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  1. Wednesday, December 11, 2019 73 - Bob Ley, Former ESPN Anchor and 2019 Sports Broadcasting Hall of Famer On December 17 in New York City, the 2019 class of the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame will be inducted, and among the prestigious group of 10 individuals entering the Hall is former ESPN anchor Bob Ley. Our guest on The SVG Podcast, Ley was the longest-serving on-air talent at ESPN at the time of his retirement earlier this year.

    Ley has been behind the desk for countless episodes of SportsCenter and is synonymous with quality journalism having served as lead anchor on the network’s investigative program Outside the Lines.

    In this conversation, we will take a look back at his storied career, recall how he got started at ESPN, discuss what he was most proud of during his four decades at the network, and even get his take on the current state of sports media.

    NOTE: All proceeds from the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame ceremony go to benefit the Sports Broadcasting Fund, SVG’s charity that offers financial support to industry professionals and their families when facing financial difficulty due to calamity or natural disaster, illness, injury, or loss of life. If you’d like to add the Sports Broadcasting Fund to your holiday giving, please visit www.sportsbroadcastfund.org.

    This episode of The SVG Podcast is sponsored by Grass Valley. The name Grass Valley has been synonymous with production switchers for more than 50 years. K-Frame, Kahuna. Kayenne, Karrera, Korona, Maverik, Kula are all progressing into the future with advanced R&D in I/O boards, control panels and frames, enabling smooth transitions into IP and whatever comes next. With switching options for any show big or small, Grass Valley always has the right answer. Yes – Grass Valley does that. Learn more about the company’s long line of high-end sports production tools now at www.grassvalley.com.

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports-video–production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports-video–production operations and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports-video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  2. Wednesday, November 27, 2019 72 - Simon Eicher, Executive Producer and Director of Broadcast, Esports Services, ESL Gaming Esports has become a pretty popular topic on The SVG Podcast as of late and on this episode of the show we give you a look inside one of the top brands in the industry, ESL Gaming.

    To talk about ESL and his view of the future of the esports industry, we are joined by Simon Eicher, Executive Producer and Director of Broadcast, Esports Services for ESL. He’ll share his thoughts on the production trends emerging in the esports business and even divulge some of the things he might be expecting to see in 2020.

    This conversation is moderated Charles Conroy, VP of Gaming for The Switch and comes from the stage of our SVG Esports Production Summit, which was held on November 19 in Los Angeles.

    This episode of The SVG Podcast is sponsored by Fujinon. Today, 4K demands a higher dimension of performance. And Fujinon’s latest 4K HDR broadcast lenses meet the challenge. The new UA46x and UA125x 4K HDR lenses extend the limits of high resolution, high contrast, and deliver dramatic high dynamic range. Fujinon’s cutting-edge optical technology presents the next standard in optical performance — image quality that exceeds the high expectations of imaging professionals. Contact your Fujinon rep. and ask for a demo today. Visit them online at fujifilmusa.com.

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports-video–production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports-video–production operations and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports-video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  3. Monday, November 25, 2019 DIGITAL EXTRA - The 5G Revolution: How 5G Will Transform Live-Sports Production and Delivery On a special Digital Extra episode of The SVG Podcast, we break down the potential of 5G in live sports video production. 5G.

    There’s a world of opportunity in 5G world and - as it pertains to live sports video production - the tools that can be enabled by 5G are awfully enticing. On this episode of the show, we are joined by Steve Hellmuth, EVP, Media Operations and Technology at the NBA, Mike Flathers, Chief Technology Officer at IBM Aspera, and Daniel Pisarski, VP of Engineering for LiveU to discuss their learnings from their experiences of working in 5G and also to discuss what they all hope for the technology in the short term and long term future.

    This talk took place at SVG’s annual TranSPORT conference which was held on October 15 at the Microsoft Technology Center in New York City. Your moderator for this session is SVG’s Executive Director, Editorial Services Ken Kerschbaumer.

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports-video–production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports-video–production operations and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports-video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  4. Monday, November 11, 2019 DIGITAL EXTRA - Digital Delivery: Traditional vs. OTT Distribution Tech On a special Digital Extra episode of The SVG Podcast, we bring you a roundtable discussion with four industry experts on the unique challenges in delivering live streaming video content.

    More eyeballs are shifting from linear TV to streaming outlets but the expectations of the quality of that video remains the same. What makes it so difficult to meet those expectations and what progress does the industry still need to make to bring an experience that is free of latency and buffering?

    We tackle that topic with four gentlemen on the show today: Phil Green, SVP, Partnership Development for Endeavor Streaming; Jason Justman, Distinguished Engineer for Sinclair Broadcast Services; Abe Zerbeb, CEO of TAG Video Systems; and Ben Ziskind, Executive Director of Live Video Platform for Fox.

    This conversation, which is moderated by SVG Director of Digital Brandon Costa, comes from the annual SVG TranSPORT conference which was held on October 15 in New York City.

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports-video–production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports-video–production operations and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports-video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  5. Wednesday, November 6, 2019 71 - Widening The Field: Achieving Greater Diversity in Sports Production We broach a very important topic on this episode of The SVG Podcast: diversity in sports production. Progress has been made in front of the camera in this regard, but when it comes to behind the scenes, its been slower to progress.

    We have a special roundtable conversation for you to address this issue on the show today. We’re joined by Bob Clarke, the founder and chief executive of MAMA Youth Project, Inga Ruehl, a director for Sky Production Services, and Ekta Hutton, Acting Head of the HBS Broadcast Academy to share practical steps that broadcasters can take in order to promote equal opportunities, diversity and inclusion in their work places.

    This talk took place at SVG Europe’s Sport Production Summit, which was held on September 12 at the DeLaMar Theater in Amsterdam. Your moderator is Heather McLean, Editor, SVG Europe.

    This episode of The SVG Podcast is supported by Amazon Web Services. The game of live sports streaming is changing. On November 14, tune in to Behind The Stream—an online webcast series covering the latest tips, tricks, and trends for live sports media. AWS video experts will show you how organizations are enhancing the sports fan experience, guide you through whiteboard architecture “plays” to visualize how you can implement AWS services, and inspire you to deliver next-generation fan experiences. Visit AWS.amazon.com/media to register today.

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports-video–production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports-video–production operations and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports-video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  6. Wednesday, October 23, 2019 70 - Esports Production: Understanding the Technology and Workflows Esports continues to explode as a dominant trend in the sports video production business. On this episode of The SVG Podcast, we bring you a special conversation featuring four key global esports executives that are redefining what a live sports production can look and feel like.

    We’re joined by Simon Eicher, Director, Broadcast Esports Services/Executive Producer for ESL Gaming; Peter Emminger, VP Global Broadcast for Blizzard Entertainment; Robert Kis, Managing Director for TV Skyline; and Mitch Rosenthal, who, at the time of this recording was Head of Production & Operations, Esports, Riot Games. Today, he is Director, Esports Production Operations for Twitch.

    These gentlemen discuss the technology and workflows that go into a major live esports event. How is an Esports production different from and similar to other major sports broadcast?

    We are also joined on the show by SVG's chief editor Jason Dachman to catch up on all of the latest he is seeing in the esports industry and to preview our upcoming SVG Esports Production Summit (Nov. 19, Los Angeles). You can register to attend at sportsvideo.org/events.

    This episode of The SVG Podcast is supported by Dolby. For over 50 years, Dolby has asked the difficult questions. How do we spark awe? How do we evoke wonder? And how do we create an experience that takes you there and immerses you in the moment? Dolby tackles these questions through breakthrough engineering and pioneering science in sight and sound. By working with fellow innovators to bring Dolby experiences to movies, television, music, and games, Dolby lets you escape, helps you connect, and gives you the power to see, hear, and feel the spectacular. For more, visit the company online at dolby.com.

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports-video–production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports-video–production operations and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports-video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  7. Wednesday, September 25, 2019 69 - CONCACAF CCO Heidi Pellerano and LaLiga North America CEO Boris Gartner The popularity of soccer continues to grow in the United States, but its international leagues and organizations that are having the greatest impact on America's diverse demographic.

    On today’s episode of The SVG Podcast, we have a pair of conversations with key soccer execs that are using video to grow their fan affinity. Heidi Pellerano is the Chief Commercial Officer for CONCACAF, and she offers a look at the state of the global game in this region and offers a peek back at the work done during this past summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup and the Gold Cup.

    We are also joined by Boris Gartner, CEO of LaLiga North America. LaLiga is the top domestic soccer league in Spain and is home to global superpowers such as Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Atletico Madrid. Boris will explain how his group is tasked with bringing his league to the U.S.

    These talks took place at our SVG Soccer Summit Americas, which was held in Miami on August 21, 2019.

    This episode of The SVG Podcast is supported by Nutanix. Nutanix solutions streamline your workflow for higher productivity. Unlock new ways to create and deliver amazing content. Collaborate better to solve your media challenges. And visualize your desktop editing environments, including in Adobe Premiere and Avid Media Composer. If you are attending the NAB New York Show in October, be sure to visit Nutanix at their booth #N9125) to learn how Nutanix can deliver powerful yet simple solutions for your media workflows. Learn more at www.nutanix.com/solutions/media.

