Recent Posts by SVG Staff

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

The Score tackles virtual sets

The Score, Canada s Home for the Hardcore sports cable channel, recently acquired and implemented FOR-A s digiWarp-EX II virtual studio system to give a boost to its on-air look and feel, marking it the first time the network has ever utilized virtual sets. All of The Score s 24-hour-a-day sports news and information programming […]  More

ABC, crews settle in for Super Bowl

Sunday night the NFL season culminates in Super Bowl XL, a game that delivers guaranteed phenomenal ratings and an even more phenomenal technical telecast. Nearly a dozen production-related trucks and vehicles will be on hand from NEP Supershooters of Pittsburgh, PA at Ford Field in Detroit. The goal? To ensure that ABC’s telecast goes off […]  More

Tektronix heads to Torino

Tektronix has been selected to provide WFM700 Waveform Monitors, WVR7100 Rasterizers and TG700 Multiformat Video Generators to NBC during the network’s coverage of the 2006 Winter Olympics from Torino, Italy, February 10-26. The announcement was made today by Dave Mazza, Senior Vice President, NBC Olympics and Todd Biddle, Vice President, Video Product Line at Tektronix. […]  More

Comcast grabs Body by Jake for VOD

Comcast Corporation, the country’s leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services and Jake Steinfeld, of Body by Jake, today announced the launch of exercisetv – the first comprehensive on-demand network dedicated to fitness, sports instruction and motivational programming. Exercisetv offers consumers unprecedented access to the world’s leading fitness video/DVD producers 24 hours […]  More

Icelounge.com heats up action sports

Icelounge.com, a social networking Web site that began as an online community for skateboarders and is now reaches the entire action sports/youth demographic, is now letting members send video and photos from cellphones directly to their online profile. Since its launch in March of 2005, icelounge.com has attracted over 25,000 members from all over the […]  More