Broadcast News Archive for May, 2003
30/05/2003 BBCi unveils 21st Century CEEFAX service
BBCi, the BBC's interactive arm, have unveiled a new look and improved functionality to their digital television information services. BBCi on TV effectively brings a 21st century version of CEEFAX t

30/05/2003 BECTU call for boycott of BBC staff survey
BBC-employed members of BECTU are being advised not to complete personal statements about their outside interests. The Corporation plans to send 'conflict of interest' forms, mostly via e-mail, to a

30/05/2003 Boris FX release Title Toolkit for Adobe After Effects
Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated graphics and effects technology, have announced the availability of the Boris Title Toolkit, a set of dynamic new plug-ins developed exclusively for Adobe

30/05/2003 Elstree provide lighting at Four Nations Boxing Championship
Continuing their increasing involvement with live sporting productions, Elstree Light and Power are currently providing location lighting, rigging and power services for the Four Nations Boxing Champi

30/05/2003 ITC impose £40,000 penalty on You TV
The Independent Television Commission (ITC) have imposed a financial penalty of £40,000 on the entertainment channel, You TV, for numerous and repeated breaches of the ITC's Programmes and Advertising

30/05/2003 OpTex appointed as OConnor distributor
Following the acquisition of OConnor Engineering by Sachtler, OpTex are now UK Authorised Distributor and Service Centre for all OConnor Fluid Heads and Tripods. OConnor Engineering has been recognis

30/05/2003 Riedel intercom chosen for BT International Media Centre
A Riedel Artist M Intercom system has been chosen as part of a major refurbishment of the BT International Media Centre based at the Telecom Tower in London. The prestigious new media centre which ro

30/05/2003 RTÉ announce highlights of factual programme commissions
RTÉ Television have outlined highlights of the new factual programmes they have commissioned for transmission both in the coming months and the next year. The range and number of these documentary a

30/05/2003 Sir Alan Parker to hold masterclass at Hay Festival
Renowned film director and chairman of the Film Council Sir Alan Parker is to give a masterclass on filmmaking at this year's Hay Festival, presented by the Script Factory, on Sunday June 1. The Scri

30/05/2003 The London Film Festival announces new title sponsor
The London Film Festival has signed a three-year title sponsorship agreement with The Times newspaper. Branded The Times bfi London Film Festival, the Festival will take place this year at the earli

29/05/2003 'Show Me The Money' at the RSA
An impressive line-up of senior distribution executives and independents with experience of the international marketplace have been confirmed to speak at 'Show Me The Money', a one-day event organised

29/05/2003 BBC Parliament goes round the clock
BBC Parliament completes their transition to being a 24x7 channel on Saturday June 7, with a new overnight schedule running from midnight to 6.00am. The extra time will be used to bring programmes su

29/05/2003 Business Development Manager appointed at IMP
Trevor Bilcock has joined IMP Electronics as Business Development Manager. The reason for the newly created position stems from the company’s desire to re-focus its sales campaign within Europe and t

29/05/2003 Eyeheight SA-2HD cages chosen by Rushes and MPC
Two of London's leading independent post-production facilities have ordered Eyeheight's new SA-2HD high-definition cage/safe-area generator for use in film to video transfer. Rushes have purchased t

29/05/2003 Freeview to launch free-to-play gaming channel
Freeview are reportedly to launch a new gaming channel that will not be charging users to play, a unique position in the market. Free2Play, the new gaming channel to be run by the interactive TV comp

29/05/2003 Iain Morrison joins BDL-Autoscript
Teleprompting specialist Iain Morrison has joined BDL-Autoscript to head up thier rental division. Chris Lambert, managing director at BDL-Autoscript, said: "We are delighted that Iain has become par

29/05/2003 Media 100 announce first shipments of 844/X Version 2
Media 100 have announced their first customer shipment of The Finishing Release, an updated version of the company's award-winning 844/X family of realtime vertical editing systems. The company are a

29/05/2003 Sudan trilogy to be screened in Edinburgh
Three films made in Sudan over a period of 13 years by Scottish filmmakers Amy Hardie and Arthur Howes are to be screened in the new One World Film Festival in the Edinburgh Filmhouse during June. Th

29/05/2003 Thomson wireless cable modem recognised at Mediacast
A new integrated wireless cable modem gateway from Thomson was named the runner up in the Best Data Over Cable Technology Awards announced at Mediacast. This new all-in-one solution, the TCW690, ava

29/05/2003 Two applications made for local television licence in Derry
The ITC have received two applications for the licence to provide a local television service for Derry. The incumbent, Channel 9, run by North West Television Services Limited, have applied, but are

28/05/2003 Canada's first digital-over-the-air station selects Triveni Digital
CHUM Television have chosen Triveni Digital's GuideBuilder metadata management system and StreamScope ATSC transport stream monitor and analyser for their Toronto station 'Citytv'. In February of 20

28/05/2003 Gefen release new DVI Matrix Switch
Gefen's new 4x4 DVI Matrix Switch enables maximum access to digital devices with minimum networking hassles. Tailored to studios, home theatres, presentation venues and environments that use digital

28/05/2003 High praise for SoundField in Oklahoma’s analogue heaven
Recording Engineer Ted Curtis’ new studio in Oklahoma, Upstairs Productions, is aimed at the city’s large Christian community. Upstairs Productions - so named for its spiritual connotation and the f

28/05/2003 Irish shorts selected for animation festival
Three Irish animation films have been selected to participate in the 11th Anima Mundi International Animation Festival of Brazil 2003. The festival will take place in Rio de Janeiro from July 11 to 2

28/05/2003 LEAF to recognise the industry's best work, people and companies
The London Effects and Animation Festival (LEAF) is calling all 3D artists and companies to submit entries for the prestigious 2003 LEAF Awards. The LEAF Awards has a completely new structure this y