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Wednesday, May 27, 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.Friday, May 22, 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.Friday, May 15, 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.Friday, May 15, 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 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 13, 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.Wednesday, May 13, 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.Tuesday, May 12, 2020OpenDrives' Sean Lee on the 'OpenDrives Anywhere' InitiativeIn 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 Sean Lee, chief strategy and product office, OpenDrives, about the company’s efforts. Lee discusses how OpenDrives is continuing to support its customers 24/7 through the pandemic, 24/7 and teases a forthcoming new product launches with new hardware, new form factor alongside a big software release, new software features, and and a new UI. Finally Lee, also touches on the OpenDrives Anywhere initiative – the company's workflow for remote working with OpenDrives, allowing creatives to continue working collaboratively and concurrently without any loss in performance, from home.Tuesday, May 12, 2020Adorama Business Solutions' Jason Neureiter on Adapting to Clients’ New NormalIn 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 Jason Neureiter, corporate account manager, broadcast & sports, Adorama Business Solutions, about the company’s efforts. With all of the change happening in the world Adorama Business Solutions, like the majority of its clients, has quickly adapted to meet the needs of the businesses, schools, and government agencies it serves. As Content creators re-think their day-to-day operations, some even changing their business and way of life, Adorama Business Solutions has quickly been able to reconfigure the products it sells to provide remote working and learning solutions. Now, as many states begin to look at reopening Adorama Business Solutions is well positioned as a resource to assist clients in settling in to the new normal with solutions for reconfiguring office spaces, upgrading mobile office equipment, and ensuring employees maintain a social distance while at work.Tuesday, May 12, 2020FOR-A's Gerry Nazimek on the Company's Latest Broadcast ToolsIn 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 Gerry Nazimek, sales director, Northeast U.S.A. & Eastern Canada, FOR-A, about the company’s efforts. FOR-A's technology is pervasive throughout the sports broadcast industry. So what's new this spring season? Nazimek gives you a comprehensive walkthrough about what you would have seen at the company's NAB Show booth, while offering a peek at some of the new broadcast weapons in the company's expansive arsenal.Tuesday, May 12, 2020Quantum5X's Paul Johnson Dives Deep Into the Q5X Digital Encrypted Transmitter, CoachMic, RCASIn 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 Paul Johnson, CEO, Quantum 5X about the company’s efforts. In this interview, Johnson dives deep into a whole new fleet of products, including a family of Q5X Digital Encrypted transmitters, the pre-released version of the CoachMic that was used during the 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend on coaches, referees, and players for pregame interviews, the RCAS (Remote Control Audio System), and more.Monday, May 11, 2020Technology Focus Roundtable: Cameras and LensesWhat are some of the newest developments in camera and lens technology? Leading sponsors discuss their new offerings, new features, and how they can make a difference in a production" Speakers: Thomas Fletcher, Fujifilm, Director of Marketing Dan Grainge, NEP Broadcast Services, President, U.S. Specialty Capture Larry Thorpe, Canon U.S.A., Senior Fellow, Imaging Technologies and Communications Group, Professional Engineering and Solutions Division Ronny van Geel, Grass Valley, Director of Product Management Rob Willox, Sony, Director, Marketing, Imaging Products & Solutions Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Editorial Director This session is a segment from the SVG Chairman’s Technology in Action Series is an invitation-only event for SVG VIP members, SVG Platinum Sponsors, and event sponsors. To see more content from this event, sign up today at sportsvideo.org/events.Monday, May 11, 2020Iron Mountain Entertainment Services' Kerry Freeman Emphasizes the Importance of Archival StorageIn 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 Kerry Freeman, Head of Sales, UK and Ireland, Iron Mountain Entertainment Services, about the company’s efforts. In this interview, Freeman explains the irreplaceable value of an archive during the current circumstances, preparing for the resurgence of live broadcasts when they return, and why customers are choosing to go with Iron Mountain Entertainment Services for their needs.Monday, May 11, 2020uniqFEED's Benjamin Fabricius Underscores the Future of Computer Vision in SportsIn 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 Benjamin Fabricius, head of product management, uniqFEED, about the company’s efforts. uniqFEED is revolutionizing the sports sponsorship landscape with an entirely software-based virtual advertising solution. In this interview, Fabricius how the company sees computer vision as the future for virtual advertising and how