New Sponsor Spotlight
Monday, June 20, 2022Wasabi's Whit Jackson on Enabling Low-Cost Hot Cloud Storage for the Sports-Video-Production MarketThe Sports Video Group is excited to introduce Wasabi Technologies as a new corporate sponsor. Since 2017, the company has been changing the cloud storage landscape with Hot Cloud Storage — a disruptively simple, one size fits all cloud storage technology. Wasabi's services allows users to affordably store a nearly infinite amount of data and focus on making cloud storage a simple utility. In this SVG New Sponsor Spotlight, Wasabi Technologies' VP of Technology Alliances/M&E Whit Jackson runs down the company's offerings, why the sports-video-production market is an important sector to tap into, and some of the new clients in professional and collegiate sports that are leveraging their services.Monday, June 20, 2022Private videoThis video is private.Thursday, June 9, 2022Spalk’s Ben Reynolds on the Influence of Remote Commentary in a Post-COVID WorldThe Sports Video Group is excited to welcome Spalk as a new mobile/integrator sponsor. The company was started under the premise that every sports fan should be able to listen to their favorite commentator when streaming live sports and also personalize the live sports experience. Through the development of an Enterprise Software Solution, Spalk is helping broadcasters, sports leagues, and teams deliver multiple commentary options for their live sports streams, enabling a customized viewing experience, and growing their audience at a reduced cost. In this New Sponsor Spotlight, SVG’s Kristian Hernandez speaks with Spalk CEO and Co-Founder Ben Reynolds about the services that the company provides the sports-video-prodcution industry, how their work was accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, partnerships with key sports clients such as World Rugby and DAZN, and what the future of remote commentary will look like moving forward.Wednesday, June 1, 2022NVIDIA's Michael Kaplan on Powering Next-Gen Productions in SportsThe Sports Video Group is happy to welcome NVIDIA as a new platinum sponsor. NVIDIA’s invention of the GPU in 1999 sparked the growth of the PC gaming market, redefined modern computer graphics, and revolutionized parallel computing. More recently, GPU deep learning ignited modern AI — the next era of computing — with the GPU acting as the brain of computers, robots, and self-driving cars that can perceive and understand the world. Today, NVIDIA is increasingly known as “the AI computing company." In this New SVG Sponsor Spotlight, SVG's Jason Dachman caught up with NVIDIA's Director, Global Business Development, Media & Entertainment Michael Kaplan at the 2022 NAB Show to discuss their involvement at this year's event in Las Vegas, the current industry trends that the company is involved in, how NVIDIA is leaving their mark on the sports-video-production market, and what's to be expected in the near future.Tuesday, May 10, 2022APM Music's Max Crutchfield on the Impact of High-Quality Music in SportsThe Sports Video Group is happy to welcome APM Music as a new corporate sponsor. Founded in New York in 1983, the company has been a crucial part to the music synchronization with everything from movie and television production, live sports broadcasting, and more. As a joint venture between Sony Music Publishing and Universal, APM Music offers the largest production music library in the world and the most comprehensive collection of music for media. Notable highlights of the company's work include 780,000+ tracks from over 150 libraries located across the globe, 5,000 new tracks added every six-to-eight weeks, 10,000+ authentic archival recordings dating back to the early 1900s, and 100% full indemnification and simple licensing for every track. In this New SVG Sponsor Spotlight, APM Music's Acount Director, Sports Entertainment Max Crutchfield breaks down the challenges facing music production within sports, how the artistic changes in the music impact sports applications, how support from Sony Music and Universal ensures high-quality audio for customers, their partnership with the National Hockey League, and more.Thursday, April 21, 2022Friend MTS's James Caselton on Combating Digital Piracy, Enabling Content ProtectionThe Sports Video Group is delighted to welcome Friend MTS as a new corporate sponsor. Since its inception, the company is dedicated to innovation in content and platform security and has developed a comprehensive suite of security services, powered by a unique set of proprietary technologies, to deliver the right solution in any situation. Taking the approach of end-to-end service delivery, Friend MTS is unique in developing and