Broadcast News Archive for July, 2005
14/07/2005 New Hebden Sound Microphone tested by professionals
Top UK recording producers were recently given the chance to assess Hebden Sound’s new HS3000 microphone when it was subjected to a series of listening tests at Thames University’s Vestry Hall Studios

14/07/2005 Summit supplies largest Kinesys automation system for Oasis
Summit Steel is supplying a 45-way Kinesys Elevation 1+ vari-speed automation and control system to the current Oasis stadium tour – as specified by lighting designer Andi Watson. It’s the largest ev

13/07/2005 Digidesign & NIN offer free Pro Tools session download
For the first time ever, Digidesign has partnered with a major recording artist to offer a free Pro Tools session download of a hit single. Digidesign and Nine Inch Nails (NIN) have provided a downl

13/07/2005 Megahertz helps Avid bring the latest in broadcast technology to customers
Local and regional broadcasters will soon be able to demo the latest Avid Media Factory system at their own premises, thanks to a new demonstration vehicle that has been designed and built by UK syste

13/07/2005 Sony reveals plans for IBC 2005
At IBC 2005 (Main Sony stand in Hall 9, No: 9.410) Sony will be demonstrating its total HD capability of products, solutions and services designed to assist broadcasters and production companies in th

13/07/2005 VertigoXmedia opens new sales office in Dubai
VertigoXmedia, a leading provider of broadcast graphics software and hardware, has announced that Raed al Tikriti will be heading up its new office in Dubai, UAE. al Tikriti, who has been with Verti

13/07/2005 Whirlwind joins EtherSound community
Whirlwind has acquired an EtherSound license and will offer EtherSound-enabled versions of its digital-audio-over-Ethernet products such as E-Snake. "Whirlwind's E Snake has already been recognised

11/07/2005 Arqiva aquire Inmedia Communications for £68.5 million
Arqiva, formerly NTL Broadcast, has expanded its media solutions business by acquiring Inmedia Communications from The Carlyle Group for £68.5 million. Arqivq say that the combined businesses will be

11/07/2005 BBC THREE to trial broadband streaming for comedy premiere
BBC THREE will be among the first UK channel from a national broadcaster to premiere programmes on broadband. The BBC has announced that the new series of hit comedy 'The Mighty Boosh' will be stream

11/07/2005 Bedell appointment completes line-up for BBC's Factual Commissioning team
Elaine Bedell, currently the BBC's Independent Executive, has been appointed Commissioning Editor for Features and Factual Entertainment and completes the line up of the BBC Factual Commissioning team

11/07/2005 Quantel sQ system is 'big news' for Norwegian state broadcaster
Norwegian state broadcaster NRK has recently installed a fully integrated sQ News/Sport production system from Quantel. The system is based on four sQ servers, each with four video ports and with a t

11/07/2005 The Mill posts two spots for genuine Mini Adventures
The latest two Mini commercials post produced at The Mill in London, for agency: WCRS, highlight the car's genuine iconic status as an object of desire as people customise all manner of objects to loo

11/07/2005 Two north Wales television production companies to merge
Two of the biggest television production companies in north Wales, Cwmni Da from Caernarfon and Tonfedd-Eryri from Felinheli, recently announced that they are to merge. The news emerged as the joint

11/07/2005 Vizrt adds to growing number of clients in Middle East
The Middle East is rapidly becoming one of Vizrt’s top regions for growth this year. The most recent addition to the customer list is Al Jazeera Satellite Channel News, marking the broadcaster’s firs

08/07/2005 Avolites integrates lighting and video on Coldplay
Coldplay’s lighting designer Nick Whitehouse and show designer Bryan Leitch specified a Diamond 4 Vision console to control all lighting, video and visual effects for the current Coldplay “Twisted Log

08/07/2005 ORF chooses leader lv5750 SDI analyser
Austrian public service broadcaster ORF has ordered a Leader LV5750 multi-standard SDI analyser for its Funkhaus studios in Vienna's 4th District. A 30 minute daily television news magazine with regi

08/07/2005 Sonifex showing new products at IBC 2005
At this year's IBC show on stand 8.561, further to the three products released earlier in the year, Sonifex are showing some further additions to strengthen their Redbox range of audio interfaces. A

08/07/2005 TMR joins Richard E. Grant in Swaziland
Restoration specialist TMR, part of the VTR Media Services group, has completed HD telecine grading on Richard E. Grant’s film “Wah-Wah”. “Wah-Wah” takes Grant back to his Swaziland roots in South-Ea

08/07/2005 Ventura hat-trick
Hard on the heels of their networked film on Princess Diana's butler Paul Burrell, Midlands based Ventura has scooped three more high profile documentaries. For the past few weeks cameras have been g

07/07/2005 Ascent Media handles asset management for Live8 event
Ascent Media Group played a central role in the worldwide coverage of the Live8 event as part of its contribution to the Make Poverty History campaign. AMG handled all the asset management and elect

07/07/2005 Channel 4 contributes to Northern Ireland film archive
Channel 4 has joined forces with the Nerve Centre in Londonderry to help bring the history of Counties Donegal and Derry alive for schoolchildren. The broadcaster is assisting the Nerve Centre – a mu

07/07/2005 Granada International secures CBS slot for UK indie documentary
Granada International has sold the documentary 'Death of A Policeman', made by UK producer True North, to US network CBS, it has been announced by Mark Reynolds, Head of Factual at GI. The deal was b

07/07/2005 ITN claim new BBC services will 'stifle innovation'
ITN has warned that the BBC could stifle the growth of innovation in new media markets where British firms are emerging as world leaders unless there is tighter regulation of its new activities. Mark

07/07/2005 Megahertz & Studiotech create a new DSNG vehicle for HIR-TV
Megahertz Broadcast Systems, in conjunction with Hungarian broadcast contractor Studiotech, recently completed a new DSNG vehicle for Hir TV, Hungary’s only dedicated news channel. Hir TV began satel

07/07/2005 Pentamagik takes eQ on location
Holland-based digital film house Pentamagik has purchased a Quantel eQ editing/effects/grading/versioning system to sit at the heart of its visionary integrated HD production workflow with worldwide p