their team is working to realize the huge potential of this technology to bring it to the forefront of the sports industry.Monday, May 11, 2020MultiDyne's Jesse Foster on Fiber-Optic Camera Adapters Making a Difference for At-Home ContentIn 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 Jesse Foster, director, products, MultiDyne about the company’s efforts. With the emerging trend of leveraging large image sensor digital cinema cameras for live multi-cam sports productions, the need for remote control and distribution of synchronization and program signals is easily addressed using the latest fiber-optic camera adapters and throwdown products from MultiDyne. In this interview, Foster breaks down how the universal and platform agnostic design of the SilverBack V camera adapter and complimentary systems simplifies the signal transmission part of the puzzle and how the company has customers covered with advanced transport solutions for POV and PTZ style cameras.Monday, May 11, 2020CenturyLink's Bill Wohnoutka on How Coronavirus Shapes Impending Trends Down the RoadIn 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 Bill Wohnoutka, VP, product management, global internet and content delivery services, CenturyLink, about the company’s efforts. COVID-19 has altered the media, entertainment, and sports industries dramatically in only a few months. It has accelerated digital transformation and altered workflows. It is causing the industry to become resilient. In this interview, Wohnoutka discusses three big industry trends that CenturyLink sees coming.Friday, May 8, 2020SES's Susanna Mantello on the Growth of Company's IP Transmission and Production Services PortfolioIn 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 Susanna Mantello, VP and head of sales, sports and events, SES, about the company’s efforts. With the world in the grip of an unprecedented crisis, Susanna Mantello, Vice President and Head of Sales for Sports and Events at SES, shares her thoughts on how the company's customers are dealing with the challenges that COVID-19 has presented. She also discusses the impact that the pandemic has had on sports and events worldwide, what the future holds for sports events and broadcasting in general, and how SES is fully prepared to support its customers moving forward. Mantello also addresses SES's soon-to-open sports-services facility at Stockley Park in London, as well as the company's growing portfolio of IP point-to-multipoint solutions.Friday, May 8, 2020CTI's Jim Wile on the Growth and Unique Needs of Esports VenuesIn 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 Jim Wile, Atlanta branch director, Conference Technologies, Inc., about the company’s efforts. Esports competitions are hosted in a variety of venues, from small theaters to large-scale stadiums and arenas built for sporting events, and now environments built specifically for esports. Technology is an important focus of all sporting venues, and even more specifically at esports competitions, so what is the role of the broadcast integrator at these venues? In addition, Esports venue design requires much more digital inventory than traditional sports. The inventory in an Esport specific venue could include personal screens, feeds that display player statistics across signage throughout the arena, lighting and in-venue effects that enhance the fan experience and infrastructure required to live stream events for global spectators. CTI’s objective is to collaborate on the design to build an overall immersive experience. The company is looking to develop a solution for esports events and productions built to serve the special needs and demands of the entire esports community, while also serving the dedicated needs of the owners and sponsors. With the future forward development of virtual & augmented reality technology, CTI designs enhance both the gamer and fan experience to create a more intimate in-venue experience.Friday, May 8, 2020Lawo's Stephan Türkay and Andreas Hilmer on Current Breakthroughs, Additions in IP TechnologyIn 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 Lawo Senior Product Manager of Media Infrastructure Stephan Türkay and Director of Marketing & Communications Andreas Hilmer to chat about the company’s efforts. Over the first half of 2020, Lawo has been launching the latest technologies and developments in IP. In this interview, Türkay and Hilmer break down these products, including the Media Infrastructure Ecosystem with a number of crucial new features, three additions to VSM's IP routing solution, the software-defined IP core platform V__matrix adding native baseband audio interfacing, and much more.Friday, May 8, 2020Nevion's Sandra White on the IP-based Power Behind Virtualized Remote 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 Brandon Costa sat down with Sandra White, SVP, sales and GM, Americas, Nevion, to chat about the company’s efforts. If the current circumstances have proven anything to the broadcast business its that the value of nimble remote production workflows cannot be understated. The type of workflows enabled by IP and virtualization technologies are now everywhere. With live sports events currently restricted, many broadcasters have taken the opportunity to work on the infrastructure of the future by creating federated facilities that enable distributed production. This requires fully