Broadcast News Archive for December, 2003
02/12/2003 Bectu members vote to stay with Labour
In a postal ballot of almost 26,000 members, more than two thirds of Bectu members have supported the continuation of the union's link with Labour. Welcoming the result, General Secretary Roger Bolt

02/12/2003 Discreet software used for 'Elf' IMAX release
Discreet's 3ds max has been used by VFX studio Digital Dimension, whose film credits include 'Bulletproof Monk', 'Final Destination II' and 'Cradle to the Grave', to generate many of the special effec

02/12/2003 Feature Film Development Internship scheme completed
Tim Bevan of Working Title Films, and one of FT2's new patrons, has presented certificates to six interns who have completed the pilot Feature Film Development Internship scheme. This training progra

02/12/2003 First footage of Bush’s Baghdad visit delivered by APTN
Associated Press Television News (APTN), delivered the first video of President Bush’s surprise Thanksgiving visit to US troops in Baghdad, beating other sources by more than 30 minutes. APTN's imag

02/12/2003 India's Spectra Net choose Network for functionality and affordability
Spectra Net, India's first convergent network provider, have placed a significant order for Network Electronic's flashlink and ConQuer modules. Eirik Frugaard, CEO of Network Electronics Middle East

02/12/2003 InSync Technology win major development contract
InSync Technology have signed a major contract with Snell & Wilcox, manufacturers of broadcast and post-production equipment. The agreement covers the development of video and audio products to expa

02/12/2003 Lipsync Post install dual-gauge Northlight
FilmLight, pioneers of digital film technology, have announced that Lipsync Post have taken delivery of the world’s first dual-gauge Northlight. The 16/35mm high-quality pin-registered film scanner,

02/12/2003 SHOPTV upgrade with Sundance Digital’s FastBreak Automation
SHOPTV Canada, a 24-hour infomerical channel servicing the Greater Toronto Area, has selected Sundance Digital’s FastBreak Automation to upgrade their automation system. SHOPTV Canada is owned and o

01/12/2003 FT2 announce new patrons
FT2 (Film and Television Freelance Training) have announced the appointment of three patrons, Tim Bevan, Mike Leigh and Roy Lockett, to support and guide their apprenticeship-style training for young

01/12/2003 Impromp2u announce new appointments
Impromp2u, the managed services division of Imago, have announced a number of new appointments in response to the growth in demand for their services. Richard Billings has joined the company to mana

01/12/2003 ITV Network launch interactive adverts
ITV have recently launched interactive red button adverts (iAds) on UK ITV satellite channels, in partnership with Softel. This cooperation has resulted in the development of a broadcast system allow

01/12/2003 Liverpool production company complete Avid DS Nitris purchase
Liverpool-based River are the first north west England facility to purchase an Avid DS Nitris system. The equipment is to be installed in River’s new offices, The Tea Factory. River purchased the Av

01/12/2003 Major Welsh film series goes commercial
An innovative Welsh digital media company, responsible for a major series of online movies, plan to take their web-film ventures commercial in the New Year. New Media Magic, sister company to leadin

01/12/2003 On-Air Systems appoint new Channel Manager
On-Air Systems have announced the appointment of Mike Stoker as Channel Manager. Stoker joins from Omnibus where he held several senior positions, including VP Business Development in the US. He will

01/12/2003 SignaSys relocate headquarters
SignaSys have moved their headquarters to a new San Jose location, effective December 1, 2003. "The move provides a symbol of a broadcast industry in a state of transformation, innovation, and evolu

01/12/2003 Thomson announce US government orders of over $1.4m
Thomson have received a series of orders from key US agencies worth more than $1.4 million. The orders span the Grass Valley broadcast, digital news production and film imaging product lines. The N

01/12/2003 Top end technology brings Sky Sports to viewers
Sky Sports subscribers, millions of homes and nearly 40,000 clubs and sport bars now also access the UEFA Champions league. Six matches are covered on Tuesday nights and all eight go out live on Wedn

01/12/2003 XL Video supply MTV Europe Music Awards
XL Video Belgium supplied 15 large LED screens and a total of over 1200 tiles of Barco D-lite screen for the recent MTV Europe Music Awards in Edinburgh. XL Belgium have been involved with the MTV E