systems
One of Spain’s leading national networks, Antena3 TV, has purchased four Quantel eQ multi-resolution systems. One of the eQs will also be configured with the QColor in-context grading option. Antena

07/04/2005 Ciprico and Huge Systems share NAB spotlight for broadcast data storage solutions
Ciprico, a leading storage solutions provider for the data-intensive and high-performance digital media markets, and Huge Systems will exhibit together as one company at NAB. Acquired at the end of J

07/04/2005 Macrovision announces presentation of first Fellow Award
Macrovision, the leader in content protection and digital rights management (DRM) technologies, has announced that Peter Newman is the first recipient of the Macrovision Fellow Award, the company’s mo

07/04/2005 Optibase introduces broadcast quality HD Encoder at NAB 2005
Optibase, a leading provider of advanced digital video solutions, will show for the first time real-time professional MPEG-2 HD encoding for the PC at NAB. Optibase's MovieMaker 200 HD is designed fo

07/04/2005 Radio TV West supports ingest, media management, playout with Omneon Spectrum
Radio TV West, a regional radio and television broadcaster serving southwestern Holland, has purchased an Omneon Spectrum server system for ingest, media management, transcoding, and round-the-clock p

07/04/2005 Scopus encoding technology delivers high-speed link for Rogers
Scopus Network Technologies, a leading supplier of digital TV networking solutions to the cable and broadcasting industries, has supplied Rogers Television with encoder/decoder pairs that will serve a

07/04/2005 Siemens Business Services to showcase 'transformation partnership' at NAB
At NAB 2005, Siemens Business Services will demonstrate how it is working with customers to help spread the costs and minimise the risks of digital transformation. Through its breadth of capability a

07/04/2005 Top Avid figures to address industry leaders at NAB 2005 on HD and DRM
Avid Technology have announced that two of its executive officers - David Krall, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Mike Rockwell, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer - will deliver ke

06/04/2005 BBC Outside Broadcasts to cover Pope John Paul II’s Funeral and Royal Wedding
This weekend BBC Outside Broadcasts will provide television coverage of Pope John Paul II's funeral and the Royal Wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles. The Royal Wedding will now take

06/04/2005 Blue brings colour to BBC's Grand National promo
Full-service postproduction facility blue has posted a brand new promo for the BBC’s Grand National 'Grandstand'. In addition to online and offline work, a range of smoke effects as well as the grade

06/04/2005 Digital Vision and Adobe Systems collaborate to provide online stock service
Digital Vision, a world leader in the publishing of digital creative content, has announced a collaboration with Adobe Systems Incorporated the world’s leading provider of software solutions for creat

06/04/2005 DLA Piper scoop lands 45 strong rival Denton Wilde Sapte team
DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary (DLA Piper) is today acquiring 11 partners, 18 lawyers, four trainees and 12 support staff from the media and IP team at Denton Wilde Sapte (DWS). This is the largest acqu

06/04/2005 Major raid removes £500,000 of illegal content from circulation
In the early hours of Sunday April 3 a team of anti-piracy officials swooped on illegal traders at a Staffordshire car boot sale, leading to the removal of 20,000 fake DVDs with an estimated street va

06/04/2005 NBD TV launches 'Paul McCartney Live' at MIP-TV
NBD TV, one of the UK's leading independent television distributors, will offer a brand new concert 'Paul McCartney Live in St Petersburg' for the first time at MIP-TV. In this unique 1 x 52’ televis

06/04/2005 OmniBus announces integration of broadcast automation solutions on HP platforms
OmniBus Systems, the award-winning provider of comprehensive automation and content management solutions to the broadcast industry, has announced that the company will be integrating its automation sy

06/04/2005 Telecast POV system controls flight tracking pedestal to monitor test aircraft at Edwards
Telecast Fiber Systems has announced that its point-of-view (POV) fibre optic transceiver modules are being used in a state-of-the-art 360 degree aircraft tracking system at Edwards Air Force Base, lo

05/04/2005 A.F. Associates re-branded Ascent Media Systems & Technology Services
A.F. Associates, part of Ascent Media Network Services (AMNS), has been re-branded Ascent Media Systems & Technology Services. The newly branded organisation will continue under the leadership of AMN

05/04/2005 Alison Sharman appointed Controller of CBBC
Alan Yentob, BBC Creative Director, has announced the appointment of Alison Sharman as the new Controller of CBBC. Alison Sharman, currently Controller of BBC Daytime, will become the creative leader

05/04/2005 Altered Images strengthens university's resources
Altered Images, the Shepperton-based broadcast systems reseller, has strengthened Canterbury Christchurch University College's resources with an Avid Unity LANShare EX system, integrated with their ex

05/04/2005 Coloured vinyl CD’s now available from Dischromatics
Dischromatics continued close association with Sony DADC has once again allowed the British company to further increase its range through the inclusion of vinyl effect discs in colours other than blac

05/04/2005 Globalstor & Assimilate to demonstrate cost-effective 9.6TB DI server at NAB
At NAB 2005 Globalstor Data Corporation and Assimilate are to demonstrate the new ExtremeStor-DI. A high-performance fault-tolerant hi-definition Digital Intermediate (DI) solution, the ExtremeStor