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Wednesday, July 17, 2024New Sponsor Spotlight: Mediaproxy's Mark Rushton on the Importance of Real-Time Broadcast AnalysisIdentifying on-air incidents has become more critical than ever – especially when it comes to live sports. Mediaproxy provides a comprehensive suite of software-based analysis applications to help you attend to on-air issues quickly and resolve them efficiently. Employing the latest user interface technologies, complex analysis tasks are made easy and seamless courtesy of Mediaproxy's compliance, logging, monitoring, and analysis tool sets. Analyze live network streams and OTT from one place using Mediaproxy's advanced tools without direct access to the full network payload over low bandwidth connections. In addition to live and file-based MPEG analysis, the company's unique platform offers decentralied real-time analysis to provide low bandwidth transport stream monitoring without requiring direct network access to multicast sources. Mediaproxy's versatile platform also includes built-in video and audio fingerprinting technologies. Performing either advanced competitive advertisement tracking analysis or reconcile audio royalties, Mediaproxy's LogServer platform provides a flexible built-in solution for all content matching requirements. SVG sat down with Mark Rushton, VP Sales & Solutions, USA, Mediaproxy to discuss LogServer and the companies other products, recent customer installations at regional sports networks like Monumental Sports Network, and where he sees the industry headed in 2024 and beyond.Monday, July 15, 2024Home Run Derby 2024: ESPN's Phil Orlins on the Benefits of New Format, 4DREPLAYThe 2024 edition of the Home Run Derby is introducing one of the more significant format and rule changes that the event has seen in some time. So what does that mean for the storytelling process in ESPN's coverage of the thrilling event? At MLB All-Star in Arlington, our Brandon Costa sat down with ESPN's VP, Production Phil Orlins to get how the format changes will benefit the broadcast, how the "Worldwide Leader" is bringing the multi-camera 4DREPLAY system closer than ever to the action, and what's in store for the Statcast alternate feed on ESPN2.Friday, July 12, 2024NBC Sports Bay Area & California's Rusty West on Vendor Partnerships Bringing Elements to LifeIn live event production, broadcast professionals will come up with engaging ideas to entertain their viewing audience. To achieve a handful, if not all, of their creative vision, networks are prioritizing relationships with trusted vendors to turn something on paper into a tangible solution. At the SVG Regional Sports Production Summit, NBC Sports Bay Area & California's Coordinating Producer of Live Events Technology, Rusty West, describes how Tagboard is integrating live video feeds of viewers watching from home on the broadcast, how VideoShip to centralize their video archive and content retrieval in the cloud, and why leaning on these tech manufacturers and service providers is extremely important to success.Thursday, July 11, 2024NBC Sports Bay Area & California’s Devon Fox on Elevating Access, Showcasing Oracle Park With TechNBC Sports Bay Area & California is covering every inch of the San Francisco Giants' Oracle Park with technology to spotlight one of the more attractive stadiums in Major League Baseball. From miniature cinematic cameras — affectionately known by the regional sports network as "cineminis" — to following players into the dugout after home runs, viewers have been treated to more access to the team during the 2024 regular season. At the SVG Regional Sports Production Summit, NBC Sports Bay Area & California's Senior Director, Live Events & Special Projects, Devon Fox, details the process of placing these cinematic cameras in unique locations to showcase their beautiful ballpark and how these devices and other workflows are putting their viewers into the center of the action.Wednesday, July 10, 2024SVG NEXT: Fan Controlled Football's Patrick Dees on the Future of Real-Time Fan EngagementLive sports are the last bastion of authentic drama; there is simply nothing like it. And every fan who has ever watched sports, has – at one point or another – yelled at the television as if the players and coaches on the field can hear them. Fan Controlled Sports & Entertainment believes that the modern fan is looking to take this to the next level and they’ve launched the Fan Controlled Football (FCF) to prove it. In this episode of SVG NEXT Conversations, hear from Co-Founder Patrick Dees on how the FCF created its fan-first platform, what the future of fan-interaction looks like, and why he sees a future in which teams could be trading their fans. Watch all of SVG NEXT Conversations Episode 3 now at https://rb.gy/dg5uqw Learn how XR, AR, and virtual production are crossing over into real-time production and making a unique visual difference for sports broadcasts. In addition, the experts discuss how AI is going to help fill the gaps in the live-production pipeline and raise the bar for the fan’s live experience. Hear how sports-media organizations are looking to serve fans who want a new level of interactivity, especially when it comes to wagering on live games. And, finally, hear how all of these emerging technologies are already driving larger and more engaged audiences thanks to the enhanced storytelling capabilities they offer. This discussion features: • Dana Ware, Chief Creative Officer (CCO), ARound, Co-Chair of Women in Games, Advisor for GDC’s VRDC Summit, (former) Creative Director, The VOID, Spatial Computing & XR Specialist • Scott Rosekrans, CG Supervisor | Virtual Production Supervisor, Zoic Studios, Authorized Unreal Engine Instructor, CG Pro and Epic Games • Patrick Dees, Co-Founder | Chief Revenue Officer, Fan Controlled Sports + Entertainment, Co-Founder | Chief Gaming Officer, Fan Controlled Football League Our new series, SVG NEXT Conversations, takes you on an insightful journey into the future of the media and entertainment industry and how bleeding-edge technologies are expected to impact the sports-production community in the coming years. This series is designed to delve deep into the transformative potential of cutting-edge technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Extended Reality (XR), and other next-generation innovations. To watch the series, visit SVG PLAY at https://svgplay.sportsvideo.org/. The SVG NEXT Conversations series serves as a primer for SVG’s newest event – ‘SVG NEXT: AI, XR and Beyond’, which will be held in L.A. on November 13 (more information