Broadcast News Archive for May, 2003
23/05/2003 ‘Screenwriting’ provides insights into the art
A new book on screenwriters since the 1930’s offers insights into the art of writing for the screen, an art often as much about what goes unsaid than what is said. Drawing together international grea

23/05/2003 Andy Holland joins Robe UK
Robe UK have expanded their sales team with the appointment of Andy Holland as Business Development Manager. Holland is a qualified rigger, having attended a BTEC rigging course at Total Fabrication

23/05/2003 Audio Technology and Music Business Studies degree offered
The Gateway School have announced that they are recruiting students for a new BA (Hons) in Audio Technology and Music Business studies. The degree complements the pioneering Higher Education Diploma

23/05/2003 Broadcast Technology to launch receiver cards at Mediatech
Co-exhibiting with Harmonic, Broadcast Technology will be introducing at Mediatech Africa a further set of cards in the 3000 series of 3U front-loading digital and analogue television modules. The ne

23/05/2003 Condor help give BBC project a Voice
Condor Post Productions, based in Greek Street, London, have helped to create an endboard for BBC Broadcast’s TV campaign to promote 'Voices', a UK wide initiative to get unheard voices onto the BBC.

23/05/2003 Kramer launch UK Website
Kramer Electronics UK's new website,, is now up and running. Nick Mawer Marketing Manager Kramer Electron

23/05/2003 RTE seeks rights to show European Championship matches
RTE say that they are currently following a “twin-track approach” to ensure that the European Championship qualifying match, Ireland v Albania, in Lansdowne Road on June 7, 2003, is available to the I

23/05/2003 Sharp Electronics choose Sonic MyDVD
Sonic Solutions' MyDVD software is to be bundled with Sharp's Mebius Series laptop computers. By combining Sonic's award-winning DVD authoring technology with Sharp's powerful Mebius PC-GP10-DH lapto

23/05/2003 Starfish Technologies appoint Tony Brunero
Starfish Technologies have appointed Tony Brunero as Sales and Marketing Director. Brunero, who previously held similar positions with Intergraph and DPS, has been appointed to drive forward the mark

23/05/2003 The Foundry launch Keylight 2.0
Leading visual effects plug-ins developer, The Foundry, have announced the release of Keylight 2.0, an upgrade to their Academy Award winning blue/green screen keyer, originally developed by the Compu

22/05/2003 Avid first on the European forensics scene
Avid Technology have announced the availability in Europe the Avid Forensic Tools package. This feature-rich library of products and forensic video filters for law enforcement were created by Avid in

22/05/2003 Discreet ships Particle Flow tools for 3ds max 5.1
Discreet have announced the availability of its new Particle Flow Extension software for 3ds max customers registered under the Discreet Subscription Program. Discreet animators who create effects fo

22/05/2003 Imago expands sales team to support growing portfolio
Imago, the UK's leading specialist video communications distributor, has made changes to its internal sales team to ensure it continues to provide first-class service and advice to its customers. Ed

22/05/2003 Kramer launch RGBHV DAs at The Production Show
Kramer Electronics UK have announced that the new VP-123 and VP-123V RGBHV distribution amplifiers at the Production Show. The units both give three outputs on RGBHV, the difference between them bein

22/05/2003 Maya 5 3D software upgrade released
Alias|Wavefront have announced the availability Maya 5, the latest version of their Oscar award-winning 3D software package. Effective immediately, customers on full annual maintenance and registered

22/05/2003 Network Electronics help deliver coverage in St. Petersburg
The Russian City of St. Petersburg's preparations for its 300th Anniversary include the restoration of its lavish architecture, an elaborate cultural program and a significant complement of Network El

22/05/2003 Presenter course launched at 1080 in Manchester
Would-be TV presenters now have the opportunity to learn, be inspired and be tested by the best with the launch of an innovative television production company in Manchester. The first of its kind out

22/05/2003 Quartz release QMC Twin Channel option
Quartz have announced an important new addition to their master control product line. The new TCS Twin Channel option for the QMC allows two independent channels to be run through a single QMC board,

22/05/2003 Top UK interactive design studio invests in 844/X
Abbey Road Interactive have placed an order for a Media 100 844/X, the award-winning editing and compositing system. The new 844/X system at Abbey Road Interactive will be used to develop menu and in

22/05/2003 Trio of video clampers launched by Kramer
At the Production Show, Kramer Electronics introduced three new video signal clampers, the three channel VM-37 (pictured), the three channel VM-67 and the 12 channel VM-127. They restore the DC level

21/05/2003 ‘Virgin of Liverpool’ premiered at Cannes
A feature film shot and set entirely in Liverpool recently premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. The film ‘Virgin of Liverpool’ - starring Ricky Tomlinson, ‘Full Monty’ star Paul Barber and comedian

21/05/2003 Balanced audio mixer added to Kramer line-up
Kramer Electronics have launched the VA-15xl 6 channel audio mixer at the Production Show. The Kramer VA-15xl is a high quality, six-input, balanced audio mixer using XLR connectors. Each of the six

21/05/2003 Como Pro-SDI converter available from Holdan
Holdan have announced the availability of the COMO DV-1394 Pro SDI at The Production Show, representing the third generation of DV to analogue video converters. Besides the DV to analogue video conve

21/05/2003 Datavideo CP-100Pro launched at The Production Show
Datavideo CP-100 Pro Media presenter, a kiosk quality, multiple track, video and repeat device that is simple to use and requires no programming has been launched at The Production Show 2003. Using i

21/05/2003 Granada & Carlton interims show strong profit performance
Granada and Carlton Communications interims results for the half-year to the end of March 2003 showed strong profit performance. Granada reported profits before tax were up 35% to £65 million from £4