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

FIFA To Consider Video Replay?

Instant replay may finally be coming to FIFA soccer matches, as FIFA president Sepp Blatter has hinted that the governing body will consider instituting video assistance for referees.  The topic will be debated in March when the International Football Association Board gathers to discuss technology, including the use of video replay, computer chips in balls, […]  More

Women’s Professional Soccer Shuts Down L.A. Sol

Women’s Professional Soccer has decided to shutdown the Los Angeles Sol, the league’s most popular team, after failing to find a buyer for the franchise. The rights to the Sol were given back to the league after the team’s owners were unable to sell the team following its inaugural season in 2009. The team’s operations […]  More

MLS, Players Extend Bargaining Deadline

Major League Soccer and its players have at least temporarily avoided a work stoppage, agreeing to extend the deadline for a new labor contract to Feb. 12. The two sides have been bargaining for months and the current five-year contract expires on Sunday. USA Today reports that after failing to come to an agreement following […]  More

UFC To Offer First Spanish-Language Feed for UFC 111

UFC will offer its first full Spanish-language broadcast during the UFC 111: St-Pierre vs. Hardy pay-per-view event on March 27. According to Multichannel News, UFC announcers Troy Santiago and Victor Davila will call the live event in Spanish, while pre-produced segments, graphics, and on camera color commentary will also be produced strictly for the Spanish-speaking […]  More

Vancouver 2010: Games Expected to Bring in 200 Million Viewers

The 2010 Vancouver Games are expected to garner some 200 million viewers, according to Alan Wurtzel, NBC Universal president of research. This would make the Vancouver Games the most watched Winter Olympics since the 1994 Games in Lillehammer, Norway. Multichannel News reports that during a presentation reviewing NBC’s multiplatform research measurement plans and goals for […]  More

Adtec Encoders Power Peak Uplink at Winter X Games 14

Peak Uplink is the sole SNG provider at ESPN’s Winter X Games 14 in Aspen, CO, this week, marking the 10th year in a row that the Colorado-based company has serviced the X Games. By now, Peak Uplink is a cagy veteran when it comes to the X Games, but ESPN threw a curveball into […]  More

Comcast’s Roberts: 3D Is Not the Future of 24-7 TV

Comcast Chairman Brian Roberts said the company is committed to 3D content, but he remains skeptical that 3D TV will catch on in the same fashion as HD TV. In a Q&A session with the Wall Street Journal‘s Alan Murray at a Congressional Internet Caucus event, Roberts said he believes the bandwidth challenges that 3D […]  More

Setanta Sports USA To Shutdown Feb. 28

As expected, Setanta Sports will terminate its premium U.S. sports channel, Setanta Sports USA, on Feb. 28, and transfer select programming rights to Fox Soccer Channel. Fox Soccer Channel announced earlier this month that it would reclaim the premium soccer rights – Barclays Premier League and UEFA Champions League – that it had been sublicensing […]  More

NewTek Releases Second Version of SpeedEDIT

NewTek is now shipping SpeedEDIT 2. This upgrade to the SpeedEDIT video editor offers numerous advancements, including support for additional file formats and enhanced sub-project capabilities for more flexible real-time layering. “Workflow – it is not like other editors,” says Kristopher DeBolt, owner/chief pixel pusher, Digital Matters Productions. “It is fluid – not rigid and […]  More

XOS Upgrades Four College Basketball Facilities

XOS Technologies has completed technology upgrades on four colleges’ basketball facilities – University of Kansas, Syracuse University, Marshall University, and University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). The XOS Facilites Design and Integration (FDI) division spent between two and eight weeks integrating hundreds of audio/video, desktop presentation, and digital video editing technologies into a total […]  More