Broadcast News Archive for November, 2002
13/11/2002 dB Broadcast build Teletrax video monitoring systems
Cambridgeshire-based systems integrator dB Broadcast have designed, built and tested eleven new Teletrax systems that track video content whenever and wherever it is broadcast. Incorporating Philips

13/11/2002 Ireland appoints new film censor
The Irish Minister for Justice has appointed film and television producer John Kelleher as the new Irish Film Censor. Kelleher takes up his post in April 2003, succeeding Sheamus Smith who has held t

13/11/2002 Limeleaf win indie production award
Limeleaf Productions have won this year’s Independent production award at the recent Royal Television Society 2002 Awards. The award was for Limeleaf's first commission, a six-part series named ‘Sea

13/11/2002 On-Air and Network to fill £3m Georgian contract
Imedi TV, a new television company based in Tbilisi, Georgia, will launch broadcast operations in early 2003 with the help of Network Electronics' VikinX routers. The private channel will transmit g

13/11/2002 Queen's speech confirms Communication Bill
The new Communications Bill is expected to be unveiled soon. The government have confirmed, through the Queen's speech, that the bill will be introduced in this parliamentary session. The speech, pa

12/11/2002 'Watermelon' begins four-week Dublin shoot
'Watermelon', the feature based on the Marion Keyes book and adapted by Colin Bateman, has started filming in Dublin for four weeks. Kieran J. Walsh (When Brendan Met Trudy) is directing, and stars

12/11/2002 Closer ties between five and BSkyB would be "welcomed" by RTL
Didier Bellens, the chief executive of the RTL Group, which owns UK broadcaster five, are reportedly seeking to forge closer links with BSkyB, including programme cross-promotion. Bellens said there

12/11/2002 Cotech open L.A. office
Cotech Ltd, specialists in lighting filters and graphics for business, have formed a US subsidiary, Cotech USA LLC, and opened a new office in Los Angeles. The office carries a full range of lighting

12/11/2002 HugeMediaVault-1000-DualMax certified for TARGA 3000
Huge Systems' HugeMediaVault-1000-DualMax product has been certified by Pinnacle Systems for use with the TARGA 3000 desktop editing and compositing solution. The HugeMediaVault family of storage sy

12/11/2002 ITC publish report calling for realistic portrayal of minorities
Broadcasters and audiences from minority ethnic communities are calling for authentic and realistic representation on television and radio, to ensure that they are seen as part of mainstream society a

12/11/2002 Leitch dpsVelocityQ wins "Pick of the Show" at SATIS 2002
Leitch Technology were recently awarded 'Pick of the Show' at the 12th SATISFECIT 'Pro Awards', held at the SATIS 2002 trade show in Paris. Leitch were presented with the award for their new advanced

12/11/2002 VTR install Freeway and ICON units
VTR have installed a variety of Pro-Bel Freeway routers, together with a range of ICON System Builder products, at their facilities in Dean Street, Soho. To be housed in VTR's 'D' Cinema, the system

12/11/2002 XL Video work on 'Madness' show
XL Video UK are working in the West End with cinematographer/projection designer Jon Driscoll and Production Company Tiger Aspect on the new hit musical 'Our House, which features the music of 80's 's

11/11/2002 ATG Broadcast awarded contract to expand TV4 Sweden
ATG Broadcast, one of Europe's leading broadcast systems integrators, have commenced work on a contract from TV4 Sweden to install and commission a sport channel. The contract includes the provision

11/11/2002 DVS appoint Swedish distributor
DVS have announced that Protel, a Swedish distributor with many years of experience in the professional video and broadcast markets, have joined their European sales network. Protel have offices clos

11/11/2002 ITC lead quest for Easy TV
The drive to make digital television more user friendly has entered a new phase with the launch of Easy TV 2002 on November 6. The event was organised by the Independent Television Commission (ITC),

11/11/2002 Liquid News install PDS 9000 switcher
Pinnacle Systems have announced that Liquid News, the entertainment news programme from BBC Choice, have installed a PDS 9000 switcher in the newly enlarged and refurbished studio TC11 at Television C

11/11/2002 Scottish Screen postpone Obree film project
Scottish Screen and Flying Scotsman Films have announced that due to a last minute funding difficulty, 'The Flying Scotsman', a planned film about cyclist Graeme Obree, is being postponed until the sp

11/11/2002 Stewart Till appointed head of UIP
Stewart Till has been appointed chairman and chief executive officer of United International Pictures (UIP). Rob Friedman, chief operating officer at Paramount Pictures and Marc Shmuger, vice chairm

11/11/2002 UTV and NIFTC relaunch 'Home' training scheme
UTV and the Northern Ireland Film and Television Commission have announced that ‘Home’, a factual television production-training scheme for 30 new programme-makers, is being re-launched. This will be

11/11/2002 Viacom 'interested' in ITV
American media giant Viacom are reportedly considering buying into ITV, should the opportunity present itself. Such a move would be possible under the Government's proposed Communications Bill, which

08/11/2002 'The Real Thing' begins Limerick shoot
Wide Eye Films, in association with Peter Stockhaus Filmproduktion, Grosvenor Park Productions and Octagon Films, have announced the start of principal photography on the €1.5m feature production; the

08/11/2002 BSkyB announce subscribers up and return to profit
Helped by a strong growth in subscriber numbers, BSkyB have charged back into profit. Pre-tax profits for the three months to late September came in at £43m, compared with a loss of £23m during the s

08/11/2002 Educational content to grow at VideoForum 2003
The free seminar and workshop programme at VideoForum is once again set to grow for 2003. This immensely sought-after element of the show enables visitors to keep up to date with the industry throug

08/11/2002 Granada daytime dawns for Dianne Nelmes
Granada have announced the appointment of Dianne Nelmes to the newly-created position of Director of Daytime and Regional Programmes. Nelmes joins Granada from ITV, where she has been Controller of D