Broadcast News Archive for November, 2003
19/11/2003 ITC order Ideal World to broadcast apology
The ITC have ruled that the shopping channel Ideal World have breached the ITC Advertising Code, in relation to advertising for two products: Metasys, a green tea extract based diet supplement, design

19/11/2003 New Sky One series posted at Evolutions
Evolutions have carried out all the post-production for a new Sky One series, 'When Sex Goes Wrong'. A Maverick TV production, produced by Dug James, When Sex Goes Wrong takes a comical look at how

19/11/2003 Technical innovation at the heart of Liverpool spectacular
High production values topped the agenda at Liverpool’s 'City of Light 2003' son et lumière spectacular, organised by Liverpool City Council’s Special Events Team, and staged in the middle of the lake

19/11/2003 Thomson receive €1m in orders from Germany
Thomson have announced key orders for their Grass Valley Shadow Telecine system from two major German post-production facilities, Deli Pictures in Hamburg and Pictorion Das Werk in Cologne. The orde

19/11/2003 XL hardware used on Placebo tour
Lighting designer Max Conwell has designed a very different video aesthetic into his show for the current European leg of Placebo’s 'Sleeping With Ghosts' tour. Conwell’s multi-layered approach seaml

18/11/2003 'Left Out' names first prize winner
'Road 2Darkness', a film made by young people from the Ravenstone Project, Dumfries, has won the £2000 'Left Out' first prize, a new video competition for young Scottish filmmakers. Launched last yea

18/11/2003 £2 million Lip Sync investment supported by Fineline
Fineline Media Finance have provided £800,00 to enable Lip Sync, the comprehensive media service provider, to invest in the latest scanning, grading and editing equipment, including the new post produ

18/11/2003 BS Graphics purchase DVS CineControl
DVS have announced the sale of two DVS CineControl systems to BS Graphics, the first sales worldwide of the new on-set capture system for digital film. The Moscow based film production house will em

18/11/2003 Channel Dynamics upgrade G4 performance
Channel Dynamics, specialist distributor of performance enhancement products for Macs, have just announced the availability of the new PowerForce G4 Dual CPU cards from PowerLogix, featuring the lates

18/11/2003 MPC post 'Everyday' Honda Civic spot
Ivan Zacharias of Stink has directed Honda’s new Civic spot, 'Everyday', for Wieden and Kennedy, with compositing and telecine carried out at MPC. The 60-second spot celebrates the everyday, practica

18/11/2003 Network Electronics strengthen US Operations
Network Electronics has launched a powerful campaign to strengthen their growing US presence. Wiggo Evensen, managing director of sales and marketing of the global organisation, has announced the op

18/11/2003 nNovia's SmartHub delivers intelligent DV networking
Currently shipping from SmartHub is nNovia, the first 'switchable' IEEE-1394 six-port hub designed with the intelligence required to manage interconnected 1394 devices. SmartHub manages and preserves

18/11/2003 North West Vision launch New Writers' Development Scheme
North West Vision and the Film Council Development Fund, in partnership with the First Film Foundation, have announced the launch of a new initiative for feature film writers from the North West regio

18/11/2003 Pixelline battens chosen for Pop Idol
Lighting for the current series of 'Pop Idol' features 30 James Thomas Pixelline battens, supplied to the show by lighting contractors VLPS, as specified by lighting designer/director Al Gurdon. The

18/11/2003 Public given Christmas warning over pirate DVDs
The Chief Executive of the Film Council has warned of the danger posed to the film industry by pirate DVD sales and of the risk of consumer disappointment. Film Council CEO John Woodward advised thos

17/11/2003 BSkyB AGM bows to Murdoch ascension
BSkyB's AGM, held in the afterglow of the company's impressive results announcement, has approved the controversial appointment of James Murdoch, son of BSkyB Chairman Rupert, as Chief Executive. The

17/11/2003 Hewitt accepts Carlton & Granada merger undertakings
Following October's Competition Commission finding that the proposed merger of Carlton and Granada "may be expected to operate against the public interest", Trade and Industry Secretary Patricia Hewit

17/11/2003 LPC design new playout suite
London Playout Centre (LPC) have designed a brand new playout suite dedicated to the UK and Southern Africa Sci Fi channels operated by Universal Studios Networks UK (USN UK). LPC transmit over 15,0

17/11/2003 New Jacky Chan film shot in Ireland
Jacky Chan’s latest stunt-laden film, 'The Medallion', was shot in Dublin between May and September 2001. This major motion picture also shot sequences in Thailand and Hong Kong. The filmmakers cho

17/11/2003 Ray Winstone's new production company begins first television film
Size 9 Productions, formed by actor Ray Winstone (Cold Mountain, Henry VIII), producer Joshua St Johnston (Messiah 2:Vengeance is Mine, Buried Treasure) and leading agent Michael Wiggs, have begun pro

17/11/2003 Record number of applications for Berlinale Talent Campus
Over 3,700 young filmmakers from 101 countries around the world have applied for the 2004 Berlinale Talent Campus, almost double the number who applied last year. The Berlinale Talent Campus, the Ber

17/11/2003 South West Screen event to discuss CGI 'trade secrets'
A group of individuals, representing some of the brightest animation talent in the UK, have completed a DTI Global Watch mission to the United States to investigate best practice in Computer Generated

17/11/2003 SSE boost digital console inventory
Birmingham based SSE Hire Limited have ordered five InnovaSON Sy80 digital live consoles to supplement their digital console inventory. SSE has been using InnovaSON Sensory series consoles for over

17/11/2003 Tyne Tees Television appoint new Managing Director
Following Tyne Tees Television Managing Director Margaret Fay's announcement that she is taking early retirement, Granada, owners of the TTTV, have announced that her successor will be the company’s C

17/11/2003 Unions representing Ofcom staff call for talks
Unions with members joining the new communications regulator have demanded full negotiations regarding the status and conditions of its staff. In a letter to e-commerce and competitiveness Minister S