Ratings Roundup: SEC on CBS Posts Best Season Ever; Bears-Cowboys Hands ESPN Best MNF Rating of Year

The final numbers are in and CBS has scored its best average rating for a full season of SEC football since the Network began airing primarily an SEC-only schedule in 2001.  With a 4.5/10 rating/share, the SEC on CBS is highest-rated regular-season college football package on any network for the fifth consecutive season and is […]  More

Behind the Mic: ESPN Shifts Schilling to Sunday Night Baseball; Hershiser Set To Join Dodgers’ SportsNet LA

ESPN will move Curt Schilling into the Sunday Night Baseball booth next season as part of a multi-year extension with the former MLB All-Star pitcher. Schilling will replace Orel Hershiser, who is expected to join Los Angeles Dodgers booth for the new TimeWarner Cable RSN, SportsNet LA (according to the Los Angeles Times). Schilling joins […]  More

Venue News: Groundbreaking Date Set for Minnesota Vikings Stadium; Qatar Unveils Soccer Venue Design

Compiled by Karen Hogan, Associate Editor, Sports Video Group The ceremonial groundbreaking for the nearly $1 billion Minnesota Vikings stadium is now scheduled for Dec. 3, more than a month later than originally planned. But the 65,000-seat stadium will still be ready for the 2016 NFL season, according to Michele Kelm-Helgen, chairwoman of the Minnesota […]  More

K-Opticom, Elemental Team Up for Live 4K HEVC Transmission Test at Osaka Marathon

Japan’s push into the world of 4K will take a major step forward this Sunday when telco K-Opticom delivers the nation’s first-ever live 4K Ultra HD HEVC transmission, from the Osaka Marathon. K-Opticom is using Elemental Live systems to provide HEVC encoding of 4K/59.94p material acquired from Sony PMW-F55 CineAlta 4K cameras located at the […]  More

Don’t Mess With Texas: Houston’s Reliant Stadium Unveils Record-Breaking Videoboard

In 2002, Houston welcomed back the NFL after the Oilers decamped to Nashville following the 1996 season. With the Texans’ arrival, the city opened Reliant Stadium, a state-of-the-art venue complete with the league’s first retractable roof and a 2,592-sq.-ft. SD videoboard. Eleven years later, the roof remains; the videoboard, however, was due for an upgrade. […]  More

2014 World Cup Final to be produced in 4K

FIFA will continue its run of broadcast innovation at the World Cup next year as it will work alongside Sony and HBS to produce the World Cup Final in the Ultra HD 4K format. The announcement was made during the Sony IBC press event today and while production details were unavailable the move will give […]  More

SVG Europe kicks off IBC with third-annual Sport Production Summit in Amsterdam

More than 170 sport-production industry leaders congregated at the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam today for SVG Europe’s third-annual Sport Production Summit. Prior to the IBC’s opening, sport-production pros from across the industry gathered for a full day of informative panel discussions, networking, and a sneak peek at what to expect at Europe’s largest broadcast […]  More

Bexel, EVS Complete Massive Tag-team Effort at US Open

At the 2013 US Open, Bexel and EVS worked together to help deliver the broadcast to the millions of tennis fans who watched around the world. In addition to supporting the primary coverage of the tournament on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN360 and ESPN Interactive TV, the companies worked with ESPN Argentina, ESPN Brazil, The Tennis Channel, […]  More

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