2023 SVG Sports Graphics Forum
Thursday, May 18, 2023FOX Sports' Gary Hartley on Designing Graphics For The Network's Groundbreaking New Studio A in L.A.In the midst of the busiest stretch in FOX Sports history, the network debuted a cutting edge new Studio A at its Los Angeles headquarters last fall leveraging augmented- and extended-reality technologies. The studio was such a groundbreaking hit, it’s been nominated for The George Wensel Technical Achievement Award at the 2023 Sports Emmys. At the 2023 SVG Sports Graphics Forum, Gary Hartley, Executive Vice President and Creative Director for FOX Sports spoke with SVG's Brandon Costa about the challenge of designing graphics for the studio and some of the other surprises that have emerged on the sports side over the past year.Thursday, May 18, 2023Univision Deportes' Alexis Salinas on the TelevisaUnivision Merger and a Busy Summer AheadDomestic Spanish language broadcaster TUDN continues to scoop up major sports rights and grow in popularity in the United States with Latin American viewers. Now that Televisa and Univision has merged to become one company behind the scenes, what does that mean for their live sports products? At the 2023 SVG Sports Graphics Forum, Univision Deportes' Senior Director, Technical Creative Services Alexis Salinas chatted with SVG's Chief Editor Jason Dachman about how the business dealings are impacting creative work and how his team is preparing for a busy summer that includes the LigaMX Final, the UEFA Champions League Final, the CONCACAF Gold Cup, and more.Thursday, May 18, 2023Unreal Engine's Andy Blondin on the Increased Use of AR-Generated GraphicsFrom ESPN's presentation of the Big City Greens Classic and CBS Sports' production of the Nickmas alternative broadcast to on-screen elements being shown in an augmented-reality environment, creatives are extending the use of Epic Games' Unreal Engine to new heights. At the 2023 SVG Sports Graphics Forum, Unreal Engine's Director, Product Management, Broadcast, Andy Blondin, spotlights how the needs of creators in sports differs from other business verticals, the new elements of their product that are making an impact, and what's to be expected throughout the rest of 2023.Thursday, May 18, 2023CBS Sports' Komal Bhukhanwala on Developing New Graphics for the PGA Championship With ESPNWith the chaotic sports calendar showing no signs of stopping, networks normally focus on their own dedicated events. For unique partnerships like the PGA Tour, ESPN and CBS Sports are working together to bring an elevated product to golf fans around the country. This weekend, during the PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club in Pittsford, NY, the televised product is receiving a new graphics package developed by each network's creative department. At the 2023 SVG Sports Graphics Forum, CBS Sports' Art Director Komal Bhukhanwala explains the teamwork between both networks to complete this new project, previews the package that will roll out for Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas, and details how technologies like augmented reality are changing the way these packages are put together.Monday, May 15, 2023ESPN's Tim O'Shaughnessy on Supporting the Community, Rolling Out New Packages for Tentpole EventsFrom a graphics perspective, ESPN is always making a commitment to breathe new life into their packages on major properties like Monday Night Football, the NBA on ESPN, and a host of others. In addition, as SVG Graphics Forum Committee Chair, ESPN Creative Director Tim O’Shaughnessy finds immense importance on the annual SVG Sports Graphics Forum. At the 2023 event on May 18, he speaks with SVG's Jason Dachman to highlight the significance of supporting the sports-graphics community and preview a handful of projects and rebrands that will transform the on-screen look of their broadcasts.Monday, May 15, 2023NHL's David Lehanski, ESPN's Zack Malet on Powering the Big City Greens Alternative BroadcastTwo months ago, ESPN and the National Hockey League partnered on a special alternative broadcast during the New York Rangers vs. Washington Capitals matchup on March 14. Based on Disney's Big City Greens property, the event featured both teams, referees, on-air talent, and more in a fully animated environment. At the 2023 SVG Sports Graphics Forum, NHL's EVP, Business Development and Innovation, David Lehanski, and ESPN's Director, Business Development & Innovation, Zack Malet, discuss the behind-the-scenes planning that went into the broadcast, the workflows that powered this unique setting, the feedback heard from the sports community, and what versions of this activation may be in the future.