Monthly Archives: August 2008

Panasonic P2 HD Equipment Captures the Passion of the First HD Olympics

Written on August 29, 2008 at 2:13 pm, by

From U.S. Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps s eight Gold Medal wins to Jamaica s dominance on the track, all of the events ups and downs at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games were captured for the first time in high-definition with Panasonic broadcast equipment, including the popular solid-state P2 HD series, DVCPRO VTRs, systems cameras, […]  More

MLB To Start Instant-Replay Review of Home Runs

Written on August 29, 2008 at 11:17 am, by

By Andrew Lippe Major League Baseball has implemented instant-replay in order to resolve disputed home-run calls — deciding whether a home-run ball is fair or foul, whether it has left the playing field, or whether it has been subject to fan interference. The decision to use instant replay will be made by the umpire crew […]  More

CBS Sports Is Set To Go All-HD for NFL

Written on August 29, 2008 at 9:55 am, by

By Carl Lindemann At CBS Sports, this season s NFL football coverage will mark the last in the transition to end-to-end HD. According to Ken Aagaard, EVP of Engineering, Operations and Production Services (Editor s note: Aagaard also serves as chairman of Sports Video Group), the network may be able to deliver all HD, all […]  More

Venue News and Notes: Beijing to Baltimore

Written on August 29, 2008 at 9:50 am, by

Venue news this week ranged from breakdowns in Beijing to startups in Baltimore, Louisville, and London. Here are some snapshots from this week’s top arena, stadium and venue news. Beginning in September, Nortel is launching a three-year project to outfit General Motors Place — a host site for the the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic […]  More

Comcast Sets Subscriber Bandwidth Limit

Written on August 29, 2008 at 9:46 am, by

Multichannel News reports that Comcast will cap Internet usage of its broadband subscribers at 250 Gigabytes per month—a very large amount of data, the equivalent of 62,500 digital songs—starting Oct. 1. The operator Thursday posted an amendment to its terms of its “acceptable use policy” on, outlining the new guidelines. Read the full story […]  More

DOJ Files Suit Against Raycom

Written on August 29, 2008 at 9:26 am, by

The Department of Justice filed a civil antitrust lawsuit against Raycom Media Inc. on Thursday because the company hasn’t yet sold its Richmond, Va., CBS affiliate following the company’s acquisition of the NBC affiliate in that market, the Wall Street Journal reports. Seeking to preserve competition in Richmond, the Justice Department asked Raycom to divest […]  More

Inside the Front Office: Joe Castiglione, AD, University of Oklahoma

Written on August 28, 2008 at 4:47 pm, by

By Carolyn Braff The University of Oklahoma is home to one of the nation s most successful athletic programs, so fan demand for Sooner content is never satisfied. For director of athletics Joe Castiglione, providing the fans with quality off-field video product is just as important as fielding successful teams, so he utilizes his broadcast […]  More Inks Expanded Deal for Italian Serie A Soccer

Written on August 28, 2008 at 4:31 pm, by, the broadband sports television network from ESPN, has reached a new, expanded agreement to bring U.S. soccer fans another of the world’s top International soccer competitions – Italy’s Serie A (aka Serie A TIM). will deliver eight matches per week, as many as 300 matches per season, over the next two seasons. […]  More

SVG-U Q&A: Rick Church, Director of Sports Broadcasting, Michigan State

Written on August 28, 2008 at 3:06 pm, by

When exclusive TV contracts restrict a school s ability to broadcast as many events as it would like to, sports broadcasting directors turn their energies elsewhere, like the inside of the control room. Michigan State University s Rick Church has worked in sports broadcasting for 30 years, so his expertise is well suited to help […]  More

Pac-10 Teams Score Competitive Insight with BlueArc Storage Solution

Written on August 28, 2008 at 2:27 pm, by

As college football season kicks off, BlueArc Corporation has announced that the Pacific-10 Conference (Pac-10) has expanded the use of its BlueArc Titan storage solution housed at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) to bring even more teams fast access to dozens of terabytes of game footage. In the 2008-2009 season, all of the […]  More

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