Broadcast News Archive for August, 2002
14/08/2002 Nokia and RTÉ Interactive agree sponsorship
Nokia Mobile Phones has secured sponsorship of RTÉ Interactive Entertainment content. This sponsorship agreement is one of the most significant new media sponsorship deals concluded in the Irish mark

14/08/2002 Red Light Runners add to finance team
Red Light Runners, the heist movie currently raising funds through the Enterprise Investment Scheme, has hired a former Barclays Bank film industry specialist, Geoff Salmon as a business consultant.

14/08/2002 Staff changes announced at Tyrell
Tyrell, a leading provider of technology to the UK post-production and broadcast industry, have announced a series of staff changes following its appointment as a Discreet Systems Reseller. Ben Neme

14/08/2002 TV producers win interim tax relief
The Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television (PACT) has welcomed an amendment to the Finance Bill providing transitional film tax relief for high-end TV productions. PACT had been lobbying the Tr

13/08/2002 BBC Resources pay negotiations face difficulties
BECTU's ongoing pay structure talks BBC Resources appear to be heading towards difficulties. Little or no common ground has been found after five months of talks held to discuss possible changes to

13/08/2002 Carlton and Granada move in on football highlights
ITV companies Carlton and Granada are set to sign a new deal with the Football League, just months after their decision to close ITV Digital cost the clubs £131 million and left many on the brink of b

13/08/2002 Crystal Vision ViPA video proc-amp launched
Crystal Vision has added a video proc-amp to its modular interface range. The 10 bit ViPA allows flexible independent adjustments of a digital signal image in the YUV colour space and offers an impr

13/08/2002 Entertainment Rights appoint New Director
Entertainment Rights, the global children’s entertainment group based in London, has appointed Len Dunne as Director of Marketing and Global Brands. Len joins Entertainment Rights (ER) following a si

13/08/2002 New Inferno talent to join MPC
MPC is taking on top Inferno artist, François Gilguy, at the end of August. Gilguy is a highly talented artist from Paris and has worked at Duran, Première Heure, La Maison, Mikros Images and Buf. G

13/08/2002 Roy Palmer helps BAE win £350M contract
Roy Palmer Independent Productions, a Nottingham based production company has helped BAE Systems win contract. BAE Systems RO Defence has been selected by the UK MoD for the Terrier programme, the ne

13/08/2002 Screen East acquires Filmlink
Filmlink, the Film & TV Commission for Hertfordshire, has been acquired by Screen East. The acquisition of Filmlink completes Screen East’s consolidation as a regional agency covering a wide remit fo

13/08/2002 The Mill create LEAF Awards idents
At this year’s London Effects and Animation Festival leading visual effects house The Mill is to give a detailed presentation on its stunning effects for Ridley Scott’s epic ‘Black Hawk Down.’ The M

12/08/2002 BBC to provide programming to the Community Channel
The BBC recently announced signing a content deal to supply programming from its extensive library to the Community Channel. The BBC joins Channel 4, Granada and GMTV in supplying programming to the

12/08/2002 First feature from 'the workshop presents…'
Independent production company ‘the workshop presents…’ have recently announced finishing shooting their first feature film. The film, a supernatural thriller entitled 'Through The Looking Glass' cha

12/08/2002 ITC reviews nominated news provider for ITV news
The Independent Television Commission (ITC) has received an application from ITN for the renewal of its status as a nominated news provider for the Channel 3 news service. ITN was last awarded nomina

12/08/2002 PBE to highlight 'migration to quality' at IBC
Panasonic Broadcast Europe (PBE) will use IBC 2002 to highlight their product strategy of helping customers move to higher quality production with HD and Digital Cinema as a key part of the process.

12/08/2002 Programme highlights Scotland's lighthouses
The latest programme, in the Comataidh Craolaidh Gaidhlig (CCG) funded series, An Solas Buan which examines Scotland's lighthouses, takes a look at the work of one of the top designers. The light at

12/08/2002 PROKIT welcome arrival of baby
PROKIT have announced the arrival of the Lowel 'baby' Rifa-Lite. This small new addition to the Rifa-Lite family is a compact, self contained, 300 watt, collapsible soft light that can be set up in u

12/08/2002 Soho 601 complete post on Cosmos promo
Soho 601 have completed the postproduction work on a promo fro the new Tom Middleton single 'Cosmos'. Directed by talented directorial duo Simon + Jon (Directors of 'Chicken and Egg' Nike Run-London)

12/08/2002 Winner of the Jill Dando Bursary is named
The BBC has announced the winner of this year's Jill Dando Bursary, awarded in memory of the broadcaster. Winner Katy Glassborow, from Winchester, who is 24 and has recently been working on a casual

09/08/2002 Dantz Retrospect 6.0 now available worldwide
Dantz Development Corporation, a premier provider of backup and restore software, have announced the worldwide availability of Retrospect 6.0 for Windows through Dantz partners including resellers, re

09/08/2002 Dowling upgrades studio for television work
Television music writer Willie Dowling has recently upgraded his studio in readiness to work on the third series of 2DTV, the popular ITV animated sketch show due for transmission in October. Dowling

09/08/2002 IABM enables Ravensbourne students to attend IBC
Support from the IABM will enable two second-year students from the Broadcast Engineering degree course at Ravensbourne College to attend the IBC Convention in Amsterdam this September. The assistan

09/08/2002 Journey to 'The Grey Zone' with Courtyard
The Courtyard Studio is set to commence filming an hour-long documentary in Angola. The working title, 'Journey Into The Grey Zone', refers to zones in Angola previously inaccessible due to landmines

09/08/2002 JVC projector used for D-Cinema initiative at IBC 2002
As part of the IBC2002 D-Cinema initiative, JVC Professional, a leading provider of projection technology, will be demonstrating its ultra-high resolution commercial QXGA projector on Sunday, Septembe