Monthly Archives: November 2008

CSB School Trains Students, Alums for Real Work, Right Now

Written on November 26, 2008 at 1:08 pm, by

By Carolyn Braff Plenty of broadcasting schools train students with all the theory they will need to produce a top-notch sports production, but few give the hands-on training required to actually produce a show. With 26 campuses across the country, all boasting industry-standard TV equipment, the CSB School of Broadcasting prides itself on graduating students […]  More

NAB Calls For Free Access to Premier Sporting Events

Written on November 26, 2008 at 10:17 am, by

The National Association of Broadcasters Tuesday adopted a resolution calling for Americans to continue to receive free access to major televised sporting events, including college football’s Bowl Championship Series games, which will begin airing on ESPN in 2011. “Broadcasters continue to support the rights of all Americans to have free access to telecasts of major […]  More

Pulsar TV Plans HD Conversion With Ross

Written on November 26, 2008 at 10:10 am, by

Argentina-based Pulsar TV, a live-events specialist, has invested in two Ross Vision QMD/X Multi-Definition Production Switchers in preparation for its HD conversion in 2010. Pulsar TV will use the Vision 2.5 and Vision 3 switchers to produce live sports, concerts, orchestras, reality shows, and more from two mobile trucks. Both trucks will be complete in […]  More

Inside Look at NFL 3D HD Production; 2D Systems, Workflows Play Key Role

Written on November 26, 2008 at 9:50 am, by

By Ken Kerschbaumer Next week, the NFL, 3ality Digital, and Crosscreek Productions will broadcast a 3D HD version of the Dec. 4 game between the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders that will prove the validity of using existing 2D production vehicles and signal paths for 3D. “From a league perspective, we could do big […]  More

Hall of Fame Inductee Profile: Charlie Steinberg

Written on November 25, 2008 at 3:59 pm, by

By Ken Kerschbaumer For more than 35 years, Charles A. Steinberg played an integral role behind the scenes at Ampex and at Sony Broadcast, turning the technical visions of industry leaders like Roone Arledge, Jules Barnathan, Don Ohlmeyer, and Ken Aagaard into sports-television realities. Born June 7, 1934, in South Brooklyn, Steinberg had a passion […]  More

CBS Sports Acquires Rights To Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Championship Game

Written on November 25, 2008 at 3:35 pm, by

CBS Sports, college basketball’s leading network broadcaster, has acquired the rights to the Atlantic 10 Conference Men’s College Basketball Championship game, through an agreement with ESPN Regional Television. The multi-year agreement begins with the 2010 Atlantic 10 Conference Championship. The Atlantic 10 Championship game will be broadcast live on Sunday, March 14, 2010, on the […]  More

SVG Welcomes L-3 Wolf Coach

Written on November 25, 2008 at 3:27 pm, by

SVG is pleased to welcome L-3 Wolf Coach as our newest mobile sponsor. Wolf Coach, part of L-3 Communications since 2002, is a leading source for mobile telecommunications systems. L-3 Wolf Coach provides a complete range of integrated technology mobile solutions to the broadcast industry for newsgathering and field production, bringing in house resources from […]  More

With Vistas, Advertising Becomes Virtual, Regional

Written on November 25, 2008 at 2:54 pm, by

By Carolyn Braff When Texas Tech University placed an ad at center court of its basketball team’s parquet, the athletic department was pleased with its new revenue source, but the Big 12 Conference was not. The conference objected to actual advertising’s being placed on the floor but had no issue with virtual signage, so Texas […]  More

NBA On TNT Gets Detailed Sound Design

Written on November 25, 2008 at 2:29 pm, by

By Dan DaleySVG audio editor NBA coaches will be exercising a little more restraint this season, though they may not know it. They’re wearing Zaxcom TRX 900 wireless microphones that allow the games’ audio mixers to adjust gain and change the frequency remotely. “If we find ourselves getting stepped on [by an intruding frequency], we […]  More

Venue News & Notes: For World Cup Prep, No Time To Lose

Written on November 25, 2008 at 1:56 pm, by

Whether the country is ready or not, the World Cup is headed to South Africa in 2010, but FIFA would prefer that the country be ready. World soccer’s governing body warned the organizers of the Cup this week that, when it comes to preparations, there is no time to lose, after strikes at several stadiums […]  More

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