Broadcast News Archive for June, 2002
20/06/2002 ITV chairman resigns his post
ITV's last network chairman Leslie Hill will leave his post at the end of the month saying that he has decided to "move on" before the introduction of the Communications Bill. The ITV network chairm

20/06/2002 Molinare open new suite with Pandora
Molinare Spain have returned to Pandora for colour processing and control of their new digital intermediate suite. The leading Spanish facility has been a committed user of Pandora products for a de

20/06/2002 New Network module links fibre services
Network Electronics have brought to the marketplace the new award winning Flashlink MR-TR-D multi bit-rate converter and transponder module. Flashlink is used for simple point-to-point broadcast app

20/06/2002 NTL prepare for IBC 2002
NTL Broadcast, a leading provider of end-to-end services for the electronic media and broadcasting industry, will be guiding visitors through its complete range of tailored solutions at International

20/06/2002 Sir Alan Parker backs film skills research
Sir Alan Parker, Chairman of the Film Council, has given his full backing to a major research project that will inform a new and comprehensive skills strategy for the UK film industry. From June to

19/06/2002 Avid announce latest version of editing systems
Avid Technology have announced the availability of new versions of its Meridien hardware-based editing systems. These include Avid Symphony v4.0, Media Composer XL v11.0, Film Composer XL v11.0 and A

19/06/2002 Debate over future structure of BBC heats up
Shadow culture secretary Tim Yeo has called for a radical restructuring of the BBC for the next charter review in 2006 and slammed the licence fee as "a regressive television tax". Mr Yeo, who set ou

19/06/2002 Harris launch DVB-T Gap-Filler transmitter
At IBC2001, Harris introduced SPOT – an intelligent, digital repeater designed for expanding coverage to targeted areas – and at Broadcast Asia 2002, Harris is set to launch a 50W version of SPOT to a

19/06/2002 JVC project high-quality image at World Cup
Soccer fans watching the World Cup on giant projection screens in eight cities around Japan will have been taking advantage of JVC's high-quality projection equipment. With sufficient brilliance to

19/06/2002 Kino Flo strike with 'True Match'
London-based Kino Flo have introduced the 'True Match' beauty light, designed for lighting close up shots of motion picture and television talent. Unlike conventional camera lights that mount high a

19/06/2002 OB specialists net Calrec Sigma 100 for new truck
London Outside Broadcast (OB) specialists Bow Tie Television have purchased the first Calrec Sigma 100 digital audio console for a brand new truck - the first commercial Hi-Def unit in the UK to featu

19/06/2002 Premiere screening for budding Northern Irish Filmmakers
Belfast’s arts and media community will come together on Thursday June 20 to support the talents of Belfast’s newest filmmakers who will be making their way to Warner Village, in Belfast's Odyssey Com

19/06/2002 Skillset Patron calls for diversity in London film industry
The Chair of the London Assembly and Skillset Patron, Trevor Phillips, has said that the media industry is a key engine of growth for the capital but that there must be an increase in its diversity.

18/06/2002 Awards boost for Illuminated Films
The Illuminated Film Company, an independent animation company with a studio based in Acton, west London, have received two international accolades within a day of each other at awards ceremonies held

18/06/2002 LaCie gains certification for Pinnacle's editing systems
LaCie have announced that their high-speed Ultra160 RAID tower, the TX12000, has been certified for use with Pinnacle Systems’ standard definition CinéWave, CinéWave HD high-definition and CinéWave RT

18/06/2002 Liberty blocked in bid for controlling stake in Telewest
Liberty Media, billionaire John Malone's acquisitions vehicle, have been blocked by a majority of shareholders in their bid to gain a further 20% of the UK's second largest cable company Telewest. L

18/06/2002 PostWorks buy Teranex Star-up converter for documentary
PostWorks New York have purchased Teranex’s Star-up up-converter with noise reduction to provide a real-time solution to finish projects in 24p, the new digital format for the post-production arena.

18/06/2002 Puttnam concerned over Communications Bill paradox
Lord Puttnam, chairman of the joint committee scrutinising the draft Communications Bill, has said he is "very puzzled by the direction" of the bill as he believes it will create a "paradox" in the re

18/06/2002 Quantel take generationQ to South East Asia
Newbury-based Quantel are introducing generationQ to the south-east Asian market at Broadcast Asia 2002 which takes place in Singapore this week. Launched at NAB 2002, Quantel say that generationQ ha

18/06/2002 Red provide title sequences for flagship BBC series
Red, a leading design and post-production facility, have announced their involvement in the BBC's flagship current affairs series 'Correspondent'. Red worked closely with series producer Simon Finc

18/06/2002 Skillset's Set Crafts industry standard approved
Skillset have announced that the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority and the Scottish Qualifications Authority have approved their Set Crafts Standards. Owned by the Construction Industry Trainin

17/06/2002 Carlton and Granada in 'talks' with Viacom
It has been reported that the number two at US media giant Viacom has been in London to meet representatives from Granada and Carlton. Mel Karmazin was said to have held "introductory talks" with th

17/06/2002 Cinemagic launch competition for young talent
Cinemagic, a leading World Screen Festival for Young People, is on the search for new talent. Anyone who is interested in acting, cinematography, directing, script writing, composing, producing, pres

17/06/2002 Communications Bill set to increase BBC accountability
The Secretary for Culture, Media and Sport Tessa Jowell has outlined details of plans to bring the BBC in line with other public service broadcasters. The changes proposed to the BBC Agreement to all

17/06/2002 Creditors agree to liquidation of ITV Digital
Creditors of the failed DTT platform, ITV Digital, have given the green light to administrators Deloitte & Touche to proceed with the liquidation of the company. The decision to proceed with liquida