2023 SVG Teams Summit

Full Program

(All times are in Eastern Time Zone)

12:00 – 12:05 p.m: Opening Remarks

12:05 – 12:50 p.m: System Integration Focus: An Update on Facility-Based Productions
Over the past year, a handful of teams have opened the doors to brand-new production facilities. Team representative and leading system integrators take you inside the building to break down the process of developing each project, the long-lasting challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, examples of content being, and the infrastructure that is driving these shows.
Moderator: Kristian Hernández, SVG, Senior Editor; SVG Teams Summit Program Director
Confirmed Panelists:
Justo Gutierrez
, Diversified, Director of AV & Sound, Sports and Live Events
Austin Hittel, Atlanta Falcons, Director of Video Production & Broadcast
Jeff Volk, Alpha, VP of Sports & Entertainment

12:50 – 1:05 p.m: Chyron Case Study: How Sportsground is Expanding Production Services with Cloud-Native Platforms
Sportsground are recognized experts in live production for football, hockey, and other emerging sports markets in Sweden. Already proficient in full-featured remote production on a tight turnaround schedule, Sportsground has begun using Chyron LIVE – a cloud-native production platform for switching, graphics, and illustrated replay – to increase their project bandwidth, realize new efficiencies and make broadcast-grade production values accessible to a wider spectrum of sports organizations.
Confirmed Presenter: Dan MacDonald, Chyron, Director of Product Marketing

1:05 – 1:50 p.m: The Digital Connection: How Clubs Are Directly Connecting to Fans
As linear channels continue to drive the traditional method of viewership, franchises are working hard to create new ways of grabbing the attention of younger demographics. Leveraging the power of mobile-based apps and live streaming, hear how clubs are engaging fans through newly-launched platforms and unique broadcasting ideas, the production techniques used in these endeavors, and the inter-departmental collaboration within each organization.
Moderator: Brandon Costa, SVG, Director of Digital
Confirmed Panelists:
Joe O’Clair
, University of South Carolina, Assistant Athletics Director of Marketing & Fan Experience
Ryan Frankson, OEG Sports & Entertainment, Director, Digital Media
Brandon Ramsey, OEG Sports & Entertainment, VP, Digital Subscription
Dakota Watson, Sport and Story, General Manager of Gamecocks+

1:5o – 2:35 p.m: Eye in the Sky: Showcasing Your Venue Through Aerial Footage
Ever since the inception of cameras on helicopters, teams have been infatuated with proving aerial views that humans are incapable of seeing on their own. Over time, devices like high-speed drones have taken over this sector by squeezing through tight spaces and soaring in areas of venues that have never been seen before. Social media professionals dive deep into the thought process behind these creative pieces, the technology that is making these shots possible, the challenges that come with each scene, and how this style of cinematic footage is impacting fans’ relationship with their home stadium or arena.
Moderator: Jason Dachman, SVG, Chief Editor
Confirmed Panelists:
Rob Alberino, Kansas City Chiefs, VP, Content and Production
Jay Christensen, JayByrd Films, Owner and Head Pilot / Cinematographer
Joe Rios, Chicago Cubs, Assistant Director of Broadcasting
Mike Welsh, Sky Candy Studios, Owner and CEO

2:35 – 3:20 p.m: Tech Focus: Inside Studio-Based Tech and Workflows
Despite new studios and facilities looking absolutely gorgeous on the inside, these buildings would be nothing without the behind-the-scenes hardware and software. In this 45-minute conversation, top technology vendors and manufacturers sound off on the latest broadcast equipment, how teams are accelerating cloud-based and remote resources, and more.
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial
Confirmed Panelists:
Rick Capstraw
, Signiant, Chief Growth Officer
Deon LeCointe, Sony, Director, Networked Solutions
Rick Seegull, Riedel, SVP, Technology & Business Development, The Americas

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