Monthly Archives: June 2006

Sony Unveils Transfer Software For XDCAM HD & Macintosh OS X Platform

Written on June 30, 2006 at 10:45 am, by

Sony has created new transfer software for use with the Macintosh OS X version 10.4 Tiger that provides interoperability between Sony s XDCAM HD Professional Disc system and Apple s Final Cut Pro editing software. The software, which will be available as a free download, will be demonstrated by both companies during a 12-city tour […]  More

Snell & Wilcox and Barco to Collaborate On Intelligent Content Monitoring

Written on June 30, 2006 at 10:25 am, by

Snell & Wilcox and Barco have decided to collaborate on an integrated system that will offer broadcasters the most advanced television quality monitoring solution in the industry to date. Snell & Wilcox and Barco will cooperate during the sales process through lead sharing, combined bids, and joint project proposals. Both companies have already completed the […]  More

AP TV uses ScheduALL for managing Cup coverage

Written on June 29, 2006 at 10:58 pm, by

Associated Press Television News is using ScheduALL’s end-to-end operations management software during the 2006 FIFA World Cup to centralize and streamline resources for booking News Gathering and Client Broadcast Operations including Sports News TV (SNTV), a partnership between the AP and TWI, the world’s largest independent producer and distributor of sports programming. The comprehensive ScheduALL […]  More

Communication bill takes step closer to passage and undercutting sports industry

Written on June 29, 2006 at 9:09 pm, by

By Carolyn Braff and Ken KerschbaumerThe U.S. Senate might have left an amendment on Net Neutrality behind but bill S. 2686, otherwise known as the “Communications, Consumers’ Choice, and Broadband Deployment Act of 2006,” is moving forward and continues to be a threat for sports broadcasters and leagues. Yesterday the bill took one more step […]  More

Nielsen Sports: On-board cameras at Indy 500 a marketing success

Written on June 29, 2006 at 5:12 pm, by

Nielsen Sports today released the results of its Sponsorship Scorecard service evaluating the effectiveness of sponsor-placed media during the 2006 Indianapolis 500. The data demonstrate that a brand’s location had a significant impact on the number of impressions received. The results — based on household impressions among adults 25-54 weighted to a 30-second duration — […]  More

Telex sold for $420 million to Bosch Group

Written on June 29, 2006 at 4:58 pm, by

The Bosch Group today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Telex Communications for $420 million and merge it with a wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH into Telex. The merger agreement provides for an aggregate purchase price of US-$ 420 million, includes the assumption of Telex indebtedness, subject to certain post-closing adjustments, and also […]  More

CSTV looks to give coaches, players an ‘Edge’ with portable video

Written on June 29, 2006 at 4:12 pm, by

By Carolyn Braff College Sports Television has come up with the latest in time-efficiency coaching technology, designed for those college football coaches who can barely tear themselves away from game film long enough to board the team bus. CSTV Edge is designed to let coaches and players quickly transfer game video to Apple video-capable iPods […]  More

Broadcast Networks to upgrade SBP Italian OB truck for HD

Written on June 29, 2006 at 9:56 am, by

UK-based Broadcast Networks has been awarded a contract by Rome-based SBP to refurbish an existing 20-camera remote production truck vehicle to full HD production capability. The OB trailer, known as OB6 and built by A. Smith Gt. Bentley, has been in constant operation throughout Europe since it came into service three years ago. The contract […]  More

JVC brings 120Hz LCD panels to U.S.

Written on June 29, 2006 at 8:36 am, by

Two new HD flat panel LCD televisions from JVC are the first to be available in the U.S. that produce 120 frames per second. Using the company’s Clear Motion Drive the panels double the typical rate and inserts an interpolated image. The result, says JVC, is a significant reduction in blurring or ghost images, often […]  More

Vinten stabilizes World Cup coverage

Written on June 28, 2006 at 6:01 pm, by

Vinten, with their head office in the UK has made many of the tripods supporting the TV cameras as they capture the action throughout the World Cup tournament. With eight outside broadcast trucks covering events at the 12 World Cup stadiums, the company estimates it has got around 200 pieces of its equipment out in […]  More

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