Wednesday, March 29, 2023
12:00 PM - 12:25 PM (EDT)

Welcoming Remarks & Keynote | Why You Should Care About the Metaverse

In our first keynote of the summit, TV Tech Editor in Chief Tom Butts will talk with Chris Pfaff, CEO, Chris Pfaff Tech Media LLC, a New York-area advisory firm, president of the VR/AR Association and a past chairman of the PGA New Media Council East, about the potential impact that the metaverse will have on broadcast and media production. The topic will be one of the main themes of the upcoming NAB Show and we'll break down what it is, how it can advance media production, and how our industry will meet consumer expectations.

Tom Butts Chris Pfaff
12:30 PM - 1:10 PM (EDT)

New Technologies for News and Sports

This panel will focus on the latest developments in live production for news and sports technologies, including cameras, editing, instant replays, ENG, graphics, newsroom systems, studio technologies, lighting, cloud and remote live production news technologies, weather systems and display technologies. Learn how these technologies can improve production quality and reduce costs.

George Winslow Mart Dyster Kevin Dunaway Jared Schatz
1:15 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)

Tech Talk | Targeted TV Advertising

Rob Gambino
1:35 PM - 1:55 PM (EDT)

Keynote | Where is Broadcast Going in 2023?

In our second keynote of the summit, TV Tech Senior Content Producer George Winslow will talk with Ian MacSpadden, CTO for Arizona Public Media. Ian has an extensive background in IT, production, business operations and engineering for broadcast. He is a member of the SMPTE Board of Editors and a past presenter with the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. We'll discuss how when at Arizona PBS he helped navigate the first PBS station to ATSC 3 and in particular the partnership with the Phoenix Model Market for NextGen TV—and today what he is doing to help Arizona Public Media adopt IT and cloud for broadcast as he works to migrate those stations to NextgenTV broadcasting. He will also discuss what trends he is looking for at the 2023 NAB Show.

George Winslow Ian MacSpadden
2:00 PM - 2:40 PM (EDT)

Using Artificial Intelligence for Improved Workflows & Profits

This panel will look at how new applications of artificial intelligence can improve workflows, streamline operations, reduce costs, boost revenue, and improve the quality of video being produced and distributed. The panel will explore the use of AI in such areas as automation, video quality control, HDR, advanced advertising, cloud-based technologies, editing, graphics, streaming media, storage and remote production. Learn best practices and the opportunities AI opens up for streamlined operations, cost savings and new services.

John Footen Ernest Kung Shawn Maynard James Ward
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)

Tech Talk | OTT Video Delivery over Satellite

Alex Beach
3:05 PM - 3:45 PM (EDT)

NextGen TV: A Progress Report

With NextGen TV, a.k.a. ATSC 3.0, being widely deployed around the country, this panel will focus on the technology behind the standard and how it offers opportunities to create new revenues and profits from 3.0 broadcasts with datacasting, broadcast internet, automotive entertainment, and other Web 3.0 services. How are viewers responding so far and what are the challenges involved in bringing this new standard to the public? Join us for a look at how broadcasters are building their NextGen TV strategies.

Tom Butts Mark Aitken Alex Day Kerry Oslund
4:00 PM - 4:40 PM (EDT)

New Developments in Remote Production for 2023 & Beyond

Remote production has gone from an emergency technology solution during the pandemic to a standard, widely used operational technology today. This panel will focus on what is next in remote productions and the newest products that can reduce costs, improve collaboration, allow companies to boost production for new services and keep news, sports, and video production teams safe in a period when COVID cases remain high. Learn how remote production can improve your operations.

Phil Kurz Kevin Callahan Mike Flathers Geeter Kyrazis Dan Maloney Peter Wehner
4:45 PM - 5:05 PM (EDT)

Keynote | Bringing Virtual Production to Reality & Closing Remarks

In our final keynote TV Tech Editor in Chief Tom Butts will talk with Erik Weaver, Head of Virtual & Adaptive Production at the Entertainment Technology Center at USC. We'll discuss the evolution and latest advances in virtual production and how broadcasters and media companies can take advantage of the technology to help save time and money. We'll also preview how virtual production will be showcased at the NAB Show.

Tom Butts Erik Weaver
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