Broadcast News Archive for May, 2002
28/05/2002 Envivio secure $14 million in second round of financing
Envivio Inc, a leading MPEG-4 software company, have announced that they have secured $14 million in their second round of financing. This round includes participation from corporate investors, Bert

28/05/2002 Fusion expands with Courtyard Sheriffs
Courtyard Electronics are supplying three Sheriff serial digital legalisers to Fusion Post Production as a part of their expansion into D’Arblay Street, Soho, London. In line with Fusion’s commitmen

28/05/2002 Gearhouse Broadcast and DTL Broadcast sign contract
Gearhouse Broadcast, the broadcast equipment hire and projects company, have signed a deal worth over £150,000 with manufacturer DTL Broadcast for the provision of audio and video distribution amplifi

28/05/2002 Mill Film move digital operation into Soho
Mill Film have announced that the digital side of the company’s operations, currently split between central London and Shepperton Studios, will be centralised into expanded premises in Soho. From Ju

28/05/2002 Picardy target £750 million POP market with Brand Radio
Picardy Media Group, through their radio subsidiary in Glasgow and Manchester, are aiming to capture a "significant section" of the £750 million spent on Point of Purchase marketing by UK retailers wi

28/05/2002 Sanctuary Group acquire leading music publishing company
The Sanctuary Group plc, a leading developer of intellectual property rights (IPR) in the fields of music, television and entertainment, have agreed to acquire the Air-Edel Group – a top international

28/05/2002 Thomson Broadcast introduce new SD, HD and DC cameras
Thomson Broadcast Solutions have announced three new additions to their wide-ranging camera portfolio – the LDK 5000 standard-definition camera and two versions of the LDK 6000 MkII hi-definition/digi

27/05/2002 Avid UK return to Soho offices
Avid Technology Europe have announced that the majority of their Avid UK operation has moved from Pinewood Studios to new premises in Soho. The move is designed to help Avid establish closer contact

27/05/2002 Focal provide new Footage Finder reseach tool
Focal International, the trade organisation of the commercial film and video library industry, have created a new web site to help programme makers and others seeking content to interact more with the

27/05/2002 Framestore's trailer of Bond film released
Framestore CFC's trailer for the new James Bond film 'Die Another Day' has received its first UK screenings accompanying 'Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones'. The 60-second spot begins with

27/05/2002 Gearhouse Broadcast supply mixing consoles for World Cup
Gearhouse Broadcast have purchased five Soundcraft B800 multi-bus mixing consoles and 10 BSS 9088 Soundwebs from Harman Pro, as part of an investment in their audio rental stock. A key factor in thi

27/05/2002 Independents call for portion of RTE licence fee
The Independent Broadcasters of Ireland (IBI) have told the Forum on Broadcasting that independents deserve a portion of the RTÉ licence fee. The Forum on Broadcasting, which was set up to investiga

27/05/2002 ITC gives consent for World Cup coverage
The ITC have given consent to ITV and the BBC for their combined coverage of the 2002 FIFA World Cup Finals. This move means that 56 of the matches will be shown on ITV1 and BBC1 and eight of the ma

27/05/2002 McMillan make 3D object capture a snap
Following a successful demonstration at the company's Production Show stand, McMillan have become the exclusive dealer in the UK for the latest 3D image capture developed by Eyetronics – ShapeCam. Th

27/05/2002 Red announces appointment to its Board of Directors
Red, the Soho-based visual effects and post-production facility, have announced the appointment of Gary Szabo to its board as Creative Director. Mr Szabo, who has been with Red since March 2000 takes

24/05/2002 'Young Talent' recognised at Production Show
The organisers of the B+ Young Talent Awards announced the winners of the first annual awards at a ceremony held at The Production Show in London. Sponsored by BBC Resources, the awards were to reco

24/05/2002 BBC's business-to-business broadband capability launched
BBC Worldwide, the BBC’s main commercial arm, have launched BBC Preview – the first business-to-business broadband application that allows international programme buyers to view up to 700 hours of BBC

24/05/2002 incorporate FMA software, the on-line clip distribution and personal broadcasting service, have incorporated FMA software into their current facility. FMA (an IPV product) combines the advantage of streaming a

24/05/2002 IGL offer glimpse of Artbeats clips at The Production Show
Imagine Graphics Ltd (IGL), specialists in computer display technology and digital video systems, have launched their brand new set of royalty free footage clips at The Production Show 2002. The com

24/05/2002 ITC report to committee on Communications Bill
The Independent Television Commission (ITC) have published evidence prepared for the Joint Scrutiny Committee on the draft Communications Bill. Setting out what it sees as the key issues in relation

24/05/2002 Quantel name McMillan as UK distributor
Quantel have announced the appointment of McMillan as UK distributor for the company’s full line of generationQ broadcast, post and graphics systems. McMillan will work alongside Quantel’s direct s

24/05/2002 Scottish Parliament scores virtual first
The Scottish Parliament is set to begin broadcasts next week from their virtual newsroom – provided by Metro. On May 27, and for the first time in the history of a Scottish legislature, the parliame

24/05/2002 SMG launch advertising service
Scottish Media Group (SMG), a leading cross-media group, have formalised their cross-media advertising proposition into a new service - branded SMG Access - to help advertisers and agencies create add

23/05/2002 Avid and Sony unveil range of HD products
Avid Technology Europe Ltd and Sony Broadcast & Professional Europe have unveiled, for the first time in Europe, new products for high-end television production. The Avid|DS HD Editor and the Sony HD

23/05/2002 Cheerful Scout signs up to Media 100 content design system
Media 100 Ltd, a leading provider of advanced media systems, are beginning to close UK end-user sales of their award-winning content design solution 844/X just weeks after the system began shipping.