Ratings Roundup: ESPN Wins Big with Women’s World Cup Finals

July 19, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Despite the United State’s crushing loss to Japan, ESPN won big in Sunday’s 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup Finals.  According to the network, the broadcast was ESPN’s most-viewed and highest-rated soccer match ever, netting an average 13.458 million viewers, based on a 7.4 U.S. household rating (8.58 million households). The USA-Japan thriller surpasses the records […]

Venue News: Qatar’s Sports City Stadium Could Be Most Expensive Ever

July 19, 2011 | Leave a Comment

The Sports City stadium proposed for Qatar could be the most expensive sports facility ever built, now that FIFA plans to play a 2022 World Cup semifinal there, according to the project’s designer. The stadium’s original design covered 45,000 seats with a construction cost of $1.6 billion. Now that Sports City is expected to be […]

ViewCast Doubles its Streaming Media Processing Power With Niagara 7550

July 19, 2011 | Leave a Comment

ViewCast, a developer of hardware and software for the transformation, management, and delivery of professional quality video over IP and mobile networks, announced immediate availability of the Niagara 7550. The newest release in the Niagara 7500 series, the Niagara 7550 takes advantage of the latest multi-core processing technology, greatly expanding its adaptive streaming capabilities and […]

I-MOVIX Strengthens its Position in Mexico

July 19, 2011 | Leave a Comment

I-MOVIX has announced a new reference in Mexico. Televisa, the leading TV channel in Mexico, just opted for the new SprintCam Vvs HD 32Gig. The deal was made possible thanks to the effective collaboration of Insitel Mexicana, the exclusive distributor of I-MOVIX in the country. The I-MOVIX camera, currently used for the Copa America in […]

The Whistle Announces its October Launch

July 19, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Officials have announced the upcoming launch of The Whistle, the first cross-platform content provider focused exclusively on developing sports programming tailored to kids.  The new venture, which is based in New York, is led by an experienced team of sports and entertainment industry veterans. At the helm of the venture are founder and chairman John […]

Broadway Smash Wicked Takes Sennheiser’s Wireless Receivers and Transmitters Along for its Second North American Tour

July 19, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Since premiering on Broadway in October of 2003, Wicked has broken countless box office records and now ranks among the top 20 longest running Broadway plays in history. Throughout its run, Wicked’s worldwide production crew has relied on Sennheiser’s wireless transmitters and receivers in all its performances. Michael “Fodder” Carrico and Anthony Jones supervise the […]

GlobeCast Delivers the Tour de France for France Télévisions for the 15th Consecutive Year

July 19, 2011 | Leave a Comment

GlobeCast announced that it is on-site at the Tour de France to provide the French national broadcaster, France Télévisions, with a complete solution to broadcast every stage of the race. GlobeCast vehicles and teams will be present from Saturday, July 2, to Sunday, July 24, to deliver live coverage of the world-renowned cycling competition. Each […]

CP Communications Balances RF, Production Priorities at the 2011 MLB All-Star Game

July 19, 2011 | Leave a Comment

From ESPN’s Baseball Tonight and MLB Network’s Red Carpet Show to FOX’s live broadcast of the National League’s victory, CP Communications was on hand at the 2011 MLB All-Star Game in Phoenix, dispatching HDRF5 to provide RF video, RF audio, communications, fiber distribution, and production support to all three networks. HDRF5, an all-in-one audio/video-routing and […]

Sports Entertainment Summit II: The Making of an Athlete’s Brand

July 19, 2011 | Leave a Comment

By Steve Harvey The recent surge in social media platforms and the changing nature of celebrity were two central topics discussed by the panel for The Making of an Athlete’s Brand, moderated by Founder/Director of National Sports Marketing Network (NSMN) Jennifer Karpf. The object may be to create engagement between celebrity athletes and fans, but […]

Sports Entertainment Summit II: Sports and Brands

July 19, 2011 | Leave a Comment

By Steve Harvey The recession has impacted relationships between brands and properties, creating higher expectations and requiring greater accountability. As the Sports and Brands panel discussion highlighted, those changes in partnership dynamics have also driven innovation. AEG recently announced a $700 million naming rights agreement for Farmers Field, a proposed stadium in downtown L.A. that […]

Sports Entertainment Summit II: Conquering Social Media

July 19, 2011 | Leave a Comment

By Steve Harvey Social media is invaluable in amplifying and extending the sports fan’s experience. That was the conclusion of a panel entitled Conquering Social Media, which considered how best to engage fans. As Mandalay Entertainment founder Peter Guber noted earlier in the day, “We’re at the beginning of the beginning” with social media. There […]

Sports Entertainment Summit II: Mobiles and Tablets for Stand-alone or Dual-screen Configurations

July 19, 2011 | Leave a Comment

By Mel Lambert “The good news is that there are plenty of mobile consumer devices,” acknowledged Joe Inzerillo, SVP of multimedia and distribution with Major League Baseball Advanced Media, with a knowing grin. “The bad news is that there are plenty of mobile consumer devices! It is too expensive to support all platforms, but which […]

Sports Entertainment Summit II: Broadcast and Broadband Offer Creative Opportunities for Consumer Engagement

July 19, 2011 | Leave a Comment

By Mel Lambert By 2015, the growing importance of IPTV, coupled with the inclusion of computer-based processing within TV receivers, will enable consumers to influence their own individual viewing patterns, rather than rely on set-top boxes. “With full access to metadata,” states David Catzel, senior platform strategy advisor at Microsoft, and a developer with the […]

Snell Expands Americas Organization with Three New Engineering Appointments

July 19, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Snell announced three new appointments to its rapidly growing Americas organization. Industry veteran Craig Turner, a Technical Emmy Award winner, joins the company as vice president of customer support. In addition, Lang Cooksey will serve as senior automation product specialist, and Jeremy Bradbury has been appointed as Snell’s new automation field engineer. “As momentum continues […]

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