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Wednesday, January 13, 2021Denver Nuggets Repurpose RSN Broadcast With Some In-Venue FlavorNow out of the Orlando bubble, organizations in the NBA are hosting games in their home arenas and navigating the lingering challenges of the pandemic. In SVG's On the Hardwood series, we will examine the hardships, creative ideas, and teamwork of franchises around The Association. In this edition, Scott Johnston, Executive Producer and Director of Game Presentation for the Denver Nuggets joins Kristian Hernandez, Associate Editor at SVG to discuss the unique operations and production strategy at Ball Arena.Friday, January 8, 2021CFP National Championship: ESPN's Ed Placey on MegaCast's Evolution, Solving COVID-19 ChallengesOhio State and Alabama will meet in tonight's CFP National Championship Game in Miami's Hard Rock Stadium, and ESPN is deploying its seventh consecutive MegaCast presentation. Ranging from the traditional broadcast and analytical side of the game with Film Room to home-centric calls on Hometown Radio and multiple alternative viewing methods, the network is once again laying out a smorgasbord of content. SVG's Kristian Hernandez caught up with ESPN Senior Coordinating Producer Ed Placey to preview the 14 viewing options of this year's MegaCast, break down the history and evolution of this massive project, discuss the planning that went into the final game of the season, and reflect on the tremendous production feats of the college football schedule.Monday, December 28, 2020How the "RSN Model" Shaped the 2020 MLB SeasonWhen Major League Baseball returned to live game action back in July, it didn't go with a "bubble." It, instead, deployed a unique broadcast model that leveraged the in-market RSNs to produce what amounted to essentially "world feeds" of each regular season game. At SVG SUMMIT:CONNECT, MLB Network SVP, Operations and Engineering Susan Stone; MLB Network Director, Remote Technical Operations Jason Hedgcock; MLB Senior Director, Media Technology Daniel Blanchard, and MLB Network, Director Jason Lobb broke down the details of the project and what worked. To watch the complete session and to access the full On Demand library, visit www.thesvgsummit.com.Tuesday, December 22, 2020COVID-19 Forces Major Auto Racing Organizations to Transition from Onsite to Remote ProductionsWhether it is NHRA, NASCAR, or IndyCar, U.S. auto racing returned to the track and managed to prove that remote production can keep up with high-performance race cars zipping around a track. IMS Productions Director of Broadcast Operations Ken Ferguson, NHRA VP of Broadcasting Steve Reintjes, and NASCAR VP of Operations and Technical Production Steve Stum take you back to the early stages of the pandemic and how they switched from full onsite productions to relying on remote and cloud-based workflows.Tuesday, December 22, 2020CBS Sports Pivots to Different Properties With Solid Production Plan, Safety ProtocolsDuring the SVG Summit:CONNECT, the four major national networks — CBS Sports, Fox Sports, NBC Sports, and Turner Sports — came together to break down their production strategies and safety measures during the age of COVID-19. In a conversation that featured CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network VP of Remote Technical Operations Jason Cohen, Turner Sports VP of Operations and Technology Chris Brown, Fox Sports SVP of Technical and Field Operations Mike Davies, NBC Sports Group and NBC Olympics SVP/CTO David Mazza, and CBS Sports EVP of Operations and Engineering Patty Power, the 30-minute panel went into the successes and failures of the last nine months. In this clip, Power addresses how the network transitioned to different sports properties during the pandemic and what lessons were learned during this time periodTuesday, December 22, 2020A Preview of the 2020-21 NBA Season With ESPN's Eddie OkunoAfter a successful stay within the NBA bubble in Orlando, ESPN, Turner Sports, and the league learned a lot of valuable production lessons. At the SVG Summit:CONNECT, the three parties convened for an in-depth reflection on their operations at the Wide World of Sports Complex. Prior to the start of the 2020-21 NBA schedule, ESPN Senior Remote Operations Specialist Eddie Okuno discusses how preseason has helped the team get ready for the regular season, what bubble workflows will translate to productions being done in home venues, and the importance of the league's collaborative relationship with its broadcast partners.Monday, December 21, 2020How Remote-Production-Service Providers Navigate the COVD-19 PandemicOne of the highlights of SVG Summit:CONNECT Day 2 was a panel discussion featuring leaders from the largest remote production services companies in the U.S. and Canada. All of the panelists and their companies have been