Daily Archives: January 9, 2017

Live From CFP Championship: ESPN Lays 15 Miles of Fiber to Support Venue Infrastructure

Written on January 9, 2017 at 9:30 pm, by

Raymond James Stadium is no doubt a gorgeous stage to host a big-time football game, but, compared with the first two sites of the College Football Playoff National Championship Game — AT&T Stadium in Dallas and University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ — it’s a much smaller, older venue.  More

Live from CFP Championship: In an Industry First, ESPN Will Mount a 4K-capable Super Slow Motion Camera on SkyCam

Written on January 9, 2017 at 7:47 pm, by

Network to deploy Sony’s new HDC-P43 to provide unparalleled coverage By Brandon Costa, Senior Editor, Sports Video Group Slow motion replay technology has seen tremendous advancements over recent years but at Monday’s production of the College Football Playoff National Championship Game, ESPN will try something truly unique by placing a 4K-capable super slow motion camera […]  More

Live From CFP Championship: ESPN Deploys ‘Mammoth’ Camera Arsenal With High-Tech Highlights

Written on January 9, 2017 at 4:57 pm, by

John LaChance has been working on Monday’s production of the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game in some fashion for nearly a year now. Yet, standing outside Game Creek Video’s Spirit (the mobile unit playing host to tonight’s main game telecast on ESPN), the director, remote operations, for ESPN struggles to find the adjectives.  More

DC Update: Congress Back in Action

Written on January 9, 2017 at 4:24 pm, by

Congress returned to session last week and hit the ground running on its new, busy agenda. Issues at the top of the “to-do” list include swearing in new members of the Trump Administration, healthcare reform, tax reform, regulatory reform and controversial budget reconciliations. But there are also a number of issues that could impact the […]  More

Live From CES 2017: Top League Execs Discuss Future of Fan Engagement

Written on January 9, 2017 at 3:27 pm, by

When the annual CES took over Las Vegas for the past week, the aisles featured the latest in consumer technology of all kinds, but there was a quiet respite from the hype in the Sands Hall, where Turner Sports provided a showcase not only for its ELeague offering and NBA on TNT but also for […]  More

Live From CFP Championship: For ESPN’s Ed Placey, the Megacast is a ‘Producer’s Dream’

Written on January 9, 2017 at 2:30 pm, by

In its fourth year, ESPN’s MegaCast has never shied away from rolling the dice and offering new and innovative ways of presenting one of sport’s biggest events. For this year’s College Football Playoff National Championship Game in Tampa, FL, there are as many as 14 ways across ESPN’s various linear and digital channels to consume Monday’s rematch between […]  More

Four Hidden Stories on Sports Video at CES 2017

Written on January 9, 2017 at 1:48 pm, by

I don’t have CES bona fides, but I’m sure the 2017 edition was a year not to miss. It was my most inspiring CES yet, and other attendees I spoke with seemed to agree. The big story? A revamped event saw well-organized gatherings at the Aria, Sands, Venetian, and other locations besides the Las Vegas […]  More

NBC’s Playmaker Media, Turner’s iStreamPlanet Team Up To Compete With BAMTech

Written on January 9, 2017 at 1:46 pm, by

NBC Sports Digital and Turner are partnering up their respective Playmaker Media and iStreamPlanet OTT/live streaming/VOD solutions providers. The long-term partnership puts a bullseye squarely on BAMTech, as the combined entity will look to better compete with the MLB-Advanced-Media spinoff to provide leagues and networks with infrastructure and technology for OTT and VOD services. The two divisions will […]  More


Written on January 9, 2017 at 12:48 pm, by

  On Saturday night, 2017 January 7, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences bestowed Technology and Engineering Emmy Awards on Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (the IET), and Siemens for “The Concept of Opto-Electronic Transduction,” a fundamental principle of television cameras: the ability to convert variations in light intensity […]  More

Showtime Sports Puts Multicamera Undercard Bouts on Facebook Live

Written on January 9, 2017 at 11:53 am, by

This is a great way to hype a fight: boxing fans were able to watch broadcast-quality multicam productions of two undercard fights on Facebook Live on Dec. 10, leading up to the night’s headline matches on Showtime. The free Facebook video was a first for Showtime, which presented free to all viewers a 12-round IBF […]  More

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