Broadcast News Archive for October, 2003
15/10/2003 Short films tour to showcase new filmmaking talent
Hot new British film talent is to be showcased to audiences in 21 cities across the UK under the banner 'Big Stories | Small Flashes' funded by the Film Council’s New Cinema Fund. Ricky Tomlinson, Pa

15/10/2003 Softimage|XSI integrated into flight simulator
Defence R&D Canada have augmented their virtual reality (VR) helicopter deck landing simulation with Softimage|XSI, the industry's leading 3-D and animation software. The DRDC helicopter simulation f

15/10/2003 South West Screen & EM Media get industry approval
South West Screen and EM Media have been recognised as Regional Training Partners by the Skillset Approvals System. The system is based on industry agreed benchmarks and is a quality endorsement awar

15/10/2003 Video Arts train sights on Freedom of Information Act
Video Arts, award winning provider of memorable training resources, and Masons Solicitors, experts on compliance and legislation, have developed 'Freedom of Information', a training programme designed

14/10/2003 APTN and ABC form archive alliance
Associated Press Television News (APTN) and Australia's national public broadcaster, Australian Broadcasting Company (ABC) have formed a new alliance to represent archive material. The agreement will

14/10/2003 Dantz announce support for SBS 2003
Dantz Development Corporation have announced that Dantz Retrospect 6.5 for Windows supports the newly released Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 (both Standard and Premium Editions). "Dan

14/10/2003 Eyeheight announce irisOB vision mixer
An ultra-compact vision mixer designed for use in outside broadcast vehicles is now available from Eyeheight. The irisOB vision mixer is a full 10-bit system comprising an eight-input/four-output pro

14/10/2003 Hungary's Duna Television choose Omneon
Hungary's state satellite broadcaster, Budapest-based Duna Television, is using the Omneon SPECTRUM media server as its platform for transmission of Hungarian programming to viewers in North America,

14/10/2003 ITV announce increase in programme budget
ITV have announced a 7% increase in ITV1's network programme budget for the financial year 2003/4. The increase was agreed by ITV shareholders, principally Carlton and Granada, and follows the annou

14/10/2003 Leader introduce LV5700A analogue/digital waveform monitor
Leader Electronics have announced a major new option for the LV5700 multi-standard HD/SD waveform monitor. In addition to the existing model's digital signal handling capabilities, the LV5700A is eq

14/10/2003 Lottery-backed UK films net £125m in receipts
National Lottery investments in the UK film industry have generated box office takings of over £125 million, new figures have revealed. Overall, £13 million of Lottery funding invested by the UK Film

14/10/2003 USA Studios downconvert 'Concert for George' with Snell & Wilcox
Long-time Snell & Wilcox customer USA Studios, an industry leader in international tape duplication with two high-volume facilities in New York City, have wrapped work on the downconversion of 'Concer

13/10/2003 Academic Softimage|XSI draws on program's top features
The Academic version of Softimage|XSI includes the same features as the professional versions used to create celebrated games like 'Half-Life 2' and 'Resident Evil Zero' to movies like 'Terminator 3:

13/10/2003 Altered Images expand into new premises
Altered Images, the SW London based broadcast technology reseller have moved into new premises in Shepperton. The recent relocation, on October 5, is part of an ongoing expansion plan which sees the

13/10/2003 Bryant launch USB and FireWire patch panels
Non-linear editing facility Bryant Broadcast have launched 'back to back' patch panels for both USB (A to B), and FireWire/IEEE1394a protocols. Either model is currently available with 16 ports to a

13/10/2003 Carlton & Granada agree ITV PLC board
Following the announcement on Tuesday by the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry indicating that their proposed merger may proceed if the terms of remedies can be agreed with the Office of Fair

13/10/2003 Inspired with Video Arts Fish! adventure
Video Arts, the award-winning provider of memorable learning resources will bring Fish! adventure, the worldwide training phenomenon, to the UK at three half-day events held in Edinburgh, London and B

13/10/2003 NMR announced as leading CinéWave reseller in Europe
Pinnacle Systems have announced that New Media Research (NMR), the London based digital media solution provider, have been leading the drive to professional quality Mac based editing through record br

13/10/2003 Popular flame dancing effects from MTFX
MTFX has recently completed a series of large dancing flame effects around the UK. MTFX's Firedance system has proved very popular this year, with shows up and down the country accompanying many Fire

13/10/2003 SRS 6.1 Surround Sound Encoding available for VST
SRS Labs have announced the launch of the first professional software product for their Circle Surround format. The new product, SRS Circle Surround VST Pro, is a plug-in for the popular VST (Virtual

10/10/2003 AGI packaging put ‘The Simpsons’ on the box
AGI Media, the leading global supplier of media entertainment packaging, has produced the packaging for one of this year’s most anticipated DVD releases – 'The Simpsons: The Complete Third Season', re

10/10/2003 Canford & EML supply Saudi refit
Canford have been chosen as the primary supplier of cables, connectors and patch panels for the Ministry of Information MCR Ugrade project in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Cables made to Canford's own design

10/10/2003 Digi-Box receive Pixelmetrix’s Distributor of the Year award
Digi-Box has become the first company to receive Pixelmetrix’ new “Distributor of the Year” award. Jon Phillips and Nilesh Mandalia were each presented with antique-look lacquered storage boxes by Pr

10/10/2003 Harris and TRT pioneer digital audio broadcasting in Turkey
Turkish Radio Television Corporation (TRT), Turkey's public television broadcaster, has chosen Harris Corporation's Broadcast Communications Division for the second phase of TRT's launch into Digital

10/10/2003 Pharos announces enhanced audio server
Pharos Communications are to introduce an enhanced version of the multichannel Pharos Audio Server on Stand 37 of SBES to be held in London's ExCel, November 26-27. Pharos Audio Server manages the re