Monthly Archives: December 2015

SVG Advisory Board Chairman’s Letter: Looking Back, and Forward

Written on December 31, 2015 at 4:03 pm, by

by SVG Advisory Board Chairman Tom Sahara, VP, Operations and Technology, Turner Sports This year marked the tenth anniversary of the first SVG Technology Summit, an event that brought out more than 400 top executives from across the industry. At the time, it was the largest gathering of sports-technology professionals, with a full day of […]  More

Audio On Key For CES

Written on December 31, 2015 at 12:00 pm, by

Twice.com reports that audio retailers will head for CES with the wind behind their backs, though the wind might not be as gusty as it was last year. Most segments of the audio industry continue to grow, though at a slower pace than before, and the traditional component-audio segment – excluding soundbars – has begun […]  More

More than 9,000 UK households say they still watch black-and-white TV

Written on December 31, 2015 at 11:55 am, by

Editor’s Note: We end our 2015 reporting with a look back at some old technology that’s still holding on. ARStechnica.co.uk reports that almost 50 years after Europe’s first colour TV broadcast took place on BBC2 in the UK, the number of people paying for a black-and-white TV licence is still surprisingly large. The latest TV Licensing survey […]  More

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment to debut UHD Blu-Ray titles in 2016

Written on December 31, 2015 at 11:53 am, by

IndianTelevision.com reports that to coincide with the availability of Ultra HD Blu-ray players in the marketplace in early 2016, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will be offering four titles on Ultra HD (UHD) Blu-ray at initial launch showcasing 4K Ultra HD resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR), offering consumers a sharper, brighter and more colourful home entertainment viewing experience […]  More

NYRA, MSG Networks Extend Partnership With Emphasis on Live Programming

Written on December 31, 2015 at 10:52 am, by

The New York Racing Association (NYRA) and MSG Networks (MSGN) have announced a multi-year agreement that will focus on live programming from Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course.  More

Opera in New York City in 2015

Written on December 30, 2015 at 2:40 pm, by

  Opera was alive and well in New York City, again, in 2015. I have tried to compile all of the opera performances there in that year. I’ve probably missed some. As I’m not a musicologist, and some scholars don’t consider even Bizet’s “Carmen” or Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” to be operas, I used these […]  More

SVG Summit 2015: Digital Leaders Tackle OTT, Monetization, Virtual Reality, and More

Written on December 30, 2015 at 11:43 am, by

Day 2 of the SVG Summit closed out with an in-depth conversation surrounding the world of digital sports programming, distribution, and entertainment. Topics ranging from over-the-top to virtual reality were prevalent through the Summit and experts in the field offered their takes in how digital fits into the grander picture of live sports television.  More

New Data on Sports TV Viewing: Turning the Bubble into a Better Bundle

Written on December 30, 2015 at 9:57 am, by

by Brian Ring, Contributing Editor What if there really is a sports TV bubble? Can we grow consumption of sports TV so that it doesn’t pop? After all, a bubble is just a ‘stretch goal’ for our industry. And if we urgently need to expand sports TV viewership, how should we do it?  More

ATSC 3.0 Audio: A Big Bet?

Written on December 29, 2015 at 1:14 pm, by

TVtechnology.com reports that it’s been nearly two decades since the first version of ATSC 1.0 was adopted, setting the standard for digital television today. With this advancement came additional new technologies to distribute audio and video in digital television, which at the time was the dominant form of media consumption. Today, there are more mobile […]  More

ATSC 3.0 Audio: A Big Bet?

Written on December 29, 2015 at 1:13 pm, by

TVtechnology.com reports that it’s been nearly two decades since the first version of ATSC 1.0 was adopted, setting the standard for digital television today. With this advancement came additional new technologies to distribute audio and video in digital television, which at the time was the dominant form of media consumption. Today, there are more mobile […]  More

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