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Thursday, September 24, 2020NASCAR's Wyatt Hicks Chats Augmented Reality and the New Mobile Game, NASCAR Mobile Playoffs ARTo celebrate its 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs, the league has released a new mobile game with the NASCAR Mobile App: NASCAR Mobile Playoffs AR. The augmented reality-based game allows fans to customize their own car and race this year’s 16 playoff drivers on all 10 playoff tracks. NASCAR calls it "by far the most robust AR experience ever produced for the NASCAR Mobile app" and it marks the first time that users can actually race in an augmented reality environment. Wyatt Hicks, Managing Director of NASCAR Digital Media joins SVG's Director of Digital Brandon Costa to break down the project.Wednesday, September 23, 2020San Francisco 49ers Production Team Shifts Gears To Engage the PlayersWithout skipping a beat, the NFL is soldiering on with regular-season games in all 32 stadiums across the country. Similar to our At the Ballpark series, On the Gridiron will examine the new routines, habits, and production philosophies of in-venue personnel on any given Thursday, Sunday, or Monday. In this edition, SVG Associate Editor Kristian Hernandez chatted with Laura Johnson, director of game day presentation & live events, San Francisco 49ers, to learn the operations and production strategy at Levi's Stadium.Tuesday, September 22, 2020NBA 2K League’s Matt Arden Reviews Madcap 2020 Season, His Team’s Embrace of Remote ProductionIt has been a whirlwind year for the NBA 2K League, which wrapped up its third season last month. In March, the NBA/Take Two Interactive esports joint venture was ready to move into a brand-new studio in Manhattan. Then, the pandemic hit. Not to be defeated, however, the league shifted quickly to online play and launched the NBA2KL Three for All Showdown in a matter of weeks. With the 2020 season completed, SVG sat down with NBA 2K League Head of Content and Media Matt Arden to recap the eventful past few months and how his team reacted to the challenges confronting them.Tuesday, September 22, 2020ROOT SPORTS NW's Jon Bradford Breaks Down the Eye-Popping Aerial Camera Used on Mariners GamesThe team at ROOT SPORTS Northwest - the regional sports network based in Seattle - took advantage of this unique Major League Baseball season to try some innovative technology on its live broadcasts of the Seattle Mariners. Most notably, the network rigged a two-point aerial camera system - the DACTYLCAM PRO by DEFY - above the stands down the third base line at T-Mobile Park to pull in gorgeous cinematic views of on-field play. Jon Bradford, Vice President and Executive Producer for ROOT SPORTS Northwest chats with SVG's Director of Digital Brandon Costa about the creative inspiration behind the camera and what advice he would give to other broadcasters looking to experiment more in aerial cameras for baseball.Monday, September 21, 2020Jacksonville Jaguars Reflect on In-Stadium Fans During Week 1 & Connecting With the Duval CommunityWithout skipping a beat, the NFL is soldiering on with regular-season games in all 32 stadiums across the country. Similar to our At the Ballpark series, On the Gridiron will examine the new routines, habits, and production philosophies of in-venue personnel on any given Thursday, Sunday, or Monday. In this edition, SVG Associate Editor Kristian Hernandez chatted with Carlos Caceres, production manager, Jacksonville Jaguars to learn the operations and production strategy at TIAA Bank Field.Thursday, September 17, 2020Without Raucous Crowds, New Orleans Saints Adapt to a Quiet Mercedes-Benz SuperdomeWithout skipping a beat, the NFL is soldiering on with regular-season games in all 32 stadiums across the country. Similar to our At the Ballpark series, On the Gridiron will examine the new routines, habits, and production philosophies of in-venue personnel on any given Thursday, Sunday, or Monday. In this edition, SVG Associate Editor Kristian Hernandez chatted with Kyle Campbell, director of gameday experience, New Orleans Saints, to learn the operations and production strategy at Mercedes-Benz Superdome.Wednesday, September 9, 2020NBA's Scott Kaufman-Ross: Interactivity Will Play a Big Role in the Future of Betting ContentWhen the NBA returned to action this summer, the league took an active effort to experiment with the future of the next-generation, personalized