Leads the technical operations from the NBA side collaborating on installation and production enhancements made to the Canon Free Viewpoint system in both Barclays Center with the Brooklyn Nets and at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in with the Cleveland Cavaliers

Leading the technical conversations surrounding the enhancement of our referee review process and how the calls are presented on broadcast through the evaluation of ear pieces, microphones and comms technology

Continuing to evaluate opportunities for new specialty broadcast cameras for use in both live broadcast applications as well as content capture for post produced content. Have worked with ESPN, TNT and numerous RSNs on the introduction of shallow depth of field, SkyCams, SupraCam, Rail Cams, C360 deployments, etc.

Barney worked with partners such as AT&T, LiveU and Samsung to execute the first professional sports broadcast produced entirely with video and audio captured from smartphones leveraging a private 5G network

Barney worked with internal and external partners (including Microsoft) to architect and oversee the technical execution of the Virtual Fans experience for the NBA Bubble. Over 300 fans per game were able to virtually attend in addition to special appearances from Barack Obama, Shaquille O’Neal and Drake.

Barney continues to lead the NBA Summer League testing initiatives collaborating with various technology vendors and enabling partners such as WBD Sports to use the Summer League as a live lab for evaluation of new technologies. At the 2022 Summer League, various concepts and technologies were tested including putting a shallow depth of field Canon camera on a Chapman Crane (usually seen in the NFL) parallel to the court. Many other video, audio, graphics and basketball technologies were tested and demonstrated at this event as well. Barney intends to grow this event and participation by vendors and networks in the future.

Barney was an integral part of the technical operations team responsible for the production of 2 Vertical View broadcasts from the 2018 NBA Summer League. This testing continues to this day to find more efficient ways to produce high quality broadcast content in a vertical format based on increasing viewer consumption habits and preference for vertical video

For the inaugural WNBA Commissioner Cup in 2021, the WNBA integrated both wearable (Kinexon) and optical (Hawk-Eye) tracking data in to the live broadcast of the game on Amazon Prime Video. Barney coordinated production of the game (contracting with Rush Media Co. to package the event) as well as the integration of both tracking systems in to the Broadcast

Barney works on the approval of broadcast infrastructure (such as camera positions, cabling. truck parking) ensuring that all proposals meet league standards for neutral site games, relocated regular season games and marquee events. Examples of projects that Barney has been directly involved with include the 2017 NBA Africa game (pictured above), Intuit Dome (future home of the Clippers currently under construction) and 2022-2023 Spurs games at the Alamodome and Moody Center.

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