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Daktronics give fans super view

Fans watching this weekend’s Super Bowl game at Ford Field in Detroit will keep track of the action and watch larger than life video highlights on an integrated Daktronics scoring and display system that was installed for the opening of the venue in 2002. The Daktronics super system at Ford Field incorporates two large ProStar […]  More

Broadcast Planning Begins for Beijing Games

Beijing Olympic Broadcasting Corporation Limited, the company formed to manage the Olympic broadcast, held its first board meeting on Wednesday. The meeting named Jiang Xiaoyu, Vice-President of the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games, the new company’s chairman, while Hein Verbruggen, Chairman of the IOC Coordination Commission for the Beijing Olympics, was named vice […]  More

CBS Network Golf to Go HD in 2007

CBS Network Golf to Go HD in 2007 In an interview with the San Diego Union-Tribune following last weekend’s Buick Open (which was not shown in HD), Lance Barrow, coordinating producer of CBS Sports golf coverage, said all network golf telecasts would be in HD beginning in 2007. We’ve done the Masters the last few […]  More

Daktronics Keeps Score on Super Bowl Sunday

Daktronics Keeps Score on Super Bowl Sunday BROOKINGS, S.D.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 1, 2006–Fans watching this weekend’s Super Bowl game at Ford Field in Detroit will keep track of the action and watch larger than life video highlights on an integrated Daktronics (Nasdaq:DAKT) scoring and display system that was installed for the opening of the venue in […]  More

Super Bowl XL Kicks off the Year of HD, Says CEA

ARLINGTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 30, 2006–Super Bowl XL is proving to be a huge driver in the sales of digital television (DTV) products – especially high-definition televisions (HDTV), according to the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA(R)). Based on figures released today by CEA, November and December 2005 factory-to-dealer sales of DTV products hit 2.3 million, marking a […]  More

Floor Collapses at Olympic Media Center

By Associated Press SESTRIERE, Italy — The Alpine broadcasting media center for the Turin Olympics was evacuated Wednesday after part of the floor collapsed. No one was injured. The organizing committee said the temporary metal structure would remain closed for 24 hours while workers fixed the problem, which was noticed by people inside the building. […]  More

CBS TD Patterson dies

Norm Patterson, CBS Sports technical director, died last Monday night of an apparent heart attack while at the University City hotel in San Diego. Patterson, 45, was a CBS TD for golf and football telecasts for the past decade. He is survived by his wife Sharon and two daughters, Tiffany and Rebekah. “We’re like a […]  More

WSJ: NFL foregoes deals and brings games to own network

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the National Football League has decided to televise a package of games on Thursday and Saturday nights starting next season on its own cable channel, rather than selling the package to an existing network. The decision Friday came after talks ended with Comcast Corp. on a joint venture […]  More

IBM rolls out sports podcast

IBM, which has had a series of podcasts that have taken a look at how the company will help certain market segments address future needs, is taking a look at the sports industry on its next one. “IBM and the Future of Sports” discusses how technology is changing the way fans experiences sports – at […]  More

XOS brings motion-capture to teams

During the past decade motion capture technology has transformed the videogame industry, letting game publishers like EA Sports deliver NFL, MLB, NBA and PGA-related game titles that take life-like graphics to the next level. Actual players spend time in motion capture studios, donning suits that allow camera and computer systems to create 3D models based […]  More