Monthly Archives: April 2010

In Mobile Video Standards Fight, Consumers Are Poised to Lose

Written on April 30, 2010 at 5:25 pm, by

By  Michael Silbergleid reports that the befuddling disagreement over Web video has real implications for regular computer users, who may find themselves unable to view certain videos depending on which Web browser (or phone) they’re using. But the stakes are even higher for content producers because these standards have huge implications for advertising. Read more […]  More

AJA Video Looks To Explore Growing Mobile-Truck Market With SVG

Written on April 30, 2010 at 2:29 pm, by

The Sports Video Group is pleased to welcome its newest sponsor, AJA Video. Since 1993, AJA Video has been a leading manufacturer of high-quality and cost-effective digital video interface, conversion, and desktop solutions for professional broadcast and postproduction. AJA originally specialized in converters but has expanded into rack-mountable and standalone frame synchronizers. In addition to […]  More

Avid Rocks NAB With Media Composer 5, Brings Home Four Tech Awards

Written on April 30, 2010 at 1:24 pm, by

Avid took home four awards for its Media Composer 5 high-speed video editing software at this year’s NAB. Media Composer 5 was was recognized with a “Pick Hit” award from Broadcast Engineering magazine as well as a “STAR” award from TV Technology magazine. In addition, the software earned a Videography Vidy Award and was named […]  More

Stanley Cup First-round Ratings Highest in a Decade for NBC, Versus

Written on April 30, 2010 at 1:15 pm, by

NBC and Versus rode a high-scoring, nail-biting first round of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs to the highest average first-round viewership in the U.S. in a decade. This year’s first round saw the most goals scored since 1996 and the most overtime games since 2001, as ratings were up almost across the board. Combined NBC […]  More

3DTV the Elephant in the Room: 3D at NAB 2010

Written on April 30, 2010 at 12:33 pm, by

Mark Schubin’s latest entree at the Schubin Cafe dives into NAB 2010 as he looks not just at the products that created a buzz around 3D but a wide array of tools for 2D productions. And while the sheer omnipresence of 3D in nearly every aisle of the show definitely gives the perception it is […]  More

BBC Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Snooker Match That Drew Audience of 18.5 Million

Written on April 30, 2010 at 11:10 am, by

Televised sport regularly draws in massive audiences today but 25 years ago, 18.5 million viewers in the United Kingdom tuned in for a snooker match that dragged on after midnight. The climax of the 1985 World Championship, known as the Black Ball Final, is being marked during this year’s event, as the two players, Steve […]  More

Stanley Cup Playoffs Score Huge Ratings for Comcast RSNs

Written on April 30, 2010 at 11:09 am, by

Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic scored the highest-rated Washington Capitals game in network history on April 28 during the team’s Game 7 loss to Montreal Canadiens. The game delivered an 81 average household rating in the Washington market, surpassing the previous record (a 5.8 earned on Feb. 8, 2010 at Montreal) by 40% and the previous playoff […]  More

BSkyB Selects Quantel To Provide Core Tech for New Tapeless Facility

Written on April 30, 2010 at 11:06 am, by

UK satellite broadcaster BSkyB is preparing to move to full tapeless production by August 2011, with its new Harlequin 1 broadcast centre in west London designed to work with file-based material. In preparation for this the company has bought a Quantel sQ server system to form the basis of an integrated production chain for Sky […]  More

NBC Prepares To Brave the Elements at 136th Kentucky Derby

Written on April 30, 2010 at 10:53 am, by

The Kentucky Derby is known for many things — the mint juleps, the rendition of “My Old Kentucky Home,” the big fancy hats — but thunderstorms are not one of them. That might change on Saturday May 1, when the forecast at Churchill Downs calls for an 80% chance of rain and violent thunderstorms. While […]  More

Azzurro Completes Integration Project at Scripps Playout Facility

Written on April 30, 2010 at 10:37 am, by

Azzurro Systems Integration (ASI) completed a multiphase engineering project to enable HD/SD playout direct from the server for existing and future Scripps Networks programming services at the company’s playout facility in Knoxville, TN. In addition to DIY Network and Fine Living Network, Scripps’ popular content channels include the Food Network, HGTV, Great American Country, and […]  More

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