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Saturday, February 15, 2020Live From Daytona 500: Fox Sports' Mike Davies and Dave Hill Preview Network's 20th Straight SeasonThe mark of a prosperous network is the craving to always evolve in a positive way. For Fox Sports, developing new and innovative ways to engage fans has always been their go-to philosophy, and at the Daytona 500, racing's most high-profile event is a big enough reason to try and stay ahead of the game At the Daytona 500, SVG Associate Editor Kristian Hernandez spoke with Mike Davies, SVP, technical and field operations, Fox Sports, and David Hill, director, motorsports operations, Fox Sports, about new tech deployments like the FPV racing drone and 80-foot Strada Crane, how offsite locations in Charlotte are alleviating stress, and how the network's production has improved since they first came onsite at the turn of the century.Friday, January 31, 2020Super Bowl LIV: Fox Sports' Rod Conti Gives a Tour of Network's Stunning South Beach CampusThree studios, two demo areas, two tower structures filling nine acres of production and support workspace piloted by more than 350 production, technical, and support staff, Fox Sports' studio activation in South Beach is a television achievement. Rod Conti, VP of Operations for Fox Sports gives a tour of the sets to explain how his team prioritized achieving a "sense of place" for viewers at home through various tools, a commitment to designing a clean look free of excessive cabling and prominent PA speakers, and an impressive design from their set design partner, Filmwerks.Friday, January 31, 2020Super Bowl LIV: Fox Sports' Michael Davies Goes Deep on Net's Epic Technological Super Bowl EffortThe Super Bowl is one of those events that annually raises the bar for what is capable (and expected in the future) in a live sports production. This year is no different as Fox Sports has brought an ambition operation to Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL. Mike Davies, SVP, Technical and Field Operations, Fox Sports takes you inside the compound and the stadium to highlight some of the major technological developments that are in place for this year's Big Game. From the first Super Bowl in UHD/HDR to four 8K cameras contributing to the show, and an impressive array of aerial cable cameras, Super Bowl LIV promises to be a feast for the eyes.Wednesday, January 29, 2020SVG Summit : Closing Keynote - Chairmen PerspectivesSVG and SVG Europe are led by Mike Davies, Fox Sports, SVP, Field and Technical Operations and Alessandro Reitano, Sky Deutschland, VP of Sports Production. Our two chairmen took the stage with SVG Editorial Director Ken Kerschbaumer and SVG Europe Editorial Director Fergal Ringrose to discuss top trends and challenges for 2020 as well as new initiatives being launched by SVG that will better serve the SVG community. Co-Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial Services Co-Moderator: Fergal Ringrose, SVG Europe, Editorial Director Featuring: Mike Davies, Fox Sports, SVP, Field and Technical Operations Alessandro Reitano, Sky Deutschland, VP, Sports ProductionWednesday, January 29, 2020SVG Summit: An Inside Look Into NASCAR's At-Home ProductionsNASCAR Productions this year is producing all of its IMSA races from the NASCAR Productions facility, located in Charlotte, NC. The team is relying on production trucks designed to meet the needs of a REMI production and has spent the past season learning how to produce an event remotely, the pros and cons of the new workflow, and figuring out future opportunities. Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial Services Featuring: Mark Hull, NASCAR Productions, Senior Manager, Technical Operations Matt Stovcsik, NASCAR Productions, Director, Operations Mike Zylak, NASCAR, Senior Manager, EngineeringWednesday, January 29, 2020SVG Summit: Recent Technologies and Trends in the Remote Production BusinessThe relationship between remote production service providers and clients continues to be a dance between profitability, capability, flexibility, and trust. Learn more about the current state of the business, challenges as new technologies change the nature of sports production, and much more. Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial Services Panelists: Mary Ellen Carlyle, Dome Productions, SVP and GM Robert Carzoli, Program Productions, Chairman and CEO Stacia Fritchie, Lyon Video, General Manager Phil Garvin, Mobile TV Group, Founder and CEO Pat Sullivan, Game Creek Video, President and Founder Mike Werteen, NEP Broadcast Services, PresidentWednesday, January 29, 2020SVG Summit: The Challenge of Cybersecurity and Live Sports TVObtaining cybersecurity in the arena of live television production has always been a difficult task to achieve. A panel of rights holders, third-party vendors, and equipment manufacturers discussed its status in the live sports compound. How can everyone work together with the common goal of securing productions both in the stadium and back in the studio? This session provided an update on the development of an ongoing