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SVG Summit: ESR’s Wendy Wang Explains the Decision Behind a 24/7 Esports Channel

Like other mainstream television outlets, ESR is taking a page out of the traditional sports playbook. As the first official 24/7 esports channel in the U.S., the company is able to supply content for avid gamers to binge on whenever they want. With the conclusion of its second year of operation, the channel is keen […]  More

The SVG Podcast: Jason Justman, Distinguished Engineer, Sinclair Broadcast Group

On this special Digital Extra episode of The SVG Podcast, we’re joined by Jason Justman, distinguished engineer, Sinclair Broadcast Group. Owning all the Fox regional sports networks, the new Cubs network, Marquee Sports Network, and Tennis Channel, Sinclair is a major player in the sports-video industry. How are Justman and his team building streaming platforms […]  More

Harmonic Looks at the Key Trends for Sports Video in 2020

The world of sports video is moving at a rapid pace. Over the past year, we’ve seen an increase in the number of live OTT sports channels, and sports fans have shown a willingness to pay for premium video streaming experiences. There are a number of key trends in store for the video sports environment […]  More

SVG Summit: Mike Morrison Divulges ESPN’s Legalized–Sports-Betting Strategy, New Las Vegas Studio

When sports betting was legalized in many states, the floodgates opened on a newly discovered stream of content and revenue. For ESPN, television programming like Daily Wager offers an inside look at the day’s major sports events and suggests where the sports-media giant’s bets should lie. At the SVG Summit, Chief Editor Jason Dachman and Mike Morrison, VP, […]  More

Primeira Liga Champions Benfica Launch OTT Streaming Service

Benfica has become the first football club in Portugal to launch a digital video platform featuring exclusive content produced daily for its supporters. The OTT platform, called Benfica Play, was launched at Estádio da Luz (Stadium of Light) in Lisbon and it will feature content ranging from exclusive one-to-one interviews with former and current stars, […]  More

UFC 246: ESPN Stays Mobile for Week-Long Pre-Fight Coverage From Vegas

Although ESPN+’s exclusive streaming of the UFC 246: McGregor vs. Cowboy PPV won’t begin until Saturday night, the ESPN production team has been a fixture on the Las Vegas Strip for the better part of a week. With superstar Conor McGregor’s return after a 15-month layoff generating plenty of interest, ESPN is producing more than […]  More

CBS Sports Looks To Wrap a Season of Innovation With Epic AFC Championship Production

When CBS Sports closes out its NFL season with Sunday’s Tennessee Titans–Kansas City Chiefs AFC Championship matchup, it will mark the conclusion of one the network’s most technologically innovative campaigns. From the addition of Field Eye (Line-to-Gain camera technology) to an increase in high-speed cameras to more live aerial shots, the CBS Sports operations team […]  More

Clemson’s Digital-Video Team Remains at the Top of Its Game in Yet Another CFP Championship Run

Every successful culture has a simple but deeply engrained mission. The wildly successful digital-media team at Clemson Athletics is no different. With appearances in four championship games (and five semifinals) in the six-year history of the College Football Playoff, it would be easy for this group to allow themselves to grow stale. Instead, the team […]  More

UFC 246: Conor McGregor’s Return to the Octagon Packs a Hefty Production Punch

Conor McGregor’s long-awaited return to the Octagon for UFC 246 tomorrow night is expected to generate plenty of fireworks and, judging by his history, even more PPV buys for ESPN+. With ample eyeballs expected to be glued to The Notorious’s showdown with Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone Saturday, UFC’s longtime production partner Concom has rolled out a […]  More