Ratings Roundup: Cowboys-Pats Sit Atop NFL Season’s Highest Ratings Perch; 107th Grey Cup Viewership Grows by 19%

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, Cowboys-Pats rank as the most-watched game of the NFL season and most-watched program of any network since the 2019 Academy Awards, the 107th Grey Cup audience grows 19% […]  More

Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame 2019: Roger Penske, Driver of the Auto-Racing Business

SVG is profiling this year’s 10 Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame inductees in the weeks leading up to the ceremony on Dec. 17 at the New York Hilton. For more information, CLICK HERE. Television and its constant innovation have changed sports, giving fans better and more opportunities and creating a potent platform for advertisers. With […]  More

Torque Esports, Frankly, WinView Merge to Form ENGINE Multi-Content Esports Platform

Torque Esports, Frankly, and WinView have agreed to combine to form an integrated news, gaming, sports, and esports platform. The combined company, to be called Engine Media Holdings (ENGINE), [Esports, News, Gaming, Interactive Network, Engagement], will be co-led by Torque Esports CEO Darren Cox and Frankly CEO Lou Schwartz. WinView Executive Chairman Tom Rogers, who […]  More

Veteran Sports Director Dave Hagen Dies at 64

Veteran sports director Dave Hagen died on Friday, Nov. 22 after a battle with cancer. He had helped bring viewers some of the most iconic sports moments of the past five decades and capped off his career by directing Nets and Islanders telecasts for MSG Networks in recent years. He was the youngest camera operator […]  More

American Flat Track, NBC Sports Lengthen Media Rights Partnership; Preview 2020 Season

American Flat Track and NBC Sports announced a multi-year renewal of its broadcast partnership engineered to grow the audience of America’s Original Extreme Sport for 2020. The agreement includes two race day telecasts and the remaining events to be aired within one week. All events will be featured in one-hour telecasts with race coverage of […]  More

Minute Media Acquires The Players’ Tribune

The Players’ Tribune will become part of Minute Media’s publishing portfolio. Terms of the transaction are not being disclosed. Completion of the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to be finalized by the end of the year.  More

2019 Esports Production Summit Photo Gallery

SVG’s second-annual Esports Production Summit returned to Los Angeles’ Sheraton Universal Hotel on Nov. 19, and welcomed more than 425 attendees for a day of networking and sessions focused on the current state of esports and where this fledgling industry will go in the future. Panels included experts from entities like Twitch, Riot Games, and […]  More

Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame 2019: Bud Collins, Cut From a Different Cloth

SVG is profiling this year’s 10 Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame inductees in the weeks leading up to the ceremony on Dec. 17 at the New York Hilton. For more information, CLICK HERE. It’s hard to believe that a sportscaster who had a closetful of the wildest pants on the planet and wore them at […]  More

MSG Names Jonny Greco SVP/Executive Producer of Knicks, Rangers, Westchester Knicks Event Presentation

The Madison Square Garden Company announced that Jonny Greco has been named senior vice president and executive producer, event presentation for the New York Rangers, New York Knicks and Westchester Knicks, effective as of November 14. Greco joins the company after spending two years with the NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights, where he most recently served […]  More