Monthly Archives: June 2009

Telecinco Taps Snell Gear for FIFA Confederations Cup Coverage

Written on June 29, 2009 at 9:36 am, by

Spanish broadcaster Telecinco used Snell’s Kahuna standard-definition/HD multiformat production switcher in conjunction with its IQ Modular IQARC00 conversion and signaling module to deliver coverage of the FIFA Confederations Cup soccer tournament in both 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios. Telecinco decided to air the matches over both its PAL analog channel and its digital terrestrial channel, […]  More

BSkyB, Ofcom at Odds Over Sports

Written on June 26, 2009 at 3:13 pm, by

By Kevin Hilton Satellite broadcaster British Sky Broadcasting and Ofcom clashed again after the U.K. regulator continued its consultation on pay TV Friday, looking specifically at what it sees as the “restricted distribution of premium sports and movie channels” run by Sky. Although the Ofcom statement made no mention of the recent collapse of Setanta […]  More

After Further Review, Instant Replay Comes to Cricket

Written on June 26, 2009 at 3:05 pm, by

By Kevin Hilton Cricket’s governing body, the International Cricket Conference, gave the go-ahead for the much-discussed Umpire Decision Review System to be used in Test matches starting in October. The ruling, made during this week’s ICC board meeting at Lord’s in London, will not apply to the Ashes series, adding to the controversy surrounding the […]  More

NASCAR, Duplitech Deliver Historic Races on DVD—When You Order Them

Written on June 26, 2009 at 1:43 pm, by

By Carolyn Braff NASCAR has an incredible library of historic races, but until recently, finding them on DVD was no easy task. This spring, NASCAR Media Group began offering 10 previously unreleased classic races on DVD, but rather than offering the titles through a brick-and-mortar store, the content is only available online, through the […]  More

Venue News & Notes: Swimming Back In Nebraska

Written on June 26, 2009 at 11:52 am, by

Officials from USA Swimming and the Omaha Sports Commission announced that the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Swimming will return to Omaha, Neb., in 2012. The competition will take place from June 25 to July 2 in a temporary indoor pool at Qwest Center Omaha. The competition dates for the 2012 Trials were developed through […]  More

College World Series a Home Run for ESPN, ESPN2

Written on June 26, 2009 at 9:52 am, by

The 2009 NCAA Men’s College World Series was the most-viewed and highest-rated in ESPN’s and ESPN2’s history. ESPN averaged 1.45 million households, 1.928 million viewers and a 1.5 household rating, while ESPN2 tallied 821,000, 1.043 million and an 0.8, respectively. For the best-of-three Championship Series, in which LSU defeated Texas, ESPN’s three games averaged 2.059 […]  More

Neyrinck Releases Update for SoundCode for Dolby E

Written on June 26, 2009 at 9:42 am, by

Surround-sound-software developer Neyrinck released an update for its SoundCode for Dolby E that adds support for Windows XP and Windows Vista, as well as features for Avid Media Composer, Apple Final Cut Pro, and other media-workstation-system users. SoundCode for Dolby E is a stand-alone software package and Pro Tools plug-in set for Dolby E encoding […]  More

Whiston Mixes Sound and Tradition for Wimbledon Coverage

Written on June 25, 2009 at 6:29 pm, by

Bill Whiston, the audio mixer for BBC Wimbledon coverage, was the only nominee for a British Academy of Film and Television Arts award last year who worked on a live event (Wimbledon 2008). He talked with SVG’s Dan Daley about what we can expect for this year’s tennis tournament. What’s new for audio at Wimbledon […]  More

Utilizing Fan Feedback, ESPN Unveils Revised Video Player

Written on June 25, 2009 at 5:46 pm, by

By Carolyn Braff ESPN is always looking for feedback from its fans, so, when users of the video player began complaining about the user experience, ESPN’s product-development team went to work. This week, released a beta version of a video player that offers enhanced functionality and easier-to-use controls that should silence those fans’ […]  More

LRS Sports Goes Conferencewide at SWAC Schools

Written on June 25, 2009 at 1:03 pm, by

The Southwestern Athletic Conference implemented network-bundled video-editing solutions from LRS Sports conferencewide for all 10 of its schools. Each network bundle includes a server, two laptops, video-editing software, a camera with accessories, and skills-transfer tutorials. The five-year deal between the conference and the company also includes annual support. The member schools in the SWAC are […]  More

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