Pay-TV's Most Strategic Weapon - Regional Sports Networks?February 27, 2014
- Despite ever-rising carriage costs for the most coveted live content, the arguably most powerful weapon in cable, telco and satellite TV providers' customer retention arsenal is the regional sports network (RSN) because it delivers programming to fans that can't get it anywhere else, for now.
End the NFL TV Blackout Rule - For the Love of the GameFebruary 13, 2014
- With attendance dropping and TV ratings climbing, it's time for the NFL to end its outdated blackout policy and harness some of the same technology and content options that's made it a huge hit in the home and evolve the in-stadium experience of a pro sport created in the late 1800s.
PRG Built the Largest Temporary Structure to Be Erected in Times Square for FOX SportsFebruary 3, 2014
- Well this year's Super Bowl may have come and gone without any hitches - like last year's power outage - but that doesn't mean it was devoid of noteworthy events. For example, FOX Sports' Super Bowl Broadcast Center on Super Bowl Boulevard, built by Production Resource Group, was something of a landmark achievement.
FiberPlex Optical Cables Prove Superior to Copper Wiring at NFL Pro BowlJanuary 31, 2014
- For anyone who watched Last Sunday's Pro Bowl all-star game, they probably noticed the presence of a steady rainfall. However, the rain affected more than just the players' grips on the ball - it impacted the copper cabling for cameras and microphones as well. The excessive moisture buildup caused the copper cabling to have a few fumbles of its own, but a backup system of fiber optics recovered the ball and saved the program from errors.
LiveU Announces Live Video Support for High Profile Sporting EventsDecember 18, 2013
- LiveU, a provider of portable live video-over-cellular solutions, said that it has made necessary provisions to support the upcoming major sports events in 2014 ranging from the FIFA World Cup and Sochi Winter Olympics, to U.S. Collegiate Championships, and the Super Bowl.
Rogers Communications Enters Long-term Broadcast and Multimedia Agreement with NHLNovember 27, 2013
- Rogers Communications, a communications and media company in Canada announced a broadcast and multimedia agreement with National Hockey League, the second-oldest of the four major professional team sports leagues in North America.
Verizon's FiOS Quantum Now the Residential Internet Provider of Tampa Bay BuccaneersOctober 28, 2013
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers has contracted Verizon's FiOS Quantum Internet service as its official residential Internet provider.
Partnership Between Samsung and the NBA Could be a Game ChangerOctober 28, 2013
- Early on Monday, October 28, the NBA signed a three year deal with Samsung, a $100 million deal that makes Samsung the NBA's official provider of televisions and tablets. In effect, this brings Samsung courtside at all of the NBA games.
Glasgow 2014 Identifies Sports Technology as an Official Sponsor, ProviderOctober 24, 2013
- Recently, the SportBusiness Groups' Sports Sponsorship Insider mentioned that Sports Technology has become the latest addition to the "Glasgow 2014 sponsor family." It joins Ticketmaster, Trespass and Riedel Communications as official Commonwealth Games providers.
Live Sports: The World Series of Advertising OptionsOctober 24, 2013
- Despite intensifying winds of change sweeping through the advertising industry, live sports is still the safest port in the storm, offering a growing array of options, from old-school in-stadium signage to newer ads in live-streamed Web video of the World Series, March Madness, the Super Bowl and the Olympics.
Sky Sports: The New Differentiator in Broadcasting?October 22, 2013
- Right now is an exciting time for broadcasting, and there's a lot going on in the name of entertainment. Britain's dominant Pay-TV provider, BSkyB, and Telecom giant BT are slugging it out in the middle.
TVUPack Scores Effortlessly with Live, Quality FootageOctober 16, 2013
- Gone are the days when you'd pick up the newspaper to catch up on the latest in sports or listen in to broadcasts that talk at length about teams, scores and statistics. The Web has spoiled us, and we want more than the traditional format can give us - live video streams, instant states on teams and players and a whale of other things.
ESPN2 Test-Drives '4D' TV that You Can FeelOctober 4, 2013
- The National Hot Rod Association will be delivering the first-ever tactile-enhanced sports broadcast on the ESPN2 network soon. Viewers who have ButtKicker brand hardware in their home are actually able to feel the actual vibration that the driver and fans trackside feel - live and real time - at home. The NHRA is calling it a "4D broadcast."
