Monthly Archives: September 2015

Turner Sports Promotes Craig Barry to EVP of Production & Chief Content Officer

Written on September 30, 2015 at 4:36 pm, by

Turner Sports has elevated Craig Barry to executive vice president of production and chief content officer.  In an expanded role, Barry will add oversight of all Turner Sports business interests surrounding the recently announced eSports league, created in partnership with WME | IMG.  More

In-Venue Audio Takes the Spotlight

Written on September 30, 2015 at 8:50 am, by

By Dan Daley, Audio Editor, Sports Video Group On the field or on the air, sound remains the third dimension to the sports experience. While broadcast sound is on the verge of entering its next format era, with the so-called immersive-audio formats like Dolby’s AC-4 and the MPEG-H Alliance’s eponymous entry apparently ready to join […]  More

How the Supreme Court Made Color Television Possible

Written on September 29, 2015 at 4:46 pm, by

You know the story, if you have a degree in communications, but just in case… Time.com reports that the first color TV was sold on Sept. 28, 1951—after the technology had gotten approval from the highest court in the land The first color TV models reached American stores at the end of September in 1951. […]  More

John Logie Baird recording saved for the nation

Written on September 29, 2015 at 4:44 pm, by

The BBC reports that an anonymous donor with links to John Logie Baird’s home town has stepped in to ensure a historic recording of his first transmission of trans-Atlantic TV pictures will stay in Scotland. The 1927 footage, on a phonovision shellac disc, is the world’s oldest surviving 78rpm piece of video. It features Logie […]  More

Football Sound: Improvements Are Incremental Now Rather Than Monumental

Written on September 29, 2015 at 3:48 pm, by

By Dan Daley, Audio Editor, Sports Video Group The broadcast sound for NFL games has reached a kind of plateau. Networks and their A1s have taken the combination of 5.1 surround and unprecedented access to on-field audio — in the form of player microphones, improved parabolic dishes, and more shotgun mics — and brought an […]  More

SVG’s FutureSPORT Plots Tech Roadmap Ahead

Written on September 29, 2015 at 1:20 pm, by

On Wednesday, more than 200 sports-production pros gathered at the New York Hilton Hotel for SVG’s annual FutureSPORT, which once again focused on next-gen technologies and bleeding-edge innovations on the horizon in the live-sports-production market. The full-day event was title sponsored by Sony and also supported by gold sponsors Evertz, Grass Valley, Hitachi, and VER […]  More

German Production Company _wige GROUP Goes to the Cloud With Signiant

Written on September 29, 2015 at 12:29 pm, by

When it comes to developing adrenaline-pumping motorsports content, few production companies across Europe do it better than Germany-based _wige GROUP.  More

Despite Battling the Elements, NFL Network’s Football Town Scores

Written on September 29, 2015 at 12:25 pm, by

Coinciding with the kickoff of the NFL season, NFL Network launched a documentary series that showcases the sport away from the spotlight of the major franchise markets. And nowhere is farther from the glare than Barrow, AK.  More

Honoring Yogi

Written on September 29, 2015 at 12:19 pm, by

It was a sad day in Yankeeland last Wednesday when news broke that Yogi Berra, beloved baseball icon and the greatest living New York Yankee, had died at the age of 90. Amid grief, the YES Network production team snapped into action to deliver five hours of live Yogi Berra Remembered coverage on the fly […]  More

Despite Battling the Elements, NFL Network’s Football Town Scores With FUJINON Cabrio Lenses

Written on September 29, 2015 at 11:50 am, by

Coinciding with the kickoff of the NFL season, NFL Network launched a documentary series that showcases the sport away from the spotlight of the major franchise markets. And nowhere is farther from the glare than Barrow, AK.  More

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