MAGIC NUMBER IS 3……
If the Giants win tonight & the Dodgers lose then the number is ONE. That means the Giants would just need to win one more game to clinch a playoff berth. It’s very possible the Giants could clinch this weekend and we are hoping it happens ASAP. We’ve been preparing for the different post-season scenarios and it looks like games 1& 2 of the Division Series will be played here at AT&T...
3 Games against the Dodgers starts tonight
Dodgers are 4.5 games behind Giants. It’s a HUGE series. Tomorrow’s game is broadcast nationally on FOX Sports & FOX Deportes. Sunday’s game will be on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball & ESPN Deportes. Additionally, MLB productions will be producing the 5th episode of “Caught Looking”. This is the inaugural season of “Caught Looking” which airs on NBC Sports Network. “Caught...
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MediaOne Services is seeking a Sales and Business Development Director. This position will be responsible for selling a menu of corporate, PR and educational video communication services. This role requires someone who is both knowledgeable in professional video and is an experienced dynamic sales hunter and networker. Current services include full service production studios, remote...
The Switch is on
MediaOne is pleased to join The Switch’s global gateway of video fiber for the broadcast community. Launched in New York in 1991, The Switch provides customer-controlled routing services in 25 U.S. cities and internationally in London and Toronto. In March, from it’s facility in downtown San Francisco, MediaOne began offering The Switch’s service in the area, allowing customers to...
AT&T park: The upgrade continues
Above is a jpg of the TV truck bay. This is where the mobile TV production trucks pull in and park. This is where the TV production trucks plug into our broadcast infrastructure. Its located under the Coke bottle and the little ballpark in the left field area. The visiting TV mobile unit parks on the right side of the truck bay and the home TV goes in the left side. The doorway at the rear...
Most of the bandwidth used during prime time television viewing hours is Netflix. Half of that is going through an Xbox. Like the frog in the hot water story, TV watching is changing slowing, but surely. TiVO started it. No longer confined to when an LA network exec decided to run a show, we could shift it to our convenience. That was the game changing moment. The time the audience training...
Green hedge for an office wall →
Check out this video. Thoughts? Meet me here in 5 years and we’ll compare.
I just finished reading this blog post in Journalism.org. 18 months following the release of the iPad, 11% of adults own a tablet. And half of them use it for news. The trend is pretty obvious. Tablets and other mobile devices are yet another way to consume video. We’ve had web video, YouTube and social video for awhile. The distribution channels has been there. Now, we’re getting...
Slow Money, Elephant Journal, and a link that...
MediaOne spent three days at Fort Mason in San Francisco at the Slow Money National Gathering. We had two camera teams wondering about shooting everything that was happening. Slow Money will turn all this (300+ gigs of video) into clips to be distributed in the months ahead to increase awareness and outreach. Using video, Slow Money can use the same event to keep the buzz going. In fact,...
Keeping it together
Seth Kenvin was by the office to give me a look at Market 7, a suite of collaborative modules to manage video projects. It allows you to keep track of schedules, and the times allotted to members of your team as well as create scripts ready for export to prompters. This is web based so all the members of your team, or at least those you allow, can keep track of whats going on and have input. It...
I had the opportunity yesterday to talk with Will Kirkpatrick, head of production at beNOW.tv. Not long ago at Justin.tv, he’s now doing some cool live streaming using IP based cameras and a laptop. The web streaming network sets up multiple cameras in venues and then streams them back individually over the net to a central location. From there, they switch and control the shots. So think...
It was Hawaiian Shirt Day in the office. The test of putting iPad2 video on a display was a success. So now, we leave the week behind with 15 seconds of San Francisco.
"We have this question from Twitter...."
Taking questions from social media during a live show is great thing to do. Here’s one way of getting those ready-to-use questions to your iPad equipped host on stage. It’s quite involved and difficult, but here are the step process. Open Google Docs on your backstage computer and start a new document. Increase the font size. Open the same Google Doc on the iPad. Type the tweet...
So this is where it begins...
The biggest user of the inter tubes is…Netflix. Yup, you were thinking porn and you were close. Before Netflix it was bit torrents. Streaming is here. Friday, we were out at the Dish Network’s announcement…they are taking on Netflix using the Blockbuster brand they bought 5 months ago. Along with Netflix and movies, companies are using web streaming to promote products, talk to...