Monthly Archives: June 2008

EURO Final Attracts Record 1 Million Viewers on TSN

Written on June 30, 2008 at 5:24 pm, by

TSN’s live coverage of yesterday afternoon’s UEFA EURO 2008 final featuring Germany vs. Spain attracted a national average audience of 1.01 million viewers, making it the most watched EURO game ever on TSN. Audience levels peaked at 1.13 million viewers from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET towards the end of the game as Spain […]  More

Beijing Bound: OB Trucks, Flypacks En-route For All-High Definition Olympics

Written on June 30, 2008 at 5:21 pm, by

By Ken Kerschbaumer and Andrew Lippe This summer China will become an OB lover’s paradise as more than 65 production trucks and a number of flypack units descend on the country for the Summer Olympics. And while “Made in China” has become a manufacturing norm it won’t be for the Olympics. “About 75% of the […]  More

Harris, VBrick Address Digital Signage Needs

Written on June 30, 2008 at 4:50 pm, by

By Ken Kerschbaumer Digital signage technology continues to see an influx of new products and systems designed to bring greater customization and revenue generation to the market. The latest? Harris Corp. and VBrick Systems are providing a joint system that combines Harris InfoCaster scheduling and playout with VBrick streaming technology. InfoCaster is used for creating, […]  More

Clear-Com unveils software-based intercom system

Written on June 30, 2008 at 3:31 pm, by

Clear-Com Communication Systems first software-based intercom system, Clear-Com Concert, is now available through its worldwide network of dealers and distributors. This new multi-user conferencing and intercom product provides organizations of all sizes with a reliable and cost-effective way to easily intercommunicate. Based on Voice-Over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology, Clear-Com Concert’s enhanced audio features deliver crystal-clear sound […]  More

New Audio Approach Brings Clarity to NBA Draft

Written on June 30, 2008 at 12:59 pm, by

By Dan Daley Glowpoint revamped the audio portion of its IP video system for the 2008 NBA Draft last week, helping the NBA coverage sound as clear as a bell. A Sony PCS-1 video conferencing system used an h.264 encode of both the video signal and the audio using the medium-resolution AAC codec within the […]  More

2010 World Cup Backup Plan Confirmed

Written on June 30, 2008 at 10:05 am, by

According to the Los Angeles Times, FIFA President Sepp Blatter has confirmed for the first time that a contingency plan exists to move the 2010 World Cup from South Africa in the event of a natural catastrophe. The 2010 tournament has been plagued by stadium construction delays, security fears, transport problems and the possibility of […]  More

Apple, Panasonic Key Production Of “House That Ruth Built” DVD

Written on June 30, 2008 at 9:17 am, by

By John Rice The 2008 baseball season will the final chapter in the 80+ year history of Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. This week, Shout! Factory and MLB Productions are releasing an ambitious DVD chronicling the history of “The House That Ruth Built” that was put together with Apple Final Cut Pro and Panasonic VariCam. […]  More

Are Sony Bravia Link Owners An Example Of The Future Of Media Distribution?

Written on June 30, 2008 at 8:55 am, by

The New York Times reports that Sony Pictures will give owners of the Bravia Link box (it delivers Internet signals to Bravia HDTV sets) an opportunity to rent the movie Hancock after its theater run but before it’s home video release. The move points to the future of TV/Internet convergence as the pipe could be […]  More

Camera Corps Scores Bullseye For Beijing Games

Written on June 30, 2008 at 8:49 am, by

Camera Corps sets out in force for the Beijing Games in August following a preliminary site survey in March. The Shepperton-based company will be fielding over two hundred HD camera systems, 18 motorized tracking systems, plus remote heads and large camera cranes on behalf of the host broadcaster. The full inventory of equipment being installed […]  More

College World Series Most-Viewed Ever on ESPN and ESPN2

Written on June 27, 2008 at 4:42 pm, by

ESPN and ESPN2’s complete coverage of the College World Series was the most-viewed ever on both networks, highlighted by ESPN’s second most-viewed college baseball game ever and double-digit audience increases on ESPN. ESPN averaged 1,091,000 households for nine games, based on a 1.1 rating, and 1,408,000 total viewers (P2+), marking double-digit increases over 2007’s five […]  More

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