SVG Summit 2019

Wednesday, January 29, 2020SVG Summit : Closing Keynote - Chairmen PerspectivesSVG and SVG Europe are led by Mike Davies, Fox Sports, SVP, Field and Technical Operations and Alessandro Reitano, Sky Deutschland, VP of Sports Production. Our two chairmen took the stage with SVG Editorial Director Ken Kerschbaumer and SVG Europe Editorial Director Fergal Ringrose to discuss top trends and challenges for 2020 as well as new initiatives being launched by SVG that will better serve the SVG community. Co-Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial Services Co-Moderator: Fergal Ringrose, SVG Europe, Editorial Director Featuring: Mike Davies, Fox Sports, SVP, Field and Technical Operations Alessandro Reitano, Sky Deutschland, VP, Sports ProductionWednesday, January 29, 2020SVG Summit: Recent Technologies and Trends in the Remote Production BusinessThe relationship between remote production service providers and clients continues to be a dance between profitability, capability, flexibility, and trust. Learn more about the current state of the business, challenges as new technologies change the nature of sports production, and much more. Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial Services Panelists: Mary Ellen Carlyle, Dome Productions, SVP and GM Robert Carzoli, Program Productions, Chairman and CEO Stacia Fritchie, Lyon Video, General Manager Phil Garvin, Mobile TV Group, Founder and CEO Pat Sullivan, Game Creek Video, President and Founder Mike Werteen, NEP Broadcast Services, PresidentWednesday, January 29, 2020SVG Summit: An Inside Look Into NASCAR's At-Home ProductionsNASCAR Productions this year is producing all of its IMSA races from the NASCAR Productions facility, located in Charlotte, NC. The team is relying on production trucks designed to meet the needs of a REMI production and has spent the past season learning how to produce an event remotely, the pros and cons of the new workflow, and figuring out future opportunities. Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial Services Featuring: Mark Hull, NASCAR Productions, Senior Manager, Technical Operations Matt Stovcsik, NASCAR Productions, Director, Operations Mike Zylak, NASCAR, Senior Manager, EngineeringWednesday, January 29, 2020SVG Summit: The Challenge of Cybersecurity and Live Sports TVObtaining cybersecurity in the arena of live television production has always been a difficult task to achieve. A panel of rights holders, third-party vendors, and equipment manufacturers discussed its status in the live sports compound. How can everyone work together with the common goal of securing productions both in the stadium and back in the studio? This session provided an update on the development of an ongoing series of Recommendations and Best Practices that outline suggested industry-approved controls for use in the sports-production industry. Moderator: Tom Sahara, Media Technologist and Advisor; SVG, Content Security Work Group, Co-Chair Panelists: Michael Cronk, Grass Valley, VP, Core Technology Jason Taubman, Game Creek Video, SVP, Technology Dan Turk, NEP Group, VP and Chief EngineerMonday, January 20, 2020SVG Summit: Sky Sports' Duncan East Recaps Successful Year With Volumetric CaptureAcross the pond, Sky Sports continues to be a company that lives at the forefront of technological innovation. This year, the use of volumetric capture at tournaments like the 148th Open Championship is a VR application that will forever change the way video analysis is done. At the SVG Summit, Director of Digital Brandon Costa and Duncan East, head, directors and creative, Sky Sports, chat about the success of some of their deployments in 2019, how they improved on volumetric capture in the concept's second season, and what technologies that are on Sky's wishlist in 2020.Monday, January 20, 2020SVG Summit: ESR's Wendy Wang Explains the Decision of Forming a 24/7 Esports ChannelLike other mainstream television outlets, ESR is taking a page out of the traditional sports playbook. As the first official 24/7 esports channel in the United States, the company is able to supply content for avid gamers to binge whenever they want. With the conclusion of their second year of operation, the channel is keen on making more traction in the coming year. At the SVG Summit, Associate Editor Kristian Hernandez and Wendy Wang, CEO, ESR 24/7 Esports Channel, broke down the structure of the platform, why ESR decided to execute a 24/7 model, what style of content is working the best, and what can be done in 2020 to increase growth.Monday, January 20, 2020SVG Summit: Mike Morrison Divulges ESPN's Legalized Sports Betting Strategy, New Las Vegas StudioWhen the act of sports betting was legalized, the floodgates became opened to a newly discovered stream of content and revenue. For ESPN, television programming like Daily Wager is giving an inside look at the day's major sporting events and where their bets should lie. At the SVG Summit, Chief Editor Jason Dachman and Mike Morrison, VP, business