Broadcast News Archive for July, 2002
26/07/2002 Channel 4 commissions new Twelfth Night production
4Learning, Channel 4’s education arm, has commissioned a modern adaptation of Twelfth Night currently being filmed by Projector Productions for broadcast in 2003. The lead role, Viola, is played by P

26/07/2002 Cheerful Scout do a 'Professional' Job
Having designed the menus for the recently released first DVD Box-set for the cult TV series The Professionals, Cheerful Scout has just completed work on menu designs for The Professionals DVD Box-set

26/07/2002 Luke Harrison moves to Pinnacle Systems
Pinnacle Systems have announced the appointment of Luke Harrison as Business Development Manager for Graphics Products. His job will be to develop the market for Pinnacle’s graphics products, the De

26/07/2002 Orad unveil new sports application
Orad Hi-Tec Systems, world leader in virtual sets, on-air-graphics and sports production tools have announced the launch of Sport’Air , a new software application designed for Sports production, takin

26/07/2002 Polar Graphics help BBC Launch StingRAY
Polar Graphics have announced that they were involved in the supply of Digital Voodoo 'Iridiun SD' broadcast SDI video cards to the BBC for use at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, England.

26/07/2002 Red Lorry Yellow Lorry fulfils digital effects school demands
Europe’s first dedicated visual effects school endorsed by Oscar winner Ridley Scott, will this month open its doors with equipment and services provided by value-added reseller Red Lorry Yellow Lorry

26/07/2002 Savannah College buys $1.45M of Avid editing solutions
Avid Technology Europe have announced that Savannah College of Art and Design, one of the largest art and design specialty colleges in the United States, has purchased $1.45M of Avid solutions as it c

25/07/2002 365 Digital's new VideoPump HD 811
365, the specialist European distributor of video networking products, have launched their new Optibase VideoPump HD 811. VideoPump HD811 is the latest addition to Optibase’s family of Se

25/07/2002 Bahrain TV to install BDL-Autoscript prompters
Bahrain Radio and TV has ordered a number of new BDL-Autoscript prompting base systems and on-camera equipment. The new systems will be used both in newsrooms, on location, and for conferences. The

25/07/2002 DK-Audio at IBC - new products for the broadcast market
Danish metering specialist DK-Audio is attending the IBC exhibition in Amsterdam with a range of new products designed to appeal to broadcast professionals. Following its recent acquisition of video

25/07/2002 Incite to show broadcast workflow solutions at IBC
Incite Multimedia Corporation will be featuring this year at IBC (booth 7.210) its complete line of software solutions for news editing, broadcast and postproduction, designed to provide a complete, e

25/07/2002 NXN alienbrain VFX provide software for Pixar
NXN Software have announced that Pixar Animation Studios will be using NXN alienbrain VFX, the first digital asset and production management system designed specifically for high-end computer graphics

25/07/2002 Prehistoric perfection wins Emmy plaudits
With the announcement of the 54th Emmy Award nominations, UK based Framestore CFC once more found itself in the running for these most prestigious of U.S. television awards. 2002 has been hugely imp

25/07/2002 SysMedia adds FMA support to WinCAPS Multimedia
SysMedia has added internet video support to WinCAPS Multimedia using FMA (Flexible Media Architecture). The new FMA option is designed primarily for subtitling companies employing freelancers and h

25/07/2002 Ultrasonic Film Cleaning System sets standard
Introduced at IBC 2000, the CF8200 Ultrasonic Film Cleaning System, has now become the new standard for cleaning valuable and sensitive film. The CF8200 which uses HFE fluid in place of chlorinated s

24/07/2002 Discreet lends a hand for ‘egg-straordinary’ short
Discreet has given time on its award-winning visual effects system, flame, to help in the production of ‘Egg’, a short film by All Films director Clive Richards. ‘Egg’ is a surreal three minute film

24/07/2002 Quantel release version 1.3 software for iQ and eQ
The new Version 1.3 software for Quantel’s iQ media platform and eQ mainstream editing system has been released, further boosting the editing and effects power of Quantel’s generationQ for Post range.

24/07/2002 Soho 601 posts new Darius promo
Soho 601 have completed postproduction on the promo featuring Darius’ new single “Colour Blind”, which was shot in the Spanish countryside by Director, Gregg Masuak. At the start of the film, Darius

24/07/2002 Soho Images staff to be balloted on industrial action
BECTU members at Soho Images are being balloted on industrial action. The ballot, which closes on August 1, is in response to the company's failure to award an annual pay rise. Soho Images is a lon

24/07/2002 Solent awarded Isle of Wight local TV licence
The ITC have announced that Solent TV Limited (a subsidiary of Island Volunteers) have been awarded the licence to provide a local television service on the frequency identified for Isle of Wight (Row

24/07/2002 Techex Group announces sales increase
Techex, the UK based specialist distributor of video creation and networking products has announced an increase in sales for the year ending May 31. Commenting on the results Chris Bailey, MD and CE

24/07/2002 TL Audio DO-1 Card now shipping
TL Audio have announce that the DO-1 Stereo Digital Output Card is now shipping from the UK. The DO-1 is designed to fit TL Audio’s own M-3 Tubetracker 8/2 Valve Mixer and VP-1 Valve Processor produ

24/07/2002 Union agreement set to transform TV news journalism
A ground breaking multi-skilling agreement, enabling television news staff to report, shoot and edit their own news material, has been signed by the BBC's Nations and Regions division with the NUJ and

23/07/2002 Call for entries for the IFTA Awards 2002
Entries are now being sought for the Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) Awards 2002. Programmes and films broadcast or screened between August 1 2000 and 31 July 2002 are eligible for entry.

23/07/2002 DataVideo’s DV Bank now shipping from Holdan
Holdan have announced that Datavideo’s DN-100 Native DV Hard Drive recorder is now shipping. The DV Bank is the industry standard, stand-alone solution that allows video professionals to capture Digi