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Tuesday, December 18, 2018SVG Summit 2018: Dome Productions' Mary Ellen Carlyle on The State of Live HDR ProductionDome Productions has now produced more than 700 events in 4K and, over the past year, has begun producing events in HDR - including a Brian Setzer concert, a UConn basketball game, a handful of Toronto Raptors games, and the G7 Summit. Dome Productions SVP/GM Mary Ellen Carlyle took some time with SVG Chief Editor Jason Dachman at The SVG Summit in New York City (Dec. 10-11) to discuss these 4K and HDR productions, as well as Dome's Dolby Atmos efforts and what to expect from the company in 2019.Tuesday, December 18, 2018SVG Summit: Simplynew's Marc Scarpa on the Opening of Esports Stadium ArlingtonOne of the biggest developments in esports in 2018 was the emergence of esports specific venues nationwide. One of the most significant openings came in the form of Esports Stadium Arlington, the largest dedicated esports facility in North America. During a panel discussion at the 2018 SVG Summit, Marc Scarpa, founder at Simplynew goes inside the details of the spectacular facility that's set to change the esports market in 2019.Tuesday, December 18, 2018SVG Summit: Turner Sports' Ben Winter on the Evolution of ELEAGUETurner Sports was one of the first traditional broadcast entities to dive into the world of esports when it debuted ELEAGUE in 2016. With CS:GO, Street Fighter, and Rocket League competitions all under their belt, the company has learned quite a lot in a short period of time. During a panel discussion at the 2018 SVG Summit, Ben Winter, Interactive Coordinating Producer at Turner Sports/ELEAGUE shares how he has seen the brand evolve over 2+ years.Tuesday, December 18, 2018SVG Summit: Mitch Rosenthal on How At-Home Production Is Critical to Riot Games' SuccessWith massive events and productions all around the globe, the use of at-home production models isn't a cost-saving luxury for Riot Games, its an absolute necessity. During a panel discussion at the 2018 SVG Summit, Mitch Rosenthal, Head of Production and Operations at Riot Games offers a peek inside the company's unique workflows.Tuesday, December 18, 2018SVG Summit: MLB's Jamie Leece on Success of Home Run Derby VROne of the biggest successes in on-site gaming activations this year was Major League Baseball's deployment of Home Run Derby VR at the MLB All-Star Game, the Little League World Series, and the Japan All-Star Series. During a panel discussion at the 2018 SVG Summit, Jamie Leece, SVP, Games and VR at Major League Baseball offers a taste of what into those efforts.Tuesday, December 18, 2018SVG Summit: How Esports Directly Interact With Fan FeedbackOne of the unique aspects of esports is that fan interaction and immediate feedback in comments are a part of the culture and, in many cases, impact the direction of the production taking place. During a panel discussion at the 2018 SVG Summit, Ben Winter, Interactive Coordinating Producer at Turner Sports/ELEAGUE, Jamie Leece, SVP, Games and VR at Major League Baseball, and Mitch Rosenthal, Head of Production and Operations at Riot Games discuss how fans are a part of the conversation and how production storylines can progress based off of direct viewer feedback.Tuesday, December 18, 2018SVG Summit: What are the Biggest Differences Between Productions of Esports and Traditional SportsGenerally speaking, live productions of esports events are massive undertakings with challenges and opportunities that are unique to itself when compared to traditional sports. During a panel discussion at the 2018 SVG Summit, Ben Winter, Interactive Coordinating Producer at Turner Sports/ELEAGUE and Mitch Rosenthal, Head of Production and Operations at Riot Games share the biggest differences.Tuesday, December 18, 2018SVG Summit: Esports, Broadcasting, and Why It Matters [FULL PANEL]Esports continues to rise in prominence and traditional networks and leagues increasingly are getting involved with new efforts to get engaged with the esports community. At the 2018 SVG Summit, experts in the field of esports tackle questions like what is the role that esports will play alongside the traditional sports community? How do esports productions and operations differ from a stick and ball sport? And what does esports mean to sports media at large? Panelists include: Jamie Leece, Major League Baseball, SVP, Games and VR Mitch Rosenthal, Riot Games, Head of Production and Operations Marc Scarpa, Simplynew, Founder Ben Winter, Turner Sports/ELEAGUE, Interactive Coordinating Producer The session is moderated by SVG Chief Editor Jason Dachman This session has been sponsored by Dell EMC.Tuesday, December 18, 2018SVG Summit: Esports Market Insights with Mike SepsoWhat are the important trends in esports? What are the parallels to traditional sports? What’s the potential growth in 2019? Electronic Sports Group Chairman Mike Sepso - a co-founder of Major League Gaming (MLG) in 2002 and former SVP at Activision Blizzard - shares his thoughts on the