Broadcast News Archive for May, 2005
09/05/2005 Network Electronics’ Mot-Box wins STAR Award
Network Electronics’ Mot-Box, the lightweight, 3RU mobile transport enclosure introduced at NAB 2005, has received a 2005 STAR (Superior Technology Award Recipient) Award from the editorial staff of T

09/05/2005 root6 to focus on DI workflow at Broadcast Production Show
root6 will present the latest advances in Digital Intermediate workflow with a series of technology demonstrations on stand Stand D35 at the Broadcast Production Show. Highlighting key components fro

09/05/2005 T-Online chooses Macrovision
Macrovision has announced that T-Online, one of the largest ISPs in Europe, has activated Macrovision’s content protection for delivery of its ‘Vision on TV’ Video-on-Demand (VOD) Service. The agree

06/05/2005 Bectu remind members about BBC strike ballot
Bectu representatives across the BBC are reminding members that the industrial action ballot closes on May 11. The ballot, in protest at Director General Mark Thompson's plans for cuts and privatisa

06/05/2005 Canopus announces low-cost EDIUS DVX introductory offer
Continuing to bring powerful real-time non-linear editing capabilities to video professionals and enthusiasts at affordable prices, Canopus recently announced EDIUS DVX. On show at NAB and available

06/05/2005 E-TV brands with Eyeheight
E-TV, The Technology Channel, has chosen Eyeheight's LK-2 logo inserter as the basis of its on-screen branding. Installed in the master control apparatus room at E-TV's Milan headquarters, the LK-2

06/05/2005 FilmLight launches Baselight Blackboard control surface
At NAB, FilmLight launched the Baselight Blackboard, an optional dedicated control surface for its Baselight colour grading and finishing system. More intuitive than using solely a pen and tablet or

06/05/2005 Henninger delivers high-quality HD onlines with Snell & Wilcox
Henninger Media Services is using the Snell & Wilcox Ukon universal conversion platform in a virtual telecine environment to maximise the use of video content by allowing SD footage captured over the

06/05/2005 International deals rack up for 'Jamie’s School Dinners'
Fremantle International Distribution (FID), the distribution arm of global production outfit FremantleMedia, has reported yet more international sales for hit show 'Jamie’s School Dinners'. Following

06/05/2005 Lightworks NLE chosen for 'Monster-In-Law'
Lightworks has announced that seasoned editor Scott Hill recently completed editing for the soon-to-be-released New Line Cinema feature 'Monster-in-Law' using the Lightworks Touch NLE edit system. A

06/05/2005 Real-time graphics used for BBC election coverage
RT Software's new MixTV real-time graphics system, which is powered by NVIDIA Quadro graphics hardware, was used for the first time by the BBC during its live UK General Election coverage. Viewers sa

05/05/2005 Autocue’s QNet improves efficiency of bank's in-house channel
Autocue recently announced the sale of their QNet software to Wachovia Bank, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Showcased at NAB along with Autocue’s complete line of products, Qnet, a networked scripting

05/05/2005 Beyerdynamic introduces MCE 86 II Shotgun Microphone at NAB
Beyerdynamic, a leading manufacturer of microphones, headphones and wireless microphone systems, has introduced the new MCE 86 II Shotgun Microphone at NAB 2005. An extremely light and rugged microph

05/05/2005 Blue posts BBC4 documentary ‘A Company of Soldiers’
Full-service postproduction facility blue, part of VTR Media Services, has completed the post for 'A Company of Soldiers', a documentary which will be aired on May 24 at 9pm as part of BBC4’s 'Storyvi

05/05/2005 BSkyB purchases Harris automation system
Harris Corporation has announced that BSkyB has purchased the Harris D-Series Ingest and Play-to-Air Automation System for its forthcoming High-Definition Television (HDTV) services, with Harris also

05/05/2005 Camino Media's crew network spans Spanish & Portuguese-speaking countries
Madrid-based Camino Media has expanded its crewing and turnkey production services in Iberia to include Latin America. Representation of the transatlantic firm in Miami, Florida, will now coordinate

05/05/2005 Cooke S4 Prime Lenses used in fourth 'Potter' film shoot
Currently in production, DoP Roger Pratt has chosen Cooke S4 Prime Lenses for 'Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire'. The fourth film featuring the boy wizard is the second in the series to use Cooke

05/05/2005 Leading production and post conglomerate backs Quantel HD vision
Grace & Wild has become the first company in the US to own a total of seven eQs, four at Postique, its postproduction boutique division and three at its hdstudios division. The company acquired its f

05/05/2005 The Broadcast Production Show calls for short films to showcase
UK short-film makers are to be given the chance to showcase their work to a potential audience of 10,000 people at the Broadcast Production Show at Earls Court 2 to be held between 1st to 3rd June. S

04/05/2005 Grass Valley’s Jackson joins IBIS as Operations Manager
IBIS have announced the appointment of Nigel Jackson, formerly Senior Project Manager and Systems Consultant at Thomson Broadcast and Media Solutions. At Thomson GrassValley, Jackson was responsible

04/05/2005 Hammerhead name new staff
Hammerhead TV Facilities has been joined by John Dardis & Peter Hewart, both ex-VFG Manchester, to support its continued growth and expansion. Both Peter, heading the broadcast video engineering depa

04/05/2005 Kramer UK to demonstrate Sierra kit at Broadcast Production Show
Kramer Electronics UK Ltd will show the Sierra Video Systems Lassen 3232HDS and Lassen 1616HDS HD/SDI DVB-ASI routing switchers with analogue balanced stereo at the Broadcast Production Show, London.

04/05/2005 Mi Broadcast supply NeonHD truck
NEON Broadcast Services have chosen Riedel Artist S Intercom for their new High Definition truck. The system comprised a 32 port Digital Intercom Matrix with dual power supplies and eight 1U control

04/05/2005 PEC Video appoints new MD
PEC Video Limited has announced the appointment of Derek Morgan to the position of Managing Director. Previously Sales & Marketing Director, Morgan joined Central London equipment reseller PEC Video

04/05/2005 Sat-Comm win Queen's Award for Enterprise
British based satellite communications company Sat-Comm has been awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise (International Trade Category) in recognition of an outstanding contribution to the UK's manuf