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NAB Reflections: Masstech Innovations’ Mike Palmer Discusses SGL-Merger Process, the Power of AI

Last week marked the NAB Show debut of Masstech Innovations, the entity that resulted from last summer’s merger of Masstech and SGL. The new company instantly became one of the broadcast industry’s largest media-asset–management players, with the two product portfolios brought under a single umbrella over the past 10 months. SVG sat down with Masstech […]  More

NAB Reflections: In New Role, Charlie Vogt Charts Course for ATX Networks

Having left Imagine Communications in December, Charlie Vogt was at NAB 2018 in a new position: president/CEO, ATX Networks. It’s a solid fit for an industry veteran who has been most closely associated with the kind of services and products that ATX Networks offers: network-infrastructure systems and commercial video solutions that make it easier for […]  More

NAB Reflections: Intelsat’s Bill O’Hara on CellSat and the Future of Hybrid Networks

Last year, Intelsat teamed with Dejero to launch CellSat, a service providing broadcasters with blended cellular and Ku-band IP connectivity for live television coverage from remote locations. The network-blending technology, which was highlighted extensively at Intelsat’s NAB 2018 booth last week, combines cellular connectivity from multiple mobile-network carriers with Ku-band IP connectivity provided by Intelsat. […]  More

Ratings Roundup: 2018 Masters Sees Double-Digit Increase For All Rounds, Manchester Derby Most Watched U.S. Premier League Game Ever

Ratings Roundup is a rundown of ratings news from the past week and is derived from press releases and reports around the industry. In this edition, the 2018 Masters saw higher than normal ratings which bled into other golf broadcasts, the recent Manchester derby was the most watched Premier League match by Americans ever, NBA […]  More

NAB Reflections: SES’s Steve Corda on How Latin America Is Ripe for Ultra HD Expansion

At NAB 2018, SES announced that it will be expanding its Ultra HD platform into Latin America in an effort to accelerate commercial-4K rollouts among cable, IPTV, and DTH providers across the region. SES’s Ultra HD platform has been driving the 4K/UHD rollout in North America for several years, and the company is looking to […]  More

NAB 2018: Cisco Panel Dives Into PyeongChang’s Impact on the Growth of IT infrastructures

With the PyeongChang Winter Olympics in the books, the global sporting event – and the technology that made it a success – were a big topic of conversation last week at the 2018 NAB Show. Cisco hosted a special panel discussion in Las Vegas analyzing the PyeongChang Games as a television production, its impact on […]  More

NAB 2018 in Review: The Biggest Stories, Video Interviews With Top Execs, and More

It was yet another busy year at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, with a cavalcade of news and announcements flowing in throughout last week. SVG was on hand to cover it all, providing live reports from press conferences and booths, video interviews with top industry execs, and providing daily “SportsTechBuzz at NAB” roundups chronicling […]  More

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SportsTechBuzz at NAB 2018: Thursday’s Latest From VegasNBA 2K League To Tip Off Inaugural Season On TwitchAmazon Prime Inks Deal With USTA for US Open Rights in UK, IrelandfuboTV Raises $75 Million In Series D FundingSTATS Names Ryan Paterson Chief Global OfficerAIMS Membership Swells To 96 Members Following MNA MergerDeltatre Helps Discovery Deliver ‘Gold Medal’ Digital Media, Broadcast Services For PyeongChang 2018ESPN, Minneapolis Agree To Two-Year Extension As X Games Host CityKorea Content Platform Chooses Ooyala Flex Media Platform To Power Their Media OperationsForbidden Technologies Launches Blackbird Forte In Japan With Top Telecommunications OperatorAWS Elemental Webcast: Intro to QVBR: Quality-Defined Variable Bitrate ControlCenturylink’s 2018 Threat Report States Botnets Are Still A ThreatNAB 2018: Lawo Launches Multiple New Products During Show, Including New Production ConsoleYES Network’s John Filippelli To Be Honored for Philanthropy at Yogi Berra Museum Awards DinnerGame Changer MVP’s New Flashpoint In Use During Both NBA and NHL PlayoffsVirtual Advertising Available For International Live Broadcasts For Upcoming Bundesliga SeasonsNAB 2018: New Video Innovations From Limelight Networks Deliver Exceptional Online ExperiencesWebinar: How Stetson University Met the Challenges of Providing Campus-Wide Video ServicesTC Furlong To Host First Showing Of New Yamaha RIVAGE PM7Cloudian Appoints Michael Morgan CFO As Company Enters Fourth Year Of Record GrowthYamaha PM10 And CL5 Provide “Double Bonus” For 2018 NBA All-Star GameNEP’s Mediabank Team, Discovery Win A 2018 IABM BaM Award For Project CollaborationVITAC Captions Quest For The Stanley CupArvato Systems Names Russell Grute Sales And Business Development Manager For UK, Ireland And NordicsFox Picks Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, Michael Strahan To Lead New Thursday Night Football Pregame ShowEutelsat Satellites Distribute NASA TV In HD, UHDCEI Hits Off-Season Home Run With Master Control HD Upgrade For Lehigh Valley IronPigsISG Ranks Arvato Systems As A Leader In Its Recent StudyEricsson Media Solutions Selected By Telefónica To Transform Its TV ServicesForbidden Technologies’ Blackbird Platform Chosen By Two Leading UK CompaniesRiedel Names Alliance Technologies New Brazilian DistributorNAB 2018: MAXON Cinema 4D Artists Julia Siemón, Nick Campbell Named StudioDaily 50 HonoreesHarmonic’s Playout Solution Helps QVC Japan Air Crystal-Clear UHD ContentCobalt Promotes Jessie Foster To VP Of Marketing And Strategic AccountsBruce Connal Named To 2018 UFC Hall Of Fame ClassLawo Radio Appoints Michael Dosch To Lead Product ManagementArena Football League Announces Partnerships With DraftKings, Sportradar, Facebook, VSiNFormula 1 To Launch F1 TV At Spanish Grand Prix In MayESPN Launches New, Re-Imagined ESPN App With ESPN+Grabyo Helps PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Games Reach 251M Through Social MediaSports Illustrated TV Launches For The First Time As A Linear 24/7 Channel In FuboTV’s Sports Plus PackageGolf Channel Modernizes Golf Central for the Digital LifestyleESPN+ Announces Exclusive Boxing Programming Headlined By Crawford vs. Horn On June 9FloSports Announces 2018 Nike Elite Youth Basketball League Live ScheduleWorld Armwrestling League Events To Air Exclusively On Bleacher Report LiveNAB 2018: Imagine Communications Introduces Powerful Business Intelligence Solution, MoreNAB 2018: Ericsson Media Solutions Launches MediaFirst UHDNAB 2018: Globecomm Launches Broadcast Distribution Platform on EUTELSAT 113 West ANAB 2018: Haivision Announces the KB Max Portable 4K Video EncoderNAB 2018: Irdeto Introduces Industry-First Watermarking SolutionNAB 2018: Yamaha Announces Next Generation of Loudspeakers, Subwoofers