Wednesday General Sessions (12/16)

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

THE CONVERSATION: Inside PGA and The Majors 2020

Professional golf coverage was one of the big success stories for 2020 during the pandemic, especially considering the amount of travel required and the size and scale of each production. Learn how the golf majors and the PGA coverage evolved during the season, lessons learned, and more.
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Executive Director, Editorial
Confirmed Panelists:
David Dukes
, PGA TOUR Entertainment, Senior Director, Technical Operations
Kevin Landy, USGA, Director, Broadcasting and Production
Michael Raimondo, PGA TOUR Entertainment, Senior Director, Media Asset Management and Broadcast Innovation

12:00 - 12:15 p.m.

Case Study One

12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

The Professional Leagues Town Hall

The live town hall will bring together representatives from the major professional sports leagues. Topics will include the future of host feed production, reflections on 2020, new workflows, and more.
Moderator: Jason Dachman, SVG, Chief Editor
Confirmed Panelists:
Patti Fallick, United States Tennis Association (USTA), Managing Director, Broadcast
Bernadette McDonald, MLB, SVP, Broadcasting

1:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Case Study Two

1:15 - 1:45 p.m.

THE CONVERSATION: Inside Auto Racing 2020

Whether it is NHRA, NASCAR, or IndyCar, U.S. auto racing returned to the track and managed to prove that remote production can keep up with high-performance race cars zipping around a track. Production professionals from those three entities join us to discuss the 2020 season, how they got through it, and how innovation played a key role in making it happen.
Moderator: Kristian Hernandez, SVG, Associate Editor and Social Media Manager
Confirmed Panelists:
Ken Ferguson
, IMS Productions, Director, Broadcast Operations
Steve Reintjes
, NHRA, VP, Broadcasting and NHRA on Fox, Show Producer
Steve Stum, NASCAR, VP, Operations and Technical Production

1:15 - 1:45 p.m.

Content Management Tech Tour

AI/ML; Content Security; MAM/Orchestration Systems; Storage/Archive Technology; Cloud Services

  • EditShare, Google, Iron Mountain Entertainment Services, Lumen Technologies, Microsoft, Nutanix, Seagate powered by Tape Ark, Signiant, Tedial, Telestream, Veritone

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Production Tools Tech Tour

Production Switchers; Replay; Graphics

  • Blackmagic Design, Evertz, EVS, Grass Valley, Nelco Media, Panasonic, Ross Video, TVU Networks, Vizrt

2:00 - 3:15 p.m.

Future of Truck Design Roundtable

Mobile production units will always play a big role in production, but new forms of connectivity and their ability to serve as a hub connected to remote production personnel opens up new possibilities for their configuration, the number of positions needed, and more. Join us for an open and free-form discussion of key concepts in the future of truck design.

2:00 - 3:15 p.m.

TranSPORT Roundtable

The TranSPORT roundtable will be focused on the current state of live-sports contribution and distribution technology. This open conversation will address the most pressing transport issues related to satellite, fiber, IP, bonded cellular, and more. Technology leaders from major sports broadcasters and broadcast vendors will help lead this conversation and discuss the latest developments in the world of live-sports backhaul.

2:45 - 3:15 p.m.

Production Tools Tech Tour

Production Switchers; Replay; Graphics

  • Blackmagic Design, Evertz, EVS, Grass Valley, Nelco Media, Panasonic, Ross Video, TVU Networks, Vizrt

3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Transmission Services Tech Tour

Contribution Services (Fiber/Satellite/IP); Hi-Speed File Transfer; RF/Wireless

  • AT&T, Comrex, Eurovision, IBM Aspera, LiveU

3:30 - 4:45 p.m.

Future of Remote Production Roundtable

What is the future of remote production? Will it move to the cloud? Will it remain onsite? What technology developments on the horizon will have the biggest impact on how sports are produced? And how can production professionals, manufacturers, and remote-production-technology providers make sure they are ready for the road ahead?

3:30 - 4:45 p.m.

Graphics and Augmented Reality Roundtable

The Sports Graphics and AR Roundtable is designed for SVG members and sponsors looking to learn about the latest developments in graphics, augmented reality, and data visualization technologies for live sports broadcasts. Sports-graphics leaders from major broadcasters, leagues, teams, and vendors will address how the pandemic has impacted their workflows today and how these workflows could have a lasting impact in the future.

4:15 - 4:45 p.m.

Acquisition Tech Tour

Cameras/Lenses; Camera Support

  • Canon, Fujifilm, Grass Valley, Sony

4:45 - 5:15 p.m.

Content Management Tech Tour

AI/ML; Content Security; MAM/Orchestration Systems; Storage/Archive Technology; Cloud Services

  • EditShare, Google, Iron Mountain Entertainment Services, Lumen Technologies, Microsoft, Nutanix, Seagate powered by Tape Ark, Signiant, Tedial, Telestream, Veritone

5:15 - 5:45 p.m.

OTT/Streaming/Social Media

OTT/Streaming; Social Media Publishing Tools; Data Provider

  • AWS, Limelight Networks, The Switch, Zixi

5:45 - 6:15 p.m.

Audio Tech Tour

Consoles/Mixers; Intercom Systems; Microphones; Sound Systems

  • Calrec DiGiCo, Clear-Com, Joseph Electronics, Shure, Telos Alliance

6:15 - 6:45 p.m.

Infrastructure Tech Tour

Encoders/Decoders; Routers/Networking/Signal Transport; Test and Measurement/Conversion Gear

  • ¬†Adder Technology, EVS, IHSE USA, Imagine Communications, Lawo, Markertek, Riedel, Vitec

6:45 - 7:15 p.m.

Infrastructure Tech Tour

Encoders/Decoders; Routers/Networking/Signal Transport; Test and Measurement/Conversion Gear

  • ¬†Adder Technology, EVS, IHSE USA, Imagine Communications, Lawo, Markertek, Riedel, Vitec

7:15 - 7:45 p.m.

Production Services Tech Tour

Automated Production; Crewing; Logistics; Mobile Trucks; Equipment Rentals/Reseller; Power Services; Production Services

  • Gravity Media, Mediapro, NEP, Program Productions, The Switch