Monthly Archives: December 2011

PwC releases global sports market report

Written on December 13, 2011 at 14:33, by

The second edition of PwC’s outlook for the sports industry predicts that global sports revenues will grow to US$145.3 billion over the period 2010 – 2015, at an annual compound growth rate of 3.7 percent. Drivers include a rebound in TV advertising, the on-going migration of sports to pay TV and the return of financial […]  More

League Technology Summit: next gen acquisition

Written on December 13, 2011 at 11:16, by

Reflecting some of the trends spotted at IBC, the League Technology Summit looking at next gen acquisition was mainly all about 4k, with discussion about 3D playing a supporting role.  More

League Technology Summit: sports broadcast editing

Written on December 13, 2011 at 10:32, by

If there’s one, over-riding theme that came out of the League Technology Summit workshops on trends in sports broadcast editing, it was that there is no one, over-riding theme. Tape and tapeless, low res and high res, different productions and broadcasters in the US use different solutions.  More

Brainstorm powers Meydan Racecourse screens

Written on December 12, 2011 at 12:55, by

Sunset+Vine will use a Brainstorm Multimedia Aston 7 CG at the Meydan Racecourse complex in Dubai for the current horseracing season which runs through to March 2012, culminating in the Dubai World Cup. The unit was supplied by the company’s UK and Ireland distributor, Storm Broadcast and will drive the world’s largest LED screen, which […]  More

Sky widens Events Centre coverage

Written on December 12, 2011 at 12:45, by

deltatre and Opta have been highlighting their work on the Sky Sports Event Centre’s coverage of Heineken Rugby, which sees the broadcaster’s website integrate deltatre’s DIVA HD player with Opta Sports’ events data.  More

EBU inks Austrian winter sports deal

Written on December 11, 2011 at 21:42, by

The Austrian Ski Federation (ÖSV) has selected the EBU as its exclusive media partner for its World Cup events in Austria, all in all covering an average 26 events per season and encompassing Alpine, Nordic, Ski Jumping, Nordic Combined, Snowboard and Freestyle.  More

Inside TopVision’s Ü2 OB – the Bundesliga 3D truck

Written on December 9, 2011 at 10:43, by

Since 2011, TopVision’s Ü2 OB truck – a vehicle packed with the latest 3D and 3G enabled camera and video systems and a new AURUS-based audio control workspace – has been used to produce the top match of the German Bundesliga in 3D for Sky satellite TV and the IPTV platform LIGA Total.  More

INA opts for EVS-OpenCube for archive

Written on December 9, 2011 at 09:48, by

France: Not sports directly, but with archive at the top of many people’s 2012 concerns, INA, the Institut National de l’Audiovisuel, which owns and manages the central repository for all French radio and television audiovisual archives, has opted for EVS-OpenCube ingest servers to digitize its video archives in MXF JPEG2000.  More

3net plan to launch outside US

Written on December 9, 2011 at 09:29, by

3D Focus: 3net, a 24 hour 3D channel launched in the US by Sony, IMAX and Discovery earlier this year, plans to launch as a block or brand outside of the US in 2012.  More

STV goes into OverDrive

Written on December 8, 2011 at 11:09, by

Scotland’s STV has increased its regional news output, including, of course, sports coverage, using Ross Video’s OverDrive Automated Production Control System.  More