Broadcast News Archive for June, 2005
17/06/2005 Solid State Logic purchased by Gabriel and Engelke
Solid State Logic has announced that the company’s assets have been acquired by a joint venture established by musician and technologist, Peter Gabriel, and broadcast industry entrepreneur, David Enge

17/06/2005 Tranter confirms 'Doctor Who' is on course for third series
Jane Tranter, BBC Controller of Drama Commissioning, has confirmed that a third series of 'Doctor Who' - plus a second Christmas special - has been commissioned. Tranter also confirmed that Billie Pi

17/06/2005 UK Film Council welcomes 'MOT' role for UK film production
The UK Film Council has welcomed the announcement of a ‘stocktake’ of film policy by Minister for Creative Industries, James Purnell, in a bid to see what more can be done to develop an integrated str

16/06/2005 'Baghdad Bodyguard' film wins award for student
A film about the daily dangers faced by bodyguards protecting the contractors rebuilding Iraq has won an award for a student at the International Film School Wales (IFSW). The award was presented to

16/06/2005 ATG Broadcast introduces enhanced SAM-E audio monitoring units
ATG Broadcast is extending the versatility of its SAM-E series of audio monitoring units. A new SDI-audio extractor option gives pushbutton front panel access to each of the eight audio channel pairs

16/06/2005 Clear-Com appoint Director of Broadcast Sales for Europe, Middle East & Africa
European intercom system market leader, Clear-Com has recently appointed Tom Gittins as Director of Broadcast Sales. Gittins brings over 18 years broadcast industry experience to Clear-Com and will f

16/06/2005 DTS announces the opening of new encoding facilities for film
DTS has announced the opening of two new digital sound encoding facilities for film in China and Argentina in cooperation with Media Business Services (MBS) and FX Design. The two facilities are base

16/06/2005 ISIS Group names Argosy Components as European distributor
ISIS Group has announced that Argosy Components have been appointed the Master Distributor for ISIS and Graham-Patten products throughout Europe. The appointment, which is effective immediately, will

16/06/2005 Leitch ships version 9.1 of VelocityQ NLE
Leitch has announced that version 9.1 of VelocityQ, Leitch's award-winning SD, post production non-linear editing system, is now shipping. Version 9.1 of VelocityQ features new tools for colour corre

16/06/2005 Senior Project Engineer appointed at Megahertz
Megahertz Broadcast Systems has boosted its technical staff by appointing Andrew Cox to the position of Senior Project Engineer. Cox joins the company from the US office of Canadian technology integr

16/06/2005 Vizrt to supply graphics system for Russian news channel
Vizrt has announced that it has received an order worth several hundred thousand US dollars in order to equip the new channel Russia Today. The contract is the largest Vizrt has received in Russia so

15/06/2005 CTBF ask for participants to face 'The Braveheart Challenge'
The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund (CTBF) are seeking the final few participants in a unique and adrenalin-packed team trial for The Braveheart Challenge. Set in Scotland over a three-day week

15/06/2005 da Vinci 'Resolve' to demonstrate latest in DI digital mastering in London
Colourists and other related professionals are invited to attend demonstrations of Resolve™, da Vinci Systems' new digital mastering suite for digital intermediate (DI) applications, at the Cumberland

15/06/2005 DVD anti-piracy campaign places spotlight on serious crime
Evidence of the links between piracy and serious crime was strengthened with the recent publication of a new report containing detailed case studies compiled by the Industry Trust for IP Awareness. T

15/06/2005 FotoKem puts another iQ system at the heart of their DI workflow
California-based FotoKem has taken delivery of a second Quantel iQ digital intermediate system as part of its continuing expansion in digital film production. The company recently integrated the iQ i

15/06/2005 Merging adds tactile remote control and jog-wheel editing to Pyramix
The rapid expansion of Merging Technologies‘ product range has been further enhanced by the addition of a new tactile remote control system for the Pyramix DAW. The ‘Isis Remote Controller and ‘Isis

15/06/2005 Riedel’s Artist is the intercom of choice for Bavarian broadcaster
Bavarian State Broadcast (Bayerischer Rundfunk), one of Germany’s largest state broadcasters, has chosen Riedel’s Artist digital intercom platform for their new broadcast centre in Munich/Freimann. T

15/06/2005 SMPTE-hybrid cameras employed during coverage of World Expo 2005
Telecast Fiber Systems have announced that its SHED (SMPTE hybrid elimination device) modules have been employed in Aichi, Japan, for the coverage of the 2005 World Exposition. Broadcasters CBC and T

15/06/2005 SSVC enhances British Forces TV with Miranda master control and channel branding
Miranda have announced that the UK broadcaster Services Sound & Vision Corporation (SSVC) is installing, through systems integrator ATG Broadcast, three Presmaster 2 master control switching and chann

14/06/2005 Autumn Carluccio's Italian Film Festival to support Macmillan Cancer Relief
This autumn, Carluccio's will be hosting a week long Italian Film Festival at the Everyman Cinema Club to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Relief. On September 7th Carluccio’s will be holding a glitt

14/06/2005 BBC Training & Development launches free 'Good Shooting Guide'
BBC Training & Development has launched a new interactive online training module free to the public. The Good Shooting Guide uses original BBC content to demonstrate how to get the best sequences for

14/06/2005 Digital short fim competition PULSE now seeking entries
London’s future Andrea Arnolds and Christopher Nolans are being invited to enter their innovative film applications to PULSE, the capital’s "foremost and fiercely competitive digital short scheme". S

14/06/2005 DTS cinema division expands with new key executive roles
DTS has announced the reorganization and expansion of its Cinema Division, with the promotion of several key staff and the addition of new members of the management team. DTS has promoted Susie Beier

14/06/2005 Optibase video solution features at Paris Le Bourget air show
Optibase, a leading provider of advanced digital video solutions, has announced that a high-end video surveillance application based on Optibase's video streaming solutions featured at Le Bourget air

14/06/2005 Reef Television enjoys successful trip on BBC Two with 'Uncharted Territories'
Reef Television is currently enjoying a successful run on BBC Two with their hit series Uncharted Territory. The series takes viewers to interesting European destinations where it is still possible t