Broadcast News Archive for March, 2002
20/03/2002 Film companies' vision recognised by BT
Two British film companies have been recognised by the BT Vision 100 research and awards programme for 2002. The scheme identifies 100 innovative UK organisations that have achieved strategic goals

20/03/2002 Innovation TK reveals its Millennium Machines at NAB
Innovation TK, the UK-based film scanner equipment manufacturer, will reveal one of the market's fastest 6K CCD film scanners – the ITK Northlight – at NAB's South Hall, booth L6053. The company wil

20/03/2002 Isle of Man treasury sets up £25 million film fund
The Isle of Man government have announced a £25 million Media Development Fund to attract big-budget films to the island. Treasury Minister Allan Bell MHK released details of the fund in the 2002 Bu

20/03/2002 Lagardère uses Pixel Power automation control for rebranding
Lagardère Thématiques have announced their purchase of 10 Collage2 TG systems and two Collage2 GX from Cambridge-based company, Pixel Power, to help automate the multi-branding of its channels. Lagar

20/03/2002 Liquidator appointed to oversee dismantling of Tara TV
Following the winding up of Tara TV, the High Court in Dublin announced the identity of company's liquidator on Tuesday March 19. Billy O'Riordan, of PricewaterhouseCooper, has been named as liquida

20/03/2002 RM and Pinnacle Systems to provide UK education solutions
RM Partners have joined forces with Pinnacle Systems, a market-leading supplier of video editing solutions, to develop a complete range of digital video-editing systems for UK schools, colleges and un

19/03/2002 Globecomm Systems prepare for NAB event
Globecomm Systems' personnel will be at booth S8433, in the Sands Expo Centre Hall D, to demonstrate their latest products. The Globecomm Systems Broadcast Technology Group provides needs assessment,

19/03/2002 MPEG-4 mobile media collaboration launched
Philips are set to unveil their mobile multimedia delivery which combines MPEG-4, Java and Linux platforms. Philips have collaborated with Sun Microsystems to demonstrate the seamless integration of

19/03/2002 Munro refurbishes Sky Sports News studio
UK-based studio design consultancy Munro Associates have recently completed the acoustic refurbishment of a presentation studio at Sky Television. The studio, which forms part of the sports presentat

19/03/2002 NAB showcase for DVB Multi-Home Platform
Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) are planning to showcase their Multi-Home Platform (MHP) specification during this year's NAB at booth L22506. The consortium will show off how the product significan

19/03/2002 Pepper completes post work on Coogan film
Pepper, a leading broadcast television and film post-production facility, have completed all the digital post-production on the film '24-Hour Party People'. Pepper were recommended for the project by

19/03/2002 Renewed redundancy fears surface at RTE
It has been reported that RTE could shed scores of jobs under proposals to be considered by RTE management. The loss-making national broadcaster could decide to add to the 400 redundancies already ma

19/03/2002 TL Audio updates Ivory Series
TL Audio will introduce the new updates to its Ivory Series (pictured) at Frankfurt 2002, hall 6.1 C49. Since its launch in 1998, the Ivory Series has been TL Audio’s most successful product range ev

19/03/2002 Vistek to display world's largest synchroniser at NAB2002
At this year's NAB exhibition, Vistek will be showing the company's latest modular SDI synchroniser which is said to be the largest in the world. The module stands almost as high as a two-storey ho

15/03/2002 Avid Technology reveals tour dates
Avid Technology Europe Ltd have announced details of their pan-European tour which runs from May to October 2002. The tour, entitled 'Experience Avid|naked', will form a key part of Avid’s European

15/03/2002 BBC Millbank refurbished with Quartz routers
Quartz Electronics have supplied new routers for the BBC's Millbank studios in Westminster primarily for use in parliamentary broadcasting from the House of Commons and House of Lords. A Quartz Q128

15/03/2002 Can SMG steer itself out of troubled waters?
Scottish Media Group (SMG) have moved to quell speculation that the debt-laden broadcast giant is on the verge of selling off sections of its business. On Friday March 15, SMG revealed that it had b

15/03/2002 Imagica Corp exhibits Imager XE scanner
Imagica Corp will exhibit their high-resolution Imager XE scanner in this year's NAB exhibition at booth S5134. The scanner is capable of scanning 16 and 35mm film with resolution from 2K and 4K. The

15/03/2002 NAB date for Digital Voodoo's HD Fury
Digital Voodoo's latest High Definition PCI card for the Macintosh – HD Fury – will be one of the many new products on display at booth L15352 for this year's NAB 2002. The Fury features one HD SDI i

15/03/2002 Omneon set to reveal Network Content Server
Omneon Video Works have chosen NAB 2002 to introduce its new server. The benefits of the company's Networked Content Server will be demonstrated in Omneon's South Hall at booth L20402. The Networked

15/03/2002 SNG upgrades services and facilities
SNG, provider of satellite uplinks and television production equipment for news, sport, business and political events, have launched a programme of service upgrades to meet and support new market dema

15/03/2002 Xytech to show latest workflow solutions at NAB 2002
Xytech's latest media asset and workflow management software for the entertainment and media industries will be on show at NAB 2002. Xytech' first new version in a year, Enterprise 2002, is a fully i

14/03/2002 A Spoton performance at Pani pizes
Northern Ireland based production company Spotop Film+TV have been recognised at the recent Publicity Association of Northern Ireland (Pani) awards ceremony in the Culloden Hotel, Holywood. The comme

14/03/2002 Cinemagic unlocks opportunities for young talent
Ten winners of the Cinemagic Unlocking Talent Awards will fly to the Celtic Film and Television in Quimper in Brittany, from March 20-23, courtesy of the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure (DCAL)

14/03/2002 Esgem on board for Philips MHP partnership
A British company has been invited onto Philips Companion TV Partners group. Philips is continuing to drive adoption of the Multimedia Home Platfom (MHP) open standard for interactive digital televis