Recent Posts by Brandon Costa, Senior Editor

The breaking point: Is Esports on the verge of a broadcasting boom?

The potential of esports has everyone in the industry from media companies to broadcasters and game developers looking to get into the game before esports becomes the crossover phenomenon that many expect it to become over the next decade. On the broadcasting and production side of the conversation, positive developments have been born from a noted shift […]  More

SVG Sit-Down: Limelight Networks’ Group VP Kevin Odden on the importance of a multi-CDN strategy in today’s market

As live-streaming viewership among consumers continues to grow, the reliance on a strong, reliable digital-content delivery vendor is increasingly important for media companies, especially in live sports production. Limelight Networks’ private internet network empowers customers to better engage those online audiences by securely managing and globally delivering digital content to the huge catalog of devices that […]  More

PyeongChang 2018 Preview: NBC Olympics prebuilds IBC around massive fibre highway to US

NBC Sports’ operations behind its coverage of the Olympic Games are mind-boggling in both scope and scale and have changed dramatically over the past few decades. More linear coverage, the move to HD, the advent of digital, and at-home production have turned Olympics production and viewing on its head. Changes to transmission and the move to […]  More

Super Bowl LI preview: Fox Sports to offer non-authenticated live stream on GO

Fox Sports will offer a live, non-authenticated stream of Super Bowl LI on Fox Sports GO, the network’s live-streaming platform, and the live stream of the Super Bowl will feature local advertisements integrated into the presentation. Viewers will not need to enter their pay-TV credentials for viewing and will be able to stream the game on […]  More

Twitter lands global live streaming deal for PGA TOUR in 2017

The PGA TOUR has struck a deal with Twitter for the social media platform to serve as the exclusive global platform to distribute free live competition coverage of 31 tournaments through the end of the 2016-17 season. The new partnership will begin on January 19 when Twitter live streams from the CareerBuilder Challenge. According to […]  More

NBA to push on-demand VR content to international markets

With just over two months of experience under its belt, the NBA is ready to expand its efforts in virtual reality to international audiences. As part of its multi-year partnership with NextVR, the NBA has been broadcasting one live NBA game per week and delivering video-on-demand games and highlights in VR this season to Samsung Gear […]  More

Facebook’s Gruters wants content creators to work through a mobile lens

The shift to a mobile-first world has already shaken up media distribution, but now many content creators are putting creation and production plans into place to address the epic influx of mobile devices into the marketplace. Large social media platforms, specifically Facebook, made the crucial decision to shift their business models to focus almost exclusively […]  More