Broadcast News Archive for August, 2002
19/08/2002 Market cheers ITV company tie-up
Shares in UK broadcasters Granada and Carlton have received a welcome boost on news that they are planning to combine their programme and marketing activities. On announcement of the collaboration, G

19/08/2002 Megahertz win IMC contract
Following the successful completion of a contract to supply 13 new fibre vehicles to BT Broadcast Services last year, Megahertz Broadcast Systems has strengthened its relationship with BT with the awa

19/08/2002 School children win Scottish film prize
'Glasgow My City' is an animated film made by pupils from St Joan of Arc Secondary School working with Project Ability filmmaker Iain Piercy. Produced over a number of workshop sessions, the pupils d

19/08/2002 Thomson Grass Valley to deliver key updates at IBC 2002
Continuing to expand its portfolio of digital workflow tools for news professionals, Thomson Grass Valley is delivering key updates to its Digital News Production Solution this year at the Internation

19/08/2002 VTC choose DK-Audio Technology
Vietnamese systems integrator VTC Technology has taken delivery of 19 PT5230 Digital Video Generators from Danish audio and video metering manufacturer, DK-Audio. VTC Technology, which operates under

16/08/2002 5D and Filmlight to showcase data pipeline at IBC
Post-production solutions developer 5D is linking up with FilmLight Limited at IBC 2002 to showcase an advanced data pipeline for the digital intermediate process. 5D’s stand (7.511) will feature th

16/08/2002 Editor appointed for new BBC One documentary strand
BBC One has commissioned an exciting new strand of high impact documentaries which will reflect life in the UK today in insightful and revealing ways. Todd Austin has just been appointed editor of th

16/08/2002 Film Council announces new Head of Business Affairs
The Film Council has announced the appointment of Will Evans as the organisation's new Head of Business Affairs. Evans, an entertainment lawyer of 23 years' experience, joins the Film Council on 2 S

16/08/2002 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

16/08/2002 New Avitel units to be launched at IBC
Avitel's established and popular range of K-series modular analogue and digital interface products will be exhibited at IBC 2002 on Stand 2.300. Supported signal applications include ASI, analogue a

16/08/2002 Skillset support Interactive Media research
For the first time ever research is to be carried out to discover the true picture of employment in the interactive media sector. 500 companies will be consulted in a targeted nationwide telephone s

16/08/2002 Soho 601 posts new Suede promo
Soho 601 has completed postproduction on the new Suede promo "Positivity", directed by Julian Gibbs from Intro. The promo begins with Brett walking purposely into a white washed recording studio drin

16/08/2002 Sonic DVDit! included with Adobe Premiere 6.5
Sonic Solutions have announced that Adobe Systems Incorporated has begun shipping Sonic¹s DVDit! LE software with the Windows version of Adobe Premiere6.5. Combined with Adobe¹s award-winning video e

15/08/2002 Cheerful Scout produces 'Mutant' menus
A 3-Dimensional DNA strand is just one of the many striking features on the DVD menus for US sci-fi drama series 'Mutant X'. The menus were created and designed by Cheerful Scout for The Contender E

15/08/2002 Expansion TV choose Quartz master control switcher
Expansion TV, Spain's prime financial news channel, has chosen a Quartz QMC master control switcher. The QMC will centralise all of the studio's equipment and simplify both automated and manual play

15/08/2002 JVC takes top prizes in three EISA divisions
JVC have received top honours in three divisions in the 2002-2003 European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) awards. EISA is one of the most prestigious product awards in the electronics industry

15/08/2002 Meridian signs union agreement
BECTU and the NUJ have won formal recognition from ITV franchisee Meridian. A formal recognition agreement was signed on August 13, more than 10 years after bargaining rights were withdrawn from uni

15/08/2002 Pinnacle Asia MD Brian Conner passes away
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden death of Brian Conner, Managing Director of Pinnacle Systems' Broadcast & Professional Division, Asia. Brian is survived by his wife Glenda and t

15/08/2002 Telewest put SMG stake up for sale
Indebted UK number two cableco Telewest has put its 17 per cent, stake in Scottish Media Group (SMG) up for sale. Telewest Managing Director Charles Burdick has described the activity as no longer cor

15/08/2002 Twofour Productions to make Crafted for Carlton West Country
Carlton West Country has commissioned Twofour Productions to make Crafted, a 13 x 30 minute series investigating the many diverse arts and crafts which are special to the west country. In each episod

15/08/2002 Watchdog savages BBC output
The head of Britain's broadcasting watchdog has accused the BBC of lacking imagination and producing "humdrum" programmes. Paul Bolt, the director of the broadcasting standards commission, said the

14/08/2002 Bond film relies on ODR
Pinewood Studios have been relying on Optical Drive Repair (ODR) to solve their data storage problems for the new James Bond film – “Die Another Day”. Specialists to the film and sound industries in

14/08/2002 Further losses for Vivendi
Investors in multi-media group Vivendi Universal were braced for more bad news this morning after a report said that the group will announce a huge write-down for the second quarter in a row. In Apr

14/08/2002 Media 100 expands 844/X feature set
Media 100, a leading provider of advanced media systems, has announced that it has shipped a new, expanded feature set for 844/X, the company's award-winning system for multi-layer content design. 8

14/08/2002 Midnight Transfer acquire Telefilm
Midnight Transfer, one of Soho’s leading post-production companies has acquired the well-established telecine facility Telefilm. Telefilm, which is based at Twickenham Films Studios, will become par