Recent Posts by SVG Staff

Toshiba, Canon invest $1.7 billion for SED plant

Toshiba Corp. and Canon Inc. are investing $1.7 billion) to build a factory that will make panels for a new type of flat-panel TV based on SED (surface-conduction electron-emitter display) technology. At CES sportscasters were being told by their broadcast counterparts that they had to check out the technology that gives each one pixel its […]  More

Construction of Red Bull stadium set to begin

Red Bull New York took a step closer to construction of their new soccer specific stadium in Harrison, NJ, after the sale $39.4 million in revenue bonds was completed. The bonds will finance land acquisition and allow managing partner AEG to proceed with construction on the brand new soccer specific Red Bull Park, which will […]  More

Industry Experts Discuss the Challenges of Surround Sound at SVG Forum

By Carolyn Braff The challenge of making surround sound work still looms large in the sports and entertainment industries, but on July 27, a dialog began that may change the way networks, sound mixers, and broadcasters think about sound. More than seventy audio professionals attended the Sports Video Group’s day-long seminar, “The Surround Sound Challenge: […]  More

High Schoolers land Daktronics scoreboard

Sharyland Independent School District (ISD) recently chose Daktronics to provide an integrated scoring, video and advertising display system for Rattler Stadium, home of Rattler football, soccer and track. The new state-of-the-art system will include an All Sport light emitting diode (LED) football scoreboard enhanced with a large ProStar VideoPlus display and a Sportsound sound system. […]  More

Mediaset kicks in 64 million Euros for Italian football DTV rights

Telecom Italia Media SpA said it will receive 64 million Euros from Mediaset SpA under a three season deal involving rights to show Italian football games on digital TV networks. Under the deal, Telecom Italia Media said it will show away games of five clubs — Fiorentina, Palarmo, Cagliari, Sampdoria and Catania — when they […]  More

CSTV renews PAC-10 broadband deal for six years

CSTV Networks, Inc. and the Pac-10 Conference announced today an extension to their six-year partnership as CSTV will continue operating the official athletic Web site of the Pac-10 Conference, www.Pac-10.org. CSTV Online has operated the Pac-10 Conference Web site since October, 2000 and will continue to work with the Pac-10 as the official Web site […]  More

Game Creek taps Videotek test gear for Fox trucks

The Harris Videotek TVM series of precision test instruments with integral LCD displays has been chosen by Game Creek Video for the company s latest high-definition (HD) initiatives the upgrade of its INTREPID mobile unit to accommodate HD signals and the new, all-HD truck it is currently building for Fox Sports. Game Creek Video has […]  More

GlobeCast snags China Netcom for Beijing Games

Broadcast content management and delivery company GlobeCast and leading telecommunications company China Netcom (CNC) signed today a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will allow GlobeCast to provide content distribution services from China, notably dur