Broadcast News Archive for February, 2002
12/02/2002 Scottish Students On Screen receives record number of entries
Over 140 films from colleges and universities across Scotland have been entered for competition at the Scottish Students On Screen film festival on March 14 to 15, 2002. Short dramas, animations, mus

12/02/2002 Short Scripts Awards launched by RTE and GFC
Galway Film Centre (GFC) and RTE are inviting applications for their 2002 Short Scripts Awards – the award scheme for new short Irish fiction films. The scheme, now in its sixth year, is open to em

12/02/2002 Sky reveal increase in Irish digital subscribers
Sky have announced a drop in the number of homes viewing Sky on cable 18,000, but have confirmed that there are 30,000 more digital subscribers in Ireland. Following the release of Sky's quarterly re

11/02/2002 Cyfle organise industry training workshops
Cyfle, The Welsh media agency, have organised a series of workshops throughout Wales aimed at identifying television producers of the future. These workshops will be held as follows: March 25 – BBC,

11/02/2002 DGP complete work on top animation film
DGP Digital, a Soho-based post-production company, have announced that they have completed production on a limited edition two-disk box set DVD of ‘Akira’ – the most successful Japanese animé film eve

11/02/2002 Hamlet to launch new products at NAB 2002
Hamlet Video International are to release major new test, measurement and monitoring products at NAB 2002. The new multi-format LCD Scope is the latest in CRT replacement technology, monitoring compo

11/02/2002 iQ now integrates with Panasonic HD cinema camera
Quantel have announced that their iQ product now supports the Panasonic AJ-HDC27 Varicam HD Cinema camera. The Panasonic variable frame rate camera brings under or over-crank flexibility to video ac

11/02/2002 ITK launch 6K Northlight film scanner
Hertford-based ITK have unveiled their new 6K film scanner - the ITK Northlight. In a statement ITK said: "The Northlight is a state of the art CCD digital scanner with unparalleled image quality, de

11/02/2002 Panasonic's AJ-HDC27 Varicam passes marine tests
Panasonic's AJ-HDC27 Varicam HD Cinema camera has been successfully tested underwater for the first time. The camera was used on two ocean-based marine conservation projects at locations in the Paci

11/02/2002 S4C sponsors showcase for Welsh music talent
S4C have embarked on a project to sponsor up-and-coming talent in Wales by lining up a theatre tour for local band Big Leaves. The tour is a platform for S4C to promote their new drama series 'Y Tþ'

11/02/2002 The Completion Fund launched to help finish shorts
The Film Council's New Cinema Fund and FilmFour Lab have announced they are to launch The Completion Fund, a £50,000 scheme developed to support filmmakers and production companies in securing vital f

08/02/2002 BBC Worldwide strikes landmark deal with CBS
BBC Worldwide have reached a landmark agreement with CBS that will allow them to commercially exploit stock footage from CBS News’ extensive archive holdings as a part of their current global library

08/02/2002 BSkyB Group announces quarterly results
The British Sky Broadcasting Group have announced a strong market performance for the six months up to December 31, 2001. In a statement, the company declared that it "continues to deliver growth on

08/02/2002 C4 Researcher programme aims to keep talent in the regions
A development programme funded by Channel 4 is to focus on the 'brain drain' of talent from the regions to London. The Researcher Development Programme (RDP) – a unique initiative produced and delive

08/02/2002 Director-General outlines his creative 'vision' for BBC
BBC Director-General Greg Dyke (pictured) has laid out a new vision for the BBC - to be the most creative organisation in the world. In an annual address to BBC staff across the UK, Dyke outlined the

08/02/2002 Ewan McGregor to star in Scottish digital film
Ewan McGregor is set to star in Denis Lawson's 'Solid Geometry', which represents part of the New Found Land digital film project for 2002 and produced by Gill Parry of Stella Maris Films. In a join

08/02/2002 Pixel Power sells graphics system to RTL Group
Cambridge-based company Pixel Power has announced that the RTL Group has purchased Clarity, Collette and Graphite systems. RTL will integrate Clarity into the company's automation system, utilising t

08/02/2002 Quantel outlines its new graphics range
Almost 20 years to the day since Quantel first released Paintbox, the company has unveiled a new graphics product line-up aimed to bring even more creative horsepower to graphic designers and those in

08/02/2002 UK media market predicted to top £84 billion by 2010
According to a new report - UK Mediaphile 2010 - published by media analysts Screen Digest, in conjunction with ABN Amro, the UK media market could be worth £84.26 billion by 2010. British consumers

07/02/2002 'Fifteen to One' goes interactive on Sky Digital
The Channel 4 afternoon quiz show 'Fifteen to One' is to be broadcast in an interactive television format. From the end of February, Sky Digital viewers will be able to play along with the interactiv

07/02/2002 Avitel appoints new Managing Director
Following the recent corporate restructuring programme at Avitel, Jules Swain has taken over as managing director of the Colchester-based company. Formerly Avitel's international sales manager, Ms Sw

07/02/2002 Harris Corporation automate 2nd Channel Authority in Israel
The Harris Corporation have installed a Harris Automation ADC-100 system at 2nd Channel Authority, the body responsible for all commercial television and radio channels in Israel. The new system, whi

07/02/2002 LCC complete Citigate studio refurbishment
LCC Photon Technik have completed the supply and installation of a second broadcast studio for Citigate Broadcast, in the City of London. The studio utilises cool lighting as the studio has limited

07/02/2002 New version of Orad's CyberGraphics system launched
Orad Hi-Tec Systems, specialists in broadcast graphics and sports productions solutions, have announced a revolutionary new version of their On-Air-Graphics system, CyberGraphics. CyberGraphics is po

07/02/2002 Quantel V9 software to boost Editbox packages
Quantel have released its new Version 9 software for Editbox, the industry-leading online SD editing system. The new software contains a host of tools that speed the editing process end-to-end, and