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Tuesday, May 21, 20192019 Sports Emmys: Fox Sports' David Neal Recaps All-Encompassing Coverage of the FIFA World CupThe 2018 FIFA World Cup was a massive production on an international scale. Although tasked with the responsibility of producing all linear broadcasts from Russia, Fox Sports stepped up to the plate and offered non-stop digital coverage on their app and social media channels. At the 2019 Sports Emmys, David Neal, FIFA World Cup executive producer, Fox Sports, received the Outstanding Trans-Media Sports Coverage Award and caught up with our Brandon Costa about the network's strategy to bridge the gap between home and abroad, telling a compelling story without the aid of the United States Men's National Team, and working within the confines of their resources.Tuesday, May 21, 20192019 Sports Emmys: Telemundo's Eli Velazquez Applauds Team Effort for 2018 FIFA World Cup ProductionFor many national soccer teams across the globe, the FIFA World Cup is familiar territory. For Telemundo Deportes, the quadrennial event was the network's first steps into the international limelight on the grandest stage. Telemundo became the go-to destination for Hispanic soccer fans and put on a stellar performance of the tournament from both linear and digital fronts. At the 2019 Sports Emmys, Eli Velazquez, EVP, sports content, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises, stopped by to chat with SVG about winning the award for Outstanding Live Sports Coverage in Spanish, his team's commitment of producing an exceptional broadcast for their global audience, and how this accomplishment can ignite an even greater effort at the upcoming FIFA Women's World Cup in France and the Copa América in Brazil.Tuesday, May 21, 20192019 Sports Emmys: Fred Gaudelli Praises the Innovative Spirit of NBC Sunday Night FootballNBC Sunday Night Football is the modern benchmark upon which all great sports television is graded. At the 40th-annual Sports Emmys, the series was again recognized for Outstanding Live Sports Series. Immediately following the win, Executive Producer Fred Gaudelli spoke with SVG's Brandon Costa about the brand's innovative culture and how NBC Sports never shies away from playing on the bleeding edge of sports production technology.Tuesday, May 21, 20192019 Sports Emmys: Director Matt Gangl on Live Sports Special Win For Fox's World Series CoverageIn a year crowded with massive sporting events and in a category loaded with epic productions, FOX Sports rose above the crowd to take home the biggest award of the night at the 40th-annual Sports Emmy: Outstanding Live Sports Special. Lead director Matt Gangl spoke with SVG's Brandon Costa immediately following the win to speak about the evolution of MLB on Fox and how the network's baseball coverage is truly a team effort.Thursday, April 18, 2019NAB Show 2019: Quantum's Macky Beheshti Sees Promise in NVMe StorageNVMe (non-volatile memory express) has become a major trend in the asset management and storage side of the media business and its a hard buzz word to avoid at a trade show like NAB Show. One of the market leaders, Quantum, is making a big storage splash this year in Vegas by introducing the F-Series, a line of NVMe storage arrays that are up to five times faster than traditional flash-storage/networking systems. Our Jason Dachman caught up with Macky Beheshti, Chief Technology Officer, Media for Quantum to discuss NVMe storage and what the future of the technology could look like.Thursday, April 11, 2019NAB Show 2019: Lawo's Jamie Dunn on the Company's Loaded IP and Audio Product LineSpecializing in both audio and IP-based solutions, its of little surprise that Lawo's NAB Show booth is loaded with cutting-edge gear designed to support the sports video production industry. The company certainly hasn't shied away from diving into IP, helping support more than 50 major real-world IP projects. Our Jason Dachman visits with Jamie Dunn, Head of Global Sales for Lawo to break down what's new and exciting for the company at this year's show in Vegas.Thursday, April 11, 2019NAB Show 2019: SOS Global's Steve Gruning on How Consolidation Is Impacting Shipping and LogisticsWhen it comes to