development, ESPN, discuss other ways that the network is educating and helping consumers that are active in sports betting and the progress of their brand-new studio being built inside of The LINQ Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip.Thursday, January 16, 2020SVG Summit: ESPN's Meg Aronowitz Details the Relationship Between ACC Network, 15 Conference SchoolsBefore launching the ACC Network, ESPN did their homework and worked diligently with the production teams of all 15 schools. From creating a healthy relationship that spurned creative collaboration or evaluating the progress and final product of control room buildouts, the network has been alongside the conference from the beginning. At the SVG Summit, Associate Editor Kristian Hernandez and Meg Aronowitz, coordinating producer II, ESPN, break down how ESPN assisted the schools with their own specific set of needs, how the ACC Network is operating since the launch, and where they will be after its first full year of operations in August 2020.Wednesday, January 15, 2020SVG Summit: Blizzard's Pete Emminger Previews Home & Away Format for Overwatch, Call of Duty LeaguesBlizzard Entertainment is one of the busiest entities in esports. Whether driving the competitions that go on in the Overwatch League or handling productions of BlizzCon, the company's largest event that promotes their biggest gaming franchises, the calendar is filled with plenty of large scale events. At the SVG Summit, SVG Associate Editor Kristian Hernandez and Pete Emminger, VP, global broadcast, Activision Blizzard Esports, took time to tease the home and away method of next year's Overwatch League and inaugural Call of Duty League seasons, how the annual BlizzCon production went, what is in the organization's plans in 2020, and what could potentially be on the table moving forward.Friday, January 10, 2020SVG Summit: How CBS Sports Delivered Every Shot, Every Hole at The MastersIn 2018, the team at Augusta National had the idea to create an Every Shot, Every Hole production, and they presented the challenge to CBS Sports to create the innovative system. In April, at the 2019 Masters the vision became a reality when the groundbreaking system debuted allowing the viewers at home, for the first time ever, to see every shot from every hole by every golfer. At the 2019 SVG Summit, Brian Carr, Founding Partner of Thumbwar; Mike Francis, VP, Remote Engineering and Planning at CBS Sports; and Patty Power, EVP, Operations and Engineering at CBS Sports share an overview of the production efforts, how it came together, and how the future of major golf production may never be the same. This session is moderated by Brandon Costa, Director of Digital at SVG.Friday, January 10, 2020SVG Summit: Gambling and What It Means to the Sports Media BusinessGambling. It’s on everybody’s and every state’s mind as a means to not only drive revenue growth but also ratings as viewers will have more reasons to tune in. At the 2019 SVG Summit, key execs with experience in designing content for the sports better answer key questions like: how are broadcasters approaching gambling from a programming standpoint? Do regional sports networks have an advantage compared to national networks? And how quickly will the legalized betting landscape evolve? Panelists: Steve Byrd, Sportradar, Head of Global Strategic Partnerships Mike Morrison, ESPN, VP, Business Development Damon Phillips, NBC Sports Washington, SVP and GM Moderator: Jason Dachman, SVG, Chief EditorFriday, January 10, 2020SVG Summit: Sky Sports on How Volumetric Capture Changes EverythingVideo analysis is very much a one-dimensional experience with analysts relying on flat images taken from one angle at a time to provide insights into athletic performance. At the 2019 Open Championship, Sky Sports changed all that with the use of 120 cameras to capture volumetric video of the world’s best golfers in action. The question now is what does volumetric mean for your organization? At the 2019 SVG Summit, Duncan East, Head of Directors and Creative at Sky Sports breaks down the project and wrestles with what it means for the future of sports television with Ken Kerschbaumer, Co-Executive Director, Editorial Services at SVG.Wednesday, January 8, 2020SVG Summit: Quantum's Eric Bassier Discusses Upcoming Trends in the Storage SectorQuantum remains as one of the premier storage providers in the sports video production industry. Heading into the next calendar year, the company is ready to help the community's media management needs. At the SVG Summit, Eric Bassier, senior director, global product marketing, Quantum spoke with SVG Director of Digital Brandon Costa about important updates made in 2019, trends in the storage sector that they're seeing, and exciting projects on the horizon in 2020.Monday, January 6, 2020SVG Summit: Sky Deutschland's Alessandro Reitano Speaks on Tenure as SVG Europe ChairmanSky Deutschland is one of the most technologically advanced networks over in Europe. VP of Sports Production Alessandro Reitano has been one of the individuals that are pushing the company towards broadcast applications in virtual reality and the like. To boot, Reitano is heading up the efforts of our sister company, SVG Europe, as its Chairman. At the SVG Summit 2019, Reitano and SVG Director of Digital Brandon Costa caught up to reflect on the innovations deployed by the company this past year, what it means for him to lead SVG Europe, and the potential opportunities that the position will allow for collaboration in 2020.Monday, January 6, 2020SVG Summit: Dan Marshall Recounts AWS's Significant Development in the CloudLike many years, AWS is always up to something that will enhance the content creation within the sports video production community. 