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

SVG Summit 2017: With NBA Ratings on Ascent, League and Broadcasters Find New Ways to Connect With Fans

From the NBA Draft to the NBA All-Star Game and, of course, the NBA Finals, the sport of professional basketball connects with fans in a way few sports are capable of doing. In addition to the production of the games themselves, the pre-game, half-time, and OTT and streaming services continue to evolve to ensure that […]  More

After Hot Start to NBA Season, ESPN Ups the Ante With Busy Christmas Day, New Second-Screen Experience

ESPN is off to its second most-watched NBA regular season ever and the fireworks on the hardcourt are just beginning for the network’s production and operations teams. After averaging 1,811,000 viewers through Dec. 15 — up 18% from last year — ESPN will tip off what has become its NBA regular-season tentpole with four games on […]  More

FloSports To Stream Three Mountain West Conference Championships

The Mountain West is partnering with FloSports to bring live and on-demand coverage of three MW Championships to fans worldwide via FloSports’ sport-specific subscription channels: the 2018 Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships (Feb. 14-17 in San Antonio) on FloSwimming.com, as well as the 2018 Men’s & Women’s Indoor Track & Field Championships (Feb. 22-24 in Albuquerque) […]  More

SVG Summit 2017: MLB Telecasts Get Boost From Statcast, High-Speed Cams, 4K, and Low-Home Position

Major League Baseball dominates the sports calendar for nearly nine months of the year and continues to use new technologies, new statistics, and new production techniques to ready the nation’s most traditional sport for the future. At the SVG Summit, top execs from the production, operations, and emerging tech sectors took the stage to discuss […]  More

PwC Sports Market Outlook: Media Rights Continue To Grow as Industry Looks to Big Rights Deals in 2020s

Last week, PricewaterhouseCoopers released its latest sports-market outlook, “At the Gate and Beyond,” providing revenue projections over five years (2016-21) within four key segments in North America: media rights, gate revenues, sponsorship, and merchandising. The report projects the sports market to grow at a compound annual rate of 3.1% across the four segments, from $69.3 billion in 2017 to $78.5 billion in […]  More

John Skipper Resigns as ESPN President; George Bodenheimer Takes Over Temporarily

John Skipper resigned as president of ESPN and co-chairman of Disney Media Networks on Monday, ESPN has announced. Skipper cited “a substance addiction” as the reason for his resigning. George Bodenheimer, ESPN’s president from 1998 to 2011 and its executive chairman until May 2014, will take over as acting chairman of the company for 90 […]  More

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