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Sports OTT Forum: Streaming Protocols Adapt to Era of Constant Change
By Ken Kerschbaumer, Editorial Director
What’s next in streaming protocols? The alphabet soup of CMAF, HLS, DASH, and more were the focus of a discussion at last month’s SVG Sports OTT Forum. The conversation included David McLary, VP, video technology, NBC Sports Group Digital; James Wilson, director engineering, Aspera platform, IBM Aspera; and Fritz Seifts, principal architect, Limelight Networks.
MediaKind Takes VR in Sports Forward With Live 360-Degree Video Streams and Beyond
By Heather McLean, SVG Europe
In a project commissioned by Deutsche Telekom, on December 9, 2018, a live 360-degree video stream of a basketball match between Telekom Baskets Bonn and EWE Baskets Oldenburg was delivered from the Telekom Dome in Bonn, Germany, to Deutsche Telekom’s Magenta Virtual Reality (VR) consumer app at 6K resolution. SVG Europe spoke with Stuart Boorn, head of portfolio management, MediaKind, about how this industry world first was achieved.
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NY Giants Launch New Saquon Barkley 'World Lens' on Snapchat
By Jason Dachman, Chief Editor
The New York Giants have launched a new Snapchat experience that allows fans the ability to interact with Saquon Barkley. The Saquon World Lens is an augmented reality experience that lets fans reimagine the world around them and bring different characters to life. Fans can make the reigning NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year appear next to them in a photo or video on Snapchat.

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Ken Adelson, Terry Lyons Launch PivottvMedia
By Ken Kerschbaumer, Editorial Director
Veteran sports, entertainment, and multimedia executives Ken Adelson and Terry Lyons have formed PivottvMedia to provide consultation regarding production, content branding, content creation, and technology strategies. The new company will also address the vast distribution options via multiplatform marketing, social-media outreach and traditional public-relations outreach. The goal is to enable clients to reach fans and audiences far beyond the core and casual fans organizations covet.
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Sports OTT Forum: Octagon's Daniel Cohen on Blending Linear and Digital During Media Rights Negotiations
By Jason Dachman, Chief Editor
Octagon Media Consulting has helped partners in domestic and international leagues find the next path of success. Octagon's Daniel Cohen analyzes the growing list of sports clients, how networks can gain rights by blending linear and digital offerings, and how OTT platforms could alter talks in the future.
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