Monthly Archives: November 2014

Sony Pictures computer system down after reported hack

Written on November 26, 2014 at 2:07 pm, by reports that Sony Pictures Entertainment said its computer system was down for a second day on Tuesday, following media reports of a major hacking attack aimed at the film and television studio. Before Sony Pictures’ computers went dark on Monday, the screens displayed an image of a red skeleton with the phrase “Hacked By […]  More

ESPN Turns Freelance A1s Into Full-Time Employees

Written on November 26, 2014 at 5:18 am, by

By: Dan Daley, Audio Editor, Sports Video Group ESPN has just completed the transition of a number of its regular remote-operations freelance workers, including several A1 audio mixers for NBA and NFL, into staff employees. The project began over the summer. ESPN has declined to say how many new full-time staffers have joined the company. […]  More

SVG Summit To Go Deep on Baseball, Basketball, and Football TV Production

Written on November 25, 2014 at 3:02 pm, by

The SVG Summit, Dec. 15-16 at the New York Hilton, has announced three General Sessions on the latest advances in sports-television production for baseball, basketball, and football. These Day Two panels will focus on the impact of recently introduced instant-replay programs on production workflows as well as other innovations that bring the TV fan closer […]  More

Comcast SportsNet Bay Area Delivers Impact of Sharks Games to Couch Potatoes

Written on November 25, 2014 at 2:26 pm, by

San Jose Sharks fans don’t even need to leave the comfort of their own couch to feel the bone-crushing impact of NHL hockey. At least that’s what Comcast SportsNet Bay Area and tech startup Guitammer are promising with a new broadcast technology that is certainly thinking outside the box for live sports production.  More

‘Stepping Over Dead Bodies’: Has the NFHS Network Figured Out Live High School Sports Production?

Written on November 25, 2014 at 1:55 pm, by

Sports is local. Sports is tribal. Sports is the original social network.  More

Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame: Bob Dixon, an Olympian in Sound Design

Written on November 25, 2014 at 1:18 pm, by

By: Dan Daley, Audio Editor, Sports Video Group Though not particularly passionate about sports, Bob Dixon changed the way the world hears them on television. Part of the first network group dedicated to Olympics production and having worked on Olympics broadcasts since the 1984 Los Angeles Games, Dixon has guided the evolution of Olympics broadcast […]  More

AES-R12-2014, Report on AES67 interoperability plugfest, Munich 2014

Written on November 25, 2014 at 1:16 pm, by

The standard AES67-2013 specifies methods for high-performance streaming audio-over-IP network interoperability. This report, AES-R12-2014, summarizes the AES67 interoperability test event (“plugfest”) held at the Institut für Rundfunktechnik (IRT), Munich, Germany on 27 to 30 October 2014. Ten companies tested 16 products against each other to confirm interoperability. The results are presented, together with the results of […]  More

Fox Sports South Achieves National-Network Feel With Revamped Studio

Written on November 25, 2014 at 12:21 pm, by

Drawing inspiration from its parent company, Fox Sports South recently unveiled a state-of-the-art production studio that rivals any on the national stage. Home to Atlanta Braves and Atlanta Hawks pre/postgame coverage — not to mention a wealth of college-football programming — Fox Sports South transformed its midtown-Atlanta location into one of the country’s most technologically […]  More

Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame: Chris Schenkel, A Consummate Gentleman in the Booth

Written on November 25, 2014 at 11:38 am, by

When it comes to broadcast versatility, few — if any — can match Chris Schenkel. A television stalwart for more than 40 years, he called football, basketball, golf, horseracing, boxing, bowling, and much more. And he did it while earning a reputation as one of the nicest guys in the business.  More

Fox Sports, Miami Heat Secure Longterm Television Rights Agreement

Written on November 25, 2014 at 11:26 am, by

The Miami HEAT and Sun Sports, the regional sports network owned by FOX Sports, announced a new long-term television rights agreement that ensures the network will remain the exclusive regional TV home for the three-time NBA World Champion franchise. Financial terms were not disclosed.  More

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