SVG Summit 2016
Tuesday, January 3, 2017SVG Summit 2016: Making the Move to HDR [FULL PANEL]High Dynamic Range has cast a spell over many in the sports production community and, in many cases, is seen as more important than adding resolution via 4K acquisition. There have been a number of HDR trials in recent months and plenty of new ways to think about how to produce and distribute HDR content. Those who have tackled HDR take to the stage to discuss what they have learned and what is next for this exciting and enticing new advance. Panelists: Hugo Gaggioni, Sony Electronics, CTO, Broadcast and Production Systems Division Pat Griffis, Dolby Laboratories, VP, Technology, Office of the CTO Michael Johnson, Dome Productions, Director of Engineering Josh Limor, Technicolor, VP, Technology and Ecosystem Development Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial ServicesTuesday, January 3, 2017SVG Summit 2016: Best Practices for HDR on Game Day [FULL PANEL]The industry is anticipating more experiments in live HDR production in the coming months. How does a live HDR production change the way people do their jobs? How does it change camera shading, monitor set up in a production truck, and more? Those who have tackled HDR production share their experiences and share advice on how to best produce an event in HDR. Panelists: Joe Bogacz, Canon U.S.A, Advisor, Professional Engineering and Solutions Group Mark Coleman, Spectrum Sports, VP, Engineering and Operations Philip Garvin, Mobile TV Group, President/Founder/Co-Owner John Humphrey, Hitachi Kokusai, VP, Business Development Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial ServicesTuesday, January 3, 2017SVG Summit 2016: How IP is Benefiting the Live Production Environment Today [CASE STUDY]While it has taken time for the video over IP standards to be resolved, only now is the transition truly beginning. This case study will reveal how video over IP is being used today by broadcasters who are benefitting from the flexibility of IP-based live production – bringing efficiencies by using multi-vendor equipment and technologies to deliver more content while cutting time and costs. We’ll also look the next steps of Elastic Production – using IP to achieve virtualization innovations that will let broadcasters transition from current practices to a new way of thinking and new workflows. Presenter: James Stellpflug, EVS, VP, Product Marketing This case study was presented by EVS.Tuesday, January 3, 2017SVG Summit 2016: Working Lean While Meeting Multi-Platform Needs [FULL PANEL]More and more sports production teams are working on not just one deliverable (the broadcast) but multiple feeds, signals, and sources to the Web and digital devices. Getting that accomplished continues to be a work in progress as new workflows are hammered out and also need to adapt on the fly. Experts take to the stage to discuss how they are approaching multi-platform content creation and how it impacts technical and personnel needs. Panelists: Chris Brown, Turner Sports, Senior Director, Technical Operations Don Colantonio, AT&T Entertainment Group, Executive Producer, Mosaic Productions Jason Hedgcock, MLB Network, Manager, Remote Technical Operations Mark Hulsey, Big Ten Network, SVP, Production and Executive Producer Leon Schweir, Pac-12 Networks, SVP, Production John Ward, AT&T Entertainment Group, SVP, Content Operations Moderator: Jason Cohen, Vice President – HBO Sports ProductionTuesday, January 3, 2017SVG Summit 2016: Engineering Perspectives on IP & Changing Production Landscape, Pt II [FULL PANEL]The engineering teams at both the remote production service providers and the networks are being challenged with integrating a tremendous amount of new technologies that require new ways to plan a production, integrate them within existing workflows, and make sure operations run smoothly. How is the transition to IP progressing in the field? How are more bandwidth-intensive camera systems for high-speed and super-zoom needs being integrated into traditional replay operations? And how is digital media delivery impacting the engineering side of the production? Leaders share their experiences and expertise. Panelists: Bill McKechney, F&F Productions, VP, Engineering Scott Rothenberg, NEP Group, VP, Technology and Asset Management James Stellpflug, EVS, VP, Product Marketing Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial ServicesTuesday, January 3, 2017SVG Summit 2016: Multi Studio, Multi MAM Sports Automation Design [CASE STUDY]Learn how high-end automation can revolutionize the productivity and flexibility of multi-studio operations by bringing disparate products from multiple vendors into one integrated system. Presenter: Jim O’Brien, Aveco, President This case study is presented by Aveco.Tuesday, January 3, 2017SVG Summit 2016: Engineering Perspectives on IP & Changing Production Landscape, Pt II [FULL PANEL]The engineering teams at both the remote production service providers and the networks are being