Broadcast News Archive for November, 2002
29/11/2002 Abbey Road Studios purchase DTS encoders
Abbey Road Studios in London have purchased DTS hardware in an expansion of their surround sound mastering capability. In response to the growing demand for multi-channel music, Abbey Road have incor

29/11/2002 Brian Paisley joins Quantel
Quantel have announced the appointment of Brian Paisley as Director of Broadcast. Paisley takes up his post with Quantel on December 1, joining from Omnibus Systems. In his new role at Quantel, Pais

29/11/2002 Granada report £164m loss on year
ITV giant Granada have warned that the advertising outlook remains gloomy, despite a 2% rise in revenues in the last three months of the year. Granada said it was too early to predict the state of th

29/11/2002 Harry Potter star to give First Writes a flying start
Harry Potter's Quidditch captain, Scottish actor Sean Biggerstaff, is to introduce a new scheme giving young people the chance to create movie magic of their own. The First Writes screenwriting compe

29/11/2002 Industry celebrates outstanding achievements at Skillset Awards
Top industry figures gathered at BAFTA recently to congratulate industry professionals receiving Skillset Professional Qualifications, the industry approved training standard. The achievement of a re

29/11/2002 Irish animated film wins BAFTA
The Irish animation 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight', a Moving Still production made in association with Vinegar Hill Productions for Channel 4 and S4C, won a prestigious BAFTA award at a ceremony in

29/11/2002 MCD auction date announced
MCD Auctions have announced that their next major Sale by Auction of Broadcast and Television equipment will take place on Wednesday December 4 at Pall Mall plc, Unit A, Twickenham Trading Estate, Rug

29/11/2002 The London Studios add Calrec console to LTC studio
The London Studios have added a 16-channel Calrec C2 to their Sound Control Room One at the London Television Centre. The console is the tenth Calrec console The London Studios have installed and wil

28/11/2002 AKG for hire in Northern Ireland
Belfast based AV hire and installation company NIAVAC (Northern Ireland Audio Visual Aids Centre Ltd) have recently become the first company in Ireland to purchase AKG’s brand new CS2 microphone confe

28/11/2002 Imago announce team for successful new subsidiary
Impromp2u, the subsidiary launched in August by specialist distributor Imago Micro, have broken all initial sales targets and have had a resounding welcome from the channel. Impromp2u are the only UK

28/11/2002 Inscriber release professional information channel solution
Inscriber have announced the worldwide release of Inscriber InfoCaster, a complete professional solution for creating and scheduling information displays that target digital signage or in-house commun

28/11/2002 MCD auction date announced
MCD Auctions have announced that their next major Sale by Auction of Broadcast and Television equipment will take place on Wednesday December 4 at Pall Mall plc, Unit A, Twickenham Trading Estate, Rug

28/11/2002 Pinnacle Systems to supply Al-Majd satellite channel
Pinnacle Systems have won an order valued at $700,000 from Al-Majd, the world’s first English language Islamic station. Al-Majd, which is also the newest station in the Middle East, have acquired a v

28/11/2002 Rushes post Wyclef Jean Virgin Mobile commercial
Rushes have completed post on a new commercial for Virgin Mobile. The commercial features Wyclef Jean and is a continuation from ‘Autograph Hunter', where a crazy autograph hunter/gypsy-mad-woman dup

28/11/2002 The Magdalene Sisters grips Irish imagination
After just five weeks on release Peter Mullan's prize-winning 'The Magdalene Sisters' has been seen by one in twenty of the Irish population, having passed the €1m mark in the Republic. According to

28/11/2002 TV2 select Network Electronics for digital video project
TV2 Nord have become the first European station to launch interactive digital video broadcasting, and Network Electronics' routers have been selected to facilitate signal switching for the historic pr

27/11/2002 CBS News upgrade with Quartz
A compact Q128 serial video router from Quartz was recently installed at CBS News' London facility. Configured as a 128 x 96 matrix, the Q128 is at the heart of the bureau's newsgathering and produc

27/11/2002 DNE choose Tyrell for Avid installation
Tyrell, the leading provider of technology to the UK postproduction and broadcast industry, have announced the installation of three Avid Media Composer systems at Discovery Networks Europe. Based in

27/11/2002 European broadcasters 'exceed local content quotas'
European television broadcasters are comfortably exceeding local content quotas set down by the Television Without Frontiers directive. According to a European Commission report, broadcasters devote

27/11/2002 Pinnacle Systems MediaStreams chosen by SABC
The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) are replacing their aging, first generation servers with two Pinnacle Systems’ MediaStream 1600s on-air servers. They were chosen after an exhaustiv

27/11/2002 Soho 601 posts new Playstation commercials
Soho 601 have just completed the postproduction on two new Sony Playstation commercials commissioned by Rogue Films on behalf of TBWA. Matt Adams, Senior Producer at Soho 601, said: "In August Rogue

27/11/2002 Stagetec launch new website and corporate image
Stagetec, Slough-based pro lighting and audio specialists, have launched a new corporate identity, including a website and two new logos. The logos represent Stagetec Distribution and Stagetec Sound

27/11/2002 Tektronix release AVG7 and AWVG7 video generators
Tektronix have expanded their test generator family to include multi-format analogue test signal generator modules and a software upgrade that supports additional formats, such as those required for H

27/11/2002 Wood & Douglas supply Ideal World
As part of their new Studio launch, UK based Ideal World TV shopping channel have implemented a range of wireless intercom equipment from Wood & Douglas Ltd. The systems include 20 Solo portable pre

26/11/2002 'Mapmaker' wins at Amiens Festival
The Irish film, 'Mapmaker', written and directed by Johnny Gogan and produced by Grand Pictures, has won the Special Jury Prize at the prestigious Amiens International Film Festival in France. Susan