Broadcast News Archive for August, 2005
23/08/2005 BBC Worldwide teams up with ROK Player
ROK Player has signed an innovative licensing deal with BBC Worldwide, the BBC's commercial arm, to release a selection of its major properties for full-length full-screen play on mobile phones. It's

23/08/2005 Gefen features 1x4 DVI monitor switcher at IBC
The compact 1x4 DVI Monitor Switcher from Gefen, to be showcased at IBC, links one source to multiple digital monitors, allowing the user to select which monitor will display the source at any given t

23/08/2005 New upgrade from ROOT6
ROOT6 Technology has launched V2 software for its ContentAgent-XR encoding and delivery platform. The new software represents a radical departure from previous versions and, in conjunction with new

23/08/2005 Online rental service closes down as rental rights protection programme seizes stock
The Rental Rights Protection Programme (RRPP) has confirmed that, as part of its latest action for copyright infringement, High Court Enforcement Officers have seized stock belonging to online rental

23/08/2005 Russian channel chooses Leader LV5100D Analyser
Russian television broadcaster Channel 7 (Tele-Shere) has selected Leader's LV5100D component digital waveform monitor for installation in the central apparatus room at the network's Krasnoyarsk headq

22/08/2005 ‘PROVE IT!’ commissioned for second series
‘PROVE IT!’, the ultimate investigative experience programme for kids, has been commissioned for a second series and will be made in a new 12,000sqft studio at The Maidstone Studios. Produced by Gero

22/08/2005 Bulgarian start-up broadcaster kicks off with Quantel’s ‘news system in a box’
Bulgaria-based TV7 has installed a Quantel Newsbox as a key component of its brand new broadcasting operation. The system TV7 has chosen is a Newsbox Four – which includes ingest and playout automat

22/08/2005 Dolphin roll out successful Christie/dnp formula
Since installing the main studio at ITV Central in Birmingham with a state-of-the-art rear-projected widescreen backdrop behind the news readers, Dolphin Media & Design have found that the combination

22/08/2005 Leading facility posts promo for BBC Broadcast’s ‘Inside the Nazi State’
Full-service postproduction facility blue has completed the post-production on the promo for the upcoming documentary, ‘Inside the Nazi State’. The series comprises six 30-minute episodes and will air

22/08/2005 Leitch announces key appointment for Nordic and Benelux Region
Leitch Technology Corporation has announced that Bruno Martensson has been appointed Regional Sales Manager for the Nordic and Benelux region. His mandate will be to drive growth in Leitch’s key acc

22/08/2005 Loveworld Television chooses On-Air Systems as broadcast playout partner
On-Air Systems, international developers of broadcast automation systems, have announced that they have been chosen by new Christian channel, Loveworld Television, as its broadcast playout partner.

22/08/2005 New look for leading Northern Ireland independent production company
Waddell Media, formerly known as Brian Waddell Productions, has embarked on a period of non-stop production. A new name and a dynamic new look are set to take one of Northern Ireland’s leading indepe

22/08/2005 Roxio pushes CD and DVD burning boundaries with launch of Toast 7
Roxio, a division of Sonic Solutions, has announced the launch of Toast 7, the most significant upgrade ever to its industry-leading Mac CD & DVD burning suite. Toast 7 complements and extends the fu

19/08/2005 Campaign Connections and Optima join forces
Optima has acquired Campaign Connections, a leading specialist in B2B inbound and outbound telemarketing and call centre services. The purchase adds a further dimension to Optima with the ability to

19/08/2005 CNBC Europe selects
The leading pan-European financial and business TV channel CNBC Europe is using ContentProbe from for next-generation compliance recording and multi-user browse access. The revoluti

19/08/2005 da Vinci upgrades 2K Plus colour enhancement system
Da Vinci's 2K Plus, the industry's leading colour enhancement system and the most widely used system in digital intermediate (DI) applications, has recently been upgraded with the release of Version 4

19/08/2005 Eyeheight announces legalEyesHDi compact legaliser
The latest addition to Eyeheight's HDi series of ultra-compact HDTV production and postproduction equipment, legalEyesHDi, is a compact 1080i HD-SDI video legaliser designed for use in mobile producti

19/08/2005 HHB launches new Røde NT6 compact condenser microphone
Exclusive UK distributor HHB Communications has announced the availability of Røde’s new NT6 compact condenser microphone. Designed and manufactured in Australia, the NT6 uses technology already pion

19/08/2005 Leitch adds Panasonic DVCPRO50 support to VelocityHD and VelocityQ NLEs
Leitch Technology Corporation has announced the addition of support for Panasonic's DVCPRO50 format in version 9.1 of Leitch's award-winning VelocityHD and VelocityQ non-linear editing (NLE) solutions

19/08/2005 Magentum announces the appointment of Managing Director
Magentum has announced the appointment of Julia Lamaison as its Managing Director. Lamaison, formerly Controller of Programme Strategy at ITV, will head up Magentum, the joint venture between Oliver

19/08/2005 Unions slam BBC for plugging news gap in Canadian dispute
Bectu and the NUJ have condemned the BBC for "taking sides" in an industrial dispute at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Since CBC locked out its 5,500 union workforce on Monday August 15, news

18/08/2005 Ascent Media Group invests in additional FilmLight systems
FilmLight, a world-leading pioneer of digital film technology, has announced that Ascent Media Group has purchased nine Truelight colour calibration systems to further expand digital film capabilities

18/08/2005 BBC Broadcast to showcase the latest in VOD, navigation & content for mobile at IBC2005
BBC Broadcast will be exhibiting for the first time at IBC 2005, showing the very latest ways in which consumers will be accessing and navigating content both today and in the future. Located in Hall

18/08/2005 DTS chosen for Creative’s new Sound Blaster Live!
Creative’s new Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit audio solution for motherboard manufacturers will feature DTS technology. Planned for Gigabyte and Shuttle Computer motherboard models that will be shipping

18/08/2005 Gefen 2X1 DVI KVM Switcher launched
The new Gefen 2x1 DVI KVM Switcher easily connects two cross-platform computers to one keyboard, video display and mouse (KVM) workstation. It is especially useful for users of Apple Mac mini low-co