Broadcast News Archive for February, 2003
20/02/2003 ITV and BSkyB sign major interactive deal
ITV have signed a major agreement with BSkyB that will enable the network to launch a range of interactive services on the digital satellite platform and to develop new revenue streams. The deal, whi

20/02/2003 Jarman Price joins The Business
Russell Jarman Price, one of Soho's most successful and creative media figures, has joined forces with David Burgess, MD of top commercial production company, The Business. The Business represent a d

20/02/2003 JVC release camcorder hard disk recorder
JVC have released a new DV hard disk recorder for theirGY-DV5000E camcorder, the DR-DV5000. Demonstrating remarkable flexibility and convenience, the DR-DV5000 records the DV signal from the JVC GY-D

20/02/2003 Leitch win significant BBC News order
Leitch Technology have announced that the BBC have chosen NEO for 36 channels of digital infrastructure, to run bi-directionally between BBC News' new digital video server system and their wider analo

20/02/2003 New appointments at Link Research
Link Research, manufacturers of equipment for broadcast television, have created two entirely new roles in design and manufacturing. Chris Moore has been appointed as Senior RF Development Engineer.

20/02/2003 Projected Image Digital launch new RADlite v4 software
Gobo and projected effects specialists Projected Image, and their sister company Projected Image Digital, joined forces recently to host a highly successful open day at their premises in Three Mills I

19/02/2003 BBC2's 'The Dancer's Body' wins award
'The Dancer's Body ', a three part landmark series for BBC2, for which Rushes provided the graphics and special effects, has won an award at Dance Screen 2002. Rushes newly expanded 3D department cr

19/02/2003 Chris Horton Films go for The Burn
Chris Horton Films' latest signing, award winning director Massimo Garlatti-Costa, has just completed his first UK music video for north western band The Burn. The video was produced by Chris Horton

19/02/2003 JVC release new DV recorder
JVC have released their model BR-DV3000E DV recorder, incorporating a dual standard tape mechanism and designed to provide basic functions and facilities for the low-cost recording and transfer of ima

19/02/2003 Pinnacle ship Linx USB Plus
Pinnacle Systems are now shipping Linx USB Plus, an affordable solution for transfering videos from a camcorder, VCR or video source onto a laptop or desktop PC via a standard USB port and a cable.

19/02/2003 Robe launch ColorSpot 1200
Robe Show Lighting have launched their ColorSpot 1200 moving head and colour changing fixture. The ColorSpot 1200 is designed as the ultimate creative tool for large theatre, TV and live shows, and f

19/02/2003 Sonic ReelDVD named 'Product of the Year'
Sonic ReelDVD has received Videomaker Magazine's 2002 Product of the Year Award for the Best Advanced DVD Authoring Software in the sub-$1000 category. The product is featured in the special awards

19/02/2003 Washington and Lee University build all digital newsroom
Dalet Digital Media Systems, provider of media management tools, have installed a DaletPlus News Suite at Washington and Lee University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communications. The university

19/02/2003 WatchPoint Media expand into Europe
WatchPoint Media, specialists in technology licensing and creative services across multiple television platforms, have opened offices in London as part of an alliance with the Ascent Media Group. Wa

18/02/2003 BBC could miss indie production quota again
The BBC are expected to fall short of their statutory 25% quota for independently produced programming for the second year running. The corporation have already come in for heavy criticism after miss

18/02/2003 DITG and Getmedia to provide mobile services for Avago
The Digital Interactive Television Group (DITG) have formed a partnership with mobile entertainment specialist Getmedia to provide mobile services for interactive TV. To be launched on the Avago ente

18/02/2003 Draft Zero launch European funding programme
Draft Zero have launched EDeN, the European Development Network, with the support of the Media Plus Programme of the European Community. EDeN is designed specifically to assist film professionals acr

18/02/2003 Government announce television licence increases
The Government have announced the television licence fee increases effective from April 1 2003. A colour licence will cost £116.00 and a black and white licence will cost £38.50. The rate of incre

18/02/2003 Pinnacle Systems ship Hollywood FX Pro
Pinnacle Systems have announced the immediate availability of Hollywood FX Pro, their digital video effects tool for the desktop. Featuring more than 300 true 3D transitions, Hollywood FX Pro gives a

18/02/2003 PS Creative produce stings for S4C
PS Creative director Nicola Scurlock has produced a 10-second 2D animated sting, for S4C entitled 'Spectrum'. Shot using handheld Super 8 digitally combined with hand drawn animation overlay, the st

18/02/2003 Sandy Lieberson to lead Film London
Veteran producer Sandy Lieberson has been appointed chair of Film London, the new body charged with representing and developing the film and media industry in the capital. From April this year Film L

18/02/2003 Sky staff vote against recognition
BECTU maintain that their fight to represent members at BSkyB will continue despite a poor vote among call centre staff. Sky employees at the satellite broadcaster's Livingston call centre in Scotlan

17/02/2003 Discreet users sweep best visual effects Oscar nominations
Discreet have revealed that all nominated films for the Academy Award for Achievement in Visual Effects used Discreet’s industry-leading inferno and flame visual effects compositing systems. The Osc

17/02/2003 E\T\C UK create spectacular show for the Taj Mahal Hotel
Large format projection specialists E\T\C UK were recently called to Mumbai in India to produce an amazing projection show celebrating the centenary of the world-famous Taj Mahal Hotel. The 582 room

17/02/2003 Minister supports Communications Bill amendment
Culture minister Kim Howells has expressed support for an amendment to the new Communications Bill, which would force UK broadcasters to support the film industry. Dr Howells supported the move to gi