Pac-12 Networks leaves current San Francisco broadcast hub as part of conference remote work shift

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

The Pac-12 Conference has announced plans to move to a continued flexible and remote work environment, which will result in Pac-12 Networks abandoning its current broadcast facility in San Francisco. Per the announcement, the Pac-12 will continue to support and invest in its broadcast and content production, including relocating to a new production facility after the conference’s current lease expires in June 2023. new production facility has not yet been established. has not yet been determined.

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

The conference’s decision to switch to a remote work environment was approved unanimously by the Pac-12 board of directors. According to the announcement, the move is designed to provide Pac-12 staff with the benefits of work flexibility while providing regular opportunities for employees to meet in person within the Pac-12’s geographic footprint, including at Pac-12 campuses to foster greater collaboration with member universities. The conference also believes the move will produce cost savings that will return more revenue to member universities to support student-athletes.

“The Pac-12 is committed to better supporting our employees by providing a work environment that fits in today’s modern world and gives our employees maximum flexibility to live and work where they want, while fostering collaboration between staff and our valued member institutions,” says Pac-12 Commissioner George Kliavkoff. “We are also committed to continued best-in-class production of Pac-12 events. We are excited about what this new flexible remote 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.”

Upon its launch in 2012, Pac-12 Networks instantly established itself as a pioneer in remote production techniques. Its innovative multicam production model was a precursor to the remote production revolution the industry has experienced 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 cost of traditional production. The conference-owned network recently launched the software-defined production (SDP) model. The SDP ecosystem is based on vMix live production software and is linked through extensive IP NDI connectivity. The model is now fully operational and Pac-12 Networks is on track for 225 productions this year and looking to expand to more than 400 productions next season.

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