Monthly Archives: December 2010

BBC Prosecutes Web-TV Licence Evaders

Written on December 30, 2010 at 9:58 pm, by

By Michael Silbergleid reports that people watching television over the internet without a valid TV licence have been prosecuted for the first time, the BBC has revealed. According to The Daily Telegraph, the BBC told the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport committee that it has already secured prosecutions for viewers accessing web-TV […]  More

Paul Allen's Interval Refiles Updated Patent Suit Against Google, Facebook, Apple and Others

Written on December 29, 2010 at 6:15 pm, by

By Michael Silbergleid reports that Interval Licensing LLC, a company owned by billionaire Microsoft Corp. co-founder Paul Allen, has filed an amended lawsuit against Facebook, Google Inc. and nine other companies, claiming they infringed on patented Web technology. Interval Licensing, based in Seattle, owns the rights to information systems, computer science and communications technology developed […]  More

LG To Unveil 'World's Largest' LCD 3D HDTV

Written on December 29, 2010 at 2:42 pm, by

By Michael Silbergleid reports that the largest LCD TVs ever to hit the market (72-inches) will be unveiled by LG Electronics next week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the company said. The 72-inch 3D LZ9700 smart TV is illuminated by a full panel of LEDs directly behind the screen, “producing pictures as colorful as […]  More

SVG Year in Review: December

Written on December 29, 2010 at 12:11 pm, by

The induction ceremony for the 2010 Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame was the emotional highlight of the year for the team at SVG and many of its members. The ceremony was highlighted by a virtual reunion of John Madden and Pat Summerall who formed one of the industry’s top all-time broadcast teams for 21 NFL […]  More

SVG Year in Review: November

Written on December 29, 2010 at 11:59 am, by

November’s agenda for SVG included the 2010 Venue Technology Summit, held at New Meadowlands Stadium. Attendees received an overview of the new technologies that push stadium design in new directions (control room design, video boards, IPTV and digital signage, the connected fan, and broadcast compounds), a tour of the venue, and in-depth panel discussions and […]  More

SVG Year in Review: October

Written on December 29, 2010 at 11:47 am, by

October was highlighted by new technology deployments for the MLB Playoffs, including Cablecam rigs, Sportvision’s Pitchfx, foul-pole cams, the plug-and-play X-Mo, as well as additional camera angles and audio techniques. In NBA news, the Orlando Magic ushered in a new era of arena design and capabilities with a new home, the Amway Center, that made […]  More

SVG Year in Review: September

Written on December 29, 2010 at 11:35 am, by

After serving up its first match in late August, the US Open kicked into gear in September and ESPN’s second year at the event featured an expanded presence and enhanced workflows. Joining ESPN in the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center’s reinvented broadcast space were CBS Sports, the Tennis Channel, the USOptimum world feed […]  More

SVG Year in Review: August

Written on December 29, 2010 at 10:56 am, by

August was highlighted by the opening kickoff at New Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey. The new home of the New York Giants and New York Jets features a new approach in scoreboard displays with four massive displays in the corners of the stadium, IP content delivery and display control systems, and much more. Later that […]  More

SVG Year in Review: July

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

July continued to show the momentum in 3D sports as Major League Baseball contests stepped to the fore. First, YES Network and Fox Sports Northwest brought America’s game in 3D to viewers of their networks, and in doing so paved the road for further 3D transmission. Later that week ESPN and Fox Sports brought 3D […]  More

SVG Year in Review: June

Written on December 29, 2010 at 9:09 am, by

SVG did plenty of jet setting in June, beginning with coverage of the renewed rivalry matchup between the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics in the NBA Finals, both on television and online. For the second-annual College Sports Video Summit, SVG then headed south to Atlanta, where NCAA SVP Greg Shaheen kicked off the two-day […]  More

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