series of Recommendations and Best Practices that outline suggested industry-approved controls for use in the sports-production industry. Moderator: Tom Sahara, Media Technologist and Advisor; SVG, Content Security Work Group, Co-Chair Panelists: Michael Cronk, Grass Valley, VP, Core Technology Jason Taubman, Game Creek Video, SVP, Technology Dan Turk, NEP Group, VP and Chief EngineerMonday, January 20, 2020SVG Summit: Sky Sports' Duncan East Recaps Successful Year With Volumetric CaptureAcross the pond, Sky Sports continues to be a company that lives at the forefront of technological innovation. This year, the use of volumetric capture at tournaments like the 148th Open Championship is a VR application that will forever change the way video analysis is done. At the SVG Summit, Director of Digital Brandon Costa and Duncan East, head, directors and creative, Sky Sports, chat about the success of some of their deployments in 2019, how they improved on volumetric capture in the concept's second season, and what technologies that are on Sky's wishlist in 2020.Monday, January 20, 2020SVG Summit: ESR's Wendy Wang Explains the Decision of Forming a 24/7 Esports ChannelLike other mainstream television outlets, ESR is taking a page out of the traditional sports playbook. As the first official 24/7 esports channel in the United States, the company is able to supply content for avid gamers to binge whenever they want. With the conclusion of their second year of operation, the channel is keen on making more traction in the coming year. At the SVG Summit, Associate Editor Kristian Hernandez and Wendy Wang, CEO, ESR 24/7 Esports Channel, broke down the structure of the platform, why ESR decided to execute a 24/7 model, what style of content is working the best, and what can be done in 2020 to increase growth.Monday, January 20, 2020SVG Summit: Mike Morrison Divulges ESPN's Legalized Sports Betting Strategy, New Las Vegas StudioWhen the act of sports betting was legalized, the floodgates became opened to a newly discovered stream of content and revenue. For ESPN, television programming like Daily Wager is giving an inside look at the day's major sporting events and where their bets should lie. At the SVG Summit, Chief Editor Jason Dachman and Mike Morrison, VP, business development, ESPN, discuss other ways that the network is educating and helping consumers that are active in sports betting and the progress of their brand-new studio being built inside of The LINQ Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip.Thursday, January 16, 2020SVG Summit: Turner Sports' Chris Brown Outlines Features of Bleacher Report Studio, NEP SS8 TruckWhen it comes time to close out every calendar year, Turner Sports always has an imprint on some of sports' biggest events. Outside of the realm of live television production, the network dipped its toes in the legalized sports betting waters with a new studio on the Las Vegas strip. At the SVG Summit, Chief Editor Jason Dachman and Chris Brown, VP, operations and technology, Turner Sports, chatted about the new Bleacher Report studio in Las Vegas' Caesars Palace, the role of NEP's SS8 mobile production unit, and a sneak peek at some technological elements to expect at the 2020 NBA All-Star Game in Chicago.Thursday, January 16, 2020SVG Summit: ESPN's Meg Aronowitz Details the Relationship Between ACC Network, 15 Conference SchoolsBefore launching the ACC Network, ESPN did their homework and worked diligently with the production teams of all 15 schools. From creating a healthy relationship that spurned creative collaboration or evaluating the progress and final product of control room buildouts, the network has been alongside the conference from the beginning. At the SVG Summit, Associate Editor Kristian Hernandez and Meg Aronowitz, coordinating producer II, ESPN, break down how ESPN assisted the schools with their own specific set of needs, how the ACC Network is operating since the launch, and where they will be after its first full year of operations in August 2020.Wednesday, January 15, 20202019 SVG Summit Recap VideoWednesday, January 15, 2020SVG Summit: Blizzard's Pete Emminger Previews Home & Away Format for Overwatch, Call of Duty LeaguesBlizzard Entertainment is one of the busiest entities in esports. Whether driving the competitions that go on in the Overwatch League or handling productions of BlizzCon, the company's largest event that promotes their biggest gaming franchises, the calendar is filled with plenty of large scale events. At the SVG Summit, SVG Associate Editor Kristian Hernandez and Pete Emminger, VP, global broadcast, Activision Blizzard Esports, took time to tease the home and away method of next year's Overwatch League and inaugural Call of Duty League seasons, how the annual BlizzCon production went, what is in the organization's plans in 2020, and what could potentially be on the table moving forward.Tuesday, January 14, 2020SVG On Demand: ESPN's Amy Rosenfeld Walks Through the Process of Launching the ACC NetworkOn Aug. 22 of last year, the ACC Network launched its linear operations for the first time. Since then, ESPN's newest conference platform is incorporating the hard-working production teams of the 15 member institutions and is facilitating a full slate of programming from their own studio in Bristol, CT.  