Sinclair Purchases Seven Panasonic HD Cameras
SECAUCUS, N.J.: Panasonic announced that the
Sinclair Broadcast Group purchased seven Panasonic native 1080i AK-HC3500
2/3-inch 2.2 M 3-CCD HD cameras for the studio operations of its client, the Mid-Atlantic
Sports Network (MASN).
The premier HC3500 studio cameras will be installed in the
high-definition upgrade of two of MASN’s television studios scheduled for completion
early in 2012, and utilized in the live production of pre-game and post-game shows
for the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals.
“We conducted a shoot-out, and were impressed that the HC3500s
would deliver the HD results we were looking for and do so very cost-effectively,”
said Don Roberts, Sinclair’s director of television systems.
Sinclair Broadcast is a longtime Panasonic customer, and earlier
this year announced that it was outfitting all news photographers in its 12 markets
producing local news with Panasonic P2 HD camcorders.
MASN is available in a seven-state region on more than 23 cable
and fiber-optic providers, and is televised nationally via satellite providers DirecTV and Dish Network. The regional
sports network is a tenant in Sinclair’s Hunt Valley headquarters building, and
receives a variety of services from Sinclair, including equipment specification
and engineering support.