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Monday SPIRIT Workshop

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Monday Future of Remote Production Workshop

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10:30 - 10:35 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks by Lead Sponsor, NEP

Presented by: Steve Grigely, NEP Group, SVP, Global Tech Operations & Centralized Production

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10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

State of the Industry: The Remote Production Business

The remote production business continues to evolve at a rapid pace, partially driven by the need for innovation but also driven by an explosion in event productions. Leaders from the industry give an update on top trends, challenges, and opportunities in remote production.

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11:15 - 11:30 a.m.

Case Study

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11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Taking IP Workflows to the Next Level

IP standards and IP-based products are at the center of the revolution in virtualized, cloud, and remote production. Learn about recent developments that can impact your operations, driving efficiency while also improving the quality of the end product.

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12:15 - 12:30 p.m.

Case Study

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12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Networking Break in Exhibits

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1:30 - 2:15 p.m.

Hot-Tech Showcase: How Digital Cinema Techniques and Tools Are Impacting Sports Production

Whether it’s super slo-mo, shallow depth of field, more capable POV systems or drones there continues to be a steady stream of new cameras and lenses that can solve almost any production problem. Join us to learn about the latest developments in a variety of imaging systems.

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2:15 - 3:00 p.m.

Hot-Tech Showcase: Augmented Reality Graphics

Augmented reality graphics continue to revolutionize the way the story of a sports event is told. Users will discuss how they are using AR tools in new ways while technology providers discuss where their technology offerings are headed.

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3:00 - 3:45 p.m.

Networking in Exhibits

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3:45 - 4:25 p.m.

Hot-Tech Showcase: IP Network Monitoring and. Management Tools

The move to IP has introduced another challenge: making sure the IP signals are able to be easily monitored and managed within a facility and beyond. Learn about new tools that can ensure your IP network is rock solid and operating at full efficiency.
Confirmed Panelists:
Dan Turk, NEP U.S. Broadcast Services, Vice President and Chief Engineer

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4:25 - 5:00 p.m.

The Virtualized Future of Remote Production

We’ll close out the Remote Production Workshop with a discussion of virtualized production and what it means to the industry. Service providers, technology providers, and end-users discuss how virtualized systems are evolving and both the current and future role they can play in a production.
Confirmed Panelists:
Pete Emminger
, NEP Group, Global Chief Technology Officer
Jared Timmins, TVU Networks, SVP of Solutions

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5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Opening Night Reception in Exhibits

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Monday Cloud Tools & Services Workshop

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10:30 - 10:35 p.m.

Welcoming Remarks

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10:35 - 11:15 a.m.

Cloud Editing and Collaboration: How Remote Work Has Changed the Production Game

In the thick of the pandemic, remote and cloud-based workflows went from nicety to necessity. Although some production work has returned to the office, much of the workforce remains remote, and the need for distributed architectures has grown exponentially. Hear how content creators are editing and managing their media in the cloud and how these tools have opened up entirely new outlets for creative collaboration.

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11:15 - 11:30 a.m.

Case Study

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11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Cloud Storage and Archiving: Public vs. Private vs. Hybrid and Where It’s All Headed

Sports-media organizations — both big and small — are increasingly moving to cloud-native, hybrid, and multi-cloud infrastructures for their archiving needs. While large-scale cloud platforms offer a wealth of AI/ML tools, on-premises cost savings, and SaaS-based pricing models, they can also produce a serious case of sticker shock when the egress bill arrives. In this session, major cloud platforms, ISV partners, and media orgs offer best practices for creating a cloud-storage environment that works for you.

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12:15 - 12:30 p.m.

