Tuesday, July 13, 2021MLB All-Star 2021: FOX Sports Lead Tech Producer Tom Lynch Spotlights the Denver CompoundThe 2021 MLB All-Star Game has brought FOX Sports back on site for a huge production and operational effort for the Midsummer Classic. This year's event marks the first time it is broadcast in 4K HDR and features a strong arsenal of 50 1080p HDR cameras, 75 microphones, advanced ball-tracking technology, and much more. FOX Sports' Lead Tech Producer Tom Lynch spoke with SVG's Kristian Hernandez about the layout of the compound outside Denver's Coors Field and shares the thrill of being back on site after such a long time away.Tuesday, July 13, 2021MLB All-Star 2021: FOX Sports' Francisco Contreras on the Network's Eye-Popping Technology in DenverAfter an explosive Home Run Derby on Monday night, Fox Sports is gearing up for a fitting finale to the All-Star proceedings. Tasked with the main broadcast of the 2021 MLB All-Star Game, the broadcaster is deploying a bevy of technology that will highlight the finer details and accentuate the atmosphere of baseball's most grandiose exhibition contest. Director, Field Operations Francisco Contreras explains the technological headliners in the 65-camera show, how 4K HDR workflows were developed leading up to this game, where both Megalodons may be used throughout Coors Field, and his thoughts on returning to the Midsummer Classic after the cancellation of last year's scheduled event.Monday, July 12, 2021MLB All-Star 2021: ESPN's Cindy Pennington Breaks Down the Operational Challenges in DenverESPN's back on site at the 2021 MLB All-Star Game with a sizable presence in and around the ballpark. With a new take on the MLB Draft and the crown jewel that is the MLB Home Run Derby, this year's operational efforts are tremendous. ESPN Project Manager Cindy Pennington divulges the planning that went into this year's event and how - with so many sports overlapping in this log-jammed year of sports - this was one of the most challenging projects she's worked on.Monday, July 12, 2021MLB All-Star 2021: ESPN's Phil Orlins on the Graphics Powering the Home Run DerbyDenver’s Coors Field is a power hitter’s heaven, and, for batted balls flying all over the place during the Home Run Derby, ESPN will showcase this year’s Statcast-driven alternative broadcast with reimagined on-air elements and other real-time augmented-reality (AR) overlays on ESPN2. ESPN Senior Coordinating Producer Phil Orlins chats with SVG's Kristian Hernandez about the efforts behind the scenes and what its like to be back at the ballpark.Thursday, July 8, 2021After Last Year’s ‘Wubble’, Atlanta Dream Teams Up With 3 Point Productions for Home Games in 2021After a year filled with calls for gender and racial equity, it's time to celebrate the 25th season of the WNBA. In this edition of SVG's In the W, we speak with Matt Heuer, Creative Director for 3 Point Productions/Atlanta Dream. He discusses how 3 Point Productions earned their new partnership with the team during last year's bubble, how they're entertaining fans during their first season at Gateway Center Arena, and how the company has developed a unique plan that reflects the city's culture.Tuesday, July 6, 2021Atom Creek's Dave Clipp on Supplying a Hyper-Converged Production InfrastructureThe Sports Video Group is excited to welcome Atom Creek as a new corporate sponsor. Created in 2008, the company is an Information Technology solutions provider that works toward meeting the needs of a variety of customers. Atom Creek specializes in three different technical categories: Systems Engineering with a focus on compute, storage, and virtualization; Network Engineering with a focus on routing, switching, and information security; and Managed Services to manage customer cloud and on-premise infrastructure via monitoring and provide end-user support and training. In this New Sponsor Spotlight, SVG's Ken Kerschbaumer speaks with President/CEO Dave Clipp to provide an overview of the company's offerings, how Atom Creek is helping their clients like AT&T SportsNet, and more.Wednesday, June 30, 2021How COVID-19 Altered In-Venue Videoboard Shows at the Collegiate RanksWith more high-end videoboards at more athletics facilities on campus, the art of the in-venue show is growing and changing shape. What’s the latest in content strategy and technology solutions to serve fans in your facility, and how has the experience of having limited to no fans in your buildings affected those philosophies? In this snippet from Day 2 of the SVG College Summit, SVG's Kristian Hernandez, the panel discusses how this past season during the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the way live videoboard shows were produced with little to no fans in attendance. Moderator: Kristian Hernandez, SVG, Associate Editor and Social Media Manager Panelists: Robert Erickson, Grass