full-freight shopping and logistics, there are few that rival SOS Global in the sports video industry. A rapidly changing (and consolidating) business has the company on its toes to adjust to new challenges that arrive, seemingly, every day. Our Kristian Hernandez spoke with Steven Gruning, VP of Business Development for SOS Global to get the latest on the company's efforts and what they are doing to ensure they exceed expectations on each and every project.Wednesday, April 10, 2019NAB Show 2019: Bexel's Lee Estroff on the Growing NEP Family and Working 4K Into the MixBetween Super Bowl LIII, NBA All-Star, and the Oscars, 2019 is off to a blistering start for the team at Bexel. In addition, the NEP family continues to grow with the recent acquisitions of BSI and Fletcher Sports. At the 2019 NAB Show, our Jason Dachman got a few minutes with VP of Account Development Lee Estroff to download on the company's latest, including where the growth of 4K stands and how its working its way onto more and more major sports productions.Wednesday, April 10, 2019NAB Show 2019: CenturyLink's Elio Parente on the Growth in Cloud-based OTT Service OfferingsCenturyLink is making its convention center debut at this year's show and with it comes a series of expansions its cloud-based media and OTT services. Even the company's Vyvx suite of fiber-based broadcast services now offers connectivity into the Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Our Jason Dachman picks the brain of Elio Parente. Senior Director, Solutions Architecture at CenturyLink to get the latest on the company's NAB efforts.Wednesday, April 10, 2019NAB Show 2019: Grass Valley's Arlene Campbell on the Company's Live Sports Production HighlightsGrass Valley is celebrating its 60th birthday at this NAB Show by honoring its tradition as a leader in the innovation of live production technology. Among the many announcements and activations at their booth (including an esports stage), a new operator control panel for its robust series of cameras is a highlight for the sports video market. Our Brandon Costa spoke with Arlene Campbell, SVP of Global Sales for Grass Valley to break down what's new and what's to come for the company.Wednesday, April 10, 2019SVG On Demand: Meet Eurovision Americas New President Roch PellerinIn March, Eurovision Americas introduced its new president Roch Pellerin. With prior senior roles at Al Jazeera Media Network, ESPN/DISNEY, and Canal+ Group, Pellerin comes to Eurovision Americas with an awfully impressive resume. At the 2019 NAB Show, our Brandon Costa caught up with the new head of Eurovision Americas to discuss his vision for the company and what its been like adjusting to the role.Wednesday, April 10, 2019NAB Show 2019: Blackmagic Design's Bob Caniglia Goes Inside Some New 8K SolutionsWith eyes on the future, Blackmagic Design is showing off a series of 8K products at this year's NAB Show, including a ATEM Constellation 8K live production switcher. At the company's booth in the Lower South Hall, our Brandon Costa speaks with Director of Sales Operations, North America Bob Caniglia to get the scoop on Blackmagic's latest solutions for the sports broadcast industry.Wednesday, April 10, 2019NAB Show 2019: Dolby's Bob France on Dolby Vision's Impact on Live SportsDolby Vision has established itself as a true differentiator in the experience of viewing live sports, but what''s next for the technology and the company? Our Kristian Hernandez chats with Dolby's Senior Product Marketing Manager Rob France to discuss the latest tech developments at the audio giant and what attendees can expect from them at the 2019 NAB Show.Wednesday, April 10, 2019NAB Show 2019: Canon's Larry Thorpe on Expanding the UHDgc Series of 4K UHD LensesIts another big NAB Show for Canon as, among many other announcements, the company is launching two additions to its UHDgc series of portable-zoom 4K UHD broadcast lenses: the CJ18ex28B and CJ15ex8.5B. Our Jason Dachman had the pleasure to speak with a Sports Broadcasting Hall of Famer, Larry Thorpe, senior fellow at Canon to break down all of the big hardware debuts.Wednesday, April 10, 2019NAB Show 2019: Google Cloud's Anil Jain on the Tremendous Potential of Cloud-based WorkflowsTo use a sports