Broadcast News Archive for May, 2002
07/05/2002 Interactive TV leaders launch trade association
Key leaders in the emerging interactive television industry have united to create a new trade association, the Interactive Television Alliance. The Interactive Television Alliance (iTV Alliance) ann

07/05/2002 South Wales Police Force choose Panasonic
One of Britain’s leading Police Forces, South Wales Police, have recently purchased several Panasonic DVCPRO camcorders for use in their studios and for shooting while on location. The AJ-D610WA DVCP

03/05/2002 BBC publishes separate complaints reports
For the first time the BBC has published separately the findings of its Programme Complaints Unit (PCU) and Governors' Programme Complaints Committee (PCC). This is because the PCU investigates compl

03/05/2002 Filmbase announce scriptwriting evening classes
Filmbase is inviting applications for a beginners’ course on film scriptwriting. The workshop, which commences on May 8, is run over eight Wednesday evenings between 7pm and 10pm. It is geared toward

03/05/2002 Input Video acquire GM Editing
West London based Input Video have purchased the Avid specialist facility, GM Editing. The combined operations will trade under the banner of “The Input Video Group” with White City based GM keeping

03/05/2002 ITC launch 'Action Plan On Disability'
The ITC have published an 'Action Plan on Disability', outlining key commitments and policy on disability within the ITC and in their regulatory role. The Action Plan was one of several published at

03/05/2002 Lipsync install new RPS Software
Many visitors to last years Production Show will remember RPS Data Products UK and the hype surrounding a forthcoming launch of industry leading bespoke software to provide film recording services, vi

03/05/2002 Panasonic and Apple announce collaboration
Panasonic and Apple have announced they are collaborating on two important technologies for the professional video industry: the addition of FireWire to upcoming Panasonic DVCPRO50 and High Definition

03/05/2002 The Mill goes on tour
The Mill and Mill Film have been invited to present their work at a number of international industry events over the coming months. Orbital DVD 'The Altogether' will be screened at London's onedotzer

03/05/2002 Top dubbing mixer joins Saunders + Gordon
Top London facility, Saunders + Gordon, has brought on board leading dubbing mixer, Nigel Glynn-Davies, from W10-based facility, GDO Post. The move is designed to increase the level of broadcast wor

02/05/2002 Courtyard DOG adds more bite
Courtyard Electronics’ channel branding products now offer enhanced capabilities with the addition of animation and multi-language (including Arabic) character generation as standard features. This

02/05/2002 EPL Access acquires All Terrain Access fleet
The Directors of EPL Access have reached agreement to lease and operate all the powered access platforms previously run under the name “All Terrain Access” by EuroTrail Ltd, with effect from May 1 200

02/05/2002 Film Council announce plan to widen UK cinema choice
The Film Council has announced plans to introduce a package of measures as part of a Specialised Exhibition and Distribution Strategy, which aims to expand the range of films on offer to audiences acr

02/05/2002 IABM nominates CBA for Tom McGann Training Bursary
The International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers (IABM) has nominated the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association (CBA) as the recipient of the 2002 Tom McGann Training Bursary. The announc

02/05/2002 Murraypro's new wireless LCD: "Ez-roaM"
Murraypro will be unveiling the amazing Ez-roaM at the Production Show. Ez-roaM is an exciting addition to their LCD Monitor range, and at half the size of a shoe box is totally self contained. Ez-r

02/05/2002 Prebble quits as ITV chief
The chief executive of ITV, Stuart Prebble, has resigned. Prebble had been under pressure to quit because of the spectacular implosion of ITV Digital. His decision to leave comes just a year after

02/05/2002 Richard Hartley joins Pinnacle Systems
Pinnacle Systems have appointed Richard Hartley to the role of Director, Support Operations and Resources, for their Broadcast and Professional Division in EAME. Reporting to EAME Vice President Rich

02/05/2002 Two Four commissioned for international property series
Two Four Productions has been commissioned to make 'Sun, Sea & Scaffolding', a series of 10 x 30-minute documentaries for Discovery Networks Europe. The series, presented by up-and-coming designer B

01/05/2002 BBC choose Omnibus to automate interactive news
The BBC has chosen OmniBus Systems’ solutions to automate its innovative News Interactive service, which provides continuously updated news, sport and weather summaries. These solutions enable journa

01/05/2002 BBC to install permanent facility at Barbican
The Barbican Centre in London is this year celebrating 20 years not only as a leading venue for live contemporary and classical music, but also a wide range of performing arts. So high is the quality

01/05/2002 BECTU call on ITV Digital to honour staff contracts
Collapsed digital broadcaster ITV Digital has been challenged by BECTU to honour staff contracts. Responding to the announcement that ITV Digital would cease pay-TV transmissions from midnight on Apr

01/05/2002 ITV Digital loses fight for life
The long-expected demise of ITV Digital finally came about this morning as administrators decided they had no option but to break the company up and sell it off piecemeal. With no buyer in sight, scr

01/05/2002 Lipsync beam up new Star Trek DVD commercial
Soho-based company, Lipsync Post have completed a 30-second television spot for Paramount Pictures' launch of 'Star Trek-The Next Generation', a seven-DVD boxed set containing 25 classic episodes from

01/05/2002 Strokes producer gets into VTC Console
The latest visitor to sit behind the TL Audio VTC console at London’s Earthworks Studios has been Gordon Raphael - producer of The Strokes’ hugely successful ‘Is This It’ album. Gordon has been worki

01/05/2002 Viviane Reding to present the EU's Media Prize
For the third time, Viviane Reding, Member of the European Commission responsible for education and culture, will be awarding the EU's Media Prize in Cannes. Presented on Friday, May 24, at the closi