Tuesday General Sessions: State of the Industry

Monday, December 17, 2019
Location: Trianon Ballroom, Third Floor
8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Time Session
8:30 - 9:15 a.m.

Gambling and What It Means to the Sports Media Business

Gambling. It’s on everybody’s and every state’s mind as a means to not only drive revenue growth but also ratings as viewers will have more reasons to tune in. How are broadcasters approaching gambling from a programming standpoint? Do regional sports networks have an advantage compared to national networks? And how quickly will the legalized betting landscape evolve?

9:15 - 9:45 a.m.

Keynote Conversation: Peter Hutton, Facebook, Director, Global Live Sports Partnerships and Programming

Peter Hutton is no stranger to the sports media landscape as he was CEO of Eurosport from 2015-2018 and prior to that co-CEO of MP & Silva. But now he is at Facebook and, most importantly, at the center of the social media platform’s sports-related developments. Learn how Facebook is looking to unlock sponsorship opportunities; drive ticket, merchandise, and subscription sales; as well as its efforts around live rights and much more.
Featuring: Peter Hutton, Facebook, Director, Global Live Sports Partnerships and Programming

9:45 - 10:45 a.m.

Exhibits

10:45 - 11:15 a.m.

Esports 2020: Where Is the Industry Headed?

The esports market continues to explode as traditional media companies, leagues, and even sports franchises look to become part of the ecosystem. What are some of the key trends to expect in 2020? How will esports continue to be on the ascent and what does that mean to the more traditional sports production landscape?
Confirmed Panelists:
Pete Emminger, Activision Blizzard Esports, VP, Global Broadcast

11:15 - 11:30 a.m.
Sponsored by:

EVS Case Study

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Keynote Conversation: Joe Markowski, DAZN, EVP, North America

DAZN continues to surprise the sports content and distribution world, whether with new rights deals, exclusive studio programming every bit as robust as anything in the industry, or a carriage deal with Comcast. And its international perspective gives it a solid leg up when it comes to understanding the changing landscape of OTT and broadcast sports. Joe Markowski, DAZN, EVP North America, shares his thoughts on DAZN’s strategy, its plans for the future, and why the entire industry needs to think differently when it comes to meeting the needs of sports fans.
Featuring: Joe Markowski, DAZN, EVP, North America

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch

1:00 - 1:20 p.m.

Sneak Peek: Fox Sports, Miami, and Super Bowl LIV

Fox Sports will step into the spotlight for Super Bowl LIV and, once again, the challenge is figuring out how to manage technical innovation, production values, and storytelling. The Fox Sports production team takes the stage to discuss the big game.

1:20 - 1:45 p.m.

Sky Sports on How Volumetric Capture Changes Everything

Video analysis is very much a one-dimensional experience with analysts relying on flat images taken from one angle at a time to provide insights into athletic performance. At the 2019 Open Championship, Sky Sports changed all that with the use of 120 cameras to capture volumetric video of the world’s best golfers in action. The question now is what does volumetric mean for your organization?
Featuring: Duncan East, Sky Sports, Head of Directors and Creative

1:45 - 2:30 p.m.

Networking Break

2:30 - 2:50 p.m.

Technology in Action

SVG Summit Technology in Action case studies offer up a deep dive on a recent advancement in production. Learn how the project came together, how it was executed, and what it means to the industry at large.

2:50 - 3:05 p.m.
Sponsored by:

The Switch Case Study

3:05 - 3:25 p.m.

The NBA Summer League and 5G Smartphone Production

The NBA this past summer offered up a world first, producing a game using nothing more than Samsung 5G phones. How did the project come together? What was involved, and did it really work as promised? Key production execs discuss the effort, lessons learned, and what’s next.
Confirmed Panelists:
Paul Benedict, NBA, Director of Broadcasting
Steve Hellmuth, NBA, EVP, Media Operations and Technology

3:25 - 3:50 p.m.

Technology in Action

SVG Summit Technology in Action case studies offer up a deep dive on a recent advancement in production. Learn how the project came together, how it was executed, and what it means to the industry at large.

3:50 - 4:15 p.m.

Closing Keynote