General Sessions: The Future of Live Production

Monday, December 16, 2019
Location: Trianon Ballroom, Third Floor
1:30 – 4:15 p.m.

Time Session
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
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Remote Production Business and Technology Trends

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The relationship between remote production service providers and clients continues to be a dance between profitability, capability, flexibility, and trust. Learn more about the current state of the business, challenges as new technologies change the nature of sports production, and much more.
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial Services
Mary Ellen Carlyle, Dome Productions, SVP and GM
Robert Carzoli, Program Productions, Chairman and CEO
Stacia Fritchie, Lyon Video, General Manager
Phil Garvin, Mobile TV Group, Founder and CEO
Pat Sullivan, Game Creek Video, President and Founder
Mike Werteen, NEP Broadcast Services, President

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2:30 - 2:45 p.m.

Networking Break

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2:45 - 3:10 p.m.
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Inside look at Remi and At Home Workflows: NASCAR@Home Productions

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NASCAR Productions this year is producing all of its IMSA races from the NASCAR Productions facility, located in Charlotte, NC. The team is relying on production truck designed to meet the needs of a remi production and has spent the past season learning how to produce an event remotely, the pros and cons of the new workflow, and figuring out future opportunities.
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial Services
Mark Hull
, NASCAR Productions, Senior Manager, Technical Operations
Matt Stovcsik
, NASCAR Productions, Director, Operations
Mike Zylak
, NASCAR, Senior Manager, Engineering

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3:10 - 3:45 p.m.

SECURING THE COMPOUND: The Challenge of Cybersecurity and Live Sports TV

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A panel of rights holders, third-party vendors, and equipment manufacturers will discuss the status of cybersecurity in the live sports compound. How can everyone work together with the common goal of securing productions both in the stadium and back in the studio? This session will provide an update on the development of an ongoing series of Recommendations and Best Practices that outline suggested industry-approved controls for use in the sports-production industry. This panel will be followed on Tues., Dec. 17 by an open, industry roundtable discussion.
Moderator: Tom Sahara, Media Technologist and Advisor; SVG, Content Security Work Group, Co-Chair
Michael Cronk
, Grass Valley, VP, Core Technology
Jason Taubman, Game Creek Video, SVP, Technology
Dan Turk, NEP Group, VP and Chief Engineer

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3:45 - 4:15 p.m.

Closing Keynote: SVG Chairmen Perspectives

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SVG and SVG Europe are led by Mike Davies, Fox Sports, SVP, Field and Technical Operations and Alessandro Reitano, Sky Deutschland, VP of Sports Production. Our two chairmen take to the stage with SVG Editorial Director Ken Kerschbaumer to discuss top trends and challenges for 2020 as well as new initiatives being launched by SVG that will better serve the SVG community.
Co-Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial Services
Co-Moderator: Fergal Ringrose, SVG Europe, Editorial Director
Mike Davies, Fox Sports, SVP, Field and Technical Operations
Alessandro Reitano, Sky Deutschland, VP, Sports Production

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4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Opening Night Reception

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