Recent Posts by SVG Staff

Canon continues move into HD acquisition

By Ken Kerschbaumer Canon U.S.A. continues to get more serious about the professional HD video market after launching its initial foray, the XL H1 camcorder, in 2005. While that unit delivered the goods for mid-level productions at a price of roughly $9,000 two new HD cameras, the XH A1 and XH G1are looking to give […]  More

Tandberg makes move into Internet TV with Zetools acquisition

TANDBERG Television has signed a definitive merger agreement to acquire Zetools Inc., a Los Angeles-based developer of software that enables the delivery of next-generation digital video services over the Internet. The move expands TANDBERG Television’s ability to support content owners and operators as they look to build Internet TV and broadband businesses. In the past […]  More

AMP France goes HyperX with Chyron

Major French Outside Broadcast facility, AMP France has installed a Chyron HyperX HD/SD switchable Graphics System with Lyric software on its HD/SD OB truck, one of the largest of its kind in France. Continuing its commitment to the HD transition, AMP France selected Chyron’s flagship Graphics System, the Duet HyperX to provide high-quality graphics for […]  More

Lighthouse LED screens create global soccer village

A worldwide network of Lighthouse LED video screens, stretching from Asia to Europe, served as public viewing galleries throughout the months of June and July 2006 as the FIFA 2006 World Cup football championships gripped the world. From central locations that ranged from Dubai Airport in the Middle East, Hollywood Plaza in Hong Kong and […]  More

NFL training camps go high-tech

By Carolyn BraffEach year, franchises in the National Football League pump millions of dollars into the latest training gadgets and advances in stadium design in hopes of gaining a technological leg up on their opponents. But for a few weeks each summer, these tech-savvy professional football teams leave behind their digital video equipment and head […]  More

Wachovia Center gets ‘smart’ with new LED screens

By Andrew Lippe Since its opening, the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia has been a premier venue in the tri-state area, but with its 10th anniversary at hand, both Comcast-Spectacor and ANC Sports Enterprises have renovated the arena by adding a new signage system that includes a state of the-art center-hung scoreboard, a second level of […]  More

Telestream acquires Popwire

By Andrew Lippe Telestream, a provider of media encoding and file-based delivery solutions for the broadcast and entertainment industry, has acquired Popwire, a telecommunications supplier whose craft-encoding tools makes it easier for users to address high-volume needs. “Popwire complements what we do,” says David Heppe, Telestream president. Popwire allows Telestream to provide broader products and […]  More

HD Wireless helps Fox Sports deliver high-quality shots

By Ken Kerschbaumer Sports broadcasters have been on the hunt for wireless HD transmission gear for years but a new system developed by HD Wireless, and recently put to use by Fox Sports for its HD coverage of a race from Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, CA, proves that the technology actually