Broadcast News Archive for May, 2003
09/05/2003 Digi-Box order first shipment of AJA Video's award winning IO Product
Digi-Box have announced that they will be one of the first companies to receive the new Io product from AJA Video. An order for fifty Io systems was placed during NAB 2003, with the first delivery e

09/05/2003 Leader LT 443D multiformat video generator
Leader Instruments' new LT 443D multiformat video generator can be flexibly expanded to accommodate the wide range of digital broadcast signal formats now in common use. Based on a 1U mainframe housi

09/05/2003 root6 complete first systems integration project at TC Soho
TC Video, the Wembley based video duplication and media services company, have expanded their operations with the opening of TC Soho, a new purpose-built facility in Poland Street. TC Soho will offer

09/05/2003 Saunders + Gordon buck the trend
Top London audio facility, Saunders + Gordon, are bucking the economic gloom and doom with the purchase of two Digidesign Pro Tools HD audio suites. The systems are being used for full audio postpro

09/05/2003 SSL XL Superpre Mic System selected by Grammy winner
On a quest to find the best microphone preamplifier to record Fuel’s latest project, producer Michael Beinhorn and multiple Grammy Award-winner Frank Filipetti were very pleased to discover the unsurp

09/05/2003 Turner Broadcasting look to the future with Softimage|XSI
Turner Broadcasting have purchased licenses of the Softimage|XSI software, the industry's leading nonlinear 3-D production environment, and licenses of Softimage|XSI BatchUniversal, Softimage's proces

09/05/2003 XL Video chosen by Production North
Leading live video specialists XL Video are working closely with Production North, the renowned Yorkshire-based show producers/production company headed by Steve Levitt and Iain Whitehead. Three of t

08/05/2003 Boost for Scots Sky unionisation campaign
Members of the Scottish Parliament have backed BECTU's bid for union recognition at BSkyB. At an open meeting held in Dunfermline in the run up to local and Scottish Parliament elections on May 1, In

08/05/2003 Breakthrough for BBC freelancers
BBC freelancers in Bristol have won the right to vote on union recognition. The legal body which oversees new legislation on union representation has ruled that a group of BECTU freelance members qua

08/05/2003 Broadcast Technology appoint technical sales specialist
Responding to continuing expansion in its UK and international business, Broadcast Technology has appointed Andy Phillips as technical sales specialist. Phillips, who will report to the director of s

08/05/2003 Discreet present lustre system at Cannes
Discreet are to hold the European debut of lustre, their new and award-winning digital grading and colour timing system for motion pictures, at the Cannes International Film Festival 2003. The lustre

08/05/2003 Element X partner with Visionview
Former FilmFour executives Janine Gold and Natalie Brenner have launched their own sales outfit, Element X, with a non-exclusive relationship with leading UK tax financier Visionview. Gold and Brenne

08/05/2003 Odyssey head to Cannes
Odyssey Entertainment are heading to Cannes with two new slate additions, 'The Libertine', starring Johnny Depp, John Malkovich and Samantha Morton, and 'The Blue Afternoon', directed by Bruce Beresfo

08/05/2003 RTÉ appoint executive director of publishing
RTÉ have announced the appointment of Múirne Laffan to the position of Executive Director, RTÉ Publishing. Following the restructuring of RTÉ into Integrated Business Divisions, the Executive Directo

08/05/2003 RTE Commitments presented to Irish Government
Patrick J Wright, Chairman of the RTÉ Authority, has presented RTÉ’s Statement of Commitments 2003 to Dermot Ahern, Irish Government Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources. In Nove

08/05/2003 Rushes win at the CADS
Rushes' Adrian Seery has won the 'Best Telecine' award at the 2003 CADS (Music Week Creative & Design Awards) for his work on David Gray's 'The Other Side'. The CADS is the only award ceremony that h

08/05/2003 Softimage system chosen by DreamWorks
Softimage's behavioral animation system, Softimage|Behavior, is being used by DreamWorks in the upcoming animated movie, 'Sharkslayer'. Scheduled for release in 2004, 'Sharkslayer' will feature score

07/05/2003 Aardman complete Dairylea commercials
Kraft have unveiled their first new campaign for Dairylea spreads and triangles in two years through agency J. Walter Thompson. The TV campaign uses a combination of animation and filmed live footage

07/05/2003 British film sets Cannes date
'Calendar Girls', the highly anticipated new British film, will be unveiled at the 56th International Cannes Film Festival with a special screening on Thursday May 15. Expected on the Croisette will

07/05/2003 Dantz announce Retrospect 6.5 for Windows
Dantz have announced the immediate availability of Dantz Retrospect 6.5 for Microsoft Windows. Highlights of the major upgrade include full support for large, multi-drive tape libraries, increased pe

07/05/2003 Hot solution reaps dividends for Pepper's Ghost Productions
'Tiny Planets', the 3D animated children's series now showing daily on CITV and about to be made available on a BBC CD, has been produced using a combination of Discreet's 3ds max systems and the powe

07/05/2003 Kylie images at the core of new multimedia work
Music video specialists Blink TV have shot and edited powerful video footage of Kylie Minogue for The Rambert Dance Company’s new work, '21'. Blink have worked with Kylie on other recent projects in

07/05/2003 Pace Micro Technology Chief Executive appointed
The Board of Pace Micro Technology have announced the appointment of John Dyson to the position of Chief Executive. Mr Dyson, currently Acting Chief Executive, will assume the role with immediate ef

07/05/2003 Production Show debut for NLE SoftClock
Courtyard Electronics’ latest product is a throwback to their beginnings and opens a new involvement with the burgeoning nonlinear editing industry. Long known for their industry-standard hardware VT

07/05/2003 RADlite chosen for Ronan Keating tour
Projected Image Digital have sold a second RADlite digital media server system to leading live video specialists XL Video, the video hardware suppliers for the final UK leg of Ronan Keating’s '2003 De