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Tuesday, May 22, 2018ChyronHego CEO Marco Lopez Talks Prudential Center, DFL's Sports Innovation 2018ChyronHego has been extremely busy throughout the first half of 2018, playing an integral role in a variety of sports-related projects and partnerships across sports broadcast, stadium production and in-venue experience, and sports technology.  ChyronHego recently partnered with the New Jersey Devils, EVS, and Trans-Lux to deploy its Unified Stadium concept at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, which upgraded its videoboard to the largest in the world prior to the 2017-18 NHL campaign. In addition, ChyronHego recently took part in the Sports Innovation 2018 event put on by the DFL at ESPIRIT Arena Düsseldorf, Germany, earlier this month. SVG sat down with ChyronHego CEO Marco Lopez, who took the helm five months ago, to discuss these projects and innovations, as well as the latest ChyronHego news.Thursday, May 10, 2018SVG IP Forum Keynote: Matthew Goldman on Broadcast Industry's Migration to All-IPAt SVG's IP Production Forum in New York City on May 9, Matthew Goldman – SMPTE President and Ericsson SVP, Technology, TV and Media – presented the Keynote Presentation delving into how the SMPTE ST 2110 Professional Media Over Managed IP Networks suite of standards will impact the broadcast industry moving forward. Entitled "Broadcast Migration to All-IP", the in-depth presentation provided attendees with an inside look at latest developments with respect to IP standards and what they mean for your operation – both today and tomorrow.Thursday, April 26, 2018Live From NFL Draft: NFL Media's Dave Shaw Takes Us Inside NFL Network's Largest Production EverEach year, NFL Media rolls out an even larger-scale production for the NFL Draft than the year prior. This year, however, the league’s media arm is taking it to a whole new level. With the Draft located in an NFL stadium for the first time and NFL Network’s early-round coverage being simulcast on Fox (marking the Draft’s first appearance on broadcast television), NFL Media has rolled out its largest Draft production to date at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. SVG speaks with NFL Media VP, Production Dave Shaw to discuss the massive production, the cameras and tech toys they have rolled out, the increasing role of NFL Digital, and how the Draft production has evolved over the years.Thursday, April 26, 2018NAB Show 2018: Canon Hosts Talk on Large Format Production in College SportsAt the 2018 NAB Show, Canon USA hosted a special panel discussion on large format production in the college sports environment and a collection of key college sports video production pros shared their thoughts and experiences in the purchasing and/or renting of lenses and cameras for their departments. Moderated by SVG's Ken Kerschbaumer, the conversation featured Auburn University's Weston Carter, University of Kentucky's Shane Fannin, Blue Ox Films' Taylor Kavanaugh, Kitay Productions' Joel Kitay, and Canon USA's Larry Thorpe. The discussion was hosted at Canon's Live Production Stage in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.Monday, April 23, 2018SPORTELAsia: OTT and Piracy in Asia - An In-Depth Look at What to ExpectThe sports marketplace in Asia will be driven dramatically by the use of smartphones and tablets. That reliance on digital devices requires new ways of content creation, distribution and marketing. This panel discussion from the 2018 SPORTELAsia show, broke down how to develop a strategy best suited for the diversity of cultures in Asia. Apart of social media strategies, pricing models and more, the session also took a look at recent developments in content protection technologies and services. More than ever, the digital landscape requires a disciplined and focused approach to content protection and anti-piracy activities. The panel, moderated by SVG's Ken Kerschbaumer features: Chris Wagner, Neulion, EVP, Marketplace Strategy; Danny Menken, ELEVEN SPORTS, Group Managing Director Maurizio Barbieri, Twitter, Head of Sports Partnerships, SEA Bastian Casalta, TMG, CTOThursday, April 12, 2018NAB Show 2018: HGST's Shawn Klein on Western Digital Synergy and and the Future of StorageThe brands of Western Digital were all under one big roof at this year's NAB Show, as HGST, G-Technology, and SanDisk were all unified to deliver their message