involved in remote productions that have arguably been the most challenging they have every faced and during a year which is the most challenging they have ever faced. To watch the complete session and to access the full On Demand library, visit www.thesvgsummit.com.Monday, December 21, 2020Inside the Stanley Cup Hub Cities, the NHL Built a Television Studio to Play Its Games OnUtilizing arenas in Edmonton and Toronto, the NHL successfully pulled off its 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs through its unique and comprehensive Hub Cities project. At SVG SUMMIT:CONNECT, the NHL's SVP and Chief Content Officer Steve Mayer explained how the league's focus became building a television studio for the Stanley Cup Playoffs when it became clear that fans would be unable to attend games. To watch the complete session and to access the full On Demand library, visit www.thesvgsummit.com.Monday, December 21, 2020MLB, NBA, NFL, and USTA Broadcasting Execs Reflect on How Leagues Brought Back Live SportsAt the SVG Summit:CONNECT, this town hall brought together representatives from the major professional sports leagues to get their takes on host feed production, reflections on 2020, new workflows, and more. Featuring Paul Benedict, NBA, VP, Broadcasting Content Management; Onnie Bose, NFL, Vice President, Broadcasting; Patti Fallick, United States Tennis Association (USTA), Managing Director, Broadcast; Bernadette McDonald, MLB, SVP, Broadcast Operations, here is a quick look at the biggest challenges they had to overcome in bringing back live sports. You can watch this entire conversation and loads more content now by simply registering for FREE access to the SVG Summit:CONNECT at TheSVGSummit.com!Friday, December 18, 2020Tech Tour: AcquisitionHosted by CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network VP of Remote Technical Operations Jason Cohen, this Acquisition Tech Tour features Canon, Fujifilm, Grass Valley, and SonyFriday, December 18, 2020Tech Tour: AudioHosted by NBC Sports and Olympics Director of Sound Design Karl Malone and ESPN Associate Director of Remote Production Operations Henry Rousseau, the Audio Tech Tour features Calrec DiGiCo, Clear-Com, Joseph Electronics, Shure, and Telos AllianceFriday, December 18, 2020Tech Tour: Content Management AHosted by MLB Network Senior Director of Media Management and Post Production Tab Butler, the Content Management A Tech Tour features Google, Lumen Technologies, Microsoft, and Seagate powered by Tape ArkFriday, December 18, 2020Tech Tour: Content Management BHosted by MLB Network Senior Director of Media Management and Post Production Tab Butler, the Content Management B Tech Tour features EditShare, Signiant, Tedial, Telestream, and VeritoneFriday, December 18, 2020Tech Tour: Infrastructure AHosted by CBS Sports VP of Remote Engineering Mike Francis, the Infrastructure A Tech Tour features EVS, Imagine Communications, Lawo, Nevion, and RiedelFriday, December 18, 2020Tech Tour: Infrastructure BHosted by CBS Sports VP of Remote Engineering Mike Francis, the Infrastructure B Tech Tour features Adder Technology, IHSE USA, Markertek, and VITECFriday, December 18, 2020Tech Tour: OTT/Streaming/Social MediaHosted by Fox Corporation VP of Video Platforms Steven Thorpe, the OTT/Streaming/Social Media Tech Tour features AWS, Limelight Networks, The Switch, and ZixiFriday, December 18, 2020Tech Tour: Production ServicesHosted by Fox Sports SVP of Technical and Field Operations Mike Davies, this Production Services Tech Tour features Gravity Media, Mediapro, NEP, Program Productions, and The Switch.Friday, December 18, 2020Tech Tour: Production Tools AHosted by Fox Sports VP of Field Operations and Engineering Brad Cheney the Production Tools A Tech Tour features Blackmagic Design, Grass Valley, Panasonic, Ross Video, and Vizrt GroupFriday, December 18, 2020Tech Tour: Production Tools BHosted by Fox Sports VP of Field Operations and Engineering Brad Cheney, the Production Tools B Tech Tour features Evertz, EVS, Nelco Media, and TVU NetworksFriday, December 18, 2020Tech Tour: Transmission ServicesHosted by ESPN Associate Director of Remote Traffic Operations Adam Whitlock, this Transmission Services Tech Tour features AT&T, Eurovision, IBM Aspera, and LiveUThursday, December 17, 2020Road to Recovery: SVG Partners With Hazelden Betty Ford FoundationSVG is proud to announce a relationship with the world-renowned Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. During this chat, two key participants in the project outline how sports production professionals, SVG members, sponsors, and their families can access to addiction and mental health care resources. Speakers: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Executive Director, Editorial Geoff Mason, Sports Broadcasting Hall of Famer and Industry Consultant Moira