At the SVG Summit, Brandon Costa and Amy Rosenfield, VP, production, ESPN walked through the process of launching the new ESPN entity, how the network is maintaining their strong line of communication with the schools, and what is left in the tank to deploy in their second year in 2020.Friday, January 10, 2020SVG Summit: LiveU's Janel Fleming Lays Out 2020 Agenda in HEVC, At-Home ProductionIn the streaming game, LiveU's HEVC offerings have become a go-to option when developing a live production with stability and efficiency. Despite the success on the digital side, the company greatly enhanced their at-home production model over the last year for clients at the linear end of the spectrum. At the SVG Summit, SVG Associate Editor Kristian Hernandez and Janel Fleming, sales manager, sports, LiveU, discussed these massive improvements in 2019, what products will be available for the sports video production industry over the next 12 months, and boxes that they want to have checked off by the conclusion of 2020.Wednesday, January 8, 2020SVG Summit: Quantum's Eric Bassier Discusses Upcoming Trends in the Storage SectorQuantum remains as one of the premier storage providers in the sports video production industry. Heading into the next calendar year, the company is ready to help the community's media management needs. At the SVG Summit, Eric Bassier, senior director, global product marketing, Quantum spoke with SVG Director of Digital Brandon Costa about important updates made in 2019, trends in the storage sector that they're seeing, and exciting projects on the horizon in 2020.Monday, January 6, 2020SVG Summit: Sky Deutschland's Alessandro Reitano Speaks on Tenure as SVG Europe ChairmanSky Deutschland is one of the most technologically advanced networks over in Europe. VP of Sports Production Alessandro Reitano has been one of the individuals that are pushing the company towards broadcast applications in virtual reality and the like. To boot, Reitano is heading up the efforts of our sister company, SVG Europe, as its Chairman. At the SVG Summit 2019, Reitano and SVG Director of Digital Brandon Costa caught up to reflect on the innovations deployed by the company this past year, what it means for him to lead SVG Europe, and the potential opportunities that the position will allow for collaboration in 2020.Monday, January 6, 2020SVG Summit: Dan Marshall Recounts AWS's Significant Development in the CloudLike many years, AWS is always up to something that will enhance the content creation within the sports video production community. 2019, in particular, marked landmark progress for their efforts in the cloud. At the 2019 SVG Summit, SVG Director of Digital Brandon Costa and Dan Marshall, SVP, worldwide sales, an d services, AWS chat about the company's enhancements regarding applications in the cloud and topics that will be at the top of the list in 2020 including sports betting.Saturday, January 4, 2020SVG Summit: How CBS Sports Delivered Every Shot, Every Hole at The MastersIn 2018, the team at Augusta National had the idea to create an Every Shot, Every Hole production, and they presented the challenge to CBS Sports to create the innovative system. In April, at the 2019 Masters the vision became a reality when the groundbreaking system debuted allowing the viewers at home, for the first time ever, to see every shot from every hole by every golfer. At the 2019 SVG Summit, Brian Carr, Founding Partner of Thumbwar; Mike Francis, VP, Remote Engineering and Planning at CBS Sports; and Patty Power, EVP, Operations and Engineering at CBS Sports share an overview of the production efforts, how it came together, and how the future of major golf production may never be the same. This session is moderated by Brandon Costa, Director of Digital at SVG.Saturday, January 4, 2020SVG Summit: Sky Sports on How Volumetric Capture Changes EverythingVideo analysis is very much a one-dimensional experience with analysts relying on flat images taken from one angle at a time to provide insights into athletic performance. At the 2019 Open Championship, Sky Sports changed all that with the use of 120 cameras to capture volumetric video of the world’s best golfers in action. The question now is what does volumetric mean for your organization? At the 2019 SVG Summit, Duncan East, Head of Directors and Creative at Sky Sports breaks down the project and wrestles with what it means for the future of sports television with Ken Kerschbaumer, Co-Executive Director, Editorial Services at SVG.Saturday, January 4, 2020SVG Summit: Gambling and What It Means to the Sports Media BusinessGambling. It’s on everybody’s and every state’s mind as a means to not only drive revenue growth but also ratings as viewers will have more reasons to tune in. At the 2019 SVG Summit, key execs with experience in designing content for the sports better answer key questions like: how are broadcasters