Monthly Archives: January 2013

ESPN Emerging Technology Returns to Winter X Games With Enhanced Bag of Tricks

Written on January 31, 2013 at 3:20 pm, by

The X Games have always served as a breeding ground for ESPN’s new bleeding-edge production technologies and workflows, and nowhere was this more apparent than in the Emerging Technology trailer at the ESPN Winter X Games compound in Aspen, CO, last week. Like many of the units on ESPN’s production team, Emerging Tech moved a […]  More

Winter X Games Notebook: No Shortage of Tech Toys in Aspen

Written on January 31, 2013 at 3:14 pm, by

ESPN may have moved a huge chunk of its on-site Winter X Games production operations to its Bristol, CT, home base this year, but plenty of notable technical toys and impressive production workflows were on hand at Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, CO, last week. By the time the Aspen festivities concluded Sunday night, ESPN had […]  More

SVG College Sports Summit: Early Bird and Hotel Registration Open

Written on January 31, 2013 at 2:46 pm, by

College sports is living in a golden age. Billions of dollars are flowing in from major television rights deals, nearly a hundred venues are under going renovations, and fans are consuming college sports at a tremendous rate. The thirst for college sports content is insatiable and the SVG College Sports Summit is the top professional-networking event […]  More

When Will We Have Glasses-Free 3D?

Written on January 31, 2013 at 12:07 pm, by

University of Illinois researchers have been working on virtual reality technology that doesn’t require accessories. EdTechMagazine.com reports that the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL) tested various technologies before deciding that LCD panels from Planar Systems should form the basis for CAVE2 — the latest version of the university’s cave automatic virtual […]  More

Crosscreek Television: Voyager 11 Expands HD Fleet to Five

Written on January 31, 2013 at 11:30 am, by

Located in the Birmingham, AL, suburb of Alabaster, Crosscreek Television Productions prides itself on serving its niche marketplace. Be it NHRA broadcasts for ESPN or SEC football games, Crosscreek may be a picturesque, mom-and-pop production company, but you’d never know it from its rapidly expanding fleet of HD mobile-production units. After releasing the brand-new Voyager […]  More

Wohler Technologies Promotes Edel Garcia to VP, Worldwide Sales for RadiantGrid Line

Written on January 31, 2013 at 11:17 am, by

Wohler Technologies announced the promotion of Edel Garcia to vice president of worldwide sales for the RadiantGrid New Media Automation Platform business line. In his new role, Garcia will focus on leading an established team of sales professionals in further raising awareness and adoption of Wohler’s powerful RadiantGrid file-based workflow solutions for applications including transcoding, […]  More

Darren Fordham Named Director of Sports Development and Southeast Sales Manager for Cobalt Digital

Written on January 31, 2013 at 10:48 am, by

Cobalt Digital, a manufacturer of award-winning 3G/HD/SD-SDI conversion gear, has added Darren Fordham to the team in the newly created position of director of sports development and southeast sales manager. Bob McAlpine, VP of North America sales, announced Fordham’s appointment today from headquarters in Urbana, IL. Reporting to McAlpine, Fordham will concentrate on Cobalt’s current […]  More

Golf Channel Launches Instructional Mobile App for iOS Devices

Written on January 31, 2013 at 10:46 am, by

Golf Channel has launched its first-ever mobile instructional application that features the network’s extensive library of instructional expertise and a combination of features that has not been available to consumers on a handheld device until now. Golf Channel Academy, available for Apple iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch) offers an innovative approach to help […]  More

ESPN Launches ScoreCenter App for BlackBerry 10

Written on January 31, 2013 at 10:40 am, by

ESPN officially launched its popular ScoreCenter mobile destination for the BlackBerry 10, Research In Motion’s redesigned, reengineered, and reinvented mobile platform. With the launch, ScoreCenter further extends its reach in the mobile space, now available across all major smartphone operating systems and devices. “Part of our mission at ESPN is to be wherever sports fans […]  More

CTG Plays Key Role in Venue Audio, Replay, and Broadcast

Written on January 31, 2013 at 10:29 am, by

The Sports Video Group is pleased to welcome CTG as a mobile/integrator sponsor. Founded in 1991, the company designs, integrates, installs, and maintains systems individually tailored to meet each client’s needs. Both regional and national in scope, it offers a suite of products and services to meet the demands of both small and large businesses. […]  More

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