challenged with integrating a tremendous amount of new technologies that require new ways to plan a production, integrate them within existing workflows, and make sure operations run smoothly. How is the transition to IP progressing in the field? How are more bandwidth-intensive camera systems for high-speed and super-zoom needs being integrated into traditional replay operations? And how is digital media delivery impacting the engineering side of the production? Leaders share their experiences and expertise. Panelists: Brad Cheney, Fox Sports, VP, Field Operations and Engineering Michael Francis, CBS Sports, Director, Remote Engineering and Technical Operations Maciek Janiszewski, BroaMan, Applications Engineering Manager Jason Taubman, Game Creek Video, VP, Design and New Technology Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial ServicesTuesday, January 3, 2017SVG Summit 2016: NASCAR Archive Workflow – Today and Future [CASE STUDY]This session was presented by Oracle. Presenters: Frank Boensch, Oracle, Eastern U.S. Sales Lead, Oracle Diva Software Chris Witmayer, NASCAR Productions, Director of Broadcast, Post Production and New Media TechnologyTuesday, January 3, 2017SVG Summit 2016: Digital Leaders Perspectives - The Big Picture [FULL PANEL]The digital landscape, from social media to OTT to You Tube and beyond, have transformed the way sports fans consume and engage with content. What is the relationship between digital platforms and traditional TV platforms? How can an organization make sure it operates as one in a multi-platform universe? And what is the push-pull between TV and digital platforms? Panelists: Troy Ewanchyna, NBC Sports, VP and GM, NBCSports.com Clark Pierce, Fox Sports, SVP, TV Everywhere and Special Projects Rob Shaw, Facebook, Global Sports Media Partnerships Moderator: Brandon Costa, SVG, Director, SVG DigitalTuesday, January 3, 2017SVG Summit 2016: Sports Production Highlights From the Year That Was [FULL PANEL]2016 might one day be remembered as the beginning of the UHD and VR era but it was also be remembered as a year of tremendous technical and production achievement. Leaders in sports production discuss some of their favorite accomplishments, how they impacted the industry at large, and what they are looking forward to in 2017. Panelists: Ken Aagaard, CBS Sports, EVP, Innovation and New Technology Michael Davies, Fox Sports, SVP, Technical and Field Operations John LaChance, ESPN, Director, Remote Production Operations Tom Sahara, Turner Sports, VP, Operations and Technology Susan Stone, MLB Network, SVP, Operations and Engineering Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG Co-Executive Director, Editorial ServicesTuesday, January 3, 2017SVG Summit 2016: How Social Video Will Change the Way You Create Content [FULL PANEL]Anyone can publish video to a social media platform but does your organization have a strategy to really attract a crowd? Experts discuss the different social media platforms and how to get the most out of each. How does content need to be tweaked for each platform? Which platform is most “long-form” friendly? And are things like live streaming through a social media platform going to become a part of your production workflows? Panelists: Steve Hellmuth, NBA, EVP, Media Operations and Technology Nilay Shah, New York Giants, Director, Digital Strategy Lyndsay Signor, NBC Sports Group, Senior Director, Consumer Engagement Scott Warfield, NASCAR, Managing Director, Social Media Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial ServicesThursday, December 22, 2016Facebook Sports' Rob Shaw on the Year of Facebook LiveIt's hasn't been a full year since Facebook officially rolled out its Facebook Live platform, and now, as 2016 nears its close, it has already made tremendous waves on the media industry. Were the folks at the world's largest social media company surprised at how quickly and forcefully Facebook Live disrupted the media industry? Rob Shaw, who heads up global sports media partnerships for the brand, wasn't. While speaking at the SVG Summit in New York last week, Shaw shared his thoughts on Facebook Live's quick success.Monday, December 19, 2016NBC Sports' Lyndsay Signor Offers Look Inside NBC Olympics Social Strategy: SVG SummitSocial video soared at the Rio Summer Games for NBC Olympics. At the 2016 SVG Summit, Lyndsay Signor, Senior Director of Consumer Engagement at NBC Sports Group offered a peak inside the company's social strategy at the Games.Monday, December 19, 2016NBC Sports' Lyndsay Signor Listens to What the Data Tells Her About Social Video: SVG SummitDoes pumping more production value into social video quality necessarily make for a better product and an engaging watch? It all depends on your goals for that content, Lyndsay Signor, Senior Director of Consumer Engagement at NBC Sports Group stressed at the SVG Summit in New York City. If down-and-dirty content creation continues to work, we're going to keep doing that, she said.Monday, December 19, 2016NASCAR's