Sinclair Inks Sports-Betting Deal With Bally’s, Will Rebrand RSNs Under Bally’s Name

Sinclair Broadcast Group has inked a 10-year deal with Bally’s to rebrand its 21 Fox Sports RSNs using the Bally’s name and integrate sports-betting/gaming content across the networks. The deal is worth $85 million over 10 years, according to the New York Post. In addition, Sinclair will receive warrants to purchase a 14.9% stake in […]  More

Under the Posts: How Aerial Camera Systems’ PostCAM Is Bringing Autumn Nations Cup Viewers Closer to the Action

Last Saturday’s Autumn Nations Cup rugby match at Twickenham between England and Georgia might have been a somewhat un-noteworthy one-sided affair on the pitch, but off it, there was at least one thing that caught the eye: the debut of PostCAM. As the name suggests, PostCAM is a specialist camera system that is installed on […]  More

On the Gridiron: A Behind-the-Scenes Trip of Video Operations With More Than Half of the National Football League

Many professional sports have opted for a return to play inside a sanitized bubble. Not the NFL. Without skipping a beat, the league is soldiering on with regular-season games in all 30 stadiums across the country. Similar to our At the Ballpark series, SVG’s On the Gridiron examines the new routines, habits, and production philosophies of in-venue […]  More

NBA Draft 2020: ESPN Keeps an Eye on Prospects, Works With League’s Content Team for Bristol-Based Production

Since the pandemic’s beginning in March, ESPN’s team has become accustomed to producing virtual Drafts. As the nation’s top college-basketball recruits wait to hear their name called, the broadcaster will have virtual access to up to 30 draftees, a full onsite effort inside two separate control rooms, on-air talent in different studios, and more for […]  More

NBA Draft 2020: ESPN Creative Services Introduces Sleek Graphics Package for Virtual Production

Following the pattern of other professional sports leagues, the 2020 NBA Draft will be the league’s first-ever ceremony conducted in a virtual setting. In an effort to emphasize the significance of the moment and tell a visual story that’s different from previous years’, ESPN’s creative services team will debut a totally new graphics package during […]  More

NBA Draft 2020: Atlanta Hawks Invite Fans to Virtual Draft Party With Local Personalities, Team Personnel

While ESPN is providing a fairly neutral approach to the 2020 NBA Draft, organizations around the league are creating ancillary content to surround the linear broadcast. In Georgia, the Atlanta Hawks’ in-venue and content teams will be at work at State Farm Arena to produce the live-streamed 2020 Virtual Draft Party Driven by Kumho Tire […]  More

The SVG Podcast: Star Sports Head Sanjog Gupta and VP, Broadcast Technology and Operations Prashant Khanna

The Indian Premier League is the most popular sports league in India, and when you account for the fact that more than 500 million viewers regularly watch cricket matches from India globally, it may very well be the most watched sports league on the entire planet. So when the IPL decided to geographically move its […]  More

Premier Boxing Champions on Fox Sports Lets Fans Roam Ringside in Virtual Reality

2020 has become a year unlike any before in the history of live sports production. In its third month of Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) after returning from the nationwide shutdown, Fox Sports is supplementing its linear broadcasts with second-screen applications. With the help of Oculus’s new Quest 2 headset and Venues initiative, fans can experience […]  More

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