Monthly Archives: January 2012

3D on a 2D Screen

Written on January 31, 2012 at 7:22 pm, by reports that A US/UK team have published details of an invention that will allow stereoscopic 3D content to be viewable on a regular HD 2D screen. Read more at  More

ESPN Tops Off Aussie Open Coverage With Epic Finale

Written on January 31, 2012 at 3:10 pm, by

As the Australian Open Men’s Singles Final pushed into the wee hours of Monday morning in Melbourne, tennis fans in the U.S. awoke Sunday to an unexpected offering of Breakfast at the Aussie Open on ESPN2. The longest final in Grand Slam history (5 hours and 53 minutes) finally concluded when Novak Djokovic’s forehand cross-court […]  More

CBS Sports Network Signs Multi-Year Deal With National Collegiate Hockey Conference

Written on January 31, 2012 at 2:07 pm, by

CBS Sports Network has agreed to a multi-year agreement with the new National Collegiate Hockey Conference, beginning in the 2013-2014 season.  CBS Sports Network will be the exclusive national television partner for the conference, which will feature eight of the nation’s top college hockey programs.  The announcement was made today by Dan Weinberg, Senior Vice President, […]  More

NASCAR, Turner Sports Restructure Digital Relationship To Better Serve Fans

Written on January 31, 2012 at 1:12 pm, by

Looking to attract new fans to NASCAR and better serve the needs of existing fans, NASCAR and Turner Sports have restructured and extended their long-standing digital partnership. The new deal extends the partnership through 2016, but NASCAR will assume all business and editorial operations for its digital platforms beginning in 2013. Turner Sports will continue […]  More

Sports Producers Make Reality Genre Their Own

Written on January 31, 2012 at 12:25 pm, by

From Hard Knocks and 24/7 on HBO Sports to Pros vs. Joes and The Ultimate Fighter on Spike TV, sports networks have taken a page from the entertainment playbook and adapted the reality-television genre for sports-centric audiences. At last week’s Sports Entertainment Production Summit in Los Angeles, executives involved with established sports-reality franchises chatted with […]  More

Livestream Integrates with NewTek TriCaster

Written on January 31, 2012 at 11:15 am, by

Livestream has announced a new plugin for NewTek TriCaster that provides a streamlined workflow for live content producers. The plugin was developed using the NewTek TriCaster SDK, and provides H.264/AAC encoding, one click HD 720p multibitrate encoding, along with playback compatibility for iPhone and iPad – all without the need for an external encoder. The Livestream plugin is pre-installed when […]  More

MidCan Becomes First in Canada with New FUJINON Lens

Written on January 31, 2012 at 11:12 am, by

Winnipeg, Manitoba’s MidCanada Production Services has purchased the first FUJINON XA50x9.5BESM HD Telephoto Lens delivered in Canada. MidCan Director of Operations Chris McIvor explained that it’s all about finding the sweet spot of versatility and affordability, while providing the quality and durability that his rental operation demands. “We thought it was a great idea for FUJIFILM to offer a […]  More

ESPN Calls Pan Am Plaza Home During Super Bowl Week

Written on January 31, 2012 at 11:10 am, by

ESPN is once again out in force for a Super Bowl, with more than 400 people in Indianapolis helping make sure Super Bowl coverage, which everyday kicks off with Mike and Mike in the Morning at 6 a.m. ET and runs through a SportsCenter report recorded in Indy at 9 p.m., comes off without a […]  More

CES 2012 Exhibitors, Keynotes Rely on PESA Routers

Written on January 31, 2012 at 11:09 am, by

At CES earlier this month, PESA routers played a significant role behind the scenes for several exhibitors and the keynote presentations from Ericsson, Intel, Microsoft, and Qualcomm. Staging Techniques, an event staging company with offices in California, New York, Atlanta, and Seattle, was contracted to provide video support for the keynotes in cooperation with the overall […]  More

JVC Unveils ProHD Portable Monitor Series

Written on January 31, 2012 at 11:06 am, by

JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., announced the DT-X71 Series of portable ProHD LCD monitors. Ideal for field and studio applications, the new seven-inch AC/DC monitors offer 1024×600 resolution with a 160-degree viewing angle – and can display 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, and 1080p video signals at a variety of frame rates. […]  More

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