and innovations around the world of archive. Shawn Klein, HGST's Global Director of Strategic Alliances speaks with our Brandon Costa about the synergies between the companies and how the dynamic storage industry is challenging technology developers to meet increasing customer needs.Thursday, April 12, 2018NAB Show 2018: Quantum's Geoff Stedman Discusses the Company's Latest NAS SystemsFollowing the debut of a new entry-level NAS in September and a scale-out NAS in December, Quantum is spreading the word at this NAB Show of its products' elite performance. Geoff Stedman, SVP, Business Development at Quantum chats with our Jason Dachman about the success of these latest platforms while also teasing some other upcoming tech.Thursday, April 12, 2018NAB Show 2018: Inside Canon's New Lineup of Lenses With Larry ThorpeIf its NAB Show time, that means there's a load of lens and camera announcements to enjoy. Be it 4K, 8K, HDR, or just traditional HD, Canon certainly didn't dsappoint. Sports Broadcasting Hall of Famer and Canon Senior Fellow Larry Thorpe chats with our Jason Dachman about all of the new glass at this year's show and dives deeper into the future of 4K and 8K in the broadcast environment.Thursday, April 12, 2018NAB Show 2018: Dave Letson Offers a Peek Inside Calrec's Newest Brio ConsoleCalrec reigns as one of the leaders in audio solutions for the live sports video production industry and at this NAB Show, the company had a bunch of new toys to show off. Dave Letson, Calrec's VP of Sales joined our Jason Dachman to dive deeper into the newest Brio console, one that comes with a much smaller form factor than some of the company's larger lines. He also digs deep into the move to IP, an area of innovation where audio may have a leg up on video.Wednesday, April 11, 2018NAB Show 2018: Bexel's Lee Estroff and John Mills On Life Under NEPLast year, the popular video production equipment rental services provider Bexel was acquired by NEP and this NAB Show marks the first time the company is Las Vegas under NEP's umbrellas. VP, Account Development Lee Estroff and Business Development Manager John Mills stopped by to talk with our Jason Dachman to discuss the new world of Bexel, some of their latest customer wins, and much more.Wednesday, April 11, 2018NAB Show 2018: FUJIFILM's Gordon Tubbs on Using 4K For Better HDWhile the distribution of 4K content remains at a bit of a stall, the acquisition of 4K video is continuing to climb dramatically, as producers look to future-proof themselves. At the 2018 NAB Show, Gordon Tubbs VP, Broadcast and Communication Products - ‎FUJIFILM North America Corporation - Optical Devices Division spoke to our Brandon Costa about how 4K cameras and lenses can be critical in developing even better HD imagery and how its newest lenses are helping push the industry forward.Wednesday, April 11, 2018NAB Show 2018: Don Bird on Lawo's Transformation to IP InnovativeLawo established itself as a major player in the sports video production market with its outstanding audio consoles. Today, the company is branching out beyond its traditional audio solutions and is proving to be a significant contributor to the industry's transition to IP. At the 2018 NAB Show, Don Bird, VP, Business Development, North America spoke with our Jason Dachman about how IP is moving into the mainstream and how its solutions are supporting major projects like the new NEP-built Andrews Hub in Australia.Wednesday, April 11, 2018NAB Show 2018: LiveU's Dave Belding Dishes on HEVC and At-Home ProductionLiveU has seen its company (and its solutions) blossom in unique ways over the past few years and this NAB Show display is a testament to its impressive growth. At this year's show, the company is showing new transmission solutions featuring HEVC 4K and much more. Our Brandon Costa chatted with Dave Belding, Director of Sports Sales for LiveU breaks down the big announcements at this year's show and shares how the company's technology is playing a key role in the industry's move to "at-home" production.Tuesday, April 10, 2018NAB Show 2018: NEP's Scott Rothenberg on Augmented Realty, Asset Management, and MoreNEP Broadcasting is most known across the sports video production industry as the elite provider of mobile production facilities, but at this NAB Show, attendees will see that the company is much more than that. Our Jason Dachman speaks with NEP's SVP of Technology & Asset