Monday, December 11, 2023
Location: Nassau Suite, 2nd Floor
Time: 1:30 – 5:00 p.m. ET

The holy grail in digital sports media is engagement. Advanced data integration. Interactivity. Gamification. Customization. Alternate video feeds. Social experiences in virtual environments. What technologies and creative choices are delivering fun experiences in real time and driving sports fans to spend more of their screen time with live sports? This workshop tackles the key trends and exciting opportunities with leaders on the next-generation delivery of sports via streaming.

1:30 - 1:35 p.m.

Welcoming Remarks by Lead Sponsor, Amagi

Presenter: Dan Marshall, Amagi, EVP, Sales (Global SaaS)

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1:30 - 2:15 p.m.

Sports Tech Leans In: The Creative Vision and the Technological Innovation Powering Next-Gen Sports Viewers

In live sports streaming, expectations are higher than ever. Lightning-fast delivery married with interactive experiences are tasking content producers and technology vendors to raise their game in innovative ways. In this roundtable discussion between industry leaders, get an inside look at what innovations are proving worthy of investment, how live streaming is revolutionizing their businesses, and what’s next for the sports media industry?
Moderator: Brandon Costa, SVG, Director of Digital
Colin Brown, Evertz, Senior Director, D2C Technology
Ken DeGennaro, NBA, SVP, Media Operations and Technology
Dave Giancola, USGA, Director, Digital Strategy and Innovation
Nematolah Kashanian,, Founder and CIO
Tim Stevens, Verizon Business Group, Global Leader, Strategic Innovation for Sports, Media & Entertainment

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2:15 - 2:30 p.m.

VITEC Case Study: Scaling Up the Deployment of IPTV at Churchill Downs beyond “The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports”

Alpha Video and VITEC partnered to upgrade the IPTV platform at Churchill Downs to provide a truly premium experience for the track and attendees of the Kentucky Derby. Prior to the 2023 Derby, the First Turn was upgraded with a VITEC IPTV system to engage fans and offer new sponsorship opportunities throughout the venue. Learn more about the deployment and how Churchill Downs is leveraging the successful launch to scale up the IPTV platform around the track and event facilities.
Jeff Volk, Alpha, EVP – Strategic Accounts, Sports & Live Events
Andy Wagner, VITEC, Sales Manager, Sports & Entertainment

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2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Deep Dive: Inside Monumental Sports Network’s New Direct-to-Consumer Streaming Service

The industry’s newest sports network has also launched one of its newest streaming products. The Washington D.C.-based RSN Monumental Sports Network recently released a fresh direct-to-consumer streaming platform and you’ll get one of the first in-depth looks at the work that went into building it, what the primary goals were for launch, and what’s to come next.
Interviewer: Brandon Costa, SVG, Director of Digital
Speaker: Chris Thorman, Monumental Sports and Entertainment, SVP, Digital Media

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3:00 - 3:45 p.m.

Networking Break in Exhibits

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3:45 - 4:15 p.m.

Sports Digital Business Executive Q&A

A key executive from the sports media industry shares their best examples of streaming and digital content and offers a peek inside the innovations they are investing in to grow their business and advance the greater industry. SVG is proud to produce this session in partnership with SPORTEL.
Interviewer: Joanna Merchie, SPORTEL, Conference Director
Interviewee: Sean Loughlin, PFL, SVP of Global Brand, Digital & Social

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4:15 - 4:30 p.m.

Streann Media Case Study: Panam Sports Channel and Streann: The Arrival of TV 3.0

Streann Media presents the arrival of TV 3.0 in sports with the successful completion of the Santiago 2023 Panam Games apps. The award-winning streaming platform elevated the Panam Sports Channel viewing experience to unprecedented heights, with its revolutionary live multi-screen content experience (an impressive selection of 18 layouts and 18 live channels), and unique engagement features. Viewers enjoyed an immersive and customizable interface that enhanced their connection to sports.
Presenter: Gio Punzo, Streann Media, CEO

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4:30 - 5:00 p.m.

The Business of FAST: A New Flavor of Streaming Changes the Sports Game?

In this panel discussion presented by our friends at SPORTEL, get an insiders’ perspective on the present successes and the future opportunities built into the rise of FAST channels. What technologies are fueling the services and how are sports entities utilizing them as a valuable product in their digital distribution portfolio?
Moderator: Joanna Merchie, SPORTEL, Conference Director
Portia Archer, NBA G League, Chief Operating Officer
Pamela Duckworth, Fubo, Head of Fubo Studios
Chris Foster, NHL, VP, Digital Business Development
Dan Marshall, Amagi, EVP, Sales (Global SaaS)
Colin Moran, LTN, VP of Production Products

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5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Opening Night Reception in Exhibits

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