Broadcast News Archive for May, 2002
20/05/2002 Industry advances to be revealed at Mediacast 2002
Mediacast 2002, a showcase for the converged media, telecoms and IT industries will bring together international operators, content developers and technology companies this week at ExCeL, Docklands, L

20/05/2002 Media 100's content design product wins acclaim
Media 100, a leading provider of advanced media systems, have been recognised with their third 'Best Of Show' award as a result of the successful debut of 844/X at the NAB Convention in Las Vegas. T

20/05/2002 Pyser-SGI introduces Vocas MB-350 mattebox
UK and Ireland distributor Pyser-SGI have added a new 3 plus 1 stage mattebox to their range of Vocas products for ENG and field productions. The new MB-350 mattebox, complete with 'eyebrows' feature

20/05/2002 RTÉ's Director of Radio awarded Harvard fellowship
RTÉ's Director of Radio, Helen Shaw, has been awarded a prestigious international fellowship at Harvard University. Ms Shaw (40), director of radio since 1997, will take up the Weatherhead fellowship

20/05/2002 Tektronix install video test equipment for BBC
Tektronix, a leading innovator of test, measurement, and monitoring equipment, have announced that they have provided video test equipment to BBC Training & Development's Wood Norton Training Center i

17/05/2002 Avitel extend distribution product range
Avitel's extensive range of analogue and digital distribution products has now been extended with the addition of two important new distribution amplifiers. Both of these new modules are available a

17/05/2002 Guide to audio post-production launched at Cannes
This year's Cannes Festival has witnessed the launch of a new Specialist handbook – Audio Post UK. The publication focuses on the audio post-production facilities and services provided in the UK and

17/05/2002 ITC receive interest in ITV Digital licences
The ITC have confirmed that they have received a number of expressions of interest following the re-tendering of the three digital terrestrial multiplex licences formerly owned by ITV Digital. The e

17/05/2002 Leeds company in video ‘Oscars’
Leeds-based Dalbir Sagoo of Box Media has scooped success in the Institute of Videography Awards 2002. His music video, 'Akhyian', (Eyes) won the post-production category of the competition, which re

17/05/2002 McMillan cop forensics deal
Leading reseller McMillan have become the first to offer the UK's forensic video analysts a complete set of Forensic Tools from Avid Technology and Ocean Systems. Teamed together Avid and Ocean Syste

17/05/2002 Mixed response to Communications Bill from CCG
The Gaelic Broadcasting Committee (CCG) have reported considerable disappointment in the Gaelic community in Scotland, as well as in other parts of the UK, that the draft Communications Bill had no me

17/05/2002 Tony Doyle Award winner announced
Brian Dungan from County Dublin has been awarded BBC Northern Ireland Drama's second annual Tony Doyle New Writers' Bursary Award. Dungan will receive a £2,000 cash prize and will join five other fi

17/05/2002 TSL expand sales operations
Television Systems Ltd (TSL), UK-based independent broadcast systems integrator and manufacturer, has recently expanded the sales team with the appointment of Russell Grute as Systems Sales Manager.

16/05/2002 APTN choose Omnibus Systems
Omnibus Systems have announced that their automation system has been chosen by APTN for use at the news agency’s facility at Camden Lock, London. The installation includes a new APTN-designed SDI in

16/05/2002 Discreet release professional 3D animation software
Discreet have announced the release of 'plasma', their professional 3D animation software for creating compelling 3D content for Web interface, graphics, and interactive 3D. Built to meet the specif

16/05/2002 Finnish Broadcaster install more Pinnacle hardware
Finnish national broadcaster, YLE, are boosting their CG stock with another Deko 2200 from Pinnacle Systems. The new system has been installed in YLE’s transmission centre, where it will be used for

16/05/2002 Galloway Video Challenge date set for June
The South West Scotland Screen Commission have announced that the Third annual Galloway Video Challenge will take place in Langholm on June 14-16. The event is an innovative film making competition

16/05/2002 Gearhouse Broadcast gear up for the Production Show
Gearhouse Broadcast, the London based broadcast rental and projects company, will be exhibiting at this year’s Production Show. Highlighting one of the key messages being pushed at the show, Marketi

16/05/2002 Granada Visual partner ARKEMEDIA to develop digital asset system
Granada Visual have appointed ARKEMEDIA Technologies as their business partner in the development of a digital asset management system. Launched in April 2002, Granada Visual provide a single point o

16/05/2002 Out Of Eden upgrade with Fairlight’s DREAM Console
Fairlight ESP have delivered the world’s first DREAM Console to London based Out Of Eden, an all in one music facility that embraces production, mixing, recording, composition, writing and programming

16/05/2002 Pepper commit ‘Murder’ for BBC2
Post-production facility Pepper have recently completed work on BBC2’s forthcoming four-part drama serial, 'Murder', from Tiger Aspect. The series stars Julie Walters as a mother whose son is brutal

15/05/2002 Career advice at The Production Show from skillsformedia
Media career advice body skillsformedia, a partnership between Skillset and BECTU, are to run a one-to-one careers advice service at this year's Production Show at Olympia, London. Professional skill

15/05/2002 FX Music Control appoint dedicated London manager
FX Music Control, the equipment sales arm of the FX Group, have appointed James ‘Woody’ Woodburn as their London sales manager. Woodburn joins FX Music Control from Serious Audio, where he was sales

15/05/2002 HHB launch Lynx Digital Audio Card
HHB Communications have introduced the Lynx L22 192 kHz PCI Digital Audio Card, further expanding their product line with another mastering-quality audiophile card. The Lynx L22 is a professional aud

15/05/2002 Major new film studios open in the west of England
The Bath Studios, a film, television and media production complex with three sound stages and a ‘live’ stage, have opened at the heart of Corsham Media Park. Located six miles from the city of Bath,