Broadcast News Archive for October, 2003
23/10/2003 Harris provide automation system to Lebanese TV
Harris Corporation have been chosen by the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation International (LBCI), Lebanon's major commercial television station, to automate LBCI's multi-playout transmission facility

23/10/2003 Livingstone pledges more funding for film festival
London Mayor Ken Livingstone has pledged to work with the London Development Agency to provide extra funding for The Times bfi London Film Festival, now in its 47th year. The new funding, to begin in

23/10/2003 Salford launches first ever Film Festival
Salford, the city which gave birth to film classics such as 'Gandhi', 'Churchill' and 'Jesus Christ' is to get back to its celluloid roots next month. Salford, one time home of Robert Powell, Albert

23/10/2003 Sonic MyDVD 5 wins PC Magazine Award
Sonic MyDVD 5, Sonic Solutions' DVD creation software, won PC Magazine’s prestigious Editors’ Choice Award. In addition to being named Editors’ Choice, MyDVD received top honors with a rare five-sta

23/10/2003 Trio of top postproduction facilities invest in Avid DS Nitris
Avid Technology have announced that three major New York City-based postproduction facilities – FrameRunner, PostWorks, and Image Group – are among the first to purchase the Avid DS Nitris system, whi

23/10/2003 Vibrant film resource takes Wales worldwide
A pioneering Welsh digital media company has generated a ground-breaking series of online movies to create the largest ever audiovisual presentation of Wales via the Internet. New Media Magic, sister

22/10/2003 'Man Dancin' nominated at Raindance Film Festival
'Man Dancin', a new Scottish movie featuring former 'Eastenders' star Alex Ferns has been nominated for Best UK Feature Film at London's Raindance Film Festival. Ferns gives a stunning performance a

22/10/2003 £6m boost for film and TV makers in Liverpool
Britain's new 'Capital of Culture 2008' is celebrating again after securing six million pounds to develop and strengthen the vibrant and thriving film, TV and media industry in Merseyside. Liverpool,

22/10/2003 Dennis Potter Award 2003 launched
This year's Dennis Potter Award will give out three development awards for writers to work on scripts for a single film on BBC Two. One script is will be commissioned as a single film to be screened

22/10/2003 FBI select Convera for investigative data warehouse
Convera have announced that the Federal Bureau of Investigation have selected Convera’s RetrievalWare as a search and categorization platform within the Agency’s new Investigative Data Warehouse. Th

22/10/2003 Granada pay offer rejected
All three unions involved in pay talks with Granada have condemned the company's 2% pay offer. Representatives of Bectu, NUJ, and Amicus have told Granada's management that the offer is unacceptable

22/10/2003 Line win Sony Grand Prix for BAA solution
Line Communications Group, one of Europe's premier custom e-learning and communications companies, scooped top honours at the prestigious Sony AV Awards held last night. Its innovative approach to n

22/10/2003 Pepper post 'Comfortably Numb'
Pepper have completed the grade and titles for the forthcoming Channel 4 drama, 'Comfortably Numb'. Written and directed by Leo Regan, Comfortably Numb follows two recovering alcoholics during their

22/10/2003 TV news broadcasters are victors in Iraq media war: report
Television was the most popular medium providing news during the Iraq war -with TV audiences, traditionally more diffident to news broadcasts, tuning in for an average of almost five hours a week, acc

21/10/2003 Carlton Chairman bows to shareholder pressure
After days of intense speculation and boardroom wrangling Carlton Communications have confirmed that Chairman Michael Green is to stand down as Chairman designate of ITV Plc. Mr Green will remain in

21/10/2003 Criterion purchase second Correct System
MTI Film, a leader in software based image processing applications for the emerging tapeless workflow, have announced that New York based Criterion have purchased their second MTI Film Correct System,

21/10/2003 Fox Television to install six SSL C200 Digital Production Consoles
Fox Television have purchased six 32-fader, 96 in-line channel Solid State Logic C200 Digital Production Consoles, to serve their on-air promotion and sports departments. The first four consoles, sl

21/10/2003 Fred Schultz of Sundance Digital to speak at SMPTE 2003
Fred Schultz, Sundance Digital's vice president of newsroom automation, will be among the industry experts delivering white papers at SMPTE's 145th Technical Conference and Exhibition. The conferenc

21/10/2003 Irish production company wins ESA contract
Agtel, one of Ireland's leading independent film and video production companies, have won a major contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) to develop a science education programme that will be di

21/10/2003 Leading Romanian company transports signals with flashlink
Adisam Telecom SA, a leader in the Romanian telecommunications services market, have taken delivery of Network Electronics flashlink CWDM system. flashlink is a versatile, cost-effective fibre optic

21/10/2003 Omneon launch new suite of media tools
Omneon Video Networks have announced a new suite of Media Tools designed to provide unique functionality for controlling an Omneon Spectrum media server system and for managing media elements within a

21/10/2003 Skillset aim for Indie growth boost
A scheme to help Indies bolster the sustainability of their businesses has been launched by Skillset. Forty small to medium sized independent television production companies will benefit from the Bus

20/10/2003 'Less regulation and fewer targets' for TV declares Hodgson
Britain's new breed of super regulators should deal with as few high level duties as possible, concentrating on a clear focus and fewer targets, according to Patricia Hodgson, Chief Executive of the I

20/10/2003 BBC Sports purchase EVS AirBox-XT
BBC Sports have put an EVS AirBox-XT in service to produce regularly updated sport bulletins of two-minute duration. These are broadcast continually by BBC News Interactive and streamed via the BBC

20/10/2003 Bectu Conference 2004 details announced
BECTU's next Annual Conference is to be held in May 2004 at Liverpool. Branch delegates from all parts of the union will be attending the Conference, which will debate Bectu's National Executive Com