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SVG Launches Spring SportsTech Blog Featuring Latest Product Releases, Executive Video Interviews, and More

While the 2020 NAB Show may not be physically taking place in the desert this year, the month of April will still feature a cavalcade of new product releases and groundbreaking news coming out of the broadcast technology sector. In an effort to keep the community informed, SVG has launched the Spring SportsTech Blog — […]  More

Pickleball Mania World Championship Helps Fill Live Sports Void on ESPN3

As sports broadcasters and live-streaming outlets seek to fill the void of live content for fans during the coronavirus pandemic, more fringe sports are finding their way into the mainstream. Exhibit A: Pickleball Mania World Championship, which is streaming today exclusively on ESPN3 beginning at 12:00 p.m. ET. The event, which features four of the […]  More

SVG On Demand: NBC Sports’ Chad Hudson Recaps 2019 NHL, NFL, NASCAR, IndyCar Graphics Package

A lot of preparation and execution goes into a year’s worth of content for NBC Sports. Throughout the sports calendar, different techniques and styles are incorporated in the on-air graphics of their massive programming catalog. At the SVG Sports Graphics Forum, Chad Hudson, art director, NBC Sports, recapped graphics from the network’s entire portfolio, including Sunday Night Football, NHL, […]  More

IRONMAN Group Goes Virtual; Facebook Watch Is at Center of Strategy

For Matthieu Van Veen, chief revenue officer, The IRONMAN Group, and his team, the challenge was simple: how to use social-media platforms to give IRONMAN triathlon fans a chance to get closer than ever to the sport they love. As a mass-participation sport, IRONMAN found that its core fans and athletes were underserved by the […]  More

Seen on Screen: MLB Breaks Open Vault for 30 Opening Day Re-Broadcasts; NBC Sports Relives Memorable Sunday Night Football Games

Seen on Screen provides a roundup of the current sports programming landscape as networks deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. In this week’s edition, major networks like NBC Sports, Fox Sports, and ESPN are combating the silence of no live sports with previously-released, taped, or archival content. Many networks have also continued producing […]  More

Sinclair Broadcast Group Establishes Fund To Provide Advances for RSN Freelancers

Sinclair Broadcast Group has established a multimillion-dollar emergency fund to offer financial support to nearly 1,000 eligible freelancers who work across its Fox Regional Sports Networks, as well as the Marquee Sports Network. As part of the fund, all eligible freelancers will be able to receive an immediate $2,500 interest-free advance beginning on Friday, April […]  More

SVG On Demand: Tracey Shaw Recounts Logistics of the WWE Network Rebrand

Whether it’s linear television or digital streaming, a lot goes into any sort of relaunch. With thousands of domestic employees and an additional number of partners working internationally, putting together the renewed WWE Network was a difficult task to manage. At the SVG Sports OTT Forum, our Kristian Hernandez sat down with Tracey Shaw, SVP, global strategy […]  More

SVG Sit-Down: Sports-Media Stalwart Neal Pilson on the Impact of Coronavirus on Rights Deals, Ratings, the Future of the Industry

With the COVID-19 pandemic bringing the sports world to a halt, a litany of questions about the long-term impact on the sports-media industry remain unanswered. To provide insight into what the coming months and years may hold for the business, SVG is sitting down with several top sports-media executives and veterans to share their thoughts […]  More

Coronavirus Update 3/24: IOC Officially Postpones Summer Olympics in Tokyo; Canadian Hockey League Cancels 2020 Memorial Cup

In light of the CDC’s recent recommendations for curbing the spread of the coronavirus, pro sports leagues continue to postpone or cancel seasons and events. Two weeks ago, SVG began posting a regularly updated list of announcements from pro leagues regarding postponed, canceled, or altered events. Below are further announcements, made on Tuesday, March 24. Stay tuned to […]  More