SVG Digital Summit: Live Streaming Takes Center Stage With Pair of In-Depth Panels

Experts from leading media companies discuss the latest business and tech opportunities in the world of sports streaming

The second-annual SVG Digital Summit is just one week away and you won’t want to miss your opportunity to learn from and network with some of the sharpest, most innovative minds in the sports media content business. As one of the cornerstones to the program’s agenda, the topics of live streaming and over-the-top subscription models will be the focus of two key panels and a pair of keynote conversations.

10:00 – 10:45 a.m.
Linear Transformation vs. Digital Native: Building Video Experiences for a Multiplatform World
In the new media world there’s a seemingly infinite amount of platforms and devices for which to deliver. Whether from a tradition linear broadcaster going digital or new age publishers who were born in a digital-exclusive model, leaders in the over-the-top (OTT) and direct-to-consumer spaces share their experiences in developing engaging platforms designed for live sports video consumption.
Moderator: Brian Ring, Ring Digital, President
Confirmed Panelists:
Michael Allen
, NBA, SVP, Digital Products and Emerging Technology
Matt Panto
, The Ivy League, Senior Assistant Executive Director, Digital Media and Communications
Michael Spirito, FOX Sports Regional Networks, VP, Business Development and Digital Media
Andre Vawdrey, NBC Sports Digital Technology, Director, Partner Solutions

11:00 – 11:15 a.m.
SVG Digital Keynote Conversation: AWS Elemental – Live Sports & Beyond
AWS Elemental enables video providers to accelerate innovation, improve reliability, increase scale, monetize their offerings, and reduce total cost of ownership for processing live and on-demand video content in the cloud. So how does AWS Elemental get companies like BT, Pac-12 Networks, Amazon Prime Video, Fox Sports Australia and fuboTV ready to jump into the live streaming game technologically? We discuss the process, the overall assessment, and the exciting future of streaming with AWS Elemental GM Alex Dunlap in this keynote conversation.
Speaker: Alex Dunlap, AWS Elemental, General Manager
Moderator: Brandon Costa, Sports Video Group, Director of Digital

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
OTT Sound Off: What’s Facing Live Over-the-Top Sports Today?
Sponsored by CenturyLink
Latency. Security. Monetization. Digital Ad Insertion. Customization. Notification. The list of challenges (and opportunities) facing the live streaming sports world today are plenty. Major influencers on the content and technology sides discuss the current state of live sports streaming and offer practical takeaways for greater success today.
Moderator: Troy Dreier, SVG, Contributor, Streaming and Digital
Confirmed Panelists:
Mark Ramberg
, Akamai, VP, Business Development
Matt Restivo, BAMTECH Media, GM, Multi-Sport Service
Rob Roskin, CenturyLink, Principal Solutions Architect for CDN
Steven Tripsas, Zype, Platform Solutions Architect

2:45 – 3:15 p.m.
SVG Digital Keynote Conversation with Joe Inzerillo, BAMTECH Media, EVP and CTO
With Brandon Costa, SVG, Director of Digital

The SVG Digital Summit aims to bring together leaders in sports digital media and offer an opportunity for open discussion of digital-media and technology trends with a hyper-focus on the exciting world of sports video. Social media and live social video, over-the- top (OTT) distribution strategies, and much more are all on the docket at the second-annual SVG Digital Summit.

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