orchestrated LAN/WAN convergent and highly scalable solutions, with products that can be upgraded, maintained, monitored, and supported remotely. Nevion has been architecting IP virtualized solutions for many years with its flagship products, Virtuoso (software-defined media node) and VideoIPath (orchestration and SDN control).Thursday, May 7, 2020Canon's Larry Thorpe Highlights New Cameras, Lenses, Volumetric Data SolutionsIn 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 Larry Thorpe, senior fellow, Canon, about the company’s efforts. In this interview, Thrope discusses the company's latest product introductions and how they benefit the sports production industry, including cameras, lenses, and volumetric data solutions.Wednesday, May 6, 2020G&D North America's Andy Coole on KVM Tech in a Virtualized WorldIn 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 Andy Coole, director, sales, Mid-America, G&D North America, about the company’s efforts. As one of the leaders in the development of KVM technology, G&D North America is playing a key role is supporting sports content creators in our hyper-virtualized world. Coole shares the latest in digital and analog high-end KVM equipment and offers his perspective on what's next for the industry.Wednesday, May 6, 2020Wowza Media Systems' Tim Dougherty on the Spike in Streaming Solutions During the PandemicIn 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 Tim Dougherty, director, sales engineering, Wowza Media Systems, to chat about the company’s efforts. Wowza Media Systems has been busier than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic, supporting clients in the delivery of virtual events and top-end stream experiences. Dougherty joins us to share what solutions have seen a huge spike in usage and what new technology the company is rolling out.Wednesday, May 6, 2020Media Links' Al Nuñez on Transmission Needs for Remote 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 Al Nuñez, SVP, sales, Americas & EMEA, Media Links, about the company’s efforts. An Emmy award-winning technology company, Media Links is a provider of IP Media Transport Solutions and Services. In this interview, Nuñez discusses how the company is addressing the changing sports technology market which includes remote production, IP Media Migration for Metro/Local markets, as well as Network edge applications – where both higher and lower bandwidth demands are impacting the workflow.Wednesday, May 6, 2020Geartech Technologies' Alain Cauchy on How Sports Media Can Reinvent ItselfIn 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 Alain Cauchy, founder and co-owner, Geartech Technologies, about the company’s efforts. In the age of social distancing, Geartech Technologies believes its solutions are more relevant than ever. As sporting outlets look for ways to engage their audiences with remote content quickly and with low cost, Geartech is positioned to provide quick-turn services for remote production, IP contribution/transmission, and subscriber and IPTV security. Geartech provides direct sales, engineering, technology planning, and support. The company invests and is certified on all the platforms it represents and also has an in-house lab environment to validate interop between platforms and install/support solution for clients. Geartech offers a stable of high-quality partner manufacturers and solution providers with ideal solutions for solving current challenges.Wednesday, May 6, 2020Variant Systems Group's Olaf Bahr on How Envivo Replay System Caters to Remote OperationIn 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 Olaf Bahr, co-founder and VP, Marketing, Variant Systems Group, about the company’s efforts. Bahr discusses the impact of the shutdown and of not having a physical NAB Show this year. He also addresses how VSG is using this down time, what “going back to normal” might look like, what VSG is learning from its customers, how VSG's Envivio tools can cater to remote production, and what our future might hold.Wednesday, May 6, 2020Joseph Electronics' Bo Reames and Carl Roszczybiuk on Distributing Essential Broadcast MaterialIn 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 Joseph Electronics Southeast Sales Engineer Bo Reames and Director of Engineering Carl Roszczybiuk about the company’s efforts. Joseph Electronics and Joseph Fiber Solutions provides equipment, supplies, and custom solutions for broadcast facilities and integrations, including fiber transmission equipment distributed throughout the United States. In this interview, Reams and Roszczybiuk outline how the company's partnerships with Bluebell Opticom, Ereca, and Direct Out Technologies help ship unique fiber solutions, audio converters and processors for modern broadcast audio, and more. In addition, the duo explains how the company is also responsible for providing other supplies, cable, and connectors.Wednesday, May 6, 2020SHOTOVER's Brad Hurndell Describes the Versatility of the B1 Aerial Camera SystemIn 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 Brad Hurndell, CEO, SHOTOVER, about the company’s efforts. In 2019, SHOTOVER Camera Systems celebrated its tenth anniversary with the launch of its latest system, the ultra-compact, and lightweight, SHOTOVER B1. The company debuted the 6-axis gyro-stabilized camera system at last year's NAB Show, by mounting it to the front of a