Broadcast News Archive for April, 2006
13/04/2006 Volicon teams with Front Porch Digital
Volicon, a world-leading provider of advanced solutions for monitoring, recording, archiving, and streaming digital video, has announced a partnership for deep media storage with Front Porch Digital,

13/04/2006 Wildtracks choose new Merging system from TAS
Audio specialists Total Audio Solutions have supplied a complete Pyramix and HD VCube system by Merging Technologies to Soho audio postproduction facility Wildtracks. One of the leading facilities i

12/04/2006 BBC signs four-year framework agreement for Vizrt 3D graphics systems
Vizrt has signed a four-year framework agreement with the BBC for live rendered complex 3D graphics systems. The broad-reaching deal provides an easy purchasing facility for any division or subsidiar

12/04/2006 Bristol University invests in Pyramix
Bristol University’s one-year MA course in Film and Television Production has recently invested in two of Merging Technologies’ television post-specified Pyramix systems from UK Distributor Total Audi

12/04/2006 Cicada commissions DVA for 3D HD effects
Post facility and interactive digital marketing agency DVA has been commissioned by independent producer Cicada Films to produce high-definition special effects for the documentary ‘Europe’s Secret Qu

12/04/2006 Dayang to participate in NAB-HD exhibit
Dayang's new D3-Edit HD8 high-definition video audio editor will form part of a fully functioning NAB-HD exhibit at booth C11537. The NAB-HD exhibit will give convention visitors the opportunity to

12/04/2006 ND SatCom to introduce smartSNG at NAB
ND SatCom, a leading global supplier of satellite-based broadband VSAT, broadcast and defence communication network solutions, will introduce its new broadcast workflow automation system smartSNG at

12/04/2006 ScheduALL announces partnership with KONAN Digital for tapeless workflow solution
ScheduALL, a leading provider of broadcast production and operations management software, has announced a partnership with KONAN Digital, a next-generation media asset management (MAM) provider to the

12/04/2006 Siemens contract for state of the art BBC Scotland broadcast centre
Siemens Business Services has announced a deal worth up to £52.7 million for the design, build and implementation of the broadcast technology and infrastructure as part of BBC Scotland’s move to a new

12/04/2006 Strike threat over BBC pensions
Bectu officials have warned that the union will ballot for industrial action if the BBC makes radical changes to its pension scheme. Responding to press leaks of a plan to make BBC staff work an extr

11/04/2006 1 Beyond announces HD Octoflex professional video workstation
1 Beyond, Inc., a leading provider of digital video editing, compositing and storage systems, has announced the 1 Beyond HD OctoFlex, the industry’s first 8 processor professional video workstation ca

11/04/2006 Addition to Omneon's MediaTools suite to debut at NAB 2006
Omneon Video Networks' new MirrorTool application, to be unveiled at NAB 2006, provides facilities using redundant Omneon Spectrum˙ media server systems with an automated solution for copying ing

11/04/2006 Digital Vision and Bright Systems announce international business partnership
Digital Vision, a leading developer of advanced digital media applications and Bright Systems, a market leader in file server and infrastructure technology for the post production industry, have annou

11/04/2006 Gefen upgrades CAT-5 extension solutions
Keeping time with recent innovations in DVI chip technologies, Gefen has announced plans to upgrade its popular line of HD digital video extension solutions over CAT-5 cables. Designed to provide an

11/04/2006 KPRC deploys Telestream Launch
Telestream, the leading provider of multiformat media encoding and delivery solutions, has announced that NBC affiliate, KPRC Houston, has deployed Telestream Launch media delivery software to improve

11/04/2006 Omneon to debut ClipTool Pro solution at NAB 2006
During NAB 2006 exhibition, Omneon Video Networks will showcase its new ClipTool Pro application, which enables users of the Omneon Spectrum media server to monitor and control playout and record func

11/04/2006 Picture Canning North supports Newcastle HD boom
Picture Canning North has been inundated with requests for High Definition camera equipment thanks to the willingness of local filmmakers to embrace the new format. During 2005, the broadcast equipme

11/04/2006 SintecMedia receives $7M in funding from Sequoia Capital
SintecMedia, a leading international developer of software for scheduling, sales, traffic, and billing systems, has completed a $10M round of private equity funding from Sequoia Capital and from its c

10/04/2006 Autodesk announces Toxik 2007 software for feature film visual effects
Autodesk has launched 2007, the latest version of its collaborative digital compositing software for feature film production. The software’s robust creative toolset helps film studios and postproduc

10/04/2006 Dayang signs XDCAM agreement with Sony
Dayang International has signed an XDCAM alliance agreement with Sony Corporation. The technical partnership ensures seamless interoperability between Sony's XDCAM blue-laser optical disc system and

10/04/2006 DGP gains full service credentials with audio expansion
DGP, the Soho based DVD and postproduction facility, has announced its expansion into audio postproduction after opening a suite of audio studios. The new facility of four audio suites offers stereo

10/04/2006 Lumière TV chooses Front Porch Digital for broadcast archive management
Front Porch Digital (FPD), the Broadcast & Media Division of Incentra Solutions, has announced that Lumière TV has purchased a DIVArchive system to build its first digital video archive located in Nic

10/04/2006 Mill 3D boost team with new producer
The Mill London have hired Gilbert (Gil) James as a Senior 3D Producer. James joins the busy Mill 3D team from MPC where he has recently been working for the film team having previously worked in com

10/04/2006 Pharos first to implement Isilon storage into MAM
Pharos Communications will unveil a major innovation in Media Asset Management at NAB 2006, being the first to implement Isilon's OneFS intelligent clustered storage into a MAM system. Intelligent c

10/04/2006 Professional standards converter available from TV One
TV One has created the PX-720, a professional standards converter that tackles PAL, SECAM and NTSC broadcast television standards with flawless results offering improved and stable performance, as wel