11:00 – 11:05 a.m.: Opening Comments
11:05 a.m. – 11:50 p.m.: The State of TranSPORT: The Opportunities and Challenge Ahead
Transmission-focused execs from major sports broadcasters weigh in on top-of-mind issues like security, budgets, and next-gen technology. With live-sports-production workflows evolving at a breakneck pace and at-home productions on the rise, how are connectivity needs changing? Learn how are industry leaders are confronting these challenges, as well as preparing for what’s next, including HEVC, ATSC 3.0, 4K, HDR, and more.
11:50 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.: ATSC 3.0 Update: What’s the Latest?
The future of over-the-air TV is upon us, and ATSC 3.0 is here to lead the way. With the potential to provide UHD, HDR, immersive audio, and personalized addressable content over the air, ATSC 3.0 is set to revolutionize the way broadcasters deliver content to viewers. Hear the latest ATSC 3.0 developments and what the roadmap looks like for the future of ATSC 3.0.
12:10 – 12:45 p.m.: The 5G Revolution: How 5G Will Transform Live Contribution
Although worldwide commercial 5G services aren’t expected to launch until 2020, the live-sports-production industry is already chomping at the bit to unpack all that next-gen technology can offer live contribution. Because of 5G’s low latency — less than 1 millisecond compared with 4G’s 50-80 milliseconds — the technology would open up huge possibilities for at-home production and a host of other applications. Learn how 5G could impact your operation in the future.
12:45 – 1:30 p.m.: Networking Lunch
1:30 – 1:45 p.m.: Technology Spotlight Session Presented by Video Services Forum (VSF)
1:45 – 2:30 p.m.: The OTT Landscape: Best Practices in Managing Latency, QoS, and Piracy
With new OTT platforms popping up seemingly every day and traditional broadcasters ramping up their TV Everywhere efforts, delivering a live-streaming experience with minimum latency and maximum quality has never been more important. Hear from top digital execs from sports-media companies and live-streaming vendors on how they are reducing latency, improving quality, battling piracy, and ensuring that sports fans have the best possible live-streaming experience.
2:30 – 2:45 p.m.: Case Study #1
2:45 – 3:15 p.m.: Networking Break
3:15 – 4:00 p.m.: UHD Delivery: 4K, HDR, and the Future of Live Sports Transmission
Over the past three years, delivery of live 4K UHD sports content to the home has become commonplace in the U.S., Canada, and the UK. And live HDR (in both 4K and 1080p) productions have heated up in 2018, thanks to the efforts of a handful of broadcasters and streaming outlets. Industry leaders take the stage to address what hurdles remain in creating an end-to-end 4K HDR ecosystem, how this could potentially impact the broadcast center, and what to expect over the next 12 months.
4:00 – 4:15 p.m.: Case Study #2
4:15 – 5:00 p.m.: Beyond Sports: Newsgathering in an IP Age
The ENG industry has undergone a titanic revolution over the past decade, with bonded-cellular and IP-based technology changing the way news content is created. The repercussions of this transformation have extended well beyond the news business: sports-content creators have also adopted these solutions in an effort to deliver high-quality content faster and more efficiently than ever. Top newsgathering organizations and vendors take the stage to discuss how the business has changed and what their sports-focused counterparts can learn from their experiences.