SVG Sports OTT Forum: Virtual Event Opens With Live Conversation With NBCUniversal’s Eric Black and Fox Corp.’s Steven Thorpe

Virtual event to be hosted on Wednesday, April 13 beginning at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT

Join us Wednesday for our annual SVG Sports OTT Forum and don’t miss the opportunity to learn from two of the streaming sports industry’s smartest minds.

The free-to-attend virtual event opens with a LIVE conversation with NBCUniversal’s SVP, Technology, Fandango, Sports & Entertainment Eric Black and Fox Corporation’s SVP, Video Platforms Steven Thorpe where they will break down the biggest streaming events of the year and address the most significant challenges – and huge opportunities – that face the streaming sports industry today.

REGISTER: SVG Sports OTT Forum (April 13, Virtual)

Additionally, the SVG Sports OTT Forum will be anchored by featured deep dives into some of the more innovative sports streaming OTT applications and services, including the PGA TOUR LIVE on ESPN+, the YES Network App, and Fubo Sports Network, and will include robust roundtable discussions on the latest tech challenges and trends.

In-Depth Case Studies

One of the biggest moves in the sports streaming landscape this year has been the move of PGA TOUR LIVE to ESPN+. Golf fans are receiving triple the amount of golf coverage they’ve gotten from PGA TOUR events in the past; more than 3,200 new hours of live coverage.

From featured groups and featured holes to specialty graphics and bonus studio programming, take a deep dive into some of the exciting initial features showcased with PGA TOUR LIVE on ESPN+ with the PGA TOUR’s SVP, Media Luis Goicouria and ESPN’s VP of Digital Media Programming John Lasker.

YES Network and the YES App
Live interactive stats feeds. Real-time polling. Even video chatting with friends in-game.

Take a deep dive into one of the industry’s most innovative streaming-video offerings, the YES App with YES Network’s Vice President, Strategy & Business Development Matt Duarte.

Fubo Sports Network
From the acquisition of key live rights and an entertaining catalog of original programming, Fubo Sports Network is making waves. Tune in for a one-on-one conversation with Head of Fubo Sports Network and Original Programming Pamela Duckworth.

Launched in September of 2019, Fubo Sports Network is a live sports-focused channel owned and operated by fuboTV. Duckworth joins the program to discuss the network’s growth so far, what’s coming next, and what she sees as the biggest trends in the streaming sports industry today.

Tech Focus Panel Discussions

The event will also give you the chance to learn about the latest developments in the technology and infrastructure powering live sports streaming experiences of all shapes and sizes from some of the most important vendors in the field.

Under the Hood of the Live Sports OTT Stack
From encoding to protocols to content-management systems and delivery, the live-streaming tech stack is as advanced as ever. What challenges are left to overcome, and is streaming ready to carry the biggest of sports events on its shoulders? Industry technology experts share their thoughts.
Paul Briscoe
, TAG V.S., Chief Architect
Paul Finster
, Amagi, VP of Business Development
Erik Ramberg
, MediaKind, VP, Head of Global Business Development and Strategic Partners
John Ward
, Friend MTS, EVP, Americas
Grant Zizzo
, The Switch, Director, OTT Services

Low Latency Powers Interactive Live Sports Video
Much of the promise of the next-generation viewing experience boils down to a single factor: millisecond live-video delivery at scale. Latency is the ultimate buzzword in live streaming. Dissect the latest in CDNs, adaptive bitrate encoding, and even digital ad insertion in this roundtable discussion. How is latency more critical for sports than for any other entertainment medium, and what technologies are empowering that delivery today and for the years to come?
Kyle Bank
, Phenix Real Time Solutions, COO
Eric Bolten
, Zixi, VP, Business Development
Todd Erdley
, Videon, President and Founder
Damien Sterkers
, Broadpeak, Video Solutions Marketing Director

Agenda subject to change.  If you have any questions regarding the SVG Sports OTT Forum, please contact SVG’s Director of Digital Brandon Costa at [email protected]. If you are a technology vendor interested in sponsoring and participating in the event, please contact Rob Payne at [email protected] or Andrew Gabel at [email protected].

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