Monthly Archives: September 2010

Vinten’s Vector 430, 750i Heads Stake “Best of IBC 2010” Awards

Written on September 30, 2010 at 5:04 pm, by

Vinten’s new Vector 430 and Vector 750i, which made their debut at IBC 2010, have won the “Best of IBC 2010” editors’ award from TVB Europe and The IBC Daily magazines. The accolade honors the most innovative and intelligent product introductions at Europe’s biggest show for broadcast and media professionals. “Our team has a unique […]  More

Ukrainian Broadcaster Upgrades to HD with Grass Valley Gear

Written on September 30, 2010 at 4:57 pm, by

Ukrainian broadcaster TV Channel  “Ukraine” is upgrading its facilities as part of its HD upgrade for production and delivery, with a major order for Grass Valley equipment. The order includes 14 HD cameras, two large production switchers, and all necessary modular equipment. Three studios, including the news production center at the broadcaster’s headquarters in Kiev, […]  More

Singapore Awards $4 Million For Technology Research Projects

Written on September 30, 2010 at 4:50 pm, by

By Michael Silbergleid reports that 16 research projects have awarded grant to commercialize their results. The Awarded projects cover a wide range of technology areas including computer animation, audio technology, mobile networking, battery technology, materials engineering, environmental engineering, electrical and electronics engineering, bio-molecular engineering, and medical technology. You can read more at  More

TV Network Execs Not a Fan of 99-Cent Streaming Television Episode Rentals

Written on September 30, 2010 at 4:48 pm, by

By Michael Silbergleid report that Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes has gone on the record, as have a number of his peers at other networks, with the opinion that 99 cents is just too cheap for the content you would be getting. Said Bewkes to the Hollywood Reporter, “How can you justify renting your […]  More

ESPN Keeps MNF Discrete 5.1 Surround Intact From Field to Home

Written on September 30, 2010 at 2:34 pm, by

ESPN/ABC is into the third week of keeping discrete 5.1 sound for Monday Night Football broadcasts intact from the field to its Bristol, CT, plant and from there to viewers’ homes. The DTS-encoded surround sound is embedded in a pair of eight-channel transmissions sent with video from the venue. The same transmission path also has […]  More

Florida State Goes 3D

Written on September 30, 2010 at 1:00 pm, by

Florida State football coaches will soon have a new perspective, 3D. The school, which has been experimenting with 3D for five years and has been producing 3D highlight videos for recruiting prospects for the past three, is stepping up its activity with the recent acquisition of Panasonic’s AG-3DA1 integrated twin-lens 3D camera recorder. With the […]  More

USF Football Gets New Game Intro Courtesty of Keyframe

Written on September 30, 2010 at 12:49 pm, by

The University of South Florida partnered with Keyframe to create a football package of creative content for the Bulls, including a new opening animation for football that can be seen at the beginning of every home game played at Raymond James Stadium during the 2010 football season. Other elements Keyframe produced for the football package […]  More

ESPN Builds 3D Playbook for College Football

Written on September 30, 2010 at 12:47 pm, by

Nearly every sporting event produced in 3D thus far has essentially been a one-off shoot, making it extremely difficult for production teams to hone their skills and develop a cheat sheet of best practices for live 3D sports productions. However, ESPN 3D’s college-football coverage is blazing a trail. For the first time in these still […]  More

ESPNU Boosts West Coast Presence with Charter Communications

Written on September 30, 2010 at 12:21 pm, by

ESPNU and ESPNU HD will launch with Charter Communications, the fourth largest cable television provider in the country, in Southern California on Sept. 30.  The college sports-driven channels will be available Charter’s Digital View Tier subscibers (ESPNU SD, channel 415 and ESPNU HD, channel 724). “We are committed to providing our customers a great TV […]  More

Wireless Demand on the Rise in College, Professional Stadiums

Written on September 30, 2010 at 10:55 am, by

By some estimates, approximately 25% of the attendees at last January’s Super Bowl game were using iPhone or Droid devices. “Just think about what those people were doing with those phones and the capacity requirements on that network,” says John Spindler, VP of product management for ADC Network Solutions Business Unit. “This is a phenomenon […]  More

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