future of esports and the developing business opportunities in this featured interview from the stage of the 2018 SVG Summit. The conversation was moderated by SVG's Director of Digital Brandon Costa.Monday, December 17, 2018SVG Summit 2018: Big East's Brad Zak Goes Deep on the Conference's Live Social EffortsOver the past year, the Big East Conference has made a concerted effort to better utilize live social media opportunities, debuting a weekly show built around the college basketball season called "Big East Shootaround." The program enjoyed a tremendous amount of success, especially back in March when Villanova rolled to a national championship and the Big East digital team broadcast numerous live shows from the Final Four in San Antonio. Brad Zak, the Big East's Senior Director of Social and Digital Content chatted with SVG's own Director of Digital Brandon Costa about what the workflows behind "Big East Shootaround" are like, what lessons he and his team have learned along the way, and if he anticipates live social playing an even bigger part in his role heading into 2019.Monday, December 17, 2018SVG Summit: Twitter's Andrew Barge on the Successful Marriage of Twitter and VideoDuring the "OTT, Social Media, and the Impact on Production" panel held at the 2018 SVG Summit, Andrew Barge, Head of Sports Broadcast Partnerships at Twitter digs into the success that video has on the social media giant and how his team encourages their partners to distribute more of it.Monday, December 17, 2018SVG Summit: Dailymotion's Jolie Roberts on the Value of Fan Interaction in Live StreamingDuring the "OTT, Social Media, and the Impact on Production" panel held at the 2018 SVG Summit, Jolie Roberts, Head US Sports Partnerships and Content Development at Dailymotion believes that fan interaction will continue to become a valued part of the live streaming experience over the next couple of years.Monday, December 17, 2018SVG Summit: NBA's Michael Allen Shares the Biggest Challenge of His JobDuring the "OTT, Social Media, and the Impact on Production" panel held at the 2018 SVG Summit, Michael Allen, SVP, Digital Product Management at the NBA, shares the biggest challenge he's facing in his role today.Monday, December 17, 2018SVG Summit: What Do OTT and Social Media Experts Have Their Eye on for 2019During the "OTT, Social Media, and the Impact on Production" panel held at the 2018 SVG Summit, a panel of experts share what technology or business trends they are keeping an eye on heading into 2019. Panelists include: Michael Allen, NBA, SVP, Digital Product Management Andrew Barge, Twitter, Head of Sports Broadcast Partnerships Eric Black, NBC Sports Digital and Playmaker Media, CTO Jolie Roberts, Dailymotion, Head US Sports Partnerships and Content DevelopmentMonday, December 17, 2018SVG Summit: Dailymotion's Jolie Roberts on the Rising Costs of Live Sports RightsDuring the "OTT, Social Media, and the Impact on Production" panel held at the 2018 SVG Summit, Jolie Roberts, Head US Sports Partnerships and Content Development at Dailymotion admitted that the hardest part of her job every day is the rising cost of live sports rights.Monday, December 17, 2018SVG Summit: NBA's Michael Allen on the Early Success of MicrotransactionsDuring the "OTT, Social Media, and the Impact on Production" panel held at the 2018 SVG Summit, Michael Allen, SVP, Digital Product Management at the NBA, dives into the league's innovative business model and subscription packages for NBA League Pass. He also shares why he finds microtransactions successful in today's media environment.Monday, December 17, 2018SVG Summit: NBC Sports' Eric Black on Consistent Video Experiences Across All PlatformsDuring the "OTT, Social Media, and the Impact on Production" panel held at the 2018 SVG Summit, Eric Black, CTO for NBC Sports Digital and Playmaker Media shared why its imperative to have the same video experience across all platforms, be it linear or digital.Monday, December 17, 2018SVG Summit: NBC Sports' Eric Black on the Technical Challenges of Fragmented Media WorldDuring the "OTT, Social Media, and the Impact on Production" panel held at the 2018 SVG Summit, Eric Black, CTO, NBC Sports Digital and Playmaker Media explains why a fragmented media world can lead to many challenges in live video streaming.Monday, December 17, 2018SVG Summit: OTT, Social Media, and the Impact on Production [FULL PANEL]As OTT and social media content delivery becomes prevalent and more important to sports fans there is more demand than ever on production teams to create content in new ways. At the 2018 SVG Summit, a panel of industry experts tackled how networks and leagues changing their production philosophies, workflows, and business models to keep fans engaged on every screen. Panelists: Michael Allen, NBA, SVP, Digital Product Management Andrew Barge, Twitter, Head of Sports Broadcast Partnerships Eric Black, NBC Sports Digital and Playmaker Media, CTO Jolie Roberts, Dailymotion, Head US Sports Partnerships and Content Development Moderator: Brandon