Monthly Archives: March 2008

SVG Study: MLB HD telecasts to top 3,000 this season

Written on March 31, 2008 at 3:07 pm, by

Major League Baseball fans will have more chances than ever to catch their favorites teams in HD as more than 3,000 MLB games will be telecast in HD via regional cable networks, local TV stations, and national networks. According to a survey of local TV stations and regional cable networks by the Sports Video Group […]  More

O21 Television finds right stroke for Oxford-Cambridge University Boat Race

Written on March 31, 2008 at 1:09 pm, by

By Kevin Hilton SVG Europe editor The Oxford-Cambridge University Boat Race, among the most English of all sporting events, hit a UK television audience peak of 7.6 million on Saturday, the highest number of viewers since ITV took over coverage in 2005. Broadcast facilities for ITV Sport were supplied by outside broadcast company 021 Television, […]  More

Fujinon addresses lower-cost HD needs with less-costly HD lens lineup

Written on March 31, 2008 at 11:54 am, by

By Ken Kerschbaumer Fujinon will introduce a more cost-effective line of ENG lenses for an HD market segment that continues to move to smaller-scale (and lower-cost) sporting events. “While there is great demand for our HA premier Series, many customers want a high-quality HD ENG lens at a lower price point, and the new ZA […]  More

March PM Edition (March 31, 2008)

Written on March 31, 2008 at 10:03 am, by

In this edition of The Schubin Report Mark Schubin explores “Size Matters” before giving the answer to the last quiz. Mark then discusses “The on percent solution” and asks the new quiz question.  More

MLB uses Web to offer games in China

Written on March 31, 2008 at 9:39 am, by

The New York Times reports that baseball fans in China will be able to see highlights, scores, photographs, statistics and some games on a new Web site in their language developed by BroadWebAsia under a licensing agreement with the Internet division of Major League Baseball.  More

KCAL, NESN tap NMT, Bexel to provide services for historic MLB telecast from L.A. Coliseum

Written on March 31, 2008 at 9:17 am, by

By Andrew Lippe National Mobile Television (NMT) played a key role in the KCAL Los Angeles and NESN broadcasts of an MLB pre-season game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox held at the L.A. Coliseum on Saturday afternoon. The game marked the 50th anniversary of the Brooklyn Dodgers move to the West […]  More

Setanta Sports taps Michael for new media role

Written on March 28, 2008 at 1:57 pm, by

By Kevin Hilton SVG Europe Editor Setanta Sports has appointed a director of new media to develop the internet and mobile platforms as outlets for its coverage of football, boxing and Gaelic games. The newly created role is filled by Stephen Michael, who joins from LFC TV, the media and e-business operation of leading English […]  More

EVS opens office in Canada

Written on March 28, 2008 at 1:00 pm, by

EVS Canada will open a new office in Montr al. Carl Boislard-Lanois, formerly of CBC Radio-Canada, will be the first member of the EVS Canada team, and will serve as Senior Manager of Products and Systems Integration. “Canadian broadcasters and production companies have always been an important part of EVS’ user base, and our relationship […]  More

SVG welcomes back Canon, MRC Broadcast, and Alliance Productions

Written on March 28, 2008 at 10:57 am, by

SVG would like to welcome back Canon as they have renewed their Platinum sponsorship. MRC Broadcast and Alliance Productions have also renewed their sposnosrships with SVG.  More

Chyron scores with Catch 47

Written on March 28, 2008 at 9:51 am, by

Catch 47, a regional 24/7 sports broadcaster owned by Bright House Cable Network, has installed Chyron’s Channel Box HD/SD-switchable channel branding and automated promo system. The Channel Box system, installed at Catch 47’s Tampa, Florida facility, will be used to provide tickers, crawls, snipes, promos and credits. Programs broadcast by Catch 47 include The Toyota […]  More

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