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

Back on the Air: Inside ESPN’s Transmission Plan for the Return of Live Sports

After a months-long shutdown, major sports leagues suddenly snapped back into live action in July with MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS, WNBA, and others resuming live play for the first time since the pandemic began. As the largest sports rightsholder in North America, ESPN was suddenly forced to deliver hundreds of live events from new venues […]  More

On the Gridiron: Baltimore Ravens Adjust In-Stadium Operations To Feed More Content to Digital, Social Platforms

Many professional sports have opted for a return to play inside a sanitized bubble. Not the NFL. Without skipping a beat, the league is soldiering on with regular-season games in all 30 stadiums across the country. Similar to our At the Ballpark series, On the Gridiron examines the new routines, habits, and production philosophies of […]  More

For Monday Night Football, ESPN’s ‘GREMI’ Model Keeps Onsite Presence Sizable; Some Replay, Graphics Ops Shift to Bristol

It has been a frenetic start to the NFL season for ESPN’s Monday Night Football franchise. First, an opening-night doubleheader spotlighted the debut of a new broadcast booth and a new front bench in the truck (with first-year producer Phil Dean joining second-year director Jimmy Platt). Then, it was the first NFL game ever played […]  More

SVG On Demand: NASCAR’s Wyatt Hicks Chats Augmented Reality and the New Mobile Game, NASCAR Mobile Playoffs AR

To celebrate its 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs (which continues this weekend Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Sunday, 7 p.m. ET, NBCSN), the league has released a new mobile game with the NASCAR Mobile App: NASCAR Mobile Playoffs AR. The augmented reality-based game allows fans to customize their own car and race this year’s 16 playoff […]  More

Twin Cities Sports TV Community Mourns the Loss of Veteran Camera Operator Dan Dettman

The sports television community in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota are mourning following the loss of beloved veteran camera operator Dan Dettman. Dettman, 68, worked for KSTP-TV in St. Paul, and was also a veteran camera operator for the local regional sports network, Fox Sports North, regularly working camera on broadcasts of the Minnesota Twins, […]  More

SVG On Demand: ROOT SPORTS Northwest VP/EP Jon Bradford Breaks Down the Eye-Popping Aerial Camera Used on Seattle Mariners Broadcasts

As this unique Major League Baseball regular season nears its conclusion, regional sports networks across the country are putting the finishing touches on a shortened schedule that required operations teams to think outside the box to accomplish their goal of bringing live baseball to viewers at home. Some, like the team at ROOT SPORTS Northwest […]  More

The SVG Podcast: NBA’s SVP, Head of Fantasy & Gaming Scott Kaufman-Ross Plus A Look Back at the Return of the NFL

The return of sports has brought with it a resurgence in sports betting. So what efforts are league’s undertaking to tap into this new entertainment resource? We are joined on the program this week by Scott Kaufman-Ross, Senior Vice President, Head of Fantasy and Gaming with the NBA to break down the league’s new alternate-viewing […]  More

NFL Kickoff 2020: In 50th-Anniversary Season, Monday Night Football Has a Fresh Look in Front of, Behind the Camera

It’s a milestone year for one of sports television’s most iconic properties. Monday Night Football enters its 50th-anniversary season when it premieres tonight with an opening-week doubleheader (Pittsburgh Steelers–New York Giants, 7 p.m. ET and Tennessee Titans–Denver Broncos, 10 p.m., both on ESPN). However, while ESPN will honor the legacy of MNF, 2020 is undoubtedly […]  More

College Football Kickoff 2020: In Season of Logistical Challenges, ESPN To Tap Into Every Flavor of Onsite and REMI-Based Production Workflows

Following an offseason riddled with uncertainty and debate – and a majority of collegiate conferences deciding not to play fall sports amidst the COVID-19 pandemic – a busy Saturday of college football finally arrives this weekend. ESPN will deploy a variety of on-site and REMI production models to broadcast a total of 14 games across […]  More

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