2023 SVG Remote Production Forum

Full Program

(All times are in Pacific Time Zone)

10:00 – 10:25 a.m.: Registration / Exhibits (Exhibits Open)

10:25 – 11:05 a.m.: Perspectives on New Remote Production Workflows
A mix of technologies have opened up a whole new world of how to produce sports events. Leaders in remote production operations take to the stage and share their thoughts on the possibilities and limitations of a world where production operations and personnel can be de-centralized.
Panel Introduction: Jamon Lomax, Canon, Senior Manager of Television Broadcast & Production Sales, U.S. and Latin American Markets
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director
Robert Erickson
, TAG Video Systems, VP, Live Production and Sports
Devon Fox
, NBC Sports Bay Area & California, Senior Director of Live Events & Special Projects
Jeff Jacobs, NEP Group, SVP, Production
Larry Meyers, Pac-12 Networks, EVP, Content
Dave Shaw, NFL Media, VP, Head of Media Operations

11:05 – 11:20 a.m.: Dolby.io Case Study: Mastering Remote Production with Real-time Streaming
In this talk, Braden Riggs discusses the role of low-delay video and audio streaming in enabling Remote Production at scale and how some of the industry’s biggest players are using this technology today. He will dive into the Dolby.io platform, show some quick demos, and discuss some customers using the product today.
Presenter: Braden Riggs
, Dolby.io, Solutions Engineer

11:20 – 11:50 a.m.: Networking Break

11:50 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Women’s World Cup Reflections
The Women’s World Cup was one of the bigger sports events of the year. Fox Sports executives discuss their production plans, workflows, and lessons learned as their team spanned the globe.
Moderator: Mike Davies, Fox Sports, EVP, Technical and Field Operations; SVG Chairman
Kevin Callahan
, Fox Sports, VP, Field Operations and Engineering
Rob Rees, Fox Sports, VP, Live and Post-Production Engineering
Courtney Stockmal, Fox Sports, Director, FIFA World Cup

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.: Lunch

1:30 – 2:15 p.m.: Will the Cloud Change Everything?
Live sports productions, particularly smaller shows, have begun to embrace cloud-based productions, whereby camera signals are sent directly into the cloud rather than being cut on site. Manufacturers and facility providers discuss the latest developments in cloud-based production and how your organization can take the plunge.
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director
Dave DeBuhr, Sony Electronics, Account Manager, Professional Networked Solutions Division
Michael Kidd
, Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology, Director of Architecture
Angus Mackay, Matrox, Product Marketing Manager
Costa Nikols, Riedel Communications, Global Vice President of Sales Enablement
Corey Smith, CBS Sports and Paramount+, Senior Director, Digital, Software Engineering

2:15 – 2:30 p.m.: LiveU Case Study: Live Remote Production in the Mountains
The Broken Arrow Skyrace represents a unique style of mountain running, characterized by off-trail climbing on steep terrain with massive amounts of vertical gain and loss at altitude. To produce a live event covering this strenuous race, the production team needed to get creative. LiveU was brought in to help make this “back country” remote production go off without a hitch. Hear how the production team approached this event and leveraged IP technology in portable encoders and mobile apps to solve wiring and bandwidth constraints, while bringing every possible angle to life for viewers.
Scott Rokis
, Broken Arrow Skyrace, Director of Visual Media
Nick Upchurch, LiveU, Senior Sales Engineer

2:30 – 3:15 p.m.: Networking Break

3:15 – 3:50 p.m.: How New Developments in IP Drive Innovation
IP technologies continue to become more ubiquitous when it comes to opening up new ways of working and transporting signals in an efficient manner. Experts in the various flavors of IP being used in production as well as manufacturers discuss the latest developments.
Moderator: Kristian Hernández, SVG, Senior Editor
Bruno Brunelle
, Tennis Channel/Sinclair Broadcast Group, VP, Engineering and Technical Operations
TJ Scanlon, FOX Sports, Manager, Field Ops and Engineering
Steven Thorpe, NEP Group, VP, Network Origination and Delivery
Brad Wall, LTN, CTO

3:50 – 4:30 p.m.: Automated Production, AI, and the Future of Sports Production
Are AI and automated production friend or foe for live sports production? How are the two technologies intertwined and how are they impacting production today? More importantly, how will they impact production and operations tomorrow?
Moderator: Kristian Hernández, SVG, Senior Editor
T.K. Gore
, Kiswe, Global Head of Sports Partnerships, Content and Business Development
Dustin Myers, Fox Sports, SVP, Production Operations
David Shapiro, Pixellot, President of North America

4:30 – 5:15 p.m.: Reception and Networking in Exhibits

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