SVG College Summit: In College-Sports-Video Production, the Centralized Control Room Has Become the Crown Jewel

Arkansas, Texas A&M, Valparaiso, Lamar, Ross Video share their control-room experiences

Advances in technology and the need to create live content from points all around a college campus have made centralized control of media the preferred infrastructure method.

At the 2018 SVG College Summit, experts from schools of all sizes examined the latest in technology and the philosophy behind these media centers.

The panel featured Ron Blatz, manager, broadcast and streaming, Valparaiso University; Clint Burges, director, video operations, Lamar University; Michelle Glover, assistant athletic director, broadcast services, University of Arkansas; Andy Richardson, assistant athletic director, 12th Man Productions, Texas A&M University; Jared Schatz, VP, sales, U.S. and Canada, Ross Video. The session was moderated by Karen Hogan Ketchum, senior editor, SVG.

Here are some highlights:

First and foremost, the panel explained that the best thing one can do when building out a new facility is to plan for tomorrow, not today:

Glover offers a peek inside the Razorbacks’ tech infrastructure:

Richardson shares what he would do differently with 12th Man Productions’ three-year-old facility if given the chance:

Blatz explains how Valpo had a tight timeline to open the facility and shares how it was done:

Richardson says that 12th Man Productions’ facilities have become a major draw for recruits:

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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