Agenda: Tuesday, June 23


Tuesday will offer an in-depth look at how our video-production homes continue to rapidly change. Whether your team operates out of a robust control room, with a nimble production van/flypack, or you are making magic with limited resources, we’ll break down the latest in live event video June 23 production infrastructure and take a look at where the industry is headed.


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Time Session
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Panel: Change Starts at Home – Preparing Your Facilities For a Post-COVID World and How IP Can Help

How do you produce your live events? From a centralized control room? A mobile production facility? With a flypack? Either way, your staff and equipment deployment will need to be handled differently next academic year as live sports returns in a world still under COVID-19 social-distancing restrictions. We also address how IP technologies made centralization possible before COVID and is supporting safe decentralization in the new environment. There will be many more questions than answers but this promises to be an important session for planning for your “new normal.”
Moderator: Brandon Costa, SVG, Director of Digital
Confirmed Panelists:
Bennie Ashford
, Mississippi State University, Associate Athletic Director, Broadcast Operations
Zack Bacon
, Texas A&M University, Chief Broadcast Engineer
Imry Halevi
, Harvard University, Assistant Director of Athletics
Scott Rinehart, University of Notre Dame, Director, Broadcast Technology
Jared Schatz, Ross Video, VP of Sales, U.S.A. and Canada

1:30 - 1:45 p.m.
Sponsored by:

Imagine Communications Case Study: Texas A&M, 12th Man Productions – One year in with SMPTE ST 2110

12th Man Productions, the sports broadcast and post facility for Texas A&M University, moved to IP connectivity to provide a common production platform for all its sports venues. Zack Bacon, Chief Broadcast Engineer for 12th Man Productions, discusses how things are going one year in and the challenges they were able to overcome by moving to IP.
Zack Bacon, Texas A&M University, Chief Broadcast Engineer
Cassidy Phillips, Imagine Communications, VP, Networking Solutions

1:45 - 2:15 p.m.

Panel: The Industry Road Map – Broadcaster Relationships in a Post-COVID World: FOX Sports

Included among the many challenges facing a post-COVID world of collegiate athletics is how will the relationship with your broadcast partners change? Will they expect more from you in live game production? What will it look like when they come to campus for a marque event? What are their recommendations for ensuring efficiency and safety in your productions? Pros from Fox Sports join us to share their perspectives.
Moderator: Brandon Costa, SVG, Director of Digital
Dave Jones, Fox Sports, Director, Technical Operations
Sarita Meinking, Fox Sports, Director, Field Operations

2:15 - 3:00 p.m.

Tech Focus: Control Room Essentials

When your control room is your home away from home, you want to ensure that you are supporting it with the infrastructure that meet your needs. Whether it’s your switcher, replay system, graphics engine, or even your router or comms, what are the important factors to consider when drawing up your blueprint? Vendors in the space share their advice.
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Executive Director, Editorial
Michael Bergeron
, Panasonic, Senior Product Manager, Live Production Systems
Bob Caniglia
, Blackmagic Design, Director of Sales Operations, North America
Vinnie Macri, Clear-Com, Market Outreach Manager
Will Waters, NewTek, Head of Product Management

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

NETWORKING HAPPY HOUR: SVGW Women in Sports Production Meetup

Join us for a curated, themed Networking Happy Hour on Zoom, where you can converse and connect with your colleagues in the sports video production community.

SVGW Women in Sports Production is a networking group that aims to enhance the role of women in the creation, production, and distribution of sports content. Come listen, learn, exchange ideas and best practices, while meeting fellow women in the college-sports industry.