SportsTech On Demand 2020

Wednesday, April 15, 2020Studio Network Solutions' Stephen McKenna on How New 'Nomad' Tool Enables Remote-Editing From HomeIn an effort to keep the broadcast-technology community informed this spring, throughout April, SVG is hosting a series of SportsTech On Demand video interviews with executives from the industry’s top technology vendors discussing their latest product releases and company news. Our Jason Dachman sat down with Stephen McKenna, director, sales, Studio Network Solutions, about the company’s efforts. Studio Network Solutions (SNS) – a provider of media management & workflow storage server solutions for professional video, graphic, VFX and audio productions – is helping sports media and entertainment creatives transform the way they store, share, and organize content. Recognizing the immediate need for better work-from-home and remote editing solutions, SNS released a new tool – Nomad – that enables creative teams to work virtually anywhere. By combining scalable, high performance shared media storage servers with powerful workflow tools for teams working with Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X, DaVinci Resolve, Avid Media Composer, and other creative applications, SNS products empower post-production and broadcast teams in over 70 countries to create amazing content, faster.Wednesday, April 15, 2020Sneaky Big Studios' Ben Grafchik on the Rise of At-Home ProductionIn an effort to keep the broadcast-technology community informed this spring, throughout April, SVG is hosting a series of SportsTech On Demand video interviews with executives from the industry’s top technology vendors discussing their latest product releases and company news. Our Jason Dachman sat down with Ben Grafchik, director, business development, Sneaky Big Studios, about the company’s efforts. While Sneaky Big's studios in Scottsdale, AZ, are maintaining proper social distancing measures, they have also stayed busy by hosting Michael Wilbon during his Pardon the Interruption segments for ESPN, standup shots for CNBC, and serving the Glendale and Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce. Sneaky Big's control rooms have become a mainstay for at-home/remote productions. Once life gets back to (somewhat) normal, Grafchick expects the number of events that will require coverage may be more than the current broadcast industry can support via traditional broadcast methods, potentially opening the door for more at-home productions at Sneaky Big.Wednesday, April 15, 2020Qligent's Lang Cooksey on Shifting Cloud Tech to a Consumption-Based Cost Structure with DymosIn an effort to keep the broadcast-technology community informed this spring, throughout April, SVG is hosting a series of SportsTech On Demand video interviews with executives from the industry’s top technology vendors discussing their latest product releases and company news. Our Brandon Costa sat down with Lang Cooksey, product manager, Qligent, about the company’s efforts. Cooksey offers a look at Vision’s Dymos, which provides live event originators the ability to leverage cloud technology on a consumption-based cost structure. Launching and properly terminating the monitoring for live events in the cloud ensures that cloud compute costs are only accrued for the duration of the event monitoring, as opposed to the always-on, 24/7 monitoring of the past. Vision’s Dymos event-based monitoring is ideal for live sports or any event that has a fixed start time and an undetermined ending.Wednesday, April 15, 2020PSSI/Strategic TV's Matt Bridges on Keeping the World Connected During Challenging TimesIn an effort to keep the broadcast-technology community informed this spring, throughout April, SVG is hosting a series of SportsTech On Demand video interviews with executives from the industry’s top technology vendors discussing their latest product releases and company news. Our Jason Dachman sat down with Matt Bridges, president, Strategic Television, about the company’s efforts. PSSI Global Services continues to provide innovative solutions to deliver content and connectivity to its customer and is poised to leverage its nationwide fleet of transmission and connectivity vehicles to provide remote data and video services as emergency relief centers and services come online across the country. Meanwhile, PSSI is continuing to provide event management and transmission services, including at WrestleMania 36, where they provided project management and teleport services for domestic and international distribution, streaming services, and more. The project management team is also working closely with all PSSI customers to develop strategies to adjust to the new reality of remote talent and travel restrictions. Finally, 24/7 services continue at PSSI International Teleport and the PSSI VideoTech Center in downtown Pittsburgh, including government services and disaster recovery for several major broadcasters.Wednesday, April 15, 2020JVC Professional Video's Edgar Shane on Remote Productions Over IP With the ConnectedCAM SeriesIn an effort to keep the broadcast-technology community informed this spring, throughout April, SVG is hosting a series of SportsTech On Demand video interviews with executives from the industry’s top technology vendors discussing their latest product releases and company news. Our Ken Kerschbaumer sat down with Edgar Shane, general manager, engineering, JVC Professional Video, about the company’s efforts. As content creators retreat inside, JVC's ConnectedCAM ConnectedCAM series of camcorders are allowing for a remote production to be done over the Internet (IP). Recently, the company introduced 1" CMOS handheld and 2/3" 3xCMOS shoulder/studio camcorders including the GY-HC500SPC camera with live sports score overlay. Each camera is equipped with the streaming encoder to send video over the Internet and decoder to receive Return Video and IFB over the same connection. The highest contribution-quality transport over the Internet utilizing H.264 and HEVC codecs with robust SRT and Zixi QoS does not require any additional encoders, only cameras and Internet connection on location. In addition, Tte GY-HC500SPC adds Live Score CG video overlay with a real-time update over IP from the SportzCast ScoreHUB connected to the venue scoreboard.Tuesday, April 14, 2020Maxon's Paul Babb Previews Star-studded Lineup at C4D LiveIn an effort to keep the broadcast-technology community informed this spring, throughout April, SVG is hosting a series of SportsTech On Demand video interviews with executives from the industry’s top technology vendors discussing their latest product releases and company news. Our Jason Dachman sat down with Paul Babb, head