small two-seat helicopter called the Guimbal Cabri G2. In this interview, Hurndell highlights how the B1, designed to meet the needs of a wide range of markets, including production, live broadcast, industrial survey, and surveillance, is a compact and agile aerial camera system that has been utilized on a variety of small and low-cost aircraft, including Robinson helicopters, to provide operators with a cost-effective method for capturing ultra-high definition aerial footage. The system can also be mounted on ground-based platforms and watercraft.Tuesday, May 5, 2020LTN Global's Joseph Hopkins on Virtual Cloud-based Production and Supporting the NFL DraftIn 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 Joseph Hopkins, SVP, business and corporate development, LTN Global, about the company’s efforts. Due to the unforeseen global shift this year’s pandemic has forced upon the industry, sports broadcasters have had to adapt in order to survive. Broadcast quality productions can now be created from the home via LTN’s unique managed services, including virtual cloud-based solutions and remote production models, all transported by its agnostic network infrastructure. In fact, LTN played a key role in the successful NFL Draft recently broadcast by ESPN and NFL Media. Hopkins breaks down the company's involvement in the project.Tuesday, May 5, 2020Sportlogiq's Patrick Markey on the New Generation of Analytics and Tracking DataIn 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 Patrick Markey, director, business development, Media, Sportlogiq, about the company’s efforts. Sportlogiq is remaining focused on its mission of utilizing its technology to provide insights, support and engaging stories to its partners. The company is improving its tools across verticals while looking to the future of sports analytics and storytelling. Markey shares how Sportlogiq supports NHL media rights holders both before and during this hiatus and also gives a look at upcoming projects around predictive analytics and first-of-its kind NCAA football tracking data.Tuesday, May 5, 2020PCCW Global's Margareta Sauger on Linking Customers Via Connect ConsoleIn 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 Margareta Sauger, VP, Sales, Americas Enterprise, PCCW Global, about the company’s efforts. PCCW Global is a telecommunications provider, offering the latest voice and data solutions to multi-national enterprises and communication service providers. The company's global coverage combined with local, on-the-ground knowledge has helped link customers in Asia, Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, and Africa. In this interview, Sauger dissects how Console Connect is connecting media networks, clouds, and partners.Tuesday, May 5, 2020Focusrite Pro's Ted White Sees Challenges Changing WorkflowsIn 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 Ted White, global marketing manager, Focusrite Pro, about the company’s efforts. White points out that the challenges wrought by the coronavirus pandemic, which has made almost every production a remote production, will inevitably change broadcast and other production workflows. And in some ways, for the better.Tuesday, May 5, 2020Synamedia's Mark Myslinski on the Imminent Impact of ATSC 3.0 on Live Sports ConsumptionIn 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 Mark Myslinski, broadcast solutions manager, Synamedia, about the company’s efforts. Synamedia is helping PayTV operators, telcos, and media companies change the way they deliver, protect, and monetize their content. In this interview, Myslinski highlights how NextGen TV (ATSC 3.0) will be a gamechanger for the consumption of live sports, in particular with stand-out video quality, immersive audio, and uncontested broadband broadcast.Tuesday, May 5, 2020Clark Wire & Cable's John Orona on Manufacturing High-Quality, Durable Broadcast FiberIn 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 John Orona, special project manager, Clark Wire & Cable, about the company’s efforts. Clark Wire and Cable offers end-to-end solutions for Audio Visual and Broadcast Cabling scopes and provides power enclosures and junction boxes that dip into the electrical scope. In addition, the company's fiber lab provides certified assemblies that are certified by LEMO and Neutrik. In this interview, Corona details how Clark Wire & Cable works closely with consultants and stay apprised with new technology and upgrades. For more interviews and news from around the sports-video-production industry, visit SVG’s SportsTech Blog.Tuesday, May 5, 2020Imagine Communications' Cassidy Phillips on Connecting Texas A&M's Venues With SMPTE 2110 IPIn 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 Cassidy Phillips, VP SA, networking group, Imagine Communications, about the company’s efforts. Texas A&M University plays a myriad of national sports to the highest level, and each of its stadiums is set up for both broadcast coverage and audience enrichment via scoreboards and other public screens. All seven athletic venues are now linked back to a central production area with four control rooms in Kyle Field, the college's football stadium. In this interview, Phillips breaks down how these links use SMPTE ST 2110 IP connectivity over fiber, providing 32 bidirectional HD links between any location, using Imagine Selenio Network Processors (SNP) as gateways