Riot Games Keeps League of Legends Esports Rolling With Fully Cloud-Based Virtualized Workflow

Although the traditional sports world has come to a standstill due to the coronavirus pandemic, many major esports properties are soldiering on,  hosting competitions with players competing remotely. In the case of Riot Games, which operates multiple League of Legends regional esports leagues across the globe, this meant creating new cloud-based virtualized live-production workflows that […]  More

Twitch To Host Stream Aid to Raise Donations for Coronavirus Efforts

On Saturday, March 27, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Twitch is bringing the esports community together to play games and support a good cause. Twitch Stream Aid – a 12-hour charity stream benefitting the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO powered by the United Nations Foundation – will feature some of the biggest names […]  More

YES Network’s ‘YES, We’re Here’ Digital Campaign Keeps Content Train Chugging

Thursday was a visceral reminder of what the sports industry has temporarily lost as a result of the coronavirus pandemic: Major League Baseball’s Opening Day came and went. With no live games to air, regional sports networks across the country are formulating new content plans to keep fans entertained, informed, and engaged. At YES Network, […]  More

SVG On Demand: Bleacher Report’s Raphael Poplock Previews Plans for Evolution in 2020

Bleacher Report has blossomed into a sports fan’s go-to destination for the latest information. Despite all of the company’s success, it’s imperative that this fan-favorite continue to develop new ways to engage new audiences. At the SVG Sports OTT Forum, our Jason Dachman chatted with Raphael Poplock, SVP, business development and strategic partnerships, Bleacher Report, about how […]  More

Pickleball Mania World Championship Helps Fill Live Sports Void on ESPN3

As sports broadcasters and live-streaming outlets seek to fill the void of live content for fans during the coronavirus pandemic, more fringe sports are finding their way into the mainstream. Exhibit A: Pickleball Mania World Championship, which is streaming today exclusively on ESPN3 beginning at 12:00 p.m. ET. The event, which features four of the […]  More

Outdoor Sport Channel To Use Globecast for Worldwide Distribution to MVPDs

The Outdoor Sport Channel will use Globecast to distribute its HD and 4K content to multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) around the world after signing a multi-year partnership. The deal includes the distribution of the linear channel and video-on-demand content on all platforms including CATV, DTH, IPTV, OTT and smart TVs for North America, South […]  More

SVG On Demand: Tracey Shaw Recounts Logistics of the WWE Network Rebrand

Whether it’s linear television or digital streaming, a lot goes into any sort of relaunch. With thousands of domestic employees and an additional number of partners working internationally, putting together the renewed WWE Network was a difficult task to manage. At the SVG Sports OTT Forum, our Kristian Hernandez sat down with Tracey Shaw, SVP, global strategy […]  More