2016 in Review, Part 3: Every SVG Story From the Year That Was

2016 proved to be another banner year for the sports-video-production community, as technological innovations behind major telecasts and livestreams progressed at an epic clip. Here is a month-by-month guide to the top events and most intriguing sports video production stories during the Q3 of 2016, including every SVG headline from the year that was. Click on the stories below to relive the year in live-sports production.

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JULY

ESPN Brings MLB Production From Ft. Bragg


The Linc Hosts 150+ at Sports Venue Production Summit


SVG On Demand: ROOT Sports’ VP/EP Doug Johnson


OBS To Produce 85 Hours of VR From Rio


Spectrum Auction Hits A Milestone In Reverse


NASCAR on NBC Drops Green Flag on Year Two


RSN Execs Address At-Home Workflows and Their Impact


MAM Should Organize, Not Overwhelm Efforts In Venue


All England Lawn Tennis Club’s Hall on His Final Wimbledon


UFC 200 Soldiers On With Robust 4K, 1080i Live Productions


UFC 200 Debuts Redesigned Fight Pass, 4K Streaming


ESPN’s Wimbledon Efforts Deliver for Fans


Inside the Dynamic IBC Operation at EURO 2016


More From SVG Europe’s Coverage of EURO 2016


Photo Gallery: SVG Sports Venue Production Summit


RSN Leaders On Perfecting Pre- and Post-Game Shows


ChyronHego Acquires Click Effects Parent Company


Google Acquires Anvato in Move to Grow OTT Business


Live From MLB All-Star: Fox Sports Rolls Out Big Cameras


All-Star Game Audio More Comprehensive Than Ever


ESPN Packs Four Control Rooms Into EN-1 for Massive Show


Home Run Derby Sound Touches All the Bases, Then Some


MLB Network Is All About ‘All-Access’ at Petco Park


Virtual Reality Takes the Field With NextVR Production


Intel 360 Replay Technology Steps Up to the Plate


SVPS: How To Keep Your Fanbase Engaged Year-Round


At-Home Workflows, 4K Line Future Path of RSN Production


Open Championship: NBC Gets Back in Major Swing


A New Open Championship Era Begins for R&A


All Change for Sky Sports As It Takes Over From BBC


MLB All-Star: MLBAM Edges Toward Future With 8K, VR


MLB All-Star Roundup, Part 1: Cameras, Graphics, & Sets


MLB All-Star Roundup, Part 2: Inside the Compound


Enhanced MLB All-Star Sound Points Toward the Future


The Open Championship: DirecTV’s Mosaic Returns


ACS Flies With CAMCAT at The Open, Develops New Railcam


More Reports From The Open Championship


Takeaways From Variety-SI Sports & Entertainment Summit


AMV, MTVG Produce Massive 4K Garth Brooks Show


SVG On Demand: Altitude Sports’ Ken Miller


SVG10 Q&A: Sports-Asset Management Comes of Age


ACC Network Officially Stamped For 2019 Launch


Glenn Adamo’s New Firm Aims to Embrace New Tech


NBC Sports Sets Sights on Tour de France Finish Line


MLB’s Susanne Hilgefort Killed in Plane Crash


CES Provides New UPS Tech to IT-Centric Compounds


Fox Regionals’ Henry Ford Reflects on SoCal RSNs


ESPN Readies Enhancements For MLS All-Star Game


Metadata a Key First Step In Asset Management For Colleges


Colleges Take Diverse Approaches to Venue Operations


Notre Dame Day Production Brings The World to South Bend


Live From PGA Championship: Graphics Rule for CBS, Turner


Inside CBS, DirecTV’s 4K Production at PGA Championship


CBS, DirecTV Test HDR at PGA Championship


Turner Sports Streams PGA Championship to Fans In-Depth


SVG SAMS Forum Spotlights Metadata Management


SVG Sports Imaging Forum Outlines State of HD, 4K

 

