Broadcast News Archive for March, 2002
25/03/2002 Digital Cinema Summit to be held before NAB
NAB2002 is joining forces with the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) and Digital Cinema magazine to launch the Digital Cinema Summit at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, April

25/03/2002 Digital secret of Xbox's 'Mosquito' ad revealed
Framestore CFC have completed post-productoin work on an advertisement for Microsoft's Xbox that spares no expense and boasts a cast of thousands. Like it's predecessor, 'Champagne', the new 'Mosqui

25/03/2002 Hamlet Video International launches new solutions
Hamlet Video International are launching their major new test, measurement and monitoring products at booth L12500 NAB2002. The multi-format LCD Scope is the latest in CRT replacement technology, mon

25/03/2002 InPhase Technologies announce executive appointments
InPhase Technologies, a market leader in holographic data storage development, have announced a line of appointments to expanded its engineering and executive teams. InPhase consists of leading inven

25/03/2002 Quantel to implement 'generationQ' scalable strategy
Quantel have unveiled the results of a three-year review of the company’s generationQ strategy to cater for post-production houses and broadcasters in the modern digital age. The generationQ strategy

25/03/2002 Tektronix NAB seminars focus on education
Building on its history of educating customers on technology innovations, Tektronix Inc, a market leader in enabling innovation, brings an education focus to NAB 2002 at booth L8411, South Hall of the

25/03/2002 Television de Catalunya Duet with Chyron
Chyron Corporation have announced that Television de Catalunya, Barcelona, have chosen to replace all of their existing character generators with the Chyron Duet. Television de Catalunya’s decision t

22/03/2002 Avitel launches digital video modular switcher
To complete their range of modular switchers, Avitel have launched their new DSW3454 digital video switcher. The DSW3454 can be rack mounted in the standard 3400 series Avitel frame, or supplied in

22/03/2002 BUF upgrades Management System for NAB 2002
BUF Technology have made several enhancements to their Spot Server Management System since its introduction at last year's NAB. New features include VDCP protocol support, multi-channel server contr

22/03/2002 Custom Consoles completes premises move
One of the UK’s leading technical furniture companies, Custom Consoles, have recently completed their move into a new purpose-built factory located just a short distance from its former manufacturing

22/03/2002 Faraday announces new filter capability for NAB 2002
Faraday Technology have announced the launch of its new electronic filter range from 500MHz to 18GHz, for band pass, channel and combining cavity filters for RF applications. A separate section withi

22/03/2002 Football bosses reject ITV Digital's £50 million offer
The future of ITV Digital looked less than assured last night after the Football League rejected the troubled broadcaster's downgraded £50 million for televising Nationwide League football games. Si

22/03/2002 ImageState discloses rights-free footage collection
ImageState are currently launching an comprehensive collection of multimedia and broadcast footage. Diverse, unique and highly workable, many are PAL originals and transfers are digitally executed u

22/03/2002 Miller 'Sprints' in new NAB South Hall
The Miller company will display its complete range of support products, including the Sprinter tripod series, at booth 18942, in the new South Hall Second (Upper) Level of the Las Vegas Convention Cen

22/03/2002 Omnibus unveils newsroom solutions at NAB
OmniBus Systems will be unveiling enhancements to its award-winning newsroom, asset management and content delivery solutions, as well as demonstrating how its Workflow and Task Management, concept at

21/03/2002 Canopus unveil new editing workstation
Canopus Corporation have chosen NAB 2002 – at booth S6944 – for the US unveiling of their new editing workstation for the broadcast market, CWS-100. CWS-100 is a high performance hybrid linear/non-l

21/03/2002 DFL launches tape to film service
Digital Film Lab, the UK’s leading 35mm digital intermediate facility, are now offering a tape to film service in addition to DFL’s main core business of 35mm digital intermediates for features and th

21/03/2002 Pinnacle Systems successfully edit Grammy awards for webcast
National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences have chosen Pinnacle Systems’ CinéWave – an award-winning real-time editing and compositing solution – to edit material for its webcast of the 44th Gram

21/03/2002 RTI Group to exhibit video and film products at NAB
The Research Technology International Group (RTI) of companies – RTI, Lipsner-Smith Company and BHP Inc. – will exhibit professional film and video products at NAB 2002, booth L7147. RTI have introdu

21/03/2002 Rushes appoints Head of 3D
Jonathan Privett has been appointed Head of 3D at Rushes following a successful period at Cinesite. Formerly Head of 3D at Cinesite, Privett has a wealth of experience in huge effects features inclu

21/03/2002 SSL launch analogue console
Solid State Logic (SSL) have announced the introduction of the XL 9000 K Series – the company's first analogue console to provide dual benefits of a full 5.1 surround architecture and the increased ba

21/03/2002 TSL wins contract to update Stornaway studio
Television Systems Ltd (TSL) have announced that they have won a contract to update the existing video system at the studios at Taigh Shìphoirt, Stornoway, to digital widescreen. The installation is

21/03/2002 Xube to make web awards video for BECTa
Xube, a Brixton based film and video production company, have been commissioned by the British Education Communications Technology and Agency (BECTa) to make the video for the UK Education Web Site Aw

20/03/2002 BAL 2800 series extends third-party compatibility
BAL Broadcast are due to extend their 2800 series analogue distribution system to allow compatibility with other manufacturers' obsolescent products. The company have recognised that there is still

20/03/2002 DGP posts Boat Race promo for BBC Sport
DGP have completed post-production work on a promo for BBC Sports’ coverage of the 2002 Boat Race. The promo was offlined in Avid and conformed by Steve Ackroyd. It was written and directed by Mark