Broadcast News Archive for September, 2002
18/09/2002 Avid to hold second demonstration tour
Avid Technology Europe are to embark on a second tour of broadcasters in the UK and Ireland from September 23 to October 24 2002. Avid will be demonstrating their range of broadcast products from a s

18/09/2002 Government agree to BBC 'young persons' channel proposal
The Government have approved the BBC Three digital TV channel for young people, but with some of the strictest public service requirements ever issued to a television station. BBC Three, aimed at the

18/09/2002 ITC publish major new study on television's future
A major new study into the future of television has been published by the ITC in advance of upcoming Parliamentary debates on the Communications Bill. 'Television and Beyond: The Next Ten Years', fea

18/09/2002 Megahertz help get the BBC on the road
An ever-strengthening relationship between Cambridge based Megahertz Broadcast Systems and the BBC/BBC Ventures was illustrated at IBC 2002 by Resources' decision to show their new OB truck, Unit 10,

18/09/2002 On-Air Systems strike £3M deal with Georgian Broadcaster
On-Air Systems, the broadcast automation systems company, have signed a major deal to supply their PC-based broadcast automation solutions to Imedi TV, a new private channel based in Tbilisi, Georgia,

18/09/2002 Radamec release details of diverse installation contracts
Radamec Broadcast Systems' have this year installed several robotic and virtual systems in venues including Sky News in London, the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh and Center TV in Moscow. In Londo

18/09/2002 Soho 601 posts new Kit Kat commercials
Soho 601 have completed postproduction on two new Kit Kat commercials, 'Pool' and 'House', created to tie-in with the new find a red Kit Kat and win £20 promotion. Both films are parodies on lottery

18/09/2002 Thompson becomes Skillset Patron
Mark Thompson, Chief Executive of Channel Four Television, has become a Patron of Skillset, the Sector Skills Council for the Audio Visual Industries. Thompson recently gave the MacTaggart lecture a

18/09/2002 ZPM hit the big time with new release
Hal David, half of the famous Bacharach & David songwriting partnership, has collaborated with Emmy & Grammy winning television score writer John Cacavas to create 'It's Showtime!' for Zomba Productio

17/09/2002 Art Electric supply dpsVelocity systems for Chart Show TV
Art Electric have supplied a pair of dpsVelocity systems as part of a contract to equip two studios for Chart Show TV. The brief, to equip two purpose-built studios with video and audio capability an

17/09/2002 Chyron and Net Insight demo end-to-end WAN production solution
Chyron and Net Insight, on IBC stands 3.141 and 10.115, have demonstrated an integration of wide-area video infrastructure with a studio switching control system. The end-to-end solution launched at

17/09/2002 Ciprico and Incite launch shared storage solution at IBC
Ciprico and Incite Multimedia have presented "revolutionary solutions" for increasing production workflow in shared storage environments. Using Ciprico’s DiMeda 2400 and new Incite products like Inci

17/09/2002 Commercials rates issued by BECTU
Freelance rates have recently been issued by BECTU following the collapse of the Advertising Producers Association (APA) agreement. This move follows a ballot earlier this year of freelance members w

17/09/2002 Post future arrives served up with Waffles
Framestore CFC has recently completed work on a landmark TV commercial 'Cow and Bear' for Kellogg's Eggo Waffles. The 30-second spot, which aired on US television in September, features two animated

17/09/2002 Sonic debuts DVD Producer version 3.5
Sonic Solutions have unveiled DVD Producer Version 3.5, the latest version of their professional DVD authoring system, at IBC. With its extended pallet of new authoring and design features, DVD Produ

17/09/2002 Vinten showcase mini AutoCam robotic pan and tilt head
Originally debuted at NAB earlier this year, the new AutoCam HS-100P pan and tilt head and BCS controller was showcased by Vinten at IBC 2002. A welcome addition to the existing AutoCam robotics rang

17/09/2002 Yamaha DM2000 console proves worth at BBC Interactive
HHB Communications recently supplied a Yamaha DM2000 Digital Production Console to the BBC's new Interactive Production Area (IPA) at Wood Lane. Halfway between a network control suite and a direct t

17/09/2002 Zandar sign contract with major French TV channel
France 3, a major French TV channel with more than 30 local news facilities, has purchased five Zandar DX-16 Digital MultiViewers to use in their facilities in Paris, Lille and Caen. In Lille the Mu

16/09/2002 AutoCam Predator chases down high speed action
The AutoCam range of robotic camera controls already dominate the market throughout the USA, and with the addition of the high speed Predator the range is set to create the standard for robotic image

16/09/2002 Discreet showcases product advances at IBC
Discreet have announced new and updated solutions that will enable clients to realize their creative visions in broadcast, post-production and the web. Highlights include a first public demonstration

16/09/2002 DK-Audio appeal to broadcast market at IBC
Danish metering specialist DK-Audio is attending the IBC exhibition in Amsterdam with a range of new products designed to appeal to broadcast professionals. Following its recent acquisition of video

16/09/2002 Drake launch Freespeak wireless intercom system
Intercom specialists Drake Electronics have chosen IBC 2002 for the official launch of FreeSpeak – their new license-free digital wireless intercom. Drake maintain that a FreeSpeak user can do everyt

16/09/2002 Johnny English cut on Lightworks Touch NLE
Lightworks have announced that Johnny English the UK’s largest film production of 2002 is currently being edited on Touch the latest non-linear editor (NLE) from Lightworks. The film, a spoof spy thr

16/09/2002 MultiViewer solutions from Zandar launch at IBC
Dublin based Zandar Technologies have launched new Digital MultiViewer solutions at IBC 2002. Deirdre Smith, CEO of Zandar, said: “The newest offerings from Zandar reflect our commitment to providing

16/09/2002 Pandora and Quantel introduce in-context colour grading
Quantel and Pandora have unveiled a joint development at IBC which aims to transform high resolution post production workflow by enabling real-time, in-context manipulation of 2k imagery. The joint d