Broadcast News Archive for October, 2003
07/10/2003 Macrovision injunct circumvention device in Germany
Macrovision Corporation, the leading provider of digital rights management and copy protection technologies, have obtained a temporary injunction, in the District Court of Frankfurt, Germany, against

07/10/2003 Pinnacle System launch latest Steinberg CLEAN products
Pinnacle Systems have announced that updated versions of four major consumer products by Steinberg will soon be available. After the acquisition of Steinberg Media Technologies in December 2002 thes

07/10/2003 Scottish Screen backed film takes French award
Richard Jobson has won the award as Best Director for his first feature film, '16 Years of Alcohol' at the Dinard Festival of British Film in France. The film, a semi- autobiographical story of a you

06/10/2003 'Most advanced' Broadcast Centre in Europe opens
BBC Broadcast, the commercial arm of the BBC, providing channel management services to both the BBC and other companies, have opened their new Broadcast Centre. They have also secured the channel man

06/10/2003 APT’s WorldNet Tokyo win prestigious broadcast award
Judges at broadcast exhibition BIRTV 2003 have honoured Belfast-based APT (Audio Processing Technology) by presenting the codec manufacturer with the Most Expected Product of the Year award for its Wo

06/10/2003 BBC Post Production scoop two wildlife film festival awards
BBC Post Production has picked up two awards for work on its wildlife programmes at The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival. The annual award ceremony held recently in Wyoming, USA recognises the ver

06/10/2003 BDL Autoscript on top down under
During IBC, BDL Autoscript announced several significant orders from major Broadcasters in New Zealand and Australia worth in excess of £150,000. In New Zealand, TV3 has ordered four systems split be

06/10/2003 Knibbs joins Vue as COO
Vue, the UK’s leading developer and operator of state-of-the-art-cinemas, today announced that Steve Knibbs has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer of Vue Entertainment. Knibbs joins from Unite

06/10/2003 PMC develop LB1 upgrade
PMC has launched a new Signature version of its LB1 industry standard professional monitor. The new LB1 Signature was developed by Managing Director and co-founder Pete Thomas, who designed the origi

06/10/2003 Rear Window to expand wireless work
Rear Window Television, the OB facilities company behind V Graham Norton’s ‘Webcam’, has been using the time between series to develop a new Wireless Director Assist package that it hopes will revolut

06/10/2003 Viewers support watershed in digital age
Television viewers expect and want to see the 9pm watershed continue, says a new report from the BBC, Broadcasting Standards Commission (BSC) and Independent Television Commission (ITC). There is str

03/10/2003 APTN Manila move to new office
APTN, along with colleagues at AP Text and Photos, moved to new office space in Manila at the end of September. The new location is just around the corner from the previous office, but offers more s

03/10/2003 ATG webcast live from IBC 2003
Internet-based live television webcasting was demonstrated by ATG Broadcast throughout IBC 2003, proving the technical and operational ease of using ATG-designed corporate streaming systems. The ena

03/10/2003 BBC World launch Dynamic Junctions
BBC World are to revolutionise the content between their programmes with new on-screen graphics, known as Dynamic Junctions. The 'junctions' have been created by BBC Broadcast, a commercial arm of t

03/10/2003 Image-Cam provide plug-and-play fibre optic package to Telecast
Image-Cam, specialists in remote control camera systems for sporting and entertainment events, have incorporated Telecast's bidirectional video/data point-of-view (POV) transceivers into a proprietar

03/10/2003 Laganside provide 'reel' aid to Cinemagic
Northern Ireland based Laganside Corporation have hooked a ‘reel’ treat for young people and the young at heart with the announcement that they are to sponsor the UK’s largest children’s film Festival

03/10/2003 McMillan open Birmingham office
McMillan, the leading solutions provider to the broadcast, post-production and presentation markets, have announced the expansion of their regional network with the opening of a Birmingham office on O

03/10/2003 Sonifex present top distributors awards
Sonifex recently presented their awards for their best UK and export distributors for the year 2002/2003. The awards of champagne and an engraved plaque went to The Oxford Sound Company, who won the

03/10/2003 Yorkshire Television retool with eQ
As part of the refurbishment of their high-profile Edit One suite, Yorkshire Television, one of the UK’s major regional broadcasters and programme producers, have purchased a Quantel eQ Resolution Co-

02/10/2003 Adrenalin @ Rushes complete Atomic Kitten post
Adrenalin @ Rushes have just completed the postproduction on this stylish promo for Atomic Kitten's latest single, 'If You Come To Me'. The promo revolves around the three band members, Liz McClarnon

02/10/2003 Artful Music Library now available in the US
The Artful Recorded Music Library have just signed a distribution agreement with Promusic in the USA. Jane Bradshaw, Library manager at Artful, said: “This means that our production music is now ava

02/10/2003 Doremi appoint Effect Systems as European support
Doremi Technologies have appointed Effect Systems as their European customer support partner, directly covering their range of servers, disk recorders and other Doremi products from their Newbury base

02/10/2003 Eyeheight add canaletto to range
A new addition to the Eyeheight range, canaletto, is a broadcast-quality digital colour corrector providing individual control of R, G and B gain, lift and gamma. An integral legaliser ensures that t

02/10/2003 Freehand produce 'Rosemary & Thyme' on DVD
The popular new ITV series, 'Rosemary & Thyme', starring Felicity Kendal and Pam Ferris, has been developed for DVD by the specialist authoring company, Freehand. All six episodes will be available

02/10/2003 Futuroscope choose future thinking with Medialon
For the brand-new Digital City attraction at the Futuroscope theme park, ETC have chosen one Medialon Manager V3 Pro and two Manager Lite Editions have been employed to control more than 100 Thomson P