SVG On Demand: NBA 2K League’s Matt Arden Reviews Madcap 2020 Season, His Team’s Embrace of Remote Production

It has been a whirlwind year for the NBA 2K League, which wrapped up its third season last month. In March, the NBA/Take Two Interactive esports joint venture was ready to move into a brand-new studio in Manhattan. Then, the pandemic hit. Not to be defeated, however, the league shifted quickly to online play and […]  More

SVG Sit-Down: Sportradar’s Brian Josephs Examines Data-Focused Deal With Marquee Sports Network

Last month, Sportradar inked a deal to provide the recently launched Marquee Sports Network with a range of broadcast services, including game notes, research support, the Radar360 analytics platform, and graphics. Jointly owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group and the Chicago Cubs, Marquee Sports Network is the new television home of the Chicago Cubs and is […]  More

SVG SportsTech Journal, Fall 2020, Now Available Online

The Fall 2020 edition of the SVG SportsTech Journal is now available. This free, digital edition is packed with the latest sports-production news, including SVG’s COVID-19 Sports Production Operations Guide, an in-depth look at three game-changing sports venues, and an expanded White Paper section featuring insights from 25+ industry experts. CLICK HERE to read the […]  More

SVG Sit-Down: Tata Communications’ Elio Parente on M&E Plans for the Americas, At-Home Production, Rise of IP

After more than two decades on the transmission side of the M&E industry, Elio Parente joined Tata Communications Media & Entertainment Services (MES) in July to head its American sales team. A veteran of CenturyLink, Level 3, and Genesis, he is now looking to take Tata Communications’ MES team in the region to greater heights. […]  More

On the Gridiron: Jacksonville Jaguars Reflect on In-Stadium Fans During Week 1, Connecting With ‘Duval’ Community

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 32 stadiums across the country. Similar to our At the Ballpark series, On the Gridiron examines the new routines, habits, and production philosophies of […]  More

Register for ‘Crowd-Less Sports Audio III, NFL Edition’ on September 30

With the NFL season underway and games largely being played in empty stadiums, once again broadcast audio is being supplemented with “enhanced” crowd sounds which, in this case, have been carefully curated for each team and venue by NFL Films. At the same time, reduced noise levels are offering unprecedented opportunities to pick up field-of-play […]  More

SVG Sit-Down: Fox Sports’ Brad Zager on NFL Production Innovation, Fox Sports ‘Vault,’ Virtual-Fan Tech

Last weekend was a busy one for Fox Sports: the 2020 NFL season kicked off, college football was under way, and there was MLB action to boot. It was also a weekend of innovation, new safety protocols, and, most important, busy production crews creating TV across the country. Brad Zager, executive producer/executive VP/head of production […]  More