Broadcast News Archive for March, 2003
14/03/2003 Location focus at The Production Show 2003
The Production Show, the UK's largest event for the production, broadcast, post-production and effects industry, have announced this year's new signings for their Locations Village and a series of fre

14/03/2003 Polycom name Imago as ‘Number One Partner’
Imago have been named as Polycom’s ‘Number One Channel Partner’ for the Northern EMEA region. Imago became a Polycom distributor just over a year ago, following their merger with PictureTel, for who

14/03/2003 Scottish Students on Screen event 'bigger and better than ever'
Over 150 entries from universities and colleges the length and breadth of Scotland are today competing for the coveted nine awards at the fourth Scottish Students on Screen Festival taking place in Du

14/03/2003 The Pixel Farm announce full support for Avid Media Illusion
The Pixel Farm, a new company focused on innovation in the field of high-end digital post-production, are to offer "full and continuing support" for Avid Media Illusion systems and their users. The

14/03/2003 TSI Design create new titles for ‘My Hero’
TSI Design, the design arm of independent broadcast services company TSI, have designed and directed the title and end credit sequences for the fourth series of the hit BBC1 comedy series ‘My Hero’.

14/03/2003 UK expedition aims to strengthen links with Indian film industry
Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell is this week visiting India, where she will be guest of honour at Frames 2003, the biggest entertainment convention in Asia, held in Mumbai from 14 to 16 March. She is

13/03/2003 BBC Director to open AIB Global Media Business 2003
Mark Byford, the Director of the BBC’s World Service and Global News division, is to give the opening keynote address at the Association for International Broadcasting (AIB) Global Media Business Conf

13/03/2003 COMSYST appointed as Australian distributor for Link Research
Link Research have appointed the well-regarded broadcast systems integrator COMSYST to supply their products in Australia. Among Link’s products are the award-winning LinkXP wireless camera systems t

13/03/2003 Dantz announce Global Partner Programme in Europe
Dantz Development Corporation have launched their global partner programme in Europe. The Dantz Global Partner Network supports solution providers in selling Dantz Retrospect to the growing SMB marke

13/03/2003 ITC report reveals television news "most important to viewers"
News is the most important programme genre to television viewers, both as a vital component of public service broadcasting and in terms of personal interest, according to new research by the Independe

13/03/2003 ITV applaud BBC decision to ditch Sky
ITV joint managing director Clive Jones has welcomed the BBC's decision to remove themselves from the Sky platform, and implied that ITV may act in a similar fashion when their contract with BSkyB com

13/03/2003 Pixel Power and Reuters partner to provide graphics solution to ABC
Pixel Power and Reuters Media have partnered to provide a graphics solution to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). Reuters Media have developed software that links Pixel Power's Collage sy

13/03/2003 Sanbolic’s Melio FS shown at CeBIT 2003 by LSI Logic
Sanbolic, developer and manufacturer of Melio file system software and Kayo 3.0 for shared storage solutions, have announced that LSI Logic have shown Melio FS as part of their product demonstrations

13/03/2003 Teranex add pan & scan functionality to product line
Teranex, a leading provider of high-performance image enhancement solutions for digital media, have announced the release of Xscan, an HD mastering application with pan and scan functionality. The un

12/03/2003 BBC move to pull plug on encrypted digital satellite
The BBC have announced that from May 30 they will, for the first time, broadcast their eight TV channels unencrypted on digital satellite. This decision means that digital satellite viewers in the UK

12/03/2003 BSkyB unveil upbeat music channel branding
BSkyB's long awaited new music television channels are to named Flaunt, The Amp and Scuzz. Scheduled to launch on Sky digital in April, the three channels will feature "more extensive interactive opp

12/03/2003 Canford treble profits despite poor market conditions
The Canford Group have announced that their pre-tax profits rose from £142,000 in 2001 to £545,000 in 2002. Figures show that while total sales fell by £1,250,000 in the last financial year, profits

12/03/2003 Edifis Brick chosen for Mediaschool Finland
Mediaschool Finland have chosen an Edifis Brick digital disk recording system for their Media Workshop in central Finland. The order formed part of a new studio system installed by Helsinki-based sys

12/03/2003 Gee launch new leading Lite
Gee Broadcast have introduced a new entry level server solution, Geevs Lite. Geevs Lite provides full clip capture, management and playout functions. These can be under control from the standard Gee

12/03/2003 ITFC keep programmes legal with Courtyard's Sheriff
The Independent Television Facilities Company (ITFC) have purchased two Courtyard Sheriff legalisers to check and correct programme material. As a part of their programme technical compliance busines

12/03/2003 NIFTC appoint new Chief Executive
Colin Anderson, Chairman of the Northern Ireland Film and Television Commission (NIFTC), has announced the appointment of Richard Williams as the new Chief Executive for the Commission. Mr Williams i

12/03/2003 Panasonic debut shoulder-mount DV PROLINE camcorder
Panasonic have introduced the AG-DVC7, an entry-level DV PROLINE series shoulder-mount Mini-DV format camcorder. The new AG-DVC7 DV PROLINE camcorder features a shoulder-mount body style, which yield

12/03/2003 Screen Yorkshire earn Skillset seal of approval
Screen Yorkshire have become the first Regional Training Partner to be recognised by the Skillset Approvals System. The quality endorsement signifies that Screen Yorkshire have met required organisat

11/03/2003 Addiction appoint new Head of Production
Dan Curwin has joined Addiction as Head of Production, moving from the same position at Flynn Productions, to work alongside Siobhan Murphy, Addiction's Head of Music Videos. Curwin started his caree

11/03/2003 BBC Post Production Bristol expand eQ finishing system
BBC Post Production have expanded their High Definition (HD) post production offering with the acquisition of a Quantel eQ finishing system. The move follows the recent acquisition of a Shadow Teleci