Broadcast News Archive for August, 2002
30/08/2002 BBFC introduces new advisory film category
Children under 12 will be able to see '12' rated films at the cinema for the first time with the introduction of the BBFC's new 12 Advisory category, '12A'. The mandatory '12' category was introduced

30/08/2002 Irish documentary wins place at Venice Film Festival
Irish documentary ‘The Last Storyteller?’ broadcast on RTÉ and TG4 earlier this year, has been accepted into the prestigious 59th Venice Film Festival. The festival, which is one of the largest and

30/08/2002 Link appoint Europe and Middle East specialist
Eammon Gannon is to join Link Research from 1st September 2002. Gannon's primary role will be to manage and enhance Link's existing distribution network in Europe and the Middle East. Previously wit

30/08/2002 ORAD expand lead in television sports industry
Orad’s successful launch of its new six-channel video disk server, the Forum and Elefant, has been followed by initial sales to two of Paul Allen’s companies: ASCN TV, a 24 hour HD cable sport network

30/08/2002 PACT script course postponed until October
PACT's Script Writing for Animation course has been rescheduled to October. The course, originally scheduled for mid-August, will now take place October 22-23 2002. The course is part of a programme

30/08/2002 Remote scheduling from Kingston inmedia
Kingston inmedia, the satellite-centric broadband solutions provider of Kingston Communications, have announced that it is launching a new remote scheduling capability for playout customers at IBC 200

30/08/2002 Rushes complete Oasis promo
Oasis' latest offering ‘Little By Little’ is a stunning promo directed by Max & Dania and shot over three days, both in London and the countryside. Duncan Malcolm of Rushes was also present, supervi

30/08/2002 Tandberg and Microsoft to collaborate
Tandberg Television and Microsoft Corp have announced they will collaborate to offer professional broadcast solutions supporting Windows Media 9 Series for the professional broadcast industry. Tandb

29/08/2002 High Definition workshop a highlight for Kinsale Festival
One of the highlights of this year's International Advertising Awards Festival in Kinsale is a workshop on the future of High Definition as a production/post production tool for television/cinema comm

29/08/2002 Irish stand confirmed for MIPCOM
There will be an Irish stand at this year's MIPCOM market in Cannes. So far six Irish companies are confirmed to exhibit at the Irish Group Stand at MIPCOM from October 7-11 2002. Jointly exhibitin

29/08/2002 Mill Film name new managing director
Mill Film have named Karl Mooney as the company's new managing director. Mooney, a founder director of Mill Film who has served as the company's visual effects supervisor on both Tomb Raider and Har

29/08/2002 Morrison resignation could clear way for ITV merger
Steve Morrison, chief executive of the ITV broadcasting giant Granada, has resigned. He will leave the company at the end of September, allowing chairman Charles Allen to take a more active role and

29/08/2002 New Bryant Broadcast catalogue released
Bryant Broadcast, specialists in electro-mechanical and systems installation equipment across the computer, broadcasting, film, video and post production sectors, has published its new catalogue. The

29/08/2002 New Chair of Scottish Screen appointed
Mike Watson, Minister for Tourism, Culture & Sport at the Scottish Executive, has announced the appointment of Ray Macfarlane as the new chair of Scottish Screen. Ms Macfarlane, who has been a membe

29/08/2002 Sonic introduce AuthorScript CE
Sonic Solutions, have introduced AuthorScript CE, a DVD formatting, recording and disc re-editing solution for consumer electronics (CE) manufacturers of set-top DVD recorders. AuthorScript CE is ba

29/08/2002 TSI Design designs new titles for This Morning
TSI Design was commissioned by Granada Media to create and produce the new title sequences for ITV's flagship magazine show, This Morning. TSI Design has created a fresh face for the show without los

28/08/2002 Blink supply equipment and expertise for T in the Park
Blink TV, the big screen entertainment specialists, strengthened their association with the T in The Park festival this year by also assuming responsibility for a large part of the live video producti

28/08/2002 Box Media complete major film work for First Bus
Box Media has recently completed an extensive round of filming for First Bus. This major production will form the vanguard of a new initiative by clients First Bus to inform councillors, politicians

28/08/2002 C4 chief claims "BBC commercialism risks licence fee"
Speaking at the Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival, Tim Gardam, director of programming at Channel 4, has warned the BBC that its "aggressively commercial behaviour" is endangering t

28/08/2002 G.V. Multi-Media and Panasonic present new range
The new Panasonic AJ-SD955 and AJ-SD930 50Mbps DVCPRO50 VTRs, available from G.V. Multi-Media, combine superior image and audio quality with extraordinary performance. Specifically crafted for top-e

28/08/2002 ITC publishes revised Advertising Standards Code
The ITC has published its revised Advertising Standards Code, following an extensive consultation process with broadcasters, advertisers and other interested parties. The Code comes into effect on M

28/08/2002 Make-up legend Tommy Manderson reaches 90
On September 13 the National Association of Screen Make-Up Artists (NASMUA) will celebrate the 90th birthday of Tommy Manderson. This remarkable lady to whom most of the top make-up artists - either

28/08/2002 Morrison "to leave Granada by the end of the week"
Steve Morrison, chief executive of Granada, is reportedly to quit before the end of the week. If so, he will end a 28-year career at Granada after agreeing severance terms with the chairman, Charles

28/08/2002 Sky subscriber charges may rise with new channel
BSkyB are said to be planning a shake-up to its pay-TV channels package, which could raise prices for its six-million-strong subscriber base. The satellite broadcaster is understood to be working on

27/08/2002 Alticast show new solutions at IBC 2002
Alticast are to showcase a suite of interactive television solutions at IBC. The solutions enable broadcasters and operators to exceed viewer needs and benefit from new revenue opportunities with tec