2017 RSN Summit
Where Regional Sports Leaders Connect


The second annual RSN Summit will be held June 27-28 at the Hilton Chicago.  This Summit aims to be a gathering place for networking and the exchange of ideas about the pertinent issues facing RSN leaders.  Networks are being challenged to deliver more events and original content, including high school and college, at historically low costs that may be distributed outside of the traditional linear model.  Keynotes, panels and – this year – targeted workshops will cover a range of essential topics from UHD/HDR implementation to innovations in operations, graphics, analysis tools, ad sales and low-cost production techniques.  The RSN Summit is designed to meet the needs of today’s regional sports network leaders and content creators.

SVG will kick off the RSN Summit with an afternoon workshop and opening-night reception on Tuesday, June 27 at the Hilton Chicago, followed by the full-day event on June 28.


Tuesday, June 27

3:30 p.m.: Registration Opens
4:00 – 4:10 p.m.: Welcoming Remarks from Larry Meyers
4:10 – 4:30 p.m.: The State of the RSN Market, Part 1 – Ratings & Viewership
4:30 – 4:50: 
The State of the RSN Market, Part 2 – Rights & Opportunities
4:50 – 5:30 p.m.: The State of the RSN Market, Part 3: Executive Roundtable
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.: Opening Night Reception

Wednesday, June 28

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.: Registration and Breakfast
9:00 – 9:30 a.m.: Day 2 Keynote Speaker: TBD
9:30 – 10:15 a.m.: GM and EP Perspectives: View From the Top
10:15 – 10:30 a.m.: Production Tech Case Study
10:30 – 11:15 a.m.: Networking Break in Technology Showcases Area
11:15 – 12:00 p.m.: Team & League Perspectives: Creating Quality RSN Partnerships
12:00 – 12:45 p.m.: Inside the Truck: How New Technology Is Changing the Way We Tell the Story
12:45 – 1:30 p.m.: Networking Lunch in Technology Showcases Area
1:30 – 2:15 p.m.: Extra-Linear Behavior: How OTT, Mobile, Social, and VR are Parts of the ‘New Normal’
2:15 – 2:30 p.m.: Digital Tech Case Study
2:30 – 3:00 p.m.: Networking Break in Technology Showcases Area
3:00 – 3:45 p.m.: Reaching the Regional Fan: Ad Sales and Promos Within Content
3:45 – 4:30 p.m.: Making Original Programming Work: In the Studio and Behind the Scenes

Workshops (Wednesday, June 28):

11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.: Morning Workshop: RSN Facebook Video Boot Camp
1:30 – 4:30 p.m.: Afternoon Workshop: Technology & Operations Workshop

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