Broadcast News Archive for April, 2003
17/04/2003 Irish Film Board CEO to step down
Rod Stoneman, CEO of the Irish Film Board, is to take up the position of director at the newly-established Huston School of Film and Digital Media at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Stone

17/04/2003 ITV anounce management team for interactive operation
ITV have announced the creation of ITV Interactive, a new unified home for their interactive strategy and product development. The new operation will be headed by Jane Marshall, who takes the title

17/04/2003 Panasonic unveil next-generation solid-state newsgathering system
Panasonic have announced their strategy for next-generation DVCPRO newsgathering systems based on solid-state memory. Panasonic's solid-state technology received three industry awards at NAB, the 200

17/04/2003 Pro8mm offer three business-day turnaround on Ektachrome processing
Pro8mm are now offering a new express service for Super 8 Ektachrome and 16mm Ektachrome. Film dropped off at their London office before 12pm on Wednesday will now be scheduled for pick up from 12pm

17/04/2003 The Machine Room post new Ewan McGregor film
The Machine Room have completed HD transfer and grading for the forthcoming feature film 'Young Adam'. The transfer was completed in telecine by colourist Jeff Burgess, and graded from 35mm film to

16/04/2003 Bluefish444 now compatible with Curious Software
Bluefish444's range of 10-bit uncompressed SD & HD SDI video cards are now compatible with Curious Software’s ‘Curious World Maps’ for the Windows 2000 and Windows XP operating systems. Bluefish444’s

16/04/2003 Discreet introduce digital grading and colour correction system
Discreet, have unveiled their real-time system for digital grading and colour correction system, lustre. This new system is a powerful digital colour correction technology operating on non-proprieta

16/04/2003 Fox select OmniTek for detailed laboratory work
Test and measurement manufacturer OmniTek have announced that major US broadcaster Fox, via their Fox Digital Television Laboratory, have purchased and installed OmniTek’s OmniGen test and measurement

16/04/2003 Harris Corporation launch NetVX
Harris Corporation have introduced NetVX, an integrated, high-speed network connectivity solution that takes the complexity and cost out of networking. With its ability to establish links with all p

16/04/2003 Jilin TV choose VikinX routers
Jilin TV, located in the northeast province of Jilin, China, haVE placed a substantial order for routers with Network Electronics China. Jilin TV selected a complement of digital video and audio Vik

16/04/2003 Kinomai introduce multi-channel advertising spot monitoring
French company Kinomai have recently introduced K-Track version 2, a turnkey solution designed to monitor commercial spots across numerous television channels. K-Track uses proprietary fingerprinting

16/04/2003 Pace's DC-550 HD in field trials with Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable are the first cable operator to field trial the Pace DC-550 HD (high definition) digital cable set-top. Time Warner Cable are testing the Pace DC-550 HD in several locations throug

16/04/2003 Pixel Power highlight graphics workflow
Pixel Power have enhanced their focus on workflow for broadcast graphics solutions with the appointment of Dr Joseph Sunday as their Manager of Projects and Initiatives. Dr Sunday has pioneered innov

16/04/2003 Trilogy announce enhancements for Sentinel
Trilogy Broadcast, providers of intercom/talkback, signal monitoring and SPG equipment, have announced the introduction of significant enhancements to their Sentinel signal monitoring system. Alread

16/04/2003 Working Title to shoot zombie comedy
UK-based production Working Title Films are to start shooting romantic zombie comedy 'Shaun Of The Dead' in May. Edgar Wright, director of television series Spaced, is behind the story of a group of

15/04/2003 APT WorldNet Milano takes position in the Sun
Danish based music, cinema, voice and audio post-production facility Sun Studio have recently purchased five new WorldNet Milanos from Belfast based APT. The purchase enables the studio to carry out

15/04/2003 Business production line launched for UK producers
The Production Guild have launched recruitment for The Production Line, a new business programme for up to 30 new and emerging UK film producers. Funded by the Film Council's Training Fund via the N

15/04/2003 Entone Technologies launch scalable VOD Server
Entone Technologies, a global provider of video on demand (VOD) infrastructure solutions, launched the latest addition to their family of StreamLiner video servers at NAB 2003. The StreamLiner 8380 d

15/04/2003 France 3 choose Thomson servers
Broadcaster France 3 have made the transition to a server-based infrastructure for their new state-of-the-art national master control room with four Grass Valley PVS 1000 Profile XP Media Platform sta

15/04/2003 Globalstor wins NAB award for Innovation in Media
Globalstor Data Corporation's new TransPro II Digital Dailies Solution was awarded one of the first NAB Awards for Innovation in Media (AIMs), an annual technology awards program launched for the firs

15/04/2003 LEAF call for participation papers
LEAF, The London Effects and Animation Festival, have issued a call for papers from industry experts wishing to participate in this year's conference. Participation is invited from computer graphics

15/04/2003 Robe launch UK operation
Robe UK, a direct sales operation of Czech Republic-based moving light manufacturer Robe Show Lighting, has been launched. The new company was set up to exclusively supply and market the rapidly expa

15/04/2003 Rohde & Schwarz sign reseller agreement with Triveni Digital
Triveni Digital, a leading solutions provider for data-enhanced digital broadcasting, and Rohde & Schwarz (US), a global leader in transmission and measurement technology, have signed a reseller agree

15/04/2003 Scottish Media Group faced with strike
BECTU stewards at Scottish Media Group are due to announce dates for industrial action. No progress has been made towards resolving a dispute over pay and redundancies since BECTU members at Scottish

15/04/2003 XL SuperAnalogue is at 'home' in Hamburg
Home Studios of Hamburg have ordered an XL 9000 K Series SuperAnalogue console for Studio 1 of their three-room facility. Formerly known as The Chateau du Pape, Home Studios have been extensively reb