Broadcast News Archive for April, 2002
22/04/2002 CCG funded film features Gaeltacht's Industrial Revolution
Funded by Comataidh Craolaidh Gaidhlig (CCG) and produced by Caledonia, Sterne & Wyld, 'Bha Uair Eil' Ann' is a highly visual and revelatory exploration of highland history that turns the 'crofting &

22/04/2002 Discreet to showcase firsts at The Production Show
At the Production Show on Stand No. 420, Discreet, a division of Autodesk, will be showcasing a number of firsts in its award-winning visual effects, non-linear editing and streaming solutions at this

22/04/2002 Harris to show full product range at Broadcast Asia
Harris Corporation will demonstrate its full range of broadcasting solutions at the upcoming Broadcast Asia 2002 exhibition to be held from June 17 to 22 in Singapore. The Harris Broadcast Communicat

22/04/2002 ITC consider responses to World Cup football rights
The ITC have received three submissions regarding the rights to live broadcast of the FIFA World Cup Finals Tournaments in 2002 and 2006. ITV and the BBC requested consent to broadcast live and exclu

22/04/2002 McMillan provide minimum cost DVD encoding
McMillan have become the exclusive dealers in Europe for an inexpensive breakthrough software MPEG encoder for DVD production. The Cinema Craft CCE-SP software MPEG encoder is claimed to be much fast

22/04/2002 Pinnacle Systems strengthens UK sales team
Pinnacle Systems have announced the appointment of Gary Lewis as Regional Sales Manager to the Northern Europe broadcast and professional sales team. Lewis is to be responsible for channel developmen

19/04/2002 Avid report lower than expected quarterly results
Avid Technology Inc have posted figures for the first quarter that fell some way short of those predicted by analysts. Revenues for the quarter were $92.0 million versus $118.1 million in the corresp

19/04/2002 Channel 5 goes live with Pilat Media solution
Enabling it to streamline its content and rights management processes, UK broadcaster Channel 5 have gone live with software solutions from leading broadcast systems supplier Pilat Media. Channel 5 a

19/04/2002 IABM introduces business and recruitment oportunities
The International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers (IABM) has expanded its website to provide a business-to-business platform through which member companies can communicate specific corporate

19/04/2002 Last-ditch talks could yet save ITV Digital
In a surprise move, Carlton and Granada – co-owners of ITV Digital – have met with Football League chiefs for the first time since an administration order for the digital platform was granted on March

19/04/2002 MCD Auctions announces major sale on April 24
MCD Auctions have announced that their next major sale by auction of video, camera, and studio equipment is to be held at Unit A, Twickenham Trading Estate, Rugby Road, Twickenham on April 24 at 10.30

19/04/2002 Media 100 begins shipping content design solution
Media 100 Inc, a leading provider of advanced media systems, have announced that they will begin worldwide shipments of their award-winning system for content design - 844/X - on 26th April 2002. Med

19/04/2002 Raidtec's FibreArray 2104 quadruples SAN speed
Raidtec Corporation have quadrupled their SAN speeds with the release of its 2Gb/s end-to-end Fibre Channel Host Independent SAN Storage Array – FibreArray(r) 2104. To address video industry requirem

19/04/2002 skillsformedia returns to Production Show
Industry professionals will be given the chance to boost their career opportunities at this year’s Production Show thanks to the Skillset Learning Zone. Skillset have joined forces with The Producti

18/04/2002 AVT helps deliver the ‘Essence of Komedia’
Brighton-based video, multimedia and live events production company, AVT have teamed up with Komedia to produce a short video programme for Komedia’s newly re-constructed website which is being launch

18/04/2002 BBC Broadcast opens for business
BBC Broadcast Ltd have officially opened for business as the BBC's new commercial brand and business vision to the broadcast market. The company, the latest commercial venture from the BBC, offers a

18/04/2002 BSkyB 'race away' with Sonifex Arc Multi Master System
BSkyB are the latest company to purchase an Arc Multi Master ISDN codec control system for a joint project involving Channel 4's TV and SIS at studios in Hayes. The system has been installed for the

18/04/2002 Canon's J17aX7.7B lens widens ENG performance
Building on their reputation as the leading Broadcast and Pro-Video lens for most applications, Canon have introduced the new J17ax7.7B – the company's widest-angle standard ENG zoom lens yet. The J

18/04/2002 Davis to head merged On-Air Systems
On-Air Systems Ltd and their parent company, Connexion Broadcast, are to merge into a single entity offering broadcast systems software, product integration, programme production and transmission serv

18/04/2002 Harris adds desktop editing capabilities to Media Browser
Harris Corporation have announced the update of their Media Browser solution allowing users to perform simple timeline edits of any material in the shadow server with the same ease and functionality o

18/04/2002 Quartz sign up to Dolby E Partner Programme
Quartz Electronics have signed up to the Dolby E Partner Programme which aims to provide support to broadcast manufacturers in developing and testing Dolby E compatible products. Dolby E is an audio

18/04/2002 SysMedia report successful NAB
SysMedia Ltd, a UK-based company, have revealed that there has been much interest in their subtitling solutions since NAB 2002. Attracting particular interest was the company's IPV Flexible Media Ar

17/04/2002 Dave Jones Installs TL Audio VTC Console
TL Audio have revealed that an award-winning producer is the latest to join the growing band of TL Audio VTC owners. Dave Jones has recently installed a 24-channel console in his own Buckinghamshire

17/04/2002 Drake unveils intercom solutions at the Production Show
For over 25 years Drake Electronics Ltd have been a European market leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance intercom solutions for the broadcast industry. With over 2,000 systems in

17/04/2002 Howells to open new Scottish digital facility
The Minister for Tourism, Film and Broadcasting in the Whitehall culture ministry is to visit Lewis on April 24, at the invitation of Western Isles MP Calum MacDonald. During the visit Dr Kim Howells