Level 3 Signs Multi-Year Agreement with Tampa Bay BuccaneersSeptember 27, 2013
- Level 3 Communications, a provider of communications services, stated that it is now the official network provider for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and has signed a multi-year business-to-business agreement to deploy faster connectivity options at Buccaneers locations, including the Raymond James Stadium and the club's headquarters, One Buccaneer Place.
Time Warner to Cover Los Angeles Lakers SeasonSeptember 27, 2013
- Time Warner Cable SportsNet network is about to complete its one year anniversary and will cover the 2013-14 Los Angeles Lakers season.
Ruckus to Supply Wi-Fi at Soccer Stadiums in BrazilSeptember 25, 2013
- Ruckus will supply advanced indoor/outdoor Smart Wi-Fi products and technology that will be used as the foundation for offering pervasive, high-speed wireless access within two of Brazil's largest soccer stadiums: Estadio Nacional de Brasilia, a 71,000-seat stadium in Brasilia, Brazil's federal capital, and Arena Octavio Mangabeira, a 50,433-seat stadium located in Salvador, the largest city on the northeast coast of Brazil and the capital of the Northeastern Brazilian state of Bahia.
iStreamPlanet's Aventus Cloud Platform Ready for General AvailabilitySeptember 16, 2013
- Live sports events take place almost 24 hours a day somewhere around the globe. Whether it is American football, soccer or any of the other sporting events being broadcast daily, viewers want to access it using their smartphone, tablet or any platform capable of delivering the content.
TE Connectivity Collaborates with Stadium Owners, Service ProvidersSeptember 10, 2013
- TE Connectivity recently announced that it has entered into strategic collaborations with premier stadium owners and service providers nationwide. TE Connectivity's distributed antenna system or DAS offerings are being leveraged by the stadium owners and service providers to offer best-in-class mobile services, allowing college football and NFL fans to connect this season.
SportStream Partnerships Will Enhance 2013 Football Season Viewer ExperienceAugust 30, 2013
- In a world becoming more and more consumed by social media, SportStream has made a brilliant move in welcoming new partnerships with NCAA athletic programs and Sportsbase, the company that powers social hubs and game day experience for fans, teams, and media companies in preparation for the soon-approaching fall football season.
Game On: Sports Fuel Content Strategy ChangesAugust 29, 2013
- NBC's Sports Network and Fox Sports 1 are clear examples of how broadcasters have decided to handle soaring costs that have driven many to what appeared to be a content cliff late last year. The possibility of Google bidding on NFL games long-offered under DirecTV's Sunday Ticket package -its crown jewel - next year and uncertainty to a picture that is TBD (to be defined).
Google Mulls a Big Bid for NFL Sunday TicketAugust 21, 2013
- With the NFL preseason underway, you may have noticed that DirecTV is bumping up advertising support for its NFL Sunday Ticket package, which offers a wonderful thing for football fans: coverage of every game on Sundays. It's a boon for fantasy football players, gamblers and odds-makers, hardcore pigskin heads and team fans that find themselves living out of market with no access to regular TV coverage.
The Best Way to Live Stream SportsAugust 19, 2013
- From the way you send mail and do your shopping, to the way you watch your favorite shows, the Internet gives you access to pretty much anything. It's easy to find great websites to stream music, movies and TV shows. But sports games are another story. Especially if you're trying to stream live games, finding a good streaming site can be tricky.
iStreamPlanet Live Streaming USA Pro Challenge on Internet-Connected DevicesAugust 19, 2013
- Companies like iStreamPlanet are bringing fans of various sporting events all new ways to take in those events. The company just recently announced that it will be able to bring live video streaming of the ultra-popular cycling event known as the USA Pro Challenge.
iStreamPlanet to Provide Live Video Streaming of Pro Challenge Professional Cycling RaceAugust 13, 2013
- In the past, sports outside of football, basketball and baseball were very hard to come by on any type of broadcast. Today, there are so many sports being broadcast it makes you wonder if some of the events are even sports. Cycling is a sport, and even though recent events have cast a black eye on it, there are many cyclists who compete without being doped up. The USA Pro Challenge is a race taking place over seven days in Colorado starting on the 19th of August, and this year iStreamPlanet will be providing a live video stream of the event.
