Broadcast News Archive for May, 2005
12/05/2005 Eyeheight at the Broadcast Production Show
Additions to Eyeheight's industry-leading range of SD and HD production, postproduction and master control equipment will be introduced to the British market at the Broadcast Production Show in London

12/05/2005 Lifemode signs distribution agreement with Digimation
Lifemode Interactive, developer of leading facial animation technology, has announced a major agreement with Digimation, a leading distributor in the 3D industry, to distribute LifeStudio:HEAD in the

12/05/2005 Riedel C3 Performer honoured by TV Technology
NAB 2005 was a huge success for Riedel Communications in more ways than one. The company, known for pioneering advanced intercom technology, walked away with record-breaking leads as well as a covete

12/05/2005 Two RTÉ Television programmes receive awards
An RTÉ television documentary which investigated the murder of the Pope's Ambassador to Burundi, Tipperary born Archbishop Michael Courtney, has won the 2005 Connacht Gold/John Healy Award. The docum

11/05/2005 ADS Tech release new USB 2.0 Mini Drive Kit
ADS Tech has announced a new Mini Drive Kit, the latest addition to its award-winning line of USB products. The Mini Drive Kit is a plug-and-play device that enables Mac and Windows PC users to quic

11/05/2005 Audio-Technica takes the stage with Russell Watson
Russell Watson’s recent UK concert tour was miked entirely with Audio-Technica, including the 27 piece orchestra, four backing singers, and an A-T Artist Elite 5000 Series Wireless system for the mega

11/05/2005 Ballots back strike action against BBC cuts
Union members in the BBC have voted for industrial action in protest against plans for cuts and privatisation. In a series of ballots which closed today (May 11), Bectu claimed voters supported strik

11/05/2005 Final Draft International Edition released
Final Draft has announced the availability of the International Edition of Final Draft, its top-selling scriptwriting software, which is used to write scripts for movies, television and theatre. “Th

11/05/2005 Liverpool Film Office heads to Cannes Film Festival
Liverpool City Council's Film Office will be meeting with international film industry professionals at Cannes this year, to promote Liverpool's diverse filming locations as well as its first class fac

11/05/2005 Neon Broadcast's new HD mobile unit features UK's first Kahuna multi-format switcher
The first Snell & Wilcox SD/HD Kahuna production switcher to be installed in the UK is at the heart of the newest mobile truck in Neon Broadcast Services' fleet. Chosen both for its unique SD/HD sup

11/05/2005 NTL Broadcast reveals first channels for TV-to-mobile trial with O2
NTL Broadcast, in partnership with O2, has revealed the first batch of channels to be part of its line-up for the forthcoming Oxford mobile TV trial, including Cartoon Network, CNN, Discovery Channel,

11/05/2005 Quantel hail 'Star Wars Episode III' as 'a blueprint for 21st Century film making'
'Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith' is set to make cinema history; not just in the box office but in its use of cutting edge DI technology. Most impressive is the thousands of hours of work

10/05/2005 Blue posts BBC2’s new reality doc ‘The Monastery’
Full-service post-production facility blue has completed the postproduction for two promos for BBC2’s forthcoming reality TV show, 'The Monastery'. Produced by Tiger Aspect and commissioned by the BB

10/05/2005 Canopus announces support module for Panasonic’s DVCPRO P2 products
Canopus has announced native, real-time non-linear editing support for Panasonic’s DVCPRO P2 series of products, including the new AG-HVX200 DVCPRO HD P2 hand-held camcorder. Developed in collaborati

10/05/2005 Convergent Design unveils HDV-Connect
Convergent Design has unveiled the HDV-Connect, a high performance HDV/DV to HD/SD-SDI converter. Intended for both broadcast studio and NLE applications, the stand-alone converter supports 1080i, 7

10/05/2005 Dubbs to demonstrate restoration skills at Broadcast Production Show
Dubbs has announced that it is to exhibit at The Broadcast Production Show (June 1-3 2005) with live restoration demonstrations and prize draws. Visitors to the stand (B114) can bring along their mas

10/05/2005 Football channel votes for recognition
Staff at Manchester United's own television channel have voted for Bectu to organise and represent them at work. In a ballot of MUTV's workforce run by government agency ACAS, under new labour laws

10/05/2005 New Managing Director at VTR plc
The board of VTR plc has announced the appointment of Paul Tracey as its new Managing Director. Formerly Corporate Development Director at VTR plc, Tracey takes up the helm following the retirement

10/05/2005 OmniBus Colossus povides cost-effective transmission to Star Channel
Athens-based commercial broadcaster Star Channel has gone to air with Greece's first fully automated, end-to-end transmission environment, based on OmniBus Systems' award-winning Colossus playout solu

10/05/2005 Terrorists, communists and giant cockroaches scoop Footage Awards
Top honours in the second annual FOCAL Footage Awards have gone to programmes on subjects ranging from perceptions of terrorism to visualisations of an Olympic Games for animals. The awards, sponsore

09/05/2005 Canopus announces support for Sony XDCAM Professional Disc System
At NAB, Canopus announced real-time non-linear editing support for the Sony’s XDCAM Professional Disc System (DVCAM mode). Developed in collaboration with Sony, the Canopus Support Module for the XDC

09/05/2005 Custom Consoles upgrades M-Desk range
Custom Consoles has announced a major upgrade to its M-Desk series of desks. Redesigned vertical support pillars constructed of extruded aluminium replace the earlier box-steel legs. At the centre of

09/05/2005 Film Lab North secures £400k investment
Granada’s new £400,000 Film Lab North facility at 96 Kirkstall Road, Leeds, was officially opened by actor David Jason on April 27 2005. This significant regional investment highlights the ITV Group

09/05/2005 Henninger delivers high-quality HD onlines With Snell & Wilcox
The Mid-Atlantic's leading creative communications company, Henninger, has installed the Ukon in its multi-standard finishing suite along with a da Vinci 2K colour correction system to deliver high-qu

09/05/2005 JVC to showcase ProHD range at the Broadcast Production Show 2005
Affordable SD and HD recording will be demonstrated to visitors as part of a major presence by JVC at this year's Broadcast Production Show. The event will feature the UK launch of their ProHD range