Broadcast News Archive for October, 2003
20/10/2003 Da Vinci Systems' parent emerges from Chapter 11
Da Vinci Systems' parent company, Acterna Corporation, has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, just five months after its initial filing. "We are pleased to announce that we have emerged f

20/10/2003 ITN and JISC to deliver archive content to UK colleges and universities
In a ground-breaking agreement, some 6000 hours of film and video material from the ITN Archive will be digitised and delivered online to colleges and universities across the UK. The material will i

20/10/2003 New Cinema Fund forges international links
'In My Father’s Den' starring 'Spooks' lead actor Matthew Macfadyen, currently shooting in New Zealand, and French language films 'L’Ecole' and 'Lila Dit Ça' (Lila Says) are just three of a selection

20/10/2003 New recruits swell ranks at Imago
Imago, the UK's leading video communications distributor, have made two new appointments at their Thatcham headquarters. Simon Wheeler joins Imago after over five years at Added Dimensions, a compan

20/10/2003 Plymouth Media Partnership receives South West Screen funding
Plymouth Media Partnership, the organisation set up to promote the creative media industry in Plymouth and the surrounding area, has received financial support of £18,000 from South West Screen. The

17/10/2003 £3.3m fund launched by Screen West Midlands
Screen West Midlands are seeking applications from companies across the globe for a share of the £3.3 million pound Screen Fund. The fund is split into production funding of £3 million (for three ye

17/10/2003 CNBC Europe upgrade with MSA Focus' Perspective
CNBC Europe is to upgrade its traffic and billing system to MSA Focus' Perspective. Based on an Oracle database and compliant with standard protocols, Perspective controls sales inventories, advertis

17/10/2003 Court TV choose Sundance Digital's Fastbreak Automation solution
Court TV, one of the fastest growing basic cable services in the US, have fitted out their new digital master control facility with a fully redundant Sundance Digital FastBreak Automation™ solution.

17/10/2003 Discreet ship 3ds max 6 3D animation software
Discreet have announced that the latest version of its award-winning professional 3D modelling, animation and rendering package 3ds max 6 software will begin shipping in Europe, Middle East & Africa o

17/10/2003 Emma Gage joins Twofour Productions
As part of the '4South West' initiative to develop creative industries in the South West region, Twofour Productions have appointed Emma Gage as a Factual Entertainment Development Producer. Twofour

17/10/2003 French institute choose Edifis Scratchbox
The Paris-based Institut National de l'Audiovisuel (INA) have chosen an Edifis Scratchbox video restoration system for use at their studios in Bry-sur-Marne on the eastern outskirts of Paris. The uni

17/10/2003 Maxtor open sales office in Moscow
Maxtor Corporation have opened a sales office in Moscow to provide in-country sales and technical support. The office will allow Maxtor to expand its presence in the large and rapidly growing Russia

17/10/2003 MTI Film and SGI partner on NASA project
MTI Film have teamed with Silicon Graphics (SGI) to provide restoration capabilities in one of the world's highest performing visual film analysis systems. NASA requested that SGI design a system th

16/10/2003 Avid ship real-time HD and SD finishing systems
Avid Technology have announced the worldwide availability of Avid DS Nitris and Avid DS Nitris Editor – the only finishing systems on the market to deliver real-time effects and colour correction with

16/10/2003 Evolutions expand and refurbish audio facilities
In line with increased client demand for full audio post-production services, Evolutions have purchased two Digidesign Pro Tools HD audio systems. The company have also totally refurbished their exi

16/10/2003 Golf TV tees off with Kingston
Kingston inmedia have secured Golf TV as their 28th playout customer, making Kingston one of the fastest growing independent playout providers in the UK. Golf TV has signed up for Kingston's Fully M

16/10/2003 Maxtor validate cost efficient perpendicular recording
Maxtor Corporation have announced that their wholly owned subsidiary, MMC Technology Inc., have demonstrated their new perpendicular recording medium (PMR) disk manufacturing process which delivers pr

16/10/2003 McMillan supply The Hampshire Street Studios with new technology
McMillan have supplied £50,000 worth of new technology to Hampshire Street Studios. The North London based studio have added to their existing facilities with Panasonic camera equipment and an Avid e

16/10/2003 Media Markt accept German copy protection ruling
Media Markt TV-Hifi-Elektro GmbH Frankfurt will not appeal against the interim injunction obtained by Macrovision last week under the newly-enacted German Copyright Act. The holding company (Media S

16/10/2003 Pro8mm launch new 16mm camera and film
Pro8mm have introduced a new and highly evolved standard 16mm camera and custom load film. The new Classic Sixteen is a professional motion picture camera, remanufactured at the company’s Burbank fac

16/10/2003 Teldex Studio Berlin reborn with PMC
The world famous Teldec classical recording studios in Berlin has been reborn as Teldex Studio Berlin, giving the German capital its only truly world class music recording facility. The now independ

15/10/2003 Bectu announce consultation meetings on Labour affiliation
Bectu are holding a nationwide series of meetings of members in advance of a ballot on its Labour Party affiliation. At many of them union officers will be joined by Labour politicians to explain wh

15/10/2003 Historic Pathe archive placed on internet
A collection of more than 12 million historic photographs has been created from Britain’s world famous British Pathe newsreel archive for free internet access. British Pathe’s film collection spannin

15/10/2003 Macromedia announce availability of Breeze LMS Adapter
Macromedia have announced the availability of the Macromedia BreezeLearning Management System (LMS) Adapter for Plateau, which seamlessly integrates Breeze with the Plateau 4 LMS, giving enterprise cu

15/10/2003 Major Hollywood film set for Scotland
A $32m Hollywood movie starring Adrian Brody and Keira Knightley, with George Clooney as one of its producers, is set to shoot in Scotland. The news was announced by Scottish Minister for Culture Fra