Broadcast News Archive for October, 2002
15/10/2002 Hotknife produce pop promo for web based scheme
Nottingham based Hotknife Digital Media have just completed a pop promo for Lex records artist Boom Bip. The track, 'Mannequin hand trapdoor I reminder', was run as part of a Warp records/ Four-minu

15/10/2002 MPC complete Madonna post work
The Moving Picture Company (MPC) have complete the post on a promo for Madonna's 'Die Another Day', the title track of the new Bond film. The action-packed promo was shot in LA studios and depicts Ma

15/10/2002 Shop USA shopping channel gets the TSI Design touch
TSI Design, the graphics arm of broadcast services company TSI, are producing a series of graphics packages to brand Sirius Retail Television’s new Shop USA home shopping channel. The channel will l

15/10/2002 Soho 601 create 'magical' CGI
Soho 601 have complete posts on new CGI bumpers for Nickelodeon's 'Sabrina the Teenage Witch.' Gaia Predassi, Soho 601 Senior CGI Artist said: "The project involved creating a Japanese toy-looking Sa

15/10/2002 Tartan Smalls to open Macrobert Arts Centre
Tartan Smalls, the innovative short film scheme designed to encourage new talent to create short narrative drama for a young audience, will premier at the brand new Macrobert Arts Centre in Stirling o

14/10/2002 Autumn Leaf falls on Framestore CFC
At the LEAF Awards ceremony in London's Hippodrome Theatre, Framestore CFC won awards in all three categories in which it was nominated: 'Commercials Animation', 'Commercials Live Action Effects' and

14/10/2002 BBC Library Sales win airline entertainment award
Programming from BBC Library Sales, a division of the corporation’s main commercial arm BBC Worldwide, has beaten off strong competition from five major international airlines to win a major internati

14/10/2002 Cheerful Scout uses 844/X for first UK title sequence
The first ever UK title sequence created using 844/X from Media 100 has just been produced by Cheerful Scout, for a 15-part series entitled 'Sex in the High Street'. The first facility to sign up for

14/10/2002 Eyeheight PresTX range now in production
Eyeheight's expanded PresTX series of master control equipment, announced at IBC 2002, is now in production and will make its first US appearance at the SMPTE Convention & Technical Exhibit in Pasaden

14/10/2002 Fusion expand with SBE-UK and ATG Broadcast
ATG Broadcast, in co-operation with prime-contractor SBE-UK, have completed a £250,000 development of the London-based independent facilities company Fusion Post Productions. The new installation is

14/10/2002 South West Screen launch education strategy
South West Screen have launched the South West Moving Image Education Strategy, at the Watershed Media Centre in Bristol. As the regional screen agency responsible for leading the development of film

14/10/2002 Two Way TV appoint heavyweight chairman
Bruce Steinberg (pictured), former BSkyB General Manager of Broadcasting and the man behind the launch of several innovative TV channels, has joined Two Way TV as non-executive Chairman. He takes ove

14/10/2002 Wildscreen 2002 showcase Avid Xpress DV
Avid UK have joined with reseller DVC to attend Wildscreen 2002, the world's largest festival of moving images from the natural world, taking place in Bristol from October 14-18. DVC will be demonstr

11/10/2002 Auntie's 'Lame Academy' receives a reality check
Better late than never, or so the saying goes, but the BBC seem to have waited just a little too long to jump on to the reality TV bandwagon. The corporation's highly criticised stab at the genre, th

11/10/2002 Carlton & Granada merger talks reach an 'advanced stage'
The Boards of Carlton and Granada have announced that merger talks between the two ITV companies have reached an advanced stage. Discussions at Carlton and Granada have been ongoing for some time wit

11/10/2002 Digital Film Lab complete post on 'The Magdalene Sisters'
Digital Film Lab have completed post production work on Peter Mullen’s directorial debut feature film, 'The Magdalene Sisters', which has recently enjoyed top international recognition from the Venice

11/10/2002 IDX batteries and power systems widely used at IBC
IDX Technology Europe scored a great success at the recent IBC Exhibition in Amsterdam, with their equipment displayed on no less than 10 stands. Exhibitors were able to take advantage of the highest

11/10/2002 Sgrîn produce 10 short films in 10 days
Film making is usually a slow, time consuming process, dragged out over months, but the Screen Gems scheme, run by Sgrîn, have just produced ten short films at the breakneck rate of one per day. The

11/10/2002 Snake Ranch complete unique film mix
Snake Ranch Studios in London have recently completed a 5.1 soundtrack mix for the BFI's DVD release of Jean Genet's short film, 'Un Chant d’Amour'. The work was written and directed by Genet in 1950

11/10/2002 TSI post house establishes new 3D set-up
TSI, one of the UK’s leading independent broadcast services companies, have established a state-of-the-art 3D animation department. The new department is to be headed by Simon Allen who joins TSI fro

11/10/2002 TypeMaker unveil Colour Confidence Studio
Software developers and colour management specialists TypeMaker have announced the launch of Colour Confidence Studio. Ideally suited to design and prepress studios, Colour Confidence Studio provides

10/10/2002 BBC Technology purchase two Edifis Stings for UK Gold
BBC Technology have purchased two Edifis Sting digital disk systems (pictured), to provide a time-delayed mirror service of the UK Gold satellite and cable channel. Each of the Stings can store four

10/10/2002 BDL-Autoscript supply Teleprompters to Indian broadcaster
BDL-Autoscript have won a £140,000 order for 43 +WinPlus+ Teleprompting systems (example pictured) from the Indian State broadcaster Doordarshan, making them one of the largest single users of BDL sys

10/10/2002 Bournemouth to use SOFTIMAGE|XSI on MA course
The National Centre for Computer Animation (NCCA) at Bournemouth University are to exclusively use the SOFTIMAGE|XSI software for their MA Computer Animation course. The NCCA made the decision to te

10/10/2002 BSkyB payout to Tony Ball raises questions
BSkyB supremo Tony Ball (pictured) pocketed nearly £8 million in salary, bonuses and share sales last year, according to the company's annual report. He received the haul despite the company's record