June 18th, 2017 | by CollegeAD

Featuring more than one million square feet of exhibits, the National Association of Broadcasters Show in Las Vegas was a tech geek’s dream spring break. NASA produced the first live 4K video stream from space, and one panel discussion explored “Game of Thrones” filming techniques. Into this nirvana of gear, gadgets and innovation stepped Jed Castro and Brian Walls of Virginia Tech’s HokieVision team. They were shopping. No, they weren’t wearing out Whit Babcock’s AmEx card. Not yet. But they were scouting the cutting-edge equipment Tech will require as it constructs production facilities for the linear ACC Network. “We’re going to get new toys to play with and get better at our jobs,” Walls said. Babcock, the Hokies’ athletic director, ballparks the infrastructure cost at $5 million-$7 million. His colleagues at the University of Virginia concur. – David Teel, dailypress.comRead More

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