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The USTA’s transformation of the production compound at Billie Jean King Tennis Center took another step forward at this...
09/07/2022
Live From US Open 2022: ESPN’s Host, Domestic Broadcasts Go 1080p; Arthur Ashe Feed Upped to UHD

The USTA’s transformation of the production compound at Billie Jean King Tennis Center took another step forward at this year's US Open.

Coverage on Arthur Ashe Stadium has made the leap to UHD while 1080p has became the standard on all courts.

The USTA’s transformation of the Billie Jean King Tennis Center production compound and capabilities for the US Open took another step forward this year when

08/03/2022
Vin Scully: A Tribute

Vin Scully: Icon. Gentleman. 🎙️

Behind the microphone for 28 World Series, 20 no-hitters, and four perfect games, Scully also called the NFL and golf, including eight Masters.

Relive his career through this tribute from his Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame induction in 2008.

The Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame is proud to announce the Class of 2022! This year's class honors nine legendary pro...
07/28/2022
Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2022

The Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame is proud to announce the Class of 2022!

This year's class honors nine legendary professionals who have made an indelible mark on the sports-TV and -media industry.

This year’s inductees are: Terry Adams, Terry Bradshaw, Joe Buck, Drew Esocoff, Roger Goodell, Ross Greenburg, Manolo Romero, Deena Sheldon, and Darrell Wenhardt.

The Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, December 13, at the New York Hilton Midtown.

Want to attend the ceremony? You can buy tickets now! ALL ticket sales are donated to the SVG Sports Broadcasting Fund, which helps those in the sports-broadcasting industry who find themselves in a difficult financial situation due to illness, injury, or disaster.

The Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame is proud to announce the Class of 2022, honoring nine legendary professionals who have made an indelible mark on the sports

“Every time we do an [MLB] All-Star Game, between our bosses and our technicians, we come up with plans for what we can ...
07/19/2022
Live From MLB All-Star 2022: Fox Sports Rolls Out 70+ Cameras for 1080p HDR Show at Biggest Midsummer Classic

“Every time we do an [MLB] All-Star Game, between our bosses and our technicians, we come up with plans for what we can do different every year to make it special and we always come up with something new. It’s exciting.” - Francisco Contreras, Director, Field Operations, Fox Sports

Bring something new to the table every year. That’s the mantra of Fox Sports when it comes to broadcasting the midsummer tent-pole event that is the MLB All-S

“I look at a golf course as 18 little stadiums.”Larry “LJ” Cirillo has mixed sound effects on golf broadcasts for more t...
07/07/2022
You See a Hole; Larry ‘LJ’ Cirillo Hears a Sound

“I look at a golf course as 18 little stadiums.”

Larry “LJ” Cirillo has mixed sound effects on golf broadcasts for more than 35 years.

What sounds is he capturing in today's game and how does he do it?

It has become axiomatic that multichannel audio has been very, very good for loudspeaker manufacturers, with 5.1 requiring three times as many speakers as mere

The PGA Championship is underway at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and CBS Sports' second major in five...
05/19/2022
Bunker Cams, Fly Cam and EyeVision 2.0 Top PGA Championship Production Enhancements

The PGA Championship is underway at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and CBS Sports' second major in five weeks will include production tools like multiple drones, enhanced AR graphics, 3 Atlas cameras, 2 Fly Cams, EyeVision 2.0 at the 16th hole, bunker robos, and more.

The 2022 PGA Championship is underway at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, OK and for the second time in five weeks the CBS Sports production team finds its

The NHL's new studio in NYC features a 12’x 7’ LED display, five vertical 65” LED displays, 12 monitor walls, 2 Panasoni...
05/17/2022
NHL Ramps Up New Production Studio at Hudson Yards NYC HQ for Stanley Cup Playoffs

The NHL's new studio in NYC features a 12’x 7’ LED display, five vertical 65” LED displays, 12 monitor walls, 2 Panasonic PTZs and 2 Panasonic robos. The control room has a Lawo IP router, an EVS XS replay server, and 2 Ross Xpression CG systems.

