AT&T DirecTV To Deliver First Live 4K HDR Telecast in U.S. With Tonight’s Penguins-Golden Knights Game

As first announced at the SVG Summit this week, AT&T DirecTV will become the first U.S. pay-TV provider to offer a live 4K HDR telecast with tonight’s production of the Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Vegas Golden Knights game. The NHL matchup will be simulcast on NHL Network. In addition to the Penguins–Golden Knights game, AT&T DirecTV will […]  More

SVG Summit: Fox Sports’ David Neal, Kevin Callahan Offer Inside Peek at Their FIFA World Cup Production Plans

While much has been made in the press as to what might happen with Fox Sports’ coverage of the FIFA World Cup, following the untimely qualification exit of the US Men’s National Team, it was clear during a keynote conversation at this week’s SVG Summit that there’s no taking the foot of the gas for […]  More

AIMS, MNA Merging to Better Promote IP in M&E Industry

The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) and the Media Networking Alliance (MNA) are merging to form a single trade association for promoting IP in the media and entertainment industry. The merger comes after a two-year history of collaboration, and it will enable the organizations to have an even greater impact on the industries they […]  More

Disney To Acquire Fox Regional Sports Networks, Sky as Part of $52.4 Billion Deal

Disney has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a majority of 21st Century Fox assets in a move that will reshape the sports-TV landscape around the globe. Covered in the deal are Fox Sports Regional Networks, Sky’s pan-European operations (prior to the deal, 21st Century Fox is expected to seek to complete its planned […]  More

Disney-Fox Deal News Roundup: Everything You Need to Know About the M&E Megadeal

This morning, Disney made the worst-kept secret in the media industry official: it announced a definitive agreement to acquire a majority of 21st Century Fox assets. The move that will reshape the sports-TV landscape around the globe and covers 22 Fox Sports Regional Networks, Sky’s pan-European operations (prior to the deal, 21st Century Fox is expected […]  More

SVG Summit: As Fox Deal Looms, ESPN President John Skipper Hits on Sports Media’s Hot-Button Issues

As reports of Disney’s rumored $60 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox assets engulf the M&E industry this week, ESPN President/Disney Media Networks Co-Chairman John Skipper took the stage to close out the 12th-annual SVG Summit. Though declining to comment on any reports related to the deal, he used the Summit’s Closing Keynote Conversation as an […]  More

Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame Ceremony Honors Legends Behind, in Front of the Camera

The Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame entered its second decade lat night with a star-studded induction ceremony at the New York Hilton Midtown. Ten industry icons from in front of and behind the camera were honored during a touching ceremony, hosted by ESPN’s Bob Ley, that featured plenty of raucous laughs and heartfelt tears. For […]  More

Panasonic, Wave Central Successfully Field Test Integrated Wireless Camera System Prototype at Clemson’s Memorial Stadium

At the SVG Summit, Panasonic and Wave Central announced the first successful field test of a new integrated wireless camera system utilizing a modified Panasonic AK-UC3000 camera head, the AK-HRP1000 remote operation panel and the latest configuration of the Wave Central’s AXPTT Axis RF system.  The configuration would also be compatible with Panasonic’s AK-HC5000 camera […]  More

MLS Cup 2017: ESPN, TSN, Univision Ready Tremendous Collaborative Effort for Championship Rematch in Toronto

Same teams. Same venue. Same (cold) weather. You’d excuse many involved in this weekend’s MLS Cup if they are experiencing a bit of déjà vu. However, this year’s event – which is a rematch between defending champion Seattle Sounders and Supporter’s Shield winner Toronto FC – is shaping up to be an impressive television production […]  More

Your Guide to The SVG Summit: Making the Most of It!

Next week, we are expecting our biggest crowd ever at The SVG Summit, our annual gathering, which offers everyone a chance to see hot new technologies, take part in informative and interactive workshop tracks, and, of course, listen and learn at our General Sessions. For first-timers (and even long-timers), it can be a bit overwhelming, […]  More