Broadcast News Archive for March, 2002
11/03/2002 CRA accuses employers of "abusing" its members' rights
The Creators’ Rights Alliance (CRA), an affiliation of organisations representing creative talent throughout the media industry, have expressed concerns that its freelance members are being denied equ

11/03/2002 Envivio updates software solutions for NAB2002 will introduce a new product and a variety of updates at NAB2002 booth L7155. These new products will supplement and extend its end-to-end MPEG-4 interactive commercial broadcasting solu

11/03/2002 Proposals for RTÉ Forum On Broadcasting welcomed
Chairman of the RTÉ Authority, Patrick J Wright, has welcomed proposals for a Forum On Broadcasting made by the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and the Islands, Sile de Valera. Mr Wright also

11/03/2002 Scottish Factual Development Fund shared out
Six Scottish-based television production companies are to receive an investment of up to £40,000 each, to allow them to develop their business in the area of high-end factual programming. After a hi

08/03/2002 BBC Worldwide signs deal with American Airlines
BBC Worldwide’s in-flight sales team have concluded a major deal with American Airlines at the corporation’s annual programmes sales market BBC Showcase. The airline have renewed their contract for a

08/03/2002 Cheerful Scout appoints new Non-Executive Chairman
Post-production company Cheerful Scout have announced that Stuart Appleton (pictured) is joining the company as their new Non-Executive Chairman. Mr Appleton is Senior Vice-President of Corporate Co

08/03/2002 Foundry releases software support for Mac OS X
Soho-based company The Foundry, a leading visual effects plug-ins developer, have announced the availability of a free maintenance release, enabling their Tinderbox plug-ins range to be used on the Ma

08/03/2002 Lord Dubs calls for BBC to adopt external regulation
Lord Dubs, Chairman of the UK Broadcasting Standards Commission, has called on the BBC to bring its commercial interests into line with the rest of the industry and come fully under external regulatio

08/03/2002 Quimper prepares for 2002 Celtic Film Festival
Preparations are well underway for this year's Celtic Film and Television Festival (CFTF) to be held in Quimper, Brittany on March 21 to 23. The festival will be staged in the Théâtre de Cornouaille

08/03/2002 Scottish Screen helps develop industry training programme
Screen consultants Olsberg/SPI, in association with Scottish Screen, are to hold an industry training programme entitled 'Enterprise Scotland: Business Strategies for the Scottish Producer' from May 2

08/03/2002 The Mill completes work on 'hard-hitting' NSPCC campaign
The Mill have collaborated with director Frank Budgen and Passion Pictures on the NSPCC's latest television campaign. The disturbing 40-second film combines live-action footage shot by Frank Budgen o

08/03/2002 Voice of the Listener & Viewer announces conference dates
The Voice of the Listener & Viewer (VLV) will provide three opportunities in March, April and May for members of the public to hear and question at first hand some of the most influential figures in B

07/03/2002 Full range of Pixel Power family on view at NAB
Pixel Power will introduce new products and integration tools at this year's NAB 2002. On show at the Pixel Power booth L19577 will be the Clarity2 SD, new hardware platform character generator with

07/03/2002 Grass Valley unveils laptop-based non-linear news editor
Grass Valley Group have announced the release of their laptop-based NewsEdit LT non-linear editing system for field journalists. The company say the system will enable news professionals to both work

07/03/2002 Iskra Television sees upturn in advertising business
UK-based distributor, Iskra Television, have announced a series of deals with commercials production houses and agencies for clips from their television clip library. The clips are to be used in cros

07/03/2002 McMillan move to expand Soho operation
McMillan are set to expand their operation with a move to prestigious new premises in the operational heart of Soho. The move to 22 Soho Square heralds an expansion in both floor space and staffing n

07/03/2002 Media 100 to host programme of regional seminars
Media 100, providers of advanced media systems, are preparing to unveil 844/X – their next-generation content design system – in the UK. Kicking off with an industry launch event in London on Monday

07/03/2002 Megahertz appoints two new consultants
Cambridge-based broadcast systems specialist, Megahertz Broadcast Systems, have recently welcomed two new members to their team. Steve Hope and Raj Sittampalam join as Consultant Project Engineer an

07/03/2002 Pinnacle wins contract to refit VMMa's GC stock
Pinnacle Systems have been contracted to replace the aging CG stock of Vlaamse Media Maatschappij (VMMa) – the largest commercial broadcaster in the Flemish region of Belgium. Pinnacle are to provide

07/03/2002 Union members urged to intensify BBC appraisal ban
Union members working for the BBC have been urged to intensify their protest against the imposition of performance pay. Since a ballot last year, BECTU and NUJ members working at the BBC have been re

06/03/2002 BECTU announces financial service for members
The Broadcasting Entertainment Cinematograph and Theatre Union (BECTU) have appointed a firm of financial consultants to give free advice to members. Berry, Birch & Noble (BBN), one of the UK's lead

06/03/2002 Grass Valley Group announces digital news storage system
The Grass Valley Group have expanded their digital news production capabilities with the announcement of the NewsShare shared-storage system. Designed to flex with the frantic production pace of bro

06/03/2002 Inside Pictures scheme offers career boost for UK film executives
Inside Pictures, a new scheme enabling UK film executives to develop a greater understanding of the business of film in the global market, was launched on Monday March 4. Supported by the Film Counc

06/03/2002 ITC Chief Executive outlines her vision for broadcast future
ITC Chief Executive Patricia Hodgson has used the Royal Television Society Fleming Lecture in London to outline her belief that greater freedom for both business and creative industries will be key to

06/03/2002 ITN to take over management of C4's clips archive
ITN and Channel 4 have announced a deal for ITN Archive to take on the management of the Channel 4 archive clip-sales business. The agreement marks ITN Archive’s first move into the wider broadcast