Monthly Archives: December 2011

3D: The Next Big Thing?

Written on December 31, 2011 at 4:58 pm, by

The annual Tech Retreat of the Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) is where many new technologies get introduced. Sony reportedly “introduced” its F65 camera and SR-memory technologies at this year’s exhibition of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) in Las Vegas in April; more than a year earlier, both were described for HPA Tech Retreat attendees. […]  More

New Editions of Ultimate Live Sound Operator’s Handbook Released

Written on December 30, 2011 at 5:33 pm, by reports that Hal Leonard Books  just published a second edition of  The Ultimate Live Sound Operator’s Handbook by Bill Gibson. They provided these details: The book is an updated second edition with new text, photos, illustrations, and video examples to specifically address the important, cutting-edge concerns faced by modern sound operators of all types. […]  More

SVG Year in Review: December

Written on December 29, 2011 at 2:55 pm, by

As 2011 drew to a close, SVG showed no signs of winding down.  On December 12 and 13, SVG hosted the Sixth Annual League Technology Summit at the New York Hilton, highlighted by the announcement of the SVG Sports Broadcasting Fund; an effort that will support individuals in the sports-broadcasting family who are in need. […]  More

SVG Year in Review: November

Written on December 29, 2011 at 2:50 pm, by

A gloomy cloud hung over the sports production industry when the calendar flipped to November and the specter of the NBA lockout became a reality with regular season games beginning to be cancelled on November 1. The rest of the sports schedule continued to roll on, however, as ESPN opened their month with two days […]  More

SVG Year in Review: October

Written on December 29, 2011 at 2:45 pm, by

Over a mere 31 days, the world was introduced to Siri and the Rally Squirrel, said farewell to Apple visionary Steve Jobs and legendary director Joe Aceti, and shoveled its way out of a freak snowstorm that blanketed the Northeast. The month of October, arguably one of the best for sports television, was hardly boring. […]  More

SVG Year in Review: September

Written on December 29, 2011 at 2:40 pm, by

September served up one of SVG’s favorite events of the year – the US Open. This year’s Open was thrown for a loop just before Day 1, as Hurricane Irene forced the USTA and broadcasters to weather some extremely unfavorable conditions early on. However, CBS, ESPN, Tennis Channel, and others were back in action with […]  More

SVG Year in Review: August

Written on December 29, 2011 at 2:35 pm, by

The NFL lockout, one of two major labor battles during 2011, finally ended in late July, and mobile production vendors were more than happy to get back to work at stadiums across the country in August. In celebration of the lockout’s conclusion, SVG delivered a series of NFL preseason special reports regarding the Broncos, Cowboys, […]  More

SVG Year in Review: July

Written on December 29, 2011 at 2:30 pm, by

July is routinely one of the busiest months on the sports calendar, and SVG was there to cover the vast array of events, including Wimbledon, the MLB All-Star Game, the British Open, X Games 17, and America’s true pastime – the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest. The All England Lawn […]  More

SVG Year in Review

Written on December 29, 2011 at 2:12 pm, by

It was a banner year for SVG and the sports production community, as the NFL and NBA both nearly averted losing seasons to labor strife, ratings continued to soar almost across the board, and “the second screen” replaced “3D” as the dominant buzz word around the sports production water cooler. In addition, a battalion of […]  More

Chaos Ahead? FCC Opens White Space Spectrum to Unlicensed Devices

Written on December 29, 2011 at 1:25 pm, by

The sports production community’s reliance on wireless microphones and headsets will be put to the test now that the Federal Communication Commission has approved Spectrum Bridge’s TV white spaces database system and an actual unlicensed device built by Koos Technical Services that will operate in conjunction with the database. However initial operations will be limited […]  More

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