of worldwide marketing and COO, Americas, Maxon, about the company’s efforts. Maxon will be hosting a virtual NAB presence on C4DLive.com featuring an incredible line-up of presenters. Starting Monday, April 20, 2020, the artists originally slated to appear in Las Vegas will share production tips, techniques and inspiration featuring Maxon’s Cinema 4D, Red Giant and Redshift product lines. For over 15 years, at major industry conferences such as NAB, SIGGRAPH, IBC and NAB NY, Maxon has successfully supplemented its physical booth presence with live streaming presentations. This has allowed show attendees and those unable to attend events in person, to benefit from cutting-edge demonstrations, technology updates and interaction with the guest artists in real-time. In the current unusual situation, Maxon is able to take advantage of that experience to bring the show to the community around the globe.Tuesday, April 14, 2020T2 Computing's Stefan Grycz on Setting Up the Sports Broadcast Industry For a Remote WorldIn an effort to keep the broadcast-technology community informed this spring, throughout April, SVG is hosting a series of SportsTech On Demand video interviews with executives from the industry’s top technology vendors discussing their latest product releases and company news. Our Brandon Costa sat down with Stefan Grycz, director,e nterprise sales, T2 Computing, about the company’s efforts. As broadcasters around the world ramp up their own unique takes on remote editing, T2 Computing's services team were putting together a remote editing solution prepared to meet the increase in demand. The goal was to provide a remote editing solution to content creators that would leverage their existing hardware infrastructure and thus wouldn't require a new capital expenditure or reliance on a manufacturers supply chain. Over the past few weeks, T2 has hooked up well over 700 video editors with its solution and are prepared to meet the needs of many more.Tuesday, April 14, 2020Reality Check Systems' Andrew Heimbold on the Rise of Remote ProductionIn an effort to keep the broadcast-technology community informed this spring, throughout April, SVG is hosting a series of SportsTech On Demand video interviews with executives from the industry’s top technology vendors discussing their latest product releases and company news. Our Jason Dachman sat down with Andrew Heimbold, president, Reality Check Systems, about the company’s efforts. In recent years, RCS has evolved significantly as streaming and cloud technology have transformed the industry. The recent coronavirus pandemic has only accelerated this evolution and RCS sees remote production becoming the standard for future live sports productions. Heimbold discusses how the company is dealing with this transition, while serving existing clients as they transition as well.Tuesday, April 14, 2020Harmonic's Andy Warman on Securing Content on Linear, OTT OutletsIn an effort to keep the broadcast-technology community informed this spring, throughout April, SVG is hosting a series of SportsTech On Demand video interviews with executives from the industry’s top technology vendors discussing their latest product releases and company news. Our Ken Kerschbaumer sat down with Andy Warman, director, playout solutions, Harmonic,  about the company’s efforts. The events over the past few months due to coronavirus have revealed new and heightened business risks in terms of service continuity for linear channel delivery. Warman explains the factors involved in securing premium OTT and linear channels, the ways in which the public cloud can help ensure service continuity, even remotely, and offers his insights into the solutions and services available that can help.Tuesday, April 14, 2020Filmwerks' Michael Satrazemis on Supplying Ample Resources During a ShutdownIn an effort to keep the broadcast-technology community informed this spring, throughout April, SVG is hosting a series of SportsTech On Demand video interviews with executives from the industry’s top technology vendors discussing their latest product releases and company news. Our Ken Kerschbaumer sat down with Michael Satrazemis, CEO, Filmwerks, about the company’s efforts. Despite spring sporting events being canceled or postpones until the foreseeable future, Filmwerks is still providing services to a handful of news shows, WWE, and a scenic project for ESPN. With a full and available staff, the company is working on inventory, an ERP implementation, and paying close attention to the maintenance of all equipment. In the meantime, Filmwerks standing by to every possibility of work and are readily available with all resources.Tuesday, April 14, 2020DNA Studios' Sam Schrade on Engaging Clients Through Other Production AvenuesIn an effort to keep the broadcast-technology community informed this spring, throughout April, SVG is hosting a series of SportsTech On Demand video interviews with executives from the industry’s top technology vendors discussing their latest product releases and company news. Our Ken Kerschbaumer sat down with Sam Schrade, owner and president, DNA Studios, about the company’s efforts. Since starting in 2007, DNA Studios has since evolved into a niche market of regional sports and event. With a 3,000 sq. ft. television studio, video wall, and connectivity to most major cable networks, a staff of seven insightful employees, and four mobile production trucks, the company has been involved in high-profile sporting events like the 2017 World Series and Super Bowl in 2016. As sports and events have come to a complete halt, DNA Stuidos has been able to lean on our other service lines to stay in the game.Tuesday, April 14, 2020Brainstorm's Miguel Churruca on How Virtual Studios Are More Valuable Than EverIn an effort to keep the broadcast-technology community informed this spring, throughout April, SVG is hosting a series of SportsTech On Demand video interviews with executives from the industry’s top technology vendors discussing their latest product releases and company news. Our Jason Dachman sat down with Miguel Churruca, director, marketing and communications, Brainstorm, about the company’s efforts. Brainstorm recently announced the release of Brainstorm Suite 4, a major upgrade to its InfinitySet, Aston, and eStudio solutions that includes a number of unique features designed to enhance content creation and output. Suite 4 greatly improves Brainstorm's capabilities for creating high-quality photorealistic content, no matter if it is for real-time graphics, virtual sets, augmented reality or broadcast workflows in any resolution. Also, Brainstorm will be launching its Virtual NAB Week, a virtual meeting place for bringing