Broadcast News Archive for October, 2001
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31/10/2001 ANTON/BAUER ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN SUPPORT CENTRE
ANTON/BAUER, the ‘Worldwide Standard’ in batteries and charger systems to the professional and broadcast video industry, have announced the opening of their Euro Customer Support office in Kerkrade, T

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31/10/2001 BIGGEST SL 9000 J IN EUROPE FOR GUILLAUME TELL
EARLIER this year Studio Guillaume Tell, the French recording and mixing facility, decided to install the largest SL 9000 J Series SuperAnalogue console in continental Europe. The new 96-channel con

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31/10/2001 EAGLE VISION COMMISSION CROMWELL
FOR the first time, interviews with Tolkien are to be combined with film footage developed from the Hildebrandt brothers’ illustrations, plus comment and analysis by leading academics and those close

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31/10/2001 EDWARDS HEADS NEW MIRANDA UK SALES OFFICE
MIRANDA have opened a new UK sales office, based in Wallingford, Oxfordshire, to sell directly to customers in the UK for the first time. Heading the new sales operation is Micky Edwards, UK Sales D

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31/10/2001 KITKAT LAUNCH VIDEO ON DEMAND SERVICE
KITKAT are set to unveil their first interactive television marketing campaign and have chosen to launch it on Kingston Interactive Television (KIT) on Monday November 5, in tandem with the start of K

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31/10/2001 MACHINE SHOP SFX WIN COMMERCIALS AWARD
AT the British Television Advertising Craft Awards, Machine Shop Special Effects from London managed to beat themselves for the winner's laurel. They had entered two adverts showing their skills for

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31/10/2001 NET INSIGHT DELIVERS TO TELE2 MEDIA NETWORK
TELE2 Media Network, the leading alternative pan-European telecommunications company, have continued their build-out of a Scandinavian media network and place an order for networking equipment from Ne

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31/10/2001 SPECIAL EFFECTS AT THE 14TH FOYLE FILM FESTIVAL
SEAGATE Technologies have teamed up with the 14th Budweiser Foyle Film Festival this year to bring the excellent special effects programme to Derry. Seagate are the entertainment industry's leading

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30/10/2001 5D AND INNOVATION TK ENTER TECHNOLOGY ALLIANCE
MEDIA solutions developer 5D have announced they have entered into a technology alliance with telecine manufacturer Innovation TK (ITK). The two UK-based companies are actively collaborating on inte

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30/10/2001 BBC TECHNOLOGY OFFER ADVANCED STREAMING MEDIA
BBC Technology are launching their Streaming Media Services following the recent acquisition of one of the most comprehensive purpose built streaming operations in the world. This service joins the

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30/10/2001 CONNECTIX VIRTUAL PC TO SUPPORT WINDOWS XP
CONNECTIX Corporation are launching Virtual PC for Windows 4.2 in conjunction with the release of the Microsoft Windows XP operating system. Virtual PC for Windows is a powerful cross-platform compa

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30/10/2001 EQUITY ACTORS TO REFUSE NEW CONTRACTS
EQUITY members are refusing to accept new contracts for UK films from December 1 2001. The actors' union Equity wants a deal comparable to that won by the US Screen Actor's Guild earlier this year.

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30/10/2001 ITC AND BDN PUBLISH GUIDANCE ON DISABLED AT WORK
NEW guidelines providing television and radio programme makers with advice on the benefits and practicalities of working with people with disabilities have been launched by the Independent Television

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30/10/2001 OPTEX APPOINTED UK DISTRIBUTOR FOR ANGENIEUX LENSES
THALES Angenieux have appointed OpTex as their Authorised Distributor and Official Service Centre for Angenieux Broadcast and Film Lenses in the UK. Angenieux is now the fastest growing brand in the

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30/10/2001 SCOTTISH SCREEN LAUNCH INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH
SCOTTISH Screen have announced the launch of ‘Introduction to Research’, a three-day course aiming to equip participants with the tools of the research trade, running November 7-9 2001. These include

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30/10/2001 SSL MTP MAKES SATIS DEBUT
SOLID State Logic have demonstrated their recently introduced MT Production console (MTP) at SATIS in Paris. Addressing the needs of the broadcast and emerging mobiles markets, MTP is designed for op

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29/10/2001 3D SOFTWARE TOOLS FROM CURIOUS LABS
CURIOUS Labs, a wholly owned subsidiary of EGISYS AG, design, develop and publish software tools such as Poser, and Poser Pro Pack, which focus on 3D human, animal and fantasy character visualisation

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29/10/2001 ADOBE SOFTWARE NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE
ADOBE Systems have announced that the Adobe Download Centre, http://downloadcentre.adobe.com, is now available. The centre offers European customers the opportunity to purchase and download selected

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29/10/2001 BRISTOL (UK) LAUNCH BLUESCREEN CHROMAKEY FABRIC
LONDON based Bristol (UK) have announced the availability of their new Optic Green fabric, an addition to their current Bluescreen/Chromakey range of backing fabrics. These fabrics have been colour

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29/10/2001 MILLER EXTENDS WARRANTY TO THREE YEARS
LEADING camera support manufacturer Miller have extended their warranty period to three years parts and labour on their complete fluid head, tripod and accessory range. Miller managing director Grant

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29/10/2001 PANGAEA BRINGS CULT TO KIDS
SINCE the completion of their successful US television advertising campaign for glazing consortium CityGlass, Exeter based Pangaea Production & Facility are adding the finishing touches to a TV commer

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29/10/2001 PILOT SCHEME BUILDS FOR 16-20 YEAR OLDS
FT2 ARE currently running a foundation introductory scheme for young people aged 16-20 currently studying vocational subjects such as carpentry and engineering at London colleges. The London pilot i

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29/10/2001 QUARTZ Q128 ROUTER INSTALLED AT BSKYB
THE QUARTZ Q128 serial video router newly installed at BSkyB's Playout Centre in Osterley, West London, is now on air. Configured for 128 x 128 operation, the Q128 feeds a large proportion of BSkyB'

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29/10/2001 SSL ANNOUNCE MAJOR SALES AT SATIS
STUDIO Mega of Suresnes have continued their planned programme of expansion with the news that the popular facility have recently extended their capabilities considerably. In October, Studio Mega in

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26/10/2001 DISCOVERY COMMISSIONS CROMWELL PRODUCTIONS
CROMWELL Productions, a division of Eagle Rock Entertainment, have been commissioned by Discovery Networks Europe to produce a special two-hour documentary to mark the twentieth anniversary of the Fal