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More Slow-Mos Than Ever, Two New IP-based Trucks, and a 5.1 Audio Workflow Highlight New Season of NFL on Fox

While the news of Fox Sports producing this year’s Thursday Night Football package in 4K UHD has stolen industry headlines, don’t sleep on Fox’s Sunday afternoon games that are getting significant technological and operational overhauls of their own in 2019. With the addition of more super-slow-motion cameras and Skycams across the network’s portfolio, one of […]  More

Inside Fox Sports’ Upcoming Season of 4K HDR Distribution of Thursday Night Football

As you’ve likely heard by now — and as was officially announced by the network on Friday morning — Fox Sports will be distributing this season’s Thursday Night Football NFL package in 4K UHD (Ultra High Definition) and HDR. Beginning with next Thursday’s matchup between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau […]  More

Fox Sports Tech Q&A: Production Execs Talk 4K, 5G, VR, AR, Virtual Sets and Drones

FOX Sports continues to set a high bar in introducing and implementing next-generation tools and technology into its coverage of live sports. Beginning Thursday, Fox Sports will also be distributing this season’s Thursday Night Football NFL package in 4K UHD and HDR. With the NFL season heating up and MLB Postseason on the horizon, Fox […]  More

NEP’s Intelligent OB Unit Makes Debut at IBC

At IBC, NEP Group showed a new “intelligent outside broadcast” (iOB) for remote production where the director doesn’t want to be remote, but the production still wants to benefit from the savings of having all the processing done in the cloud. Certainly, in the Netherlands, where NEP developed iOB, directors prefer to be at the […]  More

Ratings Roundup: Sunday Night Football Hits Lowest Ratings Valley in Week 2 Since 2007

Ratings roundup is a rundown of rating news from the past week and is derived from press releases and reports around the industry. In this week’s edition, NBC Sports leads NFL Week 2 ratings without a dive in numbers this week, college football rolls on, and Fox Sports’ recent episode of PBC Fight Camp becomes […]  More

Behind the Mic: Fox Sports’ Big Noon Kickoff Heads Out to the LA Coliseum for No. 10 Utah-USC

Behind the Mic provides a roundup of recent news regarding on-air talent, including new deals, departures, and assignments compiled from press releases and reports around the industry. In this week’s edition, Fox Sports Big Noon Kickoff heads to LA for the contest between Utah and USC, a veteran NBA reporter joins NBC Sports Chicago, and […]  More

IP Production Forum: An Inside Look of Telemundo Deportes’ IP-Based Facility

Down in Miami, Telemundo Deportes has been working on a wide range of content within their IP-based production facility since 2018. As one of the first large-scale structures with ST2110, the network has 13 studios and five control rooms at their disposal. By foregoing an SDI model, Telemundo opted for the cost-effective route and survived […]  More

IO Industries Specializes in Mini-Cameras, Resolute Software Applications for Both Digital and Linear Productions

The Sports Video Group is excited to welcome IO Industries as a corporate sponsor. IO Industries Inc. designs and manufactures digital video cameras, digital video recorders, and software for applications in volumetric video capture, live event broadcasting, aerospace and defense testing, scientific research, and industrial machine vision.  Since 1991, the company’s products have been proudly […]  More

IBC 2019 Reflections: EcoDigital’s David Gonce and Geoff Tognetti on How They’re Reenergizing the DIVA Product Suite

Back in June, EcoDigital was formed in order to acquire the DIVA content-storage-management product suite from Oracle (which it had acquired in 2014 as part of its acquisition of Front Porch Digital). IBC 2019 served as the coming-out show for EcoDigital, which is now ramping up development, sales, and support of DIVA solutions.  More