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.

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April 14, 2022 29 min

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 us...

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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 s...

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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...

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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...

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There's a tremendous amount of change and innovation currently occurring within the circulatory system of live sports media: transmission.

On this episode of The SVG Podcast, its a “State of the Industry” roundtable discussion on the most pressing issues facing the transmission and contribution segment of the industry today.

We're joined by: Brad Cheney, VP, Field Operations and Engineering at FOX Sports; Ken Fuller, VP, Di...

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The NFL season kicks off this week and, nationwide, sports televisions will again be filled with the thrills of pro football.

On today's episode of The SVG Podcast, we dive into the art of directing live sporting events with one of the top directors working the NFL today: ESPN Monday Night Football director Jimmy Platt. We discuss his preparation process, his career path, and his advise for aspiring sports TV directors. This co...

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Last Thursday, nearly six million viewers tuned it to watch a special broadcast on FOX of the MLB at Field of Dreams. The gorgeous production from the site of the famous film was delivered in 4K HDR and featured dramatic aerial shots, an emotional pregame ceremony, and an unforgettable finish to a wildly entertaining game.

On this episode of The SVG Podcast, we are joined by FOX Sports' lead director for baseball Matt Gangl to ...

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Its been four months since the look of the regional sports network world dramatically changed when the Sinclair-owned FOX Sports RSNs officially rebranded to Bally Sports.

On this episode of The SVG Podcast, we are joined by Steve Rosenberg the President of Local Sports for Sinclair Broadcast Group to discuss that rebrand, the impact the pandemic has had on his networks, the rise of sports-betting, potential direct-to-consumer stre...

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A week of Major League Baseball All-Star events are in the books and it was a successful series of productions from FOX Sports, ESPN, and MLB Network. The game on Tuesday was broadcast in 4K HDR for the first time, the Home Run Derby was loaded with advanced graphics, and the MLB Draft made its first appearance at All-Star Weekend.

SVG's Kristian Hernandez and Brandon Costa reflect on the All-Star festivities and we briefly cha...

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Remote production workflows are changing the face of live sports video production. On this episode of The SVG Podcast, we dig into two specific examples.

First, Fox Sports, VP, Field Operations and Engineering Kevin Callahan joins us to update the latest with the Fox Sports Vault, the Los Angeles-based facility that has become a core part of the sports production process at FOX. After contributing to the NFL season, its now in use ...

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The pandemic has forever changed live sports production as facilities have been forced to evolve.

Broadcasters are using a mix of mobile units and flypacks onsite with centralized facilities back home. How will this impact the design and integration of production trucks and other onsite systems? On this episode of The SVG Podcast, mobile-production-facilities integrators discuss how the production compound and the trucks within it ...

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One of the video technology industry's all-time greats announced his retirement last week. After more than 50 years of pioneering and shaping video imaging technology, Larry Thorpe is calling it a career.

In this special episode of The SVG Podcast, our Co-Executive Director, Editorial Services Ken Kerschbaumer sits down with Larry to reflect on the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Famer's iconic career that saw him pioneer in co...

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Fans have returned to sports venues in some limited capacity across North America and that's made for an exciting transition to normal for in-arena video production professionals. On this episode of The SVG Podcast, we take you for a swing around the National Hockey League to discuss the trends in game presentation across the league.

SVG's Kristian Hernandez and Brandon Costa break down the big picture takeaways from the va...

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Major League Baseball is back!

On this special roundtable episode of The SVG Podcast, the Sports Video Group editorial team previews the season to come in baseball production. SVG's Ken Kerschbaumer, Jason Dachman, Brandon Costa, and Kristian Hernandez check in on what's new with workflows and technology for live baseball coverage at ESPN, FOX, and MLB Network, while also breaking down the massive redesign and debut of the ...

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The CBS Sports graphics team has been very busy, to say the least.

In addition to undertaking its second Super Bowl in three years, CBS Sports created a unique experience with the NFL Wild Card Game broadcast on Nickelodeon. On today's episode of The SVG Podcast, we are joined by JP LoMonaco, VP, On-Air Graphics and Design at CBS Sports to take a deep dive into these two massive football projects.

This conversation is excerpted...

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