The latest happenings from around the world of sports

Genthner takes on Turner South oversight
FSN South vice president and general manager Jeffrey Genthner is adding oversight of newly acquired Turner South, the Atlanta-based regional sports and entertainment network, to his responsibilities.

Genthner began managing both networks following the midnight April 30, 2006, closing of the deal between Fox Cable Networks and Turner Broadcasting Company. He will oversee day-to-day operations of both FSN South’s and Turner South’s businesses.

Dolby Lab’s Hilson to present training on surround sound for sports
Dolby Laboratories senior broadcast audio specialist Jim Hilson will present a training session at the Sports Media and Technology Conference July 18 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Hilson's session, "Bringing the Venue into the Living Room," will examine content creation and sound design. He will discuss how incorporating surround sound can make the viewing experience more enjoyable for sports fans watching at home.

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Telegenic selects KSC Control System
U.K. Outside Broadcast facilities company Telegenic has ordered a KSC Control System from BFE Studio und Medien Systeme. The system will be used on the Telegenic’s new 25 camera HD OB truck which is currently under construction.

Telegenic’s order included the newly developed Tallybox, which enables control of tally signaling, displays and multi-viewers.

ESPN to launch new Thanksgiving weekend basketball tournament
ESPN Regional Television will own and operate The ESPNU Classic, a newly created eight-team, 12-game college basketball tournament to be played over three days on Thanksgiving weekend at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando, FL.

The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) will serve as the sponsoring conference of the event.

Quova to provide geo-location component for World Cup DRM in Brazil
IP intelligence and Internet geo-location data and services provider Quova has reached an agreement with Brazil's, the online unit of Organizacoes Globo, to deliver live streaming video coverage of the upcoming 2006 FIFA World Cup soccer tournament in Germany. has deployed Quova Media, a geo-location solution for digital rights management to its technology platform for Internet video streaming. TV Globo, will use the platform in its Internet coverage of the World Cup tournament.

Quova Media will ensure that's World Cup coverage will be accessible to online viewers only in Brazil, providing territory rights control of media content.

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ABC to launch "ABC Saturday Night College Football"
ABC will launch a weekly college football prime-time series, “ABC Saturday Night College Football,” in September. Featuring top teams, every telecast will be offered in high definition on ABC HD. The 12-week series begins Sept. 2 with Notre Dame at Georgia Tech.