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World-Leading At-Home Production for Riot Games’ League of Legends Finals

The Finals of Riot Games’ 2019 League of Legends World Championship were held on Sunday, Nov. 10 at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris, with the winning Chinese FunPlus Phoenix team lifting the Summoner’s Cup as 2019 World Champions and taking home more than US $2 million in prize money. Riot Games chief executive Nicolo Laurent […]  More

NASCAR Hot Pass Activates Tunnel Vision of Final Four Drivers During Championship Race on NBCSN

Out of a total of 16 drivers, eyes will be fixated on a quarter of the pack Sunday, Nov. 17 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. As the normal broadcast focusing on the entire race rolls on the primary NBC channel, an alternative viewing option of the network’s NASCAR Hot Pass will run on NBCSN, offering an inside […]  More

Behind the Mic: Sportsnet Ousts Don Cherry; ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith Cashes in on Massive Contract

Behind the Mic provides a roundup of recent news regarding on-air talent, including new deals, departures, and assignments compiled from press releases and reports around the industry. In this week’s edition, a long-time NHL broadcaster is fired, a famous name at ESPN grabs a new mega-deal, a couple of ESPN personalities are extended, and an […]  More

White Paper: The Esports Phenomenon Brings New Challenges and Opportunities in Media Tech

There are few current trends in media and entertainment as exciting and fast-growing as esports (an umbrella term encompassing competitive gaming across a number of distinct games). Growing out of the humble origins of arcade tournaments and online-game play-throughs, esports has experienced a meteoric rise recently, although tournaments have been broadcast by such channels as […]  More

University of Pittsburgh Decks Out Petersen Events Center With New Centerhung Ahead of Busy Fall Sports Schedule

In the city of Pittsburgh, the fall and winter months bring temperatures below the freezing point and a sun that sets earlier every day. With local professional networks enhancing their facilities, programs at the collegiate rank have made some major upgrades to bring some additional (albeit artificial) light into the lives of college basketball fans. […]  More

Register Now – Latest SVG Webinar: Technology in Action Breaks Down The Benefits of a Centralized Video Workflow for Sports Teams

Register now for the latest edition of our SVG Webinar: Technology in Action series, “A Strong Foundation: How Centralization Can Streamline Your Media Workflow” featuring representatives from MountainStar Sports Group (owners of the Triple-A El Pas Chihuahuas and the USL’s El Paso Locomotive) and Sony Electronics. Hosted on December 3 at 2 p.m. ET, this […]  More

Concordia University Texas Leaps Into Collegiate Esports With Official Team, Arena

If you haven’t heard by now, esports is kind of a big deal. Gamers like Ninja have made the sport more visible than it used to be by introducing it to the mainstream, but esports’ positive momentum in popularity can be credited to the movers and shakers at the grassroots level. And, with gamers mostly […]  More

Live From InterBEE Japan: NAB’s Gordon Smith Highlights ATSC 3.0 and Importance of Live Sports Broadcasting

In a year when international sports are dominating Japan, it is only fitting that sports broadcasting and production was the main theme of Inter Bee 2019, Japan’s major broadcasting- and digital-technology exhibition. Gordon Smith, president/CEO, NAB, took to the stage to discuss the tight relationship between sports content, over-the-air broadcasting, and the future deployment of […]  More