At the Rink

Thursday, April 29, 2021Montreal Canadiens Transforms Bell Centre Into Blank Canvas for Linear BroadcastThe National Hockey League was the last of the four major American sports to host a non-bubble regular season. As fans gradually make their return to the seats, how is that affecting in-venue productions and digital content? In this edition, Paul Gallant, Director of Game Production for the Montreal Canadiens, joins Kristian Hernandez to discuss how content is being shifted from in-venue to digital platforms while fans are at home and how the unique operations and production strategy at Bell Centre is turning the arena into a blank canvas for the linear broadcast.Tuesday, April 27, 2021Chicago Blackhawks Leverage Relationship With NBA’s Bulls for Fanless Show at United CenterThe National Hockey League was the last of the four major American sports to host a non-bubble regular season. As fans gradually make their return to the seats, how is that affecting in-venue productions and digital content? In this edition, Michael Horn, Senior Manager of Game Presentation for the Chicago Blackhawks, joins Kristian Hernandez to discuss the challenges of this season, how he's using the relationship with the Bulls to enhance their shows, and the unique operations and production strategy at United Center.Thursday, April 22, 2021Anaheim Ducks Catch Attention of Fans Through The Flying V Experience, Reverse Retro ContentThe National Hockey League was the last of the four major American sports to host a non-bubble regular season. As fans gradually make their return to the seats, how is that affecting in-venue productions and digital content? In this edition, Rich Cooley, Director of Production & Entertainment for the Anaheim Ducks, joins Kristian Hernandez to discuss The Flying V second-screen platform, the recent return of fans, the unique operations and production strategy at Honda Center, and more.Wednesday, April 21, 2021Washington Capitals Approach Season With Virtual Gameday Experience, Traditional In-Venue FlairThe National Hockey League was the last of the four major American sports to host a non-bubble regular season. As fans gradually make their return to the seats, how is that affecting in-venue productions and digital content? In this edition, Washington Capitals' VP of Game Presentation Cassidy Lien and Manager of Game Presentation Alexa Tanzi join Kristian Hernandez to discuss the offerings on the new Virtual Gameday second-screen experience, the unique operations and production strategy at Capital One Arena, and more.Friday, April 16, 2021Inside the Dallas Stars' Wild Month of MarchThe National Hockey League was the last of the four major American sports to host a non-bubble regular season. As fans gradually make their return to the seats, how is that affecting in-venue productions and digital content? In this edition, Kevin Harp, Director of Game Presentation for the Dallas Stars, joins Kristian Hernandez, to discuss how his team navigated a flurry of 12 home games in March and the unique operations and production strategy at American Airlines Center.Friday, April 16, 2021How the Los Angeles Kings’ Wanton Davis Adjusts to His First NHL Season During the COVID-19 PandemicThe National Hockey League was the last of the four major American sports to host a non-bubble regular season. As fans gradually make their return to the seats, how is that affecting in-venue productions and digital content? In this edition, Wanton Davis, Executive Producer of Live Events for the Los Angeles Kings, joins Kristian Hernandez, to discuss how he's settling into his first season, what his show will look like when fans return, and the unique operations and production strategy at Staples Center.Tuesday, April 13, 2021Top-Seeded Colorado Avalanche Revel in the Recent Return of FansThe National Hockey League was the last of the four major American sports to host a non-bubble regular season. As fans gradually make their return to the seats, how is that affecting in-venue productions and digital content? In this edition, Steve Johnston, Executive Producer and Director of Game Presentation for the Colorado Avalanche, joins SVG's Kristian Hernandez to discuss how the team is adapting to the return of fans, how he's used lessons from the production of Denver Nuggets games, and the unique operations and production strategy at Ball Arena.Friday, April 9, 2021Philadelphia Flyers Test Potential of 4K Kinetic Centerhung as Fans Return to Wells Fargo CenterThe National Hockey League was the last of the four major American sports to host a non-bubble regular season. As fans gradually make their return to the seats, how is that affecting in-venue productions and digital content? In this edition, Tina DiVilio, Senior Director, Game Presentation for the Philadelphia Flyers joins Brandon Costa, Director of Digital at SVG to discuss how the team at Wells Fargo Center is continuing to experiment and try new things to excite fans in this unique NHL season.Tuesday, April 6, 2021In NHL’s North Division, Calgary Flames Keep Battle of Alberta Alive in Empty Scotiabank SaddledomeThe National Hockey League was the last of the four major American sports to host a non-bubble regular season. As fans gradually make their return to the seats, how is that affecting in-venue productions and digital content? In this edition, Steve Edgar, Manager of Game Presentation for the Calgary Flames, joins Kristian Hernandez, Associate Editor at SVG to discuss how they're maintaining the intensity during the Battle of Alberta with the Edmonton