its new announcements and product demos to the market, which will take place during the week of April 20th.Monday, April 13, 2020Xytech Systems' Greg Dolan Showcases New Features in MediaPulse 2020In an effort to keep the broadcast-technology community informed this spring, throughout April, SVG is hosting a series of SportsTech On Demand video interviews with executives from the industry’s top technology vendors discussing their latest product releases and company news. Our Jason Dachman sat down with Greg Dolan, CCO, Xytech Systems, about the company’s efforts. Xytech, a provider of facility management software for the media and broadcast industry, is releasing the Remote Launch Order and Media Management modules of its MediaPulse 2020 platform. The upgrade of both the physical and digital Media Management module includes an update to the Media Purchase Order, offering the ability to tie media purchase specifications and profiles directly into a purchase order. An update to the Remote Launch Order module will also be included. Both updates streamline the selection of resources, automate all costs, and ensure users don’t inadvertently commit any payroll violations.Monday, April 13, 2020Telstra's Andreas Eriksson on the Power of its Global Media NetworkIn an effort to keep the broadcast-technology community informed this spring, throughout April, SVG is hosting a series of SportsTech On Demand video interviews with executives from the industry’s top technology vendors discussing their latest product releases and company news. Our Ken Kerschbaumer sat down with Andreas Eriksson, head of broadcast services, Telstra, about the company’s efforts. Telstra expands its media delivery reach by providing a secure cloud gateway service, media data capability, and new partnerships to the Telstra Global Media Network. Andreas Eriksson, Head of Telstra Broadcast Services, shares the benefits of an extensive media network, hybrid delivery models and scalable service assurance and management for content delivery. The Telstra Global Media Network is a purpose-built video contribution and distribution network integrating underlying media fibre networks, satellite capabilities, and partnerships, connecting 2500+ OnNet endpoints, including 1000+ customer sites and 1500+ venues and stadiums.Monday, April 13, 2020Simplylive's Greg Macchia Discusses the Game Changing UI GatewayIn an effort to keep the broadcast-technology community informed this spring, throughout April, SVG is hosting a series of SportsTech On Demand video interviews with executives from the industry’s top technology vendors discussing their latest product releases and company news. Our Ken Kerschbaumer sat down with Greg Macchia, VP, sales and operations, Simplylive, about the company’s efforts. Macchia lays out Simplylive's latest advances around its ViBox platform as it looks to give users and potential clients more ways to work efficiently and cost effectively. Among the highlights is the Simplylive UI Gateway which allows for the ViBox I/O hardware, cameras, and switcher or replay operators  to work together despite being in entirely different locations, even if they are connected over standard, affordable Internet connections.Monday, April 13, 2020JB&A's Nick Smith on Supplying Products for Remote Live StreamingIn an effort to keep the broadcast-technology community informed this spring, throughout April, SVG is hosting a series of SportsTech On Demand video interviews with executives from the industry’s top technology vendors discussing their latest product releases and company news. Our Kristian Hernandez sat down with Nicholas Smith, VP, technology, JB&A about the company’s efforts. As a distributor in all things video, from file-based workflows to live video switching, encoding, and streaming, JB&A works with companies to connect the dots between their products and the clients who use them. In the current climate, getting video online to stream is the number one request from all parts of the industry. JB&A is helping consumers find the right camera, encoding solution, streaming platform in order for them to work with their production team through remote tools to create and deliver what their audiences want most: content.Monday, April 13, 2020Evertz's Mo Goyal on Latest Tech that Makes a DifferenceIn an effort to keep the broadcast-technology community informed this spring, throughout April, SVG is hosting a series of SportsTech On Demand video interviews with executives from the industry’s top technology vendors discussing their latest product releases and company news. Our Ken Kerschbaumer sat down with Mo Goyal, senior director, international business development, Evertz, about the company’s efforts. Whether it is the SCORPION Smart Media Aggregation Platform coupled with the MIO-BLADE to form an agile “toolbox” needed for all remote production or enhancements to the DreamCatcher BRAVO Evertz continues to innovate in 2020. These efforts follow a year where Evertz integrated video mixing, graphics insertion, replay, and highlight features revolutionize collaborative production.Monday, April 13, 2020ChyronHego's Niall Hendry Reveals Latest Enhancements to Paint, VP, and Click Effects PlatformsIn an effort to keep the broadcast-technology community informed this spring, throughout April, SVG is hosting a series of SportsTech On Demand video interviews with executives from the industry’s top technology vendors discussing their latest product releases and company news. Our Jason Dachman sat down with Niall Hendry, senior product manager, sports broadcasting and venues, ChyronHego, about the company’s efforts. Hendry details all the latest features in ChyronHego's Paint 8.1 release, including Multi-UHD stitched replay module, the AllCam sports PTZ "time machine", HTML5 remote app and H.264 output allowing users to control Paint from any device and host the software anywhere. In addition, FIFA has certified ChyronHego's Virtual Placement 7.3 for VOL (virtual offside line) and VAR (video assisted review) workflows. VP 7.3 also features AI-based auto chromakey managing changeable environmental conditions, transfer of calibration metadata over audio, VANC and UDP for remote & downstream workflows, and a virtual basketball module. Click Effects 3.5, the latest edition of ChyronHego's venue-focused graphics system, features GSync GPU synchronisation across multiple systems, combined GPU & SDI workflow, HDR support, side-by-side authoring with its PRIME platform and Paint watch folder integration, pushing telstrated replays into in-venue screens.Monday, April 13, 2020CineSys-Oceana's Harry Skopas, Jason Starne & Matt Timmons on Reliable, Cloud-Based Remote SolutionsIn an effort to keep