Broadcast News Archive for October, 2002
31/10/2002 Aimimage upgrade to High Definition
Aimimage Cameras have announced the acquisition of a new High Definition Sony HDW-750P camera. Aimimage Managing Director, Ahmad Ahmadzadeh, said: “We are very excited about working with the new gen

31/10/2002 BAL421 display unit gains VGA option
BAL Broadcast have further improved the versatility of their renowned BAL421 quad-split display unit by adding a VGA (computer monitor) output option. The standard BAL421 is available with serial dig

31/10/2002 BSkyB to oppose BECTU recognition bid
BSkyB have warned they will resist BECTU's legal effort to win bargaining rights. The satellite broadcaster are planning to challenge the union's application for full recognition at their call centre

31/10/2002 Film Council appoint two new directors
The Film Council have made two new appointments to their board of directors. Nigel Green, joint Managing Director of Entertainment Film Distributors, and Stephen Knibbs, Senior Vice President of UCI

31/10/2002 Park Caledonia create three new film funds
Glasgow-based independent financial services group, Park Caledonia, chose the British Independent Film Awards (Bifa) to launch three new film partnerships. Park Caledonia, who sponsored this year's B

31/10/2002 PESA name Mi Broadcast UK and Ireland distributor
PESA Switching Systems have appointed Mi Broadcast as their exclusive distributor for the UK and Ireland, renewing a relationship dating back to 1990. PESA have been a leading manufacturer of signal

31/10/2002 Soho animators opt for USAnimation
Capital Animation Services, based in the heart of Soho’s thriving animation community, are the latest in a line of converts to Toon Boom Technologies’ USAnimation, the "fastest and most technologicall

31/10/2002 Visions join the HD stampede
Outside broadcast company Visions have entered the High Definition television market by commissioning a new state of the art HD OB unit. Thomson Broadcast are in the process of building the 24 camera

30/10/2002 BBC to double intake of engineering & technology graduates
The BBC have announced that they are to double the number of places available on their engineering & technology graduate trainee scheme, despite the falling numbers of science, engineering and technol

30/10/2002 Gerry Murphy to leave Carlton Communications
Gerry Murphy, Chief Executive of Carlton Communications, has announced his long-expected decision to leave the ITV giant for FTSE-100 retail behemoth Kingfisher. The proposed merger with Granada left

30/10/2002 JVC release "the future of colour projection technology"
JVC Professional have launched their new D-ILA multimedia projector, the SX21. The unit is capable of projecting multiple images with high resolution, high contrast and excellent natural colour repro

30/10/2002 Link sell wireless camera systems to Presteigne Broadcast Hire
Link Research have sold two LinkXP wireless camera systems to Presteigne Broadcast Hire. Over the last 10 years Presteigne have built a very successful business supplying equipment to customers in st

30/10/2002 Network's Flashlink optical system receives German vote
Germany's recent Federal Elections were delivered live to viewers via Network Electronics' Flashlink optical transmission transport system. Flashlink served as the transmission link between headquar

30/10/2002 Pee-Pod launch small remote head range
Pee-Pod's new digital range of small remote heads uses a innovative lightweight gearbox, self-contained with motor/encoder, reduction gear train and onboard electronics. The gearbox weighs less than

30/10/2002 Puttnam Committee recommendations attract favourable response
The Government have issued a broadly favourable response to Lord Puttnam's recommendations on the draft Communications Bill, which will pave the way for a radical "overhaul and simplification" of the

30/10/2002 RTE seek production proposals from indies
As part of their commissions for the year 2003, RTÉ's Independent Productions Unit (IPU) are seeking proposals for factual, regional entertainment, music, children's and drama programmes. With a dead

29/10/2002 BT rely on Aardman to bring home the bacon
Aardman Animations used a mixture of model animation and live action backgrounds in ‘Pig Power’, a new commercial for BT Broadband. The stars of the commercial are two pigs on motorcycles, ‘Smokey’

29/10/2002 Film Council to support 'Sex Lives of the Potato Men'
The Film Council's Premiere Fund is to invest £750,000 in a new production, 'Sex Lives of the Potato Men'. The film, written and to be directed by first-time director Andy Humphries and produced by A

29/10/2002 Football agreement closes book on ITV Digital fiasco
ITV giants Carlton and Granada have signed a deal with the Football League intended to bring an end to the financial debacle caused by the collapse of ITV Digital. The contract, to be signed later th

29/10/2002 JVC unveil new professional DV camcorder
JVC's most recent addition to their three-chip professional DV camera range is the GY-DV-5000E camcorder. This versatile three half-inch chip CCD digital camcorder is a follow-up to the popular GY-D

29/10/2002 Low profile launch for Freeview
The BBC/BSkyB digital terrestrial television collaboration, Freeview, will launch at 6am on October 30 without the fanfare that greeted the birth of doomed venture ONdigital, latterly ITV Digital. Fr

29/10/2002 Rapid Pictures complete facility and team expansion
Rapid Pictures have recently completed a major expansion to their Shepherd’s Bush facility. A new dubbing suite and a voice over area has been commissioned, together with two further Avid suites, br

29/10/2002 Ross expand Synergy 100 Digital Switcher options
Ross Video have added two powerful options to the compact Synergy 100 Digital Production Switcher – the Squeeze & Tease 3D DVE and the Ultimatte Insider matting device. The Squeeze & Tease 3D option

29/10/2002 UK's first Internet TV channel launched
The UK's first broadband television station, Worldart Media Television , has launched on the Internet. WAM TV will transmit 24 hours

28/10/2002 Addiction appoint Commercial Directors' Rep
Addiction announce the appointment of new Commercial Directors' Rep, Fuzzy Sanders. Sanders began her career in 1995 at the Jeff Wayne Music Group, heading up a specialist arm called Indivision, offe