Case Study

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Monday Cyber Security Risk and Sports Production Workshop

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10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Cybersecurity Risk Impact on Sports Production

Sports production involves multiple onsite production companies and stakeholders — host broadcasters, remote operators, leagues, and venues — that are all interconnected. The opportunity for a cyberattack increases exponentially. Preventative policies and actions are an imperative.
Moderator: Gary Olson, Principal , GHO Group LLC
Confirmed Panelists:
John McClure, CISO, Sinclair Broadcast Group; Brian Bark, CIO, Sinclair Broadcast Group

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11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Securing the Compound

How are truck companies, sports venues, and their production partners hardening the compound to prevent cyberattacks from disrupting a broadcast? What are the different compliance policies of the sports rightsholders? How are broadcasters raising security awareness among a primarily freelance workforce? And what are key technology vendors doing to support the security preparedness of their products?

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12:00 - 12:30 p.m.

Securing the Content

Piracy of live OTT sports broadcasts has proliferated with rising global demand for streaming. Sharing and storing sports content among multiple partners requires its own anti-piracy protective measures. What strategies and solutions are rights owners using to combat the unauthorized distribution and use of their valued content?

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12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Networking Break in Exhibits

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Monday DTV Audio Group Production and Distribution Workshop

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Monday OTT, Streaming, and Digital Workshop

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1:30 - 1:35 p.m.

Welcoming Remarks by Lead Sponsor, Audazzio

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1:30 - 2:15 p.m.

A New Era? Highlights From a Year in the Digital Age of Live Sports

From live data feeds to gamification, the metaverse, multiple viewing options, mixed reality (XR), and even fan content-ownership, tech-saavy sports consumers are embracing evolving digital technologies surrounding the live game. Professionals in the field of live streaming, sports OTT, and digital media share their favorite projects of the year and dissect the emerging technologies that are changing the way their companies work.

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2:15 - 2:30 p.m.

Videon Case Study

What are some of the most exciting projects in digital sports media? One of the industry’s top technology developers offers an in-depth look at their solutions and how they have empowered a key sports client.

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2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

OTT Service Case Study

Get an exclusive deep dive into one of the top live sports streaming services in the industry today.

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3:00 - 3:45 p.m.

Networking Break in Exhibit Area

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3:45 - 4:15 p.m.

Streaming and OTT: What’s Next in Tech?

Subscription streaming services and platforms continue to offer new ways to present live content and drive interactivity with sports brands. Technology experts break down their thoughts on what strategies need to be considered (or accelerating) and the technology obstacles that remain.

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4:15 - 4:30 p.m.

Technology Case Study

What are some of the most exciting projects in digital sports media? One of the industry’s top technology developers offers an in-depth look at their solutions and how they have empowered a key sports client.

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4:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Digital Disruption: How the Metaverse, Web3, and even NFTs Reshape Live Sports

Decentralization, blockchain technologies, and the move to Web 3.0 are paving a future for sports media that radically changes the way content rightsholders can present and monetize live sports. How are broadcasters and technology vendors vetting these technologies, what projects have they tried and found success with, and what is still to be uncovered about our digital futures?

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Monday Sports Content Management Workshop

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1:30 - 1:35 p.m.

Welcoming Remarks

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1:35 - 2:15 p.m.

Broadcaster & League Partnerships: Being Smart With Your Respective Archives

With sports-media rights constantly changing hands and new big-tech companies entering the sports-rights fray, broadcasters’ media archives are increasingly filled with content they no longer have the rights to. However, deleting the content to clear space could be dangerous. Broadcaster and league media-management chiefs take the stage to discuss how they can work together to reduce redundancy in their respective archives while also preparing for the future.

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2:15 - 2:30 p.m.

Case Study

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2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Storage and Archiving Roundtable: What You Need To Know for 2023 and Beyond

Tape and disk technologies continue to boost storage density, and the move toward cloud-based infrastructure and SaaS models is causing a tectonic shift in the way content is stored and archived. In this rapid-fire conversation, leaders from major sports-media organizations and technology vendors will parse the latest industry trends and discuss how to avoid potential pitfalls when making key operational decisions.

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3:00 - 3:45 p.m.