the broadcast-technology community informed this spring, throughout April, SVG is hosting a series of SportsTech On Demand video interviews with executives from the industry’s top technology vendors discussing their latest product releases and company news. Our Ken Kerschbaumer sat down with CineSys-Oceana Director of M/E Solutions Architecture and Technical Sales Harry Skopas, VP of Media Solution Jason Starne, and Senior Systems Engineer and Workflow Architect Matt Timmons about the company’s efforts. In a time unforeseen by anyone, sports video production professionals are forced to work within the confines of their homes. With limited space for daily equipment, content creators are looking for ways to still churn out a reasonable amount of material with flexible solutions. The CineSys-Oceana team dive deep into their remote workflows, including Amulet Hotkey (Teradici PCoIP), Simple Cloud (virtual workstations), and Iconik (asset management in the cloud).Friday, April 10, 2020Avid's Ray Thompson on How Users Are Embracing Cloud EditingIn an effort to keep the broadcast-technology community informed this spring, throughout April, SVG is hosting a series of SportsTech On Demand video interviews with executives from the industry’s top technology vendors discussing their latest product releases and company news. Our Ken Kerschbaumer sat down with Ray Thompson, director of market solutions, broadcast and media, Avid, about the company’s efforts. Avid is singularly focused on helping its customers during the Covid-19 pandemic to ensure that creativity keeps flowing. In this video, Thompson discusses the ways Avid's customers are adjusting with remote workflows to on-prem environments. In addition, Thompson speaks about a growing trend during this crisis – customers are now using cloud editing with Edit On Demand to do actual productions. As Avid’s product announcements are on hold to focus on the crisis, Thompson wraps things up by discussing Avid’s summertime plans for its next round of product introductions.Friday, April 10, 2020EVS's James Stellpflug on Tools for Leaner, Flexible WorkflowsIn an effort to keep the broadcast-technology community informed this spring, throughout April, SVG is hosting a series of SportsTech On Demand video interviews with executives from the industry’s top technology vendors discussing their latest product releases and company news. Our Ken Kerschbaumer sat down with James Stellpflug, SVP, markets, EVS, about the company’s efforts. The current COVID-19 crisis has accelerated the move to next-generation workflows and processes and EVS has been hard at work the past couple of years gearing up for those moves. Stellpflug discusses the company's response to an industry looking for ways to work more cost-effectively, efficiently, and smarter via automation, AI, and more.Friday, April 10, 2020Videon's Todd Erdley on the New EdgeCaster Developer PlatformIn an effort to keep the broadcast-technology community informed this spring, throughout April, SVG is hosting a series of SportsTech On Demand video interviews with executives from the industry’s top technology vendors discussing their latest product releases and company news. Our Jason Dachman sat down with Todd Erdley, CEO, Videon, about the company’s efforts. Videon has launched the EdgeCaster Developer Platform, is based on the company's low-latency encoder, EdgeCaster. The EdgeCaster Developer Platform enables rapid customization and integration of the company's low-latency video encoder platform in a broad range of online video providers. With the EdgeCaster Developer Platform, users receive the best-in-class encoding with the ability to deliver a customer-friendly, end-to-end workflow. EdgeCaster is changing the way broadcasters can deploy and stream live events where encoding is no longer limited to trucks and racks or prices that demand dedicated use.Friday, April 10, 2020Masstech's Savva Mueller and George Kilpatrick on How to Enable Remote WorkingIn an effort to keep the broadcast-technology community informed this spring, throughout April, SVG is hosting a series of SportsTech On Demand video interviews with executives from the industry’s top technology vendors discussing their latest product releases and company news. Our Jason Dachman sat down with Masstech CEO George Kilpatrick and VP of Product Savva Mueller about the company’s efforts. Masstech's current focus is on helping its existing customers with the challenges of remote working. For sports organizations much of this revolves around accessing and sharing archived material that is held in on-prem libraries. Masstech has developed new initiatives, including free training, waiving fees for cloud connectors, and new functionality for downloading archived content (cloud & on-prem) to local workstations. The company is also continuing to add new modules to its Kumulate platform, and is announcing a new automated content acquisition portal called Gateway. It allows suppliers to upload content, which is then auto-checked for format and metadata compliance before entering production workflows.Friday, April 10, 2020Mediapro's Mario Sousa Details Wide Range of Services, ProductsIn an effort to keep the broadcast-technology community informed this spring, throughout April, SVG is hosting a series of SportsTech On Demand video interviews with executives from the industry’s top technology vendors discussing their latest product releases and company news. Our Ken Kerschbaumer sat down with Mario Sousa, head of sales and marketing, Mediapro, about the company’s efforts. Whether it is broadcast production and master control facilities in New York and Miami, broadcast production trucks available for use in North America, rights management, and a host of new technologies like aerial cabled cameras, automated production tools, graphics, and OTT and media playout services Mediapro has it all.Friday, April 10, 2020Object Matrix's Nick Pearce on Hybrid Media Management OperationsIn an effort to keep the broadcast-technology community informed this spring, throughout April, SVG is hosting a series of SportsTech On Demand video interviews with executives from the industry’s top technology vendors discussing their latest product releases and company news. Our Ken Kerschbaumer sat down with Nick Pearce, director, sales and marketing, Object Matrix, about the company’s efforts. Join Ken and Nick as they discuss the move to hybrid asset management storage technologies and workflows and how deep archives are playing a bigger role than ever for sports networks and leagues. How can Object Matrix play a part in making those hybrid systems more efficient and functional?Wednesday, April 8, 2020Sencore's Brandon Baker Details