SPORTECH LIVE FROM RIO 2016

NBC Olympic Tech Leaders Reflect on the Massive and Successful Production Effort


Rick Cordella on the Olympics Digital Explosion


NBC’s Karl Malone on the Sweet Sounds of Olympic Success


NBC Olympics’ Content-Management Backbone Is Churning at Historic Rate


Veteran NBC Graphics Team Designs Package Inspired by Brazilian Culture


Lyndsay Signor Discusses NBC Olympics Social-Media Strategy


NBC Olympics, Golf Channel Enjoy Golf’s Return


Golf Channel EP Molly Solomon Relishes Golf’s Return to Games


Industry Veteran Jim Eady Celebrates 20th Olympic Games


Dave Mazza: How NBC Olympics Team Finds Its Games Groove


Rio Ratings Roundup: NBC’s ‘TAD’ Represents Second-Highest Audience Ever for Non-U.S. Summer Games, Trailing London 2012


Part 1: Inside NBC Olympics’ Largest ‘At-Home’ Production Ever


Part 2: Inside NBC’s Array of At-Home Studios and Control Rooms for Rio


Part 3: NBC Olympics Ramps Up ‘Off Tube Factory’ for Rio


Part 4: NBC Olympics’ Streaming Factory Evolves With Viewing Habits


Matt Millington, Head of Digital for OBS, on the Power of the OVP


Cable Camera Falls, Injures Seven; Investigation Ongoing


Sotiris Salamouris Says OBS Team Exceeding Expectations In Massive Production Effort


Road Races Rely on Next-Gen RF Technology


Rowing Coverage Takes to the Skies; EVS Takes to the Waves


Olympic Broadcasting Services Thinks Bigger Than Ever


Live from Rio 2016: 20+ Photo Galleries from Behind the Scenes


OBS’s Matt Millington Goes Deep on Olympic Video Player, Virtual Reality


Inside NBC Olympics Massive At-Home Production in Stamford with Tim Canary


Tom Popple Goes Behind the Scenes at NBC Olympics’ High-Tech Stamford Studios


Inside NBC Olympics’ Massive ‘Streaming Factory’ Operation With Eric Black


Golf Channel Executive Producer Molly Solomon Relishes Golf’s Olympic Return


TV 2’s Jens Knudsen Gives a Tour of Network’s Studio at Olympic Park


Globosat, SporTV All in For Home Olympics


Japan Consortium Proves Power of Teamwork


Match TV Keeps Russian Viewers Tuned In to Olympics


A CCTV Olympic First as Digital Team Makes the Trip


ESPN’s IBC Facility Brings Nations Together; VER Is Key in Making It Happen


RAI Team Stays Local for Maximum Emotion


Viasat, NEP Sweden Embrace Flexibility


CBC Ops in Rio, Toronto, Montreal United for Games


CBC Streams Live, On-Demand, and VR (With No Authentication Required)