McGinley, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, VP for Development / Chief Development OfficerWednesday, December 16, 2020A Look Into PGA's Coverage of Every Shot in The Players Championship First RoundDay 3 of the SVG Summit:CONNECT on Wednesday, Dec. 16 began with an extensive reflection of the 2020 golf schedule and the technologies that made it possible. Featuring PGA TOUR Entertainment Senior Director of Technical Operations David Dukes, CBS Sports VP of Remote Engineering Mike Francis, USGA Senior Director of Broadcasting and Production Kevin Landy, and PGA TOUR Entertainment Senior Director of Media Asset Management and Broadcast Innovation Michael Raimondo, the panel recapped the production workflows used to provide live coverage of every shot from every golfer during the first round of The Players Championship.Wednesday, December 16, 2020A Preview of NFL Media's New Broadcasting Home at SoFi Stadium and Hollywood ParkDay 2 of the SVG Summit:CONNECT on Tuesday, Dec. 15 came to a conclusion after an engaging conversation with executives from the NFL and NFL Media. Featuring NFL Vice President of Broadcasting Onnie Bose, NFL Media Vice President of Engineering Bruce Goldfeder, and NFL Media Vice President of Media Operations Dave Shaw, the trio offered a sneak peak at the league's new broadcasting home that is set to open next year at SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park.Tuesday, December 15, 2020Inside the NBA Bubble With ESPN, Turner Sports OperationsDay 1 of the SVG Summit:CONNECT on Monday, Dec. 14 was kicked off with an in-depth look at the internal operations of the NBA bubble. Moderated by NBA Entertainment EVP of Media Operations and Technology Steve Hellmuth and featuring Turner Sports VP of Operations and Technology Chris Brown, ESPN Senior Coordinating Producer Tim Corrigan, and ESPN Senior Remote Operations Specialist Eddie Okuno, the conversation went into the challenges of setting up the broadcast compound at the Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando, FL, how the networks worked together to achieve this massive undertaking, and what workflows can be used for the upcoming 2020-21 regular season.Sunday, December 13, 2020SVG SUMMIT:CONNECT - Tech Tour TV: Wednesday, December 16SVG SUMMIT:CONNECT attendees! Tune in as SVG VIPs curate a series of topical “tours” that will highlight the hottest technology introductions from many of the top vendors in the industry. Wednesday, December 16 Schedule: 1:15 - 1:45 p.m. Content Management B AI/ML; Content Security; MAM/Orchestration Systems; Storage/Archive Technology; Cloud Services Tour Leader: Tab Butler, MLB Network, Senior Director, Media Management and Post Production Companies: EditShare, Signiant, Tedial, Telestream, Veritone 2:00 - 2:30 p.m. Production Tools B Production Switchers; Replay; Graphics Tour Leader: Brad Cheney, Fox Sports, VP, Field Operations and Engineering Companies: Evertz, EVS, Nelco Media, TVU Networks 2:45 - 3:15 p.m. Production Tools A Production Switchers; Replay; Graphics Tour Leader: Brad Cheney, Fox Sports, VP, Field Operations and Engineering Companies: Blackmagic Design, Grass Valley, Panasonic, Ross Video, Vizrt Group 3:30 - 4:00 p.m. Transmission Services Contribution Services (Fiber/Satellite/IP); Hi-Speed File Transfer; RF/Wireless Tour Leader: Adam Whitlock, ESPN, Associate Director, Remote Traffic Operations Companies: AT&T, Eurovision, IBM Aspera, LiveU 4:15 - 4:45 p.m. Acquisition Cameras/Lenses; Camera Support Tour Leader: Jason Cohen, CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network, VP, Remote Technical Operations Companies: Canon, Fujifilm, Grass Valley, Sony 4:45 - 5:15 p.m. Content Management A AI/ML; Content Security; MAM/Orchestration Systems; Storage/Archive Technology; Cloud Services Tour Leader: Tab Butler, MLB Network, Senior Director, Media Management and Post Production Companies: Google, Lumen Technologies, Microsoft, Seagate powered by Tape Ark 5:15 - 5:45 p.m. OTT/Streaming/Social Media OTT/Streaming; Social Media Publishing Tools; Data Provider Tour Leader: Steven Thorpe, Fox Corporation, VP, Video Platforms Companies: AWS, Limelight Networks, The Switch, Zixi 5:45 - 6:15 p.m. Audio Consoles/Mixers; Intercom Systems; Microphones; Sound Systems Tour Leaders: Karl Malone, NBC Sports and Olympics, Director of Sound Design and Henry Rousseau, ESPN, Associate Director Remote Production Operations Companies: Calrec DiGiCo, Clear-Com, Joseph Electronics, Shure, Telos Alliance 6:15 - 6:45 p.m. Infrastructure A Encoders/Decoders; Routers/Networking/Signal Transport; Test and Measurement/Conversion Gear Tour Leader: Mike Francis, CBS Sports, VP, Remote Engineering Companies: EVS, Imagine Communications, Lawo, Nevion, Riedel 6:45 - 7:15 p.m. Infrastructure B Encoders/Decoders; Routers/Networking/Signal Transport; Test