Broadcast News Archive for January, 2003
28/01/2003 Aston Red supply Visions OB trucks
Leading independent OB provider Visions Limited have ordered three fully-optioned Aston Red character generators for installation in their new Outside Broadcast trucks. The dual channel Reds, which a

28/01/2003 EVS Broadcast Equipment serve well at the Australia Open
Seven Network Australia have once again acted as the Australian Open tournament host broadcaster. Tennis fans throughout Australia and around the world did not miss any of the action, with Seven show

28/01/2003 Government move to protect five's content
The Government have bowed to pressure from across the industry and made eleventh hour changes to the Communications Bill, protecting five's content should a widely predicted takeover by foreign invest

28/01/2003 Metro Broadcast expand video restoration practice
Metro Broadcast have begun the year with a massive investment in video restoration equipment. Nicholas Taylor, Metro’s CEO, explained: “In the 15 months or so since we bought our first Archangel, Met

28/01/2003 Roger Bolton re-elected BECTU General Secretary
Roger Bolton has been re-elected BECTU General Secretary. Bolton was the only candidate nominated by Branches in the union's General Secretary election, and was therefore returned to office unopposed

28/01/2003 Rushes post entertaining VW spot
Rushes have completed post on a simple but effective commercial for Volkswagen. A father and young son are outside a store and the boy is riding on a child’s novelty car ride. He rides and rides, day

28/01/2003 Smart Award for Proctor and Bray Lithium Batteries
Proctor and Bray have been awarded a Smart Award for their new lightweight high powered intelligent 90 watt Lithium Battery Packs and Chargers, as supplied to Broadcast Services. All Proctor and Bray

27/01/2003 Accident produce new music video for 3 Colours Red
Andy Martin and Max Garner of Addiction's new creative team Accident have finished production on an animated music video for the new single 'Repeat to Fade' from 3 Colours Red. With Martin's outstand

27/01/2003 E\T\C UK and XL Video visualise at Autosports
XL Video and large format projection specialists E\T\C UK have cooperated to create an exciting, fast moving backdrop for the Live Arena at the 2003 Autosports Show at the NEC. They were working for

27/01/2003 Media 100 announce HD technology for 844/X
Media 100 have released HDX Technology, a first-step expansion of their GenesisEngine media processor, providing affordable support for HD and SD applications in a single 844/X system. HDX comprises

27/01/2003 Pinnacle Systems launch PCTV Deluxe
Pinnacle Systems have introduced PCTV Deluxe, a state-of-the-art digital media solution that externally connects PC and television entertainment capabilities into a single, cost-effective product. Th

27/01/2003 Rambler goes on air with Geevs servers
Rambler TV Network is the first television channel in Russia to be created by the Television Broadcasting Corporation. It features an easily recognisable format, unique in the Russian market, and use

27/01/2003 Robe Show Lighting launch Italian venture
Robe Show Lighting, the Czech moving light manufacturer, have announced the formation of Robe Italia SRL. This is a joint venture between Robe Show Lighting and SR Consulting, Robe’s Italian distribu

27/01/2003 skillsformedia Scotland relaunched
skillsformedia Scotland is being re-launched and expanded thanks to funding from Scottish Enterprise and Scottish Screen. After a six month absence, skillsformedia is back with a limited number of fr

27/01/2003 Soho 601 post new CGI Nickelodeon title
Soho 601 have completed the new CGI titles for Nickelodeon's breakfast show, 'You're Nicked!' Soho 601's Gaia Predasi incorporated elements of CGI and live action to create a look for the sequence, u

24/01/2003 London studio upgrade with Meyer Sound X-10
North London recording and mixing complex Angel Studios, specialists in classical recordings and film soundtrack work, have installed a Meyer Sound X-10 5.1 system into their newly-refurbished studio

24/01/2003 Moving Picture Company choose Quantel iQ
The Moving Picture Company (MPC), one of Europe’s leading facility houses and digital film effects pioneers, have purchased a top-of-the-range Quantel iQ digital film system. The iQ will form the bac

24/01/2003 Network Electronics make Korean sales
Network Electronics have announced the purchase of several VikinX routing systems and Conquer signal processing units by Korean broadcasters and radio stations. The purchasers include Digital On-Med

24/01/2003 OFCOM seek members for Shadow Content Board
OFCOM, currently being established subject to final parliamentary approval, are seeking to recruit members for their Content Board, to be considered Shadow until OFCOM are fully operational. The Sha

24/01/2003 Pentagon plan to broadcast from war zones
Associated Press have reported that the Pentagon are planning to use two-way satellite videophones from combat zones to provide the media with on-the-spot visuals. The scheme is designed to "counter

24/01/2003 Pinnacle Systems report record results
Pinnacle Systems have released their financial results for the second quarter of the 2003 financial year, which ended December 31, 2002. Net sales for the second quarter were $84,501,000, a 43% incr

24/01/2003 Promotions and appointments at Arena Digital
Todd Dalton, an online editor previously with Edit Store, has joined Central London facility Arena Digital. Dalton's recent credits include 'Kenyon Confronts' and 'Louis Theroux meets....'. He joins

24/01/2003 RTE documentary receives fourth US award
The RTÉ television documentary, 'Sept 11th - Stories from the Twin Towers', has won another major award at one of the biggest film festivals in the US. The programme received the Gold World Medal for

23/01/2003 Athens Concert Hall selects Drake Intercom for networked solution
Drake Electronics have won an order for a networked intercom system from Athens Concert Hall in Greece, via system integrator Telmaco. The order, which comprises of a 4000 Series II PiCo system, a 40

23/01/2003 BBC Worldwide and Discovery sign new footage agreement
BBC Worldwide and Discovery Communications Inc. (DCI) have signed a major stock footage licensing deal. Under the terms of the new agreement, BBC Worldwide will provide DCI access to the world's lead