SVG Summit 2022
Tuesday, January 3, 2023SVG Summit 2022: Bringing the World Cup to Life - A Diversified Case StudyAs they say, “teamwork makes the dream work”, or in this case, turns a vision into a reality. At the SVG Summit, key players at Diversified, EVS, TAG Video Systems and FOX Sports discussed the development and debut of Fox Sports Jewel Events Broadcast System. The first-of-its-kind, innovative-yet-flexible system delivers with rapid deployment and an intuitive user experience. Presenters on stage included: David Pinkel, EVS, SVP of Sales, North America Peter Wharton, TAG V.S., Chief Strategy and Cloud Officer Duane Yoslov, Diversified, SVP Moderator: Kristian Hernández, SVG, Senior EditorTuesday, January 3, 2023SVG Summit 2022: Major Events Evolutions and A Tribute to Greg Blanton - An EVS Case StudyAt the 2022 SVG Summit, EVS celebrates the life Greg Blanton, an industry pioneer lost in 2022. James Stellpflug, SVP, Customer Success – The Americas for EVS shared some of the transformative events that Blanton helped design and execute over the years.Tuesday, January 3, 2023SVG Summit 2022: The Evolution of Sports with Dolby - A Dolby Case StudyFrom 5.1 to Dolby Atmos. From digital terrestrial to streaming. Dolby has been on a journey with the sports television industry to help elevate the experience for sports viewing in the home. In this case study presentation from the 2022 SVG Summit, Dolby Laboratories' Director, Commercial Partnerships Cherylene McKinney offers a breakdown of the past, present, and future of sports experiences in Dolby.Thursday, December 22, 2022LTN's Colin Moran on Scalable Versioning of Content in SportsIn a big year for LTN, the company has placed a focus on the scalable versioning of content in all media segments, particularly live sports. At the 2022 SVG Summit, LTN's VP of Production Products Colin Moran explains how the company is meeting its clients where they are and offers a peek at some of the company's plans for 2023.Tuesday, December 20, 2022ESPN's Sara Gaiero on the Elevated Popularity of the WNBASince their "Wubble" season in 2020, the WNBA has become a league on the rise in the American sports landscape. An increase in ratings, a talent pool that seems to get better and better each season, and behind-the-scenes innovation that brings fans closer to the action, the WNBA shows no signs of stopping as we head into the new year. At the 2022 SVG Summit, ESPN Coordinating Producer Sara Gaiero shares the highlights of the most recent WNBA season, how ratings have elevated when games are televised on ABC, the production elements that have improved storytelling of the league, and major things to look forward to in the 2023 campaign.Tuesday, December 20, 2022Pixotope's Marcus Brodersen on Monday Night Football's AR Spot, Adoption of Virtualized ProductionOver recent years, Pixotope has helped usher in an era that has seen live sports productions leverage augmented reality for engaging virtual elements. The company is immersed in developing their own technology, including Pixotope Fly, but also playing a part in recent projects including The Famous Group's activation during Monday Night Football on Oct. 24 and SRX Racing. At the 2022 SVG Summit, Pixotope CEO Marcus Brodersen explains the work that went behind the execution at Gillette Stadium, how they're educating and finding the next generation of live event operators, and how the industry has evolved to adopt this new workflow.Tuesday, December 20, 2022TVU Networks' Jared Timmins on Augmenting Work in the Cloud, Enhancing OrchestrationAs part of virtual and real-world productions alike, TVU Networks is continuously building upon their solutions portfolio. Whether its participating in international soccer events or assisting in the improvement of operability in the cloud, the company isn't satisfied with average work. At the 2022 SVG Summit, TVU Networks' SVP, Solutions Jared Timmins breaks down the company's technological innovations over the past year, recent events where their products were leveraged, and what's to be expected in 2023.Thursday, December 15, 2022LiveU's Janel Moorefield on New Product Developments, Showcasing Niche Sports Through InnovationAs technology continues to accelerate, fans are able to view sporting events that used to never be televised before. With the help of LiveU, productions can hit the masses through 5G-enabled devices and bonded cellular. At the 2022 SVG Summit, LiveU's Director of Sales and Sales Group Manager, Sports, Janel Moorefield highlights the details of the company's new comprehensive 5G Production Unit, the LU800, how technological advancements are allowing lesser-known and niche sports to be accessed by viewers, and what's down the road in 2023.Thursday, December 15, 2022Fox Sports' Rich Russo on Capturing the Emotion of NFL Sundays, Preparing for Super Bowl LVIIEvery fall, NFL fans flock to Fox Sports for their weekly fix of action on Sundays. While the on-field play writes a majority of the headlines, broadcasts wouldn't be the same without shots of each team's fanbase showing their passion and emotion during the course of a game. At the 2022 SVG Summit, Fox Sports' Lead NFL Director Rich Russo shares his thought process on capturing these images, some of the special moments from this past regular season, and the preparation going into Super Bowl LVII in Arizona.Tuesday, December 13, 2022NFL's Chris Vassallo on the Emergence of International Games, Growth of In-Venue Hawk-Eye SystemAlways witnessing year-over-year growth, the National Football League soldiered on in 2022 with five additional games overseas (three in London, one in Munich, and one in Mexico City), the first Super Bowl at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, further enhancements in technology, and more. These successes, plus momentum heading into the upcoming postseason, is setting up the NFL nicely for Super Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. At the 2022 SVG Summit, NFL's Director, Stadium Infrastructure & Football Technology Chris Vassallo discusses the continued growth of the international schedule, the advancements made in the league's Hawk-Eye system, and exciting technological developments down the line in 2023.Tuesday, December 13, 2022Unreal Engine's Bernt Johannessen on the Continued Popularity of Real-time AR in the Sports MarketTaking over the live-sports-production community by storm, Epic Games' Unreal Engine has pushed augmented-reality into the limelight. Seen during high-profile sporting events like the Super Bowl, MLB All-Star Game, and others, this real-time solution has forever altered the way graphics are created. At the 2022 SVG Summit, Unreal Engine’s Industry Manager Bernt Johannessen explains the fervor for applying AR graphics in live sports settings, real-world case studies where their product has elevated the quality of productions, and new products that are still to come in 2023.Tuesday, December 13, 2022NEP's Casper Choffat on the Acceleration of Software-Based Solutions, What's to Come in 2023NEP Group, one of the busier companies within the sports-video-production industry, had a lot to report on in 2022. Whether it was developing new technologies or offering mobile units for the biggest productions on the sports calendar, there's plenty to look forward to over the next 365 days. At the 2022 SVG Summit, NEP Group's Senior Vice President of Global Product Casper Choffat breaks down their impact on software-centric services, the tech highlights from the past year, and exciting progress expected in 2023.