The SVG Podcast: The Art of Directing a Live Game with ESPN Monday Night Football Director Jimmy Platt

How does he prepare and what advice does the veteran director have for those who aspire to sit at the front bench?

The NFL season kicks off this week and, nationwide, sports televisions will again be filled with the thrills of pro football.

On today’s episode of The SVG Podcast, we dive into the art of directing live sporting events with one of the top directors working the NFL today: ESPN Monday Night Football director Jimmy Platt. We discuss his preparation process, his career path, and his advise for aspiring sports TV directors.

This conversation is moderated by SVG Executive Director, Editorial Services Ken Kerschbaumer.

This episode of The SVG Podcast is supported by NEP. NEP provides the technology and know-how to help its clients make, manage and show the world their content. As the world begins to navigate a new normal, NEP remains focused on safely supporting our partners with innovative solutions while preparing for a bright future. Together, NEP are excited to be once again producing the world’s most iconic sporting events. For more, visit the company online at

The SVG Podcast is for the sports-video–production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports-video–production operations and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports-video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

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