The SVG Podcast

The SVG Podcast

The SVG Podcast is for the sports video production professional looking to keep their finger on the pulse of the latest trends in technology, workflows, and strategy.


August 17, 2023 30 mins

The FIFA Women's World Cup Final comes to a dramatic conclusion on Sunday and one of the countries - England or Spain - will hoist the trophy for the first time.

On this episode of The SVG Podcast, what goes into the complete production of the global tournament? What new broadcast workflows have been instituted by FIFA and its outfit Host Broadcast Services in Sydney this summer? We’re joined on the program by Florin Mitu, the Head...

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It's Super Bowl Week and preparations are humming along with FOX Sports down in Arizona.

This Sunday will mark the fifth Super Bowl at the front bench for FOX Sports Lead Director Rich Russo. Prior to the Big Game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles, Russo chatted with SVG’s Co-Executive Director, Editorial Services, Ken Kerschbaumer.

What’s it like calling the shots for the biggest show on television? How do...

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It's Bengals-Chiefs Round Two as, for the fifth consecutive season, CBS Sports is in Kansas City to broadcast the AFC Championship Game (Sunday, 6:30 p.m. ET, CBS).

The CBS Sports production and operations teams are bringing with them more than 80 cameras, including Trolley Cam, Sky Cam, a live drone, fixed wing aerials, Pylon Cams, 15 super slow-mo cameras, the Sports Emmy Award-winning “RomoVision,” and much more.

We are joined o...

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Women’s sports leagues in the U.S. and beyond continue to gain traction, especially among younger demographics. 2022 saw numerous professional and collegiate women's sports set new ratings highs.

On this episode of The SVG Podcast, industry leaders discuss the growth of women’s sports programming and how technology and workflows are upping the quality of productions across the board.

Our guests are:
- Sara Gaiero, ESPN, Coordinatin...

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December 20, 2022 31 mins

It's been another big year at ESPN. At the 2022 SVG Summit, we got the opportunity to reflect on that year that was with ESPN President Jimmy Pitaro.

On this episode of The SVG Podcast, Pitaro sits down with SVG’s Editorial Director Ken Kerschbaumer for a discussion about the future of the sports TV industry, ESPN’s linear and digital strategy, his thoughts on the production highlights of the year, and a look ahead to 2023 and beyo...

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On a special episode of The SVG Podcast, three members of the SVG Editorial Team report from the grounds of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Doha, Qatar.

SVG's Co-Executive Director, Editorial Services Ken Kerschbaumer, Senior Editor Kristian Hernandez, and SVG Europe's Editorial Director George Bevir review for you their conversations with major broadcasters like Host Broadcast Services, FIFA, FOX Sports, Telemundo Deportes, and many mo...

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It's been a big year in the world of live esports production. In addition to a big spike in the number of events, the industry has undergone a seismic shift in the way those events are produced.

In this episode of The SVG Podcast, hear from top esports-event leaders on the latest production and technology trends, how they are embracing cloud-based and remote-production workflows, and what it all means for your operation as in-perso...

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As the digital world moves towards Web 3.0, the sports media world is wrapping its head around an era where NFTs allow for the creation of one-of-a-kind collectibles and experiences, the Metaverse allows for fan avatars to explore virtual stadiums, and cryptocurrency can be used to purchase everything from content to experiences.

These are topics we have yet to truly dive into on The SVG Podcast as it's yet to make a tangible impac...

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REMI. At-home. Home Run. Remote. Whatever you call it, it’s the live production workflow that’s reshaping the business. It's the act of taking camera and audio feeds from the venue and producing the event from a control room maybe hundreds of miles away in a control room in a broadcast facility.

At-home production has broadcasters and vendors rethinking their facilities, gear purchases, staffing, and everything in between. Dependin...

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The start of the 2022 FIFA World Cup is less than 40 days away. Broadcasters from around the globe are preparing their production efforts in Qatar to deliver one of the biggest live events in all of television.

In the United States, the Spanish-language broadcasting rightsholder is Telemundo Deportes and the network is putting the finishing touches on its preparations at the IBC in Doha, as well as back at its home facility in Sout...

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The start of the 2022 FIFA World Cup is just over 50 days away. Broadcasters from around the globe are readying to travel to Qatar to deliver one of the biggest live events in all of television.

In the United States, the English-language broadcaster rightsholder is FOX Sports and the network has already made multiple trips to the IBC in Doha and has prepared its facilities here in the U.S. for a massive month of live coverage.

On t...

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One year ago, the New York-based regional sports network, YES Network, launches its own app, making live games for the New York Yankees, Brooklyn Nets, New York Liberty, and NYCFC available to in-market authenticated viewers.

The app features many intriguing features that are all a part of the live game environment, including interactive overlay graphics, the ability to video chat with friends, and, most recently, a free-to-play pr...

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The Major League Soccer season is set to kick off this weekend and to celebrate, the latest episode of The SVG Podcast is dedicated to analyzing team-based video content creation and distribution with some of the newest clubs in the American soccer landscape.

What it’s like to create content for a new professional sports team and how can video get new fans invested? We ask those questions and more to our roundtable of guests includ...

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Last Sunday's Clash at the Coliseum was both a critical and ratings success for NASCAR and FOX Sports. The unique spectacle that placed an auto racing track onto the grounds of the Los Angeles Coliseum was a feast for the eyes on broadcast television.

To reflect on the experience of what it was like to call the shots from the front bench, FOX Sports lead director Artie Kempner joins us on The SVG Podcast. Artie discusses the use of...

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Championship Weekend in the National Football League is here and, following a dramatic Divisional Round, we take you inside what its like inside the stadium producing the videoboard show during the NFL Playoffs.

Sitting in the director’s chair and calling the shots for the in-venue entertainment at one of the NFL’s most iconic venues, Arrowhead Stadium, is Anna Tobkin.

When Tobkin directed her first in-stadium show for the Kansas C...

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One of the biggest live sports television productions of the year is already in the books and we're here to break it all down for you in the latest episode of The SVG Podcast.

Our Director of Digital Brandon Costa and Associate Editor Kristian Hernandez dives into all of the production and operations storylines that happened behind the scenes at this year's title game, hosted at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. From the special c...

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As 2021 comes to a close, what is the current temperature of the sports production industry? We tackle that question with experts ranging from crewing to financing to operations in this roundtable discussion about how the pandemic has changed sports production, what it will take to recover economically, and much more.

The talk includes Program Productions Chairman and CEO Bob Carzoli, Fox Sports SVP, Technical and Field Operations;...

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Last month saw the return of the biggest live event in the world of esports: the League of Legends World Championship Final.

Hosted in Reykjavik, Iceland, the show was abruptly relocated from China, forcing the team behind the scenes at Riot games to quickly develop a star-studded show on the fly. On this episode of The SVG Podcast, we offer you an inside look at how they pulled it off despite all of the pandemic challenges. SVG's ...

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As the state-by-state legalization of sports betting continues to sweep across the country, sports media giants are joining the fray. Several national broadcasters and regional sports networks have already begun producing alternative “betcasts” for games, wagering-focused studio shows and original programming, predictive-gaming apps, and contests for fans

Meanwhile, leading digital media companies are producing full-fledged studio ...

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It's been a banner year for the WNBA. Ratings are up big, the postseason has been thrilling, and the league is loaded with a fun mix of veteran and rising stars.

This was also the 25th anniversary of the league and its primary broadcast rightsholder, ESPN, has enjoyed numerous opportunities to tell cool stories during live broadcasts about the history of the league.

On this episode of the show, we're going behind the scenes to take...

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