Recent Posts by SVG Staff

Xima.TV launches extreme sports network online with Narrowstep has chosen Narrowstep’s proprietary technology system, telvOS, to launch their currently available broadband channel. is the broadband channel of the popular extreme sports and music channel, Planet One Ventures, Inc. ( is targeted towards the 12-34 demographic audience and will provide free to air, ad supported, music, lifestyle and user generated content […]  More

NASCAR won’t be coming to Staten Island

International Speedway Corp. scrapped plans Monday to build a track on Staten Island, stalling NASCAR’s dream to bring a race to the New York area. “While we are disappointed that we could not complete the speedway development on Staten Island, our enthusiasm for the metropolitan New York market is in no way dampened,” ISC president […]  More

BT delivers Premiership football via Broadband

Broadband continues to make its power play in sports. First it was the NFL and Verizon delivering last live games over the net and now Telecom giant BT has teamed up with Irish broadcaster Setanta to show live Premiership football matches on its new broadband service. In what ITN reports is a challenge to BSkyB’s […]  More

Has Sigma solved the lip sync problem?

By Ken Kerschbaumer Lip sync issues plague the entire broadcast and cable TV industry as digital encoding and decoding processes and transmission invariably lead to the audio and video portion of a signal becoming disconnected and out of sync. Sigma Electronics believes it has found the answer with Arbalest, an encoding and decoding system that […]  More

Large Ohio State Sports Web Site Goes Independent, among the portals for news and commentary primarily about The Ohio State University football program, today becomes an independent web site, ending a five-year relationship with Scout Media, Inc., a unit of Fox Sports Interactive Media, LLC. On December 1st The Bucknuts Media Network launched its new and improved web site,, an active source […]  More

New Gerling trailer delivers 23% more space

Gerling and Associates has introduced a new production trailer that it says has 23% more space than previous Gerling offerings. President Fred Gerling tells SVG that “The Really Big Show” production trailer is the culmination of years of experience in custom manufacturing. “The new offering will include not only more room to accommodate more console […]  More

NFL tests live Internet telecasts with Verizon

The National Football League is planning to test live broadcasts of Thursday and Saturday night games over the Internet to some customers of Verizon Communications Inc. and DirecTV Group Inc, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said on Wednesday. The NFL said Web broadcasts should be available in coming weeks to subscribers of Verizon’s Fios high-speed Internet […]  More

Debut of UltraFan Sports Social Networking Site Levels the Playing Field for Worldwide Fan Interaction

XOS Technologies, Inc., announced the official launch of UltraFan, a new online social networking community specifically geared toward sports fans. XOS developed the online community to inspire team fervor while simultaneously bridging the communication gap between worldwide sports fans. The result has lead to a steadily growing community of united sports fanatics, the fostering of […]  More

NBA sees larger TV deal with Disney, Time Warner

National Basketball Association Commissioner David Stern said on Tuesday he expects to sign a new television deal, one that includes a “healthy” increase over the current $4.6 billion terms, before the end of the current 2006-07 basketball season. Stern, speaking at the Reuters Media Summit, said the NBA was already in talks with current broadcast […]  More

League Summit Preview: Truck Company CEOs talk future

By Carl Lindemann The fast pace of change in the past decade has made the remote production industry anything but a smooth ride, as vendors overcame the financial and technical challenge of HD while battling in the marketplace for an ever-expanding list of sporting events that hit the TV tube. The industry transformation marked by […]  More