broadcast. Among those offerings was NBABet Stream, a gambling-focused alternative live broadcast with unique commentators analyzing the action on the court through a betting-focused lens. Scott Kaufman-Ross, SVP, Head of Fantasy & Gaming at NBA discussed how the future of this effort - and other gaming/gambling content in the future - will look to lean heavily into the interactivity made possible through devices like like smartphones and tablets. Also, he shares his take on how the sports betting industry at large as surged back since sports returned from the coronavirus pandemic this summer. This session was a part of the 2020 SVG Sports OTT Virtual Series and premiered on September 3, 2020. To watch the rest of this conversation and to access more sessions from this event, sign up at https://www.sportsvideo.org/event/2020-svg-sports-ott-virtual-series/.Monday, August 31, 2020SoFi Stadium: A Control Room TourAs the start of the NFL season nears, Los Angeles is set to unveil its stunning new crown jewel, SoFi Stadium, which will serve as home for both the Los Angeles Rams and the Los Angeles Chargers. Capped off by The Oculus — a 70,000 sq. ft., double-sided structure that is now the largest videoboard in sports — let's take you on a quick, exclusive virtual tour of the building's control room with SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park, VP of Broadcast and Operations Jason Cothern and SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park, Director of Broadcast and Technical Facilities Calvin Spencer. This session was a part of the 2020 SVG Venue Summit Virtual Series and premiered on August 27, 2020. To watch the rest of this conversation and to access more sessions from this event, sign up at https://www.sportsvideo.org/event/2020-svg-venue-summit-virtual-series/.Thursday, August 27, 2020IGTV Playmakers: Sam Bowen, University of South CarolinaEarlier this year, Facebook and Instagram teamed up to continue its fantastic program dedicated to showcasing the next generation of sports video content creators: the "IGTV Playmakers" campaign. Meet Sam Bowen, a student at the University of South Carolina.Thursday, August 27, 2020IGTV Playmakers: Ashley Gutierrez, Florida International University.Earlier this year, Facebook and Instagram teamed up to continue its fantastic program dedicated to showcasing the next generation of sports video content creators: the "IGTV Playmakers" campaign. Meet Ashley Gutierrez, a student Florida International University.Thursday, August 27, 2020IGTV Playmakers: Mary Desmond, Virginia TechEarlier this year, Facebook and Instagram teamed up to continue its fantastic program dedicated to showcasing the next generation of sports video content creators: the "IGTV Playmakers" campaign. Meet Mary Desmond, a recent graduate of Virginia Tech.Thursday, August 27, 2020IGTV Playmakers: Maddie Anderson, University of OregonEarlier this year, Facebook and Instagram teamed up to continue its fantastic program dedicated to showcasing the next generation of sports video content creators: the "IGTV Playmakers" campaign. Meet Maddie Anderson, a student at the University of Oregon.Thursday, August 27, 2020IGTV Playmakers: How Did You Get Into Video Creation?Stars of the “IGTV Playmakers” program share how they got into video content creation and how being a part of Playmakers has opened up opportunities for them. IGTV Playmakers: Maddie Anderson, University of Oregon, Sam Bowen, University of South Carolina Kailee Collins, University of Connecticut Mary Desmond, Virginia Tech Ashley Gutierrez, Florida International University Moderator: Shanae Dixon, Instagram, Partner Solutions Manager This session was presented live as part of the SVG College Summit Virtual Series on June 25, 2020.Thursday, August 27, 2020IGTV Playmakers: What Are the Challenges and Benefits of Vertical Video?Stars of the “IGTV Playmakers” program share their opinions on what its like to create sports video in a phone-friendly vertical format and how they overcome the creative challenges of it. IGTV Playmakers: Maddie Anderson, University of Oregon, Sam Bowen, University of South Carolina Kailee Collins, University of Connecticut Mary Desmond, Virginia Tech Ashley Gutierrez, Florida International University Moderator: Shanae Dixon, Instagram, Partner Solutions Manager This session was presented live as part of the SVG College Summit Virtual Series on June 25, 2020.Thursday, August 27, 2020IGTV