2020 SVG TranSPORT Virtual Series

Day 2 Program



2:00 – 2:45 p.m.: State of the Industry: Sports Broadcasters Sound Off on the Future of Video Transport
Day 2 of the TranSPORT 2012 Virtual Series kicks off with this annual “state of the industry” session featuring transmission-focused execs from major sports broadcasters sounding off on the most pressing issues facing the industry today. Hear how the connectivity needs for live-sports-content creators are evolving in the age of coronavirus and how major broadcasters and streaming outlets are adapting. As new challenges arise, new technologies are coming to the fore that will drastically change the way live sports events are backhauled and delivered to fans in the coming years.

Moderator: Jason Dachman, SVG, Chief Editor and TranSPORT Program Director
Brad Cheney, Fox Sports, VP, Field Operations and Engineering
Chris Connolly, NBC Sports Group, Senior Director, Transmission Engineering and Operations
Ken Fuller, ViacomCBS, VP, Distribution and Technology

Paul Spinelli, Sinclair Broadcasting Group, Director of Engineering
Adam Whitlock, ESPN, Associate Director, Remote Traffic Operations

2:45 – 3:30 p.m.: Transmission 2020: 5G, HEVC, JPEG XS, SRT, and Beyond
With video-transport innovation continuing to accelerate at a breakneck pace, it’s more challenging than ever to keep up with the major technology trends in the industry today. As the industry weathers the impacts of the pandemic while also looking to launch new higher-bandwidth UHD and HDR services, broadcasters are searching for solutions that offer lower latency, higher quality, less complexity, and more flexibility — all at once. Technology leaders break down the challenges and opportunities surrounding hot button topics like 5G, HEVC, JPEG XS, SRT, and more.

Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Executive Director, Editorial

Ghislain Collette, Haivision, Vice President, Product Management
Renaud Lavoie, Riedel, Managing Director, Riedel Montreal
Andy Rayner, Nevion, Chief Technologist
Emory Strilkauskas, Brklyn Media, Managing Partner, Network Operations

3:30 – 4:15 p.m.: Video-Transport Services Tech Focus: Fiber Networks, CDNs, and Satellite Services
Fiber networks, CDNs, and satellite systems are the highways on which live-sports are backhauled and delivered to fans. Leading video-transport service providers discuss the latest enhancements to their ecosystems and how they see the market evolving in the age of coronavirus.

Moderator: Jason Dachman, SVG, Chief Editor and TranSPORT Program Director
Lionel Bentolila, Aldea Solutions, CEO
Andre Carrington, Lumen Technologies, Senior Solutions Engineer, Strategic Content Division
Desmond Gallahue, Telstra Broadcast Services, Global Account Director, Media and Broadcast, Telstra Americas

Jay LaPrise, Encompass Digital Media, SVP, Transmission Engineering and Operations, North America
Brian Stanley, Arctek Satellite Productions, Owner and CEO

4:15 – 5:00 p.m.: Live Speaker Q&A and Networking Zoom Room
Join us for a live audience Q&A with the day’s speakers and a chance to network with leaders in the industry.

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