Fox Sports to Televise Future Golf TournamentsAugust 12, 2013
- A new broadcast deal has recently landed the US Open and other major golf events with a new home turf on television.
Orad Gets Patent for Camera Tracking TechnologyAugust 8, 2013
- Viewers of sports content will be getting a clearer picture of events thanks to new patentedtechnology from Orad.
Orad has been given a patent for its camera tracking technology. The technology lets graphics improve the appearance of sports videos.
One World Sports is Part of Google Fiber's New Sports TierAugust 5, 2013
- Faster broadband speeds are providing many opportunities for service providers to introduce entertainment programming with many different options. New generations of televisions have changed the passive nature of this activity into one that is interactive.
Technology Helps Officials Judge Close Plays in Athletic EventsAugust 2, 2013
- Umpires and referees may be experts at calling plays, but sometimes they need help. That's where technology comes in.
In many sports, specialized technology helps to determine if close plays meet the rules and official guidelines.
Teledyne DALSA Delivers Frame Grabbers to Power Replay's freeD System at AT&T StadiumAugust 2, 2013
- Replay Technologies Inc. recently installed its freeD sports replay system at AT&T Stadium (formerly Cowboys Stadium) in Arlington, Texas, for the NBC Sunday Night football. The replay system will be powered by the latest cameras and frame grabbers supplied to it by Teledyne DALSA.
Seattle Seahawks Enlist Opanga to Improve Application Video QualityJune 4, 2013
- The Seahawks have announced that their mobile app will be integrating Opanga's NetRover technology to "deliver massive amounts of data to mobile devices, without degrading network performance of the viewing experience."
Cruzio, Exalt Provide Streaming of Santa Cruz Warriors GamesMay 30, 2013
- Cruzio Internet, in association with Exalt Communications, has implemented a high-speed microwave link between Kaiser Permanente Arena, home of the Santa Cruz Warriors basketball team, and the Cruzio network operations center in Santa Cruz, Calif. Real-time streaming video of Warriors basketball games on the Internet will be possible with the link, allowing fans to watch the home games irrespective of their location.
Bulldog Digital Media Now Open For BusinessJanuary 24, 2013
- Streaming Media veterans John Petrocelli and Josh Lennox launched Bulldog Digital Media, a live digital video content strategy consultancy, in order to help users optimize their live digital video content strategies with unmatched expertise and guidance.
Cisco's Videoscape Gets an Olympic Run, Glimpse of the Future, in OneAugust 6, 2012
- Technology has never been so big at the Olympic Games. The impact of all that technology has been nothing short of game-changing, and one more shot to the status quo recently came in from Cisco, who, along with NBC Olympics, will be offering a little glimpse of what the future may look like with their new Videoscape system.
London 2012: Danny Boyle's Record-Breaking Opening CeremoniesJuly 31, 2012
- All eyes were on London last Friday for director Danny Boyle's Olympic opening ceremony. With 40.7 million viewers worldwide, London 2012 broke the record 39.8 million viewers who tuned in to watch Atlanta's opening ceremony in 1996 and became the most-watched Olympic opening ceremony.
Limelight Brings Live Sports Action to Global FansJuly 30, 2012
- Online video is no longer restricted to the computer screen.
Limelight Networks, the worldwide leader in Digital Presence Management, has announced that various broadcasters from around the globe depend on Limelight to bring live action from this summer's Olympic Games to millions of sports fans.
Time Warner Cable Partners with Victor Cruz, New York GiantsJune 26, 2012
- Time Warner Cable, one of the largest providers of video, high-speed data and voice services in the United States, has entered a partnership with Victor Cruz, New York Giants wide receiver and Super Bowl champ, to bolster its Enjoy Sports Better initiative that helps customers enjoy the sports and teams they love even more.
ESPN Radio and Slacker to Provide Live ESPN Stations on Slacker RadioJune 11, 2012
- Slacker, Inc. has launched six new national, regional and Spanish language ESPN stations dedicated to live streaming of ESPN shows and sporting events. Slacker subscribers can access the live ESPN content on the slacker's website and through the free Slacker Radio mobile application available on all major smartphone operating systems.
