Broadcast News Archive for June, 2002
12/06/2002 Network Electronics's flashlink solution conducts EXPO-02
Network Electronics ASA's flashlink solution - a cost-effective optical transport platform – has completed a successful run at the opening ceremony of Switzerland's EXPO-02. Using flashlink's Dense W

12/06/2002 ntl's Irish arm reports pre-tax profits surge
In spite of its parent company filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the US following a record-busting £12 billion loss, ntl's Irish subsidiary has reported a £2 million increase in profits b

12/06/2002 Thomson Broadcast Solutions builds digital suite for Molinare
Thomson Broadcast Solutions have announced that it is supplying a Specter Virtual DataCine and a VooDoo Media Recorder to Molinare Ltd in Madrid, as part of that company's project to build the first c

11/06/2002 Cartoon Finance Masterclass to visit Cardiff
Cartoon Finance will be holding a masterclass for industry professionals in Cardiff on June 21-22. This Cartoon masterclass will provide participants with an analysis of all aspects of financing ani

11/06/2002 Curious Software appoint License Administrator
Curious Software, the makers of the award-winning map creation software Curious World Maps, have appointed Aggrey Kambafwile as their new License Administrator. Mr Kambafwile has extensive IT experie

11/06/2002 Ex-ITV Digital employees sue for £1 million
The failure of ITV Digital continues to cast a shadow over former owners Carlton and Granada as a group of former employees have launched a £1 million law suit against them. The 140-strong ex-ITV Dig

11/06/2002 Imago Micro to distribute Avid Xpress DV
Imago Micro have teamed up with Avid Technology, specialists in video, animation and special effects solutions, to distribute Avid's Xpress DV editing product. Imago will use their extensive experien

11/06/2002 OpTex increase share of digital accessories market
DC Pro Europe and DV Warehouse, the digital stills and video sales divisions of OpTex, continue to increase their share of their respective markets. DC Pro Europe, OpTex's online digital stills store

11/06/2002 QuBit server used for Shanghai International Film Festival
QuVIS have once again travelled to China for the 6th Annual Shanghai International Film Festival. Two popular Hollywood releases, Warner Bros' 'Hearts of Atlantis' and Walt Disney Pictures' 'Atlanti

11/06/2002 UTV AGM told of 'excellent progress' despite downturn
UTV chairman, John McGuckian, has told the company's AGM that the broadcaster had put in a "strong performance" despite the difficulties facing the media industry in the advertising hiatus. During th

11/06/2002 Vinten systems are World Cup's leading 'supporter'
Vinten have revealed that 70 of the company's Vector and Vision systems are being used to support and control cameras at the World Cup. For the World Cup, EVS Broadcast Equipment was supplied with 3

10/06/2002 BECTU and US counterpart set to forge closer links
Plans are being laid for closer working between BECTU and their American counterpart, the BECTU annual conference has been told. BECTU responded following an invitation from the President of the Int

10/06/2002 Calrec Audio equip Granada with Alpha 100 console
Calrec Audio, manufacturers of professional audio equipment, have provided a 32-fader, 48-channel Alpha 100 digital console for Granada Media's 3sixtymedia studios in Manchester – the third Alpha 100

10/06/2002 Consortium prepares buy out of KirchMedia
It has been reported that KirchMedia, majority stakeholder of the free-to-air broadcaster ProSeibenSat 1 and part of the ailing German media giant KirchGruppe, is on the verge of being bought over by

10/06/2002 Mackie launch specialist Broadcast Division
Mackie Designs Inc have launched a new division - Mackie Broadcast Professional - dedicated to serving the needs of the expanding broadcast/post production market. Mackie believe the recent integrat

10/06/2002 NTL reveal 'improved' digital package
NTL, the UK’s leading broadband services company, have unveiled plans for a significantly improved digital TV product with over 25 new TV channels, 17 new radio channels as well as new look Interactiv

10/06/2002 RTÉ programmes nominated at awards festival
Two RTÉ series have been nominated in this year's prestigious international Television Festival in Banff, Canada, which starts on Sunday 9th June. One of the productions in the highly acclaimed 'Beck

10/06/2002 Rushes secure BBC long-form work
Rushes have announced that they have secured their first complete long-form work through the BBC for a new three-part series. The 'Dancer's Body' is a three-part 50-minute landmark series for BBC2 w

10/06/2002 Sanctuary Group post 'positive' half-year results
The Sanctuary Group plc, the international media group specialising in the ownership and commercial exploitation of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), have announced interim results for the six-month

07/06/2002 BEAM.TV to show at Cannes Lions
BEAM.TV will be holding daily sessions to demonstrate how production companies, advertising agencies and post facilities have simplified daily workflow by using BEAM.TV as a centralized point of stora

07/06/2002 Chelsea star set to appear in Pangaea TV commercial
Exeter television production company Pangaea TV, based at Greenbank Studios, have teamed up with local children’s product pioneers, Olop Leisure to produce a television commercial. Pangaea have produ

07/06/2002 ITN Archive supplies footage to Apartheid Museum
ITN Archive has been involved in a project to supply a wealth of footage to South Africa’s new Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg – the first major museum in the country dedicated to the apartheid era.

07/06/2002 LCC Technik supply lighting for Cisco Systems
LCC Photon Technik has completed the supply and installation of the lighting systems within the two new studios at Cisco Headquarters in west London. The studios are used for corporate presentations

07/06/2002 OB strike threatens RTE's World Cup coverage
The threat of industrial action by RTÉ Outside Broadcasting (OB) staff has thrown a cloud over continued World Cup coverage by the broadcaster. The OB staff voted in an overwhelming 6-1 majority to r

07/06/2002 Production Show hailed as 'outright success'
The organisers of The Production Show have announced the 2002 event was an "outright success", with visitor numbers up 15% on last year and over 50% of exhibitors already pre-booked for 2003. A recor