Monthly Archives: November 2013

Star Wars Prequels to get 3D Release in 2014?

Written on November 29, 2013 at 12:25 pm, by

Some interesting detective work reported at It looks like the Star Wars prequels might be getting a 3D release after all, after a fan used the power of the Force (and some old-fashioned ingenuity) to find out a potential release date for Episodes II and III. Jedi News received an email from a guy […]  More

BBC's 3D blunder BLASTED OUR BRAINS – Doctor Who fans

Written on November 27, 2013 at 7:42 am, by asks: Does the BBC still dislike Doctor Who the way it did back in the 1980s? Its presentation on iPlayer of this past Saturday’s 50th anniversary special, Day of the Doctor, suggests it might do. The 3D version is giving us headaches and eye-strain, allege eager Whovians. The format chosen for streaming the show […]  More

HEVC, HLS To Transform Multiscreen Delivery

Written on November 26, 2013 at 2:36 pm, by

The multiscreen, multiformat, multi-codec world of sports-content distribution continues to grow more complex. So how, exactly, is it possible to streamline operations when it comes to reaching those screens in a wide variety of formats and operating systems? The complexity of the problem is shown by looking at ESPN3, the over-the-top and broadband service that […]  More

Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame: Chuck Pagano, ESPN’s Technology Visionary

Written on November 26, 2013 at 2:11 pm, by

Next year, ESPN will open the doors on DC2, a new production home for SportsCenter and other ESPN programs. The facility will take advantage of next-generation technologies that promise to make the plant and ESPN ready for whatever the future may hold. It will also serve, in many ways, as the crowning achievement for the […]  More

4K Workflow Must Mature Before Home Distribution Can Be a Reality

Written on November 26, 2013 at 1:33 pm, by

At IBC2013, Sony and FIFA made waves by announcing that next year’s World Cup Final will be broadcast in 4K. And, with January’s Consumer Electronics Show sure to show quite a few 4K consumer sets, both ends of the 4K workflow are maturing. It’s connecting those ends that’s the problem.  More

Sports-Production Leaders Sound Off on Potential of 4K/Ultra HD

Written on November 26, 2013 at 1:07 pm, by

Not surprisingly, 4K/Ultra HD proved to be the big topic at the CCW Show in New York earlier this month, as has been the case at nearly every industry trade show over the past year. Although sports production has made great strides over the past 12 months in building out the 4K-production ecosystem, the overwhelming […]  More

Aveco Delivers Production Automation, MAM, Playout

Written on November 26, 2013 at 12:37 pm, by

The Sports Video Group is pleased to welcome Aveco as a premier sponsor. With 20 years of providing high-end production automation, media-asset management, and master-control playout to the world’s top broadcasters, Aveco has achieved a reputation for consistent innovation and uncompromising 24/7 on-air performance.  More

Raycom Sports Receives 11 Midsouth Regional Emmy Nominations

Written on November 26, 2013 at 12:10 pm, by

Raycom Sports was nominated for 11 Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards. Winners will be announced on January 24, 2014 in Nashville.  More

GV Expo: Cobalt Digital Demos Throw-Down Blue Brick Converter Boxes and Color Correction Options

Written on November 26, 2013 at 11:58 am, by

Cobalt Digital, manufacturer of 3G/HD/SD-SDI conversion gear, will offer customers an array of superior quality, price competitive, signal conversion options, along with fast and intuitive color correction solutions at this year’s Government Video Expo 2013 (Booth 721).  More

Sennheiser Raises the Bar for Wireless Transmission at CMA Awards

Written on November 26, 2013 at 11:24 am, by

At the 47th Annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, held at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on November 6, Sennheiser’s Digital 9000 wireless system helped usher in a new era of digital wireless in live sound production as superstars The Zac Brown Band and Lady Antebellum delivered ‘magical’ performances to an audience of millions of viewers around the world.  More

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