Management to break down everything from augmented reality and asset management solutions that are making the company's booth a hot destination on the show floor this week.Tuesday, April 10, 2018NAB Show 2018: AWS Elemental's Dan Marshall on the Company's New Media Solutions LineAt the end of 2017, AWS Elemental debuted a full series of media services that demonstrated the power of of much of the work being done by both Amazon Web Services and Elemental following the acquisition and merging of the companies by Amazon back in 2015. Dan Marshall, AWS Elemental's SVP, Worldwide Field Operations stopped to chat with our Brandon Costa about the growth of that line of solutions while also dissecting some of the future of machine learning and artificial intelligence.Tuesday, April 10, 2018NAB Show 2018: Riedel's Thomas Riedel Gives An Inside Peek at the New RSP-1232HL SmartPanelAny NAB Show vet will know that few put on a show quite like Riedel Communications' founder Thomas Riedel. This year's convention was no different as the company launched the new RSP-1232HL SmartPanel with Thomas handcuffed to silver case secretly containing the new product. Our Brandon Costa chatted with Riedel about what makes this new SmartPanel special while also diving into the company's longtime relationship with the always innovative auto racing circuit, Formula 1.Monday, April 9, 2018NAB Show 2018: Sony's Deon LeCointe Dishes on the New 8K UHC-8300 and Fox Sports World CupSony's NAB Show press conference is always loaded with exciting announcements and this year's show was no different. There were numerous camera launches - highlighted by the new high-end 8K system called the UHC-8300 - in addition to the unveiling of numerous key partnerships including with the NHRA and Fox Sports for its coverage of this summer's FIFA World Cup in Russia. Our Brandon Costa caught up with Deon LeCointe, Senior Manager, IP and Sports Solutions for Sony Electronics to talk about those announcements, the company's continued role in the growth of IP-based workflows, and much more.Monday, April 9, 2018NAB Show 2018: Grass Valley's Neil Maycock On the SAM Acquisition and Announcements at the ShowIt's been another big year for Grass Valley and its parent company Belden, this time including the big acquisition of SAM (Snell Advanced Media) which helped the media giant continue to round up its complete portfolio of solutions. At the company's press conference at the 2018 NAB Show, our Jason Dachman talked with Grass Valley's VP of Global Marketing Neil Maycock to discuss the continued integration of SAM solutions into the Grass Valley lineup and reviews some of the new releases at this year's show.Thursday, March 29, 2018Atlanta Braves' Scott Cunningham on the Unique Fan Experience at SunTrust ParkEntering its second season as home to the Atlanta Braves, SunTrust Park - and The Battery Atlanta - have redefined the complete fan experience on game day. Our Chief Editor Jason Dachman talks with Scott Cunningham, VP, Fan Experience for the Braves to discuss how video and digital technologies play a critical role in a day at the new ballpark and shares why he hasn't totally bought into mobile fan activations in-venue.Thursday, March 22, 2018Sports Graphics Forum: BT Sport's Paul Jamieson on Graphics Innovation at the AshesThe Ashes, one of the biggest sporting events in the UK, is a Test cricket series played between England and Australia that recently wrapped up. As the broadcasting rightsholder, BT Sport went all out on the production. At out annual Sports Graphics Forum, we talked with Paul Jamieson, Director of Creative and On Air at BT Sport about how graphics and augmented reality played key roles in the overall on-air presentation.Thursday, March 22, 2018Canon's Larry Thorpe on Acquisition In-Venue and the Transition to 4K/8KAs the sports video production industry continues its transition from HD to 4K - and even 8K - acquisition technology in the form of cameras and lens continues to evolve at a rapid rate, making it a prudent choice to future-proof ones purchases. At our Sports Venue Production Summit, our Director of Digital Brandon Costa caught up with Larry Thorpe, Senior Fellow at Canon and Sports Broadcasting Hall of Famer, to break down where he sees the current state of the industry, how 1080p HDR could be a critical stepping stone forward, and what makes acquisition for videoboard display offers unique