coming soon).Wednesday, July 10, 2024Diversified's Christine Williamson on Supporting Collegiate Programs During an Era of Seismic ShiftCollegiate athletic departments can vary in size, which also means working with various sized budgets. Whether big or small, Diversified is a trusted partner that can provide customizable solutions for a control room refurbishment, upgraded technologies and workflows, and elevating productions for programs in the age of name, image, and likeness and conference realignment. At the SVG College Summit, Diversified's Account Executive, Collegiate Athletics, Christine Williamson, discusses recent developments in this area of the industry, projects that the company is heavily involved in, how they're assisting large and small programs during this unique era of production, the slate of services that they're providing their clients, and where this market will be in the next two years.Tuesday, July 9, 2024PWHL Finals: Raycom Sports, Sky Candy Studios Deploy Live Drone Over the Ice for Game 5In what has quickly become Boston's "hottest ticket in town," the PWHL Walter Cup Finals will return to the sold-out Tsongas Center tonight for a winner-take-all Game 5. With plenty of eyeballs expected on the broadcast across the U.S. and Canada, The PWHL's U.S. production partner Raycom Sports is pulling out all the stops for the showdown between Boston and Minnesota. Most notably, the PWHL and Raycom Sports have partnered with Sky Candy Studios to produce live drone coverage inside the venue that will includes close up shots near the ice. After the lightweight drone was deployed for Game 1 of the series, Sky Candy Studios is back in Boston for the decisive Game 5 tonight. With full access to the ice during live gameplay, the drone will have a level of access rarely seen on a live sports broadcast. Raycom Sports VP of Engineering and Technology Operations Bill Stafford and Sky Candy Studios Founder and Chief Operator Michael Welsh sat down with SVG's Jason Dachman to offer an inside look at how the partnership came about, what the live drone adds to the broadcast, how they dealt with the myriad logistical challenges, and what they're most excited for tonight in Game 5.Tuesday, July 9, 2024Monumental Sports Network's Ryan Billie on the Continued Success of the Relaunched RSNSince the former NBC Sports Washington rebranded as Monumental Sports Network on September 20, 2023, sports fans in the DC area have been treated to a higher quality of production. This includes new studio programming and new content shown during broadcasts of the regional sports network's five professional teams. At the SVG Regional Sports Production Summit, Monumental Sports Network's Live Event Producer for the NHL's Washington Capitals and WNBA's Washington Mystics, Ryan Billie, highlights the televised elements that worked in their first year, breaks down some of the lessons that they've learned since the relaunch, and hints at what viewers should expect in their second year.Monday, July 8, 2024Smith Entertainment Group's Caroline Klein on the Momentous First Season of Jazz+After the conclusion of the 2022-23 NBA season, Smith Entertainment Group (SEG) and the Utah Jazz embarked on one of the first direct-to-consumer services in professional sports — Jazz+. Aiming to bring Jazz basketball to fans in the state of Utah and beyond, this new digital outlet required the franchise and its ownership group to develop a new broadcast and production infrastructure. At the SVG Regional Sports Production Summit, SEG's Chief Communications Officer Caroline Klein reflects on the platform's success in its first year, provides examples of content that were created in-house, emphasizes how important the support of Utah Jazz Owner Ryan Smith was to this project, and previews what's to come in the second year of Jazz+.Tuesday, July 2, 2024SVG Rewind: FloSports Makes History with First In-car Camera on Short-Track Dirt Racing LivestreamNow in its seventh year, FloSports' FloRacing streaming platform continues to grow and is now looking to bring some of the staples of big time racing coverage to its motorsports productions. On May 26 at High Limit Racing's Bob Weikert Memorial at Port Royal Speedway, FloSports deployed an in-car camera – marking a first for the streaming platform and in dirt car racing. In terms of live production, short-track dirt racing can be drastically different from NASCAR and Formula 1 broadcasts. While the driver’s car control is truly remarkable, covering laps from traditional camera positions often doesn’t do it justice. Streaming productions typically rely on getting GoPro video from the respective teams and inserting it into the production after the fact. However, FloSports wanted to show that car control as it was happening and, with that, the pursuit of an economical solution for live, reliable, in-car cameras began. The in-car camera solution VP Production Joe Baker and his team needed would have to feature a reliable signal, be 60 frames per second, provide multiple camera angles in one car, be easy to setup and adjust to a different car if needed, have a weight that would be acceptable to teams, and be on par with a streaming production’s budget. The in-car cameras that were selected, which were deployed in the cars of star drivers Brad Sweet and Rico Abreu, featured equipment provided by 3G Media and were run entirely by the FloSports production team. The system used point to point RF signals since many of these tracks are in the middle of nowhere and have little to no internet or reliable cell service. Thankfully, FloSports' technology partner 3G Media is well versed in this technology and is staffed with many of the same folks Baker worked with during his days at ESPN working PGA, NASCAR, IndyCar and NHRA productions. In this edition of SVG Rewind, Baker details how his team navigated the complicated development process setup was, selected the best positions to mount the camera and transmitter, dealt with the impact of flying dirt and vibration on shots, and how the production went overall.Monday, July 1, 2024Matt Sandulli on SNY's Unique Approach to Live Mets Game Coverage and Harnessing the Grimace SubplotA season that looked all but lost is now anything but as the New York Mets have battled back into the mix in the National League. That's good news for the production team at SNY. At the 2024 SVG Regional Sports Production Summit, SNY's VP, Live Game/Long-Form Production Matt Sandulli discusses how the NYC-based regional sports network packs a ton of innovation and unique approaches to broadcasting baseball into their Mets coverage. Also, he