Broadcast News Archive for November, 2003
28/11/2003 DPI complete Taiwan digital cinema projector installation
Manchester based Digital Projection International (DPI), an Emmy Award-winning manufacturer of high-performance projection systems, have completed the installation of their new DC2K digital cinema pro

28/11/2003 E\T\C illuminate Shell Building for Electric Storm
Large format projection specialists E\T\C UK covered the 323 ft high Shell Centre on London’s South Bank with a stunning projection for the launch of Electric Storm. Electric Storm is an innovative l

28/11/2003 Film Council study finds post-production sector generates £1.4b for UK economy
British film industry creative and technical expertise has helped to generate £1.39 billion and 15,000 jobs in the UK economy, a major new report published by the Film Council has revealed. According

28/11/2003 James Thomas launch PixelDrive for Mac
JTE’s Pixel development team, working with RADlite developers IRAD, have created PixelDrive for Mac, a Macintosh-based version of their revolutionary new control concept for driving DMX fixtures. IRA

28/11/2003 Khronos Group welcome LSI Logic, Toshiba and XCE as Contributor Members
The Khronos Group have announced that LSI Logic, Toshiba and XCE have all joined as Contributing level Members to work with the 40+ other Khronos Group Members to develop and deploy OpenGL ES as the s

28/11/2003 Leitch's Panacea chosen by Panasonic for coverage of Athens 2004
Panasonic, Official Worldwide Olympic Partner since 1988, have chosen the new Leitch Panacea compact routing switchers and 6800+ modular infrastructure platform to help provide broadcast coverage of t

28/11/2003 Matrox announce RT.X10 bundle with new Adobe Software
Matrox Video Products Group have announced RT.X10 Suite, a new bundle of their popular RT.X10 professional realtime editing and DVD authoring platform, with full versions of Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe

28/11/2003 Mediacom Communications select Core Networks
Core Networks, a global leader in operations support system (OSS) solutions for the cable television/broadband industry, have announced that Mediacom Communications have successfully deployed Core's O

28/11/2003 Sonic’s DVDit! Bundled with Avid Xpress DV
Avid Technology have bundled Sonic’s award-winning DVDit! SE DVD creation software with their new version of Avid Xpress DV software, the latest addition to Avid’s extensive line of professional video

28/11/2003 Talent Circle and Avid launch ‘Super Shorts’ competition
Talent Circle, the UK's fastest growing free website for new and emerging filmmakers, have joined forces with Avid to launch Super Shorts, a nationwide search to find great films that are literally 's

27/11/2003 Barco supply Digital Cinema projectors to Belgium
Barco have received an order to provide 10 Digital Cinema projectors to Kinepolis, Belgium’s leading Cinema group. The order, confirming Kinepolis’s reputation as one of the worlds most technological

27/11/2003 BBC Broadcast create new identity for 'Top of the Pops'
BBC Broadcast, one of the commercial arms of the BBC, have created the brand new identity for Top of the Pops, which will re-launch November 28 on BBC One. It is the first time in three years that t

27/11/2003 BBC Technology to be sold; Bectu issue strong condemnation
The BBC are to sell their wholly-owned commercial subsidiary BBC Technology, subject to final approval by DCMS Secretary of State Tessa Jowell. The move, which follows a report that predicted potenti

27/11/2003 Blackmagic Design announce Kona SD/HD upgrade plan
Blackmagic Design have announced a programme that allows all Kona HD and Kona SD users to upgrade to DeckLink HD for only US$995. For two years now Kona SD and Kona HD have been compatible with the

27/11/2003 Leitch announce appointment of new President and CEO
Leitch Technology have completed their CEO search process and has appointed Timothy E. Thorsteinson as President and CEO. Mr. Thorsteinson began in the role on November 24 2003. "We're delighted, af

27/11/2003 New film and television archive launched online
The bfi and the New Opportunities Fund have announced the launch of a groundbreaking website, This new site features an unrivalled collection of archive film and television f

27/11/2003 Osprey Production Group purchase AJ-SDX900 for move to HD
The Charleston based Osprey Production Group have purchased Panasonic's AJ-SDX900 dual-mode DVCPRO Cinema camera for production assignments for the Golf, Discovery, History, and National Geographic Ch

27/11/2003 Panasonic DVCPRO Cinema chosen for VW spot
Abel Cine Tech, suppliers of Panasonic's AJ-SDX900 dual-mode DVCPRO Cinema camera, have collaborated with Offhollywood Digital to assemble a high-level production team and shoot a commercial spot for

27/11/2003 Philips forms new software business group
Philips have announced the formation of Philips Software, a new autonomous business group. The main objective of the business group is to develop and market the company's extensive portfolio of mult

27/11/2003 VTR deploy feature film techniques on new Clio ad
Leading commercials and Digital Film post house VTR have postproduction on Publicis’ latest cinema/television ad for Renault Clio, featuring Thierry Henry. Directed by Tarsem of production company @R

26/11/2003 HD television seminar announced
A seminar discussing 'High Definition Television - a practical reality for today's TV markets' is to be held at the National Film Theatre, South Bank, London SW1, on the morning of December 9 2003.

26/11/2003 ITV plc duo announce huge cost saving expectations
Carlton and Granada have revealed expected cost savings of £100 million in the wake of the government's final approval of their merger. Second Interim results for the 12 months ended 30 September 200

26/11/2003 Leitch appoint VP for new Systems Engineering Group
Leitch have announced the appointment of Brian Cabeceiras to the position of vice president for their newly established Leitch Systems Engineering group. In his new role, Cabeceiras will apply his e

26/11/2003 New music clearance service launched
Veteran UK music supervisor Don Gallacher has formed a cut-down music clearance service, Cue The Music. As one of the few full-service, script-to-post music supervisors in the UK, copyright clearanc

26/11/2003 New postproduction and design house opens in Scotland
Hamish Allison, former creative director at Waterside Television, has launched a new postproduction facilities company, Freakworks. The new company, which opened for business at the start of the Nov