Monthly Archives: October 2010

Sunrise at Campobello

Written on October 29, 2010 at 11:39 pm, by

An early version of the post “125th Anniversary of Pay Cable” said Sunrise at Campobello was written and directed by Dore Schary.  It should have said it was written and produced by Dore Schary.  The director of both the play and the movie was Vincent J. Donehue.  More

New Technology Promises 5.1 Surround at Low Bitrates

Written on October 29, 2010 at 2:29 pm, by

Surround sound is increasingly a part of sports broadcasting, and a new technology developed by German research institute Fraunhofer IIS could bring 5.1 capability at low bitrates to digital TV, terrestrial and Internet radio, and IPTV services. Running at stereo-coding levels, MPEG Surround (MPS) was standardised two years ago. Consumers will be able to use […]  More

Metropolitan Opera Hits Top-10 Box Office!

Written on October 29, 2010 at 1:59 pm, by

Actually, The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD, the series of transmissions to movie theaters that began in December 2006, has hit the top-10 of weekend theatrical box office many times in such countries as Canada and the UK.  In the U.S., however, although the series, said to be the number-one alternative (non-movie) content in cinemas […]  More

Sky Sports’ Harlequin 1 Facilities To Be Tapeless; MediaCityUK Set To Open Two HD/5.1 Studios

Written on October 29, 2010 at 1:51 pm, by

More details are emerging on the two major UK broadcast centres due to go into operation next year. Sky Sports has selected EVS technology as part of the tapeless production chain for its facilities in the Harlequin 1 complex in west London, while two of the seven HD/5.1 studios under construction at MediaCityUK in Salford […]  More

SportsMedia Technology Revamps NBA Ticker, Keeps Score for TNT

Written on October 29, 2010 at 12:43 pm, by

As the NBA kicks off its 65th season, SportsMedia Technology Corp. will have its fingerprints all over game telecasts and NBA programming across the country. This season, NBA TV, TNT, and several regional sports networks (RSNs) will deploy SportsMedia graphics packages, score bugs, or tickers in their NBA telecasts. “All of these [networks] are really […]  More

Burst Speeds Integration at Oregon’s Knight Arena

Written on October 29, 2010 at 11:54 am, by

The University of Oregon will begin the 2010-11 basketball season in McArthur Court, the 79-year-old home of the Ducks. In January, however, the team will make a midseason move to Matthew Knight Arena, a brand-new (and still under construction), state-of-the-art facility. Working inside a construction zone on an accelerated timeline, Burst has been tasked with […]  More

Venue News: NBA Draft Heads to New Jersey

Written on October 29, 2010 at 10:40 am, by

The National Basketball Association announced this week that it will hold the 2011 draft in Newark, NJ, at the Prudential Center on June 23. “We are delighted to bring one of the NBA’s premier events to Newark,” said NBA Commissioner David Stern. “The Prudential Center is a state-of-the-art, multi-purpose arena that will be a great […]  More

Ratings Roundup: As Expected, World Series Numbers Down Versus 2009

Written on October 29, 2010 at 9:35 am, by

Early ratings data for the 2010 World Series are well below the five-year high seen in 2009. Game 2 of the Giants-Rangers series logged a 9.9 overnight rating on Fox Thursday, down 27% from last year’s Yankees-Phillies Game 2 (13.6). Game 1 was also down: final ratings of 8.9 was 25% lower than the 11.9 […]  More

Token Creek’s Plans for ’11: New Truck, Convert Hiawatha to Expando

Written on October 29, 2010 at 8:45 am, by

Token Creek Mobile Television has some big plans for 2011. In addition to finalizing plans for its newest truck, a 53-ft. expando that will mirror its existing Varsity unit, the company will be converting a straight truck to an expando — and attempting to do so at minimal time and cost. The newest truck to […]  More

Metrovision’s New HD-2 Hybrid Production/Uplink Truck Stays Very Busy

Written on October 29, 2010 at 8:34 am, by

Metrovision’s newest mobile unit, HD-2, debuted in April 2010 for coverage of the New York Yankees’ Opening Day. Since then, the 40-ft. hybrid production and satellite-transmission truck has been very busy, traveling the East Coast for MLB International coverage, to Canada for TSN coverage of the NHL Hockey Combines, and back to New Meadowlands Stadium […]  More

Password must contain the following:

A lowercase letter

A capital (uppercase) letter

A number

Minimum 8 characters