Broadcast News Archive for May, 2002
15/05/2002 Mill Flame team bubbling over O2
Visual effects facility The Mill have just completed postproduction on the first campaign from new mobile communications network O2. Daniel Barber directed the commercials at Rose Hackney Barber for

15/05/2002 News Corp reveals billion pound write down
Rupert Murdoch's global media network News Corporation has announced a profits gain in the third quarter following a successful year from the group's film industry division. Productions such as the m

15/05/2002 Picture Canning purchase LCC Photon fixtures
The Picture Canning Company, one of London's leading broadcast suppliers, have added two, four and six tube Skylight Fluorescent lighting fixtures to their rental stock. The fixtures, introduced by

15/05/2002 Pyser-SGI set to distribute Porta-Brace products
UK and Ireland distributor Pyser-SGI Limited has extended its range of Porta-Brace products with the addition of the new Travel Boot. The Travel Boot has been designed for use with the Porta-Brace S

14/05/2002 Avid Media Browse finds favour in US
Avid Technology have announced the sale of a 70-seat Avid Media Browse system to WLS-TV in Chicago. WLS, an owned and operated (O&O) station in the ABC family, will use the new system in conjunction w

14/05/2002 BAL launches stand-alone DV signal extractor
BAL Broadcast have launched a new stand-alone box to extract AES/EBU audio from serial digital video (DV) signals. The product has been designed for use with digital video playback machines with lim

14/05/2002 BBC Cardiff to install 90 JVC monitors
JVC Professional have sold 90 monitors for installation at the BBC Wales studio in Cardiff, through systems integrator dB Broadcast. The large JVC monitor stack is being installed in both the vision

14/05/2002 Datavision introduces portable drive for DV
Datavision, a market leader in the provision of innovative, digital video solutions for professionals and consumers, have announced the release of Datavision DV Drive - an ultra portable digital video

14/05/2002 ITC invite comments on Channel 4 licence
The Independent Television Commission (ITC) is inviting comments on the renewal of the Channel 4 licence. The licence is granted to the Channel 4 Television Corporation to provide the Channel 4 serv

14/05/2002 New Ardmore website targets international business
Ardmore Studios have launched a new website, which the company hopes will play a key role in maintaining its position as Ireland’s leading film and television production centre. Designed to be cohere

14/05/2002 The Picture Company renames as Piranha Bar
Following a management buy-out, The Picture Company, part of the Independent Pictures Group, has been renamed Piranha Bar. Housed in a modern post-production facility in Central Dublin, the Piranha

14/05/2002 Vivendi relinquishes its £1.7bn of BSkyB shares
Media giant Vivendi Universal have taken the first step in divesting itself of a £1.7 billion stake in digital broadcaster BSkyB. The news was not a total surprise for the market which had been antic

13/05/2002 Bite The Mango announce opening and closing galas
The UK Premiere of 'Hysterical Blindness', the latest film from Mira Nair, the director of 'Monsoon Wedding' and 'Salaam Bombay!' will provide the Gala Opening for the eighth Bite The Mango Film Festi

13/05/2002 Edifis StingKey and Assembler to debut at Production Show
At the Production Show (Booth 130) in Olympia on May 21 – 22, Edifis will be exhibiting Edifis StingKey and Assembler. Based on the proven Edifis Sting video server, StingKey combines affordability w

13/05/2002 Metamedia Services wins Welsh Assembly archive contract
Metamedia Services has been awarded a contract to produce a requirements specification of the National Assembly for Wales Broadcast Archive project. An independent management consultancy specializing

13/05/2002 ND SatCom selected by Netherlands MOD
ND SatCom has been selected by the Netherlands Ministry of Defence in order to deliver a turnkey satellite communications network to the Dutch armed forces. The contract, worth more than €35 million,

13/05/2002 Panasonic supply plasma screens to Paragon Projection
Panasonic Broadcast recently supplied Paragon Projection Company with 50 of their new 42" plasma screens, the TH42PWD4, for hire to the trade. This major commitment by Paragon follows the rapid growt

13/05/2002 Sony builds on European success at Munich AES
Sony celebrated a successful year in the professional audio sector during the European AES Exhibition held in Munich, Germany on May 10-13. Visitors to the Sony stand (2EO6) at the event will discove

13/05/2002 Top Bollywood producers to visit Liverpool
A host of India’s top producers and directors will be in Liverpool on Tuesday May 14, as part of a fact finding mission which could lead to top Bollywood movies being shot in the city. The 15-strong

13/05/2002 XTV are 'close to the action' for C4 cricket titles
Design and production facility XTV has completed the titles package for Channel Four's award-winning cricket coverage of England matches through Sunset+Vine. Entitled 'Closer to the Action', the conc

10/05/2002 'On the buses' with the Production Show
The countdown has begun to this year’s Production Show, running from May 21 to 23 at Olympia’s National Hall, and the organisers have announced that they will be providing a series of buses from Soho,

10/05/2002 Avid announces Experience Avid|naked Tour partners
Avid Technology Europe have announced the names of industry-leading manufacturers who will be participating in the Experience Avid|naked Tour taking place across Europe throughout 2002. A total of te

10/05/2002 BAFTA set date for third 'Creative Alchemy' seminar
BAFTA and NMK have announced that the third seminar in the new bi-monthly 'Creative Alchemy' season will take place at BAFTA, London, on June 10. The seminar, entitled 'Pushing The Envelope – Fusing

10/05/2002 BBC Technology chooses dB Broadcast
dB Broadcast, the Cambridgeshire based systems integrator, has won two contracts with BBC Technology Ltd in connection with this summer's Commonwealth Games, for which the BBC is the host broadcaster.

10/05/2002 BSkyB reports profit rises
Satellite television broadcaster, BSkyB, has reported profits in its newly published third quarter results. Nearly six million households are subscribing to Sky's digital satellite services and its o