SVG, TVNewsCheck Launch NAB Now
By: Sports Video Group
Thursday, February 12, 2009 - 11:05 am

The Sports Video Group and TVNewsCheck, the industry’s leading online news authorities for sports and local-TV broadcast professionals, announce the launch of NAB Now, an online editorial news service that draws on the editorial experience of both companies and will focus on the industry’s biggest event: the NAB convention to be held in Las Vegas April 19-23.

The collaborative effort, the first of its kind between the two
companies, will provide the broadcast and production industry with the
most extensive coverage of NAB news and developments before and during
the show, including live reports from the show floor.

“The combined editorial forces of SVG and TVNewsCheck have more than 150 years of combined experience covering NAB and the issues that are most important to NAB attendees,” says SVG Editorial Director Ken Kerschbaumer. “NAB Now will give readers of SVG and TVNewsCheck the inside track on the hottest products, news, and developments before, during, and after the big show.”

Under the banner of NAB Now, breaking news will be delivered to the
combined audiences of both organizations beginning this week and
featured on both www.sportsvideo.org and www.tvnewscheck.com. The
collaboration begins this week with the first in a nine-part series
that previews the latest technology trends at NAB and continues through
the convention’s six-day run in Las Vegas with on-the-spot reports from
the exhibit floor and conference rooms.

To pull it all off, TVNewsCheck and SVG are collectively assembling a
staff of 10 reporters to cover new-product news and announcements,
making it the largest and most experienced NAB editorial team in the
industry.

The team will be led by TVNewsCheck Editor Harry A. Jessell and SVG’s Kerschbaumer.

“We’re going to amp up the scope and the urgency of reporting from NAB
to a level it hasn’t seen in 20 years,” says Jessell. “Readers of
TVNewscheck.com and Sportsvideo.org across the nation will be able to
follow all the action from their desktops, laptops, and PDAs. What
happens in Vegas will not stay in Vegas.”

The Sports Video Group was formed in 2006 to support the professional
community that relies on video, audio, and broadband technologies to
produce and distribute sports content. Leagues, owners, teams, players,
broadcasters, Webcasters, and consumer-technology providers have joined
the SVG to learn from each other, turn vision into reality, implement
new innovations, while sharing experiences that will lead to
advances in sports production/distribution and the
overall consumer sports experience.

TVNewsCheck is the leading source of industry news for broadcast-television executives and managers. Launched in 2006, TVNewsCheck LLC
operates TVNewscheck.com, a continuously updated news Website with more
than 32,000 registered readers. The company also publishes daily
e-newsletters TVNewsCheck AM and TVNewsCheck PM and Tech Thursday, a
newsweekly for broadcast TV engineers.

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