Broadcast News Archive for August, 2002
27/08/2002 BBC drama scoops top film prize
BBC ONE drama 'Out Of Control' has won the top film prize at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. The single drama made by BBC Films collected the prestigious Michael Powell Award for Best Brit

27/08/2002 C5 sign heavyweight producer
Channel 5, recently rebranded as Five, has attracted one of the most respected producers in British TV - the man behind 'Cathy Come Home', the seminal 1960s TV play which shocked Britain out of compla

27/08/2002 Jowell announces review of TV programme production
Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell has announced the terms for a review of the programme supply market in British broadcasting. The review aims to establish the facts about the overall economic health of

27/08/2002 PACT and Websters to present conference on film finance
Websters Communications and Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television (PACT) are to present a one-day conference on finance for the film industry and benefits for the investor. The event will take

27/08/2002 Second phase of Scottish training opportunities announced
Following the success of the initial set of pilot training courses delivered last year, Scottish Screen Training have announced the second phase of forthcoming training opportunities. The courses hav

27/08/2002 Total film care systems available from RTI (UK)
RTI (UK) have confirmed that the following products will be on display at IBC in Amsterdam. Introduced at IBC 2000, the CF8200 Ultrasonic Film Cleaning System, has now become the new standard for cl

27/08/2002 Vbrick Systems launch digital Video on Demand system
VBrick Systems, a leader in low-cost, DVD-quality video networking appliances, have announced the availability of its Video on Demand Server (VBVoD). This system, designed for a range of applications

26/08/2002 360 Systems’ Instant Replay offers editing capabilities
In use by thousands of radio, television and audio professionals throughout the world, the acclaimed 360 Systems’ Instant Replay now makes it easier than ever to instantly record and access 1,000 audi

26/08/2002 BBC New Media to work closer with independent sector
In three separate initiatives confirmed this week, BBC New Media has signalled its intention to work even more closely with the independent sector, to provide BBCi users with compelling interactive se

26/08/2002 Canal Plus upgrade graphics infrastructure
Chyron Corporation have announced that France’s Canal Plus has installed 12 Chyron Duet graphics and animation systems in their Paris facility. A combination of Duet LE and Duet SD systems running C

26/08/2002 IBM to display key digital technologies at IBC 2002
At IBC 2002 IBM will be demonstrating solutions that enable broadcast and entertainment companies, across the globe, to streamline operations, create new revenue streams and improve customer relations

26/08/2002 Panasonic to use IBC to highlight “Migration to Quality”
Panasonic Broadcast Europe is to use IBC to highlight its product strategy of helping customers move to higher quality production with HD and Digital Cinema a key part of the process. Key elements o

26/08/2002 Reflecmedia and Autocue announce strategic 'virtual' partnership
Autocue, the World's leading provider of prompting devices to broadcasters, have entered into partnership with Reflecmedia to provide solutions for virtual set production. The first product of this

26/08/2002 Regional television conference scheduled for November
This year sees the 10th Anniversary of the "Television from the Nations and Regions" Conference, which is taking place on Wednesday November 27 at The Lowry Centre, in Salford, Manchester. This is t

26/08/2002 TDK choose Sonic MyDVD and CinePlayer
Sonic Solutions haveannounced that TDK Recording Media is bundling Sonic MyDVD and Sonic CinePlayer with their new double-speed DVD-R/RW Writer for PC users. MyDVD will provide users of the new TDK

23/08/2002 Bowtie define new OB unit
Bowtie Television will commission their latest High Definition outside broadcast unit in September. The 13.6 metre trailer with fully expanding side represents a major investment for the Crayford bas

23/08/2002 Free seminars at The Media Show
A variety of free seminars has been arranged for The Media Show, the new exhibition and conference for the media production industry which is to be held at Cardiff City Hall on October 8 and 9. The

23/08/2002 FX makes it Cimple for Lexicon
FX Cimple Solutions, part of the FX Group of companies, has become the authorized repair agent for Lexicon, on behalf of Stirling Audio. Lexicon manufactures a range of effects processors for studio

23/08/2002 ITC appoint new regional manager for London and the South
The ITC has appointed Kate Reid as the new regional manager for London and the South. Reid will be responsible for liasing with the two London ITV licensees, Carlton and LWT and will manage public a

23/08/2002 Mackie announce the arrival of Baby HUI
Mackie Designs have announced the arrival of Baby HUI into its growing family of high-performance touch-sensitive control surfaces. Baby HUI is the first affordable control surface that supports the

23/08/2002 Pinnacle Systems’ Studio 8 makes debut
Studio 8, the brand new video editing software solution from Pinnacle Systems, will be the main focus for the company at the European Computer Trade Show (ECTS) at Earls Court from August 29-31. Pinn

23/08/2002 Smirnoff Ice commercial filmed in Dublin
The new Smirnoff Ice commercial, currently screening on TV3, Sky, Channel 4 and UTV, was filmed in Dublin over a three day period in July, and produced in Ireland by Toy Town, and edited at Windmill L

23/08/2002 Telewest appoint finance director
Telewest has appointed a finance director to guide the indebted cable group through an imminent financial restructuring. Mark Luiz, the company's chief operating officer, will take over the role vac

22/08/2002 Digital Rapids to exhibit encoding solutions at IBC
Digital Rapids will be exhibiting a complete line of real-time video capture and streaming media encoding solutions at IBC 2002. From their server product line they will be showing the StreamZ famil

22/08/2002 Irish industry Health and Safety Guidelines now available
After several years of discussion, research and investigation the 'Irish Film and Television - Health and Safety Guidelines' have been published by Film Makers Ireland on behalf of The Irish Film and