shares how a first pitch from the McDonald's character Grimace has become an entertaining subplot.Monday, July 1, 2024Inside Edge's Kenny Kendrena on Turning Data Into Compelling Info on BroadcastsBefore the era of engaging and insightful analytics seen in Major League Baseball today, Inside Edge was ahead of the curve by taking this complex information and translating it into a way where fans could understand how these numbers impact the game. In the present day, the company is trusted by numerous networks to assist in making their televised broadcasts more compelling with rich data.Friday, June 28, 2024Mobile TV Group's New CEO Nicholas Garvin on the Future of the Production Facilities CompanyIn June 2024, Nick Garvin was officially promoted to the role of CEO at Mobile TV Group, one of the major live production facilities providers in the country. At the 2024 SVG Regional Sports Production Summit, our Jason Dachman caught up with Garvin to break down his vision for the company and where he sees the industry as a whole going in the future.Thursday, June 20, 2024Inside the Production of MLB at Rickwood Field with FOX Sports' Francisco Contreras and Tom LynchWorking out of one of the most unique locations it has ever produced a live sporting event from, FOX Sports has brought a special operation to MLB at Rickwood Field in Birmingham. Broadcasting a game from the oldest baseball stadium in the country certainly comes with challenges, but the crew is excited at the exciting story it will tell. Prior to the show, SVG's Brandon Costa caught up with FOX Sports' Director, Field Operations Francisco “Paco” Contreras and Coordinating Tech Manager Tom Lynch to dive into what it took to set up the compound, what tools are best for capturing the atmosphere, and what they are most looking forward to in the show.Thursday, June 13, 2024Canon's Jamon Lomax on Scaling Up Solutions for Live College Sports BroadcastersCollege athletics is booming across the country and, these days, athletic departments are responsible for producing a wealth more live broadcasts of a wide array of sports. That means a need for more solutions to ensure broadcasts of all events are up to an elite standard. At the 2024 SVG College Summit, our Kristian Hernandez caught up with Jamon Lomax, Senior National Sales Manager at Canon USA to discuss the spike in need of PTZs, how the company was involved in the new production facility buildout at the University of Texas at Austin, and more.Monday, June 10, 2024Matrox Video's Jim McLean on the Advantages the Monarch EDGE Series Gives in Remote ProductionAs remote production surges, broadcasters of all shapes and sizes are looking for the technological edge to build in consistency and confidence in their workflows. When it comes to encoders and decoders, Matrox Video is there to help. At the 2024 SVG College Summit, our Brandon Costa caught up with Jim McLean, Regional Sales Manager at Matrox Video to discuss the latest efforts in the college space, to tease what's new from the company this event season, and more.Friday, June 7, 2024Ross Video's Stefan Tribble on Supplying Easy-to-Use Tools for the Everchanging Collegiate MarketSports video production is an industry with tremendous turnover, but within collegiate athletics, the trend is exacerbated tremendously. For programs looking for products that are tailor-made to their control room and allow for new staffers to be trained and onboarded as quickly as possible, Ross Video has become a reliable source. At the SVG College Summit, Ross Video's Solution Specialist, Sports & Live Events, Stefan Tribble, runs down the latest solutions that are impacting productions in collegiate athletics, why their services must be easy to use and adaptable to college-level technicians, and how challenges in the collegiate market are different than the professional ranks.Thursday, June 6, 2024Riedel's Greg Macchia, Notre Dame's Scott Rinehart on Elevating Production Quality With RefBoxThe introduction of new technologies and workflows can elevate the quality of any live event production, but in collegiate athletics, a piece of equipment can make all the difference. At the SVG College Summit, Riedel Communications' VP, Business Development, Live Production, Greg Macchia, and Notre Dame Studios' Senior Director Scott Rinehart break down the latest tech and trends affecting collegiate athletics and how the company's RefBox is allowing a reliable source of video review for games being officiated on the campus of the University of Notre Dame.Tuesday, June 4, 2024University of Alabama's Justin Brant on Collegiate Video Programs Inspiring, Helping Each OtherThe University of Alabama is known for their dominance in football, but they've also experienced a trip to the Men's Final Four and consistency from the baseball and softball teams on a national stage. On the other end, with the departure of legendary head coach Nick Saban and the constant shifts in production during the NIL era, collegiate programs are leaning heavily on each other for support and inspiration. At the SVG College Summit, University of Alabama's Associate Athletics Director, Crimson Tide Productions, Justin Brant highlights the achievements of numerous teams on campus and how they've covered those milestones, how the multi-departmental structure sets their program up for success, and how schools in collegiate athletics inspire each other creatively.Tuesday, May 28, 2024AWS's Andrew Reich on Developments in the Cloud, Helping Clients Adjust to Industry-Wide ChangesA perennial juggernaut in cloud-based workflows, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is aware of the constant changes seen in this sector of the industry. With working relationships with professional sports leagues and a tangible knowledge about how the cloud is playing a larger role in live production, the company is a reliable resource for individuals looking to get started. At the SVG Sports Cloud Production Forum, AWS's Senior Industry Specialist BD, Media & Entertainment, Games, Sports, Andrew Reich, highlights latest developments, the trends that are impacting their clients and how they're helping them navigate these changes, and why this event is important to further educate the community about the cloud.Thursday, May 23, 2024PGA TOUR's Anthony Renda on the Role of Cloud-Based Workflows in 'Every Shot Live'Despite the technology being thrown at its many events and the extensive coverage that networks provide, it's nearly impossible to see every swing of a PGA TOUR-sanctioned golf event. When the PGA TOUR introduced "Every Shot Live," fans were now able to