SVG College Summit Preview: Tuesday Takes a Deep-Dive Into the Changes Coming to Live Video Production Infrastructures

Registration for this four-day virtual event is free to qualified attendees from the college sports video production community

SVG College Summit: Virtual Campus 2020 is just days away!

This year’s SVG College Summit has gone fully virtual, so don’t miss this opportunity to prepare for the challenging academic year ahead with a four-day series of keynotes, panels, presentations, and video-based networking events on June 22-25. And you can attend it all for FREE and from the safety of your own home!

REGISTER: SVG College Summit: Virtual Campus 2020 (June 22-25)

Registration for all online activities is free to all qualified professionals and students. And with the program going online, we expect greater participation (both from VIP speakers and attendees) and a community more united than ever before.

Register today to join us for two hours of themed, exclusive live programming per day, showcasing some of the most critical topics and smartest minds in college sports video.

Here’s a preview of what to expect on Tuesday:

Tuesday will offer an in-depth look at how our video-production homes continue to rapidly change. Whether your team operates out of a robust control room, with a nimble production van/flypack, or you are making magic with limited resources, we’ll break down the latest in live event video June 23 production infrastructure and take a look at where the industry is headed.

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. ET
Change Starts at Home – Preparing Your Facilities For a Post-COVID World and How IP Can Help
How do you produce your live events? From a centralized control room? A mobile production facility? With a flypack? Either way, your staff and equipment deployment will need to be handled differently next academic year as live sports returns in a world still under COVID-19 social-distancing restrictions. We also address how IP technologies made centralization possible before COVID and is supporting safe decentralization in the new environment. There will be many more questions than answers but this promises to be an important session for planning for your “new normal.”
Bennie Ashford, Mississippi State University, Associate Athletic Director, Broadcast Operations
Zack Bacon, Texas A&M University, Chief Broadcast Engineer
Imry Halevi, Harvard University, Assistant Director of Athletics
Scott Rinehart, University of Notre Dame, Director, Broadcast Technology
Jared Schatz, Ross Video, VP of Sales, U.S.A. and Canada
Brandon Costa, SVG, Director of Digital

1:30 – 1:45 p.m.
Imagine Communications Case Study: Texas A&M, 12th Man Productions – One year in with SMPTE ST 2110
12th Man Productions, the sports broadcast and post facility for Texas A&M University, moved to IP connectivity to provide a common production platform for all its sports venues. Zack Bacon, Chief Broadcast Engineer for 12th Man Productions, discusses how things are going one year in and the challenges they were able to overcome by moving to IP.
Zack Bacon, Texas A&M University, Chief Broadcast Engineer
Cassidy Phillips, Imagine Communications, VP, Networking Solutions

1:45 – 2:15 p.m. ET
The Industry Road Map – Broadcaster Relationships in a Post-COVID World: FOX Sports
Included among the many challenges facing a post-COVID world of collegiate athletics is how will the relationship with your broadcast partners change? Will they expect more from you in live game production? What will it look like when they come to campus for a marque event? What are their recommendations for ensuring efficiency and safety in your productions? Pros from Fox Sports join us to share their perspectives.
Dave Jones, Fox Sports, Director, Technical Operations
Sarita Meinking, Fox Sports, Director, Field Operations
Jason Dachman, SVG, Chief Editor

2:15 – 3:00 p.m. ET
Tech Focus Panel: Control Room Essentials
When your control room is your home away from home, you want to ensure that you are supporting it with the infrastructure that meet your needs. Whether it’s your switcher, replay system, graphics engine, or even your router or comms, what are the important factors to consider when drawing up your blueprint? Vendors in the space share their advice.
Michael Bergeron
, Panasonic, Senior Product Manager, Live Production Systems
Bob Caniglia, Blackmagic Design, Director of Sales Operations, North America
Vinnie Macri, Clear-Com, Market Outreach Manager
Will Waters, NewTek, Head of Product Management
Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Executive Director, Editorial

NOTE: Agenda subject to change. The college sports world is changing rapidly as we learn more about this virus and how it will impact our lives and futures. We at SVG pledge to remain nimble and will adjust the topics to be discussed in this year’s Summit as needed to ensure that you are receiving the most relevant and impactful information for you and your staffs.

If you have any questions regarding the 2020 SVG College Summit, please email SVG College Director Brandon Costa at