SES 2011: AEG’s Goldfine Sees Expanding World for Production Personnel

January 21, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Michael Goldfine’s least favorite time of day is 2 a.m. The president of AEG Digital Media kicked off his closing keynote address at SVG’s Sports Entertainment Summit by describing that early-morning hour, when he often finds himself awake and addressing the nagging question “What is going on with my career, and where is the world […]

SES 2011: Fox’s Greenberg Says Both Sports and Entertainment Are All About the Show

January 21, 2011 | Leave a Comment

“There really isn’t much of a difference between sports and entertainment,” opined George Greenberg, EVP of programming and production for Fox Sports, in his keynote address at SVG’s inaugural Sports Entertainment Summit. “We’re all related,” he said. “Because of [former ABC Sports President] Roone Arledge, who was a showman and a real entertainer, he’s made […]

Inside ESPN’s Landmark Texas Longhorns Network

January 21, 2011 | Leave a Comment

ESPN and the University of Texas wrote a new chapter in the history of college sports media this week, officially announcing a joint venture with IMG College to launch a 24-hour Longhorns network. The school-specific linear network will be the first of its kind and is part of a landmark 20-year, $300 million agreement that […]

ESPN To Stream X Games Online Using Newtek TriCaster

January 21, 2011 | Leave a Comment

NewTek’s TriCaster portable live production system will be used to produce and live stream extensive coverage of the ESPN Winter X Games 15 from Aspen, CO, from January 27-30.  Fans attending the X Games will be able to watch events on the in-venue video boards at various locations in Aspen-streamed exclusively with TriCaster. Fans at […]

Venue News: Big House To Get Big Screens

January 21, 2011 | Leave a Comment

The big screen is coming to the Big House. The University of Michigan Board of Regents approved high-definition scoreboards for Michigan Stadium at its meeting this week, along with similar scoreboard enhancements for Crisler Arena and Yost Ice Arena in time for the 2011-12 school year. The project is expected to cost $20 million. The […]

New SVG Sponsor Lyon Video Building Lyon-12 Production Truck

January 21, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Sports Video Group is pleased to welcome Lyon Video as a mobile/integrator sponsor. Established in 1986, Lyon Video provides mobile TV-production facilities, full-service video and film production, postproduction, and DVD authoring. The company has begun construction on its newest mobile-production truck, Lyon-12. It will be built on the Lyon-11 floor plan, which hit the road in 2010 […]

CBS Sports Ready for Cold, Ratings Gold With AFC Championship

January 21, 2011 | Leave a Comment

CBS Sports will wrap up one of its most successful NFL seasons on Sunday night with the AFC Championship game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Jets. And after last weekend’s Jets-New England Patriots game earned a 26.2 overnight rating (the largest in 14 years), expectations are high. “Obviously, we are very happy with […]

Txtstation Hires Campbell as Account Executive

January 21, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Txtstation has hired Brian Campbell as an account executive. Campbell has spent 12 years in the Sports and Entertainment Industry, most recently with the Nashville Predators as a Game Operations Manager. Campbell has also worked for Total Sports Entertainment, the Nashville Sounds and several consulting firms across the US. Campbell is a graduate of Middle […]

Daktronics To Install New LED Displays at Phillies’ Citizens Bank Park

January 21, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Daktronics will provide the Philadelphia Phillies new LED video display that will have offer HD clarity and be much larger than the former video display at Citizens Bank Park. The new display, installed below the iconic “Phillies” sign, will measure 76 feet high and 97 feet wide, totaling 7,372 square feet of digital space. Daktronics […]

Fujinon, Orad, VER Renew With SVG

January 21, 2011 | Leave a Comment

The Sports Video Group is pleased to announce that Fujinon, Orad, and VER have renewed their sponsorships. Fujinon, a platinum sponsor, is a manufacturer and distributor of optics and lens assemblies for the broadcast, digital cinema, and industrial markets. Orad, a premier sponsor, is a leading provider of real time 3D broadcast graphics and video […]

Switzerland’s Top News Portal Brings in Vizrt CMS

January 21, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Swiss multi-national company, Ringier, has chosen Vizrt’s Escenic Content Management System (CMS) to run its Blick Internet News Portal (,  Switzerland’s most-visited news site. “The fact Blick chose our system to provide its core online publishing platform is very rewarding,” says Martin Burkhalter, CEO of Vizrt. “Market-leaders like Blick have a clear vision of the […]

Tightrope Media Systems Announces Zeplay 2.0 Seminars

January 21, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Tightrope Media Systems has announced two Webinars to demonstrate ZEPLAY’s 2.0 features. The next scheduled demos are Friday, Jan. 21 at 2pm ET and Tuesday, Jan. 25 at 11am ET. To view the webinar, dial in to 866-866-4118, ext. 242, passcode 4118.  Then go to the demo site here: ZEPLAY starts at $49,500.00 for […]

Total Sports Asia Taps GlobeCast to Deliver Key Sporting Events

January 21, 2011 | Leave a Comment

GlobeCast has signed a series of deals for sports distribution in 2011, the largest of which is with Total Sports Asia (TSA), the official rights holder for the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Super Series and International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Pro Tour from 2011 to 2013. TSA has appointed GlobeCast as its official satellite service […]

SES 2011: From Survivor to Shaq, It’s All Reality

January 21, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Reality shows are ubiquitous in almost any programming lineup, sports networks included. Programs like Hard Knocks, The Amazing Race, and Shaq Vs. have blurred the line between reality shows and sports, creating new challenges for production teams across the industry. At SVG’s Sports Entertainment Summit in Los Angeles on Tuesday, reality producers from the sports […]

SES 2011: What Entertainment Can Learn From 3D Sports Production

January 21, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Sports content has been firmly entrenched in the driver’s seat throughout these early days of live 3DTV production. However, while dozens of live sports events have been produced in 3D over the past two years, hardly any live entertainment programming has been produced in 3D for television. At Sports Entertainment Summit in Los Angeles on […]

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