As the NHL drops the puck on the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs tonight, the league is flexing its production muscle with a new state-of-the-art studi

ESPN is going all in for their production of the NFL Draft in Las Vegas. More than 425 credential personnel will work on...
04/28/2022
Live From 2022 NFL Draft: ESPN Goes All-In on Three-Day Party in Las Vegas

ESPN is going all in for their production of the NFL Draft in Las Vegas. More than 425 credential personnel will work on the 70-camera show featuring:

o 75-ft. Technocrane next to the Bellagio Fountains
o Two-point Supracam flying over the crowd at the Draft Theater
o AR activations through four jibs, a drone, and helicopter
o Four separate locations for live coverage and studio shows
o The 4th consecutive year of telecasts on ESPN and ABC
o Social media/digital coverage within their studios at the LINQ
o NEP Group's EN1 (A, B, C, D, E), Supershooter 5, and ST5 units
o 18 fiber strands linking the Red Carpet to the compound

Every day, ordinary people become instant winners in Las Vegas. Starting tonight, NFL franchises will roll the dice, and some of the best collegiate football pl

The NAB Show is in full swing, and the SVG and SVG Europe editorial teams are chasing down the hottest stories from all ...
04/25/2022
SportsTechBuzz at NAB 2022: Monday’s Latest From Vegas

The NAB Show is in full swing, and the SVG and SVG Europe editorial teams are chasing down the hottest stories from all over the Las Vegas Convention Center and beyond.

To make the flood of announcements easily digestible for our readers, SVG is sending you a daily roundup in SportsTechBuzz at NAB 2022, with all the top stories gathered in one easy-to-read blog.

Today’s we take a look at AJA Video Systems, Aldea, Audio-Technica, Bird Dog, Chyron, Cobalt Digital, EditShare, G&D North America, Grass Valley, Leader Instruments, Markertek, Maxon, Pliant Technologies, Puget Systems, Riedel, SimplyLive, Solid State Logic, Tedial, and VITEC.

The NAB Show is in full swing, and the SVG and SVG Europe editorial teams are chasing down the hottest stories from all over the Las Vegas Convention Center and

After multiple false starts, games played at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and a global pandemic, the completion of UBS A...
04/19/2022
UBS Arena Spotlight, Part 1: New York Islanders Take Game-Day Entertainment to a Whole New Level

After multiple false starts, games played at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and a global pandemic, the completion of UBS Arena has been a long time coming for New York Islanders fans. Now settled into the team’s new home, the club’s game presentation department is looking to mix the energy of Nassau Coliseum with the industry’s latest in-venue technologies.

Less than six months after the New York Islanders’ first-ever game vs. the Calgary Flames, Islanders fans are already enjoying UBS Arena at Belmont Park in El

“If there were a Mount Rushmore for sports directors, Bob Fishman would be front and center."39 Final Fours. 27 US Opens...
04/04/2022
Live From Men’s Final Four: Legendary Director Bob Fishman Signs Off With One Final National Championship Game for CBS Sports

“If there were a Mount Rushmore for sports directors, Bob Fishman would be front and center."

39 Final Fours. 27 US Opens. 20 Daytona 500s. 3 Olympics. 2 World Series. Countless NFL games.

Tonight is the final game for director Bob Fishman after 50 years at CBS Sports.

It was 40 years ago. Same city. Same building. CBS Sports’ first-ever broadcast of the National Championship Game is an historic one: freshman Michael

Let the good times roll! The 2022 Men's Final Four in New Orleans will see 34 game cameras, 18 studio cameras, and 3 stu...
04/02/2022
Live From Men’s Final Four: CBS, Turner Bring Their Best For an NCAA Championship for the Ages

Let the good times roll! The 2022 Men's Final Four in New Orleans will see 34 game cameras, 18 studio cameras, and 3 studios at Caesars Superdome, including:

☁️ SkyCam
🚂 Rail Cam
🦾 Techno Jib
🔄 Centerhung C360 cam
📊 Augmented graphics

It’s a blockbuster that CBS Sports and Turner Sports could only dream of. At the 2022 Men’s Final Four, March Madness comes to an epic conclusion with a

The Atlanta Braves are entering the metaverse with Digital Truist Park. Domestic and international fans will be able to ...
03/22/2022
Atlanta Braves Embrace the Metaverse With Creation of Digital Truist Park

The Atlanta Braves are entering the metaverse with Digital Truist Park. Domestic and international fans will be able to interact with each other, visit real-life locations, and attend virtual events when the digital venue opens.

The Atlanta Braves are coming off a World Series-winning season in 2021, and, to up the ante, the defending champions are entering a world that no other profess

Climate Pledge Arena is displaying some of the league’s most technologically advanced and eye-popping game presentation ...
03/16/2022
Climate Pledge Arena Gives Seattle Sports Fans New Venue To Enjoy

Climate Pledge Arena is displaying some of the league’s most technologically advanced and eye-popping game presentation elements. The new NHL club tapped Diversified for control room, sound, AV and ice-projection technologies.

