Networks, Venue Architects Set To Discuss Truck Bay Design at Venue Tech Summit

Sports networks, production truck companies, and venue architects will gather in Kansas City Oct. 27 and 28 for the first annual SVG Venue Technology Summit. The goal? To collaborate on a stadium-design project that will make arenas and stadiums more broadcast-friendly with improved wiring, power infrastructure, and larger truck bays. Other topics include scoreboard technology and new tools for sports control rooms. Sign up today and become part of the discussion.
Monday, Oct. 27, 6-8 p.m.
Welcome Reception at the Intercontinental Hotel, Kansas City, MO
Tuesday, Oct. 28
7:30-8:30 a.m.: Breakfast, Intercontinental Hotel, Kansas City, MO
8:30-9:15 a.m.:
Broadcast Sports Production: Making it Work
How can broadcasters, architects, and facility personnel work more closely together and improve communication? This one-hour discussion lays out the challenges and complexities of the relationship between broadcasters, leagues, and stadium and arena personnel. Featuring:
Bob Jordan, New York Jets VP, Design & Construction
Al Fong, ESPN Event Operations, Senior Technical Manager
Chris Williams, WJHW, VP
Stadium/Arena Truck Bay Design Project
The Sports Video Group, in association with leading architects, sports networks and leagues, and venue professionals, has created a series of best-practices CAD drawings and documents designed to make it easier for architects and related entities to build controversy-free TV broadcast compounds. PLEASE NOTE: ALL ATTENDEES WILL RECEIVE A COMPLIMENTARY COPY OF THE CAD DRAWINGS AND DOCUMENTS ON CD-ROM
10:45-11:00 COFFEE BREAK
11:00-12:15 Get Your FIber: Venue Cabling Tips and Techniques
Today’s broadcasters require fiber connectivity to deliver HD signals, but building that infrastructure adds to the bottom line of construction costs. How can those costs be minimized? If laying fiber is not a financial option, what are the alternatives? And what are some recommended best practices for building cable, fiber, and IP infrastructures in a venue? Featuring:
Rich Cerny, Telecast Fiber, President and CEO
Al Fong, ESPN Event Operations, Senior Technical Manager
Scott Nardelli, Bexel Broadcast Fiber Solutions
Scoreboard Showdown: What’s Hot?
Scoreboard technologies from companies like Daktronics and Mitsubishi continue to evolve and, increasingly, have a greater impact on facility design and operations. What are some of the new scoreboard technologies being developed? How are they being deployed in stadiums and arenas?
Mark Foster, Mitusbishi Diamond Vision Division, General Manager
Tony Turiello, Panasonic Astro-Vision, Director
Rob Zeller, Daktronics, Regional Sales Manager
The Venue Video/Audio Experience: Winning Ways
Today’s system integrators face a number of options when it comes to installing video and audio technologies. Leading system integrators discuss the current options available that can help ensure a high-quality audio and video experience for fans in the suites, in the stands, and beyond. Leading stadium system integrators and manufacturers discuss their philosophies and techniques. Featuring:
Frank Giannuzzi, Panasonic Broadcast & Television Systems, Business Development Manager, Sports Production
Steve Stubelt, Sony Systems Group, Director of Sales and Marketing
Tom Voigts, Roscor Corp., VP, Sales
Jeff Volk, Alpha Video Sports & Entertainment Group, Director

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