Broadcast News Archive for October, 2002
23/10/2002 Metropolis DVD choose Media 100 844/X software
London-based Metropolis DVD have purchased and installed Media 100 844/X software, the award-winning editing system for lightning-fast compositing of unlimited layers. Metropolis DVD are the film, te

23/10/2002 MPC create visual effects for Bond movie
MPC have created visual effects for some key sequences in the new Bond film, 'Die Another Day'. As well as creating effects for the film, MPC also posted the video of the title track Die Another Day,

23/10/2002 News World 2002 to incorporate technology showcase
The eighth annual News World conference, to be held in Dublin's Burlington Hotel from November 19-21, is to also include the organisation's News Technology conference. Kerry Stevenson, head of the MM

23/10/2002 Oftel publish decision on ITV complaint
An ITV complaint that the BSkyB levy for conditional access services is excessive, and constitutes anti-competitive price discrimination between ITV and other public service broadcasters, has been rej

23/10/2002 OmniBus Systems appoint head of North American sales
OmniBus Systems have appointed industry veteran Dave Polyard to the post of vice president of sales and marketing for their North America operation. Polyard, who will be based in Charlotte, North Car

23/10/2002 UTV opt out of ITV1 re-branding
UTV, along with SMG-owned Scottish Television and Grampian Television, have declined to adopt a new 'unified' branding due to come in to place across the ITV1 network on Monday October 28. ITV claim

22/10/2002 Comic-based film company announce share offer
2000 AD Films plc, a derivative of the popular British comic of the same name, have announced a share offer via the 2000 AD website, www.2000ado

22/10/2002 Commercial holographic storage moves closer to reality
US-based InPhase Technologies, a Lucent Technologies venture and dedicated holographic data storage researcher, have announced that they are to use a $600,000 grant received from the National Technolo

22/10/2002 Edifis release Gradebox colour correction server
Edifis have announced the launch of their new grading unit, the Gradebox. Compatible with all standard colour correction systems, the new Gradebox reduces from two to one the number of VTRs required

22/10/2002 Entec light the National Television Awards
Middlesex based sound and lighting specialists Entec have, for the eighth year running, supplied the lighting production at the National TV Awards, staged at the Royal Albert Hall, and broadcast live

22/10/2002 Eyeheight release SD-2 and TD-2 text processors
Eyeheight have added two new text processing modules to their range of broadcast and postproduction products. The SD-2 subtitle decoder extracts text 'page 888' data from incoming SDI video, converti

22/10/2002 Inaugral lecture is themed on British cinema in WWII
The Professor of Film Studies at De Montfort University's Department of Media and Cultural Production, Robert Murphy, is to deliver a Professorial Inaugural Lecture. Professor Murphy's theme is Briti

22/10/2002 ITC invite applications for Aberdeen local television service
The ITC have issued a formal invitation for applications for a local television Restricted Service Licence (RSL) for Aberdeen. The frequency for Aberdeen has become available as the original licence

22/10/2002 RADlite system used on Pop Idol tour
Peter Barnes, lighting designer for the Pop Idol spin-off 'Will & Gareth' show, chose a RADLite video and effects manipulation system for the performers' current 24-date sold out UK arena tour. The R

21/10/2002 A world of difference at Animal World
The old filmmakers adage is to never work with children or animals, but Trevor Smith of Animal World is helping to debunk this theory. Specialising in providing animal performers to the industry, Tre

21/10/2002 Avid Europe close €8.6 million French sale
Avid Technology Europe have announced an €8.6 million sale of digital broadcasting solutions to France Télévisions. France Télévisions, France’s largest broadcaster, are to install a major newsroom

21/10/2002 BBC NI studio outfitted by Omagh-based BES
The ultra-modern studio of BBC Northern Ireland's local news magazine Newsline was designed and installed by Omagh-based Broadcast and Electronic Solutions (BES). BES, an Invest Northern Ireland clie

21/10/2002 Chyron supply control system to Scanners OBs
Chyron Corporation have supplied an Aurora control system, with Freeway matrices and control panels, to Scanners Outside Broadcasts in the UK. The Pro-Bel Freeway routers were purchased by Scanners

21/10/2002 Granada show increased interest in Ireland's TV3
In the wake of ITV giants Carlton and Granada's merger plans finally becoming official, reports have surfaced of the latter's interest in expanding their stake in Irish independent broadcaster, TV3.

21/10/2002 International accolades for Illuminated’s 'War Game'
A half-hour animated special from The Illuminated Film Company, 'War Game', has been receiving plaudits on the international festival circuit. Following successes at the British Animation Awards, the

21/10/2002 New RPS scanner in development
RPS are currently developing the Oxberry 6400 scanner, intended to produce high quality, high resolution digital film scans in a variety of formats, including industry standard Cineon, Tiff, Targa, Si

21/10/2002 XTV join with Soho 601
Liberty Livewire subsidiaries Soho 601 and XTV are to combine operations at Soho 601's Dean Street offices. XTV, a leading broadcast design company, will move to Dean Street at the beginning of Nove

18/10/2002 Advanstar and Future sign up for Digital Arts World 2003
Advanstar Communications and Future Publishing are to renew their collaboration for next year's Digital Arts World. The conference, scheduled for October 28-30 2003, is also to move to a new venue at

18/10/2002 Avid hold European showcase of Xdeck direct-ingest device
Avid Technology have held the first European showing of the Avid Xdeck v1.0 device at the Experience Avid|naked event in Cologne, Germany. Kevin Usher, Avid's European Broadcast Product Marketing Ma

18/10/2002 DTS technology used in 100 million products
DTS have announced that more than 100 million consumer electronics products containing DTS-licensed technology and intellectual property have been sold worldwide. Introduced in 1997 as DTS Digital Su