Broadcast News Archive for June, 2003
18/06/2003 Performing arts summer school seeks ‘future stars’
The Sandra Singer School for the Performing Arts Summer School is looking for 100 enthusiastic students to come along and train, alongside some of the best tutors in the UK today. Tutors credits incl

18/06/2003 S & M complete post on SciFi’s ‘Tattoo Man’
Smoke & Mirrors worked with director Vaughan Arnell to complete the entire picture post-production on this atmospheric film for the SciFi Channel in New York. When Vaughan approached S & M initially

18/06/2003 Thomson wins Frost & Sullivan 2003 server award
The video server technology of Thomson is “the leader in the broadcasting market-and the company is well positioned to maintain its market leadership in the year ahead and increase its market share,”

17/06/2003 ‘First Facilities’ appointment at Elstree Light & Power
Robbie Wilson former Head of Operations at Gallowglass and previous owner of his own event staging and barrier production company has joined Elstree Light and Power (ELP) as Special Projects Manager.

17/06/2003 Animation students’ films feature in London showcase
Talented young film and animation students from the International Film School Wales (IFSW) are to have their movies showcased at a special event at a cinema in London. IFSW, which is part of the Univ

17/06/2003 dB Broadcast refurbishes MTV VTR playout-control rooms
dB Broadcast, the UK's largest independent systems house, has completed the refurbishment and re-equipment of two of MTV Europe's three VTR playout-control rooms at the company's London headquarters i

17/06/2003 Edifis wins major Netherlands contract
Edifis has won a major contract from the leading Netherlands post-production company, Ciris BV, for two Brick component digital disk recorders and a Scratchbox-equipped Sting. All three units have be

17/06/2003 Five renews conditional access arrangements with Sky
BSkyB and Five have announced a five-year agreement that renews Five's existing conditional access arrangements, including encryption, and EPG listing on digital satellite. A spokesman for Five said:

17/06/2003 Fountain Studios choose Drake Electronics’ Talkback System
Drake Electronics, Europe’s leading broadcast intercom supplier, has won an order for a 4000 series II Master Matrix intercom system. The 4000 Master Matrix will replace an existing Drake 3000 Matrix

17/06/2003 Gearhouse broadcast recruit new Sales Manager
Gearhouse Broadcast have announced that Tony Bismarck, has been appointed the role of Sales Manager for their equipment sales division in the UK. Bismarck has been in the broadcast industry for the p

17/06/2003 Smoke & Mirrors' Sci Fi 'Tattoo Man' wins AICP award
Smoke & Mirrors 3D Animation department recently received recognition for their animation work on Sci-Fi Channel’s ‘Tattoo Man’, which won the Animation category at this year’s AICP awards. The New Y

17/06/2003 Sundance Digital and Quantel partner for newsroom productivity
Sundance Digital and Quantel have announced a partnership that integrates Sundance’s NewsLink newsroom automation system with Quantel’s generationQ news and live production systems. NewsLink is a new

16/06/2003 Ace coverage at Wimbledon from BBC WiScape’s DRC
At this year’s Wimbledon tournament, BBC Outside Broadcasts will be using two BBC WiScape Digital Radio Cameras (DRCs) to provide intimate footage of the top matches. Digital wireless technology is s

16/06/2003 Ascent Media Golden Square moves to Wardour Street
Ascent Media Management Services have announced that Ascent Media Golden Square is moving to Ascent Media Wardour Street at the end of June, due to the expiration of Ascent Media Golden Square’s lease

16/06/2003 BBC and BSkyB settle satellite distribution row
BSkyB and the BBC have announced a five-year agreement that includes the continued allocation to BBC One and BBC Two of channel numbers 101 and 102 on BSkyB's Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Follow

16/06/2003 DeckLink v4 adds support for Apple Final Cut Pro 4
Blackmagic Design have announced the release of a public beta of version 4.0 software update for their popular DeckLink family of uncompressed QuickTime video capture cards. DeckLink v4.0 adds suppor

16/06/2003 EIFF to offer film guide, showcase and Videotheque
The Edinburgh International Film Festival is again set to be a networking focus for the national and international filmmaking communities and offers the annual Guide to British Film and the Film UK se

16/06/2003 Eyeheight announce two new in-vision PPMs
Two new in-vision peak-programme meters (PPM) for AES digital and embedded audio applications, Eyeheight's PM-2 and PM-2E provide a high degree of user control over audio level display position, size,

16/06/2003 InterVideo expands European presence via asknet
InterVideo, has announced that it has teamed with asknet AG, of Germany, a leader in digital software logistics services, to distribute InterVideo's complete line of digital video software products in

16/06/2003 Triangle listens to sound advice from Tyrell
As part of a major facility expansion Triangle Post Production has bought a new Discreet Flame v8.0 and a Sonomic Total Library Server (TLS) from full-service reseller, Tyrell. Triangle has also upgr

13/06/2003 BBC Ventures team up with BBC Sport to serve up Wimbledon
BBC Ventures Group's businesses are working closely together to develop BBC Sport's coverage of the Wimbledon Championships - an event which continues to be one of the biggest highlights of the sporti

13/06/2003 British Pathe select Optibase for archive management
British Pathe, one of the oldest media companies in the world, is using platforms by Optibase to create its digital history archive. Up until the 1970s, British Pathe produced cinemagazines and cinem

13/06/2003 Dance speaks up for Rushes Soho Shorts Festival
Charles Dance has been confirmed as the official festival spokesperson for the fifth Rushes Soho Shorts Festival which will be held between Saturday 26th July and Friday 1st August 2003. Commenting o

13/06/2003 Grinter joins Rushes as Director of Production & Business Development
Rushes Postproduction have announced the appointment of Carl Grinter as their new Director of Production and Business Development. Grinter will primarily be responsible for the selling of Rushes serv

13/06/2003 L.C.C. Photon Technik to offer Chromakey/Ultimatte epoxy flooring
L.C.C. Photon Technik have been appointed as sole UK supplier for an epoxy flooring for use with Chromakey/Ultimatte applications. Testing is being completed on the process at the moment and L.C.C. a