After March Madness Live Successes, iStreamPlanet’s Mio Babic is Highly Encouraged by Cloud Delivery Workflows

It was another winning year for one of the sports video industry’s top live streaming products, March Madness Live. The 2019 men’s hoops tourney set all-time records in live streaming (with more than 100 million of them; a 31% increase over last year) and live hours consumed (over 24 million; a 29% spike).  More

NAB 2019: Streaming Summit Paints Big Picture of Sports Future: D2C, Mobile, Social, Personalized

Should direct-to-consumer and streaming models drive product strategy for sports leagues, broadcasters, and OTT service providers? Or is the wholesale model of value creation, including the global ecosystem of broadcast and pay-TV distributors, still generating the best economics to drive strategy at the top and bottom lines? That is how the discussion was framed at […]  More

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: Object Matrix’s Jonathan Morgan on the Power of Object-Based Storage for M&E

One of the big buzz items at NAB 2019 was the increasing use of object-based storage by M&E organizations. Although the migration from file-based to object-based storage has been a major trend in other industries for years, broadcasters have yet to jump on the bandwagon in a big way. However, that appears to be gradually […]  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