approaching gambling from a programming standpoint? Do regional sports networks have an advantage compared to national networks? And how quickly will the legalized betting landscape evolve? Panelists: Steve Byrd, Sportradar, Head of Global Strategic Partnerships Mike Morrison, ESPN, VP, Business Development Damon Phillips, NBC Sports Washington, SVP and GM Moderator: Jason Dachman, SVG, Chief EditorThursday, January 2, 20202020 Winter Classic: NBC Sports' James Stuart Breaks Down Tech Coverage at the Historic Cotton BowlThe act of ushering in a new year is not complete without the NHL Winter Classic on NBC. To start 2020, the yearly event traveled down to Cotton Bowl Stadium on the Texas State Fairgrounds. Amongst a full fleet of technology, many major debuts were made including the Peacock Pit Box, two new jib cameras, and an unprecedented look inside the NHL Replay room. At the legendary Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas, SVG Associate Editor Kristian Hernandez spoke with James Stuart, senior director, operations, NBC Sports Group about the new technology used at the New Year's Day tradition, how the 90-year-old venue offered some production hurdles, and why this event has become such a huge property for the network.Thursday, January 2, 2020David Stern: A TributeDavid Stern, the longest-serving commissioner in NBA history and the leader who oversaw the league’s massive growth during his three decades at the helm, died on January 1, 2020 at the age of 77. During three decades as NBA commissioner, David Stern oversaw an era of unprecedented revenue growth and worldwide expansion en route to solidifying his legacy as one of the greatest commissioners in the history of pro sports. Stern was inducted into the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2014. Relive his tremendous career through this tribute video from his Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame induction.Monday, December 30, 2019SVG Summit: Keynote Conversation with Peter Hutton, Director, Global Sports Partnerships at FacebookPeter Hutton is no stranger to the sports media landscape. As the former CEO of Eurosport and co-CEO of MP & Silva, the veteran executive now finds himself at the center of sports and social media at Facebook as the platform's Director, Global Sports Partnerships. In this conversation from the 2019 SVG Summit, learn how Facebook is looking to unlock sponsorship opportunities; drive ticket, merchandise, and subscription sales; as well as its efforts around live rights and much more. The session is moderated by Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial Services.Friday, December 27, 2019SVG Summit: The NBA Summer League and 5G Smartphone ProductionThis past summer, the NBA offered up a world first, producing a game using nothing more than Samsung 5G phones. How did the project come together? What was involved, and did it really work as promised? At the 2019 SVG Summit, key production execs discussed the effort, lessons learned, and what’s next. Panelists: Paul Benedict, NBA, Associate VP, Broadcasting Content Management Steve Hellmuth, NBA, EVP, Media Operations and Technology Dave Macdonald, AT&T Sports and Entertainment, Director of Strategy Moderator: Chris Brown, Turner Sports, VP, Operations and TechnologyFriday, December 27, 2019SVG Summit: Esports 2020 - Where Is the Industry Headed?The esports market continues to explode as traditional media companies, leagues, and even sports franchises look to become part of the ecosystem. What are some of the key trends to expect in 2020? How will esports continue to be on the ascent and what does that mean to the more traditional sports production landscape? At the 2019 SVG Summit, key players in the esports production business discuss the state of the industry. Panelists: Matt Arden, NBA, Head of Content and Media, NBA 2K League Pete Emminger, Activision Blizzard Esports, VP, Global Broadcast Wendy Wang, ESR 24/7 Esports Channel, CEO Moderator: Jason Dachman, SVG, Chief EditorThursday, December 26, 2019SVG Summit: Inside the Launch of the ACC NetworkWhen ESPN launched the ACC Network, the new 24/7 national network dedicated to ACC sports, in August, it bolstered its expansive college sports coverage. It involved collaborative work and planning with personnel from across the ACC’s 15 institutions. At the 2019 SVG Summit, ESPN executives discussed what it takes to launch a new comprehensive network in an age where linear TV and digital distribution require a steady stream of content along with new and efficient philosophies on production and operations.Monday, December 23, 2019SVG Summit: A Keynote Conversation With DAZN's VP, North America Joe MarkowskiDAZN continues to surprise the sports content and distribution world, whether with new rights deals, exclusive studio programming every bit as robust as anything in the industry, or a carriage deal with Comcast. And its international perspective gives it a solid leg up when it comes to understanding the changing landscape of OTT and broadcast sports. Joe Markowski, DAZN, EVP North America, shares his thoughts on DAZN’s