Monthly Archives: October 2007

DIRECTV Launches NBA TV HD

Written on October 31, 2007 at 4:07 pm, by

DIRECTV has launched NBA TV HD with plans to offer more than 72 games in HD and other NBA programming in HD, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. With the addition of NBA TV HD, DIRECTV now offers 74 full-time national HD channels, including 16 sports networks in HD. DIRECTV will continue to […]  More

NewTek’s VT[5] implements virtual set technology

Written on October 31, 2007 at 3:20 pm, by

NewTek, Inc., announced the shipment of VT[5] Integrated Production Suite. The VT[5] features live switching and Web streaming of up to 24 cameras, and now includes LiveSet, NewTek’s proprietary live virtual set technology that allows users to implement multi-channel virtual sets in a live environment with unprecedented realism and video quality. “VT[5] represents the most […]  More

Cisco Teams with NBA to Enhance the League’s Global effort

Written on October 31, 2007 at 1:35 pm, by

The National Basketball Association and Cisco announced a new relationship to integrate Cisco technology solutions throughout the NBA and work together on the league’s social responsibility initiative, NBA Cares. The two organizations will explore ways in which Cisco technology solutions can be used to enhance the game, increase collaboration with the global NBA community, and […]  More

FSU video coordinator, CSVA VP, and SVG Board Member Billy Vizzini passes away at 36

Written on October 31, 2007 at 11:55 am, by

The SVG and CSVA both lost a valuable member of their communities last night when Billy Vizzini, Florida State Seminoles Football video coordinator, SVG Advisory Board member, and Collegiate Sports Video Association vice president, passed away at the age of 36. He had been battling an aggressive form of cancer since August. “Last night we […]  More

Contec Innovations Brings Mobile Sports Content Offering to African Market

Written on October 31, 2007 at 10:37 am, by

Contec Innovations, and Umliba, a South African mobile content and media specialist provider, announced they will jointly provide African mobile users with mobile soccer channels for the Barclays English Premiership League (EPL), the South African Premier Soccer League (PSL), other major global soccer leagues and competitions, as well as channels for rugby, cricket, Formula One […]  More

Avid, Masstech sign integration deal

Written on October 31, 2007 at 10:15 am, by

Avid Technology will integrate Masstech Group’s SAvISM (Smart Avid Interface) and Avid Transfer Manager server, a move both companies believe delivers significant improvements in workflow productivity to broadcasters. “Avid has clearly established itself as a world leader in video editing and we are pleased to be working closely with them to deliver greater workflow efficiencies […]  More

NBC Universal taps Tandberg for support of HD networks

Written on October 31, 2007 at 9:38 am, by

NBC Universal has chosen Tandberg Television, part of the Ericsson Group, to provide compression products and managed services for the launch of its new high definition (HD) channels, including Bravo HD, USA HD, Sci-Fi HD and CNBC HD, which premiered October 3rd. The deal enabled NBC Universal to expand its program offerings to cable, satellite […]  More

Panasonic brings AVCHD camcorder to professional users

Written on October 31, 2007 at 9:33 am, by

Athletic department video coordinators and others who shoot long-form sports content have a new option as Panasonic has expanded its AVCHD product line with the introduction of the AG-HMC70 AVCHD camcorder. As the industry’s first shoulder-mount AVCHD camcorder, the HMC70 records high-quality 1080i images onto readily available SD/SDHC memory cards. The camcorder will be available […]  More

ESPN Mobile TV, Verizon Wireless and MediaFLO USA Air Live NBA Games on V CAST Mobile TV

Written on October 31, 2007 at 9:21 am, by

For the 2007 2008 season, ESPN Mobile TV, Verizon Wireless and MediaFLO USA, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, will for the first time air live National Basketball Association (NBA) games, from tip-off to final buzzer, on V CAST Mobile TV. More than 70 ESPN-produced NBA games are expected to air on V […]  More

YouTube strikes UK deal with ITN

Written on October 31, 2007 at 9:06 am, by

By Kevin Hilton SVG European Correspondent Coming soon after its decision to provide sport, news and information packages for YouTube ITN’s multimedia production department has formed a partnership with Ad Infuse, a company specialising in directing advertising to specific market groups. The deal allows the British news broadcaster’s ITN On division to use the adInMotion […]  More

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