Broadcast News Archive for February, 2003
17/02/2003 Oplayo appoint Polar Graphics UK Distributor
Leading mobile streaming video technology company Oplayo have signed an agreement with Polar Graphics for the UK distribution rights of Oplayo products. Polar Graphics UK are a distributor of softwar

17/02/2003 PS Creative complete spot for Drayton Manor
Birmingham based PS Creative have completed a new 3D computer animated TV/cinema spot for Drayton Manor, one of the country’s premiere family theme parks. Directed by Ralph Tittley of Kane Partnershi

17/02/2003 Pyser-SGI sponsor wildlife programme
Pyser-SGI have sponsored the ‘Wild at Art’ wildlife programme due to be released in May this year. The sponsorship took the form of the loan of a Fujinon A22x7.8E ENG lens with Vocas MB-320 matte box

17/02/2003 The Foundry to turn up the heat at NAB
Visual effects plug-ins developer The Foundry are to show a pre-release version of Furnace at NAB 2003. Furnace is a suite of plug-ins designed to solve day-to-day film compositing problems, and incl

17/02/2003 VTR choose Tektronix monitors
Video Tape Recording Ltd, (VTR) a leading London-based digital post-production company with an international reputation for TV commercials and promos, have chosen Tektronix products for their newly in

14/02/2003 Brick House to premiere second generation units at NAB 2003
Brick House Video, manufacturer of award-winning compact switchers, are to launch their second-generation VTB-2DC broadcast specification SDI rack-mount 1RU switcher at NAB 2003. The new unit is base

14/02/2003 BSkyB announce improved first half results
BSkyB have announced sharply improved first half results, due to strong demand for satellite services helped by operating profits that more than doubled. The company, in which News Corp holds a 36.6

14/02/2003 Imagine Graphics make waves with multi-channel graphics
Imagine Graphics have recently become involved in the postproduction of a new feature film by donating their PNY Quadro4 NVS graphics cards and high resolution LCD monitors. Production on the feature

14/02/2003 New Delhi TV choose Eyeheight master control
New Delhi Television, one of India's largest independent broadcasters, have ordered Eyeheight master control equipment for integration with their in-house automation. The contract is for two presTX

14/02/2003 Pact warn on Discovery Channel commissioning clause
Pact have warned their members about a restrictive clause the Discovery Channel have added into their commissioning agreements. The clause precludes any programme makers the channel commissions from

14/02/2003 Tyrell supply DS Systems to Flix
Flix Facilities have purchased a third Avid DS creative, editing and finishing system from Tyrell. This installation, which is to be based at Flix's new Quay Street office in Manchester city centre,

14/02/2003 UKTV consider further channel launches
UKTV are reportedly considering the launch of two new channels, dedicated to nature and comedy respectively. The stations, provisionally titled 'UK Nature' and 'UK Comedy', could be on air before the

14/02/2003 Warner Bros license QuVIS Technology
QuVIS have announced an agreement to license their Quality Priority Encoding (QPE) technology to Warner Bros. QPE is a wavelet based motion imagery encoding process that guarantees image quality at u

13/02/2003 AG Video purchase high speed DVD-R towers
Hertfordshire-based AG Video, whose services include VHS video duplication, editing, and CD and DVD duplication have recently purchased twin banks of DVD-R recorders. The company, which offers multi

13/02/2003 BKSTS to hold broadcast engineering course in April
The British Kinematograph Sound and Television Society (BKSTS) have announced the details of a broadcast engineering training course to be held every Tuesday from April 22 this year. The venue for th

13/02/2003 Elquip launch upgraded HD waveform monitor
Elquip BV, Europe’s key distributor for the ‘Leader Electronics’ range of test equipment, has announced the availability of a high definition multi-format digital waveform monitor. Designed to meet t

13/02/2003 Eon Media focus on future after management buy-out
Hull-based multi-media production company Eon Media has completed a management buy-out from US parent The Fort Dearborn Company. Award-winning Eon Media, which specialises in video, 2D/3D graphics, C

13/02/2003 Holdan take orders for ‘Intervalometer’
Holdan, a specialist distributor of video editing and post-production equipment, are due to introduce the Datavideo TL-1 Intervalometer at the end of February. The ground breaking Intervalometer will

13/02/2003 Irish Frameworks scheme seeks animated submissions
The Irish Film Board (Bord Scannán na hÉireann), RTE and the Arts Council have announced the next round of the Frameworks animation series. Now in its eighth year the scheme aims to add to the range

13/02/2003 Philips and Digimarc extend watermarking agreement
Philips and Digimarc have announced the signing of a new agreement that extends the licensing of Digimarc's digital watermarking patents to now include audio applications as well as a broader range of

13/02/2003 Trilogy win contracts with two US TV stations
Trilogy Broadcast, providers of innovative and market leading intercom/talkback, signal monitoring and SPG equipment, have announced that they have delivered a Commander intercom system and Mercury IP

12/02/2003 Addiction produces animated MJ Cole promo
Addiction’s Lisa Lloyd has designed and directed a high-octane animated promo for MJ Cole’s new single 'Wonderin’ Why'. The promo was created entirely in-house at Addiction, from initial concept to f

12/02/2003 Bristol UK extend TM colour range
London-based Bristol (UK) Ltd have recently announced the availability of a new Optic Green fabric, which completes their TM Bluescreen/Chromakey range of backing fabrics. TM Bluescreen/Chroamkey, wh

12/02/2003 IDX exhibit lightweight charger at Video Forum
IDX are exhibiting their new charger the Endura VL-2 Plus at Video Forum in London this week. The new lightweight IDX Endura VL-2 Plus is a two-channel, dual-format sequential charger that provides s

12/02/2003 Imago adds U-Touchscreen overlays to its line-up
Imago, a leading specialist video communications distributor, has come to an agreement with U-Touch, the UK based developer of slim-fit touchscreen overlays for plasma displays. Imago will be marketi