Playmakers: The Fulfillment of Covering Women's SportsStars of the “IGTV Playmakers” program share the value they find in creating content covering women's athletes and women's sports. IGTV Playmakers: Maddie Anderson, University of Oregon, Sam Bowen, University of South Carolina Kailee Collins, University of Connecticut Mary Desmond, Virginia Tech Ashley Gutierrez, Florida International University Moderator: Shanae Dixon, Instagram, Partner Solutions Manager This session was presented live as part of the SVG College Summit Virtual Series on June 25, 2020.Thursday, August 27, 2020IGTV Playmakers: How Are Younger Generations Consuming - and Creating - Content Differently?Stars of the “IGTV Playmakers” program share what they would want veterans of the sports video production industry to know about how younger viewers consume content. IGTV Playmakers: Maddie Anderson, University of Oregon, Sam Bowen, University of South Carolina Kailee Collins, University of Connecticut Mary Desmond, Virginia Tech Ashley Gutierrez, Florida International University Moderator: Shanae Dixon, Instagram, Partner Solutions Manager This session was presented live as part of the SVG College Summit Virtual Series on June 25, 2020.Thursday, August 27, 2020IGTVPlaymakers: Kailee Collins, University of ConnecticutEarlier this year, Facebook and Instagram teamed up to continue its fantastic program dedicated to showcasing the next generation of sports video content creators: the "IGTV Playmakers" campaign. Meet Kailee Collins, a student at the University of Connecticut.Thursday, August 27, 2020IGTV Playmakers: What Areas Outside of Sports Do You Gain Inspiration From?Stars of the “IGTV Playmakers” program share what other areas of entertainment outside of sports they gain creative inspiration from. IGTV Playmakers: Maddie Anderson, University of Oregon, Sam Bowen, University of South Carolina Kailee Collins, University of Connecticut Mary Desmond, Virginia Tech Ashley Gutierrez, Florida International University Moderator: Shanae Dixon, Instagram, Partner Solutions Manager This session was presented live as part of the SVG College Summit Virtual Series on June 25, 2020.Wednesday, August 26, 2020Generation Now: Lessons from the Stars of the IGTV Playmakers CampaignThis year, Facebook and Instagram teamed up to introduce a program that spotlighted student content creators considered rising stars in the sports video business. These students worked together to create incredible content for Instagram’s IGTV from the sidelines of championship events like the CFP Championship Game and the Women’s Final Four. These “IGTV Playmakers” break down their experiences while also sharing their creative advice for vertical video, intimate access, and finding success in mobile first video. IGTV Playmakers: Maddie Anderson, University of Oregon, Sam Bowen, University of South Carolina Kailee Collins, University of Connecticut Mary Desmond, Virginia Tech Ashley Gutierrez, Florida International University Moderator: Shanae Dixon, Instagram, Partner Solutions Manager This session was presented live as part of the SVG College Summit Virtual Series on June 25, 2020.Monday, August 24, 2020DBTV Productions Uses Chase Field as Testing Ground for New In-Venue ApproachIn the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, 30 in-venue departments are forging ahead with operations inside empty stadiums. SVG’s At the Ballpark series will take you behind the control-room door and examine what it’s like to produce a fan-less venue experience in 2020. In this edition, SVG Associate Editor Kristian Hernandez chatted with Rob Weinheimer, VP, DBTV Productions & Game Operations, Arizona Diamondbacks, to learn the operations and production strategy at Chase FieldSaturday, August 22, 2020Minnesota Twins Infuse Personal Touches in Player-Centric Videoboard ProductionIn the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, 30 in-venue departments are forging ahead with operations inside empty stadiums. SVG’s At the Ballpark series will take you behind the control-room door and examine what it’s like to produce a fan-less venue experience in 2020. In this edition, SVG Associate Editor Kristian Hernandez chatted with Sam Henschen, director of game day experience, Minnesota Twins, to learn the operations and production strategy at Target Field.Thursday, August 20, 2020Tampa Bay Rays Integrate Social Media Content, Fan Videos on Tropicana Field VideoboardsIn