Broadcast News Archive for March, 2003
20/03/2003 Hull Film Festival call for entries
Hull Film are now accepting entries for the 3rd Hull International Short Film Festival, which this year runs from October 15-19. Festival Director Catherine Litchfield said: "We are looking for short

20/03/2003 Key Members of Congress to address NAB2003
NAB2003 attendees will have the opportunity to hear from Members of Congress and their staffs at two separate convention events. On April 8, six members of the 108th Congress will be featured panelli

20/03/2003 Lucifer takes residence at ITFC
Independent Television Facilities (ITFC), one of Britain's largest postproduction companies, have ordered the new Lucifer-equipped Edifis Scratchbox image restoration system for their headquarters in

20/03/2003 Optibase to demonstrate enhanced solutions
Optibase, a leading provider of encoding and streaming solutions, are to demonstrate their enhanced MPEG and Windows Media encoding and streaming platforms on booth SL2623 at NAB 2003. Optibase produ

20/03/2003 Pinnacle announce Edition 5 roadshows
Pinnacle Systems Edition Experience Roadshows will feature the new Pinnacle Edition 5, ensuring delegates will be some of the first in the country to get their hands on this new system. At the same

19/03/2003 BBC Post Production acquires Quantel eQ for HD
BBC Post Production have expanded their High Definition (HD) postproduction capacity with the acquisition of a Quantel eQ HD finishing system. The eQ will allow the conforming, grading and online pr

19/03/2003 BBC Resources pay deal agreed
BECTU members in BBC Resources have voted to accept a 2.9% pay rise, secured and recommended by the union after lengthy negotiations. In a postal ballot, which March 14, more than nine-tenths of part

19/03/2003 Belfast-based soap opera could become reality
Suburban Belfast could follow Wetherfield and Walford in hosting a soap opera screened across the world – thanks to an initiative to be launched at next month’s Celtic Film and Television Festival. F

19/03/2003 Broadcasting seminar to be held in Stornoway
The annual broadcasting seminar sponsored by Comataidh Craolaidh Gaidhlig (CCG) and Leirsinn Research Centre will be held in the Council Chamber of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar on Friday March 28. The t

19/03/2003 European film councils make joint declaration
The criteria for European public film support could shift to a more commercial footing after the continent's leading funding bodies unveiled an EU-wide accord. Public funding bodies, including the UK

19/03/2003 Eyeheight announce IRIS vision mixer
IRIS, a powerful and versatile SDI digital vision mixer with up to 12 inputs, is now available from Eyeheight. Designed for use in compact postproduction studios, outside broadcast and mobile product

19/03/2003 ITV network increases funding for news
Carlton and Granada have reportedly set aside a further £5.5m for coverage of any war on Iraq. Most of the cash has already been spent by ITN, the provider of news for ITV, on sending more staff and

19/03/2003 Leitch and Rorke Data forge digital archive alliance
Leitch Technology and Rorke Data, a subsidiary of San Jose-based Bell Microproducts, have announced that they have entered into an agreement to deliver integrated digital archive solutions compatible

19/03/2003 Thistle Technology Group awarded Lanarkshire local television licence
The Thistle Technology Group Limited have been awarded the licence to provide a local television service for Lanarkshire. The licence will commence on March 29 2003. The ITC received three applicati

19/03/2003 to webcast NAB 2003 content, a fast-growing web-based global video network and streaming video service provider, have been selected by the National Associ

18/03/2003 BBC Post Production create 'Robobug' for National Geographic
BBC Post Production's 3D design and digital effects team have created the computer graphics and effects sequences for a programme entitled 'Secret Weapons', which aired on March 16 on National Geograp

18/03/2003 Europe's Digital TV divide grows
Britain leads the world in digital TV and, along with France and Spain, is now leaving other major European countries behind. According to a new report from media analysts Screen Digest, Europe's di

18/03/2003 Hamlet waveform monitors used to eliminate suspect signals
The largest video editing facility in Europe is not at a television station or postproduction facility, but the National Video Identification Bureau, operated on behalf of the police forces of England

18/03/2003 One Post opens for business
Ascent Media Creative Services UK have announced that their new post-production facility, One Post Ltd (One), opened for business on March 17 at 71 Dean Street, London W1. After extensive refurbishme

18/03/2003 Raycom equip Corinthian Television Studios
Raycom have completed the design and installation of an elaborate radio system for the new Corinthian Television facility in Chiswick Park, London. As the leading supplier of professional wireless so

18/03/2003 Scottish broadcast system rebuild by McMillan
A contract worth over £1m to supply and install the latest digital equipment to Grampian TV's new Aberdeen studio complex has been secured by McMillan. McMillan, the leading AV and broadcast solution

18/03/2003 Three new commissions for BWPL
Northern Ireland based independent film and television production company Brian Waddell Productions Limited (BWPL) have announced a raft of three new commissions - a post-programme documentary 'Life A

18/03/2003 UTV profits up by 8% despite 'difficult' media market
UTV's annual results for 2002 show an increase of 8% in group operating profit, up from £13.6m last year to £14.6m. John McCann, Group Chief Executive of UTV, said: "Despite another difficult year fo

14/03/2003 BECTU call to save Nottingham studios
BECTU are demanding assurances that Carlton's Nottingham studios will stay open. The union are seeking these assurances following news that the current series of 'Crossroads' is to end in early summ

14/03/2003 Digi-Box appoint Tyrell AJA KONA dealer
Digi-Box, the UK distributor for AJA Video, have recently appointed Tyrell as an authorised AJA KONA dealer. Tyrell, a leading systems distribution company, have already sold the first KONA HD syste