Broadcast News Archive for February, 2002
15/02/2002 Discreet ship edit 6.5 non-linear editing suite
Discreet has announced that edit 6.5, the latest version of its award-winning, real-time Windows 2000-based desktop non-linear editing (NLE) system, is now shipping. The edit 6.5 runs exclusively on

15/02/2002 New corporate identity for an established name
Cameron Presentations is one of the largest and most experienced communications technology companies in Scotland, with an excellent reputation in tape duplication. But while the company's name is wel

15/02/2002 Sony unveil new DVCAM technology
Sony has introduced the latest addition to its DVCAM technology, the DSR-570WSP, to further enhance its range of DVCAM products. The DSR-570WSP is designed to meet the demands of the broadcast and c

15/02/2002 SSL to reveal latest products at NAB 2002
At booth L2731 in this year's NAB 2002 event, Solid State Logic will introduce the Aysis Air Plus 'SC' – a specially configured console for owned and operated stations, affiliates and others seeking c

14/02/2002 BBC Learning release classic series on video and DVD
BBC Learning, a division of BBC Worldwide, have dipped into the BBC’s extensive archives to produce a series of classic television programmes on video and DVD. Due to popular demand, the first three

14/02/2002 Digital Vision HD image processing system sold to IVC
Digital Vision have announced the sale of a High Definition AGR-IV Grain and Noise Reducer and a High Definition ASC-II+ Scratch Concealer to International Video Conversions (IVC) High Definition Data

14/02/2002 Olympic Studios chosen to record Pop Idol singles
Olympic Studios, host to some of the greatest rock recording sessions in history, including albums from the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin, was chosen as the studio of choice to mix and

14/02/2002 Plug pulled on UTV transmission to Republic of Ireland
BSkyB have ended the transmissions of UTV programmes to the Republic of Ireland. UTV, which BSkyB had been broadcasting as part of an ITV Digital network package of programmes, claimed to have been "

14/02/2002 PSL buy Catalyst from High End Systems
PSL have become the first video projection rental company in the UK and USA to invest in High End Systems’ new Catalyst image manipulation system, which turns ordinary video projectors into artistic t

14/02/2002 Quantel launch Henry Infinity Version 9
Quantel have begun distributing the new Henry Infinity Version 9 which is designed to boost the editing capability of the Henry Infinity with new primary editing tools and an array of user friendly au

14/02/2002 Telemetrics to debut camera robotics systems at NAB
Telemetrics will be demonstrating the company’s new line of Digital Servo Controlled Pan/Tilt Heads, Elevating Wall Mounts and Camera Track Systems at NAB 2002. The new 'S2' series equipment delivers

14/02/2002 UK cinema market has 'good' opportunities
Reports of the death of the UK cinema market could be a little premature as good opportunities still exist according to the Managing Director John Sullivan of independent cinema consultants OzSeeker.

13/02/2002 Dating Channel install Geevs playout system
When the Dating Channel needed a reliable and easy to operate system, with full redundancy and automated back-up, to playout their satellite television channel, they turned to Gee Broadcast. A Dual G

13/02/2002 ITC invite comment on Channel 5 licence renewal
The Independent Television Commission (ITC) is inviting comments on the methodology for the renewal of the Channel 5 licence. The current 10-year licence term for Channel 5 expires on March 29, 2007,

13/02/2002 McMillan win Scottish Investors In People award
Audio visual and broadcast specialists McMillan have been presented with the Investors In People award by the Scottish Enterprise Tayside. The company, which originated in Arbroath in 1982 and now ha

13/02/2002 MTV ordered to hold union recognition ballot
MTV have become the first UK broadcaster to be ordered to carry out a union recognition ballot. Those working at the Camden-based music broadcaster are to be balloted on whether they want BECTU recog

13/02/2002 RTÉ announce World Cup sponsorship deal
RTÉ have announced that MasterCard and Eircom are to be joint sponsors of the station’s coverage of the 2002 World Cup in Japan and Korea. The deal will cover all of RTÉs television World Cup output

13/02/2002 Scottish film scheme takes top award
The New Found Land film 'Leonard', which stars Denis Lawson as a man struggling with an obsessive-compulsive disorder, has scooped one of Europe's top film prizes. 'Leonard' won the 2002 Audience Awa

13/02/2002 Softimage update flagship software line up
Softimage have produced a line of software to boost the 3D requirements of professionals in a wide range of media. The company, a subsidiary of Avid Technology, recently announced the introduction of

13/02/2002 Sypha launch Pro Digital Camera Guide
London based Sypha have launched The Pro Digital Camera Guide as an online resource for professional digital video cameras users. Offering free access to more than 70 unbiased product listings and co

12/02/2002 BBC launch Incite Production Suite
BBC Television's Factual Production Department installed their premier Versioning Unit production suite based entirely on Incite Editor, SAN technology and Incite's hybrid editing features. The syst

12/02/2002 BBC Resources sponsor B+ Young Talent Awards
The B+ Young Talent Awards, which recognise and showcase TV and film-making talent in the UK, have announced the overall sponsorship of the awards by BBC Resources, plus support for individual awards

12/02/2002 Gearhouse Broadcast secure German Winter Olympics contract
UK company Gearhouse Broadcast have been contracted by German television station Bayerisher Rundfunk to provide the broadcast equipment used in the Winter Olympics coverage for German viewers. Gearho

12/02/2002 Management buyout of EAF completed
THE existing management of European Asset Finance (EAF) have purchased the leasing company, including European Broadcast Finance (EBF), from their former parent company VFG PLC. The management team c

12/02/2002 Salvation Army studio install Amek Media 51 console
Amek, the Manchester-based manufacturer of professional audio mixing consoles and signal processing devices, have supplied a 44-input Media 51 multi-format analogue console to a major Norwegian studio