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

Seen on Screen: ESPN’s The Paul Finebaum Show Returns on March 30; Weekend Programming Includes Boxing, Olympics, Wrestling, Dog Shows

Seen on Screen provides a roundup of the current sports programming landscape as networks deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. In this week’s edition, major networks like NBC Sports, Fox Sports, and ESPN are combating the silence of no live sports with previously-released, taped, or archival content. Many networks have also continued producing […]  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

Coronavirus Update 3/27: IndyCar Moves Indianapolis 500 from May 24 to Aug. 23; MLB Reportedly Cancels London Series

In light of the CDC’s recent recommendations for curbing the spread of the coronavirus, pro sports leagues continue to postpone or cancel seasons and events. A few weeks ago, SVG began posting a regularly updated list of announcements from pro leagues regarding postponed, canceled, or altered events. Below are further announcements, made on Thursday, March 27. […]  More

Detroit Red Wings Soothe Fan Longings for Sports With Digital Content, Community Togetherness

In a period unprecedented in the modern era, professional sports teams have shuttered their venues in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. As the nation yearns for any sign of live sports action, teams are weathering the storm by producing content from behind closed doors. In Detroit, the Red Wings and Tigers are bringing their […]  More

BSI Turns on Idle 3D Printers To Build Critical Components for PPE Gear for COVID-19 Responders

Much has been made of the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) like face shields for doctors and nurses working with COVID-19 and other patients, and now BSI, a division of NEP Group and its U.S. Specialty Capture division, is helping out. The company’s two industrial 3D printers use new materials to produce chin and […]  More

3g Wireless Leverages 3D Printers To Help Manufacture Face Shields for Healthcare Workers Battling Coronavirus

As the world continues to search for new technologies to battle the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, 3D printing has presented an alternative way to get vital personal protective equipment to healthcare workers during this time of crisis. Recently, when there was a call to all businesses in the Baltimore area to help with the […]  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

Sports Emmy Award Nominations: ESPN, Fox Sports Lead Networks; E:60 and Super Bowl LIV Top All Programs

The nominees for the 41st Annual Sports Emmy Awards were unveiled today, as ESPN and Fox Sports led the way with 58 and 48 nods, respectively. Meanwhile, ESPN’s E:60 (10) and Fox Sports’ Super Bowl LIV (seven) received the most nominations per program. The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) announced earlier this […]  More

Seen on Screen: Fox Sports, ESPN Steps to the Plate With MLB Specials; NBC Sports Pumps Up Premier League, Olympics Content

Seen on Screen provides a roundup of the current sports programming landscape as networks deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. In this week’s edition, major networks like NBC Sports, Fox Sports, and ESPN are combating the silence of no live sports with previously-released, taped, or archival content. Many networks have also continued producing […]  More

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