11:00 - How 5G will revolutionise sport
Matt Stagg, Director of Mobile & Immersive Strategy, BT Sport
- How will 5G enhance the viewing experience for the fan?
- 5G for remote and cloud-based production
- Why 5G Private Networks might be used instead of operator-provided connectivity
- How does 5G enable new immersive experiences?
11:30 - Balanced Computing: choosing the right balance between on prem, edge and Cloud deployments
Alex Redfern, CTO, EVS
Oliver Parker, VP Commercial/International, Blackbird PLC
Simply put, 'Balanced Computing' is about choosing the right combinations of hardware and software and deploying them in a balanced way between on-prem, edge and public or private cloud. In this session, Alex Redfern, CTO at EVS, explains how this approach is ideally suited for large event productions where rights-owners are required to create high-quality content in the most reliable way and distribute it quickly and efficiently to their rights-holders. He describes different scenarios in which cloud processing can be used to flexibly extend on-premises infrastructures while meeting the strictest quality and delivery requirements. He will showcase real-world use cases where cloud processing is used to enrich live production, to replace traditional, on-premises processing, and to manage and distribute the produced content for more efficient and collaborative operations.
12:00 - Ukraine in Focus: Escalating Social Media’s Role for More Timely Collaborative News Production
Andreas Pongratz, CEO, X-News
Craig Wilson, Product Evangelist – Video & Media Platform, Avid
How does the Avid news production and integrated x.news platform in the cloud make the work of journalists in newsrooms more efficient and easier in the context of Russia's war of aggression on Ukraine?
Why have social sources like Twitter, YouTube and Facebook become less relevant in the coverage on this, and why has Telegram made huge gains?
We want to address all these questions.
12:30 - Optimising user engagement and experiences through accelerated and accurate content discovery
Martin Prins, Head of Product, Media Distillery
Sander Kouwenhoven, CTO, NLZIET
One of the challenges NLZIET faces is that, especially for non-scripted live programmes like news, talk shows, actuality shows and sports programming, there is a lack of descriptions of the actual topics inside a programme. Due to the live nature of such shows, the programme description provided in a TV guide / EPG is very generic and uninformative about what the content is about. So, for the viewer, deciding whether it is of interest to watch is not easy! This session will dive into the needs NLZIET wanted to address, the challenges faced building a solution powered by AI, and a discussion around the initial results from a betatest with NLZiet viewers, running this July/August!
14:00 - Business of M&E in the Cloud
Thomas Edwards, Principal Solutions Architect, AWS
14:40 - How data transformed ITV into a digital leader
Tom Griffiths, Director of Technology, Content Supply & Distribution, ITV
Traditionally broadcasters have had far too little detailed data on their viewership, basically limiting the use of data to generate reactive reports. Now with digital, ITV has transformed operations, content acquisition and content discovery by getting up-stream strategic data from sources not even thought of in the linear world. During the fireside chat, the types of data and how to use it will be explored.
15:30 - Live event broadcasting over 5G. Is this the remote production solution we have all been looking for?
Olga Nevinchana, Senior Analyst, IABM (Chair)
David Edwards, Product Manager, Vislink
Ian Wagdin, Senior Technology Transfer Manager, BBC
Production of live major events has been in transition for a number of years. A move to remote production and a desire to get high-impact shots from roaming cameras in densely populated areas has often required complex implementations.
Could the availability of on-site, private 5G networks create an improved implementation and become an all-IP gateway to the production centre at the network-edge? A recent trial led by the BBC at the Commonwealth Games has been exploring this new technology.