Giant Control Room, At-Home Workflows on the Docket for ESPN’s World Cup Adventure

Jed Drake doesn’t pull any punches. For ESPN’s SVP/executive producer, the World Cup is his baby. So, when Fox Sports won the U.S. English-language–rights battle for the 2018 and 2022 editions of the global event, Drake called his good friend David Hill, then CEO of Fox Sports Media Group, to congratulate him. “I asked him […]  More

SES Preps for World Cup in Transmission-Challenged Brazil

With the kickoff of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil just six weeks away, broadcasters are gearing up for what promises to be one of the most widely distributed events of all time — not to mention a monumental transmission challenge. With limited transmission and broadcast infrastructure in several of the 12 World Cup […]  More

Brazil’s TV TEM Boosts ENG Broadcast Coverage with Integrated Microwave Technologies

In an effort to increase its ENG coverage in Brazil’s competitive broadcast market, TV TEM, a regional affiliate of TV Globo, has made a substantial purchase of equipment from Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division, and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems for the Broadcast and Sports & Entertainment […]  More

Adobe Premier Pro Central To HBS’s 2014 FIFA World Cup Workflow

Pulling off the broadcast of the largest sports show on earth, spanning nearly a month’s worth of content, is no small task. HBS, FIFA’s dedicated host broadcaster for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, has contracted EVS and Moovit.  EVS will provide for the central FIFA Media Asset Exchange Server (FIFA MAX) located at the International […]  More

Broadcast Solutions Adds Lawo Gear for Cricket Coverage

As Broadcast Solutions worked towards the completion of the ICC (International Cricket Council) World Twenty20 competition in early April – broadcast in 5.1 surround for the first time – it was also preparing to move its cricket coverage from Bangladesh to the UAE and India to cover the Indian Premier League (IPL). To handle its […]  More

Sony, FIFA Detail Plans for 4K Production at 2014 World Cup

Sony and FIFA have announced that they will collaborate on a range of 4K initiatives at the 2014 FIFA World Cup (June 12 – July 13), including production of the Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Film in 4K Ultra HD, and produce three full matches in 4K to further promote the growth of 4K content. […]  More

Behind the Mic: Josh Elliot Departs ABC’s GMA for NBC Sports; ESPN Adds Wedge, Mendoza to Baseball Tonight Lineup

Josh Elliott, news anchor of ABC’s Good Morning America for the past three years, will join NBC Sports Group to work on the NFL, the Summer and Winter Olympics, and Triple Crown horse racing, among other high-profile sporting events, it was announced today. Elliott spent seven years with ESPN, most recently anchoring SportsCenter (2008-11) as […]  More

Brazil’s EPTV Outfits HD OB Van with Grass Valley Gear Prior to FIFA World Cup

Brazil’s Empresa Paulista de Televisão (EPTV), part of the commercial network TV Globo, replaced their SD OB van with a brand new HD OB van equipped with a scalable Grass Valley live production solution for HD coverage of major sporting events including the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The purchase includes 12 LDX […]  More

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