Recent Posts by Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG Editorial Director

Nevion enhances IP offerings at IBC

Video-over-IP is becoming ubiquitous within sport broadcast, whether as a component of backhaul or distribution operations. That is one of the reasons Nevion is introducing a new video services solution suite at IBC. The company says the VS902 breaks new ground in flexible, protected video-over-IP service. The speed, processing capacity and level of integration of […]  More

Vector 3 gets graphic at IBC

Creators of sport graphics will have a new option at IBC courtesy of Vector 3 as it demos a broadcast multichannel solution, Vector MultiPlay, and the all-in-one Vectorbox chassis. Designed for Hub and Spoke playout scenarios, Vector MultiPlay provides the “hub” automation component while Vectorbox plays the “spoke.” “With many broadcasters evaluating integrated workflows powered […]  More

Embedded audio front and center for Utah Scientific

Embedded audio continues to be one of the hot trends in OB design and Utah Scientific will be at IBC 2011 showcasing new embedded-audio signal processing for its UTAH-400 series digital routing switchers. The capability comes courtesy of a new line of I/O boards that rely on advanced field-programmable gate array (FPGA) technology to perform […]  More

Inside the game: Wimbledon 3D debrief

Wimbledon: According to CAN Communicate’s Duncan Humphreys, the broadcast of Wimbledon in 3D around the globe this past weekend was deemed a success for all those involved as a week of trials and practice allowed the team to get used to the new format, new camera angles, and a new way of telling the story […]  More

BBC viewers taken for ride via VenueVu

In recent years the use of tools like Google Maps have allowed broadcasters to virtually “fly” viewers into and out of venues. But the BBC Research and Development department and virtual graphics provider Crystal CG have taken fly bys to the next level at Wimbledon courtesy of VenueVu.  More

ESPN taps Arqiva for playout

UK: International sports broadcaster ESPN has put a new HD playout system into operation for the distribution and transmission of its Premier League football coverage, writes Kevin Hilton. It is part of facilities operated and managed for the broadcaster by Arqiva, which also plays out 11 ESPN channels across Europe, Africa and the Middle East.  More

Ericsson targets sports and news with Voyager II

A new digital satellite news gathering (DSNG) system aimed specifically at television sports production and new gathering is set to be launched in China this month and later at NAB 2011, writes Kevin Hilton. Ericsson’s Voyager II is the fifth generation of its DSNG technology and is based on MPEG-4 coding, as opposed to the […]  More