SVG SportsTech Journal, Spring 2021, Now Available

The Spring 2021 edition of the SVG SportsTech Journal is now available! This free, digital edition features an in-depth look at the next chapter in sports production, with detailed reports on the people and technologies behind the most recent NBA, NHL, and MLB seasons, as well as Super Bowl LV, Daytona 500, and more. Plus, this publication includes Version 2.0 of SVG’s COVID-19 Sports Production Operations Guide, White Papers from five industry experts, and updates from 200+ leading sports-technology vendors.


From creating bubbles for the NBA and NHL seasons to reimagining an MLB season with very limited travel, the sports-production industry did what it needed to do to safely return to action in 2020. Now, in 2021, we’re turning the page and envisioning our next chapter: one that prioritizes health and safety, yes, but more closely resembles pre-COVID times. Fittingly, this edition of the SportsTech Journal is anchored by a section titled “Next Chapter,” which details the technological efforts made by the networks broadcasting the NBA, NHL, and MLB, as well as the production personnel responsible for Super Bowl LV, Daytona 500, The Players Championship, and the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Final Four.

Our SVG COVID-19 Sports Production Operations Guide has evolved as well. First published in April 2020 following a series of conversations with industry leaders, it was designed to provide guidance on producing sports in a pandemic, given the requirements for safety protocols, social distancing, and more. Today, thanks to the weekly efforts of SVG’s Clean Freaks initiative, the Guide is more comprehensive than ever, and Version 2.0 was published earlier this year. Read the group’s updated recommendations for Personnel Management, Compound Design, Compound Entry, Entering and Exiting the Truck, Third-Party Providers, Catering, Vests/Access Wear, Audio, and Cleaning and Disinfecting, plus a new section on Vaccination.

Rounding out the Spring 2021 SportsTech Journal, our White Paper section offers expert technology insights from Grass Valley, Lawo, Riedel Communications, Sony/Nevion, and The Switch. Lastly, although the NAB Show did not take place in Las Vegas this month, our sponsors continue to find ways to innovate. Check out the latest product announcements and company news from more than 200 leading technology vendors.


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