Sports Venue Production Summit
Thursday, March 29, 2018Atlanta Braves' Scott Cunningham on the Unique Fan Experience at SunTrust ParkEntering its second season as home to the Atlanta Braves, SunTrust Park - and The Battery Atlanta - have redefined the complete fan experience on game day. Our Chief Editor Jason Dachman talks with Scott Cunningham, VP, Fan Experience for the Braves to discuss how video and digital technologies play a critical role in a day at the new ballpark and shares why he hasn't totally bought into mobile fan activations in-venue.Thursday, March 22, 2018Canon's Larry Thorpe on Acquisition In-Venue and the Transition to 4K/8KAs the sports video production industry continues its transition from HD to 4K - and even 8K - acquisition technology in the form of cameras and lens continues to evolve at a rapid rate, making it a prudent choice to future-proof ones purchases. At our Sports Venue Production Summit, our Director of Digital Brandon Costa caught up with Larry Thorpe, Senior Fellow at Canon and Sports Broadcasting Hall of Famer, to break down where he sees the current state of the industry, how 1080p HDR could be a critical stepping stone forward, and what makes acquisition for videoboard display offers unique challenges.Wednesday, March 21, 2018New York Giants' Don Sperling on Building Content to Celebrate Historic MomentsWhether a team is in the midst of a championship run or the anniversary of a legendary moment in history is approaching, video production personnel at professional sports teams often use the opportunity to build special content to entertain and engage with both fans and sponsors. At our Sports Venue Production Summit in Atlanta, our Director of Digital Brandon Costa caught up with Don Sperling, Vice President and Executive Producer for New York Giants Entertainment to discuss his strategy around celebrating milestones and his thoughts on the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, a venue where his team will play at for the first time next season.Thursday, March 15, 2018Auburn's Michael Sullivan on Life Programming College Football's Largest VideoboardSince it debuted in 2015, the videoboard at Auburn University's Jordan Hare Stadium has reigned as the largest screen in college football. Pair that with the organic experience of an SEC game and there are few places where a sports fan would want to be on a Saturday in the fall. At our Sports Venue Production Summit in Atlanta, we chat with Michael Sullivan, Director of Video, Live Operations & Engineering for War Eagle Productions to break down how new technologies are helping make their unique board sing and what new things his team has tried as they've become comfortable with the canvas.Thursday, March 15, 2018Georgia's Mike Bilbow on Making the Most of Multi-Use Control Rooms and His Advice For ACC SchoolsAfter a handful of years at the College Football Hall of Fame, Mike Bilbow returned to the University of Georgia as Assistant Athletic Director for Production/Digital just in time for the football team's thrilling run to the National Championship Game. At the Sports Venue Production Summit in Atlanta, we caught up with Bilbow to discuss just how much the industry has changed since the last time he worked at Georgia, how colleges like his manage using a control room for more than just programming a videoboard, and - as an SEC Network school - what advice he would give to those in the ACC preparing for their own network launch.Wednesday, July 20, 2016Sports Venue Production Summit: UPenn's Ryan Koletty on Balancing Videoboards & Digital NetworksAt the University of Pennsylvania, the athletic department services three videoboard, in addition to helping program the new Ivy League Digital Network. Ryan Koletty, Video Content Creator for the Penn Sports Network at the University of Pennsylvania Athletics Department, chats with SVG about balancing those responsibilities and how programming videoboards to engage fans in venue can be a unique challenge.Wednesday, July 20, 2016Sports Venue Production Summit: Temple's Kevin Copp on Engaging College Fans In A Pro Sports VenueFollowing a memorable football season in 2015, Temple Athletics is growing, including in the building of a new video production team within the department. At SVG's Sports Venue Production Summit, Kevin Copp, Assistant Athletic Director, Video Services at Temple shares what its like entertaining Owl football fans in a professional sports venue and how his crew plans to engage fans at the new Temple Sports Complex being built back on campus.Thursday, July 14, 2016Sports Venue Production Summit: How to Manage Assets and Keep Control of Your ContentAs sports franchises expand the amount of video produced per game, the need to manage this valuable content multiplies in importance. But how can you ensure your content creators aren’t spending all their time on content management? Hear how local teams are implementing media-asset-management systems, streamlining their metadata logging, and