maintaining its entire technology stack in-house. Friend MTS’ R&D teams are staffed by leading experts in a variety of disciplines in the field of technical security, ranging from signals processing and search specialists, through to data analysts and operational security researchers. This level of control gives flexibility to service clients’ exact requirements. In this New SVG Sponsor Spotlight, Friend MTS's Head of Product James Caselton dissects how their offerings are fighting digital piracy, how the company responded with increased anti-piracy measures during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and how their work with UEFA is highlighting the overall awareness of the issue. CORRECTION: In the video James refers to UEFA utilising Friend MTS watermarking services; this is incorrect. UEFA use Friend MTS’s monitoring and enforcement services, but not watermarking. Watermarking services are however provided by Friend MTS to some of UEFA's broadcast partners.Thursday, April 14, 2022Skyline Communications’ Ben Vandenberghe on DataMiner's Impact on Remote, Virtualized ProductionsThe Sports Video Group is excited to welcome Skyline Communications as a new corporate sponsor. The company is a global supplier of end-to-end multi-vendor NMS, OSS, and orchestration software solutions for the ICT media and broadband industry. Skyline’s flagship product, the award-winning DataMiner network management platform, enables integration of the most complex technical ecosystems and has been deployed by operators around the world. In this New Sponsor Spotlight, SVG’s Kristian Hernandez speaks with Skyline Communications’ CEO Ben Vandenberghe about the impact of DataMiner on the industry, how the company is assisting their clients in remote and virtualized production, a preview of activations at their NAB 2022 booth, and what they hope to accomplish in 2022.Thursday, April 14, 2022Spiideo's Fredrik Ademar on Automating Live Sports for Professional, Amateur OrganizationsThe Sports Video Group is excited to welcome Spiideo as a new corporate sponsor. The company's automated sports video recording solutions are successfully used in everyday work in clubs, leagues, and federations all around the world. In addition, the Spiideo system can bring insights and boost performance of athletes, coaches and teams in almost any sport. In this new SVG New Sponsor Spotlight, SVG's Brandon Costa and Spiideo VP, Product Fredrik Ademar break down what the company offers the live sports market, how their product line fulfills the needs of their clients, and their wide-variety of clients that range from professional sports teams to amateur organizations.Tuesday, March 15, 2022Pixera’s Conor McGill on Developing More Opportunities for xR, Virtual Tech in Venues & FacilitiesThe Sports Video Group is excited to welcome Pixera as a new mobile/integrator sponsor. Based in Austria and founded in 1975, the company designs, manufactures, and markets a range of high-performance mobile and installation projection screens and multi-display and show control systems for professional and business applications. In this New Sponsor Spotlight, SVG’s Kristian Hernandez speaks with Pixera’s Global Business Development Manager Conor McGill about the company’s technological offerings, how their products are being used in sports venues including the NFL’s U.S. Bank Stadium, their recent work in xR and other virtual environments, and what Pixera is striving to accomplish in 2022.Tuesday, March 8, 2022Megaphone TV’s Jamie MacDonald on Taking Viewer Engagement to a Whole New LevelMegaphone TV – the industry’s leading Viewer Engagement Platform – partners with news organizations, broadcasters, and streamers around the world to create interactive storytelling moments and transactional ad campaigns through live polling, trivia and social integration. Megaphone TV’s broadcast partners include Rogers Sportsnet, SNY, ABC, AMC, Bravo, CNN International, MTV, and TEGNA. In this interview, Jamie MacDonald, Executive Vice President, Broadcast Solutions, provides an overview of the Megaphone TV platform, details how SNY is utilizing it within its broadcasts to better engage viewers, and previewed some of the new features coming to the platform in 2022.Wednesday, February 23, 2022Electro-Voice's Sean Shallenberger on the Need for Improved Audio Quality in a Live SettingFor over 90 years, Electro‑Voice has designed and engineered leading‑edge sound reinforcement solutions — products that empower the performer, exceed the expectations of the audio professional and elevate the audience experience. As part of Bosch Communications Systems, the company is built upon generations of hands-on professional knowledge — all