Monthly Archives: October 2008

UK Racetrack Ponies Up With SIS Live for Video Support

Written on October 31, 2008 at 2:58 pm, by

By Kevin Hilton SVG Europe editor The UK’s newest horse racing course, Great Leighs has expanded its video capabilities with facilities provided by outside broadcast and uplinking company SIS Live. Races from the east of England venue are already being shown in licensed betting shops and on satellite and cable TV but now there will […]  More

French Sports Coverage Gets Dolby Digital Plus Treatment

Written on October 31, 2008 at 2:55 pm, by

By Kevin Hilton SVG Europe editor France’s national high definition platform went on air this week with HD channels from leading broadcasters, including TF1, France 2 and M6. Sport is a major part of the mix on TNT HD, the launch of which marks of the first use of Dolby Digital Plus for terrestrial high […]  More

Venue News & Notes: Florida Battles for the Sox

Written on October 31, 2008 at 1:05 pm, by

Lee County, FL, is bidding to lure the Red Sox away from Sarasota County. Commissioners in Lee County have set aside $80 million to build a 12,000-seat stadium emulating Fenway Park. …Commissioners in Lee County, FL, set aside $80 million to build the Red Sox a 12,000-seat stadium modeled after Fenway Park for the team’s […]  More

New York City Marathon Coverage Is No Walk in the Park

Written on October 31, 2008 at 12:13 pm, by

By Carolyn Braff On Sunday morning, nearly 40,000 runners will take over the streets of the five boroughs of New York for the 39th running of the New York City Marathon, and a broadcasting team nearly 200-strong is running its own marathon to capture the race. Crews from NEP, NBC, IMG Media, Strategic TV, and […]  More

SVG Welcomes F&F Productions & Filmwerks International

Written on October 31, 2008 at 11:29 am, by

F&F Productions and Filmwerks International have joined Sports Video Group as mobile sponsors. Filmwerks International provides generators, climate control solutions and on site lighting to various sporting events. F&F Productions has provided HD mobile production units for the World Series and the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.  More

SVG Hosts Venue Technology Event in Kansas City

Written on October 31, 2008 at 10:49 am, by

By Ken Kerschbaumer The Sports Video Group hosted the first-annual Sports Venue Technology Summit earlier this week in Kansas City, MO. Architects from such firms as 360 Architecture, HOK Sport, Ellerbe Becket, and HNTB Architecture had an opportunity to learn about next-generation venue technology — scoreboards, HD acquisition gear, fiber infrastructure — while also learning […]  More

Turner Sports Brings Technical Expertise to NBA TV

Written on October 31, 2008 at 10:25 am, by

By Ken Kerschbaumer The NBA and Turner Sports officially launched their tighter relationship this week when NBA TV began its season, broadcasting out of Turner facilities in Atlanta. The move required new HD buildouts in Atlanta, as well as new workflows because NBA digital-media management and archive facilities remain in Secaucus, NJ. “This is a […]  More

Carolina Panthers Upgrade Video and Audio Control Rooms to HD

Written on October 31, 2008 at 12:49 am, by

By Andrew Lippe The NFL’s Carolina Panthers, with the help of SE Systems and Norm Getz and Associates , recently upgraded the video and audio control rooms in Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte , NC to high definition. “We redid our infrastructure so we could handle both HD and SD,” says Berkley Dickens, broadcast […]  More

Pacers Move to HD

Written on October 30, 2008 at 4:29 pm, by

By Andrew Lippe IMS Productions is providing HD mobile units for the NBA’s Indiana Pacers. IMSP’s HD 1 unit is being used this season; the HD 2 is under construction to Pacer specifications for launch next season. It will be able to accommodate dual feeds. “The Pacers control room is all serial digital. They have […]  More

CBS College Sports Mikes Up Navy Football

Written on October 30, 2008 at 1:37 pm, by

By Carolyn Braff In the spirit of its renewed dedication to live event coverage, CBS College Sports Network is going miked up this weekend. On Saturday afternoon, Navy football hosts Temple for the U.S. Naval Academy’s Senior Day, and Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo will wear a wireless microphone throughout the game, giving CBS College […]  More

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