Back on the Air: Inside ESPN’s Transmission Plan for the Return of Live Sports

Associate Director, Remote Traffic Operations Adam Whitlock walks through the timeline of the return of sports at ESPN

After a months-long shutdown, major sports leagues suddenly snapped back into live action in July with MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS, WNBA, and others resuming live play for the first time since the pandemic began. As the largest sports rightsholder in North America, ESPN was suddenly forced to deliver hundreds of live events from new venues with myriad new challenges.

Get an inside look at how ESPN’s remote traffic operations department was able to develop new tactics on the fly and create a new transmission scheme to bring live sports back to the masses from the network’s Associate Director, Remote Traffic Operations Adam Whitlock.

This session was a part of the 2020 SVG TranSPORT Virtual Series. You can watch more content discussing the present and future of transmission technology now by simply registering for FREE access to the SVG TranSPORT Virtual Series. You will receive exclusive access to all of the interviews and panels from last week’s event. Simply, visit the SVG TranSPORT Virtual Series event page now for more information! 

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