Broadcast News Archive for May, 2003
28/05/2003 LinkXP supply UK news broadcasters
Link Research have sold their LinkXP wireless camera systems to the principal news and sports broadcasters in the UK. In the UK, news broadcasters Sky News and ITN and four major hire companies have

28/05/2003 Longview's latest promo directed at RHB
Ben and Joe Dempsey of RHB have directed the video for Longview's new single, 'Further.' The promo is set in a dank eerie space with endless corridors and the mood is edgy and dark. As Rob McVey, th

28/05/2003 Splinter Films create 'Trilogy' DVD for The Cure
The Splinter Films production "Trilogy: The Cure Live In Berlin" is to be released on DVD and VHS on Monday June 2. The four hour double-disc DVD features performance of three of the band's darkest

28/05/2003 Thomson announce major order from Media Mobil
Thomson have announced that Media Mobil GmbH (MMG) in Leipzig have placed a multi-million Euro order for a new digital outside broadcast truck with Grass Valley brand broadcast equipment . The new tr

28/05/2003 Visitors bowled over with new cricket experience
A unique interactive and atmospheric audio-visual cricket experience has been designed for the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to promote a new 20-overs cricket format, being launched this summe

27/05/2003 'River Films' Launched at Cannes
The Irish Pavilion at Cannes hosted the launch of River Films, a new production company from Abhann Productions ('Riverdance - The Show'). The company's brief is to "develop and co-produce a wide ra

27/05/2003 BBC Resources young talent honoured at the B+ awards
BBC Resources' young talent were very successful at the ceremony. Richard Birtwistle, BBC Post Production collected the award for Best Young Audio Engineer for his work on a number of projects, inclu

27/05/2003 BBC Vecta expand board and exective team
BBC Vecta, the new company launched by BBC Ventures Group, have announced the expansion of their board and executive team with three new appointments, Marcel Puyk, Ian Mecklenburgh and Kian Kormi. A

27/05/2003 BECTU Conference serves notice on Labour
Delegates to BECTU's recent Annual Conference have voted to ballot members on the union's link with Labour. A proposition calling for research into alternative political organisations, which could p

27/05/2003 DTS launch XD Series product line
At the recent ShoWest 2003 trade show in Las Vegas, DTS introduced the XD10 Cinema Media Player, the first product in their new line of XD Series products being developed for the cinema industry. Eng

27/05/2003 Entec supplies Blur for Astoria shows
A full lighting rig, motion control system, sound control, monitor system and stage set have been supplied to Blur for five performances at the Astoria in Charing Cross Road, London, by Middlesex-base

27/05/2003 Europe's state film councils propose a new vision for the industry
Europe's 16 state-funded European film councils have called for the European Commission to adopt a more ambitious vision for the European film industry, and to detail this policy in the new constituti

27/05/2003 MediaMatch UK announce Film Finance Market and Co-production Market
MediaMatch UK is offering independent filmmakers the chance to attend the highly successful ProductionMatch International Film Business Summit and new MoneyMatch International Film Finance Market. Th

27/05/2003 MPC post 'Face Of The Future' global Xelibri campaign
MPC have completed post on a tongue in cheek Xelibri ad campaign for Mother. The campaign consists of 90-second cinema and 60- second and 30-second TV films, which will run in the UK, Germany, France

27/05/2003 Subtitling system at BBC Wales goes live with Isis
On Monday May 19 the subtitling unit at BBC Wales went live for news with Starfish Technologies' Isis subtitling system, creating both live and pre-recorded subtitles for BBC Wales regional programmes

26/05/2003 APT’s Cool Edit Pro demonstrates broadcast potential
Numerous radio stations around the world have been quick to spot the potential of APT’s new Cool Edit Pro plug-in, which was launched at this year’s NAB convention in Las Vegas. The plug-in offers a

26/05/2003 BECTU members to be consulted on PACT changes
BECTU members are being consulted on proposed changes to the PACT Freelance Agreement. This follows the conclusion of negotiations with PACT, the association of independent film and TV production co

26/05/2003 Hi Tech supply control for Sony server to Innes
Hi Tech Systems have supplied Innes Technical Engineering (ITE), the event consultants specialising in lighting, sound and video projection engineering requirements for the conference and exhibitions

26/05/2003 Kramer launch unique system expansion device
Kramer Electronics UK the new VP-14T special interface at the Production Show last week. The VP-14T connects to one of Kramer’s scaler models with seamless fade through black switching, such as the

26/05/2003 NEC Europe choose Sonic MyDVD and CinePlayer
NEC Europe, one of the world's leading providers of Internet, broadband network and enterprise business solutions, have selected Sonic MyDVD 4 and Sonic CinePlayer 1.5 as the DVD creation and PC playb

26/05/2003 New products from root6 Technology
The new product development arm of root6 – root6 Technology – introduced Content Agent and showed two new versions of BeamBox at The Production Show. BeamBox v1.6 adds titling features to this popula

26/05/2003 RTÉ call for Audience Council members
RTÉ have announced details of how members of the Irish public may apply to become members of the Audience Council, which will act as an advisory group to the RTÉ Authority. The RTÉ Audience Council

26/05/2003 Rushes post latest Capital Radio commercial
Rushes have recently completed post on a new commercial for Capital Radio. The action switches between vignettes of London life, showing typical residents of the capital sing along to the catchy tune

26/05/2003 SSL announce major changes to Australian/New Zealand distribution
Solid State Logic have appointed RODE Microphones as their new distributor in the key territories of Australia and New Zealand. The appointment, which comes into effect immediately, will see RODE Mi

26/05/2003 Streamlined editing process used for latest Jim Carrey vehicle
‘Bruce Almighty,’ the latest Jim Carrey comedy feature co-starring Jennifer Aniston and Morgan Freeman, was cut in Hollywood by Scott Hill on a Lightworks' Touch network. Two Lightworks Touch systems