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

GlitchCon 2020: How Twitch Created a One-of-a-Kind Virtual Experience for Fans in Place of TwitchCon

Each year, content creators and fans from across the globe flock to TwitchCon, the world’s preeminent convention for gamers and streamers. However, with the pandemic continuing, Twitch was in search of a way to bring its community together for a singular experience that didn’t include a large public gathering. Enter GlitchCon.  More

ESPN Ops Team Tips Off Challenging College Hoops Season With Focus on Safety, Efficiency

What is expected to be the most challenging college basketball season in recent memory tipped off last week with a smattering of early tournaments, and the schedule will kick into high gear later this month. Although ESPN’s operations team is no stranger to the challenges of navigating the college basketball season — annually producing more […]  More

Sinclair Inks Sports-Betting Deal With Bally’s, Will Rebrand RSNs Under Bally’s Name

Sinclair Broadcast Group has inked a 10-year deal with Bally’s to rebrand its 21 Fox Sports RSNs using the Bally’s name and integrate sports-betting/gaming content across the networks. The deal is worth $85 million over 10 years, according to the New York Post. In addition, Sinclair will receive warrants to purchase a 14.9% stake in […]  More

SVG Sit-Down: Verizon Media’s Darren Lepke on the Rise of Esports and What’s Ahead

Over the past eight months, esports broadcasters have valiantly carried on despite the pandemic, shifting to online competitions that leverage remote-production workflows. With the traditional sports world in hibernation, esports helped fill the void with hundreds of hours of live content to feed hungry live-sports fans. As esports production and streaming workflows continue to evolve […]  More

UFC’s IP-Based, State-of-the-Art Broadcast-Ops Center Goes Live at UFC Apex Despite Pandemic

Even before the pandemic, UFC’s Craig Borsari and Tim O’Toole knew they had a monumental task ahead of them: launching an IP-based, state-of-the-art broadcast-operations center for the new UFC Apex facility that would fuel the company’s production efforts for generations to come. Despite a global pandemic that wreaked havoc on the buildout schedule and the […]  More

Game Creek Video Embraces Remote Production With GCV Anywhere; New Trucks Continue To Blaze IP Trail

Despite the significant challenges presented by the pandemic, Game Creek Video has stayed busy in 2020. The production-facilities provider not only has rolled out three trucks in recent months (with another on the way soon) but has also developed a remote-production offering — dubbed GCV Anywhere — that is sure to be a major piece […]  More

Top ESPN Execs Jodi Markley, Connor Schell Departing as Part of Leadership Shakeup

As part of a major shakeup in senior leadership, longtime ESPN executives Jodi Markley and Connor Schell are leaving the company, effective April 2 and Jan. 8, respectively. Markley, EVP of Content Operations & Creative Services, is retiring after 32 highly influential years at ESPN. Schell, EVP of Content, who has been with ESPN since […]  More

NBC Sports Group Rolls Out Multiple Big-Time Productions for ‘Big Event Weekend’

NBC Sports Group heads into this weekend with one of the biggest two-day slates of high-profile sports events of any broadcaster since the pandemic began nearly eight months ago. It kicks off with the Breeders’ Cup Classic and the Clemson–Notre Dame Top 5 college-football showdown on Saturday, followed by the Premier League’s Manchester City–Liverpool fixture, […]  More

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