Recent Sports Content

Essential Guide: Live HDR Down-ConversionSeptember 9th 2019 - 01:50 PM

Live sports productions are the natural home for HDR. The increase in luminance latitude combined with extended color space delivers an immersive experience never before witnessed by the home viewer. But backwards compatibility must still be maintained for legacy SDR audiences.

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Tennis is one sport pushing OTT distribution hard to expand revenues. Photo by Filip Mroz on Unsplash.

Sports Fans Last To Cut Cord But Flock To Smart Phones August 29th 2019 - 09:00 AM

Sports viewers are less likely to cut the cord than average yet consume more content on smart phones as well as on social media.

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F1 sees its future in paid for online streaming.

Formula 1 Continues Free To Air Exodus Despite Losing FansAugust 21st 2019 - 09:00 AM

Formula 1 (F1) is pushing ahead with its global exodus from FTA (Free To Air) broadcasting despite concerns over falling audiences.

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AT&T provided the 5G video infrastructure, while Samsung Galaxy S10 5G phones were dispersed throughout the crowd to shoot the action in HD.

Latest 5G Tests Show The Promise Of Supercharged Wireless DistributionAugust 5th 2019 - 01:50 PM

Production companies and various sports channels (and leagues) in the U.S. and abroad have been eager to test the new generation of 5G equipment in an effort to take advantage of its promised lower-latency, ultra-fast speeds, and enhanced capacity. Although compatible consumer phones and the required network infrastructure to support millimeter wave (AT&T’s “5G+”) technology is not yet widely deployed, a number of successful tests have been conducted that show its promise.

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A panel discussion at NAB brought together top media organizations to discuss their use of the cloud. Photo: Robb Cohen Photography & Video.

Giving Sports Fans A Cloud-Based ExperienceMay 15th 2019 - 10:00 AM

With consumer adoption of OTT services and viewing of live sporting events on mobile devices at an all-time high, content creators and distributors are working hard to fine-tune their infrastructures and workflows to meet demand. For many, this has meant leveraging the flexibility and scalability of cloud-based computing and artificial intelligence (AI)-powered services, which require less capital cost and facilitate experimentation with new channels and mobile-first services.

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Johan Vounckx, svp technology innovations, at EVS

EVS Celebrates 25 Years at NAB 2019May 9th 2019 - 08:00 AM

EVS’s “Ingest-to-Post” message is leading the way into IP production with new network technology, a new all-software server, and virtualized control systems.

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Those players’ name banners aren’t hanging over the stands on wires. They were inserted into the image by a FingerWorks 2.0 VR telestrator.

FingerWorks VR 2.0 at NAB 2019April 5th 2019 - 04:00 PM

FingerWorks Telestrators can make live sports multidimensional by enabling telestration in Virtual Reality.

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NASCAR Productions’ three control rooms feature are specifically configured to handle IP-based At Home remote productions.

Server-Based “At Home” Workflows Provide Efficiency For NASCAR Productions March 1st 2019 - 10:00 AM

NASCAR Productions, based in Charlotte NC, prides itself on maintaining one of the most technically advanced content creation organizations in the country. It’s responsible for providing content, graphics and other show elements to broadcasters (mainly Fox and NBC), as well as NASCAR’s digital and social platforms and other shoulder programming on the broadcast networks. And that’s in addition to a wide range of international broadcasters that it supports.

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