Broadcast News Archive for November, 2003
07/11/2003 Upgraded driver for BB5/ XB3 range released
PMC have announced an upgrade for their flagship BB5 series monitor series and XB3 sub with the introduction of a new version of their 15 inch radial driver. Rear venting of the magnet now complemen

06/11/2003 CT Germany employ Medialon for major auto show exhibit
Creative Technology Germany recently employed Medialon Manager for the Mercedes-Benz exhibit at the Frankfurt International Auto Show. The company provided the latest-generation high-resolution Barco

06/11/2003 Dantz announce external hard drive backup solution
The Dantz Development Corporation, a leader in backup and restore software, have announced the immediate availability of Dantz Retrospect Disk-to-Disk for Windows. For the first time, inexpensive, hi

06/11/2003 Doremi release HD MPEG-2 PCI-X encoder
Doremi Technologies are now delivering the Orca real-time MPEG-2 encoder for High Definition and Standard Definition video. Supplied on a PCI-X card, it provides a winning combination of high bit-ra

06/11/2003 Gearhouse Broadcast contracted for Tennis Masters Cup facilities
Gearhouse Broadcast have been contracted to provide the technical facilities for the prestigious Tennis Masters Cup, to be held in Houston, Texas from November 10 – 16 2003. This complements the exi

06/11/2003 ITV appoint Sir Brian Pittman as interim chairman
Carlton Communications' Sir Brian Pittman has been announced as interim Chairman of ITV. His appointment comes in the wake of the shareholder coup which ousted the previous Chairman Designate, Michae

06/11/2003 Pinnacle Systems appoint interim President & CEO
Pinnacle Systems have announced that J. Kim Fennell has resigned as the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer, and as a member of the Board of Directors, effective immediately. The Board o

06/11/2003 Richard Jobson wins Best New Director award at BIFA
At the recent BIFA Awards in London Richard Jobson took the Douglas Hickox Award for Best New Director for his debut film, the award-winning 'Sixteen Years of Alcohol', with the award for Best Support

06/11/2003 VISTA project wins RTS Technical Innovation Award
The VISTA (Virtual human Interface for a Set-Top box Agent) project won the Royal Television Society Technical Innovation Award 2003 for Advanced Engineering Techniques at the annual RTS Technical Inn

05/11/2003 'Root-and-branch review' of film co-production considered
The government have launched a "root-and-branch review" of international film co-production treaties in a bid to ensure they are bringing real cultural and economic benefits to the UK. The review, wh

05/11/2003 Aardman complete asthma treatment commercial
Aardman have recently completed 'The Asthma Treatment', a commercial for GSK's Advil, with Ogilvy New York. An Aardman spokesperson said: "The commercial features a man who takes his love interest on

05/11/2003 BBC Films sweep the board at BIFAs
BBC Films co-productions virtually swept the board at last night's British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs), winning seven of the most prestigious feature film awards. Stephen Frears' 'Dirty Pretty Th

05/11/2003 Buyer sought as McMillan UK placed in receivership
McMillan UK, one of the industry's leading audio visual companies, have entered receivership at the request of the firm's directors. Blair Nimmo and Neil Armour of KPMG Corporate Recovery were appoin

05/11/2003 Dylan Thomas documentary 'the most shown programme in history'
A film about Dylan Thomas has emerged as potentially the 'TV Programme shown more times than any other in history'. The programme, 'The Dylan Thomas Trail', was made for the ITV Network in 1983 by HT

05/11/2003 Igloo Post complete 'Frank Skinner Show' titles
Igloo Post have recently completed the opening title sequence for the 'Frank Skinner Show'. Igloo Posts MD and head compositor Brian Ainsworth said: "Bernard Heyes' seemingly simple idea of hundreds

05/11/2003 Northern Ireland actress launches Seagate Foyle Film Festival
Flora Montgomery, one of the most exciting young talents to emerge in Irish acting circles in recent years, was in Belfast today for the launch of the 16th Seagate Foyle Film Festival. The Festival,

05/11/2003 Thomson report orders of euro 2.8m from Russian Federation
Thomson have reported orders worth euro 2.8 million for their Grass Valley products from customers in the Russian Federation zone. The orders span the company’s camera, vision mixer, intelligent vide

04/11/2003 Framestore CFC honoured at BTAA Craft Awards
Framestore CFC have again been recognised at the annual BTAA Craft Awards, winning the 'Computer Animation' award for their work on the extraordinary Johnnie Walker spot, 'Fish'. The event, which att

04/11/2003 Individual Creative Excellence awards to be announced at NAB 2004
The National Association of Broadcasters, in cooperation with Future Media Concepts (FMC), have announced they are launching the NAB Individual Creative Excellence (ICE) Awards to recognise those who

04/11/2003 James Murdoch appointed BSkyB CEO
The Board of BSkyB have announced the controversial appointment of James Murdoch, son of Chairman Rupert Murdoch, as Chief Executive Officer. He will replace outgoing Chief Executive Tony Ball, effe

04/11/2003 Marks & Spencer sparkle with new Christmas campaign
Marks & Spencer have revealed their innovative new Christmas television advertisement today. The 50-second advert made by creative agency, Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R, is based around the theme

04/11/2003 Plymouth Media Partnership announce launch details
Plymouth Media Partnership, the organisation set up to promote the digital and creative content industries in Plymouth and the surrounding area, has announced an impressive line-up of speakers for its

04/11/2003 Science Museum and Fox partner on alien exhibition
The Science Museum through its commercial/enterprise arm NMSI Trading Ltd., have announced a major development and production agreement with leading international television producer Fox Television St

04/11/2003 The Audio Suite complete 'For Valour' sound design
'For Valour', a peak-time, one-hour dramatised documentary to be shown on BBC2 this autumn, has been sound-designed and mixed in Dolby Surround Sound by Neil Hillman, MPSE at The Audio Suite. Present

04/11/2003 Vine release C2-5000 Series Universal Scalers
Vine Micro have released their brand new 'high end' product range, the 'C2-5000 Series of Universal Scalers'. Following on from their highly acclaimed 'CORIO' technology, this new 'CORIO 2' (C2) tec