Broadcast News Archive for June, 2003
26/06/2003 Raw 'unearthed' talent set for Portobello Film Festival
Described as “the wild side of Brit film” by London’s Metro, the Portobello Film festival will once again bring passionate, original and experimental filmmaking to the streets of London this summer.

26/06/2003 Tim Gardam to leave Channel 4
Tim Gardam has resigned from his position as director of television at Channel 4. Gardam, who has been with Channel 4 since 1998, will leave at the end of the year. Citing personal reasons and a des

26/06/2003 Universal Sound open purpose built Foley studios
Over the past two years Universal Sound have redeveloped a site in Amersham, Bucks to provide a dedicated Foley facility. Having been based in Perivale since 1973, originally as a dubbing theatre, U

25/06/2003 Adams steps down from Ascent Media
Ray Adams, the highly respected and popular member of London's post-production community, recently retired from the position of Director of Group Sales ETV for Ascent Media Group UK. After a career s

25/06/2003 Head of business development appointed at twofourtv
Russell O'Connor has joined twofourtv, the UK's leading online corporate communications company, as Head of Business Development. O’Connor will use his wide experience in the corporate communications

25/06/2003 IABM awards opportunities to students for training
Through its association with, and as a partner of IBC, the International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers (IABM) is awarding a small number of full, IBC 2003 conference registrations to stude

25/06/2003 Inca Studio and Inca CG offer the latest CG
Inscriber has announced that the first two products in its new Inca Series of professional broadcast solutions, Inca Studio and Inca CG, are now shipping. Utilizing break-through software and hardwar

25/06/2003 JVC introduce ultra-flat LCD colour video monitor
JVC has introduced a new low power-consumption 15-inch LCD colour video monitor. This super-thin monitor delivers the benefits of JVC's latest TFT LCD technology, making it ideal for production studi

25/06/2003 Observe OB select Calrec S2 console
Dublin-based outside broadcast specialists Observe OB have expanded their fleet with the installation of a 48-channel Calrec S2 console into new unit SS3. The new scanner recently made its debut at t

25/06/2003 Ricoh announce DVD+RW/+R 4x recorder
Ricoh have announced the MP5240A-DP DVD+RW/+R writer combining high read- and write- speed, ease of use and the highest level of compatibility with DVD players and DVD ROM drives. The MP5240A-DP writ

25/06/2003 XL Video helps launch latest Harry Potter book
Celebrating the launch of the latest Harry Potter book, ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’, live video production specialists, XL Video, recently rigged two 50-inch portrait plasma screens in

24/06/2003 BBC News & Current Affairs choose Aston GREEN
BBC News and Current Affairs in London, have ordered five Aston GREEN character generators to provide dynamic captions both around the UK and internationally. The requirement was driven by the need t

24/06/2003 BBC WiScape’s DRC set for top coverage
The BBC’s WiScape Digital Radio Camera (DRC), which has revolutionised BBC Outside Broadcasts’ sports coverage over the past year, is now commercially available. The WiScape DRC is a roving, wireless

24/06/2003 Bell directs Stephanie Kirkham’s ‘Inappropriate’ debut promo
To accompany the release of the debut song, ‘Inappropriate’, by young British singer/songwriter Stephanie Kirkham, Virgin Records turned to director Katie Bell of production company RHB to devise and

24/06/2003 IFSW students scoop awards at Film Showcase event
The International Film School Wales (IFSW) recently held its first ‘Finest Films’ showcase in Cardiff and presented some of the top moviemakers of tomorrow with awards. IFSW, which is part of the Uni

24/06/2003 Imago unveils ConferencePro solution
A new integrated solution has been developed by Imago to deliver video conferencing, complete with a full range of multimedia presentation devices and a screen up to 60-inches in diameter, 'out-of-the

24/06/2003 JVC seeks entries for the TVF 2004 video festival
JVC have announced that the world's largest video contest, the 26th JVC Tokyo Video Festival, ‘TVF 2004’ will be open to European entries. In the era of high-definition filmmaking, a new addition to

24/06/2003 Lords stage revolt over Communications Bill
On Monday the government suffered a crushing defeat of its Communications Bill as it received its first reading in the Lords. An amendment tabled by Lord Puttnam attracted broad cross-party support a

24/06/2003 Respect Film Festival launches programme
The first ever Respect Film Festival launches with gala screening of ‘Raising Victor Vargas’. ‘Raising Victor Vargas’ by award winning director Peter Sollett will have an exclusive screening at the o

23/06/2003 BSkyB and NTL reach long-term agreement on channels
BSkyB and NTL have announced that they had concluded an agreement for the supply of nine BSkyB channels to NTL. Under the terms of the deal, which will run until the end of 2006, Sky One and Sky News

23/06/2003 EIFF offers sneak preview of film line-up
The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF), which takes place on August 13 to August 24, has released a sneak preview of the wide selection of films on offer this year. The full programme will

23/06/2003 ELP limber up for summer sports
Elstree Light and Power’s work has continued within televised sport this summer with their involvement in all three major UK tennis tournaments, Stella Artois from Queens, The Ladies Championships fro

23/06/2003 Matrox ship RT.X100 Xtreme and RT.X10 Xtra worldwide
Matrox Video Products Group recently announced that the Matrox RT.X100 Xtreme and RT.X10 Xtra realtime video editing platforms are now shipping worldwide. Matrox RT.X10 Xtra lets PC users quickly and

23/06/2003 Pro-Bel strengthens technical support team
Reacting to "market demands and increased sales," Pro-Bel have strengthened their technical support team with the addition of Bryan Arbon as international customer services manager, and Ian Croft as d

23/06/2003 Pyser-SGI offer effective performance with Fujinon S16x
Fujinon's S16x professional ENG/EFP lens, which offers high quality optical performance at an economical price, is now available from UK/Ireland distributor Pyser-SGI. Fujinon has also introduced the