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports-video–production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports-video–production operations and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports-video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  8. Wednesday, September 4, 2019 68 - The Move To IP at Telemundo Center & Weighing Your IP Options It's one of the most pressing trends facing the sports video production industry today: the move from baseband to IP. With the ratification of the SMPTE 2110 standard, IP has more momentum than ever before. Today on the show we take a deep look at the technology that promises to change broadcast facility infrastructures across the globe.

    We begin with a case study that looks at perhaps the largest IP facility out there: Telemundo Enterprises in Miami. First, you’ll hear from Jeff Mayzurk, SVP, Operations and Technology at NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises who will give you the high-level look at the company and why they decided to make this crucial leap in their facility. Then, you’ll hear a presentation from Chris Swisher, Director of Production Systems Engineering at NBCU to drill down into the tech specifics.

    Following all of that, we have a bonus conversation for you featuring some technology leaders in this space, including Sony, NewTek, and Lawo to help you determine which protocol is best for you. The conversation doesn't end with SMPTE 2110. Sony’s NMI, Newtek’s NDI, and Evertz's ASPEN are all still viable solutions. What should you consider before making the dive. We sit down with a roundtable of experts to tackle this topic. Joining us are Erling Hedkvist, SVP and Business Development Manager at Lawo, Deon LeCointe, Senior Manager, IP and Sports Solutions for Sony Electronics, and Brian Olson, VP, Product Management for NewTek. The conversation is moderated by our Executive Director, Editorial Services Ken Kerschbaumer.

    These talks took place at our annual SVG IP Production Forum which was held at Telemundo in Miami on August 20, 2019.

    This episode of The SVG Podcast is supported by Sony. IP technology has given us new ways to create the powerful content that viewers crave. That’s why Sony has built IP technology into their entire lineup of live production products. They’ve helped broadcasters on four continents make the transition from baseband to IP. And they can help you design, configure, test and implement your IP systems. Migrating to IP is a journey. Sony is with you every step of the way. Learn more now over at pro.sony.

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports-video–production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports-video–production operations and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports-video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  9. Wednesday, August 21, 2019 67 - Migrating An All-Virtual Plant With YES Network's Jason Marshall The sports video industry is in a period of tremendous change. 4K/UHD, HDR, IP, OTT. There’s lot of opportunity to be had and gambles to be taken.

    That brings us to our subject today: the YES Network. You know the YES Network as one of, if not the biggest, regional sports network in the country. In 2018, the network elected to migrate its production plant to an all-virtual environment.

    Today on the show we go through that entire experience with Jason Marshall, Project Manager, Broadcast Systems for the YES Network. What were the challenges? What were the lessons learned? How’s it gone since the project’s completion?

    This interview comes from the stage of Content Management and Storage Forum which was hosted in New York City on July 24 and is moderated by SVG Chief Editor Jason Dachman.

    This episode of the The SVG Podcast was supported by CenturyLink. When delivering video is mission-critical, CenturyLink has you covered with end-to-end digital video transmission. Live sporting events. 24/7 TV channels. Breaking news. Huge broadcast events. Whatever your content is and wherever it needs to go, CenturyLink Vyvx Broadcast Solutions can help get it there. CenturyLink is the trusted global provider of video acquisition, distribution and delivery for many of the world’s largest and most innovative broadcasting and media companies. To learn more, visit www.centurylink.com/vyvx.

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports-video–production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports-video–production operations and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports-video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  10. Monday, July 29, 2019 BONUS EPISODE: Cheddar Founder and CEO Jon Steinberg In this bonus episode of The SVG Podcast, take a deeper look at the digital disruption of news media with Jon Steinberg, the CEO and founder of the OTT business news streaming service Cheddar.

    The millennial-geared news outlet turned heads earlier this year when the cable and broadband provider Altice purchased the company for 200 million dollars.

    Jon offers insights into his experience building the company, what the acquisition means for him and his role, and how his company has excelled in streaming video in such a unique way.

    This interview comes from the stage of the OTT News Summit which was hosted by NewsCheckMedia on June 11. The moderator of this discussion is NewsCheckMedia co-founder and publisher Kathy Haley.

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports-video–production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports-video–production operations and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports-video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  11. Wednesday, July 24, 2019 66 - The Network-Team Relationship With AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain's Brian Mitchell & Colorado Rockies' Kent Krosbakken Its one of the most important relationships in live sports television: the partnership between a network and the profession sports team for which their hold the live game rights for.

    To take a look at an example of this partnership, we're joined on the show by Kent Krosbakken, Senior Director, In-Game Entertainment and Broadcasting for the Colorado Rockies and Brian Mitchell, Executive Producer at AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain, a local RSN in Denver. They discuss how a great relationship between a RSN and team can lead to better team access, lots of content sharing, and other mutually-beneficial collaborations.

    This interview comes from the stage of our annual SVG RSN Summit and was moderated by our Chief Editor Jason Dachman on June 24, 2019.

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports-video–production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports-video–production operations and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports-video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  12. Wednesday, July 17, 2019 65 - KSE Media Ventues President/CEO Matt Hutchings & Pac-12 Networks President Mark Shuken The regional sports network side of the business is in a time of change. Today, we dive into the current challenges and opportunities facing the industry with a pair of gentlemen who know the business better than anybody.

    Matt Hutchings, President/CEO of Kroenke Sports and Entertainment Media Ventures (which owns Altitude Sports in Denver, Colorado) and Mark Shuken, President of the Pac-12 Networks join the program today to discuss pressing topics ranging from the impact of the arrival of Sinclair Broadcasting into the RSN ranks, how sports betting will alter the shape of the business, how their networks are appealing to younger audiences, and much more.

    This interview comes from the stage of our annual SVG RSN Summit and was moderated by our Chief Editor Jason Dachman on June 24, 2019.

    This episode of The SVG Podcast is sponsored by our friends at Ross Video. Ross Video makes it easy to create compelling sports broadcasts and engaging game-day experiences, with high-impact, high-efficiency solutions. Ross delivers an unrivaled range of products and services for sports production and packages them into scalable workflows with unified control. These solutions include real-time motion graphics systems, production switchers, replay & video servers, infrastructure and routers, social media management, and even LED video processing. Discover how to take control of your workflow at www.rossvideo.com.

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports-video–production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports-video–production operations and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports-video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  13. Wednesday, July 3, 2019 64 - Scott Shapiro, VP/Corporate Development, Sinclair Broadcast Group The regional sports network business is undergoing massive change, driven largely by the recent sale of the 21 Disney-owned Fox RSNs to Sinclair Broadcast Group.

    The acquisition remains a work in progress but we're joined on The SVG Podcast today by Scott Shapiro, VP/Corporate Development for Sinclair Broadcast Group to discuss the deal, how his company is planning to approach the RSN market, and why they are so bullish on sports betting.

    This interview comes from the stage of our annual SVG RSN Summit and was moderated by our Executive Director, Editorial Services Ken Kerschbaumer on June 24, 2019.

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports-video–production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports-video–production operations and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports-video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  14. Wednesday, June 26, 2019 63 - David Herman, U.S. Sports Partnerships Manager, Twitter What makes for successful social video content? What’s the latest with how the algorithms prioritize video and motion graphic content? And what can you and your team due to better leverage your social presence? We ask those questions and more of David Herman, U.S. Sports Partnerships Manager for Twitter.

    Our Director of Digital Brandon Costa talks with David about everything from successful content he’s seen sports partners publish to the murky topic of accounts being suspended for the use of licensed music in their videos.

    The conversation was held at our 11th-annual SVG College Summit in Atlanta on May 30, 2019.

    This episode is sponsored by Calrec. Do more, spend less and sound great with Calrec’s RP1 At-Home production core. At-Home or REMI production gives broadcasters the ability to capture a wider range of live events, and mix them in a remote facility hundreds or thousands of miles away. Calrec’s RP1 does exactly this, and features powerful surround DSP, monitoring, and metering at a price point not normally associated with a broadcast-specific mixer. To learn more, visit www.calrec.com.

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports-video–production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports-video–production operations and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports-video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  15. Wednesday, June 12, 2019 62 - John Wildhack, Syracuse University Director of Athletics and Former ESPN Executive Few people in the sports industry understand the cross-section of sports media and college sports better than Syracuse University Director of Athletics John Wildhack.

    Many in the sports video production world will know John from his 30+ years as an executive at ESPN. Just prior to moving to Syracuse, he served as the network’s EVP of Programming and Production and, since coming to the Orange in 2016, he's made quite the impact. Most notably, he secured about $118 million dollars to bring important renovations to the Carrier Dome and to invest in the formation of an in-house production unit that will oversee all on-campus video boards, as well as support live event production for the upcoming ACC Network.

