Broadcast News Archive for January, 2003
20/01/2003 Panasonic 25p mini-DV camcorders to launch at Video Forum
This year at Video Forum on Stand 650 Panasonic Broadcast will be launching the eagerly awaited 25p mini-DV camcorders, the AG-DVX100 as well as the AJ-SDX900 which is switchable between 25/50 Mbps an

20/01/2003 RTE announce senior management appointments
Following a recent recruitment drive RTÉ have announced a number of senior management appointments. Joining Group Finance are: Group Treasurer, Jean Sheridan, ACA. A native of Churchtown, Dublin, Je

20/01/2003 Skillset to set up Communications Bill task force
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Tessa Jowell has asked Skillset to set up a formal task force to implement recommendations made in the Independent Television Commissions (ITC) Program

20/01/2003 Snell & Wilcox to demonstrate Splicer
Snell & Wilcox will demonstrate 'Splicer' at the forthcoming Advanced Authoring Format (AAF) Technology Awareness event which is scheduled to be held at the BBC West 1 Conference Centre in London on F

20/01/2003 XL Video beam in for Star Trek exhibition
XL Video UK has energised, re-designed and upgraded, plus supplied and installed all the new AV equipment utilised for the massive “Star Trek – The Adventure” exhibition at Hyde Park. Celebrating fiv

17/01/2003 BBC PRIME reaches agreement for Poland
BBC PRIME has celebrated its launch in Poland with localised subtitles. Program, the Poland-based channel distribution agency, has already secured distribution agreements for BBC PRIME with a number

17/01/2003 Channel 4 completes major operations upgrade
Chyron Corporation have announced that major UK broadcaster Channel 4 has completed the installation of a wide range of Pro-Bel routing and control equipment as part of a major operational upgrade at

17/01/2003 Colour Confidence Studio price drop
TypeMaker, colour management specialists and software developers, have announced that the price of the current CRT version of Colour Confidence Studio has been reduced to £295.00 + VAT. Colour Confid

17/01/2003 Create Media Partners adopt Media 100 844/X
Create Media Partners (CMP) is among the latest companies to invest in the award-winning Media 100 844/X editing system. The Alton, UK-based full service production and post-production house, whose c

17/01/2003 Liberty Livewire rebrand as Ascent Media Group
Liberty Livewire, one of the world’s largest technical and creative service providers to producers, owners and distributors of entertainment and advertising content, has changed the corporate name of

17/01/2003 Pinnacle Systems expand range of disc burning solutions
Pinnacle Systems have announced the launch of a new range of disc creation solutions. The new products have been developed as a result of Pinnacle’s acquisition of VOB Computersysteme in October of l

17/01/2003 Rushes post energetic Danone commercials
These two cheering Danone Actimel 'Wind' and 'Snow' commercials demonstrate in a magical way, how you can lead a busy and active lifestyle, yet still have boundless energy. Danone are so confident th

17/01/2003 TELEVISA select Drake intercom
TELEVISA S.A, Mexico’s leading broadcaster, has chosen intercom equipment from Drake Electronics. The order is one of the largest contracts of its kind ever placed in Latin America, and was awarded t

16/01/2003 Chiariglione to open NAB2003 Broadcast Engineering Conference
Leonardo Chiariglione, 'the father of MPEG' and vice president of Multimedia for the Research Centre of Telecom Italia Group (Telecom Italia Lab) will provide the opening keynote for the NAB2003 Broad

16/01/2003 Digital Vision look to notion of Motion
London-based Digital Vision have announced that movers and shakers in the broadcasting and design community will have no problem with the 'notion of motion' thanks to the launch of 12 new Motion foota

16/01/2003 Extreme music library shrunk onto single DVD
Library Music users have constantly complained about the huge piles of compact discs that they are bombarded with every week, according to Extreme. As the relentless growth of the ‘Library Music Disc

16/01/2003 Film pay-TV rights scrutinised by European Commission
The sale of Hollywood film rights for screenings on pay-TV channels, a market estimated to be worth a billion-a-year in Europe, is under examination by the European Commission. Clauses dealing with t

16/01/2003 FT2 graduates set to join industry
FT2 have announced the graduation of a further six new entrant trainees who are set to join the film and television industry. This group has the distinction of starting their training as the first FT

16/01/2003 Hitachi to bundle Sonic MyDVD with DVD-RAM cameras
Sonic Solutions, the world leader in DVD creation applications, have announced that its Sonic MyDVD 4 software is now bundled with Hitachi's new DVD-RAM cameras worldwide. Included with Hitachi's DVD

16/01/2003 Sledgehammer hits Jim Henson’s Creature Shop
Tyrell, a leading provider of technology to the UK post-production and broadcast industry, has announced the first European sale of Sledgehammer, network attached storage (NAS) system from Maximum Thr

16/01/2003 Vine to preview CORIO2 at Video Forum
Vine Micros, a UK company at the forefront of video signal conversion for over a decade, will be previewing their latest line-up including new CORIO 2 technology in the form of the C2-5000 Universal S

15/01/2003 'Readjustment' in UK production levels continues
Figures released by the Film Council have shown that UK production levels from inward investment and local films rose very slightly to £433.1m last year, a marginal increase on 2001's disappointing to

15/01/2003 APRS to hold seminar on Asian industry
The APRS - Association of Professional Recording Servives – are to start their 2003 programme with a seminar, co-hosted by the DTI, for all manufacturers and service providers who are interested in ex

15/01/2003 Discreet selected to make keynote at Imagina
Discreet have been selected by Imagina, The International Festival for Digital Images, to provide a keynote speaker at major roundtables to take place at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco, February 3-6, 20

15/01/2003 Film Council told to fly the kite for Britain
Leading accountants Baker Tilly have recommended to the Film Council that all films made in Britain should be branded with an on-screen kite mark or logo. According to research findings released in