Broadcast News Archive for March, 2004
11/03/2004 Rushes complete stunning promo for The Darkness
Rushes have finished work on a promo for Lowestoft band The Darkness. Directed by Alex Smith, the promo was shot in the stunning Blue Mountains of Australia. The promo opens on beams of sunlight soar

11/03/2004 Short film screening at NFT offers preview footage of ‘Alexander’
Brighton-based filmmaker and Lighthouse screenwriting student Suzanne Gielgud's first short film is to be screened tomorrow at the National Film Theatre. 'Piers Gielgud In Rehearsal' is an eight minu

11/03/2004 Victory for unions in BBC pension vote
Two seats on the board of the BBC pension scheme have been won by union-supported candidates. Dan Cooke and Jenny Kimber, both members of Bectu, were elected by members of the scheme to fill two tru

10/03/2004 ‘Chunky Monkey’ Strikes It Right With Anvil
The Foundry has announced its involvement with ‘Chunky Monkey’, a feature length project from Open Road Films. Written and directed by Greg Cruttwell, the story follows an evening in the life of one

10/03/2004 Audio Suite showcase new International Sound-Server
The Audio Suite (UK) Ltd. will be introducing its International Sound-Server (ISS), offering 'virtual dubbing', at two prestigious trade shows this March: Frames 2004 in Mumbai, India, (March 15 -17 2

10/03/2004 Broadcast Technology announces compact MPEG-2 decoders
Broadcast Technology has announced a new series of compact MPEG-2 decoders. Three versions are available, each occupying a single slot in the DTRS 3000 chassis. Equipped with 4:2:0 component analogue

10/03/2004 Framestore CFC highlight the ‘Lynx Effect’
Framestore CFC has completed work on a series of commercials that provide a witty slant on the 'Lynx Effect' - the powerful influence that the mens' deodorant allegedly has on the opposite sex. 'Tou

10/03/2004 Major new release of Macromedia Breeze now available
Macromedia has announced the availability of new features for Macromedia Breeze which make web communication “more meaningful, effective and useful.” Breeze provides a rich web communication system

10/03/2004 NTL provides studio facilities for new Sky channel
NTL Broadcast has won a three-year multi-million pound contract from British Sky Broadcasting for studio and office facilities at the company’s Broadcast Media Centre in west London. Studio 1 at the

10/03/2004 RTE issue statement on remuneration for highest paid presenters
Following January’s ruling by the Irish Information Commissioner that “access be granted to details of the salaries which were paid to RTÉ’s 25 highest paid presenters for 1998 to 2000,” the Irish sta

10/03/2004 Screen Producers Ireland appoint Director
Screen Producers Ireland (SPI) has appointed Mr Malcolm Byrne as its new Director. Mr Byrne, who was previously the Chief Executive of the ESB Community Games, will take up office on March 15 2004.

10/03/2004 Showtime selects Pro-Bel Sirius for relocation project
Middle Eastern pay-TV platform Showtime, which is owned and operated by Gulf DTH, has selected Pro-Bel's high performance Sirius router for its new state-of-the-art Broadcast Centre based in the Dubai

10/03/2004 TSL secures Portuguese broadcaster contract
Television Systems Limited (TSL), UK-based independent broadcast systems integrator and manufacturer, has won a joint contract with Portuguese company Ibertelco from RTP (Radiotelevisao Portuguesa), P

09/03/2004 'Av in the City' event hits Docklands
AV in the City, an event intended to highlight the business benefits of audiovisual technology, is to take place on April 1 at Cabot Hall in London's Docklands. This follows on from the success of t

09/03/2004 BBC Resources staff accept 2.8% pay rise
Bectu members in BBC Resources Ltd have voted to accept a 2.8% pay increase in a postal ballot. The rise, which takes effect on April 1 2004, was accepted by 71% of members who voted in the ballot. P

09/03/2004 Business growth scheme to aid The Third Man
Plymouth based independent production and facilities company The Third Man has been picked as one of 20 companies in the English regions to benefit from a new Business Growth Opportunity scheme aimed

09/03/2004 Film council to help bring cinema to rural areas
Film buffs living in areas without a local cinema will get more opportunities to see new films, thanks to a new £500,000 National Lottery funded initiative unveiled by the UK Film Council today. From

09/03/2004 First film & television industry Approved Training Provider announced
Film and Television Freelance Training (FT2) has become the first film and television industry training provider to receive the status of a Skillset Approved Training Provider. "The Board of FT2 are

09/03/2004 Imago announce corporate name change
Imago Micro, the UK's leading distributor of video communications solutions, is to adopt a new name to underline the changes that have taken place in its organisation over recent years. The new name,

09/03/2004 Rushes Soho Shorts Festival seeks entries
Following the phenomenal success of the fifth Rushes Soho Shorts Festival, entries are now being sought for the 2004 competition, to run from Saturday July 31 - Friday August 6 2004. All films enter

09/03/2004 Sky News welcomes five news contract decision
Five announced today that it has awarded its news contract to Sky News, making it the first independent terrestrial broadcaster to break from ITN. The move follows Sky News winning the RTS News Chan

09/03/2004 Uncle stays legal with Eyeheight
Uncle, the major new facility recently opened by The Farm Group, has taken delivery of five Eyeheight legalEyes video legalisers. Located in Network House, White City, adjacent to BBC Television Cen

08/03/2004 Aurora ships new PipePro and Pipe video capture and editing cards
Aurora Video Systems has announced that its high-performance, ultra-low-cost PipePro and Pipe video capture and editing cards are now shipping. The PipePro is the only high-quality device on the mark

08/03/2004 BBC Technology hosts UK's official statistics online
BBC Technology, provider of products and services to global media-driven organisations, has announced that its Internet Solutions business is hosting the Office for National Statistics' (ONS) online p

08/03/2004 Brick House to debut Neptune at NAB 2004
Neptune, the new low cost, compact, high specification, flexible and feature rich Dual SDI Frame Synchronizer by Brick House Video, is to make its US Debut in Booth SU 8546 at NAB 2004. The new unit