Belgian Broadcaster VRT Excels In Production of Road-Race Cycling for OBS


Preparation for Dutch Success Helps NOS Shine on a Big Start to Week 2


YLE Finland Embraces IP, Remote Production


Despite Dramatic Time Shift, Australia’s Seven Network Prides Itself on Live


TV2 Norway Studio, IBC Operations Deliver for Viewers


Sky New Zealand Keeps Kiwis Front and Center


SRG SSR Takes Remote Production From Switzerland to New Level


Gunnar Darge of ZDF Is Happy With German Broadcast Effort


RTVE Serves Games to Spain Viewers


France Télévisions’ Rio Hub Serves Paris Control Rooms


BBC Sport Streamlines From London, but Expectations Are High


SMT Crunches the Numbers for NBC Olympics


Bexel’s Craig Schiller on the Future of Big-Event Production


Products Deployed Reflect How Sports Audio Is Changing


Panasonic Plays Key Role for Ceremonies, News Channel


Online Olympic Viewing Is Skyrocketing, Reports Akamai


Canon Offers a Hand to Clients


Inside Riedel Communications’ Massive Presence


Aldea Helps Broadcasters Around World With Signal Transport


Globosat Turns to Tektronix for Live IP Media Production


SES Experiences Record Demand for Satellite Capacity in Rio


RAI Utilizes Brainstorm Virtual Studio Systems at Olympics


Dega Imagine Comms’ Router for Rio Production Hub


Radio TV Española, Viasat Tap deltatre for Digital Coverage

AUGUST

BSI Helps CBS, Turner Overcome RF Challenges at PGA


PGA Championship: A Look Back at Graphics, 4K, HDR


Viz One Tees Up New Era for PGA Tour Entertainment


Photo Gallery: Sports Asset Management & Storage Forum


4K Lenses Benefit Today’s HD Cameras, Tomorrow’s UHD


Photo Gallery: SVG Sports Imaging Forum


SVG, SVG Europe Launch SportTechLive@IBC2016 Blog


Full Sail, NEP Host Educational Minicamp on ND-1


SVG Digital Chat: MLS’s Schlosser on Building Soccer


Sports Imaging Forum: HDR Doesn’t Need To Wait for UHD


Sports Imaging Forum: Audio Session Recaps Available


The Vertical’s Live Video Strategy Shines For Yahoo! Sports


SVG On Demand: Turner Sports’ Kathleen Shannon


Tennessee Takes It Slow in Archiving Historical Media Assets


Disney Dishes Out $1B for 33% Stake in MLB’s BAMTech


SAMS Forum: Leagues Look To Leverage Content Explosion


SAMS Forum: Object Storage Begins To Take Hold


ChyronHego Acquires Click Effects, Targets Venue Industry


Sports Imaging Forum: High-Speed Cameras Get Flexible


Complementary VR, With Broadcast Elements, Way To Go


Pro-Audio Manufacturers’ Training Fills in Learning Gaps


Fox Sports, NextVR Offer Live VR for Bundesliga Opener


At US Open, ESPN Puts Spotlight on Tennis Center Revamp


Arthur Ashe Stadium Roof, Grandstand Make US Open Debut


Viacom’s Atlas Truck Carries Weight of the MTV VMAs


MTV Takes VR to Next Level With VMA Multicam Production


VOKE’s Jayaram: VR Needs a Storytelling Intervention


IBC 2016 Preview: Grass Valley, Avid, Evertz, and More


Fox Sports In-Market NHL Streaming ‘Completes the Trifecta’


Facebook, USA Basketball Partnered on the Road to Rio

SPORTSTECH LIVE@IBC 2016

IBC 2016: Leadership, Strategy, and Creativity in Media


IBC 2016: Wrap-Up of Audio Intros, Updates

Sony Intros Highlighted by 4K POV Camera, HDR/SDR Converter


ARD/ZDF, CTV OB Top Recent Sony Europe Deals


Riedel Reveals Two Acquisitions, Highlights Cisco Partnership


SAM Sees New LiveTouch 4K as Game-changer


Vizrt Story Set to Transform Social-video Workflows


Blackmagic Design Acquires Ultimatte, Fairlight


Ross Video Acquires Abekas


Gearhouse Broadcast Eyes U.S. Market With Supertruck


Avid Intros Sports-production Packages, NEXIS E5 Server


ChyronHego Embraces Virtual Studios with Hybrid Acquisition


Clear-Com’s Boster Looks to Future of Broadcast Audio


Red Hot Elemental Takes Virtual Route to the Show


EVS Displays an IP-connected Live-production Environment


Imagine Shows Working Interop Based on AIMS Collaboration


Telos TV Solutions Group’s Dyster on Signal Transport Over IP


BroaMan Hails Increased Flexibility, Efficiency of Route66


Vinten Vantage Adds Flexibility to PTZ Camera, Lens Choice


IBC Spotlight: Encompass Digital CEO Chris Walters


IBC Spotlight: FileCatalyst President John Tkaczewski


IBC Spotlight: Scale Logic Bob Herzan


Optima Founder: ‘Chessboard Has Been Jolted’ Since Brexit


Aperi Media Function Virtualisation Records Big Win


SVG Europe Hosts 2016 Sport Production Awards


IBC Q&A: Akamai’s Bishop on Rio 2016 streaming, future of live 4K, VR streaming


IBC Q&A: SES’s Wrede Throws Support Behind HLG for HDR UHD, Looks to the Power of VR


IBC Q&A: Globecast’s Mark Logez and Peter Elvidge discuss remote-production opportunities


Blackmagic Design’s Simon Westland Discusses Fairlight Acquisition


Grass Valley’s Shah Discusses Strategic Thinking, Increasing Industry Confidence in IP Operation


