Monday General Sessions (12/14)

Time Session
11:00 - 11:15 a.m.

SVG Connect Summit 101

11:15 - 11:30 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Sponsored by:

THE CONVERSATION: Inside the NBA 2020

Those involved with getting the NBA back in action discuss the production workflows, health and safety protocols, technology innovation, and more during this lively 30-minute live session.
Moderator: Steve Hellmuth, NBA Entertainment, EVP, Media Operations and Technology
Confirmed Panelists:
Chris Brown
, Turner Sports, VP, Operations and Technology
Tim Corrigan
, ESPN, Senior Coordinating Producer
Eddie Okuno, ESPN, Senior Remote Operations Specialist; ABC, NBA on ESPN

12:00 - 12:15 p.m.
Sponsored by:

EVS Case Study

12:15 - 1:00 p.m.
Sponsored by:

The National Network Town Hall

This live town hall will feature top production executives from the national networks discussing their operations in the time of COVID-19. Learn about their successes, their failures, and how 2020 has re-shaped their production philosophies and strategies.
Moderator: Jason Cohen, CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network, VP, Remote Technical Operations
Confirmed Panelists:
Chris Brown
, Turner Sports, VP, Operations and Technology
Mike Davies, Fox Sports, SVP, Technical and Field Operations; SVG Chairman
Patty Power, CBS Sports, EVP, Operations and Engineering

1:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Case Study Two

1:15 - 1:45 p.m.

THE CONVERSATION: Inside the NHL 2020

The NHL headed North to Canada in order to complete the 2020 schedule and the effort involved two arenas, numerous production entities, and more. Go inside one of the more unique “bubble” productions with executives involved with the project.
Confirmed Panelists:
Ivan Gottesfeld, NHL, Executive Vice President, Broadcasting
Steve Mayer, NHL, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer, Events & Entertainment
Dan O’Neill, NHL, Vice President, Arena and Event Operations, IT

1:15 - 1:45 p.m.

Content Management Tech Tour

AI/ML; Content Security; MAM/Orchestration Systems; Storage/Archive Technology; Cloud Services

  • EditShare, Google, Iron Mountain Entertainment Services, Lumen Technologies, Microsoft, Nutanix, Seagate powered by Tape Ark, Signiant, Tedial, Telestream, Veritone

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Transmission Services Tech Tour

Contribution Services (Fiber/Satellite/IP); Hi-Speed File Transfer; RF/Wireless

  • AT&T, Comrex, Eurovision, IBM Aspera, LiveU

2:00 - 3:15 p.m.

Digital Content and Social Media Production Roundtable

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, fans were stuck at home and unable to enjoy an in-person game-day experience. As most venues around the country await the return of patrons, the main conduit between teams and their loyal fanbases has been the digital space. In this roundtable, professionals from different leagues explain how their production team is developing digital-first content and live streams and how avenues like mobile apps, team websites, and social-media platforms are uniting fans while remaining apart.

2:00 - 3:15 p.m.

Cloud-Based Production Roundtable

The Cloud-Based Production roundtable will provide insight into how the cloud, virtualization, and SaaS are dramatically transforming the entire video-production ecosystem. Sports-production leaders will discuss how the rise of remote workflows and virtualized infrastructure as a result of the pandemic is making cloud-based production more relevant than ever today and what it means for tomorrow.

2:45 - 3:15 p.m.

Acquisition Tech Tour

Cameras/Lenses; Camera Support

  • Canon, Fujifilm, Grass Valley, Sony

3:30 - 4:45 p.m.

College Sports Roundtable

Following a year of tremendous uncertainty, live-video-production professionals on college campuses across the country are getting back to work. Whether it’s producing for in-venue videoboards or live-streaming games for fans to consume at home or on the go, new and re-imagined workflows are being deployed to safely and efficient feed the content beast. Join the SVG College community to discuss topics ranging from live-production tools to automated production to student training and beyond.

3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Production Tools Tech Tour

Production Switchers; Replay; Graphics

  • Blackmagic Design, Evertz, EVS, Grass Valley, Nelco Media, Panasonic, Ross Video, TVU Networks, Vizrt

3:30 - 4:45 p.m.

Sports Content Management Roundtable

The Sports Content Management Roundtable is designed for SVG members and sponsors looking to learn about the latest developments in MAM workflows, archive/storage technology, and metadata management. The conversation will feature MAM leaders from major broadcasters, leagues, teams, and vendors providing insights on how the industry has reacted to the pandemic and how it’s changing content-management workflows. This is a can’t-miss conversation for anyone looking to stay up-to-date on the latest developments in the MAM and storage sector and what is coming in the future.

4:15 - 4:45 p.m.

Production Tools Tech Tour

Production Switchers; Replay; Graphics

  • Blackmagic Design, Evertz, EVS, Grass Valley, Nelco Media, Panasonic, Ross Video, TVU Networks, Vizrt

4:45 - 5:15 p.m.

Content Management Tech Tour

AI/ML; Content Security; MAM/Orchestration Systems; Storage/Archive Technology; Cloud Services

  • EditShare, Google, Iron Mountain Entertainment Services, Lumen Technologies, Nutanix, Microsoft, Seagate powered by Tape Ark, Signiant, Tedial, Telestream, Veritone

5:15 - 5:45 p.m.

Production Services Tech Tour

Automated Production; Crewing; Logistics; Mobile Trucks; Equipment Rentals/Reseller; Power Services; Production Services

  • Gravity Media, Mediapro, NEP, Program Productions, The Switch

5:45 - 6:15 p.m.

Audio Tech Tour

Consoles/Mixers; Intercom Systems; Microphones; Sound Systems

  • Calrec DiGiCo, Clear-Com, Joseph Electronics, Shure, Telos Alliance

6:15 - 6:45 p.m.

OTT/Streaming/Social Media

OTT/Streaming; Social Media Publishing Tools; Data Provider

  • AWS, Limelight Networks, The Switch, Zixi

6:45 - 7:15 p.m.

Infrastructure Tech Tour

Encoders/Decoders; Routers/Networking/Signal Transport; Test and Measurement/Conversion Gear

  •  Adder Technology, EVS, IHSE USA, Imagine Communications, Lawo, Markertek, Riedel, Vitec

7:15 - 7:45 p.m.

Infrastructure Tech Tour

Encoders/Decoders; Routers/Networking/Signal Transport; Test and Measurement/Conversion Gear

  •  Adder Technology, EVS, IHSE USA, Imagine Communications, Lawo, Markertek, Riedel, Vitec