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

Pennsylvania’s WGAL Taps Into TVU Grid for Live, At-Home Weather Segments

NBC affiliated television station WGAL in Lancaster, PA is delivering its daily weather broadcasts to viewers from the home of its chief meteorologist, Joe Calhoun, with the help of TVU Networks. With COVID-19 restricting in-studio reporting, the station turned to TVU Grid, an IP-based point-to-multipoint live video distribution solution that uses commodity internet, to provide […]  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

Amazon Adds Goalpost Minicams to Autumn Nations Cup Rugby Coverage

Amazon Prime Video’s coverage of the Autumn Nations Cup will include the usual production bells and whistles you’d expect from an international rugby tournament plus an interesting innovation: cameras mounted on the goalposts. The PostCAM set-up will consist of four minicams (two that are pan-and-tilt) on each of the posts, installed just below the crossbar. […]  More

ESPN Settles Into ‘GREMI+’ Workflow to Meet Production Needs of Unique Monday Night Football Season

As the NFL caps Week 10 tonight with an NFC North showdown between the Minnesota Vikings and the Chicago Bears (8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN), the crew at ESPN’s Monday Night Football continues to grow more comfortable with the unique staffing and workflows needed to bring an A+ production to a season beset by COVID-19 restrictions […]  More

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