Broadcast News Archive for March, 2003
24/03/2003 Ascent Media announce new Dolby Processor
Ascent Media, London’s biggest postproduction group, recently selected the new Dolby Model 585 Time Scaling Processor for audiophile-quality pitch correction of multi-channel soundtracks. The Model 5

24/03/2003 BBC unveil News Sponsorship Scheme
The BBC have launched their News Sponsorship Scheme for 2003, designed to attract new and diverse talent into BBC News around the UK, while enabling students to fund their post-graduate course at a ti

24/03/2003 Digital Rapids launch line of streaming media products
Digital Rapids have announced a new hardware initiative, the DRC-Stream range. This new line of video and audio hardware processing and capture plug in cards is designed specifically to work as a bri

24/03/2003 DVI Video Splitter launched by Gefen
Gefen's have released their new ex-tend-it DVI Splitter, engineered to deliver accurate, precise and reliable reproduction of any digital video signal including television signals. Designers, audio/v

24/03/2003 Kim Howells rules out 'cinema tax'
DCMS film minister Kim Howells has ruled out a levy on cinema tickets to compensate for a decline in lottery revenue, the Government's main source of funding for the UK film industry. Speaking at the

24/03/2003 Kinomai provide new TV automation solutions
Kinomai, a specialist in smart digital video analysis technologies, are to present their new range of TV automation solutions at NAB 2003. Using the very latest advances in signal processing, Kinomai

24/03/2003 NXN alienbrain VFX to support ILM's new image format
NXN Software, the leading supplier of asset management solutions for the digital entertainment and computer graphics industries, have announced their support for OpenEXR, a new open source image file

24/03/2003 Plextor choose Sonic MyDVD
Plextor, a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance CD-related equipment and software, have selected Sonic Solutions MyDVD to bring DVD and Video CD creation capabilities to the PX-504A,

24/03/2003 Teranex to introduce StarPack at NAB 2003
Teranex, a leading provider of high-performance image enhancement solutions for digital media, are to introduce StarPack, a powerful new pre-compression processor in a compact two-rack unit package at

24/03/2003 VFG announce acquisition of Asylum Studios
VFG Holdings have completed an acquisition of Asylum Studios from the Sanctuary Group. Asylum Studios operate two 9,000 sq ft dry-hire stages with J shaped cycloramas and lighting grids, suited to co

21/03/2003 BECTU issue Iraq war statement
BECTU have issued a statement concerning military conflict with Iraq. The union say they are sympathetic to the sentiments of those who wish to make a personal statement when war breaks out, but can

21/03/2003 CineMagic seek films by young people
CineMagic, Northern Ireland’s World Screen Festival for Young People, are looking for imaginative and original films made by young people to be screened at their Young Filmmaker 2003 event. The film

21/03/2003 CNBC opt for Leitch NEO platform
Leitch Technology have announced that CNBC have purchased 65 channels of Leitch's premier modular platform, NEO, along with Leitch's CCS-Pilot software application for advanced configuration, control

21/03/2003 Digital Rapids technology to be used in Marillion record attempt
Digital Rapids are partnering with UK Band Marillion in attempting to set a World Record for fastest DVD release. Marillion, well known in the 80’s and 90’s, continue to have a huge fan base today an

21/03/2003 Encore upgrade with UTAH-400 router
Encore Video, a leading digital production facility, have recently completed a major upgrade of their signal distribution system built around the new UTAH-400 high density digital routing switcher. D

21/03/2003 Film Council announce £1m move to increase choice at cinemas
Cinema-goers across the UK should have the opportunity to see a wider choice of films at their local cinemas in future, thanks to a new £1 million a year initiative launched by the Film Council. Thi

21/03/2003 Insurance for the industry to be discussed at London seminar
THE Institute of Chartered Accountants’ Entertainment and Media Interest Group (EMIG) have announced that specialist entertainment insurance brokers Towergate Stafford Knight are presenting a seminar,

21/03/2003 Softimage announce new development tools for Xbox
Softimage have announced the immediate availability of a new suite of utilities and tools designed to speed-up and simplify the creation of games animation and effects for the Xbox video game system f

21/03/2003 Studio MovieBox USB and Studio MovieBox DV launched
Pinnacle Systems have announced the launch of an innovative new product family, aimed at consumers who require a simple solution for connecting their video source with their PC to create a complete ho

21/03/2003 TVB Hong Kong choose Grass Valley equipment
Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB), a major terrestrial TV station in Hong Kong, have purchased a wide range of Grass Valley equipment from Thomson multimedia Hong Kong Limited. This equipment will

20/03/2003 'This Little Life' posted at Pepper
'This Little Life', a moving drama detailing a families’ ordeal of a premature birth supported by The Film Council and screened last night on BBC2, was graded and edited at Pepper. To reflect the gr

20/03/2003 AFI, BBC and BAFTA launch Interaction '03
In an effort to stimulate trans-Atlantic dialogue among interactive television producers, the American Film Institute (AFI), BBC Training and Development and the British Academy of Film and Television

20/03/2003 BBC join Sound Effects Library
The Sound Effects Library have signed an agreement with the BBC that will make their sounds accessible to the public via www.sound-effec

20/03/2003 Granada chairman faces angry shareholder protests
Granada chairman Charles Allen has suffered an embarrassing shareholder revolt, which saw a quarter of shareholders vote against a senior executive pay package and 10% oppose his re-election as a comp

20/03/2003 Harris Broadcast Europe name Managing Director
Dr David Crawford has been appointed Managing Director of Harris Broadcast Europe. Dr Crawford will have responsibility for the business operations of the company, which includes all of Harris' Europ