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Thursday, May 12, 2022Families in Recovery: Susan Ford on Her Mother's Legacy and the Founding of the Betty Ford CenterEpisode Six of the SVG | Hazelden Betty Ford “Families in Recovery” series features a very special guest: Susan Ford, Betty Ford’s daughter, and former chair of the board of the Betty Ford Center. When First Lady Betty Ford opened the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, CA, it began a new era in addiction treatment and recovery, and Susan discusses her mother’s efforts to ensure that women have equal access to treatment options, why it’s important that addiction is viewed as a family disease, and how alumni activities from HBF can make a difference in maintaining long-term sobriety, and more. The episode, hosted by Bryan Fenley, Fox Sports Radio national anchor, features Ms. Ford as well as Jerry Moe, who for 23 years was Executive Director of the Betty Ford National Children’s Program. Moe is also an advisor for "Sesame Street," where he helps shape the show’s discussions around addiction and mental health.Tuesday, May 10, 2022APM Music's Max Crutchfield on the Impact of High-Quality Music in SportsThe Sports Video Group is happy to welcome APM Music as a new corporate sponsor. Founded in New York in 1983, the company has been a crucial part to the music synchronization with everything from movie and television production, live sports broadcasting, and more. As a joint venture between Sony Music Publishing and Universal, APM Music offers the largest production music library in the world and the most comprehensive collection of music for media. Notable highlights of the company's work include 780,000+ tracks from over 150 libraries located across the globe, 5,000 new tracks added every six-to-eight weeks, 10,000+ authentic archival recordings dating back to the early 1900s, and 100% full indemnification and simple licensing for every track. In this New SVG Sponsor Spotlight, APM Music's Acount Director, Sports Entertainment Max Crutchfield breaks down the challenges facing music production within sports, how the artistic changes in the music impact sports applications, how support from Sony Music and Universal ensures high-quality audio for customers, their partnership with the National Hockey League, and more.Monday, May 9, 2022Behind the Scenes of MLB Network's Revamped Studio 3, New Studio ShowsMLB Network is one month into their 14th consecutive season on the air. Prior to the start of the 2022 campaign, the league's flagship linear outlet made a handful of announcements. Live productions are now being infused with 1080p workflows and a new streaming partner, but on the studio side, operations were improved since the network's debut in 2009. The biggest offseason project was developing a new-look Studio 3 and launch a pair of new shows: Off Base and Pregame Spread. At the MLB Network facility in Secaucus, NJ, a quintet of notable individuals — SVP, Operations and Engineering Susan Stone; SVP, Production Marc Caiafa; Director, Studio and Support Engineering Curt Bose; Director, Studio Operations Michael Herbert; and Senior Coordinating Director Mark Deaver — highlight the physical changes of the set, explain the work that went into transforming this space, how these alterations blend into the surrounding environment and existing production infrastructure, how this revamp influences and improves the storytelling of their studio programming, detail some of the new shows taking place within other studios in the building, and how this plays into the future of the network.Monday, May 9, 2022NAB Show 2022: AT&T Global Video Solutions' Scott Beckett Tours the Company's Remote Production BusAT&T Business is taking a unique approach to its presence at the 2022 NAB Show, showing off its new remote production bus that's ideal for producing live shows from locations with little to no connectivity. Scott Beckett, Director of Product Management for AT&T Global Video Solutions takes you through a tour of the facility that unites many of the assets that AT&T has at its disposal.Friday, May 6, 2022NAB Show 2022: MediaPro's Mário Sousa Dissects the Tools Empowering Content Creators of All SizesAt the 2022 NAB Show, MEDIAPRO Group was on-hand in a big way, showcasing products and solutions fro four of its most innovative companies: Omnicam4Sky, wTVision, AutomaticTV, and Overon. Mário Sousa, Head of Sales and Marketing at Mediapro US joins us to reflect on the value of the first in-person NAB Show in three years and offers a deeper look at some of the latest tools and services fro his company that are empowering live productions of all shapes and sizes.Wednesday, May 4, 2022NAB Show 2022: Fujifilm/Fujinon's Stosh Durbacz on Showcasing New 4K Box Lenses at a Successful ShowFujifilm/Fujinon enjoyed a successful 