Recent Posts by Jason Dachman, Managing Editor

French consortium aims to explore UHDTV, HEVC compression standard

The High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) compression standard nearing completion of the standardisation process, a French research consortium in mid April announced a three-year, multimillion-euro plan to reduce the bandwidth needed to deliver Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) using HEVC. The research program, called 4EVER, is being conducted by Orange Labs, ATEME, France Télévisions, GlobeCast, […]  More

NAB 2012 photo gallery: From the show floor

Another NAB Show has now come and gone, making it time to rest your feet and recollect on what the show floor had to offer. SVG was out in full force in Las Vegas this year and has the photos to prove it. Check out part one of our NAB 2012 Photo Gallery, which includes […]  More

Harris makes it official, plans to sell off broadcast communications business

Harris Corp. is getting out of the broadcast business. The company announced Tuesday morning, as part of its fiscal-third-quarter report, that it has approved a plan to sell its Broadcast Communications division. The move was by no means unexpected; Harris President/CEO William M. Brown had previously hinted at his concerns regarding the division. Then, in […]  More

New global ESPNFC brand unveiled in advance of EURO 2012

ESPN this week will introduce ESPNFC, a new multi-language and multi-country brand for soccer fans around the world across TV, radio, print, online, print, and mobile. Just in time for the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship, the new offering will bring together all of ESPN’s soccer properties and house them under one universally recognised name.  More

SMT acquires IDS and breaks into venue market

In a move that was decades in the making, SMT (SportsMEDIA Technology Corp.) has acquired Information and Display Systems (IDS), combining two of the biggest names in live-data-driven scoring and graphics. Having focused almost exclusively on real-time data and graphics integration for live sports television in the past, SMT has now broken into the in-venue […]  More

SkyCam crashes to ground during US football game

Just in case you missed it from our US edition: The sky fell down on the Iowa Hawkeyes football team last Friday when a Skycam that was part of ESPN’s camera complement collapsed onto the field at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, AZ. The potentially disastrous event was determined to be “the result of a […]  More