Microspace Delivers the Bulls

Durham Bulls Athletic Park
Microspace is delivering the action from the Durham Bulls.

Starting on May 1, 2005, Microspace began delivering Durham Bulls home baseball games to Carolina Sports Entertainment Network (CSET), a Charlotte, NC based sports programming network.

These games are delivered tape delayed over the Microspace Satellite Broadcasting Network to a satellite teleport in Atlanta before being distributed to North and South Carolina sports communities by CSET.

Microspace is scheduled to deliver 44 games over the course of the season.

According to Microspace Vice President and General Manager, Joe Amor, “We are pleased to assist a sister company and help in offering added geographic coverage for the Bulls.”

“This turned into a companywide project,” says George Habel, Vice President of Capitol Radio Networks/Sports. “We received great cooperation from the operations folks at FOX50, WRAL-TV and Microspace. It looks like a seamless feed from the ballpark to Atlanta, but that is hardly the case. The game is digitally recorded at FOX50, transmitted on the WRAL-TV Durham news bureau fiber to Western Blvd, rerouted to Microspace at Highwoods, and finally, Microspace uses its Velocity satellite service to get the game to Atlanta. Sounds complicated, but it’s a ‘showcase’ use of CBC’s hi tech assets. And Microspace has enabled the Bulls to get some major league TV exposure throughout the summer.”

Thanks to MCC’s Carla Torrence for this capcom story & Jim Shaw/Bob Boyd Photography for this capcom photo.

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