Seattle has released the Kraken, and Climate Pledge Arena is harnessing the city’s passion for the newest club in the National Hockey League. Housed under the

03/15/2022

On March 12, the sports broadcasting industry lost one of its most well-liked and -respected individuals in its history. Jack Simmons, who spent nearly five decades at both NBC Sports and FOX Sports, passed away at the age of 71.

Simmons did it all in his legendary career and touched many lives along the way. In addition to his successful run at NBC, Simmons was one of the original hires when FOX Sports launched in 1994. When he retired in 2016, he ended a 20+-year run as SVP, Production Operations.

Relive Jack’s storied career - and the impact he had on those around him - with this tribute video from his Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame induction in 2017:

We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of the most beloved figures in our industry, Jack Simmons.Jack was one of the ...
03/14/2022

We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of the most beloved figures in our industry, Jack Simmons.

Jack was one of the first hires at FOX Sports and was an industry leader for five decades. The Sports Broadcasting Hall of Famer died Saturday at 71.

In addition to helping lead SVG’s Veterans in Production initiative, Jack lit up SVG events with his big smile, heart, and personality.

We will miss you more than you know, Jack.

NBC Sports’ production of The Players Championship is back to pre-pandemic levels in Ponte Vedra Beach. That presence in...
03/11/2022
The Players Championship: NBC Sports Is Back in Full Force at TPC Sawgrass

NBC Sports’ production of The Players Championship is back to pre-pandemic levels in Ponte Vedra Beach. That presence includes multiple NEP mobile units, more than 80 cameras, 30-plus on-air commentators, and a crew of 350 people.

Despite a wet and windy start to The Players Championship, NBC Sports Group is out in full force at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, for golf’s “fifth

Turner Sports is rolling with a 40-camera show for the NHL Stadium Series, including 12 super slow mos, a pair of RF han...
02/25/2022
NHL Stadium Series: Turner Sports Rolls Into Nashville With 40-Camera Show

Turner Sports is rolling with a 40-camera show for the NHL Stadium Series, including 12 super slow mos, a pair of RF handhelds, SkyCam, AnkleCams in the corner, and SkateCam: a shallow depth of field camera on a gimbal.

It’s back outside for the NHL and its newest national broadcast partner Turner Sports as TNT will carry live coverage of the 2022 Stadium Series game between

Congratulations to Imagine Communications' VP of Sales Mary Schoof, who will have her banner raised to the rafters of Mi...
02/25/2022

Congratulations to Imagine Communications' VP of Sales Mary Schoof, who will have her banner raised to the rafters of Minges Coliseum tomorrow!

She was the first player in East Carolina University Women's Basketball history to earn All-America honors and finished her career with 1,789 points and 801 rebounds.

The Canon Free Viewpoint volumetric capture system will be used at Sunday night’s  Game.100+ Canon Cinema EOS-based came...
02/21/2022

The Canon Free Viewpoint volumetric capture system will be used at Sunday night’s  Game.

100+ Canon Cinema EOS-based cameras and lenses have been placed inside Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland to give replays a whole new look.

Plenty more from All-Star Weekend now over at sportsvideo.org.

NASCAR’s new Next Gen car has led to a redevelopment of all on-board RF cameras for live broadcast.Broadcast Services In...
02/20/2022
Live From Daytona 500: BSI Adapts to Next-Gen Cars With New Front, Rear Bumper Cams

NASCAR’s new Next Gen car has led to a redevelopment of all on-board RF cameras for live broadcast.

Broadcast Services International (BSI) spent two years engineering new front and rear Bumper Cams, VisorCam, and cameras on the roof and in the cockpit.

As NASCAR enters into its next phase of driver safety and car development, camera manufacturers are also tasked with adapting to these changes. Broadcast Sports

The NASCAR Next Gen stock car hits the track on Sunday What does that mean for the iconic sound of the Daytona 500?FOX S...
02/20/2022
Live From Daytona 500: Fox Sports Will Still ‘Crank It Up’ for the Iconic Race

The NASCAR Next Gen stock car hits the track on Sunday What does that mean for the iconic sound of the Daytona 500?

FOX Sports A1 Kevin McCloskey: “The car is definitely throatier and deeper sounding. It’s a huge difference.”

NASCAR’s Daytona 500 weekend starts today, and the audio crew is enjoying what seems like an almost normal experience. Even so, this year’s race will contin

For the first sold-out Daytona 500 since the pre-pandemic era, Fox Sports’ remote studio team has constructed an onsite ...
02/19/2022
Live From Daytona 500: Fox Sports Studio Team Parks in Old Victory Lane for Stunning Backdrop

For the first sold-out Daytona 500 since the pre-pandemic era, Fox Sports’ remote studio team has constructed an onsite set in one of the best locations at Daytona International Speedway: the old victory lane positioned right in front of the start/finish line.