and Measurement/Conversion Gear Tour Leader: Mike Francis, CBS Sports, VP, Remote Engineering Companies: Adder Technology, IHSE USA, Markertek, VITEC 7:15 - 7:45 p.m. Production Services Automated Production; Crewing; Logistics; Mobile Trucks; Equipment Rentals/Reseller; Power Services; Production Services Tour Leader: Mike Davies, Fox Sports, SVP, Technical and Field Operations; SVG Chairman Companies: Gravity Media, Mediapro, NEP, Program Productions, The SwitchSaturday, December 12, 2020SVG SUMMIT:CONNECT - Tech Tour TV: Thursday, December 17SVG SUMMIT:CONNECT attendees! Tune in as SVG VIPs curate a series of topical “tours” that will highlight the hottest technology introductions from many of the top vendors in the industry. Thursday, December 17 Schedule: 1:15 - 1:45 p.m. Production Services Automated Production; Crewing; Logistics; Mobile Trucks; Equipment Rentals/Reseller; Power Services; Production Services Tour Leader: Mike Davies, Fox Sports, SVP, Technical and Field Operations; SVG Chairman Companies: Gravity Media, Mediapro, NEP, Program Productions, The Switch 2:00 - 2:30 p.m. Infrastructure B Encoders/Decoders; Routers/Networking/Signal Transport; Test and Measurement/Conversion Gear Tour Leader: Mike Francis, CBS Sports, VP, Remote Engineering Companies: Adder Technology, IHSE USA, Markertek, VITEC 2:45 - 3:15 p.m. Infrastructure A Encoders/Decoders; Routers/Networking/Signal Transport; Test and Measurement/Conversion Gear Tour Leader: Mike Francis, CBS Sports, VP, Remote Engineering Companies: EVS, Imagine Communications, Lawo, Nevion, Riedel 3:30 - 4:00 p.m. Audio Consoles/Mixers; Intercom Systems; Microphones; Sound Systems Tour Leaders: Karl Malone, NBC Sports and Olympics, Director of Sound Design and Henry Rousseau, ESPN, Associate Director Remote Production Operations Companies: Calrec DiGiCo, Clear-Com, Joseph Electronics, Shure, Telos Alliance 4:15 - 4:45 p.m. OTT/Streaming/Social Media OTT/Streaming; Social Media Publishing Tools; Data Provider Tour Leader: Steven Thorpe, Fox Corporation, VP, Video Platforms Companies: AWS, Limelight Networks, The Switch, Zixi 4:45 - 5:15 p.m. Content Management B AI/ML; Content Security; MAM/Orchestration Systems; Storage/Archive Technology; Cloud Services Tour Leader: Tab Butler, MLB Network, Senior Director, Media Management and Post Production Companies: EditShare, Signiant, Tedial, Telestream, Veritone 5:15 - 5:45 p.m. Production Tools B Production Switchers; Replay; Graphics Tour Leader: Brad Cheney, Fox Sports, VP, Field Operations and Engineering Companies: Evertz, EVS, Nelco Media, TVU Networks 5:45 - 6:15 p.m. Production Tools A Production Switchers; Replay; Graphics Tour Leader: Brad Cheney, Fox Sports, VP, Field Operations and Engineering Companies: Blackmagic Design, Grass Valley, Panasonic, Ross Video, Vizrt Group 6:15 - 6:45 p.m. Transmission Services Contribution Services (Fiber/Satellite/IP); Hi-Speed File Transfer; RF/Wireless Tour Leader: Adam Whitlock, ESPN, Associate Director, Remote Traffic Operations Companies: AT&T, Eurovision, IBM Aspera, LiveU 6:45 - 7:15 p.m. Acquisition Cameras/Lenses; Camera Support Tour Leader: Jason Cohen, CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network, VP, Remote Technical Operations Companies: Canon, Fujifilm, Grass Valley, Sony 7:15 - 7:45 p.m. Content Management A AI/ML; Content Security; MAM/Orchestration Systems; Storage/Archive Technology; Cloud Services Tour Leader: Tab Butler, MLB Network, Senior Director, Media Management and Post Production Companies: Google, Lumen Technologies, Microsoft, Seagate powered by Tape ArkSaturday, December 12, 2020SVG SUMMIT:CONNECT - Tech Tour TV: Tuesday, December 15SVG SUMMIT:CONNECT attendees! Tune in as SVG VIPs curate a series of topical “tours” that will highlight the hottest technology introductions from many of the top vendors in the industry. Tuesday, December 15 Schedule: 1:15 - 1:45 p.m. Infrastructure A Encoders/Decoders; Routers/Networking/Signal Transport; Test and Measurement/Conversion Gear Tour Leader: Mike Francis, CBS Sports, VP, Remote Engineering Companies: EVS, Imagine Communications, Lawo, Nevion, Riedel 2:00 - 2:30 p.m. Infrastructure B Encoders/Decoders; Routers/Networking/Signal Transport; Test and Measurement/Conversion Gear Tour Leader: Mike Francis, CBS Sports, VP, Remote Engineering Companies: Adder Technology, IHSE USA, Markertek, VITEC 2:45 - 3:15 p.m. OTT/Streaming/Social Media OTT/Streaming; Social Media Publishing Tools; Data Provider Tour Leader: Steven Thorpe, Fox Corporation, VP, Video Platforms Companies: AWS, Limelight Networks, The Switch, Zixi 3:30 - 4:00 p.m. Audio Consoles/Mixers; Intercom Systems; Microphones; Sound Systems Tour Leaders: Karl Malone, NBC Sports and Olympics, Director of Sound Design and Henry Rousseau, ESPN, Associate Director Remote Production Operations