Recent Posts by Jason Dachman, Chief Editor

NBC Sports adds PylonCams and MarkerCams for NFC Divisional Playoff

When it comes to live sports productions, it simply doesn’t get much bigger than NBC Sports’ weekly Sunday Night Football. However, NBC once again upped the technological ante even further for the NFL Playoffs, adding four PylonCam systems and a pair of line-to-gain MarkerCams to its camera complement. In addition, NBC rolled out three onsite […]  More

Esports Production Summit: ESL’s Simon Eicher on prepping for Intel World Open at 2020 Summer Olympics [VIDEO]

ESL’s reach across the globe is a massive one. And, after multiple ESL One events were unfurled during its 2019 calendar, the eSports entity is gearing up for next year’s action at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo with the Intel World Open. At the SVG Esports Production Summit on 19 November in Los Angeles, […]  More

SVG Sit-Down: ESL’s Simon Eicher on the inner workings of live eSports productions

ESL is among the early eSports pioneers, having launched nearly two decades ago and now ranked as the largest esports company in the world. The organisation has seen significant growth across multiple metrics for major ESL tournaments this year. In the first seven months of this year, average minute audience (+90%), hours watched (+190%), and […]  More

Riot Games deploys longest at-home production to date at LoL mid-season invitational in Asia

Few organisations in the live production business are pushing the envelope in at-home production the way Riot Games’ eSports team does. Building on groundbreaking at-home shows from the 2018 League of Legends World Championship and Mid-Season Invitational, Riot Games upped the ante during May’s 2019 Mid-Season Invitational (MSI), which took place in Vietnam and Taiwan. […]  More

PGA Championship: CBS Sports debuts motion capture and aerial tracing at Bethpage Black

With the shift of the PGA Championship to May this year, CBS Sports is rolling out its largest arsenal of production technology to date to cover golf’s second major of 2019. Additions to CBS Sports’ production complement at the Bethpage Black Course in Farmingdale, NY, include SIMI motion-capture technology of player tee shots and Toptracer […]  More

NAB 2019 Reflections: AT&T’s Scott Beckett on 5G, At-Home Production, 4K HDR and 100G Connectivity

AT&T was back in Las Vegas this month for NAB and the company highlighted the latest developments from its Global Video Services team, which provides fiber transmission services with up to 400 or more points of presence for domestic and international sports and entertainment events. In addition, AT&T highlighted the latest offerings from its Video […]  More

NAB 2019 Reflections: SES’s Steve Corda and MX1’s Susanna Mandel-Mantello on the Growth of 4K, Power of Live Sports

SES and MX1 had a busy week in Vegas during NAB 2019, touting SES’s growing 4K Ultra HD platform, and a host of MX1 solutions, including the MX1 360 unified media platform, the new broadcast-scale Online Video Platform (OVP), the company’s OU Flex service, and an enhanced sports- and events-management tool paired with a new […]  More