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

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

3D Bifocals Become a Reality

Mark Schubin offers up a quick little snack at the Schubin Cafe on the production professional challenge of wearing 3D glasses while also being able to easily see switcher controls, intercom switchers, etc. All Mobile Video EIC Richie Werth offers up a solution here.  More

P. Harris Morris Named President of Harris Broadcast Communications

Harris Corporation has named P. Harris Morris as president of the company’s Broadcast Communications business. Previously, Morris served as vice president and general manager of the Media and Workflow area of the Broadcast Communications business. “I am pleased to have Harris Morris stepping into the role of president of Broadcast Communications,” says Howard L. Lance, […]  More

Super Bowl Kicks Off Busy Month for Bexel Broadcast

Bexel Broadcast Services rolled into Miami’s Sun Life Stadium with its largest contingent of equipment ever for a single Super Bowl client. The equipment provided to CBS Sports includes eight Avid Symphony Nitris systems that are tied into a 24 TB Avid Unity server system; three Sony Super Slo-Mo camera systems; HD monitors throughout the […]  More