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The SVG Podcast Digital Extra: Digital Delivery – Traditional vs. OTT Distribution Tech

On a special ‘Digital Extra’ episode of The SVG Podcast, we bring you a roundtable discussion with four industry experts on the unique challenges in delivering live streaming video content. More eyeballs are shifting from linear TV to streaming outlets but the expectations of the quality of that video remains the same. What makes it […]  More

SVG Summit 2019: fuboTV CTO Gier Magnusson, Sinclair Broadcast Group Distinguished Engineer Jason Justman to Keynote SVG Digital Workshop

Once again in 2019, the SVG Summit (Dec. 16-17, New York Midtown Hilton, NYC) will feature an exciting workshop dedicated entirely to the streaming future of the sports video industry. The SVG Digital Workshop (Dec. 16 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. ET) will offer important discussions surrounding everything in the business (subscriber-ship, ad delivery, […]  More

Going OTT: Harmonic’s Take As The Race For Live Sports Streaming Heats Up

Digital TV Research recently revealed that OTT revenues will reach $123 billion by 2023. With the proliferation of connected devices, live video streaming has grown significantly. According to Parks Associates, the percentage of households with multiple OTT subscriptions has increased by 130% since 2014. In 2019, 46% of US broadband households subscribed to two or […]  More

Quicklink Allows Remote Contributors To Easily Get On-Air

With computer web cams and mobile phones making it easier than ever for interview subjects, reporters, and analysts to have access to a camera and microphone, TV show and digital producers are looking to use those tools to get content on-air. The trick is making that process as easy as possible, and that’s where Quicklink’s […]  More

SVG Sit-Down: Twitter’s Maurizio Barbieri on the Company’s Southeast Asia Strategy

With more and more sports social-media outlets thinking globally, the challenge becomes how to manage a brand amidst dozens of languages, cultures, and different fanbases. Maurizio Barbieri, head of sports partnerships, Southeast Asia, Twitter, is as well-versed as anyone in what it takes to build a social-media presence in an area increasingly important to sports […]  More

MLS Cup 2019: ESPN Rolls In Skycam, a Pole Cam, a Robotic Jib, and a Drone To Help Crown a Champion In Big ABC Broadcast

This is hardly the MLS Cup matchup that many expected when the Playoffs started in early October, but it is one that fans are familiar with. For the third time in four years, the Seattle Sounders and Toronto FC will battle to hoist MLS Cup (3 p.m. ET/noon PT, ABC), and the crew at ESPN […]  More

Live Since ’69: MSG Networks Reflects on 50 Years of RSN Success

1969 was chock-full of impactful events in American history, including, most notably, Apollo 11’s mission to the moon and the four-day-long Woodstock music festival. On Oct. 15 of that year, Manhattan Cable Television ushered in the first-ever regional sports network, covering a nighttime matchup between the New York Rangers and Minnesota North Stars. Fifty years […]  More

NewTek’s Newest TriCaster Mini Is An All-IP Powerhouse for Midsize and Entry-Level Broadcasters

NewTek announced on Thursday the latest version of its TriCaster Mini, a compact and fully loaded video-production system. A smaller version of the traditional NewTek TriCaster, the Mini is an ideal solution for mid-range broadcasters, such as colleges and streamers, while also being accessible to entry-level content distributors, such as businesses and high schools.  More

Behind the Mic: Bleacher Report Gives Adam Lefkoe More Air Time, Fox Sports Dismisses Chris Carter

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, Bleacher Report extends a rising on-air star, Fox Sports cuts ties with a well-known personality, ESPN outlines their broadcast team for the reimagined XFL, […]  More