challenges.Wednesday, March 21, 2018New York Giants' Don Sperling on Building Content to Celebrate Historic MomentsWhether a team is in the midst of a championship run or the anniversary of a legendary moment in history is approaching, video production personnel at professional sports teams often use the opportunity to build special content to entertain and engage with both fans and sponsors. At our Sports Venue Production Summit in Atlanta, our Director of Digital Brandon Costa caught up with Don Sperling, Vice President and Executive Producer for New York Giants Entertainment to discuss his strategy around celebrating milestones and his thoughts on the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, a venue where his team will play at for the first time next season.Tuesday, March 20, 2018Sports Graphics Forum: Vizrt's Isaac Hersly Breaks Down the Emergence of Augmented Reality GraphicsAugmented reality graphics in a both a live-game and studio environment are dramatically bolstering the on-screen quality of many major live sporting events. how has the technology developed to allow these graphics is become some prevalent so quickly? At the SVG Sports Graphics Forum, our Director of Digital Brandon Costa caught up with Isaac Hersley, Chief Partnership Office at Vizrt Americas - one of the technology leaders in this space - to discuss the evolution of augmented reality graphics, how the company's work in esports is changing the graphics game across the board, and what other new developments he sees coming down the pike.Monday, March 19, 2018Sports Graphics Forum: ChyronHego's Jesper Gawell on How Advanced Data Is Shaping Sports GraphicsOn-screen graphics displayed during a live televised sporting event have always aimed to inform the viewer and enhance storytelling. These days, stats, data, and advanced analytics have become far more in-depth and are dramatically changing the sports viewing experience, meaning graphics have needed to grow up, as well. One of the leaders in the development of live sports graphics is ChyronHego. We caught up with their Chief Marketing Officer Jesper Gawell to discuss advanced analytics and date in sports graphics and in what ways his company's solution are meeting the challenges of today's business. ChryonHego served as the Title Sponsor of the SVG Sports Graphics Forum.Thursday, March 15, 2018Auburn's Michael Sullivan on Life Programming College Football's Largest VideoboardSince it debuted in 2015, the videoboard at Auburn University's Jordan Hare Stadium has reigned as the largest screen in college football. Pair that with the organic experience of an SEC game and there are few places where a sports fan would want to be on a Saturday in the fall. At our Sports Venue Production Summit in Atlanta, we chat with Michael Sullivan, Director of Video, Live Operations & Engineering for War Eagle Productions to break down how new technologies are helping make their unique board sing and what new things his team has tried as they've become comfortable with the canvas.Thursday, March 15, 2018Georgia's Mike Bilbow on Making the Most of Multi-Use Control Rooms and His Advice For ACC SchoolsAfter a handful of years at the College Football Hall of Fame, Mike Bilbow returned to the University of Georgia as Assistant Athletic Director for Production/Digital just in time for the football team's thrilling run to the National Championship Game. At the Sports Venue Production Summit in Atlanta, we caught up with Bilbow to discuss just how much the industry has changed since the last time he worked at Georgia, how colleges like his manage using a control room for more than just programming a videoboard, and - as an SEC Network school - what advice he would give to those in the ACC preparing for their own network launch.Tuesday, March 13, 2018Sports Graphics Forum: Patrick Twomey on Ross Video's Red-Hot Start to 2018Ross Video does many things in the sports video tech world well but 2018 has been an exceptionally exciting year for the graphics side of its business. The company developed revolutionary solutions that raised the bar for both the in-venue experience at Mercedes-Benz Stadium for the College Football Championship Game and the television product of Super Bowl LII for NBC Sports. At the 2018 SVG Sports Graphics Forum, we caught up with Patrick Twomey, Director, Marketing and Product Management, and Business Development for XPression to discuss the