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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May 26, 2021 29 min

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.

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2020 led to an abundance of change across the sports video production industry. One key trend that was further accelerated by the pandemic was cloud-based production. Be it for live or postproduction, the cloud is becoming an increasingly common part of any major media company's workflow.

On this episode of The SVG Podcast we are joined by a roundtable of sports content creators to discuss the growing trend of the cloud and wha...

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In the world of sports television production, the technology enhancements that tend to grab the most headlines are the fun tech toys that are weaved into a live show: high-end graphics, advanced graphics, dynamic replays.

From mirrorless cameras, wired-aerial cameras, and drones to 4K, 8K, and HDR, what tools and toys and adding to the broadcast and what's a fad? We chew on that topic with one of the most decorated producer-dir...

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We revisit the team side of the sports video production industry to discuss the continuously evolving challenge of using video to build an in-venue experience, while simultaneously engaging with fans at home who - largely - can’t be in attendance at live games due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Joining us on The SVG Podcast is Kurt Doster, Director of Arena Video Production for the Miami Heat, who will share how his team is partnering w...

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The SVG Podcast is back and we're breaking down all of the video and television production stories surrounding Super Bowl LV in Tampa, Fl.

The SVG editorial team of Ken Kerschbaumer, Jason Dachman, Kristian Hernandez, and Brandon Costa discuss the details behind the game production from CBS Sports, surround coverage by NFL Media, digital content creation from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs, and much more.

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2020 has been a challenging year for live sports production. Those involved in remote production services have had arguably the most challenging 10 months they have ever faced.

On this special roundtable episode of The SVG Podcast, top executives from leading remote production service providers join us to discuss the current state of the business, how it is impacting their operations and future builds, and what they need from key c...

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Few individuals have left a more indelible mark on the way viewers watch esports broadcasts than Ariel Horn.

On this episode of The SVG Podcast, we are joined by the co-founder and co-CEO of the streaming esports network, VENN. Throughout Horn's career, he has helped take esports from niche convention halls to packed stadiums with global viewership in the billions of hours. He helped pioneer the way esports broadcasts are produ...

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The Indian Premier League is the most popular sports league in India, and when you account for the fact that more than 500 million viewers regularly watch cricket matches from India globally, it may very well be the most watched sports league on the entire planet.

So when the IPL decided to geographically move its 2020 season to the United Arab Emirates during the COVID-19 pandemic, it required Star Sports Network to figure out new...

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Following a thrilling six-game World Series, the Los Angeles Dodgers are champions and FOX Sports has put a bow on perhaps the most unique MLB Postseason in the 25-year history of the network’s coverage of baseball.

On this episode of The SVG Podcast, Brad Cheney, VP, field operations and engineering for Fox Sports stops in to chat with SVG’s Director of Digital Brandon Costa about how the unique nature of broadcasting both the...

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Following an offseason unlike any other, the National Football League is now a full month into its regular season and video teams from across the league have executed one-of-a-kind operations game plans to get both their in-venue and digital content operations humming.

Today on the show we take a deep dive into the video operations at two NFL franchises. We are joined by Pete Soto, VP, Fan Experience/Executive Producer, Bolt Produc...

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Following an offseason unlike any other, the National Football League is now a full month into its regular season and video teams from across the league have executed one-of-a-kind operations game plans to get both their in-venue and digital content operations humming.

Today on the show we take a deep dive into the video operations at two NFL franchises. We are joined by Justin Casserly, Director of Game and Event Presentation for ...

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IP technologies continue to transform the nature of remote production workflows. On this episode of The SVG Podcast, we take you inside one of the most notable projects in the merging of IP and remote production: the Fox Sports Vault.

Fox Sports recently took a space in its Pico facility – that was previously a tape library – and has transformed it into a work area where nearly 30 production personnel can complete replay, graphics,...

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Following an offseason unlike any other, the National Football League is now a full month into its regular season and video teams from across the league have executed one-of-a-kind operations game plans to get both their in-venue and digital content operations humming.

Today on the show we take a deep dive into the video operations at two NFL franchises. We are joined by Kristen Pugh, Manager of Game and Event Entertainment for the...

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As the sports calendar crowds up, we bring you a trifecta of guests from the world of sports television production on the latest episode of The SVG Podcast.

We’re joined by NBA 2K League’s Head of Content Matt Arden, ROOT Sports Northwest Vice President and Executive Producer Jon Bradford, and ESPN Associate Director, Remote Traffic Operations Adam Whitlock. Each are going to share details on recent projects their respective teams ...

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The return of sports has brought with it a resurgence in sports betting. So what efforts are league's undertaking to tap into this new entertainment resource?

We are joined on the program this week by Scott Kaufman-Ross, Senior Vice President, Head of Fantasy and Gaming with the NBA to break down the league's new alternate-viewing broadcasts called 'NBA Bet Stream.' We also discuss how this effort fits in the league...

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