    On the show today, John discusses how his past career experiences influence his current role as a college administrator, how he views establishing a culture of excellence in the workplace, and his expectations for the launch of the ACC Network.

    The conversation is moderated by our Co-Executive Director, Editorial Services Ken Kerschbaumer and comes from the stage of the 2019 SVG College Summit.

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports-video–production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports-video–production operations and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports-video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  16. Wednesday, May 29, 2019 61 - Mike Davies, SVP, Technical and Field Operations Sports Video Group recently elected a new chairman! Michael Davies, SVP, Technical and Field Operations for Fox Sports is the fourth chairman in the history of SVG and he joins us on this episode of The SVG Podcast.

    Mike was nice enough to join us for our second-annual SVG Australia Summit for his first formal talk as SVG Chairman. In this conversation with our co-executive director Ken Kerschbaumer, Davies breaks down his commitment to investigating new technologies that he feels can make a difference in the sports viewing experience. He also is never one to shy away from giving his opinions on what technologies he thinks will make a big difference in the future and the ones that won’t.

    This episode of The SVG Podcast is supported by Canon. Around the world, Canon products are synonymous with optical excellence, advanced image processing, and superb performance and reliability. Canon’s award winning line of 4K Field, Studio and Portable broadcast lenses, and extensive line of professional products are engineered to meet the exacting requirements of professionals who accept nothing but the best, making them ideal for television and motion-picture production, video content creation, still photography, and more. In addition, Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based service and support. For more information on Canon’s product line visit: pro.usa.canon.com

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports-video–production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports-video–production operations and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports-video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  17. Wednesday, March 20, 2019 60 – Augmented Reality Graphics at Super Bowl LIII with CBS Sports Back in February, CBS Sports opened its live coverage of Super Bowl 53 with an advanced execution of augmented reality graphics on the field of play. The effort opened the broadcast with a bang but also took a lot of work and planning to pull off

    On the latest episode of The SVG Podcast, the graphics team from CBS Sports breaks it down for you offering a step by step look through the process and offer a peek into just how challenging and rewarding the process was.

    Joining us on the show today are VP, On-Air Graphics and Design JP Lomanco, Art Director Komal Bhukanwala, Director of Graphics Mark DeFrancesco, Director of Graphics Production Drew Simon, and Graphics Producers Tara Kafer and Tracey Morris.

    Watch a sampling of CBS Sports' Super Bowl LIII graphics package: https://youtu.be/z2W8vvcocA4

    This episode of The SVG Podcast is sponsored by Western Digital’s Data Center Systems business unit. Whether enabling hybrid cloud, analytics, machine learning or performance workflows, Western Digital delivers the right storage solutions with the right performance, economics, scale and efficiency needed to help customers better protect, mobilize, transform, and extract greater value from data. Visit www.westerndigital.com to learn more about its IntelliFlash NVMe all-flash Arrays, its ActiveScale object storage system, and its family of Ultrastar storage servers and platforms.

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports-video–production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports-video–production operations and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports-video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  18. Wednesday, March 6, 2019 59 - Greg Miller, VP, Content & Innovation, Chicago Bears We take you inside the operations of another NFL franchise this week as we stop by Halas Hall to visit the Chicago Bears.

    Our Brandon Costa sits down with Greg Miller, VP of Content and Innovation for the Bears to break down his strategy surrounding content for various screens and to take a peek under the hood at the team's headquarters in Lake Forest, Illinois.

    In his role, Miller oversees everything related to production, digital media, and social media at the nearly 100-year-old NFL franchise. The team is one of the early adopters of the concept of a team serving as its own media company, opening their TV-style studio back in 2013.

    This episode of The SVG Podcast is sponsored by Riedel. Riedel provides cutting-edge technologies for communications. Their ARTIST intercom ecosystem scales easily to handle any comms requirement. ARTIST is the only one that talks in ALL of the standards, supports the SmartPanel concept, has industry leading upload times, and the best wireless comms system, Bolero. You can find out more by visiting the company online now at riedel.net.

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports-video–production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports-video–production operations and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports-video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  19. Wednesday, February 20, 2019 58 - Riot Games' Mitch Rosenthal and Ray Panahon Esports production continues to innovate the sports media industry with the team at Riot Games pushing the envelope on numerous fronts.

    On this episode of The SVG Podcast, we catch up with Mitch Rosenthal, Head of Production and Operations, esports and Ray Panahon, Technical Lead, esports. They offer a look at how the current season has gone so far, how their newest venue - the League of Legends facility in South Korea - has worked out since opening in the second half of last year, at-home production models (which Riot Games uses often), and much more. This interview is conducted by SVG Chief Editor Jason Dachman.

    This episode of The SVG Podcast is sponsored by Quantum. Quantum helps customers capture, create and share digital content, with the fastest performance for high-resolution video, images, and industrial IoT. See how at www.quantum.com.

  20. Wednesday, February 6, 2019 57 - Robert Alberino, VP/EP, San Francisco 49ers With another NFL season now in the rear view mirror, video production teams at franchises across the country are already planning for a busy offseason. On the latest episode of The SVG Podcast we visit with the San Francisco 49ers, 49ers Studios, and their Vice President and Executive Producer Robert Alberino, Jr.

    Robert is one of the founding fathers when it comes to building video operations within a NFL franchise and, on the show, he takes us inside how his team is structured, how they prioritize content production, how to excel in a season where on-field results aren't positive, and how the media landscape has changed over the course of his career.

    Robert also began his career working for NFL Films under the legendary Sports Broadcasting Hall of Famer Steve Sabol. He shares the lessons he learned from Steve that he carries with him to this day.

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports-video–production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports-video–production operations and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports-video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  21. Wednesday, January 23, 2019 56 - Michael Connelly, SVP/EP, Fox Sports Regional Networks What is the duty of a regional sports network? Is it to broadcast the games of the professional sports teams in a given market, or do the responsibilities extend beyond that into the local communities?

    Fox Sports Regional Networks showed where they stand on the topic last Saturday as Fox Sports North produced Hockey Day Minnesota and Fox Sports Indiana presented Basketball Day Indiana. Both featured a full day of high school, college, and professional sports, some of which from exceptionally unique locations.

    On this episode of The SVG Podcast, we're on Lake Bemidji at Hockey Day Minnesota catching up with Michael Connelly, SVP and Executive Producer of all of the Fox Sports Regional Networks to talk about the latest tech he has his eye on and what's the latest in production and operations at all of the 22 RSNs he helps oversee.

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports-video–production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports-video–production operations and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports-video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  22. Wednesday, January 9, 2019 55 - 1080p HDR Production Workflows: Are We There Yet? Entering 2019, what is the next generation of video quality for sports television? Lately, there’s a format that has taken favor with many in the sports video production community: 1080p with high dynamic range (or HDR).

    On today's episode of The SVG Podcast, we analyze if 1080p HDR is really the new sweet spot. We have a panel of experts from across the sports TV industry to assess the current state of an all-1080p workflow with or without HDR and dissect how HDR can most easily be layered into a live production.

    Joining us on the show are Craig Bernstein, senior director, remote technical operations and engineering at NBC Sports; Brad Cheney, VP, field operations and engineering, Fox Sports; Mike Francis, VP, remote engineering and planning, CBS Sports; and Rob Willox, director of marketing, media solutions, Sony.

    This conversation comes from the stage at our 2018 SVG Summit which was held last month in New York. Here to take you through the conversation is good friend of SVG, Glenn Adamo, president, Ivanhoe Media & Entertainment.

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports-video–production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports-video–production operations and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports-video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  23. Wednesday, December 26, 2018 54 - Artificial Intelligence and Automated Production: The Great Debate Artificial intelligence and automated-production workflows are already impacting the way sports events are produced, but the technologies are still in the early stages, and there is much to be learned.

    On this episode of The SVG Podcast, Dennis Cleary, director, remote production operations at ESPN and Steve Grigely, VP, technical operations at Fox Sports Regional Networks share their thoughts on the technology and discuss whether all AI systems are created equal, how users can evaluate which AI system is the smartest for the task, and whether AI coupled with automated production can really tell the story as well as a human production team?

    The conversation comes from the stage of the 2018 SVG Summit and is moderated by Jason Cohen, VP, remote technical operations at CBS Sports.

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports-video–production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports-video–production operations and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports-video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  24. Friday, December 21, 2018 53 - Bleacher Report Senior Director of Branded Content Beckley Mason As the digital media side of the business looks to better monetize itself the strategy of branded content has become popular and few, if any, do it better in the sports world than Bleacher Report.

    Today on the podcast, our Brandon Costa chats with Beckley Mason, Senior Director of Branded Content at B/R about some of the media company's biggest branded content wins, what works in branded content today, and what advice would he give to someone getting started in the creation of branded content.

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports-video–production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports-video–production operations and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports-video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  25. Thursday, December 13, 2018 52 - NBC Sports Chairman Mark Lazarus (Plus a SVG Summit Recap) Involved in broadcasting Super Bowl LII, the Winter Olympics, and the FIFA World Cup (with Telemundo Deportes), 2018 was a massive year for the team at NBC Sports. On today's episode of The SVG Podcast, NBC Sports chairman Mark Lazarus reflects on the year that was with our Ken Kerschbaumer on the stage of the SVG Summit. The two also discuss the impending RSN sales and much more.

