Broadcast News Archive for February, 2006
20/02/2006 Frost heads to Italy
Granada International’s Managing Director Nadine Nohr has announced a programming sale to Italy. On the strength of the companies past successes selling detective drama to Italy, including Agatha Chr

20/02/2006 Graham-Patten adds two AES audio de-embedders
Graham-Patten Systems has announced the introduction of two new SoundPals de-embedders. The two new units take in HD or SDI video with embedded audio and de-embed up to 8x AES/EBU outputs. Each unit

20/02/2006 Grass Valley delivers one of Germany’s first HD OB vans
Grass Valley, a business within Thomson, has officially delivered a new high-definition (HD) OB (outside broadcast) van for Wige Television GmbH in Cologne, marking delivery of one of the first HD tru

20/02/2006 More success for Frontniche with Vutrix range
Frontniche have been successful in securing major orders for the Vutrix HDSDI TFT range. A major broadcaster, which starts transmitting HD in the 2006, has chosen the 23” HDSDI (1920 x 1080 native) a

20/02/2006 New TV helicopter launched
A helicopter, purpose built with fixed television cameras, is set to take off from a Yorkshire base. Dubbed 'a flying studio', the Robinson R44 is one of only two in the UK permanently rigged and rea

20/02/2006 Sweden’s TV4 chooses Pebble Beach automation for playout
Pebble Beach Systems, a leading provider of automation solutions to the broadcast market, has announced a significant order for its Neptune automation system from TV4 in Sweden. The Neptune system i

17/02/2006 All small production studios called to meet the new Osprey light
This new Osprey light pedestal has been designed for the growing number of small production studios such as those for niche channels, studios with live content and mainstream studio’s requiring on sho

17/02/2006 Blackmagic Design announces new uncompressed capture card
Blackmagic Design has announced the immediate availability of a new low cost Dual Link HDTV 4:4:4 12 bit SDI capture card with high quality 14 bit analogue video monitoring. The DeckLink HD Pro PCIe

17/02/2006 Convera signs first commercial clients for Excalibur search technology
Convera Corporation, a leading provider of search technologies to commercial enterprises and government agencies, has signed its first commercial clients for Convera’s Excalibur Web Index and Search s

17/02/2006 Gearhouse Broadcast chooses Frontniche
Gearhouse Broadcast has choosen Frontniche to supply 150 Vutrix 23” TFT’s with Integrated HDSDI Quad Multi-viewer for hosting the 2006 World Cup, 2006 Winter Olympics, 2006 Commonwealth Games and 2006

17/02/2006 Harris appoints Said Bacho as Leitch General Manager in the Middle East
Harris Corporation has announced the appointment of Said Bacho as general manager in the Middle East for its Leitch Business Unit. The creation of this key position solidifies the company's sales pr

17/02/2006 Macrovision acquires eMeta Corporation
Macrovision Corporation has agreed to acquire eMeta Corporation, a leading provider of software solutions that enable companies to control and sell digital goods and services online. eMeta is a priv

17/02/2006 Norway’s TV Haugaland selects Chyron Duet Microx for news graphics production
Chyron Corporation has announced that TV Haugaland (TVH) based in Haugesund, Norway has installed a Chyron Duet MicroX Character Generator (CG) with Chyron’s award-winning Lyric graphics application t

17/02/2006 TSL announces first sale of DOLBY E HD monitoring system for major HD OB installation
TSL has announced more sales of its Dolby E and HD audio monitoring units to Neil Wilson Enterprises (NWE), a long-established UK based systems integrator specialising in outside broadcast solutions.

16/02/2006 Autoscript to launch new teleprompting technology at NAB 2006
Autoscript, an international company providing the highest quality products for teleprompting applications, will feature ‘GoPrompt-15’, a new, self-contained, completely wireless prompting system at N

16/02/2006 BBC appoints Capita for ten year HR outsourcing contract
The BBC has selected Capita as its preferred supplier for a ten-year HR Services Contract. The deal means Capita will work closely with BBC People - the department responsible for the BBC's people st

16/02/2006 Editshare chooses Chelsio 10Gb Ethernet adapters
Chelsio Communications, the established leader in 10-Gigabit and multi-port Gigabit Ethernet adapters with protocol offload technology, has announced that EditShare LLC, the pioneer of cross platform

16/02/2006 ITV appoints William Van Rest Controller of ITV Play
ITV has announced the appointment of William van Rest as Controller of ITV Play, the home of ITV’s ‘participation TV’ programming. Van Rest will assume full responsibility for Play’s financial perfor

16/02/2006 Leader test equipment chosen for UMMC Sports Palace
Leader digital test equipment has been chosen for installation in the new UMMC Sports Palace at Verkhnyaya Pyshma, Sverdlovsk region, eastern Russia. An LT428 component digital signal generator and

16/02/2006 Merging announces Version 1.2 for VCube
Merging Technologies has announced the release of Version 1.2 software for its VCube SD and HD-2K Hard disk video recorder/player systems. The upgrade is free of charge to all users and offers a sig

16/02/2006 Prism Sound’s ‘awesome’ converters give producer David Fridmann confidence in digital
Legendary producer David Fridmann is so delighted with the Maselec MEA-2 EQ and MLA-2 compressor he recently borrowed from Prism Sound that he is refusing to part with them. “I already own a Prism So

16/02/2006 Vinten to show latest Quattro-L and Quattro-SL pedestal at NAB
In time for NAB 2006 the hugely successful award winning Quattro pedestal has had a make over and now includes a whole host of new and exciting features. The Quattro is a unique and innovative four-s

15/02/2006 Brick House Video announce HD Switcher and HD Standards Converter products
Enhancements, options and an HD-rich future will be the theme at Brick House Video's NAB Booth No. SU 230. The well-known manufacturer of portable and compact production and post-production equipment

15/02/2006 Engenius Prompting's T-2000 PromptBook provides versatile laptop teleprompting
The T-2000 PromptBook converts your laptop computer into a versatile TFT Flat-Panel teleprompter/autocue and has been sold to broadcasters internationally. Simply install the prompting software progr

15/02/2006 Impact Image delivers four security training films for FCO
Surrey-based Impact Image, a leading independent production company, was commissioned to produce four security training films for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). Aimed primarily at new sta