metaphor, cloud-based workflows and the impact that it can have on the media industry, are still in the very first innings, and (to use yet another sports metaphor) one of the early leaders in the clubhouse is Google Cloud. At the 2019 NAB Show, our Brandon Costa got a few minutes with Anil Jain, Google Cloud's Managing Director of Telecommunications, Media & Entertainment about his new role with the company and the massive potential of the cloud.Tuesday, April 9, 2019NAB Show 2019: Western Digital's Erik Weaver on Industry Adoption of Object StorageIs the media and entertainment industry ready to make the full leap to object storage? Our Jason Dachman stops to chat with Erik Weaver, Global Director, M&E Market Development at Western Digital to find out the latest.Tuesday, April 9, 2019NAB Show 2019: Thomas Riedel Delves Into the Newest Member of the Riedel Artist FamilyOn Monday at the 2019 NAB Show, Riedel Communications unveiled the new Artist-1024 node, an expansion to the Artist intercom ecosystem. This communications node promises to provide higher port densities and full SMPTE 2110-30/31 (AES67) compliance. Our Jason Dachman caught up with Riedel founder Thomas Riedel to learn about it all.Tuesday, April 9, 2019NAB Show 2019: LiveU's Dave Belding on the Latest in HEVC-capable Video SolutionsIn a reflection of the company's growth, LiveU has erected its largest booth in the company's history at this year's NAB Show. Inside, the commitment to HEVC continues with the debut of the LU300, a small, cost-effective, and reliable HEVC encoder, enabling broadcasters and other content creators to transmit high-quality video from almost any location. Our Kristian Hernandez picks the brain of Dave Belding, LiveU's sales director for sports to see where his company is headed and how their solutions have made the company an innovative player in the sports video production industry.Tuesday, April 9, 2019NAB Show 2019: Fujinon's Gordon Tubbs on Advancements in HDR LensesWhile 4K is the popular buzzword, Fujinon has taken note that many in the video production industry, specifically sports, are leaning more into the high-dynamic range (HDR). So, at this year's NAB Show, the company's highlights include the premiere of the UA125×8 4K-compatible box-type broadcast zoom lens that is under development with the world's highest zoom ratio of 125x. Our Brandon Costa visited with Fujinon's Vice President, Broadcast and Communication Products Gordon Tubbs to talk through the trends he's seeing in the business.Monday, April 8, 2019NAB Show 2019: AWS Elemental's Dan Marshall Dissects the Latest In Cloud-based WorkflowsOne would be hard pressed to walk the hall of the 2019 NAB Show and not hear the word "cloud." AWS Elemental is among the leaders when it comes to designing and executing cloud-based workflows for the sports video production industry. SVG's Kristian Hernandez caught up with Dan Marshall, SVP, Worldwide Sales and Service at AWS Elemental breaks down how important elements of the video production chain, including AI, machine learning, media storage, moving to the cloud is being adopted.Monday, April 8, 2019NAB Show 2019: Sony's Mike DesRoches on the Big HDC-5500 DebutSony made a big sports splash at the 2019 NAB Show during its Sunday afternoon press conference with the unveiling of its new HDC-5500, a multi-format live camera equipped with the world’s first 2/3-inch 4K global shutter three CMOS sensor. SVG's Kristian Hernandez spoke with Mike DesRoches, National Accounts Office, Sports West for Sony Electronics to break down the company's big developments at NAB 2019.Monday, April 8, 2019NAB Show 2019: Calrec's David Letson On Helping Pave the Way For an IP-based FutureThe video production industry's transition to an IP infrastructure is, naturally, a theme of this year's NAB Show again in 2019, and, its the audio side of the equation is no exception. Here in Las Vegas, Calrec is showcasing its native IP consoles – ImPulse and Type R – along with its upgrade solutions. SVG's Brandon Costa chats with VP, Sales Dave Letson to get a better view of Calrec's overall IP plans at NAB.Monday, April 8, 2019NAB Show 2019: Ross Video CEO David Ross on the Piero Acquisition and Growth In SportsBefore attendees