Monthly Archives: April 2009

ESPN HD Brazil Launches

Written on April 30, 2009 at 4:12 pm, by

ESPN HD Brazil became that country’s first 24/7 all-sports HD network when it launched Thursday on satellite-TV operator SKY. The network’s fare will include live coverage of the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Cup, the Spanish League, the Italian League, and MLS, as well the NBA, NFL, MLB, X Games, and an international version of […]  More

CBS To Look at NCAA Champions in Saturday Special

Written on April 30, 2009 at 2:51 pm, by

CBS will air one-hour special CBS Sports Presents Championships of the NCAA Saturday at 2 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT. All 88 NCAA championship winners will be recognized during the special. This marks the seventh consecutive year CBS will air the special, and the network says CBS Sports Presents Championships of the NCAA will focus “on […]  More

NESN Adds Roberts to Red Sox Roster

Written on April 30, 2009 at 2:44 pm, by

The man whose stolen base jump-started the historic comeback by the Boston Red Sox versus the New York Yankees in the 2004 American League Championship Series will now be analyzing his former ballclub in the NESN studio. Dave Roberts, a 10-year Major Leaguer, joined the regional sports network as a studio analyst, where he will […]  More

GamePlan Technologies Huddles Up With Panasonic, MPEG-4

Written on April 30, 2009 at 2:18 pm, by

By Carolyn Braff When it comes to implementing HD in college sports video departments, a unified, cost-effective and storage efficient strategy has yet to surface. GamePlan Technologies, a provider of networked video systems for collegiate and professional teams, hopes to change all of that by introducing the GamePlan HD Coaching Network. “At the college level, […]  More

First Round of NHL Postseason Sets TSN Record

Written on April 30, 2009 at 12:14 pm, by

The first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs brought a record audience to Canada’s TSN, as the sports network drew a national average of 567,000 viewers, up 42% increase from 399,000 last year. The 2008-09 figure topped TSN’s previous high of 440,000 viewers, set during the first round of the 1992 Stanley Cup Playoffs. TSN’s […]  More

The SVG Audible Goes To The Sports Emmys

Written on April 30, 2009 at 11:15 am, by

This week’s SVG Audible steps inside the 30th Annual Sports Emmy Awards ceremony, held April 27 in New York City. The evening was a big night for NBC Sports, which led the competition with 11 Emmy wins, but the highlight of the event was NBC Universal Sports & Olympics Chairman Dick Ebersol’s Lifetime Achievement Award. […]  More

JVC Native Support of Final Cut Pro Meets College Video Demands

Written on April 30, 2009 at 10:28 am, by

By Ken Kerschbaumer Economic concerns had colleges and university athletic departments looking for cost-effective production and post-production alternatives at NAB, a boon to JVC Professional Products Company whose NAB booth was busier than it was last year. “A lot of colleges and universities and organizations that work with schools were interested in our products,” says […]  More

BIGEAST.tv to Stream Track & Field Championships

Written on April 29, 2009 at 3:28 pm, by

BIGEAST.tv, the Big East Conference’s online destination for live and on-demand streaming audio and video, will offer a live stream of the 2009 Big East Outdoor Track & Field Championships from the Villanova University campus May 1-3. In addition, Wavecam—an aerial remotely controlled camera system used this past basketball season for many Villanova men’s and […]  More

ESPN Deportes: We’re Numero Uno

Written on April 29, 2009 at 3:08 pm, by

After one full year of national Nielsen measurements, which ended April 26, ESPN Deportes was the highest-rated and most-watched Spanish-language sports cable network in the United States, averaging a 0.5 Hispanic rating and 20,000 Hispanic homes. ESPN says the Spanish-language service was also the second-most-viewed network among all Spanish-language cable networks. Fútbol Picante averaged a […]  More

Fujinon Lenses Capture the Grizzlies

Written on April 29, 2009 at 2:37 pm, by

Grizzly Creek Films used a Panasonic AG-HPX500 P2 HD camcorder with a Fujinon HA42x13.5BERD lens, as well as a Panasonic AJ-HPX3000 P2 HD camcorder with a Fujinon HA13X4.5 wide-angle lens for special segments, while filming Expedition Grizzly featuring Casey Anderson, a one-hour special for National Geographic Channel. Aerial footage for Expedition Grizzly featuring Casey Anderson […]  More

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