Recent Posts by Brian Harris

SPARK, Sportradar Team Up To Boost Sports Data Innovation

SPARK has entered into a partnership with Sportradar. SPARK is dedicated to regional startups and projects and is commissioned by leading European companies. With programs including SPARK school, SPARK r&d, SPARK business and SPARK startup, the innovation works closely with a range of individuals, teams, investors, companies, researchers, and sponsors. As a supplier of in-depth sports […]  More

Behind The Mic: Jason Witten to Replace Jon Gruden on MNF, Peter King Leaves SI for NBC Sports

Behind the Mic provides a roundup of recent news regarding on-air talent, including new deals, departures, and assignments compiled from press releases and reports around the industry. In this week’s edition, ESPN finds its new  Monday Night Football analyst, Peter King leaves Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports announces their World Cup broadcast team and their new […]  More

Blackbird’s Cloud Video Platform Picked by MSG Digital

Madison Square Garden, often known as MSG Digital, is a large arena venue hosting numerous live events from sports to concerts. MSG uses the Blackbird cloud video platform to create branded event highlights packages with closed captioning deployed to their website and social media outlets.  More

Ratings Roundup: 2018 Masters Sees Double-Digit Increase For All Rounds, Manchester Derby Most Watched U.S. Premier League Game Ever

Ratings Roundup is a rundown of ratings news from the past week and is derived from press releases and reports around the industry. In this edition, the 2018 Masters saw higher than normal ratings which bled into other golf broadcasts, the recent Manchester derby was the most watched Premier League match by Americans ever, NBA […]  More

Golf Channel Modernizes Golf Central for the Digital Lifestyle

Golf Channel is modernizing it daily evening news show, Golf Central, expanding it from a nightly newscast to a day-long platform enhanced with innovative digital extensions. Golf Central was the first show to air on Golf Channel when co-founder Arnold Palmer launched the network in 1995 and continues to deliver in-depth analysis, breaking news reports, […]  More

SMPTE Adds Thomas Bause Mason As Director Of Standards Development

SMPTE announced that SMPTE Fellow Thomas Bause Mason will be joining the staff as the society’s new director of standards development. Howard Lukk, who is returning to his career in postproduction, will conclude his tenure as SMPTE director of engineering and standards in May, after assisting Bause Mason in transitioning to his new role.  More

NAB 2018: Wowza, Live X Team Up For Live “Studio Sessions @ NAB”

Wowza Media Systems and Live X announce that they will jointly launch “Wowza Studio Sessions” live broadcasts during NAB 2018. With over 20 hours of original programming scheduled, Rob Baynard and Aubrey Russell  from Live X’s “Ready Take Live” and  Wowza executives will interview a number of the industry’s foremost thought leaders, journalists, video influencers […]  More

NAB 2018: Evertz To Showcases Innovative RF Solutions

Evertz will launch the XRF4 high-density RF router at NAB 2018. The XRF4 is the next evolution of Evertz’ comprehensive range of RF routing solutions. The XRF4 is an ultra-compact, high-density RF routing solution which complements Evertz’ existing range of RF Routers.  More

Behind The Mic: Dan Patrick Out, Mike Tirico In for NBC; Peyton Manning Turns Down Fox TNF Role

Behind the Mic provides a roundup of recent news regarding on-air talent, including new deals, departures, and assignments compiled from press releases and reports around the industry. In this week’s edition, NBC’s Sunday night studio team loses a major key, Fox is spurned by a future Hall-of-Famer, ESPN adds to its stable of podcasts while […]  More