LiveTV:LA: How Digital Platforms and Workflows Are Impacting Operations and Crewing

Social media is now a go-to source for the crewing of live event productions

Digital and social-media platforms have changed the landscape in the way viewers of live sports and entertainment productions consume content, but those same technologies are also impacting how linear live television productions are run behind the scenes. At the LiveTV:LA conference last month, experts in the field of live production, operations, and crewing outlined the current challenges and opportunities in their businesses.

The roundtable comprised Frank Coll, senior account manager, U.S. Mobile Units, NEP Group; Randall Heer, founder/partner and CEO, Vista Studios; Theresa Jackson, executive director, operations, Fox Sports; Lynn King, director of crewing, operations, and travel, fVER; and Jeff Proctor, co-founder/president, ProAngle Media.

Digital content platforms and production workflows are having a dramatic effect on how even traditional linear productions are put together. Jackson shares how streaming and even social media are altering the way television productions are managed behind the scenes:

There’s no doubt that the expectations of digital-native viewers are vastly different from previous generations. Proctor says it’s the entertainment industry’s responsibility to meet those demands:

Social media has had a tremendous impact on the job market in this country. the same is true of live video production. King shares how she uses social media to fill critical roles in her crews:

More live sports-video content is being produced than ever before, but those productions are being done at various levels of scale. Coll discusses how it’s critical for a business like his to provide solutions of all shapes and sizes to meet the demands of a more customized clientele:

Want to watch the entire conversation? The full panel session, moderated by industry consultant Andrea Berry, is available here:

The Sports Imaging Forum and LiveTV:LA were made possible by Title Sponsors Sony and LiveU; Diamond Sponsors Aspera, Canon, and TVU Networks; Gold Sponsors AJA, Grass Valley, Intelsat, JVCKENWOOD, and Riedel; and Event Sponsors SOS Global Express, Telescope, and VER.

For more video interviews and session highlights, visit SVG On Demand.


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