Broadcast News Archive for May, 2002
31/05/2002 'Careers In Wildlife Film-making' explained
Described as 'long-overdue' and 'much-needed', a new book by Piers Warren - 'Careers in Wildlife Film-making' - is billed as an essential book for anyone wishing to work in wildlife film production.

31/05/2002 BSE documentary wins European TV award for RTE
RTÉ documentary 'Dead Silence', which tells the harrowing story of how BSE affected two Irish families and was shown as part of RTE's 'True Lives' documentary strand last October, has won a prestigiou

31/05/2002 Cynergy Broadcast choose JVC unit for Life TV
Systems solutions company Cynergy Broadcast have chosen JVC Professional to supply a portable production unit for family entertainment channel Life TV. The kit includes three KY-D29E digital processi

31/05/2002 Datavision named as sole UK distributor for Leef
Datavision, a leader in the provision of innovative, digital video solutions for professionals and consumers, are now the sole UK distributor for the Leef range of IEEE 1394 products - which include t

31/05/2002 Hothouse score 'Lord Of The Rings' hat trick
HotHouse, founded by highly acclaimed music supervisors Karen Elliott and Becky Bentham, have just completed the director’s cut of the Oscar-winning 'Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Rings'.

31/05/2002 Industry first for SPS at IPC Media Awards
Show Presentation Services (SPS), the UK's largest stockholder of the Barco Dlite7 large screen LED system, introduced new 'Pop Stars' style LED screens, which allows images to move in sequence across

31/05/2002 LNN choose Pixel Power's Clarity SD
Pixel Power have announced that LNN, provider of transmission facilities for the UK's prime independent broadcasters, has purchased its Clarity SD system, adding to the Pixel Power products already in

31/05/2002 Skillset arrange a 'Lucky Break' at Production Show
One lucky individual was offered a work experience placement at the skillsformedia ‘Lucky Break’ session at this year’s Production Show. Nick Thorogood, Channel Editor on UK Food and UK Style, offered

30/05/2002 ARRI X-series benefits exposed at Production Show
ARRI GB used the recent Production Show at the London Olympia as a platform to expose the benefits of their X-series daylight luminaires. A full house of LD’s and production staff attended the demon

30/05/2002 Avid announce new ABVB upgrade programme
Avid Technology Europe Ltd have announced that, with effect from 30 September 2002 - and some four years after Avid moved from ABVB to the new Meridien hardware - they will be discontinuing trade-up c

30/05/2002 DGP create 150th Video on Demand film for Warner Bros
DGP Digital Ltd, a division of Day Gardner Post Production Ltd (DGP), have announced that it has completed encoding on its 150th film for Warner Bros’ Video On Demand (VOD) catalogue. DGP is currentl

30/05/2002 DMX-R100 mixes surround sound at World Cup
Sony’s DMX-R100 digital-mixing console is being used as part of the 2002 World Cup’s global audio-monitoring system in Korea. The console was specified and purchased by principal World Cup audio con

30/05/2002 Granada launch 'fightback' after 'challenging' period
In a robust statement, Granada Executive Chairman Charles Allen has said that the "ITV fightback starts now" - after the group reported that profits halved in the six-months up to March 31. Granada

30/05/2002 Sightline produce 22,000 videos for City of Westminster
Sightline, specialists in producing consultation videos, have produced a video for the City of Westminster to help explain the running of their new housing service which has been taken over by the Arm

30/05/2002 Sonic and Adaptec enter worldwide distribution pact
Sonic Solutions, a leader in DVD creation software, have announced that they have entered into a distribution agreement with Adaptec – the leader in desktop I/O solutions. Under the agreement, Adapt

30/05/2002 Surrey college launch 'innovative' MA for film students
The Surrey Institute of Art & Design University College have announced the introduction, from October 2002, of a new Masters degree in European Film Production. Offering an area of specialism not d

29/05/2002 "Anger" in Gaelic community at Draft Communications Bill
At a conference on Gaelic broadcasting held last Friday in Inverness, the Gaelic Broadcasting Committee noted "the considerable disappointment and anger in the Gaelic community" that the recommendatio

29/05/2002 Avid announce UK-leg of 'Experience Avid|naked Tour'
Avid Technology Europe Ltd have announced the programme of events on the UK-leg of the Europe-wide 'Experience Avid|naked Tour'. Each day will concentrate on a different industry sector, with Broadc

29/05/2002 BBC Worldwide Americas appoints Sales Director
BBC Worldwide have appointed Larry Aubrey to the new position of Sales Director, East Coast and Latin America, Library Sales, for BBC Worldwide Americas. Reporting to Mark Fricker, BBC Worldwide’s Di

29/05/2002 Belfast companies receive TV production boost
Four independent television production companies with ambitions to become Northern Ireland's leading production houses are being given a head start through a scheme funded by Invest Northern Ireland a

29/05/2002 Corporate sector gets top talent development award
The first-ever Skillset Company Talent Development Award has been won by CTN, a leading provider of visual communications for the UK’s business sector. Skillset sponsored the award as part of the B+

29/05/2002 ITV launch £2 million fund for regional programming
ITV have announced a package of reforms, agreed with the Independent Television Commission (ITC), to modernise ITV’s regional commitments. The reforms are published alongside a new ITV Charter for B

29/05/2002 LNN adopt Sony Broadcast server-based production
Sony Broadcast & Professional UK have been partnering regional newscaster, London News Network (LNN) on a key strategic newsroom project for the past 14 months. The project saw the LNN newsroom at t

29/05/2002 Top TV extras website up for sale, the UK’s leading online TV and film extras directory, is shortly to be put on the market for sale. The website,, was launc

28/05/2002 Carlton report six-month results after 'a very difficult period'
Carlton Communications' interim results for the six months ending March 31 have revealed a reduced operating profit arising mainly out of the failed pay-TV digital platform – ITV Digital – and a 13% s