the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, 30 in-venue departments are forging ahead with operations inside empty stadiums. SVG’s At the Ballpark series will take you behind the control-room door and examine what it’s like to produce a fan-less venue experience in 2020. In this edition, SVG Associate Editor Kristian Hernandez chatted with Michael Weinman, director of game presentation & production, Tampa Bay Rays, to learn the operations and production strategy at Tropicana Field.Wednesday, August 19, 2020Cincinnati Reds Utilize Unique Season to Get More Comfortable With New HDR VideoboardIn the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, 30 in-venue departments are forging ahead with operations inside empty stadiums. SVG’s At the Ballpark series will take you behind the control-room door and examine what it’s like to produce a fan-less venue experience in 2020. In this edition, SVG Associate Editor Kristian Hernandez chatted with Jami Itiavkase, director of productions, Cincinnati Reds, to learn the operations and production strategy at Great American Ball Park.Monday, August 17, 2020Detroit Tigers Lean on Fan Engagement, Summer Camp Rehearsals for Current In-Venue StrategyIn the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, 30 in-venue departments are forging ahead with operations inside empty stadiums. SVG’s At the Ballpark series will take you behind the control-room door and examine what it’s like to produce a fan-less venue experience in 2020. In this edition, SVG Associate Editor Kristian Hernandez chatted with Stan Fracker, director of broadcasting and in-game entertainment, Detroit Tigers, to learn the operations and production strategy at Comerica Park.Friday, August 14, 2020New York Mets’ In-Venue Entertainment Catches the Eye of Onfield PlayersIn the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, 30 in-venue departments are forging ahead with operations inside empty stadiums. SVG’s At the Ballpark series will take you behind the control-room door and examine what it’s like to produce a fan-less venue experience in 2020. In this edition, SVG Associate Editor Kristian Hernandez chatted with Joe DeVito, executive producer, content & marketing, New York Mets, to learn the operations and production strategy at Citi FieldFriday, August 14, 2020Mariners Productions Keeps Players, Onsite Staff on Schedule With In-Venue Routine at T-Mobile ParkIn the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, 30 in-venue departments are forging ahead with operations inside empty stadiums. SVG’s At the Ballpark series will take you behind the control-room door and examine what it’s like to produce a fan-less venue experience in 2020. In this edition, SVG Associate Editor Kristian Hernandez chatted with Ben Mertens, senior director, Mariners Productions, to learn the operations and production strategy at T-Mobile Park.Monday, July 27, 2020Brad Zager on FOX Sports’ Google Cloud Deal: “Google Approaches Everything in a User-First Way”Earlier this month, FOX Sports announced it is working with Google Cloud to automate one of the most manual processes in media and entertainment – logging, discovering and storing video assets. SVG's Chief Editor Jason Dachman spoke with FOX Sports' Executive Producer, EVP/Head of Production & Operations Brad Zager to outline the advantages of the relationship and how it fundamentally changes how the network will work. This segment is from a larger conversation that took place as part of the 2020 SVG Sports Content Management Virtual Series and aired live on July 22, 2020. For more, visit https://www.sportsvideo.org/event/2020-svg-sports-content-management-virtual-series/.Friday, July 17, 2020SVG Sports Content Management (Virtual Series): An Interview with Cloudian's David PhillipsAt this unprecedented time in the history of sports media, archival content has become even more valuable than it was before. This year's SVG Sports Content Management Forum has gone virtual to address the current state of MAM and archiving, cloud and virtualization, AI and machine learning, object storage and next-gen storage technologies, and much more. In this interview with our Chief Editor Jason Dachman, Principal Architect, M&E Solutions David Phillips breaks down the latest in the company's storage and media management solutions for the sports video industry.Friday, July 17, 2020SVG Sports Content Management (Virtual Series): An Interview