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Globo TV hits Web

Globo TV Sports, Brazil’s largest sports broadcaster, is finally getting a Web presence. The site, www.globotvsports.com, includes updated information about football matches of the Brazilian Championship, S o Paulo Championship, Rio de Janeiro Championship and the Brazilian Cup, in addition to the history of the most important Brazilian teams and timetables of the next games. […]  More

NCAA begins massive archive project

The NCAA has begun an ambitious project to digitize tens of thousands of hours of past championship performances as it begins taking more than 100 years of film and video recordings and converts them to digital data storage. Greg Weitekamp, NCAA director of broadcasting, says the goals are two fold: to preserve the NCAA’s history […]  More

Turner gives fans realtime text poll results

Text messaging has a lot of potential as a polling device but it wasn t until Turner Sports hooked up with New Zealand-based Txtstation that it s real potential could be realized. This takes text voting to another level, says Lenny Daniels, Senior Vice President and Coordinating Director for TNT Sports. Turner is using the […]  More

NBA brings League Pass to Broadband

The National Basketball Association continues to expand its online presence, now launching NBA LEAGUE PASS Broadband, a new added feature providing all NBA LEAGUE PASS subscribers with access to live video webcasts of up to 40 NBA regular season games a week on NBA.com. The service marks the first time fans will have access to […]  More

NCAA digitizing championships

Literally tens of thousands of hours of NCAA championship sports footage is available online through a deal the NCAA cut with Thought Equity, a footage licensing and management company. Thought Equity is currently in the midst of a massive digitization project of the entire archived library of NCAA championships coverage, beginning with footage captured as […]  More

ESPN, ABC Get Xcited with Winter X Games

On January 28 Aspen will host ESPN s annual Winter X Games, a televised celebration of backside rotations, double grabs, and pop tarts. But it s also a cutting-edge technology showcase as the network looks to make its coverage as intense as some of the tricks in the competition. ESPN s XGames coverage will push […]  More

Instant replay expected to get NCAA nod

After further review instant replay seems headed to return to college football this fall. The past season was the first wide-spread test of the technology, with eight of Division I football s 11 conferences using it to help officials make some tough calls. So now the NCAA and the American Football Coaches Association have to […]  More

NASCAR.com, SportsBlast start their engines

Fox has The Simpsons. NASCAR.com has The Kellys. And they both have Nancy Cartwright. Best known as the voice of Bart Simpson, Cartwright s own company, SportsBlast, has given NASCAR racing fans an animated family of its own for nearly five years. With the help of Flash animation technology, up to 47 employees, and a […]  More

XDCAM HD hits strees in March

New Sony HD option arrives in March Sports broadcasters and teams looking for another HD option will have yet another in early March when Sony begins shipping XDCAM HD, the high-definition version of its XDCAM blu-ray based recording format. “All sports teams are dealing with HD networks that are asking the teams for footage but […]  More

Sony high (def) on XDCAM

Sports broadcasters and teams looking for another HD option will have yet another in early March when Sony begins shipping XDCAM HD, the high-definition version of its XDCAM blu-ray based recording format. All sports teams are dealing with HD networks that are asking the teams for footage but the can only provide SD footage, says […]  More