2019 Chairman’s Forum

Full Program

Friday, April 5:

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.: Networking Reception (LOCATION: Veranda & Veranda Terrace, 5th Floor)

Saturday, April 6:

6:15/6:30/7:00 a.m.: Shuttles to Bear’s Best Golf Course

6:30 – 7:15 a.m.: Breakfast for Golfers at Bear’s Best Las Vegas
The SVG Golf Tournament continues to be a mainstay when it comes to fun networking activities at NAB. This year’s outing will be played at Bear’s Best Las Vegas located at 11111 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89135. Be sure to sign up today by contacting Carrie Bowden at [email protected]

7:30 – 9:30 a.m.: Breakfast for Non-Golfers at Red Rock Casino (LOCATION: Veranda & Veranda Terrace, 5th Floor)
If you aren’t hitting the links don’t worry: we have you covered. Join us for a relaxing breakfast buffet at the Red Rock Casino Resort.

7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Russ Gabay Golf Outing

7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Spa Treatments at Red Rock Casino Resort
Non-golfers are entitled to a complimentary spa treatment at the Red Rock Casino Resort. Please note that space is limited and spa guests must first be approved by SVG membership services prior to booking their appointment.

12:30 – 2:00 p.m.: Networking Lunch (LOCATION: T-Bones Chophouse, Casino Level)
The afternoon’s activities begin with a networking lunch at the Red Rock Casino Resort.

2:00 p.m.: Chairman’s Welcome (LOCATION: Summerlin Ballroom, 5th Floor)
SVG Advisory Chairman Tom Sahara takes to the stage to kick things off and introduce this year’s opening keynote presenter.

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.: Global Production Perspectives: State of the Industry
Josh Stinehour, principal analyst with Devoncroft Partners, takes to the stage to offer up Devoncroft’s latest research of the broadcast manufacturing community, the health of the broadcast business, and the potential for new revenue streams during this always lively presentation.
Presenter: Josh Stinehour, Devoncroft Partners, Principal Analyst

2:30 – 2:45 p.m.: EVS Case Study: The IP Transition Has Gone Mobile
IP is here, and now we are seeing best of breed systems deployed with open IP standards in use. A short overview of the new Mobile TV Group 45 FLEX truck that will be on display at NAB2019.
Presenter: James Stellpflug
, EVS VP Product Marketing

2:45 – 3:30 p.m.: The Great Debate: Getting Real About Virtualized Production
There are a number of tier-one rights owners, service providers, and broadcasters who are looking to collectively map out future roadmaps that rely heavily on virtualized hardware. The problem? The move can’t happen if the traditional hardware providers aren’t willing to make the move as well. Before everyone heads to the NAB show floor our goal will be to debate the promise of virtualization and what it will take to get hardware manufacturers focused on R&D and product development that will truly transform the business of broadcast production.
Topics include:
-Case studies for sports production in a virtualized environment
-Why virtualized production is gaining traction in the marketplace
-The impact virtualized production will have on manufacturers, vendors, and the sports production professional
Moderator: Shane Warden, ATP, CTO
Discussion Leaders:
Gordon Castle, Eurosport, SVP, Technology
Ben Grafchik, Sneaky Big, Director of Business Development
Joseph Maar, NECF, CEO

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.: SVG Digital (Location: Veranda AB, 5th Floor)
This open forum is a workshop for those specializing in sports video in a live streaming, digital platform, and/or social media environment. Overseen by the SVG Digital Advisory Committee, experts in the field from networks, leagues, and digital publishers will have closed-door discussions on major challenges and opportunities facing the “digital” side of the sports video industry, while also establishing further direction of SVG’s involvement in the space.

3:30 – 3:45 p.m.: Dolby Case Study: Bringing the Game Home With 4K HDR and Dolby Atmos Immersive Audio
NBC Sports Group delivered 4K HDR coverage with Dolby Atmos of every University of Notre Dame football 2018 season home game to DirecTV Customers. Then, Dome Productions did the same for the Toronto Raptors home games. Is this the way forward for North American live sports coverage to bring home the sights and sounds of the game?
Presenter: Rob France
, Dolby Laboratories, Head of Home Content Engineering

