Monthly Archives: May 2012

NHL Network Invites Fans To Pick a Podium During Media Day

Written on May 31, 2012 at 12:55 pm, by

Before the New Jersey Devils and Los Angeles Kings took to the ice last night in Game 1, they took to the podiums at Prudential Center for Media Day. NHL Network was on hand in Newark, NJ, to provide three hours of live, exclusive coverage of Tuesday’s event and officially kick off the 2012 Stanley […]  More

NBC Sports Group Covers Every Angle for 2012 Stanley Cup Final

Written on May 31, 2012 at 12:50 pm, by

No matter which angle you take or which side you’re on, the storylines for the 2012 Stanley Cup Final are seemingly limitless. East Coast versus West Coast. Veteran goaltender with three Stanley Cup championships pitted against a young phenom making his Final debut. Two teams that, having dispatched No. 1 seeds in the Playoffs, continue […]  More

‘Because It’s the Cup’ Proves a Solid Marketing Phrase for NHL

Written on May 31, 2012 at 12:47 pm, by

Early this season, the National Hockey League ran focus groups in New York, Los Angeles, and Toronto featuring a sampling of self-described sports fans. The purpose was to determine fans’ familiarity with the sport of hockey. At the conclusion of the interview, the moderator asked one simple question: “What is the trophy given to the […]  More

Venue News: Fans Foot the Bill for New Stadiums; Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority Created

Written on May 31, 2012 at 12:24 pm, by

Negotiations on a new downtown stadium for the Atlanta Falcons continue behind closed doors. But one thing seems clear: Much of the cost will be passed along to fans, some of whom are already bracing for a hit. An examination by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution of the three NFL stadiums built in the past five years […]  More

SVG Lunchtime Links 5-31-12

Written on May 31, 2012 at 12:15 pm, by

Each day, the SVG editorial staff scours dozens of online publications to find the most intriguing storylines facing the sports video industry today. Here’s a roundup of what’s new and what matters: Disney’s Iger Takes Jabs at ESPN Bashers (New York Post) CBS Says 2013 Super Bowl is More Than 50% Sold (Advertising Age) Apple […]  More

FutureSPORT: File Transport, Routing Technologies Adopt IT-Centric Approach

Written on May 31, 2012 at 12:10 pm, by

As high-profile sports productions grow into planetary-size endeavors, the need for reliable connectivity among several trucks at the broadcast compound has never been greater — not to mention connectivity back to the home broadcast facility. As a result, audio- and video-signal transport and routing have gradually moved away from copper-based tools toward an IT-centric workflow […]  More

XOS Digital To Launch Southland Conference Digital Network in July

Written on May 31, 2012 at 11:47 am, by

XOS Digital, a global provider of sports video technology, today announced the launch of the Southland Conference Digital Network, which provides fans with multiple access points for original Southland content in a variety of formats. The announcement was made today by Chris McCleary, CEO, XOS Digital. “This comprehensive digital sports network provides the ultimate Southland […]  More

Brevity Delivers High-Speed Transcode, Transport for Sports Broadcasting

Written on May 31, 2012 at 9:51 am, by

The Sports Video Group is pleased to welcome Brevity as a platinum sponsor. Formed in 2010 by Jacob Bronstein and Abdul Sulieman, Brevity offers technology that delivers simultaneous transcoding and highly accelerated transport of high-resolution video as an integrated process on any network. The technology is currently installed or in testing at six major networks, […]  More

STATS Bolsters Sports Solutions Group With Addition of Apollo MIS

Written on May 31, 2012 at 9:30 am, by

STATS LLC, a leading sports technology, data and content company, announced a partnership with Apollo MIS, a leader in training and performance management. The strategic initiative will enhance the company’s Sports Solutions Group in its efforts to serve professional and collegiate teams and athletes with next generation performance and information solutions. Apollo MIS provides a […]  More

Penn State Athletics Installs Abekas Mira Multichannel Servers

Written on May 31, 2012 at 9:17 am, by

Penn State Athletics has installed 36 channels of Abekas Mira multichannel server in three HD production control rooms on its University Park campus. The Mira servers are used for both live Instant Replay and for clip playback of graphics packages, interstitials and other packaged media throughout the more than 150 live events the broadcast group […]  More

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