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Live From MLB All-Star Game: Vendor Notebook

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Live From MLB All-Star Game: Vendor Notebook

This year’s MLB All-Star production is loaded with advanced technology from broadcasters and technology developers from across the country.

Fox Sports, ESPN, MLB Network, MLB International, MLB.com, and a laundry list of international broadcasters are in Minneapolis, and some of the industry’s top tech companies have brought their best to make this the most advanced MLB All-Star Game yet.

CP Communications
CP Communications is again the king of RF transmission at MLB All-Star festivities. All the major broadcasters ...

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CP Communications HD-1 Gets Busy at U.S. Open Golf

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CP Communications HD-1 Gets Busy at U.S. Open Golf

CP Communications has rolled out HD1, a new remote production truck that is designed for smaller RF shows that require up to eight RF cameras. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t working big shows as it recently was used by both Sky Sports and NHK for coverage of the U.S. Open golf tournament, held in Pinehurst, NC earlier this month.

The newest truck from CP Communications, HD-1, was on hand at the U.S. Open golf tournament in support of multiple networks.Kurt ...

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Live From MLB All-Star Game: Fox Tests Out Cutting-Edge Coverage

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Live From MLB All-Star Game: Fox Tests Out Cutting-Edge Coverage

The MLB All-Star Game has always been an “active test site” of sorts for Fox Sports.

Although the Midsummer Classic is one of the premier sports events of the summer, Fox’s production team uses this A-level broadcast as a technological tryout with an eye toward October and the postseason. –

Fox Sports has erected this on-field set and another one inside Target Field for tonight’s 86th MLB All-Star Game.

This year, the network is pulling out all the stops with what it is ...

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NBC, ESPN Tee Up Final Year of U.S. Open Coverage

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NBC, ESPN Tee Up Final Year of U.S. Open Coverage

The 2014 U.S. Open, under way at Pinehurst #2 in North Carolina, marks the end of an era: next year, Fox Sports will take over coverage for all four days. But sentimentality is being laid aside as both ESPN and NBC focus on the job at hand.

“It’s pretty straightforward,” says NEP Technical Manager Ken Carpenter, who oversees NBC’s golf operations. “This is our third time here for an Open, and none of the cable runs are ridiculous.”

There are 60 cameras ...

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