Broadcast News Archive for May, 2003
14/05/2003 RTE take part in environmental conference
Up to 200 Irish and international researchers, along with key figures in environmental policy development will attend a two-day environmental conference in Dublin on May 15 and 16. 'Pathways to a Sus

14/05/2003 Rushes post quirky Virgin Mobile spots
Rushes have completed post on a cinema, television and Internet commercial for Virgin Mobile. Set in 'The Sparta Hospital For The Bored', the commercial is themed 'idle thumbs' with various scenarios

14/05/2003 The Hive lure Flame talent Wilmshurst from The Mill
London 2D/3D animation house The Hive have added the creative talents of Flame artist Matt Wilmshurst as part of their on-going drive to deliver even higher-quality animation and finishing services.

13/05/2003 BBC OBs celebrate 'Best Sound Factual' BAFTA
BBC Outside Broadcasts scooped the award for 'Best Sound Factual' for coverage of the Queen's Golden Jubilee at the recent BAFTA Television Craft Awards. BBC Outside Broadcasts were also nominated in

13/05/2003 BBC Ventures launch new commercial business
BBC Ventures, the BBC’s commercial business-to-business division, have launched BBC Vecta, set up to develop and market products from the BBC’s award winning Research and Development team, and other s

13/05/2003 BSkyB subscribers and profits up in third quarter
BSkyB's third quarter figures, released today, have revealed that the satellite broadcaster are still on target to reach their self-proclaimed goal of seven million subscribers by the end of 2003. Th

13/05/2003 Hamlet showcase upgrades at The Production Show
Continuing its commitment to the all digital future, leading test and measurement supplier, Hamlet, is showcasing its range of new CRT replacement technology products and upgrades at The Production Sh

13/05/2003 ITN complete British Pathe deal
Following their deal to operate and market the British Pathe newsreel library, the ITN Archive have acquired digital masters of the entire 3,500 hour collection and housed them alongside the ITN and R

13/05/2003 Rushes post Noonday Underground promo
Following Noonday Underground's collaboration with Paul Weller on the Top 10 single 'It's Written in the Stars', Weller has provided the vocals for the new Noonday Underground single 'I'll Walk Right

13/05/2003 Starfish Technologies appoint UK distributor
Starfish Technologies have appointed The Hub as their UK distributor. Experienced in the broadcast market, The Hub are excited at the prospects opened up by this collaboration. "Starfish Technologie

13/05/2003 Tony Covell to expand LEQ
Tony Covell, founder of VFG and former Senior Business Manager at Optex Rental, has joined LEQ, the rental company formed by his Camera Operator son, Phillip. Tony Covell will be LEQ's Managing Direc

13/05/2003 UTV invest £2 million in OB unit
UTV have just completed the design and build of a new outside broadcast unit, an investment in excess of £2 million. Robert McCourt, Group Director of Engineering, UTV, said: "The £2 million required

12/05/2003 Edifis announces Deliverance programme transformer
Edifis has announced the immediate availability of Deliverance, a revolutionary signal processing system designed for use in video duplication, postproduction and telecine facilities. Deliverance pro

12/05/2003 Eye Catching Design sets up at The Production Show
The founders of Eye Catching Design have announced that the company launch will be at The Production Show. Eye Catching Design is the brainchild of experienced designers Nik Callan (set designer), La

12/05/2003 Filmlab choose Phantasia Automation System
Filmlab are installing a Phantasia Automation System (PAS) for the completion of their new digital playout centre in Central London. The new playout centre is located in Convent Garden, close to the

12/05/2003 Fujinon lenses win awards at NAB 2003
Introduced by Fujinon at NAB 2003, the XA101x8.9BESM Highest Magnification HD Telephoto Lens, Prime Lens Series, and Digital Cine Lenses, have all recently won awards in recognition of outstanding ach

12/05/2003 Geevs-based server success in Norway's Loop-TV
In January 2003, four regional TV stations in Norway invested in new technology to start their own 24-hour Loop-TV broadcasts. Built around the versatile broadcast server “Geevs” from British manufac

12/05/2003 Lumidium to demo DigiRostrum at The Production Show
A British software company Lumidium is demonstrating DigiRostrum for the first time at The Production Show. According to Lumidium, the software rostrum camera, DigiRostrum, promises to revolutionise

12/05/2003 Matrox announces Xtreme trade-up programme
Matrox Video Products Group have announced that for a limited time Matrox RT2000 and RT2500 owners can trade-up to the RT.X100 Xtreme professional realtime video editing and DVD authoring platform. B

12/05/2003 Production Show visitors can play ‘hide and seek’
The UK’s leading minicam supplier for reality shows, documentaries, dramas and current affairs, Prime TV, has announced details of a unique Production Show competition. Prime TV will hide 16 minicams

12/05/2003 Snell & Wilcox mark 30 years in television
Snell & Wilcox marks 30 years in television this year with products reflecting three decades of accumulated knowledge and refinement. Content ingest is the first stage of any new IT-based infrastruct

12/05/2003 Westlife are ‘Unbreakable’ for Blink TV
Media specialists Blink TV have created the exciting high-energy video footage that represents the visual core of Westlife’s current ‘Unbreakable’ world tour. Blink’s production team, headed by Marcu

09/05/2003 'The Look' premieres at Tribeca Film Festival
The Carmichael Films production 'The Look', acquired with Panasonic's AJ-HDC27 VariCam HD Cinema camera, will make its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. The second annual

09/05/2003 Colourist Jet Omoshebi joins Digital Film Lab
Digital Film Lab have recruited Jet Omoshebi as their new Senior Colourist. Omoshebi will join the existing creative team comprising of Inferno Artist’s, Gary Brown and Leigh Warner at the London bas

09/05/2003 Conway Recording install SSL XL 9000 K Series console
When Conway Recording owner Buddy Brundo decided to upgrade Studio B, he chose the new Solid State Logic XL 9000 K Series SuperAnalogue console. The 80-channel XL will address mixing projects and ha