Broadcast News Archive for December, 2002
09/12/2002 Printout lend support to charity
Printout Video Publishing have shown their support for charity with the production of a DVD in aid of the Guildford branch of Samaritans. The special DVD was screened at a fundraising ball, ‘The Red

09/12/2002 Scottish Screen announce new appointments
Scottish Screen have announced two new appointments. Morgan Petrie has been appointed to the position of New Media Executive at Scottish Screen and takes up his post this week. Petrie, from Glasgow

06/12/2002 'Step Up' promotion offers savings on Avid Xpress DV
Avid Technology have launched a new 'Step Up' promotion that allows registered owners of other video editing systems to receive up to £500 off the list price of Avid Xpress DV v3.5 software. Customer

06/12/2002 BAFTA declares Oscar reject 'The Warrior' British
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) have confirmed they consider 'The Warrior' a British film, despite the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' decision that the f

06/12/2002 Bryan Fernandez joins Broadcast Technology
Digital television engineering specialist Broadcast Technology have appointed Bryan Fernandez as Middle East & Africa area sales manager, reporting to director of sales Ken Chalmers. Bryan commenced

06/12/2002 CCG issue £2.4 million in production grants
In the six months up to October 31 2002, the Gaelic Broadcasting Committee signed new production agreements with programme producers for 39 hours of programming worth £2.4 million. The distribution

06/12/2002 Ethnic talent 'breaking down media barriers'
Filming with Ms Dynamite, working as BBC Researchers or getting a sought after place on Reuters post graduate journalism course are just some of the successes being enjoyed by ethnic minority talent,

06/12/2002 Irish budget shortens film tax relief lifespan
The Irish budget has brought forward to December 31 2004 the termination date for Section 481 film tax relief, previously set for April 5 2005. Irish finance minister Charlie McCreevy said: "Given t

06/12/2002 RNID welcome subtitling funding from Film Council
The Royal National Institute for the Deaf (RNID) have welcomed the Film Council's announcement that they are to invest up to £500,000 in film subtitling. The announcement comes after a two-year campa

06/12/2002 SSL to install SuperAnalogue console in leading French studio
Solid State Logic are to supply an 80-channel XL SuperAnalogue console in the Paris facility of independent studio Davout. The XL becomes the sixth console to have been ordered by the internationally

05/12/2002 'The Warrior' ruled out of Oscar nomination
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences have barred acclaimed UK production 'The Warrior' from competing as the UK entry for the foreign language Oscars. The Academy voted against 'The Warrior'

05/12/2002 BBC given ultimatum over News 24
The BBC have been ordered by the government to find a "clearer sense of direction" for their 24-hour news channel, claiming the station needs to be more "distinctive" to justify use of licence fee pay

05/12/2002 Carlton Cinema channel to close
Classic movies channel Carlton Cinema is to close next year. Carlton Cinema, which was the only remaining self-branded channel from Carlton, following the closure of food network Taste CFN and the sh

05/12/2002 Genesis Networks select IQ Modular
Genesis Networks, a new provider of international video transmission services, are deploying Snell & Wilcox IQ Modular intelligent infrastructure solutions at several sites within their fibre optic ne

05/12/2002 Incite Editor 3.0 released
Incite Editor 3.0, the new generation of the Incite Editor non-linear editing application for broadcasting and post production, has been released. A multifaceted, distributive production tool, Incite

05/12/2002 ISBA to oppose ITV merger
The Incorporated Society of British Advertisers (IBSA) have branded the proposed merger of Carlton and Granada as a potential "disaster" for advertisers and promised to oppose the plan through the Off

05/12/2002 Media 100 launched Final Effects Complete
Media 100 have launched Final Effects Complete for Mac OS X. Final Effects Complete is a dynamic and essential set of over 100 software plug-in filters and transitions that generates Hollywood-style

05/12/2002 MPs rally round ITV regions
An Early Day Motion in Parliament is calling for protection of regional ITV programming. Tabled by MP John Grogan, the motion recommends that strong regulation should be introduced to ensure that ITV

04/12/2002 BBC to appoint indie production 'tsar'
Widespread criticism of the way the BBC deals with the independent sector has prompted the corporation to appoint an executive to represent independent TV producers. The person appointed will be name

04/12/2002 Freeview enquiries top one million mark
Freeview have received over one million requests for information about its service since launch a little over a month ago. Around 400,000 calls have been made to Freeview's telephone information line

04/12/2002 Omnibus win £500,000 order from TWC
Omnibus Systems have received an order worth more than half a million pounds to provide news automation, media / asset management and playout solutions at an eighth Time Warner Cable (TWC) 24-hour new

04/12/2002 OpTex announce zoom-through solution for Canon XL-1/S
London based production equipment specialists, OpTex, have developed the world's first zoom-through Anamorphic Adapter for use with the Canon XL-1/S MiniDV camera. XL-1 operators can now record wides

04/12/2002 TAS supply Sony mic system to Sky Sports
Total Audio Solutions have supplied a further four-channel Sony radio mic system to UK broadcaster BSkyB, for use on the Sky Sports’ flagship Ford Monday Night Football. Comprising the new WRT-8B tra

04/12/2002 Technicolor install Edifis HD Scratchbox
Technicolor Creative Services, Europe's largest film and postproduction facility, has purchased an Edifis HD Scratchbox high definition image retouching system. Holding eight hours of uncompressed vi

04/12/2002 Telecommunications leader joins broadcasting association
The Association for International Broadcasting, the trade body for the cross-border broadcasting industry, is pleased to announce that British Telecommunications plc (BT) has joined the organisation.