Monthly Archives: June 2016

Virtual Reality To Debut at Olympics in Rio; NBC To Stream VR Content via Samsung Devices

Written on June 30, 2016 at 10:31 am, by

Virtual reality will make its Olympics debut this summer, as Olympics Broadcast Services (OBS) will produce 85 hours of VR programming on a one-day delay at the Rio 2016 Olympics Games. The VR content will be supplied to NBC Olympics, which will deliver the coverage exclusively to authenticated users of compatible Samsung Galaxy smartphones together with […]  More

Bruin Sports Capital Acquires deltatre, Looks to Expand U.S. Presence

Written on June 30, 2016 at 8:48 am, by

Bruin Sports Capital has acquired deltatre, whose clients include UEFA, FIFA, the English Premiere League, ATP, BBC, BT Sport and Fox. Under this deal, deltatre CEO and co-founder Giampiero Rinaudo will continue to lead as CEO of the company, which includes offices in Turin, Italy, London, UK and Munich, Germany, as well as in France, Switzerland, India, […]  More

WRAL begins broadcasting in next-gen TV technology [video]

Written on June 29, 2016 at 6:38 pm, by

From, itself: WRAL-TV on Wednesday became the first commercially-licensed television station to broadcast its news under next-generation standards. Capitol Broadcasting’s NBC affiliate in Raleigh-Durham, WRAL, launched its new ATSC 3.0 station by airing “Take Me Out to the Bulls’ Game,” a documentary shot, edited and post-produced in 4K/UHD HDR. Following the documentary, the station switched […]  More

IMAX will build your home theater for a mere $400,000

Written on June 29, 2016 at 6:31 pm, by reports that for anyone tired of paying up for 3D IMAX movie tickets, the company is now offering in-home, high-definition, floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall, officially calibrated IMAX theater systems. All you need to bring is about half a million dollars and a spare wing of your palace to install it in. As Bloomberg reports, the new […]  More

The Baseball-and-Opera Building

Written on June 29, 2016 at 2:18 pm, by

  Once upon a time, a little pig lived with four geese on a rooftop farm high above the streets of New York City. The little pig’s name was Nanki-Poo. All of the information above appeared in a news story in The New York Times on November 12, 1907 about how the little pig’s owner’s […]  More

White Paper: Delivering the Digital Experience of the Future

Written on June 28, 2016 at 4:03 pm, by

Global sportscasting is undergoing a rapid evolution. From a historical perspective, it has traditionally been at the forefront of technology advances, being among the earliest broadcast programming for radio, starting in 1920. Since then, sports coverage has led the way in early technology adoptions: TV (1936 Olympics), color TV (1955), satellite (1962), CATV (1972 HBO), […]  More

RSN Summit: VPs, GMs Address Building Value Around Live Events

Written on June 28, 2016 at 2:31 pm, by

Regional sports networks (RSNs) spend a great deal of money and spend a great amount of their efforts on acquiring live local sports rights. Games are the core to everything at an RSN, but in what ways are the networks building day-long, year-round value to MVPDs, subscribers, and advertisers? At SVG’s inaugural RSN Summit in […]  More

Pliant Technologies Names Mega Audio GmbH as German Distributor

Written on June 28, 2016 at 2:24 pm, by

Pliant Technologies, the new professional intercom division of CoachComm, has named Mega Audio GmbH as its distributor for Germany. Mega Audio GmbH will help Pliant to further foster relationships with both current and new customers in the region.  More

Turner Sports, PGA of America, and Ryder Cup Europe Launch New

Written on June 28, 2016 at 2:22 pm, by

Turner Sports in partnership with the PGA of America and Ryder Cup Europe have launched a newly designed this week. The site has transitioned into a year-round destination featuring a new look-and-feel, simplified navigation, and expanded content offering so fans can embrace the history and legacy of the world’s premier international golf event.  More

Christie Experiential Network, Allure Ink Deal With Southern Theatres

Written on June 28, 2016 at 2:19 pm, by

Allure and its Christie Experiential Network (CEN), leaders in creating engaging experiential Digital Out-of-Home (DOOH) solutions, has signed a deal with Southern Theatres to deliver digital in-theatre advertising and promotional content through its interactive and experiential digital displays in theatre lobbies. The deal further expands Southern Theatres’ multiyear partnership with Allure and CEN for digital […]  More

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