Broadcast News Archive for July, 2002
31/07/2002 BSkyB reports huge subscriber rise
BSkyB has reported a huge boost in subscribers and narrowed its losses for the year thanks to the collapse of its biggest rival, ITV Digital. The company revealed it is now making £347 a year for ev

31/07/2002 Contour offer 'Jog & Shuttle' Control for DV units
Contour A/V Solutions, a leader in the audio/video editing solutions industry, have continued improving their respected ShuttlePRO Multimedia Jog & Shuttle controller with the release of pre-programme

31/07/2002 DVB pavilion at IBC 2002
At this year's IBC, DVB will host the "DVB Pavilion" where visitors will find a variety of DVB and Multimedia Home Platform (MHP) demonstrations. DVB specifications and other documentation will be r

31/07/2002 JVC launch Tokyo Video Festival 2003
JVC have launched TVF 2003, the JVC Tokyo Video Festival for 2003. The festival is organised as a means of promoting the creation of content that explores the vast potential of video to deliver mess

31/07/2002 Optex move IBC stand
Professional Video and Broadcast TV equipment sales and rentals company, OpTex Ltd, has moved to a new location on stand 11.510 at IBC 2002. The OpTex stand will feature a colourful, live mini set de

31/07/2002 Parliamentary Committee slams Communications Bill
An influential committee is expected to urge the government to rethink plans that would allow companies from outside Europe to buy UK television and radio stations. Proposals that could allow Rupert

31/07/2002 Quality regional programmes essential to ITV1 & BBC
Viewers regard regional programmes, especially news, as an essential part of ITV1 and BBC services and want to see them continue. They also believe the quality of regional television programmes matte

31/07/2002 Sonopress launch CD-on-demand service
Sonopress UK have announced they are now offering a CD-on-Demand service which should prove ideal for cost-effective short runs. Aimed at music labels, software publishers, marketing and design comp

30/07/2002 ATG upgrade four BBC studios
ATG Broadcast has completed a contract to re-equip BBC Elstree Studios A, B and C which are now being used to originate four weekly episodes of EastEnders. The contract also includes enhancements to

30/07/2002 BBC Ventures Group appoints MD for BBC Technology
BBC Ventures Group, the umbrella name for the BBC's commercial media services division, which includes BBC Technology, BBC Broadcast, BBC Resources and Kingswood Warren Ventures, has appointed Ann Wil

30/07/2002 Film Council invest in new projects
The Film Council's Development Fund has announced its investment in the development of a number of feature film projects. Box Of Delights, written by Stephen Volk, is set in the snowy English countr

30/07/2002 Film workers say "no" on adverts
Freelance union members have voted against cuts in pay proposed by advertising producers. BECTU announced today that a substantial majority - 79% - of freelance members working on cinema and TV comm

30/07/2002 ITC produces training video on flashing images
A training video to help producers of programmes and advertisements comply with the Independent Television Commission's Guidance Note on the Use of Flashing Images and Regular Patterns in Television w

30/07/2002 Matrox announce RT.X10 real-time video editing card
Matrox Video Products Group have announced Matrox RT.X10, a video editing card that lets PC users quickly and easily create home movies, business videos, and school projects they can be proud of, even

30/07/2002 New Ciprico units at IBC 2002
At IBC 2002 Ciprico a leading provider of network storage solutions for the broadcast industry, will be showcasing a number of new high-performance products for the most demanding multi-stream broadca

30/07/2002 Pinnacle report results for fourth quarter
Pinnacle Systems have announced financial results for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2002, which ended June 30, 2002. Net sales for the fourth quarter were $65,021,000, a 31% increase over net sales o

29/07/2002 DFL Hire Inferno Artist Gary Brown
Digital Film Lab has taken on Gary Brown as their Senior Inferno Artist. Gary will join Junior Inferno Artist, Leigh Warner and Senior Colourist Giles Livesey at Digital Film Lab’s London based facil

29/07/2002 Eagle research to launch studiopro at IBC
Eagle Research are to introduce studiopro - a revolutionary, multi-camera, recording and editing system for all broadcast studio needs in a single chassis at IBC 2002. studiopro is a powerful system,

29/07/2002 Expansion for TSI appoints three new specialists to the team
TSI Post have announced the appointment of three new experienced specialists to the team. Dave McGrath joins TSI Post as a dubbing mixer from Videosonics. Dave has been working in post production for

29/07/2002 Free Media 100 training at Symbiosis
Broadcasters, editors and post production professionals are invited to attend a free initiation to content design with Media 100’s new 10-bit system, 844/X. This introductory session, suitable for a

29/07/2002 Network launches new range
Network Electronics ASA, the manufacturer of VikinX, the world's most popular small and mid-sized router range, and Flashlink, a versatile, cost-effective optical transport platform has introduced a c

29/07/2002 New talent enters television production industry
Producing a multi team photoshoot for the likes of Coca Cola USA, Dunlop Sports USA is nothing new to Belfast man Stephen Bradley. Having recently returned to Belfast after providing his advertising

29/07/2002 Omnitek signs and launches products in UK
Test and measurement manufacturer, OmniTek, has announced that they have signed to be the exclusive distributor in the UK, Ireland, Benelux, Nordic countries and France. An open day w

29/07/2002 Pinnacle units installed in BBC graphics suite
BBC News 24 has installed a DekoCast master control system and a PDS 6000 vision mixer in its new, state-of-the-art Graphics FX Suite. The DekoCast plays a central role in the channel’s breaking ne

26/07/2002 BBC News Northern Ireland gets the TSI treatment
TSI, one of the leading independent broadcast services companies, has teamed up with BBC Creative Services fulfilling a challenging brief from BBC Northern Ireland Marketing Manager, Peter Johnston, t