Monthly Archives: December 2005

SVG, CEA co-host Sports TV Summit at CES

Written on December 29, 2005 at 7:43 pm, by

The Sports Video Group (SVG) and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) will hold the industry’s first Sports TV Summit at CES in Las Vegas, giving professionals from the sports industry, the manufacturing community, and the broadcast and cable networks, its first-ever opportunity to learn more about the important relationship between the sports industry and the […]  More

Panasonic P2 HD camcorder available today

Written on December 29, 2005 at 11:51 am, by

Sports broadcasters and teams interested in tapeless acquisition systems today have a new option: the Panasonic AG-HVX-200, the first HD-capable P2 camcorder. The camcorder, which is shipping today, costs only $5,995, giving those looking for the speed of tapeless acquisition a new low-cost option. Adding two 8GB P2 cards jumps the price to $9,995 (a […]  More

Concrete Pictures rocks Rose Bowl show open

Written on December 28, 2005 at 4:33 pm, by

Next Wednesday night when the University of Texas and the University of Southern California square off in the Rose Bowl to determine college football s national champion there s little doubt that the hype machine will be in overdrive. All the hype is just part of the reason ABC decided to use the opening moments […]  More

CES Mobile Preview: More devices, more confusion

Written on December 28, 2005 at 3:59 pm, by

The CES convention next week is already shaping up to be the most interesting one in the past four or five years. While much of the emphasis in recent years has been on the steady move to larger HDTV screens at cheaper prices this year the emphasis is squarely on new mobile video and audio […]  More

Extreme sports videos get handy

Written on December 27, 2005 at 2:45 pm, by

ZVUE, a video download store that lets users download videos to PCs and portable video devices, will add videos of extreme sports and martial arts to its portfolio thanks to a deal with TotalVid. The TotalVid library of extreme sporting videos covers everything from skateboarding to kiteboarding, and mountain biking to paintball (motor sports are […]  More

Avid’s need for speed

Written on December 22, 2005 at 10:44 am, by

Sports departments at local TV news stations and regional and national sports networks are always looking for ways to get graphics on air more quickly and now they have a new option: Avid DekoMOS 3.0. AvidDekoMOS 3.0 ties the Deko on-air graphics systems into the newsroom computer system so that up-to-the-second news and graphics can […]  More

Thomson goes mobile

Written on December 22, 2005 at 9:31 am, by

Thomson, a company whose camera and production technologies have helped sports broadcasters deliver high-quality images to TV viewers, is now ready to help sports content distributors move beyond the big screen to the little screen. The company last week acquired the broadcast and multimedia division of France-based Thales for $155.6 million, expanding Thomson s product […]  More


Written on December 20, 2005 at 4:29 am, by

Sports Video Group (SVG), an organization created by leading sports executives to assist the multi-billion dollar sports industry in the use of video and new media tools, is now moving forward with industry initiatives to strengthen the value of sports properties and the fan experience. SVG will focus on advancing the creation, production and distribution […]  More

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