Broadcast News Archive for February, 2003
07/02/2003 Quartz announce expansion into US
Quartz, a leading provider of routing and master control products to the global post-production and broadcast industry, has announced the launch of its new division and office premises in North Americ

07/02/2003 Rushes post uproarious Smirnoff spot
Posted by Rushes, a highly amusing commercial, directed by London's hottest duo, Blue Source, is sure to make you laugh out loud… The commercial opens with an expectant crowd of tourists at a dolphin

07/02/2003 Sony showcase AnyCast World at Video Forum
Sony will showcase the latest developments in HD and SD production equipment at Video Forum 2003. The evolution of an 'anycast' environment where passive standard definition broadcast operations are

06/02/2003 APTN secures exclusive on Benn's Hussein interview
Associated Press Television News (APTN), the international video arm of the Associated Press, has secured international exclusive distribution of the recent interview of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein

06/02/2003 McMillan embark on major makeover project
Leading AV and broadcast solutions provider McMillan have launched a major reconfiguration project designed to prepare the company for a new phase of growth. Titled Project Mercury, the initiative wi

06/02/2003 PBDS install Drake intercom at CTV
Drake Electronics, the world’s leading broadcast intercom supplier, have recently supplied system integrator PBDS with a large system for CTV (Centre Television) in Moscow. CTV, an existing terrestri

06/02/2003 Pinnacle to demonstrate Edition DV at Video Forum
Video Forum 2003 attendees will be able to see live demos of Pinnacle's new video editing systems, CineWave, Liquid and the latest Edition software. At the Pinnacle Systems stand, number 410, live de

06/02/2003 Sonic launch top flight DVD at Work 2003 seminars
Sonic Solutions have announced the launch of a new seminar series entitled DVD at Work 2003 to be offered in February and March of this year. The seminars, being held in major US cities are designed

06/02/2003 Sony bundle Pinnacle Edition DV with selected DVCAMs
As of the beginning of the year, camera enthusiasts and small production companies have the unique opportunity to purchase a complete PC editing content solution with one of the leading DV tools on th

06/02/2003 Tyrell supply HD upgrade DGP for events and film markets
Tyrell, a leading provider of technology to the UK post-production and broadcast industry, has announced another major sale of Discreet equipment to leading London post-production house DGP. A new cu

06/02/2003 Warner Bros agree licence for QuVIS QPE
QuVIS, a pioneer in wavelet based digital motion imaging technology, has announced an agreement to license its Quality Priority Encoding (QPE) encoding/decoding technology to Warner Bros. The studios

05/02/2003 ATG Broadcast release Corporate Television System
The Streaming Systems division of ATG Broadcast have announced the release of a complete Corporate Television System (CTS), enabling individual companies and associations to originate, edit and broadc

05/02/2003 Caitlin Thomas film raring to go
Salem Films have begun scouting locations for their up-coming film based on the life of Caitlin Thomas, widow of the poet Dylan Thomas. 'Caitlin', by first-time screenwriter Jeff Murphy, has been dev

05/02/2003 FR3 order 30 Broadcast Technology DTVD3000 decoders
French state broadcaster France Regions 3 (FR3) have placed an order with Broadcast Technology for 30 DTVD-3000 MPEG-2 modular professional monitoring decoders. The decoders will be installed at FR3

05/02/2003 Local industry issues creative challenge for Northern Ireland
The ITC in Northern Ireland have hosted 'Creatively Speaking', a frank symposium on the creative industries in Northern Ireland. Some of Northern Ireland’s most creative talents were in Belfast to he

05/02/2003 Media Antenna announce European funding for Wales
The Welsh Media Antenna, based at Sgrîn’s offices in Cardiff, have been working constantly for years on behalf of the Media Sector in Wales, ensuring that development and production funds find their w

05/02/2003 National Geographic buy Curious World Maps
The National Geographic Channel have invested in Curious Software’s map creation software, Curious World Maps, after seeing the results it was achieving for other US broadcasters such as ABC, NBC and

05/02/2003 New Patrons to support Skillset
Parminder Vir and Michael Kuhn have thrown their support behind Skillset, the Sector Skills Council for the Audio Visual Industries, by becoming Patrons of the organisation. They join some of the mos

05/02/2003 RTE to show all Six Nations ties live
RTÉ are to continue their coverage of this year’s phenomenal rugby season by screening the entire Six Nations tournament on Network 2 this spring. The coverage, which will be sponsored by the Irish

04/02/2003 C4 choose Rear Window for Graham Norton
Rear Window Television, in partnership with Downlink Communications, have been providing all technical facilities to So Television for the Outside Broadcasts on Channel 4’s ‘V Graham Norton’. Items o

04/02/2003 "set to challenge industry status quo", the world's first on-line content portal for the independent film and music industries, has been launched. Committed to 'Art

04/02/2003 Rosco Laboratories appoint Colour Filter Product Manager
Ame Strong has been appointed Product Manager for Colour Filter Products at Rosco Laboratories. Strong will be responsible for developing new filter products, as well as managing the existing product

04/02/2003 Sky to rename upcoming music channels
Sky have decided to rename their three soon to be launched music channels after audience research showed the planned names 'Axe', 'Pop' and 'Amp' were unpopular. The stations, due to go on air in Ap

04/02/2003 Snell & Wilcox to bring a quality image to NAB 2003
Snell & Wilcox, who mark their 30th anniversary in television this year, are now offering HD solutions in every area from program creation to transmission. Highlighted among these is 'DEFTplus', an e

04/02/2003 Softimage hop on 'The Magic Roundabout'
Softimage|XSI software, the industry's leading nonlinear 3-D production environment, has been chosen by French animation studio Action Synthèse to play a starring role in the animated feature film 'Th