Broadcast News Archive for June, 2003
05/06/2003 North West Vision announce skills initiative
North West Vision have announced the launch of their verge skills programme. The verge skills programme is a series of revealing sessions for media content creators and technology companies from the

05/06/2003 Realviz launch new corporate website
Realviz, a leader in image processing software development, have launched an all-new version of their corporate website, The site, which is now available in English and French, is th

05/06/2003 Rushes launch new website
Rushes brand new website is now online at with a slick new look and a completely enhanced structure offering faster access, ne

05/06/2003 The Company continue expansion
The Company have moved into new Westcountry studios in the City of Exeter. In response to production demands The Company now houses six Avid or Premiere based edit suites, two duplication banks and a

05/06/2003 Wood & Douglas supply AA Roadwatch
Wood & Douglas Ltd have supplied AA Roadwatch with radio transmitters, receivers and Airlinks as part of their launch of live airborne traffic broadcasts starting next month. The specially equipped a

05/06/2003 WRC sees NTL satellite driving Chrysalis coverage
For the third year running NTL Broadcast are to provide broadcaster Chrysalis Television with satellite services for coverage of the 2003 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). To cover all of the WRC’s

04/06/2003 Condor launch new Cape Town facility
For the past few years the international film industry has had its eye on Cape Town as an exciting new growth area for film and commercial production. Services from production co-ordination and desi

04/06/2003 Damien O'Donnell to film in Dublin
Damien O'Donnell's (Heartlands, East Is East) next project will bring him back to Dublin. 'Inside I'm Dancing', written by Jeffrey Caine (GoldenEye, Rules of Engagement) and is based on an original s

04/06/2003 DK-Audio help Gigasat achieve full marks at Eurovision
DK Audio have supplied a PTV Waveform Vectorscope to UK systems integration company Gigasat, which have installed the unit in a new Mercedes Sprinter outside broadcast vehicle. The PT5664/50 was part

04/06/2003 Film Council's Development Fund invests in UK film companies
The Film Council Development Fund is to renew its commitment to three slate deals set up last year to invest in production companies and their projects. Fragile Films, Ruby Films and Tall Stories ar

04/06/2003 Gefen release new ADC products
The new distribution amplifier from Gefen takes a single Apple flat panel display signal (ADC) and splits it into two, allowing the creation of a dual display workstation in which the same video infor

04/06/2003 ITC impose £60,000 fine on Shop America
The ITC have imposed a financial penalty of £60,000 on the television shopping channel, Shop America, for a number of breaches of the ITC's Advertising Code. Shop America began broadcasting in 2000.

04/06/2003 LinkXP wireless camera technology performs for Eurovision Song Contest
The British wireless camera system from Link Research transmitted the live pictures of the Eurovision Song Contest to audiences Europe-wide. Several LinkXP systems, which are designed and manufacture

04/06/2003 NXN announce new education programme for the UK
NXN Software, the leading supplier of asset management solutions for the digital entertainment and computer graphics industries, have announced a new education programme aimed at introducing budding C

04/06/2003 Top animators drawn to Wales
Jean-Paul Commin of France Television Distribution, Chris Grace, Director of Animation at S4C, and Paco Rodriguez, Director of Filmax Animation, are among the top level international animators taking

04/06/2003 Wurmsers net Wimbledon with Leitch Quattrus
With a history in broadcast television graphics extending back for more than 50 years, Wurmsers of London have been awarded the contract to supply the graphics content to the BBC for the 2003 Lawn Ten

03/06/2003 BBC to strengthen marketing in the Nations and Regions
A strengthened marketing strategy for the BBC's Nations and Regions has been unveiled by the BBC's Director of Marketing and Communications, Andy Duncan. Following a review of marketing needs and res

03/06/2003 Digi-Box appoint new sales executive
Digi-Box, UK and Ireland distributor for a range of test and measurement and monitoring solutions, signal routing and digital conversion equipment, have recruited Vince Crook into their sales departme

03/06/2003 Irish Television Sector 'must trade internationally'
Independent TV producers are needed to create a healthy balanced, broadcasting environment, according to Huw Jones, Chief Executive of S4C in Wales. He was speaking at the Irish Television in Focus

03/06/2003 ITC publish guidance on Codes of Practice on independent programme commissioning
The ITC have published guidance to public service broadcasters (BBC, ITV, Channel 4, five and S4C) on what will be expected in their Codes of Practice for dealings with the independent production sect

03/06/2003 Pathe International seal over seventy Cannes deals
Pathe International have announced more than 70 Cannes deals across their UK and French slates, with Gurinder Chadha's 'Pride & Prejudice: The Bollywood Musical', Danny Boyle's 'Million's and Patrick

03/06/2003 Pharos Almanac and Pilot chosen by CNBC Europe
CNBC Europe have chosen a Pharos Almanac event switcher and Pilot reactive controller to enable remote routing and systems operation from their Fleet Place headquarters in the City of London. Locate

03/06/2003 PremierViewPro image scaler released by Calibre
PremierViewPro is a new image scaler, designed and manufactured by Calibre UK specifically for driving high-end LCD and DLP projectors and very large, full-colour LED displays. The use of a high perf

03/06/2003 Rushes post latest Turin Brakes promo
Rushes have completed postproduction on a new Turin Brakes promo. 'Average Man' is Turin Brakes second promo in a row to be directed by RSA's acclaimed director David Slade, produced by Barney Jeffre

03/06/2003 Skillset set census date
Skillset’s annual census of the audio visual industries is to take place on Wednesday June 25 2003. The results, which will be published at the end of the year, will indicate the longer term impact o