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Gravity Media Taps Masahiko Kata as APAC Director of Business Development

Gravity Media has appointed Masahiko (Masa) Kata as its director of business development for the APAC region as the company looks to bring Gravity Media’s extensive range of services and innovative approach to live and as live production to the Asia-Pacific market. Masa will be based in Tokyo, Japan and joins from Hitachi Kokusai Electronic, where […]  More

NAB Reflections: As Media Moves Into ‘Industry 4.0,’ TVU Networks CEO Paul Shen Relishes the Opportunity to Lead With Tech

Silicon Valley-based TVU Network enjoyed a strong NAB Show last week in Las Vegas which was primarily spotlighted by the launch of its new MediaMind platform. It’s a story-centric system that checked many of the boxes that were the rage at this year’s show: IP, AI, big data, and the Cloud. MediaMind brings together many […]  More

Full Program Announced for SVG Sports Content Management & Storage Forum, July 25 in NYC

SVG has announced the full program for the 12th-annual Sports Content Management & Storage (SCMS) Forum, which will be held July 25 at the Westin New York at Times Square. This year’s program is once again being spearheaded by the SCMS Advisory Committee, which is chaired by MLB Network VP, Engineering and IT, Mark Haden. […]  More

NAB Reflections: ChyronHego’s Boromy Ung on Company’s Commitment to Sports-Venue Industry

During ChyronHego’s Sunday press conference at NAB 2018, the company announced its partnership with Epic Games’ Unreal Engine and the integration of the gaming engine into the company’s augmented-reality–graphics and virtual-set solutions. And, although the announcement is certainly a step forward for the company, ChyronHego showed that it had plenty more in store for sports […]  More

NAB Reflections: Maxon President/CEO Paul Babb on the Rise of AR Graphics in Sports

Maxon rolled out a full slate of demos and case studies at its NAB 2018 booth last week. As has become tradition, the company kicked off the show with a press luncheon, this year’s featuring a Women in Motion Graphics panel. In addition, dozens of Cinema4D users took the stage throughout the week to demonstrate […]  More

NAB Reflections: wTVision’s Mário Sousa on the Importance of Being Agnostic

wTVision was at NAB 2018 last week showcasing the latest releases of its end-to-end software offerings for sports productions, master-control rooms, production-control rooms, and more. Among the demonstrations at the booth were cloud playout (in partnership with ATEME), sports scouting, on-air graphics and video controllers, media-asset management, ingest, virtual graphics, and, most eye-catchingly, augmented reality. […]  More

NAB Reflections: Imagine’s Tom Cotney Taps Into IT Past To Define Future

Tom Cotney was named to his post as CEO of Imagine Communications in December and has already proved a quick study in the ins and outs of the NAB Show and the broadcast business, leveraging three decades of experience in the telecommunications and mobile-technology industries. He also grasps the challenges that Imagine specifically faces as […]  More

NAB 2018 in Review: Sports-Venue Industry Plots Future of IP Production, Finds Plenty To Excite in Vegas

As the sports-venue industry booms, broadcast-technology vendors continue to get in on the action by positioning their offerings for broadcast and venue video-control rooms alike. And, although this has been the case for the past several NAB Shows, the recent publishing of the SMPTE ST 2110 suite of standards for IP production further strengthened this […]  More

College Sports Media Awards: April 23 Entry Deadline Approaching

The deadline for entering the 10th Annual SVG College Sports Media Awards in association with NACDA is just five days away! Don’t miss your chance to have your video production recognized on a national stage in this prestigious competition.