Valley, Strategic Account Manager, Sports and Venues Tyler Folks, University of South Alabama, Manager of Athletic Video Productions Buddy Kimberlin, Texas A&M University, Assistant Athletics Director, 12th Man Productions Scott LaBounty, University of Oregon, Assistant Athletic Director, Video Services Andrew Lahey, Ross Video, Manager, Solution Specialists – Global Katie Windham, James Madison University, Daktronics Event Producer, On-SiteWednesday, June 30, 2021UC San Diego Finds Improved Production Home Within New Control RoomLast week’s SVG College Summit took the time to showcase some of the newest control room builds in the collegiate ranks. During Day 3 of the event, attendees were able to experience a virtual tour of the work done by the University of California, San Diego over on the West Coast. In this video, Assistant Athletic Director of Video Production Steven Calista highlights the program’s thought process during the planning stages, some of the challenges that were overcome, the space’s technological infrastructure, and moreWednesday, June 30, 2021University of Wyoming Continues Significant Progress on New On-Campus Control RoomLast week’s SVG College Summit took the time to showcase some of the newest control room builds in the collegiate ranks. During Day 2 of the event, attendees were able to experience a virtual tour of the work done by the University of Wyoming in Laramie, WY. In this video, Producer of Live Events Tyler Haak, Assistant AD of Technology and Project Coordination Austin Scott, and Assistant AD of Creative Services Dennis Trapani highlight the program’s thought process during the planning stages, some of the challenges that were overcome, how they're putting the finishing touches on the project, the space’s technological infrastructure, and more.Tuesday, June 29, 2021Chyron’s Ariel Garcia on Bringing Back the Chyron Brand, Next-Gen Graphics, and the Company’s FutureSince taking over as Chyron’s CEO in Sept. 2019, Ariel Garcia has led the company through the challenges of the pandemic while also pulling off several major strategic moves. This includes bringing back the iconic Chyron brand (in place of ChyronHego) and recapitalizing the business with the backing of Apollo Management. Chyron also grew its product and engineering team by 70%, re-architected its products under modern software paradigms, Launched major new versions of our core platforms (PRIME Live, VSAR, CAMIO, Axis, Coach Paint, and Chyron Sports), and expanded its commercial and delivery teams to provide more global coverage. Recent sports-related productions Chyron has supported include Superbowl LV, the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, PGA Golf, MLB’s Statcast and Pitchcast, Euro 2021, English Premier League, several sports venues (Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Sacramento Kings, Brooklyn Nets, New Jersey Devils, and many more), and TUDN's LigaMX coverage. For Univision/TUDN, Chyron delivered an AI-enhanced production with 100% live data-driven augmented reality. This solution applies Chyron’s computer vision, machine learning, and augmented reality technologies to deliver a 100% real-time data-driven, automated solution to fans. The result is an experience where you watch an augmented reality-enhanced game where you can visualize player speed, spaces, statistics, heatmaps, ball movements, and much more in a truly immersed experience. Lastly, Chyron is re-imagining all its platforms to bring AI-enhanced, data-driven, and personalization technologies to enable modern experiences while partnering with its customers during a big technology transition. These efforts can be seen across Chyron’s latest product updates, including PRIME Live Platform v4.0+, Coach Paint/Paint v9.0, PRIME VSAR v1.7, and CAMIO v5.0.Tuesday, June 29, 2021Take a Virtual Tour of Temple University's New Control Room in Philadelphia's Liacouras CenterLast week's SVG College Summit took the time to showcase some of the newest control room builds in the collegiate ranks. During Day 1 of the event, attendees were able to experience a virtual tour of the work done by Temple University at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia. In this video, Associate AD/Video Production Kevin Copp and Director of Video Production/Broadcast Engineer Kevin Hession highlight the program's thought process during the planning stages, some of the challenges that were overcome, the space's technological infrastructure, and more.Tuesday, June 22, 20212021 SVG College Sports Media AwardsWelcome to the 2021 College Sports Media Awards ceremony. The 13th-annual edition of this industry-wide celebration is hosted by FOX Sports’ lead college football reporter Jenny Taft from the Fox Sports studio in Los Angeles. This year’s competition celebrates video content achievement from collegiate athletic departments, conference