Monthly Archives: June 2013

Unpredictable Night at NBA Draft Keeps ESPN on Its Toes

Written on June 28, 2013 at 3:05 pm, by

After a two-year hiatus in New Jersey, the NBA Draft made its grand return to New York last night at the shiny new Barclays Center. On hand in Brooklyn to produce its 11th-consecutive Draft telecast, ESPN rolled out its full arsenal of production tools to cover a topsy-turvy evening filled with unpredictable picks, blockbuster trade […]  More

SVG, Variety To Host Third-Annual Sports Entertainment Summit on Aug. 15 in Los Angeles

Written on June 28, 2013 at 2:44 pm, by

The third-annual Sports Entertainment Summit – co-produced by Variety and the Sports Video Group – will be held on Aug. 15 at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. Explore the growing power of sports as an entertainment experience, as improving technology helps fans consume sports content across multiple platforms like never before. […]  More

Pay TV Firm Faces Court Over Outdated Decoders

Written on June 28, 2013 at 12:57 pm, by

Uganda’s reports that digital pay TV provider, Star Times, has been dragged to court for allegedly distributing decoders using technology condemned by communications regulator, Uganda Communications Commission (UCC). Following multilateral decisions by countries under the International Trade Centre (ITC), the UCC through a media advert last year, declared that the country would switch from […]  More

The Death of 3D Television: Blame the Funky Glasses (video)

Written on June 28, 2013 at 12:55 pm, by

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NHK TV Sued For Using "Foreign" Words

Written on June 28, 2013 at 12:51 pm, by reports that Japan’s public broadcaster NHK is being sued for ‘emotional distress’ because the national channels are using, he claims, too many ‘loanwords’ in its transmissions. He is suing NHK for 1.4 million Yen (about $14,000), and is arguing in his writ that NHK is making its broadcasts unintelligible. Hoji Takahashi, age 71, cites […]  More

NBA Entertainment Takes Over In-Arena Video-Board Production at Draft

Written on June 28, 2013 at 12:34 pm, by

Last night’s NBA Draft at the Barclays Center marked a reawakening of sorts for NBA Entertainment, which produced its own in-house video-board show at the Draft for the first time in 13 years. Prior to Madison Square Garden’s takeover of the Draft from 2001 to 2010, NBA Entertainment was responsible for creating the live in-arena […]  More

The Mountain West Readies Its Schools For New-Look Digital Network

Written on June 28, 2013 at 11:41 am, by

A year ago, Jesse Kurtz was your regular local, Colorado-area sports anchor. Now, he’s spending a summer on the road at the center of a major strategy shift for one of the nation’s largest college sports conferences. Over the past year, the Mountain West Conference has dusted itself off from the chaos brought upon by […]  More

Across the River to the Jersey Side: NHL Travels to Prudential Center for the 2013 Draft

Written on June 28, 2013 at 10:26 am, by

For the first time in the half-century history of NHL Entry Draft, the league’s annual event will call the New York City metropolitan area – Newark, NJ, to be exact – home.  And, for the first time since 2006, all seven rounds will be conducted on the same day: this Sunday, June 30. Beginning at […]  More

Daktronics To Outfit Wichita State’s Charles Koch Arena with 24 New Video Displays

Written on June 28, 2013 at 10:22 am, by

When Wichita State University basketball returns to Charles Koch Arena in Wichita, KN, after the Shockers’ successful tournament run last year, it will be welcomed with new LED video and audio systems from Daktronics of Brookings, SD. Daktronics will design, manufacture, and install a total of 24 new video displays throughout the arena.  More

XOS Digital Promotes Industry Vets Brett Hammond and Joe Marinaro

Written on June 28, 2013 at 10:19 am, by

XOS Digital Inc., a leading provider of content management solutions and digital coaching technology for collegiate and professional sports organizations, announced the promotions of two long-term employees. Brett Hammond was promoted to executive vice president of sales and global revenue and Joe Marinaro was promoted to vice president of sales – team technologies. The announcement […]  More

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