with CatDV's Dave ClackAt this unprecedented time in the history of sports media, archival content has become even more valuable than it was before. This year's SVG Sports Content Management Forum has gone virtual to address the current state of MAM and archiving, cloud and virtualization, AI and machine learning, object storage and next-gen storage technologies, and much more. In this interview with our Chief Editor Jason Dachman, CatDV CEO Dave Clack dives into the latest in the company's storage and media management solutions for the sports video industry.Friday, July 17, 2020SVG Sports Content Management (Virtual Series): An Interview with Net Insight's Per LindgrenAt this unprecedented time in the history of sports media, archival content has become even more valuable than it was before. This year's SVG Sports Content Management Forum has gone virtual to address the current state of MAM and archiving, cloud and virtualization, AI and machine learning, object storage and next-gen storage technologies, and much more. In this interview with our Chief Editor Jason Dachman, Net Insight CTO Per Lindgren shares the company's latest in elite storage and media management solutions of the sports video industry.Friday, July 17, 2020SVG Sports Content Management (Virtual Series): An Interview with IMT's Roy Burns and Greg HolickAt this unprecedented time in the history of sports media, archival content has become even more valuable than it was before. This year's SVG Sports Content Management Forum has gone virtual to address the current state of MAM and archiving, cloud and virtualization, AI and machine learning, object storage and next-gen storage technologies, and much more. In this interview with our Chief Editor Jason Dachman, VP of Media Solutions Roy Burns and VP of Product Greg Holick dive into the latest in the company's elite storage and media management solutions of the sports video industry.Monday, July 13, 2020World TeamTennis CEO Carlos Silva, EP Jim Townsend Dissect the Production In The Greenbriar "Bubble"As the latest professional sports league to embrace the "bubble" environment, World TeamTennis is producing sixty-six matches in nineteen days from a luxury resort in West Virginia under strict health and safety guidelines. World TeamTennis CEO Carlos Silva and Executive Producer Jim Townsend join our Chief Editor Jason Dachman to break down what the productions look like behind the scenes and what it's like to work on this crew in a "bubble" environment.Tuesday, July 7, 2020The Return of Live Sports, RSNs, and the Pay TV BundleWith major professional team sports set to return to the national stage later this month the big question is how will fans react? Will sports maintain its major role in holding up the value of the pay TV bundle? Andrew Hare of Magid Consumer Research goes inside the numbers to see what to expect in terms of viewership, engagement, and more with SVG's Ken KerschbaumerThursday, June 25, 2020SVG College Summit (SVG Virtual Series): An Interview with The Studio - B&H's Tiffani BartonWhile college athletics is on hold, producers of college sports video content are looking for new and innovative ways to evolve their workflows to meet the needs of a post-pandemic world when sports return. This year's SVG College Summit has gone virtual and brings the college sports video community together to hash out these challenges together. In this interview with our Executive Director Marty Porter, Tiffani Barton, E&I Contract Manager for The Studio - B&H B2B shares the company's latest innovations that are assisting collegiate programs.Tuesday, June 23, 2020SVG College Sports Media Awards 2020 CeremonyThe 2020 SVG College Sports Media Awards in association with NACDA is going virtual! Join us for the 12th-annual edition of this industry-wide celebration on our YouTube channel on Thursday, June 25 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. This year’s virtual ceremony will feature appearances by each of the show’s last five masters of ceremonies: ESPN’s Rece Davis, Jen Lada, and Tom Rinaldi; Fox Sports’ Joel Klatt; and NCAA.com and BTN’s Andy Katz. We’ll also be joined by Temple’s Kevin Copp, Duke University’s Rebecca Fiorentino, the Mountain West Conference’s Jesse Kurtz, UCLA’s Suzi Mellano, and the Big 12 Conference’s Morgan Uber to help announce this year’s big winners! This year’s competition celebrates video content achievement from collegiate athletic