Broadcast News Archive for August, 2003
26/08/2003 DVS announce support for Varicam
The new improved DVS' HD-software (version 2.6) now supports the variable frame rate in Panasonic cameras. The disk recorders HDStationPlus/RGB, the on-set capturing system DVS CineControl and the re

26/08/2003 ITC publish sex on television survey
The depiction of nudity and scenes of sexual activity on television have increased slightly since 1999, but they have, in the main, been confined to post-Watershed programming, according to new resear

26/08/2003 Omnia appoint Comsyst as Australian distributor
Omnia Audio have appointed Comsyst Pty Ltd as their representatives for Australia. “Our mission has always been to provide Australia’s broadcasters with the highest quality equipment and integration

26/08/2003 Panasonic 24P cameras used on 'American Yearbook'
Acquisition was recently completed on 'American Yearbook', a full-length feature shot by Bay Area filmmaker Brian Ging with two Panasonic AG-DVX100 24P DV Cinema Cameras. The feature, shot in the cam

26/08/2003 RTÉ Publishing appoint Commercial Director
RTÉ Publishing have appointred Paul Crosbie to the position of Commercial Director. Following the restructuring of RTÉ into Integrated Business Divisions, the Commercial Director, RTÉ Publishing, is

26/08/2003 SSL report strong sales of C Series Digital consoles
Solid State Logic's C100 Digital Broadcast Console and the C200 Digital Production Console have received a strong response since their release at NAB 2003 four months ago, with 15 consoles purchased w

26/08/2003 Stone launch diary management service for freelancers
A dynamic new diary management company is aiming to change the face of the UK’s television and film freelance industry. Stone offers a unique management service to freelance camera operators, sound r

25/08/2003 APT announce new appointments
Audio data compression specialist APT (Audio Processing Technology), developers of apt-X, the loss-less algorithm, has announced the appointment of two new members of staff. Formerly with telecommun

25/08/2003 BBC plan to open up archive
The BBC plan to open up their archive to make a treasure trove of material available to everyone, BBC Director-General Greg Dyke has announced. Giving the Richard Dunn Memorial Lecture at the Edinbur

25/08/2003 Delight for Scottish film and television at EIFF 2003
Scottish TV has double cause for celebration as two of its talent schemes, 'New Found Films' and 'This Scotland', picked up top awards at this year's Edinburgh International Film Festival. The Audien

25/08/2003 Panasonic kit praised for Everest role
Documentary filmmakers Andy Cockrum and Reid Nixon, after a nearly month-long journey documenting a group of disabled trekkers to Everest, have sung the praises of the Panasonic equipment they used

25/08/2003 S&W to hold digital cinema encoding workshop at IBC
IBC 2003 organisers have installed a digital cinema system in the main auditorium at the RAI Centre, which Snell & Wilcox have hired for Friday September 12 from noon to 13.00 to stage a commercial tu

25/08/2003 Scottish Screen report US documentary success
Scottish Screen have announced that the award winning documentary 'Rivers and Tides', part funded by the Scottish Screen Lottery, has achieved sales topping $2 million in the United States, where it h

25/08/2003 SignaSys launches second targeted service offering
SignaSys have announced the launch of their second targeted service offering (TSO) ATSC Compliance Report. SignaSys TSOs provide simple, high-value approaches in pre-defined professional services "p

25/08/2003 XL Video supply V festival
XL Video supplied four of their new Sony E10 cameras, plus their OB truck, at Weston Park for the V Festival’s main stage IMAG mix. Cameras were situated at front of house, two in the pit and a hand

22/08/2003 launches equipment sales resource
Regional industry directory has recently launched an equipment sales section, augmenting the extensive range of services available on the site. The new resource will provide a forum for bu

22/08/2003 Broadcast Technology announce DTDA 3000
Combining transport stream detection, switching and distribution in a single module, Broadcast Technology's new DTDA 3000 is a fully ASI-DBV-compliant distribution amplifier with three inputs and six

22/08/2003 Cinegy sees fast growing broadcast adoption
With over 3,000 licences sold since IBC 2002, Cinegy claims it has one of the fastest growing new players in the broadcast video market. The Cinegy Media Production Framework integrates media asset m

22/08/2003 Connery maintains independent Scotland could help film industry
Attending a premiere screening at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, patron Sir Sean Connery has maintained that the country’s film industry could be helped if Scotland had fiscal autonomy. A

22/08/2003 EIFF announce winners of student film competition
Three students from Edinburgh College of Art have won a national film talent competition organised by joint sponsors Nokia and Orange as part of this year's Edinburgh International Film Festival. Rob

22/08/2003 Eyeheight to introduce 'Shuftie' audio shuffler at IBC
Eyeheight's new Shuftie is a compact and versatile digital audio channel shuffler and level controller. Designed for use in broadcast, postproduction and sound studio systems, Shuftie allows any inco

22/08/2003 Phipps to join Encoda’s automation solutions team
As part of a strategic drive to increase its presence further in EMEA and Asia Pacific Encoda Systems has announced the appointment of John Phipps as vice president of sales for these regions. Phipps

22/08/2003 Pyser-SGI introduces new Fujinon Cine Super E series prime lenses
Featuring large barrel size, 280 degrees of focus rotation, plus fine optical performance, the new lenses offer filmmakers all the versatility and creativity required for shooting digital cinema produ

21/08/2003 'Lord of the Rings' a big winner at 6th annual DVD Entertainment Awards
New Line Home Entertainment's special edition of 'Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring' took four of the 15 DVD Awards handed out by host Leonard Maltin at the 6th Annual DVD Awards gala at the U

21/08/2003 Leader release LT 444 changeover unit
Leader's new LT 444 changeover unit safeguards broadcast signal channels by automatically switching to backup feed when it detects amplitude errors in a primary source. Occupying a compact 1U, the L