Aspera’s Michelle Munson Discusses FASPStream’s Sports Potential, ‘Disruptive’ Delivery Innovation


Cobalt Digital’s McAlpine Discusses ImmediaTV Acquisition and the Future Roadmap


IBM Cloud Video’s Clevinger Explains How Watson Automates Closed Captioning at US Open


Pliant Technologies’ Rosen on How CrewCom Changes the Game for Comms


RT Software’s Mike Fredriksen Discusses the World of Virtualization and IP


Telestream’s Murray on Acquisition of Vidcheck and the Live-streaming Explosion


Dell EMC’s Burns on How M&E Customers Will Benefit From the Dell-EMC Combo

SEPTEMBER

In Year 2 of US Open Rights Deal, ESPN Refines Production


ESPN Adapts to Revamped USTA National Tennis Center


US Open Q&A: ESPN VP of Production Jamie Reynolds


CFL’s First Live-Audio Game Challenges NFL’s Sound Supremacy


Rio 2016: Opening Ceremony First Live Dolby Atmos Broadcast


NewTek Taps Potential of IP With Intro of NewTek IP Series


US Open: Roof, Other Changes Re-Energize Broadcasters


Gearhouse Settles in to Year 2, Looks To Expand U.S. Presence


More Live Reports From US Open 2016


Live From Dublin: NEP Ireland Helps ESPN Deliver Game


College Football Kickoff 2016: CBS, ESPN, Fox Sports


Fox Sports’ Tech Effort Builds Toward the Super Bowl


CBS Sports Isn’t Letting Down After Successful 2015-16 Season


ESPN Preps for First International Monday Night Football Game


NBC Sports Bus Takes ‘SNF’ Fans Behind the Scenes


NFL Continues To Extend Boundaries in Sound


NBC To Broadcast Notre Dame Football Home Games in 4K/UHD


US Open Audio Takes ‘Nat Sound’ to Its Logical Conclusion


Rio 2016: NBC Olympics Logs 3.3 Billion Streaming Minutes


TWC Sports, Technicolor Bring HDR Life to SDR Signal


Fox Sports, LiveLike Bring VR to Masses for Ohio State-Oklahoma


US Open: NextVR Serves First-Ever VR Content at Ashe


ESPN, NHL Reunite for World Cup of Hockey


TV SKYLINE Lends OB Services for Ring Cycle Broadcasts


Game Creek Video Ups 4K Game With New Madison Truck


SVG Summit To Feature NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Keynote


The Big Buzz: Drone Racing Goes National


In Big Week, Filmwerks Powers NFL, WWE, US Open


Former ESPN Exec Jed Drake Joins SMT


Campus Crossroads Project Brings Video to Notre Dame Stadium


US Open: VWSE Productions Takes on Remote Production


Stadiums Test, Tweak Systems as They Get Ready for Football


Giant College Videoboards Pose Big Sound System Challenges


NFL Network Sees Future Clearly With Transparent OLED Monitors


NBA to Expand Tracking With Sportradar, Second Spectrum


IP Interoperability Takes Step Forward at IBC


Imagine CTO Reynolds: Three Years of IP Efforts Paying Off


Cisco’s Morse Talks Challenge, Opportunities of Going IP


Net Insight’s Karlsson On Live Synchronized OTT Sports


NewTek’s IP Series Targets New Markets


SDTV Overhauls HDLA Expando With Upgraded Switcher


Single Hybrid Truck Keeps BT Sport at Forefront of Live 4K/UHD


DX3 Media Finds Success With Lake Louise Alpine Ski World Cup


Twitter’s Head of TV Andrew Adashek to Keynote LiveTV:LA


WSMI Networking Meetup in Los Angeles Set for Nov. 16


AES Show Preview: More for Broadcasters in L.A.


Ryder Cup: NBC Golf Caps Off Successful Summer in Style


NEP Presence is 21 Mobile Units Strong at Hazletine


GoVision Delivers for Fans Hungry for On-Course Coverage


Turner Puts the Viewer in the Action at the 2016 Ryder Cup


Jacksonville Jaguars Rely on TVU for Home-Field Advantage in UK


ESPN To Uniquely Cover Clemson’s Traditional Stadium Entrance


France Télévisions on Production Set-Up at Rio Paralympics

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