Broadcast News Archive for March, 2003
27/03/2003 Rushes post new Land Rover commercial
Rushes have completed post on a new commercial for Land Rover. Frederick Bond of MJZ directed the commercial, based on the urban myth that alligators live in the New York sewers. The commercial open

27/03/2003 SSL launch C200 digital production console
Solid State Logic have launched their C200 Digital Production Console, a compact in-line digital mixing console designed for multi-bus production for surround television and DVD-Audio music applicatio

27/03/2003 Studio Ghibli select Softimage|XSI
Tokyo-based feature animation production company Studio Ghibli have selected Softimage|XSI software as the main production tool for future upcoming projects. The company chose the Softimage|XSI softw

27/03/2003 Tektronix update waveform monitor range
Tektronix have announced a new audio option and software upgrades for their series of multi-format waveform monitors. Building on the success of their WFM700 multi-format (standard and high definitio

27/03/2003 UK winner at the JVC Tokyo Video Festival 2003
Oxford filmmaker Paul O’Connor's video documentary, 'Globalisation and the Media', has been honoured at the 25th JVC Tokyo Video Festival. In his video, O'Connor questions the uniform reporting provi

26/03/2003 APTN broadcast live war coverage to China
Associated Press Television News (APTN) have made broadcast history by bringing live coverage of the war in Iraq to the Chinese state television, China Central Television (CCTV). CCTV is one of 40 br

26/03/2003 Eyeheight introduce SA-2HD safe-area generator
Eyeheight's new SA-2HD high-definition safe-area generator provides guide markers for all common television and film formats. Safe-action and safe-caption areas are clearly shown by the use of curso

26/03/2003 Final Draft AV Version 2 released
Final Draft, makers of the top-selling screenplay software Final Draft, have announced the availability of Final Draft AV Version 2, an upgrade to their self-contained, full-featured script processor

26/03/2003 IDX to demonstrate full range at NAB
At NAB 2003 Stand C968, IDX Technology are demonstrating their leadership in providing fuss-free power for those on the move, whether working in standard definition or high definition. IDX ENDURA Li

26/03/2003 Multinational film uses Welsh location
The Fishguard-Rosslare ferry has proved the perfect location for the latest blockbuster to be filmed partly in Wales. 'Baltic Storm', starring legendary Canadian actor Donald Sutherland and co-star G

26/03/2003 NAB launch for Harris NeuStar
Harris are to introduce NeuStar, a codec pre-conditioner which promises a quantum leap in digital signal processing within existing bit rate constraints, at NAB 2003 Stand C404. One of the main chal

26/03/2003 Paul McGann to help Belfast media students
'Monocled Mutineer' and 'Hornblower' star Paul McGann is to return to Belfast on April 2 to help students from across Ireland looking for a career in film and television. McGann will join representat

26/03/2003 Pinnacle Systems expand range of disc burning solutions
Following on quickly from the launch of InstantCopy earlier this month, Pinnacle Systems are now announcing InstantCD/DVDTM. InstantCD/DVD and InstantCopy are software designed to record data, music

26/03/2003 Seven UK film production companies receive funding
The Film Council are to invest £1,171,000 in seven company slate deals, intended to develop a slew of high quality feature films for British and international cinema audiences. The Film Council's Dev

26/03/2003 Winterbottom returns to Pepper with 'In This World'
'In This World', the latest project from director Michael Winterbottom, has been graded and titled at Pepper. Winner of the Golden Bear at Berlin Film Festival 2003, this often harrowing story follow

25/03/2003 Al-Jazeera barred from New York Stock Exchange
Arab satellite network al-Jazeera have been banned from the New York Stock Exchange trading floor, a move widely interpreted as retaliation against the broadcasters stance on the Iraq War. A spokesma

25/03/2003 Avolites Pearl consoles used in audacious promotion
Four Avolites Pearl lighting consoles have been used in a spectacular 'guerrilla-style projection and lighting assault' on the landmark BT Tower in central London, marking the UK launch of rival phone

25/03/2003 BBC's satellite row could go to the ITC
The BBC have threatened to call in the ITC to settle their dispute with BSkyB over satellite carriage, after talks last week failed to resolve the issue. The row began when BSkyB were informed that t

25/03/2003 Convera and T-Systems launch online film distribution platform
T-Systems and Marco Polo Archive have announced the launch of FootageBox, an Internet platform that enables people involved in the media industry to search film archives, view materials online, and or

25/03/2003 Discreet systems help WETA secure Oscar
WETA Digital have won an Academy Award for Achievement in Visual Effects for their work on 'Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers'. Using Discreet’s inferno visual effects system, the artists at WETA co

25/03/2003 ITC impose £20,000 fine on You TV
The ITC have fined You TV £20,000 for "repeated breaches" of the Programme Code and Advertising Standards Code. The Commission said that despite You TV's "clear" intention to maintain a programming s

25/03/2003 Sermi Films choose Reflecmedia
Chroma key specialists Reflecmedia have just completed the installation of Italy’s first chroma key studio at Sermi Films, a Rome based production company. Faced with the need to upgrade their larges

25/03/2003 Sky News trounce BBC News 24 in Iraq ratings battle
Coverage of the Iraq War has seen Sky News attract three times as many viewers as BBC News 24, strengthening its reputation as the channel for breaking news. At its high point last week, Sky News's m

25/03/2003 Stagetec launch major schools initiative
Slough-based Stagetec have launched a major new initiative, 'Spotlight on Education', intended to enable schools, colleges and educational establishments to get more value from their technology budget

25/03/2003 UTV opt for Aston character generators
Belfast-based ITV broadcaster UTV have upgraded their graphics presentation facilities with three fully optioned Aston RED character generators. The units, which are fitted with integral VIP2 clipsto