Broadcast News Archive for May, 2002
23/05/2002 Edifis announce release of Version 6 software
Edifis have announced Version 6 software for their range of disk-based graphics equipment. Available on all current Edifis products and as an upgrade to existing installations, Version 6 includes new

23/05/2002 MPC win tape-to-film transfer contract for Danny Boyle film
Following a pitch against a number of European facilities, the Moving Picture Company (MPC) have been awarded the full length tape-to-film transfer of Twentieth Century Fox’s feature '28 Days Later',

23/05/2002 Munro Associates design new film facilities in Slovenia
Slovenian film studios, Viba Film, have commissioned UK studio design consultancy Munro Associates to work on their new production and post-production facilities currently under construction in Ljublj

23/05/2002 Production Show success for Ken Morse & Friends
Ken Morse & Friends, a grouping of specialist companies and professionals with an industry-wide reputation, have reported a successful Production Show 2002 visit on the event's final day. The Ken Mor

23/05/2002 Sonic Solutions release 'Pick of NAB' authoring suite
Sonic Solutions have announced the release of their award-winning DVD Producer 3.1 software DVD authoring suite. Signalling a new standard for DVD authoring, DVD Producer's revolutionary technology

23/05/2002 Tyrell launch range of services at The Production Show
Tyrell, a leading provider of technology to the UK post-production and broadcast industry, have announced three new client services at The Production Show – t-sound, t-commerce and t-bay. The new on

22/05/2002 BBC Worldwide secures first interactive licensing deal
BBC Worldwide and ABC New Media in Australia have concluded a deal which will bring Australian audiences an interactive service to accompany the six-part blue-chip BBC science series 'Walking With Bea

22/05/2002 Canopus launch analogue video to DV media converter
Canopus Corporation, makers of award-winning, digital video editing systems, have announced the release of the ADVC-50 analogue to DV converter for Macintosh and Windows-based Systems. The ADVC-50 m

22/05/2002 Digital Vision launch royalty-free space footage archive
Digital Vision, the publisher of dynamic royalty-free creative content, have announced the June launch of 12 Motion footage titles. The new collection includes aerial shots, nightlife footage and cli

22/05/2002 MGB Facilities expand rental range
MGB Facilities, the Leeds-based rental specialists, have added the Egripment Pack-Track and focus dollies to their rental range. The new track system is flexible, lightweight and adaptable for deman

22/05/2002 RTE screen a Stirling documentary on forensics
RTÉ are set to screen a documentary made by Belfast-based production company Stirling Film & Television Productions which opens the lid on Northern Ireland's forensic work. 'Probable Cause', a six-p

22/05/2002 RTE seek government help to solve cash crisis
RTÉ chairman Paddy Wright has made a impassioned plea to government for a €45 increase to the licence fee or, he claims, the state broadcaster will face "death by a thousand cuts". Mr Wright made hi

22/05/2002 Soho Editors to hold audio training courses
Soho Editors, a leading post-production talent company, have unveiled a range of audio training courses for Digidesign systems, which will complement its existing education programme. The courses, of

22/05/2002 Virage reveal new VS Production video solution
Virage Inc have introduced a new solution – the VS Production - to automate and streamline professional video production. The new software from Virage streamlines the video production workflow from c

21/05/2002 ARRI complete contract for top Taiwanese studio
ARRI (GB) have provided the lighting to complete the work by Taiwan’s top media post-production company - the Leader Group - on the country's largest studio facility. After completing their five-year

21/05/2002 Artistic Licence launch RDM ready DMX512 Splitters
Artistic Licence have launched two new DMX512 splitters: DMX-Split RDM and Rack-Split RDM. Both products are designed to support the forthcoming ESTA Remote Device Management protocol and RDM (offici

21/05/2002 BBC Broadcast appoints its first Director of Media Services
BBC Broadcast Ltd, the newly-launched commercial subsidiary of the BBC, have announced the appointment of Margaret Kelly as Director of Playout and Media Services. Margaret Kelly joins the company fr

21/05/2002 British Waterways publish brochure of film locations
At the Production Show 2002, which runs from May 21-23, British Waterways will launch its inaugural brochure and website dedicated to filming, providing production companies with a comprehensive list

21/05/2002 Munro installs two mixing theatres at Shepperton Studios
UK studio design consultancy Munro Associates have completed the design and installation of two more film mixing theatres at Shepperton Film Studios in Middlesex. The company, headed by acoustician A

21/05/2002 Pandora colour creates look for six Cannes films
This year's Cannes Film Festival has been a successful one, not only for the digital film medium, but also for Pandora whose colour processing equipment was used in digital post-production for five Pa

21/05/2002 RTÉ show high audience share for election
RTÉ have reported strong audience figures for their marathon coverage of the General Election results. RTÉ Television's Election 2002 went on the air at 11pm on Friday May 17, to await the first resu

21/05/2002 Sat-Comm refurbish BBC SNG vehicle
Suffolk-based Outside Broadcast (OB) and Satellite News Gathering (SNG) specialists, Sat-Comm Ltd, have completed an extensive refurbishment project on one of the BBC’s fleet of SNG vehicles. The 7

20/05/2002 Consumers to benefit from Philips DVD-recording chip
Royal Philips Electronics have announced the launch of a single chip MPEG2 CODEC, which will enable DVD manufacturers to quickly develop DVD-recorders. The pnx7100 is a single-chip Audio, Video, and

20/05/2002 Crash incident proves DV editor's robust design
In a robust test of their equipment's design, Pinnacle Systems have revealed that a Liquid FIELD mobile DV editor survived a helicopter crash in the African bush. The DV editor was part of the kit c

20/05/2002 Gaeldom's talent gets Sunday showcase
The third programme in the Sorchar nan Reul series will be broadcast on Grampian and Scottish Television on Sunday May 26. As well as featuring singers and musicians who are well established with the