Broadcast News Archive for December, 2003
05/12/2003 Ofcom announce senior technology and research appointments
Ofcom have announced the appointment of two senior professionals, who will support the new communications regulator across technology and research and development issues. Peter Ingram joins as Chief

05/12/2003 One Post create new CGI Christmas idents for Sky Sports
One Post and Sky’s internal creative department are currently completing work on a series of CGI Christmas idents for Sky Sports, featuring sporting snowmen displaying their athletic prowess on the fo

05/12/2003 SignaSys completes Stanford University production facility relocation and upgrade
SignaSys have completed engineering and integration services with Stanford University's Stanford Video department, a division of University Communications. The permanent state-of-the-art studio accom

04/12/2003 £500,000 cash boost for BBC English regions programming
An extra £500,000 investment in regional independent television productions has been announced by the BBC. The extra money will be spent on a range of new programmes across all 11 BBC regions in Engl

04/12/2003 Architectural documentary wins Royal Television Society Award
The award for best documentary at the recent regional Royal Television Society Awards went to Plymouth based Automatic Productions for 'Big City, Big Dreams', a two-part series for ITV1 Westcountry ex

04/12/2003 Blue Screen and virtual set HD/SD open day to be held in London
Polar Graphics have joined with Brainstorm in order to host a free event showcasing the Oscar winning Ultimatte Blue/Green screen compositing hardware and software and the world famous Brainstorm Virt

04/12/2003 IBIS receive ESPN orders for SprinTx and video workflow systems
IBIS (Integrated Broadcast Information Systems Ltd) have received orders to the value of £250,000 from ESPN. The first is for a SprinTx Newsroom automation system to be installed at a pilot project a

04/12/2003 Irish government extend film tax relief incentive until 2008
The Irish government have announced their intention to retain 'Section 481', the 80% tax relief incentive on films, until at least 2008. Irish Finance Minister Charlie McCreevy also announced that th

04/12/2003 Machine Room continue post work for 'Footballers’ Wives'
The Machine Room are currently working on the post for the latest series of 'Footballers’ Wives', the ITV1 drama about the footballers of fictional Premiership club Earls Park and the glamorous women

04/12/2003 Oxygen Media purchase Pixel Power Clarity2 following trial
Pixel Power, provider of broadcast character generators and graphics systems, have announced that Oxygen Media have purchased their Clarity2 system for on-air programming. After extensive evaluation

04/12/2003 Pro-Bel win EMMA award for assistance with childrens' hospital TV
Pro-Bel have won an award for their work with the Stichting Steun Emma Kinderziekenhuis AMC, a charitable foundation that raises money on behalf of the EMMA children's department within the giant AMC

04/12/2003 TL Audio unveil New Ivory 5060 Preset Valve Compressor
TL Audio have announced the launch of their new Ivory 5060 Preset Valve Compressor, which is the latest addition to the best selling Ivory 2 series. The 5060 couples a dual channel compressor with a

04/12/2003 TSI TX announce major expansion in playout facilities
TSI TX, the London-based broadcast services company, are investing heavily in the expansion of their playout facility by increasing the capacity to broadcast a further 18 channels - taking the total n

03/12/2003 BBC Chairman Gavyn Davies warns against Charter change
At a dinner in Cardiff to mark the Board of Governors' visit to Wales, BBC Chairman Gavyn Davies said the BBC's 80-year-old model of governance worked well and cautioned against any attempts to change

03/12/2003 Bluefish444 SD & HD now compatible with Discreet Combustion 3.0
Bluefish444's Standard Definition and High Definition product range is now compatible with Discreet Combustion 3.0. Combustion 3.0 users working with Bluefish444 video cards can see instantly their c

03/12/2003 Changing work patterns within industry prompt Skillset review
Technological advances and a greater emphasis on multitasking are changing the nature of jobs in the audio visual industries, according to research by Skillset, who have completed a major review of oc

03/12/2003 Eyeheight legalEyes chosen for London's Riverside
Riverside Television Studios, one of Europe's longest-established broadcast production facilities, has chosen Eyeheight's recently introduced video signal legaliser, legalEyes, for installation at the

03/12/2003 MTVS choose Omneon server system
Tel Aviv-based MTVS, one of Israel's leading broadcasters, have deployed a new Omneon Spectrum media server system in their state-of-the-art broadcast transmission centre for playout of Music 24, Isra

03/12/2003 Ofcom announces creation of 'Supplier Panel'
Ofcom have announced the creation of the Ofcom Supplier Panel, an initiative to allow the new communications regulator to call on best-in-class consultancy and support service providers in the UK at h

03/12/2003 Pathfire and Sundance sign technology licensing agreement
Pathfire, provider of digital content distribution and management solutions for the broadcast television industry, have announced a technology agreement with Sundance Digital, specialists in high-perf

03/12/2003 Philips and Sky Brazil consolidate partnership
Philips Electronics and Sky Brazil (Sky Brasil Serviços Ltda), Latin America's leading provider of Direct-to-Home (DTH) pay-TV satellite services, have recently signed a new two-year agreement to cont

03/12/2003 The Hive animate BBC comedians for Christmas
Soho effects and animation studio The Hive have animated a host of the BBC’s most popular comedy characters and television personalities to promote BBC comedy programming this Christmas. Commissioned

03/12/2003 UK filmmakers take lion's share of European development funding
UK filmmakers benefited from over £1.9 million of MEDIA programme investment into their companies this year, as the results of the total annual spend was announced by the UK MEDIA Desk today. The UK

02/12/2003 'UK must address threat to political broadcasting' says ITC
Broadcasters and politicians should equally commit to a series of measures to reinforce trust in news and political broadcasting in the UK, according to Patricia Hodgson, Chief Executive of the Indepe

02/12/2003 APTN and Grinberg agree archive representation deal
Two of the world’s leading sources of historical footage have agreed a representation deal to exchange and sell each other’s material. APTN Library, based in London, and Grinberg Film Libraries, base