Monthly Archives: July 2012

Live from London: EBU Marks End of Standard Definition for Sports Coverage

Written on July 31, 2012 at 14:59, by

The London 2012 Olympic Games will be remembered for a number of landmark sporting events, but, in broadcasting terms, it is significant as the point where the EBU (European Broadcasting Union) says goodbye to standard-definition transmission for all major sports coverage. This is the result of long-term investment in the EBU’s Eurovision satellite and fibre […]  More

Live From London: NBC, Cisco Look To Merge First and Second Screens With Videoscape

Written on July 31, 2012 at 12:46, by

At this point, Cisco and NBC Olympics can be considered old friends, having worked together to build large-scale IP video-contribution networks at three consecutive Olympic Games, beginning with Beijing in 2008. As with many old friends, their relationship has continued to evolve over the years, but this month in London, NBC and Cisco are taking […]  More

Olympics Ratings Roundup: NBC, BBC Take Home Ratings Gold During Opening Weekend

Written on July 31, 2012 at 12:37, by

Compiled by Jason Dachman, Managing Editor, SVG Despite a steady stream of Tweeted complaints regarding NBC’s tape-delayed Olympics coverage thus far, NBC Sports Group is off to a record ratings pace through the first weekend of competition. Through the first three nights of the London Olympics, NBC is averaging 35.8 million viewers, the best through the […]  More

Live From London: Ball State’s Best Take on Olympics

Written on July 31, 2012 at 12:17, by

  The calling card of Ball State is its commitment to what it calls “immersive learning.” This summer, the state-run research university in Muncie, IN, is more than living up to its promise. Forty students from across the school — Telecommunications, Journalism, Sports Administration, Public Relations — are all coordinating on “BSU at the Games,” a multiplatform […]  More

Live From London: Ball State’s Best Take on Olympics

Written on July 31, 2012 at 12:17, by

  The calling card of Ball State is its commitment to, what it calls, “immersive learning.” This summer, the state-run research university in Muncie, IN is more than living up to its promise. Forty students from across the school – Telecommunications, Journalism, Sports Administration, Public Relations – are all coordinating on “BSU at the Games,” a […]  More

Riedel radio technology serves Team Garmin during Tour de France

Written on July 31, 2012 at 12:14, by

By Jennifer Angell SVG Europe correspondent For the 99th Tour de France, Team Garmin used a radio solution from Riedel Communications. The specialist for real-time communications and media networks installed a combination of conventional trunked radios and NanoTalk for enabling team communication for Garmin. More than 12 vehicles of Team Garmin, who won this year’s […]  More

Ross Video expands openGear platform with Rascular

Written on July 31, 2012 at 11:31, by

Ross Video expands the openGear partnership with UK-based Rascular Technology. Rascular offers a one-stop software application that controls equipment from a diverse set of manufacturers in an on-air environment. Helm — Rascular’s flagship product — is a fully user-configurable, PC-based application providing either mouse-driven or touchscreen control and monitoring via TCP/IP for a wide range […]  More

ViewSat enhances satellite bandwidth with Harmonic

Written on July 31, 2012 at 10:20, by

ViewSat, a global satellite provider based in the U.K., has deployed a comprehensive digital video headend based on Harmonic video processing solutions. Leveraging the high density of Harmonic’s Electra multichannel encoding and ProStream with ACE real-time stream processing and transcoding platforms, ViewSat can more efficiently allocate satellite bandwidth for its direct-to-home (DTH) service, enabling the […]  More

Telestream releases Flip4Mac 3.0

Written on July 31, 2012 at 10:12, by

Telestream, a provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, announced a public beta release of Flip4Mac 3.0 including Flip Player, a new multiformat video player. This public beta release is being made available to the Mac community to allow a broad user base to evaluate the next major version of Flip4Mac. Flip4Mac is the […]  More

BBC sets sail with Sunset + Vine for Olympic coverage

Written on July 31, 2012 at 05:36, by

With the Olympics well underway at the various Olympic Park venues, over 100 miles away on the South Coast, Weymouth is hosting the sailing. And, uniquely for these Games, the BBC is using an independent production company, Sunset + Vine,  to produce its unilateral add-on to the OBS feed from the boats. Various events so […]  More