BuffVision Rolls Out Pac-12 Conference Live Sports on Twitter

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The University of Colorado Buffaloes (CU) sports production group, BuffVision, drew the lead when the Pac-12 Conference determined to begin live-streaming sports coverage via Twitter.  Pac-12 struck a deal with Twitter to stream nine games this year and kicked off the package with a women’s soccer match between CU and Oregon on October 6, 2016. “It … Read more…

Big South Conference Goes Big With TriCaster, 3Play and Vizrt For ESPN3

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  The Big South Conference is providing a new, fully integrated switcher-replay-graphics workflow to its 10 member universities to produce TV-ready content that meets the requirements for ESPN3 broadcasts and beyond. The new workflow is based on NewTek’s flagship TriCaster® 8000 multi-camera video production system equipped with TriCaster Advanced Edition software, NewTek’s 3Play™ 440 sports … Read more…

Drone and TriCaster Power Coverage of Cross Country Championships

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Cross Country competitions pose a geographical challenge for coverage that stadium-based events do not.  Drones add an extra perspective to stadium-based events that are already well-supplied with points of view that provide insight in detail into the action on the field.  However, they offer much more than just another angle for a sport that is … Read more…

Philip Nelson Talks NDI™ and TalkShow® VS-4000

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Sports Video Group’s Brandon Costa sat down just before NAB 2016 for a talk with Philip Nelson, Chief Relationship Officer at NewTek. In the SVG interview, Philip breaks down NewTek’s impact on IP workflows with NDI™, on video call management for broadcast with TalkShow® VS 100, and shares the details on the new model TalkShow … Read more…

Behind the Scenes: Harvard University on the Ivy League Digital Network

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Harvard University Athletics has one of the most ambitious sports video programs in the country, led by Imry Halevi, Director of Multimedia and Production. Halevi manages a program of internships which provide media students at Harvard and partnering schools with opportunities to work in every aspect of video production in the challenging environment of live … Read more…

Arsenal Football Club: How to Build A Global Fan Base

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Sports leagues and teams can grow and prosper in ways they never imagined before.  A team can take itself global with the right strategic combination of branding, fan experiences, content and distribution.  Properly monetizing attendance, viewing, sponsorships and merchandise for the local and global fans drives revenues many times over what a local sports franchise … Read more…

A Week in the Life of a (Very Busy) NewTek 3Play Operator

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UK sports fans follow as wide a range of sports as any country in the world, and a skilled replay operator may end up packing a variety of production types into a given week.  Certified NewTek 3Play operator Tom Ellis finds himself working several venues ranging from cricket to boxing to football (soccer) to a … Read more…

New Major League Soccer Stadium Takes Fan Experience to the Cloud

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Media capability is becoming the top consideration for sports venues looking to boost the fan experience.  Prime example: the San Jose Earthquakes commenced their latest season in brand new Avaya Stadium, the first Cloud-enabled stadium in the MLS.  And, “there’s an app for that” – the Avaya Stadium app gives the fans everything from a … Read more…

Pittsburgh Penguins: How More and Better Content Boosted Fan Engagement and Gained New Revenue Streams

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The Social Media Age’s changing nature of fans from “game day” to “every day” interest in following their favorite sports teams falls into the class of “a good problem to have.”  Even good problems need to be solved, though, so for the Pittsburgh Penguins media production staff, as with media crews for all sports teams … Read more…

Patriot League Takes On Free Streaming (White Paper)

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Article on Sports Video Group This year’s graduating class of Midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy may be remembered for its many honors by professors, parents and fellow students, but one of its least-known accomplishments will go down in the history of the Patriot League as that collegiate athletic conference’s top achievement of 2013-14 –at least … Read more…