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The SVG Podcast: Craig Barry, SVP, Production and Chief Content Officer, Turner Sports (Plus a Recap of CES)

As is par for the course, the first few months of 2018 are absolutely loaded for the team at Turner Sports. There’s NBA All-Star Game, March Madness, and the NBA Playoffs that all put the network on center stage. Plus, later this month, the network is set up to produce its biggest esports event to […]  More

NBA Music Promo Goes Really, Really Old School

The NBA is going “old school” this season, at least when it comes to the league’s on-air promo campaign. The new NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC promo spot seems conventional enough: it “raps” it up with a slick track written and performed by Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart (Aladdin, Hamilton) and Utkarsh Ambudkar (Pitch Perfect, The […]  More

New Verizon-NBA Streaming Deal Covers League Pass Subscriptions, AR and VR Development

Verizon and the NBA have inked a multi-year deal that will allow U.S. fans to purchase and live-stream out-of-market games via NBA League Pass on Yahoo Sports and other Verizon media platforms. As part of the partnership, the two will also leverage Verizon’s 5G network and technology to deliver premium NBA content, including augmented-reality and virtual-reality experiences, beginning at […]  More

SVG Rebrands Women’s Networking Group as SVGW

The Sports Video Group is pleased to announce that the Women’s Sports Media Initiative has been rebranded SVGW. The new brand, which was unveiled during the group’s annual meeting at the SVG Summit in December, more accurately reflects the membership and mission of SVG’s long-time women’s networking group.  More

NBA Bounces into The O2 London With the Aid of NEP OBs

The National Basketball Association (NBA) returned to The O2 on Thursday 11 January for a night of high level basketball with the help of NEP. The NBA London Game 2018 featured the Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics playing a regular-season game, with the Celtics winning 114-103 against the 76ers. Steve Hellmuth, executive vice president, media […]  More

AT&T Renews SVG Platinum Sponsorship

The Sports Video Group is pleased to announce that AT&T has renewed its platinum sponsorship. AT&T Inc. helps millions around the globe connect with leading entertainment, mobile, high speed Internet and voice services.  More

CES 2018 Takeaways: Voice Control, Intel, ATSC 3.0, 4K HDR Dominate Sports-Centric Storylines

With CES 2018 firmly in the rearview mirror, it’s time to take a look at how the caravan of high-tech new toys unveiled in Las Vegas may affect sports production. Here’s a look at the biggest sports-centric storylines: voice control and artificial intelligence, Intel’s big bet on sports, ATSC 3.0, Fox Sports and Hisense’s World […]  More

Countdown to PyeongChang 2018: SVG Launches SportsTechLive Blog in Leadup to Winter Olympics

The Opening Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics is less than a one month away and will once again set the the stage for the next wave of cutting-edge sports-video-production technologies and workflows. SVG and SVG Europe will once again serve as your source for all the latest tech developments coming out the world’s […]  More

CES 2018: Turner’s Sports Business Innovation Conference Delves Into Evolving Content Ecosystem

Turner Sports once again trotted out the big guns for its annual CES Sports Zone last week. The event featured not only live productions of Inside the NBA, The Warm-up, and ELEAGUE Street Fighter V Celebrity Showdown but also the two-day Sports Business Innovation conference featuring leading execs in the sports-media industry.  More

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Ultracast Taps Tata Comms to Power 360° Video, VR Sports PlatformChilean Broadcaster Mega TV Preps for Future With Dalet Unified News OperationsRegister Now: The Studio–B&H Presents Panasonic VariCam Master Class With Cinematographer William Wages, ASCFox Sports Australia Adds Second Calrec Artemis Audio Console at Sydney HQIrdeto Teams With European Authorities, AAPA to Shut Down Illegal Streaming NetworkAldea, Sparkle Team Up to Launch New Global Media ServicesTelos Alliance Releases Axia Fusion Console Mix Engine Software v3.2SES-15 Now Operational for Commercial Service in Americas; GovSat-1 Arrives for SpaceX LaunchTwitter, Gatorade, and Intersports Launch Live-Streamed High School Hoops Series, #TheDebutThe Audio Engineering Society debuts “The AES Inside Track” Monthly Online Publication Highlighting Topics of Importance to the Professional Audio CommunityGermany’s CETel To Provide Fiber-Like Connectivity via SES Networks’ MEO FleetClear-Com Celebrates 50th AnniversarySolid State Logic Releases DAW Control for System TCatDV U Advanced Plans Training Session in Los Angeles on January 31FOR-A Ships New FVW-700 4K Telestrator to Mobile TV Group, Lyon VideoRoss Video’s Newt Wins TV Technology Innovation AwardAvid Launches Maestro | Live to Meet Needs of Live Sports ProductionsIMT Vislink’s HCAM 4K Wireless Camera System Goes Live During UK Soccer MatchesESPN, Kobe Bryant’s Granity Studios Team Up on New Basketball Analysis ShowESPN To Debut New Morning Show Get Up on April 2Golf Channel video, audio union workers walk out over labor disputeTelestream Unveils New Business Structure and Expanded Executive Leadership TeamShowtime Goes Live on fuboTV as Add-On OptionAllied Esports Sets Date for Grand Opening of New Esports-Specific Arena in Las VegasFOX Sports Southeast to Deliver Extensive MLK Day Coverage During Grizzlies, Hawks, Hornets TelecastsUnderstanding the Livewire+ AES67 ProtocolMLS, EA Sports Launching New FIFA 18 Esports League Dubbed eMLSTata Sky Expands Long-Term Security Partnership with IrdetoSVG Europe Training Advisor David Crawford To Take ‘Distance Learning’ To Extremes With Charity TrekSinclair Broadcast Group, Imagine Communications Collaborate on Next-Gen Monetization SolutionsLG 4K UHD TVs In Korea Include ATSC 3.0 TunersRiedel Communications Adds Martin Berger as Chief Sales OfficerFOX Sports West, Prime Ticket, San Diego Present First ‘Hockey Day SoCal’Utah Scientific Promotes Troy Davis to Vice President, North American SalesShanghai Media Tech Upgrades Mobile Production Units with Full Grass Valley 4K/IP SolutionDPA’s d:screet SC4098 Podium Mic Delivers at Church of Notre DameSony’s Compact RX0 Camera Gets New Expanded Multi-View Shooting CapabilitiesShure IntelliMix P300 Audio Conferencing Processor Now ShippingBig Ten Network, Riot Games Extend College League of Legends Partnership Through 2019CAS Awards Nominations Announced For Film & TV Sound MixingGreat Lakes Valley Conference Will Host Educational GLVC Sports Network Open House at NCAA ConventionIrdeto Launches Next-Generation of Piracy ControlDalet Receives ISO/SEC 27001:2013 Security CertificationCABSAT 2018: TVU Networks to Showcase Variety of IP Video SolutionsHong Kong Jockey Club Chooses Riedel’s Bolero For Wireless CommsPanasonic Debuts GH5S Mirrorless Camera; Boast Its Compatibility With Atomos Ninja Inferno 4K Monitor/RecorderNBC Sports Chicago Names Tony Romano as Local Sales ManagerCABSAT 2018: Ross Video Unveils Disruptive Routing and Signal Processing PlatformxG Technology’s Vislink Business Receives $1 Million+ Order From AMP VISUAL TVShure To Open Office in Downtown Chicago