Ratings Roundup: As Canadian Fans Carry 2019 NBA Finals, the Tennis Channel’s Coverage of the French Open Jumps 47% from 2018

Ratings roundup is a rundown of rating news from the past week and is derived from press releases and reports around the industry. In this week’s edition, the NBA Finals resonates more with fans north of the border, the French Open has taken a significant jump since last year’s tournament, the 2019 Stanley Cup final […]  More

InfoComm 2019 Preview: Major Focus Is Big Sound, Large Venues

Increasingly encompassing the live-event aspect of sports, the InfoComm Show (June 12-14, Orlando Convention Center) has become a counterpoint to the broadcast-centric NAB Show for sports media. The sound from towering line-array speakers covering tens of thousands of fans in the stands has become virtually as important as the audio signals sent to millions of […]  More

Fox Sports Names Mathew Hathaway Chief Engineer of Southeastern Regional Networks

The Fox Sports regional networks serving the Southeast – Fox Sports South, Fox Sports Southeast, Fox Sports Carolinas, and Fox Sports Tennessee – have named Mathew Hathaway as chief engineer for the networks. Hathaway will oversee engineering design and technical maintenance of the networks’ studio production and transmission facilities. He will also manage broadcast television […]  More

Riedel Communications North America Appoints David McKenzie as Manager of Service and Support

Riedel Communications announced that David McKenzie has joined the company’s North American operation as Manager of Service and Support. McKenzie will be responsible for the continued development of the service and support team, coordinating its efforts, and defining overall repair and customer service processes. Bringing along years of IT experience, McKenzie will also be a […]  More

Hotstar Prepares to Stream Cricket World Cup to U.S. Viewers

You wouldn’t know it in the U.S., but cricket is the second-most-watched sport in the world. Even in the U.S., though, its popularity is growing, thanks to transplants from cricket-loving countries like India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, South Africa, England, and Australia. And Hotstar International is working to grow that U.S. fanbase.  More