Broadcast News Archive for July, 2003
29/07/2003 Soho Editors develop web-based media approval system
A new web-based approvals system, Impact, is being made available to broadcast and corporate facilities. Impact has been developed by UK firm Blueprint Software in partnership with post-production ta

29/07/2003 Sun Microsystems join Khronos Group
The Khronos Group have announced that Sun Microsystems have joined as a Promoting Member, to encourage the development and adoption of OpenGL ES as an important open standard for graphics hardware acc

29/07/2003 Toshiba choose Sonic for DVD creation on new notebook PCs
Toshiba have selected Sonic MyDVD to enable DVD creation on their new Microsoft Windows XP Media Centre Edition notebook PCs. Included with the Toshiba Satellite 5205 and P25 series with Media Centre

29/07/2003 XL Video supply Unusual Production
XL Video have supplied Stage Coach Theatre Arts with four Barco SLM G5 projectors, screens and a full digital PPU utilising four cameras, for their ‘Sing A Single’ Charity Event at the Royal Albert Ha

28/07/2003 Alwyn Lindsey appointed Managing Director of ITN Archive
Alwyn Lindsey has been appointed Managing Director of ITN Archive. He has been Sales Director of ITN Archive for over four years, during which time ITN Archive's annual turnover has more than double

28/07/2003 BBC WiScape to unveil wireless ENG camera system at IBC
BBC WiScape, a business unit of BBC Vecta, are to unveil their new WiCam-C, a wireless camera system that transmits robust, high-quality digital pictures for the Electronic News Gathering market at IB

28/07/2003 Brick House to release new switcher
Brick House Video are releasing their VTB-2D broadcast specification SDI/composite hybrid rack-mount 1RU switcher at IBC 2003 (Stand 11-118). The new unit is based upon the widely-accepted VTB-1D, bu

28/07/2003 Discreet launch 3ds max 6
Discreet have unveiled the newest version of their acclaimed 3D modelling, animation and rendering solution, 3ds max 6, at the SIGGRAPH Exhibition in San Diego, California. This major software releas

28/07/2003 Inscriber RTX a 'fundamental part' of new weather metrics system
Inscriber have announced that RTX, their custom application solution, is an integral part of Weather Metrics' new weather graphics display system, 24x7 Weather.Net. RTX is a programming tool for crea

28/07/2003 McMillan Soho announce sale to AHC Post
McMillan, a leading supplier of specialised broadcast, professional and communication products and services, have announced the sale and installation of a complete HD workflow to newly formed AHC Post

28/07/2003 Megahertz complete BBC Scotland order
Cambridge based Megahertz Broadcast Systems have completed a contract for a digital radio production and recording vehicle for BBC Scotland. The vehicle, based on a DAF 19-ton rigid chassis, is equip

28/07/2003 Phantasia Broadcast to launch PAS automation system at IBC
The Phantasia Automation System (PAS) is a fully scalable multi-channel digital play out solution. PAS provides open architecture, is MPEG & DV compatible and features single to multiple channel upgr

28/07/2003 Radamec in control for IBC 2003
Radamec Broadcast Systems, the leading provider of robotic control camera systems and virtual set systems, is introducing a new networkable control system at IBC that dramatically increases operabilit

28/07/2003 TerraTec ship Producer Phase 28PCI
TerraTec have launched their new Producer Phase 28PCI multi I/O recording interface card for PC and Macintosh platforms. The Phase 28PCI has two inputs and eight balanced outputs, a MIDI interface, a

25/07/2003 BSkyB puts 'cyberblock' on union
Staff at BSkyB are claiming that their employer has blocked access to a website run by BECTU. The new website provided by broadcasting union BECTU - - was launched in June. But a

25/07/2003 Franchises receive Film Council extension
The Film Council have extended the franchise contracts for The Film Consortium and Pathé Pictures for six months so the two companies can see projects through to completion and build on the strength o

25/07/2003 Innnoventive Software release FrameForge 3D
Innoventive Software, have announced the release of FrameForge 3D. The software provides a new, innovative way for directors, filmmakers and other creatives to easily create and manipulate storyboar

25/07/2003 Konami School standardises with Softimage|XSI
The Konami Computer Entertainment School has selected Softimage|XSI, the company's nonlinear 3-D production environment, as its primary tool for educating the next generation of game creators in Japan

25/07/2003 NXN Software behind Vanguard Animation's 'Valiant'
NXN Software have announced that Vanguard Animation is implementing NXN alienbrain VFX for the production of 'Valiant', the first fully-animated CG feature film to be made in the UK. NXN alienbrain

25/07/2003 Rushes complete new commercial for Bootleg
Rushes have just completed the postproduction on a new commercial for Bootleg – Clarks' pre-teen and school shoes brand. The commercial shows how kids are always getting one up on their parents. If

25/07/2003 SIGGRAPH information website launched
United Entertainment Media Inc., the publishers of event sites and, announced the launch of its newest site, (

25/07/2003 Studio Davout choose Solid State Logic
Leading French independent studio Davout have been hosting sessions for a number of key artists in their recently upgraded Studio A, which now features an 80-channel XL SuperAnalogue console. Among

24/07/2003 750,000 Euro allocated to develop arthouse cinemas in Ireland
John O' Donoghue, Irish Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism, has announced that the Cultural Cinema Consortium has offered capital funding, valued at €750,000 each, towards art house cinema developme

24/07/2003 Debby Eden joins One
Debby Eden is to join One’s team of producers, moving from the position of TV Producer at Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe, where she has produced commercials for clients such as Marks and Spencer, Lego,

24/07/2003 Grampian Film Office launch announced
North-east Scotland is stepping up its efforts to attract blockbuster films to the area with the launch of the first film office in the Grampian region. The office will highlight the attractions of