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Inside OGN Super Arena: The First Esports Venue in North America Designed Specifically for Battle Royale

Esports may be the hot new trend in the U.S., but OGN has been producing and distributing live esports competitions for the better part of two decades. And, last December, the South Korean esports network and content producer made its first big splash in North America, opening OGN Super Arena in Manhattan Beach, CA.  More

Two Weeks Until SVG Venue Summit at Little Caesars Arena!

On June 26-27, SVG spotlights the latest trends in venue production, technology, and systems integration at the SVG Venue Summit in Detroit. Register today to learn from industry experts about the latest in game-presentation workflows, fan-engagement strategies, emerging technologies like 4K HDR, esports venues and tournament production, and more. Plus, go behind the scenes of […]  More

SVG Sit-Down: OGN’s Gary Kim Talks New Esports Venue, Challenges of Battle Royale Production

South Korea-based OGN is among the oldest and most established organizations in esports, having produced and distributed live esports events for nearly two decades. In December, the company opened OGN Super Arena – the first battle royale-dedicated arena in North America – in Manhattan Beach, CA. Although the 35,000-sq.-ft. studio (with a 500-audience-seat and 100-player-seat […]  More

The SVG Podcast: Syracuse Director of Athletics John Wildhack

Few people in the sports industry understand the intersection of sports media and college sports better than Syracuse University Director of Athletics John Wildhack. Many in sports-video production will know him from his 30+ years as an executive at ESPN. Just prior to moving to Syracuse, he served as EVP of programming and production, and, […]  More

Remembering Mickey Wittman: A Tribute to a Sports-Production Legend

Sports Broadcasting Hall of Famer and father of aerial sports broadcasting Michael “Mickey” Alexander Wittman died on June 4, at the age of 74. During his career, he directed the iconic Goodyear Blimp in covering more than 2,500 sports events, including six Olympics, 30 World Series, 26 Super Bowls, and countless college football games. Relive […]  More

NBC Sports Brings Robust Production Plans to Boston For Game 7 of Stanley Cup Final

In a Stanley Cup Final that was 49 years in the making, it’s only fitting that a boisterous crowd in Boston will witness the first Game 7 since 2011. After either St. Louis Blues captain Alex Pietrangelo or Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara lifts the 34.5-lb. trophy in the air, NBC Sports will close up […]  More

Journey to Japan: How Host Broadcast Plans For Rugby World Cup 2019 Are Falling Into Place

“IGBS has brought the ‘dream team’ concept to the Rugby World Cup (RWC) with production teams from the major rugby territories — France, UK, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia.” That’s how David Shield, co-project director, IGBS, describes the preparations for this year’s rubgy extravaganza in Japan. IGBS (International Games Broadcast Services) is a joint […]  More

SVG College Summit: Louisville’s Jeremy Noe Is Thrilled Over His School’s New Broadcast Facility

As one of 15 athletic departments preparing for this summer’s launch of the ACC Network, the University of Louisville invested $8 million to build a broadcast facility housing four control rooms, two studios, a green room, a classroom, offices, and more — all connected via fiber to 13 on-campus venues and ESPN in Bristol, CT. […]  More

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