2021 SVG RSN Summit

Full Program

All times are in Eastern Time Zone

1:00 – 1:05 p.m.: Welcoming Remarks presented by Program Productions

1:05 – 1:30 p.m.: Opening Keynote: TBA
More information coming soon.

1:30 – 2:15 p.m.: Post-Pandemic Game-Production Ops: What Will the Future of Live Production Look Like for RSNs?
The pandemic dramatically transformed regional sports networks’ live-production operations over the past year. To limit travel and onsite crew for safety, dual-feed and side-by-side productions have been replaced by enhanced world feeds and REMI workflows. As the RSN world gradually returns to normalcy, what will future productions look like, and how will the remote-production innovations of the past year impact game productions?

2:15 – 2:30 p.m.: Case Study: TBA
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2:30 – 2:45 p.m.: RSN Spotlight Session: TBA
Leaders from a regional sports network will present on a project, program, or innovation launched in the past year.

2:45 – 3:30 p.m.: Post-Pandemic Studio & Office Ops: Will the Future RSN Workforce Be Remote, Onsite, or a Hybrid?
Typically, a 24/7 hotbed of activity, RSN studios and offices were suddenly empty last spring when the pandemic forced the industry to shift almost entirely to remote operation. Although staffers have gradually returned to onsite broadcast, many RSNs have opted to keep some crew and on-air talent at home. What will stay remote and what returns to the facility as we move forward? And, most important, what new technologies/workflows will be required to maintain high-quality programming and network operations?

3:30 – 3:45 p.m.: Case Study: TBA
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3:45 – 4:30 p.m.: The Rise of Sports Betting: How RSNs Are Integrating Betting Into Their Broadcasts
Few sectors of the media industry stand to benefit more from the cascade of sports-betting legalization across the country than regional sports networks. As many look to capitalize on the expected revenue boost, RSNs in states with legalized sports betting have launched alternative “betcasts” for games, wagering-focused studio shows and original programming, predictive-gaming contests for fans, and more. RSN leaders discuss how they are incorporating betting content into their broadcasts and how that’s changing production strategy.

4:30 – 5:15 p.m.: RSN Production Tech Focus: Vendor Tips and Tools
Even before the pandemic changed the face of live production, the way RSNs produce live games, studio shows, and original programming was undergoing massive change. Today, RSN production and engineering teams are on the lookout for next-gen technologies and remote workflows that meet both today’s pandemic-era needs and the challenges of tomorrow. Hear from technology leaders on how these groundbreaking tools are changing RSN production and what they could mean for the future.

5:15 – 5:30 p.m.: Live Speaker Q&A
Join us for this live Q&A with today’s speakers and connect with your peers in the RSN industry. 

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