Recent Posts by Brandon Costa, Director of Digital

SVG On Demand: NBC Sports’ Matt Celli on the value of bringing eSports to traditional television

NBC Sports is one of the traditional sports media players that has dipped a toe in esports waters, producing some big-time events, including Universal Open Rocket League (Season 2) this past summer. At SVG’s recent inaugural eSports Production Forum, Matt Celli, head of production technology, innovation and data, NBC Sports and Olympics, chatted with Jason Dachman […]  More

SVG on Demand: Turner Sports’ Robert Ochiallini on how eye-tracking and sports science are changing eSports production

Turner Sports became one of the first legacy broadcasters to dive into the deep end of the eSports pool when it launched the ELEAGUE property in 2016 and, since then, it has invested a lot of staff and resources into developing a unique viewing experience. At the inaugural SVG US eSports Production Forum last week, […]  More

NBA partners with music startup UnitedMasters to bring indy musicians to its digital content

The NBA has unveiled a new partnership with UnitedMasters, an independent music-management startup, which will make a broad (and growing) new music library available to editors of NBA content. The partnership is yet another example of the NBA’s vision to keep its brand at the crossroads of sports and entertainment culture. The relationship offers the league’s […]  More

Akamai bolsters Intelligent Edge platform with focus on security and latency

After disclosing some new features with SVG Europe at last month’s IBC 2018, Akamai followed up last week with more details on enhancements coming to its platform to bolster digital video security and delivery. Akamai continues to push its technology to help media clients deliver a streaming experience at the quality and timeliness of traditional […]  More

‘A natural fit’: Inside NEP Group’s acquisition of Fletcher

Mike Werteen, global president, NEP Broadcast Services, has a personal litmus test when weighing client response immediately following his company’s acquisition of another. In the aftermath of Monday’s announcement that the global live-mobile-production giant had acquired speciality-camera provider Fletcher Group, the feedback was universal. “To a person,” Werteen said, “everyone has come back and said that […]  More

IBC 2018 Reflections: Akamai’s Joachim Hengge Dissects the Company’s New Solutions That Bolster Cloud Connectivity and Delivery

For some time now, Akamai Technologies has reigned as one of the top video-delivery–solutions providers in the global media industry. At the recent IBC Show in Amsterdam, the company made a couple of big product announcements (not something it does every day!) that are expected to help take its delivery services into a new stratosphere […]  More

IBC 2018 Reflections: FreeWheel’s Thomas Bremond Says Digital Video Advertising Is Reaching Another Level of Maturation

The race to shift sports-video content to new platforms via modern distribution methods has, in many ways, helped serve the need of the consumer, but it has also, for some time, left the monetization of that content and the business models wrapped around them behind to figure out on a rainy day.  More