Monthly Archives: April 2015

Live From the NFL Draft: NFL Network Covers Sprawling Footprint in Chicago, Lines Up 60+ Live Remote Feeds

Written on April 30, 2015 at 10:49 pm, by

For the first time in 51 years the NFL Draft returns to Chicago this week, taking over the city’s Auditorium Theatre at Roosevelt University and a large chunk of Grant Park in what is, by any measure imaginable, the grandest-scale Draft ever held. In addition to the typical Draft-style pageantry inside the theatre, NFL Events […]  More

Live From the NFL Draft: ESPN’s Production, Ops Teams Move on Up in Chicago

Written on April 30, 2015 at 9:42 pm, by

ESPN’s NFL Draft production is bigger than ever this year in its new home at Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre and across Michigan Ave. at Draft Town in Grant Park. In order to present 42 hours of NFL Draft Week programing, ESPN has rolled out nearly 30 cameras, three on-site sets, four production trucks, 400 pre-produced analysis/highlights […]  More

Live From the NFL Draft: NFL Digital Media Rolls Out Largest Presence Ever, Streams Every Single Pick Live

Written on April 30, 2015 at 9:13 pm, by

NFL Digital Media rolled out its largest presence to date at the NFL Draft in Chicago this week with two dedicated studio sets in order to produce its NFL Draft LIVE streaming show – the only outlet to see every single pick during the Draft. NFL Digital has erected a dedicated set near Selection Square […]  More

Live From the NFL Draft: One-on-One with NFL Network Executive Producer Eric Weinberger

Written on April 30, 2015 at 8:57 pm, by

The NFL Draft took over Chicago this week and NFL Network rolled out an epic Super Bowl-level production unlike any it had presented before. With more than two dozen cameras deployed throughout its sprawling footprint at the Auditorium Theatre and Grant Park, as well as more than 50 live remote shots outside of Chicago, NFL […]  More

Jacksonville Jaguars Deploy ChyronHego Virtual 1st to Enhance In-Stadium Video Presentation

Written on April 30, 2015 at 2:12 pm, by

The Jacksonville Jaguars have installed the first-ever stadium Jumbotron deployment of Virtual 1st, ChyronHego’s “down and distance” broadcast-graphics solution designed specifically for American football. Virtual 1st provides animated virtual first-down and line-of-scrimmage graphics to enhance the real-time action displayed on the Jaguars’ new 8K HD LED video scoreboards, the largest of their kind in the […]  More

SVG College Sports Summit Features In-Depth ‘Venues and Facilities’ Workshop Track

Written on April 30, 2015 at 12:50 pm, by

SVG’s College Sports Summit in Atlanta is less than a month away, and while Day 1 is chock-full of panel discussions that span the college-sports landscape, Day 2 features a track geared specifically toward those looking to enhance their production facilities and athletic venues. Be sure to stop by to hear about the latest in […]  More

NAB Perspectives: Click Effects’ Wight on Simplifying Graphics Workflows Via Master Controller

Written on April 30, 2015 at 11:47 am, by

Long known throughout the sports-venue community for the CrossFire and Blaze systems, Click Effects showcased something new at NAB 2015: a way to connect them. With Master Controller, venue operators with multiple CrossFire and Blaze systems can combine them under a single user interface. SVG caught up with Click Effects founder/President Cliff Wight to discuss […]  More

Click Effects Partners With Sony in South Korea

Written on April 30, 2015 at 10:55 am, by

Click Effects announced its first project with Sony Korea, the Suwon KT Wiz Park in Suwon S.K., home of the newest member of the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO), the KT Wiz.  More

Storm brewing over National Weather Service television studio

Written on April 29, 2015 at 8:44 pm, by

WashingtonPost.com reports that since word has spread that the National Weather Service (NWS) office in Birmingham, Alabama has installed a state-of-the-art television studio, new light is shining on the question: Where do the responsibilities of the National Weather Service start and stop? Al.com reported Saturday that the Birmingham NWS office “is putting the finishing touches on […]  More

SVG@NAB Viewpoints: Industry on the Verge of a Digital ROI

Written on April 28, 2015 at 3:06 pm, by

Team SVG was out in force during NAB 2015, with nine reporters scouring the show floor and checking out the latest in technology as well as sitting down with dozens of industry leaders on both the exhibitor and attendee side. These reports from the entire SVG editorial staff offer nine individual perspectives that, collectively, form […]  More

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