CP Communications Names Louis Borrelli Jr. to Advisory Board

CP Communications has strengthened the business acumen and strategic vision of its Advisory Board with the appointment of Louis Borrelli Jr., a pioneer in cable television, online media, and broadcast production services. He joins the board immediately and will work closely with CP Communications CEO Kurt Heitmann and the senior management team to help guide […]  More

Ross Video Temporarily Shuts Down Factory in Ontario

Ross Video is voluntarily and temporarily closing its factory in Ontario, Canada as the result of a government mandate requiring the closure all non-essential businesses to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Although Ross falls into the category of ‘essential business’ as defined by the Ontario government, the company is electing to follow the mandate […]  More

Arvato Systems Creates audioXchange Radio Ad Sales Platform

Germany’s RMS and AS&S Radio have initiated an advertising sales platform. For the first time, ‘audioXchange’ will bring advertisers and radio stations together. Arvato Systems will be in charge of developing the audioXchange online booking platform’s backend, user interface design, and will provide hosting in the cloud.  More

PRG Joins Live Events Coalition in Fight for Economic Support

The Live Events Coalition, a new national coalition of live event and entertainment businesses, their employees, and independent contractors are calling on the Trump Administration and Congress to establish a special task force to rescue their industry in the face of total collapse as a result of COVID-19. To slow the spread of the global […]  More

Sinclair Broadcast Group Establishes Fund To Provide Advances for RSN Freelancers

Sinclair Broadcast Group has established a multimillion-dollar emergency fund to offer financial support to nearly 1,000 eligible freelancers who work across its Fox Regional Sports Networks, as well as the Marquee Sports Network. As part of the fund, all eligible freelancers will be able to receive an immediate $2,500 interest-free advance beginning on Friday, April […]  More

SVG Sit-Down: Sports-Media Stalwart Neal Pilson on the Impact of Coronavirus on Rights Deals, Ratings, the Future of the Industry

With the COVID-19 pandemic bringing the sports world to a halt, a litany of questions about the long-term impact on the sports-media industry remain unanswered. To provide insight into what the coming months and years may hold for the business, SVG is sitting down with several top sports-media executives and veterans to share their thoughts […]  More

Coronavirus Update 3/24: IOC Officially Postpones Summer Olympics in Tokyo; Canadian Hockey League Cancels 2020 Memorial Cup

In light of the CDC’s recent recommendations for curbing the spread of the coronavirus, pro sports leagues continue to postpone or cancel seasons and events. Two weeks ago, SVG began posting a regularly updated list of announcements from pro leagues regarding postponed, canceled, or altered events. Below are further announcements, made on Tuesday, March 24. Stay tuned to […]  More