departments, conference offices, professional networks, production companies, and students. The 2020 College Sports Media Awards are sponsored by our friends at Ross Video. To learn more about the SVG College Sports Media Awards in association with NACDA, visit www.collegesportsmediaawards.com.Tuesday, June 16, 2020SVG College Summit (SVG Virtual Series): An Interview with Signiant's Jon FinegoldWhile college athletics is on hold, producers of college sports video content are looking for new and innovative ways to evolve their workflows to meet the needs of a post-pandemic world when sports return. This year's SVG College Summit has gone virtual and brings the college sports video community together to hash out these challenges together. In this interview with our Director of Digital Brandon Costa, John Finegold, Chief Marking Officer at Signiant shares the company's latest innovations in video technology.Tuesday, June 16, 2020SVG College Summit (SVG Virtual Series): An Interview with Ross Video's Kevin CottamWhile college athletics is on hold, producers of college sports video content are looking for new and innovative ways to evolve their workflows to meet the needs of a post-pandemic world when sports return. This year's SVG College Summit has gone virtual and brings the college sports video community together to hash out these challenges together. In this interview with our Director of Digital Brandon Costa, Kevin Cottam, Director of Sports and Live Events - Global for Ross Video shares the company's latest innovations in graphics and video production technology.Tuesday, June 16, 2020SVG College Summit (SVG Virtual Series): An Interview with EVS's James StellpflugWhile college athletics is on hold, producers of college sports video content are looking for new and innovative ways to evolve their workflows to meet the needs of a post-pandemic world when sports return. This year's SVG College Summit has gone virtual and brings the college sports video community together to hash out these challenges together. In this interview with our Co-Executive Director, Editorial Services Ken Kerschbaumer, James Stellpflug, SVP, Markets for EVS shares how the company has quickly developed solutions and services to meet the sports broadcast industry's rapidly-changing needs.Tuesday, June 16, 2020SVG College Summit (SVG Virtual Series): An Interview with Daktronics' Tony KuckWhile college athletics is on hold, producers of college sports video content are looking for new and innovative ways to evolve their workflows to meet the needs of a post-pandemic world when sports return. This year's SVG College Summit has gone virtual and brings the college sports video community together to hash out these challenges together. In this interview with our Associate Editor Kristian Hernandez, Tony Kuck, Strategic Project Manager - Live Event Control Systems shares the company's latest innovations in in-venue video technology.Tuesday, June 16, 2020SVG College Summit (SVG Virtual Series): An Interview with Cloudian's David PhillipsWhile college athletics is on hold, producers of college sports video content are looking for new and innovative ways to evolve their workflows to meet the needs of a post-pandemic world when sports return. This year's SVG College Summit has gone virtual and brings the college sports video community together to hash out these challenges together. In this interview with our Director of Digital Brandon Costa, David Phillips Principal Architect, M&E Solutions for Cloudian shares the company's latest innovations in asset management and storage technology.Tuesday, June 16, 2020SVG College Summit (SVG Virtual Series): An Interview with Canon's Rich EilersWhile college athletics is on hold, producers of college sports video content are looking for new and innovative ways to evolve their workflows to meet the needs of a post-pandemic world when sports return. This year's SVG College Summit has gone virtual and brings the college sports video community together to hash out these challenges together. In this interview with our Director of Digital Brandon Costa, Rich Eilers, National Accounts Sales Director for Canon USA shares the company's latest innovations in camera and lens technology.Friday, May 22, 2020DTV Audio Group Virtual Event: Expanding Virtualized Audio ProductionThe DTV Audio Group hosted a virtual event entitled “Expanding Virtualized Audio Production: At Home, At Home?” on Wednesday, May 