Broadcast News Archive for June, 2003
30/06/2003 Avitel announce plans for IBC 2003
Avitel will be exhibiting on stand 2.300 at IBC 2003,held at the RAI Centre, Amsterdam, from September 12-16. Avitel produces a wide range of interface products for broadcast transmission and monitor

30/06/2003 BBC Technology install huge remote broadcast monitoring system
BBC Technology have announced a significant contract with DIRECTV, a leading digital multichannel television service provider in the US. According to the terms of the agreement, BBC Technology will

30/06/2003 Clydesdale Bank loan transactions help support the British film industry
A team from CMS Cameron McKenna has advised Clydesdale Bank plc recently on a series of loans to individuals totalling £125m to help support the British film and television industry. The loans are g

30/06/2003 Deluxe to expand DVD and CD capabilities in Europe
Deluxe announced that it has acquired the European operations of Disctronics, one of the largest independent CD and DVD replicators in Europe. The acquisition of Disctronics is a significant move by

30/06/2003 Film report forecasts growth for Irish industry with government support
A report published today reveals that Ireland's film and television drama industry has the potential to triple in size over the next ten years if tax incentives for film production remain in place.

30/06/2003 Japan leads the way with Solid State Logic’s first C200 order
Audio postproduction specialist Office Terra has become the first facility in the world to place an order for Solid State Logic’s new C200 Digital Production console. The facility, which is affiliate

30/06/2003 Jim Greaves joins dB Broadcast
dB Broadcast, the UK's largest independent systems house, has appointed James (Jim) Greaves, 39, as sales manager. He was previously senior account manager with Philips Digital Transmission Systems

30/06/2003 Pinnacle Systems acquire Dazzle
Pinnacle Systems have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Dazzle home video editing business from SCM Microsystems, a leading provider of digital media and video solutions. The compan

27/06/2003 Avid and Digidesign work together on joint eCommerce solution
The European headquarters of Avid Technology have announced the second phase of the launch of a joint eCommerce solution between Avid and Digidesign, phase one being the launch of the US and Canadian

27/06/2003 CBM set to bring top sport to Freeview
CBM Media are set to launch a new television channel on Freeview this summer, having been granted the last remaining channel on Crown Castle’s Freeview multiplex. One focus of the station is to be a

27/06/2003 Channel Dynamics release video capture and editing tools
Channel Dynamics, the UK distributor specialising in storage and enhancement products for Macintosh computers, have just announced immediate availability of the next-generation family of video editing

27/06/2003 Edifis win major Netherlands contract
Edifis have won a major contract from the leading Netherlands postproduction company, Ciris BV, for two Brick component digital disk recorders and a Scratchbox-equipped Sting. All three units have b

27/06/2003 ELP move into Top Gear
An aircraft hanger at RAF Dunsfold in Surrey is the location for the latest series of Top Gear. Elstree Light & Power will be providing lighting services and rigging expertise for the summer long pr

27/06/2003 Leader cast a mobile light on lighting
Leader's LV-5700 waveform monitor, now available in Europe, forms the basis of an entirely new tool for HD and standard-definition programme-makers with the option of mobile access via wireless Intern

27/06/2003 Liberation Productions scoop Award of Excellence in Video Production
Liberation Productions have recently won the Award of Excellence from the 'Communicators in Business' Association for their production of' Migration' for the Royal Bank of Scotland/Natwest. This is w

27/06/2003 Moov standardises on Chyron graphics platform
Chyron Corporation have announced that Moov - a UK-based graphic design company - have installed and are using a Duet LEX (with the Lyric compositing tool and CAL programming SDK) for all graphics and

27/06/2003 MPC conjure up Harry Potter magic in Munich
TD Supervisor, Peter Muyzers, will be presenting The Moving Picture Company’s VFX work on Warner Bros. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, at the forthcoming Munich Film Festival, Wednesday July

27/06/2003 RNID and Channel 4 help deaf people work in TV
Mark Thompson, Chief Executive at Channel 4, recently met unemployed deaf and hard of hearing people eager to break into the world of TV at Channel 4 and RNID's 'Media Day'. 'Media Day' was a joint i

26/06/2003 BBC News place audio monitoring order with TSL
Television Systems Limited (TSL) have received an order from BBC News for audio monitoring units for the accurate reading of incoming levels. BBC News have ordered 12 of TSL's low cost precision barg

26/06/2003 C4 standardises on Pro-Bel playout and automation
Pro-Bel have announced that broadcaster Channel 4 have ordered a replacement playout system for their London-based technical facility. The broadcaster have ordered two powerful MAPP media management

26/06/2003 DMX and IR remote control for Opti Projectors
Opti are introducing DMX and infrared control for a number of effect accessories fitted to OPTI projectors. The DMX and Shutter board, for the GoBo range of projectors, allows autochangers and XY Mi

26/06/2003 ESC increase coverage of world's top extreme sport event
Following last year's encouraging viewer response, the Extreme Sports Channel have announced a second deal for rights to show programming from US sport and lifestyle festival, the Gravity Games. The

26/06/2003 Film industry gathers to support Glasgow Film Festival
A star studded line up of screen greats such as Ken Loach, Peter Mullan and Daniella Nardini are today at the UGC Cinema in Renfrew Street in Glasgow for the ninth Real to Reel Film Festival, created

26/06/2003 ICS track news crews with Satamatics
Satamatics' satellite-based tracking technology deployed to protect the security of news crews and outside broadcast units operating in remote, high-risk areas. Satamatics, the global operator of sat

26/06/2003 Playboy TV go digital with On-Air Systems
Playboy TV have chosen On-Air Systems’ On-Air Central open platform PC-based broadcast automation system for a new Playboy television channel, to begin broadcasting in July 2003. The new system will