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

Grass Valley–Black Dragon Deal in Depth: Tim Shoulders and Louis Hernandez Jr. on What It Means for the Industry

Earlier today, when news broke that Belden will be selling its Grass Valley business to Black Dragon Capital, many in the broadcast industry breathed a sigh of relief. After Belden announced plans to divest Grass Valley in October, the broadcast-technology giant — and its customers — found itself in a state of limbo as the […]  More

Black Dragon Capital Acquiring Grass Valley From Belden

In a move that appears to bring stability to one of the broadcast industry’s technology heavyweights, Black Dragon Capital has agreed to acquire Grass Valley from Belden. Grass Valley had been in a state of limbo since Belden announced its plans to divest the company in October. Black Dragon, which is led by former Avid […]  More

ESPN Closes Out Busy Fortnight at Australian Open With Championship Weekend

Heading into Championship Weekend at the Australian Open, ESPN has been blessed with a pair of compelling storylines: Sofia Kenin’s improbable appearance in the Women’s Championship (the first American who wasn’t a Williams sister to appear since 2005) and a red-hot Novak Djokovic’s defense of the Men’s Championship (after defeating fan-favorite Roger Federer). The weekend […]  More

Quantum To Begin Trading on Nasdaq, Returns to Profitability in Fiscal Q3

Quantum has announced that the company’s common stock will begin trading on the Nasdaq Global Market beginning at 9:30 a.m. ET on Monday, Feb. 3 under its existing symbol, QMCO. In addition, the company revealed financial results for its fiscal third quarter (ending Dec. 31, 2019), showing a significant improvement in operating margin and a return […]  More

NBA 2K League Deploys Multi-Site Production, Virtual Studio for APAC Invitational

Earlier this month, the NBA 2K League headed to Seoul, South Korea, for the 2020 NBA 2K League APAC Invitational. In an effort to produce the event efficiently without sacrificing production quality, the NBA 2K League production team opted to deploy a multi-site workflow that featured two control rooms nearly 7,000 miles apart, in Seoul […]  More

Activision Blizzard, Google Ink Deal Making YouTube Exclusive Home for Live Esports

Activision Blizzard’s live esports properties have a new home, thanks to a new multi-year deal that the gaming giant has signed with Google. In addition to Google Cloud’s serving as the preferred provider for Activision Blizzard’s game-hosting infrastructure, YouTube will be the exclusive streaming home (excluding in China) for live broadcasts of Activision Blizzard’s Overwatch […]  More

X Games Aspen 2020: ESPN Targets Next-Gen Fans with ‘Jam Session’ Format, New TikTok Channel

Now in its 24th incarnation, ESPN’s Winter X Games event continues to evolve in an effort to better serve viewers regardless of the platform they may be viewing on. With that in mind, ESPN increased the number of “jam-session” events this year in Aspen, allowing more live competition with less downtime between runs. In addition, […]  More