General Sessions: Remote Production Technology

Monday, December 10, 2018
Location: Trianon Ballroom, Third Floor
1:00 p.m. – 4:30

Monday’s General Sessions track this year will put a focus on IP-based workflows, SMPTE ST 2110 developments, and how these new ways of signal transport will transform the way the industry works and serves content to sports fans. What new technologies are changing the nature of remote production truck and flypack design? Attend this informative afternoon and learn about the latest trends in front bench design, IP signal transport, replay devices, and more.

Time Session
12:55 - 1:00 p.m.
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Opening Remarks by Grass Valley

Presented by: Arlene Campbell, Grass Valley, SVP, Global Sales

1:00 - 1:45 p.m.

New Standards That Will Make a Difference

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Matthew Goldman, SMPTE President, discusses the latest advances in standards development and how they will impact the way sports content is produced, managed, and distributed. Join us for this informative session that will help you stay knowledgeable on next-generation developments.
Featuring: Matthew Goldman, MediaKind, SVP of Technology; SMPTE, President

1:45 - 2:15 p.m.
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Bringing Fans Closer, Making Them Smarter: Next-Generation Graphics and Data Visualization

There are more and more ways to use Augmented Reality technology, camera tracking, and data visualization to give much more impact to a sports production. What are some of the new ways that networks and leagues are using technology to engage with viewers in new ways?
Introduction: Steve Byrd, Sportradar, Head of Global Strategic Partnerships
Moderator: Christina Mixon, Mixon Digital, Managing Director
Carol Boyle
, ESPN, Senior Creative Director, Creative and Studio Direction
Bryan Bray, Ross Video, Project Manager and ARVS Production Specialist
Per von Rosen, Sportradar, Product Manager, Broadcast
Elliot Weiss, MLB, Senior Coordinating Producer, Broadcast Products and Services

2:15 - 2:45 p.m.
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The Virtualized Truck: Mapping Out a Software-Based Future

The days of dedicated hardware and dedicated networks may be a thing of the past sooner rather than later. Some product categories are already in the midst of making the transition which others are getting ready to make the switch. How will the move to flexible infrastructures impact the way products and services are sold and managed? And are there any downsides?
Introduction: Scott Rothenberg, NEP Group, SVP, Technology and Asset Management
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial Services
Jeff Byle
, Fox Sports Detroit, Executive Producer
Nick Garvin
, Mobile TV Group, Chief Operating Officer
Joop Janssen, Aperi, CEO
Scott Rothenberg, NEP Group, SVP, Technology and Asset Management

2:45 - 3:00 p.m.
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Networking Break

3:00 - 3:30 p.m.
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1080p HDR Production Workflows: Are We There Yet?

When it comes to future sports production formats is 1080p combined with HDR the sweet spot in terms of cost and performance? What is the current state of an all 1080p workflow with or without HDR? And if HDR is desired, how can it most easily be layered into a production?
Introduction by: Deon LeCointe, Sony Electronics, Senior Manager, IP and Sports Solutions
Moderator: Glenn Adamo, Ivanhoe Media & Entertainment, President
Craig Bernstein
, NBC Sports, Senior Director, Remote Technical Operations and Engineering
Brad Cheney, Fox Sports, VP, Field Operations and Engineering
Mike Francis, CBS Sports, VP, Remote Engineering and Planning
Rob Willox, Sony Electronics, Director of Marketing, Media Solutions

3:30 - 3:45 p.m.

IABM Case Study: Sports Production Perspective – Drivers of Change

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What are the most salient recent trends in the sports broadcast production sector? We’re certainly seeing constant pressure on budgets, the need for speed and multi-platform content, and the inexorable rise of eSports. Among the technology trends are IP and remote production, UHD, VR/AR and AI/machine learning. In this exclusive and bespoke presentation, the IABM draws on the latest research among its over 500 member companies in 55 countries to discuss these fashions and more, extracting the key statistics that will point the way forward for the sports production and broadcasting business.
Presenter: Stan Moote, IABM, CTO

3:45 - 4:30 p.m.
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Remote Production Design Update: New Trucks, New Trends

A number of new trucks hit the road in 2018. Experts involved in those truck builds take to the stage to discuss their new vehicles, what new technologies made a difference in terms of future proofing and new capabilities, and what’s on the drawing board for 2019.
Introduction by: Mark Hilton, Grass Valley, VP, Live Production
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial Services
Mark Hilton, Grass Valley, VP, Live Production
Joe Signorino, NEP U.S. Mobile Units, VP, Systems Integration
Jason Taubman, Game Creek Video, VP, Design and New Technology
Peter Wehner, Mobile TV Group, Director of Engineering

4:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Exhibits Open

All Technology Showcases will be on the Third Floor: Mercury Ballroom(MB), Mercury Rotunda(MR), Petit Trianon(P), Rendezvous(R), and Lobby(L).

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Networking Reception in Technology Showcase Area