Broadcast News Archive for June, 2002
25/06/2002 BSkyB chief slams OFCOM and government interference
BSkyB chief executive Tony Ball has launched a withering attack on the role of the industry regulator OFCOM, and described political interference in ownership laws as a "threat to democracy". Speakin

25/06/2002 Chyron expand facilities at ITN
Chyron Corporation have announced that ITN London have recently expanded their Pro-Bel Eclipse routers. One of the main reasons for the expansion was to prepare for the time when customers will conv

25/06/2002 DVS appoint Videoprogetti as their Italian distributor
DVS have given their European sales prospects a significant boost by appointing the Rome-based distributor Videoprogetti as their representative in Italy. With offices in Milan and Rome and a staff o

25/06/2002 Granada move to quell US merger speculation
Granada Plc have rejected claims that they on the verge of a merger with a US-based company, saying transatlantic ownership was "a long way off". Chief executive Steve Morrison was speaking followin

25/06/2002 Maxtor release next-generation Atlas hard drive family
Maxtor Corporation, a worldwide leader in hard disk drives and data storage solutions, have announced the release of their fourth-generation 10K SCSI hard disk drive, the Maxtor Atlas10K IV. Maxtor

25/06/2002 RTE considers further options for cutting costs
The RTÉ Authority are to considering a report which indicates that their cost-cutting measures – which included axing around 460 jobs – has not been wholly successful, it has been revealed. The repo

25/06/2002 UTV complete radio buyout
Ulster Television (UTV) have announced completion of the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Treaty Radio Limited, a radio broadcasting business based in Limerick, Ireland, for €15.74 mi

24/06/2002 Bondholders may have NTL chief replaced
Barclay Knapp's reign at NTL could soon be over as bondholders are reported to have called in a top corporate headhunter to garner a replacement at the troubled cable company. According to a report

24/06/2002 Grade backs BBC/Sky bid for DTT licence
The former chief executive of Channel 4, Michael Grade, has given his backing to the BBC in their bid to gain the free-to-air DTT licence given up by ITV Digital after the company entered into adminis

24/06/2002 ITC release cable figures for the first quarter of 2002
The Independent Television Commission (ITC) have released the cable statistics for the first quarter of 2002. The total number of cable TV subscribers to April 1 2002 was 3.54 million, which represe

24/06/2002 MCD Auctions major sale takes place on July 3
MCD Auctions have announced that their next major sale by Auction of video, camera, and studio equipment is to be held at Unit A, Twickenham Trading Estate, Rugby Road, Twickenham on July 3 at 10.30am

24/06/2002 Network Electronics launch lower-end solutions
Network Electronics, manufacturers of the Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) transmission system, have launched a complimentary series of cost-effective Coarse Wave Division Multiplexing (CWDM) s

24/06/2002 Peter Choi rejoins Videotek
Videotek, a leader in the broadcast test and measurement equipment industry, have appointed Peter Choi as Vice President of International Business. Mr Choi's primary responsibility will be to stimul

24/06/2002 PTS Taiwan purchase Pro-Bel equipment
Chyron Corporation have announced that Public Television Service Foundation (PTS), Taiwan, have purchased Pro-Bel equipment as part of the upgrade from analogue to digital. Chyron Asia managed the s

24/06/2002 Trilogy supply central intercom system to TVNZ
Television New Zealand (TVNZ) have purchased Trilogy Broadcast Commander digital intercom equipment as a replacement for the original Auckland Centre studio talkback and inter-area communication syste

21/06/2002 'Reservoir Dogs' star backs funding for British production
'Reservoir Dogs' film star Michael Madsen is raising money through a UK Enterprise Investment Scheme, to finance a London-based film, 'Red Light Runners'. Madsen will, via his Choctaw production com

21/06/2002 Edinburgh festival to showcase host of UK films
The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) organisers have revealed a selection of films that will premiere this August. This year, the first under new Artistic Director Shane Danielsen, sees

21/06/2002 Extensis announce ATM Deluxe converter for Suitcase
Extensis have announced the availability of a free utility that will import Adobe Type Manager Deluxe (ATM Deluxe) fonts and font sets directly into Suitcase 10. The converter runs in Mac OSX, Mac

21/06/2002 Fujitsu demonstrate deployable TriplePlay ADSL solution
Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe, a leading supplier of high-performance telecommunications solutions, is highlighting the power and capabilities of currently available ADSL technology with their a f

21/06/2002 Media-Bid's equipment marketplace goes online
Media-Bid have launched an innovative online auction marketplace for the media industry that will enable businesses to trade more efficiently and benefit from competitive pricing. The service allows

21/06/2002 Sightline create presentations for Londis Trade Show
Convenience store operator Londis have been working with Surrey-based Sightline to produce a range of DVD and CD presentations for this year’s Londis Spring Trade Show. The presentation involved vi

21/06/2002 Vivendi stock offer to creditor prompts share price slide
Vivendi Universal, one of the world's largest media companies, has seen its share price drop to €23.55 – its lowest in six years – as the company moved to reduce debts by offering up stock to one of

20/06/2002 Audio Network wins DTI award at Internet World
Audio Network, the new high quality music and sound effects catalogue, has become the unofficial 'best Internet start-up business in the UK' after winning the DTI's 'Beyond Bricks Elevator Pitch' comp

20/06/2002 Fennel takes top job at Pinnacle
Pinnacle Systems have appointed J. Kim Fennell as the new President and CEO of the company, effective from July 1 2002. Mr Fennell most recently served as President and CEO of StorageWay, a leading

20/06/2002 Imago speak up for conferencing
Imago Micro, the UK’s leading specialist video communications distributor, is adding voice and data conferencing to its portfolio of products with the announcement that it has signed a distributor agr