Broadcast News Archive for January, 2002
28/01/2002 Celtic Film and Television Festival posts 2002 shortlist
The Celtic Film and Television Festival shortlist of entries has been announced. The shortlisted entries in the film and video categories are as follows: ANIMATION: Flip Sides, Raw Nerve Product

28/01/2002 Fox Kids launches interactive mobile phone service
FOX KIDS Europe have joined with m-Wise to launch a text-based service for mobile phones aimed at children in the UK. By utilising the SMS facility on mobile phones, the broadcaster be able to send

28/01/2002 Media 100 i V8 to support Apple OS X and Aqua
AT the recent MacWorld Expo Media 100 announced Media 100 i Version 8 (V8), a powerful OS X-native content design system for professional content creators, broadcast designers and digital media artist

28/01/2002 New Avid products on show at VideoForum 2002
AVID will be among the international companies exhibiting at VideoForum 2002 in London’s Wembley Hall1 from February 5-7. It is expected that Avid will unveil the latest version of XpressDV, the mul

28/01/2002 NIFC announce opening of Arista script development centre
ARISTA has opened its Script Development Centre in Belfast – only its second office site in Europe. Arista, one of Europe’s premier training providers for writers and producers in film and television

28/01/2002 Sony technology showcase at VideoForum 2002
THE industry’s leading companies will be using VideoForum 2002 at London’s Wembley Hall 1 to showcase the latest state-of-the-art technology in the marketplace. At Stand 312, Sony will be exhibiting

28/01/2002 Submissions deadline for animate! funding scheme
FILM, video and digital artists submitting proposals for animate! funding scheme should do so by February 28. This is the 12th year of the scheme and funds are available ranging from £5000 to £30,000

25/01/2002 Auction of Lux Centre assets to be held in February
FOLLOWING the closure of The Lux Centre, London, in October of last year, the assets of this centre for film video and the digital arts are due to be auctioned at 12 noon on February 12, 2002. The s

25/01/2002 FX Group expand workforce and facilities
FLYING in the face of recession horror stories, the FX Group have started 2002 on a buoyant note by announcing the appointment of four key new members of staff. This brings the total number of recent

25/01/2002 ITV2 airs as UTV reach agreement with ITV Digital
ULSTER Television (UTV) have reached a financial settlement with ITV Digital shareholders Carlton and Granada over the use of the ITV brand for ITV Digital in Northern Ireland. While the terms of th

25/01/2002 MediaArc announce cutbacks to ease financial problems
MediaArc, the BBC's graphics subsidiary, have announced staff cutbacks and staff transfers as part of a strategy to reduce financial overheads. UP to 35 redundancies have been announced and a furthe

25/01/2002 New Director for Sky TV’s Ireland operation
SKY TV have announced the appointment of a new director for the Ireland. Mark Deering (38) has been invested into the newly created director’s post and will take up his position on February 18 2002.

25/01/2002 Pinnacle Systems to present advances at VideoForum
PINNACLE Systems have revealed that VideoForum will see them exhibit Pro-ONE, Impression DVD Pro and Commotion 4.1, as well as the recently acquired FASTstudio.DV. The Pinnacle Stand will feature hou

25/01/2002 Softimage announce animation software workflow family
SOFTIMAGE, a subsidiary of Avid Technology, have announced the availability of a new family of workflow-enhancing products for their Softimage|XSI nonlinear animation system and other third-party anim

25/01/2002 Sony’s seminar showcases latest all-digital technology
SONY will be displaying all their latest broadcast and profession technology at a free seminar in the Natural History Museum, London, on January 30. The new Matrox DigiSuite MAX, which is an all-digi

24/01/2002 BBC to launch new commercial subsidiary
THE BBC are to launch a new, wholly-owned commercial subsidiary, BBC Broadcast Ltd, following approval from Tessa Jowell, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. The new company will eme

24/01/2002 Canon launch cine-style lenses
CANON’S seven new cine-style lenses are set to improve the quality of digital camera technology. The gap between video and film has narrowed considerably since the introduction of digital cinema HDTV

24/01/2002 Film Council announce film project investments
THE Film Council’s Development Fund has today announced investments in single film projects to be allocated from a total package fund of £329,241. The films chosen for the investment cover an eclecti

24/01/2002 International animation event in Dublin Castle
MEDIA Desk Ireland and Media Antenna Galway will host a panel and networking session in Dublin Castle from January 25-26 2002. Organised in association with Cartoon Masters, a specialist programme de

24/01/2002 Mark Travis' masterclasses at Raindance
MARK Travis covers the entire process of directing a feature film from script to screen, from concept to completion. This intensive group of seminars feature a discussion, demonstration and analysis

24/01/2002 Pinnacle Systems reports improving results
PINNACLE Systems have announced financial results for their second quarter of fiscal 2002, which ended December 31, 2001. Net sales for the second quarter of 2002 were £42 million, 26 per cent higher

24/01/2002 Polecam launch universal RCP
POLECAM, the award winning camera crane creators, are now launching a universal Remote Control Camera Panel. There has been an increasing demand from both operators and engineers especially, for ful

24/01/2002 Skillset to give runners a headstart
FOLLOWING on from the success of the first Skillset Runners Event last year, which provided free careers information and advice for runners, this year’s event has been extended to two days and include

23/01/2002 £17 million boost proposed for specialised cinema
THE FILM Council have announced a final stage of industry wide consultation on their new proposals for separate, but complementary, financial measures relating to cinema education, distribution and ex

A NEW development in camera technology has narrowed the gap between IFpro and broadcast lenses. With the introduction of the YH19x6.7 and YJ19x9B lenses for 1/2” and 2/3” CCD cameras, zoom speed has