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

Riot Games Descends on Little Caesars Arena for Blockbuster LCS Summer Finals Production

Riot Games took over Little Caesars Arena in Detroit over the weekend for League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) Summer Finals, rolling out a production that featured plenty of Detroit flair at the recently opened state-of-the-art arena. Riot, a trailblazer in at-home–production workflows, leveraged a control room back home in Los Angeles to produce the […]  More

Sinclair Broadcast Group Closes Deal With Disney for 21 Fox RSNs

It’s finally official: Sinclair Broadcast Group has closed its deal with The Walt Disney Company to acquire the equity interests in 21 regional sports networks and Fox College Sports, which were acquired by Disney in its deal with 21st Century Fox. The transaction, which closed Friday after getting the green light from the U.S. Department […]  More

SVG’s IP Production Forum Showcases Telemundo Center, Latest Advances in IP Tech

At SVG’s 2019 IP Production Forum in Miami on Tuesday, more than 200 attendees gathered at one of the newest IP-based facilities in the nation: Telemundo Center, the Spanish-language network’s headquarters. Along with a tour and insightful presentations, the event featured informative panel discussions, lively debates, and networking opportunities for those interested in the future […]  More

SVG Sit-Down: ESL’s Simon Eicher on the Inner Workings of Live Esports Productions

ESL is among the early esports pioneers, having launched nearly two decades ago and now ranked as the largest esports company in the world. After a brand refresh this year, the organization has seen significant growth across multiple metrics for major ESL tournaments. In the first seven months of this year, average minute audience (+90%), […]  More

ESL’s Major Esports Tournaments See 90% Growth in Viewership

ESL has reported significant growth across multiple metrics for major ESL tournaments. In the first seven months of this year, average-minute audience (+90%), hours watched (+190%), and video views (+55%) have increased significantly, thanks to fans’ tuning into ESL One, Intel Extreme Masters, and ESL Pro League tournaments, shattering the numbers recorded in 2018.  More

NBC Sports Washington To Produce Four NFL Preseason Predictive-Gaming Telecasts

NBC Sports Washington and the Washington Redskins have inked a deal to deliver the NFL’s first interactive, predictive-gaming live telecasts of the team’s four preseason games. These pilot telecasts, titled Predict the Game, will feature free-to-play contests where fans can win $1,000 cash each quarter as well as other, second-chance prizes. The presentations will be […]  More

ESPN Deploys Ultra-Efficient ViBox Workflow for Record Slate of Little League Baseball, Softball Games

Although the Little League World Series has been a staple of ESPN’s summer programming slate for decades, the network is taking its efforts to a new level this year. For the first time, ABC, ESPN’s networks, and ESPN+ are carrying every single Little League Baseball and Softball U.S. regional and World Series game — a […]  More

Sports OTT Forum: Octagon’s Daniel Cohen on Blending Linear and Digital in Media-Rights Negotiations

Closing in on its two-year anniversary, Octagon Media Consulting has made a huge splash in the sports industry with major partners in the domestic professional leagues as well as others overseas. In the current digital age, organizations have leveraged Octagon’s services in finding the next path of success in the ever-changing marketplace. At the Sports […]  More

NY Giants Launch New Saquon Barkley ‘World Lens’ on Snapchat

The New York Giants have launched a new Snapchat experience that allows fans the ability to interact with Saquon Barkley. The Saquon World Lens is an augmented reality experience that lets fans reimagine the world around them and bring different characters to life. Fans can make the reigning NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year appear […]  More