Monthly Archives: December 2011

2011: Year in Review – March

Written on December 21, 2011 at 10:26, by

March saw some of the oldest regular sporting events in the world dabble in new formats, whether that was HD or 3D, while over a billion people were forecast to watch the Cricket World Cup semi-final between India and Pakistan.  More

2011: Year in Review – February

Written on December 20, 2011 at 12:46, by

SVG Europe launched in February, so we kick off our look back on the sports broadcast industry of 2011 with the events of that month. Al Jazeera Sports, set to be a major player as the year unfolded, had some new studios, 3D dominated the talk at BVE and led Telegenic to commission its third […]  More

3ality Technica joins SVG Europe as Gold Sponsor

Written on December 19, 2011 at 14:08, by

SVG Europe is please to announce that 3ality Technica has joined the SVGE organisation as its latest Gold- level sponsor. 3ality was already one of the main, established players in the 3D space, but with its acquisition of Element Technica in the run up to IBC, it took matters up to another level.  More

Eurosport brings WATTS to Nintendo platform

Written on December 19, 2011 at 12:14, by

Nintendo has announced a partnership with the Eurosport Group to offer Nintendo 3DS owners a series of 3D sports video content which will become available to receive on SpotPass and view via a dedicated Eurosport video player application which will be available for free of charge at the Nintendo eShop.  More

Vizrt adds DigitalGlobe imagery

Written on December 19, 2011 at 12:01, by

Vizrt has launched a new online service enabling designers to quickly find, preview, and add DigitalGlobe imagery into their broadcast graphics packages using the company’s Viz World production software. The subscription-based service, titled “DigitalGlobe Online,” is available now.  More

Nine takes third Kayenne

Written on December 19, 2011 at 11:14, by

Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, Australia’s Nine Network has taken delivery of its third Grass Valley Kayenne Video Production Center to support a refurbishment of its HD production studio in Sydney.  More

I-MOVIX in continuous Olympic slo-mo frame

Written on December 14, 2011 at 10:45, by

It looks like the I-MOVIX X10 has been chosen by OBS for Olympic duty next year (judging by the press release talking about it’s selection for “2012’s most prestigious sporting event”). Certainly all the major competing ultra slo-mo systems were out at a test in Madrid recently, so the announcement a) makes sense and b) […]  More

League Technology Summit: truck tales and more

Written on December 13, 2011 at 21:16, by

Networks, leagues and the truck companies all debated in separate sessions in the afternoon, but the trucks kept parking in the middle of most conversations.  More

League Technology Summit: looking at the second screen

Written on December 13, 2011 at 18:35, by

The growth of the second screen was one of the surprises of an IBC that was expected to be dominated by all things 3D, and the panel session at the LTS pointed towards it dominating a lot of the discussion in 2012 as well.  More

League Technology Summit: telling the story

Written on December 13, 2011 at 16:43, by

The SVG’s League Technology Summit kicked off by concentrating on the story and looking, from both a director’s and a producer’s perspective, at the pressures and demands of producing sport in a multi-platform environment undergoing constant technological innovation.  More