Recent Posts by Brandon Costa, Director of Digital

NFL kickoff: Fox continues dual SkyCam and plans use of RefCam for Thursday Night Football debut

Fox Sports will generate headlines later this month when it officially takes over production of the Thursday Night Football package, happening in earnest on September 27 with a Week 4 matchup between the Minnesota Vikings and the Los Angeles Rams. But before then, there was a big opening weekend to tackle and the return of […]  More

SVG Sports OTT Forum: Inaugural event preaches collaboration to tackle industry challenges

The inaugural SVG US Sports OTT Forum in New York City brought in-depth conversation and networking to the live sports streaming industry. More than 200 attendees discussed such topics as OTT product offerings, direct-to-consumer business strategies, latency, security, and much more. The event kicked off with a broad look at the current state of the […]  More

Live from FIFA World Cup: Inside FIFA’s VAR control room in Moscow

The FIFA World Cup is an event that breeds video-technology innovation; but no innovation has had a more profound effect on this tournament than the debut of Video Assistant Referee. It has been the talk of the tournament, and reviews from across the football world have been overwhelmingly positive, especially as the tournament has progressed. […]  More

Disney partners with Twitter on new live content and advertising sharing deal

It was announced on Monday that The Walt Disney Company has entered an agreement to build content and advertising opportunities for Twitter. ESPN, naturally, is a major part of the deal. “Bringing together the best brands in sports, news, and entertainment is something only The Walt Disney Company can deliver,” said Justin Connolly, EVP, affiliate sales […]  More

ESPN airs first live 4K sporting event in Latin America

ESPN made history on Tuesday April 24, delivering the first live 4K sporting event to audiences in Latin America. The broadcast of the first leg of a home-and-away UEFA Champions League semifinal between Liverpool and Roma was distributed on DIRECTV Channel 4000 in Argentina and Peru. The network plans to also air its live coverage of the […]  More

NAB 2018 in Review: OTT, AI, machine-learning and IP are top digital highlights

If direct-to-consumer live-sports-streaming services weren’t already in the mainstream, they sure are now, following the launch of both Disney’s ESPN+ and Turner’s B/R Live this month. Live over-the-top (OTT) technologies and the tools that make them possible were the buzz of the NAB 2018 show floor last week. In addition, there was plenty to be shared […]  More

Sports Graphics Forum: BT Sport’s Paul Jamieson on graphics innovation for The Ashes

The Ashes Test cricket series between Australia and England recently wrapped up Down Under and as the broadcasting rightsholder, BT Sport went all out on the production. At the recent SVG US Sports Graphics Forum, we talked with Paul Jamieson, director, creative and on air, BT Sport, about how graphics and augmented reality played key […]  More