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 Matawan, NJ.

Recent Posts by Kristian Hernandez, Associate Editor

Behind the Mic: CBS Sports Pencils Announcer Lineup for UEFA Champions, Europa Leagues

Behind the Mic provides a roundup of recent news regarding on-air talent, including new deals, departures, and assignments compiled from press releases and reports around the industry. In this week’s edition, CBS Sports announces the lineup for their coverage of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, a former NBA All-Star joins NBC Sports […]  More

Ratings Roundup: WNBA on ESPN Earns Most-Watched Opener in Eight Years; CBS Sees Highest-Rated NWSL Match in History

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, the WNBA got off to a hot start on ESPN, the NWSL concluded their bubble season with the highest-rated match in league history, NBC Sports’ Premier League coverage hits […]  More

NBC Sports Engages PLL Fans With Player-to-Analyst Comms, Social-Media Integration, Onscreen Betting Lines

On Saturday, July 25, the Premier Lacrosse League began its two-week Championship Series at Zions Bank Stadium in Herriman, UT. The fans are watching from home, but NBC Sports is bringing them down to the field level with back-and-forth communications between commentators and players, coverage via untethered aerial drone, interactivity on multiple social-media platforms, sports-betting […]  More

MLB Returns: ESPN Operations Solves Logistical Puzzle on Rain-Shortened Opening Day

Thursday, July 23 was a day that has been circled on ESPN employees’ calendars for quite some time. With Opening Day of this peculiar, 60-game Major League Baseball regular season in the rearview mirror, the operations team can recollect their thoughts, assess any pitfalls, and regroup before the rest of the 2020 schedule unfolds.  More

MLB Returns: Wearing Two Production Hats, MLB Network Deploys Full At-Home Model, Provides RSN Infrastructure

When the Cincinnati Reds take the field in Great American Ball Park at 6 p.m. ET tonight, it’ll mark the latest Opening Day game in the 11-year history of MLB Network. As the players continue to shake off the rust of their four-month downtime, MLB Network is ready to roll on multiple fronts, deploying a […]  More

World Wide Technology Bridges Gap Between Video Organizations, Litany of Broadcast Applications

The Sports Video Group is pleased to introduce World Wide Technology (WWT) as a new corporate sponsor. Founded in 1990, the company has grown to become a global technology solution provider with nearly $12 billion in annual revenue. WWT’s Media, Gaming, and Sports practice enables organizations to create real business value, rapidly gain market share, […]  More

MLB Returns: ESPN Preps Normal Sunday Night Baseball Graphics Package for ‘Enhanced World Feed’

“It’s going to be great, but, man, there have been a lot of Zoom calls and a lot of hours of work.” In 22 words, Phil Orlins, senior coordinating producer, ESPN, summarizes the current era in live event production. After a fair amount of preparation in a time of much uncertainty, the broadcaster is fielding […]  More

SVG Sit-Down: Riedel Communications’ Joyce Bente on Supplying Remote Audio Necessities

Since COVID-19 flipped the sports-video community upside down, teams and organizations have looked for new ways to create and distribute content to their fanbase. With staffers working from home, maintaining internal communication on various projects or productions became a constant hurdle. SVG spoke with Joyce Bente, president, Americas, Riedel Communications, to discuss how the company […]  More

SVG Sit-Down: Panasonic’s Steve Milley on COVID-19’s Impact on In-Venue Production

When it comes to providing reliable and efficient PTZ cameras, Panasonic is a notable name in both professional and collegiate organizations. After the coronavirus pandemic hit the sports-video community, these cameras became more important than ever. SVG spoke with Steve Milley, national sales manager, Panasonic, to discuss how the company has navigated the ongoing COVID-19 […]  More

SVG Sit-Down: Canon’s Rich Eilers on Educating the Community Amid the Reopening of Venues

With sports making their return in the U.S., in-venue professionals are heading back to their respective control rooms. As the pandemic persists and changes by the day, the industry is in need of updated technologies and products to get the job done. SVG spoke with Rich Eilers, national account sales director, Canon, about the company’s […]  More