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

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

SVG Announces Preliminary Agenda for Next Month’s Venue Summit Virtual Series (Aug. 26-27)

Next month’s SVG Venue Summit Virtual Series is quickly approaching, and as the return to sports is heating up, this year’s program is also filling up with notable topics and speakers. The two-day series will look into some of the newest structures being built, how professionals can continue to innovate in this new normal, and […]  More

Ratings Roundup: MLB Summer Camp Breaks Even in Numbers; NBC Sports Blows Out Coverage of Motorsports

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, MLB Summer Camp breaks even despite a unique setting, NBC Sports gains ratings boost for massive coverage of motorsports, the final round of the Memorial Tournament performed well […]  More

Univision’s TUDN Virtualizes At-Home Fútbol Fans for Inaugural Copa por México

In Mexico, fútbol is the lifeblood of the sports culture. With venues closing their doors in response to COVID-19, the first-ever Copa por México was played without fans in the stands. Instead, Univision’s TUDN deployed augmented reality and video conferencing to transport spectators from their living rooms to front-row seats along the pitch.  More

YES Network Deploys Robotic Cameras, Remote Production for Yankees Summer Camp Intrasquad Scrimmages

While professional sports continue the uphill climb back into the spotlight, regional sports networks are striving to serve new material to content-hungry fans. YES Network, for example, is practicing social-distancing with six robotic cameras positioned inside Yankees Stadium to showcase numerous Yankees Summer Camp Intrasquad scrimmages.  More

Save the Date: 2020 SVG Venue Summit Dissects Production in a COVID-19 World (Aug. 26-27)

When the COVID-19 pandemic forced the shutdown of all professional sports in the United States, in-venue production was forever changed. Now, as sports make their eventual comeback, how will this sector of the industry respond to this setback? Amidst all of this uncertainty, the two-day 2020 SVG Venue Summit: Virtual Series will bring the community […]  More