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Twin Cities Sports TV Community Mourns the Loss of Veteran Camera Operator Dan Dettman

The sports television community in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota are mourning following the loss of beloved veteran camera operator Dan Dettman. Dettman, 68, worked for KSTP-TV in St. Paul, and was also a veteran camera operator for the local regional sports network, Fox Sports North, regularly working camera on broadcasts of the Minnesota Twins, […]  More

SVG On Demand: ROOT SPORTS Northwest VP/EP Jon Bradford Breaks Down the Eye-Popping Aerial Camera Used on Seattle Mariners Broadcasts

As this unique Major League Baseball regular season nears its conclusion, regional sports networks across the country are putting the finishing touches on a shortened schedule that required operations teams to think outside the box to accomplish their goal of bringing live baseball to viewers at home. Some, like the team at ROOT SPORTS Northwest […]  More

WATCH: NBA 2K League’s Matt Arden Reviews Madcap 2020 Season, His Team’s Embrace of Remote Production

It has been a whirlwind year for the NBA 2K League, which wrapped up its third season last month. In March, the NBA/Take Two Interactive esports joint venture was ready to move into a brand-new studio in Manhattan. Then, the pandemic hit. Not to be defeated, however, the league shifted quickly to online play and […]  More

SVG Sit-Down: Sportradar’s Brian Josephs Examines Data-Focused Deal With Marquee Sports Network

Last month, Sportradar inked a deal to provide the recently launched Marquee Sports Network with a range of broadcast services, including game notes, research support, the Radar360 analytics platform, and graphics. Jointly owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group and the Chicago Cubs, Marquee Sports Network is the new television home of the Chicago Cubs and is […]  More

SVG Europe’s Sports Production Leaders Briefings With OB Facilities Providers

In the third and final Leaders Briefing, SVG Europe chats with outside broadcast facilities providers, a part of the sports production market that always faces its own unique set of technology and workflow challenges. The conversation covers a wide range of subjects from IP and remote production to UHD and HDR.  More

SVG SportsTech Journal, Fall 2020, Now Available Online

The Fall 2020 edition of the SVG SportsTech Journal is now available. This free, digital edition is packed with the latest sports-production news, including SVG’s COVID-19 Sports Production Operations Guide, an in-depth look at three game-changing sports venues, and an expanded White Paper section featuring insights from 25+ industry experts. CLICK HERE to read the […]  More

Behind the Scenes With NBC’s Sunday Night Football Operations Team

When it comes to live sports productions, it simply doesn’t get any bigger than NBC’s Sunday Night Football. In 15 years together, NBC’s SNF production and operations teams have seen just about everything. However, with no preseason games on which to prepare for the SNF slate this year, the crew found itself in Kansas City […]  More

SVG Sit-Down: Tata Communications’ Elio Parente on M&E Plans for the Americas, At-Home Production, Rise of IP

After more than two decades on the transmission side of the M&E industry, Elio Parente joined Tata Communications Media & Entertainment Services (MES) in July to head its American sales team. A veteran of CenturyLink, Level 3, and Genesis, he is now looking to take Tata Communications’ MES team in the region to greater heights. […]  More

On the Gridiron: Jacksonville Jaguars Reflect on In-Stadium Fans During Week 1, Connecting With ‘Duval’ Community

Many professional sports have opted for a return to play inside a sanitized bubble. Not the NFL. Without skipping a beat, the league is soldiering on with regular-season games in all 32 stadiums across the country. Similar to our At the Ballpark series, On the Gridiron examines the new routines, habits, and production philosophies of […]  More

Register for ‘Crowd-Less Sports Audio III, NFL Edition’ on September 30

With the NFL season underway and games largely being played in empty stadiums, once again broadcast audio is being supplemented with “enhanced” crowd sounds which, in this case, have been carefully curated for each team and venue by NFL Films. At the same time, reduced noise levels are offering unprecedented opportunities to pick up field-of-play […]  More