    In addition, Ken, Jason Dachman, and Brandon Costa recap the 13th-annual SVG Summit, which was held earlier this week in New York City. They touch on everything from automated production and artificial intelligence to esports and the upcoming launch of the Alliance of American Football.

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports-video–production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports-video–production operations and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports-video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  26. Wednesday, December 5, 2018 51 - Minnesota Vikings' Bryan Harper and Allan Wertheimer On today's episode of The SVG Podcast we shift our focus to the team side of the business. Over the summer, the Minnesota Vikings opened up their new headquarters and practice facility called TCO Performance Center and with it came spectacular new media production facilities for the team at Vikings Entertainment Network.

    We are happy to be joined by Bryan Harper, VP, Content and Production and Allan Wertheimer, Senior Manager, Production for the Minnesota Vikings to take you through the experience of building and now working in TCO Studios.

    Our Brandon Costa discusses with Bryan and Allan how things have gone settling into the new facilities, what kinds of content they’ve been able to produce as a result of the studios, and how the VEN team has built up the faith and trust from ownership to warrant such an investment of resources.

    NOTE:
    For a full write up on the technology inside TCO Studios, read this article that originally ran back in August:
    www.sportsvideo.org/2018/06/20/minn…ormance-center/

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports-video–production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports-video–production operations and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports-video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  27. Friday, November 16, 2018 50 - Esports Week With Allied Esports International Head of Content Drew Ohlmeyer It's a special week on The SVG Podcast: ESports Week! All week long, we will dedicate daily episodes to discussions around the exciting technology and storytelling present and future of the exploding world of esports.

    Today, we make a grand finish bringing you a conversation with Drew Ohlmeyer, the Head of Content at Allied Esports International. Drew talks about the Esports Arena Las Vegas that opened at the Luxor earlier this year, what its like working on events with esports mega-star Ninja, and more.

    This conversation comes from the stage at our inaugural Esports Production Forum which we hosted last week in Los Angeles. Moderating this discussion for you is our Executive Director of Editorial at SVG, Ken Kerschbaumer

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports-video–production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports-video–production operations and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports-video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  28. Thursday, November 15, 2018 49 - Esports Week: Growth of Esports at the Collegiate Level It's a special week on The SVG Podcast: ESports Week! All week long, we will dedicate daily episodes to discussions around the exciting technology and storytelling present and future of the exploding world of esports.

    Today, we have a roundtable discussion of experts to share with you their takes on how to care for amateur esports athletes, what a more formal structure of college esports might look like, and much more.

    The conversation features Mark “Garvey” Candella, Director, Strategic Partnerships at Twitch; Mark Deppe, Director of UCI Esports and the Commissioner of the North American Scholastic Esports Federation; Matt Edelman, Chief Commercial Officer at Super League Gaming; and Erin Harvego, VP, Marketing for the Big Ten Network.

    This conversation comes from the stage at our inaugural Esports Production Forum which we hosted last week in Los Angeles. Moderating this discussion for you is Jay Tucker, Executive Director of the Center for M.E.M.E.S at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports-video–production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports-video–production operations and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports-video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  29. Wednesday, November 14, 2018 48 - Esports Week: Front Bench Perspectives & Storytelling In Esports It's a special week on The SVG Podcast: ESports Week! All week long, we will dedicate daily episodes to discussions around the exciting technology and storytelling present and future of the exploding world of esports.

    Today, we have a roundtable discussion with some key personalities playing a major role at the front bench of major live esports shows. How do we tell the stories of these major esports events and how does technology play a role?

    The discussion includes:
    Matt Celli, Head of Production Technology, Innovation and Data at NBC Sports and Olympics
    Corey Dunn, Executive Producer at NGAGE Esports
    Frank LaSpina, Senior Producer of Overwatch Broadcast for Blizzard Entertainment
    David Lee, VP, Operations at ESP Gaming,
    Dave Stewart, North American LCS Executive Producer and Broadcast Lead for Riot Games

    This interview, moderated by broadcast industry veteran Jeff Jacobs, comes from the stage at our inaugural Esports Production Forum which was hosted last week in Los Angeles.

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports-video–production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports-video–production operations and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports-video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  30. Tuesday, November 13, 2018 47 - Esports Week With Turner Sports VP, Esports Products and Technology Robert Occhialini It's a special week on The SVG Podcast: ESports Week! All week long, we will dedicate daily episodes to discussions around the exciting technology and storytelling present and future of the exploding world of esports.

    On today’s episode, our Brandon Costa sits down with Robert Occhialini, VP, Esports Products and Technology at Turner Sports - working on ELEAGUE - to discuss the technologies, products, and services his team is developing to make esports an even better product for the viewer at home to watch. Robert shares his thoughts on eye-tracking technology, the possibilities around sports science data in esports, and much more.

    This interview comes from the stage at our inaugural Esports Production Forum which was hosted last week in Los Angeles.

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports-video–production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports-video–production operations and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports-video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  31. Monday, November 12, 2018 46 - Esports Week With ESL North America CEO Yvette Martinez-Rea It's a special week on The SVG Podcast: ESports Week! All week long, we will dedicate daily episodes to discussions around the exciting technology and storytelling present and future of the exploding world of esports.

    On today’s episode we are joined by Yvette Martinez-Rea, CEO of ESL North America, the largest independent esports company on the planet, which is known for running pro competitions in video games including CounterStrike: Global Offensive, Rocket League, Hearthstone, and more.

    Yvette takes you inside the German-based organization, what her role is overseeing operations in North America and gives a peek inside the strategy of ESL in the US and beyond. The conversation is moderated by Felisa Israel, the principal owner of 10 Fold Entertainment, an independent production company based in L.A.

    This interview comes from the stage at our inaugural Esports Production Forum which was hosted last week in Los Angeles.

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports-video–production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports-video–production operations and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports-video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  32. Wednesday, October 24, 2018 45 - NBC Sports Chicago Director Jim Angio Earlier this month, one of baseball's longest-tenured directors called it as a career as NBC Sports Chicago's Jim Angio left the post he'd held calling White Sox games for four decades.

    Angio is an all-time great in the world of baseball directing having won 13 Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards. Fresh into his retirement, he sits down with our Brandon Costa to reflect on his career, share his thoughts on technology in sports television production, what advice he has for aspiring directors, and much more.

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports-video–production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports-video–production operations and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports-video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  33. Friday, October 12, 2018 44 - Legendary NBC Sports NASCAR Director Mike Wells With more than 1,500 races and 21 Emmys under his belt, Mike Wells is one of American auto racing's most legendary television directors and he just recently called cameras on the final NASCAR race of his career for NBC Sports.

    On this episode of The SVG Podcast, we are joined for a conversation with the veteran to discuss that final race, what it's like to sit at the front bench on a massive NASCAR show, and what technology he feels has shaped storytelling of the sport over the years.

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports-video–production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports-video–production operations and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports-video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  34. Tuesday, August 28, 2018 43 - Fox Sports, The World Cup, and The Cloud With the summer quickly winding to a close, we want to give you one more look back at the year’s biggest sports television event: the FIFA World Cup.

    An event like the World Cup naturally generates an incredible amount of video assets. In today's episode of The SVG Podcast, you'll get a peek inside how Fox Sports leveraged The Cloud to more efficiently create, store, and transmit all of that content.

    Joining us on the program today from Fox Sports are Dustin Myers, SVP, Production Operations; Reed Kaufman, Executive Director, Post Production; David Sobel, Senior Director, Media Management. Also, from Fox NE&O, we have Adam Hall, Executive Director, Broadcast Data Network Infrastructure.

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports-video–production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports-video–production operations and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports-video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  35. Thursday, August 23, 2018 42 - Brendan Donohue, Managing Director, NBA 2K League There's another big esports event on the calendar this weekend as inaugural season of the NBA 2K League come to a conclusion with the Finals to be held this Saturday. The live event can be watched on Twitch.

    On this episode of The SVG Podcast, we take a look behind the curtain at the NBA 2K league as our Chief Editor Jason Dachman chats with Managing Director Brendan Donohue. The two will gauge his overall assessment of season 1, give you a broad overview of the technical facilities and workflows that the league is using to produce the streams of the competitions, and why he thinks the NBA has a built in advantage over other outfits entering the esports space.

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports-video–production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports-video–production operations and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports-video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  36. Wednesday, August 15, 2018 41 - Patrick Crumb, President, AT&T Sports Networks With The Walt Disney Company cleared to acquire the entertainment assets of 21st Century Fox, the regional sports network is poised for some potentially big changes int he very near future. However, while those big business decisions are being sorted many are working at RSNs across the country to serve fans in their local markets.

