Monthly Archives: July 2013

‘Ref Cam’ Takes to The Pitch for MLS All-Star Game

Written on July 31, 2013 at 6:41 pm, by

Broadcast Sports Inc.’s (BSI) revolutionary wireless Ref Cam technology will be the production highlight during tonight’s Major League Soccer (MLS) All-Star Game at Sporting Park in Kansas City (9 p.m. ET, ESPN2/UniMas/TSN/RDS). The wearable wireless camera system designed to capture the point of view of the referee during live broadcast productions will be used throughout the […]  More

SMPTE to Receive 2013 Technology and Engineering Emmy Award for Work Read more about SMPTE to Receive 2013 Technology and Engineering Emmy Award for Work

Written on July 31, 2013 at 3:19 pm, by reports that the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, will be presented with an Emmy Award for Technology and Engineering for 2013 by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The honor is being conferred […]  More

CEA Study Says Seven Percent of TV Households Use Antennas – See more at:

Written on July 31, 2013 at 3:18 pm, by reports that American TV households are gradually doing away with the antenna, according to a study recently released by the Consumer Electronics Association. The most recent study found that seven percent of those households rely solely on antennas for TV reception. The CEA’s estimate stands in contrast to figures released by media analysts at […]  More

With 3D Going Nowhere, Sports Broadcasters Look To 'FreeD' (video)

Written on July 31, 2013 at 3:12 pm, by reports that burdened by funky glasses, a lack of programming and high prices, 3D television just isn’t catching on with consumers. Now, the buzz is shifting to a video technology known as 4K. It provides a sharper picture by doubling the resolution of traditional high-definition sets. But this time around, broadcasters aren’t waiting for […]  More

‘SportsPostLA’ To Put Spotlight on Postproduction at SVG/Variety Sports Entertainment Summit

Written on July 30, 2013 at 3:47 pm, by

SVG’s ‘SportsPostLA’ event will put the spotlight on the world of sports postproduction when it hits the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on Aug. 15, as part of the SVG/Variety Sports Entertainment Summit. The track of afternoon sessions will address the latest technologies and workflows that are changing the way content is created […]  More

Skip Skype: Why Video Job Interviews Are Bad for Everyone

Written on July 30, 2013 at 3:31 pm, by

Technology be damned. reports that although they might save time, video interviews aren’t paying off for job candidates or employers, new research shows. A study from the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University in Ontario revealed that job applicants interviewed through video conferencing come across as less likable, while those doing the hiring […]  More

Sports Asset Management Forum: Asset-Management Hardware Enters New Age

Written on July 30, 2013 at 3:00 pm, by

The 2013 Sports Asset Management Forum offered attendees a thought-provoking overview of the future of asset-management hardware in an age when cloud-based services, object-based storage, and applied analytics look to redefine the very nature of hardware-based systems.  More

Sports Asset Management Forum: The Challenges of Transcoding and Metadata

Written on July 30, 2013 at 2:02 pm, by

If not properly maintained and organized, a network’s asset-management strategy can quickly become as messy as a rowdy 12-year-old’s bedroom. At last week’s Sports Asset Management Forum in New York City, professionals from ESPN, NBC, and Turner discussed some of the challenges they face in championing a robust media-asset–management (MAM) program within their respective companies.  More

IBC 2013: Front Porch Digital to showcase management systems

Written on July 30, 2013 at 1:15 pm, by

Front Porch Digital, the global leader in solutions for migrating, managing, and monetizing media content, are set to display LYNX, DIVAdirector V5.2, DIVArchive V7.1, and DIVASolutions SAMMA Migration Systems at IBC 2013.   LYNX— Cloud Content Storage Management System LYNX from Front Porch Digital is the industry’s first enterprise-scale cloud implementation of content storage management (CSM). LYNX leverages […]  More

Sports Asset Management Forum: Cloud-Based Tech Breaks Down Barriers for Greater Accessibility

Written on July 30, 2013 at 11:06 am, by

Discussing the cloud can oftentimes feel like discussing a cloud: amorphous, intangible, nearly impossible to pin down. Adding cloud-based technologies and workflows to the discussion doesn’t always make understanding the cloud any easier. At SVG’s Sports Asset Management Forum in New York City, providers of cloud-based systems shed a little light on what the cloud […]  More

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