Broadcast News Archive for February, 2002
28/02/2002 Branagh accepts role as NIFC Honorary President
Colin Anderson OBE, Chairman of the Northern Ireland Film Commission, has announced the appointment of Kenneth Branagh as Honorary President of the Northern Ireland Film Commission (NIFC). The Northe

28/02/2002 Channel 4 receive top award for innovation in learning
Channel 4’s new management development programme, which use their most popular shows to demonstrate essential personnel techniques to employees, have picked up a top award for corporate learning. Big

28/02/2002 Finance deal leads Run VT into West End
A two-year finance deal has enabled post production company Run VT to open a new West End facilities base. Run VT are now operating from Newman Street, W1, where company owner Balvinder Singh Sangher

28/02/2002 Michael Palin to promote 'Sahara' at BBC Showcase
Michael Palin has journeyed to Brighton to unveil 'Sahara', his latest adventure series, to the world’s television programme buyers at BBC Showcase. Palin’s much-anticipated new series sees him facin

28/02/2002 New Carlton 021 OB truck fitted with Pro-Bel routers
Birmingham based Carlton 021 have installed Pro-Bel Eclipse and Freeway routing systems in their brand new OB truck – Digital Outside Broadcast Unit 2. One of the largest and most comprehensively eq

28/02/2002 NMR adds Alias|Wavefront's Maya to broadcast portfolio
New Media Research, one of the UK's leading providers of integrated solutions to the digital content creation and streaming industries, have announced their appointment as a reseller for Alias|Wavefro

28/02/2002 OFT closes file on Sky and ntl agreement
British Sky Broadcasting have announced that, nearly one and a half years after Sky and ntl notified the Office of Fair Trading of a new cable distribution agreement, they have been informed by the OF

28/02/2002 The Station post ‘The Man Who Destroyed Everything’
Leading post-production facility, The Station, have recently finished extensive post work on ‘The Man Who Destroyed Everything’, the first programme aired on new digital arts channel BBC4, with a simu

27/02/2002 BBC Worldwide to bring Golden Jubilee to millions
BBC Worldwide, the main commercial arm of the BBC, will be supporting the public service coverage of the Golden Jubilee celebrations through a range of telephony, publishing and programme export busin

27/02/2002 Carlton and Granada merger talks end without agreement
Merger negotiations between UK media giants Carlton and Granada have ended without agreement. In a statement issued on February 27, Carlton said: "Carlton and Granada have been in discussions regardi

27/02/2002 FX Rentals and Sonomic offer on-line samples library
FX Rentals and Sonomic are to work together to offer UK and European rental clients 24-hour, unlimited-access passes to the largest online library of samples and sound FX. The Sonomic site at <A HREF

27/02/2002 Machine Shop provide hot SFX for Brit Awards
The Machine Shop team have successfully completed a variety of demanding of projects including a spectacular finale to the recent Brits Awards. The company's specialist team at the Brits was able to

27/02/2002 Media 100 introduce 844/X content design system
Media 100 providers of advanced media systems, have unveiled 844/X, a next-generation system for content design. 844/X delivers real-time image processing - along with high internal precision to sup

27/02/2002 Pinnacle Cinéwave wins Olympic praise
Pinnacle Systems have won gold medal praise for their participation in the 2002 Winter Olympics. Pinnacle’s CinéWave HD, the leading editing and compositing solution on the Apple Power Mac G4, was u

27/02/2002 Pixel Power appoint US Regional Sales Manager
Pixel Power have announced the appointment of Rick Balabuck as Regional Sales Manager in the United States. Balabuck brings over 15 years of marketing, sales and sales management experience in sellin

26/02/2002 BBC's treatment of our members is unfair says PACT
The Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television (PACT), the trade association that represents the interests of independent film, television, animation and interactive media production companies, have

26/02/2002 Canford release positive financial results
Canford have announced very encouraging financial results. With notable increases in sales in several sectors, both at home and abroad, Canford seem to be bucking the stagnant market so many compani

26/02/2002 Davies reforms BBC accountability procedures
BBC Chairman Gavyn Davies (pictured) has published changes to the BBC's governance and accountability system in order to "promote greater clarity and understanding", as well as address concerns raised

26/02/2002 Framestore CFC complete Levi's commercial
Framestore CFC have completed work on Levi's 'Odyssey' commercial, the first major project delivered by the company since their inception at the end of 2001. Launched on the February 21, 'Odyssey', w

26/02/2002 IDP and SysMedia collaborate on digital solutions
IDP, providers of cross-platform publishing tools to the interactive television market and SysMedia, supplier of systems for the creation and management of digital text services in Europe, have just s

26/02/2002 Panasonic Varicam chosen for film short
Panasonic's AJ-HDC27 Varicam HD cinema camera was recently selected to shoot a narrative short – 'Last Night With Angel'. The feature was produced by Geoff Garrett, directed by Mike Henry, written b

26/02/2002 Skillset boosted by involvement of industry's top names
A leading group of industry professionals have pledged their support to Skillset at the organisation’s first patrons’ meeting on February 13. The patrons met at London’s Groucho Club to discuss how t

26/02/2002 Zahida Bacchus to lead DFL's London sales drive
Digital Film Lab (DFL) have recruited Zahida Bacchus to head up Sales & Marketing in their London office. Bacchus, who brings eight years of experience from the London based Laboratory Facility Soho

25/02/2002 Adobe releases Photoshop 7.0 digital imaging upgrade
Adobe Systems have released Adobe Photoshop 7.0, a major upgrade to the world's professional image editing standard. Photoshop 7.0 boasts an extensive set of new features that allow photographers, w

25/02/2002 Artem miniaturise New York for TV ad campaign
West London-based special effects house Artem have recreated New York in miniature to deliver the outlandish Lipton’s Brisk ‘puppets on strike’ commercial – currently airing in the USA. A team of mod