Monthly Archives: August 2006

Harris taps Russ Johnson for key sales post

Written on August 31, 2006 at 11:42 am, by

Harris Corporation has appointed Russ Johnson to the position of vice president of sales for the Americas for its Broadcast Communications Division. Johnson’s key mandate will be to drive revenue growth by leveraging the division’s first-class sales force and portfolio of end-to-end workflow solutions to present one integrated Harris business to customers worldwide. With more […]  More

Chicago Rockstars tap SkyBoxSMS for text service

Written on August 31, 2006 at 8:05 am, by

SkyboxSMS, a Chicago-based company that provides mobile messaging transaction and entertainment services for event venues and spectators, announces their partnership with the Chicago Rockstars of the American Basketball Association. SkyboxSMS has created a way to enhance the experience of attending sporting events for spectators by allowing them to use their cell phones to perform functions […]  More, Turner Sports give fans FilmLoop

Written on August 30, 2006 at 9:33 pm, by

FilmLoop, Inc., a provider of free software that enables people and businesses to broadcast, find, and share digital images, today announced that it has expanded its partnership with Turner Sports New Media to deliver original driver and race photos directly to the desktops of thousands of NASCAR.COM fans using FilmLoop’s leading photocasting technology. With over […]  More

Snell & Wilcox scales down Kahuna, expands market

Written on August 29, 2006 at 7:19 pm, by

Snell & Wilcox is introducing a new scaled-down version of its Kahuna SD/HD production switcher in a move designed to let broadcasters and remote vehicle operators pick the switcher that best meets their needs. Now users who require a 1-M/E or 2-M/E production switcher can have all of the power the large versions have, including […]  More

High Schools snag Broadcast Pix switchers

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

By Andrew Lippe The Mansfield Independent School District in Texas recently purchased two Broadcast Pix 2000 switchers one for teaching digital technology at their Ben Barber Career Tech Academy and the other installed in their the press box to operate the jumbotron of their new multi-purpose stadium. The state-of-the-art switchers appealed to the school for […]  More

Henderson appointed Ascent Media European Managing Director

Written on August 29, 2006 at 11:32 am, by

Ascent Media Network Services has appointed Roger Henderson as Managing Director of its content distribution business in Europe. Henderson, who will be based in London, will have operational, strategic, and financial responsibility for network origination and connectivity services in the region. This is an exciting and challenging time for our clients in the media industry. […]  More

Oh Canada! CBC taps SSL for HD truck

Written on August 29, 2006 at 9:01 am, by

By Andrew Lippe CBC, the Canadian Broadcasting Company, has purchased its fourth C100 Series console from Solid State Logic. The console will be used in a new HD remote broadcast truck to broadcast Canadian sports including NHL games. They also installed A C100 series console in an entertainment production truck. “From the moment I sat […]  More

‘Thin’ is in at MLBAM for audio encoding

Written on August 29, 2006 at 8:49 am, by

Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM) has signed a deal with Thin Multimedia to license the company’s thinMobile Platform to encode their audio content for mobile devices. The agreement expands MLBAM’s capabilities as a publisher of mobile multimedia services, enabling the interactive services leader to encode and deliver various streaming audio services to mobile users. […]  More

2006 U.S. Open: While Agassi bids farewell instant replay makes debut

Written on August 28, 2006 at 4:32 pm, by

By Ken Kerschbaumer For Stephen Gorsuch, USTA National Tennis Center director, broadcast operations, today signals the beginning of a two-week long juggling act that involves keeping broadcasters worldwide happy with the coverage they can offer their viewers. “It’s like throwing a cocktail party where you need to spend five minutes with someone and then move […]  More

Grass Valley gets flexible with modular system

Written on August 28, 2006 at 3:55 pm, by

By Ken Kerschbaumer Remote production truck makers looking to save space have a new option: Grass Valley Group modules for the GeckoFlex modular system, a new 2RU frame that can hold up to 10 modules, making it ideal for remote production trucks and other areas where space is at a premium. GeckoFlex makes for a […]  More

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