3:45 – 4:15 p.m.: Networking Break

4:15 – 4:30 p.m.: Canon Case Study: Challenges and Technologies Underlying Development of a Second Generation Long Zoom 2/3-inch 4K UHD Lens
This presentation summarizes the experiences of first generation 4K UHD field lenses that spurred the design criteria of two second generation lenses. Those criteria are described and video clips will show real-world tests that reveal the advances that were achieved. The presenters will discuss those tests.
Larry Thorpe
, Canon USA, Senior Fellow
Dan Turk
, NEP U.S. Mobile Units, Chief Engineer

4:30 – 5:00 p.m.: SVG Content Security Work Group Update: Is It Safe?
Network and content security are a growing concern across the industry and the SVG Content Security Work Group has been created to strengthen the processes by which content is protected throughout the lifecycle of production, distribution, and archiving. Learn more about what the group has accomplished and how you can get involved!
Gary Olson, GHO Group, Principal
Scott Rothenberg, NEP Group, SVP Technology & Asset Management

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.: Free Time

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.: Networking Reception 

7:00 p.m.: SVG Chairman’s Forum Dinner, Golf Awards, and Conversation

Sunday, April 7:

7:30 – 9:00 a.m.: Networking Breakfast (LOCATION: Veranda & Veranda Terrace, 5th Floor)

Sunday Morning Breakouts
The 2018 Chairman’s Forum concludes with two hours of breakout sessions.

Breakout One: Sports Content Management Workshop
(LOCATION:Veranda AB, 5th Floor)
8:45 – 11:00 a.m.: This intimate roundtable workshop is designed as an open forum for individuals responsible for managing, archiving, and protecting sports content. Led by SVG’s Sports Content Management Advisory Committee, this two-hour roundtable discussion will provide media-management leaders from broadcasters, leagues, teams, digital outlets, and vendors with an opportunity to address a variety of hot-button issues currently facing the industry including:

  • When do AI and Machine Learning systems makes sense for your operation and your ROI? When don’t they?
  • Do you plan on making a long-term commitment to LTO storage in the future and/or are you exploring using cloud as an alternative for your Archive?
  • How can broadcast vendors from throughout the ecosystem work together to make MAM adoption easier and workflows more transparent for users?
  • Are you exploring NVME technology and next-gen solid state devices for storage at scale and how do you balance their advantages with higher costs?
  • Too much! Do we really need to archive and log as much as we do or is it making work for the sake of making work?

Breakout Two: Leaders in Sport in Conversation
(LOCATION: Summerlin Ballroom, 5th Floor)

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.: Morning Keynote: New Workflows at the Rugby World Cup
The 2019 Rugby World Cup, to be held in Japan from September to November, will take advantage of IP technology to create new ways to handle master control operations and more. Production executives involved with the project discuss their philosophy, technical approach, and more.
Alan Bright, IMG Media, Director of Engineering
Christian Gobbel, HBS, CTO
David Shield, IMG Media, SVP, Global Director of Engineering and Technology

9:30 – 9:45 a.m.: Net Insight Case Study: Experiences From a Live 80-Camera Remote Production Over Dual 100 Gbps IP Links for the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships
This use case will be based on the 80-camera remote production Swedish Television (SvT) did together with Infront as a host broadcaster for the Alpine World Championships this spring, producing more than 600 hours of live content over two weeks. It was a true remote production 2.0 set-up with uncompressed IP video, audio, and data sent between the event and to Stockholm (approximately 500 miles apart).
Presenter: Per Lindgren, Net Insight, Co-Founder; CTO, Media Networks

9:45 – 11:00 a.m.: When Broadcast Meets OTT: The Push and Pull of Digital Content Creation
Increasingly OTT services are opening up new ways for sports production professionals, networks, leagues, and teams to find an outlet for new forms of content. Dedicated cameras, enhanced statistical feeds, and even separate commentary options are becoming a reality. Professionals from both the digital and production disciplines take to the stage to discuss the growing influence digital outlets have on production efforts and why they matter.
Moderator: Brandon Costa, SVG, Director of Digital
Ken Adelson
, NHRA, Chief Strategy Officer; Content and Technology, Executive Producer
Eric Black, NBC Sports Digital & Playmaker Media, Chief Technology Officer
Patti Fallick, USTA, Managing Director, Broadcast
Johannes Franken, HBS, Head of Digital
Steve Hellmuth, NBA, EVP, Media Operations and Technology

11:00 a.m.: End of Event

11:30 a.m.: Transportation to Las Vegas Strip Hotels

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