Scott Warfield on Social Media Strategies to Attract Younger Fans: SVG SummitAt the 2016 SVG Summit, Scott Warfield, managing director of social media at NASCAR, discusses how his team is taking a lifestyle approach in promoting the sports to younger Fans through Snapchat.Friday, December 16, 2016Turner's Craig Barry on the Importance of Unique Camera Angles: SVG SummitWhile many camera angles in sports production have been common place for a long time, networks go through strenuous vetting processes when looking to integrate new cameras and unique angles. Turner Sports' EVP, Production and Chief Content Officer Craig Barry analyzes the one-of-a-kind "Rail Cam" that Turner and CBS use at the Final Four and breaks down why camera angle choices are so critical.Friday, December 16, 2016Turner's Craig Barry: Content Is King But Platforms Matter: SVG SummitThe old adage says "content is king" but with each passing day, distribution methods become just as critical to success. Turner Sports' EVP, Production and Chief Content Officer Craig Barry and CBS Sports', EP and SVP, Production Harold Bryant discuss how platforms and their unique identities can define the success of content.Friday, December 16, 2016Debating VR with CBS's Harold Bryant, Turner's Craig Barry: SVG SummitA hot button issue across the sports video production industry is the future of virtual reality. Does it have a viable future in live sports? Will it only succeed in an on-demand world? Will consumers embrace it? Turner Sports' EVP, Production and Chief Content Officer Craig Barry and CBS Sports', EP and SVP, Production Harold Bryant find themselves with differing takes on the opportunities ahead.Friday, December 16, 2016CBS's Harold Bryant, Turner's Craig Barry Discuss Trend of Network Collaboration: SVG SummitNot long ago, the idea of competing sports networks working together to produce a major sporting event was unheard of. Nowadays, its becoming more and more common. Two of the biggest collaborators in the business are Turner Sports and CBS Sports, who work together to produce the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament and the Final Four. Turner Sports' EVP, Production and Chief Content Officer Craig Barry and CBS Sports', EP and SVP, Production Harold Bryant discussed how the intricacies of collaboration work during a panel at the 2016 SVG Summit.Thursday, December 15, 2016NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Keynote Conversation: SVG SummitAt the 2016 SVG Summit, NBA commissioner Adam Silver joined our own Ken Kerschbaumer to discuss the state of the sports television industry, how the NBA is staying on the cutting edge of digital media, and why the league resonates so well with younger fans.Thursday, December 15, 2016NBA Commissioner Adam Silver on Embracing Young Audiences: SVG SummitThe NBA is one of the most popular sports leagues among the younger generation. NBA commissioner Adam Silver analyzes how the league continues to be so successful with the next generation of sports fans.Thursday, December 15, 2016NBA Commissioner Adam Silver: We Are Living in a "Golden Age for Sports Broadcasting: SVG SummitBasketball continues to reign as one of the most viewed sports on television. NBA commissioner Adam Silver breaks down what impresses him over live sports video production and how we are living in "a golden age for sports broadcasting."Thursday, December 15, 2016NBA Commissioner Adam Silver on How the NBA Has Stayed on Cutting Edge of Tech: SVG SummitThe NBA has made bold technology moves over its history, including making key choices in-arena to make the league a better television product. NBA commissioner Adam Silver discusses why the league has made such a commitment to staying on the cutting edge of video technology developments.Thursday, December 15, 2016NBA Commissioner Adam Silver on League's Relationship with TV Partners: SVG SummitAs the linear television industry struggles to combat falling subscription numbers and cord-cutting, top sports leagues are still enjoying strong ratings. NBA commissioner Adam Silver discusses his relationship with media partners and how it evolves as the media landscape changes.Thursday, December 15, 2016NBA Commissioner Adam Silver on the Globalization of Sports: SVG Summit 2016Digital media has further bolstered the globalization of sports. At the 2016 SVG Summit, NBA commissioner Adam Silver discussed how that's changing the game for both the importing and exporting of the NBA brand.Tuesday, December 13, 2016SVG Summit 2016In its 11th year, the SVG Summit this year will mark its 11th year as the place to be for those involved in any aspect of sports production and distribution. Once again it will bring together more than 1,000 industry professionals from across the country and around the world. The event will be highlighted by a number of information tracks, from the main production track held in the Trianon Ballroom to smaller and more intimate workshops that cover the wide spectrum of industry needs.