Bloomberg Sports Adds Fantasy Alarm Feature to Their 'Front Office 2012'May 15, 2012
- Bloomberg Sports Front Office 2012 is a tool from Bloomberg Sports that helps players win their fantasy baseball league. It consists of a complete draft kit and full set of in-season trading, free agent, and lineup tools, with rankings tailored for the users' league settings.
Time Warner Cable Launching Two Sports Network for Large Hispanic ClienteleMay 11, 2012
- Time Warner Cable (TWC), a company that brings informative entertainment to 15 million customers, recently revealed another expansion plan, under which the company will launch two new regional sports networks.
Exclusively designed for the Southern California-area sports fans, the networks, branded Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes, will deliver the region's most comprehensive sports information.
ESPN Launches Online Channel for Comcast CustomersMay 10, 2012
- Twenty-two million Comcast subscribers have now been provided with access to 'WatchESPN', a version of the popular sports television channel for viewing on mobile phones and Internet.
Verizon Wireless, Comcast Agreement Promises Atlanta Users a Whale of a TimeMay 1, 2012
- With Comcast and Verizon co-developing in Atlanta to offer video, phone, Internet and wireless services, consumers in the region are all set to have access to greater variety in entertainment and increased viewing options from anywhere and at anytime.
Glowpoint Cloud Services to Enable Live NFL Draft InterviewsApril 24, 2012
- With the National Football League's (NFL) annual draft just a few days away, football fans are eagerly awaiting to hear about their team's latest recruits as soon as they're picked up.
For the tenth year running, Glowpoint is providing support for live high-definition interviews during draft coverage.
Time Warner Announces Expanded Regional Sports Offerings for NYC, Dallas and Charlotte MarketsApril 24, 2012
- Time Warner Cable has added multiple regional sports networks to its TWCTV app for iPhone, iPad and Android smartphones. The new offerings will be accessible through TWCTV.com, accessible through both Mac and PC desktop and laptop computers in New York City, Dallas and Charlotte, NC.
The ITU World Triathlon Series to Receive Broadcast and CDN Services from Level 3April 19, 2012
- ITU, the world governing body for triathlon, will make use of the broadcast and CDN services from Level 3 for broadcasting the upcoming ITU World Triathlon Series.
PERFORM Delivers Live Sports via Digital RapidsApril 2, 2012
- PERFORM has deployed 150 StreamZ Live encoders and the Broadcast Manager multi-encoder automation software from Digital Rapids, to support the live streaming of premium sports content over a variety of devices and platforms.
"The combination of Digital Rapids' StreamZ Live encoders and the Broadcast Manager software have led to significant savings in our operational costs," said Andy Measham, PERFORM's Chief Operating Officer.
Let the March Madness Begin! How Will You Keep Tabs on Your Bracket This Year?March 13, 2012
- Confession time - I'm bumming hard… real hard. As a devoted Syracuse basketball fan - and someone who has no trouble admitting that she bleeds orange - my heart sank an hour ago when my alma matter announced that our center Fab Melo (you know, that seven-foot-plus giant that all you other teams feared all season), has been taken out of the NCAA Tournament due to an eligibility issue. For real? An eligibility issue that cannot be discussed. Great.
My disappointment is shared by countless other 'Cusers as Facebook and Twitter feeds this afternoon were flooded with posts bashing Melo for leaving us, the No. 1 seed school, a school with a school record of 30-1 in the regular season, feeling (ironically) a little blue.
ESPN Developer Center Launches, APIs AccessibleMarch 6, 2012
- ESPN is now offering a Developer Center which lets software developers use Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) related to the network's sports content. ESPN lets the APIs provide some of the network's content and data for products and services.
For example, ESPN's Headlines API is available via the Developer Center. It connects apps to daily news, columns and analysis on different sports, teams and athletes. Also, a Research Notes API is being offered to ESPN partners, which includes trivia, facts and history.
Austria's unas media Streams Australian Open Live with Digital RapidsFebruary 17, 2012
- Digital Rapids claimed that its encoding solutions helped Austria-based unas media productions to stream high-quality live feeds of the Australian Open tennis matches to the tournament's official websites, mobile devices and online betting providers.
Verizon Celebrates Super Bowl XLVI Weekend with Popular Gospel EventFebruary 7, 2012
- To kick off the Super Bowl XLVI weekend, Verizon participated in the 13th annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration on Friday, Feb. 3.
