Recent Posts tagged with college sports

Harvard Centralizes Its Control Rooms Through the Use of IP

The centralized control room is the dream of many in college sports-video production: instead of renting trucks or lugging gear across campus to remote venues, you have just one control room connected to everything. Though tempting, the concept has been prohibited by the cost and/or logistics. Fiber was the chief way to go, but running […]  More

Big Sky Conference To Offer Full Catalog of Live-Streamed Events on Pluto TV

For a mid-major conference, media-distribution partnerships are critical to its exposure and to enhancing engagement with alumni, family and friends of current student-athletes, and potential recruits. This week, the Big Sky Conference made the bold move of making its complete catalog of live-streaming events (comprising more than 700 games) available on internet service Pluto TV.  More

Giant Videoboards in College Stadiums Pose Big Challenges for Sound Systems

College sports venues have engaged in a long-running battle of size. The largest of them dwarf NFL venues: the University of Michigan’s Michigan Stadium seats nearly 110,000 — more than the populations of Cambridge, MA, or Allentown, PA — and stadiums at Alabama, Tennessee, Ohio State, and Penn State each seat well over 100,000 fans. […]  More

Sports Venue Production Summit: Colleges Take Diverse Approaches to Venue Operations

College and university athletic departments handle venue operations in ways as varied as the student body at a liberal-arts college. But the goal is very much the same: to ensure that fans and alumni connect as closely as possible with the athletes and teams via hype videos, live streaming, scoreboard video, and more. Speaking at […]  More

SVG at 10: The College Sector Records a Decade of Explosive Growth

Few segments of the sports-video industry have seen more dramatic change than the college level. Ten years ago, an athletic department was fortunate to get a national or regional network to come to campus to produce a professional production of a football or basketball game. Today, athletic departments and conferences are playing a significantly larger […]  More

ESPN Descends on Beantown for NCAA Frozen Four

For the time in more than a decade, the NCAA Frozen Four returns to the epicenter of college hockey, Boston, this week, and ESPN is on hand to cover action from every angle. With hometown favorite Boston University in the mix, ESPN’s trio of telecasts from TD Garden will have no shortage of Beantown flair.  More

SVG College Q&A: Campus Insiders EVP/GM Crowley Sullivan

A year ago, Campus Insiders burst onto the scene as a relative unknown and, in 12 short months, has had a sizable impact on both the execution and general fan perception of digital-exclusive production. Formed as a partnership between IMG and Silver Chalice, Campus Insiders offers unrestricted content — live studio shows, video-on-demand (VOD), more […]  More

SEC Network Preview: Bama’s New Digital Media Center Gives Crimson Tide Productions a Leg Up

The highly anticipated and publicized launch of the SEC Network is imminent, but it has had an impact on the conference’s 14 member institutions, their respective video departments, and network partner ESPN for over a year. As part of SVG’s countdown to the SEC Network, we will take you inside the cases, faces, and places […]  More

Duke Gets Into the Live-Video Game With New Production Trailer

The competitive nature of college sports is hardly confined to the playing field. So, when Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) schools like Clemson, Florida State, NC State, and North Carolina began digitally producing and distributing live Olympic-sports events on ESPN3, Duke Athletic Director Dr. Kevin White wanted to know what his school needed to do to […]  More

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