Jason Dachman, Chief Editor

Jason Dachman, Chief Editor

As Chief Editor, Dachman oversees all aspects of SVG's North American editorial operations – including all news on Sportsvideo.org, the daily SVG Insider newsletter, and SVG’s annual print publications – and is one of the primary contributors to SVG's daily coverage of the sports-video-production industry. A member of the SVG team since 2009, Dachman also serves as Program Director for SVG's Esports Production Forum, RSN Summit, Sports Content Management Forum, Sports Graphics Forum, and TranSPORT conference. Prior to joining SVG, he covered local sports for The Patriot Ledger in Quincy, MA, and served on the production staff of SiriusXM Satellite Radio's The Ron & Fez Show. Dachman began his career in the Sports Information department at Northeastern University in Boston, where he earned a BA in Media Communications and Cinema Studies. A native of Denver, CO, Jason currently resides in Queens, NY, with his wife Alyson.

Recent Posts by Jason Dachman, Chief Editor

Live From the PGA Championship: CBS Sports’ Tech Toys Include SIMI Motion Capture, Aerial Toptracer, 4DReplay

Each year, CBS Sports uses the PGA Championship to showcase the latest breakthroughs in live-production technology. This year, the broadcaster is once again upping the tech ante, deploying a bevy of next-gen production tools, including the debut of SIMI motion-capture technology and Toptracer aerial-tracing technology from the blimp camera.  More

Live From the PGA Championship: CBS Sports, Winged Vision Debut New HDR Aerial Camera System in Goodyear Blimp

Flying in the skies above CBS Sports’ many technological innovations at the PGA Championship this week is a brand-new HDR camera system in the Goodyear Blimp. Created by Sports Broadcasting Hall of Famer Bob Mikkelson’s Winged Vision, the first-ever HDR aerial system for a live sports production features a Sony HDC-P50 box camera, Canon 4K […]  More

Inside Full Sail University’s ‘The Fortress’ — the Largest College Esports Arena in the U.S.

One year after launching its own collegiate esports team, Full Sail University is kicking its esports-production efforts into high gear with the launch of a $6 million, 11,200-sq.-ft. esports arena next week. Dubbed “The Fortress,” the new facility is the largest gaming arena on a U.S. college campus and can seat up to 500 fans. […]  More

ESPN, Caesars Entertainment To Launch Sports Betting-Themed Studio in Las Vegas

ESPN is officially joining the sports-betting party, teaming up with Caesars Entertainment to launch an ESPN-branded studio at The LINQ Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas for sports betting-themed content. The studio, which will debut in 2020, will serve as a hub for odds-related content and be used to produce segments for ESPN’s recently launched […]  More

PGA Championship Preview: CBS Sports To Debut Motion Capture, Aerial Tracing Tech at Bethpage Black

As the PGA Championship shifts to May this year, CBS Sports will roll out its largest arsenal of production technology to date to cover golf’s second major of 2019. Additions to CBS Sports’ production complement at the Bethpage Black Course in Farmingdale, NY, will include SIMI motion-capture technology of player tee shots and Toptracer aerial […]  More

SMT’s GhostCar Technology Enables NASCAR To Transition to Single-Car Qualifying

Last week, NASCAR announced that all three national series will return to single-car qualifying at all oval tracks after five-plus years of using a group qualifying format. Although NASCAR’s decision to shift formats was based on a number of factors, one of the primary enablers was the success of SMT’s GhostCar/Broadcast Analytics technology during Fox […]  More

XFL Lands Multi-year TV Deals With ESPN, Fox Sports

The XFL today announced multi-year agreements with ESPN and Fox Sports to televise XFL games starting with its inaugural 2020 season. XFL games will air weekly on broadcast TV (ABC and FOX) complemented by games on cable (ESPN, ESPN2, FS1 and FS2). The XFL TV schedule will feature back-to-back games starting Saturday afternoons at 2 […]  More