Costa, SVG, Director of Digital This session was sponsored by Encompass Digital.Friday, December 14, 2018SVG Summit 2018: Quantum's Jamie Lerner and Eric Bassier Discuss Future of M&E Storage TechnologyAt the 2018 SVG Summit, SVG Chief Editor Jason Dachman took some time to chat with Quantum CEO/President/Chairman of the Board Jamie Lerner and Senior Director of Product Management and Product Marketing Eric Bassier. Lerner addressed highlights from his first six months as CEO at Quantum and where the company is headed in the future. Meanwhile, Bassier addressed the power of NVMe and other next-gen technologies for storage of media, as well as the how AI and machine learning will impact the M&E industry.Friday, December 14, 2018SVG Summit: NBC Sports Chairman Mark Lazarus on the Launch of the AAF and Other New Football Leagues2019 will see the launch of the Alliance of American Football with other new football leagues - like the XFL - on the horizon. While acknowledging his network is not a broadcast partner of the AAF during a keynote conversation at the SVG Summit, NBC Sports chairman Mark Lazarus noted that he was keeping a close eye on the league and that's its success would lie heavily on the quality of play on the field.Friday, December 14, 2018SVG Summit: NBC Sports Chairman Mark Lazarus Says 2020 Tokyo Olympics Will Be "Most Live" Games EverFollowing a successful PyeongChang Winter Olympics back in February, preparations are already well underway for the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo. At the 2018 SVG Summit, NBC Sports chairman Mark Lazarus previewed the next Summer Games, promising that, despite the dramatic time difference, the Tokyo Games would be the "most live" Olympics in American television history.Friday, December 14, 2018SVG Summit: NBC Sports Chairman Mark Lazarus Reflects on His Network's Wild Week in February2018 was a massive year for the team at NBC Sports, including a week in February where the network broadcast Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis just days before the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympics in PyoengChang, South Korea. During a keynote conversation at the 2018 SVG Summit, NBC Sports chairman Mark Lazarus outlined what that demanding stretch was like for the company.Friday, December 14, 2018SVG Summit: Carlos Jimenez on Univision's Use of Augmented Reality for live sports studio showsAt the SVG Summit's "What's Next in Sports Tech" panel, Carlos Jimenez, Univision Networks, Director of Technology, Sports and Entertainment, addressed how Univision has utilized augmented reality and virtual "teleportation" to enhance its studio shows and blur the line between on-site and in the studio.Friday, December 14, 2018SVG Summit 2018: "What's Next in Sports Tech?" [Full Panel]In this Day 2 opening session at the 2018 SVG Summit (Dec. 10-11 in NYC), top operations and technology execs from major sports networks provide an overview of some of the cool developments in 2018 that can make a difference moving forward. The session features: Panelists: Craig Bernstein, NBC Sports, Senior Director, Remote Technical Operations and Engineering Chris Brown, Turner Sports, Senior Director, Technical Operations Jason Cohen, CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network, VP, Remote Technical Operations Michael Davies, Fox Sports, SVP, Technical and Field Operations Carlos Jimenez, Univision Networks, Director of Technology, Sports and Entertainment Moderator: Jason Dachman, SVG, Chief Editor Whether it is a new POV camera, improved player micing and audio mixing, or augmented reality and data visualization, there are more ways than ever to keep fans engaged. In addition, next-gen technologies and workflows like HDR, Dolby Atmos, 5G, and at-home production are changing the way the live-sports producers tell the story on and off the field.Friday, December 14, 2018SVG Summit: Univision's Carlos Jimenez on Success of At-Home Production for Live SportsAt the SVG Summit's "What's Next in Sports Tech" panel, Carlos Jimenez, Univision Networks, Director of Technology, Sports and Entertainment, detailed how Univision has utilized the at-home production model for its live soccer productions - creating more efficiencies and allowing full use of its top staff and production tools at the Univision broadcast center.Friday, December 14, 2018SVG Summit 2018: Turner Sports' Chris Brown Goes Behind the Scenes at Ryder Cup, 'The Match'At the SVG Summit's "What's Next in Sports Tech" panel, Chris Brown, Turner Sports, Senior Director, Technical Operations, took attendees behind the scenes of Turner's productions at the Ryder Cup (which sent back more than a dozen streams over IP public internet) and 'The Match', which utilized a host of next-gen tech and player mic'ing strategies.Friday, December 14, 2018SVG Summit: NBC Sports Chairman Mark Lazarus Praises Sports Broadcasting Hall of Famer Dave MazzaDave Mazza, whom many consider to be the technological architect of NBC Sports' Olympics operations for more than two decades, was