Ken Kerschbaumer, Editorial Director

Ken Kerschbaumer, Editorial Director

Ken Kerschbaumer has been editorial director of the Sports Video Group since 2005 and has been writing about how sports networks and leagues use video and audio technology to deliver a quality TV experience since 1991. He began his career in 1991 at Television Broadcast magazine before joining Cahners where he was editor of Digital Broadcasting magazine. In 2000 he joined Broadcasting & Cable magazine as Senior Editor of Technology. Seven years later he helped co-found the Sports Video Group with Paul Gallo and Marty Porter.

Recent Posts by Ken Kerschbaumer, Editorial Director

Canada’s Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium Develops Calibrated Audience Measurement System

Canada’s Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium has developed a calibrated measurement system to report total unduplicated audience reach of its multi-platform presentation of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Canadian Unique Multimedia Engagement (CUME) index is the cumulative reach of all Canadians that engage with the major media platforms offered by the Consortium. CUME is a […]  More

Schubin Cafe Serving up 3D HDMI Specification

Mark Schubin today offers up a link to the new 3D portion of the HDMI specification, courtesy of Aldo Cugnini in Display Daily. But then again, it may not be “the” definitive consumer 3D standard as, according to Cugnini, “It is format-agnostic, providing support for seven video-format configurations called ‘3D structures,’ and leaving room for […]  More

Romero: OBS — Along With Rightsholders and Vendors — Aims To Inspire in Vancouver

The Winter Games are mere days away, which means it’s crunch time for Manolo Romero, CEO of Olympic Broadcast Services (OBS), and his team. This year’s Games signifies a major milestone as well as a turning point for Olympic coverage. The following article was written by Romero and explains the goals of the major changes […]  More

Golf Channel Reups with SportsMEDIA Technology for Virtual Putting Line

SportsMEDIA Technology Corporation, the award-winning provider of graphics, statistics and video enhancement solutions, today announced a new three year agreement with The Golf Channel has signed a new three-year deal with SportsMEDIA Technology for a virtual graphic solution to enhance the broadcast of its PGA Tour and LPGA Tour golf tournaments.  SportsMEDIA’s SMART Virtual Putting […]  More

WDHD-TV Taps Harmonic for Winter Classic, Winter Games Coverage

Harmonic’s Electra 8000 universal encoder was used by NBC affiliate WHDH-TV Boston for the recent HD broadcast of the 7 News pre-game and post-game shows at hockey’s premiere regular-season event, the 2010 NHL Bridgestone Winter Classic, as well as the local broadcast of the upcoming Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. WHDH-TV selected the Electra 8000 […]  More

Polecam Sets Personal Best for Vancouver Games

A record nine Polecam systems have been commissioned to provide live video from the Winter Games which commence in Vancouver on February 12. “The number of our rigs in use at these big international sports events has increased steadily over the years,” comments Steffan Hewitt, who invented the first Polecam system in 1998. “Six systems […]  More

The Who Tap Into Power of Shure for Halftime Show

A big part of the Super Bowl telecast is the halftime show, which has become a major production in its own right, with the biggest names in music performing their hits live on a gigantic yet temporary stage. “It’s really an incredible production,” says Simon Higgs, monitor engineer for The Who. “I mean, what’s really […]  More

Canon Lenses Play Key Role During Super Bowl Telecast

Mobile production company NEP Broadcasting employed 38 Canon long-zoom HDTV field lenses and portable HDTV zoom lenses to provide viewers with thrilling football action captured in panoramic wide shots, dramatic close-ups, and everything in between. “Image quality is of paramount importance when shooting an event such as the Super Bowl,” stated George Hoover, chief technology […]  More