Jason Dachman, Chief Editor

Jason Dachman, Chief Editor

As Chief Editor, Dachman oversees all aspects of SVG's North American editorial operations, including the thrice-weekly SVG Insider newsletter and SVG’s annual print publications. A member of the SVG team since 2009, Dachman also serves as Program Director for SVG's Sports Asset Management & Storage (SAMS) Forum, RSN Summit, Sports Graphics Forum, and TranSPORT event. Prior to joining SVG, he spent three years covering local sports for The Patriot Ledger in Quincy, MA, and spent two years 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 Brooklyn, NY.

Recent Posts by Jason Dachman, Chief Editor

AT&T DirecTV To Deliver First Live 4K HDR Telecast in U.S. With Tonight’s Penguins-Golden Knights Game

As first announced at the SVG Summit this week, AT&T DirecTV will become the first U.S. pay-TV provider to offer a live 4K HDR telecast with tonight’s production of the Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Vegas Golden Knights game. The NHL matchup will be simulcast on NHL Network. In addition to the Penguins–Golden Knights game, AT&T DirecTV will […]  More

Disney-Fox Deal News Roundup: Everything You Need to Know About the M&E Megadeal (UPDATED)

This morning, Disney made the worst-kept secret in the media industry official: it announced a definitive agreement to acquire a majority of 21st Century Fox assets. The move that will reshape the sports-TV landscape around the globe and covers 22 Fox Sports Regional Networks, Sky’s pan-European operations (prior to the deal, 21st Century Fox is expected […]  More

SVG Summit 2017: As Fox Deal Looms, ESPN President John Skipper Hits on Sports Media’s Hot-Button Issues

As reports of Disney’s rumored $60 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox assets engulf the M&E industry this week, ESPN President/Disney Media Networks Co-Chairman John Skipper took the stage to close out the 12th-annual SVG Summit. Though declining to comment on any reports related to the deal, he used the Summit’s Closing Keynote Conversation as an […]  More

SVG Sit-Down: VITAC’s John Capobianco on How Closed Captioning Can Be a Benefit as Much as a Requirement

Since the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA) passed in 2010, requiring closed captioning for all online video, digital–sports-content producers have endeavored to find the most efficient strategy for closed captioning. However, in addition to being mandated by federal regulation, closed captioning presents a valuable new opportunity to connect with fans — whether […]  More

Cloudian Looks To Deliver Performance of NAS at Cost of Tape With HyperFile NAS Controller

With an eye toward filling the gap between enterprise-class network-attached storage (NAS) and tape for the media and entertainment (M&E) industry, Cloudian is launching Cloudian HyperFile, an integrated NAS controller that delivers SMB/NFS file services from on-premises Cloudian HyperStore object-based storage systems. Cloudian HyperFile provides all the features essential to enterprise NAS customers, making it […]  More

SVG Sit-Down: SES’s Steve Corda Talks Future of Ultra HD Distribution

SES continues to blaze the Ultra HD trail, with more than 30 U.S. pay-TV providers testing SES’s Ultra HD platform across their distribution networks. Several of these cable and IPTV platforms have already launched commercial UHD subscriber services this year. In addition, SES’s Ultra HD platform now features more than 10 UHD channels with more […]  More

Charlie Vogt Out as Imagine Communications CEO; Tom Cotney To Take Over

Imagine Communications (owned by The Gores Group) has announced that Tom Cotney has been named CEO of the company, effective immediately. Current CEO Charlie Vogt is joining The Gores Group as a Senior Advisor to continue to drive M&A and business development activities at Imagine. According to Imagine’s announcement, the two executives will work closely […]  More

Fox Sports Caps College-Football Season of Firsts With Revived Big 12 Title Game, Massive Big Ten Production

College football’s Conference Championship weekend is always a busy one for Fox Sports, which has produced every Big Ten title game since 2011 and alternated producing the Pac-12 Championship with ESPN since 2012. However, this year features a newcomer: the first Big 12 Championship since 2010 joins the Big Ten production on Fox’s slate.  More

Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame: Jack Simmons, The Linchpin of Fox Sports’ Success

Upper management, production, remote operations, studio operations, on-air operations, accounting, purchasing, and even the mailroom — Jack Simmons has done it all in nearly five decades at Fox Sports and NBC Sports. And he has done it while being one of the most well-liked and -respected individuals in the business. By leveraging his experience in […]  More

Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame: Stan Honey — Master Innovator, Navigator, Collaborator

The 1st & Ten line on football telecasts. K-Zone and pitch-tracking on baseball. Car-tracking pointer graphics on NASCAR. LiveLine course markers on the America’s Cup. And anything dubbed “augmented reality” on sports TV. Today, these elements are fixtures that fans have come to expect in live sports telecasts, but none of the technologies would exist […]  More