Broadcast News Archive for March, 2003
31/03/2003 BBC Post Production animate BBC2 ‘Big Read’ TV campaign
BBC Post Production’s 3D animation and digital effects team have created new computer generated, animated idents to complement the BBC’s ‘The Big Read’ TV promotions campaign. The idents, on air from

31/03/2003 Cine Wessex help C4’s gardening show to blossom
Local TV and video facilities house Cine Wessex recently completed shooting and editing 'The City Gardener', a major ten-part series by Twofour Productions for Channel 4. The show, broadcasting on Ap

31/03/2003 dB Broadcast provide fast-track service for Freeview
BBC Technology recently employed the services of dB Broadcast to assist in developing the technical infrastructure for Freeview. dB designed, pre-fabricated and installed the core system, based aroun

31/03/2003 Gearhouse Broadcast’s debut appearance at NAB
Gearhouse Broadcast are to exhibit at NAB 2003 Booth SU6237, the first time they have demonstrated at the show. The opening of an office in Los Angeles last year was a key driver in this decision. G

31/03/2003 Gefen's VGA to DVI Adapter recognised at NSCA
NSCA's Innovations in Technology nomination committee, comprised of industry experts, integrators, contractors, consultants and editors, recently selected Gefen's VGA to DVI Adapter as an exemplary co

31/03/2003 MPC post global campaign for Motorola
Nick Gordon at Academy has directed a global campaign (3 x 30 second commercials) for Motorola’s new C350 phone, posted at MPC. The three commercials, with the strapline, 'Motorola - intelligence eve

31/03/2003 PCAD film students appeal for funds to complete new film
Film students at Plymouth College of Art and Design are appealing for funds to complete work on their final year major project. The BA (Hons) Photomedia Design and Communication students are currentl

31/03/2003 Realviz unveil latest platform for MatchMover professional
Realviz have announced that NAB 2003 will provide the backdrop for the unveiling of the latest platform for their automatic tracking software, MatchMover Professional. Version 3.0 of MatchMover Profe

31/03/2003 Rushes post MFI 'mystery celebrity' commercials
Rushes have completed post on a series of commercials for MFI, each featuring one or more well-known celebrities. The commercials appear as if they are all shot in the home of a celebrity, when in fa

31/03/2003 Silverdown unveils new 5.1 studio
To cope with heavy demand for 5.1 work, Silverdown Studio has installed a complete 5.1 Genelec monitoring system, featuring 1034B, 1031 and the new LSE 7073 sub-woofers. The Hertfordshire studio is o

28/03/2003 Acclaimed French short restored by MPC
The short film 'C’était un Rendezvous', shot by celebrated French director Claude Lelouch in 1976, has been restored by MPC and shot out to film for cinema release. It is currently being shown at The

28/03/2003 Award-winning director joins Addiction
Addiction have announced that award-winning director Michael Baig Clifford has agreed to join their commercials directors' roster. Having won two RTS awards for his documentary film-making, Clifford

28/03/2003 BBC regional variations may lose prominence on Sky
For the first time since announcing their withdrawal from a conditional access deal with BSkyB, the BBC have acknowledged that their regional services may lose prominence on the satellite giant's elec

28/03/2003 Boom Audio Video to launch Cool Cam pro at NAB
Boom Audio Video's mini DV camcorder crane, Cool Cam pro, will be available for visitors to examine at NAB 2003 booth C3939. An addition to the existing Cool Cam range, the new Cool Cam pro includes

28/03/2003 Granite Broadcasting select Leitch solution
Granite Broadcasting have selected Leitch's Opus master control switcher and Integrator routing system for their ABC network affiliate, WKBW-TV, in Buffalo, New York. The equipment has been successf

28/03/2003 JVC qualify for 8th All Africa Games
After many months of negotiations, JVC have been awarded a multi-million pound contract by the Federal Government of Nigeria to provide a full broadcast turnkey system for the 8th All Africa Games.

28/03/2003 MultiViewer solutions from Zandar
New digital MultiViewer solutions from Zandar Technologies are to make their Indian debut on the Cinecita stand at Broadcast India. The New DX Digital series MultiViewers are versatile, easy to opera

28/03/2003 Scriptwriting course receives Skillset funding
Lighthouse have been awarded support from the Skillset Investment Fund to run a new course on writing drama for television. The course provides an opportunity for six writers to take part in a series

28/03/2003 Senior US appointment at Lightworks
Stephen Goldsmith has joined editing equipment manufacturer Lightworks as Vice President Sales & Operations, Americas. His first task will be to establish Lightworks’ presence in the Americas. Gold

28/03/2003 Sonic DVD and CD creation ship with ViewSonic NextVision
Sonic Solutions have announced that their MyDVD 4 DVD recording software and their RecordNow CD and DVD data mastering application are now both shipping with the ViewSonic NextVision M2000 Digital Med

27/03/2003 APTN and National Geographic sign new content deal
Associated Press Television News (APTN) have signed a multi-year agreement with National Geographic Television and Film, which will see premium news features delivered to hundreds of clients around th

27/03/2003 BBC T&D highlight new media courses at Mediacast 2003
BBC Training & Development are to showcasing their range of satellite, digital video for the web and streaming media courses at this year's Mediacast (stand no H61). Over the past year, BBC Training

27/03/2003 HBO Films open London branch
HBO Films have opened a London-based international sales and distribution outfit, headed by sales veterans Penny Wolf and Rosa Bosch. Wolf and Bosch will be co-managing directors of HBO Films London

27/03/2003 ITN Archive sign five new deals
ITN Archive, ITN’s specialist footage sales business, have signed up five new archive collections, adding a wealth of new material to the archive’s existing holdings. The representation deals are wi

27/03/2003 NAB 2003 Debut for nucoda Film Master
At NAB 2003 nucoda are to introduce nucoda Film Master, a resolution-independent film grading and mastering system. Film Master brings significant benefits to the film finishing process by enabling u