Broadcast News Archive for June, 2002
17/06/2002 Filmlink assist in producing Hertforshire-based movie
Hertfordshire has received a boost following the recent production of the film 'Birthday Girl', starring Nicole Kidman and Ben Chaplin, which was set and filmed in the county. The producer, director

17/06/2002 Skillset chief awarded OBE in Honours List
Dinah Caine, Chief Executive of Skillset, has been awarded an OBE in the Birthday Honours List for her services to the media industry. She also becomes a Fellow of the Royal Television Society this we

17/06/2002 TV3 reduces debts in quest for profitability
The Republic's first national independent commercial broadcaster, TV3, is still haemorrhaging around €5 million a year up to August last year, but is on the road to profitability, according to account

17/06/2002 World Cup debut for ABC Pele remote head
ABC have announced the release of a new product – the ABC Pelé remote-head – which has seen extensive use during the World Cup in Japan and South Korea. The ABC Pelé remote-head is a further develop

14/06/2002 Andor Technology wins top exporter award
Andor Technology Ltd, west Belfast manufacturers of scientific cameras, has been chosen as Northern Ireland's top exporter in an event organised by Invest NI. Professor Fabian Monds, Invest NI Chairm

14/06/2002 Astro Systems release dual link HD colour corrector
Astro Systems have announced the release of its new HC-7034 Dual Link HD Color Corrector. The HC-7038 allows LUT input, making it possible of controlling the presets in the video input and pre-adjus

14/06/2002 BSkyB buy 12 Inscriber RTX systems
Inscriber have announced that the British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB) have purchased 12 LIVE!RTX systems, for developing custom broadcast graphics, as part of an upgrade of their live graphics facilities

14/06/2002 French studio install mega-sized console
Studio Mega of Suresnes, France, have ordered the largest XL 9000 K Series console in Europe. The 96-channel console, supplied in a four-wing configuration, will be delivered in August for installat

14/06/2002 MBS Publisher makes web streaming content easier
Multimedia Broadcast Systems have released the MBS Publisher – an easy-to-use product enabling users to design, produce and broadcast multimedia presentations for viewing across the Internet, intranet

14/06/2002 New Corinthian studio equipped by TSL
Television Systems Limited (TSL) have been awarded a major contract by Neil Wilson Enterprises to supply under-monitor displays, audio-monitoring units and various items of custom manufacture for the

14/06/2002 Pinnacle unveil new Beirut server
Beirut-based Heya TV, the first television channel designed for Arabic women, will launch with a Thunder LT still and clip broadcast server and a Deko 100 broadcast character generator from Pinnacle S

14/06/2002 ScheduaLL and Avid integrate
ScheduALL, the industry's standard for resource management, have announced the integration with Avid Unity MediaNet, the shared media network from Avid Technology Inc. ScheduALL's newest version, ava

13/06/2002 Adrenalinis voted people's choice at Annecy
The Amazing Adrenalini Brothers cartoon has won the popular vote at the prestigious 26th Annecy International Animation Festival event by picking up the animation festival’s inaugural Prix des Interna

13/06/2002 Fusion Post builds with Edifis Bricks
Two Edifis Brick digital disk recorders have been purchased by Fusion Post Productions. One will be deployed as a VTR replacement in a linear online edit suite, reducing the need to wait for videota

13/06/2002 FX Rentals' royal appointment
FX Rentals, Europe’s premier pro-audio equipment rental company, took part in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee celebrations by supplying a Pro Tools system for one of the Buckingham Palace live music concer

13/06/2002 Last two Kirch companies file for insolvency
The Kirch media empire was finally laid to rest yesterday at a regional court in Munich when Taurus Holding and Kirch Beteiligung were granted insolvency protection from creditors. The collapse of Ta

13/06/2002 Liberty to increase stake in debt-laden Telewest
Liberty Media Corporation have announced their intention to buy out 20% of Telewest Communications, the UK's second largest cable TV provider, should the heavily indebted broadcaster pursue plans for

13/06/2002 Merseyside Police purchase Sony DVCAM
Merseyside Police have invested in new Sony digital-video editing technology, supplied by Warrington-based Jigsaw Audio Visual. The regional police force have bought a Sony DVCAM format ES-3 non-lin

13/06/2002 The Mill keep Guinness flowing
Oscar-winning visual effects facility The Mill has just completed visual effects on the latest Guinness commercial 'Lava'. Rupert Sanders directed the spot at Outsider for agency AMV it was shot on

13/06/2002 twofourtv produces BHF-funded health programme
Seven and a half million people are set to benefit from 'Heartland' health programmes from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and available on Channel Health in both doctors’ surgeries as well as at h

12/06/2002 'Incredible' Softimage 3D animator used in Star Wars saga
Softimage Co, a subsidiary of Avid Technology Inc, have announced that SOFTIMAGE|3D, the company's 3D character animation and effects software, was used for the blockbuster 'Star Wars: Episode II – Th

12/06/2002 BBC and BSkyB prepare joint bid for free-to-air digital licence
The BBC is reportedly close to an agreement with BSkyB to launch a joint bid for the free-to-air digital terrestrial licence returned to the Independent Television Commission (ITC) after the demise of

12/06/2002 Digital Vision’s pre-mastering workstations sold to HBO
Digital Vision have announced the sale of two BitPack-SD pre-mastering workstations to HBO in New York. HBO, a division of Time Warner Entertainment Company, provide 28 digital feeds of its two 24-ho

12/06/2002 Discreet ships plasma – the 3D internet modelling tool
Discreet have announced the availability of plasma – their professional 3D animation software for creating compelling 3D content for web interface, graphics, and interactive 3D. With an expected one

12/06/2002 EAL to award Skillset Professional Qualifications
Skillset Professional Qualifications will now be awarded by EAL (EMTA Awards Ltd), one of the most successful industry-based awarding bodies. EAL will take over from the Skillset/Open University awa