geared towards producing a portfolio of speakers and microphones that combine performance, reliability and value. In this New SVG Sponsor Spotlight, Electro-Voice's Director of Sales for Installed Audio Sean Shallenberger breaks down the current work being done in the sports industry and the need for improved audio quality in a live event setting.Wednesday, February 16, 2022Broadpeak's Jacques Le Mancq on Delivering High-Quality Streaming Solutions for High-Profile EventsThe Sports Video Group is pleased to welcome Broadpeak as a new corporate sponsor. Headquartered in Cesson-Sevigne, France, the company designs and manufactures video delivery components for content providers and network service providers deploying IPTV, cable and OTT services. Broadpeak's systems and services help operators increase market share and improve subscriber loyalty with superior quality of experience. In this New SVG Sponsor Spotlight, Broadpeak CEO/President Jacques Le Mancq details the company's offerings to the sports-production community, some of their most popular products and how those solutions are meeting the current needs of the industry, recent partners that have garnered success with Broadpeak's technologies, and goals for 2022.Wednesday, February 16, 2022Audazzio's Danny Abelson on Connecting to Mobile Devices for Second-Screen ExperiencesThe Sports Video Group is excited to introduce Audazzio as a new corporate sponsor. Audazzio is a media technology that uses inaudible sound waves to connect to people’s phones or tablets in real time and allows storytelling to continue onto second screens. In this New SVG Sponsor Spotlight, SVG's Dan Daley sits down with Audazzio Chief Operating Officer Danny Abelson to discuss the origin of the company, further explains the concept of inaudible sound waves, how the frequency they're working at isn't interfering with audible devices like Amazon Alexa, and more.Friday, February 11, 2022LucidLink's Peter Thompson and George Dochev Rethinking How Sports Producers Use the CloudFounded in 2016, LucidLink offers an innovative cloud-native file service designed specifically for extensive data access over distance. LucidLink Filespaces provides both security and high-performance scalability to run file-based workloads on object storage for maximum efficiency and productivity. The service is compatible with Microsoft Azure and any Amazon S3 compatible object storage provider that utilizes the cloud, on-prem, or hybrid storage. It supports all major operating systems, including Linux, Windows, and macOS. Within the sports-production sector, LucidLink customers include the Big Ten Networks, DAZN, Las Vegas Raiders, MLS, Sportradar, UEFA, Vanderbilt University Athletics, as well as Olympics rightsholders. Company investors include Baseline Ventures, Headline, Adobe, Bright Cap Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures, S28 Capital, and Fathom Capital. In this New Sponsor Spotlight, SVG’s Jason Dachman speaks with LucidLink co-founders CEO Peter Thompson and CTO George Dochev about the company's offerings, recent partner integrations with Telestream and Aviwest (among others), how the pandemic has accelerated the adoption of of object storage and cloud-based workflows, and what's ahead for LucidLink and the industry as whole.Tuesday, February 1, 2022Appear’s Ed McGivern on High-Powered Media Processing and Delivery in the Age of REMIThe Sports Video Group is delighted to welcome Appear as a new corporate sponsor. Headquartered in Oslo, Norway and with customers in over 100 countries, the company is a provider of media processing and delivery technology and supplies the backbone that production companies and broadcasters rely on to make immersive live experiences possible for their viewers. With world-class products and expertise, Appear’s focus on modularity, efficiency, and high quality helps customers stay ahead of competition in a market where expectations and requirements are constantly changing and evolving. In this New SVG Sponsor Spotlight, SVG's Brandon Costa speaks with Appear's General Manager, North America Ed McGivern about what the company offers the sports-video-production community, serving up solutions to some of the challenges that the industry is facing, how they're working with NBC Sports and their coverage of two tentpole events in February, and what's ahead in 2022.Friday, January 28, 2022Allied Broadcast Group President Mark Chapman on Providing Affordable Products to the MarketSports Video Group is excited to introduce Allied Broadcast Group as a new mobile/integrator sponsor. The company is a full line dealer of new and used professional broadcast video production equipment, as well as mobile and