Monthly Archives: April 2011

Harris Broadcast Selenio offers a new vision for multiplatform needs

Written on April 19, 2011 at 17:45, by

Harris Broadcast laid out a vision for 2011 that builds on the accelerating pace of change as the age of “media oversaturation” becomes a global phenomenon everywhere from the U.S. to Afghanistan and beyond. “We see content fueling technology change,” said Harris Morris, president of Harris Broadcast. But it appears that Harris Broadcast is looking […]  More

Panasonic puts AVC formats, 3D front and center

Written on April 19, 2011 at 17:42, by

The Panasonic Solutions Company is putting its efforts behind the AVC-Intra and Ultra flavors of the P2 format as well as 3D that will capture the attention of sports production pros.  More

Sony puts focus on OLED, 3D, and beyond

Written on April 19, 2011 at 17:32, by

Sony’s NAB booth was dominated with new camcorders, 3D gear, and advances in 4K and HDCAM-SR recording options but it is the thinnest of products, reference-grade OLED monitors, that Alec Shapiro, Sony Professional Solutions of America senior vice president, points to as the biggest game changer today. And for good reason: it’s the first flat-panel […]  More

Fraunhofer turns 5.1 Surround streaming dreams into reality

Written on April 19, 2011 at 17:28, by

Televised sports established the 5.1 surround audio format as the emerging standard for broadcast-sports sound. This year, as sports moves more deeply into the streaming domain, fans who have grown accustomed to surround sound on televisions might miss it on Internet distribution channels. Fraunhofer, the German technology think tank that brought us the MP3 format, […]  More

Dolby’s Power: Digital Plus makes gains at NAB

Written on April 19, 2011 at 17:25, by

Jason Power, senior director of marketing for broadcast at Dolby, happily points to some great-sounding audio for drama and sports thundering from a home-theater setup in Dolby’s booth at the NAB Show. But rather than the screen, it’s the Nokia N8 mobile phone that he wants you to notice. It’s fitted with Dolby Digital Plus, […]  More

Fujinon revamps servos, goes wireless

Written on April 19, 2011 at 17:22, by

Thom Calabro, director of marketing and product development at Fujifilm’s Fujinon optical-devices division, says new servos across all of the company’s premier and select lenses top the list of NAB news, offering a 50% reduction in power consumption, reduced backlash, and a more economical design.  More

Who should host the Ryder Cup in 2018?

Written on April 19, 2011 at 15:00, by

Sports Pro: Great article about the bidders for staging 2018’s Ryder Cup. The announcement, to be made on Tuesday 17th May, will bring almost two years of bidding to a close.  More

Inside the game: the Grand National

Written on April 19, 2011 at 11:40, by

UK: The Grand National, one of the world’s biggest and most iconic horse racing events, also happens to be one of the biggest annual OBs of a single event in Europe, with host broadcaster, the BBC, estimating it’s up there in complexity with the very biggest golf tournaments.  More

Over three billion connected TV devices by 2016

Written on April 18, 2011 at 10:10, by

Rapid TV News: A new survey from ABI Research has concluded that connectivity continues its inexorable march into home entertainment, forecasting three billion shipments of connected TV devices by 2016.  More

Study highlights airport problems for Brazil World Cup

Written on April 18, 2011 at 09:53, by

Sports Business: Only two of 13 airport terminal construction projects are on schedule to be completed by the start of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, according to a research group backed by the country’s government.  More