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SVG Sit-Down: Grass Valley’s Robert Erickson Plots New Course for Company’s Venue Efforts

In-venue production is on the cusp of a new era. Highly debated topics like HDR and IP are causing in-venue production teams to reconsider habits that are deeply rooted in the past. Many have launched the difficult effort to make their control room compatible with the new practices. One of the most active technology vendors […]  More

Atlanta Erects Another High-Profile Sports Venue With Gateway Center Arena

Atlanta has made major investments in its sports teams over the past six years. In 2014, construction began on the Falcons’ Mercedes-Benz Stadium and Braves’ then-Sun Trust Park. In 2017, State Farm Arena (built in 1999) was renovated. In November 2019, the city unveiled its newest sports site, Gateway Center Arena in the suburb of […]  More

Oklahoma State University Gets New Baseball Home in O’Brate Stadium

Over the past two weeks, NCAA Division I baseball teams across the nation began their march on the Road to the 2020 College World Series in Omaha, NE. In the American heartland, more specifically in Stillwater, OK, Oklahoma State University is off to a 7-2 start and sits at No. 28 in the National Collegiate […]  More

LTN Global To Provide Transmission, Production Services for Conference USA 2020 Men’s, Women’s Basketball Tourneys

As the college basketball season will come slowly to an end over the next few weeks, Conference USA faces one of the most logistically challenged endeavors of the entire basketball calendar. On March 11-14, its best 24 basketball teams (12 men’s and 12 women’s) will square off at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, […]  More

HPA Tech Retreat: Can Next Gen TV Make Broadcasters vs. OTT a Fair Fight?

The rise of ATSC 3.0, or Next Gen TV, took center stage on the annual Broadcasters Panel at the HPA Tech Retreat last week. With the promise to enable interactive features, higher-quality picture, better sound, and lower latency, the Next Gen TV standard promises to give over-the-air broadcasters a level playing field with the ever-growing […]  More

The SVG Podcast:Young Women in Sports-TV Operations — An SVG Europe Women Panel

A persistent trend in the sports-video–operations business today is the challenge of finding and training the next generation of broadcast IT technologists, particularly engineers. This is especially true of finding women in those roles. The same can be said of the broadcast industry in Europe. That was the focus of a panel discussion at the […]  More

HPA Tech Retreat: How Legalized Sports Betting Will Change the Content-Creation Game

Regulatory constraints are being removed from the gaming industry, and technology makes it possible for fans in some states to place bets in real time from any device as an integrated event experience. With legislation and technology advancing rapidly, the sports-media industry is gearing up for a potential windfall demand for sports-betting content.  More

Euro Media Group Tests New Esports Production Solutions at CS: GO Tournament

At the Counter-Strike Global Offensive (CS: GO) esports tournament held over the weekend of February 15-16 in Charleroi, Belgium, Euro Media Group (EMG) tested three new CS: GO services for the first time. The three new production solutions specifically dedicated to improve storytelling in esports, called GO:Multicam, GO:Graphics, and GO:analyst.  More