Thursday (12/17) Post-Game: Industry Initiatives Day

Time Session
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Clean Freaks Meeting

Join us for a very special “Clean Freaks” meeting where we will discuss the current state of COVID-19 protection protocols, the latest efforts by sports leagues and networks, and more!

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

SPIRIT Diversity Meeting

The Sports Production Inclusion Responsibility in Technology (SPIRIT) Diversity meeting will provide an overview and discussion of the role SVG and its members and sponsors can play in making the sports-production workplace more diverse and inclusive. Learn about organizations that can partner with yours to make a difference, the difference between inclusion and diversity.

1:15 - 1:45 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

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

DTV Audio Group Meeting

Production Practices for Next-Generation Audio

As television-distribution models continue to evolve, opportunities are opening up to enhance viewer experiences with augmented personalization and accessibility features. How can these features be supported on a practical production basis for live sports programing? Join the DTV Audio Group roundtable for a discussion of these and other aspects of next-generation audio.

With the collaboration of networks, manufacturers, technologists, sound designers, and engineers, the DTV Audio Group is committed to furthering the practical application of emerging television audio standards and technologies through education and open exchange of ideas, best practices, and techniques.

2:00 - 2:30 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

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

SVGW Meeting

SVGW (formerly SVG’s Women’s Sports Media Initiative) is a networking group that aims to enhance the role of women in the creation, production, and distribution of sports content. Members are an integral part of the larger SVG community and work for sports leagues, teams, television networks, technology companies, and startups, where their focus is the business and technology behind sports production. All are invited to attend!

2:45 - 3:15 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

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

RSN Meeting

Few sectors of the sports-media industry have been impacted as significantly by the pandemic as regional sports networks. With that in mind, this meeting will offer a look at the current RSN landscape and how production workflows are evolving to meet today’s challenges. RSN production, operations, and technology leaders will take part in this open conversation in an effort to enhance collaboration, communication, and innovation in 2021.

3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Audio Tech Tour

Consoles/Mixers; Intercom Systems; Microphones; Sound Systems

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

4:15 - 4:45 p.m.

OTT/Streaming/Social Media

OTT/Streaming; Social Media Publishing Tools; Data Provider

  • AWS, Limelight Networks, The Switch, Zixi

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, Microsoft, Nutanix, Seagate powered by Tape Ark, Signiant, Tedial, Telestream, Veritone

5:15 - 5:45 p.m.

Production Tools Tech Tour

Production Switchers; Replay; Graphics

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

5:45 - 6:15 p.m.

Production Tools Tech Tour

Production Switchers; Replay; Graphics

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

6:15 - 6:45 p.m.

Transmission Services Tech Tour

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

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

6:45 - 7:15 p.m.

Acquisition Tech Tour

Cameras/Lenses; Camera Support

  • Canon, Fujifilm, Grass Valley, Sony

7:15 - 7:45 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