2022 NAB Show by working with partners to demonstrate a virtual LED volume while also showcasing its newest collection 4K box lenses for live sports. Stosh Durbacz, National Sales Manager for FUJINON join us to share the highlights from the company's week in the dessert while diving into the nitty gritty on the company's lens lineup.Wednesday, April 27, 2022NAB Show 2022: Bexel's Mike King on Supporting NEP's Adoption of Centralized ProductionBexel is at the 2022 NAB Show with NEP Group speaking with clients about its latest and greatest efforts in the growing world of centralized production. Mike King, Director, Sales at Bexel/NEP Broadcast Services spoke with us about that moved to centralized facilities and how the company is making a renewed splash in the world's largest media market, New York City.Wednesday, April 27, 2022NAB Show 2022: Blackmagic Design's Bob Caniglia Spotlights the Cloud and a New Line of SwitchersBlackmagic Design is back at the NAB Show with, again, one of the largest booths at the Las Vegas Convention Center. This year's show has included the announcement of Blackmagic Cloud as well as the debut of a new family of live production switchers. Bob Caniglia, Director of DaVinci Sales, North America for Blackmagic Design took a few minutes to walk you through the major highlights of the company's booth and address the key challenges that these solutions help broadcasters overcome.Tuesday, April 26, 2022NAB Show 2022: Ross's Jeff Moore on Cloud and the Company's Line of Hyperconverged Platform ProductsAlways one of the more active booths at the NAB Show, Ross Video is back in-person here in 2022 in a big way, showcasing the top end of its live production solutions, which a deeper focus on the Ross Production Cloud Executive Vice-President, Chief Marketing Officer and Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of Ross Video Jeff Moore breaks down the newest developments with the company's expanding line of Hyperconverged platform products. That includes the Ultrix Acuity and Ultrix Carbonite live production systems, which merge the Ultrix signal management and routing system with Acuity and Carbonite production switchers.Tuesday, April 26, 2022NAB Show 2022: TVU Networks' Greg Doggett on Company's New Replay App, Remote Production SolutionsAfter three years, TVU Networks is highlighting a pair of solutions that are leading their lineup at the 2022 NAB Show. One is the TVU Replay App, a multi-camera control sports application that enables officials to instantly review play during games and for producers to include that live video within their coverage. Another is TVU RPS Link Encoder to allow multi-channel REMI production over cellular networks. At the 2022 NAB Show, TVU Networks' VP of Business Development Greg Doggett dives deep into these two products and how they're helping their sports clients continue to navigate the post-COVID workplace.Tuesday, April 26, 2022NAB Show 2022: NEP's Glen Levine on Balancing Mobile Trucks and Centralized Production FacilitiesOne of the global leaders in live production facilities, NEP Broadcasting is embracing a radical change to the business of building trucks and centralized production facilities. At the 2022 NAB Show, President of NEP US Broadcast Services Glen Levine shared the latest in the company's centralized production capabilities across the globe, how it all balances with their fleet of mobile trucks and their Platform Control – TFC.Tuesday, April 26, 2022NAB Show 2022: LiveU's Dave Belding on the Transition to the Cloud, In-Person Debut of 5G OfferingsSince the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the sports-video-production's transition into the cloud has been accelerated. Whether it's real-time editing, distribution, content management, or other essentials for live production, entities around the industry relied on operating with remote workflows. LiveU's Sales Director, Sports Dave Belding summarizes the company's prioritization of cloud-based applications thorough the new Air Control Broadcast Orchestration Solution and Ingest platform for metadata tagging as well as new 5G devices, like the LU300S for 4K 10-Bit HDR video.Tuesday, April 26, 2022NAB Show 2022: The Switch's Paul Weldon on Low-Latency Networks Empowering Remote WorkflowsOne of the leaders in production services and live video transmission, The Switch is debuting the latest in its expanding Cloud Video Services platform, MIMiC, at the 2022 NAB Show. At its booth in the new West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, The Switch is highlighting its full range of live production and delivery services that package and deliver high-quality live coverage from anywhere. Paul Weldon, Executive Vice President of Global Sales for The Switch shares just how valuable it is for business to be back to an in-person trade show