Broadcast News Archive for January, 2003
10/01/2003 Skillset to sponsor media careers information days
Skillset have joined the BBC in sponsoring all the media careers information days held around the UK in 2003. The events, organised by the media industry in partnership, aim to give young people inf

10/01/2003 Tessa Jowell gives approval to BBC Digital Curriculum
Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell has approved the BBC Digital Curriculum, which is intended to provide a valuable educational tool for schools, with a strong series of conditions. Digital Curriculum is

10/01/2003 Wales Screen Commission Office opened in south west Wales
South West Wales is set to be increasingly used as a backdrop to blockbusters, following the opening of a purpose-built film location service. Launched recently by the Wales Screen Commission, the so

09/01/2003 APTN library secure Vatican agreement
Associated Press Television News (APTN), the international video arm of The Associated Press, have become the first worldwide video library to represent material from Vatican Television. The agreemen

09/01/2003 Connectix partner with Salford Computer and Training Services
Connectix, the technology and market leader in virtualisation software for Windows based computing, have announced a partnership with Salford Computing & Training Services (SCTS) – a company of the Un

09/01/2003 Easy TV publish digital television recommendations
New research published by Easy TV partners the ITC and the Consumers' Association challenges manufacturers to improve the usability of digital TV. The research, which is featured in the January editi

09/01/2003 Harris provide news automation system for CNN+ Madrid
CNN+ Madrid, a subsidiary of Spainish pay TV group, Sogecable, have installed a Harris ADC-100 automation system in their busy newsroom. The installation marks the first interface between the Harris

09/01/2003 Kaydara launch 3D viewing component for QuickTime
Kaydara, a leading developer of 3D animation software, have announced at Macworld Expo 2003 the immediate availability of FBX for QuickTime, a free real-time viewing solution that supports content fro

09/01/2003 Pinnacle Systems launch new licensing scheme for education
Pinnacle Systems, developer of digital video solutions, have announced the details of their Education Licensing Policy and Academic Purchase Scheme. The scheme, entitled Pi, or the Pinnacle Institut

09/01/2003 Sanbolic and LSI Logic announce alliance
Sanbolic and LSI Logic have announced a strategic relationship to produce joint product certification of Sanbolic's Melio FS file system and their Kayo volume sharing software with a complete line of

09/01/2003 Steve Morrison appointed chair of North West Vision
Steve Morrison, the former Chief Executive of Granada plc, has been appointed as the chair of North West Vision, the body responsible for developing film and television in the region. Mr Morrison has

08/01/2003 Adobe announce 2003 Design Achievement Awards
Adobe Systems have announced a call for entries for the 2003 Adobe Design Achievement Awards. The third annual awards program honours the most talented and promising student designers, illustrators,

08/01/2003 APT's export achievements recognised
The Institute of Export for Northern Ireland have chosen Belfast-based data compression specialist, Audio Processing Technology (APT), as the recipient of their prestigious Exporter of the Year Award

08/01/2003 Commonwealth Film Festival returns to Manchester
The Commonwealth Film Festival is now accepting submissions for its 2003 edition, which will take place in Manchester, England, June 6-15 2003. Acclaimed film director, Shekhar Kapur, (Bandit Queen,

08/01/2003 Courtyard SPGs offer digital diversity
Courtyard Electronics have introduced upgrades to their Digital Master SPG range that allow operation in all digital televsion formats, both at standard and high definition. The latest enhancements a

08/01/2003 IN-motion break from Myriad
German media group IN-motion have sold their remaining 30% stake in Myriad Pictures to the existing shareholders, and are to in future concentrate their film and television activities out of UK-based

08/01/2003 Major Turkish station choose Leitch dpsVelocityQ
Leitch Technology Corporation have announced the sale of three dpsVelocityQ editing systems to Show TV in Turkey, to be used to help create the network's new look. Show TV broadcasts local, high-qual

08/01/2003 Polar Graphics announce premises move
Polar Graphics have moved to newly renovated premises on Joel Street Farm, Pinner, Middlesex. Polar Graphics' Managing Director Peter Rowsell said: "This is a welcome move. We have been looking for n

08/01/2003 Rushes post new Underworld promo
Rushes have recently completed an accomplished groundbreaking music video featuring wasps for the cult club band Underworld. Shot on location in South Africa, this outstanding promo follows the wasps

07/01/2003 Dantz enhance UK presence
Dantz Development Corporation, providers of backup and restore software, have announced a new UK distribution agreement with Hammer Plc. The appointment of Hammer is part of Dantz’s strategy to expa

07/01/2003 Free Avid Xpress DV masterclasses at Video Forum
Avid Technology Europe are scheduled to present free hands-on workshops at Video Forum 2003, with step-by-step tutorials on various functions of the Avid Xpress DV version 3.5 software. Avid will al

07/01/2003 Lightfactor launch the Cut Colour Company
Lightfactor have announced the launch of a new division - the Cut Colour Company. The Cut Colour Company is a new one-stop colour-call shop – for anything involving a colour call for the entertainmen

07/01/2003 Mackie Designs appoint new head of UK operations
Mackie Designs have appointed Martin Warr as their new head of UK operations. Warr will be responsible for sales, marketing and administration for all brands, including Mackie, EAW, RCF and Soundscap

07/01/2003 Teranex gains software control module from da vinci
Teranex and da vinci have announced the availability of a software control module to provide additional capabilities in telecine suites, via a new interface that allows the da vinci 2K colour correcto

07/01/2003 UK-based rental house expand video broadcast business
Equipment rental company Presteigne Broadcast Hire, part of the Avesco Group, based in the UK, have placed a multimillion-Euro order for a full complement of Grass Valley LDK digital signal processing