Broadcast News Archive for November, 2001
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30/11/2001 FILM HOUSE LAUNCH AVID AUTHORISED EDUCATION CENTRE
Film House, the recently-opened film centre based in Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland, launched as an Avid Authorised Education Centre on November 29, 2001. Film House is part of the Institute of Art, Des

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30/11/2001 IFB SELECTS COMPANIES FOR DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE
THE Irish Film Board and Anglo Irish Bank Corporation have released details of the successful production companies who have been selected for the first Company Development Initiative. The successful

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30/11/2001 INTERACTIVE TELEVISION IS HARDER TO USE THAN COMPUTERS
INTERACTIVE television is perceived to be more difficult to use than a computer, new research from the Independent Television Commission (ITC) and Goldsmiths College, University of London has revealed

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30/11/2001 MATROX ANNOUNCE WINDOWS SUPPORT FOR RT2500 AND RT2000
MATROX Video Products Group have announced that Microsoft Windows XP has been validated for use with the Matrox RT2500 and RT2000 realtime video editing cards. Matrox Video Tools release 3.1 is requi

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30/11/2001 OMNIBUS PLAY PART IN EMMY WINS
CONTROL and automation solutions from OmniBus Systems have played a key role in three companies recent Emmy wins: digital solutions providers Quantel; UK independent national news providers, ITN; and

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30/11/2001 PINNACLE SYSTEMS CINÉWAVE RT NOW AVAILABLE
PINNACLE Systems have announced the immediate availability of CinéWave RT. This product offers professionals the creative freedom and flexibility to perform real-time editing, effects, and compositi

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30/11/2001 RTE ROADSHOW TO TRAVEL TO LEITRIM
RTÉ have announced that their Roadshow will arrive in Leitrim on December 10 2001. The national broadcasters will hold a Public Meeting on the Future of Broadcasting in Ireland in the Landmark Hotel,

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30/11/2001 VIRAGE LAUNCH VIDEO APPLICATION SERVER
VIRAGE have announced the release of Video Application Server 3.0, a server platform that allows organisations to publish, manage and distribute digital video content. With this latest server softwa

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29/11/2001 DGP MAKES DRAMA EASY TO 'SWALLOW'
DGP have announced that they have completed post-production work on the forthcoming drama ‘Swallow’. The three-part production about love and addiction stars Steven Mackintosh. Written by Tony March

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29/11/2001 FILM COUNCIL INVEST £500,000 IN NEW COMEDY DRAMA
THE Film Council's Premiere Fund have announced they are investing £500,000 in internationally acclaimed director Patrice Leconte's new feature, the comedy drama ‘L'homme Du Train’. Leconte's previou

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29/11/2001 GRANADA TO CUT 430 JOBS AS LOSSES MOUNT
MORE than 400 jobs are at risk in Granada's ITV empire. The latest round of redundancies, which the company announced on November 28, have been blamed on a slump in advertising revenue and Granada's

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29/11/2001 ITC AND BSC PUBLISH ‘BEYOND ENTERTAINMENT’ REPORT
A SHIFT in society's attitudes towards alternative beliefs and practices has been identified by new research commissioned by the Independent Television Commission (ITC) and Broadcasting Standards Comm

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29/11/2001 ITN INSTALLS JVC PROJECTOR FOR ITV NEWS
ITN have installed a JVC DLA-G20 projector as part of the studio set for their ITV News programmes. The projector features in the opening shot of each bulletin, showing the main news event graphic of

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29/11/2001 ITV ACTIVE POWERS BUSH INTERNET
ITV Active, ITV Digital's internet through the television service, have announced they will be providing the home portal for Bush Internet users. With the consolidation of both the ITV Active and Bus

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29/11/2001 SCOTTISH FACTUAL DEVELOPMENT FUND LAUNCHED
SCOTTISH Screen have announced that a major new fund worth £200,000 to develop Scottish companies involved in factual television production has been launched. The Scottish Factual Development Fund is

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29/11/2001 ZONE VISION SIGNS DEAL WITH NTL FOR PRIVATE BLUE
ZONE Vision, the London-based thematic channel producers and distributors, are expanding viewership of their adult entertainment channel Private Blue in the UK signing a distribution deal for the chan

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28/11/2001 BBC CHOOSE EYEHEIGHT SYSTEMS
BBC Resources have chosen Eyeheight transmission data monitoring systems for use in their extended television services. Three complete Eyeheight systems will be supplied, each based on four of the m

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28/11/2001 BBC PLANS FOR REDEVELOPMENT OF BROADCASTING HOUSE
THE BBC have submitted plans to Westminster City Council for their redevelopment of Broadcasting House as the new home of BBC Radio & Music, BBC News and BBC World Service. The project will create th

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28/11/2001 GRANADA PROFIT SLUMP CONTINUES
GRANADA’S profits have dropped sharply due to a slump in advertising revenues. The company’s profits before taxes during the year to September fell by 27 per cent to £236 million, while losses at ITV

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28/11/2001 MEGAHERTZ BROADCAST SYSTEMS ESTABLISHED
MEGAHERTZ Broadcast Systems have officially launched as an independent operation, following a management buy-out of the Systems division of Megahertz Communications Limited. After 15 years of success

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28/11/2001 NMN CONFERENCE TO TAKE PLACE IN GLASGOW
SCOTTISH Screen have announced that the New Media Networks (NMN) Conference will take place at the CCA in Glasgow between November 30 and December 1. The conference investigates how networks have bee

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28/11/2001 PHILIPS AND DIGITURK REACH SET-TOP BOX MILESTONE
PHILIPS Digital Networks, leading supplier of digital TV solutions, have confirmed that they have delivered the 500,000th set-top box to Digiturk, a division of Digital Platform and Turkey’s largest b

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28/11/2001 QUEEN TOURS MAJOR INDUSTRY FACILITIES
THE Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh visited various media locations on Wednesday November 28 as part of a broadcasting-themed day aimed to show support for the British broadcasting industry. The fir

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28/11/2001 RECORD ORDER RECEIVED BY ASTON
SPANISH state broadcaster Radio Television Espanola - TVE - have placed a landmark order for 57 Aston Motto dedicated character generators, to be delivered by the end of the year, the first time in th

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27/11/2001 4 VENTURES FORMS NEW DIGITAL SERVICES GROUP
CHANNEL 4 are putting their pay-TV and interactive businesses into a newly created Digital Services group as the result of a restructuring of the channel's commercial holding company, 4 Ventures. The