Broadcast News Archive for October, 2002
28/10/2002 dB Broadcast build new control room for QVC
Cambridgeshire-based systems integrator dB Broadcast have completed work on a new control room (control room B) for shopping channel QVC. The new control room will act primarily as an immediate back-

28/10/2002 Mill TV choose Softimage for 'Pyramid'
Mill TV have completed work on 'Pyramid', a large scale project for the BBC. ‘Pyramid’ is described as one of the most ambitious and visually stunning history projects ever made by the BBC, and tells

28/10/2002 Northwestern England's forest locations branch into film
The Forestry Commission, which owns some 40,000 acres of land throughout the northwest England, are encouraging film-makers to use their varied landscapes as the setting for their latest projects. Fo

28/10/2002 Pace Micro Technology to supply NTL Ireland
Pace Micro Technology have signed a new supply contract with NTL Ireland, Ireland's largest multi channel television operator. The contract will see Pace supply NTL Ireland with their new Di300 home

28/10/2002 S&M expand 3D animation team
Digital visual effects studio Smoke & Mirrors (S&M) have boosted their 3D animation team with the appointment of Rebekah King-Britton, a 3D animator with experience in major design-led CGI projects fo

28/10/2002 Soho 601 complete Dairylea Dunkers commercials
Soho 601 have completed postproduction on three new Dairylea Dunkers commercials, introducing the Dunker Brothers, two kids who adopt a spoof 'gangster-cool' style to express their enthusiasm for Doub

28/10/2002 Studio Beam CTO launched by High End Systems
High End Systems have launched Studio Beam CTO, a new version of the popular Studio Beam automated luminaire. This new version features a high-output incandescent lamp source and is quieter than the

25/10/2002 Fujinon HD telephoto lens now available
The new Fujinon DigiPower XA76x9.3BESM high definition telephoto zoom lens is now available from exclusive UK/Ireland distributor, Pyser-SGI Limited. Described as a cost effective alternative to the

25/10/2002 Imagineer's Mokey now available to rent
Imagineer Systems have introduced a rental scheme for Mokey, the software tool used to separate foreground elements from a video or film clip. The scheme is designed to provide the broadcast and fil

25/10/2002 News Corp continue global expansion
Rupert Murdoch's Asian TV channel, Star TV, have become the first foreign broadcaster to apply to transmit from Indian soil. The application must be approved by the Indian Cabinet, but this is not ex

25/10/2002 Pocket movie guide set for Edinburgh launch
Dr Elaine Murray, the Scottish Parliament's Deputy Minister for Tourism, Culture & Sport, is to preside at the launch of Brian Pendreighs 'The Pocket Scottish Movie Book', at Edinburgh Castle on Tuesd

25/10/2002 RTE terminates sale of transmission network
RTE have terminated the sale of their transmission network, after what is described as "a full review of the process." The review noted that the sole applicant for the network had withdrawn from the

25/10/2002 Scottish drama collects Mental Health Media Award
'Leonard', a true-life drama production from the Scottish Screen/Grampian Television New Found Land talent scheme, has won best drama at the recent 9th Annual Mental Health Media Awards in London. Th

25/10/2002 Studio Mega install XL 9000 console
Studio Mega of Suresnes, France, have installed the largest Solid State Logic (SSL) XL 9000 K Series console in Europe. The 96-channel console, supplied in a four-wing configuration, is now installe

25/10/2002 UK film production levels fall by 40%
UK film production levels have fallen by almost 40% this year. The crash exacerbates last year's 57% slump in inward investment from overseas productions shooting, widely linked to a long running ind

24/10/2002 C2 Media appointed Sony reseller
C2 Media, recently established by former Cynergy sales director, Ian Cunliffe, have been appointed a Sony Reseller Partner. Cunliffe said: “Our commitment to the Sony brand is witnessed by a substan

24/10/2002 Culture bid turns residents into filmmakers
A film funded by the Liverpool Culture Company had its first public screening on October 22 at the Bluecoat Theatre, Liverpool. 'City of Dreams', one of more than 100 community projects funded by the

24/10/2002 Enterprise|UK tutors announced
Olsberg|SPI, in association with the Film Council's Training Fund, PACT and IPTF, have announced the tutors for Enterprise|UK: Business Strategies for the Independent Producer. Enterprise|UK, an adva

24/10/2002 Film Council to boost British sci-fi
UK science fiction filmmakers have received a welcome boost from the Film Council's £15m New Cinema Fund. Created to help new writers get their ideas onto the big screen, New Steps Beyond will favour

24/10/2002 Hamlet release Protean 292X signal generator
Hamlet have launched what they believe to be "the smallest HD video and embedded audio test signal generator in the world". Measuring 6" x 4" x 1", and weighing less than 1lb, the Protean 292X provi

24/10/2002 Hyperactive purchase Tyrell upgrades
Tyrell, providers of technology to the UK post-production and broadcast industry, have announced the purchase and installation of 20 Meridien upgrades by leading broadcast equipment hire company Hyper

24/10/2002 Pathe agree finance deal with Ingenious
UK financiers Ingenious are reportedly to front 35% of the budget for a range of titles from Pathe UK, including the 'The Magic Roundabout'. Ingenious have guaranteed a fund for three pictures, but P

24/10/2002 Research centre supported by First Choice
A new £2.2m Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing has been opened at the University of Surrey by the Parliamentary Under Secretary for Science and Innovation, Lord Sainsbury. Mainly funded

23/10/2002 DVS appoint Post-Logic as French distributor
DVS have given their European sales prospects a significant boost by appointing the Paris based distributor Post-Logic as their representative in France. With an office in Neuilly-sur-Seine, the hear

23/10/2002 Framestore CFC are 'Go!' for Thunderbirds
Framestore CFC are to supervise the visual effects for the live-action movie based on Gerry Anderson's 60's series 'Thunderbirds'. The 'marionation' series has enjoyed a huge resurgence of popularity