track the shots of every golfer on the course and see how the winner of any given tournament ended up victorious on Sunday. Not many viewers realize that they wouldn't be able to watch this without the help of cloud-based workflows. At the SVG Sports Cloud Production Forum, PGA TOUR's Director, Content Publishing & Media Workflows, Anthony Renda, discusses the impact of the cloud on the platform and how trends like artificial intelligence and machine learning will change the way this activation is produced.Wednesday, May 22, 2024ESPN's Chris Strong on Building a Longterm Vision For Live Production in the CloudESPN has slowly but surely begun testing out live game production elements utilizing the cloud. However, the network remains deliberate in its proof of concepts and limited its executions of full end-to-end cloud productions. So what's next? At the SVG Sports Cloud Production Forum, our Brandon Costa spoke with Chris Strong, Director, Specialist Operations at ESPN to break down what he and his team have learned and what the long term vision is for leveraging the cloud for live sports.Wednesday, May 22, 2024SVG NEXT: Do We Want Technology to Work for Us…or Against Us? It's Our Decision to MakeToday, society is facing an existential question: Do we want technology to work for us or are we going to allow it to work against us? That's according to leading XR expert and Apple's former senior manager of prototype development Avi-Bar Zeev. "We will enable the products to have tremendous power over us if we want to have an education tool," he says. "That tool has the power to educate, but it also has the power to miseducate because it will be so close to us. Watch all of SVG NEXT Conversations Episode 2 now at https://rb.gy/4yaqjl. This lively discussion on XR and other emerging technologies features some of today’s leading voices in the space. Their discussion – ‘How XR and Other Emerging Technologies Are Transforming the Landscape of Media and Entertainment’ – explores how these technologies are creating new forms of media distribution, audience personalization, and monetization but also the increased ethical and societal implications. This discussion features: Renard T. Jenkins, President, SMPTE; President and COO, I2A2 Amy Peck, Founder, CEO, EndeavorXR; XR, Spatial Computing & Emerging Tech Strategist Avi-Bar Zeev, Founder, President, RealityPrime and XR Guild; (Former) Prototype Development, Sr. Manager, Apple and Co-Founder, Keyhole, Inc. (Now Google Earth) Gregg Katano, CEO and Founder, Cosmos Collab; Chair of SVG NEXT (Moderator) We begin with Amy Peck as she frames the conversation with a general description of emerging media which includes virtual, augmented, and mixed Realities to the Apple Vision Pro to the Metaverse, and others. Renard T. Jenkins then discusses how SMPTE and its membership not only stays current with all of the advancements in technology, but how they decide which areas to focus on and their process of developing standards for its membership and the entertainment industry as a whole. Avi Bar-Zeev, who helped to lead the Apple team in the prototyping of the Apple Vision Pro headset, introduces the ethical considerations that are needed when developing new hardware and software platforms. We conclude with Amy and Renard joining Avi in adding their perspective of this hot button topic to round out the discussion. WATCH NOW ON SVG PLAY: Our new series, SVG NEXT Conversations, takes you on an insightful journey into the future of the media and entertainment industry and how bleeding-edge technologies are expected to impact the sports-production community in the coming years. This series is designed to delve deep into the transformative potential of cutting-edge technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Extended Reality (XR), and other next-generation innovations. To watch the series, visit SVG PLAY at https://svgplay.sportsvideo.org. The SVG NEXT Conversations series serves as a primer for SVG’s newest event – ‘SVG NEXT: AI, XR and Beyond’, which will be held in L.A. on November 13 (more information coming soon).Tuesday, May 21, 2024SNY's Samantha Kandell on Leveraging The Cloud For Live Digital Studio Show ProductionProducing live content in the cloud is empowering not just game producers, it's making studio programming possible that might not have been otherwise. At the New York-based regional sports network SNY, digital producers are using cloud tools to produce live social shows like "The Putback with Ian Begley" and "Mets Off Day Live." At the 2024 SVG Sports Cloud Production Forum, our Brandon Costa caught up with Samantha Kandell, Senior Producer/Editor, YouTube Manager at SNY to get her take on the value of utilizing the cloud and the advantages it brings.Friday, May 17, 2024SVG NEXT: SMPTE's Renard Jenkins on the Power of XR, Spatial Computing in the Education FieldWhile spatial computing and XR experiences have the potential to revolutionize a host of industries – including Media & Entertainment – SMPTE President Renard Jenkins believe the greatest field of gold for this technology is education. "If I can find a way to immerse a student who hates math into a universe where math is being taught in a way that actually touches the way that they learn, I'm onto something now," he says in Episode 2 of SVG NEXT Conversations. Watch all of SVG NEXT Conversations Episode 2 now at https://rb.gy/4yaqjl. This lively discussion on XR and other emerging technologies features some of today’s leading voices in the space. Their discussion – ‘How XR and Other Emerging Technologies Are Transforming the Landscape of Media and Entertainment’ – explores how these technologies are creating new forms of media distribution, audience personalization, and monetization but also the increased ethical and societal implications. This discussion features: Renard T. Jenkins, President, SMPTE; President and COO, I2A2 Amy Peck, Founder, CEO, EndeavorXR; XR, Spatial Computing & Emerging Tech Strategist Avi-Bar Zeev, Founder, President, RealityPrime and XR Guild; (Former) Prototype Development, Sr. Manager, Apple and Co-Founder, Keyhole, Inc. (Now Google Earth) Gregg Katano, CEO and Founder, Cosmos Collab; Chair of SVG NEXT (Moderator) We begin with Amy Peck as she frames the conversation with a general description of emerging media which includes virtual, augmented, and mixed Realities to the Apple Vision Pro to the Metaverse, and others. Renard T. Jenkins then discusses how SMPTE and its membership not only stays current with all of the advancements in technology, but how they decide which areas to focus on and their process