For the first sold-out Daytona 500 since the pre-pandemic era, it’s only fitting that fans watching at home can witness the raucous crowds in the stands. Alth

"We thought Tokyo was the hardest Games we had ever done, but this is at least three times, if not five times, more comp...
02/19/2022
Beijing 2022: NBC Olympics’ Dave Mazza on Producing Primetime in Stamford, the Challenges of 1080p HDR, and Navigating the Pandemic

"We thought Tokyo was the hardest Games we had ever done, but this is at least three times, if not five times, more complex and challenging."

As the Beijing Olympics near their conclusion, we sat down with NBC Olympics' SVP/CTO Dave Mazza. The Sports Broadcasting Hall of Famer shares his thoughts on 1080p HDR, at-home production, and working off-site of the Games' host city for the first time in his storied career.

Since joining NBC prior to the 1996 Atlanta Games, NBC Olympics SVP/CTO Dave Mazza has seen it all over the course of 13 Olympic Games with the Peacock (17 in h

Would you believe that the Technical Director at both Super Bowl LVI and the Daytona 500 is the same person?An incredibl...
02/18/2022
Live From Daytona 500: TD John Howard Pulls Double Duty at Super Bowl LVI, Super Bowl of Racing

Would you believe that the Technical Director at both Super Bowl LVI and the Daytona 500 is the same person?

An incredible two weekends for one of the top TDs in the game: John Howard.

“It’s the biggest honor of my professional life.”

Participating in either the Super Bowl or Daytona 500 is an achievement worth celebrating, but only a select few have done both. Out of that small pool, not man

A fun start to  Weekend in Cleveland last night as the team from  broadcast ‘Inside the NBA’ live from the Rock and Roll...
02/18/2022

A fun start to Weekend in Cleveland last night as the team from broadcast ‘Inside the NBA’ live from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

There’s also an exhibit in the Hall called "Baseline to Baseline" celebrating the ties between hoops and rock.

Broadcast Services International has three generations of the Eady family working at the Beijing Olympics!BSI Founder/Ma...
02/17/2022
Beijing 2022: Three Generations of Eady Family Are Onsite for Broadcast Services International

Broadcast Services International has three generations of the Eady family working at the Beijing Olympics!

BSI Founder/Managing Director/CEO Jim Eady is working for BBC on an IBC installation project in his 22nd (and likely last) Olympic Games.

Jim’s sons Shea and Jim are on-site. Shea Eady (14th Olympics) is working for NBC Olympics as a senior manager and Locke Eady is in Beijing as a tech manager for NBC at the Snow Park.

Shea’s son, Marshall Eady, is working his very first Olympics, in NBC’s Field Shop.

The sports-production business has always been a family affair, and that has never been more apparent than this month in Beijing, where Broadcast Services Inter

NBC Sports takes the stage for Super Bowl XLI!🎥 76 game coverage cameras 💥 three 4K goalpost cameras🪂 two SkCams🎤 130 mi...
02/13/2022
Live From Super Bowl LVI: On Eve of Big Game NBC Sports Talks Unique Efforts, Tech Advances

NBC Sports takes the stage for Super Bowl XLI!

🎥 76 game coverage cameras
💥 three 4K goalpost cameras
🪂 two SkCams
🎤 130 microphones
🚛 14 mobile units
⏮ 34 replay servers
📏 264,000 feet of camera and microphone cable

Take a deep dive on the mammoth effort behind this year's Big Game.

It may be Super Bowl LVI but for the team at NBC Sports it feels much bigger (if that is possible) as there is not only the game and all of the requisite pre-ga

The SoFi Stadium videoboard will catch the eyes of many on this Super Bowl Sunday.For big time events like this, it’s th...
02/13/2022
Live From Super Bowl LVI: Van Wagner Designs Robust Hybrid Workflow for First In-Venue Show at SoFi Stadium

The SoFi Stadium videoboard will catch the eyes of many on this Super Bowl Sunday.

For big time events like this, it’s the team at Van Wagner that rolls in to put on an epic show for the fans lucky enough to be in the building.

This is their first show ever in this venue.

