Monthly Archives: October 2011

Snell names Payette global sales director

Written on October 31, 2011 at 13:47, by

Dave Payette has joined Snell as global sales director and will lead Snell’s worldwide sales effort, overseeing operations in the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Russia, Lebanon, India, Hong Kong, China, and the US which deliver technology solutions and services to broadcast and media customers in over 100 countries. He will spearhead strategic initiatives through direct […]  More

ESPN adds Arena to its Technical Area

Written on October 28, 2011 at 11:03, by

In the ongoing battle to better inform viewers about what’s really going on on the pitch, ESPN has unveiled ESPN Arena, an augmented reality tabletop display that allows its football analysts to interact with lifelike 3D players.  More

SMPTE round-up: 3D, SHV and beyond 3Gbps

Written on October 28, 2011 at 09:53, by

Just in case you haven’t seen them over on our US site, we’ve been running a series of reports from the annual SMPTE conference in Los Angeles. And in terms of the future of the industry, they’ve got some rather interesting things to say about 3D, Super Hi-Vision, and the foreign country that lies beyond […]  More

League Technology Summit continues to grow

Written on October 27, 2011 at 15:47, by

It might be a long way over the Atlantic in New York, but each year the SVG League Technology Summit not only serves as the global highlight of the Sports Video Group calendar, but also attracts more and more visitors from beyond North American shores. This year’s two-day event at the New York Hilton on […]  More

Inside Jump’s RWC title sequence

Written on October 27, 2011 at 12:32, by

Until we got to the blistering, epic final, for viewers in the UK one of the more entertaining elements of early weekend starts to watch the Rugby World Cup Final coverage tended to be the stunning title sequence for ITV’s coverage put together by Jump Design and Direction. This is how it was done.  More

Riedel powers air show comms

Written on October 27, 2011 at 11:22, by

Switzerland: The Breitling Sion Air-Show with its spectacular manoeuvres, was one of largest events in Switzerland in 2011. No surprise then that a suitably comprehensive comms infrastructure – using a combination of Riedel Artist digital matrix intercom and trunked digital radio (TETRA) – had to be established for it on behalf of Swisscom Broadcast AG.  More

Al Jazeera to launch sports news channel

Written on October 27, 2011 at 10:56, by

Gulf Times: Al Jazeera Media Network will launch a new dedicated sports news channel next month. “Technical and editorial teams are working around the clock to launch Al Jazeera Sports News on November 1, at 6pm Doha time, 3pm GMT,” a release said.  More

AMIS buys new kit to cover Americas Cup

Written on October 27, 2011 at 09:44, by

Specialist video production company AMIS has spent just over $1m on two new Flir cameras, which have already enabled the company to expand its portfolio and win a contract with what’s billed as the third largest sporting event in the world, the Americas Cup.  More

Sony takes full control of Sony Ericsson

Written on October 27, 2011 at 09:27, by

Peripheral to sports broadcasting, but something that could have an impressive impact on the consumer end of things, Sony has announced that it will acquire Ericsson’s 50 percent stake in Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB (“Sony Ericsson”), making the mobile handset business a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony.  More

Wimbledon extends BBC deal

Written on October 27, 2011 at 07:05, by

The All England Club and BBC Sport have announced that the BBC’s current contract as the host broadcaster and UK rights holder for The Championships, Wimbledon, has been extended by a further three years from 2015 to 2017 inclusive.  More