Latest IP Gateway ProductsIn an effort to keep the broadcast-technology community informed this spring, throughout April, SVG is hosting a series of SportsTech On Demand video interviews with executives from the industry’s top technology vendors discussing their latest product releases and company news. Our Jason Dachman sat down with Brandon Baker, strategic account manager, Sencore, about the company’s recent activity. Sencore will be releasing several new products, features, and technologies over the next few months. The company's vast portfolio of video delivery, system monitoring, and analysis solutions is ready to assist with current trends in the industry: Content transport over the open internet - Products: DMG 7000, SCP 2100, MRD 7000, DMG 4000; Receiving/decoding supporting the latest standards - Products: MRD 7000/6000, AG 6000; SMPTE 2110 production and monitoring - Products: SDI2X, MRD 7000, VB440, AG 6000, DMG 4000; Hardware or virtual 24x7 MPEG/IP analysis - Products: VB330 & VB330-V; Time-delay and disaster recovery for long-term storage & replay - Product: TSS 6220Wednesday, April 8, 2020TAG V.S.'s Abe Zerbib and Kevin Joyce on the Launch of 'Zer0 Friction' Business StrategyIn an effort to keep the broadcast-technology community informed this spring, throughout April, SVG is hosting a series of SportsTech On Demand video interviews with executives from the industry’s top technology vendors discussing their latest product releases and company news. Our Jason Dachman sat down with TAG V.S. CEO Abe Zerbib and COO Kevin Joyce about the company’s recent activity. TAG Video Systems – which provides 100% Software-based, IP, COTS, and Cloud solutions for Probing, Monitoring and Multiviewing – recently unveiled its new Zer0 Friction business strategy. Zer0 Friction allows clients the operational agility to manage the software across applications and locations, thus maximizing asset utilization. TAG’s solution can handle both compressed and uncompressed formats; support all major industry standards (such as SMPTE 2110, 2022-6/7, JPEG 2000, MPEG TS, DASH, HLS and CMAF), and can be applied to all four major broadcast applications: Live production, Playout, Delivery and OTT.  As the industry transitions to cloud based IP workflows,  TAG believes Zer0 Friction will be the only way broadcast applications will be deployed in the future.Tuesday, April 7, 2020Journey's Dave Walzer on the Benefits of Service-Based IP Video TransmissionIn an effort to keep the broadcast-technology community informed this spring, throughout April, SVG is hosting a series of SportsTech On Demand video interviews with executives from the industry’s top technology vendors discussing their latest product releases and company news. Our Jason Dachman sat down with Dave Walzer, president and CEO, Journey, about the company’s recent activity. Journey’s offers IP video transmission services that features the combination of active management and ease of deployment. In this interview Walzer explores some of the advanced features Journey offers specifically for REMI production why Journey’s proprietary technology offers clear advantages over open-source protocols. He also looks at some recent case studies can client wins in the sports and esports sectors.Tuesday, April 7, 2020Pixellot's David Shapiro on Advancing Automated Production Through the Use of AIIn an effort to keep the broadcast-technology community informed this spring, throughout April, SVG is hosting a series of SportsTech On Demand video interviews with executives from the industry’s top technology vendors discussing their latest product releases and company news. Our Brandon Costa sat down with David Shapiro, president, North America, Pixellot, about the company’s recent activity. Pixellot provides AI-automated live coverage for more than 130 leagues and produces upwards of 40,000 live games each month from 6,000 fields and venues around the world. The company has worked with production companies, national associations, educational institutes, clubs and governing bodies to support their streaming and video analysis needs for more than six years. Following the recent acquisition of Vidswap, a leading video breakdown and analytics platforms, and the launch of the white-label OTT service, Pixellot offers a range of production, analysis and monetization solutions for the sports media and coaching market.Tuesday, April 7, 2020Telos Alliance's Martin Dyster on Current Updates to Telos Infinity IP IntercomIn an effort to keep the broadcast-technology community informed this spring, throughout April, SVG is hosting a series of SportsTech On Demand video interviews with executives from the industry’s top technology vendors discussing their latest product releases and company news. Our Dan Daley sat down with Martin Dyster, VP, business development, Telos Alliance, about the company’s recent activity. The audio industry has heard about Telos Infinity IP-based Intercom system that eschews outdated matrix-based technology, but the platform is constantly being updated to provide new features, hardware, and functionality to grow with customers. The latest features, hardware, and functionality for Infinity IP Intercom include the BP-4 Quad Channel Wired Beltpack and the new Infinity Dashboard Advanced release that adds VOX Detect, ISO Keys, External AES67 I/O, Scene Snapshots, Remote Device Control and Network Failover Protection. In today's current situation, Infinity Link is the most prevalent, which connects systems in remote locations over WAN and VPN, using the OPUS codec optimized for voice communication — available as a license for Beltpacks, Panels, and through Standalone Infinity Link Gateway hardware.Tuesday, April 7, 2020The Studio - B&H's Michel Suissa on Meeting the New Demands of the Sports Video IndustryIn an effort to keep the broadcast-technology community informed this spring, throughout April, SVG is hosting a series of SportsTech On Demand video interviews with executives from the industry’s top technology vendors discussing their latest product releases and company news. Our Brandon Costa sat down with Michel Suissa, managing director, The Studio - B&H, about the company’s recent activity. Headquartered in New York City, the popular B&H store is naturally closed but the company is remaining as active as ever, meeting the purchasing needs of video content creators across the globe. The Studio-B&H, meanwhile, is continuing to support its high-end sports media clients with desperately needed technology supplies. In addition, the company is continuing to build critical vendor partnerships, most recently striking a deal with Ncam, a leading provider of camera tracking and augmented reality