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-ST2110 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
1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

New Standards That Will Make a Difference

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.

1:30 - 1:45 p.m.

Case Study 1

1:45 - 2:15 p.m.

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?
Moderator: Christina Mixon, Mixon Digital, Managing Director
Confirmed Panelists:
Kevin Prince, MLB, VP, Emerging Technologies

2:15 - 2:45 p.m.

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?
Confirmed Panelists:
Joop Janssen, Aperi, CEO

2:45 - 3:00 p.m.

Networking Break

3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

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?
Moderator: Glenn Adamo, Ivanhoe Media & Entertainment, President
Confirmed Panelists:
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

3:30 - 3:45 p.m.

Case Study 2

3:45 - 4:30 p.m.

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.
Confirmed Panelists:
Philip Garvin, Mobile TV Group, President/Founder/Co-Owner
Mark Hilton, Grass Valley, VP, Live Production
Jason Taubman, Game Creek Video, VP, Design and New Technology

3:45 - 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