Broadcast News Archive for February, 2006
07/02/2006 Omneon Spectrum media server to support CNBC Pakistan's new 24-hour business news channel
Omneon Video Networks has announced that CNBC Pakistan has selected the Omneon Spectrum media server system to support cost-effective transmission of the channel's 24-hour mix of local and internation

07/02/2006 Solid State Logic introduces XLogic Channel EQ for X-Rack System
Solid State Logic has expanded its acclaimed XLogic product range with the introduction of the XLogic Channel EQ module for the scalable X-Rack System. As with the new XLogic Mic Amp, the XLogic Chan

07/02/2006 The Pixel Farm announces PFTrack V 3.5
The Pixel Farm, a company focused on innovation in the field of high-end digital postproduction, has announced the release of PFTrack 3.5. Already one of the most advanced camera tracking and motion

06/02/2006 Adder showcases advanced multimedia extenders at Video Forum
Adder Technology will showcase its new range of multimedia extenders at the Video Forum event. The AdderLink AV Series enable studio managers and recording and postproduction engineers to manage mis

06/02/2006 Autodesk reseller Kinovox taps into the Swedish market
Kinovox, Autodesk’s systems reseller of five years, has announced that it has opened a new office in Sweden where it will sell and support Autodesk’s Media and Entertainment system products. The open

06/02/2006 Barcud Derwen invests in Avid Symphony Nitris
Barcud Derwen, based in Caernarfon, is a television facilities company, which offers two studios, outside broadcast units and full post-production facilities. These include offline and online editing

06/02/2006 BBC Resources supports Winter Olympics
BBC Resources is setting up camp around the mountains of Turin to support coverage of the world’s biggest festival of winter sports, which takes place between February 10-26 2006. The 20th Games are

06/02/2006 MPC’s Jason Wen wins Annie Award for Animated Effects.
The 33rd Annual Annie Awards saw MPC character animator Jason Wen pick up the award for Outstanding Animated Effects. The winning sequence included 3D animated bunnies and came from Aardman Animati

06/02/2006 New switchers from Vortex
The VX8500-II series of matrix switchers now includes two brand new models offering low-cost routing of high definition analogue and SDI digital video with or without audio. All VX-8500-II switchers

06/02/2006 Prism Sound announces dScope software update for NAB 2006
At NAB 2006 Prism Sound will be launching a major update in the software functionality of their successful dScope audio test system. The new software now includes a number of frequently requested fea

06/02/2006 The new Crosspoint range from Bryant
Bryant Broadcast now markets the “Crosspoint” range of Under Monitor and Audio Monitoring displays for broadcast environments. The Static, Dynamic, Tricolor and Slim models in the range provide clear

03/02/2006 Advent Communications supplies flyaways to TVNZ
British satellite communications manufacturer Advent Communications has supplied two new flyaways to TVNZ in New Zealand, which match two similar systems supplied to rival broadcaster TV3 earlier in 2

03/02/2006 Contour Design to demonstrate products at PARMA
Contour Design will be demonstrating its line of ergonomic products at Booth 524/526 at the Palm Springs Convention Centre, from 7 - 10 February. The event will mark the 32nd annual meeting of PARMA

03/02/2006 da Vinci's 2K Plus used in post-production of 2006 Oscar nominees
The 2K Plus da Vinci Systems' Emmy Award-winning image enhancement system played an instrumental role in the colour grading of Oscar-nominated films this year, including films posted in the emerging d

03/02/2006 Engenius Prompting receives prestigious order
Engenius Prompting has won a prestigious order for its vendors Listec Video to supply 15" (38cm) TFT prompters to Bloomberg Television in the UK. The displays are all mounted on Robotic pan and tilt

03/02/2006 Erratum: Polar Graphics Apology
Polar Graphics have been asked by the organisers of the Video Forum show to reject the statement made in the 4rfv article No: 47710 on 25th January headed "Polar Graphics to hold showcase event at Vid

03/02/2006 Mobile Media powers BBC World on Norwegian mobiles
The Mobile Media Company, one of the world's leading Personal Broadcasters, today announced that BBC World is now being managed and delivered by Rubberduck Media Lab as a streamed 24-hour live service

03/02/2006 Real World Studios install custom-built SSL XL 9000 K Series
Real World Studios made good use of the Christmas break by installing a new custom-built Solid State Logic XL 9000 K Series console in its main studio, The Big Room. The residential facility, which

03/02/2006 Tern Television to produce geographical adventure series
Leading Scottish indie, Tern Television, has been commissioned by BBC Controller of Documentaries, Richard Klein, to produce "Great British Journeys", a landmark 8 x 60 mins geographical adventure ser

02/02/2006 2.4% pay deal at S4C
Members at Welsh language Broadcaster S4C have accepted a pay deal negotiated by local Bectu stewards. The deal gives a 2.4% pay rise to staff, the RPI figure at the benchmark month. However, people

02/02/2006 Anthony Minghella reappointed as Chair of the BFI
The Oscar and BAFTA-winning British filmmaker Anthony Minghella CBE, has been reappointed Chair of the British Film Institute (bfi), the UK Film Council has announced. Minghella’s reappointment to th

02/02/2006 APT at CabSat 2006
As a first-time exhibitor at CabSat, Belfast-based audio codec specialist APT is looking to boost its product profile in the Middle East and establish an appropriate distribution chain throughout the

02/02/2006 Dolby Laboratories enhances Dolby Digital Cinema system
Dolby Laboratories, announced today its enhanced Dolby Digital Cinema system with support for both JPEG 2000 and MPEG (MPEG-2) file formats. Hailed as an industry first, the Dolby Digital Cinema syst

02/02/2006 FOR-A sells six more VPS-700 GINGA digital switchers
The New Year brings new deals for FOR-A, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, as it announces six more sales of its VPS-700 GINGA. FO

02/02/2006 MTI Film expands visibility internationally
MTI Film continues to strengthen its international presence by appointing Adam Welsh of Big Pic Media to oversee its network of resellers in the European, Middle Eastern and African regions, (EMEA).