Companies: Calrec DiGiCo, Clear-Com, Joseph Electronics, Shure, Telos Alliance 4:15 - 4:45 p.m. Production Services Automated Production; Crewing; Logistics; Mobile Trucks; Equipment Rentals/Reseller; Power Services; Production Services Tour Leader: Mike Davies, Fox Sports, SVP, Technical and Field Operations; SVG Chairman Companies: Gravity Media, Mediapro, NEP, Program Productions, The Switch 4:45 - 5:15 p.m. Content Management A AI/ML; Content Security; MAM/Orchestration Systems; Storage/Archive Technology; Cloud Services Tour Leader: Tab Butler, MLB Network, Senior Director, Media Management and Post Production Companies: Google, Lumen Technologies, Microsoft, Seagate powered by Tape Ark 5:15 - 5:45 p.m. Acquisition Cameras/Lenses; Camera Support Tour Leader: Jason Cohen, CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network, VP, Remote Technical Operations Companies: Canon, Fujifilm, Grass Valley, Sony 5:45 - 6:15 p.m. Transmission Services Contribution Services (Fiber/Satellite/IP); Hi-Speed File Transfer; RF/Wireless Tour Leader: Adam Whitlock, ESPN, Associate Director, Remote Traffic Operations Companies: AT&T, Eurovision, IBM Aspera, LiveU 6:15 - 6:45 p.m. Production Tools A Production Switchers; Replay; Graphics Tour Leader: Brad Cheney, Fox Sports, VP, Field Operations and Engineering Companies: Blackmagic Design, Grass Valley, Panasonic, Ross Video, Vizrt Group 6:45 - 7:15 p.m. Production Tools B Production Switchers; Replay; Graphics Tour Leader: Brad Cheney, Fox Sports, VP, Field Operations and Engineering Companies: Evertz, EVS, Nelco Media, TVU Networks 7:15 - 7:45 p.m. Content Management B AI/ML; Content Security; MAM/Orchestration Systems; Storage/Archive Technology; Cloud Services Tour Leader: Tab Butler, MLB Network, Senior Director, Media Management and Post Production Companies: EditShare, Signiant, Tedial, Telestream, VeritoneSaturday, December 12, 2020SVG SUMMIT:CONNECT - Tech Tour TV: Monday, December 14SVG SUMMIT:CONNECT attendees! Tune in as SVG VIPs curate a series of topical “tours” that will highlight the hottest technology introductions from many of the top vendors in the industry.Tuesday, December 8, 2020SVG On-Demand: EditShare and Blackbird CEOs Talk Cloud Editing, Remote Production, and M&E's FutureLast month, EditShare and Blackbird joined forces to give media professionals more options when it comes to collaborating and editing video in the cloud. The integrated solution combines EditShare’s EFS scalable storage, FLOW media management, and open APIs with Blackbird’s cloud video editing and publishing platform. Optimized for both speed and mobility, Blackbird and EditShare connect users into the wider media ecosystem, making content of all types located across storage pools accessible in the proper formats for rapid editing and delivery to multiple platforms and channels. SVG sat down with EditShare CEO Conrad Clemson and Blackbird CEO Ian McDonough to discuss the new partnership, the shift towards remote and cloud-based tools as a result of the pandemic, how the combined solution accelerates workflows for the M&E industry, the impact on sports-content creators, and where they see the industry headed in 2021.Wednesday, December 2, 2020SVG on Demand: How PBR Bucked Bulls on Top of an Aircraft CarrierTo cap a year in which PBR (Professional Bull Riders) blazed the trail for the return of live sports production following the coronavirus shutdown, the it made history by bucking bulls on the flight deck of the USS Lexington Museum – a legendary WWII aircraft carrier – docked in Corpus Christi Bay. The PBR Air Force Reserve Cowboys for a Cause 2020, which aired on CBS on Nov. 22, marked the launch PBR’s new “Cowboys For a Cause” charitable program, raising $250,000 for military charities through the 15-man competition to close its 2020 season. SVG sat down with Robby Greene, who oversees all of the TV and production for PBR, to discuss how his team created a production model for such a unique event, ensured the crew and participants stayed safe and healthy, and how the event was a perfect way to cap off a PBR season like no other.Tuesday, December 1, 2020Inside Facebook’s Live Streaming Infrastructure, Strategy for Select Champions League MatchesDespite the oddities of the pandemic, Facebook is still live streaming select matches and serving high-quality, geo-specific content for fanáticos in Brazil and Spanish-speaking Latin America. SVG Associate Editor Kristian Hernandez chats with Facebook Global Lead of Sports Production Melissa Lawton, Facebook Software Engineering Manager Michael Martinez, and WarnerMedia Senior Manager of Sports Latam Executive Production Julia Vieira about how behind-the-scenes workflows are delivering an uninterrupted experience , how the team is engaging fans during these live streams, and how these digital productions can