2016 TranSPORT


Registration and Lunch

Welcoming Remarks 

The State of TranSPORT: Where Are Your Dollars Trending?
For the second consecutive year, SVG polled several major sports and media organizations to gain insight into how transmission budgets are being spent in today’s changing market. How is the use of satellite vs. fiber evolving, and how does delivery over the public internet figure into the equation? Top broadcasters and vendor execs weigh in on what this year-over-year data means for the industry and how they expect it to change in the future.
Moderator: Jason Dachman, SVG, Chief Editor
David Chilson, CBS, Associate Director of Broadcast Distribution Services
Chris Connolly, NBC Sports Group, Director of Transmission Engineering and Maintenance
Keith Goldberg, Fox Networks Group, VP, Global Operations and Transmission Services
Emory Strilkauskas, ESPN, ‎Principal Engineer, Transport Techologies and Special Projects

Keynote Case Study:
From Rio to Stamford and Beyond: How NBC Delivered the Rio 2016 Olympics

NBC Olympics’ transmission scheme for the 2016 Rio Games was among the most ambitious and complex in the history of television. In all, more than 130 HD paths were transmitted from Rio to NBC Olympics’ Sports Production Operations Center in Stamford, CT, as well as to 30 Rock in New York, Golf Channel in Orlando, Telemundo in Florida, and more. Learn how NBC connected production facilities across the globe and delivered one of the largest sporting events of all time to the masses.
Chris Connolly, 
NBC Olympics, Director of Transmission Engineering and Maintenance
Bob Kiraly, NBC Olympics, Director, Broadcast Telecommunications Operations

The Rise of IP Networks: Infrastructure Challenges and Opportunities
As IP transport becomes more mainstream, the technical workflows faced at both the remote and the broadcast facility continue to provide new advances and complexities. With the convergence of data, voice, and video, professionals weigh in on their challenges managing QoS, network protocols, and the IP hardware that helps make it all happen.
Moderator: Stephan Beckert, TeleGeography, VP, Strategy
Lionel Bentolila,
Aldea Solutions, CEO
Andre Carrington, Level 3 Communications, Senior Solutions Engineer, Strategic Content Division
Ghislain Collette, Haivision, VP, Product Management, Streaming
Utkarsh GosainTata Communications, Global Sales Director
David Herfert, MediaLinks, VP of Sales – Americas

Standardization Update on High Dynamic Range
Presenter: Matthew Goldman
, Ericsson, SVP Technology, TV & Media

4K/HDR Delivery and HEVC Compression: Ready To Break Out?
Live 4K/UHD sports services finally arrived in North America this year, with hundreds of live productions delivered to U.S. and Canadian homes, thanks to AT&T (DirecTV), Rogers Media (Sportsnet), and Bell Media (TSN). NBC Olympics took it to the next level, distributing 80-plus hours of 4K/UHD coverage (and the Opening Ceremony in HDR) on a one-day delay to participating MVPDs. Is this the beginning of a 4K and HDR revolution or a blip on the radar? And how does the potential rise of HEVC compression play into all this?
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Executive Director, Editorial
Thomas Edwards, Fox Networks, VP, Engineering and Development
Matthew Goldman, Ericsson, SVP Technology, TV & Media

Philip Goswitz, AT&T Entertainment Group, SVP, Video, Space, and Communications

Networking Break

Keynote Case Study: Inside the ATSC 3.0 World Series Broadcasts 

In a defining moment for the future of television, the World Series became the first-ever major pro sporting event to be transmitted live using the ATSC 3.0 next-gen over-the-air transmission system last month. Learn how Fox, Tribune Media, the NAB, and an army of tech partners teamed up to deliver the historic ATSC 3.0 World Series broadcasts.
Presenter: ATSC Board Chairman Richard Friedel, Fox Networks Engineering & Operations, EVP & GM

The OTT Factor: How Multiple Streams Impact Live Sports Productions
At high-profile events like major golf championships and Grand Slam tennis tournaments — not to mention the Olympics — broadcasters are live-streaming more feeds and alternate angles than ever in an effort to better serve viewers beyond the linear broadcast. How does this phenomenon complicate traditional transport schemes onsite, and how is it driving the transmission industry’s growth? Vendors and broadcasters discuss the impact of the OTT and streaming explosion on remote production.
Moderator: Brandon Costa, SVG, Senior Editor
Michelle Munson, Aspera, CEO
Tom Sahara, Turner Sports, VP, Operations and Technology
John Ward, AT&T Entertainment Group, SVP, Content Operations

At-Home Production: Now That It Has Arrived, What’s the Next Step?
Over the past two years, no trend has had a larger impact on the evolution of live sports production than the “at-home” model. This year, hundreds of live sports shows will deploy at-home workflows to reduce costly onsite resources while boosting production capabilities by connecting the remote production with the power of the broadcast center. Experts from broadcasters deploying these workflows discuss how the at-home model will grow in the coming years and will address the need for purpose-built at-home-production gear.
Moderator: Glenn Adamo, Ivanhoe Media & Entertainment, President
Scott Beers, The Switch, CEO
Harry Carr, Bay Microsystems, CEO
Brad Cheney, Fox Sports, VP, Field Operations and Engineering

Chris Connolly, NBC Sports Group, Director of Transmission Engineering and Maintenance

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