Monthly Archives: May 2009

Panasonic Ships Lower Cost 16GB and 32 GB E Series P2 Cards; 64 GB Version Due in August

Written on May 29, 2009 at 6:17 pm, by

Panasonic’s new 16GB (model AJ-P2E016X) and 32GB (model AJ-P2E032X) E Series P2 cards at low costs of $420 and $625 respectively are now available. The E Series P2 cards provide high-quality recording for an average of five years with normal operation. Incorporating a newly-developed memory technology, E Series P2 cards transfer recorded content at a […]  More

EA Sports, ESPN Expand Virtual Playbook to NBA Action

Written on May 29, 2009 at 3:09 pm, by

By Ken Kerschbaumer ESPN’s coverage of the NBA Western Conference Finals and NBA Finals features a new version of the EA Sports Virtual Playbook, a system developed by ESPN and EA Sports that allows ESPN analysts to use EA Sports player animations, originally created for video games, to provide clearer insight into on-the-court action. “For […]  More

Daktronics to Light Up Allen Event Center

Written on May 29, 2009 at 1:43 pm, by

The Allen Event Center in Allen, TX—which will have 8,600 seats (6,225 for hockey), 26 suites, and two ice rinks when it is completed later this year and host concerts, trade shows, professional sporting events (including a Central Hockey League franchise), festivals, and community ceremonies—will feature custom video, scoring, and sound equipment from Daktronics. The […]  More

Venue News & Notes: Chargers Sack $1 Billion Stadium Proposal

Written on May 29, 2009 at 12:29 pm, by

The NFL’s only Southern California franchise maintains that it needs a new stadium to remain financially competitive, but a $1 billion stadium is taking things a little too far. The San Diego Chargers this week rejected a developer’s proposal to build a $1 billion stadium as part of a redevelopment of the land surrounding Qualcomm […]  More

Macri Brings His Magic to Stagetec

Written on May 29, 2009 at 12:01 pm, by

Leading European pro audio manufacturer and solutions provider Salzbrenner Stagetec is proud to announce that it is yet again expanding its team in the U.S. Vinnie Macri has joined the team as VP, Broadcast Solutions. Macri has years of experience in the U.S. pro audio marketplace, from being part owner of his own rep firm, […]  More

UEFA Champions League Final Scores for ESPN, ESPN Deportes

Written on May 29, 2009 at 11:33 am, by

Barcelona’s 2-0 shutout of Manchester United in the UEFA Champions League final Wednesday wasn’t a blank for ESPN or ESPN Deportes, as the match was the highest-rated and most-watched UEFA telecast in cable-television history, averaging more than 1 million homes. The contest was also the most-watched telecast ever for Spanish-language ESPN Deportes, which averaged almost […]  More

Microsoft, Inlet, Level 3 Set Up at French Open

Written on May 29, 2009 at 11:23 am, by

France Télévisions is teaming up with Microsoft, Inlet Technologies, and Level 3 Communications for free HD-quality Web video from the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros, which started May 24 and runs through June 7. The French Open marks the first-ever application of the beta version of Microsoft’s IIS7 Live Smooth Streaming technology, which […]  More

BBC’s Huggers to Deliver IBC2009 Keynote

Written on May 29, 2009 at 11:12 am, by

BBC director of future media and technology Erik Huggers will be the keynote speaker at the IBC2009 conference, to be held Sept. 10-15 at the RAI Centre in Amsterdam, Netherlands. His keynote will be titled, “Identifying Growth Areas in the Broadcasting Industry,” and Huggers will discuss all facets of electronic media. Prior to joining BBC, […]  More

Hello Cleveland! Actioncam Hovers Over NBA Playoffs for Turner Sports

Written on May 29, 2009 at 10:56 am, by

By Ken Kerschbaumer The Actioncam system is once again flying high over a major hoops event as Turner Sports is using the system during the NBA Eastern Conference Finals games in Cleveland. “We can’t fly over the court so it’s rigged for shots from the side of the court and it’s been very effective and […]  More

Houston We Have a Sony Demo on June 27

Written on May 29, 2009 at 9:54 am, by

By Ken Kerschbaumer Sony is hosting a hands on demonstration of XDCAM EX and XDCAM cameras as well as related workflows on Saturday, June 27 at KHOU-TV in Houston. Two sessions will be offered with the first beginning at 10 a.m. and the second at 1 p.m. A lunch will also be served from noon […]  More

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