of developing standards for its membership and the entertainment industry as a whole. Avi Bar-Zeev, who helped to lead the Apple team in the prototyping of the Apple Vision Pro headset, introduces the ethical considerations that are needed when developing new hardware and software platforms. We conclude with Amy and Renard joining Avi in adding their perspective of this hot button topic to round out the discussion. WATCH NOW ON SVG PLAY: Our new series, SVG NEXT Conversations, takes you on an insightful journey into the future of the media and entertainment industry and how bleeding-edge technologies are expected to impact the sports-production community in the coming years. This series is designed to delve deep into the transformative potential of cutting-edge technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Extended Reality (XR), and other next-generation innovations. To watch the series, visit SVG PLAY. The SVG NEXT Conversations series serves as a primer for SVG’s newest event – ‘SVG NEXT: AI, XR and Beyond’, which will be held in L.A. on November 13 (more information coming soon).Thursday, May 16, 2024Aggreko’s Don Gray on Advocating for Sustainability in Live Sports ProductionThe Sports Video Group is excited to welcome Aggreko as a new platinum sponsor. As climate change continues to worsen, the sports-video-production community is tasked with figuring out ways to produce engaging live events in an environmentally conscious manner. Keeping energy output, carbon emissions, and the effects of immense heating and cooling needs in mind, Aggreko is assisting networks and leagues with the impact that these shows leave on the planet. In this New Sponsor Spotlight, SVG’s Kristian Hernández speaks with Aggreko’s Sector Manager of Events, North America, Don Gray, about how they’re offering solutions that promote sustainable practices, their recent work at the Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix in May and Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas in February, how they help their clients adapt to various weather conditions and climates to reduce their carbon footprint, how they’re navigating the challenges that come with congested broadcast compounds, and their vision for the rest of 2024.Wednesday, May 15, 2024SVG NEXT: How Spatial Computing Storytelling Can Connect the Digital and Physical WorldsIn what Spatial Computing & Emerging Tech Strategist Amy Peck calls our “spectrum of reality” we have IRL (in real life) on one end and a fully immersive virtual reality on the other. However, it’s the area in between those two states of reality that she finds most interesting from a storytelling perspective. Whether it’s called spatial computing, mixed reality, or augmented reality, these experiences involve the interaction of the digital and the physical with varying degrees of context to the real world. In Episode 2 of SVG NEXT Conversations, Peck discusses how brands and Media & Entertainment organizations can leverage technology to enhance storytelling and engagement in this "in between" space. Watch all of SVG NEXT Conversations Episode 2 now at https://rb.gy/4yaqjl. This lively discussion on XR and other emerging technologies features some of today’s leading voices in the space. Their discussion – ‘How XR and Other Emerging Technologies Are Transforming the Landscape of Media and Entertainment’ – explores how these technologies are creating new forms of media distribution, audience personalization, and monetization but also the increased ethical and societal implications. This discussion features: Renard T. Jenkins, President, SMPTE; President and COO, I2A2 Amy Peck, Founder, CEO, EndeavorXR; XR, Spatial Computing & Emerging Tech Strategist Avi-Bar Zeev, Founder, President, RealityPrime and XR Guild; (Former) Prototype Development, Sr. Manager, Apple and Co-Founder, Keyhole, Inc. (Now Google Earth) Gregg Katano, CEO and Founder, Cosmos Collab; Chair of SVG NEXT (Moderator) We begin with Amy Peck as she frames the conversation with a general description of emerging media which includes virtual, augmented, and mixed Realities to the Apple Vision Pro to the Metaverse, and others. Renard T. Jenkins then discusses how SMPTE and its membership not only stays current with all of the advancements in technology, but how they decide which areas to focus on and their process of developing standards for its membership and the entertainment industry as a whole. Avi Bar-Zeev, who helped to lead the Apple team in the prototyping of the Apple Vision Pro headset, introduces the ethical considerations that are needed when developing new hardware and software platforms. We conclude with Amy and Renard joining Avi in adding their perspective of this hot button topic to round out the discussion. WATCH NOW ON SVG PLAY: Our new series, SVG NEXT Conversations, takes you on an insightful journey into the future of the media and entertainment industry and how bleeding-edge technologies are expected to impact the sports-production community in the coming years. This series is designed to delve deep into the transformative potential of cutting-edge technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Extended Reality (XR), and other next-generation innovations. To watch the series, visit SVG PLAY. The SVG NEXT Conversations series serves as a primer for SVG’s newest event – ‘SVG NEXT: AI, XR and Beyond’, which will be held in L.A. on November 13 (more information coming soon).Tuesday, May 14, 2024Mimir’s André Torsvik on Enabling Remote Collaboration Through the CloudSports Video Group is excited to welcome Mimir as a new corporate sponsor. Leveraging the power of the cloud, the video collaboration and production platform features production asset management, archive, asset management, and object-storage. In addition, the platform allows users to integrate a wide range of artificial intelligence for automatic metadata enrichment. In this New SVG Sponsor Spotlight, Mimir’s VP, Product Marketing, André Torsvik, provides an overview of the company’s role in the sports-video-production market, how their services are assisting sports clients in an industry that is relying a lot more on remote collaboration, how other tools like AI are supplementing their platform, examples of how customers like Formula 1 overseas and the Philadelphia Eagles in the U.S. are leveraging Mimir, and what’s ahead in the future.Tuesday, May 14, 2024Megapixel’s GhostFrame, HELIOS LED Technologies Take Virtual Production to Whole New LevelMegapixel provides cutting-edge professional visual technology and video processing for top-tier broadcasters, brands, and