SVG Venue Initiative White Paper Adds New Section: Maintaining Broadcast Cabling Infrastructure
SVG is pleased to announce that the latest section of the SVG Venue Initiative White Paper is available for download. Section D: Maintaining Broadcast Cabling Infrastructure outlines best practices for existing cable installations, including the personnel and procedures to cover basic maintenance, as well as recommended maintenance, testing, and replacement intervals. The document also provides information on establishing standard operating procedures for temporary cabling and for expanding existing cabling infrastructure.
The increasing demand of covering all the sights and sounds of sports events from all angles and multiple locations inside and outside the venue has necessitated increased levels of cabling infrastructure. To maintain robustness and the required high availability of this infrastructure, there is a need to maintain the cabling runs, connections, and access for the venue.
Section D: Maintaining Broadcast Cabling Infrastructure includes an overview of the basics of sports-venue broadcast cabling infrastructure; maintenance scheduling, communication, and operational best practices; maintenance methods and techniques; and how to plan for additional permanent cabling. The document also includes observations from industry leaders on the importance of proper maintenance and how to plan for the future.
The purpose of the SVG Venue Initiative White Paper is to be a resource of peer-reviewed best-practice guidelines for venue owners, operators, developers, architects, and other interested parties. The White Paper is intended to provide baseline information on broadcast, AV, RF, and more, including recommended minimum requirements for current day-to-day in-house operations that incorporate the needs of network broadcasters in covering events.
The SVG Venue Initiative White Paper now comprises four sections:
Section A: Mobile Broadcast Unit / Truck Compound Infrastructure and Operations
Section B: Scoreboard Control Room Infrastructure and Operations
Section C: Wireless Device Management and Frequency Coordination
Section D: Maintaining Broadcast Cabling Infrastructure
If you would like to contribute to the current sections of the SVG Venue Initiative White Paper or have suggestions for a new section, please contact Rick Price at firstname.lastname@example.org and Karen Hogan at email@example.com.