continue to improve moving forward.Monday, November 30, 2020Call of Duty League Commissioner Johanna Faries Opens 2020 SVG Esports Production SummitSince launching in early 2020, the Call of Duty League has created an ultra-unique viewing experience that’s built to engage the powerful community behind one of the world’s most beloved franchises, as well as new fans around the world. CDL Commissioner Johanna Faries joins us to provide a deeper look into the launch of the League, how it has adapted to and met the challenges of the pandemic, lessons learned from its inaugural season and what esports fans can expect in year two. You can watch more exclusive content from the 2020 SVG Esports Production Summit now by simply registering for FREE access at sportsvideo.org/event/2020-svg-esports-production-summit.Thursday, November 12, 2020SVG College Roundtable: Game Day Staffing and Recruiting/Training Students in a COVID WorldMegan Coffey, Associate Director/Creative Services and Multimedia at the University of Cincinnati; Eric Frey, Senior Director, ACC Network Operations at Virginia Tech; and Tyler Rutherford, Assistant AD/Digital Media at Iowa State University share how they are recruiting and training student staff in this year’s challenging environment and dive into what staffing looks like at live events. NOTE: This conversation was recorded as part of a live virtual event hosted on October 27, 2020. COVID-regulations and appropriate safety measures are a constantly moving target and SVG encourages you consult and abide by the protocols outlined by your respective institution.Thursday, November 12, 2020SVG College Roundtable: What Resource/Strategy Has Helped You Prepare For or Execute Live EventsMegan Coffey, Associate Director/Creative Services and Multimedia at the University of Cincinnati; Eric Frey, Senior Director, ACC Network Operations at Virginia Tech; and Tyler Rutherford, Assistant AD/Digital Media at Iowa State University share what resources, tools, or strategies they have utilized that have helped them prepare and execute live events safely. NOTE: This conversation was recorded as part of a live virtual event hosted on October 27, 2020. COVID-regulations and appropriate safety measures are a constantly moving target and SVG encourages you consult and abide by the protocols outlined by your respective institution.Thursday, November 12, 2020SVG College Roundtable: What Does Your Football Videoboard Content Look Like?Megan Coffey, Associate Director/Creative Services and Multimedia at the University of Cincinnati; Eric Frey, Senior Director, ACC Network Operations at Virginia Tech; and Tyler Rutherford, Assistant AD/Digital Media at Iowa State University share how they are handling their in-stadium video experience for their football programs. NOTE: This conversation was recorded as part of a live virtual event hosted on October 27, 2020. COVID-regulations and appropriate safety measures are a constantly moving target and SVG encourages you consult and abide by the protocols outlined by your respective institution.Thursday, November 12, 2020SVG College Roundtable: The Return of Live Sports – What We’ve Learned and How to PrepareCollegiate athletic department video directors of diverse staffing and budget sizes break down what the return to live sports has been like for they and their teams. What types of content are they creating? How they are doing it safely? What you can do to prepare if your conference is returning to action very soon or in the coming months? Panelists: Megan Coffey, University of Cincinnati, Associate Director/Creative Services and Multimedia Eric Frey, Virginia Tech, Senior Director, ACC Network Operations Tyler Rutherford, Iowa State University, Assistant AD/Digital Media Moderator: Brandon Costa, SVG, Director of Digital NOTE: This conversation was recorded as part of a live virtual event hosted on October 27, 2020. COVID-regulations and appropriate safety measures are a constantly moving target and SVG encourages you consult and abide by the protocols outlined by your respective institution.Monday, November 9, 2020In Between Games, JungleVision Productions Sets the Table With "Bengals Weekly"Without skipping a beat, the NFL is soldiering on with regular-season games in all 30 stadiums across the country. In SVG's On the Gridiron series, we examine the new routines, habits, and production philosophies of in-venue personnel. In this edition Scott Simpson, Executive Producer, for the Cincinnati Bengals joins Kristian Hernandez, Associate Editor at SVG to discuss the unique operations and production strategy at Paul Brown Stadium.Wednesday, November 4, 2020Chicago Bears Tailor In-Stadium Experience to Meet Players' NeedsWithout skipping a beat, the NFL is soldiering on with regular-season games in all 30 stadiums across the country. In SVG's On the Gridiron