Recent Posts tagged with NBC Universal

NBC Sports Boston Preps for the Future With State-of-the-Art NBCU Boston Media Center

Last month, NBC Universal opened the doors to the state-of-the-art NBCU Boston Media Center, the new home of NBC Sports Boston, NBC10 Boston, Telemundo Boston, and NECN (New England Cable News). With a SMPTE ST 2110 IP infrastructure and sprawling studio space, the multimillion-dollar, 160,000-sq.-ft. facility immediately put NBC Sports Boston among the elite regional […]  More

DTV Audio Group’s AES Conclave Focuses on Hollywood

The DTV Audio Group’s annual AES Show meeting this month took its cues from the event’s Los Angeles location to examine topics that reflect film and television’s turn toward immersive audio formats, the imminence of virtual-reality media, and the ongoing convergence of conventional and new media, via similar workflows, toolkits, and mind-sets.  More

Fingerprint Technology Makes Gains in Securing Olympics Content

When an organization like NBC Sports spends $1.18 billion for the rights to an Olympics Games, content security — ensuring that only viewers access the content through authorized channels — is no doubt a priority. Two NBC Universal executives who oversaw that process this past summer shared their technology strategies and ultimate success story with […]  More

NBCUniversal Blankets Super Bowl XLVI

NBCUniversal will surround its coverage of Super Bowl XLVI with an unprecedented and diverse collection of assets ranging from sports to news to entertainment. It will also utilize Spanish-language programs, kids news services, theme parks and in-flight programming to cover and promote the game. Coverage of Super Bowl XLVI from Indianapolis on Sunday, February 5 […]  More

NBC Sports Group Doles Out $2B for NHL Rights, Versus Rebranding on Horizon

The NHL’s long journey back to significance following the devastating 2004-05 lockout seems to have come to an end. The league has announced a blockbuster 10-year, $2 billion media-rights deal with NBC Sports Group. The agreement covers the digital rights across all platforms and devices for games televised by NBC and Versus. “There is absolutely […]  More

CALM Act, Suppliers Give Broadcasters the Tools To Manage Loudness

Last year was the first full year of implementation for the ATSC Recommended Practices (RP) from the subgroup on Loudness Issues (Techniques for Establishing and Maintaining Audio Loudness for Digital Television, or RP-A/85), a hefty document that sets guidelines and methods for addressing audio loudness across television programming. RP-A/85 brought television broadcasters an agreed-upon scheme […]  More

Automation, Software Systems Help Video Distribution to Multiple Platforms

The explosion in new-media platforms — Web, mobile phones, video-on-demand, interactive TV, alternative-view channels — has made television distribution dramatically more complex than it was a decade ago, said network and sports executives Thursday at the HD World conference in New York. In the panel discussion Strategic Challenges of Multi-Platform Distribution, moderated by technology consultant […]  More

Networks, DTV Audio Group Step Up in Audio Education

By the time Orlando-area resident Tim Bischof graduated from Full Sail’s audio program earlier this month, he already had a résumé that included A2 work on ESPN’s World Cup Virtual Shoots production at the network’s Wide World complex at Disney World and experience on its X Games coverage of motocross events at the Staples Center […]  More

Madden, HBO Sports Highlight 31st Sports Emmys

In a night dominated by HBO and HBO Sports’ nine wins, the presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award to legendary sports broadcaster John Madden stole the show at the 31st Annual Sports Emmy Awards. Last year’s Lifetime Achievement honoree, NBC Universal Sports and Olympics Chairman Dick Ebersol, joined Dallas Cowboys owner/GM Jerry Jones in presenting […]  More

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