offices, professional networks, production companies, and students. The 2021 College Sports Media Awards is presented in association with NACDA and are sponsored by our friends at Ross Video. To learn more about the SVG College Sports Media Awards, visit www.collegesportsmediaawards.com.Monday, June 21, 2021DTV Audio Group: Cloud Audio Forum - Chasing In-Cloud Production VirtualizationIn the last decade, cloud-based media services have made possible the explosive growth of a multi-billion dollar direct-to-consumer TV industry. Traditional broadcasters also leverage global networking and cloud-services providers for a range of connectivity, master control, encoding, media asset management, and distribution tasks. Finally, recent months have witnessed the expansion of cloud services into live sports and entertainment production with increasingly sophisticated solutions from Grass Valley, Vizrt and others. Many content creators in esports and elsewhere have been quick to embrace in-cloud production. As live remote production moves away from the venue, this trend is likely to accelerate. Rather than expanding capital-intensive production infrastructure, broadcasters will be tempted to leverage the cloud data centers that are simultaneously closer in time and bandwidth to the production, distribution, and control endpoints, and can be spun up and down as production demands. Where does this leave audio? While there exist increasingly sophisticated solutions on the picture side, audio continues to lag behind. Will audio stay on the ground while the rest of the production floats up to the cloud? We will examine what audio solutions are being deployed now and how vendors are responding to meet future demands of in-cloud audio production. Join key technologists, solution providers, and notable early adopters to discuss the state of live audio production in the cloud. This is the full archive of a live hosted hosted virtually on June 16, 2021.Monday, June 21, 2021Toronto FC Bridges Geographical Gap With Tag-Teamed Productions, Digital Matchday PlatformThe last 10 months have been a whirlwind for Major League Soccer. In this edition of SVG's On the Pitch, we speak with Kadeem Bandali, Specialist of Match Development & Events for Toronto FC. He breaks down his working relationship with Orlando City SC, how he's producing "home matches" at Exploria Stadium and other venues, the creative process he has with colleagues working back in Toronto, and more.Wednesday, June 16, 2021Los Angeles Sparks Move Operations to Nearby Convention Center, Turn Back the Clock to 1997After a year filled with calls for gender and racial equity, it's time to celebrate the 25th season of the WNBA. In this edition of SVG's In the W, we speak with Danelle Winfield, Senior Diretor of Game Operations, Entertainment & Promotions for the Los Angeles Sparks. She discusses the team's operations during last season's "Wubble," their temporary move to the Los Angeles Convention Center, how they're honoring their legacy as one of the three original franchises, and more.Tuesday, June 15, 2021Canon's Ryan Snyder and Josh Stoner on New Camera Lenses, Updates to Product SystemizationCanon continues to innovate and expand it’s Broadcast and Cinema lens lineup, adding mid-range focal length lenses like the CJ20ex5 and CJ17ex6.2 and the Cine Servo CN-E10x25 to their already robust UHD lens lineup. The company has also been very busy in systemization of the Cine cameras, working to bring special technologies like Dual Pixel AF to meet the demands for Large Format in the sports world, especially for Shallow Depth of Field applications. In this interview, Ryan Snyder, Senior Specialist, Product Management Team, Cinema EOS and Professional Video Cameras; and Josh Stoner, Senior Specialist, Product Management Team, BCTV and Cinema Lenses, provide an overview of these new tech additions and highlight the latest developments in systemization.Tuesday, June 15, 2021Orlando City SC Continues Relationship With USWNT, Hosts Toronto FC in Unique MLS SeasonThe last 10 months have been a whirlwind for Major League Soccer. In this edition of SVG's On the Pitch, we speak with Geena Catalano, Manager of Events & Fan Engagement for Orlando City SC. She explains how the U.S. Women's National Team's participation in the SheBelieves Cup helped prepare the team for the regular season, the in-venue elements being played at Exploria Stadium, how the team is helping productions for Toronto FC, and more.Monday, June 14, 2021Philadelphia Union Enjoy First Full Season With HDR Videoboard at Subaru ParkThe last 10 months have been a whirlwind for Major League Soccer. In this edition of SVG's On the Pitch, we speak with Carl Mandell, Senior Director of Broadcast & Entertainment for the Philadelphia Union. He discusses the full slate of productions during the COVID-riddled 2020 campaign, what it's