solutions, to serve the sports broadcasting community. They have also solidified partnership with key vendors like ARRI and MultiDyne, bridging the gap between sports and entertainment with the use of large sensor camera and optics.Tuesday, April 7, 2020TVU Network's Ken Valdiserri on Supporting the Industry with the Project Pool Feed InitiativeIn an effort to keep the broadcast-technology community informed this spring, throughout April, SVG is hosting a series of SportsTech On Demand video interviews with executives from the industry’s top technology vendors discussing their latest product releases and company news. Our Brandon Costa sat down with Ken Valdiserri, VP, sports and entertainment sales, TVU Networks, about the company’s recent activity. To assist the sports community in this challenging time, TVU Networks is making its Project Pool Feed Initiative available to all. This solution enables content creators to feed content to local market TV stations for daily sports newscasts during a time when team officials are relying on news stations to provide the real-time sharing of relevant and behind the scenes coverage. During the remainder of March and April, TVU will make available for free and waive all monthly subscription fees and software costs for sports teams and university athletic departments providing content to TV stations taking part in Project Pool Feed.Tuesday, April 7, 2020AIDA Content Management's Peter Flood Talks Video Meta Hub, Power of MetadataIn an effort to keep the broadcast-technology community informed this spring, throughout April, SVG is hosting a series of SportsTech On Demand video interviews with executives from the industry’s top technology vendors discussing their latest product releases and company news. Our Jason Dahcman sat down with Peter Flood, CEO, AIDA Content Management, about the company’s recent activity. AIDA Content Management offers a large scope of services and solutions enabling innovation with In Frame Time Based Descriptive Metadata across Media Asset Management, Data Management and AL/ML that drives optimization of search, discovery, personalization, and marketability not available before, thus robust client and subscriber growth and retention across Industries. Ideal for Sports Broadcasting is the Video Meta Hub, a Smart Cloud based MAM including sophisticated meta-tagging with Auto-tagging that ingests back into all workflows with optimized search/discovery. Ideal remote tagging, storage, and rapid search and retrieval for video digital asset workflow activity. With the necessary movement to WFH and remote work given the corona-virus situation, the Video Meta Hub creates a connection for workflows across the organization.Tuesday, April 7, 2020Sparx Technology's Kevin Annison on the Changing Face of Sports InteractivityIn an effort to keep the broadcast-technology community informed this spring, throughout April, SVG is hosting a series of SportsTech On Demand video interviews with executives from the industry’s top technology vendors discussing their latest product releases and company news. Our Brandon Costa sat down with Kevin Annison, head of sales, Sparx Technology, about the company’s recent activity. A stoppage in live sports means sports content creators are looking for unique ways to offer direct interactivity and engagement now more than ever before. Sparx Technology is continuing to push its solutions designed to drive viewers to interact with content like archived classic games, esports competitions, documentaries, and more while also driving innovation in gambling and in-venue activations when live sports do return.Tuesday, April 7, 2020Levels Beyond's Art Raymond Details Latest Developments for Reach EngineIn an effort to keep the broadcast-technology community informed this spring, throughout April, SVG is hosting a series of SportsTech On Demand video interviews with executives from the industry’s top technology vendors discussing their latest product releases and company news. Our Jason Dachman sat down with Art Raymond, founder and chief customer officer, Levels Beyond, about the company’s recent activity. Art Raymond, Levels Beyond founder and Chief Customer Officer shares the latest developments and wins for its Reach Engine media-orchestration platform, how Levels Beyond has seen changes and been impacted by Covid, and how they factor into the urgent shift to remote collaboration. Raymond discusses the pivots and adjustments that Levels Beyond is enabling for broadcasters, leagues, and teams to adapt to a seismic shift in the content-creation business.Tuesday, April 7, 2020Kyle Evans on How Seagate Powered by Tape Ark Serves as On-Ramp to the CloudIn an effort to keep the broadcast-technology community informed this spring, throughout April, SVG is hosting a series of SportsTech On Demand video interviews with executives from the industry’s top technology vendors discussing their latest product releases and company news. Our Jason Dachman caught up with Kyle Evans, director, sales, Tape Ark, about the company's recent activity. Modern broadcasters are eager to position their valuable content to capitalize on the benefits of operating across a pure cloud and/or hybrid enterprise. However, they’re faced with multiple challenges when migrating their content from traditional backup tapes that often span multiple generations, when using their existing infrastructure. Enter Seagate Powered by Tape Ark, a partnership specifically designed to efficiently migrate content from the world’s largest tape collections to the cloud. By migrating their content off tape and to the cloud, broadcasters are able to improve data access, promote remote collaboration, increase data security and the speed of distribution. The content is also ideally positioned to apply today’s AI and ML tools, extracting significantly greater value from their content. When audience engagement is more important than ever, unlocking the value of tape-bound content, even across the largest collections is easier than many first envisage.Monday, April 6, 2020Vimond's Megan Wagoner on Serving the Industry Through the Vimond Cares InitiativeIn an effort to keep the broadcast-technology community informed this spring, throughout April, SVG is hosting a series of SportsTech On Demand video interviews with executives from the industry’s top technology vendors discussing their latest product releases and company news. Our Brandon Costa sat down with Megan Wagoner, VP, sales, Vimond, about the company’s recent activity. To serve the industry in these times, Vimond is executing on its Vimond Cares Initiative which allows new clients to use Vimond IO in their live production workflow in the month of April for no