Monthly Archives: July 2011

X Games Live: Sony Ollies Into Year 2 of ESPN 3D Sponsorship

Written on July 30, 2011 at 8:56 pm, by

X Games 17 marks the first event that ESPN 3D has produced under its new sponsorship agreement with Sony, which renewed its deal with the 3D network (for selected events) for another year earlier this month. Accordingly, Sony has a substantial presence this week at L.A. Live, ranging from its professional gear for ESPN 3D’s […]  More

X Games Live: NewTek Doubles Up on TriCasters for Video Board, Streaming Productions

Written on July 30, 2011 at 3:54 am, by

NewTek’s TriCaster has a two-fold presence at Summer X Games this year, producing video-board shows for the outdoor venues at L.A. Live as well as ESPN’s live companion Webcast. However, the most notable difference this year is not in the quantity of video being produced with the TriCaster but rather the HD quality. “This is […]  More

X Games Live: Server City Keeps Summer X Games’ Backbone Rockin’

Written on July 29, 2011 at 8:54 pm, by

Deep inside ESPN’s main broadcast compound, in a tent-sided structure that has enough portable air conditioning to tame the heat wave that the middle of the country continues to deal with, is Roy Garray, ESPN’s senior electronic systems support engineer. His task at the 17th Summer X Games is to manage the vast array of […]  More

WiFi 802.22 Technology Promises Wireless Data Over 60 Miles by Using Space Between TV Channels

Written on July 29, 2011 at 5:32 pm, by begins their report on 802.22 this way: It’s the news bit you’ve been waiting years to hear! The folks at the IEEE standards body have today announced a next-generation WiFi IEEE 802.22TM standard – technology that’s designed to facilitate wireless data transfer up to 60 miles (or a hundred kilometers) at 22Mbps. This technology […]  More

X Games Live: BSI Is in the Air at L.A. Live

Written on July 29, 2011 at 3:00 pm, by

Four venues holding dozens of simultaneous events in the middle of one of the largest downtown metropolises in the world can make for a crowded RF landscape, but Broadcast Sports Inc. (BSI) has been up to the challenge thus far at X Games 17 this week in Los Angeles. “This is the first time they’ve […]  More

X Games Live: Extreme Tech for an Extreme Event

Written on July 29, 2011 at 11:32 am, by

ESPN, ESPN2, and ABC are combining to televise 25 hours of live coverage from X Games 17 this year, while will stream 29 hours of its own. As usual, ESPN has pulled out all the technological stops for X Games, deploying its latest innovations – from cameras to graphical elements to multi-platform delivery. “X […]  More

SVG Trade Mission to Brazil Highlights Opportunities, Risks

Written on July 29, 2011 at 10:59 am, by

The Sports Video Group this week led a trade delegation to Brazil to help SVG members and sponsors better understand market opportunities related to the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics, two events that have the potential to transform the Brazilian economy and broadcasting industries. Major Events International (MEI) coordinated the event […]  More

NewTek Ships 3Play 820 10-Channel HD Slow Motion Replay System

Written on July 29, 2011 at 10:35 am, by

NewTek, a provider of portable live production and 3D animation systems, announced the shipment of 3Play 820, a 10-channel (eight-in, two-out), slow motion system that supports the simultaneous display, recording, and instant replay of up to eight video streams, each with up to quad channel audio. “Running replay with the NewTek 3Play 820 has raised our production to […]  More

Telestream Expands Live Webcasting Input Choices with Wirecast 4.1 Release

Written on July 29, 2011 at 10:31 am, by

Telestream, a provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, announced the release of Wirecast 4.1 live video production and streaming software. Wirecast 4.1 adds key partner integrations and new features that provide more choices for getting content into Wirecast, including remote, multi-channel, and wireless IP transmission. Additionally, Wirecast 4.1 is Mac OS X Lion […]  More

ESPN Films Announces Schedule for New Documentaries

Written on July 29, 2011 at 10:26 am, by

ESPN Films, creators of the Emmy-nominated and Peabody award-winning 30 for 30 film series, has announced the schedule for a slate of new films presented by Buick. The film series will begin airing Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN/ESPN HD, and will be aired Tuesday nights throughout the fall. Films include Catching Hell, Renée, […]  More

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