like to finally have a full season with the first HDR videoboard in a soccer-specific venue, how his team has improved since the MLS Is Back Tournament, and more.Monday, June 14, 2021Colorado Rapids Prepare for State's Largest Fireworks Show, Ceremony for Pablo Mastroeni on July 4thThe last 10 months have been a whirlwind for Major League Soccer. In this edition of SVG's On the Pitch, we speak with Mark Witte, Director of Event Presentation for the Colorado Rapids. He breaks down the grandiose celebration on the Fourth of July, the effort behind last summer's Virtual Watch Party during the MLS Is Back Tournament, what it's like to have fans back at Dick's Sporting Goods Park, and more.Monday, June 14, 2021Media Links' Tom Canavan Highlights Details of Company's Professional Services TeamMedia Links is best known for providing its media over IP transport and switching solutions for the world’s most watched sporting and entertainment events. In this interview, EVP Tom Canavan dives deep into the details of the company's Professional Services, how their services' team helps a large-scale sports customer get ready for the event, and the events that Media Links is currently involved and preparing for.Thursday, June 10, 2021Calrec Audio's Dave Letson Looks at How Remote Production Has EvolvedBefore, during and now (hopefully) post pandemic, remote production has hit the gas pedal, evolving rapidly. Here, Calrec Audio’s VP of Sales Dave Letson looks at how Calrec Audio has helped its sports customers achieve more effective and efficient workflows over the last 12 months, and where he sees it heading.Thursday, June 10, 2021Never.no’s Scott Davies on Using Bee-On in the Cloud to Drive Digital Fan EngagementNever.no is dedicated to connecting fans that are watching at home, on the go, or in the stadium by putting comments, images, videos, and live poll data at the center of interactive shows, live coverage, and post-match reaction. Anchored by their cloud-based engagement platform, Bee-On, the company is supporting broadcasters, sports properties, brands, and content creators around the world. In this interview, CEO Scott Davies gives a brief overview of the company, highlights some of Never.no’s recent clients, including the UEFA Champions League, WWE, BT Sports, and NBA TV, and how their work is adapting to the return of live fans.Monday, June 7, 2021Atlanta United Embraces Lively Mercedes-Benz Stadium as First MLS Club to Bring Back Full CapacityThe last 10 months have been a whirlwind for Major League Soccer. In this edition of SVG's On the Pitch, we speak with Julia Chongarlides, Director and Executive Producer of Game Presentation & Stadium Productions for Atlanta United. She highlights what it was like to produce a show as the first MLS club at full capacity, some of the lessons she's learned from the NFL season with the Falcons, and more.Monday, June 7, 2021Teradek's Jon Landman on the Recent Acquisition of Lightstream, Venture Into EsportsTeradek designs and manufactures high-performance video solutions for broadcast, cinema, and general imaging applications. In this interview, VP of Sales Jon Landman discusses how the company has adjusted to the current trends in the industry and the recent venture into esports through the acquisition of Lightstream, a US-based tech company that builds a cloud-native live video platform, broadcast software, and creator tools with specialization in the video game live streaming industry.Monday, June 7, 2021Imagen's Perry Fetterman on Media Management Integration to Promote the Creation of Engaging ContentIn this interview, CRO of the Americas Perry Fetterman breaks down how the company is seamlessly integrating media management platforms that leverage intelligent capabilities into businesses to inspire more efficient collaboration, discovery, and creation of powerful and engaging content.Friday, June 4, 2021Telstra's Andreas Eriksson on Eyeing Media Cloud, Broadcast Operations ExpansionTelstra is growing its broadcast media business, Telstra Broadcast Services, in the cloud and outside Asia Pacific. With their strategically placed teleports and expansive global fiber network reach from Asia Pacific to Europe, Telstra is set to strengthen its internet capabilities for live video delivery, expand its professional services for global media companies, and grow broadcast operations in key markets. In this interview, Head of Broadcast Services Andreas Eriksson shares the company's global media strategy to cater for a growing customer base’s desire to deliver content to Asia Pacific.Friday, June 4, 2021Lawo's Phil Myers on the Power of HOME in a Decentralized EnvironmentAs broadcast media infrastructure becomes more decentralized, the importance of automatic device management and system security become even more critical. LAWO recently introduced HOME to address these challenges while