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

Broadcast Facilities Inc. Purchases Crawford Communications Satellite Services Division

Broadcast Facilities, Inc. (BFI), has purchased Crawford Communications, Inc.’s Satellite Services division. The stock acquisition includes all of Crawford’s television network origination, Teleport, satellite uplink trucks, Internet, production and government services portions of the business. BFI’s other primary asset is Andrita Media Center, the largest independent HD and SD network origination, production, post-production and digital […]  More

EVS Launches XT[2]+ Server with More of Everything

The XT[2]+ , a new video production server from EVS, has been introduced, offering more bandwidth and greater capabilities to broadcasters across the globe. The shipment of the first XT[2]+ will begin in March 2010. “The XT[2]+ has been designed to meet extended production requirements from customers,” says Pierre L’Hoest, CEO of EVS. “The newly […]  More

Vancouver 2010: Denon Has Olympic-Sized Role with NBC at Games

Denon Electronics has been selected to provide audio quality control products to NBC Universal during NBC’s coverage of the Vancouver Winter Games from Vancouver, February 12-28.  The announcement was made today by Bob Dixon, Director of Sound Design & Communications, NBC Sports. This marks the sixth straight Games in which NBC has relied on Denon […]  More

Linear Acoustic Hits the Road To Educate Broadcasters on Loudness Issues, Solutions

Linear Acoustic kicked off its 2010 Hear Factor Tour with a presentation at the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) Chapter 36 meeting in San Diego on Jan. 13. The tour helps attendees further understand loudness-control issues discussed in the company’s successful 2008-09 Myth Busters Tour. Presented at local SBE and SMPTE meetings across the U.S., […]  More

FCC Adopts Order To Clear the 700 MHz Frequency of Wireless Mics by June 12

Sports broadcasters, leagues, and networks that rely on microphones that operate in the 700 MHz spectrum will need to find new spectrum as of June 12. The Federal Communications Commission late Friday released an order that turns the spectrum over to communications services for public safety and the deployment of next-generation 4G wireless devices for […]  More

The Future of 3D: Ten Questions To Ponder

The central hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center put 3D display (and even production) technologies front and center at CES last week, proving just how serious consumer-electronics manufacturers are about 3D. But as Betamax, Super Audio CD, and HD-DVD have shown earlier, just because the industry says “this is what you want,” that doesn’t […]  More

CES in Review: Beyond 3D

The Consumer Electronics Show is fading in the memory banks, but the announcements are just beginning to sink in. And surprisingly, while 3D may have been the hot topic at the show, other announcements and trends could have just as much, if not bigger, impact on sports content distribution and new revenue streams. Even better? […]  More

All Mobile Video 3D Truck Slated To Hit the Streets by NAB

The latest remote-production-truck provider to take the 3D plunge, All Mobile Video will roll out a 53-ft. double-expando 3D-capable production truck at NAB, according to President Eric Duke. “The truck will have a strong 2D backbone but is also 3D-capable,” says Duke. “Our goal is to make the truck user-friendly so, if a client books […]  More

Panasonic’s 3D Camcorder a Hit at CES

Sports broadcasters and league professionals spent much of their time at CES checking out the new 3D displays and WiFi-enabled HDTV sets. But they also had a chance to check out a new product for broadcasters: Panasonic’s HD 3D camcorder that will be given more prominence at the company’s NAB booth than it had here […]  More