Broadcast News Archive for August, 2002
22/08/2002 Large-scale production studio re-opens in Tokyo
Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS), one of Japan's leading commercial broadcasters, has re-opened Studio 1 at its Broadcast Production Centre in TBS Square in the Akasaka district of Tokyo. The refurbis

22/08/2002 Lord Puttnam to give Worldview Address at GEITF
Lord Puttnam, one of the most respected figures in British film and television, and the Chairman of the Joint Committee on the draft communications bill will give this year's Worldview Address at the

22/08/2002 Media 100 central to AVR business expansion
AVR Productions (AVR) has re-launched its entire UK-based facility around 844/X, Media 100's award-winning system for multi-layer content design that combines editing with breakthrough speed of unlimi

22/08/2002 New MultiViewer solutions from Zandar
Two new MultiViewer solutions from Zandar Technologies, a leading developer and global provider of multi-video display solutions, will make their IBC debut on Stand No.319 in hall 8, September 13-17.

22/08/2002 On-Air Systems and Avid to provide IBC TV News
On-Air Systems, the broadcast automation systems company, has announced that it will partner with Avid Technology Europe to provide an editing and playout solution to IBC TV News, which will supply br

22/08/2002 Rushes complete Premiership idents
Soho based Rushes have completed a series of idents for ITV's The Premiership. These colourful, lively idents kick off to the pumping sound of U2's 'It's A Beautiful Day', as we watch a football soar

21/08/2002 BBC Northern Ireland appoints Secretary
BBC Northern Ireland has appointed Mark Adair as Secretary. Adair is currently Chief Executive Officer for Community Relations Council and is a former member of the BBC's Broadcasting Council for Nor

21/08/2002 BDL-Autoscript prompters to be installed in Bahrain
Bahrain Radio and TV has ordered a number of new BDL-Autoscript prompting base systems and on-camera equipment. The new systems will be used both in newsrooms, on location, and for conferences. The

21/08/2002 Film Council's UK-wide strategy launched at EIFF
The Film Council has announced its UK-wide strategy at an event organised at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. The strategy focuses on the commitment of the Film Council and its three natio

21/08/2002 Gee Broadcast show Instant Editing at IBC
Gee Broadcast will use the opportunity of IBC 2002 to show the benefits of Instant Editing. This concept is the result of extensive developments in Integration based around the Geevs server family a

21/08/2002 ITC to review programme supply market
The BBC is to face scrutiny from outside regulators for the first time in a surprise review of the independent production sector. The culture secretary, Tessa Jowell, has asked the independent telev

21/08/2002 Link release new encoder units
Link Research Ltd has added two new encoders to their L1000 range: the L1009 and the L1008. The L1009 is the first professional MPEG2 encoder to be offered at less than £10,000. The L1008, is a full

21/08/2002 New Hyperlight 471 battery lighting kit
Photon Beard will introduce a new Hyperlight 471 self-contained battery lighting kit at IBC Europe, Amsterdam in September. The Hyperlight 471, which uses fluorescent lamps, is the coolest running o

21/08/2002 Omneon and PBS partner to deliver content
After an extensive selection process, the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) has chosen Omneon's Media Server System for its Technical Operations Centre (TOC). In addition to awarding the TOC project

20/08/2002 BBC and BSkyB digital collaboration named
The BBC and BSkyB-operated successor to doomed ITV Digital is to be named Freeview and will launch in the autumn. The new digital terrestrial platform will be marketed as a "fresh start," and will i

20/08/2002 Cinecittà Digital and iQ change the rules
Cinecittà Digital’s pioneering development of a Quantel iQ-based digital intermediate laboratory at its facility in Rome has opened a new world of possibilities to the moving picture industry, bringin

20/08/2002 Hungarian Broadcaster orders SSL MT Plus
Hungarian national and regional broadcaster, Magyar Radio, is to install SSL's MT Plus Digital Multitrack Console in Studio 22 in its Budapest broadcasting centre. The 32-fader, 64 channel MT Plus is

20/08/2002 ISBA concerned over ITV 'merger by stealth'
The Incorporated Society of British Advertisers (ISBA), which represents all the major companies including Procter & Gamble and Unilever, has welcomed the first public statement of acceptance by ITV b

20/08/2002 PS Creative expands to Birmingham
Not content with the Doghouse, PS Creative have expanded upwards to a fifth floor brand new office within The Greenhouse, part of the Custard Factory’s new media/design development in central Birmingh

20/08/2002 SMG appoint Singer as non-executive director
The Board of Directors of SMG have appointed Adam Singer as an independent non-executive director. Mr Singer had been one of the two nominated directors of Telewest Communications plc, a shareholder

20/08/2002 Soho Images pay deal accepted
BECTU's pay dispute with West End laboratory Soho Images has been settled. Members voted to accept a pay offer of 2.5% from September 2002, which was tabled by management after the union threatened

20/08/2002 The Last Word choose Pinnacle Liquid Blue NLE
UK Production Company, The Last Word has purchased Pinnacle Systems Liquid blue NLE for the editing of an episode of ‘Witness’ for Channel 4. Liquid blue was chosen for this as it delivers high-end o

19/08/2002 Harris Broadcast appoint director of international sales
Harris Corporation have announced that Richard Frank has been appointed director of International sales for Harris Broadcast Communications, and will report to Jay Batista, vice president, Harris Broa

19/08/2002 HHB launch new Portadrive At AES
With 8 tracks of pristine 24-bit/96kHz recording, flexible on-board mixing and comprehensive timecode facilities, the new HHB Portadrive is set to be the new standard in location sound recording. Co

19/08/2002 Imagine Graphics now distributing Matrox Parhelia range
Imagine Graphics, specialists in computer display technology and digital video systems has announced that the Matrox Parhelia™ family of graphics accelerators, the first graphics boards based on the r