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 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'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 and daughter June.

Recent Posts by Jason Dachman, Chief Editor

SVG On Demand: ESPN’s Spike Szykowny on Graphics Creation, Operation in a Hybrid Environment

The arrival of the pandemic forced a tectonic shift in the way sports-graphics and creative teams operate. Many of the remote and virtual workflows are here to stay, and production pipelines will never be the same. At the 2022 SVG Sports Graphics Forum, ESPN Creative Studios’ Senior Director of Animation, Graphics Innovation, and Production Design Michael […]  More

SVG On Demand: Turner Sports’ Jordan Shorthouse on Capturing the Essence of Hockey in the NHL on TNT Graphics Package

Currently in their inaugural NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, Turner Sports has dazzled professional hockey fans with stunning graphics and visuals that tap into the finer details of the game. Whether its the danger and intrigue of their “Black Ice” concept, keying into the passion of each fanbase, expressing the violence and frenetic movement of the […]  More

YES Network Looks To Deepen Fan Engagement With ‘Pick-N-Play Live’ Single-Screen Watch-and-Play Experience

Free-to-play prediction mobile games have become increasingly common as part of live sports broadcasts over the past year, but YES Network’s Pick-N-Play Live feature offers a major differentiator: the single-screen experience. While most others require fans to make predictions on their mobile devices and watch the game on television or a separate device, Pick-N-Play Live […]  More

ESPN’s NBA Finals Coverage To Include ‘Celebrating 75’ Alternate Broadcast, SkyCam and Above-The-Rim Cam Viewing Options

ESPN tips off its 20th consecutive NBA Finals production tonight with Game 1 from the Chase Center in San Francisco. In addition to the primary broadcast on ABC, Game 1 will include an ESPN2 alternate presentation called NBA Finals: Celebrating 75 and fans stremaing on the ESPN App will also have SkyCam and Above The Rim […]  More

NESN Becomes First RSN To Launch DTC Streaming Service With ‘NESN 360’

NESN has jumped to the front of the direct-to-consumer pack with the launch of the NESN 360 subscription streaming service. With NESN 360, fans can purchase a direct subscription to NESN’s live programming and VOD content, including live Red Sox and Bruins games. The product is available for purchase now for $29.99/month or $329.99/year with a […]  More

SVG On Demand: ESPN’s Tim O’Shaughnessy on Bringing the Sports Graphics Community Together

For the first time in two years, sports-video-production professionals flocked to New York City’s Helen Mills Theater for an in-person edition of the SVG Sports Graphics Forum. Featuring panels and discussions driven by the brightest and innovative minds within the graphics sector, more than 150 individuals came together to share new ideas, discuss current industry […]  More

SVG New Sponsor Spotlight: NVIDIA’s Michael Kaplan on Powering Next-Gen Productions in Sports

The Sports Video Group is happy to welcome NVIDIA as a new platinum sponsor. NVIDIA’s invention of the GPU in 1999 sparked the growth of the PC gaming market, redefined modern computer graphics, and revolutionized parallel computing. More recently, GPU deep learning ignited modern AI — the next era of computing — with the GPU […]  More

UEFA Champions League Final: CBS Sports Hits the Road With Live Studio Show in Paris

CBS Sports heads across the pond this weekend to Stade de France in suburban Paris for live onsite coverage of the UEFA Champions League Final on Saturday. CBS and Paramount+ will broadcast a live 90-minute pre-match studio show along with halftime and post-match coverage. In addition, CBS Sports will have its announcers and pitch-side reporters […]  More

2022 French Open: Tennis Channel Shifts to NEP’s Ceres Mobile Unit for 16th Year at Roland Garros

Tennis Channel is back at Roland Garros for its 16th French Open campaign, and it’s bringing an entirely new production setup with it. In years past, Tennis Channel and its facilities provider brought in an army of equipment and spent two weeks building a large flypack for its Roland Garros production. This year, however, the […]  More

2022 Sports Emmys: ESPN Takes Home 11 Statues; Fox Sports’ MLB at Field of Dreams Wins for Outstanding Live Special

ESPN led all network groups with 11 wins at last night’s Sports Emmy Awards, followed by six trophies each for CBS Sports, NBC Sports Group, and NFL Media; five for Turner Sports; and three for Fox Sports Media Group. In the key categories, Fox‘s MLB at Field of Dreams broadcast won for Outstanding Live Special, […]  More

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