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Live From X Games Minneapolis: Tech-Loaded Ops at U.S. Bank Stadium Promise ‘More Skating, Less Waiting’
By Brandon Costa, Director of Digital
Slow. Small. Boring. Words one would never associate with the spectacle that is the X Games. And the teams at ESPN and Echo Entertainment aim to ensure that is true of each edition of the crown jewel of action sports events. Their goal: build a show that’s faster, bigger, and more exciting than ever.
Live From X Games Minneapolis: How Tracking and AR Could Change the Future of Action Sports
By Brandon Costa, Director of Digital
In this era of data, live tracking — be it chip- or radar-based — has already become common in many of the biggest U.S. sports leagues. The NBA and NHL are rolling out player- and ball/puck-tracking systems, and Major League Baseball is already well-seasoned in its efforts with Statcast. And action sports may not be far behind.
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The Switch Expands Burbank At-Home-Production Facility To Meet Rising Demand
By SVG Contributor
The Switch is continuing its push into the at-home–production market, expanding its The Switch At-Home service with the launch of an additional at-home production facility in Burbank, CA. The Switch acquired the Burbank facility in 2017 and has continued to expand it as demand for at-home–production services has grown, driven primarily by live sports coverage.
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Save the Date: SVG TranSPORT Conference Heads Back to New York City on October 15
By SVG Staff
Sports Video Group’s annual TranSPORT conference will return to New York City’s Microsoft Technology Center on Oct. 15 for a day of networking and sessions focused on the current state of sports-content contribution, exchange, and distribution. TranSPORT will address the industry’s most pressing issues, including the latest developments in terrestrial and satellite backhaul, IP and bonded-cellular contribution, the potential of 5G, OTT and streaming technologies, ATSC 3.0, cloud-based encoding, next-gen compression methods like HEVC and JPEG XS, 4K and HDR delivery, the rise of “at-home-production” workflows, and more.
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Sports Content Management Forum: WWE's Bryan Staffaroni on Maintaining Metadata for Archival Purposes
By Brandon Costa, Director of Digital
In a yearly schedule that includes more than 10 major events, including the heralded WrestleMania, the WWE is consistently dealing with a flurry of data. WWE's Bryan Staffaroni dissects the planning that went into the service's refurb and the importance of maintaining the metadata that is entailed with this endeavor.
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