Esports Production Summit: How ‘Observers’ and ‘REMI’ Define the Breakout Era of Live Esports Production

As esports rises in prominence as a live-sports property, the most common question from broadcasters — especially those accustomed to a traditional sports environment — is what are the differences between broadcasting a virtual sports event and a physical one? Sure, an esports event feels more like a rock concert than, say, a baseball game, […]  More

SVG On-Demand: Behind the Scenes of Esports Live-Production Workflows

With everything going on onstage, the magic of esports wouldn’t be possible without the behind-the-scenes activity. At last month’s SVG Esports Production Summit, take a deeper look at how producers and broadcast leaders from major esports organizations produce some of the highest-profile live esports productions of the past year. Industry leaders explain how they provide […]  More

College Football Conference Championships Notebook: CBS, FOX, ESPN Line Up Big Shows On Critical Final Weekend

As the picture for the four-team College Football Playoff comes more into focus, there’s still loads in the way of national championship implications – and conference-wide bragging rights – on the line this weekend as major sports networks pack their programming schedules with conference championship games from across the college football landscape. From on-site studios […]  More

SVG Summit 2019: New Workshops Spotlight Cloud Services, Graphics & AR, and Live HDR Production

The SVG Summit will debut a trio of new workshops this year’s event, introducing the Cloud Services Spotlight, Sports Graphics and AR Workshop, and Live HDR Production Workshop on Day 1 of the annual gathering at the New York Midtown Hilton on Dec. 16-17. The Sports Graphics and AR Workshop (Dec. 16 from 1:30 – […]  More

Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame 2019: Bob Fishman, A Directing Virtuoso and Creator of Iconic Moments

SVG is profiling this year’s 10 Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame inductees in the weeks leading up to the ceremony on Dec. 17 at the New York Hilton. For more information, CLICK HERE. 37 NCAA Final Fours. 27 US Open tennis championships. 20 Daytona 500s. Three Olympic Winter Games. Two World Series. Plus the NFL […]  More

Tech Focus: Immersive Sound, Part 3 — Multichannel Mics Find a Place in Sports Broadcasts

Once near novelties, dedicated surround microphones have become more common in the sports-broadcasting toolkit, as 5.1 becomes the native audio format for television networks. This category of multi-transducer mic has been used particularly for soccer, with its expansive pitch to cover. As the immersive-audio era edges closer, surround microphones will be increasingly important to sports […]  More

Tech Focus: Immersive Sound, Part 2 — Consoles Are Transitioning to Next-Gen Tech

Broadcast-audio consoles are the foundational work surfaces for immersive sound on television; no one will be mixing 7.1.4 “in the box” anytime soon. The industry is in the midst of its transition to the immersive formats that will underpin next-generation audio, so what we’re seeing now are standard 5.1-capable consoles being adapted for larger mix […]  More

NHL, Disney Streaming Services Debut New ‘GameFlow’ Momentum-Tracker in NHL Mobile App

NHL fans are about to get a deeper look at the action on the ice than ever. The league has teamed up with Disney Streaming Services (DSS) to launch GameFlow, an interactive tool on the NHL mobile app that leverages shot-pressure data to provide fans with a visual depiction of a game’s momentum. In addition, […]  More

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