NAB 2018 in Review: Sports-Venue Industry Plots Future of IP Production, Finds Plenty To Excite in Vegas

As the sports-venue industry booms, broadcast-technology vendors continue to get in on the action by positioning their offerings for broadcast and venue video-control rooms alike. And, although this has been the case for the past several NAB Shows, the recent publishing of the SMPTE ST 2110 suite of standards for IP production further strengthened this […]  More

Game Changer MVP’s New Flashpoint In Use During Both NBA and NHL Playoffs

Game Changer MVP has introduced “Flashpoint,” the company’s latest innovation in fan entertainment technology. Designed to engage crowds in a new, fun and distinctive fashion, the interactive software that works within team apps is set to be utilized by the Tampa Bay Lightning and New Jersey Devils during the Stanley Cup playoffs and the Oklahoma […]  More

CEI Hits Off-Season Home Run With Master Control HD Upgrade For Lehigh Valley IronPigs

Fans of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs baseball team will see an exciting upgrade of the replay and display systems throughout Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, PA. Communications Engineering Inc. (CEI) has built a new high definition, replay and master control room that will feed game video, player stats and advertising to a new Daktronics video scoreboard […]  More

ESP Gaming, Poker Central Launch Live Event Studio On Vegas Strip

Poker Central and ESP Gaming unveiled their new studio earlier today. Owned and operated by Poker Central, the studio was built entirely from the ground up at the ARIA Resort and Casino and will be the exclusive home for all Poker Central-owned live events distributed on its over-the-top subscription service, PokerGO. The first production will […]  More

Tech Focus: Venue Sound, Part 2 — A Thriving Market Poses Challenges for System Suppliers

The audio in sports venues has become a more important market for sound-system manufacturers in recent years. It’s certainly more lucrative: as the overall costs of arenas and stadiums spiral upwards, so does the percentage of capital costs allotted for sound and video. However, this burgeoning market does not come without challenges.  More

Tech Focus: Venue Sound, Part 1 — Audio Integrators Look To Enhance the Fan Experience

Over the past two decades, sports broadcasts have been evolving toward cinema, deploying multichannel sound and enhanced effects audio worthy of the Star Wars franchise. Today, the venues have taken note and, like the Empire, are beginning to strike back, offering sound systems give fans in the stands an experience resembling the one they would […]  More

Daktronics Installs LED Video Display At Harvard University

The largest aquatics LED video display in New England is now at one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious universities, Harvard. The LED display, manufactured and designed by Daktronics was installed this winter alongside Blodgett Pool to bring an improved experience to aquatics events.  More

AEG Appoints Hugh Lombardi Target Center GM, Regional VP

Hugh Lombardi has been appointed general manager of the AEG Facilities-operated Target Center in Minneapolis, by Chuck Steedman, Chief Operating Officer, AEG Facilities.In addition being the GM of the Target Center, Lombardi will have cross functional responsibilities serving as a regional vice president of AEG Facilities where he will oversee other venues in the AEG […]  More

The Luxor Las Vegas Opens New Esports Arena On The Strip

Esports Arena Las Vegas, the first permanent Esports venue on The Strip, is now open at the Luxor Hotel and Casino, putting Las Vegas on the global Esports map and providing gaming fans with an experience unlike anywhere else. The 30,000-square-foot, multi-level arena is designed to host every form of competitive gaming, from daily play […]  More