Broadcast News Archive for June, 2002
07/06/2002 Reality TV series shot with Panasonic AG-DVC200 DV Pro-line
Five-time Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Lee Stanley recently completed the first phase of a new reality television series, DREAM CHASERS, which he shot with Panasonic's AG-DVC200 full-size 3-CCD DV PRO

07/06/2002 Red hits winning streak with four number ones
Red, the Soho-based visual effects and post-production facility have celebrated their involvement in creating the music promos for four recent number one hits. The trend began on April 28 with Suga B

06/06/2002 Avid technology to create HD short film entry
Avid Technology Inc have announced that Element Productions are to use Avid solutions to create its HD short film and a related DV documentary at the 2002 Newport International Film Festival on June 4

06/06/2002 BECTU working hours limit call
BECTU's Annual Conference has called for tighter working time controls. The call came at the union's 2002 Annual Conference held at Manchester, which also considered changes to BECTU's Rules. Alon

06/06/2002 Culture secretary criticised over BBC charter comments
Culture secretary Tessa Jowell has received a barrage of criticism from opposition MPs and industry leaders after she appeared to prejudge the government's review of the BBC licence fee review, saying

06/06/2002 Eight EU candidate countries admitted to Media programme
The European Commission has adopted a series of decisions to enable eight candidate countries to participate in the Media programme (2001-2005). Beginning this year if possible, or in 2003, cinema p

06/06/2002 Leeds residents benefit from BSkyB digital scheme
Thousands of Leeds people living in council flats and sheltered schemes are to get the chance to view digital television in an initiative unveiled by Leeds City Council and British Sky Broadcasting (B

06/06/2002 Mediacast 2002 conference reveals 'real hope on the horizon'
By the time the Mediacast show closed, exhibitors had endorsed the success of this year's event by booking 70% of next year's exhibition space. The 2002 event attracted 6,922 attendees to ExCeL, Lond

06/06/2002 Quartz Electronics double UK headquarters capacity
Quartz Electronics have completed a major building expansion programme that increases the size of their two-storey Reading headquarters from 8,000 to over 16,000 square feet marking the company's sust

06/06/2002 Thomson Broadcast Solutions announce major UK order
Underlining the broad appeal of its newly acquired Grass Valley product line, Thomson Broadcast Solutions have announced a multi-million dollar (US) order from Corinthian Television Facilities - a lea

05/06/2002 Complaints follow 'explicit' cinema ad
A controversial ad campaign has attracted complaints from cinema-goers across the UK. The 60-second advertisement for sports/fashion retailer all:sports has been greeted with disdain in some quarters

05/06/2002 Disability Film Festival begins on June 6
The National Film Theatre is working in conjunction with London Disability Arts Forum (LDAF) to present ‘Lifting the Lid!: Disability Film Festival’. The festival is running from 6-9 June and showca

05/06/2002 Electronics Visuals 'adapt' to HD
As the European broadcasting industry increases its activity within the HD environments, post houses and Telecine suites are having to upgrade to HD or risk losing their customers to the competition.

05/06/2002 Focal organise one-day digital content conference
Focal have organised a one-day conference to attempt to dispel confusion and inform video library content holders and users on the advantages of digitalising their holdings. The conference will be h

05/06/2002 FX Group and db Mediahire in joint audio hire venture
The Greek pro-audio industry has received a major boost thanks to a joint venture between the London-based FX Group and Athens-based db Mediahire that will enable the Greek audio industry to tap into

05/06/2002 Print Out enjoys successful six months
Print Out Video Publishing have been enjoying a busy start to 2002, handling a diverse range of projects for clients including Sony Music, MPC, Warner Brothers, The Foreign Office and Leagas Delaney.

05/06/2002 Third industry Census launched
The annual census of the audio visual industries is three years old this year and will be taking place on Wednesday June 26 2002. The census is carried out by Skillset, the Sector Skills Council for

05/06/2002 Towergate offers insurance options to film and TV industry
Towergate Stafford Knight, part of the Towergate Underwriting Group, launched in January 1998, have developed a range of insurance products for markets in the film and television industry. Towergate

04/06/2002 Clipvault chief launches specialist consultancy
Managing Director of, Carl Fuss (pictured), is launching a specialist consultancy division to compliment the success of Clipvault's online clip distribution and personal broadcasting ser

04/06/2002 DVB launch MHP preview in build up to Broadcast Asia
At this year's Broadcast Asia, the Digital Video Broadcasting Project (DVB) will host the "DVB Pavilion" where visitors will find a variety of DVB and MHP demonstrations. Everything from application

04/06/2002 Envivio and STMicroelectronics sign marketing agreement
Envivio have announced the signing of a marketing agreement with STMicroelectronics (ST) that integrates EnvivioTV - the company's advanced MPEG-4 player - into ST's VLIW ST200 chipset for set-top box

04/06/2002 Gee and TSL agree to extend collaboration
Television Systems Limited (TSL) and Gee Broadcast Systems Limited - two of the UK's longer established companies supplying the television broadcast and media industries – have extended their collabor

04/06/2002 Hantarex provide Madame Tussaud's Goal! projection module
Hantarex Ltd, specialists in the supply of electronic information display systems have announced the instalment of their new product - the RP61” ES LCD rear projection module - as an integral part of

04/06/2002 Legal eagles swoop into media and entertainment
Global legal firm Dorsey & Whitney are set to launch a new service designed to offer major benefits to the international media and entertainment industry. The London-based Creative Industries Group b

04/06/2002 Sonic and Axeda announce licensing deal for RAVISENT
Sonic Solutions and Axeda Systems Inc have announced an agreement under which Axeda will license RAVISENT's software DVD player and other digital media technologies to Sonic. Under the agreement, So