Broadcast News Archive for May, 2003
07/05/2003 RE:Vision Effects release RE:Fill
RE:Vision Effects have released RE:Fill, a plugin set that mends holes in image sequences by intelligently filling user-specified regions. RE:Fill can replace missing pixels in numerous ways: for exa

07/05/2003 WatchPoint Media acquired by GoldPocket Interactive
GoldPocket Interactive, the largest provider of two-way interactive television (iTV) technologies and services in North America, have acquired WatchPoint Media, creators of the StoryTeller iTV authori

06/05/2003 BFI launch internal strategic review
Chairman of the British Film Institute (BFI), Anthony Minghella, has launched a wide-ranging internal review of the film body to develop a blueprint for the future of the organisation. The strategic

06/05/2003 ClipRecorder HD supports Windows Media 9
Drastic Technologies/DVC GmbH have further developed their digital video technology by expanding their support for Microsoft’s Windows Media 9 Series. This means that at the same time that the ClipRe

06/05/2003 Condor announce new appointment
Condor London, based in the heart of Soho, have recently made a new addition to their creative team, Matt Fox, who has joined as Post Production Producer. Fox comes from Big Buoy Post, where he was a

06/05/2003 Dalet partner with Gee Broadcast
Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of media management tools, have announced that they will be participating with partner Gee Broadcast in The Production Show, from May 20 – 22 2003 in Lo

06/05/2003 Imago announce reseller focus day in Scotland
Imago, the UK's leading video communications distributor is organising a 'Reseller Day' open to all value added resellers in Scotland. The event will take place on Thursday May 22 at Stirling Managem

06/05/2003 Mersey TV expand 'shoot to disk' philosophy
As a continuation of their 'shoot to disk' production philosophy, Mersey TV have ordered six Dual Channel Geevs Video Servers from Gee Broadcast for the production of the popular drama series 'Hollyoa

06/05/2003 Panasonic introduce new portable projectors
Panasonic's new PT-LC76U XGA and PT-LC56U S-VGA micro-portable LCD projectors provide users with an abundance of top features, as well as ultra-easy set-up and operation and highly-efficient security

06/05/2003 Relph Report criticised by BECTU
BECTU have criticised the Film Council's Relph Report on low budget UK films. Whilst BECTU's initial response congratulates the Film Council for sparking off a debate on the future of the UK film in

06/05/2003 RTÉ win award at Metro Éireann Awards
The RTÉ television series 'Would You Believe' has won a Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Award (MAMA) for its programme, 'Praising the Lord All Day', which was shown in November last year. The e

06/05/2003 Skillset arrange 'lucky break' sessions
Skillset are holding 'lucky break' sessions at the Production Show 2003 for new talent looking to get ahead in the industry. Top industry players will share their experiences, inside knowledge and ti

02/05/2003 'Man Dancin' launches in Cannes
The Scottish feature film, 'Man Dancin' will be heading to the Cannes Film Festival in a search for worldwide distribution. The film is the first feature film for award - winning TV director Norman S

02/05/2003 'Out Of Control' wins Berlin prize
Dominic Savage's 'Out Of Control' has won the Best Feature Film Award at the 4th 'britspotting' British Independent Film Festival in Berlin. The award for the hard-hitting study of three juvenile del

02/05/2003 16th Foyle Film Festival calls for entries
The Foyle Film Festival has called for entries for the festival competition. Now in their 16th year, the Foyle Film Festival has established itself as one of Ireland's leading celebrations of cinema.

02/05/2003 Avid spiral upward through Europe
The European headquarters of Avid Technology have announced a worldwide Experience Avid DNA Tour across Europe. The interactive seminar will take place in the UK from 10am until 8pm on Tuesday June

02/05/2003 DVB extend patent pool to globally executable MHP
The DVB Project have extended the work of the DVB patent coordinator to include an assessment of their recently adopted specification for the globally executable MHP. The work of the coordinator, Sug

02/05/2003 Kapadia to deliver masterclass at the International Film School
Asif Kapadia, one of the International Film School's former students and a major up and coming talent on the international film scene will be visiting the College to give a series of masterclass sessi

02/05/2003 Outside e-broadcasting from Lampeter
The Media Centre at the University of Wales Lampeter launched their latest development the Outside Broadcast mobile unit. The unit was opened by Sara Edwards, BBC Wales news reporter and member of th

02/05/2003 Quality advertising made simple at Condor
Condor Post-Production, an independent creative facility based in Greek Street, London, have helped Accantia Health and Beauty to launch a massive multi-media advertising campaign this April for their

02/05/2003 Riedel launch Artist S multimedia-platform
Based on the successful Artist M technology, the new Artist S is designed as a powerful matrix platform for intercom and the routing of analogue and digital audio, and TCP/IP. The system consists of

02/05/2003 Sumners complete movie documentary marathon
Manchester-based Sumners are putting the finishing touches to a six-and-a-half-hour television epic to be screened over the Bank Holiday weekend. The company have spent more than 100 hours in post pr

01/05/2003 Chilli Media to collaborate with Extreme Sports Channel
Chilli Media, the leading youth and lifestyle TV production company, have celebrated their first year of trading with the announcment of a joint venture with the Extreme Sports Channel (ESC). Chilli

01/05/2003 Director-General of RTÉ announces resignation
The Chairman of the RTÉ Authority, Patrick J. Wright, has announced that the Authority has accepted the decision of the Director-General, Bob Collins, to step down from his position in October 2003, s

01/05/2003 LEAF seek papers to cultivate new ideas and techniques
LEAF, The London Effects and Animation Festival, have issued a call for papers to industry experts wishing to participate in this year’s conference. Participation is invited from computer graphics ar