MAM and Orchestration Roundtable: Real-World Lessons and Avoiding Potential Pitfalls

As media ecosystems become more sophisticated — and complex — efficient, MAM systems and orchestration tools are integral for media managers to maintain their sanity. Vendors and customers address potential pitfalls and how to navigate issues on both sides of the relationship. Join us for a fun, lively back-n-forth that hits on a variety of real-world challenges like writing accurate user requirements, prescribing actual workflows instead of just end-results, support in different time zones, tweaking systems to get them working optimally, and much more.
Confirmed Panelists:
Eivind Sandstrand, Diversified, Senior Business & Technology Analyst, Media Workflow Group

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4:15 - 4:30 p.m.

Case Study

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4:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Let’s Get Real on Sustainability: An Open Conversation on Building for the Future

As sustainable data storage becomes a priority for media organizations, many media-management leaders are asking, “What should I do?” To avoid turning into a lecture, this open conversation will ask pertinent questions and explore how your workflow and infrastructure decisions can make a difference today and tomorrow.

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Tuesday General Sessions

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9:00 - 9:30 a.m.

State of the Industry

2022 once again offered up a number of challenges to the sports production community. And it was also highlighted by great productions, perseverance in difficult circumstances, and much more. SVG Executive Committee members take to the stage to discuss the current state of an industry undergoing an immense amount of change.

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9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

SVG Deep Dive: ESPN

ESPN production executives discuss their efforts in 2022 as well as give us a glimpse at what lies ahead in 2023. Whether it was the College Football Bowl Championship Series, the NBA and NHL Finals, or the US Open tennis and MNF the team embraced new innovations and new ways of working. ESPN production leaders reflect on 2022 and discuss the year ahead.

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10:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Case Study

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10:15 - 10:45 a.m.

Networking Break in Exhibits

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10:45 - 11:15 a.m.

SVG Deep Dive: Fox Sports

Join us to learn more about how Fox Sports continues to evolve, its production efforts around the World Cup, and a sneak peek at next year’s Super Bowl production.

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11:15 - 11:30 a.m.

Diversified Case Study

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

SVG Deep Dive: TBD

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12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Networking Lunch

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1:00 - 1:45 p.m.

League Perspectives

Sports leagues across the U.S. are continually improving their operations and looking to reach current fans in new ways that will also develop new fans. We’ll hear from key technology leaders about what is on their technology roadmap and separate hype from reality.

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1:45 - 2:00 p.m.

Dolby Case Study

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2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

SVG Deep Dive: NBC Sports

It was a busy year for the team at NBC Sports, beginning with the Super Bowl and Beijing Olympics and continuing through with PGA coverage, Sunday Night Football, and much more. Executives discuss the accomplishments, the challenges, and much more.

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2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

SVG Deep Dive: Turner Sports

Turner Sports continues to expand its rights portfolio and the addition of NHL coverage on top of massive properties like the NBA and March Madness required the team to work in new ways and continue to deliver for fans. Turner Sports production leaders discuss the year that was and what is ahead in 2023.

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3:00 - 3:15 .m.

Networking Break

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3:15 - 3:45 p.m.

Devoncroft Forecast

Inflation, supply chain issues, and technology revolutions like the move to the cloud have impacted the sports production and media landscape in big ways. Josh Stinehour, Principal Analyst for Devoncroft Partners, takes to the stage to discuss the economic underpinnings of the sports media and technology industry and what to expect in 2023.

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3:45 - 4:15 p.m.

Closing Keynote: ESPN’s Jimmy Pitaro

ESPN President Jimmy Pitaro sits down with SVG’s Editorial Director Ken Kerschbaumer for a discussion about the future of the sports TV industry, ESPN’s linear and digital strategy, his thoughts on the year that was and a look ahead to 2023 and beyond.
Interviewer: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial
Keynote: Jimmy Pitaro, ESPN, President

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