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The TV tech we’ll all soon be talking about

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 06 / 20 / 16

I asked several technology executives at various TV networks to identify a new production technology that they believe will become more popular over the next year. Everyone mentioned drones, as written above, especially for taped pieces, not live. These are the other technologies that were most freq...

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