Monthly Archives: January 2014

With an Army of Cameras and Next-Gen Tech Toys, Fox Is Ready for Super Bowl Kickoff

Written on January 31, 2014 at 11:14 pm, by

Few, if any, television events offer the cavalcade of new production technologies and massive camera complements that the Super Bowl does. Fox Sports has continued the tradition this year at MetLife Stadium. In addition to an army of 55 cameras for game coverage alone, Fox’s convoy of tech toys includes 4K Super Zoom systems; several […]  More

Game Creek Video Stands Tall at Super Bowl XLVIII

Written on January 31, 2014 at 6:34 pm, by

Super Bowl XLVIII is turning out to be a showcase opportunity for Game Creek Video as during the week 13 of the company’s remote production units have are on hand for to help produce everything from the big game itself as well as pre-game efforts for Fox Sports, ESPN, and the NFL Network as well […]  More

Denver Broncos Land Primetime Gig With Live From New York

Written on January 31, 2014 at 1:28 pm, by

Within an hour of the Denver Broncos’ AFC Championship-clinching victory over the New England Patriots this month, team Senior Director of Event Presentation and Production Mike Bonner was on the phone talking to his staff. It was the Broncos’ first AFC title in 15 years, but Bonner already had his eye on another heady goal:  […]  More

ESPN Harnesses Energy of Super Bowl Blvd. With Street-Level Set

Written on January 31, 2014 at 1:10 pm, by

With three sets scattered throughout Midtown Manhattan, ESPN’s talent and crew certainly have their hands full. There’s the set location in Bryant Park, hosting First Take this week, and the Times Square Studios location, which is broadcasting a number of programs, including Pardon the Interruption and NBA Countdown. But the centerpiece of ESPN’s Super Bowl […]  More

Fox’s Times Square Compound Gets Super Bowl’s — and New York’s — Sound Down

Written on January 31, 2014 at 12:35 pm, by

“It’s more than a game; it’s entertainment, it’s a spectacle.” That’s Rod Conti, Fox Sports’ executive director of technical operations and field operations’ technical services, speaking as he surveys Manhattan’s Times Square from the roof of Fox Sports’ temporary studio, four stories above Duffy Square at 46th Street and Broadway. Fox Sports, working with such […]  More

North Carolina’s WWAY-TV Picks Vizrt’s TV in a Box Solutions, Virtual Trackless Studio

Written on January 31, 2014 at 12:08 pm, by

WWAY-TV, the local ABC station in Wilmington, North Carolina has chosen Vizrt, a leading provider of content production tools for the digital media industry, to develop a trackless virtual studio to enhance its live programming. WWAY-TV has replaced its hard set, ageing control room and standalone cameras with robotic cameras, Viz Virtual Studio and Vizrt’s TV in a […]  More

iStreamPlanet, Tyrell Group Announce Partnership

Written on January 31, 2014 at 11:34 am, by

iStreamPlanet and Tyrell, a broadcast technology solutions provider in the UK and Ireland, today announced a partnership to provide multiscreen, live event and live linear streaming services for content owners, aggregators, and distributors throughout western Europe.  More

Quantum Expands New Flash-Based StorNext 5 Appliance

Written on January 31, 2014 at 11:32 am, by

Quantum Corp. has expanded its StorNext platform with two new StorNext 5 metadata appliances. The new StorNext M445 SSD leverages flash technology to maximize the benefits of StorNext 5, the company’s completely re-architected solution.  More

Lawo V__pro8 performs high-precision AV sync measurement

Written on January 31, 2014 at 11:28 am, by

Lawo has taken its V__pro8 video processing tool to the next level, announcing the release of a new AV-sync measurement feature in the V__pro8 for fast and easy lip-syncing. This new functionality provides accuracy better than +/- 2 audio samples.  More

Clark Media Adds ChyronHego To Broadcast Equipment Rental Offerings

Written on January 31, 2014 at 11:24 am, by

New York and Los Angeles-based broadcast rental equipment and service provider Clark Media, has signed on as an official vendor of ChyronHego’s Lyric PRO graphics creation software and high-performance Mosaic graphics playout platform.  More

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