Monthly Archives: August 2011

Texas Rangers, Tampa Bay Rays Hold Ratings High

Written on August 31, 2011 at 3:28 pm, by

The Texas Rangers’ 2-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on August 27 produced the team’s highest television rating of the season and the fourth best of all-time on FOX Sports Southwest, according to Nielsen Media Research. The game averaged a 7.0 household rating and a 12 share in Dallas-Fort Worth, topping the previous season […]  More

Sports Entertainment Summit II Videos Now Available Online

Written on August 31, 2011 at 2:40 pm, by

Couldn’t make it to the second Sports Entertainment Summit II, produced by SVG and Variety in July? Heard great things about the keynotes and comments from speakers like Peter Guber, Casey Wasserman, John Skipper and Dana White? All SVG members (and readers of this newsletter) can gain free access to the videos of all sessions […]  More

Autocue Names New Sales Team Members

Written on August 31, 2011 at 11:21 am, by

Autocue has announced a number of sales staff changes as Kevin Fitzgerald, John-Paul Cardoso, Russell Branch and Max Dickinson take on roles within the company. Fitzgerald joins Autocue’s UK team as international sales manager, responsible for Autocue’s global teleprompting sales as well as support for video server and broadcast monitor sales. Fitzgerald will provide dealer […]  More

Now Being Served at Schubin Cafe: Understanding 4K

Written on August 31, 2011 at 11:13 am, by

What should come after HDTV? There’s certainly a lot of buzz about 3D TV. Such directors as James Cameron and Douglas Trumbull are pushing for higher frame rates. Several manufacturers have introduced TVs with a 21:9 (“CinemaScope”) aspect ratio instead of HDTV’s 16:9. Some think we should increase dynamic range (the range from dark to […]  More

Y4K?

Written on August 31, 2011 at 9:58 am, by

  What should come after HDTV? There’s certainly a lot of buzz about 3D TV. Such directors as James Cameron and Douglas Trumbull are pushing for higher frame rates. Several manufacturers have introduced TVs with a 21:9 (“CinemaScope”) aspect ratio instead of HDTV’s 16:9. Some think we should increase dynamic range (the range from dark […]  More

After Tough Week of Prep, CBS Sports Is Back in Action at US Open

Written on August 31, 2011 at 9:25 am, by

After a week of eventful preparation that included an earthquake, a hurricane, and a nagging cold, CBS Sports senior engineer Nick Muro is through battling the elements and ready to get down to business at the US Open. CBS Sports is once again serving as the de facto host broadcaster at the USTA Billie Jean […]  More

USTA, US Open Broadcasters Overcome Irene’s Fury

Written on August 30, 2011 at 3:30 pm, by

The US Open tennis tournament at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, NY, got off to a faster and more furious start than usual on Monday. Broadcast entities, players, venue personnel, and even fans had to play catch-up following a weekend of preparation and planning that was lost when Hurricane Irene passed […]  More

Fox Sports Wisconsin Gets Hyper Local With Prep Zone Live Streaming

Written on August 30, 2011 at 3:00 pm, by

High school sports are a commodity on the rise, with linear networks like MSG Varsity and broadband outlets like ESPN3.com offering high school football, basketball, and other sports a record level of exposure. Now Fox Sports Wisconsin is taking it to the next level with Prep Zone, a multiplatform service that offers four simultaneous live […]  More

Jim Bell Named Executive Producer of NBCUniversal’s London Olympics Coverage

Written on August 30, 2011 at 12:30 pm, by

Jim Bell, the executive producer of TODAY and a former NBC Sports & Olympics producer, will serve as executive producer for NBCUniversal’s coverage of the 2012 London Olympics, Mark Lazarus, Chairman, NBC Sports Group, announced today. Bell, who will continue to oversee all aspects of America’s top-rated TODAY show news program, will have editorial oversight […]  More

College Football Preview: Big Ten Network Gets Makeover

Written on August 30, 2011 at 11:49 am, by

The opening of the 2011 season ushers in a new era of Big Ten football, and the conference’s exclusive network is prepared to mirror those changes. Big Ten Network (BTN) kicks off its fifth season on Saturday with a slate of home non-conference games featuring Penn State, Iowa, and Purdue at noon ET. The festivities […]  More

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