True Parity Between Linear TV and Live Streaming? It’s Not There Yet But Getting Closer

Although live-streamed video has made monumental strides over the past decade, it is still not quite on par with the linear-television experience. For sports, in most cases, TV still offers better, more consistent quality with lower latency than live streaming on a mobile device, tablet, computer, or connected TV. However, as hundreds of thousands of […]  More

NAB Reflections: Diversified SVP Duane Yoslov on Importance of Show Presence, IP and VR for Sports Venues

Having acquired The Systems Group just prior to NAB 2016 and inherited its booth, Diversified set out to make NAB 2017 — its second as an exhibitor — bigger and better. The company has doubled its team, expanded its services, and counts the Atlanta Falcons’ Mercedes-Benz Stadium and Detroit Red Wings’ Little Caesars Arena among […]  More

Pittsburgh Pirates’ Super Bucco Run Rides on Ross Video XPression

Baseball teams have long sought ways to engage with fans through the use of interactive games played between innings. Whether on the stadium’s main video display or on fans’ smartphones, those games usually consist of thousands of fans interacting with a single experience. The Pittsburgh Pirates have taken the idea of interactive games a step […]  More

Behind the Mic: Dick Vitale Re-Ups With ESPN; Telemundo Deportes Unveils Confed Cup Commentators

Behind the Mic provides a roundup of recent news regarding on-air talent, including deals, departures, and new assignments compiled from press releases and reports around the industry. In this week’s edition, Dick Vitale has signed a contract extension with ESPN through the 2019-20 season, Telemundo Deportes has revealed its team commentators forthe 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup Russia, Yogi […]  More

Fletcher Sports, Quantum5X, Irdeto Renew as SVG Sponsors

The Sports Video Group is pleased to announce that Fletcher Sports, Quantum5X, and Irdeto have renewed their corporate sponsorships. Fletcher Sports is a provider of unique speciality cameras for live event broadcast. Quantum5X specializes in wireless audio solutions for sports, broadcast and entertainment production. Irdeto is a leader digital platform security, protecting platforms and applications across multiple industries, including media […]  More

How Barstool Sports, Conor McGregor Are Reaching Fans Directly To Monetize Live-Streaming Video

As the proliferation of distribution outlets and consumption devices continues to accelerate exponentially from year to year, sports-content owners are finding increasingly unusual strategies to monetize their live-video assets. Online outlets like Barstool Sports and athletes like UFC star Conor McGregor are monetizing premium content by promoting heavily via social media and then putting high-profile one-off […]  More