(All Times are in Eastern Time Zone)
12:30 – 12:35 p.m.: Welcoming Remarks
12:35 – 12:50 p.m.: Opening Keynote
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12:50 – 1:35 p.m.: The State of TranSPORT: Sports Broadcasters Sound Off on Today’s Live Transmission Landscape
TranSPORT 2021 kicks off with this annual “state of the industry” session, in which transmission-focused executives from major sports broadcasters will sound off on the most pressing issues facing the industry today. The pandemic has dramatically altered the landscape for backhauling and delivering live sports events over the past year and a half. These execs will address how their strategies and operations have evolved as a result and how they see the industry changing in the coming years.
1:35 – 1:50 p.m.: Case Study
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1:50 – 2:30 p.m.: IP Interconnect and the REMI Revolution: What It Means for Live Sports Production and Contribution
The explosion of REMI/remote productions in recent years was accelerated by the pandemic, and, as IP-based technology and interoperability continue to mature, the sports-production ecosystem is undergoing tectonic change. With reliable connectivity at the heart of these new IP and REMI workflows, transmission schemes are evolving. Learn how IP interconnectivity and REMI models are creating new challenges and opening up new opportunities for live sports production and contribution.
2:30 – 3:15 p.m.: The 5G Factor: Turbocharging Bonded Cellular, the Shrinking C-Band Space, and What’s Next
As major U.S. cellular providers roll out 5G networks, the technology promises to dramatically impact the way live sports events are produced and delivered to fans. Meanwhile, bonded-cellular technologies have moved beyond use of a single camera or backup transmission path to deployment as a primary tool in live-sports production and backhaul. Learn how 5G will boost bonded-cellular technologies, the changing C-band landscape, and what it all means for your operation in the years ahead.
3:15 – 4:00 p.m.: Transmission Over the Public Internet: The Rise of SRT, RIST, RTMP, and More
With the onset of the pandemic, more and more sports broadcasters began using the public internet and the cloud to backhaul and distribute live video. As a result, transport protocols like SRT, RIST, and RTMP are increasingly important. Learn how live low-latency video contribution over the public internet has become widely accepted in the industry and how it is changing sports broadcasters’ transmission philosophy for live event production.
4:00 – 4:30 p.m.: The Future of Satellite: It’s Evolving Role in the Transmission Ecosystem
With the rise in IP contribution and distribution, the role of satellite continues to evolve. While satellite remains one of the most robust and reliable services to backhaul live sports events, uplink providers are also seeing new challenges and opportunities as the industry undergoes seismic change. Hear from top vendors in this space on the current state of satellite services and where the sector is headed in the future.