Broadcast News Archive for February, 2003
12/02/2003 ITN archive enters relationship with Al Jazeera
ITN Archive have announced a ground-breaking relationship with Middle East broadcaster Al Jazeera. The relationship - initially for five years - will enable ITN Archive to license Al Jazeera's archiv

12/02/2003 ITV sign interactive deal with BSkyB
ITV has signed an 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 news followed h

12/02/2003 Skillset appoint five regional managers
Skillset, the Sector Skills Council for the Audio Visual Industries, has put in place a new operational structure giving it a direct presence across the English regions. Commenting on the appointment

12/02/2003 Softimage announces free version of Softimage|XSI v3
Softimage, a subsidiary of Avid Technology, have announced the availability of a free version of their leading 3D nonlinear production environment specifically designed for training purposes, the Soft

11/02/2003 ‘Candy Bar Kid’ film secures BAFTA nomination
The 35mm short 'Candy Bar Kid' has been nominated for a BAFTA in the Best Short Film Category at this year’s awards on the 23rd February in London. The three-minute short was written and directed by

11/02/2003 BBC OBs to debut 'crowd-cam' at six nations fixtures
BBC Sport is set to use innovative new crowd camera technology developed by BBC Outside Broadcasts for the first time at the RBS Six Nations on 15 February. The small cable-free device, 'crowd-cam' w

11/02/2003 dB Broadcast refurbish BBC Maida Vale Studio One
Independent systems house dB Broadcast has recently completed the refurbishment and re-equipment of audio studio one at BBC Maida Vale on behalf of BBC Technology. The work involved installing a Stud

11/02/2003 Fineline launches 15th anniversary promo at Video Forum
Fineline Media Finance, the specialist provider of finance to business customers and individuals in the film, audiovisual and television industries, will be celebrating its 15th anniversary with the l

11/02/2003 Metro Broadcast invest in Edifis SD Scratchbox
Metro Broadcast, a leading video restoration specialist, has joined the growing number of video facilities to invest in an Edifis Scratchbox noise reduction system. Metro Broadcast, who required a fa

11/02/2003 Publishing chief steps down from SMG board
Media conglomerate Scottish Media Group have announced that, following receipt of shareholder approval for the proposed sale of SMG Publishing, Des Hudson has decided to tender his resignation as a ma

11/02/2003 Rushes post Placebo's 'Bitter End' promo
Following on from the recent Underworld promo, director Howard Greenhalgh has done it again, with the fantastic 'Bitter End' promo from Placebo, claim Rushes. Due for release on March 10, 'The Bitter

11/02/2003 TG4 adopts 844/X from Media 100
Media 100, a leading developer of advanced media systems, has announced that Irish broadcaster TG4 has purchased 844/X, the award-winning editing and compositing system, for creating in-house promotio

10/02/2003 AKM Music further extend catalogue
AKM Music, one of the UK's main producers of copyright free music, will be exhibiting at Video Forum 2003. Further extending the music catalogue, and the latest release following on from AK034 Sounds

10/02/2003 Ascent Media announces One Post MD
Ascent Media Creative Services UK has announced that Paul Jones is to become the Managing Director of the newly created facility One Post Ltd (‘One’) on March 15 2003. Currently Managing Director of

10/02/2003 Canopus Europe's first appearance at Video Forum
The latest video editing and image manipulation systems, a complete line-up of professional video editing tools, from Canopus Europe will be on show at Video Forum 2003. For the first time in the UK,

10/02/2003 Highly anticipated BBC Three goes on-air
The BBC’s highly anticipated new digital TV channel BBC Three was launched last night. After weeks of intensive promotion, the BBC's latest “boldest” new digital channel went on air last night with a

10/02/2003 Pinnacle Systems' Edition DV tour continues
Pinnacle Systems’ own professional editing software Edition DV, designed from the ground up to handle digital content better than any other desktop video editing system, is currently on tour around th

10/02/2003 Stagetec build on success for 2003
Slough-based lighting and sound sales specialists Stagetec have announced two new additions to their team - Rob Whitaker (Project Manager) and Ken Poole (Sales and Marketing Manager). The new appoint

10/02/2003 TNP to distribute 9Data's WRC9
TNP Broadcast Sales have been appointed as exclusive UK distributors for 9Data's WRC9. WRC9 is the world's first wireless radio remote controller for RS-422 enabled VTRs, VCRs, or DDRs. The remote c

10/02/2003 UK television licence hike due in April
The British Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell has announced the BBC's television licence fee will increase by £4 from 1 April. The increase will bring the cost of the annual fee for a colour licence to

07/02/2003 Cameron Communications to show two products at Video Forum
Cameron Communications will show two major products, Archiver32 and Freeway, at this year's Video Forum. Archiver32 is Cameron's solution for archiving a wide range of media formats such as MPEG1 and

07/02/2003 CFS announce Video tape to 35mm film transfer facility
Colour Film Services in London have announced that their High Definition Tape to 35mm Film Transfer facility is now operational, offering one of the most cost effective solutions in Europe for getting

07/02/2003 Lighting confirmed as Five's Chief Executive
UK terrestrial television broadcaster Five has confirmed that Jane Lighting has been appointed as the channel's new Chief Executive. Lighting (46), currently Chief Executive of pay-TV business Flexte

07/02/2003 Make no bones about KPM's X-Ray Dog
UK production and post-production facilities will for the first time have access to music written by X-Ray Dog, thanks to a partnership with music distributors KPM Music. This highly successful team

07/02/2003 ON-AIR systems to launch notebook broadcasting at NAB
Broadcast automation systems developer ON-AIR Systems is to launch a revolutionary notebook broadcasting tool, as well as a major new version of its ON-AIR Central suite of broadcast automation applic