Broadcast News Archive for February, 2002
07/02/2002 RTE celebrates Best TV Drama award for 'Beckett on Film'
'Beckett on Film', has been awarded the Best TV Drama award at the sixth South Bank Show Awards ceremony in London. The film was part of a project to produce all of Samuel Beckett's 19 plays to cell

07/02/2002 Rushes Shorts Festival calls for entries
The organisers of the fourth Rushes Soho Shorts Festival have called for entries for the event, which is to be held between Saturday July 27 and Friday August 1 2002. Preparations are already underwa

06/02/2002 BBC Resources pay talks start
BECTU have announced that they have begun talks on possible changes to the BBC Resources pay system. Negotiations between BECTU and BBC Resources management are expected to last 12 months, with a ta

06/02/2002 Details of Go Digital trial announced
Go Digital, the digital neighbourhood trial, have announced details of how, from the end of January onwards, households in the Sutton Coldfield, Tamworth and Lichfield areas can be amongst the first h

06/02/2002 Discreet release 'fire 5' NLE and 'smoke 5' effects software
Discreet have released its new non-linear editing (NLE) system and visual effects software products. Discreet's non-compressed, non-linear editing and finishing system - 'fire 5' – has been designed

06/02/2002 ITN Archive acquire new African news collection
ITN Archive have added a wealth of new Africa-related material to their current holdings. The new collection has been built up over period of 40 years and covers all aspects of African history, poli

06/02/2002 Mick Mason joins ARRI as Rental Consultant
ARRI Lighting Rental and ARRI Media, the leading UK lighting and camera equipment houses, have announced the appointment of Mick Mason as ‘Rental Consultant’ for the group rental activities. As of Fe

06/02/2002 New Avid Unity LANshare network available for hire
London Editing Machines (LEM), one of the UK's leading editing equipment hire companies, has become the first in Europe to make Avid's new Unity LANshare shared storage network available for hire. Ac

06/02/2002 Scottish Screen announce scheme to fund new films
The deadline for submissions to New Found Films, a new first feature film scheme sponsored by Scottish TV, Grampian TV and Scottish Screen, is Friday March 22, 2002. Planned as an extension of the su

06/02/2002 Unique digital hire service a first for Soho
Television and film graphics technology support company Sufficiently Advanced Magic (S.A.M.)are branching out in to the hire business, providing Soho post houses with a new and unique service. The Di

05/02/2002 Avid reveal Xpress DV Version 3 at VideoForum
Avid Technology have presented the first European showing of Avid Xpress DV version 3, the complete content creation and delivery system for desktop or notebook, at VideoForum in London. A major rel

05/02/2002 British Animation Awards announce finalists
The list of finalists has been released for the fourth British Animation Awards, which take place on March 15. The event will feature 19 awards covering a wide range of British animation production,

05/02/2002 CCG entries prominent in Celtic Film and Television Festival
Seven Comataidh Craolaidh Gaidhlig (CCG) funded broadcast programmes have been shortlisted for the Celtic Film and Television Festival. The judging panel will consider six television programmes, and

05/02/2002 Channel 4 to help build Northern Ireland film archive
Channel 4 and the Northern Ireland Film Commission (NIFC) have joined forces to collate the modern history of Northern Ireland in a digital film archive. Channel 4 are assisting the Northern Ireland

05/02/2002 Dubai TV selects Chyron Pro-Bel for transition to digital
Reading-based company Chyron have been contracted to supply Dubai TV with the Pro-Bel equipment necessary to provide the broadcaster with full digital capabilities for up to four main channels and fou

05/02/2002 Jana Bennett appointed BBC Director of Television
The BBC have appointed Jana Bennett as Director of BBC Television. Currently Executive Vice President and General Manager with Discovery Communications in the USA, and a former BBC Director of Produc

05/02/2002 JVC to capture goal-mouth action of World Cup
A JVC camera has been chosen to provide the coverage of the action in front of goal at this year's World Cup in Japan. The JVC KY-F58U, which will deliver the close-ups of shooting opportunities, is

05/02/2002 Skillset Millennium Award Winners start training
Nineteen individuals from ethnic minority communities have received funding to develop their media skills in projects that will benefit their local communities. The projects include a video document

04/02/2002 BSkyB to extend interactive betting service
British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB) are to extend the line-up of interactive television betting services available through Sky Active following a new agreement with the pools betting service TotoPools.

04/02/2002 C4 win rights to screen British Rally Championship
Channel Four Television have been awarded the rights to screen the seven qualifying rounds of this year’s Pirelli British Rally Championship (BRC). Channel Four will devote a half-hour programme on

04/02/2002 Casting Collective launches casting book on the web
The Casting Collective has updated its casting book register for 2002. The register is one of the biggest lists of available walk-on and background artists, and contains the names of over 2500 actor

04/02/2002 CCG funded Gaelic programme goes to the Highlands
In the final programme of the Comataidh Craolaidh Gaidhlig (CCG) funded programme 'Na Drobhairean', the focus will be on the Highland drovers. Presenter Peter Macaulay will examine the ways in which

04/02/2002 Digital media demo bus to go on UK tour
Following a 35-city tour of Europe, the Grass Valley Group’s demonstration bus will embark on a three-week UK and Ireland tour beginning in March that will take it to 12 cities, including Manchester,

04/02/2002 Kurosawa classic DVD coincides with NFT celebrations
DGP has announced the completion of the DVD production of Japanese director Akira Kurosawa’s acclaimed 1958 film ‘The Hidden Fortress’ for the British Film Institute (BFI). The sixth Kurosawa DVD prod

04/02/2002 MITIL announce website dedicated to 2002 event
The organisers of MITIL, an event which aims to provide an annual networking platform for independent producers and programme makers, have announced the launch of their 2002 website dedicated to the s