May 27-29, 2015, the Omni Hotel at CNN Center is playing host to the 2015 SVG College Sports Summit.
The SVG College Sports Summit once again brings together the best, brightest and most high tech in college sports video production. Attendees are from from national networks, athletic departments, broadcast schools, production studios, industry experts and those looking to get educated on the latest in video production.
They come to walk the trade show floor, attend the panels and the networking possibilities are off the charts.
Like most conferences of this ilk, attendees here have a chance to learn and network, sometimes at the same time.
Topics the panels will be discussing:
– Content Is King: The State of the College Sports Video Industry
– SEC Network: A Look Back at Year 1
– Are You Ready to Go Over-The-Top?
– And more.
Attendees learn and network around topics including live event production techniques, storytelling strategies, control room technologies, future technologies, and more.
BeckTV, Diversified Systems, SOS Global, Spectra Logic, The Studio – B&H, Ross and VER were some of the companies found out on the trade show floor. All were happy to answer questions, demo products and talk about the latest trends.
Keynotes were delivered by Pete Radovich of CBS Sports and Scott Rinehart, 2015 College Sports Summit Chairman.
Covering live events is now the job of colleges and universities and the staff employed by and the students that attend these institutions.
“More live events were produced (in the 2014-15 school year) than ever before,” said Program Director, Brandon Costa with Sports Video Group (SVG). Athletic departments and conferences received unparalleled exposure.”
The launch of the SEC Network has been a game changer and a ton of work for all involved with it during its first year, but now there is no turning back.
College video production is here to stay and will keep growing every year. It’s also competitive. These colleges, universities and conferences will keep “upping the ante” and that is what this Summit is all about.
Universities in the SEC spent between $2.5 and $8 million each getting this network off the ground at their respective institutions.
Sure, big money will be made and is being made by the SEC Network and similar networks, but the institutions had to ramp up quickly to handle the demands of covering these live events on their campus.
It’s only going to get more demanding as more and more will be expected in covering live events in terms of audio, video and how the content is distributed.
All of this was discussed this week in Atlanta and I even got a glimpse into some of the new technology that will be coming down the pipe and how this could all spread to high schools in the very near future.
Get more information at www.svgcollege.com.