SVG Summit 2022: CBS Sports Execs Focus on Bringing “A” Game Resources to More Events

A panel at the 2022 SVG Summit highlights some of the big wins from the year at CBS Sports

Whether its The Masters, March Madness, or some of the biggest NFL and college football games, CBS Sports is used to producing live events on the grandest of stages. But how can tools and technology typically reserved for those tentpole events find itself into more live shows across the board?

At the 2022 SVG Summit, a panel of key CBS Sports production and operations leaders break down some of their highlights from 2022, discuss their current stance on “at-home” production, and share their thoughts on how to find the right balance when deploying production resources across their strong portfolio.

Innovative live sports production tools become ubiquitous quickly in this industry. Jason Cohen, VP, Remote Technical Operations for CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network shares how working with the vendor community can bring more tools perceived to be more “higher-end” to more live shows.

While “REMI” (or “at home”) production models are becoming more prevalent across the industry, Patty Power, EVP, Operations and Engineering at CBS Sports shares why her network is taking a more cautious approach.

Golf has become one of the strongest areas for innovation in live sports coverage at CBS Sports. Mike Francis, VP, Engineering and Technology, shares what makes golf coverage so complex and exciting.

When broadcasters invest in bleeding edge or unique production tools, there can be an inherent pressure for the front bench to work those tools into the live broadcast. Mark Grant, a director for CBS Sports, shares how he strikes the right balance on his shows.

This session was hosted at the 2022 SVG Summit on December 13, 2022 and was moderated by SVG’s Chief Editor Jason Dachman.

All main-stage sessions from the SVG Summit are now available in full on SVG PLAY.

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