SVG Summit:CONNECT Preview — Town Halls Address State of National Networks, Remote-Production Services, and Pro Leagues

The centerpiece of each day at the SVG Summit:CONNECT will be a Town Hall session featuring elite leaders discussing the state of the industry from three vital sectors: National Networks, Remote-Production–Services Providers, and Pro Leagues. Beginning each day at 12:15 p.m. ET, these sessions will delve into how the sports-production industry has weathered the past nine months and what the future holds.

Day 1 will feature the national-networks town hall. If you have been wondering how the pandemic has changed sports production, possibly forever, you won’t want to miss it. Production-operations leaders from CBS Sports, Fox Sports, NBC Sports, and Turner Sports will provide an inside look at where they see the industry headed.

On Day 2, remote-production–services providers are front and center. Tune in to hear what execs from Dome, Game Creek, Mobile TV, NEP, and PPI have to say about the state of the remote-production business. It has been, without a doubt, their most challenging year ever, and you won’t want to miss what they have to say.

Day 3 will feature the Pro Leagues Town Hall, with the USTA, NBA, MLB, and NFL providing updates on where their organizations currently stand and the technical innovations that have helped them through the pandemic. Don’t miss it!

Check out the full list of Town Hall sessions and speakers below. If you have not registered for the Summit, please click here. To check out all the sessions, click here.

Monday, Dec. 14: The National Network Town Hall
In this live session, top production executives from the national networks will discuss their operations in the time of COVID-19. Learn about their successes, their failures, and how 2020 has reshaped their production philosophies and strategies.
Moderator: Jason Cohen, CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network, VP, Remote Technical Operations
Chris Brown
, Turner Sports, VP, Operations and Technology
Mike Davies, Fox Sports, SVP, Technical and Field Operations; SVG, Chairman
David Mazza, NBC Sports Group and NBC Olympics, SVP and CTO
Patty Power, CBS Sports, EVP, Operations and Engineering

Tuesday, Dec. 15: The Remote-Production Services Town Hall
The remote-production–services business has had arguably the most challenging 10 months it has ever faced. Top executives from leading providers will join us to discuss the current state of the business, how the pandemic is impacting their operations and future builds, and what they need from key clients and partners to ensure the ecosystem weathers the storm.
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Executive Director, Editorial
Mary Ellen Carlyle, Dome Productions, SVP and GM
Phil Garvin, Mobile TV Group, Founder and CEO
Pat Sullivan, Game Creek Video, President and Founder
Mike Werteen, NEP Broadcast Services, President
Scott West, Program Productions, President and CEO

Wednesday, Dec. 16: The Professional Leagues Town Hall
This live session will bring together representatives from the major professional sports leagues. Topics will include the future of host-feed production, reflections on 2020, and new workflows.
Moderator: Jason Dachman, SVG, Chief Editor
Paul Benedict
, NBA, VP, Broadcasting Content Management
Onnie Bose, NFL, VP, Broadcasting
Patti Fallick, United States Tennis Association (USTA), Managing Director, Broadcast
Bernadette McDonald, MLB, SVP, Broadcast Operations

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