    On this episode, we bring you a quick conversation between our Chief Editor Jason Dachman and the President of AT&T Sports Networks Patrick Crumb. With sports nets in Pittsburgh, the Rocky Mountain region, and in Houston, AT&T is one of the smaller chains in the RSN business but they have some big clients, including the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Vegas Golden Knights in the NHL and the Houston Astros and Colorado Rockies in MLB.

    The two discuss the major rebrand of the networks from their former identity Root Sports, the state of audience measurement in the RSN marker, where streaming is headed, and a lot more.

    This interview was recorded on June 27 at SVG's RSN Summit at the Palmer House in Chicago.

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports-video–production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports-video–production operations and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports-video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  37. Monday, August 6, 2018 40 - Omar Raja, Founder, House of Highlights Over the past few years, the Instagram account House of Highlights has developed a reputation in the industry as a case study for successful video highlights distribution and fan engagement. Earlier this month, the accounted reached a milestone, hitting 10 million followers on Instagram.

    Today, we are joined on The SVG Podcast by Omar Raja, the founder of House of Highlights. We talk to Omar about everything from how the account was founded, what it was like working with Bleacher Report (and Turner Sports) when HofH was acquired by the major sports property, what he’s learned from working within the constructs of a larger media organization, and what he thinks traditional media can learn from a success story like House of Highlights.

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports-video–production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports-video–production operations and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports-video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  38. Wednesday, July 25, 2018 39 - NBC Sports Regional Networks President Ted Griggs & NESN President Sean McGrail The Regional Sports Network business is garnering lots of headlines in these days with their nightly ratings successes in their local markets and the big (potential) Disney acquisition of Fox's RSNs in the works.

    At our annual RSN Summit in Chicago last month, we were joined by two of the most power minds in the business: Ted Griggs, President, Group Leader and Strategic Production & Programming at NBC Sports Regional Networks and Sean McGrail, President and CEO at NESN.

    They discuss everything from the latest business developments in their field, how they feel the RSN model will evolve in the near future, and what makes RSNs so successful.

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports-video–production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports-video–production operations and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports-video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  39. Monday, July 16, 2018 38 - Phil Orlins, Senior Coordinating Producer for MLB, ESPN On this episode of The SVG Podcast, we come to you from Washington D.C. and the 2018 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Our chief editor Jason Dachman takes an in-depth look at tonight’s Home Run Derby with Phil Orlins, Senior Coordinating Producer for Major League Baseball on ESPN.

    Phil shares with us some of the biggest tech improvements to this year’s Home Run Derby, including 4D replays, 3D home run spray charts, and more. Plus, we take a look back at the first half of the MLB season on ESPN and what's in store for the remainder of the campaign.

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports-video–production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports-video–production operations and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports-video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  40. Friday, July 13, 2018 37 - FIFA World Cup Special With Michael Davies, Fox Sports As the 2018 FIFA World Cup nears its conclusion, SVG is on site bringing you the scoop on all of the video production innovation happening in Russia.

    On today's episode we put a bow on the World Cup and break down an insanely busy month for the team at Fox Sports. Between the conclusion of their half of the NASCAR season, the U.S. Open Golf Championship, the World Cup, and the MLB All-Star Game (coming up next week) its been anything but a lazy summer for Fox. We catch up with the man that has his hands in all of it: Michael Davies, SVP of Field Operations at Fox Sports.

    We download with him on all of these mega-events, what innovations he’s seen and been a part of, and offers his take what this World Cup has meant for the growth of his company.

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports-video–production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports-video–production operations and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports-video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  41. Tuesday, July 10, 2018 36 - FIFA World Cup Special With David Neal, Fox Sports With the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the semifinals, SVG is on site bringing you the scoop on all of the video production innovation happening in Russia.

    On today's special edition of the show, our Brandon Costa sits down with David Neal, Executive Producer of the FIFA World Cup on Fox at their IBC offices in Moscow. They discuss everything from how he oversees such a massive event, how he manages a robust and global staff, how his team has established its own voice around this World Cup, and much more.

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports-video–production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports-video–production operations and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports-video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  42. Friday, July 6, 2018 35 - World Cup Special With Telemundo Deportes' Eli Velazquez (Plus Our On-Site Diary From Moscow) As the 2018 FIFA World Cup roars into the quarterfinal round today, SVG is on site bringing you the scoop on all of the video production innovation happening in Moscow.

    In this special edition of The SVG Podcast, Co-executive Director Ken Kerschbaumer and Director of Digital Brandon Costa give you their take on the big headlines they have seen here at this FIFA World Cup, includes a look at Fox Sports’ operations, the set up of studio sets for various Multimedia Rights Licensees at iconic Red Square (including a spectacular augmented-reality studio from Britain’s ITV), the positive experiences broadcasters have had in Russia, and much more.

    We’re also joined on the show by Eli Velazquez, EVP, Programming, Production, and Content for Telemundo Deportes, which is broadcasting its first men’s FIFA World Cup as the Spanish-language rightsholder in the United States. He offers a peek inside the company’s IBC footprint, the challenges he faced in preparing for this event, and even offers advice to aspiring sports video production professionals who aspire to work a mega-event such as this.

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports-video–production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports-video–production operations and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports-video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  43. Thursday, June 28, 2018 34 - Pete Radovich and Craig Silver, CBS Sports CBS Sports' Craig Silver and Pete Radovich are two of the greatest storytellers in sports television today. They join on on this episode of The SVG Podcast to dissect last year's Army-Navy Game that won the Sports Emmy for Outstanding Live Sports Special and how that broadcast serves as a teaching tool for the art of storytelling in both a live and postproduction environment.

    Craig Silver has served as lead game producer on the SEC on CBS for 23 years has won nine National Sports Emmys in his 37-year career. Pete Radovich, meanwhile, is Senior Creative Director for CBS Sports and oversees everything about the look of CBS Sports from graphics to teases and features. He's won a staggering 36 Sports Emmys in 16 different categories, including multiple awards this year for the Teasing John Malkovich open prior to this year’s AFC Championship Game, which was honored for Outstanding Open/Tease and the Dick Schapp Outstanding Writing Award.

    There's videos that accompany this conversation and they can be accessed here:

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    The SVG Podcast is for the sports-video–production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports-video–production operations and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports-video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  44. Wednesday, May 30, 2018 33 - Jon Spector, Director of Strategy and Team Business Operations, Overwatch League It's no secret that esports is blowing up in a big way and one of the largest and most successful brands in the space, so far, has been Blizzard Entertainment and its popular Overwatch League

    This year alone, Blizzard struck a two-year, $90 million live-streaming rights deal with Twitch, saw more than 10 million viewers tune in to the Overwatch League's opening week, and is in the final planning stages for its much-hyped Finals at Barclays Center in Brooklyn this July.

    On this episode of The SVG Podcast, our Jason Dachman sits down with Jon Spector, Director of Strategy and Team Business Operations for the Overwatch League to discuss all that goes into a production at Overwatch Arena, what the exciting prospects are in esports, and how video production tech plays a role in it all.

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports-video–production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports-video–production operations and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports-video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  45. Wednesday, May 2, 2018 32 - Fox Sports Director Matt Gangl (Plus We Break Down the NFL Draft) Fresh off of his first World Series, Matt Gangl is one of the rising stars in the sports video production business. As a director for Fox Sports, Gangl has served as lead director on everything from last October's epic Fall Classic to the MLB All-Star Game and college basketball. He also still enjoys his longtime gig as director of Minnesota Twins baseball and Minnesota Wild hockey for Fox Sports North up in the Twin Cities.

    On this episode of The SVG Podcast, we chat with Matt about his career, how technology is changing the way baseball is produced, and what its been like following in the steps of a legend in Bill Webb as lead baseball director for Fox Sports.

    Also, we are joined by our Chief Editor Jason Dachman to break down everything he saw behind-the-scenes at last weekend's NFL Draft. We'll look at how the event has evolved since leaving the cozy confines of Radio City Music Hall and put the microscope on the competing productions from ESPN and NFL Network/Fox Sports.

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports-video–production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports-video–production operations and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports-video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  46. Wednesday, March 21, 2018 31 - Paths to Success for Women in Sports Graphics - And Sports Production (Plus Updates On SVGW) Sports graphics - and sports video production in general - may appear to be a male-dominated industry, but finding success in this business isn’t just for the guys.

    In this discussion from our Sports Graphics Forum earlier this month, four leading women in sports graphics discuss their career trajectories and goals, their creative and technical challenges, and their ideas for how the sports-graphics industry can further diversify its ranks.

    This conversation includes: CBS Sports, Art Director Komal Bhukhanwala, ESPN, Senior Creative Director Carol Boyle, HBO Sports, Associate Creative Director Camille Maratchi, and Big Studios, Owner/Director Jocelyne Meinert. The talk is moderated by SVG, Senior Editor and Director, SVGW Karen Hogan Ketchum.

