Broadcast News Archive for November, 2003
21/11/2003 'Wife Swap' commissioner to meet with RTS Scotland
The Royal Television Society Scotland, in association with Channel 4, are to hold an 'audience with a commissioner' on Monday November 24 in The Lighthouse, Glasgow. Channel 4 Documentary Commissioni

21/11/2003 ATG router orders pass fifty mark
ATG Broadcast have received an order from a major UK broadcaster for their recently-introduced PPR-4 postproduction router. The contract is for 11 units to be installed at a regional control and pla

21/11/2003 Black Diamond produce 'Golf California' series
Black Diamond Films, a UK based producer and distributor of live action and lifestyle programming, have produced 'Golf California', a 13 x 30' series sponsored by United Airlines and the Golf Owners A

21/11/2003 Kramer Electronics acquire Sierra Video Systems
Kramer Electronics have announced their acquisition of Sierra Video Systems, a northern California based company specialising in the design, manufacture and distribution of high-quality matrix switche

21/11/2003 NUJ warn of regional TV cutbacks as Meridian axe jobs
Granada subsidiary Meridian are to make up to 175 staff redundant across their operation. The move will see the closure of the main studios in Southampton and Maidstone, while the studio covering a t

21/11/2003 Outsource Media enter partnership with LA Studios
Outsource Media, a leading UK voice production company, have entered into an exclusive partnership agreement with the USA’s largest, independent group of audio facilities, The LA Studios, Inc. The m

21/11/2003 Philips add superior Media Player functionality to Obigo mobile software
Royal Philips Electronics and Swedish company Teleca have announced that Philips' Media Player advanced multimedia software solution will be integrated with Obigo, Teleca's industry-leading applicatio

21/11/2003 Quantel announce Panasonic collaboration
Quantel are to offer interoperability between generationQ editing and server systems and Panasonic’s Professional Plug-in (P2) solid-state memory-based acquisition system. The close coupling of the t

21/11/2003 Tartan Small competition seeks submissions
Tartan Smalls have invited application for their 2004 creative television competition. Tartan Smalls, a joint initiative between CBBC Scotland and Scottish Screen to create new and exciting work for

21/11/2003 Trilogy at heart of Saudi TV digital upgrade
Trilogy Broadcast have delivered a substantial order for the Ministry of Information (MoI) in Saudi Arabia for Riyadh TV, the leading television station in Riyadh. The system, which includes a large

20/11/2003 BBC dominate at Grierson documentary and RTS Craft & Design Awards
The BBC have triumphed at recent awards ceremonies, taking home a host of accolades at both the Royal Television Society Craft and Design Awards and the Grierson Awards, both held on November 19. The

20/11/2003 Bectu extract BSkyB health promise
Bectu representatives at Sky in Osterley have helped to secure the promise of improvements to health and safety practice in studio operations at the site through their work with the Health and Safety

20/11/2003 DigitalFilm Tree assist Oscar legend with 'Cold Mountain' edit
DigitalFilm Tree (DFT), a post and design company specialising in Final Cut Pro (FCP) consultation and implementation, have worked closely with Walter Murch to pioneer a Final Cut Pro editing workflow

20/11/2003 Eyeheight announce legalEyes third-generation legaliser
Eyeheight's recently launched legalEyes is a compact third-generation legaliser combining broadcast quality with the features and affordability required for desktop video editing systems. legalEyes

20/11/2003 Film Council invite digital cinema screen tenders
The Film Council’s Distribution and Exhibition Fund have begun procurement processes to acquire digital equipment to be installed in UK cinemas. As part of their digital screen network initiative, T

20/11/2003 Rushes complete comical promos for The Darkness
Following in the footsteps of famous glam rock Christmas singles before it, director Alex Smith of Adrenalin @ Rushes has delivered a typically stylised video for 'Xmas' by The Darkness. The promo o

20/11/2003 Sachtler release DV-1 fluid head
Sachtler have released their DV-1 professional grade fluid head, suitable for lightweight MiniDV Camcorders. With its payload of between 0.5 - 2kg, the new tripod system DV 1 is specially designed fo

20/11/2003 Thomson and Panasonic announce OEM agreements
Thomson and Panasonic have announced original equipment manufacturing (OEM) and mutual distribution agreements. The two broadcast equipment giants revealed a distribution agreement in which Panasonic

20/11/2003 XL Video get 'Sexie' with Eddie Izzard
XL Video UK supplied projection hardware for Eddie Izzard’s 'Sexie' DVD shoot, filmed over three nights of performances at the Congress Theatre in Eastbourne. The Sexie DVD is part of the ongoing wo

20/11/2003 Xube to make BETT Awards Video
Xube are to make the official video for this year’s BETT Awards. “It’s great to be working on the BETT Awards for a second year. Last year we raced around the country filming a whole range of educat

19/11/2003 BBC appoint Head of Audience Planning
Justin Bairamian has been appointed Head Of Audience Planning for the BBC. Reporting to Andy Duncan, Director, Marketing, Communications & Audiences, this is a newly created role within MC&A. Justi

19/11/2003 Corbis Motion appointed exclusive provider of NY aerial footage collection
Corbis Motion, a leading provider of rights-managed and royalty-free stock footage, have entered into an exclusive partnership to represent the High-Definition (HD) aerial footage collection from WLIW

19/11/2003 Film Council International create new development post
Film Council International, the inward investment and export promotion arm of the Film Council, have reinforced their drive to develop and promote the export of UK films, talent, services and skills t

19/11/2003 Framestore CFC honoured by RTS
Framestore CFC have received recognition for the second successive year at the annual Royal Television Society Craft & Design Awards. At the ceremony, hosted on November 17 by Carol Smillie and held

19/11/2003 Indian broadcaster equips new digital head-ends with Scopus
Doordarshan, India's leading television broadcaster, have ordered additional digital video broadcasting platforms from Scopus, to be used for satellite TV broadcast head-ends throughout India. Scopu