Venue Production Workshop To Spotlight Systems Integration, Fan Engagement

By Karen Hogan Ketchum on November 1, 2018

At this year’s SVG Summit, the Venue Production Workshop will take a deep dive into systems integration with two panel discussions exploring the importance of upfront coordination in control-room design and how technology decisions are made and client needs are met. In addition, the Workshop kicks off with a look at how local teams like the New York Knicks, New York Mets, New York Giants, and New Jersey Devils engage and entertain their fans on game day. Conversations on broadcast-friendly venue design and the future of HDR round out the Venue Production Workshop — a can’t-miss for anyone involved in sports-venue production!

DATE: Monday, December 10, 2018
TIME: 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
LOCATION: New York Hilton Midtown, Gramercy Suite West/A (2nd Floor)

1:00 – 1:30 p.m. The Latest in Fan Engagement: Local Teams Weigh In
The Venue Production Workshop kicks off with a look at how teams in the New York area attract fans to the stands game after game. From larger-than-life video displays to mobile gaming and everything in between, learn production tips from local teams and the tech tools they rely on to entertain and engage fans in the biggest media market in the country.
Moderator: Don Sperling, New York Giants Entertainment, Executive Producer
Confirmed Panelists:
Ben Broder
, New Jersey Devils, Director, Game Presentation and Event Production
Tim Gunkel, New York Mets, Executive Director, Production and Events
Tim Tubito, New York Knicks, Director, Game/Event Presentation

1:30 – 1:45 p.m. Case Study TBD

1:45 – 2:15 p.m. Importance of Upfront Coordination in Control Room Design
As video-control rooms expand in both size and scope, the amount of coordination and coordinated effort required increases in both importance and complexity. Whether it’s a new control room or renovation of an existing space, everyone involved in the project — from the architect and systems integrator to the acoustics supervisor and engineer — must be on the same page from beginning to end of the project.
Confirmed Panelists:
Ron Eligator, Acoustic Distinctions, Principal
Kevin Henneman, KMH Integration, President
Arthur Metzler, AMA Consulting Engineers, Managing Partner
Neil Tucker, Design Republic, Principal

2:15 – 2:45 p.m. How Systems Integrators Make Technology Decisions and Execute Client Needs
In addition to coordinating with architecture, acoustics, and engineering, systems integrators must work with the client to make the best technological decisions while keeping the project on time and under budget. Leading systems integrators take the stage alongside leading technology vendors to explain how decisions get made as they walk attendees through every step of the control-room–design process.
Modertator: Robert Jordan CVE, Industry Consultant
Confirmed Panelists:
Brendan Cline
, BeckTV, Director of Engineering
Scott Griffin
, Diversified, SVP, Engineering
Jeff Volk, Alpha Video, VP
Joe Wire, NEP Broadcast Services/Bexel ESS, VP, Business Development

2:45 – 3:00 p.m. Networking Break

3:00 – 3:45 p.m. Designing a Broadcast-Friendly Sports Venue That Works for Everyone
Despite the importance of the at-home television broadcast, broadcasters often encounter difficulty getting their needs met when sports venues are under construction or renovation. What are broadcasters looking for, and how can everyone at the venue — from client to architect to systems integrator and more — work with broadcasters and leagues to ensure that venue design works for everyone?
Moderator: Chris Brown, Turner Sports, Senior Director, Technical Operations
Confirmed Panelists:
Scott Nardelli, Bexel ESS/NEP Broadcast Services, SVP/GM

3:45 – 4:00 p.m. Case Study TBD

4:00 – 4:30 p.m. The Great Debate: Is HDR the Future of In-Venue Video?
The Venue Production Workshop concludes with a look to the future of in-venue video. Earlier this year, the first HDR-capable videoboard in North America was installed at Coors Field in Colorado. Are there more to come? Leaders in the field debate the role that HDR could play in the sports-venue space, the benefits and drawbacks of the technology, and how it might enhance the fan experience.
Confirmed Panelists:
Stuart Reynolds, Diversified, Director, Sports and Live Events

The SVG Venue Initiative serves the educational, informational, and networking needs of sports-venue personnel, including videoboard production, control-room technology and infrastructure, engineering and IT, television broadcasting, and more. End users and SVG Venue Initiative sponsors are encouraged to attend this informative workshop to discuss their challenges and network with sports-venue professionals, broadcasters, systems integrators, and technology providers.

The SVG Venue Initiative is sponsored by: Canon, Clear-Com, Daktronics, Grass Valley, KMH Audio-Video Integration, LiveU, Panasonic, Riedel, Ross Video, and VITEC.

For more information on the Venue Production Workshop, please contact Karen Hogan Ketchum at karen@sportsvideo.org. For more information on becoming an SVG Venue Initiative sponsor, please contact Rob Payne at rob@sportsvideo.org or Andrew Gabel at agabel@sportsvideo.org.

Agenda subject to change