Broadcast News Archive for January, 2002
31/01/2002 Avid|DS added to TVX post-production suite
AVID Technology Europe have completed the delivery of an Avid|DS system to the producers of The Fantasy Channel, Television X. The addition of the Avid|DS system to the existing post-production equi

31/01/2002 BBC promise greater accountability
THE BBC have pledged to clean up their act and to make themselves more accountable to the licence-fee paying public. The chairman of the BBC, Gavyn Davies, believes that greater accountability requi

31/01/2002 DGP deliver Olympics promos to BBC
DGP have completed on a post-production commission on 11 short films promoting BBC Sport's coverage of the 2002 Winter Olympics. The games will take place in Salt Lake City from February 8-24. The p

31/01/2002 FT2 open recruitment for Skillset-funded new entrant schemes
FILM and Television Freelance Training (FT2) are to offer paid training opportunities for talented young people who aim to begin careers in junior technical, craft and production positions in the film

31/01/2002 New Skills for Screen course to be held in Glasgow
SCOTTISH Screen are accepting applications for places on a new 'Skills for Screen: Negotiating Skills' course to be held in Glasgow on February 21 2002. This is a one-day course designed to give pro

31/01/2002 Skaramoosh complete work on BBC docudrama
SKARAMOOSH have just completed the titles and digital effects for the BBC flagship programme 'Smallpox 2002: Secret Weapon', directed by Dan Percival and produced by Simon Chinn for Wall to Wall Telev

31/01/2002 Speakers at DVB Dublin conference announced
THE speakers' list for the Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) World 2002 International Conference, to be held at the Alexander Hotel, Dublin, from March 6-7, has been announced. The list includes: Ric

31/01/2002 Two Four to create urban gardening series for C4
CHANNEL 4 have commissioned Two Four Productions, Plymouth, to undertake a major new gardening series aimed at people living in the heart of the city. The challenge for new presenter Matt James and h

30/01/2002 'Parole Officer' in running for BAFTA
A MOVIE partly shot in Liverpool, with the assistance of the city council’s Film Office, has been nominated for a top industry award. The film 'The Parole Officer', written by Steve Coogan and Henry

30/01/2002 Altered Images enters next phase of ongoing development
ALTERED Images have recently made two high profile appointments to explore and develop fast expanding business sectors and enlarge on the services provided to all their clients. Broadcast specialist

30/01/2002 Ciprico and Pinnacle Systems announce tailored storage
PINNACLE Systems have selected a tailored version of Ciprico’s FibreSTORE RAID solution as the storage component for their networked video server solutions, including the MediaStream family of broadca

30/01/2002 ITC launch review of news and current affairs
THE ITC have revealed that television news and current affairs are to be the subject of a major new initiative by the broadcasting regulators. Speaking at the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association Co

30/01/2002 London company to update SBC music facility
THE Swedish Broadcasting Corporation have selected a London-based consultancy to acoustically redesign their music control room. Munro Associates have been contracted to acoustically re-design SBC's

30/01/2002 Lottery-backed short film wins Cinemagic award
THE Lottery-funded animated film 'War Game' recently won recognition at the Cinemagic Festival in Belfast, when it jointly received Best Animated Film Award, voted by the Children's Jury. The film h

30/01/2002 Quadrant Visual Solutions make connection with SGS
EVENT specialists Quadrant Visual Solutions (QVS) from Derby have successfully managed a training event for SGS, the verification and certification multi-national, at the Alton Towers Hotel. Under th

30/01/2002 UK new-gatherers take advantage of Sony NTSC SX camera
THE introduction of the US NTSC SX camera will greatly improve news agencies' ability to work closely with US networks. The first production company to take delivery of the camera, Locum Productions

29/01/2002 ATG complete two BBC contracts
ATG Broadcast have completed two contracts recently awarded to them by the BBC. One of Britain's most active broadcast systems integrators, ATG Broadcast were commissioned by BBC Technology to desig

29/01/2002 Blue Turtle install Avid Unity LANshare network
LONDON post production house Blue Turtle have become the first facility in the country to install the new Unity LANshare - the latest addition to the Avid Unity family of shared storage and networking

29/01/2002 Dreamhire UK invite bids for equipment inventory
THE UK arm of Dreamhire have recently ceased trading and most of the inventory of pro audio equipment that have been acquired over the past 15 years is up for sale. The company has issued a list of

29/01/2002 Extreme Sports Channel to show Gravity Games
THE Extreme Sports Channel have won the TV rights for the Gravity Games – an extreme sports event with a first-prize of $1,000,000. With a TV audience of over 120 million people, the channel will bro

29/01/2002 Leading digital audio company sets up Bangor R&D centre
BANGOR, Northern Ireland, is set to benefit from a £263,000 investment which will create 18 new jobs following the relocation of a Los Angeles-based digital technology company's R&D centre to the town

29/01/2002 Technological advances from RPS Data Products
REIGATE based RPS Data Products have enhanced their 'video to film' software system, which can be seen in action at Soho-based production house Lipsync Post. Since the launch of the system eight mont

29/01/2002 Thames appeal for comedy talent to contribute to Digi-Clip TV
THAMES Television have launched a competition for would-be comedians to showcase their talent through the internet. Applicants should write or film comedy sketches to send in for a new series called

29/01/2002 UK filmmakers go Dutch at Rotterdam Film Market
THE Film Council's New Cinema Fund are to sponsor this year's CineMart at the Rotterdam International Film Festival. The fund will give €10,000 (£6,200) to support the CineMart International Trainin

28/01/2002 British Animation Awards tour for Public Choice vote
THE fourth bi-annual British Animation Awards (BAA) ceremony will be held at the National Film Theatre, London, on March 15. The final selection will be made following three programmes to be screened