like the NAB Show, and how the company is evolving to meet the rapidly-changing needs of its robust customer base.Monday, April 25, 2022NAB Show 2022: Riedel's Rik Hoerée on Expansion in North America, Updates to Video Product LineOver the last three years, Riedel Communications has bolstered their domestic and international reputation through a handful of new products and business deals. Spearheaded by the acquisition of Embrionix and either developing new audio products or making enhancements to their existing product line, the company is making waves at this year's showcase in Las Vegas. Riedel's CEO, Product Division Rik Hoerée gives a peek into his new role and what it means for the company at large, the major themes that were focused on since the last NAB Show, a rundown of hardware being exhibited at their booth, and why the team is excited to get back on the show floor.Monday, April 25, 2022NAB Show 2022: Sony's Hugo Gaggioni on the Latest In UHD, HDR, and the Live Sports Camera MarketAt the 2022 NAB Show, Sony Electronics is unveiling and showcasing a massive collection of products, services, and innovations aligned around imaging, Internet Protocol (IP), the cloud and visualization realm. We caught up with Hugo Gaggioni, CTO of Sony Professional Solutions of America to chat about the latest developments in the company's work in UHD, HDR, and signal transport, as well as the latest camera solutions shaking up the live sports market.Monday, April 25, 2022NAB Show 2022: Canon Shares Its New Flagship Field Zoom 4K Lens and a Video-First DSLRThe Canon U.S.A. booth at the 2022 NAB Show is loaded with new goodies, including the company's new flagship field zoom lens for 4K broadcast cameras, the UHD-DIGISUPER 122 AF, as well as a video-first DSLR, the EOS R5 C. At the company's booth in the Central Hall, we caught up with National Accounts Sales Director Richard Eilers for an overview of the booth before diving deeper with Sr Specialist, Product Josh Stoner on the UHD-DIGISUPER 122 AF and Senior Product Specialist - Cinema and Pro Video Ryan Snyder on the EOS R5 C.Monday, April 25, 2022NAB Show 2022: Zixi's Gordon Brooks on Data Visualization and the ContentXchange Channel ServiceAt the 2022 NAB Show, Zixi is educating attendees on its latest developments in video signal transport and delivering live video over any IP network, any protocol, any cloud provider, and any edge device. Zixi's Executive Chairman and CEO Gordon Brooks stopped by to chat about the latest with the company's ContentXchange Channel Service as well as how the company is providing actionable analytics, data visualization and RCA Reporting with its Intelligent Data Platform (IDP).Sunday, April 24, 2022NAB Show 2022: Amagi's KA Srinivasan and Dan Marshall Discuss Multi-Distribution SolutionsAt the 2022 NAB Show, Amagi is showcasing the latest in its suite of solutions to support end users' multi-distribution, multi-monetization content strategies for live, linear and VOD content. Amagi's Co-founder and Chief Revenue Officer KA Srinivasan (Srini). and EVP of Global SaaS Sales Dan Marshall preview what to expect from the company at this year's show, including the latest with its Free Ad-Supported Streaming TV (FAST) space with end-to-end solutions for content creation, distribution and monetization, combined with data and analytics.Sunday, April 24, 2022NAB Show 2022: Grass Valley's Steve Stubelt on AMPP, The Cloud, and the Future of Live ProductionAt the 2022 NAB Show, Grass Valley is taking visitors to its booth on a journey through the company's vision of what the future production environment looks like, following video content from acquisition and contribution through to asset management, editing, and playout via GV AMPP (Agile Media Processing Platform). Steve Stubelt, VP of Sales, Americas at Grass Valley shares the latest in the growth of AMPP during the pandemic and how the industry's forced moved to more remote production workflows is reshaping the industry forever.Sunday, April 24, 2022NAB Show 2022: Dolby's Carlos Watanabe on Surging Ahead on the Immersive Audio FrontImmersive audio is continuing to gain steam as a way to pull sports fans more deeply into the game. However, many sports fans don’t know they can get this experience in their homes. At the 2022 NAB Show, Dolby's Director of PayTV and Streaming Carlos Watanabe breaks down how the company is approaching the first NAB Show in three years in a different way and how immersive audio is evolving the at-home viewing experience.Sunday, April 24, 2022NAB Show 2022: Lawo's Jamie Dunn on Promoting the Next Chapter of IP Audio Through New ProductsLawo has a significant presence at the 2022 NAB Show in Las Vegas. Highlighted by a full slate of products developed over the last three years, the company is moving forward with high-quality broadcast