SVG Soccer Summit Americas 2019
Thursday, September 5, 2019MediaPro US's Mario Sousa on the Rise of Automated Production In SoccerFew companies are more deeply engrained in the state of production in the sport of soccer than MediaPro. From the largest of global matches to the smallest of club leagues, MediaPro touches workflows of all sizes At SVG's inaugural Soccer Summit Americas, our Brandon Costa caught up with Mario Sousa, Head of Sales and Marketing for Mediapro US to discuss everything from automated production methods to advanced graphics design.Wednesday, September 4, 2019Soccer Summit Americas: Telemundo's Ivi Alfaro Looks Back on the Network's 'Summer of Soccer'While many people relaxed in the warm summer sun, Telemundo Deportes was one busy customer and had their hands full with the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France and the Copa America in Brazil. With two competitions happening on two separate continents (and operations being anchored inside of their IP facility in Miami), both tournaments were executed on an extremely massive scale. At the SVG Soccer Summit Americas, Ivi Alfaro, executive producer, Telemundo Deportes, spoke with our Kristian Hernandez about how the network rallied together during this tumultuous time, how other soccer-centric programming like the Premier League has gone so far, and how the momentum can continue heading into next summer's Tokyo 2020 Olympics.Tuesday, September 3, 2019NWSL on ESPN Producer Dana Rubin on the League's Spike In PopularityIt's an exciting time for the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL). The U.S. Women's National Team is fresh off winning this summer's FIFA World Cup and there's a spike in interest in the league where many of its players call home on a regular basis. At SVG's inaugural Soccer Summit Americas last month, our Brandon Costa chatted with Dana Rubin, a producer on NWSL matches that air on ESPN to talk about how the television product is looking to capitalize on this crucial point in the league's history.Thursday, August 29, 2019Soccer Summit Americas: TUDN's Alexis Salinas on the Network's Rebrand, Excellence With AR GraphicsStep aside, Univision Deportes. It's now time for TUDN to step into the spotlight. With the recent merger between Univision and Televisa, the two-headed giant within the Spanish-language market is moving forward with a new rebrand and reinvigorated mission. At the SVG Soccer Summit Americas, Alexis Salinas, senior director, technical creative services, TUDN caught up with Jason Dachman to discuss the ongoing transition between the two companies and how in-studio and on-air augmented reality graphics have played an important role in their live coverage.Tuesday, August 27, 2019Cumbre de Fútbol Americanos: Orlando Silver Analiza La Audiencia Bilingüe de Fox DeportesFox Deportes es una entitdad que consigue la atención y pasión de los fanáticos bilingües. En los Estados Unidos y México, Liga MX y MLS son dos organizaciones deportivas que tiene una gran influencia en la comunidad hispano. Con jugadores como Carlos Vela de LAFC y Josef Martínez de Atlanta United en MLS y otros en Liga MX, la cadena necesita transmite contento que satisface dos mercados. A la primera Cumbre de Fútbol Americanos en Miami, Orlando Silver, vicepresidente, producción, Fox Deportes participó en un entrevista con nuestro Kristian Hernández sobre su primer año en Liga MX, cómo mantienen el interés de sus seguidores y un proyecto nuevo que supone presentadores tradicionales y videojuegos competitivos.Friday, August 23, 2019USL's Brad Baker on How Expansion and At-Home Production are Revolutionizing the LeagueFor American sports fans, there's more soccer than ever to watch on television and various streaming platforms. Domestically, one of the leagues seeing the most dramatic growth is the United Soccer Leagues (USL). With more and more franchises entering the league's ranks, the league has embarked on a comprehensive broadcast plan to produce all of its matches with the help of at-home production models. At SVG's first-ever Soccer Summit Americas, our Brandon Costa caught up with USL's VP, Broadcasting Brad Baker to discuss the league's rapid growth and how it's broadcasting capabilities are bringing the league's matches in front of more eyeballs than ever.