Broadcast News Archive for October, 2002
07/10/2002 Matrox/Adobe roadshow tours Europe
Matrox and Adobe have announced that they will be taking the new RT.X range of video editing solutions, along with Premiere 6.5, on the road in an eight city pan-European roadshow. Starting November

07/10/2002 ND Filter breakthrough from Formatt
Formatt Filters, the Queens Award winning UK based manufacturer of filters for film, video, and broadcast, has announced a major breakthrough in its production process for the manufacture of neutral d

07/10/2002 StoryBoard software available from The Screenwriters' Store
The Screenwriter's Store have announced their appointment as exclusive UK, Irish and German distributor of Power Production's popular industry standard storyboarding software, StoryBoard Quick and Sto

07/10/2002 Total Audio showcase new Sony units
As part of the expansion of the DMX-R100 platform announced at AES Munich, Total Audio Solutions are to host the UK launch of the Sony SIU-100 remotely controlled stage box/multipoint matrix at SBES 2

04/10/2002 Bloody Sunday website launched in advance of film's US release
In advance of the release of Paul Greengrass's controversial film 'Bloody Sunday' in the US on Friday October 4, Paramount Classics have created a "powerful and informative" <A HREF= 'http://www.param

04/10/2002 DGP author Super Banzai for Universal
DGP have completed the design and authoring for a 90-minute DVD of the smash hit gambling sensation show 'Banzai', entitled the 'Super Banzai Video Show'. For the first time ever, fans will be able t

04/10/2002 Freeview set for Halloween launch
Freeview, the new digital terrestrial television service from the BBC, Crown Castle International and BSkyB, is to launch on Wednesday October 30. Freeview is being hailed by its operators as a fresh

04/10/2002 Inscriber CG included in latest version of Adobe Premiere
Inscriber's advanced text and graphics engine has been integrated into the newly released Adobe Premiere 6.5. Inscriber are a leading provider of innovative graphics solutions and this relationship

04/10/2002 Oysters on the menu for Cheerful Scout
Cheerful Scout have just created the DVD menus for 'Tipping the Velvet', the much-talked-about provocative new BBC drama, which starts October 9. Set in England in the 1890s, this colourful, passiona

04/10/2002 Red Vision invests in flame HD
In line with increased client demand for HD projects, Red Vision, the graphics-oriented post company, have invested in a Discreet flame HD visual effects compositor. The system was sold and will be s

04/10/2002 Sony choose Sonic MyDVD® 4 Video Suite
Sonic Solutions have revealed that Sony have chosen the Sonic MyDVD 4 Video Suite to bundle with their Dual RW drives worldwide, the first combination drives for the PC to support the DVD+RW, DVD+R, D

04/10/2002 Unions hold to ballot on Granada pay offer
Members of BECTU, NUJ and Amicus are voting on a 3% pay offer from Granada Media. If the controversial offer is rejected, there could be a further vote on industrial action in the seven ITV companie

03/10/2002 Cheerful Scout complete 'The Best of 2DTV DVD'
In collaboration with the producers of 2DTV, Cheerful Scout have completed work on the DVD menus for 'The Best of 2DTV Uncut'. The award winning topical British animation series, which features caric

03/10/2002 First Discreet sale for reseller Tyrell
Tyrell, a leading provider of technology to the UK post-production and broadcast industry, have announced their first sale as a Discreet Systems Reseller. TSI Post Production, one of the largest ind

03/10/2002 OmniBus provide Ravensbourne students with free training
OmniBus Systems have given leading students from Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication, a University Sector College in SE London, the opportunity to use a complete, integrated automation an

03/10/2002 Rushes reveal modelling work on ‘Building The Impossible’
Rushes have revealed their involvement in the forthcoming BBC series ‘Building The Impossible’. Each week a regular two-person team - one engineer, one material scientist - takes on an engineering ch

03/10/2002 Second SSL Avant Plus for Mosfilm
Home to the Russian film industry for more than 70 years, the legendary Mosfilm have produced over 3000 films - garnering countless international awards for both features and short films for some of t

03/10/2002 Two Way TV and Red Fig offer formidable interactive package
Leading interactive TV technology and content providers Two Way TV and interactive TV specialists Red Fig have teamed up to offer their expertise jointly to broadcasters and programme-makers. The non

03/10/2002 Tyrone Productions appoint new Head of Documentaries
Tyrone Productions, Ireland’s largest independent television production company, appointed Jimmy Duggan as their new Head of Documentaries. Originally from London, Duggan worked as a writer/journalis

03/10/2002 Welsh Assembly paves way for regional film studio
A much-vaunted project to build a major studio complex in Wales, bogged down in planning wrangles for over a year, has been given a boost by the Welsh National Assembly. The Assembly’s Transport Dire

02/10/2002 Framestore CFC – 'Dancing With Bulls'
Four weeks is a very short time indeed when you’re trying to create a photorealistic CG bull from scratch, and then teach it to dance, but that’s the brief that Framestore CFC have just delivered on f

02/10/2002 Imago to distribute Matrox InfonetTV
Specialist video communications distributor Imago have been selected by Matrox to distribute InfonetTV, a video and graphics system which delivers messages with maximum impact and minimal effort. In

02/10/2002 Inscriber launch professional information channel solution
Inscriber InfoVision, a complete professional solution for creating and scheduling information channels that target digital signage, in-house communications and cable television markets, has been laun

02/10/2002 Jowell orders independent production review
Culture secretary Tessa Jowell has ordered an investigation into broadcasters' treatment of independent television producers. Former ITV chief Richard Eyre and Guardian Media Group chief executive Bo

02/10/2002 Macrovision announce dismissal of litigation
Macrovision UK have announced the dismissal of all the Verance Corporation's claims against Macrovision as a third party defendant alleging patent infringement and antitrust violations related to Macr