Broadcast News Archive for September, 2002
25/09/2002 BBC 'advertising plan' rejected by UEFA
The BBC's controversial bid to show live Champions League football has failed. UEFA were not expected to reach a decision until next month at least, but the body have announced their decision to gran

25/09/2002 Canford release M & S upgrade for Headphone Amplifier
Canford Audio have launched an updated version of their popular Headphone Amplifier, which allows the user to monitor MID & SIDE signals in addition to mono and stereo signals. The unit, used in con

25/09/2002 EMS win PA order for London digital facility
UK based systems integrator Electronic Media Systems (EMS) have announced an agreement with PA for an expansion of their International News Productions digital facility in London. This expansion wil

25/09/2002 Hear No Evil upgrade with 6.1 Genelec
Audio mixing studio Hear No Evil have purchased a complete 6.1 Genelec monitoring system, featuring 1037B monitors and a new 7071A LSE 6.1 Sub-woofer. Co-owner and producer Steve Parr explained the d

25/09/2002 Imago launch 'total solutions' subsidiary
Imago Micro have created a new distribution subsidiary, aimed at allowing resellers to provide total AV and conferencing technology solutions. The subsidiary, Impromp2u, will deliver a range of manag

25/09/2002 Incite and Sony collaborate to allow instant field editing
Sony have combined their DSR-DU1 portable Video Disk Unit with two new Incite products, Incite Remote Producer and Incite Newsmaker, to allow content creators to shoot and edit immediately, even in re

25/09/2002 PACT strengthen management with two new appointments
The Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television (PACT) have announced two key additions to their executive team. Tim Wilson becomes PACT's new Director of Policy, and will help shape policy thinkin

25/09/2002 Rushes complete taxing commercial
Rushes have completed work on the first of a series of commercials promoting Family Tax Credits. The commercial opens with a bank note style illustration, with a young child riding on his plastic fir

25/09/2002 Welsh students respond to Ffresh chance
The Ffresh festival, a showcase for moving image students in Wales, is reportedly on course to become an overwhelming success. Sgrîn, its organisers, have received over 140 submissions from moving i

24/09/2002 5D Commander takes charge on set
Postproduction systems developer 5D have released 5D Commander [on-set], a new technology that enables digital filmmakers to shoot and edit on set. 5D Commander [on-set] is the latest in a line of c

24/09/2002 Bazley Films to work on new BBC animation
Corsham Media Park based Bazley Films are to direct, animate and produce a section of High Eagle Productions' animated film for the BBC, 'The Cunning Little Vixen'. Company founder Richard Bazley, wh

24/09/2002 BBC conspiracy drama begins filming
London based production boutique Endor have begun filming a major new conspiracy thriller for BBC One. 'State of Play', written by Paul Abbot, stars David Morrissey and John Simm and is set against t

24/09/2002 BDL-Autoscript to supply Finnish broadcaster
BDL-Autoscript have received an order from Finnish national broadcaster YLE for five complete prompting systems. The prompters will be installed in regional centres across the country, primarily for

24/09/2002 Canford continue fire resistant cabling range
Canford Audio have recently designed and launched more than half a dozen new Low Fire Hazard (LFH) cabling alternatives. Canford have been championing the LFH cause within the audio and broadcast in

24/09/2002 Lynx Digital DVD work nominated for BAFTA
Lynx Digital have had a major DVD project nominated for a BAFTA award. 'Stephane Grappelli: A Life in the Jazz Century’ was nominated in the Interactive Entertainment category. Lynx were approached

24/09/2002 Research reveals parents 'satisfied' with TV content
The BBC, the Broadcasting Standards Commission (BSC) and the ITC have published the results of research that analysed at how parents control their children's media consumption. The UK-wide study incl

24/09/2002 Skillset to co-ordinate broadcast studio at skills event
Skillset are to co-ordinate the broadcast studio are at Skill City 2002, the skills and training event at which young people are given the chance to gain 'hands on experience' of over 50 different ski

24/09/2002 The Media Show name Suter as keynote speaker
The keynote speaker at The Media Show in Cardiff (October 8-9) will be Tim Suter, the Head of Broadcasting Policy at the Department of Culture, Media and Sport. Suter, a former television producer wh

24/09/2002 TSL choose JVC for Auckland installation
Television New Zealand (TVNZ) have ordered a large number of JVC portable, general purpose and reference colour monitors to form part of a digital upgrade, as well as a fly-away 'events package' for t

23/09/2002 BBC propose to carrying limited advertising
The BBC are at the centre of another row over the corporation's growing commercial instincts and breaches of charter restrictions. The argument focuses on the BBC's bid to show European Champions Lea

23/09/2002 ITC commission research into digital broadcast transmissions
The ITC have amended their technical standards to authorise those digital broadcasters who wish to broadcast in 16-QAM transmission mode rather than the current 64-QAM. This follows the re-advertisin

23/09/2002 New Dawn for BSkyB?
Dawn Airey, reputed saviour of Channel 5 and 'golden child' of the television sector, has been headhunted by BSkyB in a move that has sent shockwaves through the industry. Airey is to become managing

23/09/2002 NFT appeal for donations to fund refurbishment
As part of the National Film Theatre's (NFT) 50th anniversary celebrations the British Film Institute (bfi) have undertaken a major programme of improvements to the NFT building on the South Bank, wit

23/09/2002 On-line sound library wins prestigious Hollywood award
Attracting recognition from around the world, has scooped the prestigious InterPress Five Fleur de Lis a

23/09/2002 Oscar-winning effects house appoint chairman
London-based visual effects house The Mill have named Eryl Morris as non-executive chairman. Morris brings to The Mill 28 years business experience with international chemicals and packaging group C