    At NAB, SVGW will hold its annual networking lunch.
    DATE: Tuesday, April 10
    TIME: 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
    LOCATION: Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N238
    Lisa Gillette, formerly SVP of On-Air Planning at Fox Sports and currently a career development coach and consultant, will give a presentation entitled “Managing” Unconscious Gender Bias in the Workplace: Three Keys to Creating a Level Playing Field. The presentation will be very interactive, and we look forward to your participation in the discussion!

    To RSVP, email SVGW Director Karen Hogan Ketchum at [email protected] All are welcome to attend!

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports-video–production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports-video–production operations and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports-video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  47. Wednesday, March 7, 2018 30 - Hania Poole, VP/GM, NCAA Digital (March Madness Live Preview) It’s that time of the year where College Basketball takes over the sports world. Turner Sports and CBS Sports held their annual joint press event in New York on Tuesday and some interesting news came out of that including how Turner is reimagining how Selection Sunday.

    We also learned the latest in March Madness Live, the pioneering digital live streaming product. Today on The SVG Podcast, we dive deeper in the product and the state of the live streaming business with Hania Poole, Vice President/General Manager, NCAA Digital. We discuss what’s she excited about in this year’s iteration of March Madness Live, shares what she’s seeing in the industry (specifically on what she learned from watching NBC Sports stream both the Super Bowl and the Olympics last month), and offers some advice for breaking into the sports digital media industry.

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports-video–production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports-video–production operations and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports-video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  48. Wednesday, February 21, 2018 29 - Winter Olympics Special With Olympic Channel's Mark Parkman (Plus Our On-Site Audio Diary) The Winter Olympics are rolling to a close but SVG is still on the scene, covering all the video- production and tech happenings in PyeongChang, South Korea. SVG is bringing you special episodes of The SVG Podcast as Executive Director Ken Kerschbaumer and Director of Digital Brandon Costa give you the inside scoop on all the innovations they are seeing at the Olympics.

    In addition, each episode will feature an in-depth interview with a major executive or intriguing personality who dissects their team’s efforts and offers opinions on larger trends facing the sports-media industry.

    In today’s episode, Ken and Brandon discuss how digital distribution is changing the face of the Olympics both on the viewership side and in behind-the-scenes workflows. Plus they dive into the efforts of the OBS and the Olympic Channel here in PyeongChang.

    Brandon also sits down with Mark Parkman, general manager of the Olympic Channel, to the young media entity, its growth, and the role it plays at an Olympic Games when it doesn't own live broadcast rights in many regions around the world.

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports-video–production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports-video–production operations and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports-video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  49. Thursday, February 15, 2018 28 - Winter Olympics Special With NBC Sports' Lyndsay Signor (Plus Our On-Site Audio Diary) The Winter Olympics are underway and from the IBC to across the many venues, SVG is on the scene covering all of the video production and tech happenings in PyeongChang, South Korea.

    Through to the Closing Ceremonies, SVG will bring you special episodes of The SVG Podcast as our Executive Director Ken Kerschbaumer and Director of Digital Brandon Costa give you the inside scoop on all of the innovation they are seeing at the Olympics.

    In addition, each episode will feature an in-depth interview with a major executive or intriguing personality that dissects their team's efforts and offers their opinions on larger trends facing the sports media industry.

    In today's episode of the show, Ken and Brandon discuss their first impressions of the PyeongChang Games and break down how Eurosport - as the new player on the block - is bringing a fresh perspective to covering an Olympics.

    Brandon also sits down with Lyndsay Signor, Senior Director of Consumer Engagement for NBC Sports to discuss everything going on behind-the-scenes with the NBC Olympics social media team, how she's adjusting to recent changes made to a couple of key social media platforms, and what content is bringing NBC success with social audiences through the early parts of these Games.

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports-video–production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports-video–production operations and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports-video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry today.

  50. Sunday, February 4, 2018 27 - Super Bowl Special With Facebook's Dan Reed (Plus Day 4 of Our On-Site Audio Diary) It's Super Bowl Sunday and SVG has you covered for all the video production innovation in Minnesota.

    Through Super Bowl Sunday, SVG will bring you daily episodes of The SVG Podcast as our Chief Editor Jason Dachman and Director of Digital Brandon Costa give you the inside scoop on everything they are seeing and the big themes they are hearing from all of the big video production players here in the Twin Cities.

    In addition, each episode will feature an in-depth interview with a major exectuive or intriguing personality that dissects their team's on-site Super Bowl efforts and offers their opinions on larger trends facing the sports media industry.

    On today's episode of the show, Jason and Brandon take you inside a unique flypack setup from NFL Media, break down the in-venue videoboard show at U.S. Bank Stadium, celebrate the legacy of NFL Films, and give you one last preview of what NBC Sports has in store for the big game.

    Brandon also catches up with Dan Reed, Head of Global Partnerships for Facebook to discuss their new documentary series Tom vs. Time, how the platform's sports team is supporting its partners in times of change, and where the art of sports video production will play a role in the future world of live sports distribution across social media platforms.

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports-video–production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports-video–production operations and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports-video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  51. Saturday, February 3, 2018 26 - Super Bowl Special With Twitter Sports' David Herman (Plus Day 3 of Our On-Site Audio Diary) SVG is in Minnesota covering everything video at Super Bowl Week. From Radio Row to U.S. Bank Stadium, SVG is on the scene covering all of the video production and tech happenings at Super Bowl LII.

    Through Super Bowl Sunday, SVG will bring you daily episodes of The SVG Podcast as our Chief Editor Jason Dachman and Director of Digital Brandon Costa give you the inside scoop on everything they are seeing and the big themes they are hearing from all of the big video production players here in the Twin Cities.

    In addition, each episode will feature an in-depth interview with a major exectuive or intriguing personality that dissects their team's on-site Super Bowl efforts and offers their opinions on larger trends facing the sports media industry.

    On today's episode of the show, Jason and Brandon discuss NBC Sports' onsite studio sets, go deeper in the 3D scan graphics technology that will be deployed throughout the game and venture out of U.S. Bank Stadium to see what NBC Sports' RSNs and Barstoool Sports are up.

    Brandon also catches up with David Herman, Sports Partnerships Manager for Twitter Sports to discuss the social media giant's content strategy here at Super Bowl LII, how his team helps leagues, teams, and networks best use their platform, and how video is becoming a more prominent player in the social media space.

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports-video–production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports-video–production operations and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports-video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  52. Friday, February 2, 2018 25 - Super Bowl Special With Philadelphia Eagles' Eric Long (Plus Day 2 of Our On-Site Audio Diary) Super Bowl Week in Minneapolis is heating up (not literally, unfortunately) as the big game is just days away. From Radio Row to U.S. Bank Stadium, SVG is on the scene covering all of the video production and tech happenings at Super Bowl LII.

    Through Sunday, SVG will bring you daily episodes of The SVG Podcast as our Chief Editor Jason Dachman and Director of Digital Brandon Costa give you the inside scoop on everything they are seeing and the big themes they are hearing from all of the big video production players here in the Twin Cities.

    In addition, each episode will feature an in-depth interview with a major exectuive or intriguing personality that dissects their team's on-site Super Bowl efforts and offers their opinions on larger trends facing the sports media industry.

    In today's episode, Jason and Brandon discuss NBC Sports' spectacular game production, looking at the cameras used to shoot the game, a new generator system that's both powering and heating the U.S. Bank Stadium compound, and a augmented reality graphics element that just may dazzle viewers come Super Sunday.

    Brandon also catches up with Eric Long, Director of Production for the Philadelphia Eagles to discuss what his team is working on this week, how digital platforms are changing the types of content his team creates, and what the experience of creating content for a sports franchise on a championship run is like.

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports-video–production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports-video–production operations and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports-video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  53. Thursday, February 1, 2018 24 - Super Bowl Special With NFL Media's Dave Shaw (Plus Day 1 of Our On-Site Audio Diary) Super Bowl Week in Minneapolis is heating up (not literally, unfortunately) as the big game is just days away. From Radio Row to U.S. Bank Stadium, SVG is on the scene covering all of the video production and tech happenings at Super Bowl LII.

    Beginning Thursday, SVG will bring you daily episodes of The SVG Podcast as our Chief Editor Jason Dachman and Director of Digital Brandon Costa give you the inside scoop on everything they are seeing and the big themes they are hearing from all of the big video production players here in the Twin Cities.

    In addition, each episode will feature an in-depth interview with a major exectuive or intriguing personality that dissects their team's on-site Super Bowl efforts and offers their opinions on larger trends facing the sports media industry.

    In today's episode of the show, Jason and Brandon discuss what's going on at Radio Row over at Mall of America, including an impressive dual-studio setup from the New England Patriots and a slick pop-up studio set being deployed by ESPN for its Golic & Wingo Show.

    Brandon also catches up with Dave Shaw, VP, Production for NFL Media to discuss everything that NFL Network is up to at Super Bowl 52. Shaw discusses the philosophy behind why they chose to have multiple smaller sets through the Twin Cities as opposed to erecting one massive set and shares how his team is battling the frigid temperatures with crews and gear working outside in the elements.

