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Friday, October 4, 20192018 SVG Summit RecapThursday, September 19, 2019IP Production Forum: Inside the IP Framework Behind the State-of-the-Art Telemundo CenterTelemundo’s new home has taken its operations to a new level and, with the use of IP technology, has improved the way it can operate internally and also how it can integrate with production facilities at remote events or NBC in Stamford. At the IP Production Forum, David Potter, partner, Intoto Systems and Chris Swisher, director of production systems engineering, NBCU, provide an overview of the facility and the challenge of getting it up and running.Thursday, September 19, 2019IP Production Forum: Mixed Vendor Systems in the Real WorldIn Milwaukee, Imagine Communications and CTG (Comprehensive Technical Group) collaborated to deliver a mixed vendor COTS-based ST 2110 IP control room solution for the Fiserv Forum in 2018. At the IP Production Forum, Cassidy Phillips, enterprise solution architect, Imagine Communications and Ed Pittenger, director of engineering, CTG discuss the life of the system from development to the postseason after its first full season of operation.Thursday, September 19, 2019IP Production Forum: Evertz Breaks Down the World’s Largest SMPTE 2110 FacilityTelemundo Deportes relied on a plethora of partners to put together their new production facility in Miami. Evertz played a role in implementing that nitty-gritty details that makes the building run as smoothly as possible. At the IP Production Forum, Fernando Solanes, director, solutions engineering, Evertz, gave the crowd a behind-the-scenes look of what it took to install the IP-based technology.Thursday, September 19, 2019IP Production Forum: An Inside Look of Telemundo Deportes' IP-Based FacilityDown in Miami, Telemundo Deportes has been working on a wide range of content within their IP-based production facility since 2018. As one of the first large-scale structures with ST2110, the network has 13 studios and five control rooms at their disposal. By foregoing an SDI model, Telemundo opted for the cost-effective route and survived their busy "Summer of Soccer" that included the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France and the Copa America in Brazil. At the IP Production Forum, Jeff Mayzurk, SVP, operations and technology, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises, took to the stage during the opening keynote presentation for a crash course on the details of the IP facility.Thursday, September 5, 2019MediaPro US's Mario Sousa on the Rise of Automated Production In SoccerFew companies are more deeply engrained in the state of production in the sport of soccer than MediaPro. From the largest of global matches to the smallest of club leagues, MediaPro touches workflows of all sizes At SVG's inaugural Soccer Summit Americas, our Brandon Costa caught up with Mario Sousa, Head of Sales and Marketing for Mediapro US to discuss everything from automated production methods to advanced graphics design.Wednesday, September 4, 2019Soccer Summit Americas: Telemundo's Ivi Alfaro Looks Back on the Network's 'Summer of Soccer'While many people relaxed in the warm summer sun, Telemundo Deportes was one busy customer and had their hands full with the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France and the Copa America in Brazil. With two competitions happening on two separate continents (and operations being anchored inside of their IP facility in Miami), both tournaments were executed on an extremely massive scale. At the SVG Soccer Summit Americas, Ivi Alfaro, executive producer, Telemundo Deportes, spoke with our Kristian Hernandez about how the network rallied together during this tumultuous time, how other soccer-centric programming like the Premier League has gone so far, and how the momentum can continue heading into next summer's Tokyo 2020 Olympics.Tuesday, September 3, 2019NWSL on ESPN Producer Dana Rubin on the League's Spike In PopularityIt's an exciting time for the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL). The U.S. Women's National Team is fresh off winning this summer's FIFA World Cup and there's a spike in interest in the league where many of its players call home on a regular basis. At SVG's inaugural Soccer Summit Americas last month, our Brandon Costa chatted with Dana Rubin, a producer on NWSL matches that air on ESPN to talk about how the television product is looking to capitalize on this crucial point in the league's history.Thursday, August 29, 2019IP Production Forum: Grass Valley's Mark Hilton on the Unique