OB production trailers and trucks. Since 1997, Allied Broadcast Group has been a reliable source for cameras, switchers, tripods, lenses, or any other video production gear. In this New SVG Sponsor Spotlight, SVG's Jason Dachman chats with Allied Broadcast Group President Mark Chapman about the company's overview, the products and services they're offering the market, the partnerships that they have with high-quality manufacturers, and the trends they're seeing in the industry.Tuesday, January 25, 2022Zero Density's Onur Can Gulenc on the Increased Use of Real-Time Virtual EffectsSports Video Group is delighted to introduce Zero Density as a new mobile/integrator sponsor. The company is an international technology company dedicated to develop creative products for the industries such as broadcasting, live events and esports. Zero Density offers the next level of production with real-time visual effects. It provides Unreal Engine native platform, Reality Engine, with advanced real-time broadcast compositing system and its proprietary keying technology, Reality Keyer. In this, SVG's Jason Dachman chats with Zero Density's U.S. East Coast & Central Territory Manager Onur Can Gulenc about the company's real-time virtual effects offerings and the current clients that they're working with in sectors like esports and other live events.Tuesday, January 11, 2022Phenix's Jed Corenthal on Serving Up High-Quality, Low-Latency Sports Streaming OpportunitiesPhenix is the go-to provider for real-time video streaming solutions and the only company that can stream synchronous real-time video to broadcast sized audiences. The company offers an end-to-end solution that delivers video with less than half second of latency. Real-time is the next frontier for companies to drive interactivity, enabling them to acquire, engage, and retain viewers in areas such as sports, esports, microwagering, and entertainment. In this New Sponsor Spotlight, our Brandon Costa caught up with Phenix Chief Marketing Officer Jed Corenthal about the services that the company provides to the sports-video marketplace, the major clients that they're currently working with, how latency is playing a role in hyper-active streaming experiences like sports betting, and what they have planned for 2022.Thursday, January 6, 2022Kiswe's Ryan Mahoney on Powering Live Streamed Alternative Broadcasts During the PandemicSince 2013, Kiswe has been connecting at-home viewers with live events and in-venue fans through interactive video experiences to create memorable social experiences and build loyalty. Kiswe’s video production solution, Kiswe Studio, uses cloud-based technology to transform the way live games and events are professionally produced and broadcasted. The Kiswe suite of solutions is used by the world’s largest broadcasters, media companies, sports and eSports leagues, and music labels. Kiswe is headquartered in the U.S. and has offices in Europe and Asia. In this New Sponsor Spotlight, SVG’s Jason Dachman speaks with Kiswe's Solutions Architect Ryan Mahoney about the cloud-based solutions that have been offered throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, provide examples of recent customers, including the National Basketball Association, that are leveraging these services, how the idea of an alternative broadcast will continue to rise in popularity, and how the company will evolve within the hybrid production environment.Friday, December 10, 2021Production Rockstars' Tre James on the Power of Interpersonal Service on Live ProductionsThe Sports Video Group is excited to welcome Production Rockstars as a mobile/integrator sponsor. Production Rockstars is a boutique production management firm specializing in delivering interpersonal service by producing virtual production and live streaming events, live TV and events, and social/digital content for its clients. Production Rockstars’ work spans across a variety of sectors, from the precision-based detailing in the virtual streaming and corporate world to the fast-paced action of the sports and entertainment industry. Production Rockstars has worked with and for a variety of clients including but not limited to Comedy Central, Netflix, BET Networks, Essence, Tidal, ESPN, Complex, TNT, T-Mobile, Patrón Tequila, the Smithsonian and more. In this New Sponsor Spotlight, SVG’s Jason Dachman speaks with Production Rockstars’ Executive in Charge of Production Tre James about its recent projects, how he sees the live-production industry evolving, and how his team works hard to “make clients look and feel like a rockstar from the first pre-production conference to the final deliverable.Thursday, September 30, 2021Clark’s Bob Baker and JB Bowling