Broadcast News Archive for August, 2002
06/08/2002 New Media Production MA at Liverpool
An MA in New Media Production has recently been validated at the International Centre for Digital Content (ICDC), a part of Liverpool John Moores University. This MA concerns itself with digital movi

06/08/2002 TSL provide events package for TVNZ
Television Systems Limited (TSL), UK-based independent broadcast systems integrator and manufacturer, has completed the manufacture and delivery of an innovative 'Events Package' for TVNZ (Television

05/08/2002 BBC staff honoured by The Queen
Six members of the BBC’s Golden Jubilee team have been awarded honours in The Queen’s Special Honours List. Nick Vaughan-Barratt and Bill Morris, who co-ordinated all the Golden Jubilee programming f

05/08/2002 E\T\C supply Manchester projection installation
E\T\C UK followed on from their huge success of projecting onto Buckingham Palace for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, by supplying sixteen PIGI 7Kw projectors for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the

05/08/2002 Eyeheight chosen for BBC children's programme
The BBC has chosen Eyeheight's SQ-500 Aspect Ratio Converter as part of a major refurbishment to Studio D, Elstree, to be used for the production of a new children's magazine programme. The SQ-500 i

05/08/2002 Panasonic provide BBC equipment support
Panasonic Broadcast Europe were a major equipment supplier to the BBC at the Commonwealth Games in Manchester. The Games started on July 24 and were broadcast to over 70 countries. Panasonic suppl

05/08/2002 Rapid pay response at Soho Images
Managers at the Soho Images have made an impoved pay offer after an industrial action ballot. The company tabled the offer on Friday August 2, only hours after BECTU members voted 89% in favour of in

05/08/2002 Stagetec complete BBC NI installation
Stagetec has just completed a major lighting system installation in three studios at BBC Northern Ireland in Belfast. Stagetec were given a brief to design lighting control and dimming systems that w

05/08/2002 Sundance digital expand sales staff
Sundance Digital has expanded its sales staff with the addition of E. Scott Nix. The announcement was made by Robert C. Johnson, president of Sundance Digital, Inc. Nix's responsibilities include s

05/08/2002 WAG adopt Griffiths animation
Griffilms recently made animation history by animating Jerry the Tyke for the first time since his last outing 75 years ago. Jerry the Tyke was a character created by cinema projectionist Syd Griffit

02/08/2002 Carlton and Granada avoid League fees
The Football League has failed in its attempt to recoup £131.9m in unpaid broadcast fees it claimed it was owed by Carlton and Granada, the owners of failed pay television firm ITV Digital. This was

02/08/2002 Creative Technology on 'Q' for Bond trailer
Contracted by RSA Films to assist in the shooting of the trailer for the new James Bond film, Creative Technology helped construct an ingenious rig at Pinewood Studios, based on the new Barco G8 proje

02/08/2002 Incite Editor fits the bill for French Parliament
The French Parliament TV channel, LCP-AN, has chosen Incite Editor, the leading non-linear editing software for broadcasting and post, to edit its news programming. With its ability to operate in com

02/08/2002 ITC invites applications for Lanarkshire licence
The Independent Television Commission have issued a formal invitation to apply for a local television Restricted Service Licence (RSL) for Lanarkshire (Hamilton, Motherwell and East Kilbride). The l

02/08/2002 New Calrec units help BBC train stations
BBC Training and Development have purchased a 12 fader Calrec X Series digital radio console and a 24-channel analogue C2 for their Wood Norton training centre near Evesham. The X Series, installed i

02/08/2002 Rushes take on BBC long form post work
Rushes have announced their involvement in the exciting new BBC series 'Building The Impossible'. Each week a regular two-person team - one engineer, one material scientist - takes on an engineering

02/08/2002 Skillset board ring in Till as Deputy Chair
Stewart Till, President of Signpost Films, has joined the Skillset board as Deputy Chair. Till, also Deputy Chair at the Film Council, will strengthen film industry representation on the Skillset bo

02/08/2002 UTV sign new three-year contract for North West 200
The Coleraine and District Motor Club and UTV have signed a new three-year television agreement for coverage of the International North West 200. North West 200 and TT winner David Jefferies flew in

01/08/2002 BBC installs Pinnacle Liquid Fields for staff training
BBC Training & Development (T&D) has chosen Liquid Field lap-tops from Pinnacle Systems for a new training course developed for the BBC’s own staff. Liquid Field is Liquid Purple NLE software instal

01/08/2002 Feature film to start shooting in Liverpool
A feature film starring two of Britain’s best-known actors is to start shooting in Liverpool on Sunday August 4 2002. The 'Virgin of Liverpool' has ‘The 51st State’ actor Ricky Tomlinson and 'Full Mo

01/08/2002 ITV issue response to joint committee report
Following the publication of the Report of the Joint Committee on the draft Communications Bill, Clive Jones, Joint Managing Director of ITV, said: “ITV broadly welcomes the recommendations contained

01/08/2002 Network debut new products at IBC 2002
Network Electronics ASA, the manufacturer of VikinX, the world's most popular small and mid-sized router range, and Flashlink, a versatile, cost-effective optical transport platform, has introduced a

01/08/2002 Professional blue screen effects software for DV images
Ultimatte Corporation have announced AdvantEdge, a professional level blue screen matte extraction and compositing plug-in. AdvantEdge is a software product that provides a comprehensive solution for

01/08/2002 Soho 601 posts new Aardman Polo mint commercials
Soho 601 has completed postproduction on a series of commercials produced by Aardman Animations for Nestle Rowntree Polo mints, called 'Exam' and 'Tarrah'. The commercials are set in a white, futuris

01/08/2002 Teranex SD/HD noise reducer to make European debut
StarFilm, Teranex's latest Standard Definition (SD)/High Definition (HD) Noise Reduction product is making its European debut at IBC 2002. StarFilm incorporates advanced algorithms for grain and noi