Broadcast News Archive for December, 2002
03/12/2002 APTN Library to represent SNTV archive
Associated Press Television News (APTN) Library are to represent the archive of Sports News Television (SNTV), the world’s leading sports news agency, from January 2003. The expansion will see APTN c

03/12/2002 Bergen University install Chyron equipment
Bergen University, Norway, have installed Chyron equipment as part of a new installation to improve efficiency and ease of operation at the facility. A variety of Freeway routers (SDI, AES, Analogue

03/12/2002 Input Video Group honoured by British Wheelchair Sports Foundation
Input Video, the Chiswick based production company, beat off competition from BBC Ceefax to win the British Wheelchair Sports Foundation’s Media Coverage Award for 2002. The award was made in recogn

03/12/2002 Major TSL tally system installed and operational in France
Television Systems Limited (TSL) have announced that French systems integrator, Preview GM System, have installed a major tally system for broadcast company VCF (Video Communication France). The con

03/12/2002 Nepal Television choose Network Electronics' router system
Nepal Television (NTV), the national station located in Katmandu, have selected a sophisticated Network Electronics' VikinX router system as part of their upgrade to a fully component infrastructure.

03/12/2002 New online tool for broadcast environments
Dog-eared procedures information schedules, pinned to the machine-room wall are a thing of the past, thanks to broadcast architecture specialists, Marquis. Now, technical operators in any broadcast-r

03/12/2002 Tight race for top UK distributor title
The UK box office looks set for an end-of-year race to establish the biggest-grossing distributor of 2002. While it is still too early to predict with any certainty, Screen Daily have reported that t

03/12/2002 Visit Vine at Wembley
Vine will once again be attending Video Forum in 2003. It may seem like a long time away, but actually there's not much time to log that date in your diary! The dates for 2003 are February 11 - 13

02/12/2002 BSkyB exclusive for world cup cricket
The ITC have received a request from BSkyB for consent to broadcast live and exclusive coverage of the Cricket World Cup in 2003. Rules for television coverage of listed events are set out in the IT

02/12/2002 Capital FX merge with General Screen Enterprises
Capital FX have announced a merger with GSE (General Screen Enterprises). Both companies have experience in providing the industry with digital and traditional film optical effects, and have an impre

02/12/2002 Grampian announce move to new headquarters
Grampian Television are to move to new headquarters in Aberdeen's Craigshaw Business Park in May 2003. The ITV station's managing director, Derrick Thomson, said: "We are creating a state of the art

02/12/2002 Pyser-SGI to distribute new Fujinon ENG lens
Pyser-SGI Limited have extended their range of Fujinon lenses with the introduction of the new S13x4.6BRM and S13x4.6BERM wide angle 1/2 inch format ENG lenses. Offering enhanced performance for the

02/12/2002 Reflecmedia win Technical Innovation Award at Broadcast India
Reflecmedia, the UK-based chroma key specialist, have received the Broadcast India 2002 Award for ‘Technical Innovation’. Chromatte, the company’s retro-reflective chroma key background, won the awa

02/12/2002 Skillset welcome ITC sector training priority
The ITC review of the Programme Supply market in British broadcasting has recommended that Ofcom be granted powers to strengthen commitment to training across the sector. The review proposes that, wo

02/12/2002 Steve Abbot appointed to NFTC board
The Film Council have appointed Steve Abbott to the Board of the National Film Trustee Company (NFTC). The NFTC, which is fully funded by the Film Council, is a non-profitmaking organisation set up i

02/12/2002 View and test equipment for MCD auction
MCD Auctions have announced that their next major Sale by Auction of Broadcast and Television equipment will take place on Wednesday December 4 at Pall Mall plc,Unit A, Twickenham Trading Estate, Rugb