Verizon Going Hard After Super Bowl Wireless TrafficFebruary 2, 2012
- Getting to go to the Super Bowl is a once in a lifetime experience. While getting to work with 4G LTE networks isn't nearly that rare and will only be more commonplace as we go on, the two events have something in common these days. Verizon Wireless has announced an endeavor that will allow their customers to work with the new high speed wireless tech while enjoying the biggest football game of the year.
The Great Blackout Debate: Should the FCC Change Broadcasting Rules?February 2, 2012
- As Adweek reported Tuesday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is seeking comment from the National Football League (NFL) on its practice of blacking out games on local television stations in cities where teams have failed to fill their stadium's seats. When local stations cannot air a game, it prohibits pay-TV providers from airing it too, causing fans and the FCC itself to question the validity of the Commission's own blackout rule.
Samsung Prepares Super Bowl Ad for Galaxy NoteFebruary 1, 2012
- The ad was entirely shot with the Galaxy Note super phone's HD-quality video camera and has been directed by Bobby Farrelly - whose credits include movies like There's Something About Mary, Dumb and Dumber, Kingpin and Fever Pitch.
Verizon FiOS Signs New Carriage Agreement with Tennis ChannelJanuary 18, 2012
- Tennis Channel and Verizon FiOS TV announced they have signed the new carriage agreement to offer tennis channel again to FiOS customers.
Roger Communications Launches Industry-First Sportsnews ChannelJanuary 16, 2012
- With the launch of the barker channel, "Sportsnews," Roger digital cable customers will now have access to around the clock sports-themed promotional services. This industry-first channel will be available to customers at no additional cost.
"Sportsnews is the first cable service of its kind in Canada . It's where customers can learn about our sports programming as well as what's happening in the world of sports - 24/7 and right at their fingertips," said Anthony Antonelli, senior director of sports and on-demand services at Rogers Communications.
Roger Communications Launches Sportsnews ChannelJanuary 16, 2012
- With the launch of the barker channel, Sportsnews, Roger digital cable customers will now have access to a 'round the clock' sports-themed promotional service. This industry-first channel will be available to customers at no additional cost.
Mitsubishi Electric's Diamond Vision Systems Nabs an Emmy at CESJanuary 16, 2012
- For 20 years, large-scale video displays from Mitsubishi Electric have been transforming indoor and outdoor events into spectacular shows. Accordingly, the iconic display system that debuted at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles in 1980 has bagged several awards. The latest award that Mitsubishi has nabbed is the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) 63rd Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Award for its Diamond Vision system.
The company received this ward on Jan. 12 as part of the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada.
UMass Uses ZiXi Cloud to Televise Sport EventsJanuary 13, 2012
- The University of Massachusetts-Amherst's (UMass) athletic department will use ZiXi's cloud-based Video Transport Platform to televise its sporting events for the 2011-2012 season.
Ice Bears, Comcast Introduce New Way to Watch Hockey GamesJanuary 12, 2012
- Wishing to provide superior entertainment to hockey fans for the remainder of its winning 10th anniversary season, Knoxville Ice Bears Professional Hockey Team has partnered with Comcast to launch innovative broadcast technology.
AT&T Deploys COWs for Big Miami Bowl Game on Jan. 4January 4, 2012
- Looking to help with the anticipated increase in network traffic at the big bowl game in Miami on January 4, AT&T has rolled in two Cell sites on Wheels, or COWs, in the stadium parking lot.
Football Aficionados to Have a Ball with Live Streaming CoverageJanuary 3, 2012
- The NFL arena is heating up as teams prepare to battle it out to earn a trip to the big game and with the playoffs starting, each participant is fervently hoping for the strong showing. With the mounting excitement and NFL's popularity soaring even higher, LiveFootballPass software and the website promise to provide live coverage of the playoff games.
High Definition Instant Replay System for NASCAR Race Officials Constructed by TelestreamDecember 14, 2011
- Telestream is one of the leading providers of video transcoding and workflow automation systems. The company recently announced that it has built a brand new High Definition (HD) instant replay system for NASCAR race control officials.
