Broadcast News Archive for November, 2002
08/11/2002 Picture Canning choose IDX
The Picture Canning Company, renowned as a major supplier of broadcast, cameras, equipment and crews, have updated their video battery systems with products from IDX Technology’s ENDURA range. This i

08/11/2002 Telewest offload television assets
Beleagured cable and television company Telewest have finalised a £45.1m sale of their 16.9% stake in SMG, the owner of the Scottish and Grampian ITV companies, to a group of institutional investors.

08/11/2002 Three honours for Framestore at the BTAA Craft Awards
This year's BTAA Craft Awards, held at the Royal Lancaster Hotel on November 4, saw Framestore CFC take home the awards in all three of the categories for which they had been nominated. The 'Compute

08/11/2002 Welsh conferences announce VIP guests
Sgrîn, the organisers of Focus on Interactive and Focus on Film, have announced the names of the international VIPs of the Film and Interactive Media world who are soon to be coming to Cardiff to take

07/11/2002 BBC "deficit" may lead to job losses
A reported £200 million budget deficit may force the BBC to lay off large numbers of staff. News and current affairs are in the frontline for job losses, but BBC management have ordered a tightening

07/11/2002 Integrated editing and compositing from Media 100
Media 100, have announced a product-line expansion of their award-winning 844/X editing system for lightning-fast compositing of unlimited layers. The affordably priced 844/Xi targets the marketplac

07/11/2002 Mediahouse choose generationQ system
Mediahouse, the facilities arm of TWI, the UK’s largest independent supplier of sports programming, are to install a Quantel generationQ system for the production of their SNTV (Sports News Television

07/11/2002 Pinnacle to showcase MOS Integration with NRCS at NewsWorld
At NewsWorld 2002, to be held from November 19 - 21 in Dublin, Pinnacle Systems will be demonstrating MOS integration with newsroom computer systems (NRCS). There will also be demonstrations of Vorte

07/11/2002 Roderick Snell delivers digital TV lecture
Snell & Wilcox founder and President Roderick Snell has addressed members of the RTS at their annual 'Shoenberg Lecture', held in BAFTA's Princess Anne Theatre on November 5. The Shoenberg Lecture, n

07/11/2002 Rushes make good 'The Getaway'
Rushes have completed work on the new promo for The Music's latest track, 'The Getaway'. It opens with front man Robert Harvey singing in what appears a round tunnel. As the music gets going there ar

07/11/2002 Smoke & Mirrors deliver new Wrangler commercials
Smoke & Mirrors (S&M) have completed a trio of 'wild west' themed commercials for the Wrangler clothing brand. The new ads were directed by Fredrik Bond for agency AMV, and employ the strapline “Ther

07/11/2002 Todd-AO purchase Edifis Brick
Todd-AO UK, one of Britain's most active transmission and duplication facilities, have purchased an Edifis Brick digital disk recording system for their Camden Town premises. To be installed in Todd-

06/11/2002 AMG create Tom Jones live concert DVD
The Avanti Media Group (AMG) have announced the worldwide release of "Tom Jones Cardiff Castle Live" on DVD. Avanti filmed and post-produced all the video content, and the Group’s latest new venture

06/11/2002 Parker delivers 'wake-up call' to British industry
Sir Alan Parker, Chairman of the Film Council, has called for a radical overhaul of public support if British cinema is to be cured of its "little England" disease. In his most controversial speech s

06/11/2002 Skillset expand into Wales
Skillset have established Skillset Cymru by launching a Wales office and appointing Gwawr Hughes as Skillset Cymru Director. Over 150 senior industry figures recently gathered to see Welsh Minister

06/11/2002 Stage Electrics take Artistic Licence
Stage Electrics are now stocking and distributing Artistic Licence products. Stage Electrics’ network of 10 branches, covering the UK, will offer the full range of Artistic Licence products. A spok

06/11/2002 Stanton Group appoint Cerwin Vega and KRK Systems President
Following the Stanton Group’s successful bid for Cerwin Vega last month, Dave Rice has been appointed President of Cerwin Vega and KRK Systems. Rice will report directly to Gerard Cohen, President an

06/11/2002 Street lights up Sky at MPC
Paul Street has directed the latest UK Sky campaign, 'Everyday Choices,' posted at MPC. The campaign consists of 1 x 60, 2 x 50 and 1 x 30 second commercials. The commercials were shot in Cape Town,

06/11/2002 University of Greenwich choose Discreet plasma
The University of Greenwich School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences have installed 39 user licenses of Discreet's new 3D web design software - plasma - for their 3D Animation course. The licenc

06/11/2002 Upfront to work on celebrity show for 'The Lord of the Rings'
Upfront TV, the UK's leading independent production company specialising in celebrity booking, has been appointed to secure celebrities for the premiere of 'Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers'. Tipped

05/11/2002 DGP complete Gorillaz DVD
DGP Digital have completed the authoring of a cutting edge DVD for animated four-piece, Gorillaz. This fully interactive DVD gives unprecedented access to the murky world of Murdoc, Noodle, 2D and R

05/11/2002 Faraday launch upgraded capability
Faraday Technology have announced the launch of their new 500MHz to 18GHz electronic filter range, for band pass, channel and combining cavity filters for RF applications. A separate section within t

05/11/2002 High speed streaming SAN solution from Huge
Huge Systems have started shipping SanStream, a family of shared fault-tolerant RAID disk arrays that support traditional networking protocols, including Appletalk, SMB and NFS, as well as the new iSC

05/11/2002 Jands join Art-Net Alliance
Jands Electronics, manufacturer of a leading range of lighting consoles and dimmers for the entertainment industry, are the latest manufacturer to join the Art-Net Alliance. The purpose of the Allia

05/11/2002 JVC support the Regus London Film Festival
JVC will be supporting the 46th annual Regus London Film Festival, which opens on Wednesday November 6. JVC's GY-DV5000 camcorder, recently launched in the UK, will be used for the first time to give