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February 7, 2007

New Sports Technology Forum to Launch at NAB2007

--NAB and the Sports Video Group partner to produce new event--

LAS VEGAS -- The National Association of Broadcasters, in partnership with the Sports Video Group, today announced the launch of the first Sports Technology Forum to be held Monday, April 16 during NAB2007 in Las Vegas. The event will provide registrants with practical solutions to their biggest sports production challenges for all three "screens" -- HD, broadband and mobile devices.

"The annual NAB Show is where people come to learn how to produce the highest quality professional video, and very few areas of video production are as demanding as sports production," said NAB President and CEO David K. Rehr. "With sports content continuing to play a key role in consumer adoption of digital TV, this timely program will focus on the unique interests of sports broadcasters, professional and college sports teams, major sports venues and sports leagues."

"This one-day conference will emphasize the latest tools and techniques that will make a difference in the quality of sports productions and on the bottom line," says Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG Editorial Director. "Given the exciting array of new technologies and delivery mediums that are literally reshaping sports production as we know it, we are delighted to have the opportunity to bring this community together at the world's biggest media and entertainment content event - the NAB Convention."

Key sports network, league and technology leaders will moderate expert panels comprised of the top players in the sports broadcast and production market, providing sports content creators at all levels with the information needed to make solid buying decisions at the show. Each panel will feature a 10-minute "Master Class Presentation" by a leading expert in the field on a specific approach to the panel topic.

The sessions will cover the following topics:

How to Deliver Knock-out Sports HD Images
Sports at the Speed of Light: Fiber and HDTV transmission
Talkin' Graphics: Bugs, Opens and Tickers
Next-Generation Remote Production Trends
Sports Cuts: HD Nonlinear Editing and the Need for Speed
Sports Surround Sound: Successful Mixing Techniques
Winning Ways to Wow the Sports Broadcast Viewer

Registration for the Sports Technology Forum @ NAB2007 is available online by visiting SVG and NAB members receive a special members rate.

The Sports Technology Forum @ NAB2007 is the latest addition to SVG's year-round series of sports production conferences, including its annual meeting, the League Technology Summit, which is scheduled for December 11, 2007. SVG membership represents sports organizations from all major broadcasters, league content holders and their production and technology partners. For more information about SVG and/or to become an SVG member visit

About NAB2007
NAB2007 will take place April 14 - 19, 2007 in Las Vegas (exhibits open April 16). It is the world's largest electronic media show covering the development, delivery and management of professional video and audio content across all mediums. Complete NAB2007 details are available at

About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters is a trade association that advocates on behalf of more than 8,300 free, local radio and television stations and also broadcast networks before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission and the Courts. Information about NAB can be found at


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