Recent Posts by SVG Staff

Crosscreek taps QuStream Cheetah router for Voyager VIII HD

Crosscreek Television Productions has purchased a QuStream Cheetah 288×576 HD video router and award-winning DRS Audio Router to outfit Voyager VIII HD, their latest top-of-the-line, high-definition (HD) broadcast truck. This new addition to the Crosscreek fleet of mobile broadcast facilities will be on the road August 2007. ESPN will use this truck for the 2008 […]  More

FFV intros next-gen Omega Deck

Fast Forward Video is introducing the next-gen Omega Deck, FFV’s flagship high-end DVR for the broadcast industry, the Omega HD. The Omega HD records high-definition (HD) and standard-definition (SD) video with high-quality JPEG2000 compression up to 100 Mbit/s. The Omega HD allows users to store multiple HD and SD video files and create video clips, […]  More

DNF Controls adds bug and logo control to GTP-32

DNF Controls has added bug and logo control to its GTP-32 GPI Tally Processor. A member of DNF’s Flex Control Network line of modular, Ethernet-based, real-time machine control solutions, the GTP-32 automatically puts bugs and logos in their place, on or off. The GTP-32’s powerful Combinatorial Logic option allows users to create simple or complex […]  More

MRC helps KTBC Austin cover AT&T Austin Marathon

Microwave Radio Communications (MRC) provided an extensive microwave systems solution to FOX affiliate KTBC in Austin, Texas, for their live coverage of the 16th annual AT&T Austin Marathon. MRC’s Link wireless cameraback radio fed signals to the KTBC helicopter which worked as a repeater and downlinked the video to a central receive site on Mt. […]  More

MLS Primetime Thursday gets new graphic enhancements

The type of soccer-related graphics that have become a mainstay for European broadcasters will make the jump across the pond when ESPN kicks off the MLS Primetime Thursday coverage of MLS. ESPN will provide fans a virtual replay device that will display the trajectory and placement of set pieces in a match through the exclusive […]  More

Mark Gray named president of SAMMA Systems

Jim Lindner, Founder and Chairman of SAMMA Systems, today announced the appointment of Mark Gray as President. Gray, a well-respected industry icon, joins SAMMA Systems with over 35 years experience managing public and private companies in video software and hardware manufacturing. SAMMA Systems, a division of Media Matters, LLC., manufactures products for automated migration of […]  More

Nanogaming takes fantasy sports, TV viewing to next level

By Carl Lindemann SVG Digital Media correspondent Barroom banter over sports contests shows the inherently interactive nature of sports media. We naturally want to react and interact with each other while watching. Unlike, say, going to a movie where audience distractions are typically shunned, being with a good sports crowd can turn even a mediocre […]  More

Ross Video to launch SoftMetal Video Servers at NAB

Ross Video is preparing to launch a new line of next-generation video servers at NAB 2007 (Booth SU6010). SoftMetal Video Servers will deliver a more integrated production solution that will complement the Ross Synergy Digital Production Switchers and OverDrive Production Control System. SoftMetal is designed using Ross technology and expertise to provide the broadcast industry […]  More

USA Networks exclusive cable coverage of The Masters begins Thursday

USA Network, in its 26th consecutive year of exclusive cable coverage of the Masters, will offer live coverage from Augusta National Thursday and Friday from 4-7 p.m. ET/1-4 p.m. PT, as Tiger Woods seeks his fifth Masters title (1997, 2001-02, 2005). Woods, celebrating the 10th anniversary of his first Masters victory as a 21-year-old, will […]  More

James Brown to Assume New SVP Role at ESPN with focus on high schools, colleges

James Brown, a senior vice president and 12-year veteran of ESPN’s affiliate sales and marketing department, will assume a new role in the programming department as senior vice president, new program development. In this new position, Brown will be fully involved in supporting the growth and development of ESPN’s college programming and distribution efforts and […]  More