|Wednesday, December 4, 2019|
|10:15 AM - 11:00 AM|
Ask ESPN Sailing Legend Gary Jobson
What’s it like to broadcast sailing’s marquee events? Ask analyst Gary Jobson, who spent 31 years with ESPN covering nine America’s Cups and producing many documentaries ― in addition to competing in 5,600 races. He has also covered six Olympics. For his work in television, Jobson has been presented with two Emmys, four Tellys and an ACE Award. His achievements include winning many of the world’s offshore races, and he was the tactician on the winning America’s Cup yacht, Courageous, in 1977, with skipper Ted Turner. Also to his credit are 1,200 television programs and films he’s narrated or produced on the topic, as well as 19 books. Jobson has also given more than 2,600 lectures. He was inducted into the National Sailing Hall of Fame (2011) and the America's Cup Hall of Fame (2003) by the Herreshoff Marine Museum. In 1999, he won the Nathanael G. Herreshoff Trophy, U.S. Sailing’s most prestigious award.
|11:15 AM - 12:00 PM|
Remote Editing for Coverage of the Women’s World Cup
After the huge success of FOX Sports’ innovative broadcast of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, IBM Aspera again collaborated with FOX Sports, Telestream and Levels Beyond to deliver new remote production capabilities and greater efficiencies for this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.
This session will look at how FOX Sports implemented Aspera’s live streaming technology alongside solutions from Telestream and Levels Beyond to enable production teams in Los Angeles to begin editing multiple camera feeds in under 10 seconds of the live action for highlights playback and bridge programming.
The success of the 2018 World Cup production gave FOX Sports the confidence to push toward 100% edit@home production for the Women’s World Cup, with over twice as many streams, and new capabilities such as real-time direct-to-cloud archiving, more extensive and consolidated monitoring, and live streaming into Adobe video editing.
|12:15 PM - 1:00 PM|
At a Small Venue Near You
With live sports of all kinds attracting more eyeballs to screens of all sizes, minor league, small college and even high school broadcasts and streams are attracting more viewers. These athletes who are attracting the viewers all have family, friends, former coaches, former teammates and regular old fans who want to follow the action, and enough of them are watching to fuel this sector of the industry.
What’s the best way to distribute and view content that might not generate the big bucks, but is still valuable and also boosts to a team’s marketing efforts? The approaches vary, so hear the people that make those broadcasts and streams happen offer insights.
|1:15 PM - 2:00 PM|
Taking Esports Seriously
Various facets of the vast and expanding world of esports will be up for discussion. While sold out big city arenas aren’t unheard of for the bigger events, what will the esports arenas of the future look like? Perhaps like an occasionally sold-out Capital One Arena or a packed smaller venue like Southeast D.C.’s new-ish Entertainment & Sports Arena? Might something like the 30,000-square-foot, multi-level Esports Arena Las Vegas be a model for what’s to come or will it more often than not be a large (enough) computer lab or available room at a college? Then comes discussion of the tech setup of the venues and the games, and the high-powered computers that are needed to heighten the completion ― and even keeping the gamers healthy while they work toward elite status: note that the panelists include Cait McGee of 1HP Gaming, who’s also a licensed physical therapist.
|2:15 PM - 3:00 PM|
The holdings of Monumental Sports call for a multi-pronged approach to creating content. Between owning the NHL’s Washington Capitals, the WNBA’s Washington Mystics, the NBA’s Washington Wizards and the G League’s Capital City Go-Go, as well as esports concerns and other holdings, organization leader Zach Leonsis and company have an ample amount of content to acquire, edit, store and distribute.
With the Entertainment & Sports Arena in Southeast D.C. up and rolling and a new video setup in Capital One Arena as part of the organization’s multi-million dollar venue refresh, Monumental’s execs are rocking the cutting edge than ever. Let them tell you about it.
|3:15 PM - 4:00 PM|
Out In The Truck
While the students and young professionals work on broadcasting small events, most of them, just like the athletes, are hoping to make The Big Leagues. So they’re learning what they need to do today, as well as the demands in today’s major markets, technically and financially.
There’s quite a bit more cable to lay to connect the truck, the broadcast hubs and the booth and whatever else needs connecting, as well as plenty of wi-fi signals to deal with. It’s all about communication making everything and everyone work well in unison to make a those big-dollar broadcasts run smoothly.
|4:15 PM - 5:00 PM|
At the Arena
What you’re seeing on the videoboards at the arena isn’t necessarily on TV, but anymore it could be; in-house production techniques are getting keener every day. In addition to the over-the-air and cable broadcasts setups, there is also a talented troupe of professionals making the in-game experience everything it can be for the fans who are paying more than ever for admission ― and can stay home and watch from their couches if they’re not happy.
That’s part of the explanation for the new-ish 4K UHD boards (and the new fireworks and laser show) at M&T Bank Stadium, in Baltimore; under roof, the Golden State Warriors now present the NBA’s largest centerhung LED videoboard at San Francisco’s new Chase Center; and new boards are also featured in other league arenas, such as the Wells Fargo Center, in Philadelphia, and at Washington’s Capital One Arena.