Broadcast News Archive for October, 2003
10/10/2003 Sherbet add Pick to mix
Martyn Pick has joined the Sherbet roster of directors, after twelve years at Bermuda Shorts. Sherbet Producer and MD Jonathan Bairstow and Producers Rachel Matchett and Jayne Bevitt feel that Pick’s

10/10/2003 St. Anne’s near completion of 'Henry VIII' post
St. Anne’s Post is currently completing the post-production on Henry VIII, Granada’s two-part TV drama based on the life of the notorious English monarch. Due for transmission in October 2003, the dr

10/10/2003 Viability of DTS demonstrated at Bowie concert
DTS recently demonstrated the unique advantages of its DTS Digital Surround audio format in providing common, high-quality, multi-channel audio for emerging DVB an digital cinema technologies with the

09/10/2003 ATG Broadcast to create production village for BBC Broadcast
One of Europe's leading systems integrators, ATG Broadcast, has been selected to design and build a fully digital production village within BBC Broadcast's new Broadcast Centre. The village will ena

09/10/2003 BBC D-G to chair Cultural Diversity Network
Greg Dyke, Director-General of the BBC, will take over the chairmanship of the Cultural Diversity Network (CDN) from Channel 4 for one year from December 2003. The CDN began in 2000 when all the majo

09/10/2003 Bectu to hold women's conference
Bectu are to run a conference for women activists and members on November 1 2003. The conference will be held at the Resource Centre, Holloway Road, London from 0930 to 1630. A union statement read:

09/10/2003 Macromedia Breeze Live now available
Macromedia have announced the immediate availability of Macromedia Breeze Live, which reinvents the user experience of online meetings and takes the pain out of planning and running those meetings.

09/10/2003 MPC complete effects on 'Colosseum - Rome’s Arena of Death'
MPC created the digital visual effects for BBC One’s forthcoming landmark history documentary, 'Colosseum-Rome’s Arena of Death', which is to air in October 2003. This prime-time one-hour documentary

09/10/2003 Nic Knowland chooses Hummingbird for US thriller
Following extensive field trials, Director of Photography Nic Knowland opted for Hummingbirds (sunlight viewable LCD monitors) on his latest shoot, 'Red Light Runners.' Starring Michael Madsen as Kil

09/10/2003 NIFTC launches two new development funds
The Northern Ireland Film & Television Commission (NIFTC) today launched a new £1.5 million Company Development Fund which aims to provide a limited number of NI based independent production companies

09/10/2003 RAI make substantial investment in generationQ
The Italian state broadcaster RAI has offered a ringing endorsement of Quantel’s generationQ graphics products in a major re-equipping of its graphics facilities. Three QPaintbox Pro and three QPain

09/10/2003 Sherbet promote Acsensia Breeze Meter
Award winning Sherbet Director Sandra Ensby has just completed a charming handcrafted animated spot to highlight the user friendliness of Bayers’ new Ascensia Breeze meter. Ensby’s lively animation c

08/10/2003 Adrenalin @ Rushes complete post on Chikinki promo
Adrenalin @ Rushes recently completed the post work on this energetic, seventies-style promo which accompanies the addictive new single 'Assasinator 13' from Bristol-based band Chikinki. Set in an ar

08/10/2003 Atlee boosts BBC Films Legal and Business Affairs team
Geraldine Atlee has joined BBC Films as Legal and Business Affairs Manager, it was announced. Joining the Rights and Business Affairs team headed by Jane Wright, Head of Rights and Commercial Affairs

08/10/2003 Call for submissions to 2004 Celtic Film and Television Festival in Dundee
Celebrating the best in film, television, radio and new media from the Celtic countries, entries have opened for the 25th Celtic Film and Television Festival. At the 2004 event, 19 Torc awards will b

08/10/2003 Deadline for Oscailt short film scheme nears
The October 10 deadline for submissions to the next round of the Bord Scannán na hÉireann (The Irish film Board) Oscailt short film scheme is just days away. Oscailt aims to add to short filmmaking i

08/10/2003 Inscriber and Quantel technologies contribute to blockbusters
Technologies from Inscriber, a leading provider of broadcast and post-production solutions, and Quantel, a leader in digital technology, have contributed to the production of various blockbuster movie

08/10/2003 ITC and Ofcom launch consultation on ITV merger rules
Following the Secretary of State's decision announced yesterday to allow the merger of Carlton and Granada, the ITC, Ofcom and the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) will now be required to implement the te

08/10/2003 Solid State Logic installs second C200 DPC in Japan
Solid State Logic’s new C200 Digital Production Console continues to gain popularity in Japan by attracting sales from some of the country’s top broadcast and post-production facilities. The most rec

08/10/2003 Unions call for talks on Carlton-Granada merger
The unions have called on Carlton and Granada to open talks on their recently announced merger. Speaking on behalf of Bectu, NUJ, and Amicus, Gerry Morrissey, Bectu Assistant General Secretary, calle

07/10/2003 BSkyB sell off Manchester United stock
BSkyB have sold the whole of their 9.9% shareholding in Manchester United PLC. The price per share paid of £2.39 reflects the closing price on October 6 and both the final and special declared divide

07/10/2003 Carlton/Granada merger to go ahead
ITV giants Carlton and Granada have been given approval to merge by Trade and Industry Secretary Patricia Hewitt, subject to certain advertising sales restrictions. Hewitt accepted the conclusions of

07/10/2003 Dantz announce retrospect support for Power Mac G5
Dantz Development Corp. have announced that Dantz Retrospect 5.1 for Macintosh is now fully compatible with the impressive new line of Power Mac G5 computers. "For more than 15 years, Dantz made sur

07/10/2003 Fusion Post Production launch new website
Fusion Post Production, a leading broadcast television post production facility based in London's Soho, have recently launched their new website,, designed by Radius Consulting.

07/10/2003 Imagine Graphics bring new Firefly SC to Europe
Imagine Graphics have announced the launch of the latest addition to the award- winning Firefly product range from US manufacturer, Visual Circuits. Imagine Graphics will sell the Firefly SC single c