Broadcast News Archive for August, 2003
21/08/2003 Lipsync Post complete title sequences for 'Canterbury Tales'
The Graphics department of Soho’s Lipsync Post has created the title sequences for one of the most prominent television events of the year, the modern retelling of Chaucer’s ‘Canterbury Tales,’ as six

21/08/2003 Nice Shoes purchase 10 Panasonic D-5 HD mastering systems
Nice Shoes, a prominent Manhattan facility specialising in film and video post-production for commercial work, recently purchased 10 AJ-HD3700A D-5 HD mastering systems to add to its existing D-5 HD r

21/08/2003 QuVIS announce plans for IBC
QuVIS are poised to demonstrate that latest advances in digital cinema technology at IBC2003. For the fifth consecutive year, QuVIS will provide digital cinema servers and support for the IBC program

21/08/2003 Revenue loss in video approaches $1bn-a-year
Movie studios, independent producers, music video record companies plus creators, distributors and retailers of video content collectively could be losing estimated retail revenue approaching $1 billi

21/08/2003 Rose Hackney Barber complete new commercial for Simple
Accantia recently turned to Joe Roman of Rose Hackney Barber to direct a new commercial for 'Simple Regeneration', with impressive visual results. Shot in Bucharest, the commercial opens with a train

21/08/2003 US voice-over market endorses APT’s WorldNet Tokyo codec
US voice-over artists and post production companies are among those placing orders for the new WorldNet Tokyo ISDN audio codec, released last year by Belfast-based audio data compression specialist, A

20/08/2003 German production house 24/25 choose Quantel
The Cologne-based production house 24/25 has become the latest European customer to install a Quantel eQ resolution co-existent editing system. “We work mainly in the fields of entertainment, TV-maga

20/08/2003 Next generation animation from Ark VFX
A new breed of production house has launched in the UK. A collaboration of five internationally renowned artists, Ark VFX specialises in producing the highest quality pre-production and animation ser

20/08/2003 Pact organise stand at Mipcom
Pact are to maintain a stand at Mipcom 2003, to be held in Cannes from October 10-14. The cost for members to use the Pact stand is £600 plus VAT, payable in advance. Services available on the stand

20/08/2003 Pact Scotland organise legal history event
A Pact Scotland organised event, titled 'Keeping Channel 4 Out of Jail', is to highlight the difficulty in navigating the legal minefield that comes with television production. Channel 4 has a reputa

20/08/2003 Panasonic introduce 6th generation 42" SD plasma display
Panasonic have introduced their new 42" TH-42PWD6UY, their sixth-generation 42" standard definition plasma display, offering the industry's highest contrast ratio (4000:1) and exceptional colour repro

20/08/2003 Pinnacle Systems' Deko character generator selected by Eurosport
Eurosport, the European sports channel, has purchased seven Pinnacle Systems Deko2200, two Deko1000 and one post-Deko character generators as part of its new graphics layout operation. Furthermore,

20/08/2003 Third series of 'Bachelors Walk' now shooting
The third series of RTE television series 'Bachelor's Walk' recently started principal photography in Dublin. Shooting for nine weeks in and around Dublin, the series will run with six episodes, wit

20/08/2003 TV Licensing launch integrated campaign in Scotland
TV Licensing has recently launched an integrated marketing campaign, incorporating advertising, PR and direct mailing, targeting TV licence evaders in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen, warning them to

19/08/2003 BCIDN and ITC support inclusion of people with disabilities in programme making
The Broadcasting and Creative Industries Disability Network (BCIDN) and the Independent Television Commission (ITC) have joined forces to publish a guide for programme makers to include in their work

19/08/2003 DPL and CMT combine for BSO finale
DPL Production Lighting and laser and video specialists CMT have produced a massive, mixed-media spectacular end to Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s summer outdoor season, illuminating the skies in an

19/08/2003 FilmLight appoint Product Manager
FilmLight Ltd, specialists in digital film technologies, have announced today the appointment of David Stroud as Product Manager. Stroud joins with a pedigree from high-profile companies including 5D

19/08/2003 Interactive Technologies select Philips' STBs and CryptoWorks
Philips' set-top boxes and CryptoWorks conditional access (CA) system will be at the heart of Bulgaria's first digital direct-to-home (DTH) satellite platform. Bulgarian DVB TV broadcaster Interactiv

19/08/2003 Korean state broadcaster install SSL K Series console
KBS, the Korean State broadcaster, have chosen a Solid State Logic XL 9000 K Series console to replace the Neve VR console in their prestigious KBS Concert Hall in Seoul. Located within the main KBS

19/08/2003 Pharos Pilot MCR takes control at Media House
Trans World International (TWI) have chosen Pharos' Pilot MCR as primary routing and device control system for the company's newly equipped Media House facility. The world's largest independent produ

19/08/2003 SGI sparks partnership with Discreet
SGI have formally joined Discreet’s infrastructure sparks partner programme. As part of the agreement, Discreet and SGI are qualifying key elements of the SGI InfiniteStructure solution, including th

19/08/2003 Stagetec complete Fountain TV installation
Stagetec has just completed stage two of a highly flexible new dimmer installation at Fountain Television Studios in Wembley, the conclusion of a project started two years ago. The reason for the pro

18/08/2003 ATG Broadcast upgrading BBC News MFA
ATG Broadcast, one of Europe's leading systems integration companies, have been chosen to upgrade and relocate BBC News' Multi-Format Dubbing Area. The expanded facility will be shared and integrate

18/08/2003 CCG launch 2002/2003 annual report
"This was a year of contrasting fulfilment for Gaelic broadcasting: celebration at one level; frustration and apprehension at another," said Iain MacAskill, Chairman of Comataidh Craolaidh Gàidhlig, w

18/08/2003 Celador launch 'Millionaire Live' for corporate hire
Celador International, the company who created the global phenomenon 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?' are launching a live version of the show for corporate hire. Recreating the excitement, tension a