Ken Kerschbaumer, Editorial Director

Ken Kerschbaumer, Editorial Director

Ken Kerschbaumer has been editorial director of the Sports Video Group since 2005 and has been writing about how sports networks and leagues use video and audio technology to deliver a quality TV experience since 1991. He began his career in 1991 at Television Broadcast magazine before joining Cahners where he was editor of Digital Broadcasting magazine. In 2000 he joined Broadcasting & Cable magazine as Senior Editor of Technology. Seven years later he helped co-found the Sports Video Group with Paul Gallo and Marty Porter.

Recent Posts by Ken Kerschbaumer, Editorial Director

Sports Betting Promises Big Changes for RSNs

The U.S. sports-betting landscape is in the midst of a radical transformation following the 2018 Supreme Court decision that allowed sportsbooks across the country. Eight states currently allow sports betting, and another five are poised to allow it. And, although 18 states have rejected gambling legislation, there is plenty of interest among the others. “Sports […]  More

Dalet Acquires Ooyala Flex Media Platform; CEO Lasry says Combined Offering Meets Market Needs

Dalet has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Ooyala Flex Media Platform business in a deal that includes the Ooyala Flex Media Platform as well as Ooyala personnel across sales, marketing, engineering, professional services, and support. The Ooyala Flex Media Platform, which is sold primarily as a subscription/SaaS offering, is a solution for servicing […]  More

Live From Wimbledon: ESPN’s Jamie Reynolds on the Challenges in Broadcasting a Grand Slam

The two finals at Wimbledon are shaping up to be epic battles between arguably the biggest names in the sport. That is just fine with Jamie Reynolds, VP, production, ESPN, and nearly everyone else in the Wimbledon Broadcast Centre, portending great interest and ratings. Reynolds took a few minutes out of his schedule to speak […]  More

Live From Wimbledon: ESPN Shines Spotlight on Coco, Preps for Five-Week US Open Run

The Wimbledon Tennis Championships are heading into their final weekend, but, from day one, the event has been filled with dramatic storylines for ESPN. Right out of the gate, 15-year-old American Coco Gauff  (the youngest qualifier ever) upset U.S. tennis legend Venus Williams and then managed to have a week for the ages before losing […]  More

Live From Wimbledon: NEP Efforts Drive WBS, ESPN Productions

This year’s Wimbledon tournament marks year two of a four-year relationship between Wimbledon Broadcast Services (WBS) and NEP, whereby the former is providing technical gear and engineering services for the tournament. And, although the second year of a deal can occasionally see some major changes and overhauls, the Wimbledon technical plan has seen only minor […]  More

Live From 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup: Kevin Callahan Discusses Evolution of Fox Sports Production Plans and What May Lie Ahead

The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup concluded this weekend with a victory by the U.S. team, the second time Fox Sports has been able to deliver coverage of a championship run to viewers back home in the States. Since that first World Cup effort in 2015, the Fox Sports approach to production and operations has […]  More

Live From 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup: Efforts Rise, Excitement Abounds for Final

Sunday night’s FIFA Women’s World Cup Final between Netherlands and the United States brings to a close a month-long showcase for some of the best athletes in the world. Ratings have been up, often impressively, compared with 2015. The quality of play and competitiveness of the matches have also improved. And for the FIFA TV […]  More

Live From the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup: Digital Efforts Rise To Meet Increased Demand

The previous FIFA Women’s World Cup was held in 2015, and the four years since then is a lifetime when it comes to the evolving needs of social-media content creation and delivery. There are new devices, anticipated trends that fail to materialize, and new trends that pop up. But one thing remains constant: social-media content […]  More