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ESPN President Jimmy Pitaro Pleased with ESPN+ Efforts; College Football, New Rights Deals Bring More Content to Platform

Jimmy Pitaro, ESPN president and Disney Media Networks co-chair, is pleased with the performance of ESPN+ to date as the product continues to evolve with additional content offerings, including 200 college football games, 70 of which will be delivered via ESPN+ in the first three weeks of the season.  More

SVG Sit Down: Upfront Coordination of Systems Integration, Architecture, Audio Is Key to Successful Control-Room Design

As video-control rooms expand in both size and scope, the amount of coordination and coordinated effort required increases in both importance and complexity. Whether it’s a new control room or renovation of an existing space, everyone involved in the project — from the client to the architect and systems integrator to the acoustics supervisor and […]  More

SCMS 2018: Unstructured Data Rises as a Key Concern for Media-Management Professionals

For major sports, media, and entertainment brands, managing a content library according to one’s own conditions using one’s own taxonomy can be challenging enough. Now, in the era of digital- and social-media production, organizations are increasingly ingesting content that has been produced and distributed by other people and/or organizations. That has led to a spike […]  More

The SVG Podcast: Patrick Crumb, President, AT&T Sports Networks

With The Walt Disney Company cleared to acquire the entertainment assets of 21st Century Fox, the regional sports network is poised for some potentially big changes in the very near future. However, while those big business decisions are being sorted many are working at RSNs across the country to serve fans in their local markets. […]  More

Ratings Roundup: 100th Edition of the PGA Championship Captivates Fans With Final Round Fireworks; “The Ocho” Returns to ESPN With Success

Ratings roundup is a rundown of rating news from the past week and is derived from press releases and reports around the industry. In this week’s edition, the 100th edition of the PGA Championship aired on CBS Sports and digitally on TNT, ESPN “The Ocho” racks in huge success in its second appearance, NBC Sports […]  More

Tech Case Study: How PGA TOUR Entertainment Manages Search, Logging, and Infrastructure

In 2015, PGA TOUR Entertainment needed an easy way to manage its more than 100,000 hours of digitized content. Migration to Viz One that year has provided unparalleled control of its content for advanced search, logging, infrastructure, and distribution. During this session from SVG’s 2018 Sports Content Management & Storage Forum, PGA TOUR ‎Director, Media […]  More

SportsTech Wire

Facebook Awarded Live Streaming Rights of UEFA Champions League in Latin AmericaCBS Sports HQ Debuts New Morning Segment With Danny Kanell, Raja BellfuboTV Runs Successful Streaming With Sentry by TektronixESPN+ To Stream Emirates FA Cup Action in the U.S.Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment, Canon Establish Marketing Partnership With Multiple Collegiate ConferencesNevco Installs Three New LED Video Displays at the Little League World SeriesNet Insight Connects Stadiums of Austria Football Bundesliga With Terabit Capacity RouterDetroit Lions Upgrade Media Sharing Capabilities With Signiant Media ShuttleJohn Ross To Be Awarded With Presidential Proclamation Award from SMPTEGeorgia Lottery Switches to IP Distribution System from TVU NetworksCalrec Outlines SMT OB Vans With Artemis Shines, Light Audio Consolesadidas, Twitter Establish Live Stream Series on High School FootballNEP UK Relies on Grass Valley IP Infrastructure for UHD HDR Productions of WimbledonLawo To Present List of Audio Consoles, Software at SET Expo 2018Panasonic VariCam 35 Tabbed for Production of ‘Demon’Stadium Adds Shams Charania, Jeff Goodman, Brett McMurphy to Multiplatform NetworkMLB Hosts VR Home Run Derby Championship at Little League World SeriesSony FS5 Plays Vital Role in ‘Breathing on Everest’ DocumentaryNBA Digital Produces Documentary on International Players from Former Yugoslavia in ‘Something in the Water’AJA Video Systems Highlights Hi5-12G Mini ConvertersNBC Sports Chicago To Celebrate Career of Ken ‘Hawk’ Harrelson With Documentary on September 13Clear-Com Opens THINK Academy Location in CaliforniaIHSE USA Unveils Lineup of Products at SET Expo 2018DiGiCo Supplies Blue Array Productions Wth SD12 ConsolePanasonic Showcases Free VariCam LUT LibraryfuboTV Hires Erick Gerson as SVP of Engagement, David Yoon as SVP of DesignVeritone Agrees to Acquire Wazee DigitalESPN+ To Live Stream Over 300 Matches of Top Tier, International League SoccerCall for White Papers: SVG SportsTech Journal, Fall 2018Dallas Cowboys Add UHD Replays Inside AT&T Stadium With EVS XT4K ServersAWS Elemental, Friend MTS Join Forces to Drive Enhanced On-Demand Video SecurityOverwatch League Grand Finals Draws More Than 10.8 Million ViewersWolf Trap Installs IMAG System With Full Complement of Panasonic FHD PTZ CamerasSMPTE Announces Annual Awards Recipients for 2018Net Insight Appoints Dr. Judy Fick as VP of Resource Scheduling Unit in U.S.FloSports, Amaury Sport Organization Partner to Broadcast Vuelta a EspañaESPN+ Inks Multi-Year U.S. Rights Agreement for Italian Soccer LeagueArk Productions & Marketing Honored With Audio-Technica President’s AwardMLB All-Star 2018: CP Communications Relies on Shure Wireless Gear in D.C.Sight & Sound Theatres Tap Riedel Bolero Intercoms for Epic Biblical ProductionsDiGiCo Keeps Busy Summer Schedule With CMA Fest, Luis Fonsi, Logic, Niall Horan, and MoreStoried Sound Engineer Continues to Innovate With Sony DWX Wireless MicsCalrec Audio Consoles Gain Traction in Korean Broadcast MarketLawo Mixes FOH, Boadcast to Help Bring France’s 14 July Concert to New LevelDiscovery Inks Multi-Year Deal With Video Call CenterFox Sports Midwest To Feature Troops Deployed to Middle East During St. Louis Cardinals GameClear-Com Boosts Functionality in FreeSpeak II Wireless IntercomRush Media Relies on Cartoni for Live MLS Broadcasts on Fox Sports NorthNEP Group’s Mediatec Solutions Acquires All Live Event Assets From FilmGEAR ApSInternational Champions Cup Delivers Localized Virtual Ads With Vizrt, Catalyst Media