Broadcast News Archive for August, 2005
10/08/2005 VTR posts The Bravery’s ‘Unconditional’ promo
Full-service facility, VTR, has completed post-production on The Bravery’s Unconditional. Directed by Flynn Productions’ Paul Gore, the promo is an eerie performance piece, shot in a field in North L

10/08/2005 Wohler Technologies opens new facility
Wohler Technologies has expanded into a new San Francisco Bay Area facility located at 31055 Huntwood Avenue in Hayward, California, giving Wohler space needed to accommodate current product demands a

09/08/2005 ‘Reality Check’ for JVC ProHD Camera
The first film in the world to be shot with two JVC GY-HD101E ProHD cameras is now in production. ‘Reality Check’ stars Paul Mercurio (lead actor of Australian film, Strictly Ballroom) and Dieter Br

09/08/2005 Associated Press names strategic news and technology expert to run International Television Division
The Associated Press has named J. Eric Braun, a veteran television executive and new media expert, to be vice president and managing director of international television. Braun, formerly vice presid

09/08/2005 Estelle Morris and Huw Edwards become Skillset Patrons
Baroness Morris of Yardley and BBC News reader Huw Edwards have joined Skillset’s board of patrons. Former Minister for the Arts and Secretary of State for Education and Skills, Morris, who was made

09/08/2005 Gefen delivers upgraded audio/video switchers for digital high definition systems
Two new economical high definition switchers from Gefen take the hassle out of connecting two HD video sources to a single-input display. The 2x1 HDMI and 2x1 HDTV Switchers accept two source inpu

09/08/2005 Royalty-free online music library hits the right note
An online music library launched by Newcastle-based The Beat Suite to provide easy access and download of high quality, royalty-free music and sounds is proving a real success., which

09/08/2005 Sinatra documentary gives Paladin Invision an international hit
Internationally acclaimed indie Paladin Invision are enjoying a raft of foreign sales of its eye-opening documentary ‘Sinatra: Dark Star’, which uncovers the legendary entertainer’s controversial link

09/08/2005 Telestream releases ‘Launch’ news gathering solution
Telestream has announced the immediate availability of its latest news gathering solution, Telestream’s Launch. Launch is a low-cost personal IP media delivery software application that enables Mac a

09/08/2005 The AV Group extends distribution relationship with DNF Controls
The Australia-based AV Group has extended its distribution relationship with DNF Controls. The broadcast distributor will represent the company's full line of hardware- and software-based control so

08/08/2005 BBC Broadcast creates five-channel brand for Belgian national football
BBC Broadcast has created a brand for all Belgian national football television coverage. The football brand which launches in early August will be broadcast by three broadcasters across five channel

08/08/2005 Cintel to launch diTTo at IBC
In recognition of the ever changing postproduction market and the need for new, more powerful, efficient, cost effective workflows, Cintel will be focusing entirely on Digital Intermediate technology

08/08/2005 ETT helps Tandberg Television make 50% cut in enterprise network budget
As a direct result of working with technology and data service integrator ETT, Tandberg Television, a leading provider of live and on-demand digital TV delivery solutions, has achieved 50 per cent sav

08/08/2005 Experience colour like no other with Sony HD
Sony has announced the launch of three new flatscreen Television ranges. Available now, these high-style ranges offer models that are both High Definition and digital ready so you can be sure you wi

08/08/2005 ITN selects for recording compliance
The world’s largest independent news organisation, ITN, is to use ContentProbe from for compliance recording. ITN is to implement the revolutionary automated digital recording and

08/08/2005 Next stop Inverness for Scottish Screen CEO
Ken Hay, the new head of Scottish Screen, will be in Inverness on Tuesday 9 and Wednesday 10 of August, as part of his fact finding tour on behalf of Scotland’s screen industries. During a packed tw

08/08/2005 Photon Beard to launch silent distributed dimming at IBC 2005
The new generation of silent dimmers from Photon Beard feature IGBT (insulated gate bi-polar transistor) devices which eliminate the heavy, noisy chokes of conventional triac dimmers. Because the

08/08/2005 Scopus continues Asian expansion with Japan office
Scopus Network Technologies, a leading supplier of digital TV networking to the broadcasting industry, has announced the opening of a Tokyo office. The Tokyo office will serve the Japanese market and

05/08/2005 Autodesk appoints Ben Dair to boost Toxik in EMEA
Autodesk Media and Entertainment division has appointed Ben Dair as Toxik Business Development Manager – EMEA, to spearhead business development for its collaborative compositing software, Autodesk To

05/08/2005 Illumina Digital premiéres first full-length feature film At Edinburgh International Film Festival
The first full length feature film from Bafta award-winning multi-media production company Illumina Digital receives its UK premiére at the Edinburgh International Film Festival later this month. ‘Ba

05/08/2005 Jonathan Niednagel named President of Xytech Systems
Xytech Systems Corporation, a leading provider of workflow and media asset management software, announced today that they have promoted Jonathan Niednagel to President. Formerly Xytech’s Vice Presid

05/08/2005 Liverpool doubles as 1940’s New York for blockbuster
Feature filmmakers have yet again chosen world heritage status city Liverpool as a location double for New York. ‘Beyond Friendship’, which stars American Actress Winona Ryder is being partly shot in

05/08/2005 Omneon names Reiner Frenken Regional Manager for Central and Eastern Europe
Omneon Video Networks has announced the appointment of Reiner Frenken as Regional Manager for Central and Eastern Europe, the Russian Federation and Eurasia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkme

05/08/2005 Oriental Post enhances DI Capabilities with Resolve system from da Vinci
da Vinci Systems has announced that leading Asian postproduction house Oriental Post has purchased a Resolve digital mastering suite for non-linear colour enhancement of commercials, television progra

05/08/2005 ProHD from JVC showcased in central London
PEC Video Ltd, a major supplier of equipment to the film and video industry, held a ProHD and HDVTM event at their Dean Street, London premises on July 26. The flagship JVC GY-HD100E high definition