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SVG Summit 2017: Don Sperling on How the New York Giants Celebrated the 10th Anniversary of Super Bowl 42

It may have been a tough season on the field for the New York Giants, but it was a big season for Giants Entertainment, the media, marketing, programming, production, and events arm of the club. The division created an exciting content plan celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Giants’ history Super Bowl 42 win over […]  More

SVG Summit 2017: With NBA Ratings on Ascent, League and Broadcasters Find New Ways to Connect With Fans

From the NBA Draft to the NBA All-Star Game and, of course, the NBA Finals, the sport of professional basketball connects with fans in a way few sports are capable of doing. In addition to the production of the games themselves, the pre-game, half-time, and OTT and streaming services continue to evolve to ensure that […]  More

SVG Summit 2017: MLB Telecasts Get Boost From Statcast, High-Speed Cams, 4K, and Low-Home Position

Major League Baseball dominates the sports calendar for nearly nine months of the year and continues to use new technologies, new statistics, and new production techniques to ready the nation’s most traditional sport for the future. At the SVG Summit, top execs from the production, operations, and emerging tech sectors took the stage to discuss […]  More

SVG Summit 2017: Despite League Challenges, NFL Production Remains as Advanced as Ever

Although the NFL has dealt with its challenges over the past couple of seasons, coverage of the league continues to be a bastion of technical innovation and ratings success. At the 2017 SVG Summit, content-creation and distribution experts from across the NFL spectrum took the stage to share their thoughts on the current state of […]  More

SVG Summit 2017: Bleacher Report Executive Editor Jermaine Spradley on the Culture Approach to B/R’s Success

When it comes to success in the digital–sports-media space, few — whether legacy brands or startups — do it better than Bleacher Report. The company has built a tremendous following (well over 250 million social-media followers) and a lucrative business by focusing on not just the action on the field but also on the lifestyle, […]  More

SVG Summit 2017: RF, IP Are Primary Focus in DTV Audio Group Sessions

The DTV Audio Group’s Audio Production and Distribution Workshop led off the audio side of this week’s SVG Summit. Although RF spectrum issues, a primary focus of the DTVAG’s constituency for much of the last two years, were still front and center, the imminence of object-based broadcast audio and new standards around IP-based transport also […]  More

SVG Summit 2017: Dome Productions’ Mike Johnson, AT&T Entertainment Group’s John Ward Break Down UHD/HDR

As 2017 nears its conclusion, there was one more bit of sports-television history to be made: DirecTV delivered an NHL game in UHD/HDR (high dynamic range) on Dec. 14. Although UHD and HDR production have become a part of everyday sports production in the UK, in the U.S., the case has yet to be made […]  More