Broadcast News Archive for December, 2002
12/12/2002 SRS Labs name General Manager for Asia Pacific region
SRS Labs, provider of innovative audio, voice and ASIC technology solutions, have appointed 25-year technology veteran Raymond Lee as their Vice President/General Manager for the Asia Pacific region.

12/12/2002 Stuart Murphy named first controller of BBC Three
Stuart Murphy, currently Controller of BBC Choice, is to become the first Controller of BBC Three, the new digital channel aimed at young adults due to launch in February 2003. Announcing the appoint

12/12/2002 TSI TX roll out Fox Kids Europe programming
TSI Transmission Limited (TSI TX), one of the UK's leading multi-channel play-out facilities, have secured the play-out contract for Fox Kids Europe as they move into three new areas, the Czech Republ

11/12/2002 Audio and Design offer 14 way MDU
Audio & Design have introduced a 14-way Mains Distribution Unit for use where more mains outlets are required in less rack space. Purchasing options allow either a 1 x 14 way or 2 x 7 way (single or

11/12/2002 IBC announce key appointment
IBC have announced that Peter Owen is to take the role of Chairman of the IBC Council, charged with reaffirming the importance of industry feedback in sustaining the organisation's position at the cut

11/12/2002 Leitch’s dual-stream dpsVelocity NLE updated
Leitch Technology Corporation have announced that version 8.1 of its dpsVelocity dual-stream non-linear editing system is now available. The upgrade further refines the enhancements first made availa

11/12/2002 Liquidators name price for ITV Digital boxes
Former ITV Digital customers may have to pay £39.99 to keep hold of their set-top boxes. The now defunct company's liquidators, Grant Thornton, are poised to begin the process of sending letters to t

11/12/2002 MEDIA Programme grants over €2 million to Irish companies
Irish film and television companies received in excess of €2 million euro in EU finance from the MEDIA programme in 2002. The 14 Irish film and television companies, including Tyrone Productions, wer

11/12/2002 Sonic Ships PlantDirect tapeless premastering
Sonic Solutions have announced they are now shipping PlantDirect, an exclusive technology that allows DVD title masters to be delivered to replication facilities over the Internet. PlantDirect is an

11/12/2002 TASCAM release new production system
Since its introduction a decade ago, TASCAM’s ubiquitous DA-88, with its DTRS digital recording format, has enabled affordable digital tracking, dubbing, stems recording and transfer throughout the fi

11/12/2002 UK directors agree to US projects
Top UK directors Stephen Daldry and Michael Winterbottom have agreed to work with Scott Rudin, one of Paramount Pictures' chief producers as well as a force in US theatre. Daldry, who directed this s

10/12/2002 'Famous academics' consult Hand Held Audio
Hand Held Audio (HHA) have been supplying the BBC's Fame Academy with all of their wireless requirements since the show's debut in early October. Despite an initial poor showing in the ratings wars,

10/12/2002 Castilla La Mancha Television install Pinnacle switchers
Spain’s newest regional broadcaster, Castilla La Mancha are to install three Pinnacle Systems’ PDS 9000i vision mixers for use in a variety of programmes, including news and sports. The PDS 9000i sy

10/12/2002 Channel 4 board appointment terms extended
The ITC have extended the terms of appointment for two non-executive members of the Channel 4 Board. Barry Cox (Deputy Chairman of the Board) and Robin Miller were appointed in January 1999 and were

10/12/2002 Channel 4 to 'return to profit'
Channel 4 are expected to return to profit this year after cutting more than 300 jobs and closing FilmFour. The broadcaster reported a post-tax loss of £20.6m in 2001, prompting new chief executive M

10/12/2002 Fusion complete post on 'Treasure Hunt'
Fusion Post Production have finished all picture and audio post on a 5x60' pilot series of 'Treasure Hunt' for Chatsworth TV, which is to broadcast on BBC2 from Monday 16 - Friday 20 December at 6pm e

10/12/2002 Grant for disability project awarded to bfi Education
The British Film Institute (bfi) Education department have been awarded a grant of £50,000 to create a video compilation and teaching guide, designed to help raise awareness of disability through film

10/12/2002 Mainframe bring Christmas to 'Live with Chris Moyles'
London based broadcast design and animation studio Mainframe have update the title sequence and graphics package they created for five's 'Live with Chris Moyles' with a festive twist. The title seque

10/12/2002 RTL/TVI choose Drake intercom for studio refit
Drake Electronics, Europe’s leading intercom supplier, have received a large digital system order from RTL/TVI in Belgium, via distributor Lines Broadcast Systems. The new 4000 Series II solution inc

09/12/2002 AKM Music move premises
Due to expansion AKM Music have moved all recording and sales operations to larger, better-equipped facilities located in Kenilworth in South Warwickshire. The new rural facilities will feature two n

09/12/2002 Avid prepares editors of the future with Avid Xpress DV
Avid Technology Europe are to exhibit for the first time at the BETT Show 2003, the educational technology exhibition held in Olympia from January 2003 8-11. Avid, a leading provider of digital non-

09/12/2002 Bollywood bonanza for Welsh film industry
Wales is preparing for an influx of 'Bollywood' productions, following a highly successful fact finding mission to India by the Wales Screen Commission (WSC). Carwyn Edwards, Information Manager at W

09/12/2002 Discreet animation software continues growth
Less than five months since the launch of 3ds max 5 software, Discreet have entered the year-end with a growing roster of product awards, key customer wins, and increased market adoption for their 3ds

09/12/2002 E/T/C complete huge Great Britons projection task
As part of the BBC's 'Great Britons' pageant E\T\C UK projected the images of the 10 candidates onto three different British city centre landmarks. Contracted by the BBC, E\T\C UK did this over the

09/12/2002 New facility to provide on-site HD editing at Pinewood
Black Square Media have opened for business in the heart of Britain’s film production community, Pinewood Studios, with a high definition editing facility based around a Quantel eQ resolution co-exist