Broadcast News Archive for April, 2002
17/04/2002 Learning and Skills Council's 'Bite Size' campaign returns
Skillset, the national training organisation for the television and film industry, have noted that the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) has announced plans for its second national 'Bite Size' campaig

17/04/2002 MPC posts 'Crash Test Dummy' advertisements
MPC has posted a 30-second commercial for Axa Direct through agency HHM. The humorous ad, titled 'Crash Test Dummy' (pictured) promotes Axa’s Motor Insurance using an animated crash test dummy. The a

17/04/2002 Recruitment call for young people interested in TV profession
Television and Young People (TVYP) are currently seeking recruits to attend a free five-day event for 150 young people aged 18 to 21 who aspire to work in television. The selected participants will b

17/04/2002 Softimage NLA system finds favour in a variety of media
Softimage, a subsidiary of Avid Technology, have revealed that their flagship non-linear animation (NLA) system, SOFTIMAGE®|XSI v.2.0, has been employed in a variety of high-profile projects. SOFTIMA

17/04/2002 Tax rules lead to mileage rate changes at BBC
Changes have been made to BBC mileage payments in response to new tax rules. According to BECTU, from April 6 2002, the date of the tax changes, staff using private cars for BBC business will be elig

16/04/2002 75th anniversary year for Westcott
After a successful NAB conference and 75th birthday celebrations, Westcott – a market leader in a complete line of light control equipment for professional image-makers – have announced improvements t

16/04/2002 APT reveals product line-up for AES Munich
Belfast-based Codec manufacturer APT have announced a new product line-up for 2002 and will be attending AES Munich to show the latest additions to their data compression range. At AES, APT will be u

16/04/2002 BBC English Regions order generationQ news systems
BBC English Regions (BBC ER) have placed an order for two of Quantel's generationQ news systems. Quantel's generationQ is a new concept in news systems and is one of the industry's only truly scalabl

16/04/2002 Canopus releases DVStorm upgrade
Canopus Corporation have revealed that DVStorm – the company's real-time non-linear editing solution – is now capable of delivering five simultaneous real-time video streams after upgrade. DVStorm u

16/04/2002 EuroPAWS announces grants for drama writers
The European Public Awareness of Science (EuroPAWS) have announced opportunities for writers across Europe in 2002. EuroPAWS are offering opportunities for the development and recognition of new ide

16/04/2002 ITC publish 'Annual Report and Accounts' for 2001
The ITC have published their 'Annual Report and Accounts' for the year ending December 2001. The report contains an analyses of the severe financial pressures on the commercial sector, evaluates its p

16/04/2002 Kodak Short Film Showcase winners off to Cannes
The winning filmmakers of Kodak's annual Short Film Showcase have been invited to join Kodak on an all-expenses paid trip to the 2002 Cannes Film Festival. The film 'Sweet', produced by Rob Mercer an

16/04/2002 MHP gets endorsement from DVB members
Digital Video Broadcasting Project members Canal+Technologies and CableLabs have backed MHP as an open standard for interactive TV in both the cable and satellite sectors. DVB now believe that the gro

15/04/2002 BAL expands analogue distributor range
BAL Broadcast's Analogue Distributor product range has been augmented to allow increased compatibility with existing installations. The company recognises that many users still need analogue video a

15/04/2002 CCG funded discussion programme 'Ceann-là' debuts
Funded by the Comataidh Craolaidh Gàidhlig (CCG), Ceann-là is a news discussion programme produced in Stornoway by Mactv. Each week three guests discuss topical issues relating to the Highlands and i

15/04/2002 ITV Digital administrators hit out at league bosses
Having just been awarded an extra seven days in which to turn ITV Digital around, administrators Deloitte & Touche launched a withering attack on the Nationwide League claiming league chiefs were inte

15/04/2002 MCD Auctions announces major sale
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

15/04/2002 Pinnacle Systems unveils Cinéwave Classic and CinéAquire
Pinnacle Systems have announced the introduction of CinéWave Classic - a low-cost uncompressed video system created for graphic artists and video editors who already own Final Cut Pro. Pinnacle Syst

15/04/2002 Soho-based VTR purchases Trilogy Broadcast system
VTR plc, based in Soho, have become the first company to purchase and install Trilogy Broadcast's new Mercury IP Communications system – enabling all of their central London facilities to be linked to

15/04/2002 Sonifex name EAV Technology as distributor for Australia
Northamptonshire-based Sonifex have announced EAV Technology as their new Australian distributor. Melbourne-based EAV Technology is Australia’s leading broadcast electronics supplier, which has supp

15/04/2002 VideoLondon Soundstudios nominated for BAFTA
VideoLondon Soundstudios' Head of Sound, Colin Martin, has received a BAFTA craft award nomination. The nomination is for best Television Drama sound on 'Othello' - a modern day version of the Shakes

12/04/2002 'Top of the Pops' appoints Brand Manager
BBC Worldwide's Simon Kendall has been appointed as Brand Manager for 'Top of the Pops', with effect from May 6. Reporting to BBC Music's Marketing and Business Director, Anna Broughton, Simon will m

12/04/2002 BBC chief believes digital can offer a TV "renaissance"
In spite of the present troubles with ITV Digital and the negative undercurrent in the media sector, the Chief Executive of BBC Technology has told the NAB conference in Las Vegas that the media techn

12/04/2002 Chilean TV choose Hamlet for signal measurement contract
As part of a major upgrade programme, Television Nacional de Chile has chosen Hamlet to source signal measurement equipment. The Chilean broadcaster said that the decision rested on Hamlet's innovat

12/04/2002 Digital converters launched by Sonifex
Sonifex have released two more digital converters in their Redbox range of audio interfaces - the RB-DAC1 Digital to Analogue Converter and the RB-DMA2 Dual Digital Microphone Amplifier. Sonifex’s M