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SBD/January 26, 2012/Media
Published January 26, 2012
FUTURE OF 3D: DAILY VARIETY’s Michael Ventre noted Cameron-Pace Group co-Chair Vince Pace at the Sports Entertainment Production Summit at Luxe Sunset in L.A. “talked about 3D in sports programming and said that after witnessing the new technology by Sony and others, the proliferation of glasses-free 3D is not far off.” Pace said, “It’s incredible to me that we’re on the right path.” Spike TV’s Tim Duffy talked of meeting Lakers F Metta World Peace “to discuss a possible sports-based reality show.” But World Peace said that he “didn’t want to be depicted as a bad guy.” Duffy on the project, “Pass. Not everybody deserves to be on TV” (VARIETY.com, 1/25).
QUESTIONS & COMMENTS: In Buffalo, Jerry Zremski wrote Sports Fans Coalition, “a national group that has been fighting the Federal Communications Commission’s blackout rules, announced Tuesday that it has formed a Buffalo chapter to press the FCC on the issue -- and to explore ways to ensure that the Bills remain in Buffalo.” The group has “set up a website, endblackouts.com, where fans can write their comments to the FCC regarding the blackout rules.” The FCC is “accepting comments on the matter through Feb. 13” (BUFFALO NEWS, 1/25).
TRYING TO DRIVE INTERST: In Indianapolis, Curt Cavin wrote IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard has said that it is his goal “to get the TV show that IndyCar did on Versus back at least for May.” Cavin: “We’ll see where it goes from there. The overall lack of broadcasting programming is a big problem for IndyCar.” There are “scads of NASCAR alternatives; virtually none for IndyCar” (INDYSTAR.com, 1/25).