even gathered in Las Vegas for the NAB Show, Ross Video was already making waves with the acquisition of the British advanced graphics company Piero. The integration of the technology is a highlight of another very busy NAB for the team at Ross. SVG's Brandon Costa catches up Ross Video CEO David Ross to sort through all of the excitement.Wednesday, April 3, 2019SVG OnDemand: Nutanix’s Gary Vickers Discusses Hybrid Cloud Infrastructures for Sports ProfessionalsThe Nutanix enterprise cloud platform delivers the agility, pay-as-you-grow economics and operational simplicity of the public cloud, without sacrificing the predictability, security, and control of on-premises infrastructure. Nutanix solutions leverage web-scale engineering and consumer-grade design to natively converge compute, virtualization, and storage into a resilient, software-defined solution that delivers any application at any scale. Our Chief Editor Jason Dachman and Senior Systems Engineer Gary Vickers further discussed how the company is helping the sports production industry.Wednesday, March 20, 2019Sports Graphics Forum: Harvard's Imry Halevi on The Ivy League's Transition to ESPN+Back at the end of last summer, The Ivy League officially transitioned its live sports video content from its own native digital network onto the subscription-based streaming service ESPN+. The move meant an entirely new graphical look to the conference's live production that synchronized with the ESPN brand. Imry Halevi, Assistant Director of Athletics - Multimedia & Production for Harvard University Athletics chatted with our Kristian Hernandez at the 2019 SVG Sports Graphics Forum to discuss the most notable challenges of the transition and to offer up some advice for any other rightsholders moving over to ESPN+.Wednesday, March 20, 2019SVG Sports Graphics Forum: How Brainstorm and Sneaky Big Created the AAF Virtual StudioThe Alliance of American Football and Sneaky Big worked with Brainstorm to create a brand-new virtual studio combined with Unreal Engine for its pregame, halftime, and postgame shows. At the SVG Sports Graphics Forum, attendees learned how this unique studio allowed the AAF to centralize its studio operations while also offering a sleek, new photorealistic look that reflected its cutting-edge brand. Presenter: Ben Grafchik, Sneaky Big, Director of Business DevelopmentWednesday, March 20, 2019SVG Sports Graphics Forum: Inside the Launch for ESPN+, NESN University Graphics PackagesHarvard recently worked closely with ESPN and AJT Systems to develop a graphics package for ESPN’s new streaming platform – ESPN+. In addition, Harvard also developed a “NESN University” scorebug and insert graphics package in order to create a more consistent look for the RSN’s college-sports telecasts. At the SVG Sports Graphics Forum, these projects were analyzed and explained how they exemplify the rapidly changing college-sports graphics scene. Presenter: Imry Halevi, Harvard University, Assistant Director of Athletics, Multimedia and ProductionWednesday, March 20, 2019SVG Sports Graphics Forum: How Fox and drive studio Created the 2018 FIFA World Cup ExperienceAt the SVG Sports Graphics Forum, attendees learned how Fox Sports teamed up with drive studio to create a comprehensive new identity package for the network’s 2018 FIFA World Cup coverage. Presenters: Nick DiNapoli, drive studio, Co-Founder, Creative Director Marco Bacich, drive studio, Co-Founder, Technical Director, Executive Producer Michael Dolan, Fox Sports, SVP of DesignWednesday, March 20, 2019SVG Sports Graphics Forum: How the NHL’s Puck and Player-Tracking Powered Broadcast Virtual GraphicsDuring the NHL All-Star Game in San Jose, CA, fans got to experience a new chip-based puck and player tracking system. In association with SMT, the NHL provided NBC Sports, Rogers and the SAP Arena in-venue production team with on-screen visuals based on the data. At the SVG Sports Graphics Forum, the league described what went behind the development of the technology. Presenter: Mark Haden, NHL, Group VP, Broadcast TechnologyWednesday, March 20, 2019SVG Sports Graphics Forum: Inside Turner Sports's 2019 NBA All-Star Graphics PackageAt the 2019 SVG Sports Graphics Forum on March 6 in New York