Broadcast News Archive for December, 2002
17/12/2002 FX Rental provide a winning score
Pro-audio rental company, FX Rentals, has received praise from some of the biggest names in the film industry for its role in the much-anticipated second Lord of the Rings film, ‘The Two Towers’. FX

17/12/2002 IOV announce dates for 2003 Convention
The Institute of Videography’s Annual Convention and Trade Exhibition showcasing all the latest technology and services in digital video production will take place at the National Motorcycle Museum in

17/12/2002 Kingswood Warren Ventures launches ‘revolutionary’ camera
Kingswood Warren Ventures, a subsidiary of the BBC Ventures Group, has recently launched its new cable-free digital radio camera system. The camera, which is now commercially available to other broad

17/12/2002 Media 100 ship of 844/Xi with improved interoperability
Media 100 a leading provider of advanced media systems has announced the first customer shipment of 844/Xi, the newest member of the company's award-winning 844/X family of editing systems for lightni

17/12/2002 Visions film festival kicks off the New Year
Visions 2003, a unique and original festival of cinema is to take place in Galway from Friday 31st January to Sunday 2nd February 2003. The festival, which is supported by the Arts Council has invite

16/12/2002 Custom Consoles introduce System 2 motorised workstations
Custom Consoles, specialist in high-grade office and studio furniture, has introduced a System 2 modular motorised workstation complying with the latest European health and safety directives. System

16/12/2002 Inertia Productions back turkey 'shoot'
London based television company, Inertia Productions, are behind the latest live broadcast for bookmakers Blue Square - turkey racing. Competing for the prestigious Gobble Cup, the turkeys will race

16/12/2002 JVC participates in BBC HD training event
JVC Professional have recently participated in a major HD training event at the BBC. JVC set-up a "living room of the future" display as an opening session of the event. This display was primarily to

16/12/2002 Mactv dramatisation of 'Anna Bheag' to screen
A drama project written, filmed and produced in the Western Isles will be shown on Scottish and Grampian Television on Sunday 22nd December at 5.10pm. 'Anna Bheag' was written by Finlay Macleod, and

16/12/2002 Molinare installs four-hour Edifis Sting system
Molinare, one of Britain's foremost studio post-production and broadcast playout facilities, has chosen an Edifis Sting dual channel disk recorder for installation at its premises in Fouberts Place, S

16/12/2002 REALVIZ ships ImageModeler version 3.5
REALVIZ®, a leader in image processing software development, has announced the availability of ImageModeler® 3.5, available for the very first time on the Macintosh platform. Using photographs as a r

16/12/2002 Rushes Telecine welcome Timpson to team
Rushes Telecine department, renowned for having one of the widest selection of Telecine facilities within Europe under one roof, have welcomed on board one of London’s top colourists, Marcus Timpson.

13/12/2002 Artistic Licence supply ITN
Artistic Licence have recently supplied Protocol-Converters to ITN, allowing the integration of DMX512 products with other control protocols. The ITN studios in Gray’s Inn Road have a mixture of Stra

13/12/2002 BBC2 commission pilot for 'The Simpsons' replacement
BBC2 have piloted a show in which a panel of judges give £5,000 to people with "weird and wacky" ideas, such as buying Celine Dion albums and arranging a public burial for them. The show, which has t

13/12/2002 Custom Consoles System 2 introduce motorised workstations
Custom Consoles, specialist in high-grade office and studio furniture, have introduced a System 2 modular motorised workstation, complying with the latest European health and safety directives. Syst

13/12/2002 Fame Academy choose GL UK and Barco
Large screen specialist GL UK have supplied the BBC’s 'Fame Academy' with 55 Barco I-lite LED screens. The screens were specified for the show by the original director Tony Gregory, who worked with G

13/12/2002 Inscriber release TitleMotion Pro
Inscriber have announced the release of Inscriber TitleMotion Pro for dpsVelocity, a brand new option for Inscriber's graphics and titling plug-in, TitleMotion. TitleMotion Pro gives editors access

13/12/2002 Isle of Man launch UK's first permanent lighting exhibition
The UK's first permanent Lighting Exhibition has opened at the Gaiety Theatre, Douglas, in the Isle of Man. The old projection room at the rear of the upper circle has been transformed to house orig

13/12/2002 NAB2003 to feature Interactive Living Pavilion
The National Association of Broadcasters have announced that new technologies changing the way content is delivered to consumers' living rooms will be on display in the NAB2003 Interactive Living Pavi

13/12/2002 Working television studio proves popular at SkillCity
The broadcast studio co-ordinated by Skillset and sponsored by the BBC, Channel 4, five and PACT, was mobbed on the opening day of SkillCity, Europe`s largest ever careers event. The working televisi

12/12/2002 Academy gives formal rejection to 'Bloody Sunday'
Paul Greengrass' acclaimed historical drama 'Bloody Sunday' has been officially rejected by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, after it fell foul of eligibility criteria stemming from a UK

12/12/2002 Commission to support London's creative industries launched
The London Development Agency have announced the launch of a new Commission on the Creative Industries. The LDA, the Mayor's economic arm, have established the industry-led Commission to look at ways

12/12/2002 Pharos introduce Playtime playout system
Broadcast process control specialist Pharos Communications have introduced Playtime, a multi-channel multi-layered presentation playout system enabling broadcasters to emulate on-air the look and feel

12/12/2002 Pinnacle StreamFactory version 2.5 now available
Pinnacle Systems have announced the immediate availability of StreamFactory version 2.5, featuring MPEG-4 and RealNetworks' RealVideo 9 encoding for delivering streaming video to web and wireless devi

12/12/2002 RTE receive licence fee increase
The Irish government have approved a €43 (£28) hike in the RTE television licence fee, a move that increases the annual charge to €150 (£97) from January 2003. The Minister for Communications, Marin