Monthly Archives: July 2012

Super Hi Vision, the BBC, and the Olympics

Written on July 31, 2012 at 4:56 pm, by

BBC News has a report on how the NHK’s Super Hi Vision is being seen (in more ways than one) at the Olympics with its partnership with the BBC. Read (and hear) more at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-19049341  More

Live from London: EBU Marks End of Standard Definition for Sports Coverage

Written on July 31, 2012 at 2:59 pm, by

The London 2012 Olympic Games will be remembered for a number of landmark sporting events, but, in broadcasting terms, it is significant as the point where the EBU (European Broadcasting Union) says goodbye to standard-definition transmission for all major sports coverage. This is the result of long-term investment in the EBU’s Eurovision satellite and fibre […]  More

Live From London: NBC, Cisco Look To Merge First and Second Screens With Videoscape

Written on July 31, 2012 at 12:46 pm, by

At this point, Cisco and NBC Olympics can be considered old friends, having worked together to build large-scale IP video-contribution networks at three consecutive Olympic Games, beginning with Beijing in 2008. As with many old friends, their relationship has continued to evolve over the years, but this month in London, NBC and Cisco are taking […]  More

Olympics Ratings Roundup: NBC, BBC Take Home Ratings Gold During Opening Weekend

Written on July 31, 2012 at 12:37 pm, by

Compiled by Jason Dachman, Managing Editor, SVG Despite a steady stream of Tweeted complaints regarding NBC’s tape-delayed Olympics coverage thus far, NBC Sports Group is off to a record ratings pace through the first weekend of competition. Through the first three nights of the London Olympics, NBC is averaging 35.8 million viewers, the best through the […]  More

Live From London: Ball State’s Best Take on Olympics

Written on July 31, 2012 at 12:17 pm, by

  The calling card of Ball State is its commitment to what it calls “immersive learning.” This summer, the state-run research university in Muncie, IN, is more than living up to its promise. Forty students from across the school — Telecommunications, Journalism, Sports Administration, Public Relations — are all coordinating on “BSU at the Games,” a multiplatform […]  More

Live From London: Ball State’s Best Take on Olympics

Written on July 31, 2012 at 12:17 pm, by

  The calling card of Ball State is its commitment to, what it calls, “immersive learning.” This summer, the state-run research university in Muncie, IN is more than living up to its promise. Forty students from across the school – Telecommunications, Journalism, Sports Administration, Public Relations – are all coordinating on “BSU at the Games,” a […]  More

Riedel Radio Technology Serves Team Garmin During Tour de France

Written on July 31, 2012 at 12:13 pm, by

For the 99th Tour de France, Team Garmin used a radio solution from Riedel Communications. The specialist for real-time communications and media networks installed a combination of conventional trunked radios and NanoTalk for enabling team communication for Garmin. More than 12 vehicles of Team Garmin, who won this year’s Giro d’Italia, were equipped with a […]  More

Utah Scientific Router Anchors Renovated Control Room at Wright State

Written on July 31, 2012 at 10:53 am, by

From Division I basketball to minor-league hockey, from high school graduations to presidential campaign appearances, from Monster Truck to Arena Cross, Wright State University’s Nutter Center has played host to an ever widening range of events in its 20-plus–year history. In order to better accommodate this multitude of events, not to mention the thousands of […]  More

Nick Saglimbeni Wins 2012 NVIDIA 3D Vision Photo Champion Award

Written on July 31, 2012 at 10:35 am, by

NVIDIA 3D Vision Live have awarded Nick Saglimbeni the 2012 Photo Champion Award. Saglimbeni attributes the award to the support received from fans, as well as two previous monthly awards on the 3D Vision site. Saglimbeni has been working with NVIDIA to roll out ambitious 3D content, and as part of this new venture, NVIDIA encouraged him to […]  More

ViewSat Enhances Satellite Bandwidth with Harmonic

Written on July 31, 2012 at 10:21 am, by

ViewSat, a global satellite provider based in the U.K., has deployed a comprehensive digital video headend based on Harmonic video processing solutions. Leveraging the high density of Harmonic’s Electra multichannel encoding and ProStream with ACE real-time stream processing and transcoding platforms, ViewSat can more efficiently allocate satellite bandwidth for its direct-to-home (DTH) service, enabling the […]  More

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