Broadcast News Archive for January, 2003
23/01/2003 Discreet release major compositing systems upgrades
Discreet, have announced the worldwide availability of their industry-leading inferno 5, flame 8 and flint 8 visual effects and compositing systems. This new release involves a major renovation of t

23/01/2003 H.S.B.C. bank on L.C.C. Photon Technik
L.C.C. Photon Technik, suppliers of studio solutions, have just completed a project to supply H.S.B.C. Bank with two studios at their new corporate headquarters. Studio 1, a web cast studio, can tak

23/01/2003 Leitch equip cruise liner
Leitch Technology Corporation have announced a significant sale of their VRNetserver system, together with accompanying distribution amplifiers (DAs), signal converters and routers, to a Royal Caribbe

23/01/2003 Polar Graphics announce HD Fury and D1 64RT pricing offer
Polar Graphics have announced a special pricing offer for Digital Voodoo’s D1 64RT and HD Fury cards. This aggressive pricing plan has been put in place to offer Digital Voodoo users access to the h

23/01/2003 QuVIS’ selected by China for digital cinema installations
The China Film Group and the Beijing Film Academy have selected QuBit digital disk recorders and QuVIS encoding technology for the deployment of digital cinema in the People’s Republic of China. The

23/01/2003 Systembase to license APT algorithm
In a move designed to strengthen their presence in the broadcast market, APT (Audio Processing Technology) have signed a long-term licensing agreement with UK manufacturer Systembase, allowing the com

22/01/2003 BBC Four announce new award for best foreign language film
BBC Four, in a "demonstration of commitment to international cinema", have launched a new award, the BBC Four Film of the Year. Every year a jury of experts from the film world will select the best f

22/01/2003 BBC Resources pay claim provokes disagreement
BECTU have revealed that differences have emerged at their first pay claim meeting with BBC Resources. The union have claimed a 4% increase in salary, while management have responded with a 2.2% offe

22/01/2003 Celtic Film and Television Festival shortlist revealed
The Celtic Film and Television Awards, to be held from April 2-5 at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast, have announced the shortlist of nominees for this year's awards. Irish entries are shortlisted in t

22/01/2003 Freeview sales outstrip ITV Digital
The BBC and BSkyB digital venture Freeview has sold almost 300,000 digital set-top TV adapters in the first two months of operation. The free-to-air digital television service has been selling at nea

22/01/2003 ITV Digital subscribers allowed to keep boxes
Former subscribers to the collapsed ITV Digital service who fail to pay for their set-top boxes have been freed from the threat of legal action. The Financial Times have reported that Carlton and Gra

22/01/2003 OFCOM appoint Carter as Chief Executive
Former ntl Managing Director Stephen Carter is to be Chief Executive of the communications super-regulator, OFCOM. Carter will head an organisation that brings together five regulatory bodies, includ

22/01/2003 RAI choose Drake PiCo system for regional studio
Drake Electronics have won an order for a 4000 Series II PiCo system from RAI in Italy. The order was placed via their Italian distributor Video Progetti srl. The PiCo system will replace an existin

22/01/2003 TSL reach Orbit with key contract win
UK-based Television Systems Limited (TSL) have won a contract from Orbit, the Italian satellite platform operator, for both systems integration and product supply. Orbit, who beam their services via

21/01/2003 Digi-Box appointed UK Distributor for Wohler Technologies
Digi-Box have announced the recent introduction of the Wohler Technologies range of professional audio and video monitoring solutions into their extensive portfolio. Wohler Technologies, the world le

21/01/2003 Jamie Clark joins Addiction as Commercials Producer
Jamie Clark, who started his career in production at Mentorn, working on shows such as Robot Wars and Techno Games, has joinsed Addiction as Commercials Producer. After Mentorn, Clark joined Bazal/En

21/01/2003 Macrovision and ARC International sign worldwide license
Macrovision have announced that ARC International have signed a worldwide license to integrate FLEXlm®, the de facto standard for electronic licensing, into their software applications. ARC Internati

21/01/2003 New batteries available from Broadcast Services
Broadcast Services Hire have announced the latest addition to their hire stock of the new lightweight/high capacity Proctor & Bray PB90 Lithium Batteries. At 800g per battery, with a capacity of 14.

21/01/2003 Sanbolic power HP Rich Media System
Sanbolic, developer and manufacturer of clustered, distributed file systems for shared storage solutions, are powering the rich media demo at HP’s ENSA@Works Conference in Amsterdam. The HP Rich Medi

21/01/2003 Screen Scene expand HD department with Avid DS|HD
Tyrell Content Creation Tools (CCT), a leading provider of technology to Ireland’s post-production and broadcast industry, have announced that Dublin based post-production facility Screen Scene have i

21/01/2003 Skillset strengthens board
John McCormick, Controller of BBC Scotland, and Mairead Regan, HR Director with UTV Group, have joined Skillset’s Board providing increased focus on audio-visual skill needs in Northern Ireland and Sc

21/01/2003 TV4 select Chyron for the heart of new facility
Chyron Corporation have announced that TV4 Sweden have ordered two Sirius routers to sit at the heart of a transmission facility, designed initially for the launch of a new sports and leisure channel.

20/01/2003 Bluefish444 introduces Acetylene for Discreet combustion 2.1
Bluefish444 has introduced Acetylene, a new SD-SDI video card for the recently launched combustion 2.1 desktop compositing software by Discreet. Acetylene provides high-end broadcast real-time video

20/01/2003 Major celebration of cinema in Wales
With events taking place in 40 venues throughout Wales, audiences are expected to exceed last year’s Wales Cinema Day turn out to prove that Wales loves cinema. People from Holyhead to Newport, and W

20/01/2003 Marigold Theatrical Costumes move to new premises
Established 40 years ago, Marigold Theatrical Costumes and Fancy Dress Hire have recently moved to new premises at Curran Road, Cardiff Bay. The company holds 40,000 costumes and accessories from Med