2020 SVG Remote Production Workflows Virtual Series

Full Program

Day 1 – October 28

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2:00 – 2:05 p.m.: Welcoming Remarks

2:05 – 2:25 p.m.: Keynote Conversation: Working from Home – Setting Up Your Rig
Over the past seven months a number of broadcast operations have moved to living rooms, dens and basements across America. Join us for a quick tour of some of these work-from-home facilities and learn about key technologies, how to set up a solid workspace, and more.
Interviewer: Ken Kerschbaumer
, SVG, Executive Director, Editorial
Interviewees:
Josh Glaze
, Freelance Hawk-Eye Operation
Rob Hedrick
, National Hot Rod Association, Director of Post-Production and Supervising Producer

2:25 – 3:00 p.m.: Decentralized Production Tips and Best Practices
New technologies have allowed for remote production teams to work across thousands of miles and multiple time zones on a single production. How does working that way impact pre-production planning? How can you get a disparate team to work as one despite the miles? What technologies make it easier to collaborate and communicate? Experts in new workflows offer tips and suggestions to help make a difference in your next show.
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Executive Director, Editorial

Panelists:
Jim Jachetta, VidOvation, CTO and Co-Founder
James Japhet, Hawk-Eye N.A., Managing Director

3:00 – 3:20 p.m.: Decentralized Production Tips and Best Practices, Part Two
People working from remote locations like their home office who tie into a technical infrastructure located within a production truck or broadcast facility need to take a number of steps to ensure their set-up not only operates properly but also safely. Network security, password management, and protecting against power issues are just a few of the considerations. Leaders from the SVG Content Security Work Group offers some practical advice that can make a difference.
Confirmed Panelists:
Gary Olson, GHO Group, Principal
Scott Rothenberg, NEP Group, SVP, Technology and Asset Management
Tom Sahara, Media Technologist and Advisor

3:20 – 3:35 p.m.: Lawo Case Study

3:35 – 4:15 p.m.: Tech Focus: Understanding Virtualized Hardware
Hardware systems continue to make the move to becoming software based, allowing them to be spun up and down as needed. Leading manufacturers discuss their product offerings, how they change the concept of remote production, and why virtualized systems open up a new range of benefits.
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Executive Director, Editorial

Panelists:
Gordon Castle
, Eurosport, SVP, Technology
Chuck Meyer
, Grass Valley, Chief Technical Officer

Damien Nagle, Net Insight, Nimbra Product Manager


Day 2 – October 29

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2:00 – 2:05 p.m.: Opening Remarks

2:05 – 2:35 p.m.: Keynote Conversation: Star India Remote Production Workflows for IPL Cricket
The India Premier League (cricket) is the most popular league in India. So when it decided to move its 2020 season to the United Arab Emirates it required Star India to figure out new workflows to produce their coverage. Executives from Star India join us via a very long distance zoom call to discuss their new workflows, the challenges, and some of the key enabling technologies.
Interviewer: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Executive Director, Editorial
Interviewees:
Sanjog Gupta
, Star Sports Network, Head
Prashant Khanna
, Star Sports Network, Vice President, Broadcast Technology and Operations

2:35 – 3:15 p.m.: Remote Production: The Connectivity Challenge
The Connectivity Challenge With more and more productions being produced from more and more different places there is an increased challenge on broadcast-quality contribution links. What are the best options to ensure talent and production personnel working from home or in different control rooms can be connected properly?
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Executive Director, Editorial
Panelists:
Eric Bolten, Zixi, VP of Business Development
Steve McKenna, Studio Network Solutions, Director of Sales

Dan Pisarski, LiveU, VP of Technology

3:15 – 4:15 p.m.: Expanded Tech Focus: Inside The One-Stop Shop Remote Services Providers
More and more companies are offering remote production clients a “one-stop” shopping experience that includes decentralized studio operations, a control room, transmission services, and more. Leaders in the field discuss their product and service offerings, their capabilities, and their key technology partners.
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Executive Director, Editorial

Panelists:
Michael Harabin
, Gravity Media – USA, President
Josh Liemer, VISTA Worldlink, President

Robert Szabó-Rowe, The Switch, SVP, Engineering and Product Management

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