Monthly Archives: January 2015

Live from Super Bowl XLIX: Sky Sports tackles game with new Sure Shot unit

Written on January 31, 2015 at 2:31 pm, by

Sky Sports UK is in the first year of a new five-year deal for the Super Bowl and it is expanding on previous coverage with the use of a new combined satellite/production trailer from Sure Shot, a larger studio position, a pitch side position, and more programming in advance of the big game.  More

Mexico Reduces High-Definition TV Giveaway as Oil Prices Plummet

Written on January 31, 2015 at 2:00 pm, by

Bloomberg.com reports that Mexico trimmed the number of high-definition televisions it will give away by almost four million as federal spending cuts curtail a plan to speed a transition to digital broadcasts. The government now expects to deliver 10 million TVs, down from an initial goal of as many as 13.8 million, Finance Minister Luis […]  More

Live from Super Bowl XLIX: Inside Look at the Making of a World Feed

Written on January 31, 2015 at 10:45 am, by

The Super Bowl’s impact beyond the U.S. continues to grow and this year 18 countries are on site with productions that range from commentary only to three-camera shoots in studio booths. And for Jeff Lombardi, NFL, senior director of international production operations, and his team the goal is to make sure a wide range of […]  More

Live From Super Bowl XLIX: NFL Network Expands Presence for Big Game

Written on January 30, 2015 at 3:14 pm, by

The NFL Network has offered more than 80 live hours of programming this week in advance of Super Bowl XLIX, and the NFL’s presence, including NFL Films and those working on the world feed, will top out at nearly 300 people. The big game also signals the official end of a noteworthy season that saw […]  More

SVG Sit-Down: Level 3 Communications’ Derek Anderson and Jon Alexander

Written on January 30, 2015 at 2:33 pm, by

This weekend, for the 26th consecutive year, Level 3 Communications will be tasked with providing broadcast-video services at the Super Bowl. The NFL and NBC Sports will rely on Level 3’s Vyvx VenueNet+ to deliver Super Bowl XLIX from University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ, which is connected directly to Level 3’s advanced fiber-optic network. In […]  More

Microsoft Azure Media Services To Help Stream the Big Game

Written on January 30, 2015 at 12:55 pm, by

NBC Sports recently announced ‘Super Stream Sunday’, allowing over 11 continuous hours of streaming surrounding Sunday’s big game. While many employees at Microsoft are excited that their home team has a chance to repeat as champions, the company is also proud that NBC Sports has once again selected Microsoft Azure Media Services as a technology […]  More

Panasonic Expands News, Production Applications For AJ-PX270 P2 HD Handheld

Written on January 30, 2015 at 12:20 pm, by

Panasonic released a free firmware upgrade for its popular AJ-PX270 P2 HD handheld that incorporates a new codec (AVC-Intra Class200), full HD streaming and automatic contents transfer, and new recording formats, all enhancing production and remote newsgathering.  More

AJA Releases New Unified KONA, Io Software Delivering Multi-Platform Support for Third Party Solutions

Written on January 30, 2015 at 12:12 pm, by

AJA Video Systems released new v12.1 software for Mac and Windows, for the first time providing a single unified all-in-one device driver and Plug-in installer per platform for all currently shipping AJA edit and streaming hardware.  More

Pittsburgh Benedum Center Adds TSL Soundfield Microphone System

Written on January 30, 2015 at 12:04 pm, by

The Stanley Theatre in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was constructed in 1928 as a “movie palace”. Over the years, it hosted legendary music performances from The Grateful Dead, to Bob Marley and more. Now known as the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts, it is home to the Pittsburgh Opera, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, and the Pittsburgh Civic […]  More

Quantel, Comtelsat Form Reseller Partnership

Written on January 30, 2015 at 11:52 am, by

Quantel has appointed Comtelsat as its reseller partner in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Belize, Honduras and Nicaragua for its full range of news and sports production systems and post finishing systems, as well as the complete Snell Live TV and TV Everywhere product ranges.  More

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