Challenges of IP In Live SportsAs IP-based solutions and infrastructures begin to take foot in the sports broadcasting industry, veteran technology vendors like Grass Valley have adjusted their strategies and product lines to meet their clients' needs. As SVG's inaugural IP Production Forum, our Brandon Costa caught up with Mark Hilton, VP, Live Production for Grass Valley to break down the company's approach to IP, what makes IP in a live sports environment unique, and why he feels its important for his company to be a thought leader in this space.Thursday, August 29, 2019Soccer Summit Americas: TUDN's Alexis Salinas on the Network's Rebrand, Excellence With AR GraphicsStep aside, Univision Deportes. It's now time for TUDN to step into the spotlight. With the recent merger between Univision and Televisa, the two-headed giant within the Spanish-language market is moving forward with a new rebrand and reinvigorated mission. At the SVG Soccer Summit Americas, Alexis Salinas, senior director, technical creative services, TUDN caught up with Jason Dachman to discuss the ongoing transition between the two companies and how in-studio and on-air augmented reality graphics have played an important role in their live coverage.Wednesday, August 28, 2019IP Production Forum: NEP's Joe Signorino Previews New IP-Capable Trucks, Growing IP OfferingsNEP has continued to be a strong player in the mobile production game with a deep fleet of trucks. Recently, the hybrid M15 truck was rolled out just in time for baseball season and in the coming months, the all-IP SS8 will be out on the road as well. With these two trucks, NEP is allowing companies to produce live events with the traditional or new approach. At the IP Production Forum, Joe Signorino, VP, systems integration, U.S. mobile units, NEP Broadcast Services joined our Jason Dachman for a conversation that goes deeper into the infrastructure of both trucks, the company's growing IP initiative, and where IP can further evolve moving forward.Tuesday, August 27, 2019Cumbre de Fútbol Americanos: Orlando Silver Analiza La Audiencia Bilingüe de Fox DeportesFox Deportes es una entitdad que consigue la atención y pasión de los fanáticos bilingües. En los Estados Unidos y México, Liga MX y MLS son dos organizaciones deportivas que tiene una gran influencia en la comunidad hispano. Con jugadores como Carlos Vela de LAFC y Josef Martínez de Atlanta United en MLS y otros en Liga MX, la cadena necesita transmite contento que satisface dos mercados. A la primera Cumbre de Fútbol Americanos en Miami, Orlando Silver, vicepresidente, producción, Fox Deportes participó en un entrevista con nuestro Kristian Hernández sobre su primer año en Liga MX, cómo mantienen el interés de sus seguidores y un proyecto nuevo que supone presentadores tradicionales y videojuegos competitivos.Friday, August 23, 2019USL's Brad Baker on How Expansion and At-Home Production are Revolutionizing the LeagueFor American sports fans, there's more soccer than ever to watch on television and various streaming platforms. Domestically, one of the leagues seeing the most dramatic growth is the United Soccer Leagues (USL). With more and more franchises entering the league's ranks, the league has embarked on a comprehensive broadcast plan to produce all of its matches with the help of at-home production models. At SVG's first-ever Soccer Summit Americas, our Brandon Costa caught up with USL's VP, Broadcasting Brad Baker to discuss the league's rapid growth and how it's broadcasting capabilities are bringing the league's matches in front of more eyeballs than ever.Monday, August 19, 2019A Tribute to Jack WhitakerSports Broadcasting Hall of Famer Jack Whitaker, one of sports media's all-time great announcers and a WWII veteran, passed away Sunday. The man who called Super Bowl I for CBS was one of the most accomplished of TV’s early generation of wordsmiths. Remember this legendary man's career with this tribute video from his 2012 Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame induction.Sunday, August 18, 2019Live From Little League World Series: ESPN's Joe Rainey on the Network's Commitment to the SpectacleOne of the summer's greatest sporting events is finally here. The Little League World Series brings out the inner kid in all of us and when ESPN hits the hills of Williamsport, PA, the production always has something new to offer. Along with the company's first tournament in 1080p, new innovations are also joining the fun including 4DReplay and UmpCam. At the Little League World Series, our Kristian Hernandez met with Joe Rainey, senior remote operations