New York - Sports Video Group, an
organization created by leading sports executives to assist the
multi-billion dollar sports industry in the use of video and new media
tools, is now moving forward with industry initiatives to strengthen
the value of sports properties and the fan experience.
Sports Video Group will focus on advancing the creation, production and
distribution of sports content for broadcast, broadband and mobile
devices. A committee of technology experts from a broad array of sports
entities will help guide the organization's range of initiatives.
Veteran broadcast and technology journalist Ken Kerschbaumer, formerly
of Broadcasting & Cable (B&C) magazine, will lead SVG's educational
efforts. Mr. Kerschbaumer has spent 15 years covering broadcast, cable,
Internet and consumer technology developments for industry-leading
publications including B&C, Digital Television, Television Broadcast,
Government Video and TVBEurope magazines. He will continue to edit
B&C's bi-weekly HD Report and will syndicate his SVG information to a
wide range of industry and sports news services.
"SVG is the first industry forum created to specifically help leagues
and teams, content distributors, stadium and arena personnel, and even
coaches and athletes keep up to date on the latest video and new media
technologies and practices," said Mr. Kerschbaumer. "SVG members will
share their knowledge to help the entire sports industry, at all
levels, best address the needs of the industry's most important
segment: its fans."
The U.S.-based sports industry currently boasts more than 50
professional leagues, 300 professional teams, and 75,000 teams at the
collegiate and high-school level -- all of which have established or
are in the process of establishing an individual video and new media
strategy for communications as well as training.
"SVG is not just about the 'big leagues,' it's about bringing together
sports video executives from high schools through collegiate through
professional to give the fans what they want -- more sports, more
information, and a more intimate, informed sports experience," Mr.
SOURCE: Sports Video Group