Broadcast News Archive for January, 2003
31/01/2003 Big Apple presence at VideoForum and Sounds Expo
Apple will be demonstrating new solutions for video and audio from VideoForum and Sounds Expo, which takes place in Hall 1 and 2 at Wembley from February 11-13. Apple will be hosting a dedicated thea

31/01/2003 Blue Ridge prepare for HD and multi-channel broadcasting
Blue Ridge Public Television have installed Sundance Digital's FastBreak Automation to gear up for an upgrade to both High Definition (HD) and multi-program Standard Definition (SD) digital broadcasti

31/01/2003 DGP recruit General Manager
DGP have appointed Rowan Bray to the position of General Manager. Bray will provide support and direction across the whole facility on all internal matters. Bray joins the company from Arena Digital

31/01/2003 ITV to increase drama investment
In their annual statement of programme policy, ITV have earmarked an extra £100 million for drama productions. The drama investment is part of the record £825 million ITV are to hand the incoming di

31/01/2003 Matrox announce professional DVD bundles
Combining the RT.X100 Realtime Editing Platform with Sonic ReelDVD, Matrox have announced Professional DVD Bundles for the RT.X100 realtime editing platform. Available until March 31 2003 from author

31/01/2003 Quantel to demonstrate full range at NAB 2003
Quantel are to demonstrate the full generationQ range for DI, post, graphics and broadcast news/live production at NAB 2003. generationQ offers total scalability of hardware and software, true integr

31/01/2003 Rushes post Turin Brakes promo
Rushes have completed post on a new promo for UK band Turin Brakes. The promo opens in daylight with Ollie and Gale of Turin Brakes playing their guitars in a sparse concrete street. As they play peo

31/01/2003 Sharp release new flat panel monitors
Sharp have introduced two new 17” flat panels to their LCD monitor line-up, offering users every size of screen ranging from affordable 15” models to high definition, large format 20” displays. With

30/01/2003 BDL-Autoscript to show new technology in Las Vegas
At NAB 2003 BDL-Autoscript, a leading manufacturer of Teleprompters, will be showing the latest version of +WinPlus+ Prompting Software with many new features and newsroom interfaces, including the su

30/01/2003 ITC impose £10,000 sanction on Auctionworld
The ITC have imposed a financial penalty of £10,000 on Auctionworld, a teleshopping auction channel, for breaches of the ITC Code of Advertising Standards and Practice. The channel launched in Novemb

30/01/2003 LCA introduce new range of lighting
Lighting Supplier LCA (Lights, Camera, Action) have introduced 'Filmgear', a new range of lighting to the film and television industry. The range consists of Daylight Fresnels at 575w, 1.2kw, 2.5kw,

30/01/2003 Lipsync Post install two Arri Laser Film Recorders
Soho's Lipsync Post have become the first UK facility to install two Arri Laser Film Recorders, adding significantly increased capacity to the company's Digital Film Department. One of the first proj

30/01/2003 The Foundry Tinder suite supports new Discreet versions
Following Discreet’s recent announcement of the releases of Flint and Flame v8 and Inferno v5, The Foundry have ported their Tinder plug-in suite to accommodate the system changes in the new versions.

30/01/2003 The Mill create CG bison for Levi
The Mill have created stunning visual effects on a new Levi spot, 'Stampede', which premiered at the US Super Bowl in January. The spot is to promote Levi's new Type 1 jeans and was directed by Jorn

30/01/2003 TNP to distribute 9Data's WRC9
TNP Broadcast Sales have been appointed as exclusive UK distributors for 9Data's WRC9. WRC9 is the world's first wireless radio remote controller for RS-422 enabled VTRs, VCRs, or DDRs. The remote

30/01/2003 Trilogy supply intercom to TWI
Trilogy Broadcast, providers of innovative and market leading intercom, signal monitoring and SPG systems, have announced that they have supplied a Commander intercom system to Transworld Internationa

29/01/2003 Ascent Media Group relaunch 4MC's creative services
In conjunction with completion of major new investments, the Ascent Media Group are relaunching 4MC's Soho-based creative services (telecine, editing, sound editing and mixing) as St Anne's Post, to b

29/01/2003 Getty Images provide 'Bodysong' footage
A significant amount of Getty Images’ footage has been used in Hot Property Films’ 'Bodysong', which premiered recently at the Rotterdam film festival. The film is directed by Simon Pummell with musi

29/01/2003 Kaydara Online to be launched at NAB 2003
At NAB 2003 Kaydara will demonstrate Kaydara Online, a powerful real-time 3D broadcast system that provides creative professionals with a reliable and cost-effective Windows-based solution for produci

29/01/2003 Leitch selected for first all-digital newsroom facility in Thailand
Leitch Technology Corporation have announced that iTV, Thailand's only privately-owned television station, have chosen to upgrade their master control room with Leitch's Opus master control switcher.

29/01/2003 New setting for lessons at Grange Hill
Mersey Television have recently won a three year contract to produce the BBC One stalwart 'Grange Hill'. The long-running programme, which is centred around the lives of pupils at an inner city compr

29/01/2003 Screen East commission ‘national & ethnic film music catalogue’
Audio Network have been awarded an investment by Screen East, the film and moving image agency for the East of England, to develop an authentic national and ethnic film music catalogue. The award is

29/01/2003 Slamdance co-founder shoots feature film on Panasonic camcorder
Los Angeles-based independent filmmaker and Slamdance Film Festival Co-founder Dan Mirvish recently wrapped principal photography on his new feature film 'Open House.' The feature, a real-estate mus

29/01/2003 Sony Pictures Imageworks choose NXN alienbrain VFX
Sony Pictures Imageworks have chosen NXN alienbrain VFX for the production of visual effects, digital character animation and full-length CG motion pictures. NXN alienbrain VFX, the first commercial

28/01/2003 APTN go digital with S&W IQ modular system
Associated Press Television News (APTN) have purchased a Snell & Wilcox IQ Modular equipment to continue the development of their recently digitised new Master Control Room infrastructure. Designed t