Broadcast News Archive for February, 2003
28/02/2003 Dame Judi Dench gives voice to 'Bugs!'
Dame Judi Dench has just completed the narration for the large format 3D film, 'Bugs!', which focuses on the life cycles of a praying mantis and a butterfly. From their birth to inevitable encounter

28/02/2003 Drake Electronics get mobile at SVT
Drake Electronics have won another 4000 Series II system order from SVT in Sweden, via their Swedish distributor VideoCad AB. Comprising of one of Drake’s 4000 Series II Mini Matrix frames and seven

28/02/2003 JVC announce new range of rear projection screens
JVC Professional have announced the new range of CinePro and CineClear rear projection screens that they can be mounted "in air" in high ambient light and still provide a high level of contrast. The

28/02/2003 Leader LV 5100D/DE digital waveform monitors launched
Elquip BV, European master distributor for the Leader Electronics range of test equipment, have released the new Leader LV 5100D component digital waveform monitor and the eye-pattern-equipped LV 5100

28/02/2003 Overseas Media select Snell & Wilcox
Snell & Wilcox have announced that Overseas Media and their television network RTVI have purchased a wide range of Snell & Wilcox distribution equipment, standards converters and production switchers

28/02/2003 Russian network chooses Pinnacle
Pinnacle Systems, through their Eastern European partner, Qualitron, have installed two MediaStream 1600 servers at one of Russia’s principal national broadcasters, the RTR Network. The mission-criti

28/02/2003 Wales Screen Commission and Cyfle join forces
The Wales Screen Commission and Cyfle have joined forces to create a new initiative aimed at gathering information on potential film locations across South East Wales. The initiative will also provid

28/02/2003 Welsh bet on winners in Santa Monica
As the American Film Market, the premiere event for feature film financing in the world, draws to a close, the Welsh contingent have been celebrating a successful week of meetings and negotiations. T

27/02/2003 AOL license Sonic CD and DVD burning technology
Sonic Solutions and America Online (AOL) have signed a licensing agreement that allows AOL to incorporate Sonic's CD-audio, CD-ROM and DVD-ROM burning technologies into their interactive and web-based

27/02/2003 Fineline help Solo Satellite Communications expand
Fineline Media Finance have negotiated a finance solution with Solo Satellite Communications, enabling them to add an additional uplink vehicle to their fleet. This new capability means that Solo can

27/02/2003 Imagine release free timecode analysis utility
Imagine Products have announced the release TC Detective, a free timecode break analyser tool. TC Detective is a time saving utility designed to help verify the integrity of DV source videotapes prio

27/02/2003 ITC announce terms for renewal of five licence
The ITC have set out the financial terms that will be offered to five if the broadcaster chooses to apply to renew their analogue television licence for the 10-year period beginning 1 April 2003. Thi

27/02/2003 Major manufacturers commit to The Production Show
The organisers of The Production Show have revealed details of the large number of companies that have signed up to exhibit at the event since the start of the year. Following on from last years' su

27/02/2003 Message Makers invest in Panasonic Varicam HD camera
Message Makers, a leading marketing communications firm, are currently providing well known corporate and government clients with higher video quality with their new Panasonic AJ-HDC27 VariCam HD Cine

27/02/2003 Take three for the Belfast Film Festival
If three is the magic number then the omens are looking good for the third Belfast Film Festival, which recently announced its programme line-up at Belfast City Hall. This year’s celluloid celebratio

27/02/2003 Tom Misner installs huge VTC Console
Tom Misner, founder of the globally successful SAE Technology Schools, has recently taken delivery of the first 56 channel TL Audio VTC Console for his new recording facility in Byron Bay, Australia –

26/02/2003 BECTU recommend BBC Resources revised pay offer
BECTU have recommended that members working in BBC Resources accept a revised pay offer. Following a number of meetings with BBC Resources management a proposed pay offer, for the year from April 200

26/02/2003 Commons amendments define Ofcom's powers
The role of the new media and telecommunications super-regulator Ofcom is to be further defined by ministers as the communications bill re-enters the House of Commons for its third reading. Three new

26/02/2003 Extraordinary hostage story to be told on film
Brian Keenan's account of his and John McCarthy's kidnapping and imprisonment in the Lebanon in the 1980s has completed filming in Northern Ireland, Glasgow and Tunisia with support from the Film Coun

26/02/2003 Hammerhead choose Fineline Media Finance
Fineline Media Finance have announced that Hammerhead, one of the most respected and well-established facilities hire businesses in the UK, have chosen Fineline to finance their purchase of Sony DVW79

26/02/2003 Leitch strengthen leadership team with key appointments
Leitch Technology have announced two key appointments to their management team. Robert Seufferheld joins the company as vice president of sales for the Americas, and Laura Whitaker joins as vice pres

26/02/2003 Panasonic AG-DVX100 excels in brutal winds and cold
In the harrowing winds and minus 45-degree temperature of the sub-Arctic, Panasonic's AG-DVX100 DV Cinema camcorder delivered an "amazing" performance for a Canadian filmmaker shooting a documentary o

26/02/2003 Pixel Power and NWE partner to supply Corinthian TV
Pixel Power and Neil Wilson Enterprises (NWE) have partnered to provide a graphics solution to Corinthian TV (CTV) for their work with a major US broadcaster. Founded in 1983, NWE specialise in broad

26/02/2003 The Audio Suite relocate to Custard Factory
Birmingham based postproduction facility The Audio Suite have relocated to The Custard Factory media village, at the heart of the city’s Eastside regeneration zone. Their new 7th floor penthouse stud

25/02/2003 ACT invest in Quantel iQ
German Postproduction house ACT Videoproduktions GmbH have purchased a Quantel iQ media platform to service their existing broadcast client base and to provide a platform to move into the HD and 2k ma