Broadcast News Archive for September, 2002
10/09/2002 Orad secure VOA contract for virtual studio
Orad's position as a market leader in the TV industry has been strengthened with the addition of a significant new US government customer - Voice of America (VOA), Washington DC. Orad's virtual studi

10/09/2002 Pace announce Earlybird compatible home gateway
Pace Micro Technology has launched its Earlybird compatible home gateway (set-top box). Earlybird, an end-to-end system for new satellite operators created by Tandberg Television and Irdeto Access, c

10/09/2002 Panasonic announces AG-DVX100 Mini-DV camcorder
Panasonic has announced availability and pricing for its breakthrough AG-DVX100, a unique Mini-DV 3-CCD camcorder with exclusive CineSwitch(TM) technology that supports 480i/60 (NTSC), cinema-style 48

10/09/2002 Pepper adds sparkle to White Teeth
Pepper, one of the leading broadcast television and film post-production facilities, is responsible for the extensive visual effects shots in Channel 4’s new drama White Teeth, based on the best-selli

10/09/2002 Software-only encryption solution introduced by CyphaWare
British Company CyphaWare has developed what is believed to be the world's first software-only complete encryption solution specifically for MPEG/MP digital media for protecting valuable or otherwise

10/09/2002 Sonifex launch new products at AES
This year at AES in Los Angeles, Sonifex will be exhibiting a range of new and exciting products on stand 1329, with Independent Audio, Sonifex's US distributor. On display will be recently released

10/09/2002 Thirdspace break into Japan
Thirdspace, the broadband TV enablement company, has announced that it has been selected by Softbank Broadmedia Corporation as a key supplier for a new broadband TV service deployment in Japan. Softb

10/09/2002 Toon Boom supplies London Metropolitan University
Pixelution, value-added IT reseller to the digital Media Industry in the UK, have just completed installation of 50 seats of Toon Boom Studio 2D cell animation software at London Metropolitan Universi

09/09/2002 Film Council's Borgars outlines script development agenda
What kind of feature films does the Film Council want to develop? Interviewed by Julian Friedmann in the current issue of ScriptWriter Magazine, Jenny Borgars, Head of Development, has revealed the n

09/09/2002 IBC auditorium transformed to D-Cinema theatre
This year at IBC, the 1700-seat RAI auditorium will be transformed into a surround sound D-Cinema theatre, demonstrating how various companies are now working together to provide viable solutions for

09/09/2002 LaCie ships F40 CD-RW with 40x USB 2
LaCie has announced the shipping of their new F40 USB 2 CD-RW, a 40x12x48x drive that fuses speed and convenience in an attractive, compact design. Equipped with USB 2 for plug and play operation and

09/09/2002 Lighting specialist designs ARRI GB's IBC stand
Television lighting director, David Lock, has been entrusted with the design of ARRI GB’s stand at this year’s IBC 2002 show at the RAI in Amsterdam. Lock (pictured) aimed to focus attention largely

09/09/2002 Lynx Digital plans New Media division
Television and film company Lynx Digital has announced plans to launch a New Media division. The move comes as the company seeks to expand its current business into the New Media sector. Traditionall

09/09/2002 Sonifex to show new products at SBES 2002
Sonifex will be exhibiting at the SBES 2002 exhibition on November 20 to 21, in hall 11 stand 108, showing a range of new and exciting products to add to their successful current portfolio. On displa

09/09/2002 Sony supports MXF system interoperability at IBC
MXF provides a sound foundation for transparent system interfaces in a network environment say Sony. With the Material Exchange Format (MXF) making sound progress through the SMPTE standardisation pr

09/09/2002 Upbeat start for 'Silver' PLASA 2002
The 2002 PLASA Show got off to a positive start yesterday as the industry congregated in Earls Court, London, say the show organisers. With another bumper crop of new product innovations on show the

06/09/2002 BBC Wales' Autumn season aims high
BBC Wales has unveiled an autumn season that aims to bring some visually stunning highlights to the screen. One of the linchpins of the new season is 'Mountain', a six-part series following the lives

06/09/2002 Ciprico announce DiMeda 2400 shared storage solution
Ciprico have announced a revolutionary solution to address the growing need for shared storage in broadcast and post-production non-linear editing environments. Ciprico’s DiMeda 2400, the world’s fir

06/09/2002 Extreme International ventures into programme making
Extreme International have announced an expansion of their business with moves into programme making this autumn. Three Travel and Adventure series, to be showcased at MIPCOM in Cannes during October

06/09/2002 ITC publishes programme supply review guidance notes
Following the request by Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell for the Independent Television Commission (ITC) to undertake a review of the programme supply market, the ITC has published guidance notes on th

06/09/2002 Jo Morgan joins Rushes as Facility Manager
Rushes Postproduction have appointed Jo Morgan as their new Facility Manager. Morgan is responsible for the day to day running of all Rushes client services, ensuring that new technologies, such as

06/09/2002 Photon Beard manufacture 20,000th open face luminaire
Photon Beard Ltd, manufacturers of lighting equipment for the broadcast and photographic market, have announced that their open face range of 800 and 2000-watt luminaires has been extremely successful

06/09/2002 Sherbet complete second Seat commercial
Sherbet Director Dirk Van de Vondel has recently completed 'Surf', the follow up television and print campaign for the new model Seat Ibiza. Following the huge success of 'Imagineering', the teaser a

06/09/2002 Sounds Professional launch the PortaPro
An innovative new location mixer has reached production, the Sounds Professional (S.P.) PortaPro. Designed by sound engineers for sound engineers, the S.P. PortaPro introduces many new features to ma

05/09/2002 Channel 4 to hold pitch competition at SIDF
Channel 4 are to hold a pitch competition at this year's Sheffield International Documentary Festival (SIDF). Twelve short-listed directors will be invited to pitch their ideas in front of a panel o