Broadcast News Archive for May, 2003
16/05/2003 BSkyB choose Pro-Bel router for Millbank
BSkyB have installed a Pro-Bel Sirius routing switcher and a variety of control panels at the heart of the Westminster News Studio, enabling all political coverage to benefit from digital quality. Th

16/05/2003 Full range of root6 products to be displayed at The Production Show
At this year's Production Show root6 are to showcase BeamBox v1.5, shown in conjunction with BEAM.TV, and Content Agent, developed by the company's technology arm. An HD edit suite on the stand will

16/05/2003 Gearhouse, GlobeCast & Stefi Productions form Olympic alliance
With the Athens Olympic Games fast approaching, an alliance has been created between Gearhouse Broadcast, the equipment rental, sales and project solutions company, leading global satellite transmissi

16/05/2003 Leader LV 5100D waveform monitors chosen for Czech OBs
Five Leader LV 5100D digital component waveform monitors have been chosen for installation in a fleet of Czech Telecom outside broadcast vehicles, to be used by Czech Television. The vehicles will be

16/05/2003 Munro Acoustic become a Limited company
UK studio design company Munro Associates have announced their consolidation to a Limited company, to allow for expansion and diversification into various acoustic fields. Under their new name of Mun

16/05/2003 Pinnacle Systems begin shipping Edition 5
Pinnacle Systems have announced that Edition 5, the latest version of its mid-range video editing and DVD-authoring software, is now shipping. Edition 5 is for professional videographers, educators,

16/05/2003 Red Post Production and VPJ select new Critter Solution
Red Post Production and Visual Processing Japan are the first customers for Critter, the asset management solution designed by SALT Media Software Consultants of London specifically for postproduction

16/05/2003 Straight 8 show unseen shorts at Cannes 2003
London-based Super 8 filmmaking organisation Straight 8 are to premier 20 new short films on May 21 at the 2003 Cannes film festival. The three-minute films are all made on a single cartridge of supe

15/05/2003 BSkyB reveal huge marketing push
BSkyB have announced plans to expand their dominance of the UK and Ireland pay-TV markets, after publishing better than expected financial and subscriber results for the third quarter. Top of BSkyB's

15/05/2003 Danny Boyle feature now cutting on Lightworks Touch NLE
Danny Boyle’s latest feature ‘Millions’ has started shooting in Liverpool, and award-winning film editor Chris Gill is cutting the movie on Lightworks Touch, the latest iteration of the popular Lightw

15/05/2003 Holocaust Remembrance Authority select Optibase
Optibase have announced that Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority, have selected their MPEG MovieMaker encoding platforms to create a digital video content archiving sy

15/05/2003 JBPP complete 22 'Matrix Reloaded' trailers
John Bake Post-production (JBPP) have recently added the finishing touches to a series of 22 trailers - plus teaser - for the forthcoming 'Matrix Reloaded' feature, using the Media 100 844/X editing a

15/05/2003 MPC’s digital grade and vfx for horror feature LD50
MPC have completed digital grade and vfx on Random Harvest/Fourhorsemen Films feature 'LD50.' LD50 marks Simon De Selva’s directorial debut. The film stars Katharine Towne, ('Sweet Home Alabama', 'Wh

15/05/2003 NMR announce first UK showing of Final Cut Pro 4 and CinéWave 4
New Media Research (NMR) have announced an exclusive showing of the latest version of Pinnacle and Apple's Final Cut Pro 4 and CinéWave 4 on their stand (470) at this year's Production Show. Final Cu

15/05/2003 Screen Africa secures ITV international guest speakers
Top international and local speakers have been secured for the Screen Africa Talent & Technology Conference, which will run at the Sandton Convention Centre in South Africa from June 10-11 2003. The

15/05/2003 Tessa Jowell to open UK Film Centre at Cannes
Tessa Jowell, Secretary of State for Culture Media and Sport, will officially open the UK Film Centre at Cannes on Friday May 16. The UK Film Centre will promote the UK as a destination for internati

15/05/2003 Tyrell to showcase leading technology at The Production Show
Tyrell, a leading provider of technology to the UK's post-production and broadcast industry, have released details of their plans for The Production Show 2003 (May 20-22 Olympia, London) and a new Soh

15/05/2003 Tyrone Productions secure history documentary deal
Tyrone Productions have secured a co-production deal with broadcasters TG4 (Ireland) and S4C (Wales) for their latest documentary, 'The Molly Maguires', a compelling one-hour historical detective stor

14/05/2003 Barco take digital cinema technology Cannes
Barco, the projection systems design and development specialist, and official partner of the 2003 Cannes Film Festival, will be the prime mover behind digital screenings at the festival for the second

14/05/2003 Cutting Edge exploit Omnigen's flexible still/clip store
UK test and measurement manufacturer OmniTek have announced that Brisbane-based Cutting Edge have purchased and installed an OmniGen system. The sale was concluded and overseen by OmniTek's Australia

14/05/2003 Ian Burkinshaw joins Vistek
Vistek have recently expanded their sales operation, with the appointment of Ian Burkinshaw as UK Sales Executive. Burkinshaw is a well-known figure in the UK broadcast market, having had a long care

14/05/2003 M Productions complete Led Zeppelin DVD
M Productions, the film and TV division of Metropolis Group, have completed a double DVD anthology for Led Zeppelin, creating a permanent visual record of the 69-79 period, with gems from their epic K

14/05/2003 ND SatCom AG create US subsidiary
ND SatCom AG of Germany, a leading global supplier of satellite based broadband VSAT, broadcast and military communication network solutions, have founded ND SatCom, Inc. as a U.S. subsidiary. In re

14/05/2003 New appointment at TC Soho
Media services company TC Soho have announced the appointment of Roger Boorman as Technical Director. Boorman, a veteran television facilities engineer, has held senior posts in both postproduction a

14/05/2003 Quartz to launch Topaz router range at The Production Show
Quartz are to launch their new range of Topaz routers at the Production Show at Olympia, London, next week. The range is aimed at cost effective applications that demand high specification solutions