unique projects his company has undertaken and why graphics have become such a major part of Ross Video's business.Monday, March 12, 2018Sports Graphics Forum: Turner Sports' Jordan Shorthouse on NBA All-Star, Industry DiversityLike many areas in the sports video production industry, graphics design is a division ripe for new faces and fresh ideas. With a diverse staff and unique, forward-thinking sports properties like the NBA and ELEAGUE, Turner Sports is no stranger to taking the lead on innovation. At the 2018 SVG Sports Graphics Forum, we caught up with Turner Sports' Creative Director Jordan Shorthouse to discuss the recent NBA All-Star Game [and the role graphics played in the production] and how diversity in the sports production business is shaping a new future.Friday, March 9, 2018Sports Graphics Forum 2018: ESPN's Tim O'Shaughnessy on Designing Scalable, Engrossing GraphicsSports video graphics designers are faced with the challenge of creating elements that are not only appealing and informative, but adaptable to all screen sizes and scalable for use over a mass of live events throughout the course of a season. At the 2018 Sports Graphics Forum in New York City, we caught up with Tim O'Shaughnessy, Creative Director, College Sports for ESPN to break down how he and his team establish workflows to meet those pressing challenges, and how those systems allow for the creators to have more fun building new and exciting packages.Saturday, February 17, 2018Live From NBA All-Star: Turner Sports' Chris Brown on Pylon Cam, 3-Point Shot TrackingThis weekend, NBA All-Star weekend once again serves as a showcase for Turner Sports' tech-savvy production efforts on the hardcourt. This year in Los Angeles, Turner's bag of tech toys includes an RF pylon cam on tonight's Skills Challenge, shot-tracking technology for the Three-Point Contest, and an even more intricate ecosystem inside its already massive truck compound. We discuss these next-gen technologies and production workflows with Turner Sports Senior Director of Technical Operations Chris Brown on-site at the truck compound outside Staples Center.Wednesday, February 14, 2018PyeongChang 2018: Inside Eurosport's Mobile Digital Studio With Discovery's David SchaferThe PyeongChang Winter Olympics have been a boon for social media content acquisition and distribution. A premium example of that is a Mobile Digital Studio being deployed here by Eurosport. When the broadcaster picked up the rights to the Games for 48 countries across Europe, the goal was to be more digital and social-focuses than any networks before. In this studio, Eurosport is shooting social-exclusive content including Facebook Live shows that are being shot with iPhones and pushed out directly over native cellular and venue WiFi. We got a quick tour of the facility from David Schafer, Senior Vice President, Olympic Operations & Planning for Discovery Communications.Tuesday, January 23, 2018Fox Sports North GM Mike Dimond Takes Us Inside Hockey Day MinnesotaFor the 12th straight year, Fox Sports North, the regional sports network based in Minneapolis parterned with the NHL's Minnesota Wild for Hockey Day Minnesota. The day featured 14 hours and five games worht of live programming that included three games played at an outdoor rink in St. Cloud before culminating in a Wild Game back in St. Paul. SVG's Brandon Costa got the chance to experience it all and caught up with Fox Sports North's General Manager Mike Dimond to discuss the behind-the-scenes efforts.Saturday, January 13, 2018Keith Jackson: A TributeKeith Jackson, the legendary broadcaster whose voice became synonymous with big-time college football and more, passed away on Jan. 12 at the age of 89. He was inducted into the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2009 and, if imitation really is the sincerest form of flattery, then Keith Jackson was perhaps the most flattered broadcaster ever to sit in a booth. Relive his tremendous career through this tribute video from his Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame induction.Wednesday, January 10, 2018SVG Summit 2017: State of the Game - NBAFrom the NBA Draft to the NBA All-Star Game and, of course, the NBA Finals, the sport of professional basketball connects with fans in a way few sports are capable of doing. In addition to the production of the games themselves, the pre-game, half-time, and OTT and streaming services