Broadcast News Archive for March, 2002
28/03/2002 BBC One launches vibrant new look
BBC ONE have unveiled a new, "energetic and vibrant" on-screen look aimed at placing it firmly in step with contemporary life. The new channel idents explore the universal theme of rhythm, dance and

28/03/2002 Calrec launch entry-level digital surround broadcast console
Calrec Audio are set to launch their Sigma 100 medium format digital audio production console at NAB2002, booth L2263. Designed to offer similar specification and functionality to Calrec’s S2 analog

28/03/2002 Miranda launch Master Control Glass Cockpit at NAB
At NAB 2002 (stand L10611), Miranda are to launch the ‘Master Control Glass Cockpit’, based on the new Oxtel Series Presmaster 2 master control switcher, as well as the Kaleido ‘virtual’ monitor wall

28/03/2002 Optibase announces the success of VideoGateway trials
Optibase, a leader in broadband streaming solutions, have announced the successful completion of trials conducted by the VideoGateway Consortium. Under the auspices of the European Union Research an

28/03/2002 RTÉ Authority hold meeting with strategic review consultants
The RTÉ Authority have held a special meeting with consultants from KPMG and Logical who have been undertaking a strategic review process of the broadcaster's operations. In a carefully worded state

28/03/2002 RTÉ Digital Learning Partnership launched
The Irish Minister for Education and Science, Dr. Michael Woods, TD and Bob Collins, Director-General of RTÉ, have announced that the Department of Education and Science and RTE have established a Dig

28/03/2002 Saatchi & Saatchi ads win BTAA awards
Two advertisements created by Saatchi & Saatchi have won two awards in this year's British Television Advertising Awards (BTAA.). The ads for leading online careers site were awarded two

28/03/2002 Troubled ITV Digital goes into administration
An administration order made by Carlton Communications and Granada in relation to ITV Digital has been granted by the High Court in London. Not only does the judgment throw a shadow over the future

27/03/2002 APT present new product line-up for NAB
Codec manufacturer APT have a strong new product line-up for 2002 and will be attending the NAB Convention in Las Vegas to show the latest additions to their data compression range. The Belfast-based

27/03/2002 Curious Software introduces v3.0 upgrade to mapping software
NAB 2002 in Las Vegas will see the first public demonstration of v3.0 of Curious World Maps software. The package will allows the user to create broadcast quality, highly-detailed, still and animate

27/03/2002 DVB-MHP specification unveiled at NAB
Following the major announcements from CableLabs and Echostar on the take-up of MHP in the US, Digital Video Broadcasting Project (DVB) are set to showcase the DVB-MHP specification during this year's

27/03/2002 Improved ITC web site launched
The ITC have re-launched their web site, , to improve the ITC's external communications and their service to viewers. The new-look

27/03/2002 JVC Professional at NAB
At NAB, booth L9729, JVC Professional will be demonstrating new products for traditional broadcasters and video professionals, the home theatre market and webcasters or event marketers interested in s

27/03/2002 Matrox announce new Realtime 3D effects for RT2500 PRO Pack
Matrox Video Products Group have announced a series of new realtime, keyframeable 3D transitions and filters available free of charge to RT2000 and RT2500 PRO Pack users. The new user-customisable e

27/03/2002 Media training scheme for ethnic minorities heads North
A scheme to help unleash the potential of 120 individuals from ethnic minority communities is being launched in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the North of England by Skillset and the BBC this spring.

27/03/2002 Panasonic targets NAB for progressive products
Panasonic Broadcast & Television Systems Company will unveil cost-effective, multi-format standard definition and high definition acquisition products supporting 24-frame, progressive scanning at NAB

26/03/2002 5D systems increases capability for digital film producers
Media solutions developer 5D will reveal additions to its family of compositing, visual effects, colour grading, and record and review systems at NAB2002 – booth S3908. Post-production solutions suc

26/03/2002 AT&T announces trials of media solutions
AT&T are set to announce trials of new broadcast capabilities for pay-per-view delivery and subscription-based web services to Internet users at NAB, booth S5523. AT&T also will introduce a new Media

26/03/2002 Dates for Halle Master 'Cartoon Creativity' event announced
The European Association of Animators will be running their Halle Master 'Cartoon Creativity' event from April 25-27 in Halle, Germany. The event has vacancies for 80 professionals, and organisers w

26/03/2002 DVS announces a new sales structure
Aiming at providing a more market-focused distributor network, DVS have announced a restructuring programme to its European sales effort. Previously the company sold its products in Europe exclusivel

26/03/2002 Geevs servers chosen by Swedish broadcaster
Basingstoke-based solution provider, Gee Broadcast Systems, have been chosen by Swedish broadcaster TV4 to provide 10 Geevs servers to pay out their local news programmes. Following intensive testin

26/03/2002 Harris Corporation delivery systems at NAB2002
Harris Corporation will be on hand at NAB2002 to offer solutions to broadcasters searching for cost-effective answers to the challenges of the multi-channel digital era. Harris Corporation, the deliv

26/03/2002 NAB showcase for Matrox products
Matrox Video Products Group, a market leader in the field of digital video hardware and software for real-time editing, DVD authoring, and web-streaming applications will be unveiling four new product

26/03/2002 SSL broker two post-production sales in France
Solid State Logic (SSL) in Oxford have brokered the sale of a 64-fader, two-operator Avant Plus digital film and post-production console for French post house Auditel. The new console, due for deliv

25/03/2002 Broadcast Technology reveals new products at NAB
Broadcast Technology will unveil their new DTMD 1000 COFDM demodulator at booth NAB L9844. Designed to meet the needs of set-top box software houses and hardware manufacturers, the DTMD 1000 which ha