series, we examine the new routines, habits, and production philosophies of in-venue personnel. In this edition, Rommel Paraiso , Manager of Game Presentation and Production for the Chicago Bears joins Brandon Costa, Director of Digital at SVG to discuss the unique operations and production strategy at Solider Field.Tuesday, November 3, 2020San Francisco 49ers Adopt 8K Camera Array at Levi’s Stadium Ahead of 'Thursday Night Football'Despite the constant barrage that COVID-19 has imposed on the sports-video-production industry, technological innovation knows no bounds. The San Francisco 49ers have adapted to live games without fans, and now, the team has installed a new 8K camera system that will debut during Thursday Night Football against the Green Bay Packers. Aron Kennedy, VP, game day production and broadcast operations, San Francisco 49ers stops in to chat with SVG's Associate Editor and Social Media Manager Kristian Hernandez about how these five cameras can create a home-field advantage for their team and what this means for the future of Levi's Stadium.Friday, October 30, 2020Multiviewer Feeds For Remote Game Day Production: A Lawo Case StudyWith so many more productions utilizing fully at-home or hybrid remote production workflows, sports broadcasters are figuring out how certain roles - and certain technologies - in the operation can operate off-site effectively. In this case study from Lawo's VP, Business Development Don Bird, take an in-depth look at how multiviewers can be optimized to perform in a remote production environment. This case study was featured at the SVG Remote Production Workflows Virtual Series held on October 28-29. To watch more content from this event for free, sign up now at https://www.sportsvideo.org/event/202....Thursday, October 29, 2020Reflecting on a Wild 2020 World Series with FOX Sports’ Brad CheneyFollowing a thrilling six-game World Series, the Los Angeles Dodgers are champions and FOX Sports has put a bow on perhaps the most unique MLB Postseason in the 25-year history of the network's coverage of baseball. Brad Cheney, VP, field operations and engineering, Fox Sports stops in to chat with SVG's Director of Digital Brandon Costa about how the unique nature of broadcasting both the National League Championship Series and the World Series from a single venue (Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX) shaped the network's on-site presence.Thursday, October 29, 2020How Star India is Using Remote Production Workflows to Deliver Live IPL Cricket MatchesThe Indian Premier League is the most popular sports league in India, and when you account for the fact that more than 500 million viewers regularly watch cricket matches from India globally, it may very be the most watched sports league on the entire planet. So when the IPL decided to geographically move its 2020 season to the United Arab Emirates during the COVID-19 pandemic, it required Star India to figure out new workflows to produce their live coverage. Head of Star Sports Network Sanjog Gupta and Vice President, Broadcast Technology and Operations at Star Sports Network Prashant Khanna break down their new workflows, including how even the front bench positions are calling shows from their own homes.  In this interview with SVG's Executive Director, Editorial Services Ken Kerschbaumer, the duo discusses the challenges, some of the key enabling technologies, and why many of these methods may very well permanently stick for the future. This interview was a keynote conversation featured at the SVG Remote Production Workflows Virtual Series held on October 28-29. To watch more content from this event for free, sign up now at https://www.sportsvideo.org/event/2020-svg-remote-production-workflows-virtual-series/.Friday, October 23, 2020"Tennessee Tough" Campaign Embodies Effort by Tennessee Titans' Video StaffWithout skipping a beat, the NFL is soldiering on with regular-season games in all 30 stadiums across the country. In SVG's On the Gridiron series, we examine the new routines, habits, and production philosophies of in-venue personnel. In this edition, David Schindler, Senior Director/Executive Producer of Event Presentation and Productionfor the Tennessee Titans joins Brandon Costa, Director of Digital at SVG to discuss the unique operations and production strategy at Nissan Stadium.Thursday, October 22, 2020Ball State's Chris Taylor On Ball State Sports Link Expansion, Esports, and an Oversees PartnershipBall State University's Ball State Sports Link, one of the top collegiate programs in the country for aspiring sports content creators, recently unveiled an expansion to its facility to offer students bigger and better resources to produce more original live programming. Chris Taylor, Senior Director of Sports Production at Ball State University stops by the chat with SVG's