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

Ratings Up for ESPN2’s Australian Open Coverage

ESPN2’s coverage of live matches at the Australian Open has averaged 324,000 homes, which is a 31% boost from last year at the same point (247,000). The tournament is currently airing on ESPN2, ESPN2 HD (the first time the Open has been broadcast entirely in HD), and ESPN 360. The schedule has featured a total […]  More

NFL RedZone Channel To Go Mobile for 2009 Season

The NFL is planning to make its RedZone channel available on mobile devices next season, marking a drastic departure from the league’s typical stance of protecting its lucrative network TV deals first and foremost. Accoring to The Wall Street Journal, the move would allow viewers to watch NFL RedZone from areas other than their living […]  More

AFC, NFC Title Games Most Watched Since 1980’s

Last weekend’s AFC and NFC Championship games reached their largest audiences since the 1980’s.  The AFC title game on CBS was seen by an average of 46.9 million viewers, the most people since a New England Patriots-Miami Dolphins tilt in 1986 (47.5 million viewers). This year’s final NFC matchup on Fox attracted 57.9 million viewers, […]  More

Tightrope Releases Updated Version of Carousel Digital Signage System

Tightrope Media Systems has released an updated version of its Carousel Digital Signage System – Carousel 6.0.  The updated version includes several new features improve the Template Editor, the utility of Alert Bulletins, and the functionality of the Remote Data Adapter. The Template Editor in Carousel 6.0 has been completely rewritten to increase its utility. […]  More

4-D Creative Media Taps Quantel eQ

New York-based production company 4-D Creative Media has invested in a Quantel eQ equipped with the QColor in-context color correction option to handle its growing HD finishing needs. “The eQ provides us with the rich tools we need to best serve our clients with the high quality of work they’re used to at 4-D, while […]  More

NFL Scraps Plans for Second UK Game

Contrary to previous reports, the NFL has announced that it will not schedule a second regular season game in the UK for 2010. Citing the ongoing collective bargaining talks and the current economic climate, the league said that there will not be second game added to the Denver Broncos-San Francisco 49ers matchup scheduled for Oct. […]  More

Plazamedia, Vizrt Create Germany’s First Real-Time HD 3D Virtual Studio

Plazamedia was already enthusiastic about its real-time HD virtual studio, but Vizrt provided the extra dimension that made the studio pop. In a demonstration for clients last month, Plazamedia’s new HD virtual studio went 3D. “We knew that Plazamedia planned to demonstrate its new real-time HD virtual studio. So we thought, ‘why not take it […]  More

Ramp Provides Site Search Solution to People’s Choice Awards

Ramp has announced the addition of the People’s Choice Awards (PCA) to its roster of entertainment brands and content providers. Ramp was selected to provide comprehensive site search across more than 1500 PCA red carpet interviews from their 36 years of show archives using RAMP’s Content Optimization solutions. “Our deployment with People’s Choice Awards’ is […]  More

Gray Outfits Stations with Ross Video OverDrive

Gray Television has entered into an agreement to install Ross Video’s OverDrive automated production control (APC) in all 36 of its stations. OverDrive serves as a cost-effective platform that allows stations to produce HD content while simultaneously improving operational efficiencies. Gray has installed OverDrive at WOWT-TV (Omaha, NE), WCTV-TV (Tallahassee, FL), and WIFR (Rockford, IL), […]  More

Universal Sports Opens New HD Production Facility

Universal Sports has moved into a new 40,000sq-foot HD production facility in Westlake Village, CA. Universal Sports, which is currently available in 56 million homes, has consolidated its TV and digital units into this single facility, labeled the Universal Sports Campus.  The units were previously located in Southern California and Bethesda, MD. According to Broadcast […]  More