SVG College Summit: ACC Athletic Departments Share Their Preparations For Next Year’s ACC Network Launch

With the ESPN-supported ACC Network still more than a year away from launch, ACC schools are in a mad dash to prepare their facilities

While the new ACC Network partnership with ESPN does not officially launch until deep into 2019, 15 ACC athletic departments are rapidly building out their facilities in preparation for a new era of video content creation.

At the 2018 SVG College Summit, video directors from across the conference shared their experiences on building out their facilities, offered updates on their status, and shared what they have learned along the way so far.

The conversation included Rick Bagby, Assistant Athletic Director, Video and Technology at Clemson University;
Andy Blanton, Assistant AD, Video and Broadcast Services at Georgia Tech University; Ken Cleary, Assistant Athletic Director, Go Heels Productions and Creative Services at the University of North Carolina;  Chad Lampman, Executive Director of Blue Devil Network at Duke University; and Josh Shibler, VP and Project Executive at the systems integrator CTG. The session was moderated by Scott Hecht, Senior Producer at Syracuse University.

Here are a few highlights of their talk:

The panel shares their experiences in bolstering their facilities to ready for the new media venture:

Bagby digs deeper on how his university is getting ready technologically for the launch:

Shibler explains how CTG has helped schools along the way and dissects how video production control rooms in the college space have evolved in recent years:

Blanton and Bagby discuss how fostering student talent behind the scenes is crucial to the success of the entire operation:

Bagby emphasized that teaching students, at the end of the day, is the most important thing he does:

The panel breaks down what they would differently if they could start over in the build out process:


Watch the full session in its entirety:

For more video interviews and coverage from the 2018 SVG College Summit and other events, visit SVG On Demand.

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