archiving their footage for future use. Panelists: Craig Laliberte, Vizrt, VP, Business Development Jay O’Brien, Baltimore Ravens, Director of Broadcast and Gameday Dave Simon, Diversified, Media Solutions Architect Jennifer Terbosic, Philadelphia Eagles, Digital Asset Manager Jason Whetstone, Chesapeake Systems, Workflow Engineer Moderator: Jason Dachman, SVG, Chief EditorThursday, July 14, 2016Sports Venue Production Summit: Production Perspectives - Engaging Your Fans in the StandsOver the last decade, in-venue video has evolved from a nice perk into a ‘must have’ for sports franchises at every level, and fans now expect to be entertained and informed throughout the game. But, with so many variations in video-display technologies and presentation philosophies, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach. How much is too much? Learn about what steps you can take to develop and execute your team’s unique video strategy, and strike a balance between entertaining and overwhelming your fans. Panelists: Marc Bauman, The Madison Square Garden Company, SVP and Executive Producer, Creative and Technical Production Services Group Carl Mandell, Philadelphia Union, Director, Broadcasting and Video Production Sean Rainey, Philadelphia Phillies, Manager, Video Production Michael Rocha, Panasonic Xperiences, Director of Content Services Carson Smucker, Philadelphia Eagles, Producer Greg Stocker, Click Effects, Managing Director, Sports Division Moderator: Karen Hogan, SVG, Senior Editor and Editor, Venue Production JournalThursday, July 14, 2016Sports Venue Production Summit: Inside Lincoln Financial Field With the Eagles Production TeamPrior to the 2014 season, Lincoln Financial Field unveiled a $125 million renovation, spotlighted by high-resolution video boards in the bowl, 4K technology in the control room, and a revitalized approach to the game-day fan experience. Hear from the team’s production staff on their production facilities, resources, and workflows, and how the upgrade has affected their approach to game-day presentation. Panelists: Chris Johnson, Philadelphia Eagles, VP and Executive Producer Mark Leblang, Philadelphia Eagles, Studio/Live Manager Eric Long, Philadelphia Eagles, Director of Production David Sullivan, Philadelphia Eagles, Building A/V EngineerWednesday, July 13, 2016Sports Venue Production Summit: On Campus Perspectives - Local Colleges Weigh InOn college campuses around the country, finding passionate fans is as easy as walking to the nearest dorm. Building a video-production strategy that encompasses multiple sports and venues isn’t quite as simple. Whether your team has one control room and video display or many, a mid-major budget or big-conference funds, an army of professionals or an all-student staff, learn from local schools how they create captivating content to pump up their crowds. Panelists: Kevin Bonner, La Salle University, Associate Athletics Director Ryan Christiansen, Villanova Athletics, Video Coordinator Kevin Copp, Temple University, Assistant Athletic Director, Video Services Ryan Koletty, Penn Athletics, Video Content Creator Moderator: Brandon Costa, SVG, Senior EditorWednesday, July 13, 2016Sports Venue Production Summit: Tips and Tools for Tapping Into Your Fanbase Year-RoundWith sports fans constantly clamoring for content, franchises are finding ways to satisfy year-round demand through linear and digital programming produced out of their year-round homes: the training facilities. Hear how franchises are investing in their video production capabilities at their training facilities, boosting fiber and IP connectivity between buildings, and turning to wireless and cell-based technologies to create content easily and cost effectively. Panelists: Rob Johnson, Philadelphia Flyers, VP, Business Development Mark Leblang, Philadelphia Eagles, Studio/Live Manager Charlie Widdoes, Philadelphia 76ers, Director, Digital Content and Media Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Executive EditorWednesday, July 13, 2016Sports Venue Production Summit: Pushing the Limits of Technology in Sports VenuesThis presentation from Rob Johnson, VP of Business Development, at Philadelphia Flyers/Comcast Spectacor addresses the adoption of new venue technologies using examples from Comcast Spectacor’s flagship arena, Wells Fargo Center. Learn how to maximize use and business cases for high-density WiFi, add proximity marketing with iBeacons, and market your venue technologies. In addition, hear how to leverage your social media strategy and mobile apps within your in-game presentation, combat “fan fatigue” when adding new venue experiences, and recognize the limits of fans’ digital engagement.Tuesday, July 12, 2016Philadelphia Union's Carl Mandell on In-Venue Engagement and SoccerSoccer offers a unique set of challenges for entertaining fans with video inside the stadium. Carl Mandell, Director, Broadcasting and Video Production with the Philadelphia Union shares how his crew helps rock Talen Energy Stadium.