creatives. Led by Jeremy Hochman and Keith Harrison, Megapixel’s team of engineers and designers delivers unique LED solutions, helping clients bring their ideas to life in ways that “inspire a sense of wonder and make the seemingly impossible possible.” Megapixel’s GhostFrame, a patented workflow available exclusively on Megapixel’s HELIOS LED Processing Platform, is playing a growing role in creating new experiences for sports broadcasting – both in the studio and on the field. For example, Fox NFL Sunday debuted its new studio to kick off the 2022 NFL season and Megapixel’s “GhostFrame [technology] is sort of like the secret sauce to making this work in a live broadcast environment,” says Zac Fields, senior vice president of graphic technology and integration at Fox Sports. In this interview with SVG, Hochman talks the power of GhostFrame and HELIOS LED, provides an inside look at the Fox NFL Sunday studio and ESPN Catalyst Stage projects , the evolution of SMPTE ST 2110, and how virtual production is changing the game for sports broadcasters.Tuesday, May 14, 2024SVG NEXT: How Spatial Computing Enables New Ways to Explore 3D Content CreationHow can spatial computing enable new ways to explore 3D content creation? As part of Episode 2 of SVG NEXT Conversations, leading XR expert and Apple's former senior manager of prototype development Avi-Bar Zeev discusses where XR distribution platforms are headed and how Apple Vision Pro enables the production of unique 3D experiences like the 'Alicia Keys: Rehearsal Room'. Watch all of SVG NEXT Conversations Episode 2 now at https://rb.gy/4yaqjl. In Episode 2 of SVG NEXT, we follow up our artificial intelligence primer from Episode 1 with a lively discussion on XR and other emerging technologies with some of today’s leading voices in the space. Their discussion – ‘How XR and Other Emerging Technologies Are Transforming the Landscape of Media and Entertainment’ – explores how these technologies are creating new forms of media distribution, audience personalization, and monetization but also the increased ethical and societal implications. This discussion features: Renard T. Jenkins, President, SMPTE; President and COO, I2A2 Amy Peck, Founder, CEO, EndeavorXR; XR, Spatial Computing & Emerging Tech Strategist Avi-Bar Zeev, Founder, President, RealityPrime and XR Guild; (Former) Prototype Development, Sr. Manager, Apple and Co-Founder, Keyhole, Inc. (Now Google Earth) Gregg Katano, CEO and Founder, Cosmos Collab; Chair of SVG NEXT (Moderator) We begin with Amy Peck as she frames the conversation with a general description of emerging media which includes virtual, augmented, and mixed Realities to the Apple Vision Pro to the Metaverse, and others. Renard T. Jenkins then discusses how SMPTE and its membership not only stays current with all of the advancements in technology, but how they decide which areas to focus on and their process of developing standards for its membership and the entertainment industry as a whole. Avi Bar-Zeev, who helped to lead the Apple team in the prototyping of the Apple Vision Pro headset, introduces the ethical considerations that are needed when developing new hardware and software platforms. We conclude with Amy and Renard joining Avi in adding their perspective of this hot button topic to round out the discussion. WATCH NOW ON SVG PLAY: Our new series, SVG NEXT Conversations, takes you on an insightful journey into the future of the media and entertainment industry and how bleeding-edge technologies are expected to impact the sports-production community in the coming years. This series is designed to delve deep into the transformative potential of cutting-edge technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Extended Reality (XR), and other next-generation innovations. To watch the series, visit SVG PLAY. The SVG NEXT Conversations series serves as a primer for SVG’s newest event – ‘SVG NEXT: AI, XR and Beyond’, which will be held in L.A. on November 13 (more information coming soon).Tuesday, April 23, 2024NAB Show 2024: AT&T Business' Scott Beckett Details Transmission Firepower w/ Robo Dog, Mini CopterFor sports-video-production clients that are looking for reliable transmission services for broadcasts taking place in remote areas, AT&T Business has your back. Whether it's racing in the desert, events taking place in marshy areas, or looking for cinematic shots of the action from the air, the company is ready to service any of these needs. Scott Beckett, Director of Product Management of AT&T - Global Video Services, explains how their work with the American Rally Association has expanded into new areas of broadcasting and showcases some engaging production tools including cameras on a robotic dog and a tethered mini helicopter.Monday, April 22, 2024NAB 2024: NEP Group CEO Martin Stewart on the Need to Think Globally and Evolve With the IndustryIn the world of live sports production, few if any, organizations can claim the sheer size and scale of NEP Group. Since taking over as CEO of NEP in June 2023, Martin Stewart has looked to combine the company's growing cloud-based efforts and established physical production facilities into a more holistic, comprehensive offering for the industry.  At NEP's meeting room at NAB 2024, Stewart took some time with SVG's Executive Director of Editorial Ken Kerschbaumer to discuss his decorated background in the broadcast industry, what he's learned in his first nine months as CEO, his belief that NEP needs to "think globally and act locally," and why NEP is steadfast on putting quality and reliability above all else when serving their clients.Wednesday, April 17, 2024NAB Show 2024: Zixi CEO Gordon Brooks on Live Cloud Production with NHL, v17 of the Zixi PlatformIt's been a big NAB Show for the team at Zixi. The company was spotlighted throughout the show as the NHL showed off its latest in live cloud production. Plus, the launch of version 17 of the Zixi Platform delivers improvements in key areas of high-quality live and live linear internet protocol video delivery. At the company's West Hall booth, Zixi's Executive Chairman and CEO Gordon Brooks stopped to speak with our Brandon Costa about all things happening for Zixi in Vegas.Wednesday, April 17, 2024NAB Show 2024: Grass Valley's Louis Hernandez & Tim Banks on Evolution of AMPP and What's AheadTo say it's been an eventful six months for Grass Valley (C2308),would be an understatement. Since IBC 2023 the company has has completed a strategic refinancing initiative of $220 million with Morgan Stanley; continued its worldwide recruitment drive with hundreds of new hires (and more on the way); seen a rise in the adoption of its AMPP SaaS platform by leading media operators such as NVP Italy, the Global Leadership Summit (GLS), and the G20 Summit in India; and grown its network of GV Alliance Members to more than 90 partners. Add that to a cavalcade of new innovations and enhanced products on the showfloor, and NAB 2024 is proving to be one of the biggest shows in recent memory for Grass Valley.  