12 Reasons To Attend the SVG Summit

The 2016 SVG Summit is only days away, and, for those of you attending, the big question will be how to make the most of your time. The first day, Dec. 12, is especially busy, and there is a wide variety of exciting and interesting panels, presentations, and keynotes to attend. For those of you looking for some advice, herewith are the top 12 ways to spend your time!


The Debut of SVG Digital
The first day of the Summit is always a busy one, with plenty of options for attendees, but the most exciting development this year is the launch of SVG Digital, a one-day event focused squarely on social media, data, OTT, and more. Two keynotes, — one by Eric Black, CTO of NBC Digital, NBC Sports; the other by Rory Brown, president, Bleacher Report — are must-attend events. To check out the complete schedule, click here.


2017 Forecast for the Broadcast Business

Josh Stinehour

Josh Stinehour

At 10 a.m. on Monday, Josh Stinehour, principal analyst for Devoncroft Partners, will officially start the SVG Summit activities with a look to 2017 and what it will mean for the broadcast business and manufacturers. It is always a highlight and a worthwhile session, so be sure to show up early and grab a seat! For more details on the Remote Engineering Workshop, to be held in the Gramercy Suite West on the second floor, click here.

Women’s Sports Media

Andrea Berry

Andrea Berry

Every year the Women’s Sports Media Initiative (WSMI) event gets a little more crowded and much more important, and this year’s event is no exception. Incoming Sports Broadcasting Hall of Famer Andrea Berry will lead a discussion focused on production management, career development, and much more. Please be sure to preregister by e-mailing Karen Hogan Ketchum at karen@sportsvideo.org.

Learn More About the University of Notre Dame’s Ambitious Media Plans!
notredameThe University of Notre Dame next year will open what promises to be the most technically sophisticated digital-media center in the nation. The facility will power video operations across the entire campus, from academics to athletics, and will make use of new technologies and workflows. This important case study will be part of the SVG College event, held in the Madison Suite on the second floor. The other topic will focus on how to train and get the most out of students when it comes time to produce an event. Click here for the complete schedule.

The interest in figuring out practical workflows for HDR continues to grow, and this year’s event will feature not only an HDR demonstration of the Rio Olympics but also, on Monday afternoon in the Trianon Ballroom, two panel discussions that will cover a wide range of HDR issues and experiences. For more information, click here.

Now Hear This! DTV Audio
12-8-dtvagpg800Also on Monday, sports- and TV-audio professionals will gather for a series of panel discussions that will examine the current state of wireless spectrum, loudness management, IP media networking for mega events, and Atmos production for live sports. Click here for more information and to register.

Sports Asset Management’s Evolution
The Sports Asset Management Workshop has grown into a powerhouse for league and TV professionals knee deep in asset-management technology and operations. This year, it will look at how VR will impact MAM operations, how to use social-media analysis to enrich your metadata, and much more. Click here for more information.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Keynote Conversation

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver

Did you know that NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says that, if he were not commissioner, he would be at a tech startup? It’s that love and understanding of technology that makes Silver the perfect closing-keynote conversation on Dec. 13 at 4 p.m. Be sure to join us in the Trianon Ballroom on the third floor for what promises to be an interesting perspective on new technologies, one of the world’s great sports, and more.

The Evolving Venue/Broadcaster Relationship
This year’s Venue Production Workshop (beginning at 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 12 in the Gibson Suite on the Second Floor) will offer three hours of sessions designed to help venue production professionals understand hot topics, including how venue and broadcast operations can more easily share content, how the move to virtualized-hardware environments will affect equipment purchasing and operations, and how to best handle in-venue closed-captioning needs. For more information, click here.

Cloud Workshop’s Triumphant Return!
premier4382Last year’s Cloud Workshop was the big news at the Summit, offering attendees a chance to learn more about how top leagues and broadcasters were making use of cloud-based production and MAM systems. This year, IMG will discuss the Premier League Archive, and the MLB and NHL Networks will chat about the DIAMOND on ICE platform. NBC Sports will also discuss how cloud technologies transformed Olympic coverage, and there will be a cloud best-practices session. For more details, click here.

Exhibits Galore!
If you are looking to check out some of the coolest sports-production technology, you will want to make sure to spend some time among more than 75 tabletop exhibits. We will have plenty of networking time on Dec. 13 for you to do so but don’t forget to attend our Opening Night Reception on Dec. 12 in the exhibits area, beginning at 4:30. For a complete list of exhibitors, click here.

NewsTech Forum
Once again, TV NewsCheck’s NewsTech Forum will be at the center of the media capital of the world and offer leading executives a chance to discuss everything from the newsroom of the future to TV graphics and the impact Facebook has on TV news. It promises to be an exciting two-day event, so be sure to register today! For more information, please click here.

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