Broadcast News Archive for August, 2003
06/08/2003 Quartz to launch Topaz at IBC
Quartz Electronics will showcase the new Topaz routers at IBC2003. Designed for cost effective use in applications demanding a high level of specification, with no compromises in performance, Topaz o

06/08/2003 Rushes post trio of Ribena commercials
Rushes have completed the postproduction work on a trio of new commercials for Ribena. In the first, 'Mummy's Boy', we see a hard-looking middle-aged man menacingly gesticulating at the camera. He i

05/08/2003 CCL to launch add-ons for System 2000
Colem Communications Limited (CCL) are to use IBC 2003 as the launchpad for a range of new add-ons for their acclaimed System 2000 control system. These new products are iHistorian, iDowntime, iClie

05/08/2003 Cosgrove gives new talent a 'helpline hand'
A new careers helpline for the media industries in Scotland – 0808 100 8094 - has been launched by skillsformedia, the media specialist careers service, in partnership with Learndirect Scotland. Indu

05/08/2003 Double D Electronics to unveil enhanced systems
Double D Electronics, designer and manufacturer of a wide range of products for satellite earth stations, is to show its range of redundancy controllers, customer interfaces, RF switching systems and

05/08/2003 Igloo Post finish HEAD F**K title sequence
Igloo Post has recently completed the opening title sequence on the new series of HEAD F**K for the Sci-Fi Channel. The 35 sec spot takes us on a seamless journey from the darkest alleyway of Soho de

05/08/2003 IMD install first QEdit Pro in London
London post house Image Makers Digital Facilities (IMD) have installed a Quantel QEdit Pro non-linear editing system as their number one non-linear on-line finishing suite. The system was supplied by

05/08/2003 Media 100 open new 844/X Soho facility
Media 100, a leading provider of advanced media systems, has announced the opening of a new showcase facility in Soho - at the heart of the UK's broadcast and production community. The office at 22

05/08/2003 Novella SatComs to show range of tracking receivers
Novella SatComs, specialist in the design and manufacture of RF equipment for satellite earth stations, is to showing its range of tracking receivers, synthesised and block frequency converters, test

05/08/2003 QuBit chosen for New York Skyride
The QuBit, QuVIS' resolution independent, high-definition motion image server, was recently employed by the TechnoMedia Solutions for the newly refurbished New York Skyride. The New York Skyride, a t

05/08/2003 Screen Subtitling Systems appoint distributor for Indonesia
Duet Broadcast Systems has joined the Screen Subtitling Systems distributor network, to provide sales support and distributor management for Indonesia. Duet Broadcast System based in Singapore has an

04/08/2003 Alpermann+Velte launch universal PCI timecode card
Alpermann+Velte are to introduce the first ever "universal PCI" time code reader card (LTC and VITC/DVITC) with compatibility for 3.3 and 5 volt PCI slots. Time code reader cards for the PCI bus are

04/08/2003 BBC 3.6% pay rise confirmed say Bectu
The 3.6% BBC pay increase covering most staff has been confirmed, according to Bectu. This year's 3.6% pay increase has been clinched by an agreement struck with the BBC at the beginning of July. Und

04/08/2003 Cheltenham period drama shoots on HD
A darkly romantic, period short film, ‘A Soldier's Tunic’, has just wrapped at Arle Court, the stunning 19th century, Grade II listed house at the centre of the Cheltenham Film Studios complex. Produ

04/08/2003 Eyeheight introduce MX-9B Maxi-Box
A new price-efficient housing for the Eyeheight geNETics range of broadcast and post-production equipment, the MX-9B Maxi-Box is the same size as the established 1U FB-9 Flexi-Box and accommodates up

04/08/2003 Goldwater to make IBC2003 D-Cinema keynote address
Confirmation that DCI's Chuck Goldwater will give the keynote speech at the D-Cinema conference in Amsterdam, has been hailed as another endorsement that this will be an essential event for anyone int

04/08/2003 Liverpool's First Take offers a taste of Hollywood culture
If you fancy yourself as the next Pacino, Speilberg, or Tarintino a Liverpool film production company is offering you the chance to be all three. First Take Productions is giving local people a uniqu

04/08/2003 One posts Kellogg’s ‘Wobbleheads’ promotion for Cartoon Network
One has recently completed the post-production on the new Kellogg’s Wobbleheads in-pack promotion for Cartoon Network, involving the creation of a CGI 20-second commercial featuring the ‘Wobbleheads’.

04/08/2003 UK broadband TV channel WAMtv is 'on the up'
Worldart Media Television ( the UK's only 24-hour broadand TV channel which launched last Oct/Nov has crept into the top 25,000 hit websites world-wide, according to the

01/08/2003 Adrenalin @ Rushes complete post on ‘A’ promo
Adrenalin @ Rushes have once again been chosen to complete the post production work on a promo for the band ‘A’. Their new single, ‘Goodtime,’ is reminiscent of much of A’s previous work, in that it

01/08/2003 Blink TV captures the Isle of Wight spirit
Blink TV co-ordinated supply of the video package for the second Isle of Wight festival (of the 21st century) to promoters Solo. This came complete with hardware and IMAG relay supplied by XL Video,

01/08/2003 Custom Consoles chosen for BBC Jupiter project
Broadcast furniture equipment specialist Custom Consoles has completed a major contract to supply 14 studio desks, 25 flat-panel monitor arms and three 27U high equipment racks with integral stabilise

01/08/2003 De Lane Lea & GearBox look to HD preview projection
Professional audio/video equipment hire and sales company GearBox has entered into a joint business venture with film post production facility De Lane Lea to bring High Definition video preview to Soh

01/08/2003 Gearbox offer special hire discount promotion
GearBox Hire division have announced a Special Summer 2003 Discount Promotion on selected rental stock items. These items are available on a first come, first served basis and are strictly subject to

01/08/2003 IFTN launch the Irish Film & Television Awards
The Irish Film & Television Awards was officially launched at a star studded party on Wednesday evening in the ICE bar in the Four Season’s Hotel in Ballsbridge, Dublin. At the star studded launch pa