Brooklyn Nets CEO Brett Yormark To Host Virtual Venue Tour of Barclays Center at NAB Show

In an NAB Show first, five professional sports venues will be virtually visited live from a conference Super Session at the Las Vegas Convention Center. A panel discussion entitled “The Evolution of Spectator Sports” will include video feeds from the opening pitch at Miami Marlins Stadium, as well as exclusive executive one-on-ones with Brooklyn Nets CEO Brett Yormark and Marlins President David Samson.

Produced by the Sports Video Group (SVG) for NAB Show, the Super Session is scheduled for Monday, April 8 at 4 pm in Room S222 in the South Hall. SVG Chairman Steven Hellmuth, SVP Operations & Technology NBA Entertainment, will be moderating a panel featuring: Chip Foley, director of building technology, Forest City Ratner Companies; Robert Jordan, SVP, Van Wagner Sports and Entertainment; Don Sperling, VP and executive producer, Giants Entertainment 
New York Giants; and Chris Williams, VP, Wrightson, Johnson, Haddon & Williams.

In addition to the virtual tours of Barclays and Marlins, the Super Session will include video from an upgraded Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles, an LED sign light show from the bowl at the Magic’s Amway Center in Orlando and a view of the massive new video board at the Pacer’s BankersLife Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

“Sports venues have always competed with in-home viewing,” says Rick Price, Director, SVG Venue Technology Committee. “The Super Session is led by those designers, integrators, and operators who are powering game-changing innovations at sports venues worldwide. You’ll also hear from team ownership about why this evolution is necessary for the future of spectator sports.”

The virtual venue tours are being transmitted by Level 3 Vyvx VenueNet+ Services. Each live video stream is a 150 Mbps JPEG 2000 encoded service. Year round the Las Vegas Convention Center is directly connected to the global Level 3 network.  Vyvx Solutions are being used in 100 professional sports venues in the U.S., with total services in 1,300 locations in 300 cities worldwide. A world leader in delivering live broadcast services in support of sports and major events, the company has provided broadcast delivery of Super Bowl for 24 consecutive years. Technology support for the NAB Show session is under the direction of Derek Anderson, senior director, Product Management at Level 3.

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