NBA Returns: Virtual Crowd-Noise Mix Is Complex and Authentic

Perhaps no sport lives and dies by the intensity of its crowd reactions as much as basketball. With triple-digit game scores as close as a single point with tenths of a second left on the clock, crowd reactions can literally influence the outcome of games. That fact confronted the folks figuring out how to re-create […]  More

Tech Focus: Audio Monitoring, Part 1 — Room-Correction Software Aims To Optimize Any Environment

A great speaker can quickly become a mediocre one when placed in an especially challenging space. The audio compartment of a production truck is the ultimate Petrie dish for this phenomenon, one that becomes even more complex when audio mixes have to move between different spaces and through an assortment of different speakers. In response, […]  More

Join Us on Aug. 19 for SVG/DTVAG Cloud Audio Forum: Next Steps in Production Virtualization

SVG and the DTV Audio Group will hold its inaugural Cloud Audio Forum on August 19 from 2:00PM – 3:30PM EST. Recently broadcasters have taken the step of experimenting with managing talent and production teams working largely off-premises with virtualized remote control of existing equipment.  The next logical step for many from here is to […]  More

MLB Returns: ESPN Operations Solves Logistical Puzzle on Rain-Shortened Opening Day

Thursday, July 23 was a day that has been circled on ESPN employees’ calendars for quite some time. With Opening Day of this peculiar, 60-game Major League Baseball regular season in the rearview mirror, the operations team can recollect their thoughts, assess any pitfalls, and regroup before the rest of the 2020 schedule unfolds.  More

MLB Returns: RSNs Take Over World Feed for All MLB Broadcasts, Customize for In-Market Fans

It’s a whole new world for Major League Baseball broadcast operations this season: regional sports networks are taking the lead for live-game productions. To limit the number of people and facilities onsite, the league has opted to have the home-team RSN in each market produce a neutral/clean world feed of each game to distribute to […]  More

MLB Returns: AT&T SportsNet RSNs Use Mix of Studio, Mobile Facilities for World Feed, In-Market Productions

In an effort to reduce production crew and facilities onsite for safety this MLB season, regional sports networks have been tasked with producing a neutral world feed for all MLB teams home games to be distributed to the away-team RSNs and national broadcasters. SVG is delving into how each RSN group is handling this new […]  More

Best Practices and Standardized Loudness Techniques for OTT and On-Demand Content

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT The rise in digital audio technology, with its significant improvements in dynamic range capability, brought program loudness challenges to content producers and consumers alike. Improved loudness measurement standards, coupled with industry guidelines and government regulation, all led to the successful management of loudness for traditional broadcast […]  More

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