Broadcast News Archive for August, 2005
18/08/2005 Graham-Patten introduces SDI de-embedder
Graham-Patten Systems has announced another addition to its popular SoundPals line of audio building blocks. The SDDM-8 Audio SDI de-embedder provides a versatile way to ingest the 525/625 SDI-TV sta

18/08/2005 HEC selects Arqiva services for new channel launch in £2m deal
Arqiva has announced a five-year contract worth £2 million from Home Entertainment Corporation PLC, to provide integrated playout, uplinking and satellite capacity for its new ‘ChoicesUK TV’ home-ente

18/08/2005 OmniBus focus on delivering automation and workflow at IBC
The theme of the OmniBus presence at IBC 2005 is ‘Delivering Automation and Workflow Products’, reflecting the fact that not only are all the products being demonstrated on the presentation area of th

18/08/2005 VDS announces new line of Twister HD Paint Stations
VDS, a leading developer of broadcast automation software, content design applications and plug-in products, has announced the unveiling of a new line of Twister HD Paint Stations designed to improve

17/08/2005 ‘Planet Cook’ goes tapeless multi-camera with Geevs and Lightworks Touch
Gee Broadcast has announced that after extensive market investigation, Platinum Films has installed a tapeless solution comprising of a Geevs Server, Lightworks Touch editors and Sharknet shared stora

17/08/2005 Chyron offers free HD upgrade
Chyron offers free HD upgrade path with its Duet HyperX character generator from now until December 31 2005 - pay for SD and the HD is free. No upgrade to HD is necessary and Chyron will supply, at n

17/08/2005 First Omneon Spectrum Server System in China delivered
Omneon Video Networks has installed the first Omneon Spectrum media server in the People's Republic of China. The system at Ningbo TV includes 300 hours of storage and two channels, one to play out N

17/08/2005 IAC to launch green voice-over booth at IBC 2005
IAC of Winchester is bringing what is believed to be the world’s first ‘green’ voice-over booth to Stand 11.539 at IBC 2005 in Amsterdam this September. Developed at IAC’s R&D facility in New York, U

17/08/2005 JVC launches ‘TH-R Series’ Multi-Format DVD-Recordable Digital Cinema Systems
JVC, the innovation leader in audio/visual components, has announced the launch of two DVD-Recordable Digital Cinema Systems. The TH-R1 and TH-R3, are ‘all-in-one’ packages consisting of multi-format

17/08/2005 New DVI products offered from TV One
Designed expressly for use in high-definition home theatre systems, five new components from TV One are now shipping that extend the range of DVI signals and offer a versatile number of display option

17/08/2005 Shortcut chooses Autodesk postproduction systems
Shortcut, a postproduction company based in Copenhagen, Denmark, has been beta testing Autodesk's Incinerator with Autodesk's Discreet Lustre digital colour grading system. Shortcut purchased the lat

17/08/2005 Xytech Systems projects significant growth
Xytech Systems Corporation, a leading provider of workflow and media asset management software, has come a long way since its inception 18 years ago in the garage of Richard Gallagher, Chief Executive

16/08/2005 Dolby chooses Christie 2k Digital Cinema projectors
Dolby Laboratories has selected the Christie CP2000 2K resolution DLP Cinema projectors for more than 50 specially selected theatres in the US market. Alongside Dolby Digital Cinema servers, Christie

16/08/2005 First International Emmy World Television Festival to launch in November
The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has announced that the first International Emmy World Television Festival will take place on November 19-20 2005, with a by invitation kick-off

16/08/2005 Further plans for local BBC TV news pilot announced
The BBC has announced further details of the pilot for its new local television news service, which is to run in the West Midlands from December 2005. The nine month scheme will use the latest broadc

16/08/2005 Gefen launches eight-way video distribution amplifier
For multiple VGA monitor signal distribution, the new Gefen 1:8 VGA CAT-5 Distribution Amplifier provides an attractive solution. It is a rackmountable unit equipped with one VGA input and eight RJ-

16/08/2005 HHB PORTADRIVE offer delivers complete workflow package at no extra cost
With increasing numbers of sound mixers turning to the commercial advantages that session-based, non-linear disk recording provides, the HHB PORTADRIVE is now the indispensable audio acquisition tool

16/08/2005 Stanley Productions expands facilities with top-end HDCAM SR VTR
Leading dubbing house and equipment dealer Stanley Productions has invested in HDCAM SR dubbing facilities to cater for increasing demand for HD. Stanley Productions, which has been operating in Soho

16/08/2005 VertigoXmedia expands HD capabilities with industry-first integrated cross converter
VertigoXmedia, a leading provider of broadcast graphics software and hardware, has announced a field upgrade for its VertigoXG character generator, creating the industry's first broadcast graphics eng

16/08/2005 Yen Yau joins Lottery-funded First Light filmmaking initiative as Strategic Partnerships Manager
Yen Yau has been appointed into the new position of Strategic Partnerships Manager at First Light, the UK Film Council has announced. Using £1.1 million a year of the UK Film Council’s share of Natio

15/08/2005 BBC Outside Broadcasts captures kidney transplant operation
BBC Outside Broadcasts has captured a kidney transplant operation as part of a major BBC season highlighting the issues around organ donation and transplantation in the UK. ‘DoNation: Kidney Transpl

15/08/2005 British films excel at the cinema but scarce on television
Last year saw the second highest cinema admissions for 32 years, with British films accounting for a quarter of the box office (23%), an increase of 49% on 2003. Yet terrestrial broadcasters are stil

15/08/2005 Leitch releases new version of Inscriber Inca RTX HD
Leitch Technology Corporation has announced the worldwide release of version 1.2 of Inscriber Inca RTX HD, the company’s renowned real-time 2D/3D broadcast graphics platform. Featuring full support

15/08/2005 New SDI products from TV One
Designed specifically for broadcast and professional applications, TV One has new SDI product offerings in the form of two high performance converters. TV One's SD-220DA SDI-to-analogue convertor of

15/08/2005 Presentable brings top poker tournament to Channel 4
Presentable – the independent production company behind the cult hit ‘Late Night Poker’ – is flushed with success after signing a deal to bring the search for the UK’s best amateur poker player to Cha