Broadcast News Archive for March, 2003
06/03/2003 Digital demonstration project to enhance Homeland Security
A communications system that sends emergency messages at high-speed to desktop personal computers via NJN Public Television’s digital broadcast signal has been demonstrated at the State Office of Emer

06/03/2003 Digital Rapids assist live coverage of the America’s Cup
Private Broadcasting Systems (PBS), an Internet broadcaster based in Auckland, New Zealand, choose Digital Rapids Media Encoders for their live coverage of the America's Cup. Not only were PBS there

06/03/2003 Discreet demonstrate 3D expertise at GDC
Discreet are showcasing their award-winning game development solutions at the Game Developers Conference 2003 (GDC) in San Jose, California. Discreet are presenting their 3ds max animation and modell

06/03/2003 ITC issue invitation to apply for Derry RSL
The ITC have issued a formal invitation to apply for a local television Restricted Service Licence (RSL) for Derry in Northern Ireland. The licence, currently held by North West Television Service L

06/03/2003 VSI and Lucchesi join forces
Versioning specialists VSI and Lucchesi have merged, in a move that aims to "provide their clients with exceptional service and facilities in a unique company". With VSI and Lucchesi’s background of

05/03/2003 Canford launch new HDTV interconnect family
Canford Audio have launched several new interconnection products this year, with the emphasis being upon combining cost effectiveness and innovative engineering design. The new range has been designe

05/03/2003 Freeview achieves biggest ever audience
Speaking at the FT New Media & Broadcasting conference, Andy Duncan, Director of BBC Marketing and Communications, revealed how more people than ever are watching digital terrestrial television. He p

05/03/2003 News World rescheduled for October
News World have brought their 2003 event forward by a month to give delegates an early opportunity to review the state of the news industry in what will almost certainly be the aftermath of war. The

05/03/2003 OmniBus name new European Sales Manager
OmniBus Systems have strengthened their worldwide sales team with the appointment of Robert Stopford to the post of regional sales manager for northern, southern and eastern Europe. Stopford arrives

05/03/2003 Optibase chosen by Spain’s Antena 3
Optibase have announced the deployment of their encoding and streaming platforms by Antena 3, one of Spain’s largest broadcasting companies, for the distribution of news throughout Spain and correspon

05/03/2003 Ron Knell appointed Rosco sales manager, UK & Eire
Ron Knell has been appointed sales manager, UK & Eire, for Roscolab. In this role he will be responsible for developing new business, serving the needs of the already established dealer network, and

05/03/2003 RTL Group appoint new CEO
The RTL Group have announced the appointment of Gerhard Zeiler as their new Chief Executive, following the recent departure of Didier Bellens. Zeiler will assume his new responsibilities immediately

05/03/2003 Skillset aim to tackle postproduction skills threat
Senior figures from the broadcast postproduction sector, with the support of the IVCA and ChEFF, have formed a new initiative to combat skills issues threatening the competitiveness of the sector. In

04/03/2003 Appointment of bfi Director announced
The bfi's Board of Governors have confirmed the appointment of Amanda Nevill to the post of Director. Currently Head of the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television (NMPFT) in Bradford, Ne

04/03/2003 Dedolight release new optical and power units
Dedolight have introduced a new optical system, the DLH-4, alongside a new 150w/24v power transformer, the DT24-1. With the use of two aspheric lenses, the DLH-4 improves light output, enhances the s

04/03/2003 Massive survey of UK media industry begins
The biggest ever Workforce Survey of the television, radio, video and interactive media industries in the UK is now underway. Over the next six weeks, Skillset will distribute over 24,000 survey for

04/03/2003 Northern Ireland misses chance to host Attenborough film
Belfast has reportedly lost the chance to host what would have been the biggest film made in Northern Ireland, after financial pressures forced its director, Lord Attenborough, to move the £12m projec

04/03/2003 RTÉ's Aertel go digital with SysMedia's Plasma Magenta
SysMedia have been awarded the contract to provide the production solution for RTÉ's new digital text service on the Sky platform. In a two-phase project commencing March 2003, SysMedia's technology

04/03/2003 Rushes Soho Shorts Festival calls for entries
The Rushes Soho Shorts Festival is calling for entries, and the festival's fifth year promises to be the biggest and best yet. Entries must have been produced in the last 12 months (up to May 6 2003)

04/03/2003 SSL launch C100 Digital Broadcast Console
Solid State Logic have unveiled a new-generation digital broadcast console specifically designed for use within critical on-air production environments. The C100 is a small footprint, assignable cons

04/03/2003 Telecast supply BBC & ABC
BBC Outside Broadcasts have recently taken delivery of three Telecast 'CopperHead' fibre optic camera control units, supplied by Mi Broadcast. They are fitted to Sony DNW 90D Camcorders and provide a

03/03/2003 Avolites launch Diamond 4 Vision console at Frankfurt 2003
Avolites have launched their new Diamond 4 Vision console at Frankfurt 2003. This is the latest in the powerful Diamond 4 Series, the new generation of top-level lighting control from Avolites. The

03/03/2003 Bazley Films take on finale for Filmax
Bazley Films have taken on the final sequence for Filmax's Epic Film 'El Cid, The Legend'. Bazley's team, which includes Ex-Disney and Warner Bros Animators, continue to build upon their collaboratio

03/03/2003 Radio hopefuls choose TV
Four companies bidding for the commercial radio licence for Maidstone, Kent, have used a TV studio to boost their claims. In a unique event, the four groups were quizzed by the chairman of the south

03/03/2003 Sherbet finish Granada series 'Girls in Love'
Sherbet Producer Director team Jonathan Bairstow and Sandra Ensby have been BAFTA nominated for their animated short ‘Wedding Espresso’, written by novelist Leslie Glaister. The nomination coincides