cost. Vimond IO empowers today's sports video editors with a modern alternative to conventional editing workstation solutions. Vimond IO's professional cloud-native editing technology is flexible, intuitive, supports multiple use cases, and can be used anytime, anywhere by any number of users collaboratively. IO provides the ability to quickly clip live and file-based video, search closed captions, edit, publish, and archive. Publish a variety of bitrates and aspect ratios simultaneously and send to social media or CMS with one-click publishing.Monday, April 6, 2020Imagen's Nick Ashwin on Unlocking the Power of Your ArchiveIn an effort to keep the broadcast-technology community informed this spring, throughout April, SVG is hosting a series of SportsTech On Demand video interviews with executives from the industry’s top technology vendors discussing their latest product releases and company news. Our Jason Dachman had a discussion with Nick Ashwin, director, business development, Imagen, about what the company is up to. The winning formula to unlocking the power of archived video content - from access, storage and distribution. Find out how the art of storytelling with archive content can keep fans engaged in real time with digital content. There’s an overwhelming volume of archive video content in Sports, it’s key to understand what content will resonate the best and why - and how to search and access instantaneously to fill a rapidly changing schedule.Monday, April 6, 2020Xcite Interactive's Aaron Cohn on Supplying At-Home Trivia for Sports FansIn an effort to keep the broadcast-technology community informed this spring, throughout April, SVG is hosting a series of SportsTech On Demand video interviews with executives from the industry’s top technology vendors discussing their latest product releases and company news. Our Kristian Hernandez chatted with Aaron Cohn, EVP, sales and marketing, Xcite Interactive, about the company's recent offerings. Xcite has recently launched an initiative that provides properties (current clients and non-clients) with a white label version of the company's trivia game. To date, more than 25 teams have signed up to give this trivia platform to their fans.Monday, April 6, 2020Primeview’s Chanan Averbuch on the Role of LED Displays in the Collegiate SpaceIn an effort to keep the broadcast-technology community informed this spring, throughout April, SVG is hosting a series of SportsTech On Demand video interviews with executives from the industry’s top technology vendors discussing their latest product releases and company news. Our Kristian Hernandez spoke with Chanan Averbuch, EVP of the Americas, Primeview, about the company's recent plans. Video boards and signage technology are now allowing collegiate athletic programs to recruit and retail top-student athletes. From $50 million to $270 million facilities, the company is entering a new era of programming with areas for recruiting and prospect hosting. With the help of specialized architects, sports consultants and engineering firms, the athletic centers of the future now include auditoriums with dramatic views of stadiums, grand lobbies that showcase the school’s sports history, strength and conditioning complexes that point to the next level future, outdoor sitting areas and balconies that  overlooking practice fields, recruiting lounges, expansive team locker rooms that have sports bar vibes, players' lounges that may include the extremes of a private bowling alley to a barber shop, rooftop terraces featuring outdoor kitchen and recreational activities, including miniature golf, and NFL alumni locker rooms.Monday, April 6, 2020IO Industries’ Andrew Searle on Enhancements to POV Fleet, Volumetric Capture TechnologyIn an effort to keep the broadcast-technology community informed this spring, throughout April, SVG is hosting a series of SportsTech On Demand video interviews with executives from the industry’s top technology vendors discussing their latest product releases and company news. Our Kristian Hernandez sat down with Andrew Searle, sales manager, IO Industries, about the company's efforts. IO Industries makes small and rugged POV video cameras for capturing new and exciting angles in live sports and entertainment events, such as in pylons or goal posts, inside race cars or on drones. The cameras feature Sony CMOS image sensors with HD and UHD SDI outputs and have fully adjustable paint and shading capability from familiar remote control panels (RCPs). IO Industries also specializes in multi-camera arrays for volumetric video capture and light field imaging, and have designed a new camera - Volucam - to meet the specific needs of these applications. These techniques produce photo-realistic 3D virtual humans derived from captures of their real performances, which can then be used in immersive augmented reality experiences. This was used for the first time in a live production by Sky TV at The 148th Open Championship in July 2019 and will be seen in more sports events throughout 2020.Thursday, April 2, 2020Comrex's Chris Crump on Solutions for Broadcasting in an Era of Social DistancingIn an effort to keep the broadcast-technology community informed this spring, throughout April, SVG is hosting a series of SportsTech On Demand video interviews with executives from the industry’s top technology vendors discussing their latest product releases and company news. Our Brandon Costa conversed with Chris Crump, senior director, sales and marketing, Comrex, about the company’s recent and upcoming venue projects. Since 1961, Comrex has been helping broadcasters connect to listeners from just about anywhere they need to be. Now more than ever, Comrex products are providing reliable broadcast solutions for folks that need to broadcast from home studios or other remote locations. The company specializes in live, low-latency audio and video delivery over IP networks, including their most popular product solutions for Broadcast Reliable delivery of remote broadcast content.Thursday, April 2, 2020Teradek's Jon Landman on Adjusting Streaming Solutions to Current ClimateIn an effort to keep the broadcast-technology community informed this spring, throughout April, SVG is hosting a series of SportsTech On Demand video interviews with executives from the industry’s top technology vendors discussing their latest product releases and company news. Our Ken Kerschbaumer spoke with Jon Landman, VP, sales, Teradek, about the company's recent offerings. For the past few weeks, Teradek has been keeping its doors open for manufacturing and shipping to continue providing solutions for this influx of remote production demand. Landman has been working directly with all of the company's customers to get them setup with workflows that they aren’t completely familiar with.Thursday, April 2, 2020Cobalt Digital's Chris Shaw on Recent Project LaunchesIn an effort to keep the broadcast-technology community informed this spring, throughout April, SVG is hosting a series of SportsTech On Demand video interviews with executives from the industry’s top technology vendors discussing their latest product releases and company news.  