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

Wisconsin’s Camp Randall Preps for an Instant Hockey Classic

The NHL isn’t the only one with a Winter Classic. The University of Wisconsin will roll out the Camp Randall Hockey Classic on Feb. 6 at its legendary football stadium in Madison. The oldest stadium of any Big Ten school, Camp Randall has seen its share of action since opening in 1917, but Saturday’s doubleheader […]  More

SportsMedia Key to Success of ESPN’s Winter X Games 14

SportsMEDIA Technology played an integral role at ESPN’s Winter X Games 14 last month in Aspen, CO, providing 21 events with real-time data and graphics, including two debut events – Snowmobile Knockout and SuperPipe High Air. SportsMEDIA’s technology tracks and synchronizes the competition results both at the event and on television. Live competition results are […]  More

RIT Powers SportsZone Live With Panasonic Gear

Western New York winters can get awfully cold and dreary, but nearly 100 students at the Rochester Institute of Technology have found a way to keep busy throughout the winter months. For the past two years, students have had access to a fully equipped 24-ft. HD production trailer and a battalion of Panasonic P2 HD […]  More

MLB.com Pushes New App for Apple’s iPad

MLB.com’s At Bat application for Apple’s new iPad made quite an impression at the new gadget’s unveiling in San Francisco last week. The software was designed specifically for the iPad and allows users watch live MLB games while simultaneously pulling up live box scores, stats, standings, in-game highlights, and out-of-town action on the 9.7-inch screen. […]  More

Vancouver 2010: Universal Sports To Offer Free Olympics Preview

Universal Sports will offer a free preview of NBCU’s Winter Olympics coverage to any cable operator that wants to carry it. Broadcasting & Cable reports that the coverage will consist of a countdown show that includes five hours of live news and information as well as highlights, updates, interviews, and analysis. The announcement comes on […]  More

HDMI Jumps on 3D TV Bandwagon

HDMI Licensing, the licensing entity behind High-Definition Multimedia Interface, is working to ensure that television programmers will be able to deliver upcoming 3D broadcasts to new 3D-capable HDTV sets. The organization, which is a consortium of Hitachi, Panasonic Corporation, Philips, Sony, Thomson (RCA), Toshiba, and Silicon Image, announced that it is currently making the 3D […]  More

Canon Adopts MPEG-2 HD Codec for New File-Based Camera

Canon USA has adopted an MPEG-2 Full-HD (4:2:2) file-based recording codec for a new file-based professional video camera currently under development. The new Canon MPEG-2 codec will enable high-quality imaging and audio performance with up to 50 Mbps data recording and twice the color data of the HDV profile format. The adoption of MPEG-2 Full […]  More

Hiestand: NCAA Tourney Expansion Would Cheapen College Hoops

Michael Hiestand of USA Today argues that expanding the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament from 65 to 96 teams would only cheapen college basketball and provide minimal returns for the organization.  Rumors are flying concerning the NCAA opting out of the final three years of its current TV deal with CBS and possibly inking a new […]  More

San Francisco Stations Purchase Clear-Com Hybrid Network

KPIX-TV and KBCW-TV, a major duopoly in the San Francisco Bay Area, have installed a Hybrid Network from Clear-Com Communication Systems (a Vitec Group brand). The Hybrid Network is a solution comprised of the Eclipse Omega Version 5.1 digital matrix intercom system, an IVC-32 32-channel high-density IP connection card, IP-enabled V-Series user control panels, Clear-Com […]  More

Fox, ESPN to Bid on 2014, 2016 Olympics

Fox and ESPN plan to bid for the U.S. rights to the 2014 and 2016 Olympics, despite NBC’s announcement that the network will lose money on this year’s Vancouver Games. CBS and Time Warner are also considering a joint bid for the 2014 and 2016 Games, according to Bloomberg. The International Olympic Committee intended to […]  More