2021 SVG Remote Production Workflows Forum

Full Program

Day 1: May 12 Program
(All times are in Eastern Time Zone)


2:00 p.m.: Welcoming Remarks presented by Lawo
Presenter: Phil Myers
, Lawo, CTO

2:00 – 2:15 p.m.: Keynote: YES Network and the Evolution of Remote Announcer Set Ups
Like all sports networks the YES Network worked hard to figure out how to allow its announcing teams to work from different locations but yet feel connected despite not being together in a broadcast booth. YES Network executives discuss how their remote announcing philosophy has evolved, some of the technology that makes a difference, and the future of off-tube announcing.
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial
Jared Boshnack
, YES Network, Senior Coordinating Producer
Mike Webb
, YES Network, VP, Broadcast Operations and Engineering

2:15 – 3:00 p.m.: Perspectives in Remote Production Workflows
The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated a number of trends in remote production workflows and the industry now finds itself more open than ever to new ways of working. Leaders in sports production lay out current challenges, how to overcome them, and find the right mix of personnel, equipment, and connectivity to get the job done.
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial
Brad Cheney, Fox Sports, VP, Field Operations and Engineering
Jim Jachetta
, VidOvation, EVP of Engineering and CTO
Todd Mason, Broadcast Management Group, CEO
Patty Power, CBS Sports, EVP, Operations and Engineering
Susan Stone, MLB Network, SVP, Operations and Engineering

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.: Going Virtual with the NFLPA: A WorldStage Case Study
28 players presenting from 28 different locations all live and brought together virtually to support the 2021 NFL Players Association Athlete and Players Summit. Learn how the technology, communication, and a successful remote production workflow delivered five days of sessions and panel conversations with the entire production team working in the cloud while the rest of the NFLPA audience viewed the event securely online.
Ben DeFusco
, WorldStage, Senior Account Director
Tom Roland
, WorldStage, Director of Engineering

3:15 – 4:00 p.m.: The Future of Remote Production Technology
It’s clear that sports production professionals and technology providers will have more options than ever when it comes to getting the job done. Remote production vehicles, centralized control rooms, fly packs, cloud-based services, and even home offices will all be in play. Experts in production from networks, leagues, and technology providers look ahead to the future.
Moderator: Jason Dachman, SVG, Chief Editor
Glenn Adamo
, The Switch Production Services, Managing Director
Garron Bateman, Veritone, Senior Sales Engineer
Rich Eilers, Canon U.S.A., National Accounts Sales Director
Harry Patel
, Panasonic, Engineering Manager
John Voorheis, EEG Video, Director of Sales

4:00 – 4:15 p.m.: Keynote: Inside Activision Blizzard Esports’ Cloud-Based Remote Workflows for Overwatch League
After an Overwatch League season unlike any before it, Activision Blizzard Esports’ Broadcast Technology Group is looking to build on the cloud-based workflows deployed in 2020 to serve online gameplay this year. An early pioneer of cloud workflows, ABE took it to the next level last year when Overwatch League shifted to online tournaments because of the pandemic and will continue to embrace the cloud even after LAN events resume. Go inside Activision Blizzard Esports’ trailblazing remote workflows and how they are leveraging the cloud.
Ryan Cole
, Activision Blizzard Esports, Senior Technical Manager, Global Broadcast
Corey Smith
, Activision Blizzard Esports, Director, Live Operations, Broadcast Technology Group

4:15 – 5:15 p.m.: Live Q&A

Day 2: May 13 Program
(All times are in Eastern Time Zone)

2:00 – 2:15 p.m.: Keynote: Fox Sports Vault Update: Workflows for MLB and NASCAR
The Fox Sports Vault facility has become a core part of the sports production process during the COVID-19 pandemic and now it is in use for a second MLB and NASCAR season. Learn how the Vault workflows continue to evolve, what they mean for the Fox Sports production teams, and more.
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial
Featuring: Kevin Callahan
, Fox Sports, VP, Field Operations and Engineering

2:15 – 3:00 p.m.: It’s About Team Work: Best Practices and Technologies for Decentralized Productions
Decentralization is one of the big trends in remote sports production, whether it is decentralizing a single team into multiple locations or even the technical infrastructure from control surfaces and operators. Learn about how to effectively decentralize your operations, key tools that can make a difference, and more.
Moderator: Brandon Costa, SVG, Director of Digital
Michael Cronk
, Grass Valley, VP, Advanced Technology
Sarita Meinking
, Fox Sports, Director, Field Operations
Phil Myers, Lawo, CTO
Andy Rayner, Nevion, Chief Technologist
Marcus Schioler, Haivision, VP of Product Marketing

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.: Haivision Case Study: How NEP Group Powers Remote Replay Workflows with Haivision and EVS
This case study presentation takes a close look at how NEP Group uses a certified workflow with EVS replay and highlight solutions, Haivision video streaming technologies, and the open source SRT protocol to enable remote replay operation with low-latency, high-quality video. The session will explore the world of remote operations in live sports broadcasting and how new technologies help stream high-quality, low-latency, live video to replay operators anywhere.
Presenter: Marcus Schioler, Haivision, VP of Product Marketing

3:15 – 4:00 p.m.: Tech Focus: Remote Replay, Post-Production, and Graphics Workflows
Capturing a live image is only part of the storytelling process in sports. Instant replay, editing systems, and graphics systems that allow for quick turnaround for bumpers, teases, and halftime highlights play a crucial part in bringing greater understanding and increasing the emotional impact of an event. Leaders in replay, editing, and graphics workflows discuss their tools and new features and capabilities.
Moderator: Kristian Hernandez, SVG, Associate Editor and Social Media Manager
Jeff Gouch
, EVS, SVP, The Americas
Karl Kathuria
, Never.No, Customer Solutions Director
Steve McKenna, Studio Network Solutions (SNS), Director
Andrew Schenk, MPE, Account Executive

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.: Live Q&A

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