Broadcast News Archive for August, 2003
29/08/2003 Artful Corporation complete music for 'Gladiator: Benn v Eubank'
'Gladiator: Benn V Eubank', featuring commissioned music by Arful Corporation's Garry Judd, is to be broadcast by Channel 5 on Sunday August 31 at 9pm. The programme features the two boxers travellin

29/08/2003 Expat Woods appointed as chief of the Irish Film Board
Bord Scannán na hÉireann, the Irish Film Board (IFB), have announced the appointment of Mark Woods as their new Chief Executive. Woods, who will take up his position at the beginning of October, is a

29/08/2003 First Film Foundation run screenwriting programme for second year
First Development, a screenwriting programme that selects new screenwriters and screenwriter/producing teams from throughout the UK and develops their projects and craft skills, is to be re-run this y

29/08/2003 Granada Visual adopt DAM technology
Granada Visual, the division responsible for the worldwide distribution and exploitation of all Granada footage content, has struck a recent deal with digital asset management specialists ARKEMEDIA.

29/08/2003 Guild of Vision Mixers launch online freelance directory
The Guild of Vision Mixers have launched a new website at The website includes a directory of freelance vision mixers, c

29/08/2003 InterVideo deliver enhanced DVD-Audio support for Audigy 2
InterVideo have announced the first software solution that fully supports the DVD-Audio functionality of Creative Labs' Sound Blaster Audigy 2 series audio products. InterVideo's DVD-Audio Pack opti

29/08/2003 Rattlebag to interview John Boorman at IFC
On Tuesday September 2, Rattlebag, in association with the Irish Film Centre, will hold a public interview with film director, John Boorman. The event takes place at 8pm in the Irish Film Centre, Tem

29/08/2003 Ross Video launch OverDrive production control system
Ross Video have announced the launch of a new production control system, OverDrive. OverDrive is a Windows based system with dual touch-screens that brings live control directly to the Technical Dire

28/08/2003 'Thirteen' scoops two major awards at Locarno
Holly Hunter has been awarded the Leopard for Best Actress (shared) at the Locarno Film Festival, for her role as the mother of a troubled teen in 'Thirteen'. Director and co-writer Catherine Hardwi

28/08/2003 Bowie concert to be broadcast in DTS digital surround
The latest developments in DTS digital broadcast and digital cinema technology will be united in a unique 5.1 surround sound transmission of a live concert by David Bowie, from the Riverside Studios i

28/08/2003 Cardiff Screen Festival details revealed
Sgrîn Cymru Wales, the new organisers of the Cardiff Screen Festival (previously known as the International Film Festival of Wales) have outlined the most recent developments in the planning stages fo

28/08/2003 Freehand capture 'The Sixteen' on DVD-Audio
The Sixteen, recognised as one of the finest specialist vocal ensembles in the world, are to release, for the first time, their new collection on DVD-Audio. With extra features filmed, edited and au

28/08/2003 Macromedia Flash Player 7 now available
Macromedia have announced the release Macromedia Flash Player 7, the latest version of this leading rich Internet client. This new version offers twice the performance of previous versions, user-con

28/08/2003 Polecam HD to be launched at IBC 2003
Set for launch at IBC 2003, Polecam HD is a unique and highly versatile production tool for the growing global HDTV production market. Polecam HD is a six-metre camera crane, capable of being rigged

28/08/2003 Rushes post bouncing Babybel spot
Rushes have completed post on a new spot for Babybel. Entitled 'The Chase', every time the spot's protagonist attempts to eat his Mini Babybel it gets knocked out of his hand and rolls away from him.

28/08/2003 Tessa Jowell appoints Philip Graf to review BBC online services
Tessa Jowell has announced that former Trinity Mirror Chief Executive Philip Graf has been appointed to conduct a review into BBCi. The review will begin with a full public consultation and will also

27/08/2003 BBC T&D to highlight satellite and digital courses at IBC
BBC Training & Development, the world's largest trainer for the broadcast industry, are to showcase their range of satellite, digital video for the web and streaming media courses at this year's IBC (

27/08/2003 Curious Software’s US sales team grows
Curious Software, the makers of the graphics creation and manipulation software packages Curious World Maps and Curious gFx, have announced the appointment of Chris Black to their US Sales Team. Blac

27/08/2003 Festival Market to be held at Hull International Short Film Festival
Organisers of Hull International Short Film Festival, have announced details of the event's Festival Market. Market coordinator Richard Bartlett said: "The importance of this event cannot be underest

27/08/2003 Macromedia announce release of Fireworks MX 2004
Macromedia have launched Fireworks MX 2004, a new release of the complete solution for designing, optimising and integrating great-looking web graphics. Fireworks MX 2004 runs faster, delivers a bro

27/08/2003 Maxtor launch next generation OneTouch drive
Maxtor Corporation, a worldwide leader in hard disk drives, have launched the next generation OneTouch external storage hard drives. Building on the success of the Personal Storage 5000, Maxtor’s new

27/08/2003 NAB 2004 to launch new Post|Production World Conference
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) have announced the creation of the world's largest post-production educational conference - 'The NAB Post|Production World Conference', to be held during

27/08/2003 Top EIFF animation award goes to Nerve Centre
A short animated film produced by the Nerve Centre in Derry, Northern Ireland, has won the top animation award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. 'Pullin the Devil by the Tail' won the McL

27/08/2003 Vela to showcase HD decoder family at IBC 2003
Vela, the Emmy award-winning provider of video compression products for the cable and broadcast industries, are to preview their new CineView HD LE decoder during IBC 2003. The CineView HD LE is a PC

26/08/2003 DGP deliver largest DVD release of 2003
DGP have delivered the masters for the two-disc DVD box set of 'The Lord of The Rings - The Two Towers', the second instalment of the Tolkien trilogy, which has been released worldwide recently. Init