Venue News: Senator Says Vikings ‘Will Move’ Without Stadium Deal

January 7, 2011 | Leave a Comment

The possibility of the Minnesota Vikings’ leaving the state is a very real threat that looms over politicians in the Twin Cities. With the Vikings’ lease at the Metrodome set to expire after next season and the team desperately in search of a new home, many in Minnesota are anxious about the future of the […]

Connected TVs Offer Promise, but Business Challenges Loom

January 7, 2011 | Leave a Comment

If CES 2011 is any indication of the future of the TV-viewing experience, it appears that the days of TV sets that deliver only crystal-clear images will go the way of a wired telephone handset that delivers only crystal-clear sound. Internet-enabled TVs and other devices, such as Blu-ray players and game consoles, are dominating mindshare, […]

EchoStar’s Sling Media Announces Subscription Offering for Verizon Customers

January 7, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Sling Media has announced a subscription offering that will soon be available on select 4G smartphones on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network. Sling Media has created a subscription service offering that gives Verizon Wireless customers the ability to watch their home TV on new 4G smartphones. The subscription service provides a Slingbox, the […]

David Neal Aims To Buck PBR Into Next Level

January 7, 2011 | Leave a Comment

There is a new sheriff in town for the 2011 Professional Bull Riders season, and, while he may be new to the world of bull riding, 30-time Emmy-winner David Neal is far from a newbie when it comes to sports-television production. PBR has brought in the long-time NBC Sports producer and his newly formed David […]

Bexel Adds Stacey Dutton As Business Development Manager, West

January 7, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Stacey Dutton has been named Business Development Manager, Western Region of Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division. With more than 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry and a degree in Communications, Marketing and Fine Arts from New York University, Stacey will be working to manage Bexel’s business development for its […]

Sennheiser Sound Academy to Host Live Production Workshop with Robert Scovill

January 7, 2011 | Leave a Comment

On Tuesday, January 12, at the Hilton in Anaheim, Calif., the Sennheiser Sound Academy is offering a one-day only event covering the essential audio skills needed to successfully engineer both large and small live productions. Robert Scovill, who has mixed more than 3,000 events during his 30-year live sound and recording career, will serve as […]

Ikegami Takes Home Technology and Engineering Emmy

January 7, 2011 | Leave a Comment

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) presented Ikegami with its fourth Technology and Engineering Emmy Award on Thursday, January 6 at a ceremony held during the 2011 International CES (Consumer Electronics Show), in Las Vegas. This award cites Ikegami Tsushinki Co., Ltd. and Avid Technology for their pioneering “Development and Production of […]

Ratings Roundup: BCS Bowls Down But Far From Out

January 7, 2011 | Leave a Comment

As expected, the BCS bowls’ migration from broadcast to cable has resulted in a ratings dip. The decline, however, has not been as significant as many expected, which is good news for ESPN and its $500 million investment in the five BCS games (through 2014). Thus far, all four BCS telecasts are among ESPN’s top […]

VIP Registration for Sports Entertainment Summit Closes Monday!

January 7, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Due to unprecedented demand, complimentary registration for the first Sports Entertainment Summit will close on Monday, January 10. Afterwards, registration will be available paid only at a rate of $295. Don’t miss this important new addition to SVG’s annual conference schedule! SVG Members can attend this event for FREE if you register today. Click here […]

Little Rock NBC Afilliate Adds JVC ProHD Cameras

January 7, 2011 | Leave a Comment

KARK-TV, the NBC affiliate in Little Rock, AR, has purchased three JVC GY-HM790U ProHD cameras for production of its local newscasts. The Nexstar Broadcasting station, which serves the Little Rock-Pine Bluff market (DMA #56), has been using the cameras in its main studio daily since June. While the new JVC cameras, which replaced BTS LDK-91 […]

CES 2011: Ross Video Unveils Vision 2 Live Production Studio, CrossOver Solo Switcher

January 7, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Ross Video has introduced the Vision 2 Live Production Studio, a production system package that combines all of the necessary creative tools into a tightly integrated package. “Producers wanting to harness the power of today’s multi-definition production tools often struggle with the complexities introduced when various servers, switchers and graphics systems are combined”, says Nigel […]

CES 2011: EchoStar Acquires Move Networks

January 7, 2011 | Leave a Comment

EchoStar has acquired assets of streaming media outfit Move Networks and all its assets in an effort to expand its footprint in the broadband video realm. Move Networks, which announced that it was looking to be acquired several months ago, has developed a variety of solutions for large scale streaming of video on the Internet, […]

SENSIO, Darkworks Team Up 3D Gaming Technologies

January 7, 2011 | Leave a Comment

3D image processing company SENSIO Technologies and 3D video game developer Darkworks S.A. have reached an agreement to offer SENSIO Hi-Fi 3D along with TriOviz for Games Technology to 3D game developers and publishers. Under the agreement, SENSIO Hi-Fi 3D will be integrated into TriOviz for Games Technology upon request, giving developers and publishers the […]

ESPN Set To Launch Live Gameday Network for College Basketball, Dubbed Buzzer Beater

January 7, 2011 | Leave a Comment

On Saturday, ESPN will launch ESPN Buzzer Beater, a new HD network that features live cut-ins and highlights from numerous top college basketball games during each Wednesday and Saturday of the college basketball season, as well as breaking news and commentary from ESPN analysts. Buzzer Beater marks ESPN’s second whip-around-style game-day channel, following ESPN Goal […]

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