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

Echolab Taps Harris as Exclusive Atem Switcher Reseller

Harris Corporation and Echolab, have inked a deal making Harris the exclusive reseller of the Atem family of compact production switchers. “Echolab’s agreement with Harris is a boon for customers of both companies,” says Echolab President Nigel Spratling. “Current Atem customers should know they will still have access to the same outstanding service, support, people […]  More

Daktronics Scoreboard, Control Room Built by Twins Fans at Alpha Video Set for Debut

For Andy Price, the Minnesota Twins’ senior director of Broadcasting & Game Presentation, the April 12 home opener at the Twins’ new ballpark, Target Field, will be the first time he and his team will be able to take their 57-ft.-tall x 101-ft.-wide Daktronics HD-X LED scoreboard out for a regular-season spin. Fans will ooh […]  More

Harris Puts ATSC Mobile DTV Front and Center at NAB

Harris Corporation heads to the 2010 NAB Show with the broadcast industry’s most comprehensive product portfolio and more than 40 sales of ATSC Mobile DTV systems confirmed to date. “This is a new era that is providing terrestrial broadcasters with exciting opportunities to monetize their valuable spectrum, expand their viewer reach and benefit their stations’ […]  More

Descoteau Joins CBT Systems as Director of Sales and Marketing

San Diego based, CBT Systems, a broadcast television, engineering, and integration firm, proudly welcomes industry veteran Michael Descoteau to the team. Descoteau will be responsible for the sales and marketing initiatives at CBT Systems. As the Director of Sales and Marketing, Descoteau will employ his 30 years of experience to increase strength in current markets, […]  More

Grass Valley to Trim Workforce by 25 Percent

Technicolor, parent company of equipment manufacturer Grass Valley, an important provider of backbone technology for TV sports production, is cutting approximately 25% of the Grass Valley workforce as it scales the company down from more than 2,500 personnel to less than 1,900. It is unclear where amidst Grass Valley’s global operations those cuts will occur […]  More

Fujinon PL Zoom Lens Line Expands by Two at NAB

Fujinon will complete its family of four PL zoom lenses with the introduction of two additional models: the 24-180 mm T2.6 and 14.5-45 mm T2.0 at NAB. The new lenses join two PL zooms previously introduced: the 18-85 mm T2.0 and 75-400 mm 2.8-T3.8. Designed for current and emerging 35mm format film and digital cinema […]  More

Panasonic Consolidates Companies, To Rely 100% on Sales Channels

Panasonic Broadcast & Television Systems Company is moving its sales to a 100% channel approach as part of a consolidation with Panasonic Computer Solutions Company and Panasonic Professional Display Company under the umbrella Panasonic Solutions Company. Rance Poehler will serve as president. “At Panasonic we have always been focused on providing the most reliable technology […]  More

EVS Xedio Dispatcher Allows XDCAM, P2 Import Directly from the Camera or Disk

EVS Broadcast Equipment is rolling out the Xedio Dispatcher, a new virtual editing software application that will allow ENG files recorded on cameras, including Sony XDCAM and Panasonic P2 to be imported directly from the camcorder or card/disk reader to an EVS system. “Xedio Dispatcher gives ENG crews and journalists on the field the opportunity […]  More

Final Four To Feature Largest Portable Center-Hung Scoreboard, Courtesy GoVision and Dallas Cowboys

This weekend’s Final Four will offer a first for fans inside Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. GoVision will construct a massive octagonal LED center-hung scoreboard comprising 15- x 28-ft. Daktronics HD12 video screens. Besides being the largest portable center-hung scoreboard ever assembled, it hints at a new scoreboard-related revenue stream because, during the NFL season, […]  More