Recent Posts tagged with South Africa

SuperSport, SABC Send Olympics Home to South Africa

Despite being located more than 10,000 miles south of London, satellite-TV provider SuperSport and South African Broadcast Company (SABC) reveled in the fact that they were able to deliver the Olympic Games live to South Africa during normal viewing hours, thanks to an almost nonexistent time difference. In order to serve this primetime audience back home, […]  More

Venue News & Notes: Soccer Stadiums Destined for Rugby Players?

The billions of dollars that South Africa has spent building and renovating 10 stadiums for the 2010 FIFA World Cup may end up benefiting another sport: rugby. While the venues have been filled to near capacity during the month-long tournament, the country’s economic divide between a mainly poor black majority and a predominantly white wealthy […]  More

Venue News & Notes: Nashville Sports Arenas Flooded

The massive amount of recent rain and bulging rivers in Nashville, TN, are playing havoc with area sports arenas and athletic fields. At about 3 p.m. Monday, water began to rush onto LP Field’s playing surface, reaching approximately 6 ft. high and nearly reaching the first row of seats. “I am certain there will be […]  More

South African TV Network Taps Signiant, LaserNet for Content Management

South African multimedia services provider LaserNet has implemented Signiant’s Content Distribution Management (CDM) system to handle content acquisition, aggregation, and management for the eNews South Africa’s first 24-hour news channel. eNews serves as the news division for e.tv, is the first privately-owned but free-to-air television station in the South Africa. LaserNet has implemented an automated […]  More

Ross, Concilium Team Up in South Africa

Ross Video has teamed up with leading South African supplier, Concilium Technologies, in hopes of increasing its presence in the region. The agreement will extend Concilium’s product portfolio offering the Ross Vision and CrossOver series of production switchers, XPression 3D Character Generator and Virtual Studio system, OverDrive Automated Production Control System, openGear, and SoftMetal Video […]  More

South Africa May Be Low on Power for World Cup

Electrical power shortages and blackouts around South Africa have raised some serious concerns about then nation’s ability to handle the power requirements of the upcoming FIFA World Cup in June and July. According to The New York Times, officials at FIFA expressed confidence that the problems would not have an impact on the games. FIFA […]  More

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