inducted into the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame earlier this week. At the 2018 SVG Summit, Mazza's boss, NBC Sports chairman Mark Lazarus shared his affection and admiration for the legendary sports television engineer.Friday, December 14, 2018SVG Summit: NBC Sports Chairman Offers His Take on the Impending Sale of the Fox RSNsThe impending sale of the 22 Fox regional sports networks promises to be one of the most impactful storylines in sports media heading into 2019. At the 2018 SVG Summit, NBC Sports chairman Mark Lazarus offered his take on the many possible outcomes of the sale and the potential impact that it could have on the industry at large.Friday, December 14, 2018SVG Summit 2018: CBS, Fox, NBC, Turner, & Univision Sports Execs on What to Expect in 2019At the SVG Summit's "What's Next in Sports Tech" panel, top sports-production, operations, and technology execs from CBS, Fox, NBC, Turner, & Univision predicted what the biggest technological development will be in 2019 for live-sports coverage, including 5G, at-home production, HDR, player biometrics, and artificial intelligence. Executives (from left to right): Craig Bernstein, NBC Sports, Senior Director, Remote Technical Operations and Engineering Chris Brown, Turner Sports, Senior Director, Technical Operations Jason Cohen, CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network, VP, Remote Technical Operations Michael Davies, Fox Sports, SVP, Technical and Field Operations Carlos Jimenez, Univision Networks, Director of Technology, Sports and EntertainmentFriday, December 14, 2018SVG Summit 2018: NBC Sports' Craig Bernstein Goes Inside NBC's Notre Dame Football HDR ProductionsAt the SVG Summit's "What's Next in Sports Tech" panel, Craig Bernstein, NBC Sports, Senior Director, Remote Technical Operations and Engineering, provided a peak at how NBC Sports produced all University of Notre Dame football home games this season in HDR and Dolby Atmos.Friday, December 14, 2018SVG Summit 2018: Fox Sports' Mike Davies & Turner Sports' Chris Brown on Virtual Graphics & ARAt the SVG Summit's "What's Next in Sports Tech" panel, Michael Davies, Fox Sports, SVP, Technical and Field Operations addressed how augmented reality helped Fox to enhance its studio operations at the 2018 FIFA World Cup and at its NASCAR studio in Charlotte. In addition, Chris Brown, Turner Sports, Senior Director, Technical Operations, discusses how player biometric data will provide new opportunities for AR and virtual graphics.Friday, December 14, 2018SVG Summit 2018: Fox Sports' Mike Davies & Univision's Carlos Jimenez on RefCams and POV CamerasAt the SVG Summit's "What's Next in Sports Tech" panel, Michael Davies, Fox Sports, SVP, Technical and Field Operations, and Carlos Jimenez, Univision Networks, Director of Technology, Sports and Entertainment, discuss the ever-growing number of POV cameras in live-sports production - from RefCams to PylonCams to CornerCams and more.Friday, December 14, 2018SVG Summit 2018: Fox Sports' Mike Davies Details Successful 5G Deployment at US OpenAt the SVG Summit's "What's Next in Sports Tech" panel, Michael Davies, Fox Sports, SVP, Technical and Field Operations, detailed Fox's use of 5G transmission to deliver 4K camera signals at the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club.Friday, December 14, 2018SVG Summit 2018: CBS, Fox, & Turner Sports Execs Discuss Evolution of Skycam on NFL, NBA CoverageAt the SVG Summit's "What's Next in Sports Tech" panel Chris Brown, Turner Sports, Senior Director, Technical Operations; Jason Cohen, CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network, VP, Remote Technical Operations; and Michael Davies, Fox Sports, SVP, Technical and Field Operations discuss how their use of Skycam has evolved on football (i.e. dual Skycams on NFL and college football) and NBA (at NBA Summer League) coverage.Friday, December 14, 2018SVG Summit 2018: CBS Sports' Jason Cohen & Fox Sports' Mike Davies on Biometrics in Live SportsAt the SVG Summit's "What's Next in Sports Tech" panel  Jason Cohen, CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network, VP, Remote Technical Operations, and Michael Davies, Fox Sports, SVP, Technical and Field Operations, discuss the future potential and challenges of using biometrics in live-sports coverage.Friday, December 14, 2018SVG Summit: Keynote Conversation with NBC Sports Chairman Mark LazarusInvolved 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. At the 2018 SVG Summit, NBC Sports chairman Mark Lazarus reflected on the year that was with our Ken Kerschbaumer. The two also discuss the current state of the sports media industry, his take on the impending sales of the Fox RSNs, and much more.Thursday, December 13, 2018SVG Summit: CBS Sports' Mike Francis Reviews His Year of Tech HighlightsIt was another big year for CBS Sports with the company making major technological leaps in the form of high-dynamic range imaging and advanced graphics and analytics. Michael Francis, VP, Remote Engineering and Planning at CBS