Monthly Archives: January 2020

ESPN Closes Out Busy Fortnight at Australian Open With Championship Weekend

Written on January 31, 2020 at 1:12 pm, by

Heading into Championship Weekend at the Australian Open, ESPN has been blessed with a pair of compelling storylines: Sofia Kenin’s improbable appearance in the Women’s Championship (the first American who wasn’t a Williams sister to appear since 2005) and a red-hot Novak Djokovic’s defense of the Men’s Championship (after defeating fan-favorite Roger Federer). The weekend […]  More

Live From Super Bowl LIV: ESPN Expands South Beach Presence To Meet Programming Needs

Written on January 31, 2020 at 12:55 pm, by

Broadcasting from South Beach is nothing new for ESPN, which has studios at the Clevelander on Ocean Drive. And, for Super Bowl LIV, the broadcaster has upped its presence across the city, with two studios in Lummus Park across the street from the Clevelander and two on Radio Row at the Miami Beach Convention Center. […]  More

Live From Super Bowl LIV: Fox Sports Delivers “Sense of Place” With Mega Studio Structure on South Beach

Written on January 31, 2020 at 11:17 am, by

What’s the point of producing a studio show on-site at a major event, if not to paint the picture of the host locale and to engross the viewer in all that makes it unique. That’s the belief of Fox Sports’ VP, Operations Rod Conti, whose team has outdone themselves with a set to behold on […]  More

Live From Super Bowl LIV: Fox Sports’ Rod Conti Gives a Tour of Network’s South Beach Campus

Written on January 31, 2020 at 9:22 am, by

Three studios, two demo areas, two tower structures filling 9 acres of production and support workspace piloted by more than 350 production, technical, and support staff: Fox Sports’ studio activation in South Beach is a television achievement. Rod Conti, VP, operations, Fox Sports, gives a tour of the sets to explain how his team prioritized […]  More

Live From Super Bowl LIV: Fox Sports’ Mike Davies Goes Deep on an Epic Technological Effort

Written on January 31, 2020 at 9:03 am, by

The Super Bowl is one of those events that annually raise the bar for what is possible (and, in the future, expected) in a live sports production. And Fox Sports has brought an ambitious operation to Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL. Mike Davies, SVP, technical and field operations, Fox Sports, takes you inside […]  More

Behind the Mic: ESPN Mulls Over Moving Jessica Mendoza Off of SNB ; Sean McVay Joins Postseason NFL Countdown in Miami

Written on January 31, 2020 at 8:00 am, by

Behind the Mic provides a roundup of recent news regarding on-air talent, including new deals, departures, and assignments compiled from press releases and reports around the industry. In this week’s edition, ESPN is thinking of changing its Sunday Night Baseball crew,  ESPN’s Postseason NFL Countdown will be joined by an NFL head coach, NBC Sports […]  More

Riedel Communications Promotes Marcin Jakowczyk to Sales Manager in Poland

Written on January 31, 2020 at 7:45 am, by

Riedel Communications has promoted Marcin Jakowczyk to Sales Manager for the company’s Poland operation. Jakowczyk brings a decade of experience in the pro audio, broadcast, and telecommunications industries to his new role, including more than five years in various sales and engineering positions at Riedel. Based in Warzymice, Poland, he reports directly to Jürgen Diniz-Mallek, […]  More

The Switch Names Andy Goldstein to Position of CFO

Written on January 31, 2020 at 7:40 am, by

The Switch has appointed Andy Goldstein as Chief Financial Officer. As The Switch’s CFO, Goldstein will oversee the company’s financial activities globally, driving strategic initiatives and international growth. He will be based in The Switch’s headquarters in New York, reporting directly to Eric Cooney, The Switch’s President & CEO, while working closely with the rest […]  More

MLS, U.S. Soccer Sign Exclusive Data Deal With Stats Perform

Written on January 31, 2020 at 7:40 am, by

Major League Soccer (MLS) and U.S. Soccer have entered an exclusive official data deal with Stats Perform.  More

HPA Tech Retreat 2020: G&D To Lay Out Premium KVM Solutions

Written on January 31, 2020 at 7:35 am, by

G&D North America (G&D) will be presenting the latest KVM technologies for broadcast and cinema professionals at this year’s HPA Tech Retreat from February 17 to 20, 2020 in Palm Springs, CA, and will be advising attendees on finding ideal KVM equipment fitting their individual requirements and applications while highlighting configuration and operation through a […]  More

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