Broadcast News Archive for September, 2001
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28/09/2001 BBC R&D DEMONSTRATE DIGITAL RADIO CAMERA
THROUGH their Research & Development (R&D) division, the BBC are at the heart of a digital media innovation. At IBC 2001, experts from BBC R&D demonstrated their cordless digital radio camera which c

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28/09/2001 BSKYB SWITCH OFF DTH ANALOGUE SERVICE
BRITISH Sky Broadcasting Group (BSkyB) have announced the cessation of their analogue Direct-To-Home (DTH) satellite subscription service after 12 years. The final three Sky channels carried on the a

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28/09/2001 CN MOVIES CONTINUE SCREEN FIRSTS SEASON
CN MOVIES' Vintage Movie Channel (www.cnmovies.com) continue their Screen Firsts season with a look at the original inspiration for Lassie, 'Rescued by Rover'. The British made short, co-directed by

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28/09/2001 GEEVS GOES ‘LIVE AND KICKING’
BBC Scotland have taken delivery of a new Geevs video server from Gee Broadcast Systems for use on ‘Live and Kicking’. ‘Live and Kicking’ goes out live on Saturday mornings and required a store with

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28/09/2001 ITC ANNOUNCE FINANCIAL TERMS TO DBI
THE Independent Television Commission (ITC) have announced the financial terms that will be offered to Data Broadcasting International (DBI) if they choose to apply to renew their analogue Commercial

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28/09/2001 LAST CHANCE TO CATCH THE ONLINE GB OPEN DAY
Today is the last chance to catch the final Online GB annual open day of 2001. With over fourteen manufacturers including Pinnacle, JVC, Avid, Apple and Matrox all showcasing and demonstrating their

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28/09/2001 RTP INSTALL QUANTEL’S INSPIRATION
HELPING them meet the most demanding news deadlines, Portugal’s national broadcasters, RTP, are set to install Inspiration, the integrated news production solution from Quantel and OmniBus Systems. I

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28/09/2001 S4C’S ‘TALES OF THE WORLD’ SCOOPS TOP AWARD
A FILM commissioned as part of the world's largest ever co-production venture, S4C's animated ‘Tales of the World’, has won a top award at the Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival. ‘Aun

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27/09/2001 'PUCKOON' PREMIERE OPENS BELFAST FILM FESTIVAL
THE opening night of the second Belfast Film Festival on September 27 is set to see a star studded line-up descend on Belfast for the world premiere ‘Puckoon’ at Warner Village Cinemas. A host of cas

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27/09/2001 CARLTON APPOINT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
CARLTON Communications have announced today that Etienne de Villiers is joining their Board with immediate effect as a Non-Executive Director. Villiers, 52, spent 14 years at The Walt Disney Company

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27/09/2001 CHYRON INTRODUCE DUET LE AND DUET PCi
CHYRON Corporation have added to their Duet graphics systems with the introduction of Duet LE and Duet PCi. In response to the needs of the market and customer, Chyron have expanded the versatile, sc

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27/09/2001 GEARHOUSE INVEST IN DIGITAL DISK RECORDER
THE latest news from London-based Gearhouse Broadcast sees the company investing in state-of-the-art digital disk recorder technology from EVS Broadcast Equipment. Once the project is completed, Gear

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27/09/2001 ITV SELECT ITN AS PREFERRED NEWS BID
ITV have announced that ITN are the preferred bidders for the contract to produce their news broadcasts from 2003 - drawing ahead of a rival consortium which includes BSkyB. ITV, one of the leading c

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27/09/2001 RESEARCH SHOWS THAT 9PM WATERSHED IS TO STAY
THE long-established 9pm watershed remains parents' main means of controlling their children's television viewing, according to qualitative research published on September 26. Awareness of the waters

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27/09/2001 SCREEN SUBTITLING LAUNCH BDL TELEPROMPTER INTERFACE
IN PARTNERSHIP with BDL Autoscript, Screen Subtitling Systems have launched an interface to BDL’s teleprompter technology to provide high quality subtitles direct from a teleprompter source. Marketed

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27/09/2001 TIMS TAKES OVER TWO WAY TV’S GLOBAL INTERESTS
MATTHEW Tims, Two Way TV Managing Director UK, has taken over responsibility for the company’s global interests, reporting to Chairman Bill Andrewes. The promotion follows the decision by Simon Cornw

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26/09/2001 BBC TAKE DELIVERY OF ORATOR INTERCOM SYSTEMS
THE BBC have recently taken delivery of additional Trilogy Broadcast Orator intercom systems for the TV Centre, Wood Lane. This follows previous experience with Trilogy equipment and has recently res

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26/09/2001 BBC TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATE STREAMING MEDIA
FOLLOWING their acquisition of one of the most extensive purpose built streaming operations in the world, BBC Technology have now fully integrated this streaming media business into their product port

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26/09/2001 GALAXI TO MAKE MOVE TOWARD BROADCASTING
DUNSTABLE based television production company Galaxi, are poised to become broadcasters in a bold takeover move. Managing Director Ross Hemsworth, is in high level discussions with numerous venture c

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26/09/2001 ITV SPORT ANNOUNCE TWO-YEAR RUGBY DEAL
ITV Sport have announced a new two-year deal to cover Europe's premier rugby union club competition - the Heineken Cup - on the recently launched ITV Sport Channel. The ITV Sport Channel will carry l

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26/09/2001 RED PROVIDE EFFECTS FOR KYLIE VIDEO
SOHO-based post-production facility, Red have made extensive use of Discreet solutions to provide integrated 2D/3D visual effects for the video of ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’, the first single to b

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26/09/2001 THE MILL COMPLETE MAJOR EXPANSION
OSCAR winning visual effects facility, The Mill, have just completed a 5,000 square foot expansion of their Great Marlborough Street head-office. The new office space, located directly next door to t

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26/09/2001 TRILOGY BROADCAST SUPPLY SENTINEL SYSTEMS TO NTL
TRILOGY Broadcast have supplied further Sentinel signal monitoring systems to NTL Crawley Court. NTL use the systems within their control rooms to monitor the condition and status of incoming and out

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26/09/2001 TWO WAY TV ANNOUNCE AGREEMENT WITH MOTOROLA
MOTOROLA, Broadband Communications Sector and Two Way TV have announced a licensing agreement to integrate Two Way TV’s interactive infrared protocol technology into Motorola Broadband’s DVi digital s

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25/09/2001 BBC TECHNOLOGY PLAY VITAL ROLE IN BBC PROJECTS
THE Consulting & Projects (C & P) division of BBC Technology have played a vital role in managing the relocation of Radio Kent, as well as establishing a television and online facility in Tunbridge We