Broadcast News Archive for April, 2002
30/04/2002 Digital Media World widen programme
This October, Digital Media World and LEAF, the London Effects and Animation Festival, are offering more content, a broader programme and wider networking opportunities for the European digital conten

30/04/2002 Hamlet display new tech at the Production Show
Hamlet, specialists in signal analysis and test and measurement equipment, will be displaying a number of significant products and The Production Show this year. Amongst these will be the Advanced M

30/04/2002 Media 100 ship 844/X content design system
Media 100, a leading provider of advanced media systems, have announced that they have begun first customer shipments of their award-winning system for content design, the 844/X. The company also ann

30/04/2002 Megahertz Broadcast install Hungarian uplink
Megahertz Broadcast Systems are to specify, supply and install a satellite uplink system in Hungary, which forms part of a project being funded by the Hungarian Government. The aim of the project is

30/04/2002 Pinnacle score with Pro-One at Old Trafford
Manchester United’s Museum at Old Trafford is now able to show some of the Club’s proudest moments on DVD, thanks to Pinnacle Systems’ Pro-ONE editing product and DVD authoring software, Impression DV

30/04/2002 Sherbet create Seat Ibiza campaign
Sherbet Director Dirk Van de Vondel has recently completed a television and print campaign for the new model Seat Ibiza through Bates Barcelona. 'Imagineering', which features 45’, 30’, 20’, 10’, and

30/04/2002 Sonic introduces MyDVD video suite
Sonic Solutions have released MyDVD Video Suite, the most comprehensive solution available for consumer DVD production and video editing. MyDVD Video Suite makes it possible for home users to record

30/04/2002 Trio form broadband wireless partnership
Thales, Thomson Multimedia and Nextream (a joint venture between Alcatel and Thomson dedicated to interactive video networks) have announced the formation of a partnership called WIMUS (Wireless Multi

29/04/2002 British talent leads the way in Cannes line-up
The official line-up for the Cannes Film Festival features a host of British filmmaking talent. Three British directors take their films into Competition. Michael Winterbottom's 24 Hour Party People

29/04/2002 Drawmer launch a new line with Tube Stations
UK based Drawmer have launched two new product ranges - the Tube Station 1 Stereo Mic Pre/Tube Compressor (TS1) and the Tube Station 2 Dual Tube Compressor (TS2). The TS1 offers a wide dynamic range

29/04/2002 Film Council launch scriptwriting development scheme
The Film Council`s Training Fund has announced a new initiative to provide hands-on training opportunities for six individuals who want to work in feature film script development. The newFeature Fil

29/04/2002 Matrox RT2500 solution chosen by University of Leeds
Matrox Video Products Group have announced that the University of Leeds has chosen the Matrox RT2500 video editing solution to play an integral role in its Broadcast and Communication courses. The U

29/04/2002 Northern Irish creative partnership formed
Three local companies have come together in partnership to create the eye-catching title sequence and print logos for a new global television series. ‘Chasing Time’, a thirteen-part travel challenge

29/04/2002 Pixel Power announce Collage 2 CG enhancements
Pixel Power have unveiled a suite of new features for its Collage 2 range of character generators and broadcast graphics systems. Featuring dual Power PC processors and multiple Pixel processors, Co

29/04/2002 SysMedia speak on content at OpenTV summit
SysMedia, a UK-based company specialising in teletext, content management and subtitling solutions, have successfully participated in the recent OpenTV’s World Summit in Paris. Colin Prior, Business

29/04/2002 Violence on terrestrial television rises
The ITC have released figures that show that in a two week monitoring period, levels of televsion violence in 1999 and 2001 were higher than in 1997 and 1998. This was due largely to coverage in new

26/04/2002 Brick House Video wins Mario award at NAB
Brick House Video have announced that their portable SDI field switcher, the VTB-1D, which was showcased at NAB 2002, has received the prestigious Mario award for innovative design from TV Technology

26/04/2002 Digital Media World hits back on timing clash
In response to an announcement from the organisers of the new Digital Arts Festival, that the event will clash with the dates of Digital Media World and the London Effects and Animation Festival (DMW

26/04/2002 ITV Digital sales to proceed as licence put to tender
The UK TV regulator, the Independent Television Commission (ITC), has ruled that it has not been able to secure additional funding for ITV Digital on terms that would enable it to commit to a long-ter

26/04/2002 Scottish films feature in Cannes line-up
Director Ken Loach¹s new film, 'Sweet Sixteen', a Scottish Screen Lottery funded feature and the latest in his Scottish trilogy, has been chosen for competition at the Cannes International Film Festiv

26/04/2002 Sharpen your editing skills with Matrox/Adobe
Whether you're a budding video editing enthusiast or just want to improve your skills, the Matrox/Adobe DV Academy can help you. The Academy offers two courses – Intro to DV Editing and DV Masterclas

26/04/2002 Sony BPE launches XPRI V3 editing software
Sony Broadcast & Professional Europe have strengthened their commitment to non-linear editing systems by announcing version three software upgrade for all the XPRI product range. XPRI version three

26/04/2002 Teletext awarded Channel 5 licence
The ITC have agreed to award the additional services licence on the Channel 5 signal to Teletext Limited. The Commission were satisfied that the technical plan, as far as it involves the use of any t

26/04/2002 Two UK winners announced at Tokyo Video Festival
Two British filmmakers have won awards at the prestigious JVC Tokyo Video Festival 2002 (TVF 2002) in Japan. A total of 30 video works were selected from all over the world including the two British

25/04/2002 BBC renews training partnership with Omnibus
BBC Training & Development has announced the renewal of its partnership with OmniBus Systems Limited. The partnership was established in 2001, in order to offer a range of OmniBus courses at dedicate