X Games Minneapolis VR Live Stream Pushes Audio Boundaries

Last week’s X Games Minneapolis were the first to be broadcast from the Midwest, but they also transcended mere geography: for the first time in the history of the Games, ESPN and its partners Samsung and Digital Domain supplied live-streaming productions of several events in virtual reality. Audio was a major part of that initiative.  More

The SVG Podcast: Stephen Master, Global Head of Sports Practice, The Nielsen Company

Nielsen ratings have long been the currency in sports television, but how is that data reflecting the rapidly evolving live sports industry? On this episode of The SVG Podcast, we chat with Stephen Master, Global Head of Sports Practice at The Nielsen Company to discuss the current health of the live sports market, how Total Audience […]  More

CBC Sports, the Calgary Stampede Extends Media Rights Agreement Through 2019

The current media rights agreement between CBC Sports and the Calgary Stampede has been extended through 2019. The extension ensures that CBC Sports will continue to provide broadcast and streaming coverage of ‘The Greatest Outdoor Show On Earth’ over the next two years on television and online at cbcsports.ca and via the CBC Sports app for […]  More

Encompass Digital Media Enters Long-Term Service Agreement With Viasat World

Encompass Digital Media has entered into a long-term service agreement with Viasat World. The international entertainment company will now receive broadcast services, including playout, media management, VOD and streaming services, to support its portfolio of channels and on-demand services spanning over 50 countries. Services will be hosted out of Encompass’ new facility located in Riga, Latvia.  More

Riedel Communications Appoints Daniel Channon as Rental Engineer

Riedel Communications has appointed Daniel Channon as rental engineer. Based in Riedel’s U.K. office, Channon will be responsible for managing, coordinating, and maintaining the company’s extensive rental service for tailored communications and networking solutions.  More

Ross Video Continues to Evolve in Video Production Industry Across the Globe

Since Ross Video’s inception in 1974, the company has continued to evolve to address the ever-changing expectations and requirements of the video production industry with smart solutions – delivering studio quality at a cost-effective price. Founded on its production switcher technology, Ross now offers a smart production portfolio with 20+ offerings from robotics to routers […]  More

SVG Sit-Down: Rock-It Cargo’s Brian Roberts on Challenges and the Future in Freight-Forwarding

With a lineage that stretches back nearly four decades, Rock-It Cargo has plenty of experience in freight-forwarding and logistics for events. The industry has faced a number of challenges lately, and Brian Roberts, VP, business development, recently discussed Rock-It Cargo’s role in the business, its aspirations, and its plans.  More

HBS Broadcast Academy, Creative Skillset, NFTS Join Forces to Promote Diversity in Sports Production

Following the implementation of the partnership between HBS Broadcast Academy and the National Film and Television School (NFTS), plus the launch of several courses – including the Sports Production with Live TV Simulator short course, which is delivered in partnership with the NFTS — Creative Skillset has awarded bursaries to promote inclusion and diversity in sports […]  More

ESPN Names Travis Howe SVP, Digital Ad Product Sales & Strategy

ESPN has hired Travis Howe to serve as senior vice president, digital ad product sales and strategy. In this new role, Howe will be responsible for establishing the go-to-market strategy for ESPN’s digital advertising business moving forward to enhance the overall ESPN Platform.  More