ESPN Chairman Jimmy Pitaro Closes Out 16th-Annual SVG Summit in Front of Full House

More than 1,200 industry pros gathered for the two-day event in NYC

The 16th-annual SVG Summit brought together more than 1,200 sports-production professionals at the New York Hilton Midtown hotel for two days of  informational panels and workshops, cutting-edge technology showcases, and, most important, plenty of opportunities for attendees to network face-to-face and catch up up with friends old and new. The Summit crescendoed with a Keynote Conversation with Jimmy Pitaro, Chairman, ESPN and Sports Content, The Walt Disney Company.

Here are so highlights from Pitaro’s talk:

Pitaro shares his favorite production projects from the past year.


Pitaro reacts to Bob Iger’s Return to Disney.

Pitaro says professional sports leagues in the U.S. are opening up to more live access

The first day of the SVG Summit once again featured a full day of workshops offering a detailed look at the industry’s latest technology trends in Cloud Tools & Services, Cybersecurity, the Future of Remote Production, Audio Production and Distribution, OTT and Streaming, and Content Management, as well as the second-annual SPIRIT (Sports Production Inclusion & Responsibility in Technology) Workshop.

On Tuesday, the Summit featured a full day of main-stage sessions focused on League Perspectives (with speakers from NASCAR, NBA, NFL, and USTA); The State of the Industry (with Bally Sports, Fox Sports, MLB Network, NBA Entertainment, and Sky Deutschland); a presentation from Devoncroft offering a forecast for the future of the industry; Deep Dive sessions with CBS Sports, Fox Sports, NBC Sports, and Women’s Sports Programming and Production leaders; a trio of case studies from Diversified, Dolby and EVS; and the Closing Keynote Conversation with Pitaro.

All main-stage sessions from the SVG Summit will be available in full on SVG PLAY in the coming weeks. Also, stay tuned to for full video recaps, podcasts, and further coverage of the 2022 SVG Summit in the coming days.

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