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Harmonic Looks at the Key Trends for Sports Video in 2020

The world of sports video is moving at a rapid pace. Over the past year, we’ve seen an increase in the number of live OTT sports channels, and sports fans have shown a willingness to pay for premium video streaming experiences. There are a number of key trends in store for the video sports environment […]  More

SVG Summit: Mike Morrison Divulges ESPN’s Legalized–Sports-Betting Strategy, New Las Vegas Studio

When sports betting was legalized in many states, the floodgates opened on a newly discovered stream of content and revenue. For ESPN, television programming like Daily Wager offers an inside look at the day’s major sports events and suggests where the sports-media giant’s bets should lie. At the SVG Summit, Chief Editor Jason Dachman and Mike Morrison, VP, […]  More

Primeira Liga Champions Benfica Launch OTT Streaming Service

Benfica has become the first football club in Portugal to launch a digital video platform featuring exclusive content produced daily for its supporters. The OTT platform, called Benfica Play, was launched at Estádio da Luz (Stadium of Light) in Lisbon and it will feature content ranging from exclusive one-to-one interviews with former and current stars, […]  More

UFC 246: ESPN Stays Mobile for Week-Long Pre-Fight Coverage From Vegas

Although ESPN+’s exclusive streaming of the UFC 246: McGregor vs. Cowboy PPV won’t begin until Saturday night, the ESPN production team has been a fixture on the Las Vegas Strip for the better part of a week. With superstar Conor McGregor’s return after a 15-month layoff generating plenty of interest, ESPN is producing more than […]  More

CBS Sports Looks To Wrap a Season of Innovation With Epic AFC Championship Production

When CBS Sports closes out its NFL season with Sunday’s Tennessee Titans–Kansas City Chiefs AFC Championship matchup, it will mark the conclusion of one the network’s most technologically innovative campaigns. From the addition of Field Eye (Line-to-Gain camera technology) to an increase in high-speed cameras to more live aerial shots, the CBS Sports operations team […]  More

Clemson’s Digital-Video Team Remains at the Top of Its Game in Yet Another CFP Championship Run

Every successful culture has a simple but deeply engrained mission. The wildly successful digital-media team at Clemson Athletics is no different. With appearances in four championship games (and five semifinals) in the six-year history of the College Football Playoff, it would be easy for this group to allow themselves to grow stale. Instead, the team […]  More

UFC 246: Conor McGregor’s Return to the Octagon Packs a Hefty Production Punch

Conor McGregor’s long-awaited return to the Octagon for UFC 246 tomorrow night is expected to generate plenty of fireworks and, judging by his history, even more PPV buys for ESPN+. With ample eyeballs expected to be glued to The Notorious’s showdown with Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone Saturday, UFC’s longtime production partner Concom has rolled out a […]  More

UFC 246: The Switch, Strategic TV Bring Conor McGregor’s Return to the World

The Switch and Strategic Television are teaming up to play a vital role in delivering the international broadcast of former UFC title holder Conor McGregor’s highly anticipated MMA comeback on Saturday at UFC 246 in Las Vegas. The Switch will provide remote-production services and international transmission, working alongside Strategic Television, to ensure high-quality packaging and […]  More

SVG Summit: Turner Sports’ Chris Brown Outlines Features of New Bleacher Report Studio, NEP SS8 Truck

By the end of every calendar year, Turner Sports has made an imprint on some of sports’ biggest events. Outside the realm of live television production, the network has dipped a toe in the legalized–sports-betting waters with a new studio on the Las Vegas strip. At the SVG Summit, Chief Editor Jason Dachman and Chris Brown, VP, operations […]  More

Behind the Mic: ESPN Reinvigorates Tennis Coverage With Eight New Agreements; Greg Olsen To Work Super Bowl, XFL

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, ESPN signs eight new Tennis talents plus a new hire, and an NFL tight end will be working during the Super Bowl and in […]  More