Broadcast News Archive for March, 2002
14/03/2002 Matrox integrated TV delivery solution unveiled
Matrox Video Products Group have announced the release of Matrox InfonetTV – an integrated information delivery system designed for cable and community television, corporate communications, digital si

14/03/2002 NMR to provide Media 100 844/X content design system
New Media Research (NMR), a leading UK reseller of integrated solutions to the digital content creation and streaming industries, have been appointed as an authorised reseller of 844/X – Media 100's n

14/03/2002 Projects Department completes MBC studios in Dubai
Surrey based Projects Department have offered their congratulations to Middle East Broadcast, who have recently started broadcasting from new studios in Dubai Media City. Projects Department complete

14/03/2002 Scottish Students On Screen awards
Over 140 films from universities and colleges across Scotland have been entered for this year's Scottish Students on Screen – a showcase of the best student and young people's work – at Dundee Contemp

14/03/2002 Skillset announces new chairperson
Clive Jones, Chief Executive of Carlton Channels, has taken over as Chair of Skillset, the Sector Skills Council (SSC) for the audio-visual industries. Mr Jones replaces Bob Nelson, Controller of BBC

13/03/2002 Bournemouth students win Kodak awards
Students from the Bournemouth Film School, an affiliate of the Arts Institute, have won two Kodak awards. Michael Pearce and Wayne Burton were awarded second prizes for their work in the Best In Bri

13/03/2002 DGP produce DVD box sets for UK market
London based DGP Digital, a division of Day Gardner Post Production (better known as DGP), have completed DVD production on two high-profile DVD box sets - ‘Angel’ season two for 20th Century Fox Home

13/03/2002 ITC's Strategy, Economics & Finance Group expands
Two new senior appointments to the ITC's Strategy, Economics and Finance (SEF) Group have been announced, completing the rebuilding and strengthening of the Group's economic and strategic functions.

13/03/2002 Megahertz Broadcast Systems win BBC contracts
Less than a year after their successful management buy-out, Cambridge-based Megahertz Broadcast Systems have won a number of significant contracts from the BBC, including one to install and integrate

13/03/2002 OpTex International release Sony camera kit
OpTex International have announced the release of their accessories for Sony camera products. The OpTex Wideangle/Sunshade kit for Sony PD-150, VX-2000 and DSR-250 camcorders consists of the new Chro

13/03/2002 RFU adopt REFcomms system for International matches
The Rugby Football Union (RFU) have purchased six REFcomms systems from leading wireless specialists, Raycom. Communications between match officials has become a vital issue in controlling games and

13/03/2002 Skillset receive Sector Skills Council status
Industry chiefs from film, television, radio, video and interactive media sectors gathered at the Café Royal on March 11 to watch Skillset receive their licence as the Sector Skills Council for the Au

13/03/2002 Trio of appointments continues bfi restructuring
Three new appointments have been made at the British Film Institute (bfi), as part of an ongoing restructuring process. Adrian Wootton has become the new Deputy Director and will oversee the managem

12/03/2002 BECTU announce President and NEC elections
Elections are to be held for BECTU's President and three Divisions on the National Executive Committee (NEC). BECTU members will be sent ballot papers later in March in the first direct election of

12/03/2002 CRA conference venue announced
The Creators’ Rights Alliance (CRA), which represents creative talent in the media industry, will hold their annual conference at the National Film Theatre in London's South Bank on March 21 from 11am

12/03/2002 DTS Europe expand sales and technical support team
DTS have appointed Anders Uggelberg as director of cinema products, Europe, and Manel Carreras as manager, European cinema sales and business development. In the role of director of cinema products,

12/03/2002 Merchandising Manager joins CEL division of RTE
RTÉ have announced the appointment of Gary Mitchell as Merchandising Manager for the corporation's Commercial Enterprises division. Mr Mitchell's most recent role was as National Manager & Artist Rel

12/03/2002 Munro Associates refurbish Lyndhurst Hall
UK studio design consultancy Munro Associates have recently completed some acoustic refurbishment work in Lyndhurst Hall, the centrepiece of Sir George Martin’s AIR Studios complex in North London. M

12/03/2002 Oasis appoint O2 Business Development Manager
Soho-based independent production Oasis Television have appointed Liz Hayward as Business Development Manager for its expanding video transfer facility, O2 duplication. Liz's successful sales career

12/03/2002 The Mill create CG 'grab' of crabs for Volvo ad
Oscar winning facility The Mill recently completed work on the latest Volvo commercial for the sports saloon S60 model. The 3D department used their expertise to create and render large CG crowds of

12/03/2002 The Studio launch film completion fund
The Studio, the dedicated film channel operated by Universal Studios Networks and the First Film Foundation, have announced the launch of The Studio Film Completion Fund (TSFCF). The Studio Film Com

11/03/2002 Avid UK appoints new Marketing Manager
Avid Technology Europe (EVA) have announced the appointment of Barbara Hoyte as UK Marketing Manager. Ms Hoyte takes over from Sofia Rychlik-Hadley, who has become Avid’s European PR Manager. The ne

11/03/2002 Cartoon's ETNA training network is set up
Cartoon, with the support of the Media Plus Programme of the European Community, have recently set into motion the European Training Network for Animation (ETNA). The ETNA operation so far includes

11/03/2002 Cintel nets deal as provider of Brimar tubes for film scanners
Cintel, a leading supplier of motion picture film scanners, have become the sole provider of Brimar Cathode Ray Tubes for its range of film scanners. This move allows customers to purchase all replac

11/03/2002 Ciprico introduces multi-stream broadcast solutions
At NAB 2002, Ciprico will be introducing and demonstrating their high-performance solutions for the most demanding multi-stream broadcast editing applications in the industry. The company plans to de