Broadcast News Archive for September, 2003
30/09/2003 AFL’s OB facilities chosen for ‘Born To Win’
BBC1’s new prime-time Saturday evening show, ‘Born To Win’, was filmed in the picturesque resort of St Anton in the Austrian Alps and features the top 20 young British athletes pitted against each oth

30/09/2003 Barco monitors used by leading wallcovering designer
TypeMaker, the UK & Eire distributor of Barco monitors, has announced that leading designer, producer and distributor of wallcovering, fabrics and accessories, Brewster Wallcoverings, has invested in

30/09/2003 DGP deliver 'Little Robots' cinema commercial
DGP have just completed postproduction for Create TV & Film's 'Little Robots' cinema commercial. Little Robots is a children's TV series co-produced by Create TV & Film and the BBC, with 13 episodes

30/09/2003 Harris transmitters selected for Iraq rebuilding effort
Transmitters and related radio equipment from Harris Corporation will be used to help rebuild the communications infrastructure of Iraq, bringing listeners news and entertainment programming from the

30/09/2003 IDX switch to focus on charging
With IDX’s ENDURA E-50 and E-80 V-mount batteries now well established and offering high capacities of 55 and 82Wh, the company's attention is now focused on charging. Three new chargers have been in

30/09/2003 Mark Tiedemann joins forces with Brave
The Brave Film Company, whose stable of high profile directors includes Sara Dunlop, Selby, Lucy Blakstad, David Hartley, Jason Smith, Alex Winter, Peluca and Sue Worthy have announce the addition of

30/09/2003 New sports production solution from Gee Broadcast
Gee Broadcast's Geevs Sports II package, built on Geevs V4 technology, offers a powerful set of multicamera, highlight and slow motion operations for use on Sports coverage. Geevs Sports II offers sy

30/09/2003 Optibase announce compliancy with Sony’s NSP-100
Optibase, a leader in digital video encoding and streaming solutions, have confirmed compatibility of their MPEG MovieMaker 200S Publisher encoder with Sony’s NSP 100 network player. The NSP-100 is

29/09/2003 'Underworld' features Framestore CFC effects
'Underworld', a slick and stylish new horror film, opened in the US and UK on September 19. Concerning a conflict between vampires and werewolves, 'Underworld' is directed by Len Wiseman, produced b

29/09/2003 Bectu organise ethnic minority event
Bectu has organised a Move on Up event for film and television ethnic minorities. The film and television industry has teamed up with Bectu to create this new opportunity for ethnic minority professi

29/09/2003 British film projects win £10,000 in '25 words or less'
A teenage tryst, temptation on a stag night, fighting prejudice and overcrowding on planet Earth are all feature film ideas that will now be fast-tracked into screenplays following their success in th

29/09/2003 DTS reach key milestone
DTS have announced that more than 200 million consumer electronics products containing DTS-licensed technology or intellectual property have been sold worldwide. Unit sales of consumer electronics

29/09/2003 Irish shorts on the festival circuit
Irish short 'Meeting Che Guevara & the Man from Maybury Hill', which won the Best Short Film Award at the Temple Bar Diversions festival, has been selected to screen in competition at the Palm Springs

29/09/2003 ITC order broadcast apology from Kanal 5
The Independent Television Commission (ITC) has ordered Swedish licensee, Kanal 5, to broadcast an apology for two episodes of Big Brother Sweden, which contained material unsuitable for a pre-watersh

29/09/2003 SMPTE announced details of 2003 event
SMPTE are to hold this year's Technical Conference and Exhibition in New York City, November 12-15, 2003 at the Hilton New York. The four-day conference is comprised of 16 core seminars led by expert

29/09/2003 Sony puts the HD focus on football violence
Dougie Brimson, the best known author on football violence, has written a provocative, fictional account of the myths behind football hooliganism, which has been brought to the screen using Sony’s Hig

26/09/2003 Bectu members accept PACT deal
Bectu's freelance members have voted in favour of a new agreement on terms and conditions. In a postal ballot more than 95% of those voting backed a package of changes to Bectu's agreement with the P

26/09/2003 Leader win two awards at IBC 2003
Leader Electronics Corporation received has received two prestigious awards, presented at the annual International Broadcasting Convention. A panel of distinguished judges nominated the Leader LV5700

26/09/2003 Macromedia deliver public beta version of Macromedia Central
Macromedia has unveiled a public beta release of Macromedia Central, providing a new way for people to interact with Internet information without relying on a continuous connection. Central delivers

26/09/2003 Media 100 ship Final Effects Complete for After Effects 6 and Final Cut Pro 4
Media 100 have announced the immediate availability of a new version of Final Effects Complete for Mac OS X, with support for Adobe After Effects 6.0 and Apple Final Cut Pro 4. Final Effects Complete

26/09/2003 Sennheiser launch new live mic range at 26th PLASA
Sennheiser UK exhibited its extensive portfolio of market leading brands at the 26th PLASA show at London’s Earls Court between September 7-10 2003. The event also included several Sennheiser UK pro

26/09/2003 Steady growth continues in UK digital television market
By June 30 2003 multichannel and digital television penetration are estimated to have increased to 49.8% and 45.5% of UK households respectively, according to the ITC's latest Multichannel Quarterly r

26/09/2003 SysMedia add speech presence detection to WinCAPs
SysMedia have announced a major new advance for their highly successful WinCAPs television subtitle preparation software: automatic speech presence detection. This virtually eliminates the time-cons

26/09/2003 Williams Editing install Final Cut Pro 4
Williams Editing have installed Apple’s latest Final Cut Pro 4 Cinewave system, described as one of the most exciting professional editing systems yet. With uncompressed resolution it can be used as

25/09/2003 Award winning CF1 aims for a blockbuster from Wales
Film production company CF1, which took the award for Best Film at the Bafta Cymru Awards ceremony in April, is aiming to produce the next British hit movie in Wales with investment backing from Finan