After 54 straight years without a team playing in a home championship game, Super Bowl LVI in Los Angeles will be the second consecutive season with exactly tha

There’s no place like home for NFL Media this Super Bowl Sunday with the league’s new LA headquarters right next door to...
02/13/2022
Live From Super Bowl LVI: No Place Like Home for NFL Media as it Tackles Super Bowl Programming, Halftime Show, NFL Honors from Home Facility

There’s no place like home for NFL Media this Super Bowl Sunday with the league’s new LA headquarters right next door to SoFi Stadium.

The outlet is producing studio programming for and will also produce the Halftime Show on Sunday night.

The Los Angeles Rams aren’t the only ones playing at home this weekend in Super Bowl XLVI. The NFL Network’s home production and operations center, NFL West

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Mike King, Director of Sales at Bexel spoke with Sports Video Group about NEP's move to centralized facilities and how the company is making a renewed splash in the world’s largest media market, New York City.

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It’s Day #2 of the Draft! 🏈

This year’s NFL Draft Experience covers multiple locations along the Vegas strip and our XPression Tessera solution will be driving the graphics at the main theatre stage located behind the LINQ hotel as well as the red-carpet area in front of the iconic fountains of the Bellagio.

Carbonite Mosaic is taking care of low-latency video processing for every display while a suite of our Signal Processing gear, including , and are handling signal routing.

Finally, our control system is tying together the entire Draft production across multiple locations.

Learn more about our Unified Venue Control Solution for Sports & Live Events!
👉 https://www.rossvideo.com/applications/sports-live-events/sports-venue/

📷: Sports Video Group

“If you want to do a big show, Las Vegas knows how to do big."

NEP Group is out in full force at the NFL Draft, featuring a caravan of mobile units, specialty cameras, fiber connectivity, and other broadcast services.

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From the floor of the , U.S. Broadcast Services President Glen Levine chats with Sports Video Group's Brandon Costa with insights on our Global Production Ecosystem.

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>> NAB

Gravity Media will be once again heading to Las Vegas for the 2022 NAB Show.

The team will join the Gerling and Associates, Inc. exhibition space as we exhibit our Mobile Unit Polaris on stand OE111 throughout the show which runs from 23-27 April.

Alongside the exhibition, Gravity Media will take part as key sponsors of the opening drinks party for the annual Sports Video Group Chairman’s Forum which runs this year from Thursday 21st to Saturday 23rd April and will host a drinks reception at our truck on Monday, April 25th at 5pm.

John Newton, Chief Executive Officer of Gravity Media says: ‘It’s an important moment in time for Gravity Media as a business. We’ve spent years investing in the right people, the infrastructure, the right technology and the right operations to get to the point we are now. I’m proud to say that we’re able to not only deliver the highest-quality end to end services, but elevate the production of any media and content for producers and distributors anywhere in the world. I’m excited about bringing all of that to NAB for the first time in a few years as we aim to engage with old friends, make new connections and show the industry what Gravity Media can offer.’

We look forward to welcoming you all! To arrange a meeting with the team, drop us an email on [email protected]

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“I think that every company, no matter how well it’s doing, is keeping its eye on what its next moves are and how it begins to think about how its operating model and structure will scale,” Eric Hutto, Diversified CEO in an Sports Video Group interview. Get more of his insights on leading this company into the future here: https://okt.to/TgjuKB
How does an industry change over the span of four decades? Ask MSG Network’s Jerry Passaro who is entering retirement after decades in the industry. In this interview with Sports Video Group Passaro looks back on his incredible career in sports, looking at the evolution of regional sports coverage and how his management philosophy changed over the years with the industry.

https://hubs.li/Q017nvqd0

“I think that every company, no matter how well it’s doing, is keeping its eye on what its next moves are and how it begins to think about how its operating model and structure will scale,” Eric Hutto, Diversified CEO in an Sports Video Group interview. Get more of his insights on leading this company into the future here: https://okt.to/7BeGAM
This is what a well-oiled machine looks like! Shout out to Sports Video Group for the fine coverage of our work with the NLL (National Lacrosse League).



We've got some treats in store for fans tonight! 🏀

Sports Video Group: "Turner and CBS are also expanding their real-time virtual graphics package. The broadcasters are continuing a decades-long relationship with graphics specialist SMT to, this year, introduce enhanced on-court graphics, like the virtual shot zone and virtual player cards that can be inserted onto the court in real-time via SMT’s Camera Tracker technology."

Hot off the press! Our friends at Sports Video Group wrote a wonderful piece on BitFire Networks, Holley Video, NEP Group, Inc., and Pacifico TV’s involvement with American Idol. Check it out here: https://www.sportsvideo.org/2022/03/29/bitfire-holley-video-connect-american-idol-contestants-to-loved-ones/
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