20. This gathering of audio technologists and remote operations specialists reviewed the communications and monitoring solutions for remote personnel that are up and working now, and explored the next steps required to fully virtualize audio operations for “at home, at home” production. As professional sports gradually return to the air, broadcasters are being challenged to dramatically reduce headcounts for on-site production personnel. In the last few months, we have become accustomed to home-based on-air talent. Workflows continue to be refined, and we are likely to see this become a permanent component of sports production. Meanwhile, broadcasters are actively pursuing plans to allow a wide range of behind-the-scenes production personnel to perform their functions remotely from home or other off-site locations. How will this impact audio? Speakers: Henry Goodman, Product Development Director, Calrec Audio Karl Malone, Director of Sound Design, NBC Sports and Olympics Henry Rousseau, Associate Director Remote Production Operations, ESPN Glenn Stilwell, Senior Audio Engineering and Operations Manager, PAC-12 Lucas Zwicker, Technical Product Manager, Audio Production, LAWO Moderator: Tom Sahara, Media Technologist and AdvisorFriday, May 22, 2020At-Home Production (SVG Virtual Series): An Interview with EVS's James StellpflugThe need to produce live sports events in new and innovative ways has been accelerated by the coronavirus pandemic. Now, at-home production models are becoming not only more desired, but more essential. In this interview with our Co-Executive Director, Editorial Services Ken Kerschbaumer, James Stellpflug, SVP, Markets for EVS shares how the company has quickly developed solutions and services to meet the sports broadcast industry's rapidly-changing needs.Thursday, May 21, 2020DTV Audio Group Webinar: Live Sound In Empty Sports VenuesNearly 100 viewers gathered online May 6 for a GoToMeeting-powered webinar, sponsored by the DTV Audio Group, to explore how broadcast A1s will handle the sound for televised sports if and when games begin without fans in the stands. Co-moderated by operations consultant Tom Sahara and DTVAG Executive Director Roger Charlesworth, the session featured veteran A1s Jonathan Freed, Scott Pray, Ed Soltis, and Fred Aldous; NBC Sports Director, Sound Design, Karl Malone; and WarnerMedia Studios Director, Sound Design, Brian Rio. The A1s were looking to create a consistent roadmap for televised games with no one in the seating areas, a situation that has occurred only once in U.S. major-league history: on April 29, 2015, the Baltimore Orioles and the Chicago White Sox played to an empty Camden Yards stadium, closed to the public because of community anger over the police killing of Freddie Gray. Although Taiwanese and South Korean baseball have resumed play, also with no fans in the stands, the largest sports leagues in the U.S. are only edging toward that now.Thursday, May 14, 2020Ross Video's Kevin Cottam on Ross Live and Updates to XPression and Their Big Time Stadium ProjectsIn an effort to keep the broadcast-technology community informed this spring, throughout April, SVG is hosting a series of SportsTech On Demand video interviews with executives from the industry’s top technology vendors discussing their latest product releases and company news. Our Brandon Costa sat down with Kevin Cottam, director, sports & live events, Ross Video, about the company’s efforts. For ten weeks, Ross Video is blowing out its virtual efforts with Ross Live | 2020, a program of product launches, solutions updates and live production seminars. Cottam stops by to share some of the exciting activities that have been going on in Ross Live | 2020, goes into detail on the new features in the company's latest version of its popular XPression graphics engine, and even provides updates on some exciting stadium projects the company is involved in, like Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, and a renovation to Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati.Wednesday, May 13, 2020AE Graphics' Stuart Coles on Company's Plan for North American MarketIn an effort to keep the broadcast-technology community informed this spring, throughout April, SVG is hosting a series of SportsTech On Demand video interviews with executives from the industry’s top technology vendors discussing their latest product releases and company news. Our Jason Dachman sat down with