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports-video–production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports-video–production operations and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports-video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  54. Wednesday, January 17, 2018 23 - Craig Barry, EVP, Production and Chief Content Officer, Turner Sports (Plus a Recap of CES) As is par for the course, the first few months of 2018 are absolutely loaded for the team at Turner Sports. There's NBA All-Star Game, March Madness, and the NBA Playoffs that all put the network on center stage. Plus, later this month, the network is set up to produce its biggest esports event to date with the ELEAGUE Major in Boston.

    Our Chief Editor Jason Dachman caught up with Craig Barry, EVP, Production and Chief Content Officer at Turner Sports on the floor of the CES Show in Las Vegas last week to discuss everything from what innovations are coming from esports production, what's to come from Turner's UEFA Champions League deal that kicks off later this summer, and how the network takes a, at times, unique approach in its programming.

    Jason also gives us a quick download on all of the big sports happenings from this year's CES show and explains how Voice, AI, and more could be shaping sports video production in the very near future.

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports-video–production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports-video–production operations and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports-video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  55. Wednesday, January 3, 2018 22 - Previewing the 2018 FIFA World Cup with Fox Sports' David Neal and Kevin Callahan
  56. Wednesday, December 20, 2017 21 - Making the Case for UHD and HDR with AT&T Entertainment Group’s John Ward and Dome Productions’ Mike Johnson As UHD production continues to progress in the United States, 2017 brought with it the emergence of High-Dynamic Range. The tide may be turning in 2018, where this next-gen format could receive mainstream adoption.

    In this Keynote Conversation from the 2017 SVG Summit, SVG’s Jason Dachman speaks with Dome Productions Director of Engineering Mike Johnson and AT&T Entertainment Group SVP, Content Operations, John Ward about some of the practical challenges in HDR and UHD production and how it will change the way your team works.

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports-video–production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports-video–production operations and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports-video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  57. Wednesday, December 6, 2017 20 - Tim Clark, Managing Director, NASCAR Digital Media It was a very interesting year for the most popular auto racing association in the country, NASCAR. Perhaps most notably, the bringing in-house of digital advertising sales and operations really shook things up.

    In addition, NASCAR continued to push the envelope with live social media and VR/360. We talk about it all with NASCAR Digital Media's Managing Director Tim Clark.

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports-video–production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports-video–production operations and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports-video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  58. Wednesday, November 15, 2017 19 - Chris Gargano, VP, Executive Producer, New York Jets In the NFL these days, each franchise has its own robust video production division built into the club. These departments are responsible for far more than the in-stadium videoboard. Each team has, essentially, its own media company, building high-end video content for social, website, local television, and much more.

    On this week's show, we look inside one of those units that has grown immensely over the past couple of years: the New York Jets. Chris Gargano, Vice President and Executive Producer for the Jets, who runs the team’s newly rebranded “Jets 360 Productions,” joins us to discuss the unique team landscape, how he builds a production division, what he looks for in a hire, and what technologies have him excited for the future.

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports video production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports video production operations, and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  59. Wednesday, November 1, 2017 18 - Jack Swarbrick, Director of Athletics, University of Notre Dame One of the most important trends emerging in the rapidly-changing sports media business is that brands are becoming media companies. That’s especially true in college sports.

    The University of Notre Dame has invested in a complete overhaul of its media production that included the erection of a video board in Notre Dame Stadium, an 18,000-square foot facility now called the Rex and Alice A. Martin Media Center, and a commitment to university-wide content creation.

    From the stage of our [email protected] Dame event held on the South Bend campus last month, we discuss the project from the top down with Director of Athletics and University VP Jack Swarbrick.

    [16:08 - Click the following link to view the video Jack references on Fighting Irish runner Jess Harris. youtu.be/UFfctaDkA-Y]

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports video production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports video production operations, and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  60. Wednesday, October 18, 2017 17 - Jason Coyle, CEO, Stadium On this edition of The SVG Podcast we take a peek under the hood of the newest 24/7 sports network in the industry, Stadium. The multiplatform network is available streaming on Twitter and Facebook and is beginning to sprout up across the country as a linear television network.

    The network - which is the result of the merging of Sinclair Broadcasting, 120 Sports, and Campus Insiders - is built around its fast moving studio programming and more than 2,500 live college sports events from various college conferences like the Mountain West, West Coast Conference, the Patriot, Conference USA, and Southern Conference.

    We sit down with Stadium’s CEO Jason Coyle to talk about the network’s goals, why being the only national sports network headquartered in the Midwest is so important, and how they are trying to make a name for themselves in the crowded sports media space.

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports video production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports video production operations, and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  61. Friday, October 6, 2017 16 - David Koppett, VP of Content Strategy, NBC Sports Bay Area/California This was a particularly big week for NBC Sports Regional Networks as it officially executed its nationwide rebranding of its various RSNs. Say goodbye to Comcast SportsNet and hello to NBC Sports. Out in the Bay Area, though, their NBC RSNs were rebranded back in April to help pave the way for the rest of the networks in the family to follow.

    On this episode of The SVG Podcast, we welcome David Koppett, VP of Digital Strategy for NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California to discuss that company-wide rebrand and what his unit learned from the entire process.

    In addition, we chat about the intensely local nature of sports, how his network blurs the lines between linear and digital within production and operations, and what technology developments he's most excited about.

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports video production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports video production operations, and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  62. Wednesday, September 20, 2017 15 - David Shield, SVP, Global Director, Engineering & Technology, IMG Media In this week's episode of The SVG Podcast, we get a few minutes with one of the more influential personalities in European sports production, David Shield, SVP, Global Director of Engineering and Technology for IMG Media.

    Shield, who also happens to be the chairman of our sister organization, SVG Europe, talks with us about the state of HDR and 4K, Video Assistant Referee (or VAR), and a lot more.

    This interview was recorded in Amsterdam at the IBC Show.

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports video production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports video production operations, and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  63. Friday, September 8, 2017 14 - Jamie Reynolds, VP of Production, ESPN at the US Open On this edition of The SVG Podcast, we are are live at the US Open in Flushing, NY, to sit down with ESPN VP of Production Jamie Reynolds. Now in its third year of an 11-year rights deal, ESPN will have delivered more than 130 hours of coverage on ESPN and ESPN2 and 1300-plus hours of streaming coverage by the time the tour concludes on Sunday. In addition, ESPN is once again playing the role of host broadcaster, serving the USTA and its international rights-holders.

    A fixture of ESPN’s Grand Slam production team for more than a decade, Reynolds oversees ESPN’s productions at the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open.

    SVG’s Chief Editor Jason Dachman sat down with Reynolds at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center (NTC) on the Friday of Championship Weekend to discuss his team’s production efforts this year at the Open. In addition, Reynolds discussed how the NTC’s continuing renovations have impacted ESPN, the latest technology being utilized for the production, how his team keeps up with the massive amount of content being produced, his contrasting production philosophy for covering ESPN’s three Grand Slams, and much more.

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports video production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports video production operations, and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  64. Friday, August 18, 2017 BONUS EPISODE: Incoming Pac-12 Networks President Mark Shuken In this bonus episode of The SVG Podcast, we get a few minutes to chat with the newly-introduced President of the Pac-12 Networks, Mark Shuken.

    Shukin - thirty-year veteran of the regional sports network industry - brings with him a loaded executive and production background that recently saw him lead the creation and branding of three RSNs for the Los Angeles Lakers, LA Dodgers, and LA Galaxy for Time Warner Cable Sports Networks.

    While he doesn’t officially take over until September 6, Shuken joined us to speak about his excitement for the opportunity, how he sees the networks further innovating in production and operational techniques, and where he sees growth coming for a network that is already five years old.

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports video production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports video production operations, and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  65. Thursday, August 17, 2017 13 - Rob Mikulicka, Director of Operations, ESL On this edition of the show we take a look at the much-hyped world of esports. Platforms like Twitch, YouTube, Daily Motion, Azubu, and much more have been bringing live esports streams to gamers around the world for some time, but now major networks are getting into the mix.

    We’re here to talk about the aspect of it that’s most near and dear to our hearts: the broadcasting of it.

    We welcome Rob Mikulicka, the director of operations for ESL on the show. Rob has an extensive television background going back to his days at NBC Sports and NEP. Now he’s taken on the role of cracking the code of how to best produce and broadcast a live esports event for multi-platform distribution. How does he tell that story and what technology does he use to do it?

    He answered those questions on the stage at our LiveTV:LA conference out in Universal City last month.

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports video production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports video production operations, and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  66. Wednesday, August 2, 2017 12 - Legendary Producer David Hill Anyone in live television knows the name. Legendary producer David Hill launched Sky Sports in the UK and Fox Sports in the United States and served as executive producer of massive live television programs like the Academy Awards, X Factor, and American Idol.

    In this keynote conversation from our LiveTV:LA conference, Hill expounded on everything from the inspiration he has drawn from millennial viewers to why he is bullish on darts, esports, and continuously changing his approach to storytelling.