and for video processing. The network, an important stepping stone to all-IP production, provides flexibility and resilience.Monday, May 4, 2020C360's Evan Wimer on Reimagining Live/Replay Camera DeploymentsIn 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 Evan Wimer, CEO, C360, about the company’s efforts. In these uncertain times, C360 can be used as a live and enhanced replay tool with its UHD and HD-SDI outputs for on-site or REMI productions. And perhaps more profoundly, a way to connect fans to live sports via a 1-to-1 OTT experience when they can’t be there in person. In this interview, Wimer dissects these deployments and highlights the company's George Wensel Technical Achievement Award nomination for the immersive system embedded in Line-to-Gain pylons and first down marker this past season on ESPN's Monday Night Football and college football telecasts.Monday, May 4, 2020Fujifilm's Gordon Tubbs Introduces Advanced Focus Technology, Developments to Fleet of LensesIn 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 Gordon Tubbs, VP, broadcast and cinema products, Fujifilm North America, about the company’s efforts. While prioritizing the health and safety of both employees and customers, the company is also releasing the latest developments to Fujinon lenses and provides information regarding new technologies such as Advanced Focus, RBF, and ARIA.Monday, May 4, 2020Arista Networks' Ed Chapman and Robert Welch Strengthen Connection With CloudVision, Other New ToolsIn 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 Arista Networks' Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Alliances Ed Chapman and M&E Technical Solutions Architect Robert Welch about the company’s efforts. The speed and reliability of the network have never been more important. Arista has become the only network platform with proven reliability, scalability, programmability, and real-time analytics that are the foundation for media and entertainment. In this interview, Chapman and Welch highlight CloudVision, a tool that provides real-time information, switches that scale to 288 400G ports, Power Over Ethernet with PTP boundary clock capability for digital signage customers, enhanced features for service provider and esports customers, and more.Monday, May 4, 2020Diversifed's Liz Davis on Optimizing Efficient, At-Home Media WorkflowsIn 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 Kristian Hernandez sat down with Liz Davis, VP, media workflow group, Diversified, about the company’s efforts. In today’s world of e-commerce, apps, and social media, building your brand is key. Viewers and consumers no longer want to just buy a product or subscribe; they want to be engaged on a deeper level. Additionally, as software orchestration leans more microservices-based, doors have opened to third party integration, automation, and centralization. Considering both points, this evolution requires a new approach to media workflow, thinking about the psychology and technology together. Diversified’s unique proprietary process analyzes Key Performance Indicators to not only design media asset management tools but also, reverse engineer the content creation process for faster ROI. For more interviews and news from around the sports-video-production industry, visit SVG’s SportsTech Blog.Monday, May 4, 2020The Weather Company, an IBM Business' Scott Eliot on AI to Deliver Updates to Sports Broadcast OpsIn 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 Scott Eliot, offering manager, The Weather Company, an IBM Business about the company’s efforts. Weather can wreak havoc on operations and the fan experience at outdoor sporting events costing millions of dollars. Eliot catches us up on how The Weather Company's solutions not only provide critical logistical information to assist and alert workers and fans to improve engagement and revenue, but, most importantly, keep crews on site safe. The company is also leveraging the power of artificial intelligence to message impacted fans and employees via mobile before, during and after events while allowing operations pros to embed relevant weather content into their digital properties.Monday, May 4, 2020Telestream's Kenneth Haren on Delivering Better Streaming Through Sophisticated MonitoringIn 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 Kenneth Haren, director, product management, Telestream, about the company’s efforts. As streaming services boom even further in the age of coronavirus lockdown, broadcasters are becoming more and more sophisticated in their ability to monitor their live streams and to identify and quickly remedy issues in delivery to the viewer. Haren joins us to update one of the industry's most popular tools in this services: Telestream's OptiQ Monitor, which delivers visibility around OTT streaming services to enable better audience outcomes.Monday, May 4, 2020Red Bee Media CEO Steve Nylund on Migrating Broadcasters to a Virtualized WorldIn 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 Steve Nylund, CEO, Red Bee Media, about the company’s efforts. Red Bee, a globally-managed services provider covering most needs across the media supply chain, has not only kept regular operations up and running through challenging times but has also managed to deliver on transformation projects and new requests – including migrating international TV-channels into their