Stuart Coles, CCO, AE Graphics, about the company’s efforts. While AE Graphics launch in the North American market has been delayed, Coles says it remains a key priority for the company. AE Graphics had planned to open a New York office in Q2 of 2020 after NAB but this was unfortunately delayed due to the COVID-19 crisis. Revised timelines are not yet established but expect more news on the company's arrival stateside in the future as the company looks to expand upon its established subsidiary offices in South Africa, India, and Australia. AE Graphics also recently announced a new partnership with Ross Video as part of its efforts to increase the amount of graphics platforms supported by AE. AE Graphics' creative team built the Ross XPression showreel for this year’s NAB.Wednesday, May 13, 2020Marshall Electronics' Tod Musgrave on How IP Cameras Play a Key Role in At-Home ProductionIn an effort to keep the broadcast-technology community informed this spring, throughout April, SVG is hosting a series of SportsTech On Demand video interviews with executives from the industry’s top technology vendors discussing their latest product releases and company news. Our Jason Dachman sat down with Tod Musgrave, director of cameras, Marshall Electronics, about the company’s efforts. As the industry prepares for the opening of sports productions, organizations are beginning to discuss the new normal of how to safely deploy these events. In order to practice safe social distancing both in the truck and in the studio, there will likely continue to be various remote streaming feeds and an increased amount of remote controlled cameras. Marshall recently introduced a range of IP cameras - the CV630-IP, CV420-30X-IP and CV355-30X-IP - that are not only useful for the current at-home landscape, but can also be easily integrated into traditional IP-based workflows as venues replace SDI. Providing a range of resolutions from 4K, UHD, and HD, there is a model that fits every specific project need with multiple simultaneous outputs.Wednesday, May 6, 2020Stats Perform's Nancy Hensley on Pairing Updated Sports Data With Engaging Opta GraphicsIn an effort to keep the broadcast-technology community informed this spring, throughout April, SVG is hosting a series of SportsTech On Demand video interviews with executives from the industry’s top technology vendors discussing their latest product releases and company news. Our Ken Kerschbaumer sat down with Nancy Hensley, chief product and marketing officer, Stats Perform about the company’s efforts. In this interview, Hensley comments on her new role, the company's new Opta Graphics tool that supports high-resolution player and team images, videos, and GIFS that are matched with compelling, up-to-the-minute sports data, and insights to keep organizations ahead of the latest match updates.Wednesday, May 6, 2020Shure's Jason Waufle on Iconic Microphones Leading a Deep InventoryIn an effort to keep the broadcast-technology community informed this spring, throughout April, SVG is hosting a series of SportsTech On Demand video interviews with executives from the industry’s top technology vendors discussing their latest product releases and company news. Our Dan Daley sat down with Jason Waufle, senior specialist, market development and industry relations, pro audio, Shure, about the company’s efforts. Everyone knows Shure’s celebrated transducers like the 57, 58 and Elvis’ 55, but Waufle takes viewers deeper into the company’s broad pool of great mic systems, wired and wireless, including the VPH handheld, as well as the just-released Wireless Workbench control software.Wednesday, May 6, 2020ARCTEK's Brian Stanley on Upgrades to Uplink Trucks, How Satellite Enables At-Home ProductionsIn an effort to keep the broadcast-technology community informed this spring, throughout April, SVG is hosting a series of SportsTech On Demand video interviews with executives from the industry’s top technology vendors discussing their latest product releases and company news. Our Ken Kerschbaumer sat down with Brian Stanley, owner, ARCTEK Satellite Productions, about the company’s efforts. In this interview, Stanley outlines the effect of COVID-19 and procedures that ensure health and safety, the company's upgrades to its fleet of uplink trucks upgrades and quality, and technologies that are establishing at-home content via satellite including multi-cam productions with HEVC compression and 4K.