Broadcast News Archive for August, 2003
13/08/2003 McMillan appoint new Sales and Marketing Director
McMillan, the leading solutions provider to the broadcast, post-production and presentation markets, have announced the recent appointment of Gary Langlands to a newly created Sales and Marketing Dire

13/08/2003 One post new Crimestoppers Trust commercial
One have recently completed the post-production for the new Crimestoppers Trust commercial, ‘Crossing the Line’, produced by Peter McMillan and directed by Ronnie West and Barry Skolnick from RSA Film

13/08/2003 Scottish films now publicly available
The two Scottish Screen Lottery funded films directed by acclaimed young director David MacKenzie will both be available to the public at the end of September, one on DVD and other in cinemas. Univer

13/08/2003 Sennheiser Evolution guaranteed for ten years
Sennheiser UK have announced a significant extension – to ten years – of the warranty period on all wired models from its Evolution microphone series. The increase, from the industry standard one-yea

13/08/2003 The Mill New York complete Axe commercial
The Mill New York has just completed the latest commercial for Axe, (known as Lynx in the UK) which hit Canadian and US screens on August 11. The spot, aptly named 'twins,' is a new take on the old

12/08/2003 AV Specialist launch Middle East edition
Over the last decade AV Specialist has established itself as the premier magazine for the film, television and video production markets in Africa. The magazine is a past winner of the Sappi PICA awar

12/08/2003 Ben Sedley joins Godman
Godman, whose stable of commercials directors includes Howard Greenhalgh, Barney Cokeliss, Edgar Wright, Ben Gregor, 'Albert', Tim Kirkby and Ed Sayers, have announced that Ben Sedley and his producer

12/08/2003 Encoda announce IBC innovations
Encoda Systems have revealed details of several new systems to be showcased at IBC 2003 Booth 8.271. The new integrated solution of Arkemedia's Digital Asset Management and Encoda's Automation Soluti

12/08/2003 Knotty Ash reveal new K series desk
Knotty Ash Woodworking have announced the introduction of the K series, a new range of affordable desk systems for numerous applications within the broadcast industry. Designed to offer full sit/stan

12/08/2003 Mike Newell to direct fourth Harry Potter
Mike Newell has agreed to direct 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire', the fourth film in the smash-hit series, for Warner Bros. Pictures. The announcement was made by Jeff Robinov, President of Pro

12/08/2003 OmniBus co-founder launches
OmniBus co-founder and broadcast industry veteran Glyn Powell-Evans has confirmed both his departure from the firm which he established as a global leader in automation, and his reputation as one of t

12/08/2003 Rushes complete opening titles for 'On The Ball'
ITV Sport have chosen Rushes to complete the post production work on the new opening titles for 'On the Ball'. The titles open with a young man standing with his arms outstretched, gazing at a stunni

12/08/2003 Scottish Borders launch film production promotion
On Friday August 15 The Scottish Borders Consulate will open for business at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, aiming to introduce the region as a filming location to the gathering of interna

12/08/2003 Venerable lighting company to exhibit at IBC
Photon Beard, part of which dates back to 1882 when R.R. Beard Ltd was founded, are to exhibit at IBC 2003 in Hall 11 stand #629. Photon Beard have supplied lighting equipment to many of the worlds t

12/08/2003 WAMtv reaches global audience
Worldart Media Television, the UK`s only 24-hour Broadband TV channel, has already crept into the top 25,000 hit websites world-wide, according to, the global traffic ranking organization.

11/08/2003 Adobe announce winners of 2003 Design Achievement Awards
Adobe Systems have announced the winners of the third annual Adobe Design Achievement Awards, a programme that recognises the most talented and promising students of graphic design, illustration, digi

11/08/2003 Adrenalin complete post production on new promo for Speedway
Adrenalin @ Rushes have just completed post production work on the impressive promo for Speedway's new single, 'Genie In A Bottle', a version of the tune first recorded by Christina Aguilera. The pr

11/08/2003 British advert awards ceremony announced
The Advertising Producers Association and BAFTA present The APA Show 2003 The Advertising Producers Association and the British Academy of Film and Television have announced the launch of the APA Sho

11/08/2003 Eurosport select Quartz for new control room
Quartz recently supplied a QMC Master Control Switcher to Eurosport for use at its main facility in Paris. Reaching over 250 million viewers in 54 countries, Eurosport is the most widely available c

11/08/2003 Geraghty resigns from SPI
Tracy Geraghty, the Director of Screen Producers' Ireland, has resigned from the organisation. The decision was reached mutually by Geraghty and the board of directors of SPI. She will continue to w

11/08/2003 JVC introduces hand-held professional HD camcorder into European market
JVC have announced the world's first professional hand-held camcorder with complete HD recording capabilities: the JY-HD10E. Programme makers on a limited budget, in such industries as events, educat

11/08/2003 Liverpool filming reaches July highpoint
Liverpool's city council's Film Office helped to organise the equivalent of 121 days of filming during July - the highest since the department was formed back in 1989. Productions being shot in the c

11/08/2003 National Skills Strategy announced
The Government have announced a National Skills Strategy, with a central role given to the Skills for Business Network. Skillset, and the other Sectors Skills Councils which form the network, have b

11/08/2003 Scottish psychological thriller awarded lottery cash
'Freak', written by Colin McLaren, to be directed by Morag Mackinnon and jointly produced by Carolynne Sinclair Kydd ( Peel Street Productions) and David Muir (Umbrella Productions) has been awarded £

11/08/2003 Sennheiser UK announce Rane distribution deal
Sennheiser UK has announced a major distribution deal with US manufacturer, Rane. The Washington State based company is a renowned innovator of affordable, problem solving, professional audio tools