Recent Posts tagged with SportsMEDIA Technology

SVG Sit-Down: SMT’s Drake on the Future of Player-Tracking, Virtual Graphics

In September, after 35 years at ESPN, 15-time Emmy Award winner Jed Drake joined SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology) as EVP of emerging technologies. He had overseen some of ESPN’s most innovative sports-production and technology efforts, including virtual-graphics projects like the 1st & Ten line and K-Zone for NFL and MLB coverage, respectively. Now Drake is on […]  More

SMT Provides Real-Time Stats During Final Four

“3…to 5…to 10…to 5…5 shot good.” It’s not the most colorful and thrilling commentary, but that’s exactly what Michael Morrell will hear as he watches tonight’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship game between Kentucky and Kansas. No, CBS announcer Jim Nantz hasn’t become lethargic with his play-by-play. Morrell, a remote ops technician for data and graphics […]  More

SMT Inks Deal To Acquire IDS, Looks Beyond Sports

In a move that was decades in the making, SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology Corp.) has acquired Information and Display Systems (IDS), combining two of the biggest names in live-data-driven scoring and graphics. Having focused almost exclusively on real-time data and graphics integration for live sports television in the past, SMT has now broken into the in-venue […]  More

NBC, Belmont Reunite for Triple Crown’s Closing Act

After a five-year hiatus, NBC has returned to Belmont Park and, in doing so, brought horseracing’s Triple Crown back to the Peacock. NBC Sports Group will produce 6½ hours of Belmont Stakes coverage over two days on NBC and Versus. The Triple Crown’s return to NBC also brings director Drew Esocoff back to Elmont, NY, […]  More

SportsMEDIA Technology’s Cowboys Stadium Kickoff Show Earns Two Silver Telly Awards

SportsMEDIA Technology Corp. received two Silver Telly awards for its video production and supporting virtual graphics used at the inaugural pre-game show in the Dallas Cowboys’ new stadium during the 2009-2010 season.  SportsMEDIA earned the Silver Telly awards, the highest award offered by this organization, for its creativity and distinctiveness in both the video and […]  More

CBS Sports’ A-Team Returns for 2010 NFL Season

When it comes to CBS Sports’ No. 1 NFL crew, it’s all about continuity. For the seventh consecutive season, the network’s top NFL game each Sunday will be under the watch of lead producer Lance Barrow and director Mike Arnold. In addition, the bulk of last season’s crew will be back, along with play-by-play announcer […]  More

SportsMEDIA Secures Growth Capital, Plans Three-Part Expansion

SportsMEDIA Technology Corp. has secured $12.5 million in growth-capital funding from Vincente Capital Partners. The move is a clear departure for SportsMEDIA, which specializes in live data and graphics integration for sports broadcasters, such as ESPN, NBC Sports, and CBS Sports. Previously, the company had been owned and operated solely by Gerard J. Hall, who […]  More

SportsMEDIA’s ISO Track Debuts During IndyCar Race on Versus

SportsMEDIA Technology Association has introduced a new product called ISO Track that tracks objects in real-time from any moving or fixed television camera.  ISO Track allows broadcasters to tracks and highlights an object or area of interest from a cluster of objects in the image.  Unlike other tracking technology, ISO Track does not require any […]  More

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