ESPN: The Worldwide Leader in Jacking up Your Cable BillDecember 6, 2011
- ESPN - the self-proclaimed worldwide leader in sports - has been branded by cable execs with an alternative slogan: the primary reason your cable bill is so darn expensive.
Cox Sports to Debut Original Documentary Film on Race and Basketball at Providence CollegeNovember 29, 2011
- Cox Sports, an Emmy-award winning regional sports network is all set to air Providence College: Black and White, an original documentary film that details the relationship between the civil rights movement in America and college basketball at Providence.
Grow The Game Golf to Provide Live Real-Time Scoring for Golf Industry CupNovember 14, 2011
- Grow The Game (GTG) Golf has announced that the company has been named the official live scoring provider for the Golfweek Golf Industry Cup tournament.
GlobeCast in Pact with Trace to Broadcast Trace Sports HD to the AmericasNovember 10, 2011
- GlobeCast, a subsidiary of France Telecom and provider of content management and worldwide transmission services for professional broadcast delivery, announced it has signed a contract with broadcaster Trace to broadcast its new high-definition channel, Trace Sports HD, on the NSS-806 satellite.
Will Sports Programming Costs Lead to Collapse of Video Business?November 10, 2011
- The U.S. sports programming business has economics much like healthcare, which, depending on your point of view, means either great trouble or a great "moat" around the business for content owners, programming networks and video distributors.
DirecTV Gets Subscriber Boost from NFL Sunday TicketNovember 3, 2011
- The country's largest satellite TV broadcaster brought in more subscribers than ever in the third quarter, helped by the NFL Sunday Ticket, according to media reports.
NFL Network's RedZone Channel with Digital Landing Enables Fans to See All TouchdownsOctober 6, 2011
- DigitalLanding.com, an aggregator of Internet, television, phone, and other digital services, announced that NFL fans will now be able to watch all the touchdowns of their out-of-market teams on the NFL Network's RedZone Channel.
ATEME's Kyrion Encoders Chosen by Telecom Argentina for Premier Soccer EventOctober 5, 2011
- ATEME recently announced that the company's Kyrion contribution solution has been chosen by Telecom Argentina to showcase the premier soccer event to millions of spectators in America and Europe. The encoders CM4101 and decoders DR8400 which support MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 up to 4:2:2 10-bit compression and HD resolution of 1080x60.
New England Sports Network Selects Sidera Networks for Dark Fiber and Ethernet ServicesOctober 4, 2011
- Sidera Networks, a global provider of fiber optic-based network solutions, announced that New England Sports Network (NESN), a top sports network, has selected Sidera to enable simulcast programming for regional broadcasts of the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins games.
Panasonic: 3D Broadcast of US Open a Big HitSeptember 29, 2011
- According to Panasonic, viewers were delighted to get the 3D coverage of the US Open 2011 Tennis Tournament. Panasonic has signed on to work alongside the U.S Tennis Association and CBS Sports to broadcast the U.S. Open championships in 3D. Panasonic, a company in Full HD 3D technology, is the official consumer electronics sponsor of the US Open Championships, as well as sponsor of CBS Sports' 2D and 3D US Open telecasts.
RCN Strengthens Sports Package Options with Addition of FOX Soccer PlusSeptember 29, 2011
- RCN, a Boston cable provider, recently announced the addition of FOX Soccer Plus to its sports channel offerings.
SNTV Announces Comprehensive Set of Three Digital Video ProductsSeptember 28, 2011
- A premier television sports video news agency, SNTV recently released SNTV Digital, a comprehensive set of three digital video products, which will officially go live on October 1, 2011.
Verizon FiOS1 Gets Exclusive Rights to Broadcast All New Jersey State High School Sports Through 2015September 26, 2011
- Telecom giant Verizon has reportedly signed an agreement with newspaper publisher Star-Ledger/NJ.com making its FiOS1 local channel the exclusive broadcast partner of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association through 2015.
Level 3 to Bring Sports Broadcast Services to UniversitiesSeptember 20, 2011
- Level 3 Communications, Inc., which delivers some of the most-watched sporting events in the world, has launched a new service, universities access today announced a new service to provide high-quality, professional sports broadcast services to universities.