managed services operations and delivering access services for global broadcasts with all teams collaborating remotely while working from home. The company is providing a steady hand in an unpredictable world, combining operational excellence with innovative global cloud-based platforms, practically impossible to develop for independent broadcasters and content owners.Friday, May 1, 2020AJA Video Systems' Bryce Button on the Rise of HDR and 8KIn 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 Bryce Button, director, product marketing, AJA Video Systems, about the company’s efforts. Button explores how industry trends like streaming, HDR and 8K are impacting sports production workflows and how AJA technology supports these workflows. He also provides a closer look at AJA streaming solutions like HELO and U-TAP as well as AJA KONA and Io products, while also covering HDR tools like the FS-HDR, HDR Image Analyzer and HDR Image Analyzer 12G, among other HDR solutions that AJA develops.Friday, May 1, 2020Arvato Systems' Ben Davenport on How VPMS EditMate Allows Remote Editors to Stay ProductiveIn 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 Ben Davenport, portfolio manager, Arvato Systems, about the company’s efforts. Davenport takes a look at VPMS EditMate – Arvato's PAM for Adobe Premiere Pro – and how it's helping customers at this challenging time. The product, which launched at NAB 2019, allows users to add a MPEG-Dash-based streaming server so they can stream content from a central location directly into the editor. As a result, a editor located remotely can have the experience of working with full-res content rather than proxies.Friday, May 1, 2020Quantum's Jamie Lerner Sounds Off on VirtualQ Event, ScaleLogic Acquisition, and Power of NVMeIn 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 Jamie Lerner, CEO, chairman, and president, Quantum, about the company’s efforts. This year Quantum is hosting VirtualQ I NAB, an online gathering for customers and partners to learn the latest developments at Quantum. Over three days May 12-14 the company will unveil its latest production innovations and provide educational presentations. M&E subject matter experts will discuss big trends transforming the industry and Quantum technology partners will be focusing on ways to take video and rich media in bold new directions. In this interview Lerner discusses how Quantum and its partners are helping media customers work remotely during the pandemic, how Quantum’s ActiveScale object store system is enabling customers to create online content archives, previews Quantum’s latest NVMe high performance storage solutions for post-production.Friday, May 1, 2020Cisco Systems' Diana Candela on Supporting Sports Broadcasters' Needs During the PandemicIn 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 Diana Candela, regional manager, media & entertainment, Cisco Systems, about the company’s efforts. Today, the unprecedented increase in remote working requires technology to step in to help create interpersonal connections. For over 5 years, Cisco has been building collaboration solutions to support remote workers. With security built into Cisco Webex DNA we provide the business grade, integrated collaboration capabilities needed to keep people connected and business running. Cisco's mission is to enable collaboration without compromise, whether in the studio, the field or from home. Candela addresses how Cisco has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, the solutions it has been working on that make a difference to sports broadcasters, and trends Cisco is seeing from its broadcast customers.Friday, May 1, 2020PRG's Eileen Valois on Responding to the Current Pandemic With Agile At-Home SolutionsIn 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 Kerschbauer sat down with Eileen Valois, SVP, sports & fan entertainment, PRG, about the company’s efforts. Like all companies, PRG has been working through ways they can pivot across the business in their response to the coronavirus. For sports, they’ve put together a few concepts and services to help teams drive engagement with their fans. In this interview, Valois talks through the empty stadium and arena environment as teams return to the field of play, gamification to assist professional athletes and their esports pop-up leagues, and experiential activations in dark stadium spaces as a way to safely connect the communities and put some of their people back to work.Friday, May 1, 2020Blackmagic Design's Bob Caniglia Lays Out New Portfolio of Production ToolsIn 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 Bob Caniglia, director, sales Operations, North America, Blackmagic Design, about the company’s efforts. In this interview, Caniglia discusses Blackmagic's new ATEM Mini Pro, a low cost live production switcher with all the features of ATEM Mini but now also featuring a new hardware streaming engine, support for recording the stream direct to USB flash disks in H.264, support for recording to multiple disks for continuous recording, and a multiview on the HDMI video output. In addition, he breaks down its new software update for the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and 6K models that includes powerful studio camera features, and HyperDeck v7.1 software update that adds multiple new features to HyperDeck Studio Mini broadcast recorders.