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October 28, 2020 34 min

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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On a very special episode of The SVG Podcast, we are joined by John Filippelli, President of Production & Programming and Executive Producer of the YES Network.

"Flip" has been in the business for nearly half a century and has established a reputation as a true game-changer in the fields of production and programming. He also has a legacy for helping build projects from the ground up, working at NBC, FOX, ABC/ESPN, The ...

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While many professional sports are returning to action in isolated bubble environments, Major League Baseball is continuing to host its games in the club's home ballparks. A wrinkle of all of this is that in-venue video teams are continuing to program a live videoboard show (with added artificial crowd noise) in these ballparks despite the fact that no fans are in attendance.

So what's that like? SVG's Associate Editor ...

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Sports is back! The NBA and NHL have joined MLB on our TVs and the PGA Championship brings with it one of the biggest productions of the year this weekend.

On today’s episode of The SVG Podcast, the SVG editorial team breaks down what's going into the tremendous efforts behind the scenes with the NBA in Orlando and the NHL in Toronto/Edmonton, as well as take a look ahead at the PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park in San Franc...

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Major League Baseball returns on Thursday and the NBA and NHL are just around the corner. The next two weeks may among the biggest weeks in the history of live sports television production.

On today’s episode of The SVG Podcast, the SVG editorial team breaks down what to expect as Major League Baseball returns to action this weekend, plus we bring you a conversation on the return of Formula 1 with F1’s Director of Broadcast and Med...

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While sports live golf, auto racing, and even bull riding have returned with socially-distant, crowdless live events, the rubber is truly about the hit the road in the return of team sports as we enter the final weeks of July. Major League Soccer is one of the first out of the gate with the MLS Is Back Tournament beginning at the Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World on July 8.

ESPN, alongside the league, is overseeing ...

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As live sports slowly begins to return to action, one sporting event we know for certain won't be happening this summer is the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo. That's thrown off the plans of broadcasters around the globe who rely on the Olympics as a major driver not only of viewership but of technological innovation.

We’re joined on The SVG Podcast today by Mark Parkman, general manager of the Olympic Channel to break d...

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In the absence of many live sports, major sports networks have turned to filling valuable linear air time with live esports productions. That includes at ESPN where, on their family of networks, Madden Bowl 20 programming has been spotlighted over the past couple of weeks.

On this episode of The SVG Podcast, we go behind-the-scenes of the socially-distant production of Madden Bowl 20 with Electronic Arts' Head of Broadcast Joe ...

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This year’s NFL Draft was a technological success despite going completely virtual. It also turned out to be the most watched NFL Draft ever.

We’re joined on the podcast today by Dave Shaw, VP of Production for NFL Media. He shares the details of how the league sent camera and lighting kits to players, coaches, and GMs. In addition, he will break down how they managed more than 600 video signals to pull off the one-of-a-kind produc...

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This year's production of the NFL Draft is exceptionally unique. In this roundtable discussion, SVG Co-Executive Director, Editorial Ken Kerschbaumer, Chief Editor Jason Dachman, Associate Editor Kristian Hernandez, and Director of Digital Brandon Costa break down the technological effort being undertaken by the NFL, ESPN, and Disney's DTCI group to pull off the socially-distant show.

This episode of The SVG Podcast is supp...

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The coronavirus-fueled shutdown of sports labors on. On this episode of The SVG Podcast, we talk the latest in the sports video production business with the SVG U.S. Editorial Team before taking a look at social video in this time of pause in sports with Melissa Lawton, Live Sports Production Strategy at Facebook and Dev Sethi, Head of Sports at Instagram.

We’ll break down with Melissa and Dev their takes on successful content they...

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In a special episode of The SVG Podcast, the SVG editorial team sits down to discuss the impact the coronavirus pandemic is having on the sports video production industry.

SVG Executive Director, Editorial Ken Kerschbaumer, Chief Editor Jason Dachman, Associate Editor Kristian Hernandez, and Director of Digital Brandon Costa break down the substantial business implications and looks at how American sports networks, leagues, and tea...

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A segment of the sports video business that is growing increasingly more exciting and interesting is graphics. At Super Bowl LIV, for example, Fox Sports had viewers buzzing with a flashing new insert graphics package and score bug, while the NFL wowed audiences with its NFL 100 pregame ceremony that featured nearly seven minutes of augmented reality graphics.

However, some of the most impactful graphics enhancements don't nece...

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A persistent trend in the sports video operations business today is the challenge of finding and training the next generation of broadcast IT technologists, particularly engineers. This is especially true of finding women in those roles.

The same can be said of the broadcast industry in Europe. That was the focus of a panel discussion at the latest Networking Event hosted by SVG Europe Women. The discussion, which featured three en...

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The move to IP is one of the greatest challenges the sports video industry has ever faced and every organization that has made the move from SDI to IP has some battle scars that are still healing. We’ll take a close-up look at a few real-world scenarios, how the problems were solved, and what steps can be taken to avoid a similar fate.

We’re joined on the program by Joe Signorino, VP, Systems Integration, U.S. Mobile Units for NEP ...

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