Jason Dachman, Chief Editor

Jason Dachman, Chief Editor

As Chief Editor, Dachman oversees all aspects of SVG's North American editorial operations – including all news on Sportsvideo.org, the daily SVG Insider newsletter, and SVG’s annual print publications – and is one of the primary contributors to SVG's daily coverage of the sports-video-production industry. A member of the SVG team since 2009, Dachman also serves as Program Director for SVG's Esports Production Forum, RSN Summit, Sports Content Management Forum, Sports Graphics Forum, and TranSPORT conference. Prior to joining SVG, he covered local sports for The Patriot Ledger in Quincy, MA, and served on the production staff of SiriusXM Satellite Radio's The Ron & Fez Show. Dachman began his career in the Sports Information department at Northeastern University in Boston, where he earned a BA in Media Communications and Cinema Studies. A native of Denver, CO, Jason currently resides in Queens, NY, with his wife Alyson.

Recent Posts by Jason Dachman, Chief Editor

ESPN, Fox Sports Top Sports Emmy Awards; CBS Sports’ The Masters Wins Key Tech Categories

It was fitting that, on a night unlike any other, CBS Sports’ coverage of The Masters would take home three of the top prizes at the Sports Emmy Awards, earning statues for Outstanding Live Sports Special, Outstanding Technical Team Remote, and the George Wensel Technical Achievement Award. The ceremony, held virtually for the first time […]  More

Marquee Sports Network Spotlight, Part 2: Building Chicago’s New RSN in the Throes of the Pandemic

The launch of a new network is a monumental undertaking under any circumstances. But launching a network on the precipice of a global pandemic? That’s a Mission Impossible scenario. However, Marquee Sports Network’s production and engineering teams somehow found a way not only to get the new Chicago-based regional sports network on the air in […]  More

Marquee Sports Network Spotlight, Part 1: Inside the RSN’s New ST 2110 IP Production Facility in Wrigleyville

From the day pen hit paper on the deal to launch a new Chicago regional sports network, Sinclair Broadcast Group and the Chicago Cubs set their sights high, and nowhere is that more apparent than at Marquee Sports Network’s new production facility in Wrigleyville. The new broadcast center, in what was formerly Cubs’ staff offices, […]  More

Activision Blizzard Snags Longtime MLB Vet Tony Petitti as President of Sports and Entertainment

In a massive executive move, gaming and esports giant Activision Blizzard has appointed MLB veteran Tony Petitti as President of Sports and Entertainment. Petitti, who led the launch of MLB Network in 2008 and most recently served as MLB Deputy Commissioner of Business and Media and COO, will oversee esports, consumer products, and film and […]  More

Broadcast Management Group Keeps TD Ameritrade Network On-Air With Quick Thinking, Remote Production

With the world in an economic whirlwind due to the pandemic, investors are looking for more information than ever on the latest market trends. To meet that demand, the TD Ameritrade Network (TDAN) OTT channel and its production partner Broadcast Management Group (BMG) have continued to produce nine daily live shows Monday-Friday (9 a.m.–5:30 p.m. […]  More

Inside the Launch of VENN 24/7 Gaming-Lifestyle Network in the Midst of the Pandemic

Last September, when gaming-industry stalwarts Ariel Horn and Ben Kusin announced VENN (the Video Game Entertainment and News Network), they laid out an aggressive timeline to launch the 24/7 gaming, esports, and entertainment network in the third quarter of this year. However, when videogame play and esports viewership began to skyrocket during quarantine, VENN’s launch […]  More

NBA Returns: ESPN Brings Plenty of Tech Firepower to Wide World of Sports Productions

NBA on ESPN is back in business tonight, with its production team resuming live broadcasts from the NBA bubble inside Disney’s Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando. To pull them off safely, the network’s operations team has worked with the NBA and fellow rightsholder Turner Sports to build a massive broadcast compound that echoes […]  More

NBA Returns: ESPN, Turner, NBA Team Up for Sprawling, COVID-Safe Production at Wide World of Sports

The long wait is over, and the NBA returns to the hardcourt tonight with a Jazz-Pelicans and Clippers-Lakers doubleheader from the league’s bubble at Disney’s Wide World of Sports (WWoS) complex in Orlando. The pair of telecasts on TNT will tip off one of the largest undertakings in NBA broadcast history with the NBA, ESPN, […]  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

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