Monthly Archives: July 2006

Time Warner, Comcast close Adelphia deal

Written on July 31, 2006 at 6:54 pm, by

Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX) and Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq:CMCSA, CMCSK) today announced that they completed the acquisition of substantially all of Adelphia Communications Corporation’s assets. With this acquisition as well as the swaps of cable systems between them, Comcast and Time Warner Cable have expanded their cable footprints and improved the geographic clusters of their subscribers. […]  More

California State Fresno says yes to Daktronics

Written on July 31, 2006 at 5:25 pm, by

California State University in Fresno recently chose Daktronics to design and manufacture a unique scoring, advertising and messaging system for Bulldog Stadium, home of the Fresno State Bulldogs. The project has been spearheaded by California State University Fresno’s multimedia rights partner Learfield Communications (DBA Bulldog Sports Properties) and will coincide with the venue’s 25th anniversary. […]  More

PGA Championship to Stream Free on Broadband

Written on July 31, 2006 at 5:01 pm, by

The 2006 edition of the PGA Championship will be the first golf event ever to stream live via broadband. Turner Network Television has partnered with to offer 11 hours of live coverage of the event, held August 17-21. The internet coverage is advertising-supported and includes four content streams free of charge. One stream will […]  More

Fantasy football game puts winners on the field

Written on July 31, 2006 at 2:32 pm, by

by Andrew Lippe HumWare Media Corporation and Major League Marketing are offering Denver Broncos and Detroit Lions fans a chance to live their dream with The Ultimate Fantasy Football Game. The first eight finalists in both games share a $20,000 cash prize and also an exclusive VIP experience package for the 2007 Denver Broncos and […]  More

Hearst-Argyle taps Sony XDCAM for ENG needs

Written on July 31, 2006 at 1:26 pm, by

Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc. is converting to Sony s XDCAM Professional Disc System for electronic newsgathering (ENG) and creative services operations across several of its stations. The company will be using a combination of Sony s standard and high-definition XDCAM technology. Several Hearst-Argyle stations will begin using the high-definition version of the XDCAM system, specifically Sony […]  More

Toshiba, Canon invest $1.7 billion for SED plant

Written on July 29, 2006 at 8:27 am, by

Toshiba Corp. and Canon Inc. are investing $1.7 billion) to build a factory that will make panels for a new type of flat-panel TV based on SED (surface-conduction electron-emitter display) technology. At CES sportscasters were being told by their broadcast counterparts that they had to check out the technology that gives each one pixel its […]  More

Construction of Red Bull stadium set to begin

Written on July 29, 2006 at 8:25 am, by

Red Bull New York took a step closer to construction of their new soccer specific stadium in Harrison, NJ, after the sale $39.4 million in revenue bonds was completed. The bonds will finance land acquisition and allow managing partner AEG to proceed with construction on the brand new soccer specific Red Bull Park, which will […]  More

Industry Experts Discuss the Challenges of Surround Sound at SVG Forum

Written on July 27, 2006 at 9:59 pm, by

By Carolyn Braff The challenge of making surround sound work still looms large in the sports and entertainment industries, but on July 27, a dialog began that may change the way networks, sound mixers, and broadcasters think about sound. More than seventy audio professionals attended the Sports Video Group’s day-long seminar, “The Surround Sound Challenge: […]  More

High Schoolers land Daktronics scoreboard

Written on July 27, 2006 at 7:05 pm, by

Sharyland Independent School District (ISD) recently chose Daktronics to provide an integrated scoring, video and advertising display system for Rattler Stadium, home of Rattler football, soccer and track. The new state-of-the-art system will include an All Sport light emitting diode (LED) football scoreboard enhanced with a large ProStar VideoPlus display and a Sportsound sound system. […]  More

Mediaset kicks in 64 million Euros for Italian football DTV rights

Written on July 27, 2006 at 6:38 pm, by

Telecom Italia Media SpA said it will receive 64 million Euros from Mediaset SpA under a three season deal involving rights to show Italian football games on digital TV networks. Under the deal, Telecom Italia Media said it will show away games of five clubs — Fiorentina, Palarmo, Cagliari, Sampdoria and Catania — when they […]  More

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