Broadcast News Archive for March, 2002
06/03/2002 Megahertz Broadcast Systems have 'successful' start to 2002
The UK-based Megahertz Broadcast Systems, which provides sound facilities to broadcasters around the globe, have reported the successful completion of a number of important contracts since the beginni

06/03/2002 Rushes team completes New Order promo
Rushes' new promo department, Adrenalin, have recently completed work on New Order's latest promo 'Here To Stay'. This black and white promo film transports the audience back to the heady days of the

06/03/2002 Sony gears up for NAB 2002 with integrated ranges
Sony Broadcast & Professional have previewed their Anycast line of professional digital acquisition and IT-enabled production tools in the run up to this year's NAB event. Sony unveiled its e-Service

05/03/2002 BBC names department heads of BBC Films
The BBC have named two high-profile appointments within their BBC Films division as part of an ongoing business strategy. BBC Films have promoted Jane Wright to the new role of Head of Rights and Com

05/03/2002 BSkyB, Flextech and UKTV sign five-year deal
British Sky Broadcasting, Flextech Television and UKTV have agreed a new five-year carriage deal. The agreement ensures that Flextech's wholly-owned channels and the UKTV services, jointly owned by F

05/03/2002 CCTV to install fifth SSL Aysis Air Plus console
CCTV, the Chinese state broadcaster, have ordered a fifth Aysis Air Digital broadcast console from Solid State Logic (SSL), which is to be installed in an experimental HDTV studio currently under cons

05/03/2002 Channel 4 sports coup for XTV and Chrysalis
Television design agency XTV have been commissioned by Channel Four and Sunset+Vine to create new titles for their award-winning Cricket programme. This is a double sports coup for XTV who have also

05/03/2002 Grass Valley streamlines digital newsroom production
Grass Valley Group have recently announced the addition of NewsBrowse to its Digital Newsroom Production solution. NewsBrowse allows journalists to browse, assemble, and save shots, clips, and compl

05/03/2002 Non-exclusive local delivery licence awarded to BT
The ITC have awarded a non-exclusive local delivery service licence to British Telecommunications (BT), following their application last year. The licence permits the provision of television and rela

05/03/2002 Rushes launch Adrenalin music promo department
Rushes have announced the launch of Adrenalin, their new music video department. Rushes have always embraced music videos and the launch of Adrenalin continues and expands upon this. Dedicated servic

05/03/2002 Thomson close deal to acquire Grass Valley
Thomson Multimedia have announced that they have formally acquired the Grass Valley Group, a privately held company headquartered in Nevada City, California. Having received regulatory approval in bo

04/03/2002 Arena announces new OB deal with Granada
Arena Television, one of the UK’s leading independent Outside Broadcast (OB) companies, have announced a new tie up with Granada Media. As part of a new contract recently signed with Granada, the co

04/03/2002 BBC MediaArc chooses Discreet HD 'flame'
The award-wining BBC MediaArc team have chosen Discreet's HD 'flame' visual effects system as the "best fit" to complement their existing line-up. BBC MediaArc have found that they are increasingly

04/03/2002 BECTU backs BBC's new digital channel
BECTU are backing calls for Culture Minister Tessa Jowell to give her approval to a new BBC television channel. In a submission to the Department of Culture, Media, and Sport, the union have called f

04/03/2002 Film trainees to benefit from Skillset career boost
The Skills Investment Fund (SIF), managed by Skillset, have established a groundbreaking new web-based service – the SIF Trainee Network – for 100 talented trainees from throughout the UK. To become

04/03/2002 Globecomm completes content delivery lab
Globecomm Systems, a leading global supplier of end-to-end satellite-based communications solutions, have announced the completion of a hi-tech content management and distribution laboratory. The new

04/03/2002 MPC to install state-of-the-art film scanner
The Moving Picture Company (MPC), one of Europe’s leading digital post-production facilities, have recently purchased and installed Cintel's first DSX. The DSX is a next-generation film scanner, cap

04/03/2002 RTE threaten to withdraw support from Tara TV
RTE have threatened to withdraw their support from Tara TV, the cable and satellite station. RTE have decided to pull the plug on its assistance to the channel following a dispute over mounting debts

04/03/2002 Telewest reveals growth in broadband services
Telewest Broadband have revealed that they added 107,000 broadband internet customers to its books in the company's quarterly results released at the end of February. Telewest claim that this increa

01/03/2002 Academy Award nominee re-versioned at Lipsync Post
LipSync Post of London have recently completed five foreign language versions of ‘Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius,’ the latest animated feature from Nickelodeon for Paramount Pictures, scheduled for UK and

01/03/2002 Chyron supply new central routing system to Greek company
Chyron Corporation have confirmed that the new pay-television provider Alpha Digital Synthesis, an affiliate of the Alpha TV Group in Greece, have recently started transmission with Pro-Bel equipment

01/03/2002 Digital Rapids launch new line of streaming products
Digital Rapids Corporation have announced the company’s first hardware initiative, the DRC-Stream. This new line of video and audio hardware processing and capture plug in cards is designed specifica

01/03/2002 Pinnacle appoint Gem as a UK distributor
Pinnacle Systems have appointed Gem as their latest UK distributors. Gem will now be selling all Pinnacle consumer products, including the Studio Range, DV500plus and Pro-ONE. Gem are the UK’s lead

01/03/2002 Rushes open new 3D department
Rushes have announced a major investment with the launch of their new 3D Department. The department will be located in adjoining space at 60-62 Old Compton Street, which means that Rushes now occupi

01/03/2002 Sennheiser wireless passes Super Bowl acid test
Sennheiser wireless systems have successfully showcased their product in front of an estimated audience of 132 million people. Sennheiser were used by many agencies to provide the sound for Super Bo