specialist, ESPN to break down the tournament's new tech implementations and why the network has continued to grow this operation every year.Wednesday, August 14, 2019SCM Forum: Addressing Obstacles in Data Science and AI AdoptionToday’s organizations are excited about the potential for machine learning and applied data science. While the organizational change this brings with it may be daunting, there’s material value in identifying point solutions, and demonstrating value out of the gate. At the Sports Content Management Forum, Xena Ugrinsky, partner, Genre-X consulting, Applied Data Science, dissects how some organizations are identifying the obstacles they encounter, and what they’re doing about them.Wednesday, August 14, 2019SCM Forum: Arizona Coyotes Score a Hat Trick with Sony’s Intelligent Media ServicesIn late 2018, the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes enlisted several of Sony’s Intelligent Media Services including Ci Media Cloud, NavigatorX and MEMNON to help transform their digital workflows. Traditionally, the Coyotes worked without a centralized asset management solution, storing content on various internal and external HDD’s on-premise. At the Sports Content Management Forum, Robert Gilkes, project manager, Media Backbone NavigatorX Sony, and Jon Kingston, director of production, Arizona Coyotes discussed how the platform keeps up with the fast-paced demands of digital content production.Tuesday, August 13, 2019SCM Forum: NASCAR Revs Up Cloud and AI Workflows With AWSEarlier this year, NASCAR enlisted AWS as its standard for cloud-based machine learning and artificial intelligence workloads. NASCAR is now using AWS technologies to build cloud-based services and automate processes, as well as migrating its 18-petabyte video archive to AWS. By using AWS’s services, including Amazon Rekognition intelligent image and video analysis applications, NASCAR expects to save thousands of hours of manual search time each year and quickly deliver video clips on NASCAR.com and social media channels. At the Sports Content Management Forum, Chris Witmayer, director of broadcast, production, and new media technology, NASCAR Productions, broke down the nuances of the new program.Thursday, August 8, 2019SCM Forum: YES Network's Jason Marshall on Migrated to an All-Virtual FacilityIn 2018, YES Network – which owns the exclusive local TV rights of the 27-time World Champion New York Yankees, the Brooklyn Nets and Major League Soccer’s New York City FC – successfully migrated their entire plant to a virtual environment. At the 2019 SVG Sports Content Management Forum, our Director of Digital Brandon Costa caught up with Jason Marshall, Project Manager, Broadcast Systems at YES Network to break down the effort and share what he and his team learned along the way.Monday, August 5, 2019Sports OTT Forum: Octagon's Daniel Cohen on Blending Linear/Digital During Media Rights NegotiationsClosing in on their two-year anniversary, Octagon Media Consulting has made a huge splash in the sports industry with major partners in the domestic professional leagues as well as others overseas. In the current digital age, organizations have leveraged Octagon's services in order to find the next path of success in the ever-changing marketplace.  At the Sports OTT Forum, Daniel Cohen, SVP, global media rights consulting, Octagon had a conversation with SVG's Jason Dachman about the company's growing list of sports clientele, ways in which networks can concoct an enticing cocktail of linear and digital offerings to gain more media rights. and how the continued emergence of OTT platforms could possibly alter negotiations in the future.Friday, August 2, 2019SCM Forum: Quantum's Eric Bassier Prioritizes the Adoption of New Storage PlatformsFor many years now, Quantum has been one of the media industry's leaders in the world of storage and asset management. At the Sports Content Management Forum, Eric Bassier, senior director, global product marketing, Quantum caught up with SVG's Kristian Hernandez to emphasize the event's importance and lay out the wide variety of options for digital archival and storage.Thursday, August 1, 2019SCM Forum: WWE's Bryan Staffaroni on Maintaining Metadata for Archival PurposesIn a yearly schedule that includes more than 10 major events, including the heralded WrestleMania, the WWE is consistently dealing with a flurry of data. Throughout this tumultuous time, the company is always tinkering with the WWE Network, their direct-to-consumer platform, to provide an improved viewing experience for current fans. And for wrestling fans who want to