Broadcast News Archive for August, 2002
09/08/2002 Kansas gets real with Soundfield mic system
Platinum disc-collecting rock veterans Kansas have recorded their first DVD 5.1 surround audio and film production, which captures a unique live performance. Engineers from Real 2 Reel Studios used t

09/08/2002 Panasonic provide plasma screens to Commonwealth Games
As Official Provider of Plasmas to the Commonwealth Games in Manchester, Panasonic supplied over 50 widescreen plasmas (42") to the organisers which were used at locations throughout the Games. These

09/08/2002 The Foundry to launch new film plug-ins
The Foundry, the leading visual effects plug-in vendor, has announced that it will be showing a technology demo of its upcoming product, Furnace, at IBC 2002. Currently in the Alpha phase of testing

08/08/2002 'World first' as Ireland live television goes mobile
Ireland Live Television News has become the "first news broadcaster in the world" to offer its live colour television news broadcast feed to mobile phones globally over the GPRS (General Packet Radio

08/08/2002 1410 and Altered Images upgrading to new Soho premises
Soho based production and editing house 1410 are relocating to new premises, a move prompted by the need for a more production orientated office environment. Currently they share a base, in d’Arblay

08/08/2002 BBC Wales enlists key communications professionals
BBC Wales have made two key appointments covering its marketing and communications activities, recruiting seasoned professionals with wide corporate experience. Huw Roberts becomes Head of Marketing

08/08/2002 IGL to distribute embedded Mpeg-2 player
Imagine Graphics Limited (IGL) have announced a new product that further boosts their range of display solutions. IGL is now distributing Adtec Digital’s edje-PDP MPEG-2 digital video player and netw

08/08/2002 Moondance appoint Executive Producer
Moondance Productions have appointed Paul Arnott as Executive Producer, responsible for feature film and international documentary development within the company. Paul began his career as an arts and

08/08/2002 Rushes Soho Shorts Festival announce 2002 winners
The winners of the fourth Rushes Soho Shorts Festival have been announced. The festival followed the same format as last year. Free screenings were held in cafes, bars and cinemas all over Soho, culm

08/08/2002 Sky choose Sysmedia Plasma Magenta for new text service
Sky's new-look digital text service launched on August 7 to over 15 million digital satellite viewers in the UK, using SysMedia's Plasma Magenta content production and management system. The new serv

08/08/2002 Xytech to reveal systems updates at IBC
Xytech Systems Corporation, a leading provider of media asset and workflow management software, will be showcasing new versions of Enterprise and MetaVault, its flagship scheduling and media asset man

07/08/2002 BBC Scotland secure SPL deal
BBC Scotland have clinched a multi-million pound deal to broadcast live Bank of Scotland Scottish Premier League games on TV and show extensive highlights of the best of the action every week. A two-

07/08/2002 Hantarex carve out new markets
Hantarex, specialists in the supply of electronic information display systems, have identified an interesting new market niche for their range of 34” VGA monitors in a roll out for a major high street

07/08/2002 Leitch launch dpsVelocityQ in Europe
IBC 2002 marked the European launch of dpsVelocityQTM, the latest in advanced multi-layer non-linear editing systems from Leitch Technology Corporation. The dpsVelocityQ combines the dpsQuattrus mul

07/08/2002 MEDIA Plus offers UK Indie support
MEDIA Plus, the EU’s new support programme for the audiovisual industry across Europe, has strengthened its support mechanisms to secure development time and enhance the bargaining power of the indepe

07/08/2002 Michael Higgins named MD for Adobe UK
Adobe Systems Incorporated, the leader in network publishing, has further strengthened its professional talent in the creative publishing and enterprise marketplaces with the appointment of Michael Hi

07/08/2002 Pinnacle real time edit-to-output solution
Pinnacle Systems are launching Edition DV500, an all-in-one professional-level video editing and CD/DVD authoring solution that delivers a comprehensive package of content creation features and offers

07/08/2002 Soho 601 take comfort from Aardman
Soho 601 have completed postproduction on the first fully CGI 'Darren and Lisa' Comfort commercial, which has been created by Aardman Animations and replaces the traditional stop frame animated charac

07/08/2002 XL Video supplies Oasis at Finsbury Park
XL Video supplied live video production equipment for the Oasis shows at Finsbury Park, to a specification from Cheese Film and Video. The Oasis video show was a collage of two elements – onstage scr

06/08/2002 AJA demonstrations on the cards for IBC
At IBC Stand No. 7.540, AJA Video will demonstrate its KONA video capture cards and HD miniature downconverters. KONA-SD for Standard Definition and KONA-HD for High Definition are the first video/au

06/08/2002 BBC 'back down' over fines for breaching standards
The BBC is to end its opposition to the government's plans to impose fines for breaches of programme standards. The BBC had argued that fines would only penalise licence fee payers, but senior corpor

06/08/2002 BskyB chief awarded huge share incentive
BSkyB chief Tony Ball has been awarded shares worth £3m, despite presiding over a £1.2bn annual loss and a fall in the group's stock price to its lowest level in more than three years. Mr Ball, who

06/08/2002 CCG report accentuates the positive
Stornoway based Comataidh Craolaidh Gaidhlig (CCG), The Gaelic Broadcasting Committee, have released their annual report for 2001/02 today, August 6, 2002. Iain MacAskill, CCG Chairman, said: "CCG co

06/08/2002 Convera announce 'Visual RetrievalWare' availability
Convera have announced the availability of Visual RetrievalWare 5.0, the latest version of the company’s search and retrieval software development kit (SDK) for digital images and video. Featuring ne

06/08/2002 ITN Archive opens office in LA
ITN Archive - the archive business of the UK news broadcaster ITN - has opened a new office in Los Angeles, further expanding its US business. The new office, working out of the Reuters LA bureau wil