Broadcast News Archive for June, 2005
08/06/2005 Altered Images complete West Digital installation
Altered Images, the Avid Premier reseller, has just completed a six figure installation for West Digital, the West London full service editing facility located close to BBC Television Centre. The in

08/06/2005 ASSIMILATE opens UK/European Headquarters in London
ASSIMILATE, developer of the SCRATCH product line of data-centric workflow solutions for film post production (2K, 4K, and beyond), announced at the Broadcast Production Show 2005 the expansion of its

08/06/2005 Beer labels fill the skies in latest Miller Genuine Draught spot from Framestore
'Labels', a new spot for Miller Genuine Draught in the U.S., features thousands of beer labels peeling themselves off their bottles and filling the streets and skies in migratory flocks. The spot was

08/06/2005 Gearhouse Broadcast announce unique deal with Vizrt
Gearhouse Broadcast, the broadcast equipment rental and sales company, have just announced that they will become the preferred rental supplier of Vizrt’s realtime 3D character generator, Viz|Trio and

08/06/2005 Mustard directors join New Moon Advertising
Jeremy McWilliams, newly appointed Executive Producer at New Moon Advertising, has signed two new directors to the company. The move sees two of Mustard Films' directors, Jeremy Haccoun and Tim Rolt

08/06/2005 On tune Rushes lift Best Special Effects prize at the 2005 CADS
Rushes VFX team, Marcus Wood, Brian Carbin and Dave Bannister, have claimed the prize for Best Special Effects at the recent CADS Music Vision awards. The VFX team received for their work on Dizzee R

08/06/2005 Saudi TV opts for Pinnacle Systems' Deko 3000
Continuing its lead in Saudi Arabian broadcasting, Saudi TV, the Host Broadcaster for the First Islamic Solidarity Games, selected Pinnacle Systems for the world feed of the Games. The national state

08/06/2005 Scopus supplies Sri Lanka’s first direct-to-home broadcasting platform
Scopus Network Technologies has announced that it has equipped Sri Lanka’s CBNSat with digital broadcast capabilities for its Direct-to-Home services. The broadcaster, based in Colombo, is utilising

07/06/2005 BBC Broadcast tackles ESPN Classic Sport
BBC Broadcast has won the contract to playout the channels of ESPN Classic Sport, one of the fastest growing networks in Europe. The dedicated French and Italian channels will be played out to Franc

07/06/2005 Blue does full service post on 'The Strangest Village in Britain'
Full-service broadcast facility blue has completed the post production for 'The Strangest Village in Britain', a new documentary for Channel 4. The 60-minute film will air at 9pm on Thursday June 16.

07/06/2005 Daimon Hall joins Sysmedia as Teletext Sales Executive
SysMedia, leading specialist in subtitling solutions and content management and production systems for interactive television and teletext, has announced that it has recently appointed Daimon Hall as

07/06/2005 De Lane Lea Studios buys VCube HD recorder/player
De Lane Lea Studios in Dean Street, Soho, has bought a VCube HD Video recorder/player from Merging Technologies distributors Total Audio Solutions. An acclaimed post production facility, De Lane Lea

07/06/2005 DK’s MSD meters make monitoring audio easy for video editors
Altered Images, one of the UK’s major resellers of technology for the television production and corporate communications industry, has been supplying DK-Technologies’ MSD range of audio meters to its

07/06/2005 Mersey Television chooses Hamlet to maintain quality in HD
As part of a project to build two new portable shooting kits for HD, leading British production company Mersey Television has ordered two new LCD Scope 292WVA waveform monitors from test and measureme

07/06/2005 RPS Film Imaging name Commercial Manager
RPS Film Imaging have acquired the services of John Ward as their Commercial Manager. Ward has been involved in the feature film production and postproduction sector for more than 25 years, and has s

07/06/2005 Soho-based post house chooses Quantel eQ powerhouse
Rainbow Post in London recently took delivery of one of the world's most advanced multi-res post production systems - an eQ from Quantel. The eQ is the resolution co-existent, HD/SD system that has e

06/06/2005 'Adam & Paul' wins over critics in advance of UK cinema release
Lenny Abrahamson’s award-winning debut feature Adam & Paul, currently on release in UK cinemas has proven a knockout with the UK critics. Much to the relief of the Irish Film Board, major UK newspape

06/06/2005 Bravo futureproofs with Quantel's multi-res post production system
Soho, London post house Bravo Post Production has purchased an eQ multi-resolution editing, effects, grading and versioning system from Quantel. The system is configured with the QColor in-context gr

06/06/2005 DK-Technologies signs LCD monitor distribution agreement with Avialec
Audio and video manufacturer DK-Technologies (UK) has signed an agreement with Spanish company Avialec that will enable it to distribute Avialec’s Albiral LCD monitors in the UK and Ireland. Establis

06/06/2005 JVC showcases ProHD range at the Broadcast Production Show
JVC's presence at this year's Broadcast Production Show included the UK launch of their ProHD range of products. This featured the new 3-CCD GY-HD100 camcorder and the BR-HD50 recorder/player (announ

06/06/2005 Kudos complete new ITV1 thriller
'Child Of Mine', a Kudos Film and Television production for ITV1, is a haunting new thriller about the powerful and dangerous bond between a mother and daughter. Joanne Whalley (Scandal, The Singing

06/06/2005 Ofcom sets out plans for DTT coverage on switchover
Ofcom recently set out coverage plans for Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) transmission following digital switchover. The communications watchdog has decided on an option that would allow 98.5% D

06/06/2005 Sony boast era of ‘HD for everyone’ has arrived
A theme of "HD for everyone" pervaded the Sony stand at the recent Broadcast Production Show. Sony showcased a comprehensive line-up of products, technologies and services to support a migration path

06/06/2005 The Hot Line chooses SSL’s C200 Digital Production Console
Solid State Logic’s C200 digital production console is already proving to be the audio postproduction industry’s console of choice with many facilities worldwide opting for its flexibility and reliabi

03/06/2005 BBC offers meeting with unions to clarify position
BBC Director-General Mark Thompson has today written to union officials offering a meeting to clarify the offer made to them at ACAS last week and to discuss any further concerns. "We have a shared i