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports video production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports video production operations, and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

     
  67. Wednesday, July 19, 2017 11 - Stephen Master, Global Head of Sports Practice, The Nielsen Company Nielsen ratings have long been the currency in sports television, but how is that data reflecting the rapidly evolving live sports industry?

    On this episode of The SVG Podcast, we chat with Stephen Master, Global Head of Sports Practice at The Nielsen Company to discuss the current health of the live sports market, how Total Audience is establishing itself as the new measuring stick for ratings, and what he thinks about the future potential of esports, soccer, and much more.

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports video production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports video production operations, and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

     

  68. Wednesday, July 5, 2017 10 - Chris Bevilacqua, Co-founder, Bevilacqua Helfant Venture There are few people in the business with a better finger on the pulse of the state of the sports television business and the future of rights than Chris Bevilacqua, co-founder of the New York City-based Bevilacqua Helfant Venture.

    In this episode of the show, Bevilacqua stops by to discuss the healthy of the sports TV business, what he's analyzing as the industry anticipates the next round of major rights deals beginning in 2021, and his take on the ever-present question: is there a sports-rights bubble?

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports video production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports video production operations, and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry. 

  69. Wednesday, June 21, 2017 09 - Fox Sports' SVP, Field and Technical Operations Michael Davies Between the U.S. Open, the UEFA Champions League Final, NASCAR, the MLB All-Star Game, the Confederations Cup, and the Gold Cup, summer is a hot time of the year at Fox Sports.

    Michael Davies, SVP, Field and Technical Operations joins the show to discuss what to expect from all of these projects and to update us on the innovative work being done at Fox Sports Labs.

    Davies offers his take on the latest with 4K/UHD, his view from the trenches on the prospect of virtual reality, and much more.

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports video production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports video production operations, and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.  

  70. Wednesday, June 7, 2017 08 - ESPN's Lee Fitting and Tom Rinaldi Go Behind the Scenes of College GameDay In a captivating conversation, Lee Fitting, senior coordinating producer, college sports, ESPN, speaks with ESPN correspondent Tom Rinaldi about the history of one of the most influential programs in the history of sports television: College GameDay.

    The duo discussed everything from how GameDay sites are selected and their favorite signs in the crowd to their philosophies on leadership, risk-taking, and storytelling.

    NOTE: This conversation was part of the SVG College Sports Summit and was recorded on June 1 in Atlanta, Ga.

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports video production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports video production operations, and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

     

  71. Wednesday, May 24, 2017 07 - Chairmen's Roundtable Graduation Special It's graduation season and there's lot of talented young men and women across the country looking to break into the sports video production industry. Maybe you are one of them!

    We have gathered the three chairmen in SVG's history to offer some career advice for the sports TV rookies out there. Ken Aagaard, EVP of Innovation and New Technology for CBS Sports; Steve Hellmuth, EVP, Media Operations and Technology at the NBA; and Tom Sahara, VP, Operations and Technology at Turner Sports join our Ken Kerschbaumer on this episode of The SVG Podcast.

    They will discuss how to stand out as a potential candidate, how to land an interview and best prepare for it, how to work your way up the ladder, and offer up some more useful tips along the way.

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports video production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports video production operations, and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

      

  72. Tuesday, May 9, 2017 06 - AT&T Entertainment Group's John Ward and Peshala Pehalawatta Talk 4K, HDR At the 2017 Masters Tournament, CBS Sports and DirecTV partnered for the second straight year to produce and distribute select holes from Augusta in 4K. It's just the latest in what's been a calendar year full of events ranging from MLB Network games to Notre Dame football, NASCAR races, and much more that have flown across DirecTV's air in 4K/UHD.  

    John Ward, SVP of Content Operations and Peshala Pehalawatta, Senior Video Technologist from AT&T Entertainment Group join Brandon Costa and Jason Dachman on this episode of The SVG Podcast to discuss the latest in their experiences in 4K production, the rise of high-dynamic range (HDR), and how the company manages its relationships with all of the sports broadcasters out there that are looking to get into the 4K/UHD game.

    The SVG Podcast is for the sports video production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports video production operations, and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  73. Monday, April 24, 2017 05 - Abby Schneider & Roxanne Joseph, Engineers, Game Creek Video Recruiting new, young, and diverse talent into the sports video production community has been an on-going challenge across the industry. Among the mobile production facility providers who have taken that challenge head on is Game Creek Video, who run a successful outfit called the "Apprenticeship Program."

    Two successful products of that program are Abby Schneider and Roxanne Joseph, two engineers (EICs) that have become regular contributors on compounds. The two got the unique chance to work together on a production when they both supported a broadcast of a NHL game between the Montreal Canadiens and New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden back in February.

    SVG senior editor Karen Hogan sits down with Abby and Roxanne to discuss what its like being a young engineer in today's rapidly changing media space, where they see the industry going, their advice for others looking to crack into the business, and what its like to be a female in a predominantly male industry.

    The SVG Podcast is a show designed specifically for the sports video production professional and will bring you new episodes every other Wednesday. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  74. Wednesday, April 12, 2017 04 - Eli Velasquez, EVP, Programming, Production, and Content, Telemundo Deportes Eli Velazquez, EVP, programming production and content at Telemundo Deportes, leads the division’s sports programming, acquisitions and production. Working closely with NBC Sports, he coordinates resources and existing production capabilities to provide Telemundo Network, Universo, and their respective digital platforms with high-quality sports content. The longtime Telemundo veteran has a busy two years ahead with the Confederations Cup this summer and FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia.

    On this episode of The SVG Podcast, chief editor Jason Dachman sits with Velazquez to discuss Telemundo’s plans for both events, the broadcaster’s new production facility in Miami that is set to open next year, reflections on the 2016 Rio Olympics, his view on next-gen technology like 4K and VR, and how Telemundo is serving Spanish-speaking fans on a multitude of platforms and devices.

    The SVG Podcast is a show designed specifically for the sports video production professional and will bring you new episodes every other Wednesday, beginning March 29.

    The program features interviews with some of the biggest names in the sports video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  75. Wednesday, April 12, 2017 03 - Olek Loewenstein, SVP, Strategy and Operations, Univision Deportes In just five years, the 24-hour cable sports network Univision Deportes has quickly established itself as an innovation and production powerhouse. The outfit is providing more than 80 live game productions per month and, from its Miami facility, an average of six hours of studio programming a day.

    Our chief editor Jason Dachman sat down with Olek Loewenstein, SVP of strategy and operations, sports, to discuss how the Facebook Live efforts will impact production; the evolution of Univision’s at-home production model for MLS matches; plans for 4K, HDR, and VR; new tech toys to be used for this summer’s CONCACAF Gold Cup coverage; Univision Deportes’ progress; and how the new Miami production facility has enhanced its sports content.

    Univision Deportes on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UnivisionDeportes/

    The SVG Podcast is a show designed specifically for the sports video production professional and will bring you new episodes every other Wednesday, beginning March 29.

    The program features interviews with some of the biggest names in the sports video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  76. Wednesday, March 29, 2017 02 - Stephen Hellmuth, EVP, Media Operations and Technology, NBA On this episode, we are joined by Stephen Hellmuth, Executive Vice President of Media Operations and Technology at the NBA and a former chairman of Sports Video Group.

    Hellmuth discusses the league’s new NBA Mobile View offering and the workflow behind that, his take on 4K and virtual reality, and much more.

    This is episode 2 of the two-episode launch of The SVG Podcast. This show is designed specifically for the sports video production professional and will bring you new episodes every other Wednesday featuring interviews with some of the biggest names in the sports video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.

  77. Tuesday, March 28, 2017 01 - NBC Olympics President Gary Zenkel and The Olympic Channel In our first episode of The SVG Podcast, we turn our focus to The Olympic Channel. Launched as an OTT offering by the Olympic Broadcasting Services, The Olympic Channel is available in numerous countries around the world and is dedicated to bringing greater exposure to Olympic events and Olympic athletes year-round. NBC Sports is the US rights holder and is, in fact, expected to launch a linear version of The Olympic Channel sometime this summer.

    To break it all down, we got the chance to sit with President of NBC Olympics and President, Operations & Strategy for NBC Sports Group Gary Zenkel.

    He discusses NBC’s role in the continued growth of The Olympic Channel, what makes this different from the now-defunct Universal Sports Network, and why he would want to launch a linear sports channel in today's media climate?

    NOTE: This conversation was part of SVG’s IP Production Forum and was recorded on March 1 up in Stamford, Connecticut. The interview is conducted by SVG's Executive Director of Editorial Services Ken Kerschbaumer.

  78. Tuesday, March 28, 2017 Welcome to The SVG Podcast Welcome to The SVG Podcast, our new show for the sports video production professional looking to keep their finger on the pulse of the latest trends in technology, workflows, and strategy.

    We will bring you in-depth interviews with some of the biggest names in the business and even give you peeks into some of the best conversations going on at the many SVG events we host nationwide.

    You'll receive new episodes of The SVG Podcast every other Wednesday, beginning March 29.

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