Sports stops by the desk at the 2018 SVG Summit to chat with our Brandon Costa about the year that was and looks ahead to huge things to come at Super Bowl LIII.Wednesday, December 12, 2018Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame 2018: Neal PilsonNeal Pilson served two terms as president of CBS Sports (1981–1983 and 1986–1995) and is known for negotiating huge television broadcast contracts for all of CBS’s major sports franchises including the NFL, NCAA, MLB, NBA, PGA Tour, USTA, Winter Olympics and The Masters. Prior to joining CBS in 1976, he was in private law practice in New York and was an executive at Metromedia, Inc. and the William Morris Agency, Inc. In 1995 he formed and heads Pilson Communications Inc. and has consulted with NASCAR, the IOC, Kentucky Derby, Rose Bowl, the World Series of Poker, Arena Football and numerous other clients in their negotiations with the television networks and has been engaged as an expert witness by the NFL, NCAA, NBA, Horizon Sports and others. Pilson received the Founder’s Award from the March of Dimes Sports Luncheon and has been teaching at the Columbia Post Graduate Sports Management Program since 2008. Pilson is a graduate of Hamilton College and Yale Law School.Wednesday, December 12, 2018Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame: Bud Greenspan (Nancy Beffa Accepting)For more than six decades, the late Bud Greenspan helped define the nature of what makes for a great sports documentary. His work on the Olympics (the first one he worked on was the 1948 London Games) celebrated the athletes and the competition and his ability to tell a story was second to none. Greenspan received lifetime achievement awards from the Directors Guild of America and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, as well as a Peabody and the Olympic Order award. His best-known work was “The Olympiad,” the culmination of 10 years of research, more than 3 million feet of rare, archival film, hundreds of interviews and visits to more than 30 nations. The 10-part series he produced was aired in more than 80 countries. At the 2018 Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame ceremony, long time colleague Nancy Beffa accepted on the late Bud Greenspan's behalf.Wednesday, December 12, 2018Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame 2018: Bill FittsBill Fitts’s career in sports production spanned nearly 50 years and involved working for everyone from CBS to NBC and ESPN. Beginning his CBS Sports career in 1962, he worked on eight Super Bowls, including the first one, for which he was in charge of the production aired on both CBS and NBC. In 1980, he made the unconventional move to ESPN where he played an integral role in providing the voice of experience and an eye on new initiatives and approaches. He retired in 1997.Wednesday, December 12, 2018Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame 2018: Bob CostasBob Costas, a 28-time Emmy Award-winning journalist, is one of the most respected and honored broadcasters of his generation, and has handled a wide array of assignments, including play-by-play, studio hosting and reporting. He served as NBC’s primetime host for a U.S.-television record 11 Olympics – every Olympics on NBC since 1992, including the 2012 London Games, which is the most-watched television event in U.S. history, reaching 217 million viewers – before passing the torch to Mike Tirico on Feb. 9, 2017. In December 2017, Costas was selected as the 2018 recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award, presented annually for excellence in broadcasting by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.Wednesday, December 12, 2018Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame 2018: David MazzaA 38-year veteran of the broadcast industry, David Mazza was named Senior Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, NBC Sports Group and NBC Olympics, in 2012. Mazza joined NBC in 1994 as Director of Engineering and led the technical design, building and operation of NBC’s International Broadcast Center for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Since beginning his career in 1978, Mazza has worked in the broadcast production community in many disciplines including engineering design, project management, technical director, and director. Mazza earned many awards including 24 Emmys for the Olympics from 1984 through 2016, several Monitor, ACE, and BDA awards. Mazza is a recipient of the 2013 Television & Film Lifetime Achievement Award, and the 2006 GE Edison Award for technical innovation.Wednesday, December 12, 2018Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame 2018: Dick VitaleDick Vitale joined ESPN during its first season of college hoops and, since then, his enthusiasm for the game and legendary calls have made him a household name. He has called close to a thousand games, including NBA contests for ESPN during the 1983 and ’84 seasons, and during the college basketball season he also provides commentary on SportsCenter.Wednesday, December 12, 