also providing customers with a more agile and scalable platform which is built from the ground up with modern technologies; which by design is cloud ready. In this interview, CTO Phil Myers explains the functions of HOME, how it's helping customers adjust to the current state of productions, why it's important to ensure the technologies that are chosen are a good fit for the future, and more.Friday, June 4, 2021Videon Labs' Todd Erdley on Linking Cloud Capabilities to On PremiseVideon Labs is a provider of ultra-low latency, high-resolution, high-performance streaming solutions that enable users in the prosumer, pro-AV, and broadcast markets to simplify streaming workflows and reduce costs. In this interview, CEO Todd Erdley details the benefits and considerations of on premise encoding and computing power and how to bridge the power of the cloud to efforts occurring on premise.Friday, June 4, 2021FUJITSU’s Richard Harvey on Powering Remote Basketball Training Over 5GFujitsu is committed to pushing the boundaries of technology to not only benefit media companies, but everyday people. In this interview, Director of Sales and IP Business Development Richard Harvey explains recent products that have been released over the past year, how the company is providing remote athletic training over 5G in Japan’s Hiroshima Prefecture, and how the industry will rebound after the COVID-19 pandemic.Friday, June 4, 2021FOR-A’s Satoshi Kanemura on Supplying Simplified Tools, Working With Clients for Customized ResultsFOR-A offers a wide range of broadcast and production products with a focus on cost efficiency and simplicity. In this interview, President Satoshi Kanemura describes how the company’s switchers, graphics, and telestration products allow a simplified way of production and how working alongside their customers creates a better solution.Tuesday, June 1, 2021Vizrt Group's Jon Roberts, Daniel Url, NewTek's Will Waters on Taking Cloud & NDI to New LevelsIt’s been a busy 2021 for the Vizrt Group as it has embraced a new commercial model, developed new cloud-based solutions, and also released NDI 5, the latest version of the NDI IP standard. Vizrt Group's Senior Vice President of Global Sports & Virtual Advertising Jon Roberts, Global Head of Product Management Daniel Url, and NewTek’s Head of Product Management Will Waters discuss the latest developments from Vizrt, Newtek, and NDI.Tuesday, June 1, 2021VidOvation's Jim Jachetta on the Latest in Bonded Cellular TransmissionCo-Founder and CTO Jim Jachetta discusses VidOvation’s developments around bonded cellular transmission systems, including a look at genlock functions, camera control, and more.Tuesday, June 1, 2021The Switch’s Robert Szabo-Rowe on the Power of MIMiC and Cloud-Based Broadcast ServicesMIMiC is an end-to-end offering that includes remote IP video Production, Clipping & Editing, and Transmission. MIMiC empowers broadcasters and event producers to cost-effectively produce and deliver broadcast-quality live programming to and from anywhere in the world – including near-real-time social media highlights. In this interview, Robert Szabo-Rowe, The Switch, SVP, Engineering and Product Management, discusses MIMiC’s comprehensive range of capabilities and its flexibility give producers of events of every size and type unmatched agility. MIMiC offers broadcast-quality production, highlight creation and delivery not only for live sports and entertainment broadcasts but for streaming esports tournaments or corporate events such as conferences, product launches and press briefings. MIMiC complements the existing remote production and delivery services The Switch helped pioneer, letting content producers choose the level of service they need.Tuesday, June 1, 2021Quantum5X's Paul Johnson on Preparing New Tools for On-Player SoundQuantum5X, which pioneered placing microphones on athletes, reviewed how deeply embedded in televised sports that's become, with viewers now expecting to be able to her their favorite MLB, NFL, NBA, MLS and PGA players speak. Q5X CEO Paul Johnson also looked at the launch earlier this year of the Q5X Axient Digital CoachMic for the NBA, and a look ahead at the forthcoming Shure Axient Digital ADX 5D portable receiver.Tuesday, June 1, 2021Ncam’s Mike Ruddell on the Pandemic’s Impact on AR Productions, Future of OperationsAugmented reality has slowly become a mainstream deployment in both studio programming and live sports production. As a provider of AR solutions, Ncam has seen this change first hand. In this interview, Global Director of Business Development Mike Ruddell highlights the changes in AR production, how the pandemic impacted the release of their new Mk2 camera bar, and how technologies and operations will change in the future.Tuesday, June 1, 2021Marshall Electronics’ Tod Musgrave on the Latest in POV, Global Shutter CamerasWhen it