SVG took some time with Executive Chairman/CEO Louis Hernandez and Chief Revenue Officer Tim Banks at the GV Forum (which drew more than 300 attendees on Saturday), to discuss the refinancing, hiring frenzy, the maturation of AMPP and the GV Media Universe, and the growth of GV Alliance. Bank also touches on the new LDX 135 RF and LDX 150 RF camera solutions (with integrated wireless transmission via RF or 5G bonded cellular) debuting at the show, a new generation of IP I/O boards for its K-Frame XP series switchers, and its new modular production switcher solution, Maverik X.Tuesday, April 16, 2024NAB Show 2024: Blackmagic Design's Bob Caniglia on Upgrades to ATEM Switchers, Work in Replay and IPNAB Show is not complete without a stop to the massive Blackmagic Design booth in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. From productions switchers to driving the industry's transition to IP, visitors on the show floor can learn how the company can service a wide variety of needs. Blackmagic Design's Director, Sales Operations, North America, Bob Caniglia, runs down the upgrades being shown to their line of ATEM products, the company's activity on the replay side of the business, and any updates on the IP-based front.Tuesday, April 16, 2024NAB Show 2024: Calrec's Henry Goodman, Solid State Logic's Tom Knowles on Audio in the CloudA top-tier sports broadcast is nothing without high-quality audio, and at the 2024 NAB Show, the partnership between Calrec Audio and Solid State Logic has resulted in products that have provided just that. First, SVG caught up with Calrec Audio's Director of Product Management, Henry Goodman, about how the company is celebrating their 60th anniversary and what cloud-based workflows are being shown at their booth. Then, Solid State Logic's Director of Product Management, Tom Knowles, presents his company's services that advance the same trend of operating in the cloud.Tuesday, April 16, 2024NAB Show 2024: Canon's Staff Gives Tour of New Lenses, Multi-Camera Control App, Free ViewpointYear after year, Canon has something new to show at their booth on the NAB Show floor. This year, the main headliner is the debut of the CJ27ex7.3B lens — the company's first 2/3-inch portable lens. In addition, the crew is also showcasing their Multi-Camera Control App, which could be used for small-scale productions, as well as updates to their popular Canon Free Viewpoint. A quartet of members from Canon — National Accounts Sales Director Rich Eilers; Senior Specialist, Technical Josh Stoner; Senior Technical Specialist Paul McAniff; and Fellow Tsuyoshi Wakazono — and ZeroSpace's Senior System Engineer Evan Clark break down the details of these new products and dive deep into the enhancements to the immersive volumetric video platform, including its use at the 2024 NCAA Women's Final Four in Cleveland's Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.Tuesday, April 16, 2024NAB Show 2024: The Switch's George Lopez on REMI, The Cloud, and the Future of ConnectivityIt's been a big year for the team at The Switch. In addition to offering connectivity to virtually every sports professional sports venue in the country, the company also opened its new 66,000 sq. ft. remote production facility, The Switch@Victory. At the 2024 NAB Show, George Lopez, SVP, Operations for The Switch spoke with SVG about the company's continued growth, adjustments since the company has moved under the umbrella of Tata Communications, and how that move sets the company up well as the industry moves more and more to the cloud.Tuesday, April 16, 2024NAB Show 2024: LiveU's Steve Wind-Mozley on IP, REMI Solutions for "Light Weight" ProductionProducing more content at less expense is the name of the game in today's media ecosystem. So how is LiveU leveraging its legacy bonded cellular technology with innovations in IP to empower this drive towards "lightweight" production? Steve Wind-Mozley, LiveU's Chief Marketing Officer, spoke to SVG at the company's 2024 NAB Show booth about the company's commitment to REMI-based solutions, the increasing drive towards IP, and preparing for another big Olympics year.Monday, April 15, 2024NAB Show 2024: Vizrt's Nicholas Jameson on the Democratization of High-End Graphics TechGraphics giant Vizrt is bringing its top-flight technology to the masses. That's the goal of the 2024 NAB Show as the company shows off its latest in graphics tech for live sports productions. At the company's South Lower Hall Booth, Vizrt's Senior Customer Success Manager Nicholas Jameson shines a light on a free graphics package library for users of its cloud-native HTML5 platform, Viz Flowics, dives into some of the company's key industry partnerships, and more.Monday, April 15, 2024NAB Show 2024: Lawo's Andreas Hilmer Walks Through HOME Apps, Dishes Latest on IPFor the audio and IP innovators, Lawo, this year's NAB Show is all about going home. It's a new era for the company's HOME Apps offering, which includes HOME Multiviewer, HOME UDX Converter, HOME Stream Transcoder, HOME Graphic Inserter, and the free Test Pattern/Test Tone Generator apps, leveraging the power of a flexible microservice architecture. At the company's Central Hall Booth in the Las Vegas Convention Center, Lawo's Chief Marketing Officer Andreas Hilmer stopped to speak with our Brandon Costa about the latest features within the HOME Apps and also shares the latest in the company's important work in IP.Monday, April 15, 2024NAB Show 2024: AWS' Julie Souza on the Maturation of Live Sports Production in the CloudEntrenched as an industry giant, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is taking NAB Show 2024 by storm with its live cloud-powered production workflows (recently implemented end-to-end by the NHL, while also flexing its muscles in the world of artificial intelligence with more than 30 generative artificial intelligence (AI) demonstrations across its West Hall booth. Julie Souza, Global Head of Sports for AWS spoke with our Brandon Costa about the unique learnings garnered from its sports partners in cloud production, what excites her about the potential of AI, and what's most hoping to get out of this year's big trade show.Monday, April 