Recent Posts by Kristian Hernandez, Assistant Editor

NBA produces world’s first 5G smartphone broadcast at Summer League

In a historic first, last night’s Atlanta Hawks-Washington Wizards NBA Summer League game became the first live major sports production ever shot exclusively on smartphones using 5G technology. “After a successful dress rehearsal, we are a full go for the Smartphone View alternate broadcast tonight,” said Steve Hellmuth, EVP, media operations and technology, NBA Entertainment. […]  More

SVG On Demand: SOS Global’s Steve Gruning on How Consolidation Is Impacting Shipping and Logistics

When it comes to full-freight shopping and logistics, there are few that rival SOS Global in the sports video industry. A rapidly changing (and consolidating) business has the company on its toes to adjust to new challenges that arrive, seemingly, every day. Our Kristian Hernandez spoke with Steven Gruning, VP of Business Development for SOS […]  More

SVG On Demand: Dolby’s Rob France on Dolby Vision’s Impact on Live Sports

Dolby Vision has established itself as a true differentiator in the experience of viewing live sports, but what”s next for the technology and the company? Our Kristian Hernandez chats with Dolby’s Senior Product Marketing Manager Rob France to discuss the latest tech developments at the audio giant and what attendees can expect from them at […]  More

SVG On Demand: AWS Elemental’s Dan Marshall Dissects the Latest In Cloud-based Workflows

One would be hard pressed to walk the hall of the 2019 NAB Show and not hear the word “cloud.” AWS Elemental is among the leaders when it comes to designing and executing cloud-based workflows for the sports video production industry. SVG’s Kristian Hernandez caught up with Dan Marshall, SVP, Worldwide Sales and Service at […]  More

Sports Graphics Forum: How CBS Sports refreshed Super Bowl LIII with AR and sleek design

In another busy year full of sports events across the nation, CBS Sports jumpstarted its 2019 with Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium last month. A lacklustre game might have soured viewers, but, throughout the broadcast, the network kept fans informed, engaged, and astounded with a newly created assortment of graphics. At the 2019 […]  More

LTN transmits 2018 FIA Gran Turismo Championship to a global audience

As virtual race cars whizzed around the track, LTN Global Communications assisted Canadian production company Boombox with IP transmission of the 2018 FIA Gran Turismo Championship in November. The worldwide competition was live-streamed on OTT platforms and social media (Twitter and Facebook) and shown on selected broadcast channels. “For Gran Turismo, we had a complex […]  More

SVG TranSPORT 2018: OTT professionals examine ways to deliver better QoS and latency

For OTT and streaming services, the goal is to provide an immersive and reliable experience for all consumers. The constant battle to find the lowest possible level of latency is at the forefront of the digital landscape. At 2018 SVG TranSPORT event, an expert panel provided possible solutions to enhance the quality of service for […]  More

ESPN’s First Take finds a new home in NYC’s South Street Seaport

When ESPN decided to expand its reach to New York City’s South Street Seaport district and opened a facility there in April, VP, Remote Operations, Chris Calcinari christened the location as “a content factory” for the network. As First Take reaches the one-month mark in its new digs, the project is exceeding company expectations, relying […]  More