Broadcast News Archive for February, 2002
20/02/2002 Mill TV sign 'Pyramids' deal and recruit five staff
Mill TV, the television division of award-winning facility The Mill, have confirmed that they have signed with the BBC to create visual effects for 'Pyramids', a historical documentary based on ancien

20/02/2002 Minister urged to discuss ITV crisis
BECTU have called on DCMS minister Kim Howells to meet ITV union reps. As fears grow for regional programming on ITV, the union, together with the NUJ and electricians' union Amicus MSF, have urged

20/02/2002 Omnibus and Quantel supply 'Inspiration' for TVNZ
Omnibus Systems have assisted New Zealand's national broadcaster, TVNZ, take a major step forward into the future of news and current affairs broadcasting with the launch of the integrated news produc

20/02/2002 Panasonic AJ-HDC27 camera released
Panasonic have released their AJ-HDC27 Varicam HD Cinema camera designed for projects ranging from television commercials for large advertising agencies to programs for major corporations. The camera

20/02/2002 Virage launch new rich media learning software
Virage have announced a new enterprise application for rich media training and e-learning. VS Learning enables companies to create, manage, publish and view on-demand training courses and other pres

19/02/2002 BBC Four prepare for cultural programming
BBC Four, the corporation's new investment in cultural programming, is to launch on March 2 with a rich mix of intelligent, enriching and diverse programming. Tracey Emin in 'The Definitive History O

19/02/2002 Canopus launch MVR-1000 MPEG authoring solution
Canopus Corporation, based in London and makers of digital video editing systems, have announced the release of MVR-1000 – a real-time MPEG encoding and authoring solution. MVR-1000 features advanced

19/02/2002 Graham Norton to present RTS awards
Channel 4 presenter Graham Norton has been named as the host of this year's Royal Television Society's (RTS) Programme Awards in March. The star-studded event, which takes place at Grosvenor House,

19/02/2002 Grass Valley Group win multi-million dollar Qatar contract
Continuing their success amid challenging business climates worldwide, the Grass Valley Group have announced a multi-million dollar order from Qatar Radio & Television Corporation. The broadcaster wi

19/02/2002 ITC announce quarterly television audience share figures
The Independent Television Commission have published their twenty-first quarterly report on television audience share figures. The Broadcasting Act 1996 contains provisions covering ownership of comm

19/02/2002 Megahertz Broadcast successful despite former parent's liquidation
The closure of Megahertz Communications has had no negative implications for their one-time subsidiary Megahertz Broadcast Systems. Megahertz Broadcast Systems were taken over in a management buy-out

19/02/2002 New digital OB at AFL Television Facilities
Work has recently been completed on the re-equipping of AFL’s Multicamera Unit in a fully Digital Widescreen switchable form with Sony Digital Vision Mixer and six cameras. Digital Betacam or Betacam

19/02/2002 The Mill make a splash with 3D Goldfish
Oscar winning visual effects facility The Mill have just completed a series of three spots for Goldfish credit cards. The 10-second teaser 'Fish Tank' and two thirty-second commercials, 'Breakfast'

18/02/2002 AKM releases copyright free library on CD Rom
AKM Music, the UK’s leading producer of Copyright Free Music, have launched a CD Rom version of their library catalogue. The AKM clients have been demanding that media producers provide music in wav.

18/02/2002 Another post-production success for Lipsync Post
London-based post-production company Lipsync Post recently completed creating title and graphics sequences for high-profile film and television and productions. The company were asked to create new g

18/02/2002 APT codecs installed by Austrian broadcaster
APT codecs have been endorsed by Austria's state radio – Krone Hit R@dio – by contracting the company to install 24 APT NXL units throughout its new nationwide radio distribution chain. It was vital

18/02/2002 British-backed film to break 30-year ban in India
A British-backed movie could be the first Pakistani film to be officially released in India for almost 30 years. 'Larki Punjaban' ('Punjabi Girl') is currently shooting in Pakistan but will be movin

18/02/2002 CTV unveils Europe’s largest OB truck
Having carved out a market leading position in sports, CTV Outside Broadcasts (OB) have used their momentum to target the entertainment market. For some of the UK's most prestigious non-sport contrac

18/02/2002 Discreet appoints a new Director of EMEA
Discreet have announced the promotion of Patrick Jocelyn to the position of Director of EMEA. In his new role, Jocelyn will oversee Discreet's EMEA sales strategy in addition to taking responsibility

18/02/2002 New Mo-Sys Lambda motion head released
London-based company, Motion Systems Technology, have announced the release of Mo-Sys Lambda repeatable motion head for easy motion control, motion sensing and post-production interfacing. The Mo-Sys

18/02/2002 New monitoring solution from Sony
Sony Broadcast & Professional UK have unveiled their two new professional monitor series products to provide cost-effective, high-quality viewing and monitoring solution in mainstream broadcast applic

15/02/2002 APT sell first WorldNet Milano to Far East
Belfast-based company APT has sold its latest ISDN codec – the WorldNet Milano to audio post-production facility Opuz – the first facility in the Far East to invest in product. The WorldNet Milano fe

15/02/2002 BDL set to display XBOX USB modular prompter
BDL Autoscript, at booth L11377, will use the NAB show to display for the first time the XBOX USB – a modular prompter for use with laptops or desktop PC's. The XBOX unit is a small battery-powered a

15/02/2002 Bradford Film Festival extend events programme
Building on the success of previous years, the Bradford Film Festival has announced an extended programme of workshops and events for the show. Now in its eighth year, the festival will present a ser

15/02/2002 Chyron release latest newsroom graphics software
Chyron Corporation, whose UK operation is headquartered in Reading, have introduced Aprisa Stillstore software version 2.2, featuring the implementation of MOS Protocol. With version 2.2 software, ne