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

Seen on Screen: ESPN, Fox Sports, NBC Sports, Others Forge on With Taped, Live Studio Programming

Seen on Screen provides a roundup of the current sports programming landscape as networks deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. In this week’s edition, major networks like NBC Sports, Fox Sports, and ESPN are combating the silence of no live sports with previously-released, taped, or archival content. Many networks have also continued producing […]  More

SVG On Demand: Octagon’s William Mao Assesses the Present, Future Landscape of OTT Media Rights

Like anything in the digital world, it evolves extremely quickly. In 2020, businesses operating in this ecosystem are still finding their footing in the overall sports media landscape. With more and more states legalizing the practice of sports betting, the market is continuing to align with the times. At the SVG Sports OTT Forum, our Kristian […]  More

SVG On Demand: Univision Deportes’ Alexis Salinas on Upgrading the TUDN Brand, Interactivity Within AR Graphics

At the tail end of 2019, Univision Deportes and Grupo Televisa launched an initiative to brand the two companies together as TUDN. Over the last few months, the TUDN brand has continued to innovate its on-air graphics package with augmented reality at the forefront. At the SVG Sports Graphics Forum, our Kristian Hernandez and Alexis Salinas, […]  More

Ratings Roundup: NBA Gets Boost With Steph Curry’s Return, Lebron James Showcase; XFL Experiences Sub-Million Week 5

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 NBA gets a positive boost from high-profile wins by the Los Angeles Lakers and Steph Curry’s return, the XFL keeps receiving dismal numbers, a marquee college basketball […]  More

Behind the Mic: Tony Romo Secures $17 Million Per Year Bag; NBC Derails ESPN’s MNF Dream Team of Michaels, Manning

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 awards its prized NFL analyst, ESPN’s pipedream for Monday Night Football takes a massive hit, the commentary teams for March Madness are […]  More

Sports Graphics Forum: How Graphics Design Adapts in the Age of OTT

Broadcast graphics in a linear setting is nothing new. If anything, the process has only gotten better with the adoption of augmented reality. As far as OTT destinations are concerned, graphics is still relatively in its infancy. Although many networks are still figuring out ways to incorporate engaging and informative graphics into their digital properties, […]  More

SVG On Demand: Mike ‘Spike’ Szykowny on How ESPN Reimagined Its NFL Graphics Package

The ESPN Creative team embarked on a massive project in 2019, creating an NFL graphics package that changed its core design landscape and highlighted the intensity and passion found only in pro football. At the SVG Sports Graphics Forum, our Kristian Hernandez spoke with Michael “Spike” Szykowny, senior director, motion graphics and production planning, ESPN […]  More