Monthly Archives: December 2006

UK sportscasters face spectrum challenge

Written on December 30, 2006 at 10:31 pm, by

By Kevin Hilton SVG Europe Correspondent UK broadcasting and frequency licensing body Ofcom revealed just before Christmas details of its long-awaited Digital Dividend. This lays out proposals for future use of the radio spectrum that will become available through the transition to all-digital television transmission that begins in 2008 and runs until 2012. Publication of […]  More

Daktronics rolls out ProPitch display technology

Written on December 29, 2006 at 9:03 am, by

Daktronics has expanded its line of full-color, LED products with a new technology called ProPitch that is designed specifically for soccer/football perimeter applications. According to John Mette, Manager of Daktronics operations in Europe, ProPitch technology is available in a variety of pixel configurations, from 12.5 millimeter (.49”) center-to-center line spacing and greater. Each is designed […]  More

EVS helps drive La Sexta basketball coverage

Written on December 28, 2006 at 9:02 am, by

New Spanish broadcaster La Sexta achieved record viewings at the September World Basketball Championships 2006 in Barcelona following the introduction of EVS Broadcast Equipment’s live and near live production solutions. This was the station’s second successful collaboration with EVS following last summer’s World Cup in Germany. High performance production equipment was needed to cover four […]  More

Fox Sports brings Bowl Bash to broadband

Written on December 28, 2006 at 8:24 am, by

FOX Sports is embracing broadband for its “Bowl Bash” with live streaming of the AT&T Cotton Bowl on Jan. 1 and download game delivery as it will make all five of the BCS games it will air available via download on a number of sites, including Apple iTunes, Amazon’s Unbox, AOL Video, CinemaNow and, obviously, […]  More

SVG, CEA go inside the mind of the HD sports fan at Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas

Written on December 28, 2006 at 8:17 am, by

What impact does sports have on driving the HD transition? What HD sports experiences do viewers treasure the most? And do viewers really care if games involving their favorite team are available in HD? If you want to find out the answers and are heading out to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas […]  More

Fish add 8 Panasonic 103-inch HD displays

Written on December 21, 2006 at 11:06 pm, by

Miami s Dolphin Stadium recently added eight 103 full high-definition professional plasma displays to its exclusive Club Level accommodations as part of a large-scale renovation and expansion. Offering fans a thrilling game viewing experience, Panasonic s TH-103PF9UK provides a close-up view of the game on the field as well as other live sports broadcasts, so […]  More

SVG, EVS launch EVS operator database

Written on December 21, 2006 at 12:00 pm, by

EVS, a leading provider of video server technology for sports and live-event TV productions, has launched an online database of qualified EVS operators with the Sports Video Group, a sports technology association. The database can be used by TV producers and crewers to find qualified EVS operators anywhere in the U.S. “EVS is a leader […]  More

NMT, CBS Sports gear up for HD PGA coverage with Sony, fiber interconnects

Written on December 21, 2006 at 11:50 am, by

By Ken KerschbaumerNMT is putting the final touches on HD12, a new three-trailer mobile unit that will be at the core of CBS Sports operations beginning in late January. The truck will handle all CBS Sports PGA coverage as well as NCAA men’s basketball and the network’s football coverage next season. “We only have 12 […]  More

Derse promoted to Fox Sports Int. VP, Interactive Media

Written on December 21, 2006 at 9:47 am, by

Fox Sports International (FSI) promoted Edward Derse to Vice President of Interactive Media. Derse will continue to report to David Sternberg, Executive Vice President and General Manager of FSI. In his new role, Derse assumes responsibility for the general management and operations of Fox Sports International’s interactive and emerging media platforms, including Internet, broadband, IPTV […]  More

Front Porch Digital promotes Esposito to VP, professional services

Written on December 20, 2006 at 4:23 pm, by

Front Porch Digital has appointed Jeffrey Esposito as vice president of professional services for the Americas. Esposito has been with Front Porch Digital since July 2004, previously serving in the capacity of director of professional services. With this promotion Esposito will take an even more active role in guiding and supporting the company in its […]  More

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