Monthly Archives: December 2012

Google's New VP9 Video Technology Reaches Public View

Written on December 29, 2012 at 12:30 pm, by reports that the older VP8 hasn’t taken the world by storm, but VP9 could give Google a fresh start in its attempt to popularize royalty-free video streaming. VP9, the successor to Google’s VP8 video compression technology at the center of a techno-political controversy, has made its first appearance outside Google’s walls. Google has built […]  More

SVG Year in Review: December

Written on December 28, 2012 at 9:10 am, by

December offers a chance to reflect back on another year gone by. Each year, the sports production community does just that in the New York Hilton at SVG’s League Technology Summit. LTS 2012 was highlighted by a keynote conversation between ESPN executive chairman George Bodenheimer and former Fox Sports Media Group vice chairman Ed Goren […]  More

SVG Year in Review: November

Written on December 28, 2012 at 9:06 am, by

November began with difficult times for many across the northeastern United States as the damage caused by Superstorm Sandy began to be assessed. The hurricane destroyed CBS Sports Network’s new Chelsea Piers-based studio in New York City with rising floodwaters and brought with it controversy as the New York City Marathon was cancelled after outrage […]  More

SVG Year in Review: October

Written on December 28, 2012 at 9:02 am, by

When the calendar flipped to October, the Ryder Cup was already well under way in Medinah, IL. The biennial event pits 12 golfers from the U.S. against 12 golfers from Europe and requires that each continent have a production that meets the needs of viewers. While the U.S. ultimately lost in heartbreaking fashion, the domestic […]  More

SVG Year in Review: September

Written on December 28, 2012 at 9:00 am, by

As the summer wound down, SVG hopped on the 7 train to Flushing, NY, for a truly memorable US Open.  In addition to Andy Murray and Serena Williams’ continuing prowess on the court, there was plenty to check out behind the scenes.  The USTA upped the multiplatform ante this year, streaming every singly match of […]  More

SVG Year in Review: August

Written on December 28, 2012 at 8:38 am, by

Although August was dominated by a tiny little event in London, there was plenty of other sports video news and major events throughout the month, including the PGA Championship, the launch of the Pac 12 Network (or all seven Pac 12 Networks), and the kickoff of the college football season. CBS and Turner Sports split […]  More

SVG Year in Review: The London Games

Written on December 28, 2012 at 1:26 am, by

Every year SVG covers dozens of big sporting events and the big productions that bring them into viewers homes and onto their mobile devices. But nothing was anywhere near as big as what took place this summer in London when the Olympics captured fans’ imagination, broke ratings records, and resulted in some of the most […]  More

SVG Year in Review: July

Written on December 28, 2012 at 1:11 am, by

By the time July 1st came along, the UK’s Summer of Sport was already well under way at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC), and there was plenty more to come. The big news for Wimbledon rights-holders and broadcasters at the All England Club was a recabling of the Broadcast Centre, a […]  More

TI To Demonstrate Its Innovative 3D Time-of-Flight Image Sensor Chipset With SoftKinetic At CES 2013

Written on December 27, 2012 at 11:01 pm, by

The following Press Release was issued by Texas Instruments today: TI To Demonstrate Its Innovative 3D Time-of-Flight Image Sensor Chipset With SoftKinetic At CES 2013 Hardware/software collaboration aims to accelerate adoption of gesture control in TVs and PCs DALLAS, Dec. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today announced it is collaborating […]  More

SVG Year in Review: June

Written on December 27, 2012 at 2:50 pm, by

June served up plenty of Grand Slam tennis in France and England, SVG’s College Sports Video Summit, the NBA Finals, U.S. Open golf, EURO 2012 soccer, and X Games 18. First up was the French Open at Roland Garros, where Tennis Channel, ESPN, and NBC Sports shared all their facilities under one roof. Meanwhile, France […]  More

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