Super Bowl LII

Super Bowl LII: P!nk Dazzles With Sennheiser Digital 6000 Series Mic

Despite record-setting freezing temperatures, professional football fans had a lot to cheer about during Super Bowl LII as the defending champions New England Patriots facing off against the Philadelphia Eagles, a game that drew over 100 million viewers and 67,612 inside the U.S. Bank Stadium. Setting the tone for the evening with “The Star-Spangled Banner” […]  More

Super Bowl LII Draws In-Game Average-Minute Audience of 2.02 Million Live-Streaming Viewers Across Digital Platforms

Although the Super Bowl’s linear-television ratings are down, as any one in the business will tell you, the media landscape is changing, and the television set is only the most prominent of many screens for watching a mega-event like the Super Bowl. According to NBC Sports, Super Bowl LII was the most live-streamed Super Bowl […]  More

Here Are Your Top SportsTech Stories From Super Bowl LII

The biggest day in U.S. sports is now in the rearview mirror. The offensive firestorm that was Super Bowl LII is now in the books, and the Philadelphia Eagles are world champions. This year’s Super Bowl once again featured the next wave of cutting-edge sports-video–production technologies and workflows, and SVG was onsite in Minneapolis to cover it all. […]  More

NBC’s Super Bowl LII Telecast Rakes in 106 Million Total Audience; TV Rating Down 7% From Last Year

UPDATE 2/9/17: Viewership for NBC’s Super Bowl LII presentation has increased by more than 12 million viewers based on a new preliminary “out of home” viewing metric issued by Nielsen. “Out of home” viewership has been previously reported, but never before within four days of a live event. With the Nielsen “out of home” figure added, Super Bowl LII […]  More

Live From Super Bowl LII: Massive Complement of Sony 4K Cameras, Servers Headline Fletcher’s Presence

NBC Sports’ Super Bowl LII production yesterday used one of the largest complements of 4K cameras ever, with four Sony HDC-4800’s and three HDC-4300’s in 4K mode deployed at U.S. Bank Stadium. Fletcher played a key role in this 4K-centric production, providing not only the 4K cameras but also five Sony PWS-4500 production servers.  More

Live From Super Bowl LII: SkyCam’s Stephen Wharton on the Dual-SkyCam Model, Its Role in Play-by-Play

To put it mildly, the 2017-18 NFL campaign has been a memorable one for SkyCam. In a matter of months, the dual-SkyCam model — an unheard-of proposition just a season ago — has become the norm on high-profile A-game productions. In addition, the company unveiled its SkyCommand for at-home production in conjunction with The Switch, […]  More

Live From Super Bowl LII: NFL Media Took Over the Basement of a Skyscraper for Its Broadcast Nerve Center

Consider Dave Shaw spoiled. Traditionally, NFL Media will roll up a fairly comprehensive truck compound to establish its tech presence during a Super Bowl Week. This year, however, it’s deploying more of an Olympics IBC model: the company secured a large, 18,000-sq.-ft. office space in the basement of the IDS Center in Downtown Minneapolis to […]  More

Live From Super Bowl LII: Telemundo Deportes Boosts Onsite Presence

Telemundo Deportes will produce its second Spanish-language Super Bowl telecast tonight, following its inaugural effort in 2015 in Phoenix. Besides the game production, which will air on Universo and be streamed on the Telemundo Deportes En Vivo app and TelemundoDeportes.com, Telemundo has been onsite all week with a sizable presence throughout Minneapolis.  More

The SVG Podcast: Super Bowl Special With Facebook’s Dan Reed (Plus Day 4 of Our Onsite Audio Diary)

It’s Super Bowl Sunday, and SVG has you covered for all the video-production innovations in Minneapolis. Through Super Bowl Sunday, SVG will bring you daily episodes of The SVG Podcast as  Chief Editor Jason Dachman and Director of Digital Brandon Costa give you the inside scoop on everything they are seeing and the big themes […]  More