on Recent Sports-Related Projects, Working Towards New TechnologiesThe Sports Video Group is excited to welcome Clark as a new mobile/integrator sponsor. Since 1995, Clark has been at the forefront of audio, video, and lighting technology For the last 26 years, the company has worked closely with clients of all sizes, ready to bring passion and experience to all projects: transforming a space into a dynamic environment and bring vision to life on time and on budget. Clark has supported multiple sectors of the entertainment and live production industry, such as house of worship, conference and business settings, and surrounding environments within and outside of sports venues. For each project, the company offers a wide range of services, including audio and video support, lighting, acoustics, and theater/stage design. In this New Sponsor Spotlight, SVG’s Kristian Hernandez speaks with Clark’s Chief Technology Architect Bob Baker and Director of Business Development JB Bowling about their recent work in the sports industry, including with the Overtime Elite basketball league, Bally Sports South, and the Atlanta Braves at Truist Park and how new technologies will make an impact on the company’s future.Tuesday, September 21, 2021Digigram's Derek Badala, Brittany Hilton on Supplying Reliable Solutions for Remote AudioFor more than 30 years, Diigiram has developed innovative digital systems and offered complete, reliable point-to-point encoding and streaming links, from on-the-go portable outside broadcast encoders, to strong and efficient studio to transmitters links. With more and more commentators, interview guests, and sports show hosts working remotely, whether at home or a distant studio, quality audio communications and signal transmission is of more and more importance. That's one reason Digigram has found success with the IQOYA product line which uses IP transport to easily connect the entire production team, talent, and guests together. In this New Sponsor Spotlight, Director of Sales of the Americas Derek Badala and Broadcast Sales Manager Brittany Hilton discussed the company's offerings with SVG's Ken Kerschbaumer.Tuesday, September 7, 2021Pixotope’s Sam Leadsom on the Power of Virtual Production and Mixed RealityThe Sports Video Group is excited to welcome Pixotope as a corporate sponsor. Pixotope is the world’s leading Virtual Production solution for live media production. Leveraging the full power of the Unreal (UE4) render engine, Pixotope empowers content creators and broadcasters to produce best in class Mixed Reality content for television, online streaming, and film. In this New Sponsor Spotlight, SVG’s Jason Dachman speaks with Pixtope’s VP for Global Business Development Sam Leadsom regarding its recent work at the Olympics and Super Bowl, the the accelerating adoption of mixed reality and virtual production methods and technologies, how these tools are key driver in winning back younger audiences, and what’s on the horizon for Pixotope and the industry as a whole. Pixotope is made by The Future Group , an international award-winning software company dedicated to developing the next generation of visual storytelling tools and experiences. The Future Group is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with regional offices in Croatia, UK, and the USA. Pixotope recently supported SBS Korea's Olympic coverage with their virtual set in Korea. In North America, Pixotope partnered with CBS Sports to provide Augmented reality graphics for their Superbowl coverage in 2020. Pixotope's involvement was key in helping deliver an ambitious live mixed reality production of the All-Time team sequence to celebrate 100 seasons of the NFL. The complex, seven-minute production combined live action from multiple moving cameras with augmented virtual stages and graphics.Wednesday, July 7, 2021Atom Creek's Dave Clipp on Supplying a Hyper-Converged Production InfrastructureThe Sports Video Group is excited to welcome Atom Creek as a new corporate sponsor. Created in 2008, the company is an Information Technology solutions provider that works toward meeting the needs of a variety of customers. Atom Creek specializes in three different technical categories: Systems Engineering with a focus on compute, storage, and virtualization; Network Engineering with a focus on routing, switching, and information security; and Managed Services to manage customer cloud and on-premise infrastructure via monitoring and provide end-user support and training. In this New Sponsor Spotlight, SVG's Ken Kerschbaumer speaks with President/CEO Dave Clipp to provide an overview of the company's offerings, how Atom Creek is helping their clients like AT&T SportsNet, and more.