strategy, its plans for the future, and why the entire industry needs to think differently when it comes to meeting the needs of sports fans. Featuring: Joe Markowski, DAZN, EVP, North America Moderator: Brandon Costa, SVG, Director of DigitalThursday, December 19, 2019SVG Sports Broadcasting Fund: Cancer Survivor Kristen Sleboda Shares Her Success StoryThe SVG Sports Broadcasting Fund is the sports industry’s first charity fund dedicated to providing assistance to industry professionals and their families in need. In 2019 alone, the Fund helped more than 30 families by easing their financial burdens in difficult times. One of those helped by the Fund was Kristen Sleboda. A 30-year veteran graphics operator, Sleboda was diagnosed with breast cancer in the summer. She shared her story at the 2019 Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame ceremony in New York City on December 17.Thursday, December 19, 2019SVG Summit: Fox Sports' Mike Davies on Why Super Bowl XIV Will Be Produced In 1080p/HDRAt the 2019 SVG Summit, Fox Sports announced that it will be producing Super Bowl XIV in 1080p HDR while also offering an upconverted 4K stream to viewers. Why won't Fox Sports produce the game in raw 4K? SVP, Field and Technical Operations Mike Davies explains.Thursday, December 19, 2019SVG Summit: A Sneak Peek at Super Bowl LIV With Fox SportsFox Sports will step into the spotlight for Super Bowl LIV and, once again, the challenge is figuring out how to manage technical innovation, production values, and storytelling. The Fox Sports production team takes the stage to discuss the big game. Panelists: Kevin Callahan, Fox Sports, Director of Technical Operations Mike Davies, Fox Sports, SVP, Field and Technical Operations Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial ServicesThursday, December 19, 2019SVG Summit: Fox Sports' Kevin Callahan Says Super Bowl XIV Will Be Produced In 1080p HDRAt the 2019 SVG Summit, Fox Sports announced that it will be producing Super Bowl XIV in 1080p HDR while also offering an upconverted 4K stream to users. Director of Technical Operations Kevin Callahan explains the plan.Wednesday, December 18, 2019Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame 2019The Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame celebrates the class of 2019, honoring 10 legendary professionals who have made an indelible mark on the sports-TV and -media industry. Watch as the induction ceremony is held on Dec. 17 at the New York Hilton Hotel in Midtown Manhattan.Wednesday, December 18, 20192019 Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame: Mike 'Doc' EmrickAmerica's voice of hockey and one of sports' great broadcasters, Mike 'Doc' Emrick, gives a heartfelt reminder to all as he accepts his place in the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame.Wednesday, December 18, 20192019 Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame: Doug WilsonOne of the men behind the legendary sports program Wide World of Sports, Doug Wilson, takes his place in the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame.Wednesday, December 18, 20192019 Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame: Mary Ellen CarlyleAn innovator and one of sports television's great technical pioneers, Mary Ellen Carlyle, takes her place in the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame.Wednesday, December 18, 20192019 Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame: Roger PenskeAn auto racing legend, Roger Penske also left an indelible mark on the sports television history by paving the wave for innovation. He accepts his place in the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame.Wednesday, December 18, 20192019 Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame: Bob FishmanOne of the greatest sports television directors of this, or any, era, - and a man beloved by his industry colleagues - Bob Fishman accepts his place in the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame.Wednesday, December 18, 20192019 Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame: Bud CollinsLegendary tennis broadcaster Bud Collins has been inducted into the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame. Accepting for his posthumously was his wife, Anita Ruthling Klaussen.Wednesday, December 18, 20192019 Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame: Steve AndersonESPN executive Steve Anderson accepts his place in the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame.Wednesday, December 18, 20192019 Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame: Jerry GepnerSports television innovator and former Fox Sports executive Jerry Gepner accepts his place in the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame.Wednesday, December 18, 20192019 Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame: Ken WooOne of the greatest camera operators in sports television history, Ken Woo, accepts his place in the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame.Wednesday, December 18, 20192019 Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame: Bob LeyBob