NAB Show Top Sessions: Sports production and eSports

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The 2018 NAB Show is filled with boundless opportunities for knowledge and information gathering.

From the show floor, featuring exhibitors from all across the globe, to the unprecedented networking events and parties to the international trade center, this show puts attendees at the center of the “MET Effect,” where media, entertainment and technology come together to showcase the future of broadcast and entertainment.

The discussion panels that are taking place at this year’s show provide industry insight and knowledge sharing, providing specific, up to the minute guidance on the broadcast world’s hot creative and engineering topics.

In this edition of our NAB Show Top Sessions series, we look at the top panels, sessions and discussions surrounding sports production and eSports production.

Converging new TV Technologies into a Unified Live Sports TV Experience
Sports broadcasting is drastically changing, from behind the scenes, as well as the way the audience views the production. This is the time to obtain not only a working knowledge of these revolutionary changes. Moderator, Del Parks and Speaker, Andy Beale will be taking their audience through the journey of these changes and explaining exactly what you need to know to keep from being left in the dark.

What’s Next for The Sports Fan Experience: Content, Distribution, Sponsors and Viewers
This is THE panel discussion to attend for any sports fan. Moderated by Jason Dachman, this discussion will provide each panelist a fifteen-minute, one-on-one interview that will cover the individual direction their respective network is heading with regards to the fan experience, with a final fifteen-minute period, where the experts come together to discuss the future of the sports television business as a whole.

The panelists include: Bob Becker of WWSE Productions, Will Funk of Turner Sports, Nicole Pike of Nelson Esports, Bill Wanger of FOX Sports and Marc Watson of ELEVEN Sports.

  • Date: Tuesday, April 10th
  • Location: North Hall Meeting Rooms- N253
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Connecting with the eSports Audience: Platforms, Technologies and Creative Opportunities
Lead by Speaker, Erin Harvego, this discussion covers a host of different platforms, in order to help the audience, understand the best techniques to employ when trying to connect with the eSports Audience. From novel technology techniques, to the trending social media devices, and the expected boundaries of this unique market, this discussion covers it all.

  • Date: Wednesday, April 11th
  • Location: North Hall Meeting Rooms – N257
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How NBC Olympics Enabled an At-home Production Workflow for the 2018 Winter Games
This discussion explains how NBC was able to effectively run a dependable file delivery of events from Pyeongchang, South Korea to Stamford, Connecticut, while working remotely. This is a magnificent feat, considering the majority of the footage was put through all stages of post-production remotely. Presenter, Chris Bailey and Co-Presenter, Jim Miles will be explaining how this was accomplished, as well as what this accomplishment means for the sports broadcasting industry.

Keeping It Real: Delivering Live Programming to Today’s Sports Fans
In this discussion, led by Moderator, Chris Ariens, panelists from different sports platforms, from the domestic to the international will discuss the challenges that all sports broadcasters face when trying to accommodate the needs of sports fans.

The panelists include: Lisa Boarders of the Women’s National Basketball Association, Stephen Espinoza of Showtime Networks, Inc., Raul Gutierrez of T – Mobile Arena, Sheila Oliver of KMSP-WFTC and Marshall Zelaznik of Glory Sports International.

  • Date: Tuesday, April 10th
  • Location: North Hall Meeting Rooms – N253
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The eSports Audience: Who They Are and Why They Matter
This discussion, led by Speakers, Chris Pizzurro and Michael Vorhaus will explore the demographic of sports audiences. The speakers will present the topics such as disposable income, education, and what brands are most popular among this audience, and why that brand resonates with them.

  • Date: Wednesday, April 11th
  • Location: North Hall Meeting Rooms – N257
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