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SVG TranSPORT Event Draws Record Crowd, Delves Into State of Live Transmission

SVG’s TranSPORT event yesterday drew a standing-room-only crowd of more than 275 to the Microsoft Technology Center for a day of panel discussions and case studies addressing the current state of sports-video contribution, transmission, exchange, and distribution.  More

NBA Tipoff 2018: ESPN Embraces GREMI, Explores Use of SkyCam and Locker-Room Robos

ESPN gets back in its NBA groove tonight with a regular-season–opening doubleheader featuring Pelicans-Rockets and Mavericks-Suns matchups. The network will continue to blaze a technological trail with innovations like the use of removable robos in locker rooms and, potentially, SkyCam at some point in the season. In addition, ESPN continues to cultivate its GREMI (graphics/replay […]  More

Fox Sports Teases New Virtual Studio for 2019 NASCAR Season

Fox Sports is revamping its Charlotte studio in anticipation of the 2019 NASCAR season, outfitting its facility with a state-of-the-art, multipurpose virtual studio set. The ultra-customizable 60- x 60-ft. facility, which is using Epic Games’ Unreal Engine, allows instant 3D analysis of racetracks, cars, race shops, and more, with the ability to create unique and […]  More

DAZN Inks 11-Fight, $365 Million Deal With Canelo Alvarez, Golden Boy Promotions

Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs), one of the biggest pay-per-view boxing draws, has signed an 11-fight, $365 million deal with live-streaming outfit DAZN. According to the announcement, the deal with Alvarez will be the richest athlete contract in sports history, and his first fight is set for Saturday, Dec. 15 at Madison Square Garden. As part of the […]  More

Ooyala Management Completes Buyout of Telstra

Ooyala’s management team has completed a buyout of of the company from owner Telstra. According to an announcement from the two organizations, Telstra’s new focus will be on its Telstra2022 strategy and will remain “a valued go-to-market partner and customer.” Meanwhile, the deal provides “the foundation for the next phase of growth for Ooyala,” according to the announcement. […]  More

NBC Sports Chairman Mark Lazarus To Keynote the SVG Summit

Mark Lazarus, chairman of NBC Broadcasting and NBC Sports Group, will serve as the Afternoon Keynote speaker at this year’s SVG Summit (Dec. 10-11, New York Midtown Hilton). Fresh off a massive year when his company broadcast the Super Bowl, the Winter Olympic Games, and the FIFA World Cup, he will reflect on the successes […]  More

NESN Mourns Passing of Cameraman John Martin, Who Battled ALS for Two Years

The sports-television industry lost a beloved figure this week when New England Sports Network (NESN) camera operator John Martin died on Sunday at the age of 51. An industry veteran of 19 years, he had fought amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, for two years. Martin was a mainstay of NESN’s telecasts […]  More

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