continue to evolve to ensure that fans remain as connected to the sport as ever. In this panel discussion from the 2017 SVG Summit, learn how the NBA and its broadcast partners continue to evolve their relationship with fans and what next-generation technologies will make a difference. Panelists: Chris Brown, Turner Sports, Senior Director, Technical Operations Tim Corrigan, ESPN, Senior Coordinating Producer, NBA David Denenberg, NBA Entertainment, SVP, Global Media Distribution and Business Affairs Matthew Lipp, Turner Sports, Director Moderator: Steve Hellmuth, NBA Entertainment, EVP, Media Operations and TechnologyWednesday, January 3, 2018SVG Summit 2017: Lessons Learned in the Move to IP Routing [FULL PANEL]More and more remote production engineering teams are making the move to IP. How has it changed the way they work compared to baseband operations? What are the pros and the cons? And what do they want out of next-generation routing systems? This discussion from the 2017 SVG Summit looks to answer those questions. Panelists: Jason Taubman, Game Creek Video, VP, Design and New Technology Peter Wehner, Mobile TV Group, Director of Engineering Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial ServicesWednesday, January 3, 2018SVG Summit 2017: At-Home Productions - What’s Next? [FULL PANEL]At-home production workflows continue to be an area of interest, especially for smaller events where every dollar counts. During a panel discussion at the 2017 SVG Summit, those who have embraced at-home workflows discuss some of the pros and cons of working remotely and what technical areas are most in need. Panelists: Sarah Backerman, Pac-12 Networks, Director, Remote Operations Michael Francis, CBS Sports, Director, Remote Engineering and Technical Operations Kevin Moorhouse, Gravity Media, COO Scott Rothenberg, NEP Group, SVP, Technology and Asset Management Jonathan Solomon, Aspera (an IBM Company), Faspstream Technical Evangelist Stephen Wharton, SkyCam, CTO Moderator: Salli Frattini, Sunset Lane Entertainment, Executive ProducerWednesday, January 3, 2018SVG Summit 2017: Focus on Imaging: Lenses, Cameras, and Slo-Mo Replay [FULL PANEL]Providers of remote production facilities face a number of challenges, including purchasing cameras and lenses that are as future proof as possible while also making financial sense today. In this conversation from the 2017 SVG Summit, leaders in camera and lens development discuss some of the newest developments as they look to ready their offerings for next-generation needs that include UHD, HDR, super slo-mo, and more. Panelists: Paul Bonar, Game Creek, VP, Engineering Philip Garvin, Mobile TV Group, President/Founder/Co-Owner Larry Thorpe, Canon U.S.A., Senior Fellow, Imaging Technologies and Communications Group, Professional Engineering and Solutions Division Moderator: Alec Shapiro, Industry ConsultantTuesday, January 2, 2018SVG Summit 2017: Replay Operations - Video is Served [FULL PANEL]The replay area of production trucks continue to grow in complexity as they look to meet ever-expanding needs of not only the team on the front bench but ancillary services that make use of highlights and replays. In this conversation from the 2017 SVG Summit, learn about the latest advances in replay devices, servers, and related devices. Panelists: Ray Laird, Game Creek Video, EVS Project Manager Peter Wehner, Mobile TV Group, Director of Engineering Moderator: Joseph Maar, NESN, VP, Programming and Production/Executive ProducerTuesday, January 2, 2018SVG Summit 2017: Front Bench Tech [FULL PANEL]The front bench area is a bee hive of activity during a live sports production. In this session from the 2017 SVG Summit, experts discuss what technologies are being deployed to make a difference and improve the way the team works? Learn about new developments in production switchers, multiviewers, intercom systems, and monitors that can help your team work better and smarter. Panelists: Philip Garvin, Mobile TV Group, President/Founder/Co-Owner Alan Karloff, Dome Productions, Manager, Engineering Services Keith Martin, Game Creek, Engineering Project Manager Scott Rothenberg, NEP Group, SVP, Technology and Asset Management Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial ServicesFriday, December 22, 2017SVG Summit: Turner Sports' Matt Lipp on Integrating Inside the NBA Studio Show into Game TelecastsFrom the NBA Draft to the NBA All-Star Game