Monthly Archives: September 2008

Comcast SportsNet Chicago Finds MLB Ratings Success

Written on September 30, 2008 at 4:11 pm, by

Comcast SportsNet, the television home for the most games and most comprehensive coverage of the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Cubs in HD, posted significant Nielsen ratings for the 2008 MLB season, solid increases for both teams compared with their final averages last season. Comcast SportsNet’s ratings for the potential AL Central Division champion Chicago […]  More

Plato Named ESPN VP, Digital Video Distribution

Written on September 30, 2008 at 3:58 pm, by

Renee Plato has been named vice president, digital video distribution by Disney and ESPN Media Networks. In this position, Plato will oversee the growing multiplatform distribution efforts of The Walt Disney Company and ESPN through affiliate partner digital channels such as broadband, electronic sell through, ITV, VOD, and other emerging technology platforms whose focus is […]  More

EAW Compact Constant Curvature Line Array Shipping

Written on September 30, 2008 at 3:45 pm, by

EAW’s new JFL210 Compact Constant Curvature Line Array is now shipping and will be available in EAW warehouses worldwide in mid-October. The JFL210 compact line array features a range of EAW’s most innovative line array technologies within a mobile, lightweight package that’s an ideal solution for a multitude of small- and medium-sized applications, including portable […]  More

Hajdu Named SVP at Utah Scientific

Written on September 30, 2008 at 1:15 pm, by

Utah Scientific has named industry veteran Rich Hajdu as senior vice president. Reporting directly to Utah Scientific President and CEO Tom Harmon, Hajdu is charged with strengthening Utah Scientific’s relationships with networks, station groups, and cable and satellite facilities. In addition, he will implement a cohesive dealer and system integrator program and develop communications programs […]  More

Neural Audio Intros Audio Analytics

Written on September 30, 2008 at 1:13 pm, by

Neural Audio Corporation is demonstrating Neural Audio Analytics, with recently announced exclusive hardware distributor, DaySequerra Corporation, at AES. The company claims it is the industry’s most accurate visual mapping tool for digital audio and it is based on how professionals and consumers hear surround sound content and loudness levels. “We’ve taken away the guessing in […]  More

Neutrik Rolls Out Transceiver Adapter at AES

Written on September 30, 2008 at 1:11 pm, by

Neutrik is introducing an opticalCON transceiver adapter at AES 2008 to be held in San Francisco this weekend. The company says the opticalCON transceiver adapter seamlessly connects an opticalCON chassis and an LC SFP transceiver. SFP transceivers are compact, optical transceivers used in fiber-optic communications and Neutrik’s opticalCON transceiver adapter is compatible with all LC […]  More

SNY Says Goodbye to Shea Stadium

Written on September 30, 2008 at 10:23 am, by

By Andrew Lippe SportsNet New York, hometown broadcaster of the New York Mets, offered an expanded production for Sunday’s game at Shea Stadium as the stadium’s 44-year history came to an end. Thomson Grass Valley cameras and production services by NEP and Metrovision keyed the coverage of a closing ceremony that involved Mets past and […]  More

NHL Hits Europe for Season Openers

Written on September 30, 2008 at 10:13 am, by

By Ken Kerschbaumer This weekend, with the help of NEP Visions and Dream Team Production AB, the National Hockey League will begin the 2008-09 season with an international flair, playing four games in Prague and Stockholm. Last year, the NHL began its season in London, and this year, the production staff will reap the benefits […]  More

SVG Brings Audio Experts Together For Micing, Mixing Workshop, Oct. 22

Written on September 30, 2008 at 9:43 am, by

SVG members, sponsors, and audio professionals are invited to the 2008 Scalise Sports Audio Summit on Oct. 22 at New York City’s Hilton Hotel. Sponsored by Linear Acoustic, CP Communications, Euphonix, Sennheiser, Studer, and Yamaha, the event features an Audio Workshop chaired by some of the industry’s most respected audio professionals from Fox Sports, Turner […]  More

Venue News & Notes: Bring on the New!

Written on September 29, 2008 at 9:45 pm, by

Despite the economic downturn, this week’s venue news is littered with announcements of new construction. Minneapolis’ Sports Facilities Commission has chosen the builder for a retractable-roof stadium to house the Minnesota Vikings, and ground has finally been broken on the new athletic center at the University of California, Berkeley. Full-on construction of the $140 million […]  More

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