City, attendees got a behind-the-scenes look at how Turner Sports revamped its graphics package and on-air look for the 2019 NBA All-Star Game festivities. Presenters: Mark Garcia, Turner Studios, Composite Supervisor Jordan Shorthouse, Turner Sports, Creative Director Jesse Vogel, Turner Studios, Supervising CompositorTuesday, March 12, 2019Sports Graphics Forum: ChyronHego CEO Marco Lopez on the Rise of Data VisualizationAs analytics and data become engrained in the sports media industry, advanced graphics are being implemented to tell better stories and to tap into the mainstreaming of sports gambling on the broadcast end. One of the industry's top graphics developers, ChyronHego, is leading the way in this segment of the business. At the SVG Sports Graphics Forum, CEO Marco Lopez stopped to chat with our Brandon Costa to discuss this shift in the industry and to preview what the company has up its sleeve heading into the 2019 NAB Show. ChyronHego was the title sponsor of the 2019 SVG Sports Graphic Forum.Friday, March 8, 2019Sports Graphics Forum: Mark Friedman Examines Graphics of NBC Sports Washington's 'Predict the Game'At the beginning of 2019, NBC Sports Washington debuted their new "Predict the Game" sports betting experience for the first time during a Washington Wizards vs. Milwaukee Bucks game. On the alternative viewing option within the RSN's streaming platform, the stream integrated a wide array of graphics that displayed odds, prop bets, in-game scenarios, real-time betting data, and a leaderboard to track their progress. At the 2019 SVG Sports Graphics Forum, Mark Friedman, director, creative services and advanced technology, NBC Sports Washington, touched upon the creative process of developing the on-air graphics package, what tools he leveraged to implement them during the broadcast, and how a sports betting layout may look in the future.Tuesday, January 29, 2019SVG Platinum Regional Series - Arizona: Platinum Sponsor SpotlightSVG hosted its latest Platinum Regional Series event at SNEAKY BIG's studios in Scottsdale, AZ. This short panel discussion offers a technological peek inside the facility. The conversation features Scott Beckett, Global Video Services, Director of Product Management at AT&T, Tom Carlisle, Senior Engineer at SNEAKY BIG, Janel Fleming, Sales Manager, Sports at LiveU, and Miles Shozuya, Western Regional Sales, Optical Devices Division at FUJIFILM. SVG's Chief Editor Jason Dachman moderates the talk.Tuesday, January 29, 2019Inside the Launch of the AAF: A Q&A with Co-Head of Production Mark TeitelmanThe debut of the Alliance of American Football is just days away and the league is looking to innovate sports in more ways than just on the field. The AAF is set to pioneer in the field of at-home production via its new partnership with Sneaky Big Studios in Scottsdale, AZ. At SVG's latest Platinum Regional Series event, Mark Teitelman, Co-Head of Production for the AAF gave a preview of the league's operational plans in a Q&A with SNEAKY BIG, Director Of Business Development, Live Productions Ben Grafchik.Tuesday, January 29, 2019State of At-Home Production: The Evolving REMI Landscape [FULL PANEL]The explosion of “at-home” productions in recent years has dramatically changed the face of the live-sports industry. While many networks and content creators are using their own facilities as the base for these at-home shows, third-party production facilities like Sneaky Big Studios in Scottsdale, AZ are also playing a larger role in this evolving ecosystem. At SVG's latest Platinum Regional Series event, a group of at-home-production pros addressed REMI best practices, covering one's own broadcast center or a third-party facility. The panel discussion features Chris Brown, Senior Director of Technical Operations at Turner Sports, Tom Carlisle, Senior Engineer at SNEAKY BIG, Michael Davies, SVP, Technical and Field Operations at Fox Sports, and Stephen Wharton, COO & CTO at Skycam. Bill Hague, EVP of Magid and Associates moderates the talk.Tuesday, January 22, 2019Inside Fox Sports North's Production of Hockey Day Minnesota With Michael Connelly and Mike DimondOn January 19, Fox Sports North, and its partners the Minnesota Wild, hosted the 13th-annual Hockey Day