Brandon Costa, Director of Digital

Brandon Costa, Director of Digital

Brandon Costa is Director of Digital for the Sports Video Group, where he covers the sports video production industry, with a focus on live streaming, over-the-top (OTT), social media, and other digital distribution technologies and platforms. He also directs SVG's internal digital strategies launching the company's video outfit, 'SVG On Demand,' designing and overseeing its mobile application, 'SVG Mobile,' and serving as executive producer and host of The SVG Podcast. Costa serves as program director of both the SVG College Sports Summit and the SVG Digital Summit. Prior to his time at SVG, Costa spent five years hosting programs, producing voiceovers, and writing editorial content for MLB Advanced Media in NYC. He has also served as community sports editor at the Asbury Park Press in Neptune, NJ. He began his career at WRHU Radio in Hempstead, NY as a sportscaster. A native of Hazlet, NJ, Costa is a graduate of Hofstra University. He currently resides in Jersey City, NJ.

Recent Posts by Brandon Costa, Director of Digital

NBA 2K League, ESL, Populous, Esports Engine Dissect the Thrill – and the Challenge of Returning to LAN Events

As in-person esports events return, the live-production industry is confronting a “new normal,” which blends the remote workflows deployed during the pandemic with traditional onsite production methods. When it comes to large, fan-attended esports tournament, what excites and even scares production pros in the industry? That was one of many topics discusses last month at […]  More

SVG Esports Production Summit: Super League Gaming’s Brian Gramo on the Emergence of Cloud-Based Workflows, Virtualis Studios

During the pandemic, the esports industry developed virtualized-production workflows and technologies that have changed live esports broadcasts. At the SVG Esports Production Summit, Super League Gaming’s Head of Virtualis Studios Brian Gramo unpacks how esports companies dove head first into these remote solutions, how Virtualis Studios provides unique cloud-based services, gives advice for those that […]  More

The SVG Podcast: Inside the League of Legends World Championship Final With Riot Games’ Nick Troop and Carrie Dunn

Last month saw the return of the biggest live event in the world of esports: the League of Legends World Championship Final. Hosted in Reykjavik, Iceland, the show was abruptly relocated from China, forcing the team behind the scenes at Riot games to quickly develop a star-studded show on the fly. On this episode of […]  More

SVG Esports Production Summit: Do Not Peek Entertainment’s Jason Baker on the Important Role of the In-Game Observer

No piece of the esports-production ecosystem is more integral to telling the story than the observer team. As the virtual in-game camera operators, observers are responsible for constructing a coherent narrative out of the ballistic, expansive action taking place within the game. At the SVG Esports Production Summit, Do Not Peek Entertainment’s Co-Founder and Managing […]  More

SVG Esports Production Summit: FACEIT’s Andrew Lane on Setting the Blueprint for the Return to LAN Events, What’s to Come Next Year

FACEIT is a global esports platform, and that international status came in handy throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. With a team based in the UK, the company was able to return to LAN events before many of their contemporaries. At the SVG Esports Production Summit, our Brandon Costa chatted with Director of Broadcast and Production Andrew […]  More

SVG On Demand: Inside NFL Media’s New Production Mothership in Hollywood Park

At the start of the 2021 season, the National Football League officially opened its new West Coast and media operations home: NFL Los Angeles. The 450,000-sq.-ft. Class A building at Hollywood Park is IP-based, 4K- and HDR-capable, and features 214,063 sq. ft. of office space and 74,922 sq. ft. of studio and studio-support space to […]  More

SVG On Demand: The Power of Edge Computing at the Video Source for Sports Betting – A Videon Case Study

With the growth, variety, and criticality of video – the ways in which we capture, process, and distribute video streams are changing. Today, video producers and consumers want more control over the process. This includes technical aspects such as resolutions, latency, workflows, and a myriad of other factors. In this technology case study, Todd Erdley, […]  More

SVG On Demand: As New York Legalizes Mobile Sports Betting, MSG Networks Invests Early in Gaming-Focused Studio Programming

Earlier this month, the path was cleared for mobile sports betting in the state of New York, as selected sports books were granted digital licenses. MSG Networks, the New York City-based regional sports network, has been out in front with its sports betting content offerings, launching several new original sports betting-focused shows earlier this year […]  More

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