relive the bygone era of superstars like Hulk Hogan, Bret Hart, or Shawn Michaels, the platform allows fans to rewatch classic matches and moments. At the Sports Content Management Forum, Bryan Staffaroni, VP, media asset management, WWE, caught up with SVG's Brandon Costa to dissect the planning that went into the streaming service's refurbishment and the importance of maintaining the metadata that is entailed with this endeavor.Tuesday, July 30, 2019SCM Forum: St. Louis Blues' Eric Siders on Navigating the MAM Waters of a Stanley Cup ChampionshipFor any professional athlete, winning a championship is the ultimate goal at the end of a season. In the world of storage, grabbing hold of the sport's biggest prize could be a double-edged sword. When the St. Louis Blues lifted the franchise's first Stanley Cup after defeating the Boston Bruins, a boatload of content started pouring into their media servers from events like the celebration parade to moments between the trophy and their families. At the Sports Content Management Forum, Eric Siders, video production manager, St. Louis Blues, chatted with SVG's Kristian Hernandez about how the media asset management team corralled the onslaught of data, how archival footage was used to tell the story of the organization's run to the Cup, and why CatDV played a crucial part in developing services that matched their workflows.Monday, July 29, 2019Sports OTT Forum: DAZN's Arbesa Kastrati Illustrates Obstacles and Opportunities for D2C ServicesAlthough D2C services and traditional broadcasters are mutually exclusive, both outlets still face similar challenges regarding fan engagement and developing new forms of content. For DAZN, the platform has seen exponential growth as it continues to find it's footing in the digital space. At the SVG Sports OTT Forum, Arbesa Kastrati, VP, strategy and implementation, DAZN, met with SVG Director of Digital Brandon Costa to discuss her transition to the United States in order to launch the American version of the streaming service, what specific opportunities and obstacles are faced by digital native , and what's on the calendar for the backend of 2019.Thursday, July 25, 2019SCM Forum: MLB Network's Tab Butler Describes the Event's Ripple Effect on the Storage IndustryIn an age of linear broadcasts, digital streaming outlets, social media platforms, and the unrelenting thirst for content, the need for easy callback and retrieval of archival footage and categorization of all media assets is paramount. With machine learning techniques like artificial intelligence entering the fray, the future of media storage is becoming a bit dicey to navigate. At the recent Sports Content Management Forum, Tab Butler, senior Director, media management and postproduction, MLB Network, who also served as committee chairman, spoke with SVG's Jason Dachman about the event's influence on the sports video production community and how staying ahead of the curve allows for more efficient organizational workflows.Tuesday, July 9, 2019Live From MLB All-Star 2019: Fox Sports Operations Runs Down Latest Tech Innovations in ClevelandThe MLB All-Star Game has become a real-world laboratory for the folks at Fox Sports, and this year in Cleveland is no different. Inside of Progressive Field, the network will launch highly-immersive technology including DirtCams at first base, second base, and home plate, multiple high-speed cameras, a SkyCam above the field of play, and the Virtual Eye that is typically seen on their golf coverage. Brad Cheney, VP, field operations and engineering, Fox Sports and Francisco Contreras, director, field and technical operations, Fox Sports, chatted with SVG's Jason Dachman about how these implementations will give fans unique views of the action and educate the casual viewer on the nuances of the game.Monday, July 8, 2019Live From MLB All-Star 2019: ESPN's Phil Orlins Previews High-Tech HR Derby ProductionESPN is once again pulling out all the stops for its production of the Home Run Derby tonight from Progressive Field in Cleveland. Among the tech toys at the production team's disposal will be 4DReplay and FlyCam systems. In addition, ESPN2's Mobile Home Run Derby Statcast Edition telecast will feature an analytics-driven presentation with 3D spray charts of home run paths, exit velocity, and more. ESPN Senior Coordinating Producer for MLB Phil Orlins joins SVG at Progressive Field to discuss the latest tech developments and how the Derby production has grown exponentially over the years.Wednesday, July 3, 2019RSN Summit: Amy Scheller on How Program Productions Is Helping RSNs Meet Their