Minnesota. The conditions were extreme to say the least with temperatures on Lake Bemidji at 27 below zero at the drop of the puck of the first outdoor game. Our Brandon Costa caught up with Fox Sports North GM Mike Dimond and Fox Sports Regional Networks SVP/executive producer Michael Connelly on site in Bemidji to discuss the precautions that needed to be taken at a production like this and why its important for an RSN to get out and serve the local community.Tuesday, January 15, 2019SVG Summit: Sports Production Perspective – Drivers of ChangeWhat are the most salient recent trends in the sports broadcast production sector? We’re certainly seeing constant pressure on budgets, the need for speed and multi-platform content, and the inexorable rise of eSports. Among the technology trends are IP and remote production, UHD, VR/AR and AI/machine learning. At the 2018 SVG Summit, IABM CTO Stan Moote dissects the latest research among its over 500 member companies in 55 countries to discuss these fashions and more, extracting the key statistics that will point the way forward for the sports production and broadcasting business.Tuesday, January 15, 2019SVG Summit: New Standards That Will Make a DifferenceAt the 2018 SVG Summit, SMPTE President Matthew Goldman discusses the latest advances in standards development and how they will impact the way sports content is produced, managed, and distributed. Join us for this informative session that will help you stay knowledgeable on next-generation developments.Tuesday, January 15, 2019SVG Summit: Venue Production Workshop — NBA Case StudyAt the SVG Summit 2018, the NBA's SVP of Media Technology and Operations Chris Halton discusses how the league is leveraging state-of-the-art technologies to improve the speed, quality, and transparency of statistical data from courtside to beyond.Tuesday, January 15, 2019SVG Summit: Cloud and Virtualization Workshop — The Intersection of Cloud-Based/Internal MAM SystemsLike many other industries, the cloud has driven a tremendous amount of change in the media space including shifts in consumption habits, business models, and workflows. At the 2018 SVG Summit, A+E Networks' VP of Media Infrastructure David Klee explored the increasingly blurred line between internally-maintained and cloud-hosted media management systems being used within typical broadcast video supply chains.Tuesday, January 15, 2019SVG Summit: SCM Workshop — Inside NFL Media’s MAM OverhaulAs the 2018 NFL Season heads into its final rounds, NFL Media/NFL Network upgraded their Primestream asset management system, with the goal of enhancing metadata tagging with the ingestion of GSIS data, Net Gen Stats, and Speech-to-Text transcriptions into their MAM. NFL Media also deployed Fork Xchange, which allows content to be shared between the Los Angeles and New Jersey offices for live studio show production. At the 2018 SVG Summit, NFL Media's Senior Director of Post Production and Asset Management Brad Boim dives into the league's new upgrades.Tuesday, January 15, 2019SVG Summit: Cloud and Virtualization Workshop — How the Cloud Will Power the MiLB Media RevolutionWith the 2019 Minor League Baseball season approaching, MLB has been tasked with capturing and managing video and data from more than 100 A, AA, and AAA ballparks across the country to store for archive, feed the app, and generate daily highlights for its MiLB Websites. At the 2018 SVG Summit, MLB Advanced Media's Padraic Boyle (Senior Director of Enterprise Media), Dan Clark (Senior Engineer of Enterprise Media), and Nick Nolan (Senior Engineer/Media Solutions Supervisor) walked through how MLB is utilizing the cloud and virtualized infrastructure for storage, compute and transcoding as well as leveraging its cloud-based DIAMOND asset management ecosystem to manage assets, log, and deliver content for various workflows.Wednesday, January 9, 2019SVG On Demand: Game Creek Video's Pat Sullivan on the State of the Mobile Production Unit SectorAlthough the mobile production unit sector of the business experienced some changes over the last year, Game Creek Video is steadfast and has remained as one of the heavy hitters. At the 2018 SVG Summit, Pat Sullivan, president and founder, Game Creek Video, met with