Broadcast News Archive for September, 2005
22/09/2005 Front Porch Digital installs 100th DIVA system
Front Porch Digital, the Broadcast and Media Division of Incentra Solutions, has announced that it has completed its 100th installation of DIVArchive. “Our 100th installation is a very significant i

22/09/2005 Green Design short is a gas at Framestore design
Screening during October 2005, animated short film 'Hydrogen' has been created by Framestore CFC for Coast as part of their 'Green Design' series. Commissioned by Mac Mackenzie, 'Hydrogen' was design

22/09/2005 ITN commits to Sirius Gold at IBC 2005
Pro-Bel, manufacturer and supplier of routing, signal processing, master control, automation and workflow technologies, has announced that London-based ITN has committed to purchase a Sirius Gold rout

22/09/2005 Link Research named recipients of prestigious IABM Peter Wayne Award
The IABM has announced that the winner of this year's prestigious Peter Wayne Award, now in its fifteenth year of presentation by the International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers (IABM), is

22/09/2005 Mobile TV trial goes live
In a UK first, ‘EastEnders’, ‘Coronation Street’, ‘CSI’ and ‘Lost’ are just some of the TV programmes up to 400 O2 customers, living and working in Oxford, will be able to watch live on an advanced mo

22/09/2005 Picture Canning joins the ‘Dream Team’
Production company Hewland International turned to broadcast facilities specialists Picture Canning Company for the ninth series of 'Dream Team', the highly successful drama series created for Sky Tel

22/09/2005 VoxPro 4.0 to ship September 30 2005
Audion Laboratories, Inc., a leader in digital audio software development, is to release version 4.0 of their VoxPro software on September 30 2005. In addition to many new features that will be read

21/09/2005 APTN Wins International Emmy Award For Beslan Coverage
International video agency AP Television News (APTN) has won the International Emmy Breaking News Award for its coverage of the Beslan school siege. The International Academy of Television Arts and S

21/09/2005 Film production revenue declines in 2004
The UK Film Council has reported that there has been a substantial decline in the UK Film production industry in the last year. The industry contributed an estimated £3.1 billion to UK GDP in 2004, t

21/09/2005 IBIS completes first phase of transition to digital for BBC English Regional Newsrooms
Automation and Process Management experts IBIS have completed the first phase of the transition to digital for BBC Regional newsrooms. This phase was for newsrooms now on air in Norwich, Newcastle, H

21/09/2005 New Director and new name for Gresham Wood Technical Furniture & Design
George Rutson has been appointed as the new Director which coincides with the renaming and rebranding of the company from Gresham Wood Industries to Gresham Wood Technical Furniture & Design. With a

21/09/2005 New Miller Tripods cover all-terrains at location IBC
New Sprinter II tripods hit the show floor for the very first time at IBC 2005. With customers feedback in mind, Miller billed the newly designed and patented Sprinter Tripod system, as among the wor

21/09/2005 ON-AIR Systems appoint two key management staff
ON-AIR Systems, a leading developer of broadcast playout automation solutions and playout services has announced the appointment of Mike Child as Regional Sales Manager and Paul Dubery as Business Dev

21/09/2005 Special cameras support coverage of A1 Grand Prix Championship
BBC Outside Broadcasts is providing live onboard camera coverage of the new A1 Grand Prix series, which will transmit live into over 290 million households across 50 countries. In September, eight gl

21/09/2005 The Baby Channel launches with Advanced Broadcast Services
Advanced Broadcast Services, one of the UK's leading full-service providers of playout, transmission and broadcast resources, has won the contract for the playout for The Baby Channel. Leon Hawthorne

20/09/2005 Aspex launches Accelera HD Encoder
Aspex Semiconductor, a UK-based semiconductor company developing leading-edge software programmable extreme processors, has launched the Accelera High Definition (HD) MPEG-2 Encoder – an accelerated,

20/09/2005 Blitz Charter Group announces £1.8 million first period operating profit
Since demerging from the Evenser Group in February 2004, the Blitz Charter Group has gone from strength to strength. The group, which has just announced a first period operating profit of £1.8 milli

20/09/2005 DK-Technologies America appoints Bill Boxill as Vice President
Audio and video metering specialist DK-Technologies has appointed William Boxill as vice president of its US subsidiary DK-Technologies America Inc. This key appointment is designed to further streng

20/09/2005 Eyeheight adds multidefinition support to evolutionDT
With television broadcasters worldwide gearing for 1080i high-definition and 720p medium-definition transmission, Eyeheight has added multi-definition compatability to its evolutionDT product platform

20/09/2005 Harris Corporation provides Tribune Broadcasting with new EDI solution
Harris Corporation has announced that the Harris Broadcast Management System (BMS) now supports the Tribune Broadcasting-developed Open Standard for Electronic Data Interface (EDI). EDI bridges the i

20/09/2005 Ireland’s first IPTV provider chooses Optibase
Optibase, a leading provider of advanced digital video solutions, has announced that Ireland’s first IPTV service provider, Magnet Networks, has chosen to further extend its IP video head-end with Opt

20/09/2005 JVC moves to new premises
JVC Professional Europe Ltd is moving its headquarters to brand new premises at Staples Corner, North London as of Monday, October 17, 2005. The company will move to a purpose-built facility that wil

20/09/2005 Welsh indie Telesgop wins first network commission
Fast-growing Welsh independent Telesgop has won its first network commission for BBC 4. ‘Valley Of Song’, is a six-part, 30-minute observational series which goes behind the scenes of an amateur rura

19/09/2005 Compulite report successful PLASA 2005
Compulite and its UK distributor Stagetec Distribution have reported another successful PLASA show. Andrew Stone from Stagetec said: “Last year we launched the Compulite Vector Green console at PLAS

19/09/2005 Curious Software used by BBC News 24
When terrorists attacked the London transport network on July 7 2005, it took the BBC News 24 team a matter of minutes to prepare and broadcast a street map of London showing exactly where the bombers