NBC Will Provide Live Coverage in Some Form for All Olympic EventsAugust 30, 2011
- It has been a long standing tradition that when you are watching an Olympic event, there's a pretty good chance you'll already know the outcome. This is because during the Olympics, most of the events are taking place half a world away during a time that most Americans are tucked away in bed. This means that the broadcast network will air the event on tape delay so that there is actually someone awake to watch it.
One World Sports to Distribute Asian Soccer Qualification Matches for London 2012 GamesAugust 30, 2011
- One World Sports (OWS), North America's leading Asian sports provider, recently announced in a press release that it has signed an exclusive agreement with World Sport Group (WSG) to distribute Asian soccer qualification matches for next year's London 2012 games on a multi-media basis in North America.
Lower Level Sports Organizations Applaud Streaming Internet RulingAugust 26, 2011
- Sports and the Internet seemingly have always had an uneasy alliance. While there are plenty of aspects that sporting agencies love about the Internet, there are others that can cause some truly sticky situations. Some sports teams are completely embracing the Internet craze while other teams and leagues still seem to have more missteps than successes.
NFL's Giants Getting Big Time Integration with TwitterAugust 25, 2011
- Since the social media site was first launched, there has always been an uneasy peace between Twitter and the major American sports leagues. Sometimes that peace seems more like an all out war with both the NFL and the NBA issuing orders for players and coaches to stay away from Twitter at various times. The latest instance of the NBA firing a sideways shot at Twitter is the directive that bans coaches and players from communicating with each other using Twitter while there is a lockout going on.
Boost Mobile Becomes the First League-Wide Marquee Partner of the WNBAAugust 23, 2011
- Boost Mobile, one of Sprint's prepaid brands, is now the first league-wide marquee partner of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) and as part of this partnership it will be tied closely to the WNBA brand on a national level.
Nevion Provides Flashlink Solutions to New Century ProductionsAugust 22, 2011
- Nevion, a manufacturer of systems for broadcasters, service providers and government agencies, asserted that its Flashlink solutions are going to help mobile teleproduction services provider New Century Productions (NCP) link mobile production units for ESPN's Sunday night football.
Comcast Sues DirecTV in Response to Ads about 'Free' NFL GamesAugust 8, 2011
- Comcast has sued DirecTV over ads it claims deceive viewers about pro football programs. Comcast alleges DirecTV is committing false advertising, unfair competition and consumer fraud - and its lawsuit further claims that DirecTV is responsible for telling "an outright lie," according to Adweek.
AT&T Drops ESPN 3DAugust 2, 2011
- All you want is slap shots firing at you, home runs coming your way, and being at the bottom of a pile fighting for a fumble. That's the plan for sports television in 3D, but that plan didn't work for AT&T as they have decided to drop ESPN 3D, the world's first 3D channel devoted to sports.
The contract between the two companies expired last month and AT&T chose not to renew it.
Home Run for Blue Jays FansAugust 2, 2011
- Rogers Communications Inc. has hit a fastball out of the park by streaming live Toronto Blue Jays games for Blue Jays fans. Now, Rogers customers can watch free Rogers Sportsnet coverage for the rest of the 2011 season, through Rogers On Demand Online and Rogers On Demand Mobile.
With this announcement, Jays fans can essentially watch their favorite team from anywhere - on TV, their laptops, or watch the live stream from their smartphones.
Women's World Cup Brings out Tweeters in Droves, Sets New Tweets per Second RecordJuly 18, 2011
- This year marks five years since the inception of the highly popular social media website Twitter, and on its anniversary the site ringed in yet another milestone as the FIFA Women's World Cup received tons of attention drawing a new Tweets Per Second (TPS) record.
SPB Software App Allows Fans to Watch 2011 Copa America Matches on Mobile DevicesJuly 8, 2011
- SPB Software, a leading mobile software developer, has collaborated with mTraffic, a transmission rights holder of the Latin America championship, to provide live broadcasting of the 2011 Copa America matches on Android, iPhone and iPad devices.
GlobeCast Casts Wimbledon Matches in New LightJuly 6, 2011
- Wimbledon, the prestigious tennis tournament, is a Grand Slam event that is viewed avidly by millions around the world. IMG Media, in conjunction with its exclusive 3D distribution, partner, GlobeCast, transferred the on-court excitement in a first-ever live HD 3D broadcast.
