Broadcast News Archive for May, 2002
10/05/2002 Channel Dynamics introduces DV hard drive bays
Leading distributor of storage solutions and performance upgrades for PCs and Macs, Channel Dynamics has just introduced a range of FireWire connected removable hard drive bays. The system allows use

10/05/2002 Datavision introduces first portable DV drive
Datavision, a leader in the provision of innovative, digital video solutions for professionals and consumers, have announced the launch of their new product, the Datavision DV Drive. The DV Drive is

10/05/2002 Thomson Broadcast Solutions announce key orders
Thomson Broadcast Solutions have announced that it received millions of dollars (US) in key orders across newly combined product lines at NAB 2002 and multiple awards for its Viper FilmStream Camera S

09/05/2002 4MC chooses Clarity HD
Pixel Power Ltd have announced that leading post-production house 4MC has taken delivery of a Pixel Power Clarity HD character generator and graphics system. The unit will be situated in the 4MC HD

09/05/2002 Harrison introduces IKIS control system
Harrison has announced a new automation and system control for digital consoles. The new IKIS console platform uses PCI technology and networked PCs and features a spectacular graphical user interfac

09/05/2002 ITC welcomes draft Communications Bill
The Independent Television Commission (ITC) have welcomed the publication by the Government of the draft Communications Bill. The Bill is to be considered by a Joint Scrutiny Committee drawn from bot

09/05/2002 Liberty Media purchases set-top box operator
Liberty Media has purchased Open TV, the company that powers SkyDigital's set-top boxes and interactive services. Open TV, which is headed by James Ackerman, former chief of Sky's interactive TV busi

09/05/2002 New transmission channels installed at MTV
Wire: Broadcast Ltd, the broadcast systems integrator, has recently completed its third major installation contract at MTV Networks Europe, creating an additional twelve channels under the control of

09/05/2002 QuVIS announce more QuBit digital cinema players sales
QuVIS have announced the sale of two more QuBit digital cinema servers to Japanese cinema operators, bringing the total number of QuBits used for digital cinemas in Asia to 12. The first system, purc

09/05/2002 Rushes complete work on World Cup anthem
Rushes have announced that they have completed post-production on England's official song for the 2002 Fifa World Cup Entitled 'We're On The Ball', the track was written and sung by television person

09/05/2002 Unions consider two-year BBC pay deal
Unions have announced plans to ballot BBC members on a two-year pay offer pay deal. Described by negotiators as "the best that can be achieved through negotiation", the offer, which was tabled at a d

08/05/2002 'Spiderman' sets new record for opening weekend gross receipts
'Spiderman' set a new record for opening weekend box office receipts by grossing more than $114 million, over the May 3 weekend, smashing the previous record of $90.3 million set only last November by

08/05/2002 Boxer Systems announce exhibition at Production Show 2002
Boxer Systems have announced that they will be exhibiting at the 2002 Production Show, which will be held at the Olympia in London, between May 21 – 23. The company will be demonstrating a number of

08/05/2002 Government to relax media ownership laws
The government has announced that it wants to scrap the law banning large newspaper groups from buying Channel 5 and radio licenses. However, newspaper groups would still be barred from owning a sign

08/05/2002 IBC and CSTB Russia enter into promotion agreement
The International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) has entered into an agreement with Midexpo, the organisers behind CSTB Russia, the successful cable & satellite, TeleRadioFilmTechnology and Broadband C

08/05/2002 ITC releases comparative review of content regulation
The Independent Television Commission (ITC) have released a major review of content regulation in ten countries in Europe, the Far East and America. The study, conducted by McKinsey and Company, has

08/05/2002 MEP visits Harry Potter set
Christopher Beazley, MEP, recently visited the set of the new Harry Potter film – 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets'. Organised by Business Link Hertfordshire, the visit was to introduce Mr.

08/05/2002 New film internships to be launched
A new training initiative is set to be launched providing feature film development internships, supported by the Lottery through the Film Council's Training Fund. The search is on for people with a p

08/05/2002 Thomas Cook Televsion launches with DVCPRO
Thomas Cook Television recently launched their digital television channel, the first of its kind in Europe, with DVCPRO. Having signed a contract with leading branded televsion specialists, enteract

07/05/2002 ARKEMEDIA re-focuses on digital asset management
Following its successful management buyout of the assets of Pazap, the broadcast specialist digital asset management company, is now to share the name of its core product, ark-e-media. The new busine

07/05/2002 Arri GB plan premises move in Q4
A new purpose-built high-technology home awaits film and location lighting giants, Arri GB, who will move from their Heston base at the end of the summer. The entire operation is set for a phased mov

07/05/2002 BBC gains Investors in People status
The BBC have been awarded status as Investors in People. This is the nationally-recognised quality standard for organisations which value their people, commit to developing them in a structured way

07/05/2002 BBC Worldwide appoints Director, News and Current Affairs
BBC Worldwide have appointed Mark Reynolds to the new position of Director, News & Current Affairs, with effect from May 1. Reporting to BBC Worldwide’s Director of International Television, Mike Phi

07/05/2002 Bryant Broadcast discover the 'Missing Link'
Bryant Broadcast and Data Communications have designed and are now manufacturing a range of one-piece, near 75 ohm, MUSA U-Links. They have been designed to alleviate the problems associated with so

07/05/2002 Holdan ship professional digital video editing solution
Holdan are now shipping Electronic Design’s DV Premiere, which provides professional digital editing facilities. The package includes a PCI style DV/IEEE1394 (Firewire/iLink) capture card (with the a