The SVG Summit:CONNECT Day Ahead – Day 4 Is ‘Initiative Day’

Meetings will bring together Clean Freaks, SPIRIT Diversity, SVGW, RSN Community, and DTV Audio Group

Good morning and welcome to the “Day Ahead” for the SVG Summit:CONNECT! It’s Day Four and what we like to call “Initiative Day.” We have a tremendous lineup of thought-provoking Zoom-style meetings, which we hope you will not only attend but also be part of the conversation.

We will kick things off at noon ET with a one-hour meeting of the Clean Freaks group, which comprises leading TV and league production professionals. Every week since the end of March, the group has gathered in a weekly call to discuss COVID testing, protocols, and more. You won’t want to miss this lively discussion!

At 1 p.m., SVG will proudly unveil its diversity and inclusion initiative: SPIRIT (Sports Production Inclusion Responsibility in Technology). This one-hour session will give you a chance to learn about our plans, how your company can step up its diversity and inclusion game, and much more. Join us and become part of a new future for sports production.

SPIRIT will be followed at 2 p.m. by the annual SVGW meeting. This year, SVGW will take a look at women on the front bench, with five amazing speakers sharing their experiences and spurring conversation about how the industry can get more women into directing and producing roles.

At 3 p.m., join us for the annual RSN Community Meeting. Unfortunately, the RSN community could not get together in Chicago in person, but this virtual meeting will give you a chance to learn more about how its members are approaching production in this challenging time.

If you want to get your fill of audio, join the DTV Audio Group at 1-3 p.m. for the DTV Audio Group winter meeting. Production practices for next-gen audio will be the order of the day, and you won’t want to miss it!

And make sure to check out Tech Tour TV for a look at all the latest products and technology from top vendors in the industry.

Check out Thursday’s full agenda below (All times are in EST) and if you have not registered for the Summit, please click here to register. To check out all the sessions, click here.

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.: Clean Freaks Meeting
Join us for a very special “Clean Freaks” meeting where we will discuss the current state of COVID-19 protection protocols, the latest efforts by sports leagues and networks, and more!

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.: SPIRIT Diversity Meeting
The Sports Production Inclusion Responsibility in Technology (SPIRIT) Diversity meeting will provide an overview and discussion of the role SVG and its members and sponsors can play in making the sports-production workplace more diverse and inclusive. Learn about organizations that can partner with yours to make a difference, the difference between inclusion and diversity.

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.: DTV Audio Group Meeting: Production Practices for Next-Generation Audio
As television-distribution models continue to evolve, opportunities are opening up to enhance viewer experiences with augmented personalization and accessibility features. How can these features be supported on a practical production basis for live sports programing? Join the DTV Audio Group roundtable for a discussion of these and other aspects of next-generation audio.

With the collaboration of networks, manufacturers, technologists, sound designers, and engineers, the DTV Audio Group is committed to furthering the practical application of emerging television audio standards and technologies through education and open exchange of ideas, best practices, and techniques.

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.: SVGW Meeting
SVGW (formerly SVG’s Women’s Sports Media Initiative) is a networking group that aims to enhance the role of women in the creation, production, and distribution of sports content. Members are an integral part of the larger SVG community and work for sports leagues, teams, television networks, technology companies, and startups, where their focus is the business and technology behind sports production. All are invited to attend!

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.: RSN Community Meeting
Few sectors of the sports-media industry have been impacted as significantly by the pandemic as regional sports networks. With that in mind, this meeting will offer a look at the current RSN landscape and how production workflows are evolving to meet today’s challenges. RSN production, operations, and technology leaders will take part in this open conversation in an effort to enhance collaboration, communication, and innovation in 2021.

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