Broadcast News Archive for July, 2002
04/07/2002 Espresso signs landmark distribution deal with LGfL
Espresso Education and the London Grid for Learning (LGfL) have signed a distribution agreement that enables all 2,700 London schools to use Espresso’s educational resources. In the Grid’s first agre

04/07/2002 ITC awards free-to-air DTT licence to BBC/BSkyB
The BBC and BSkyB have been successful in their bid for the free-to-air DTT licence held by the Independent Television Commission (ITC). The decision, which was announced this morning, will see the

04/07/2002 Liddiment stands down as ITV Director of Channels
David Liddiment – the mercurial ITV boss who commissioned successes like 'PopIdol' and 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?', and ratings killers like early evening 'Premiership' and 'Crossroads' – is to s

04/07/2002 Pepper post work goes down a storm at BBC2
Pepper, one of the leading broadcast television and film post-production facilities, have completed all picture post-production work on BBC2’s forthcoming film 'The Gathering Storm', from Labrador Pro

04/07/2002 RSM are most featured library for World Cup
The London-based production music library Reliable Source Music (RSM) have become the most featured library in this year's FIFA World Cup programming. RSM welcomed news that their product has appea

04/07/2002 S4C calls for more funding after posting annual figures
The Welsh national broadcaster S4C may be forced to cut output if their call for more government funding is not met following a less than buoyant annual report. According to the report, which was re

04/07/2002 Soho 601 appoint new MD
Soho 601 have announced the appointment of Paul Jones at the new Managing Director. Paul Jones moves to Soho 601 from Rushes Post, from the position of Facilities Director. During his 12 years at Ru

04/07/2002 Vivendi turns around but must sell to reduce debt
Vivendi is in a state of flux this week – a new acting chief executive has seen an upsurge in the share price and confidence boosted at the company, but the need to reduce debts could see prime assets

03/07/2002 BBC welcome Broadcasting House planning decision
The BBC have welcomed the decision of Westminster City Council's Major Planning Applications Committee to grant planning permission for the redevelopment of Broadcasting House. John Smith, BBC Direc

03/07/2002 DTS pro-audio network widens
Digital Theater Systems (DTS), the digital audio technology company, have further expanded their professional audio dealer network to include India, Brazil, Scandinavia, Hungary, Poland and the Czech

03/07/2002 IBC launch for Datavision's Digital Video Juke Box
Datavision Telesystems, a new division of Datavision, will use IBC 2002 as the launch pad for its new Digital Video Juke Box. The new product is designed to be an inexpensive MPEG server with dial-u

03/07/2002 Messier to leave Vivendi Universal
The curtain will fall on one of the media industry's most colourful players when Vivendi's Jean-Marie Messier resigns at a meeting of the board today. The aspiring media mogul is said to have been l

03/07/2002 Munro win design contract for Royal National Theatre
Acoustic consultancy Munro Associates have been awarded the contract to design the new recording facilities at the Royal National Theatre on London's South Bank. Specialist studio building company F

03/07/2002 NTL and Two Way TV reveal interactive TV deal
NTL, the UK’s leading broadband services company, is to add Two Way TV’s Ark technologies to their digital network following a licensing deal between the two companies. Two Way TV’s Ark system has be

03/07/2002 Race for Ofcom job heats up
The Times has reported that the government is said to favour two Labour peers for the job of running the new broadcast regulator envisaged in the draft Communications Bill – Ofcom. The news that Lor

03/07/2002 Scooby snacks for CGI team
For the first-ever live-action adaptation of cartoon icon 'Scooby-Doo', the film's producers brought the characteristics of the animated pooch into a new dimension though the use of state-of-the-art c

02/07/2002 Contour Design to launch new A/V solutions company
Contour Design, a leading provider of ergonomic peripherals, have announced the launch of Contour A/V Solutions, a privately held company. Contour A/V Solutions will focus on the design and develop

02/07/2002 Harris appoints new MD for Hirschmann Solutions
Harris Broadcast Europe have appointed Andreas Manske as Managing Director of Hirschmann Solutions in Rankweil, Austria. Hirschmann Solutions is a world leader in digital and analogue broadcast tran

02/07/2002 MCD Auctions major sale takes place on July 3
MCD Auctions have announced that their next major sale by auction of video, camera, and studio equipment is to be held at Unit A, Twickenham Trading Estate, Rugby Road, Twickenham on July 3 at 10.30am

02/07/2002 MPC’s 3d division takes on new Deputy Creative Head
The Moving Picture Company (MPC) have announced that Lee Danskin (pictured) is to become Deputy Creative Head of 3d after four years at Smoke & Mirrors, where he worked as Head of 3d. Mr Danskin join

02/07/2002 PBDS and SHS ship news system to Russian broadcaster
Professional & Broadcast Digital Systems UK (PBDS) and SHS Multimedia have shipped a $16 million integrated news, media asset management and robotic archiving system to Russian broadcaster, TV Centre,

02/07/2002 Red team up with tech funk duo Layo & Bushwacka
Red, the Soho-based visual effects and post-production facility, have teamed up with the tech funk duo Layo and Bushwacka (XL Recordings) to create a number of animations and interpretations to go alo

02/07/2002 Revised BSkyB deal sends Pace shares into freefall
Pace Micro Technology, the set-top box provider, watched shares value dive on the stock market yesterday by almost half after the company announced a revised profits target for 2003. Pace shares dro

02/07/2002 Users have a ball with Stanton DFX-1
Stanton have announced that the DFX-1, the market's first trackball controlled audio signal processor, has begun shipping. Exposing the DJ to a new level of audio effects control, the DFX-1 features

01/07/2002 BBC tipped to win DTT licence
It has been reported in the Observer that the BBC is to be successful in its bid for the free-to-air DTT licence. The paper reports that the Independent Television Commission (ITC), which holds the