Our Ken Kerschbaumer spoke to Chris Shaw, EVP, sales and marketing, Cobalt Digital, about the company's recent products.Thursday, April 2, 2020Alpha Video's Jeff Volk on Recent, Upcoming Venue ProjectsIn an effort to keep the broadcast-technology community informed this spring, throughout April, SVG is hosting a series of SportsTech On Demand video interviews with executives from the industry’s top technology vendors discussing their latest product releases and company news. Our Kristian Hernandez conversed with Jeff Volk, VP, Alpha Video, about the company’s recent and upcoming venue projects. Recently, Alpha Video launched their installed sound system solutions for upgraded audio in various venues. In addition, Alpha provided an update on their projects for the Las Vegas Raiders' new Allegiant Stadium and team headquarters, Lastly, Volk gives a look ahead to upcoming projects that are set to get underway this summer.Wednesday, April 1, 20203G Wireless' Gordon Capaccio on Reaching New Heights in Video CaptureIn an effort to keep the broadcast-technology community informed this spring, SVG is hosting a series of SportsTech On Demand video interviews throughout the month of April with executives from the industry’s top technology vendors to discuss their latest product releases and company news. Our Ken Kerscbaumer spoke with Gordon Capaccio, director, business development, 3G Wireless, about the company's recent progress Over the past few years, 3g has focused on pushing beyond boundaries on a number of fronts. Customers, who are partners, are seeking expertise to help them develop new innovations that integrate many different technologies including RF, IP, fiber, and new cameras to help them create unique content, compelling stories, and value. Additionally, new partners are seeking expertise that allows 3g to expand into new markets.Wednesday, April 1, 2020CONNECT's Gary Cooper on the New KYBIO SaaS OfferingIn an effort to keep the broadcast-technology community informed this spring, SVG is hosting a series of SportsTech On Demand video interviews throughout the month of April with executives from the industry’s top technology vendors to discuss their latest product releases and company news. Our Ken Kerschbaumer conversed with Gary Cooper, national sales manager, USA/Canada, CONNECT, about how the company's recent success. KYBIO was until now only available as a perpetual or annual Enterprise license. This new SaaS offer is designed to meet the needs of a larger range of potential users, such as smaller businesses or companies looking for higher flexibility and the comfort of outsourcing a turnkey service. Clients will have access to all of KYBIO’s functions while the platform hosting, administration, and general maintenance are handled directly by CONNECT. Users will also have access to KYBIO’s extensive list of drivers and thanks to its APIs, it can easily be deployed into their existing ecosystem.Wednesday, April 1, 2020Cloudian's Jon Toor on Solidifying Content SecurityIn an effort to keep the broadcast-technology community informed this spring, SVG is hosting a series of SportsTech On Demand video interviews throughout the month of April with executives from the industry’s top technology vendors to discuss their latest product releases and company news. Our Jason Dachman caught up with Jon Toor, CMO, Cloudian, about what the company is up to in the storage side of the industry. For media organizations, being hit with a ransomware attack could mean complete loss of access to content, crippling the company entirely. The FBI has deemed ransomware the fastest growing malware threat, with attacks increasing 97% over the past two years and a new organization falling victim every 14 seconds. To protect content from this growing threat, Cloudian recently announced a new Object Lock solution based on its HyperStore object storage and the new Veeam Availability Suite v10 that enables users to make backup copies immutable and invulnerable to hacker encryption or deletion. This data immutability ensures availability of an uninfected copy for reliable recovery in the event of a ransomware attack. The combined Cloudian-Veeam solution also offers cost savings of up to 70% over traditional disk- and tape-based storage.Wednesday, April 1, 2020Ncam's Phil Ventre on Compatible Updates With Ncam Reality 2020In an effort to keep the broadcast-technology community informed this spring, SVG is hosting a series of SportsTech On Demand video interviews throughout the month of April with executives from the industry’s top technology vendors to discuss their latest product releases and company news. Our Jason Dachman spoke with Phil Ventre, VP, sports and broadcast, Ncam, about the company's current updates. Ncam Technologies is launching a new lighter, more robust camera bar and server together with Ncam Reality 2020. In addition, the new ‘hybrid’ capabilities include natural, non-natural and fiducial features. Lastly, other new features are total stability on fixed sets, robust to light changes and LED walls with significant operational improvements via simplified GUI and TouchScreen operation.Wednesday, April 1, 2020LiveU's Janel Fleming on Supplying a Litany of Live Streaming Production SolutionsIn an effort to keep the broadcast-technology community informed this spring, SVG is hosting a series of SportsTech On Demand video interviews throughout the month of April with executives from the industry’s top technology vendors to discuss their latest product releases and company news. Our Brandon Costa chats with Janel Fleming, director of sales and sales group manager, sports, LiveU about the company's recent offerings. LiveU provides the best quality live video coverage of news and sporting events for TV, online, and social media. LiveU’s revolutionary remote production solutions allow content creators to capture live content in the field and send it to the studio – wherever that may be – to produce live shows and events. The company's IP content contribution and distribution solution, LiveU Matrix, enables local affiliates, sports teams, and regional sports networks to share and distribute live content effortlessly. LiveU Smart allows reporters to cover the news live from their tablets or cell phones.