Broadcast News Archive for September, 2002
23/09/2002 Pro8mm expand transfer services to offer Digibeta PAL
In a deliberate effort to expand the potential of small gauge film in the professional production arena, Small Format Film and Video, best known for their Pro8mm and Super8 Sound product lines, are to

23/09/2002 Pyser-SGI widen product line with new Fujinon lens
Pyser-SGI have added the new wide-angle Fujinon A13x4.5BERM broadcast lens to their product line. Providing the widest angle of view (over 101 degrees diagonal) of any ENG lens in its class, combined

23/09/2002 Sony and Oplayo sign software distribution deal
Mobile streaming video technology company Oplayo have secured a 12-month contract to supply the Oplayo Composer Pro 2.0 Lite for Sony's DSR-PDX10 professional video camera. Oplayo’s synchronised rich

23/09/2002 Special effects conference invite registrations
Special effects conference VFX2002 will run concurrently with the London International Film Festival, the first time the two events have coincided. Hosted by BKSTS - The Moving Image Society - the th

20/09/2002 'Ulysses' to film for five weeks in Dublin
A feature film adaptation of James Joyce's 'Ulysses' is to begin filming on September 22 in Dublin. The film, which has been in development since 1993, something of a personal odyssey of writer, dir

20/09/2002 BBC to invest an extra £5m in political programming
The BBC have released details of a new and controversial plan to overhaul political programming across BBC One and BBC Two, which should lead to several new production opportunities. The corporation

20/09/2002 Calder Equipment join the RTI Group
The RTI Group have announced the incorporation into the group of film processor specialists Calder Equipment, with immediate effect. Calder Equipment, based in Harpenden, were established in 1972, an

20/09/2002 Eyeheight purchase OmniTek products for HD development
UK-based broadcast manufacturer Eyeheight have purchased OmniGen and OmniView test and monitoring products from OmniTek. Intended for use in the development of HD equipment, Eyeheight will also utili

20/09/2002 Framestore CFC win two Emmys and gain BTAA nomination
Framestore CFC have won two Primetime awards at the 54th Annual Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. ‘Dinotopia’ took the award for Outstanding Special Visual Effects, with the Outstanding Animated Program a

20/09/2002 New pilot for Rushes' Rocket
Rushes have promoted Anthony McCaffery (pictured) to Head of Rocket with immediate effect. Rocket, the new media division of Rushes, offers a range of diverse services encompassing all aspects of med

20/09/2002 NTL, Tandberg and Microsoft demonstrate mobile content transfer
Visitors to IBC 2002 were witness to a display of Microsoft’s Windows Media 9 series being delivered over a DVB-T mobile network to moving vehicles. The technology demonstration was mounted by NTL Br

20/09/2002 Pinnacle complete extensive Middle East order
Pinnacle Systems have supplied an extensive array of live production systems to the new Middle East Broadcasting Center (MBC), headquartered in the prestigious Dubai Media City. MBC have placed an or

20/09/2002 Scottish Screen appoint new Head of Production
Scottish Screen have named Claire Chapman as their new Head of Production. Chapman succeeds Steve McIntyre, who was promoted to Chief Executive in August 2001. Chapman started her career in theatre

20/09/2002 Trilogy equip two Libyan OB vehicles
Trilogy Broadcast, providers of market leading intercom/talkback, signal monitoring and SPG equipment, recently supplied intercom and SPG systems for two, full facility OB vehicles for GLJB, Libya. T

19/09/2002 APT and Skywalker Sound form a winning team
Belfast-based Audio Processing Technology (APT) have been awarded the Invest Northern Ireland Strategic Development Award in recognition of its work with Skywalker Sound. APT collaborated with Skywal

19/09/2002 Chyron and S&W collaborate on new switcher range
Chyron Corporation and Snell & Wilcox (S&W) have agreed the integration of Pro-Bel's Sirius router into the new S&W HD and SD3060 switchers. The 4U Sirius router provides an extremely compact and pow

19/09/2002 ITC invite Leicester RSL applications
The ITC have issued a formal invitation to apply for a local television Restricted Service Licence (RSL) for Leicester. The licence is currently held by Middlesex Broadcasting Corporation Limited and

19/09/2002 New £3m London facility targets international customers
A new west London television production centre, offering studios, satellite delivery and production services, is due to open in October 2002. The Wescom Media Centre's (WMC) £3 million facilities ar

19/09/2002 New Brick House switchers debut at IBC
Brick House Video, manufacturer of compact cost-effective equipment for production and post-production, chose IBC to launch a range of new features to enhance the company's highly successful SDI 10-bi

19/09/2002 Pinnacle install upgraded Vortex system for Televisa
Grupo Televisa, the largest media company in the Spanish speaking world, have installed an extensive upgrade of the Pinnacle Vortex networked news system used at the heart of their CH4 broadcast news

19/09/2002 Sales successes for Xytech Systems
Xytech Systems Corporation, provider of media asset management and workflow management software, have announced recent installations for film services supplier Deluxe and AAV Australia, the largest di

19/09/2002 Shepperton film mixers win Emmy accolade
Shepperton Studios film mixers Mike Dowson and Mark Taylor have won an Emmy award for outstanding sound mixing for their work on the HBO Dreamworks epic 'Band of Brothers', produced by Tom Hanks and S

19/09/2002 The Farm invest €4 million in facility upgrade
A €4 million expansion programme by Dublin facility The Farm has created Ireland's first all encompassing post-production service. The ambitious plan was assisted by Fineline Media Finance and follow

19/09/2002 UTV buck ITV trend as profits increase
Northern Ireland ITV broadcaster UTV have announced a slightly increased profit of £7m for the period ending June 30 2002, thanks in part to a 0.3% television advertising increase to £19.1m. Commenti

18/09/2002 Aardman complete CG spots for Nickelodeon
Aardman has completed production on 'The Presentators', five 90 second CG spots for Nickelodeon to be broadcast from October 2002. Commissioned by Nickelodeon’s Creative Director Steve Shannon, the