Monthly Archives: May 2008

Sportvision Player Tracking a slam dunk for ESPN

Written on May 30, 2008 at 2:32 pm, by

By Andrew Lippe ESPN’s NBA playoff coverage has made use of player tracking technology from Sportvision to give viewers greater insight into what it takes for a great offensive play or defensive stop. “Sportvision graphics are powerful tools that helps show what NBA athletes can do,” says Tim Corrigan, ESPN senior coordinating producer of event […]  More

USOC Follows NBC’s Lead In Launching New Website

Written on May 30, 2008 at 1:27 pm, by

By Carolyn Braff The Olympic spirit has officially reached the Internet as the United States Olympic Committee launched Teamusa.org, a new Web site that incorporates athlete blogs, social networking tools, streaming video and highlights from the full USOC Olympic archive. Following the lead of broadcast partner NBC’s online portal, the new URL is designed to […]  More

QuStream taps Marks for Northeast sales

Written on May 30, 2008 at 12:50 pm, by

Joel Marks has been named QuStream Northeast Area Sales Manager, reporting to Robert Hivner, Vice President, US Sales, Eastern Region. Operating out of Teaneck, NJ, Marks is responsible for sales, marketing and customer support in NY, Northern NJ, CT, RI, MA, NH, VT, ME and Eastern Canada. Marks joins QuStream from Liman Video Rental where […]  More

Rise in diesel costs impacts sports industry

Written on May 30, 2008 at 12:46 pm, by

By Carl Lindemann The shockwave of fuel price surges has begun to ripple through the economy. Anything closely connected with trucking is bearing the brunt of it as diesel prices sail past $5 a gallon. For the sports industry, that puts the mobile production business at the epicenter. “This is a long-term issue. Fuel prices […]  More

NAB’s Rehr warns U.S. Congressional offices of White Space threat to DTV transition

Written on May 30, 2008 at 9:31 am, by

NAB President and CEO David K. Rehr sent a letter to every U.S. Congressional office this week warning that a campaign by several technology companies to win regulatory approval to sell unlicensed personal-portable devices poses a serious threat to a successful digital television transition. “For more than a year, these companies have tried to convince […]  More

CTV-Rogers taps Cimoroni and Millman for Olympic efforts

Written on May 30, 2008 at 9:11 am, by

CTV-Rogers Media Consortium is gearing up for its coverage of the Vancouver 2010 and London 2012 Olympic Games, naming Dan Cimoroni as Vice-President, Business Development and Nelson Millman as Executive Producer, Radio. Millman will also continue to serve in his current role as Vice-President, General Manager and Program Director of THE FAN 590/FAN Sports Radio […]  More

GlobeCast Delivers a Power Serve for NBC Sports from the French Open

Written on May 29, 2008 at 3:44 pm, by

GlobeCast is currently on site at the French Tennis Open in Paris, providing NBC Sports with live transmission of its HD coverage of this world- renowned tournament. This edition of the Roland Garros is the first time that NBC Sports has delivered this prestigious event in High Definition. GlobeCast, a content management and delivery company, […]  More

SVG welcomes Miranda Technologies

Written on May 29, 2008 at 3:12 pm, by

Miranda Technologies Inc. a manufacturer and developer of master control systems, multi-image display processors, and graphics software has joined the Sports Video Group as a corporate sponsor. For more information, on Miranda please visit their website. SVG also welcomes back JVC and Linear Acoustic as they have renewed their sponsorships with SVG.  More

Aaj Tak signs ABS as UK playout service provider

Written on May 29, 2008 at 12:08 pm, by

India ‘s largest privately-owned news channel, Aaj Tak, has signed Advanced Broadcast Services (ABS) to provide television playout services via the Sky satellite multiplex. This latest contract makes the channel’s mix of news and entertainment available to Sky viewers throughout Britain. Aaj Tak (meaning ‘Until now’ or ‘Up to the minute’) was launched on December […]  More

Glowpoint Launches Telepresence Exchange Network Service

Written on May 29, 2008 at 11:37 am, by

Glowpoint, Inc. has launched the Telepresence Exchange Network (TEN) service, designed to solve the challenge of placing telepresence video calls between companies on different networks as well as enabling video calls to existing conference room and desktop environments. The TEN service enables customers to easily “plug” into a high quality, secure public interconnect service and […]  More

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