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

SVG Sit-Down: Program Productions’ Robert Carzoli Stresses Diversity, Education in Sports-Production Workforce

Few organizations are involved in more U.S. live sports productions than Program Productions. As the largest provider of broadcast-production labor services in the country, the crewing company plays a vital role in the live–sports-production ecosystem. In 2017, the company launched the ProCrewz App, a mobile version of its national enterprise resource-management system for its clients […]  More

Bob Gilmartin, Revered Broadcast-Engineering Vet, Dies After Cancer Battle

Bob Gilmartin, one of the most respected broadcast-engineering minds in the industry over the past four decades, died on Jan. 26 after a battle with cancer. A recipient of five Technical Emmy Awards for several of high-profile projects, Gilmartin had more than 40 years of professional experience in broadcast systems and broadcast architectural design, detailing, […]  More

A Decade of MLB Network: Baseball’s Network Thrives as Secaucus Facility Continues to Grow

Ten years ago this month, MLB Network officially went on-air in 50 million homes, marking the largest network debut in cable-TV history and the culmination of a monumental operational buildout. Despite an aggressive six-month timetable for the launch, MLB Network’s Secaucus, NJ, facility was up and running in time for its planned New Year’s Day […]  More

Vista Studios Joins The Switch Network, Launches At-Home–Production Services

Vista Studios recently completed installation of diverse-path dark fiber and is now on network with The Switch in Los Angeles, CA. As a result, the independent production facility can offer at-home–production services to its roster of clients. Within a week of installation, Vista produced its first live at-home show, WE tv’s Growing Up Hip Hop […]  More

Experience and Planning Help ESPN Meet Special Challenges Covering Australian Open

ESPN is out in full force for its 26th consecutive year covering the Australian Open: 253 technical and production personnel on hand at Melbourne Park. Tennis’s first major of the year always presents unique challenges for ESPN — most notably, the extreme distance and time difference (16 hours) between Melbourne and ESPN headquarters in Bristol, […]  More

Inside Esports Stadium Arlington, North America’s Largest — and Most Flexible — Esports Venue

When Esports Stadium Arlington officially opened in November, the $10 million, 100,000-sq.-ft. facility represented the most significant commitment to esports by a municipality to date. Located in the Arlington, TX, Entertainment District, not only is it the largest dedicated esports facility in North America, but it’s also an extremely versatile venue, having already hosted events […]  More

SVG Sit-Down: Populous’s Brian Mirakian on the Future of Esports Venues

As designer of the recently opened Esports Stadium Arlington, Populous has already made a major commitment to the rapidly growing esports industry. The architectural firm, which has designed hundreds of venues worldwide ranging from Yankee Stadium to Las Vegas’s T-Mobile Arena, worked with NGAGE Esports and Shawmut Design and Construction to create the $10 million, […]  More