Recent Posts by SVG Staff

Viasat Sport 1 grabs Harris IconMaster

Viasat Sport 1 in Sweden is among the first customers to receive a shipment of the new Harris IconMaster master control system with embedded multi-layer branding. “Our unique requirements for our main sports channel, Viasat Sport 1, were fulfilled with IconMaster, because its features enabled us to use it as both a master control and […]  More

Audio-Technica taps Estrin as technology specialist

Audio-Technica U.S. has named Larry Estrin, who was instrumental in the conception, design and implementation of the wireless microphone system used by NFL referees, to the position of strategic technology specialist. As strategic technology specialist, Estrin will work closely with Audio-Technica’s sales, marketing and R&D departments, using his knowledge to increase brand awareness and reinforce […]  More

Setanta Sports gets kicks from World Cup

World Cup soccer might not be a huge draw for the average American TV viewer but it does promise to be popular for millions of non-English speaking citizens and foreign residents. That’s one reason Setanta Sports North America, which helps foreigners in the U.S. keep on top of sports taking place in their home countries, […]  More

MPTV: When cable TV met the cellphone

Slingbox isn’t the only company looking to tie the TV and mobile phone more closely together. Interactive TV service provider ITAAS and eMbience, a provider of mobile phone applications, are working together on a new service that delivers a graphical icon to TV sets notifying viewers of program-related cellphone video, ringtones, and wallpaper that can […]  More

Sports Talk: Inside look at SportsTime Ohio

SportsTime Ohio, the new home network for the Cleveland Indians, is just in its second week but Steve Warren, assistant director of baseball operations for WKYC (the local TV station that houses the network) and SportsTime Ohio says it has already been a great learning experience. He spoke with SVG s Ken Kerschbaumer about the […]  More

Inside Tech: Snell & Wilcox Helios eases content repurposing for broadband, mobile

With sports content providers embracing the “anytime, anywhere” philosophy of delivering content over HD, broadband and cellphones the industry increasingly finds itself with a new challenge: how does the content creator ensure the experience on each of those platforms is not just good but great? Snell & Wilcox has taken the wraps off a new […]  More

Avid Deko 4.0 gives graphics a bounce

Avid Deko 4.0 on-air graphics software is now available from Avid Technology. While the product is new it’s already taken center-stage in the sports community as NBC used a beta version of the system for the Torino Winter Games. Deko users who upgrade (or new customers) will find a number of new enhancements including depth […]  More

Sony intros new HDV decks

Sony’s HDV line continues to grow, with the company announcing two new videocassette recorders capable of 1080i recording and playback. The new decks, models HVR-M25U and HVR-M15U, both offer HDV 1080i, DVCAM and DV SP recording and play back capability to provide users with an easy migration from standard- to high-definition production. Both are compatible […]  More

DirecTV: 66% of Madness customers used iTV

DirecTV says subscribers to its Mega March Madness package, which gave them access to all NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship games and related interactive TV services, was an interactive hit with 66% of subscribers using the features. “These results tell us that viewers value the interactive viewing experience and a majority clearly depended on […]  More

Pesa’s vision: A Thousand points of routing

Pesa will hit NAB with a new Cheetah routing system that will handle 1,024×1,024 inputs and outputs in two equipment racks, giving even the largest broadcast, cable and sports network facilities massive amounts of routing flexibility. Bob McAlpine, SVP of sales and marketing for Pesa, says the system gives operations that are dealing with a […]  More