Monthly Archives: November 2006

NFL tests live Internet telecasts with Verizon

Written on November 29, 2006 at 10:04 pm, by

The National Football League is planning to test live broadcasts of Thursday and Saturday night games over the Internet to some customers of Verizon Communications Inc. and DirecTV Group Inc, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said on Wednesday. The NFL said Web broadcasts should be available in coming weeks to subscribers of Verizon’s Fios high-speed Internet […]  More

Debut of UltraFan Sports Social Networking Site Levels the Playing Field for Worldwide Fan Interaction

Written on November 29, 2006 at 3:24 pm, by

XOS Technologies, Inc., announced the official launch of UltraFan, a new online social networking community specifically geared toward sports fans. XOS developed the online community to inspire team fervor while simultaneously bridging the communication gap between worldwide sports fans. The result has lead to a steadily growing community of united sports fanatics, the fostering of […]  More

NBA sees larger TV deal with Disney, Time Warner

Written on November 28, 2006 at 4:04 pm, by

National Basketball Association Commissioner David Stern said on Tuesday he expects to sign a new television deal, one that includes a “healthy” increase over the current $4.6 billion terms, before the end of the current 2006-07 basketball season. Stern, speaking at the Reuters Media Summit, said the NBA was already in talks with current broadcast […]  More

League Summit Preview: Truck Company CEOs talk future

Written on November 28, 2006 at 2:32 pm, by

By Carl Lindemann The fast pace of change in the past decade has made the remote production industry anything but a smooth ride, as vendors overcame the financial and technical challenge of HD while battling in the marketplace for an ever-expanding list of sporting events that hit the TV tube. The industry transformation marked by […]  More

Sennheiser offers up RF seminar in Washington, DC next week

Written on November 28, 2006 at 8:39 am, by

Audio professionals who regularly work with RF systems are seldom at a loss for advice, but most of that advice sounds vaguely like a magic incantation. “Set the offending channel to twice the value of your oldest living relative, rub two coins of different value below the receiver, tap the transmitter with a wooden pencil, […]  More

Sennheiser offers up RF, studio seminars in DC

Written on November 28, 2006 at 8:39 am, by

Sennheiser has two audio seminars lined up in Washington, DC next week. The company, in conjunction with Live Sound Magazine and Recording Magazine, says the seminars will help audio professionals cut through the clutter of information and “half-baked theories.” The Sennheiser Studio Seminar will take place on December 5, 2006 at the XM Satellite Radio […]  More

FIFA: No to video replays

Written on November 28, 2006 at 8:27 am, by

Reuters today reports that goalline technology will be in place in time for the 2007 Club World Cup in Tokyo but use of video replays has been ruled out, FIFA president Sepp Blatter said on Monday. The head of football’s governing body told reporters that a FIFA committee was assessing various options including camera-based goalline […]  More

PEDRO SILVESTRE TO LEAD CARIBBEAN AND LATIN AMERICAN SALES EFFORTS at FOR-A

Written on November 27, 2006 at 3:38 pm, by

FOR-A Corporation of America, a manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, has named Pedro Silvestre as the Regional Sales Manager Caribbean and Latin America. Silvestre will based out of FOR-A s new Miami office, which opened on November 1st. Silvestre was most recently the Regional Sales Manager for […]  More

Panasonic helps Dolphins deliver Fins TV

Written on November 27, 2006 at 3:14 pm, by

The Miami Dolphins, with the help of Panasonic AJ-HDC27 VariCam and AG-HVX200 DVCPRO HD camcorders, are giving fans in the stands and at home close-up interviews and other in-game features. It’s all part of the stadium innovations project undertaken by the Miami Dolphins and Dolphin Stadium, with new technology is being implemented to provide fans […]  More

EVS serves up Asian Games for HBS, TWI

Written on November 27, 2006 at 10:17 am, by

EVS will provide a production workflow that enables the host broadcaster of the games, DAGBS, (Doha Asian Games Broadcast Services – a joint venture between HBS and TWI) to deliver a series of sophisticated applications to international broadcasters. These include the media management of 42 different feeds and multiple broadcasts, real-time and daily highlights, and […]  More

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