15, 2024NAB Show 2024: FUJINON's Stosh Durbacz Debuts Duvo 14-100mm Lens, Talks Cinematic Shots in SportsThe sports-broadcasting industry, and the technologies that power its plethora of shows, have begun to integrate cinematic angles to tell a better story for the viewing audiences. For networks that are looking to pack that extra punch, the booth of Fujifilm North America Corporation’s Electronic Imaging and Optical Devices Division is a must-see destination at the Las Vegas Convention Center during the 2024 NAB Show. Fujifilm Lenses' National Sales Manager Stosh Durbacz touches on new releases being displayed on the show floor, including the new Duvo HZK14-100mm lens and how their lineup of cinematic products are allowing networks to dive into shallow depth-of-field shots and supplement broadcasts with creative storytelling.Monday, April 15, 2024NAB Show 2024: Sony's Hugo Gaggioni on the Power of Sharing and Connecting Live Production ResourcesFor Sony, innovation is in the company's blood. At the 2024 NAB Show, the tech giant is sharing its latest technological developments for the media and entertainment space across four pillars: Networked Live, Creators' Cloud, Virtual Production, and, of course, The Power of Imaging. During Sony's Sunday morning booth grand opening, Hugo Gaggioni, Chief Technology Officer of Sony Imaging Products and Professional Solutions – Americas, a division of Sony Electronics spoke with SVG's Brandon Costa about the exciting things for sports broadcasters to look for from one of the industry's leading technology brands.Sunday, April 14, 2024NAB Show 2024: Ross Video's David Ross on Celebrating 50 Years with Major Product IntrosOne of the sports broadcasting industry's technology cornerstones is celebrating its 50 anniversary in 2024. Ross Video marked the occasion with its popular and exciting Keynote on Saturday evening to help kick off the opening of the 2024 NAB Show. Ross Video CEO David Ross spoke with our Brandon Costa about the significance of the 50 year milestone, shed light on some big product launches (including the introduction of a new NDI-powered production switcher named CarboniteCode), and offered a peek at what attendees can expect to see at the company's booth at the Las Vegas Convention Center.Sunday, April 14, 2024NAB Show 2024: Amagi's Dan Marshall on Pushing On-Prem Data Centers to The Cloud and Growth in FASTMigrating to the cloud and the opportunities surrounding FAST (free ad-supported television) channels are two different but equally intriguing trends occurring across the sports media industry and the media cloud leaders from Amagi are right at the center of both. At NAB Show 2024, our Kristian Hernández chatted with Dan Marshall, EVP, Worldwide Sales for Amagi to break down how broadcasters are unleashing the power of unified cloud workflows to reach audiences across traditional cable, CTV, D2C apps, and FAST platforms and how FAST is offering the ability to easily spin up channels and improve ad monetization of content libraries.Sunday, April 14, 2024NAB Show 2024: Program Productions' Bob Carzoli on Investment Growth in Supporting FreelancersWith a best-in-class network of 18,000 skilled technicians, Program Productions is one of the nation's leaders in end-to-end staffing solutions for more than 30,000 live event days each year across North America. The company is also growing at a tremendous rate following significant investment from Integrum Holdings to further enhance the company’s services within live sports production and other live-event categories. At NAB Show 2024, our Jason Dachman spoke with Bob Carzoli, Executive Chairman of Program Productions to get the latest on the company's growth, its continued expansion of the ProCrewz app, and more.Sunday, April 14, 2024NAB Show 2024: Appear on Backing the Continued Growth of Live SportsAppear, the global leader in live production technology, is demonstrating its innovative solutions for contribution, remote production and distribution at NAB Show 2024. SVG caught up with CEO Thomas Bostrøm Jørgensen, Chief Commercial Officer Alex Pannell, and President & General Manager, Appear US Ed McGivern to discuss the company's performance in HEVC, JPEG XS, SRT and IP Trust Boundary implementation, as well as the big product launches occurring at this year's trade show.Thursday, April 11, 2024Producer Jhalen Wingate on Capturing South Carolina Women's Basketball's National ChampionshipThe University of South Carolina women's basketball team claimed the NCAA National Championship in the most-watched women's basketball game in recorded history. In addition to an outstanding performance on the court from its players, the Gamecocks' creative team was also capturing and churning out elite content throughout the team's perfect season. Jhalen Wingate, Creative Media Producer for Women's Basketball at University of South Carolina Athletics stops by the share his favorite content from the Final Four, what gear he and his team used to get the job done, and what advice he would give another creative who finds themselves in a similar position.Monday, April 8, 2024Big East's Dee Seymore, Danny Lemoine on Highlighting All Things UConn Men's, Women's BasketballWith technological innovation at its annual men's basketball tournament at Madison Square Garden, last year's winner of the National Championship n the University of Connecticut Huskies, and multiple programs that have garnered recognition for stellar play on the national stage, the Big East Conference is a formidable force in the Power Five discussion. The men's team is on the hunt for back-to-back national titles against Purdue University on Monday night and the women's squad made their 15th Final Four in the last 16 seasons of women's college basketball. From a conference perspective, how do you provide equal coverage of both teams along with the other Big East representatives — No. 2 Marquette University and No. 3 Creighton University — that made the Big Dance? At the 2024 NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four in Glendale, we spoke with Big East Conference Director, Digital Media & Social Content, Dee Seymore, and Creative Services Coordinator Danny LeMoine to understand the conference's strategy in Arizona and at the Women's Final Four in Cleveland, the examples of content being created in partnership with the creative services department in Storrs, CT, how content has changed since last year at both tournaments, and how they're simultanaeously covering the action that's happening during the schedule of spring sports.

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