Monthly Archives: December 2013

Samsung Sells 110-Inch Ultra-HD TV for $150,000

Written on December 30, 2013 at 2:24 pm, by

AP reports, via, that Samsung said a 110-inch TV that has four times the resolution of standard high-definition TVs is going on sale for about $150,000 in South Korea. The launch Monday of the giant television set reflects global TV makers’ move toward ultra HD TVs, as manufacturing bigger TVs using OLED proves too […]  More

Opera Was Alive and Well in NYC in 2013

Written on December 30, 2013 at 12:06 am, by

As some of you might recall, I like to promote the idea that New York City is one of the great opera capitals of the world. In August, I had the idea of listing every opera performed in New York City in a year, and, even though 2013 was more than 2/3 over, I decided […]  More

Australian TV Networks Adapt to Accommodate Tablets

Written on December 29, 2013 at 2:50 pm, by reports that television industry experts have said figures showing Australians spend more time using their iPads and other tablets than watching TV are not an indication that the local TV networks are losing a fight to the death with new mobile technology. Research by Canstar Blue in December found tablet owners spend an average […]  More

Sony, Panasonic to End Joint OLED TV Production

Written on December 27, 2013 at 2:19 pm, by reports that Sony and Panasonic, Japan’s two largest consumer electronics companies, said that they will end joint development of organic light emitting diode (OLED) television screens, a thinner and brighter type of next-generation display in which Korean rivals have a head-start. The two companies, which have been scaling back their TV operations after chalking […]  More

Forecast: African Broadcasting in 2014

Written on December 27, 2013 at 1:22 pm, by has David Hochner’s (CEO of SatLink Communications) predictions for the broadcasting and satellite markets over the next 12 months: This year has seen a huge array of developments within the broadcasting and satellite space ranging from the rise of connected devices, OTT and Smart TV’s becoming common place in the home, the emergence of […]  More

YouTube Adds “2160p 4K” Option To Video Quality Settings

Written on December 26, 2013 at 2:46 pm, by reports that YouTube has quietly dropped a Christmas present for fans of 4K Ultra HD technology: sometime over the last week, the Google-owned website has added a direct option to identify and select 4K clips on the immensely popular video sharing platform, making it easier for owners of ultra high-definition (UHD) TVs to enjoy […]  More

Videographers Can Now Create 3D Videos With the Latest Update to Pavtube MXF MultiMixer

Written on December 26, 2013 at 11:12 am, by

The following Press Release was issued by Pavtube Studios on December 25, 2013: The latest upgrade to Pavtube’s MXF MultiMixer software allows users to now create 3D videos and still support multi-track audio preservation. The latest upgrade also allows MXF videos to be played on websites, tablets, smartphones and TVs. Photographers and videographers can now […]  More

Best of 2013: Funky Glasses Kill 3D TV Dream (video)

Written on December 24, 2013 at 11:50 am, by

The television industry promised 3D TV would revolutionize home entertainment. Samsung, Panasonic, Sony — even retailers like Best Buy got in on it. But three years later 3D TV still hasn’t taken off. So what happens now? Bloomberg Businessweek’s Sam Grobart takes a look. (Source: Bloomberg) See the video at  More

SVG Summit: With the Right Tools, Big Data Yields Big Results for Broadcasters

Written on December 23, 2013 at 1:09 pm, by

Gone are the days when the intricacies of sports could be described using a few words and a replay.  Much to every stats geek’s delight, sports broadcasts are now replete with the analytical tools to mine and translate piles of raw data into digestible on-air graphics. The question is, how are broadcasters tackling such a […]  More

SVG Summit: Bringing National Quality to Regional Sports Networks

Written on December 23, 2013 at 12:48 pm, by

While national networks such as ESPN, Fox Sports 1, and NBCSN garner a majority of the media headlines, the regional sports network market is one that continues to rapidly grow.  More

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