Monthly Archives: February 2014

Technology Hasn't Hurt TV, Says US Exec

Written on February 28, 2014 at 6:42 pm, by asks: Remember when Big Brother first hit the airwaves and everyone was despairing that cheap reality TV shows would mean the end of quality TV drama? It never quite happened, and the man at the controls of one of the world’s biggest TV drama factories says it’s not likely to happen in the future […]  More

When Will We Convert to HDTV?

Written on February 28, 2014 at 2:32 pm, by

  A few weeks ago I worked on an event television production in New Jersey. Last week I was at the HPA Tech Retreat in California. Yesterday I attended Panasonic’s pre-NAB press conference in New York. What do the three have in common? They made me wonder when we will make the transition to HDTV. […]  More

Nila LEDs Light the 2014 NBA D-League Showcase

Written on February 28, 2014 at 2:22 pm, by

The 2014 NBA D-League Showcase was held in the Reno Event Center in Reno, Nevada, with a schedule of 17 games played over a 5-day period from January 5th through January 9. Nila, a manufacturer of LED fixtures for the Broadcast and Film industries, was invited to replace the existing tungsten and metal halide lights […]  More

FlipTV Outfits OB Unit with Grass Valley Gear

Written on February 28, 2014 at 2:20 pm, by

FlipTV, the Maryland-based provider of mobile TV productions and technical services, has deployed a K2 Dyno S Replay System with a K2 Summit 3G Production Client from Grass Valley inside its 30-foot outside broadcasting (OB) truck, named Captain. The mobile production truck is used to broadcast various college sports, most recently basketball games at American […]  More

NBC Sports Group Reflects on Successful NHL Stadium Series

Written on February 28, 2014 at 1:46 pm, by

We’re only two months into 2014, and this is already the biggest year for hockey in the history of the sport’s relationship with NBC. The Coors Light Stadium Series returns this weekend as the Blackhawks host the Penguins at Chicago’s Solider Field (Saturday, 8 p.m. ET, NBC) in the first NHL regular-season game scheduled to […]  More

HBO Boxing Has Noise on the Ropes With Networked Fiber Audio Transport

Written on February 28, 2014 at 1:44 pm, by

Fiber continues its penetration into audio transport for sports broadcasting. After NFL and, most recently, the Summer Olympics shows relied heavily on fiber cabling, boxing is the next to go that way.  More

Costa Rican Broadcasters Tap Orad for 2014 Elections

Written on February 28, 2014 at 11:23 am, by

Costa Rican broadcasters rely on Orad, with both Repretel and Teletica selecting Orad’s election systems. Both offered their viewers stunning election broadcasts that captivated Costa Ricans everywhere.  More

Azzurro HD Supports DirecTV’s Dan Patrick Show Throughout Super Bowl Week

Written on February 28, 2014 at 11:20 am, by

Azzurro HD, a leading New York Metro Area provider of all-digital HD transport and switching services, was recently commissioned to support the Dan Patrick Show, which hosted a series of live Super Bowl XLVIII preview shows from New York City’s Pier 40 rooftop studio Monday through Friday leading up to the main event.  More

Tektronix, All Mobile Video To Present Hands-On Video Test Expo

Written on February 28, 2014 at 11:18 am, by

Tektronix and All Mobile Video Broadcast Sales will present a hands-on video test expo at the Old Castle Pub in New York City on March 12and meet other professionals working in broadcast, video production, and postproduction.  More

SMT Expands NASCAR Relationship with SprintVision Support

Written on February 28, 2014 at 11:11 am, by

SMT, a leading provider of data integration, graphics presentation, and video enhancement solutions to live sports and entertainment television, announced that it has expanded its relationship with NASCAR Productions to provide a turnkey solution to support NASCAR’s “SprintVision,” an at-track video production at NASCAR events beginning with the 2014 season.  More

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