comes to live sporting events, Marshall Electronics has become a go-to provider of POV cameras that are placed at the heart of the action. Whether it’s on the racetrack, in the locker room, or near home plate, the company is giving fans behind-the-scenes and hard-to-reach access. In this interview, Director of Cameras Tod Musgrave gives an update to the newly introduced products like the CV568 Miniature Global with Genlock and the CV368 Compact Global with Genlock, how global shutter makes a difference in fast-paced environments, and how new technologies will further enhance productions over the next year.Tuesday, June 1, 2021Lumen Technologies’ Bryn Norton on How Edge Computing Can Fuel Fan Engagement, Betting, Smart VenuesIn this interview, Bryn Norton, Vice President, Solution Sales at Lumen Technologies discuss how edge computing can drive the future of, fan engagement, sports betting, smart venues and more. Lumen which rebranded from CenturyLink last year, has 25 years experience supporting broadcasters including VYVX, IP Connectivity, and video streaming, but the new company also provides new capabilities for the market. Norton is responsible for steering customers and partners towards solution best practice across the region. His focus is steering the firm’s Global Solution Consultancy Practice, teams of technology consultants, evangelist and transition experts focused on adding value to customer experience and bringing industry expertise to bear. Norton develops and delivers solutions for a range of customers – from national infrastructure organizations through to global enterprises – driving the quality and assurance required to help meet today’s business challenges. He is dedicated to improving communications between locations, users and customers.Tuesday, June 1, 2021Mediapro’s Daniel Singh on Updates to Mobile Trucks, Studio Operations, Broadcast TechnologyMediapro’s Daniel Singh discusses the latest developments from one of the largest production services and technology companies in the world. Learn about new trucks hitting the road in North America, new studio operations, and technology developments in aerial cameras, virtual graphics, and automated production that can make a difference in your business.Tuesday, June 1, 2021Levels Beyond’s Jonathan Carr & Rob Hill on Creating Bi-Directional Supply Chain With Reach EngineIn this interview with Levels Beyond Customer Solutions Executive Jonathan Carr and Client Solution Engineer Rob Hill, they delve into the latest updates to the company’s flagship Reach Engine platform and how the pandemic has increased the demand for remote access. In addition, they discuss a a big initiative at Levels Beyond in the sports arena: creating bi-directional media flow up and down the media supply chain and throughout extended ecosystems to better monetize content, enhance the value of content inventories, and create new revenue streams. Levels Beyond has active engagements to connect league and team content libraries more directly with event venues for up-to-live content fluidity, and more flexible connection points to be able to rapidly respond to media opportunities as they come up.Tuesday, June 1, 2021WSC Sports' David Gavant on Automated Video Highlights in the Age of COVID-19WSC Sports specializes in automated creation and distribution of highlights for over 150 leagues and broadcast partners across the globe. In this interview, WSC Sports' Business Development David Gavant explains the biggest challenge that the industry is currently facing, how the company is fielding products to solve this issue, and major trends that will face the community in the future.Tuesday, June 1, 2021IBM Aspera’s Adithya Avala on the Growth, Improvement of Company's File Transfer SolutionsIBM Aspera's Adithya Avala runs through some of the latest developments as well as how customers worked differently during the COVID-19 pandemic, how some of those workflows may continue, and how IBM Aspera can make a difference moving forward.Friday, May 28, 2021ST Engineering’s Lincoln Biederbeck on Future Role of Satellite as Industry Migrates to Hybrid WorldIn this interview, Lincoln Biederbeck, ST Engineering iDirect, Director, North America Broadcast provides an overview of the company’s recent major projects, including large installations with Sinclair Broadcast Group and Disney, as well as satellite's role in past history of media and the current and future role as the industry migrates to a hybrid media world.Friday, May 28, 2021PSSI Global Services' Jason Land on the Continuing Role of Satellite in the Transmission EcosystemPSSI Global Services/Strategic TV has evolved dramatically over the past decade and now offers a diverse solutions providers, from its core satellite services provisioning to blended solutions including teleport, fiber and IP. In this interview, Jason Land, VP, Project