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

House Committee Approves Spectrum Evaluation Bills

The House Communications Subcommittee has approved two bills by voice vote that would help the government get a better idea of who is using spectrum and how effectively. The Radio Spectrum Inventory Act (HR 3125) and the Spectrum Relocation Improvement Act (HR 3019) will require the FCC and National Telecommunications & Information Administration to identify […]  More

Nielsen: Networks Air Over 43,000 Hours of Sports in 2009

According to a new report from Nielsen, networks aired more than 43,700 hours of sporting events in the U.S. last year and advertisers spent an estimated $7.6 billion on sports programming. Not surprisingly, the report also states that more and more people are turning to the Internet for sports coverage as 81 million Americans visited […]  More

Comcast Will Fight FCC’s “Loophole” Ruling on RSNs

Comcast plans to fight the FCC’s ruling that closed the “terrestrial loophole” that keeps Comcast RSNs off satellite TV. According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, Comcast executive David L. Cohen spoke on WIP-AM 610 sports radio in Philadelphia, saying that the company will challenge the FCC’s ruling in an administrative process.  He also said that Comcast […]  More

CP Targets West Coast Entertainment Market in Partnership With Stagetec

CP Communications has gone Hollywood with the launch of the CP Entertainment department. Having served primarily as a facilitator for CP’s West Coast operations, the Burbank, CA, outfit will now operate as an independent department, specializing in equipment and engineering services for the West Coast entertainment sector. “In the past, Burbank has basically just been […]  More

Avid Releases New Version of Interplay

Avid has released a new version of Avid Interplay (2.1) production asset management (PAM) system as well as Avid Interplay Capture, a new feed scheduling and recording option for Interplay. The updated system allows customers to expand workflows with enhanced media access and control offered through Interplay support for Mac-based Avid editing systems and increase […]  More

Radford To Install Launchpad Clip Server for New LED Display

Radford University will install a Launchpad Clip Server with CG Software to control the new LED display at the school’s Dedmon Center in Radford, VA. The LED display, installed by Capturion LED, will present all pertinent game data as a transparent overlay rather than on a traditional scoreboard. The game data, game clock and Player […]  More

FCC Votes to Eliminate RSN Loophole

Cable operators that do not share their owned terrestrially delivered regional sports networks with their competitors will be presumed to be in violation of FCC rules against unfair acts or practices. According to Multichannel News, the FCC’s majority ruling on Wednesday aims to take action against what it sees as a loophole for multichannel video […]  More

Outdoor Channel Steps Up Digital Media Efforts

After pushing its television distribution base to some 34.5 million households, Outdoor Channel has relaunched its website and appointed a new executive to lead the network’s digital media department. The renewed focus on digital media will be led by Todd Merkow, who’s new responsibilities will entail managing and growing the network’s online, mobile, and attendant […]  More

Sportsman Channel Continues to Grow, Launches HD Network

Outdoor Channel more than doubled its subscriber base last year, adding 11 million homes to boost its total to 20 million.  The network now hopes to make a quick jump to 25 million homes in the “near future,” according to Sportsman president Willy Burkhardt. In addition, Multichannel News reports that the network announced plans for […]  More

YouTube to Stream Live IPL Cricket Matches

YouTube looks to be jumping onto the live sports scene following a deal with India Premier League to televise its cricket matches live in every country except the U.S. (Willow TV holds the IPL’s North American internet rights). Broadcasting & Cable reports that fans logging onto the dedicated site at YouTube.com/IPL will be able to […]  More