Broadcast News Archive for October, 2003
31/10/2003 ASA welcome Ofcom consultation
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) have welcomed the launch of Ofcom's public consultation on The Future Regulation of Broadcast Advertising. The consultation contains proposals by Ofcom to co

31/10/2003 BBC fails independent productions target for third year
The BBC has, for the third consecutive year, missed the statutory target to ensure that at least 25% of 'qualifying programmes' shown on BBC1 and BBC2 were independent productions, the Office of Fair

31/10/2003 BUFVC welcome ITN Archive release
The British Universities Film & Video Council (BUFVC) have welcomed the award of a £2.28 million government grant to encode and deliver online some 3,000 hours of newsfilm content from the ITN Archive

31/10/2003 Channel 4 choose Pharos Pilot broadcast control
Channel 4 Television have adopted the Pharos Pilot distributed control system, reducing the need for device-specific hard-wired panels. Four Pilot touchscreens have been installed as the primary ope

31/10/2003 Irish film board launch ‘Irish Film/Irish Culture’
Bord Scannán na hÉireann/Irish Film Board (IFB) have commissioned a booklet entitled ‘Irish Film/Irish Culture’ strongly urging the cultural and social case for direct government support for local fil

31/10/2003 Live Premiership soccer on RTÉ for the next three years
RTÉ and Setanta Sport have announced the successful conclusion of a deal with the FA Premier League, which will see live Premiership soccer on RTÉ for the next three seasons. After an absence of sev

31/10/2003 Minghella sets out vision for bfi
bfi Chairman Anthony Minghella has made an impassioned plea for a revitalised British Film Institute. Speaking at the opening night of The Times bfi London Film Festival, at the screening of the Jan

31/10/2003 Pinnacle Systems report results for first quarter 2004
Pinnacle Systems have announced financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2004, which ended September 30, 2003. Net sales for the first quarter of fiscal 2004 were $70,927,000, a 3% increase

30/10/2003 ABC New York purchase new SSL C100 digital broadcast console
ABC's on-air news broadcast operations are undergoing extensive technical renovations. To meet the audio demands for digital operations, ABC have ordered a Solid State Logic C100 Digital Audio Broad

30/10/2003 BBC Worldwide and KTH sign 'Fimbles' licensing agreement in Korea
BBC Worldwide have signed an exclusive three-year licensing agreement with KTH, Korea's telecommunication giant, to develop an extensive range of high quality children's products for Fimbles. The ra

30/10/2003 Concept Finishing launch EasiPlace range
MediaTech 2003 in Frankfurt saw the hugely successful European launch of the new EasiPlace range. Designed by Cambridgeshire based Concept Finishing Services, the range has been created to enhance,

30/10/2003 ITC and Ofcom publish update to joint television airtime sales rules consultation
The ITC and Ofcom have published an update to their joint consultation on television airtime sales rules announced on October 7 2003. The consultation was initiated in light of the Secretary of State

30/10/2003 New chapter for Final Draft
Final Draft, publisher of the eponymous screenwriting software, have teamed with Lone Eagle Publishing to put out a new imprint of screenwriting books in 2004. The first effort, 'Final Draft present

30/10/2003 Pinnacle Systems receive technical achievement Emmy
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) have awarded Pinnacle Systems a prestigious Emmy for technical achievement. The company's ninth Emmy is being given to Pinnacle for developi

30/10/2003 Sonic's AuthorScript included in update of Microsoft Plus! Digital Media Edition
Sonic Solutions have announced that Microsoft have licensed Sonic AuthorScript, the world’s leading CD and DVD formatting and burning engine, for the recently updated version of Plus! Digital Media Ed

30/10/2003 Soundelux open new UK facility
Leading U.S. sound post-production company Soundelux (an Ascent Media company) have opened a new facilty in London, offering sound supervision and sound editorial services to international feature pro

29/10/2003 Concorde captured with BBC WiScape’s WiCam-C
BBC Wales were first to broadcast live to air coverage of one of Concorde’s last flights with BBC WiScape’s revolutionary news gathering wireless digital radio camera, the WiCam-C. Launched at IBC i

29/10/2003 Framestore CFC's design team move to DVD authoring
Framestore CFC have announced the release of three DVD productions that have been designed and authored by the company's small but perfectly formed design team. 'Look Around You', 'Knowing Me, Knowin

29/10/2003 Input Video expand premises
Input Video have doubled the size of their West 12 Production Centre by moving into the property adjacent to their original building. The new building will house the company’s expanding production d

29/10/2003 Jason Starr illuminates Mahler's Third
Aurora Video Systems have announced that producer and director Jason Starr used Aurora's IgniterX Studio Pro digital video capture and editing card in the production of 'What the Universe Tells Me: Un

29/10/2003 Ofcom launches consultation on future regulation of broadcast advertising
Ofcom, the new communications regulator from the end of 2003, is launching a public consultation on the future regulation of broadcast advertising. The Communications Act 2003 places a duty on Ofcom

29/10/2003 Plus XXX'S SSL K Series console in demand
US engineer Tom Durack has recently finished mixing a new album for Virgin France artist Étienne Daho at Plus XXX in Paris, using the facility's new Solid State Logic 9088 XL K console. The desk, wh

29/10/2003 SSL unveil C100 console
Solid State Logic's new dedicated broadcast console, the C100, was unveiled with a number of significant enhancements at the recent AES 2003. The enhancements are designed to increase the flexibilit

29/10/2003 Welsh indies receive £500,000 from Europe
Sgrîn Cymru Wales have announced that three Welsh independent television production companies have secured almost £500,000 from the European Union's MEDIA Plus TV production fund. Obtained by Cardif

28/10/2003 APT welcome back John McCaffery
Belfast-based APT (Audio Processing Technology) have welcomed John McCaffrey back to the company as their new licensing manager. McCaffrey has spent the last four years handling OEM business for Ando