Broadcast News Archive for June, 2003
13/06/2003 Ross kick-starts The Television Department agency
Judy Ross, one of the best known names in British TV commercials production and for eight years Head of Television at Publicis, has left to start up The Independent Television Department. The company

13/06/2003 Viewers 'more accepting' than broadcasters of disabled on screen
Television viewers seem to be ahead of broadcast professionals when it comes to the depiction of disabled people on television, according to research published today. In 'Disabling Prejudice', which

13/06/2003 Wacom and Discreet pair for ‘the creative touch’
Wacom Europe and Discreet Europe are partnering to offer a special bundle of the Wacom Cintiq 18SX Interactive Pen Display, ‘The Creative Touch’ and the award-winning Discreet combustion 2.1 visual ef

12/06/2003 Gefen smart monitors save workspace
A new line of smart monitors launched by Gefen function as video player, television and computer monitor-in-one. The space-saving monitors are currently available in 18 and 14-inch displays, each pro

12/06/2003 Getty Images Cannes seminar features top directors
Getty Images, one of the world's leading imagery companies, will bring together leading directors Hugh Hudson, Tarsem Singh and Jake Scott at its seminar, ‘Advertising and the Movies’. The seminar to

12/06/2003 ITC pitch UK teleshopping seminar
The ITC has invited the 40 UK channel teleshopping licensees to a seminar on June 30 to discuss the future of the industry and the shape of its regulation. At the seminar, delegates, including indust

12/06/2003 Leitch chooses Sonic ReelDVD for dpsVelocityQ
Leitch Technology and Sonic Solutions have announced that Leitch¹s dpsVelocityQ nonlinear editing systems will now include Sonic Solutions¹ ReelDVD Studio DVD authoring software. The combination of d

12/06/2003 Omnibus Systems help students get on air
Omnibus Systems, a leading global supplier of broadcast and media asset management solutions, has supplied the playout automation for two live channels run by students at Ravensbourne College's 'Raven

12/06/2003 Photon Beard achieve ambitious half-year target
Photon Beard, manufacturers of lighting equipment for broadcast applications, have announced an excellent set of first half year figures. Peter Daffarn, recently appointed as Sales Director set an am

12/06/2003 Soho Editors first for Final Cut Pro courses
Soho Editors Training, a leading post-production professional training company, has announced that it has been appointed by Apple to run the UK’s first professional Final Cut Pro training courses. Th

12/06/2003 UK Film Council report detailed take on film
A report released by the UK Film Council has revealed that almost 51,000 people are engaged in the film industry and that more than one in four people in the UK visited the cinema at least once a mont

12/06/2003 Unique première for South Uist
A unique film ‘Pìobairean Bhòrnais’ (The Pipers of Bornish) will be shown for the very first time in South Uist at the start of July. In the film, which is described as a “moving oil painting” a youn

11/06/2003 'Rivers and Tides' flooded with transatlantic success
An arts documentary about sculptor Andy Goldsworthy, ‘Rivers and Tides’ which was part- funded by the Scottish Screen Lottery has recently picked up prizes on both sides of the Atlantic. Directed, ph

11/06/2003 AJA Video ships Io FireWire capture for Final Cut Pro 4
AJA Video Systems has announced that Io, the first uncompressed audio/video FireWire capture device for Final Cut Pro 4, is being shipping to selected dealers and distributors. This Saturday, June 14

11/06/2003 bfi London IMAX Cinema to screen ‘The Matrix Reloaded’
The bfi London IMAX Cinema will offer a “new reality” in its screening of ‘The Matrix Reloaded: The IMAX Experience’. ‘The Matrix Reloaded’ from Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures and

11/06/2003 International success at Banff Television Festival
The Banff Rockie Awards 2003, which recognize excellence across 14 television programme categories, representing the widest range of television genres, produced a night of international achievement in

11/06/2003 ITC seeks responses to BBC request for exclusive golf coverage
The ITC has received a request from the BBC for consent to broadcast exclusive live coverage of The Open Golf Championships in July. The request has been made as the event to be held on 17 to 20 July

11/06/2003 Metro Broadcast restores ‘heavenly’ footage for Led Zeppelin DVD
A Snell & Wilcox ‘Archangel’, fittingly situated up the stairs in the second floor suite in Metro Broadcast, London, is where footage was restored for 'Led Zeppelin' the fastest-selling music DVD of a

11/06/2003 Rushes to recreate 2000 years of London history
Rushes have announced that they have been appointed to carry out the CGI for Diverse on a new two-part documentary for Channel 4 and Discovery. Working closely with the Director, Mary Crisp and Execu

11/06/2003 VMI to host HD event in Leicester Square
VMI Broadcast Facilities, a leading HD rental facility, is to host a HD information day on June 26th at the Swiss Centre, Leicester Square, in the west End of London. Supported by leading manufacture

10/06/2003 Focus introduces newest family addition to FireStore
FOCUS Enhancements, a worldwide leader in video production and conversion technology, have announced FS-3, its newest addition to the FireStore family. FireStore FS-3 is a portable DV disk recorder t

10/06/2003 Freeview set to be the fastest growing consumer technology
The BBC’s figures show that Freeview is rapidly attracting new converts to digital television and that free digital terrestrial TV (DTT) is not directly competing with subscription models such as SkyD

10/06/2003 Geevs gets Millbank vote for BBC Parliament
Millbank Studios have taken delivery of a Geevs Broadcast Video Server from Gee Broadcast to service the digital channel BBC Parliament, transmitting 24 Hours a day from Millbank's Studio in Westminst

10/06/2003 Go audiovisual with X-Melina’s online training
X-Melina has launched an online European training programme that encourages professionals in the areas of cross-media, new technology, productions, education and broadcasting to train in other areas o

10/06/2003 NMT’s HD OB hits the road with SSL MTP console
Solid State Logic’s MTP Digital Production Console recently hit the road as a key element of National Mobile Television’s (NMT) newly built HD4 mobile production unit. The new truck, which is NMT’s f