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Media Notes: SoonerVision awarded the 2014 SVG/NACDA Technology Leadership Award

by Mel Bracht Modified: April 24, 2014 at 5:30 pm •  Published: April 23, 2014
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The University of Oklahoma has been awarded the 2014 SVG/NACDA Technology Leadership Award from the Sports Video Group and the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics. The award will be presented at the SVG College Sports Summit on May 28 in Atlanta.

The award is presented to the university athletic department that shows significant commitment to broadcast and video infrastructure and technologies.

SoonerVision, the in-house video production arm of OU athletics, produces all of the content on Sooner Sports TV, OU’s multiplatform network. Sooner Sports TV programming is delivered on a variety of Fox outlets, including Fox Sports Oklahoma, in addition to SoonerSports.tv.

Sooner Sports TV includes hundreds of live games and showcases a variety of original programming and studio shows. In addition, live webcasts and on-demand video are distributed online at SoonerSports.tv.

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by Mel Bracht
Copy Editor, Sports Media
Mel Bracht is a copy editor on the presentation desk and also covers sports media. A 1978 graduate of Indiana University, Bracht has been a print journalist for 34 years. He started his career as sports editor of the Rensselaer (Ind.) Republican...
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