April 16, 2015

RCS develops cloud solution for soccer coverage

As soccer continues to gain traction in the US, Reality Check Systems has developed a hub-in-a-box solution that compiles the latest from almost every international soccer league in the cloud. Dubbed LaunchPad, the system is fed with real time data and statistics from provider Opta and predictive data from Analy7ics. These data feeds are a key component […]

April 15, 2015

NFL plans ‘Draft Town’ for Chicago

The NFL will take over a portion of Chicago‘s Grant Park with a 900,000-square foot “Draft Town” featuring temporary structures for public events, as well as decking out the interior of Roosevelt College’s Auditorium Theatre. The NFL will erect a series of open air structures to house museums, attractions and seating for the draft, which […]

April 14, 2015

Rabble brings audio democracy in second screen app

We all have our favorite sports teams, and well, sometimes we think the broadcasters just aren’t big fans of the team. Whether it’s the Cardinals or the Cubs, the Lakers or the Knicks, a lot of people think announcers are biased. Well, that’s the idea behind startup Rabble. Launched last week, Rabble allows users to […]

April 6, 2015

Tour of MLB Network Studio 21

“MLB Central” showed off its new studio today. Here’s the tour, given by hosts Matt Vasgersian, Lauren Shehadi and Mark DeRosa. The studio, designed by Clickspring Design, mixes nostalgia with modern technology to create a versatile space. We’ll have more coverage and gallery of the studio later this week.

April 3, 2015

MLB Network prepares to debut Studio 21

MLB’s first pitch of the season is only days away, with it comes changes at its namesake, MLB Network. Debuting Monday, the networks new 8,000 square foot Studio 21 will become home to three shows including “MLB Central,” “MLB Now” and “Quick Pitch.” The space includes five positions and state-of-the-art technology that can change for […]

April 3, 2015

Q&A: Scecon helps Liberty University with flexible sports set

Scecon, a Virginia based set design-build firm, recently helped Liberty University transform its sports network with a new flexible space.

April 2, 2015

ESPN unveils new website

Disney-owned ESPN has unveiled a completely redesigned website that focuses on using screen real estate for prominently displaying scores and promoting other content as well as keeping a consistent experience across devices. The new design’s most prominent feature is a horizontal strip running across the top of the page that remains visible at all times […]

April 2, 2015

‘Phantom background’ loads behind ‘SportsCenter’ page

As ESPN look continues to evolve with a newly launched website, the use of the richly colored, flashy 3D graphics that were once the hallmark of the network has slowly been reduced, but one page on the new seems to have “held on” to that look in a rather odd way. ESPN has slowly been […]

March 18, 2015

Q&A: ESPN debuts wraps set from James Yates

ESPN debuted a flexible set in Studio F this month, the first time the studio has seen use since flagship “SportsCenter” left it last summer for the newly built Digital Center 2. The design, by James Yates Production Design, features multiple presentation areas and is stocked with technology. A gallery of the set design is on SetStudio. […]

March 9, 2015

ESPN debuts new Studio F in former home of ‘SportsCenter’

The former home of ESPN’s “SportsCenter,” Studio F in Digital Center 1, has a new set design that will serve multiple sports properties. The studio will primarily serve as a “wrap” studio, where content is produced for airing before, during and after events in which highlights and analysis are provided. “The new Studio F was designed […]