audio. At the 2022 NAB Show, Lawo's Chief Commercial Officer Jamie Dunn discusses how the company is deepening their commitment to the market in the United States and how new products being display in Las Vegas is emphasizing a new era of IP audio.Thursday, April 21, 2022Friend MTS's James Caselton on Combating Digital Piracy, Enabling Content ProtectionThe Sports Video Group is delighted to welcome Friend MTS as a new corporate sponsor. Since its inception, the company is dedicated to innovation in content and platform security and has developed a comprehensive suite of security services, powered by a unique set of proprietary technologies, to deliver the right solution in any situation. Taking the approach of end-to-end service delivery, Friend MTS is unique in developing and maintaining its entire technology stack in-house. Friend MTS’ R&D teams are staffed by leading experts in a variety of disciplines in the field of technical security, ranging from signals processing and search specialists, through to data analysts and operational security researchers. This level of control gives flexibility to service clients’ exact requirements. In this New SVG Sponsor Spotlight, Friend MTS's Head of Product James Caselton dissects how their offerings are fighting digital piracy, how the company responded with increased anti-piracy measures during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and how their work with UEFA is highlighting the overall awareness of the issue. CORRECTION: In the video James refers to UEFA utilising Friend MTS watermarking services; this is incorrect. UEFA use Friend MTS’s monitoring and enforcement services, but not watermarking. Watermarking services are however provided by Friend MTS to some of UEFA's broadcast partners.Monday, April 18, 2022SVG Venue Summit: Director/EP Mike Bonner on the MR Carolina Panther at Bank of America StadiumThe Carolina Panthers rattled the NFL world during Week 1 of the 2021-22 season. Prior to their home opener vs. the New York Jets on Sept. 12, the organization and The Famous Group developed a mixed-reality panther that patrolled the exterior and interior of Bank of America Stadium. At the SVG Venue Summit, Director/Executive Producer Mike Bonner breaks down how the activation came to life, how the internet and the industry responded to its debut, and how this technology can continue to improve the in-venue experience.Thursday, April 14, 2022Skyline Communications’ Ben Vandenberghe on DataMiner's Impact on Remote, Virtualized ProductionsThe Sports Video Group is excited to welcome Skyline Communications as a new corporate sponsor. The company is a global supplier of end-to-end multi-vendor NMS, OSS, and orchestration software solutions for the ICT media and broadband industry. Skyline’s flagship product, the award-winning DataMiner network management platform, enables integration of the most complex technical ecosystems and has been deployed by operators around the world. In this New Sponsor Spotlight, SVG’s Kristian Hernandez speaks with Skyline Communications’ CEO Ben Vandenberghe about the impact of DataMiner on the industry, how the company is assisting their clients in remote and virtualized production, a preview of activations at their NAB 2022 booth, and what they hope to accomplish in 2022.Thursday, April 14, 2022Spiideo's Fredrik Ademar on Automating Live Sports for Professional, Amateur OrganizationsThe Sports Video Group is excited to welcome Spiideo as a new corporate sponsor. The company's automated sports video recording solutions are successfully used in everyday work in clubs, leagues, and federations all around the world. In addition, the Spiideo system can bring insights and boost performance of athletes, coaches and teams in almost any sport. In this new SVG New Sponsor Spotlight, SVG's Brandon Costa and Spiideo VP, Product Fredrik Ademar break down what the company offers the live sports market, how their product line fulfills the needs of their clients, and their wide-variety of clients that range from professional sports teams to amateur organizations.Thursday, April 14, 2022SVG Venue Summit: Diversified's Chris Sullivan, Duane Yoslov on Finishing SoFi Stadium During COVIDCompleted during the COVID-19 pandemic, SoFi Stadium and NFL Media sit side by side as two of the most important buildings in the National Football League. Armed with surefire technologies and workflows, these facilities were put together with the help of Diversified. At the SVG Venue Summit, Diversified's Vice President of Business Development, Sports and Live Events Chris Sullivan and Senior Vice President Duane Yoslov discuss the company's role in both projects, some of the defining aspects of SoFi Stadium, and how this new venue will impact the future of in-stadium control room design.Wednesday, April 13, 2022Families in Recovery: The Treatment Process - How Compassion Makes A DifferenceEpisode Five of the SVG | Hazelden Betty Ford "Families in Recovery" series offers more insights into the benefits and depth of the Treatment process. By “peeling back the curtain," get a unique look into what so often can make a remarkable difference for families in recovery. The episode, hosted by Bryan Fenley, Fox Sports Radio national anchor, features Carrie Bates, a three-time Olympic gold medalist and HBF alum, conversing with Hazelden Betty Ford's President and CEO, Dr. Joseph Lee, MD. Learn about the complex nature of addiction, and also how treatment is focused on inclusiveness, compassion, and love - coupled with a dignified setting that can make a difference. The first step in recovery is often the hardest, due to fear and shame. This episode helps make clear how treatment can lead to meaningful and long-lasting change.Wednesday, April 13, 2022LA Rams' Skarpi Hedinsson Recounts First 2 Years, Previews Future of SoFi Stadium & Hollywood ParkSoFi Stadium, and the surrounding Hollywood Park, is gradually becoming one of the hotbeds of entertainment in the nation. Backed by a Super Bowl-winning franchise and a 298-acre-long campus, high-profile sporting events and world-renown performers are flocking to Inglewood, CA. At the SVG Venue Summit, Los Angeles Rams CTO Skarpi Hedinsson highlights the complex's success since opening in September 2020 and how their high-quality technological footprint presents a bright future in the years to come.Saturday, April 2, 2022Live From Men's Final Four: UNC's Gary Paczesny on Creating Engaging Content for All Tar Heel FansThe University of North Carolina is on the precipice of participating in another Men's Basketball National Championship, but they needed to get passed Duke University first. In the program's 100th meeting vs. the Blue Devils in the Coach Krzyzewski era, GoHeels Productions will generate social, digital, and in-venue content for Tar Heels fans around the nation. At the Men's Final Four in New Orleans, Assistant Athletic Director/Creative Services and Athletic Communications Gary Paczesny details the material being developed for all digital platforms and the on-campus Watch Party at Dean E. Smith Center, the onsite crew capturing footage and the offsite team working back in Chapel Hill, and how this weekend will define the program's transformative year since the hiring of Hubert Davies.Thursday, March 17, 2022Families in Recovery: Virtual Recovery - Who's it For?In the latest edition of the SVG/Hazeldon Betty Ford Families in Recovery Series, HBF Outreach Manager Carrie Bates and former HBF Director of Children's Programs Jerry Moe discuss the ins and outs of virtual recovery and who can benefit.Tuesday, March 15, 2022Pixera’s Conor McGill on Developing More Opportunities for xR, Virtual Tech in Venues & FacilitiesThe Sports Video Group is excited to welcome Pixera as a new mobile/integrator sponsor. Based in Austria and founded in 1975, the company designs, manufactures, and markets a range of high-performance mobile and installation projection screens and multi-display and show control systems for professional and business applications. In this New Sponsor Spotlight, SVG’s Kristian Hernandez speaks with Pixera’s Global Business Development Manager Conor McGill about the company’s technological offerings, how their products are being used in sports venues including the NFL’s U.S. Bank Stadium, their recent work in xR and other virtual environments, and what Pixera is striving to accomplish in 2022.Monday, March 14, 2022Jack Simmons: A TributeOn March 12, the sports broadcasting industry lost one of its most well-liked and -respected individuals in its history. Jack Simmons, who spent nearly five decades at both NBC Sports and FOX Sports, passed away at the age of 71. Simmons did it all in his legendary career and touched many lives along the way. In addition to his successful run at NBC, Simmons was one of the original hires when FOX Sports launched in 1994. When he retired in 2016, he ended a 20+-year run as SVP, Production Operations. Relive Jack's storied career and the impact he had on those around him with this tribute video from his Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in 2017.Tuesday, March 8, 2022Megaphone TV’s Jamie MacDonald on Taking Viewer Engagement to a Whole New LevelMegaphone TV – the industry’s leading Viewer Engagement Platform – partners with news organizations, broadcasters, and streamers around the world to create interactive storytelling moments and transactional ad campaigns through live polling, trivia and social integration. Megaphone TV’s broadcast partners include Rogers Sportsnet, SNY, ABC, AMC, Bravo, CNN International, MTV, and TEGNA. In this interview, Jamie MacDonald, Executive Vice President, Broadcast Solutions, provides