Crewing NeedsWith tens of thousands of live sports productions going on each year, the sports television industry faces a challenge of finding talented crew to work behind-the-scenes on all of these shows nationwide. Amy Scheller, SVP Strategy & Development at Program Productions shares how her company is helping its regional sports network partners meet those demands and goes into detail on how their ProCrewz app has proven to be a valuable tool for the industry.Tuesday, July 2, 2019SVG Venue Summit: Olympia Entertainment's Peter Skorich on the Growth of Little Caesars ArenaWhen Detroit opened the doors of Little Caesars Arena in 2017, the Motor City's beloved hockey and basketball teams finally had a new home. After nearly two years filled with concerts, private events, and fierce NHL and NBA competition, the venue has become a centerpiece of the city's revitalized sports district. At the 2019 SVG Venue Summit, Peter Skorich, VP, entertainment services and broadcasting, Olympia Entertainment, reflected on the progress made since the arena's opening and the potential projects that fans can experience in the future.Monday, July 1, 2019RSN Summit: NESN's Theresa Spencer on the Uniqueness of In-Market Live StreamingAs in-market live streaming has become commonplace across the sports media industry, regional sports networks have taken different routes to launching their own live sports streaming applications. At the 2019 SVG RSN Summit, Theresa Spencer, Digital Technology Manager, at NESN shares details on her digital team at the New England-based sports network and dives into what it was like to launch and manage NESNgo, NESN’s TVE product.Friday, June 28, 2019RSN Summit: AT&T Sportsnet Pittsburgh's Doug Johnson Dishes on New Studio PlansAT&T Sportsnet Pittsburgh is a regional sports network that's never shied away from pushing the technological envelope. At the SVG RSN Summit, VP and Executive Producer Doug Johnson shared with our Director of Digital Brandon Costa plans for a potential new studio and also shared how his operations team is using at-home production workflows to operate the scorebug on Pittsburgh Pirates broadcasts from home.Thursday, June 27, 2019RSN Summit: Kenny Miller On How Altitude Sports Is Reimagining The Pregame ShowPregame and postgame shows have followed a similar model for many years. At Altitude Sports, they are trying to break the mold. During the Denver Nuggets playoff run this year, the Denver-based regional sports network took a new approach to its coverage with a Facebook Live show that has them completely rethinking how they approach a pre- or post-game shows going forward. Ken Miller, EVP and General Manager/Executive Producer at Altitude Sports and Entertainment chats with our Jason Dachman about the project and what else is up in the RSN world.Wednesday, June 26, 2019RSN Summit: NBC Sports Regional Networks' Jon Slobotkin on How the RSN Industry Is Facing ChangeThe business of regional sports networks is dramatically changing. From meeting changing consumer habits to seeing massive acquisitions completely reshape the sector, RSNs are meeting a wealth of challenges head on. Jon Slobotkin, SVP Content and Live Programming at NBC Sports Regional Networks and chairman of the 2019 SVG RSN Summit shares his thoughts on how his network is better serving their fans and addresses why the RSN Summit is more important for the industry than ever.Tuesday, June 25, 20192019 College World Series: ESPN's Chris Swihart on the MLB-Level Tech in OmahaThe College World Series has always been a technological paradise. In 2019, the Sunday Night Baseball team has given some additional toys to the crew in Omaha, including 4D Replay, UmpCam, K-Zone, and much more. At this year's tournament, Chris Swihart, remote operations producer, ESPN broke down the impact of the new technology, the backstory that went into the development of UmpCam, and how audio continues to play a huge role every year.Friday, June 14, 2019A Look Back at the 2019 SVG College SummitThursday, June 13, 2019Cinematic Techniques and the Art of Storytelling in Sports [FULL PRESENTATION]Break through the noise, and cut through the clutter. In a landscape oversaturated with linear and digital sports content, learn how paying strategic attention to both a unique visual and storytelling approach will elevate your content above the rest. In this presentation from the 2019 SVG College Summit, former Head of Content/ Executive Producer for Under Armour and Red Bull Media House and former Turner Sports Producer/ Director Megan Wells, and multi Sports Emmy Award Winning Cinematographer/DP Tom