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  • 02 Jan 2006

    Vizrt provides real-time results for Chilean election coverage

    Norway: Broadcast graphics provider Vizrt supplies virtual-studio applications to two Chilean television networks for elections coverage. Television Nacional de Chile (TVN) and Channel 13 at the Catholic University (UCTV) enlist the services of Viz|Virtual Studio, Viz|Trio and Viz|Content pilot...... Read More

  • 02 Jan 2006

    Pharos launches alarm system for production studios

    Worldwide: Pharos Communications introduces Pharos Exception, a control software that provides flexible notification of alarm-monitoring signals from third-party equipment. Incoming signals can be grouped, time-masked and forwarded to users at their workstations or via the Web-based Pharos Information centre....... Read More

  • 02 Jan 2006

    BKN delves into DVD and new media distribution

    Worldwide: Animation company BKN announces the formation of BKN Home Entertainment Ltd in the UK and BKN Home Entertainment Inc. in the US. The new companies serve to enhance business development in home entertainment and media distribution. BKN Home...... Read More

  • 02 Jan 2006

    Matrox announces support for Adobe Production Studio

    Canada: Matrox Video Products announces that its latest 2.0 version for the Matrox Axio family of HD and SD editing platforms will support Adobe Production Studio. Available in March, version 2.0 drivers will include realtime multi-camera editing, realtime SD...... Read More

  • 02 Jan 2006

    Softimage Face Robot creates Bono’s digital double

    USA: New-York-based design and effects company, Spontaneous, uses Softimage’s character animation software to create the latest music video for Irish band U2. The video for Original of the Species features a digital version of Bono, the band’s lead singer,...... Read More

  • 02 Jan 2006

    Avid digital workflow brings King Kong to life

    Worldwide: Avid Technology, Inc. announces the use of end-to-end Avid post-production workflow by companies providing editing and digital effects services to Peter Jackson’s remake of King Kong. The companies – Big Primate Pictures (editing) and Weta Digital (digital effects)...... Read More

  • 02 Jan 2006

    SPTI to distribute Blood Plus worldwide

    Worldwide: Sony Pictures Television International (SPTI) has reached an agreement with Aniplex Inc. to acquire television and home video distribution rights for the Japanese anime series Blood Plus in Asia (outside Japan), Latin America, North America, Australia, and New...... Read More

  • 02 Jan 2006

    National Geographic Channel goes HD with ATG Broadcast

    UK: National Geographic Channel chooses ATG Broadcast to add high-definition capabilities to the network’s European post-production facility in Shepherds Bush, London. The new investment is part of National Geographic’s plan to commence 1080i HD broadcasting this summer via the...... Read More

  • 02 Jan 2006

    Virgin taps Asia for entertainment resource

    Worldwide: Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Books Limited announce a new entertainment partnership with Asia’s acclaimed artists and comics vendors. Branson’s company teams up with world-renowned author Deepak Chopra; filmmaker Shekhar Kapur; and comic magazines publisher, Gotham Entertainment Group...... Read More

  • 02 Jan 2006

    Singapore Minister officially launches CNBC’s fully digital newsroom

    Singapore: CNBC’s new fully-digital newsroom – the headquarters for Asia Pacific – was unveiled by Minister for Information Communications and the Arts Dr Lee Boon Yang in December. Located in Singapore, the newsroom reflects CNBC’s commitment in providing the...... Read More

  • 01 Jan 2006

    Newsroom

    News Telestream releases Flip4Mac WMV Version 2.0 DVPA launches online resource centre for Adobe users HD data gets extra protection with Gefen’s all -fibre DVI and HDMI cables Adobe Production Studio gets updated Blackmagic Design software support TV viewing...... Read More

  • 01 Jan 2006

    Close Encounters of the Techno Kind

    Technology vendors share their thoughts on the products that made an impact in 2005; coupled with their outlook on what 2006 has to offer.... Read More

  • 01 Jan 2006

    HD Demystified

    Working in high definition (HD) is a mystery to many, and industry professionals are hedging their bets on this misunderstood format. Cinematographer Brad Dillon and Editor Rob Tinworth set out to debunk the myths.... Read More

  • 01 Jan 2006

    Serve it up!

    Robotic cassette libraries were once the state of broadcast playouts, but this scenario has seen a shake-up with the presence of a new breed of video server. Richard Dean explains the appeal of HD-ready servers.... Read More

  • 01 Jan 2006

    Production TV Feature: Fit for an Emperor

    The historical tapestry surrounding the first Emperor of China – from his rise to power and his single-handed unification of China to his elaborately constructed burial place – has inspired a new documentary to once again stir the ghosts...... Read More

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