an overview of the Megaphone TV platform, details how SNY is utilizing it within its broadcasts to better engage viewers, and previewed some of the new features coming to the platform in 2022.Friday, March 4, 2022Charlotte FC's Blair Berry on Building the Brand of a New MLS ClubThe newest franchise in Major League Soccer, Charlotte FC, is kicking off their inaugural campaign with the club's first home match upcoming at Bank of America Stadium on Friday, March 5. Charlotte FC's Social and Digital Media Manager Blair Berry shares how the club has used content and social to build their brand in the weeks and months leading up to their big debut.Monday, February 28, 2022Families in Recovery: Virtual Substance Use Support Proves to Be EffectiveThe pandemic saw substance use rates skyrocket and with it an increased need for support. But the inability to get to in-person support meetings and even treatment facilities required a new approach: virtual recovery. Is virtual recovery effective? How can it benefit the entire family? And how does one begin the virtual journey? Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation experts discuss the options with Bryan Fenley, Fox Sports Radio, National Anchor. The episode features Carrie Bates, a three-time Olympic gold medalist, an HBF alumni, and current HBF senior outreach manager and Jerry Moe, who worked for HBF as Executive Director of the National Children’s Program for 23 years. Moe is also an advisor for Sesame Street where he helps shape the show’s discussions around addiction and mental health. Learn more about the virtual support and treatment options, how you and your family can benefit, and how the HBF has found that a virtual world can offer real-world results.Friday, February 25, 2022Austin FC's Daniel Alvarado on Putting the Match Day Experience at the Heart of Social VideoEntering its second season in Major League Soccer, Austin FC has quickly become one of the league's most exciting brands. Thanks to their match day experience and their digital video strategy, the club has garnered a passionate fanbase in a short amount of time. Daniel Alvarado, Senior Manager of Social and Content for Austin FC shares what its like producing content for the club and why the storytelling strategy has been leaning into that in-venue experience at Q2 Stadium.Wednesday, February 23, 2022Electro-Voice's Sean Shallenberger on the Need for Improved Audio Quality in a Live SettingFor over 90 years, Electro‑Voice has designed and engineered leading‑edge sound reinforcement solutions — products that empower the performer, exceed the expectations of the audio professional and elevate the audience experience. As part of Bosch Communications Systems, the company is built upon generations of hands-on professional knowledge — all geared towards producing a portfolio of speakers and microphones that combine performance, reliability and value. In this New SVG Sponsor Spotlight, Electro-Voice's Director of Sales for Installed Audio Sean Shallenberger breaks down the current work being done in the sports industry and the need for improved audio quality in a live event setting.Wednesday, February 16, 2022Broadpeak's Jacques Le Mancq on Delivering High-Quality Streaming Solutions for High-Profile EventsThe Sports Video Group is pleased to welcome Broadpeak as a new corporate sponsor. Headquartered in Cesson-Sevigne, France, the company designs and manufactures video delivery components for content providers and network service providers deploying IPTV, cable and OTT services. Broadpeak's systems and services help operators increase market share and improve subscriber loyalty with superior quality of experience. In this New SVG Sponsor Spotlight, Broadpeak CEO/President Jacques Le Mancq details the company's offerings to the sports-production community, some of their most popular products and how those solutions are meeting the current needs of the industry, recent partners that have garnered success with Broadpeak's technologies, and goals for 2022.Wednesday, February 16, 2022Families in Recovery: How Elite Athletes Can Struggle with Substance Use, Mental HealthHow does the trajectory of an elite or even an amateur athletes playing career leave them vulnerable to substance use and mental health issues? That is the focus of the latest episode of the “Families in Recovery” video series from SVG and the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. The episode features Carrie Bates, a three-time Olympic gold medalist, an HBF alumni, and current HBF senior outreach manager. She discusses her own challenges and eventual success with Jerry Moe, who worked for HBF as Executive Director of the National Children’s Program for 23 years. Moe is also an advisor for Sesame Street where he helps shape the show’s discussions around addiction and mental health. Moe