Pac-12 networks leave current broadcast center in San Francisco as part of conference remote shift

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Network operations will move to a new production facility after its lease expires in June 2023

The Pac-12 Conference announced plans to transition to a flexible, remote work environment, which will see Pac-12 Networks depart from its current broadcast facility in San Francisco. According to the announcement, the Pac-12 will continue to support and invest in its broadcast and content production, including moving to a new production facility after the conference’s current lease ends in June 2023. The location of the new production facility has not yet been determined.

Pac-12 Networks’ San Francisco-based studio has been home to live coverage since the broadcaster launched in 2012.

The conference’s decision to move to a remote work environment was unanimously approved by the Pac-12 Board of Directors. According to the announcement, the move is designed to provide Pac-12 personnel with the benefits of work flexibility while considering regular opportunities for employees to meet in person within the Pac-12’s geographic footprint, including on Pac-12 campuses to foster greater collaboration with member universities. The conference also believes the move will result in cost savings that will bring more revenue to member universities to support student-athletes.

“The Pac-12 is committed to supporting our employees in the best possible way by providing a work environment that adapts to today’s modern world and gives our employees maximum flexibility to live and work wherever they want, while fostering collaboration between staff and our valued member institutions,” says Pac-12 Commissioner George Kliavkoff. “We are also committed to ensuring the continued production of the best Pac-12 events. We are excited about what this new remote and flexible work environment can do to support our employees and the new ways it will allow us to reinvest in our member universities so they can better support student-athletes.

When launched in 2012, Pac-12 Networks immediately established itself as a pioneer in remote production techniques. Its revolutionary Multicam production model was a precursor to the remote production revolution the industry has seen in recent years, and the centralized production model has enabled Pac-12 Networks to produce thousands of live events. from its headquarters in San Francisco for a fraction of the time. cost of traditional production. The conference-owned network recently launched the Software Defined Production (SDP) model. The SDP ecosystem is built on vMix live production software and linked via extensive NDI IP connectivity. The model is already fully operational and Pac-12 Networks is on track to produce 225 productions this year and plans to increase to over 400 productions next season.

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