Broadcast News Archive for November, 2003
14/11/2003 BBC Four World Cinema Awards shortlist revealed
BBC Four have announced the shortlist of nominations for their forthcoming World Cinema Awards. Viewers and experts nominated their six favourite foreign language films from more than 120 titles rele

14/11/2003 BSkyB results show huge profit hike
BSkyB's results for the three months ended September 2003 30 have revealed that total group revenue increased by 17% to £850 million and that operating profit, before goodwill and exceptional items, d

14/11/2003 Electric Transfer choose da Vinci Colourist Toolbox
da Vinci Systems have announced that Atlanta based Electric Transfer, a postproduction boutique specialising in film-to-tape and tape-to-tape colour correction, have purchased da Vinci's 2K Plus colou

14/11/2003 Glasgow to become 'Freelance Haven'
Freelance Haven, an event aimed at freelancers from throughout the television industry, is to be held at Tiger Tiger in Glasgow on the evening of Wednesday November 19. The event aims to get freelanc

14/11/2003 Indie Awards receive facelift
The Indie Awards, which celebrate the best of independent programme making, are to receive a facelift next year. Instead of BBC Television Centre, The 12th Annual Indie Awards, to take place on Thur

14/11/2003 Irish government pledges film industry support
John O'Donoghue, Irish Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism, has announced a 9% boost in funding for the Irish Film Board, and promised increased government support for Irish filmmakers. Minister O'D

14/11/2003 Ofcom announce senior legal team
Ofcom have announced the appointment of the senior legal professionals who will support the new communications regulator in all competition law, regulatory law and general legal activities. The Commu

14/11/2003 Pinnacle win $3m networked news solution order
Pinnacle Systems have announced that Global Television Network, whose broadcast stations reach more than 94% of households in Canada, have placed an order valued at over US$3 million to upgrade their

14/11/2003 Real-time networking with Calrec's Hydra and Zeta systems
At SBES 2003, to be held in London from November 26-27, Calrec Audio (Stand #29) are to introduce the Hydra audio network, enabling I/O resources to be shared throughout the entire family of Calrec di

14/11/2003 Red buyout financed by management
Award-winning postproduction and visual effects company Red have announced a buyout by their management team, Stephen Luther, Simon Leppington and Gary Szabó. Following a court protection mandate, t

13/11/2003 Call for entries from Scottish Students on Screen
Now entering its fifth year, Scottish Students on Screen project has called for entries for 2004. This well-established project aims to foster stronger links between the screen industries and educati

13/11/2003 Chyron appoint Chief Products Officer
Chyron Corporation have announced the appointment of Bill Hendler as Vice President, Chief Products Officer. In his new role, Hendler will be responsible for overseeing product management for Chyron

13/11/2003 Mumbai's Prime Focus order MRMC Milo
Prime Focus Limited, one of India's most innovative television and film production facilities, have purchased and installed a Milo motion control rig from Mark Roberts Motion Control. The Milo will

13/11/2003 New Square Wheels vehicle now available
Bedford-based television and film vehicle hire specialists Square Wheels have announced the availability of their new vehicle, 'JIL'. 'JIL' has all the essentials for a busy shoot, but is 10ft shorte

13/11/2003 OpTex appointed Marenius agent
OpTex have been appointed UK Agent for Swedish company Marenius Audio Products. The first product to be launched is a portable stereo mixer suitable for prosumer and broadcast cameras. The MM-4210 i

13/11/2003 PEC appoint Sales & Marketing Director
PEC Video Limited, one of London’s longest established professional video resellers, have announced the appointment of Derek Morgan as Sales and Marketing Director. Morgan was previously General Man

13/11/2003 Pepper complete post on ‘Job Street’
Leading post-production facility Pepper recently completed the online and grade for ‘Job Street’. Nominated for a TCM Classic Shorts award, this 10-minute short was inspired by a series of articles i

13/11/2003 Thomson sign euro 13.1 million ESPN deal
Thomson have received an order valued in excess of 13.1m euros from ESPN, the world’s leading sports programming network for televised. ESPN will use Grass Valley brand broadcast equipment from Thoms

13/11/2003 YesVideo slash UK video digitisation/authoring costs
The November 10 2003 launch of YesVideo brings to the UK and Ireland a volume service facility, that anyone can access, to convert video material into fully digitised and authored DVD and CD Discs at

12/11/2003 'Media is prime source of sexual education for young people' claims joint report
Along with their mothers, the media is the most useful source of learning about love, sex and relationships for young people according to a new report 66% of young people said that the media is a use

12/11/2003 'Young Adam' director nominated for European Film Award
'Young Adam' director David Mackenzie has been nominated for the Rainer Werner Fassbinder Discovery Prize at this year's European Film Awards. The cash prize is presented at the awards ceremony by t

12/11/2003 Bucks Laboratories win Carlton Screen contract
Bucks Laboratories, the Slough based motion picture film laboratory, have won a new contract to manufacture commercial cinema prints for Carlton Screen Advertising. Bucks, the only ISO9001 quality ac

12/11/2003 Conservatives appoint new Shadow Culture Secretary
Julie Kirkbride, Conservative Member of Parliament for Bromsgrove, has been appointed Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media & Sport by Conservative leader Michael Howard. Ms. Kirkbride, a grad

12/11/2003 Cost of TV licence set to rise
The cost of a TV licence is set to rise by £5 from next April, the Government has announced. From 1 April 2004, a TV licence will now cost £121 while a black and white licence will go up from £38.50

12/11/2003 Crest chose Softimage|XSI for sophisticated children's animation series
Leading digital studio Crest Communications exclusively used Softimage|XSI, the industry's leading nonlinear 3-D production environment, for 'Jakers! The Adventures Of Piggley Winks'. Crest Communic