Management, PSSI Global Services/Strategic TV, discusses the ongoing role for satellite as well as the breadth of new media service offerings and increased connectivity. Land recently authored a white paper on how satellite continues to have its place in the ongoing transmission landscape. PSSI has come across a lot of different content delivery requests the company knows there are many ways to provision them, particularly relying on the project-focused expertise at its teleport. With that in mind, PSSI has continued to find that satellite is a vital resource both from its provisioning and from customer request. But PSSI’s partnerships with IP and fiber providers also demonstrates its overall solutions-based methodology.Thursday, May 27, 2021Vancouver Whitecaps In-Venue Video Team Supports From Afar as Club Plays at Rio Tinto StadiumThe last 10 months have been a whirlwind for Major League Soccer. In this edition of SVG's On the Pitch, we speak with Jeremy Benjamin, Specialist of Game Presentation, Events & Experience for Vancouver Whitecaps, a team not currently playing in their home stadium. Benjamin shares how he and his team are working with the crew at Real Salt Lake's Rio Tinto Stadium to put on a killer in-venue videoboard show while not even being in the country.Thursday, May 27, 2021SVG Venue Roundtable: Maintaining Content While on the RoadWhen COVID-19 restrictions tighten in Santa Clara County, the San Jose Sharks had to begin their 2020 season with 12 consecutive away games. Based in Arizona, the production team pushed forward with a consistent flow of content. Director of Creative and Entertainment Dustin Lamendola shares how he communicated with his colleagues while at his home in California and how they interacted with players in a responsible way.Thursday, May 27, 2021SVG Venue Roundtable: Working Through a Packed NBA and NFL ScheduleAs the New Orleans Saints made a deep run into the NFL postseason at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, the Pelicans tipped off their regular season across the street at the Smoothie King Center. It was a fun time for a New Orleans-based sports fans, but for the in-venue crew, the crossover in schedules made for a hectic time over the holidays. Director of Game Experience Kyle Campbell breaks down how he handled the convergence of tasks, how he relied on colleagues on both crews, and why a centralized control room streamlined these efforts.Thursday, May 27, 2021SVG Venue Roundtable: How Professional Teams Balanced Productions With Exterior ObstaclesSports venues are once again filling up with fans, but the return to this semblance of normalcy was paved through hardship and technological ingenuity. A trio of in-venue professionals highlighted how they overcame a myriad of circumstances to continue the production of content and videoboard shows. Speakers: Laura Johnson, San Francisco 49ers, Director of Game Day Presentation and Live Events Dustin Lamendola, San Jose Sharks, Director of Creative and Entertainment Kyle Campbell, New Orleans Pelicans and New Orleans Saints, Director of Game Experience Moderator: Kristian Hernandez, Sports Video Group, Associate Editor The conversation was recorded as part of a live virtual networking event on May 26, 2021.Thursday, May 27, 2021SVG Venue Roundtable: Important Advice for the FutureThe COVID-19 pandemic was an outside factor that no one saw coming, but for teams that host multiple teams or come across an obstacle that changes their plan drastically, in-venue production is always done on the fly. San Jose Sharks' Director of Creative and Entertainment Dustin Lamendola, San Francisco 49ers' Director of Game Day Presentation and Live Events Laura Johnson, and New Orleans Saints'/Pelicans' Director of Game Experience Kyle Campbell offer some advice to others that may have to encounter situations that are out of their control.Thursday, May 27, 2021SVG Venue Roundtable: Adjusting to NFL Productions Away From HomeAfter playing a majority of their home schedule at Levi's Stadium, the San Francisco 49ers were forced to play the last few games of their 2020 regular season at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, AZ. Director of Game Day Presentation and Live Events Laura Johnson dissects how the team adjusted to workflows in a new venue, how bringing familiar technology from home eased the transition, and how her experience as a former employee of the Cardinals played an important role.Thursday, May 13, 2021MediaKind’s Chris Wilson Breaks Down the Challenges Within the DTC EcosystemHow can the delivery of live sports for and between content owners improve? In this edition of our SVG SportsTech On Demand series, MediaKind’s Portfolio Director, Sports Chris Wilson discusses the challenges facing the direct-to-consumer content ecosystem today and digs deep into his company’s newest solution, MK Engage.