Monthly Archives: June 2012

Live from Wimbledon: ESPN’s new role brings new benefits

Written on June 28, 2012 at 14:12, by

Wimbledon 2012 marks the first year that ESPN has the complete domestic U.S. rights to broadcast the championships, and while it currently feels very much like last year’s production, the team is well aware of the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, especially next week when the network will cover matches simultaneously on both ESPN […]  More

Could the BBC lose out on future Olympics rights? IOC says ‘everything is possible’

Written on June 28, 2012 at 12:32, by

Advanced Television reports that Jacques Rogge, the International Olympic Committee president, has declared “everything is possible” when it comes to selling TV rights for the Games after London, raising the prospect of the BBC losing some or all of its coverage of the event. A wide range of bids from traditional free-to-air broadcasters, pay-TV companies […]  More

Live from Wimbledon: What’s new in 2012

Written on June 28, 2012 at 12:28, by

Wimbledon 2012 is entering the second half of week one and a number of changes, including a fresh cabling infrastructure in the broadcast centre, a revamped press conference room, and a new rooftop studio for [email protected], a new online programme at Wimbledon.com that keeps fans on top of all the action are tops on the […]  More

Q-Ball systems serve up Wimbledon commentary booth coverage

Written on June 28, 2012 at 11:44, by

Camera Corps Q-Ball compact all-weather robotic pan/tilt/zoom heads have been chosen by a major UK-based outside-broadcast company as commentator cameras at the 2012 Wimbledon tennis tournament. “Q-Ball systems have been installed for the duration of the event, capturing 1080i high-definition live video of the commentary for relay to broadcast networks across the world,” explains Camera […]  More

Arena OB14 plays key role at Euro 12

Written on June 27, 2012 at 15:24, by

The coverage of Euro 12 has involved a number of entities, and not just the broadcasters and UEFA. During the group stages eight OB units have been operating at the four venues in Poland and the four in Ukraine as multilateral facilities, with another eight supplying feeds to the big FANtertainment video screens in the […]  More

ARD, WDR, SF enhance Euro 12 coverage with Deltacast, Impire

Written on June 27, 2012 at 15:19, by

Graphics are a crucial part of any TV production of a major sporting event and coverage of Euro 2012 is seeing it used extensively for analysing the action as well as stats and general captions. UEFA contracted Deltatre media to supply systems for the host broadcast feeds but many broadcasters are customising this to meet […]  More

Live from Wimbledon: 3D goes tapeless

Written on June 27, 2012 at 13:53, by

Wimbledon’s 3D coverage will once again have Sony, CAN Communicate, and Visions working hard on the production, and this year they have made the move to a completely tapeless workflow courtesy of the Sony SR-R1 HDCAM SR recorder and a Sony TD300 camcorder. “It’s a big step forward,” says Duncan Humphreys, CAN Communicate, creative director. […]  More

Ireland’s Observe OB taps Studio Technologies for intercom interface

Written on June 26, 2012 at 22:16, by

Observe Outside Broadcast, a premier remote broadcast and TV company that covers sports and entertainment events in Ireland, has added Studio Technologies Model 46 two-wire to four-wire interfaces for its Intercom system. The Observe fleet of OB vans consists of the flagship HD1 high/standard definition truck, capable of fielding 25 cameras; the HD2 high/standard definition […]  More

3G bonding alternative at Olympics

Written on June 26, 2012 at 22:08, by

With hundreds of thousands of mobile phones expected to overload the 3G networks around the London Olympic Park, camera teams using 3G bonding links may not be able to get usable upload bandwidth for live streaming or ftp feeds, writes TVBEurope‘s David Fox. As an alternative, Boxx TV has set up an uncontended enterprise grade […]  More

Spanish 3D technology at London Olympics

Written on June 26, 2012 at 21:48, by

Kronomav has been one of the three companies in the world chosen by Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS) to handle the 3D acquisition for the next Olympics to be held in London, between the months of July and August. Kronomav IN3D LIVE will be used at “North Greenwich Arena” venue, and the disciplines to be broadcasted […]  More