Broadcast News Archive for June, 2003
23/06/2003 Severyn leaves TSI for BMS consultancy role
Broadcast Management Services has recently announced that Mike Severyn, former Managing Director of TSI Transmission (TSI TX), has joined their consultancy operation as a partner and director. Severy

23/06/2003 The Machine Room hooks up with 'Bad Girls'
Full-service London facility The Machine Room is posting the fifth series of the award-winning ITV1 prison drama ‘Bad Girls’. Work on the new 16-part series started back in October 2002 and it has j

20/06/2003 Capital Fx installs second Celco Fury
Optical and digital effects company, Capital FX, has now increased its film recording output capabilities with the installation of a second Celco 'Fury'. The European company uses Celco 'Fury' techno

20/06/2003 Conquer makes way in European market
ConQuer, Network Electronics' new line of signal processing products, is well on its way to winning the approval and trust of the European market. Launched in late 2002, ConQuer products are being de

20/06/2003 Macromedia identifies UK industry content trends
Recent research carried out by Macromedia has highlighted the current and future use of the Internet in Times 2000, how UK organisations are using the Internet as a business tool, how they anticipate

20/06/2003 News solutions expert gets behind Quantel
In a bid to help further promote the highly successful generationQ News and Sport systems, Quantel has brought former Sony product manager and New Solutions expert, Norman Rouse, on board. Rouse said

20/06/2003 Scopus and Akelia co-operate to develop IRD’s
Scopus Network Technologies, supplier of digital broadcasting platforms to the cable and satellite markets, and Akelia Wireless, developer of products for wireless communications applications in the s

20/06/2003 Sumners warn advertisers being 'left behind'
Advertisers look set to be left behind by the 3G mobile revolution according to content provider Sumners. Sumners said only a fraction of marketeers have grasped the opportunity to provide content fo

20/06/2003 Trio video trust Calrec for move into digital audio
Chicago-based Trio Video has put their trust in Calrec to come up with the goods for their move into digital audio. To help them in their quest, Trio has ordered a 48-fader, 88-channel Alpha 100 digi

20/06/2003 VMI to hold HDCAM event at Sound Nightclub
VMI Broadcast will be holding a HDCAM event at Sound Nightclub on Leicester Square on the 26th June 2003. The event will be free and will include speakers from all aspects of the industry: HD Product

19/06/2003 An 'Awfully Nice' CineAlta purchase
Awfully Nice Video Company are now providing the Sony CineAlta High Definition camera HDW-F900 complete with Canon High Definition lenses and Sony monitors. The camera has already been used to do a p

19/06/2003 BBC is ‘middle-class’ claims Director-General
Director-General of the BBC, Greg Dyke, has called the corporation a “south of England, middle-class institution”. He made his views known when Sanjeev Bhaskar, star of the Kumars at Number 42, inter

19/06/2003 Channel 4 to premier Ideasfactory screenplays
Channel 4 have announced that the short films selected from among those submitted to the Ideasfactory screenplay scheme are to air in July. One of four winners of Channel 4’s Ideafactory Screenplay c

19/06/2003 Dawkins joins Addiction from Flynn Productions
Ben Dawkins has recently joined Addiction’s graphics and production team as a 3D and 2D Motion Graphics Designer, moving from the position of Senior Designer at Flynn Productions. Addition’s graphics

19/06/2003 Digital Editing courses on offer at Lighthouse
Lighthouse Media Centre, who aims to encourage the development of new talent in digital media and film, by helping people to develop their skills through a range of training and production activities,

19/06/2003 LJ Electronic relies on D-Cam performance and reliability at Le Mans
For the first time in 73 years Bentley has won the Le Mans 24-Hours race. Bentley No. 7, driven by Denmark's Tom Kristensen, Guy Smith, and Rinaldo Capello, took the chequered flag after leading the

19/06/2003 Macrovision divisions reflect digital convergence
Content protection and digital rights management (DRM) technology provider Macrovision have announced that the company has reorganized into two business divisions: an Entertainment Technologies Group

19/06/2003 Noel Edmonds' face2face plans video studio network
Noel Edmonds has recently revealed plans to create a UK-wide network of video studios with his new company face2face. Each venue offers convenient, accessible video communications facilities, and giv

19/06/2003 RFL rejects BSkyB favouring BBC deal
The Rugby Football League has rebuffed the £53 million five-year contract offer from BSkyB to screen the Tetley’s Super League and international games apparently favouring of a deal with the BBC. In

18/06/2003 BBC links in with
The Sound Effects Library Ltd has announced the signing of an agreement with the BBC that will make their sounds accessible to the public via the website at <A HREF= 'http://www.sound-effects-library.

18/06/2003 Discreet and Criterion announce strategic partnership
Discreet have announced a strategic partnership with Criterion Software, the makers of RenderWare middleware technology. The partnership aims to develop, deliver and promote innovative solutions spec

18/06/2003 Euro football championship destined for HD
Alfacam, the Belgian high-definition TV facilities company, EVS Broadcast Equipment and SES ASTRA, the leader for DTH satellite applications, are collaborating with VIASAT - TV3, the Norwegian broadca

18/06/2003 Extension granted on Carlton-Granada merger report
Trade and Industry secretary, Patricia Hewitt, has today issued a two-month extension to the Competition Commission to decide the outcome of the proposed £3 billion merger between ITV's two largest fi

18/06/2003 Gefen's CAT5 KVM solutions extend range
Gefen's ex-tend-it CAT5-7000 and CAT5-8000 are easy-to-use keyboard, video, mouse extension (KVM) solutions that allow computers to be operated hundreds of feet from the operator. Providing an effect

18/06/2003 Network Electronics' prospers in Asian countries
Network Electronics' innovative product lines, VikinX compact routers and flashlink fibre optic transport systems have scored high marks in the Asian marketplace. Network Electronics ASA also manufac