Wells will give a high level overview of how to get inside the minds of your audiences, give them a unique visual experience, and connect with them emotionally, so they keep coming back to your content and your platform. From lens choice to camera placement, to carefully considering demographics and audience motivation, the owners of Two Birds Films and Technician Films will share learnings from over 20 years in sports production, working with clients such as Fox Sports, MLB, Super Bowl, NBA, Red Bull, Under Armour and The Olympics. Presenters: Megan Wells, Two Birds Films, Co-Owner, Executive Producer and Director Tom Wells, Technician Films, Owner and Director of PhotographyTuesday, June 11, 2019Mickey Wittman: A TributeSports Broadcasting Hall of Famer and father of aerial sports broadcasting Michael “Mickey” Alexander Wittman died on June 4, at the age of 74. During his career, he directed the iconic Goodyear Blimp in covering more than 2,500 sports events, including six Olympics, 30 World Series, 26 Super Bowls, and countless college football games. Relive his tremendous career through this tribute video from his Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame induction in 2013.Tuesday, June 11, 2019Cornell and Harvard Have Seen the Benefits of Partnering With ESPN on Live ProductionHaving the ESPN brand behind the conference has given athletic departments in the Ivy League a leg up in recruiting student athletes. As a result, Imry Halevi, Assistant Director of Athletics, Multimedia and Production at Harvard University and John Lukach, Director of Multimedia and Production at Cornell University have seen more buy-in and cooperation from coaches and athletics programs in their productions.Tuesday, June 11, 2019The Ivy League and ESPN Share Their Plans to Improve In Year 2 of Their PartnershipThe Ivy League's multimedia partnership with ESPN is through just one year of a ten-year deal. It's a marathon, not a sprint for all involved. Kevin Copp, Assistant Executive Director, Digital Content and Communications for The Ivy League, Imry Halevi, Assistant Director of Athletics, Multimedia and Production at Harvard University, John Lukach, Director of Multimedia and Production at Cornell University, and Shawn Murphy, Senior Coordinating Producer for ESPN all share how they are looking to improve in Year 2 of the production and distribution partnership.Tuesday, June 11, 2019ESPN's Shawn Murphy and Ivy League's Kevin Copp on What's Next For Their PartnershipWith one season of streaming to ESPN+, under its belt The Ivy League and ESPN are continuing to look for new ways to improve the production-quality of live events for the next academic year. ESPN Senior Coordinating Producer Shawn Murphy and Ivy League Assistant Executive Director, Digital Content and Communications Kevin Copp discuss how ESPN+ brings new fans to Ivy League athletics and what's ahead next year.Tuesday, June 11, 2019Cornell's John Lukach on Readying Athletics Venues For ESPN+ StreamingWhile many football and basketball venues were ready to produce dozens of live-streamed games for ESPN+, many other facilities on campuses across the conference were not. At the 2019 SVG College Summit, John Lukach, Director of Multimedia and Production at Cornell University discussed how schools brought smaller venues up the level needed for live-streaming.Tuesday, June 11, 2019Imry Halevi on How Harvard Worked With ESPN to Prepare For the Move to ESPN+In advance of The Ivy League's move to ESPN+, Imry Halevi, Assistant Director of Athletics, Multimedia and Production at Harvard University, worked closely with ESPN to develop best practices for graphics, transmission, and more. He discussed the partnership at the 2019 SVG College Summit.Tuesday, June 11, 2019ESPN's Shawn Murphy on How the Network Helped Prepare The Ivy League For ESPN+ DistributionThe Ivy League streamed more than 1,100 live events in more than 35 different sports to ESPN+ in the 2018-19 academic year. At the 2019 SVG College Summit, ESPN Senior Coordinating Producer Shawn Murphy talks about how the network worked with the conference to prepare.Tuesday, June 11, 2019Kevin Copp on Why a Deal With ESPN+ Made Sense For the Ivy League?The Ivy League is one year into a new 10-year deal with ESPN that delivers hundreds of live events to ESPN+. At the 2019 SVG College Summit, Ivy League's Assistant Executive Director, Digital Content and Communications Kevin Copp discusses why the deal made sense for the conference and how its benefitted it schools fans thus far.Tuesday, June 11, 2019A Platform To Call Home: The Ivy League’s Migration to ESPN+ [FULL PANEL]With its own subscription-based video platform in place, the Ivy League shifted its media-production and -distribution strategy with a comprehensive agreement to broadcast more than 1,100 live events across more than 35 sports on the new ESPN+ direct-to-consumer platform in 2018-19. A year into that 10-year relationship, hear from league and ESPN representatives on the process leading up to launch, the successes and challenges in year one, and the priorities in the long-term plans of the partnership in this panel discussion from the 2019 SVG College Summit. Panelists: Kevin Copp, The Ivy League, Assistant Executive Director, Digital Content and Communications Imry Halevi, Harvard University, Assistant Director of Athletics, Multimedia and Production John Lukach, Cornell University, Director of Multimedia and Production Shawn Murphy, ESPN, Senior Coordinating Producer Moderator: Kristian Hernandez, SVG, Assistant Editor and Social Media CoordinatorMonday, June 10, 2019Esports How-To: Producing a Live Rocket League Match with Ball State's Chris Taylor & Brad DaileyIts soccer, but with cars! Rocket League has gained tremendous popularity in the esports world due to its fun and exciting pace of play as well as being a relatively easy game for casuals to grasp. As one of the few colleges already engaged in the production of live esports, Ball State Sports Link shares what it took to get started in esports production and offers advice of the technology and storytelling strategies that make a Rocket League production shine. Presenters: Brad Dailey, Ball State University, Assistant Director of Digital Sports Production and Instructor of Telecommunications Chris Taylor, Ball State University, Senior Director, Digital Sports Production Moderator: Brandon Costa, SVG College Summit, Program Director; SVG, Director of Digital This session was hosted at the 2019 SVG College Summit.Monday, June 10, 2019Esports How-To: Producing a Live League of Legends Competition with Riot Games' Eamon FrasherMultiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) videogames are a truly esports-native experience that offers unique challenges for both entertaining hardcore fans while also engaging new viewers. Fresh off their Collegiate League of Legends Championships, Riot Games offers advice for producing your MOBA broadcast. Presenter: Eamon Frasher, Riot Games, Broadcast Producer Moderator: Jason Dachman, SVG, Chief Editor This session was hosted at the 2019 SVG College Summit.Monday, June 10, 2019Esports How-To: Producing a Live CS:Go Competition with ELEAGUE's Ben WinterFirst-person shooters are one of the most popular genres of esports, but they can also prove to be one of the most challenging to broadcast and tell a linear story. Turner Sports burst onto the esports scene with its coverage of Counter Strike: Global Offensive. Learn how the broadcasting veterans map out their production plans for CS:Go and get tips on how to get your production off the ground. Presenter: Ben Winter, Turner Sports, Interactive Coordinating Producer Moderator: Jason Dachman, SVG, Chief Editor This session was hosted at the 2019 SVG College Summit.Friday, June 7, 2019Syracuse's Tom White Breaks Down His Team's Unique Rowing and Tennis ProductionsRowing and tennis are always two of the toughest sports to cover in all of collegiate athletics. At the 2019 SVG College Summit, Syracuse Broadcast Engineer Tom White shared how he and his engineering team got creative when it came to covering the action on the water and the court – including drone, POV and RF cameras.Friday, June 7, 2019In the Trenches: Production Solutions That Have Enhanced (or Saved!) Your Live ProductionsWork in live sports production, and you’ll learn to expect the unexpected. From inclement weather to wonky venues, producers of live sports video have tackled some of the wackiest and most challenging obstacles with the belief that the show must go on. In this panel discussion from the 2019 SVG College Summit, experts in the field of live event production share the unique production tools, workflows, and workarounds that have helped take their productions to the next level (or made sure they happened at all!). Panelists: Sarah Backerman, Pac-12 Networks, Senior Director, Remote Operations Bill Friedman, BTN, Senior Coordinating Producer, BTN Originals Jonathan Harkey, Murray State University, Director of Multimedia and Production Jeff Taylor, Stetson University, Director of Broadcasting Tom White, Syracuse University, Broadcast Engineer Moderator: Brandon Costa, SVG College Summit, Program Director; SVG, Director of Digital