Oilers without fans and the unique operations and production strategy at Scotiabank Saddledome.Monday, April 5, 2021Tampa Bay Lightning’s Stanley Cup Banner Ceremony Serves as Reminder of Normalcy During Unusual YearThe National Hockey League was the last of the four major American sports to host a non-bubble regular season. As fans gradually make their return to the seats, how is that affecting in-venue productions and digital content? In this edition, John Franzone, Vice President of Game Presentation for the Tampa Bay Lightning, joins Kristian Hernandez, Associate Editor at SVG to discuss the Stanley Cup banner ceremony that took place on March 13, sharing the venue with the NBA's Toronto Raptors, lessons that he's learned after 35 years in the industry, and the unique operations and production strategy at Amalie Arena.Wednesday, March 31, 2021During First Two Months on the Road, San Jose Sharks Develop Engaging Content in Different WaysThe National Hockey League was the last of the four major American sports to host a non-bubble regular season. As fans gradually make their return to the seats, how is that affecting in-venue productions and digital content? In this edition, Dustin Lamendola, Director of Creative and Entertainment for the San Jose Sharks, joins Kristian Hernandez, Associate Editor at SVG to discuss how how content was being created for the team during their two-month road trip and the unique operations and production strategy at SAP CenterThursday, March 25, 2021Nearly 20 Years in Manitoba, Winnipeg Jets' Kyle Balharry Reflects on Productions at Bell MTS PlaceThe National Hockey League was the last of the four major American sports to host a non-bubble regular season. As fans gradually make their return to the seats, how is that affecting in-venue productions and digital content? In this edition, Kyle Balharry, Senior Director of Game Production for the Winnipeg Jets, joins Kristian Hernandez, Associate Editor at SVG to discuss how in-venue production has changed in his 15-year career with the franchise and the unique operations and production strategy at Bell MTS Place.Tuesday, March 23, 2021Toronto Maple Leafs Construct Current Production Blueprint During Last Summer’s NHL BubbleThe National Hockey League was the last of the four major American sports to host a non-bubble regular season. As fans gradually make their return to the seats, how is that affecting in-venue productions and digital content? In this edition, Taylor Dean, Manager of Game Presentation for the Toronto Maple Leafs, joins Kristian Hernandez, Associate Editor at SVG to discuss how the franchise hosted one half of last summer's NHL Bubble and how the experience inspired the unique operations and production strategy at Scotiabank Arena.Tuesday, March 16, 2021Carolina Hurricanes Sidestep Water Leak to Welcome Fans Back to PNC ArenaThe National Hockey League was the last of the four major American sports to host a non-bubble regular season. As fans gradually make their return to the seats, how is that affecting in-venue productions and digital content? In this edition, Chris Greenley, Senior Director of CanesVision and In-Game Marketing for the Carolina Hurricanes, joins Kristian Hernandez, Associate Editor at SVG to discuss how the team navigated around a water leak that altered in-venue plans, how the bubble helped inspire some aspects of this season's show, and the unique operations and production strategy at PNC Arena.Monday, March 15, 2021Vegas Golden Knights Tap Into New Studio, Fortress At Home for Coverage of 2020-21 NHL Seasonhe National Hockey League was the last of the four major American sports to host a non-bubble regular season. As fans gradually make their return to the seats, how is that affecting in-venue productions and digital content? In this edition, Andrew Abrams, Executive Producer of Productions for the Vegas Golden Knights, joins Kristian Hernandez, Associate Editor at SVG to discuss how the franchise is leveraging their new studio for away broadcast, how the digital team is creating a second-screen experience, and the unique operations and production strategy at T-Mobile Arena.Friday, March 12, 2021Nashville Predators Harness the Passion of “Smashville” at Bridgestone ArenaThe National Hockey League was the last of the four major American sports to host a non-bubble regular season. As fans gradually make their return to the seats, how is that affecting in-venue productions and digital content? In this edition, Elizabeth Bower, Event Producer for the Nashville Predators, joins Kristian Hernandez, Associate Editor at SVG to discuss how the team is still capturing the passion of the city, how the team adjusted to hosting the 2021 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament, and the unique operations and production strategy at Bridgestone Arena.Monday, March 8, 2021Detroit Red Wings Cover Motor City Storylines With Three Digital Shows, Hockeytown Home IceThe National Hockey League was the last of the four major American sports to host a non-bubble regular season. As fans gradually make their return to the seats, how is that affecting in-venue productions and digital content? In this edition, Pete Skorich, Vice President of Entertainment Services & Broadcasting for Olympia Entertainment and the Detroit Red Wings, joins Kristian Hernandez, Associate Editor at SVG to discuss the four digital offerings that keep fans connected to the team and the unique operations and production strategy at Little Caesars Arena.

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