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The SVG Podcast

Jul 8, 2020

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 the production of all matches and on this episode of The SVG Podcast we take you inside "the bubble" with Amy Rosenfeld, VP of Production for ESPN. We discuss everything from what the productions might look like, her opinion on fake crowd noise (and why you won't hear it during the MLS is Back Tournament), and what its like to work on this crew.

This interview was recorded on July 2 with SVG's Director of Digital Brandon Costa.

This episode of The SVG Podcast is supported by Google Cloud. Google Cloud is helping sports leagues and media companies modernize their distribution infrastructure, build relationships with audiences and fans through data, and provide AI powered video services that drive fan engagement. Learn more by attending "Next On Air," a digital event kicking off on July 14 with video sessions, code labs, and 1-on-1 meetings throughout the summer. Visit to register for free.

The SVG Podcast is for the sports-video–production professional looking to keep up with the latest in sports-video–production operations and technology. The program features interviews with some of the biggest, most influential names in the sports-video business talking trends and topics that are making an impact on the industry.