Director of Digital Brandon Costa about all of the new things this expansion allows the program to accomplish. Enhancements to the space include additional edit stations, more collaborative creative spaces, a conference room, and a studio to originate live social media and other programming. Ball State is also expanding its presence in the world of esports, recently announcing the hiring of Dan Marino as its new Director of Esports and Head Coach. Marino, who begins his duties October 27, comes to Ball State after spending the last year at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York, where he developed and launched the collegiate program and served as head coach and director there. In this interview, Taylor shares how his program is looking to more deeply support the university's growing efforts in this vertical. Also, Taylor goes into detail regarding a partnership that his program has established with Cardiff Metropolitan University in Wales and how its mutually benefitted the growth of students at both institutions.Wednesday, October 21, 2020Seattle Seahawks Production, Ops Teams Keep Fans at the Heart of Game Day at CenturyLink FieldWithout skipping a beat, the NFL is soldiering on with regular-season games in all 30 stadiums across the country. In SVG's On the Gridiron series, we examine the new routines, habits, and production philosophies of in-venue personnel. In this edition, Director of Technical Operations Mike Tremel and Director of Game entertainment and Special Events, Fan Development, Ryan Madayag of the Seattle Seahawks join Kristian Hernandez, Associate Editor at SVG to discuss the unique operations and production strategy at CenturyLink Field.Monday, October 19, 2020Verizon Media's Darren Lepke on the Evolution of Live Streaming Ad Tech and the Impact of 5GFrom receiving awards for its live streaming advertisement technology to appearing live on stage touting its leadership in 5G at the latest Apple Event, Verizon is at the forefront of the growth of the next generation video delivery. We're joined by Darren Lepke, Head of Video Product Management at Verizon Media to break down the latest in digital sports advertising and how the greater availability of 5G will impact live sports video production professionals.Monday, October 19, 2020theScore's Aubrey Levy on How a Media Company Becomes a SportsbookMany know theScore as one of the more popular sports scores and news apps in the world of mobile. Over the past year, the media company has become far more, evolving itself with the launch of 'theScore Bet' in New Jersey to capitalize on the legalization of sports betting. theScore's VP, Marketing & Content Aubrey Levy chats with SVG's Director of Digital Brandon Costa about the logistical challenges of launching a full-fledged sports book, how's it impacting the content experiences they build, and the wealth of opportunities ahead as sports betting is legalized in more states, In addition, Levy breaks down how esports has presented an exciting new opportunity for the company while also forcing them to re-think how to best serve that hyper-engaged community.Friday, October 16, 2020Las Vegas Raiders Build New Roots During Allegiant Stadium’s Inaugural SeasonWithout skipping a beat, the NFL is soldiering on with regular-season games in all 30 stadiums across the country. In SVG's On the Gridiron series, we examine the new routines, habits, and production philosophies of in-venue personnel. In this edition, Justin Casserly, Director of Game & Event Presentation for the Las Vegas Raiders, joins Kristian Hernandez, Associate Editor at SVG to discuss the unique operations and production strategy at Allegiant Stadium.Friday, October 16, 2020Philadelphia Eagles Embrace Virtual Workflows for Efficient Regular Season StrategyWithout skipping a beat, the NFL is soldiering on with regular-season games in all 30 stadiums across the country. In SVG's On the Gridiron series, we examine the new routines, habits, and production philosophies of in-venue personnel. In this edition, Eric Long, VP of Content and Production for the Philadelphia Eagles, joins Kristian Hernandez, Associate Editor at SVG to discuss the unique operations and production strategy at Lincoln Financial Field.Wednesday, October 14, 2020New York Giants Entertain At-Home Fans With Daily Digital, Linear ProgrammingWithout skipping a beat, the NFL is soldiering on with regular-season games in all 30 stadiums across the country. In SVG's On the Gridiron series, we examine the new routines, habits, and production philosophies of in-venue personnel. In this edition, Don Sperling, Vice President and Executive Producer for the New York Giants, joins Kristian Hernandez, Associate Editor at SVG to discuss the unique operations and production strategy at MetLife Stadium.

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