2019, in particular, marked landmark progress for their efforts in the cloud. At the 2019 SVG Summit, SVG Director of Digital Brandon Costa and Dan Marshall, SVP, worldwide sales, an d services, AWS chat about the company's enhancements regarding applications in the cloud and topics that will be at the top of the list in 2020 including sports betting.Monday, December 30, 2019SVG Summit: Keynote Conversation with Peter Hutton, Director, Global Sports Partnerships at FacebookPeter Hutton is no stranger to the sports media landscape. As the former CEO of Eurosport and co-CEO of MP & Silva, the veteran executive now finds himself at the center of sports and social media at Facebook as the platform's Director, Global Sports Partnerships. In this conversation from the 2019 SVG Summit, learn how Facebook is looking to unlock sponsorship opportunities; drive ticket, merchandise, and subscription sales; as well as its efforts around live rights and much more. The session is moderated by Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial Services.Friday, December 27, 2019SVG Summit: The NBA Summer League and 5G Smartphone ProductionThis past summer, the NBA offered up a world first, producing a game using nothing more than Samsung 5G phones. How did the project come together? What was involved, and did it really work as promised? At the 2019 SVG Summit, key production execs discussed the effort, lessons learned, and what’s next. Panelists: Paul Benedict, NBA, Associate VP, Broadcasting Content Management Steve Hellmuth, NBA, EVP, Media Operations and Technology Dave Macdonald, AT&T Sports and Entertainment, Director of Strategy Moderator: Chris Brown, Turner Sports, VP, Operations and TechnologyFriday, December 27, 2019SVG Summit: Esports 2020 - Where Is the Industry Headed?The esports market continues to explode as traditional media companies, leagues, and even sports franchises look to become part of the ecosystem. What are some of the key trends to expect in 2020? How will esports continue to be on the ascent and what does that mean to the more traditional sports production landscape? At the 2019 SVG Summit, key players in the esports production business discuss the state of the industry. Panelists: Matt Arden, NBA, Head of Content and Media, NBA 2K League Pete Emminger, Activision Blizzard Esports, VP, Global Broadcast Wendy Wang, ESR 24/7 Esports Channel, CEO Moderator: Jason Dachman, SVG, Chief EditorThursday, December 26, 2019SVG Summit: Inside the Launch of the ACC NetworkWhen ESPN launched the ACC Network, the new 24/7 national network dedicated to ACC sports, in August, it bolstered its expansive college sports coverage. It involved collaborative work and planning with personnel from across the ACC’s 15 institutions. At the 2019 SVG Summit, ESPN executives discussed what it takes to launch a new comprehensive network in an age where linear TV and digital distribution require a steady stream of content along with new and efficient philosophies on production and operations.Monday, December 23, 2019SVG Summit: A Keynote Conversation With DAZN's VP, North America Joe MarkowskiDAZN continues to surprise the sports content and distribution world, whether with new rights deals, exclusive studio programming every bit as robust as anything in the industry, or a carriage deal with Comcast. And its international perspective gives it a solid leg up when it comes to understanding the changing landscape of OTT and broadcast sports. Joe Markowski, DAZN, EVP North America, shares his thoughts on DAZN’s strategy, its plans for the future, and why the entire industry needs to think differently when it comes to meeting the needs of sports fans. Featuring: Joe Markowski, DAZN, EVP, North America Moderator: Brandon Costa, SVG, Director of DigitalThursday, December 19, 2019SVG Summit: A Sneak Peek at Super Bowl LIV With Fox SportsFox Sports will step into the spotlight for Super Bowl LIV and, once again, the challenge is figuring out how to manage technical innovation, production values, and storytelling. The Fox Sports production team takes the stage to discuss the big game. Panelists: Kevin Callahan, Fox Sports, Director of Technical Operations Mike Davies, Fox Sports, SVP, Field and Technical Operations Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial Services