Broadcast Solutions Adds Lawo Gear for Cricket Coverage

As Broadcast Solutions worked towards the completion of the ICC (International Cricket Council) World Twenty20 competition in early April – broadcast in 5.1 surround for the first time – it was also preparing to move its cricket coverage from Bangladesh to the UAE and India to cover the Indian Premier League (IPL). To handle its […]  More

Sony, FIFA Detail Plans for 4K Production at 2014 World Cup

Sony and FIFA have announced that they will collaborate on a range of 4K initiatives at the 2014 FIFA World Cup (June 12 – July 13), including production of the Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Film in 4K Ultra HD, and produce three full matches in 4K to further promote the growth of 4K content. […]  More

Behind the Mic: Josh Elliot Departs ABC’s GMA for NBC Sports; ESPN Adds Wedge, Mendoza to Baseball Tonight Lineup

Josh Elliott, news anchor of ABC’s Good Morning America for the past three years, will join NBC Sports Group to work on the NFL, the Summer and Winter Olympics, and Triple Crown horse racing, among other high-profile sporting events, it was announced today. Elliott spent seven years with ESPN, most recently anchoring SportsCenter (2008-11) as […]  More

Brazil’s EPTV Outfits HD OB Van with Grass Valley Gear Prior to FIFA World Cup

Brazil’s Empresa Paulista de Televisão (EPTV), part of the commercial network TV Globo, replaced their SD OB van with a brand new HD OB van equipped with a scalable Grass Valley live production solution for HD coverage of major sporting events including the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The purchase includes 12 LDX […]  More

SVGE’s Football Production Summit: World Cup Update With Dan Miodownik of HBS

The Keynote Presentation at Sports Video Group Europe’s Football Production Summit at Stade de France came from Dan Miodownik, Director of Production, Host Broadcast Services. Miodownik gave Paris delegates a comprehensive preview of the production plan for 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil including core technologies and operations; venues and file transfers; managing the IBC workflow; […]  More

EVS, HBS Reinforce Collaboration For World Cup in Brazil

EVS, the leading provider of live video production systems, and FIFA’s dedicated host broadcaster HBS have extended their long-standing collaboration to work on the 2014 FIFA Wold Cup™ in Brazil. HBS will deploy and integrate EVS’ advanced technologies, including live multi-format production tools, central media exchange and multimedia distribution platforms. This will enable HBS to […]  More

ESPN Combines ESPN Films, Grantland, and FiveThirtyEight into New ‘Exit 31’ Content Unit

ESPN has announced that it is forming Exit 31, a creative enterprise that will combine the resources of three existing units – ESPN Films, Grantland and FiveThirtyEight – under one umbrella. Accroding to ESPN, the group – whose name refers to the exit off Interstate 84 which leads to ESPN’s Bristol headquarters – will experiment with subjects, formats, editorial approaches and platforms to create offerings […]  More

Behind the Mic: Reynolds, Verducci to Replace McCarver in MLB on Fox Booth; Beadle Back to ESPN’s SportsNation

Fox Sports unveiled its new MLB on Fox broadcast team this week, announcing that analysts Harold Reynolds and Tom Verducci will serve alongside returning play-by-play man Joe Buck as the new lead announcers in the booth. Reporters Ken Rosenthal and Erin Andrews join the team throughout the regular season, All-Star Game, and postseason, including the […]  More

Venue News: MetLife Stadium Boosts WiFi, DAS in Preparation for Super Bowl

Compiled Karen Hogan, Associate Editor, Sports Video Group While the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos will be vying for the Vince Lombardi Trophy, the wireless carriers will be battling for the bragging rights of network superiority during one of the more high-profile events of the year. It doesn’t take much — maybe a selfie or […]  More

Behind the Mic: Darke In, Tyler Out as Voice of ESPN’s 2014 World Cup; NBC Adds Kerrigan to Sochi Olympics Lineup

Ian Darke is in and Martin Tyler is out for ESPN’s 2014 FIFA World Cup coverage from Brazil. Darke, ESPN’s lead voice for international soccer since 2010 and one of several ESPN play-by-play callers at the 2010 World Cup in Brazil, will serve as the lead play-by-play commentator in Brazil, calling Brazil vs. Croatia opening […]  More

LiveU Preps for Olympics, Super Bowl, and More in 2014

LiveU, a leader in portable live video-over-cellular solutions, has announced its 2014 live video support for high-profile sporting events around the world. With technologies tailored to the sports market, including acquisition, transmission, special rental packages, and end-to-end workflows, the company can accommodate the requirements of media outlets, and professional, and collegiate sports organizations. In 2014, […]  More

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