Kristian Hernandez, Associate Editor

Kristian Hernandez, Associate Editor

Kristian Hernandez handles day-to-day construction of the SVG Insider newsletter, oversees all social media content distribution, and covers various sports technology topics for Sports Video Group. In addition, he is the program director for the annual SVG Venue Summit. Before joining SVG, Hernandez served as co-founder of CHC-TV, the first student-run television studio at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, PA. While at CHC, Hernandez produced a daily sports show named “On the Hill with Hernandez” — covering all men’s and women’s athletics for the college. Also, Hernandez spearheaded the college's newspaper, "The Griffin", as its Sports Editor. Hernandez graduated with a BA in Communications. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he currently lives in Queens, NY.

Recent Posts by Kristian Hernandez, Associate Editor

Inside Facebook’s Live-Streaming Infrastructure, Strategy for Select Champions League Matches

After the Olympics and the World Cup, the UEFA Champions League is one of the most impressive multinational sports events in the world. Spectators from around the globe flock to their television sets to watch some of the greatest European clubs fight to crown themselves king of the continent. In the face of the pandemic, […]  More

How Syracuse University Students Call Digital-Only Games From the Comfort of Home

Around the nation, professional broadcasters are adapting to the need to remotely call games from offsite locations. In the college ranks, Syracuse University is taking a play out of the networks’ playbook, constructing an infrastructure that allows students to provide play-by-play commentary and analysis for digital-only games from their respective homes.  More

Turner Sports To Hit the Links With Cart Cam, Aerial Drone, Toptracer for The Match: Champions for Change

After consuming copious amounts of food on Thanksgiving, golf fans will get an extra serving of content during Capital One’s The Match: Champions for Change on TNT at 3 p.m. ET on Friday, Nov. 27. In what has become an annual tradition, this year’s edition will include the highest-quality technology, including a unique viewing perspective […]  More

CBS Sports HQ Builds Three New Studios in Fort Lauderdale, Revamps Graphics for Greater Focus on Sports Betting

Since launching in February 2018, CBS Sports HQ has prioritized the wants and needs of sports fans who flock to digital-oriented outlets. While the COVID-19 pandemic forced many networks to delay projects, the streaming channel cut the ribbon on three studios — one for morning and afternoon shows, one focused on fantasy programming, the third […]  More

On the Gridiron: A Behind-the-Scenes Trip of Video Operations With More Than Half of the National Football League

Many professional sports have opted for a return to play inside a sanitized bubble. Not the NFL. Without skipping a beat, the league is soldiering on with regular-season games in all 30 stadiums across the country. Similar to our At the Ballpark series, SVG’s On the Gridiron examines the new routines, habits, and production philosophies of in-venue […]  More

NBA Draft 2020: ESPN Keeps an Eye on Prospects, Works With League’s Content Team for Bristol-Based Production

Since the pandemic’s beginning in March, ESPN’s team has become accustomed to producing virtual Drafts. As the nation’s top college-basketball recruits wait to hear their name called, the broadcaster will have virtual access to up to 30 draftees, a full onsite effort inside two separate control rooms, on-air talent in different studios, and more for […]  More

NBA Draft 2020: ESPN Creative Services Introduces Sleek Graphics Package for Virtual Production

Following the pattern of other professional sports leagues, the 2020 NBA Draft will be the league’s first-ever ceremony conducted in a virtual setting. In an effort to emphasize the significance of the moment and tell a visual story that’s different from previous years’, ESPN’s creative services team will debut a totally new graphics package during […]  More

NBA Draft 2020: Atlanta Hawks Invite Fans to Virtual Draft Party With Local Personalities, Team Personnel

While ESPN is providing a fairly neutral approach to the 2020 NBA Draft, organizations around the league are creating ancillary content to surround the linear broadcast. In Georgia, the Atlanta Hawks’ in-venue and content teams will be at work at State Farm Arena to produce the live-streamed 2020 Virtual Draft Party Driven by Kumho Tire […]  More

Premier Boxing Champions on Fox Sports Lets Fans Roam Ringside in Virtual Reality

2020 has become a year unlike any before in the history of live sports production. In its third month of Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) after returning from the nationwide shutdown, Fox Sports is supplementing its linear broadcasts with second-screen applications. With the help of Oculus’s new Quest 2 headset and Venues initiative, fans can experience […]  More

Ratings Roundup: Clemson-Notre Dame Take Top Spot for Most-Watched College Football Game in 2020; An Update on Trends in the NFL

Ratings roundup is a rundown of rating news from the past week and is derived from press releases and reports around the industry. In this week’s edition, Clemson vs. Notre Dame do damage on NBC, updated numbers from the past week in the NFL, and a wrap-up of the 2020 World Series.  More

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