An SVG Venue Initiative Event
Location: Morgan Suite, Second Floor

In an effort to serve the information, networking, and business needs of engineering, IT, and broadcast executives in sports venues, the SVG Venue Initiative will host a Venue Production Workshop. Topics include the mobile-fan experience, an update on IPTV and digital signage in venues, how LED lighting is changing the way fans see the game, and enhancing interoperability between the venue and broadcasters. End users and SVG Venue Initiative sponsors are encouraged to attend this informative workshop to discuss these topics and network with sports-venue professionals, broadcasters, and technology providers.

The Mobile Fan Experience: Keeping Fans Connected in the Stands
From watching live and on-demand video to ordering concessions directly to their seats, fans can access more from their mobile devices than ever before. What do fans expect when they come to a game, and how are venues, WiFi and DAS providers, and app developers answering the call?
Moderator: Karen Hogan, SVG, Senior Editor
Mark Chmura, Crown Castle, Director of Sales – Small Cell Networks
Priya Narasimhan, YinzCam, CEO and Founder
Robert Gekchyan, Deluxe Media, Senior Executive Director, Technology.
James Stellpflug, EVS Broadcast Equipment, VP Product Marketing

IPTV and Digital Signage Update
IPTV and digital signage systems continue to establish their place in venues, providing an additional outlet for fan engagement and sponsor revenue. What are the design, operational, and technological considerations for building an IPTV system? And how can you get the most out of your IPTV and digital signage?
Moderator: Rick Price, MOEBAM! Venue Media Services, President
Jay Mathias, Cisco Systems, Sports & Entertainment Solution Group, Consulting System Engineer
Brian McNeill, FanConnect, VP Business Development
Joe Walsh, VITEC, National Sales Manager, Sports & Entertainment Venues
Rich Zabel, Imagine Communications, VP Sales, Sports and Live Events

Light It Up: How LED Lighting Is Changing the Way We See the Game
The past few years has seen several sports venues shift from traditional metal halide lights to LED lighting, in part to eliminate flicker during slow-motion broadcast replays. What are the benefits, and challenges, of going all-in on LED?
Moderator: Steve Hellmuth, NBA, EVP, Operations and Technology
Robert Bloom, RBB Designs, Designer and Photographer
Dan O’Neill, NHL, VP, Arena and Event Operations
Ed Ragain, M-E Engineers, President
George Reiher, M-E Engineers, Principal
Scott Rinehart, Fighting Irish Digital Media, Lead Technologist

Enhancing Interoperability Between the Venue and Broadcasters
As venues increasingly invest in their own in-game cameras and broadcasters expand their complements, the need for better interoperability between venues and the broadcasters is greater than ever. How can venues work with broadcasters to more efficiently share resources between the control room and the truck?
Moderator: Robert Jordan CFE, Van Wagner Sports and Entertainment, SVP
Dave Barry
, NBA, Senior Manager – Technical Operations Center
Chris Brown
, Turner Sports, Director of Technical Operations, NBA TV and NBA Digital
Chris Williams

SAMS Parting Shots: 2015 Headlines and Open Q&A With Top MAM Execs
SVG Summit attendees from every sector of the sports-production community are encouraged to attend this open forum that caps off a busy day of SVG workshops. Sports Asset Management & Storage Committee leaders take the stage to address the biggest storylines from 2015 and answer your most pressing MAM and storage queries in this no-holds-barred town-hall meeting.

SVG Summit Reception in Exhibits Area

For more information on becoming an SVG Venue Initiative sponsor, please contact Rob Payne at and Andrew Gabel at