Media Links Provides Transmission Links for Brazilian Football Venues

June 15, 2013 marked the start of an exciting series of soccer tournaments in Brazil. Two of the highlights include the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, which ran from June 15-30, and the 2014 FIFA World Cup, which will be played June 12 to July 13 in 2014. The FIFA World Cup is the single largest […]  More

DiGiCo Console Mixes Confederations Cup Closing Ceremony

For football fans sad at the lack of a FIFA World Cup or UEFA European Championship this summer, the FIFA Confederations Cup provided ample compensation. Hosted by current holders Brazil, the colorful closing ceremony was mixed on a DiGiCo SD8 console.  More

Venue News: US Open Stadium To Get Long-Awaited Retractable Roof; Brazil Concerned With Pace of World Cup Venue Construction

Compiled by Karen Hogan, Associate Editor, Sports Video Group The center court at Arthur Ashe Stadium, the main venue for the U.S. Open, and a rebuilt Louis Armstrong arena are to have retractable roofs installed. The move will bring the U.S. Open into line with Wimbledon and the Australian Open which both have retractable roofs […]  More

FOX Sports 1 to Launch Across All Major Distributors on Saturday

Fox’s new national sports network, Fox Sports 1, will debut on Saturday, August 17th, with every major distributor on board, making this the biggest sports cable network launch in history, and one of the largest network launches ever.  The announcement was made by Mike Hopkins, President, Distribution, Fox Networks.  More

National Audience, Global Stage: ONE World Sports Relaunches Network in HD With Encompass Digital Media

Two years ago, ONE World Sports was launched to deliver Asian sports to an English-speaking, U.S.-based audience. Today, that mission is expanding beyond the Far East to include sports events from around the world. To better serve its audience stateside, ONE World Sports recently relaunched its global network, unveiling a state-of-the-art HD production facility in […]  More

Venue News: FIFA Steps Up Monitoring of World Cup Venue Construction in Brazil; A Closer Look at Naming-Rights Deals

Compiled by Karen Hogan, Associate Editor, Sports Video Group With the World Cup less than a year away, FIFA is pledging to increase its monitoring of stadium construction in Brazil. Secretary General Jerome Valcke said Friday that with preparations entering the final stages, the focus will be on making sure Brazil can have all 12 […]  More

Live From Confederations Cup: Sony 4K Passes the Test

The 4K format is still very much in its embryonic stage when it comes to live sports production. But Sony, Telegenic, HBS and FIFA TV have shown how much growth can take place in a short time as the productions of three Confederations Cup matches at Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte showed great improvements over […]  More

ESPN to Make Rio’s Clube dos Marimbás its Home during 2014 FIFA World Cup

ESPN has chosen Rio de Janeiro’s Clube dos Marimbás, a popular members-only sailing club on the southern tip of Copacabana Beach, as its production headquarters for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. In all, more than 280 original hours of coverage across ESPN’s English-language networks – ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNEWS and WatchESPN – […]  More

Euro Media Group Acquires Alfacam Assets

The European sports production industry has been waiting to see what would happen to Alfacam’s fleet of OB units and technical resources after it filed for bankruptcy protection last October and today there is resolution as Euro Media Group acquired them today. Euro Media says the move reinforces its presence and makes it uniquely positioned […]  More

ESPN To Discontinue ESPN 3D by Year’s End

As first reported by the Sports Video Group, ESPN will shut down its 3D network by the end of the year. ESPN 3D, which launched in June 2010, has struggled to gain traction with viewers as the adoption of 3D television sets by U.S. consumers has yet to meet the sky-high expectations of set manufacturers. […]  More

Fox Sports Media Group Awarded Multimedia Rights to EURO 2016 and 2018 World Cup European Qualifiers

FOX Sports Media Group and UEFA have entered into a multi-media rights agreement for all UEFA EURO 2016 and 2018 FIFA World CupEuropean qualifying matches, it was announced by David Nathanson, Executive Vice President, FOX Soccer. Simultaneously, FSMG has agreed to sublicense half the game inventory to ESPN for carriage on its television and digital […]  More

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