and Bates discuss how a parent’s substance impacts the children in a household as well as the benefits of getting children involved with the free services that are available to children via Hazelden Betty Ford.Wednesday, February 16, 2022Audazzio's Danny Abelson on Connecting to Mobile Devices for Second-Screen ExperiencesThe Sports Video Group is excited to introduce Audazzio as a new corporate sponsor. Audazzio is a media technology that uses inaudible sound waves to connect to people’s phones or tablets in real time and allows storytelling to continue onto second screens. In this New SVG Sponsor Spotlight, SVG's Dan Daley sits down with Audazzio Chief Operating Officer Danny Abelson to discuss the origin of the company, further explains the concept of inaudible sound waves, how the frequency they're working at isn't interfering with audible devices like Amazon Alexa, and more.Sunday, February 13, 2022Super Bowl LVI: A Tour of the Lakeside and Interior Studio Sets at SoFi StadiumSpanning nearly 300 acres, Hollywood Park is providing plenty of space to cover the most important NFL game of the year. Both inside and outside of SoFi Stadium, NBC Sports and Telemundo Deportes have constructed multiple sets and have deployed numerous technologies for their studio programming. SVG's Kristian Hernández gives a tour of the spaces seen next to the six acre lake, some of the workflows being used like BoatCam and an AR Technocrane, and the main desk located at Section 209.Saturday, February 12, 2022NFL Media's Dave Shaw on Hosting Studio Shows, Providing Workflows for a Neighboring Super Bowl LVINFL Media, the league's creative and production arm, is always a noteworthy fixture at every Super Bowl. In most years, they would have to travel onsite and work in the television compound, but since the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals are facing off at SoFi Stadium, the crew does not have to travel far at all. NFL Media's VP, Head of Media Operations Dave Shaw highlights the positives of working a Super Bowl that's right next door, breaks down some of his team's new responsibilities including the production of the Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show, and how their new West Coast headquarters is at the center of the biggest football game of the year.Friday, February 11, 2022LucidLink's Peter Thompson and George Dochev Rethinking How Sports Producers Use the CloudFounded in 2016, LucidLink offers an innovative cloud-native file service designed specifically for extensive data access over distance. LucidLink Filespaces provides both security and high-performance scalability to run file-based workloads on object storage for maximum efficiency and productivity. The service is compatible with Microsoft Azure and any Amazon S3 compatible object storage provider that utilizes the cloud, on-prem, or hybrid storage. It supports all major operating systems, including Linux, Windows, and macOS. Within the sports-production sector, LucidLink customers include the Big Ten Networks, DAZN, Las Vegas Raiders, MLS, Sportradar, UEFA, Vanderbilt University Athletics, as well as Olympics rightsholders. Company investors include Baseline Ventures, Headline, Adobe, Bright Cap Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures, S28 Capital, and Fathom Capital. In this New Sponsor Spotlight, SVG’s Jason Dachman speaks with LucidLink co-founders CEO Peter Thompson and CTO George Dochev about the company's offerings, recent partner integrations with Telestream and Aviwest (among others), how the pandemic has accelerated the adoption of of object storage and cloud-based workflows, and what's ahead for LucidLink and the industry as whole.Friday, February 4, 2022Families In Recovery: How Children are Impacted by Parental Substance UseHow does substance use by a parent impact young children? That's the subject of episode one of a new "Families in Recovery" video series from SVG and the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. The episode features Jerry Moe, who worked for HBF as Executive Director of the National Children's Program for 23 years and Carrie Bates, a three-time Olympic gold medalist, an HBF alumni, and current HBF senior outreach manager. Moe is also an advisor for Sesame Street where he helps shape the show’s discussions around addiction and mental health.Tuesday, February 1, 2022Appear’s Ed McGivern on High-Powered Media Processing and Delivery in the Age of REMIThe Sports Video Group is delighted to welcome Appear as a new corporate sponsor. Headquartered in Oslo, Norway and with customers in over 100 countries, the company is a provider of media processing and delivery technology and supplies the backbone that production companies and broadcasters rely on to make immersive live experiences possible for their viewers. With world-class products and