LiveTV:LA 2015

Friday, December 4, 2015LiveTV:LA: Social Media and the Live Viewer ConnectionIf properly used social media can help drive pre-show buzz, viewership gains while the event takes place, and even post-broadcast viewership of clips and highlights. Experts in social media discuss how to use video content within different social platforms to maximize viewership and grow online and offline audiences. Moderator: Brian Ring, Ring Digital, President Panelists: Andrew Adashek, Twitter, Head of Broadcast Partnerships Josh Baird, Fox Sports, Director of Social Media Ori Birnbaum, Whipclip, Co-Founder Jason George, Telescope, CEO Nicholas Oakley-Tilley, HLN, Senior Director, DevelopmentFriday, December 4, 2015LiveTV:LA: Engineer to Engineer - The Future of Live TV ProductionLive TV production continues to be a place of innovation when it comes to camera technologies, production workflows, and more. Leading engineers from both production companies and manufacturers discuss the current challenges in the marketplace and where the future of live TV production is headed. Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial Services Panelists: Paul Greene, Imagine Communications, Director of Networking and Infrastructure Bob Kertesz, Bluescreen, Engineer-in-Charge Mark Ritchie, HD Optics, CEO/EIC Jon Sharron, Engineer-in-Charge Jim Toten, EngineerWednesday, December 2, 2015LiveTV:LA - So You Think You Can Direct a Primetime Talent Show?Live primetime reality programming is a massive undertaking that requires a commitment to think big, direct big, and wow the viewer with a combination of solid talent, top-notch production values, and flawless execution. What’s next in primetime talent programming? How can a brand maintain a fresh identity but stay connected with viewers? How are productions cost effectively adding sizzle to a broadcast? Moderator: Spike Jones, Jr., SJ2 Entertainment, Founder Panelists: Michael Dempsey, Dempsey Productions, Founder Joel Gallen, Tenth Planet Productions, Founder and President Alex Rudzinski, director (credits include Dancing with the Stars, Grease! Live) Michael Simon, director (credits include Ridiculousness, Survivor live finals)Wednesday, December 2, 2015LiveTV:LA - When Sports Meets EntertainmentSports production continues to grow and evolve as fans are not only tuning in for expanded pre- and post-event coverage that is changing the way sports content is produced. And then there are the increasing amount of studio show content that is not only becoming more complex technically but more comprehensive in terms of storytelling and feeding the information needs of sports fans. Experts discuss where sports and entertainment meet and what it means to the live TV business.Wednesday, December 2, 2015LiveTV:LA - View from the Top: How Technology Drives the Business of Live TVTV networks of all shapes and sizes continue to embrace live event programming and they are always looking for new ideas and new ways to reach viewers. What technologies are changing the way live event TV is created? How can technical tools be used to shape storytelling and bring viewers closer to the event? Leaders take to the stage to discuss 2015 and some of their plans for 2016. Moderator: Jeff Jacobs, MTV Music Group, SVP, Production Planning, Strategic Initiatives & Business Operations Panelists: Peter Kimball, NEP U.S. Mobile Units, Senior Account Manager Vince Pace, VER, ASC Tom Sahara, Turner Sports, Vice President of Operations and Technology Brad Sexton, Live Media Group Holdings, President/CEO