 Winners and finalists will be honored during a ceremony hosted on May 31 at the 2018 […]  More

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SportsTechBuzz at NAB 2018: Thursday’s Latest From VegasNBA 2K League To Tip Off Inaugural Season On TwitchAmazon Prime Inks Deal With USTA for US Open Rights in UK, IrelandfuboTV Raises $75 Million In Series D FundingSTATS Names Ryan Paterson Chief Global OfficerAIMS Membership Swells To 96 Members Following MNA MergerDeltatre Helps Discovery Deliver ‘Gold Medal’ Digital Media, Broadcast Services For PyeongChang 2018ESPN, Minneapolis Agree To Two-Year Extension As X Games Host CityKorea Content Platform Chooses Ooyala Flex Media Platform To Power Their Media OperationsForbidden Technologies Launches Blackbird Forte In Japan With Top Telecommunications OperatorAWS Elemental Webcast: Intro to QVBR: Quality-Defined Variable Bitrate ControlCenturylink’s 2018 Threat Report States Botnets Are Still A ThreatNAB 2018: Lawo Launches Multiple New Products During Show, Including New Production ConsoleYES Network’s John Filippelli To Be Honored for Philanthropy at Yogi Berra Museum Awards DinnerGame Changer MVP’s New Flashpoint In Use During Both NBA and NHL PlayoffsVirtual Advertising Available For International Live Broadcasts For Upcoming Bundesliga SeasonsNAB 2018: New Video Innovations From Limelight Networks Deliver Exceptional Online ExperiencesWebinar: How Stetson University Met the Challenges of Providing Campus-Wide Video ServicesTC Furlong To Host First Showing Of New Yamaha RIVAGE PM7Cloudian Appoints Michael Morgan CFO As Company Enters Fourth Year Of Record GrowthYamaha PM10 And CL5 Provide “Double Bonus” For 2018 NBA All-Star GameNEP’s Mediabank Team, Discovery Win A 2018 IABM BaM Award For Project CollaborationVITAC Captions Quest For The Stanley CupArvato Systems Names Russell Grute Sales And Business Development Manager For UK, Ireland And NordicsFox Picks Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, Michael Strahan To Lead New Thursday Night Football Pregame ShowEutelsat Satellites Distribute NASA TV In HD, UHDCEI Hits Off-Season Home Run With Master Control HD Upgrade For Lehigh Valley IronPigsISG Ranks Arvato Systems As A Leader In Its Recent StudyEricsson Media Solutions Selected By Telefónica To Transform Its TV ServicesForbidden Technologies’ Blackbird Platform Chosen By Two Leading UK CompaniesRiedel Names Alliance Technologies New Brazilian DistributorNAB 2018: MAXON Cinema 4D Artists Julia Siemón, Nick Campbell Named StudioDaily 50 HonoreesHarmonic’s Playout Solution Helps QVC Japan Air Crystal-Clear UHD ContentCobalt Promotes Jessie Foster To VP Of Marketing And Strategic AccountsBruce Connal Named To 2018 UFC Hall Of Fame ClassLawo Radio Appoints Michael Dosch To Lead Product ManagementArena Football League Announces Partnerships With DraftKings, Sportradar, Facebook, VSiNFormula 1 To Launch F1 TV At Spanish Grand Prix In MayESPN Launches New, Re-Imagined ESPN App With ESPN+Grabyo Helps PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Games Reach 251M Through Social MediaSports Illustrated TV Launches For The First Time As A Linear 24/7 Channel In FuboTV’s Sports Plus PackageGolf Channel Modernizes Golf Central for the Digital LifestyleESPN+ Announces Exclusive Boxing Programming Headlined By Crawford vs. Horn On June 9FloSports Announces 2018 Nike Elite Youth Basketball League Live ScheduleWorld Armwrestling League Events To Air Exclusively On Bleacher Report LiveNAB 2018: Imagine Communications Introduces Powerful Business Intelligence Solution, MoreNAB 2018: Ericsson Media Solutions Launches MediaFirst UHDNAB 2018: Globecomm Launches Broadcast Distribution Platform on EUTELSAT 113 West ANAB 2018: Haivision Announces the KB Max Portable 4K Video EncoderNAB 2018: Irdeto Introduces Industry-First Watermarking SolutionNAB 2018: Yamaha Announces Next Generation of Loudspeakers, Subwoofers