SVG Sports OTT Forum: Deep Dives Into PGA TOUR LIVE on ESPN+ and the YES Network App Spotlight Virtual Event

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

Join us at the 2022 SVG Sports OTT Forum for a virtual showcase of some of the best work being done to produce the industry’s biggest live-streaming sports experiences. Learn from some of the top executives behind the technology and the strategy of live-streamed delivery of major sports events in 2022.

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

The program will be anchored by featured deep dives into some of the more innovative sports streaming OTT applications in the sports industry today and will include robust roundtable discussions on the latest tech challenges and trends.

In-Depth Case Studies

PGA TOUR LIVE Moves to ESPN+
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.

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 smartest vendor minds in the business.

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.
Confirmed Panelists:
Paul Briscoe
, TAG V.S., Chief Architect
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?
Confirmed Panelists:
Eric Bolten
, Zixi, VP, Business Development
Todd Erdley, Videon, President and Founder
Pat Gilmore, Phenix Real Time Solutions, Sales and Operations

Agenda subject to change.  If you have any questions regarding the SVG Sports OTT Virtual Series, please contact SVG’s Director of Digital Brandon Costa at brandon@sportsvideo.org. If you are a technology vendor interested in sponsoring and participating in the event, please contact Rob Payne at rob@sportsvideo.org or Andrew Gabel at agabel@sportsvideo.org.

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