A Look Back at February 2018 – One of the Biggest and Busiest Months in Live–Sports-Production History

PyeongChang 2018 Olympics, Super Bowl LII, NBA All-Star, and Daytona 500 make for historic month

From the nation’s largest sports event to the world’s largest sports event, February 2018 has been chock-full of massive live sports productions. It has been a historic 28 days, with the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics headlining the month’s events, along with Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis, NBA All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles, and the Daytona 500 — not to mention the usual full slate of NBA, NHL, NCAA basketball, and other productions across the country. And SVG has been on hand to cover it all, with full reports from February’s swath of events. Check out SVG’s dedicated PyeongChang and Super Bowl LII SportsTechLive Blogs, as well as our coverage of the Daytona 500 and NBA All-Star Weekend below.

SVG SportsTechLive: Direct From the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics
For fans of sports-production technology, the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang offered it all: thousands of hours of HD content as well as record-breaking VR and 4K HDR content. SVG was at the Games in full force this year, reporting on all the angles of the massive undertaking. Our coverage included more than 70 articles discussing Olympic Broadcasting Services, NBC Olympics, and an army of broadcasters and vendors in PyeongChang, as well as a dozen behind-the-scenes photos, several episodes of The SVG Podcast, and onsite video reports.
CLICK HERE for SVG’s full PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics coverage

SVG SportsTechLive: Onsite at Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis
This year’s Super Bowl once again featured the next wave of cutting-edge sports-video-production technologies and workflows, and SVG was onsite in Minneapolis to cover it all. Head over to the SportsTechLive Blog: Onsite at Super LII for SVG’s full behind-the-scenes coverage in the Twin Cities, including in-depth looks at the operations of NBC Sports, NFL Network, the Eagles and Patriots video teams, the in-venue production team at U.S. Bank Stadium, an army of vendors, and much more.
CLICK HERE for SVG’s full Super Bowl LII coverage

Live From NBA All-Star: Turner Sports, NBA Entertainment, ESPN, Intel True VR, and Much More
The 2018 edition of NBA All-Star Weekend once again served as a launch pad for next-gen technology and production workflows. As usual, Turner Sports had a big bag of tech toys on hand at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles, including an RF pylon cam and three-point-shot-tracking at NBA All-Star Saturday, as well as an expanded truck compound, social-media efforts, and its virtual-reality co-production with Intel True VR. SVG also covered Saturday’s expanded NBA All-Star Media Day, ESPN’s NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, and host of vendors onsite.
CLICK HERE for SVG’s full NBA All-Star coverage.

Fox Sports Shifts Daytona 500 Production Into High Gear With New Cameras, Under-the-Hood Enhancements
At the 60th running of the Daytona 500, Fox Sports once again found a way to push the technological envelope and expand on the resources dedicated to broadcasting the Great American Race. Coverage included the introduction of Visor Cam, the return (and refinement) of the dedicated Car Channels on Fox Sports GO, and, in an industry first, a tethered drone that provided live coverage from behind the backstretch at Daytona International Speedway.
CLICK HERE for SVG’s Dayton 500 coverage.

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