Broadcast News Archive for August, 2003
08/08/2003 Brave Film Company complete Weetabix Mini-Crunch commercials
Lucy Blakstad, of The Brave Film Company, has directed three new commercials for Weetabix Mini-Crunch. The commercials 'Sponger', 'Goldie' and 'Zanzibar'are shot in Lucy Blakstad's distinctive docum

08/08/2003 First displayLA hailed as success
The First Annual displayLA Conference and Showcase - produced by United Entertainment Media (UEM) and the Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) - was the latest Hollywood success story, as more than 600 leadi

08/08/2003 Five Live scores with Premiership promo campaign
BBC Radio Five Live are to promote their distinctive Premiership football commentary for the 2003/04 season through a television, radio and online promotional campaign created by BBC Broadcast. Launc

08/08/2003 JVC display HD images for groundbreaking acting course
JVC is providing a DLA-QX1 projector to screen high definition images of a unique two-week Equity film-acting course named The Actors Cut. The course is to be led by distinguished actor, Denis Lawso

08/08/2003 Leader introduce LT 447 multiformat pattern generator
An exceptionally versatile pattern generator optimised for manufacturers and service centres of high-resolution CRT monitors, projectors, TFT liquid crystal displays and plasma screens, the new Leader

08/08/2003 Lottery money backs new UK horror feature
Neil Marshall, the director of UK box office hit Dog Soldiers is continuing the cinema audience's current fascination with original British horror films by developing a new 'terror fest' set in the No

08/08/2003 Pharos Pilot chosen by Uncle
Uncle, a new post-production facility being built adjacent to the BBC Television Centre in London's White City, has chosen Pharos' Pilot RT to provide efficient control of its entire routing system.

08/08/2003 Sanbolic to simplify SAN data sharing
Sanbolic have announced the interoperability of its volume sharing software Kayo and Adaptec’s SANbloc2500, a highly scalable high-performance RAID storage solution that delivers the benefits of stora

08/08/2003 Voytek to represent animated background series
Voytek has recently become the UK representative of Tommyvideo Backs. This collection of DVD's are professionally rendered animated backgrounds for use in all types of video production. These seamle

07/08/2003 ATG introducing viewcast NiagaraMAX to Europe
The new Viewcast NiagaraMAX portable webcasting system is to make its European debut on the ATG Broadcast stand at IBC 2003. Part of the ViewCast family of Niagara streaming systems, NiagaraMAX sets

07/08/2003 Bewley appointed as National Film Trustee Company MD
Louisa Bewley has been named as Managing Director of the UK film revenue collection agency, the National Film Trustee Company (NFTC). Louisa Bewley, who takes over the post from Alun Tyers, is a char

07/08/2003 Cinema Concepts buys first Clipster
Cinema Concepts of Atlanta, Georgia have purchased the first Clipster real-time editing-system to be delivered in the US. The workstation for uncompressed SD to 2K is currently being installed at Ci

07/08/2003 Dangermouse team to work with UK’s young filmmaking talent
Cosgrove Hall Films, creators of cult children’s TV show ‘Dangermouse,’ are among a host of UK filmmakers helping 1000 young people make and star in more than 40 digital short films. Almost £275,000

07/08/2003 Director of Sales Media Management Services appointed at Ascent
Sally Hart-Ives has been appointed Director of Sales Media Management Services by Ascent Media Management Services UK. Hart-Ives joined TVP in 1997 to help facilitate the promotion of the company's s

07/08/2003 Freelance careers launched by FT2
14 young people, who have this summer completed film and industry funded training, will formally launch their freelance careers at an FT2 graduation event, to be held this evening at Channel 4 Televis

07/08/2003 Scopus Network Technologies raise $15.5m in financing
Scopus Network Technologies have raised $15.5 million in their second round of financing. Genesis Partners, a leading Israeli Venture Capital Fund, led the financing round with other investors inclu

07/08/2003 Televisa install 12 Kaleido-K2 multi-image display processors
Miranda Technologies have announced that Grupo Televisa, Mexico's leading TV broadcaster, have installed 12 Miranda Kaleido-K2 multi-image display processors in a new state-of-the-art facility. The n

07/08/2003 XL Video UK complete hectic weekend
XL Video have just completed one of their largest and busiest weekends yet, supplying over 500 square metres of LED screens to five very diverse events. The company supplied four extra delay screens

06/08/2003 ATG Broadcast are 'the men for Uncle'
The Farm Group, London's leading independent post-production group, have chosen ATG Broadcast as systems integrator for Uncle, a major new facility adjacent to BBC Television Centre. Occupying two fl

06/08/2003 BigBand Networks at IBC 2003
BigBand Networks, who are already serving digital media content to millions of digital cable subscribers in North America, are to showcase their portfolio of infrastructure solutions at IBC 2003, as w

06/08/2003 Brick House to release a fully-featured SDI switcher
Brick House Video, the innovative manufacturer of award-winning compact switchers, is adding a fully-featured broadcast specification SDI/composite hybrid rack-mount 1RU switcher to its suite of compa

06/08/2003 British quartet offer one-stop shop in satellite communications
Four British companies have come together to form an alliance to provide teams of specialists in the design, procurement, manufacture, installation and testing of virtually all products and services f

06/08/2003 IBM & Threshold create animation and visual FX solutions
IBM and Threshold Digital Research Labs are to expand their work together to create next-generation digital animation studio capabilities. At the heart of the deal is IBM’s “On Demand” technology, wh

06/08/2003 Latest versions of 844/X and XBLUR to be shown at IBC
Media 100, a leading provider of advanced media systems, have announced details of their on-stand display at IBC 2003 in Amsterdam. The company, creator of the award-winning 844/X family of real-time

06/08/2003 Macromedia ColdFusion MX 6.1 now available
Macromedia have announced the immediate availability of ColdFusion MX 6.1, which extends the product's unmatched ability to deliver speed, savings and standards to web application development. Custom