and, of course, the NBA Finals, the sport of professional basketball connects with fans in a way few sports are capable of doing. In addition to the production of the games themselves, the pre-game, half-time, and OTT and streaming services continue to evolve to ensure that fans remain as connected to the sport as ever. At the SVG Summit on Dec. 12, a panel featuring top Turner Sports, NBA, and ESPN execs addressed how the league and its broadcast partners are evolving their relationship with fans and what next-generation technologies will make a difference. Turner Sports Director Matt Lipp goes behind the curtain on how the NBA on TNT integrates the Inside the NBA studio show into game broadcasts.Friday, December 22, 2017SVG Summit: NBA's David Denenberg on How the League and Broadcasters Are Improving Game FlowFrom the NBA Draft to the NBA All-Star Game and, of course, the NBA Finals, the sport of professional basketball connects with fans in a way few sports are capable of doing. In addition to the production of the games themselves, the pre-game, half-time, and OTT and streaming services continue to evolve to ensure that fans remain as connected to the sport as ever. At the SVG Summit on Dec. 12, a panel featuring top Turner Sports, NBA, and ESPN execs addressed how the league and its broadcast partners are evolving their relationship with fans and what next-generation technologies will make a difference. David Denenberg, NBA Entertainment, SVP, Global Media Distribution and Business Affairs, goes inside how the league, ESPN, and Turner worked together during the offseason to improve game flow and keep fans engaged, including two-box commercials and reduced late-game breaks.Friday, December 22, 2017SVG Summit: ESPN's Tim Corrigan, NBA's David Denenberg on Importance of Mic'ing Up PlayerFrom the NBA Draft to the NBA All-Star Game and, of course, the NBA Finals, the sport of professional basketball connects with fans in a way few sports are capable of doing. In addition to the production of the games themselves, the pre-game, half-time, and OTT and streaming services continue to evolve to ensure that fans remain as connected to the sport as ever. At the SVG Summit on Dec. 12, a panel featuring top Turner Sports, NBA, and ESPN execs addressed how the league and its broadcast partners are evolving their relationship with fans and what next-generation technologies will make a difference. Tim Corrigan, ESPN, Senior Coordinating Producer, NBA, and David Denenberg, NBA Entertainment, SVP, Global Media Distribution and Business Affairs detail the importance of player mics on NBA game telecasts and how the technology has evolved over the past decade.Friday, December 22, 2017SVG Summit: Turner Sports' Chris Brown on How NBATV Utilizes Off-Site Commentators During GamesFrom the NBA Draft to the NBA All-Star Game and, of course, the NBA Finals, the sport of professional basketball connects with fans in a way few sports are capable of doing. In addition to the production of the games themselves, the pre-game, half-time, and OTT and streaming services continue to evolve to ensure that fans remain as connected to the sport as ever. At the SVG Summit on Dec. 12, a panel featuring top Turner Sports, NBA, and ESPN execs addressed how the league and its broadcast partners are evolving their relationship with fans and what next-generation technologies will make a difference. Turner Sports Senior Director of Tech Ops Chris Brown highlights how NBATV is integrating off-site commentators, including Dennis Scott, into NBA game broadcasts to add a dynamic new elements to its coverage.Friday, December 22, 2017SVG Summit: Turner Sports' Matt Lipp on The NBA on TNT's 'Players Only' Game TelecastsFrom the NBA Draft to the NBA All-Star Game and, of course, the NBA Finals, the sport of professional basketball connects with fans in a way few sports are capable of doing. In addition to the production of the games themselves, the pre-game, half-time, and OTT and streaming services continue to evolve to ensure that fans remain as connected to the sport as ever. At the SVG Summit on Dec. 12, a panel featuring top Turner Sports, NBA, and ESPN execs addressed how the league and its broadcast partners are evolving their relationship with fans and what next-generation technologies will make a difference. Turner Sports Director Matt Lipp discusses the success of TNT's 'Players-Only' NBA series and how other