2018Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame 2018: Gary BettmanGary Bettman’s leadership during his 25 years of service as the National Hockey League’s first commissioner has driven explosive growth of the League, including its expansion to 31 teams and a 10-fold increase in League revenues. His vision and direction have spearheaded changes on and off the ice that have produced unprecedented franchise stability and competitive balance and built the NHL into a global brand. Under Bettman, the NHL has attracted unprecedented network television coverage with multi-billion-dollar national broadcast rights agreements in the United States (NBC Sports) and Canada (Rogers Communications). Bettman championed the creation of the NHL Network and the expansion of its online companion, NHL.com, into eight native language websites to reach hockey fans worldwide. In recognition for his contributions to the game of hockey, he was recently elected to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2018.Wednesday, December 12, 2018Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame 2018: Gene MikellDuring a career that spans more than 60 years, Gene Mikell has redefined the role of video shader and still serves as the senior video shader for Fox’s “A” NFL games as well as NASCAR races. His career began in 1958 when he worked at WFGA Tallahassee but he has since worked for all four networks and since then he has seen the development of everything from the move to color, from SD to HD and now from HD to UHD and HDR. A mentor to many in the industry, he also played a role in developing the blimp camera and in-car racing cameras, and even worked on several space launches in the 1960s and 1970s.Wednesday, December 12, 2018Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame 2018: Jim NantzA three-time Emmy Award-winner and five-time National Sportscaster of the Year, Jim Nantz has covered virtually every sport for CBS Sports since joining the network in 1985 and is the only announcer to call the Super Bowl, Final Four, and The Masters in a single year (something he will do for a fifth time next year). In 2011, he became youngest recipient of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award, and in 2002, he was the youngest recipient of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s Curt Gowdy Media Award, a testament to his impact on NFL and NCAA basketball broadcasting. He also served as the primetime host for CBS Sports’ coverage of the 1998 Olympic Winter Games, and weekend daytime host of the Network’s 1992 and 1994 Olympic Winter Games.Wednesday, December 12, 2018Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame 2018: Mary CarilloMary Carillo’s voice, face, and name have become synonymous with tennis coverage as well as with the Olympics and “Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel.” She began her television career working for USA Network from 1980 through 1987, PBS from 1981 through 1986, and MSG from 1981 through 1988. She worked with ESPN for nine years starting in 1988, returning in 2003. She began working on the US Open tennis tournament for CBS Sports in 1986 and worked on Wimbledon coverage for HBO and Turner and the French Open for NBC in the late ’90s. Carillo has been a correspondent on HBO’s Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel since 1997, winning a Sports Emmy Award for her feature on the Hoyt family.Wednesday, December 12, 2018Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame 2018: Peter LarssonHaving graduated from the University of New South Wales with a degree in electrical engineering in 1979, Peter Larsson found himself playing a role in advancing the use of the wireless camera systems that today are a major part of sports production. In 1981, the technology made the move to the U.S. for use in the Daytona 500, and, in 1983, Larsson followed, co-founding Broadcast Sports with fellow Hall of Famer John Porter. That year, the new company and NASCAR began a relationship on the use of in-car cameras that continues to this day.Wednesday, December 5, 2018Advancing Hollywood and Sports Tech Innovation: A SVG Panel Conversation with CiscoAt this year's IBC Show, SVG partnered with Cisco on a panel discussion looking at the future of video technology in the worlds of sports and entertainment. The session dove into examples of how major media organizations from around the globe in terms of how they transmit and archive important video assets on a cloud-based network, how much focous and resources are dedicated to security, how automated IP networking for live broadcasting open new opportunities, how AI, AR, and VR will play a key role in the business, and much more. The conversation featured: Benjamin Havey VP, Technology Innovation at The Walt Disney Studios Markus Ostertag, Director of Engineering and Production at SWR Dafydd Rees, Deputy Director of Operations at Arena TV Roger Sherwood, Global Director Media & Entertainment at Cisco The discussion was moderated by Brandon Costa, Director of Digital at SVG.