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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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



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


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


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


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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