NAB 2019 Perspectives: The Switch’s Charles Conroy Says Traditional Sports Broadcasters Can Help But Need To Listen to Esports’ Needs

Esports was a dominating trend at NAB 2019, but few exhibitors put their flag in the ground more dramatically than The Switch. The longtime provider of network connectivity and managed, private cloud services formally introduced The Switch eSports division, which comprises technology and personnel dedicated to integrating esports production, transmission, and distribution from anywhere in […]  More

NAB 2019 Reflections: ChyronHego CEO Marco Lopez on the Importance of Sports-Venue, Esports Business

ChyronHego kicked off NAB 2019 with the announcement that the Dallas Cowboys were involved in a comprehensive upgrade of their ChyronHego-based venue-graphics systems at AT&T Stadium. Included in the undertaking are Click Effects PRIME — ChyronHego’s integrated graphics toolset for delivering live arena- and stadium-based A/V presentations to any canvas size with any number of […]  More

Sportradar, SportsGrid To Launch Free, 24-Hour Sports-Betting Network

The first free, round-the-clock, sports-betting network in the U.S. is officially on its way. Sports-data provider  Sportradar and sports-betting/daily fantasy programmer SportsGrid have announced a partnership to launch a free, 24-hour network dedicated to the sports betting audience. The partnership marries Sportradar’s ad tech, OTT technology and data with SportsGrid’s original programming featuring coverage and […]  More

NAB 2019 Reflections: SportZcast’s Mike Connell Envisions Vast Expansion Into New Sports Ventures

SportZcast specializes in live-scoreboard-data decoding and distribution for professional leagues and teams across all sports. With scorebots compatible with multiple graphics packages and scoreboard models, in-venue productions are simpler and smoother. Last week in Las Vegas, Mike Connell, president, SportZcast, discussed the latest innovations displayed at the company’s NAB 2019 booth and previewed the company’s […]  More

HBO’s Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel To Spotlight Daredevil Cameramen of Extreme Sports

HBO’s Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel will return for an all-new episode on Tuesday, April 23 (10 p.m. ET) that includes a spotlight on the daredevil camera operators of extreme sports. Jon Frankel interviews a handful of the most daring cameramen in extreme sports, who, with their athleticism and Evel Knievel-like mentality, brave the ultimate risks […]  More

NAB 2019 Reflections: CenturyLink’s Derek Anderson on Expanding Cloud-Based Media and Services

With the recently acquired Level 3 Communications fully integrated into the company portfolio, CenturyLink made a series of announcements at NAB 2019 expanding its cloud-based media and OTT services. The Vyvx suite of fiber-based broadcast services is integrated with Google Cloud Platform (GCP). In addition, a global agreement with Streamroot provides peer-to-peer networking solutions that […]  More

NAB 2019 Reflections: Adorama’s John Kaloukian and Chris Dunne Emphasize a Client-Centric Approach

For more than 35 years, Adorama Business Solutions has been serving the sports community with a wide array of products, services, consultation, and much more. As a corporation that specializes in multiple facets, the company is in an advantageous situation to have a long-lasting impact on the industry. At NAB 2019, John Kaloukian, SVP, sales, […]  More

NBCUniversal, LA 2028 Establish Partnership for Olympic, Paralympic Games from 2021-2028

NBCUniversal and LA 2028 have established a unique offering which includes media, sponsorship, and activation opportunities in the United States for the Olympic and Paralympic Games from 2021-2028. This agreement, the first of its kind in U.S. Olympic and Paralympic history, gives brands the ability to connect with audiences across Olympic and Paralympic touchpoints throughout […]  More