expertise, Appear’s focus on modularity, efficiency, and high quality helps customers stay ahead of competition in a market where expectations and requirements are constantly changing and evolving. In this New SVG Sponsor Spotlight, SVG's Brandon Costa speaks with Appear's General Manager, North America Ed McGivern about what the company offers the sports-video-production community, serving up solutions to some of the challenges that the industry is facing, how they're working with NBC Sports and their coverage of two tentpole events in February, and what's ahead in 2022.Friday, January 28, 2022Allied Broadcast Group President Mark Chapman on Providing Affordable Products to the MarketSports Video Group is excited to introduce Allied Broadcast Group as a new mobile/integrator sponsor. The company is a full line dealer of new and used professional broadcast video production equipment, as well as mobile and OB production trailers and trucks. Since 1997, Allied Broadcast Group has been a reliable source for cameras, switchers, tripods, lenses, or any other video production gear. In this New SVG Sponsor Spotlight, SVG's Jason Dachman chats with Allied Broadcast Group President Mark Chapman about the company's overview, the products and services they're offering the market, the partnerships that they have with high-quality manufacturers, and the trends they're seeing in the industry.Tuesday, January 25, 2022Zero Density's Onur Can Gulenc on the Increased Use of Real-Time Virtual EffectsSports Video Group is delighted to introduce Zero Density as a new mobile/integrator sponsor. The company is an international technology company dedicated to develop creative products for the industries such as broadcasting, live events and esports. Zero Density offers the next level of production with real-time visual effects. It provides Unreal Engine native platform, Reality Engine, with advanced real-time broadcast compositing system and its proprietary keying technology, Reality Keyer. In this, SVG's Jason Dachman chats with Zero Density's U.S. East Coast & Central Territory Manager Onur Can Gulenc about the company's real-time virtual effects offerings and the current clients that they're working with in sectors like esports and other live events.Wednesday, January 19, 2022Nerd Street Gamers' Todd Berman & Anthony Perno on the Local, Large-Scale Impact of The BlockNerd Street Gamers is entering 2022 with a new feather in the cap. Officially opened in November 2021, the Block — a 40,000 sq. ft. esports facility on Philadelphia’s Broad Street — is now home to a 20,000 sq. ft. Localhost gaming center for amateur gaming and professional events, a studio for original programming, and additional room on the upper floors. SVG's Kristian Hernández spoke with VP of Media Todd Berman and VP of Real Estate and Business Development Anthony Perno about the schedule of LAN and online events coming from this venue, the building's unique history in the city and how they constructed this space, plans for expansion in the coming years, and what can be done for the esports community in the future.Tuesday, January 11, 2022Phenix's Jed Corenthal on Serving Up High-Quality, Low-Latency Sports Streaming OpportunitiesPhenix is the go-to provider for real-time video streaming solutions and the only company that can stream synchronous real-time video to broadcast sized audiences. The company offers an end-to-end solution that delivers video with less than half second of latency. Real-time is the next frontier for companies to drive interactivity, enabling them to acquire, engage, and retain viewers in areas such as sports, esports, microwagering, and entertainment. In this New Sponsor Spotlight, our Brandon Costa caught up with Phenix Chief Marketing Officer Jed Corenthal about the services that the company provides to the sports-video marketplace, the major clients that they're currently working with, how latency is playing a role in hyper-active streaming experiences like sports betting, and what they have planned for 2022.Friday, January 7, 2022New York Giants' Don Sperling on This Season's Special Halftime Presentations, Marvel CollaborationWith fans in seats at MetLife Stadium, the New York Giants wasted no time in paying tribute to poignant moments throughout the last decade. Three of five pregame and halftime presentations were dedicated to names and faces that added some hardware in the club's trophy case. Vice President & Executive Producer Don Sperling dives deep into the jersey retirement ceremonies of Eli Manning and Michael Strahan as well as the 10-year anniversary of the team that won Super Bowl XLVI in 2011, other activations including a Marvel-themed game vs. the Carolina Panthers on Oct. 24, 2021, and what it's like having spectators back at the venue.

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