our Brandon Costa to touch upon the state of the mobile truck industry, major company highlights in 2018, ways in which the technical side of production is nurturing the next wave of professionals, and what lies ahead in the new year.Monday, January 7, 20192018 SVG Summit RecapFor full panel videos, photos, and press from the 2018 SVG Summit, please visit, January 4, 2019SVG Summit: The Virtualized Truck — Mapping Out a Software-Based FutureThe days of dedicated hardware and dedicated networks may be a thing of the past sooner rather than later. At the SVG Summit 2018, Jeff Byle, executive producer, Fox Sports Detroit; Nick Garvin, chief operating officer, Mobile TV Group; Joop Janssen, CEO, Aperi; and Scott Rothenberg, SVP, technology and asset management, NEP Group talk about how the transition to flexible infrastructures may impact the way products and services are sold and managed, the potential downsides to this decision, and much more.Friday, January 4, 2019SVG Summit: Remote Production Design Update — New Trucks, New TrendsA number of new trucks hit the road in 2018. At the SVG Summit, Mark Hilton, VP, live production, Grass Valley; Joe Signorino, VP, systems integration, NEP U.S. Mobile Units; Jason Taubman, VP, design and new technology, Game Creek Video; and Peter Wehner, director of engineering, Mobile TV Group dissect their new vehicles, what new technologies made a difference in terms of future proofing and new capabilities, and what’s on the drawing board for 2019.Friday, January 4, 2019SVG Summit: 1080p HDR Production Workflows — Are We There Yet?When it comes to future sports production formats, is 1080p combined with HDR the sweet spot in terms of cost and performance?  At the SVG Summit 2018, Craig Bernstein, senior director, remote technical operations and engineering, NBC Sports; Brad Cheney, VP, field operations and engineering, Fox Sports; Mike Francis, VP, remote engineering and planning, CBS Sports; and Rob Willox, director of marketing, media solutions, Sony assess the current state of an all 1080p workflow with or without HDR and converse about how it HDR can most easily be layered into a production. Glenn Adamo, president, Ivanhoe Media & Entertainment, moderated the session.Friday, January 4, 2019SVG Summit: Bringing Fans Closer, Making Them Smarter With Next-Gen Graphics and Data VisualizationAugmented reality, camera tracking, and other methods of data virtualization are being used more and more often to impact a live sports production. At the 2018 SVG Summit, Carol Boyle, senior creative director, creative and studio direction, ESPN; Bryan Bray, project manager and ARVS production specialist, Ross Video; Per von Rosen, product manager, broadcast, Sportradar; and Elliot Weiss, senior coordinating producer, broadcast products and services, MLB discuss new ways to use technology in order to engage with viewers. Christina Mixon, managing director, Mixon Digital, served as the moderator.Friday, January 4, 2019SVG On Demand: LiveU’s Dave Belding Comments on the Success of HEVC, Bonded Cellular2018 saw increased use of LiveU’s line of HEVC and bonded-cellular products. The live-production solution was deployed in a handful of high-profile events over the past year, including all of Notre Dame’s pregame festivities of the Shamrock Series at Rockefeller Center and Bryant Park in New York City. At the 2018 SVG Summit, Dave Belding, sales director, sports, LiveU, joined our Brandon Costa to reflect on the product's evolution, how the Fighting Irish is championing the tech, and what's coming in 2019.Thursday, January 3, 2019SVG On Demand: MLB's Jamie Leece on the Expanded Use of Virtual RealityDuring the 2018 MLB All-Star Weekend, the first ever MLB Home Run Derby VR Championship was held during FanFest at Nationals Park. Since then, the product has been available at other marquee events such as the Little League World Series, the World Series, and specialty games in Puerto Rico and Mexico. At the 2018 SVG Summit, Jamie Leece, SVP of Games and VR, Major League Baseball, spoke to our Jason Dachman about why the league decided to launch this project, how virtual reality is resonating with fans that attend these large-scale events, and future plans to expand the game globally.