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NAB Perspectives: ChyronHego’s Prince Goes Behind the Scenes of MLBAM’s Statcast

NAB could not have arrived at a more fitting moment for ChyronHego: on the heels of MLB Opening Day and just as MLBAM ramped up its Statcast player-tracking system, which the company was integral in developing, at all 30 MLB ballparks. ChyronHego highlighted the cutting-edge MLBAM Statcast and its TRACAB image-based tracking system at NAB […]

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SVG Biz Report: HBO, Showtime, InDemand Prep for Historic Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight

By Mike Reynolds, Contributing Editor Boxers often succeed by landing combinations. With the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao bout drawing nigh, promotional flurrying behind the megafight is about to go rapid-fire.

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NAB Perspectives: Primestream’s Lisman on Latest FORK, Xchange Updates and Their Role at USC

Primestream hit the NAB 2015 exhibit floor with the latest versions of its FORK asset-management and automation system and Xchange collaboration software, which provides production teams Web access to content on their FORK production servers from any PC or tablet device. Primestream also announced that its FORK Logger metadata-tagging module now integrates with in-depth, prepopulated […]

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NAB Perspectives: Wowza Media Systems’ Stubenvoll on Bringing Streaming Cloud Services to the Masses

It was a big NAB Show for Wowza Media Systems, which made some of the biggest product introductions in its history. With the new Wowza Streaming Engine Pro and Wowza Streaming Cloud, the company is looking to make streaming services — especially transcoding — more cost-effective for the various levels of content creators. SVG sat […]

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NAB Perspectives: Azzurro’s Lanton Details New All-in-One Transmission Briefcase, AzzurroCam Enhancements

At NAB 2015, Azzurro Group unveiled an all-in-one transmission briefcase capable of transmitting HD video over minimal public-Internet bandwidth, as well as several enhancements to AzzurroCam, the system on which the company has made its name in sports production. The AzzurroCam HD live-shot system enables remote control of camera, audio, lighting, IFB, and more from […]

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NAB Perspectives: 3Play Media’s Mitchell Says FCC Guidelines Are Changing Video Captioning

In the coming months and years, the FCC and directives from the American Disabilities Act are going to mean more-stringent guidelines for the closed-captioning of clips posted to the Web by major broadcasters. Companies like 3Play Media, which made its presence felt at the LVCC, are in a position to help in that process. According […]

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NAB Perspectives: ScheduALL’s Nirenberg on Automating Transmission

While the halls of the LVCC buzzed with the promise of IP transmission, satellite providers still had their day as the transmission method of choice for big-time television productions, especially live sports events. Regardless of how your signal is transmitted, however, ScheduALL wants to simplify that process. At NAB 2015, the company demonstrated its new […]

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NBA Digital Optimizes Game Time App for Apple Watch

As Apple aficionados and gadget enthusiasts eagerly await today’s arrival of their new Apple Watches, basketball fans can look forward to keeping up with their favorite teams via their wrists. NBA Digital announced that the league’s signature NBA Game Time app is available as an Apple Watch app.

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NAB Perspectives: Adtec Digital’s Johnson on the Push Toward HEVC, UHD

Looking to bridge the gap between MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 — and even pave the way for HEVC — Adtec Digital showed off its EN-30 encoder platform at NAB 2015. The EN-30 dual-channel HD/SD-SDI contribution and distribution encoder supports ATSC, DVB, and ISDB applications via IP, ASI, and optional DVB-S/S2/S2X RF transport and can even deliver […]

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Ratings Roundup: Masters Up 26% on CBS; NBA Regular Season Down on TNT and ESPN, Up on RSNs

CBS Sports’ final-round coverage of the 2015 Masters on Sunday, April 12 carded ratings and viewership increases of 26%. Sunday’s final-round earned an average fast national household rating/share of 8.7/19, and an average viewership (Persons 2+) of 14.0 million viewers, both up 26% from last year’s 6.9/15 and 11.1 million, respectively. This year’s final-round peaked […]

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