Cellular South Plans to Show Third Season of Award-Winning High School Football Rivalry ProgramJuly 5, 2011
- The South's biggest high school football rivalry game will be televised by Cellular South, the privately owned wireless communications provider with the collaboration of FOX Sports South (FSSO).
RRsat Launches FIGHT NOW! TV And Expands Sports Coverage Over North AmericaJune 30, 2011
- RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd is one of the leading providers of comprehensive content management and global distribution services to the television and radio broadcasting industries. The company recently announced the launch of FIGHT NOW! TV on the Galaxy 23 satellite which will access nearly 8,000 cable headends that represents close to 90 percent of the American cable market. FIGHT NOW! TV is a 24-hour combat sports channel, in HD and is dedicated to mixed martial arts (MMA) as well as boxing, grappling and kickboxing.
NBC and iStreamPlanet Working Together to Broadcast WimbledonJune 28, 2011
- iStreamPlanet and NBC have again teamed up to broadcast live sporting events. Last month they worked together to stream The French Open and now they're working on another Grand Slam tennis event, the Championships at Wimbledon.
Australian Sports & Sports Education Specialist Visits India to Promote Collaboration in Sports EducationJune 28, 2011
- Under the Australian Trade Commission's Australian Visiting Researcher Program, Professor Pamm Kellett, an eminent researcher from Melbourne's Deakin University, recently visited India on June 20 to 24, 2011. The visit was aimed at showcasing innovative Australian research and world-class education, and exploring opportunities to collaborate with India in the field of Sport. Australian Education International (AEI) in New Delhi co-sponsored the program along with Australian Trade Commission.
SES Satellite Enables ESPN Brazil to Distribute HD Content in Latin AmericaJune 27, 2011
- ESPN Brazil, in conjunction with SES WORLD SKIES' NSS-806 satellite, is all set to expand its presence across Latin America by providing one HD and one SD sports channels to the region's cable television transmission stations.
NBC Retains Olympics through 2020 with Aggressive BidJune 13, 2011
- NBC secured the rights to broadcast the Olympic Games through 2020 last week by agreeing to fork over a whopping $4.38 billion - nearly $1 billion more than the closest competing bid.
ESPN Selects Motorola Mobility's 1080p60 HD Video Distribution SolutionJune 9, 2011
- Looking to transition all programming for ESPN and ESPN2 networks to an MPEG-4 HD format, ESPN will use Motorola's video distribution solution.
Time Warner Cable Positions David Rone as President, TWC SportsMay 24, 2011
- Time Warner Cable, a provider of video, high-speed data and phone services in the United States serving more than 14 million customers, named David Rone as President of TWC Sports. Rone will report to Melinda Witmer, who reports to Time Warner Cable Chairman & CEO Glenn Britt.
SureWest Sports Show Announces Athletes of the Year Award RecipientsMay 23, 2011
- SureWest Communications has announced winners of the third annual SureWest Sports Show Athletes of the Year award.
Winners named for the 2010-11 season are Belle Obert (Del Oro): SureWest Sports Show Female Athlete of the Year and Kyle Howarth (Granite Bay): SureWest Sports Show Male Athlete of the Year.
One World Sports Wins North American Rights for Asia Golf TournamentMay 3, 2011
- One World Sports, the Asian arm of the Dallas-based sports network company, One Media Corp., has formed an agreement with World Sport Group, Asia's leading sports marketing, media and event management company. Under the agreement, One World Sports will be the exclusive presenter of the OneAsia tournament in English on North American television, broadband and mobile.
Major League Baseball Strikes Out on FacebookApril 19, 2011
- On the heels of the news of Crackle, which lets you stream Seinfeld, other TV shows and movies for free on your iPad, Major League Baseball has decided to end their free live streams on Facebook, according to Business Insider.
Verizon NFL Mobile Captures the Excitement of the NFL DraftApril 19, 2011
- The 2011 NFL Draft from April 28-30 is scheduled to take place at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Verizon Wireless, being the official wireless service provider partner for the NFL, will allow customers to enjoy a vantage position with Verizon's NFL Mobile application.
The NHL Spurns ESPN, Fox, Stays with NBC/VERSUSApril 19, 2011
- Sometimes written off as a bit player in the North American sports TV market, the National Hockey League has scored a goal with their latest television and media deal.