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Journey to Japan: How RTÉ Prepares for the Rugby World Cup

Earlier this year, Eir Sport and RTÉ announced that a sub-licencing agreement had been reached between the two broadcasters in relation to Rugby World Cup 2019. The sub-licensing deal means that public service broadcaster RTÉ secured TV rights to broadcast 14 live matches. This will include all of Ireland’s games, all knockout stages and the final, as […]  More

Sports Content Management Forum: Arizona Coyotes Score a Hat Trick with Sony’s Intelligent Media Services

In late 2018, the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes enlisted several of Sony’s Intelligent Media Services including Ci Media Cloud, NavigatorX and MEMNON to help transform their digital workflows. Traditionally, the Coyotes worked without a centralized asset management solution, storing content on various internal and external HDD’s on-premise. At the Sports Content Management Forum, Robert Gilkes, project […]  More

The SVG Podcast: Migrating an All-Virtual Plant With YES Network’s Jason Marshall

The sports-video industry is in a period of tremendous change. 4K/UHD, HDR, IP, OTT. There are lots of opportunities to be had and gambles to be taken. That brings us to our subject today: the YES Network. You know the YES Network as one of the biggest regional sports networks in the country, if not […]  More

Sports Content Management Forum: The Challenge of High-Capacity Archive Storage

High-capacity archive storage was the focus of a panel of industry leaders at the 2019 SVG Sports Content Management Forum, held in New York City. Among the topics were the impact of data tape, SSD, NVME, and advances in disk-drive density on the storage platform for large-scale archiving over the past year, along with cloud-based […]  More

Live From Little League World Series: MLB Lets Kids Go Yard With VR Home Run Derby

Every year at the Little League World Series, an overwhelming power hitter electrifies the viewing audience. This year, it’s Mid-Atlantic’s Yadi Mateo, a 5-ft.-11 231-lb. player from Elizabeth, NJ. Whether players can clear the 225-ft. walls of Lamade or Volunteer Stadium or can’t, representatives of all 16 Little League teams joined the virtual world to […]  More

Live From Little League World Series: ESPN Grows the Game With 4DReplay, Kidscast

Grab your cardboard boxes, because it’s time to take a trip down The Hill at Howard J. Lamade Stadium. As players from eight regions across the U.S. and eight countries around the globe once again make the annual journey to the small town of Williamsport, PA, for the Little League World Series, ESPN is bringing […]  More

SVG Sit-Down: ESL’s Simon Eicher on the Inner Workings of Live Esports Productions

ESL is among the early esports pioneers, having launched nearly two decades ago and now ranked as the largest esports company in the world. After a brand refresh this year, the organization has seen significant growth across multiple metrics for major ESL tournaments. In the first seven months of this year, average minute audience (+90%), […]  More

Live From Little League World Series: ESPN’s Joe Rainey on the Network’s Commitment to the Spectacle

One of the summer’s greatest sports events is finally here. The Little League World Series brings out the inner kid in all of us, and, when ESPN hits the hills of Williamsport, PA, the production always has something new to offer. Besides the company’s first tournament in 1080p, other innovations are joining the fun, including […]  More