networks are looking to launch similar iterations of the concept.Friday, December 22, 2017SVG Summit: NBA's Steve Hellmuth, David Denenberg on Success of 'NBA Mobile View'From the NBA Draft to the NBA All-Star Game and, of course, the NBA Finals, the sport of professional basketball connects with fans in a way few sports are capable of doing. In addition to the production of the games themselves, the pre-game, half-time, and OTT and streaming services continue to evolve to ensure that fans remain as connected to the sport as ever. At the SVG Summit on Dec. 12, a panel featuring top Turner Sports, NBA, and ESPN execs addressed how the league and its broadcast partners are evolving their relationship with fans and what next-generation technologies will make a difference. The NBA's Steve Hellmuth (EVP, Media Operations and Technology) and David Denenberg (SVP, Global Media Distribution and Business Affairs) address the success of the NBA Mobile View camera and how the league is finding new ways to utilize this unique camera angle at every NBA arena.Friday, December 22, 2017Dick Enberg: A TributeLegendary sports broadcasting Dick Enberg, a 2009 Sports Broadcasting Hall of Famer, has passed away. He was 82. Relive his great career with this tribute video from his Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.Wednesday, December 20, 2017SVG Summit 2017: State of the Game: MLB [FULL PANEL]Major League Baseball dominates the sports calendar for nearly nine months of the year and continues to use new technologies, new statistics, and new production techniques to ready the nation’s most traditional sport for the future. At the SVG Summit, top execs from the production, operations, and emerging tech sectors took the stage to discuss how they are improving the storytelling around America's Pastime and cultivating the next generation of fans. This "State of the Game: MLB", session moderated by SVG's Brandon Costa, featured a panel of experts —Brad Cheney, Fox Sports, VP, Field Operations and Engineering; Phil Orlins, ESPN, Senior Coordinating Producer for MLB; Kevin Prince, MLB, VP, Emerging Technologies; and Michael Santini, MLB Network, VP, Production— addressing topics ranging from the maturation of MLBAM's Statcast, the return of the "low-home" camera position this season, 4K production on the diamond, and much more.Wednesday, December 20, 2017SVG Summit 2017: Turner Sports' Matt Mosteller on Esports' Engagement Across Any ScreenEsports has taken the industry by storm, but what are the challenges in producing esports for the big screen? Will younger viewers who are used to watching esports on digital devices make the transition to the living room? Does it matter if they do? And can esports become an important piece of the sports fan’s daily diet of news and action? Matt Mosteller, VP, Content and Creative at Turner Sports knows that esports is a digital-first world but that content creators need to worry less about what screen esports is being viewed on because engagement comes in all shapes and sizes.Wednesday, December 20, 2017SVG Summit 2017: MLG's Josh Cella Breaks Down Esports' Approach to CommercializationEsports has taken the industry by storm, but what are the challenges in producing esports for the big screen? Will younger viewers who are used to watching esports on digital devices make the transition to the living room? Does it matter if they do? And can esports become an important piece of the sports fan’s daily diet of news and action? Esports has also proven innovative in the world of sponsorship and monetization of the sport. Josh Cella, Head of Global Partnerships at MLG shares his thoughts on how esports approaches commercials and how those philosophies could have an impact on the greater sports world.Wednesday, December 20, 2017SVG Summit 2017: BTN's Erin Harvego Doesn't Care Whether Esports is a "Sport"Esports has taken the industry by storm, but what are the challenges in producing esports for the big screen? Will younger viewers who are used to watching esports on digital devices make the transition to the living room? Does it matter if they do? And can esports become an important piece of the sports fan’s daily diet of news and action? Erin Harvego, VP, Marketing at Big Ten Network, which began broadcasting esports events from Big Ten campuses earlier this year, says she doesn't care about the debate over whether esports is, in fact, a "sport" or not.