Ley of ESPN accepts his place in the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame.Tuesday, December 17, 2019SVG Summit 2019The SVG Summit marks its 14th year as the place to be for those involved in any aspect of sports production, content creation, or distribution. Once again, it brings together more than 1,000 industry professionals from across the country and around the world for two full days of networking, panel discussions, and more!Tuesday, December 10, 2019Esports Production Summit: Allied Esports' Jud Hannigan on Recent Brand ExpansionThe esports venue boom is among us. As huge amounts of dollars are getting pumped into sites across the country for all-new arenas, leagues and teams are figuring out ways to turn these buildings into year-long experiences. One particular entity, Allied Esports International, is changing up their strategy and is retrofitting their operations to fit into everyday destinations. At the SVG Esports Production Summit, SVG Associate Editor Kristian Hernandez spoke with Allied Esports International Co-Founder and CEO Jud Hannigan about the strides the company has made since the opening of HyperX Esports Arena in March of last year and where the brand is expanding as esports continues to grow in 2020.Thursday, December 5, 2019WEBINAR: A Strong Foundation - How Centralization Can Streamline Your Media WorkflowA sports season is a marathon. Multiple simultaneous sports seasons? That’s a herculean effort! From the majors to the minors and even colleges, video production professionals acquire, produce, distribute, and store a tremendous load of content in a single season. Having media assets in a centralized video workflow where any employee can access it anytime and anywhere is critical to streamlining speed and success. Juan Gutierrez, Senior Manager, Video & Digital Production for MountainStar Sports Group – which owns both the El Paso Chihuahuas, the Triple-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres and El Paso Locomotive, a professional soccer team in the USL – shares with you how he and his team completely reimagined their video backbone to meet their tremendous workload, produce elite video at scale, and put themselves in a position for a successful 2019. Joined by Robert Gilkes, Product Manager at Sony Electronics in a conversation with Brandon Costa, Director of Digital at Sports Video Group, these three gentlemen will break down the process of centralizing one’s video workflow, what the key things Gutierrez learned along the way, what the pain points were, and offer advice for how you can deliver this infrastructure to your organization. Webinar Speakers: Juan Gutierrez, MountainStar Sports Group, Senior Manager, Video & Digital Production Robert Gilkes, Sony Electronics, Product Manager Webinar Moderator: Brandon Costa, SVG, Director of Digital This SVG Technology In Action Webinar is sponsored by Sony.Wednesday, December 4, 2019Esports Production Summit: NBA 2K League's Matt Arden on Advancing the Esports Viewing ExperienceWhen it comes to American sports leagues leading the way in the world of esports, look no further than the NBA. Readying to enter its third season, the NBA 2K League has established itself as one of the more innovative brands from the traditional sports world to enter the esports ecosystem. At the SVG Esports Production Summit, Matt Arden, Head of Content and Media at NBA 2K League chats with our Brandon Costa about what his first year with the league was like, what enhancements did he try to the bring to the table, and what the league has up its sleeve for season 3.Monday, December 2, 2019The State of the Esports Viewership and Consumption: Esports Production SummitThis presentation will provide an overview of the current trends in esports development and streaming. Esports Charts analyzes a massive amount of data derived directly from all known streaming platforms (without any outside influence) in order to determine the exact amount of viewers, breakdown by their languages, and growth dynamics of subscribers on channels and social networks. Whether you’re a producer, organizer, sponsor, or just a viewer, check out this opening session for an in-depth look at the current state esports content consumption. Presenter: Ivan Danishevskyi, Esports Charts, FounderSunday, December 1, 2019Keynote Conversation with Mike Sepso, Co-Founder/CEO of Vindex: Esports Production SummitAs co-founder of Major League Gaming (MLG) in 2002, Mike Sepso created one of the first powerhouses of competitive gaming and went on to play a vital role in in the development of the booming esports industry we see today. Now, Sepso is out to change the game once again, co-founding Vindex, a pure-play esports infrastructure platform with $60M of funding and star-studded leadership team behind it. In this closing Q&A session, Sepso will discuss how the esports business has evolved and what he sees for this rapidly growing market in 2020 and beyond. Featuring: Mike Sepso, Esports Pioneer and Co-Founder/CEO of Vindex Moderator: Jason Dachman, SVG, Chief Editor and Sports Graphics Forum Program Director