What makes digital content distribution so challenging is the staggering number of avenues that a piece of content needs to be sent along to reach a fan. Long gone are the days of building a single piece of content, running it on a network, and hoping fans watch. Now, with media consumption patterns so fragmented, teams, […]
By Brian Ring, Contributing Editor After a painful slog through interactive TV in the early aughts, and a more recent boom-and-bust in second-screen apps, it’s now clear that a growing portion of TV viewers are habitually using social media to interact with TV.
We’ve all been there when watching a live stream of a sporting event: a text, a tweet, or a shout from the other room spoils a scoring play as we sit with our devices as the game lags a few minutes behind. There are numerous points through the distribution chain that can cause buffering and […]
The arrival of live 4K UHD sports in the home is nigh – and for many in Europe, Asia, and other nations around the world, it’s already here. With the launch of services like BT Sport UHD in the UK in August and the upcoming launch of Sky’s Sky Q set-top box in the UK […]
In a memorable keynote presentation at SVG’s LiveTV:LA event at the Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City, legendary live television producer/director Don Mischer presented his “Top 10 List for Producing and Directing Live Television.”
A hot topic at SVG’s TranSPORT event earlier this month was transmission over the public Internet. With live content creators looking to save costs while maintaining high quality on college, regional, and lower-tier events, there’s been a rise in a general acceptance of it as a viable solution. However, comfort levels vary among industry experts. SVG […]
There is perhaps no athlete more entwined in the legacy of his sport – and more responsible for its popularity and success – than Dick Button. To track the history of figure skating over the past three quarters of a century is to follow the career trajectory of Button, from two-time Olympic gold medalist in […]
Dan Shulman will call upwards of 30 Blue Jays games on Sportsnet for the 2016 and 2017 MLB seasons, working alongside Buck Martinez and Pat Tabler. Shulman, a Toronto native, began his broadcast career at CKBB in Barrie in 1990, before moving to the FAN 1430 (now Sportsnet 590 The FAN) in 1991, where he hosted […]
The 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship on NBC and NBCSN averaged 7.64 million viewers and posted a combined 4.42 national HH rating, marking increases of +46% (vs. 5.22 million) and +41% (vs. 3.14 HH), respectively, over last year’s presentation on ESPN. The 7.64 million viewers make last night’s event the most-watched NASCAR season finale since […]
The Sports Video Group is pleased to announce that HARMAN has renewed its platinum sponsorship. HARMAN designs and engineers connected products and audio solutions.
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